We had the good fortune of connecting with Sara Morgan & Briana Byndom and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sara & Briana, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
We’re big time horror enthusiasts based in the LA area and love visiting haunted houses, ghost hunting tours, and seeing horror films. After years of attendance, we’ve finally nailed down which horror events are the most fun, which tickets to buy, when you go, where to park, you name it! We thought, “Wouldn’t it be great if we could share our tips and tricks with the next generation of horror fans?” Thus the Squad Ghouls podcast was born. We help answer all of these questions and more.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
We’re not your typical horror podcast. We work to include our experiences at events, fun haunted places around the world to visit, and we even have a book club. The journey has definitely been a long one, and it hasn’t been easy. Everyone has a podcast these days, so it’s tough to cut through the proverbial noise and be heard. We just keep in mind that we aren’t doing this to get rich, we’re doing it to share our love of horror with other like-minded folks. We’ve learned that patience is key, and that as long as you are doing what you love it’s never work.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Assuming that there’s no pandemic, there are a ton of great spots to see! We would most definitely make stops at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, take the Helter Skelter tour with Dearly Departed Tour Company, see a performance at the Pantages theater, and complete one of the midnight tours on the Queen Mary. Food stops would absolutely have to include Wurstkuche in Santa Monica, The Good Good in East Hollywood, Portos in Burbank, Orochan Ramen in Little Tokyo, and a stop at Grand Central Market in Downtown LA is also a must!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
We have some wonderful friends that have supported us along the way. They’ve given us feedback, episode topics, and lots of love. We definitely couldn’t embark on this journey without them,
All images provided by Jarrod Morgan