RUINED: A New Horror-Comedy Podcast Hosted by Alison Leiby & Halle Kiefer

The Radio Point podcast network has just premiered Ruined, a new weekly horror movie comedy podcast hosted by Alison Leiby and Halle Kiefer

Here’s the premise. Alison is absolutely terrified of horror movies but also dying to know the twist at the end of them (and there’s always a twist), so she usually reads the spoilers online to get all of the info with none of the terror. In fact, Alison is not alone in this practice! Halle, on the other hand, is a horror movie aficionado dating back to childhood. From terrifying classics to modern spooks, she has seen and been scared by them all (except for truly bad horror movies, which are ironically her favorite kind).

Each Ruined episode features Halle giving the play-by-play of a popular, classic and/or extremely trashy horror movie to Alison, with the pair adding their own hilarious commentary, offering their personal insights and, at the end, weighing in on whether scaredy cats can actually watch the movie scream-free or if they are right to skip the scares and head right to the online synopsis. 

Binge the first four episodes here and look for new episodes every Tuesday:

CandymanEvery girl’s crazy ‘bout a sharp dressed man. Halle unwraps the original Candyman and the dangers of grad school research before making Alison summon the man himself. Does he appear? Bee sure to listen and find out. 

The Ring: A terrifying reminder that we should all try and reduce our screen time. Halle and Alison gag through the horrors of The Ring and Alison finally gets to know early 2000s icon The Girl From The Ring.

The Babadook: If it’s in a word, or it’s in a look, do not read your kid that mysterious book. Halle and Alison welcome The Babadook, and open the door to the scariest horror of all: motherhood. 

The Visit: While revisiting (get it?!) M. Night Shyamalan’s return to form The Visit, Alison and Halle finally answer the question, little kids or old people: which are scarier?

The latest episode dropped on Tuesday and they try to decide which is worse – being broke, being single, or being dead? Alison rolls the dice on that question, as Halle chases her through the plot of Ready or Not (2019).

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Alison Leiby is a writer and comedian in New York. She currently writes for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. She previously wrote for shows including The President Show, The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and many other pilots and series. Her humor writing has appeared in the New York Times, New York Magazine, VICE, McSweeney’s, and more. She co-authored the successful parody ebook “Lean Over” with Alyssa Wolff. She hosts the popular stand up show If You Build It for the Upright Citizens Brigade. As a comic she opens for Ilana Glazer on tour and was an Executive Producer of Ilana’s stand up comedy special for Amazon, “The Planet Is Burning.”

@alisonleiby on Twitter@alisonleiby on InstagramMedium


Halle Kiefer is a writer from Cleveland by way of New York, now living in Los Angeles. You might know her work from MTV, Nickelodeon, truTV’s Friends of the People, Vox’s Divided States of Women with Liz Plane, or the New York TV Festival, where her pilot “The Curse” won Best Comedy Script in 2018. You can hear her on Ruined, her horror comedy podcast with Alison Leiby, which launched in August.

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Are you a fan of horror podcasts and/or Ruined? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.



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