It's the weekend!!! And in the latest episode of the Weird Tales Radio Show we have the concluding part of our interview with American academic Professor Richard Spence about Aleister Crowley - this week the weirdness embraces the Nazis, Russians spies and even L. Ron Hubbard of the Scientologists. We also have a number of shorter items including the most haunted house in Ireland being up for sale, the urban myths surrounding Phil Collins - yes the guy from Genesis, the Medieval impotence inspectors who were only too willing to lend a hand, and why a 900-years dead Irish saint may have predicted an imminent apocalypse.
Curated by English barrister and Reuters correspondent turned editor, author, award-winning tech journalist, storyteller, and sometime werewolf hunter Charles Christian. He writes, he drinks tea, he knows things. This site also has links to Charles' books and the Weird Tales Show videos and podcasts.
Descended from a motley crew of smugglers and witches, Christian was born a chime-child with a caul and grew up in a haunted medieval house by the harbourside in the Yorkshire seaside town of Scarborough.
According to folklore a caul-shrouded chime-child can't drown at sea but can see and talk to faerie folk and also has protection against spells cast by malevolent sorcerers. And yes, he was once commissioned to go on a werewolf hunt on the night of a full moon by a newspaper. Spoiler alert: he didn't find one. (Or it didn't find him.)
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