06. Sunshine Sentinels – The Island Ruins of Fort Dade

Fort Dade was an Endicott Period fortification which guarded the entry to Tampa Bay. Accessible only by boat, it has been abandoned for nearly a century. What’s left of Fort Dade today lies in ruins along the northwest shore of Egmont Key, crumbling in the debilitating heat and humidity of the Gulf Coast.  Thomas Kenning’s…

05. Exploring Belchertown State School with Katherine Anderson

Katherine Anderson is the award-winning author of two historic mysteries, Hospital Hill and Shadows in the Ward. She was born in 1980 in Western Massachusetts and is a special education teacher. For many years Kate has worked to painstakingly research and document the insane asylums and state schools in New England, publishing nonfiction works and…

04. Writing Successful Urbex with Jay Farrell

Jay Farrell is a prolific urbex photographer and author. In this exclusive interview, he talks about his recipe for the successful documentation of abandoned places. Jay Farrell’s latest book is Abandoned Memphis. You can find more of her photos online at https://www.jayfarrellauthor.com/. Follow the show at decaypodcast.wordpress.com or Instagram.

03. Urban Exploration in the Wake of a Hurricane with Kim Hill

So often when we’re talking urbex, when we’re not creeping with caution down some stretch of storm drain or other municipal infrastructure, we’re talking about the long gone, the abandoned, the glory days that have faded, the slow decay – it’s right there in the show’s title. But what about when the ruins are fresh? …

02. The Most Toxic Town in America with Regina Daniel

Picher, Oklahoma, for those you who don’t know, is one of the world’s most notorious ghost towns. It’s a name uttered in the same breath as Centralia, Pennsylvania or Pripyat, Ukraine.  It is a mining town, carved out by its principle industry – a superfund cleanup site with a population approaching zero, as of 2020….

01. Welcome… to Forest Haven Mental Health Center

In this episode, we go inside the notorious Forest Haven Mental Health Center with host Thomas Kenning. Closed by court order in 1991 – after numerous documented cases of negligence – this shuttered facility in the woods of Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC is a popular spot for urbex enthusiasts. Kenning reflects on a close call while exploring with some friends – and the deeper human themes that often get left out of the more sensational YouTube videos filmed at this tragic location…

Introducing Decay, a Podcast about Urban Exploration and Abandoned Places

Ladies, gentlemen, boys, girls, anyone identifying otherwise, urban ghosts, and forgotten sons, home for the first time in years… Old friends and new – welcome to Decay, a Podcast about Urban Exploration and Abandoned Places. Stories behind the photos from society’s crumbling edges. I’m your host, Thomas Kenning. In this series, we talk to the folks…