A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this podcast.
Friends support one another and work together to calm each other down, despite their fears. Clear themes of compassion, courage and teamwork.
Positive Role Models
Each of the three main characters are kind to one another and help each other work through their fears. As they encounter scarier moments, the trio bond over their bravery and by supporting each other.
This story is acted out by adult and child voice actors with multiple genders represented and no stereotypes are observed. Further descriptions of identities aren't discussed.
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Violence & Scariness
Peril, haunts and ghosts are present throughout the series. Suspense and occasional audio jump scares may be startling for younger listeners. The father of the main character's father dies prior to the events that take place in the podcast and this is occasionally referenced. When Jill visits his grave site, ghostly voices are heard (a common theme throughout the show).
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A teacher and the mom of a student flirt, to the embarrassment of the student.
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Products & Purchases
There are ads for apps and educational products throughout each episode.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Hollow is a captivating and engaging ghost story and modern take on the well-known tale of the Headless Horseman. Although it's a tale full of audio haunts, it doesn't rely on violence, gore or mature themes in its storytelling. The show does include spooky sound effects, suspense and audio jump scares that may be a bit too scary for some listeners depending on their sensibilities. There are plenty of good role models and messages in this story and themes of teamwork, courage and compassion. The Hollow is well-cast with amazing audio production and is sure to interest older kids, tweens, teens and adults alike.
Is It Any Good?
This show succeeds in its efforts to craft a story that can engage and entertain kids, tweens and teens just as much as the typical visual media they love. The Hollow is a well-cast spooky audio masterpiece that pays homage to Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow in a modern way that will keep both kids and adults coming back for more.
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