Midsummer Folklore, the Weird, Lumberjacks, and the Black Death - listen to the latest Weird Tales Radio Show
Fed up with the footie and Brexit? Then listen to the latest Weird Tales Radio Show podcast: we talk to Holly Lyn Walrath about writers’ fascination with the Weird, explore Midsummer love divination folklore, celebrate legendary lumberjack Paul Bunyan, and party like its 1345 because the Black Death is back! And guess which song Monty Python sing us out on! Available on all the usual podcast platforms including iTunes and YouTube.
Witch Cults, Geeks & Ghostly Aeronauts – the latest Weird Tales Radio Show podcast (episode #22) is out now – includes interview with Darren Charles of Folk Horror Revival about the speakers, movies and music at next month’s Witch Cult event in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Music by The Heartwood Institute.
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So after World War One, my Uncle Bert was a lifeboatman stationed at Spurn Head, at the mouth of the River Humber (on the east coast of England) and they built a sail-powered rail system to travel to the nearest town. The woman on the right is Bert's wife, my Aunt Trixie.
Deborah L. Davitt was raised in Reno, Nevada, but received her MA in English from Penn State. She currently lives in Houston, Texas with her husband and son. Her poetry has received Rhyslingand Pushcart nominations and appeared in over twenty journals; her short fiction has appeared in InterGalactic Medicine Show, Compelling Science Fiction, Grievous Angel, and The Fantasist. For more about her work visit http://www.edda-earth.com
Here's a weirdly awful story via Business Insider on why the Bubonic Plague, aka The Black Death, is still a problem in the United States in the 21st century. Let's party like it's 1345...
These clippings come from a feature the Eastern Daily Press newspaper ran on Saturday 2nd June – by coincidence we also interviewed the author the previous week and we will be carrying it in the next episode of the Weird Tales Radio Show. Coming soon...
And now for something different: I'm putting together a three hour blues show for my local FM station Park Radio (you can listen online at http://www.parkradio.co.uk/) - here's one of the tracks I'll be playing - Red House by Jimi Hendrix...
Here's a music track from episode 13 of The Weird Tales Radio Show back in March: The Four Horsemen from the Aphrodite's Child album 666. It was recorded during 1970/71, and released in 1972. Video footage of Demis Roussos, then still the lead singer and bass guitarist with Aphrodite's Child, taken in 1971.
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