The Weekend Starts Here! The latest Weird Tales Radio Show #16 is now available to download as a podcast
Welcome to Episode 14 of the Weird Tales Radio Show. This is our our Beware the Ideas of March; Headless Radioactive Cockroaches Crawling out of the Loo; Let’s talk about Cunning Men, Wise Women, Folk Magic, Spells, Charms and Potions Show. The big interview is with A.D. Mercer about his new book The Wicked Shall Decay and we also look at the legend of The Four Thieves Vinegar, a defence against the Plague and a tasty Salad Dressing! Music is by Depeche Mode and the Ides of March. Available on all podcast channels now or just click the player links (below) – Omny also includes chapter markers.
Welcome to Episode 13 of the Weird Tales Radio Show. This is our our Ghostly Drummer Boys drumming, playing Led Zeppelin backwards (and forwards) to raise the Devil, all the Folklore you ever need to know about Mad March Hares, I married the Ghost of a Dead Pirate, what’s so unlucky about the Number 13 anyway show.
Now available on all major podcast platforms and apps (click HERE for links) to hear the show just click on either the Omny or PodBean players below.
So I was recently described as "the funny, wonderful and slightly cantankerous Charles Christian." Well in my book that's a compliment – and it sure beats being bland.
UPDATED: The Hare is Knocking at the Door! The new look Weird Tales Radio Show is now available to download as a podcast
To all our readers...
I hope you have a Rudolph red-nose glowing, Twelve Days of sleighride-jingling,
stocking-bulging, star of Bethlehem twinkling, Noddy-Wizard-Pogues Rocking*,
carol-singing, deck the halls with holly-ing, robin tweeting, pagan no-sanity clausing,
Winterval Equinox celebrating, TV Dr Who box-set bingeing, Bing-crooning,
veggie-dinner Feastmas, post-eating burping, inappropriate mistletoe-snogging
and rosé-wining paracetamol booze-snoozing, mince pie exceeding Xmas…
Merry Meet, Merry Part, & Merry Meet Again
words by Andrew Darlington, image by Gino Cinganelli – because they echo my sentiments!!!
* Readers unfamiliar with UK Christmas hit singles may have to Google this
My latest Weird Tales digital radio show is now available to download as a free podcast on Podbean, iTunes and all the usual channels. Stories include Simon Entwistle on the Pendle Witches plus fashion for pagans & wiccans plus more ghost stories (including the spirit of a walled-up nun) and folklore (including why bananas are bad news on fishing boats and why it is unlucky to burn Elder wood. Just click on the player (below) to hear it.
New Weird Tales Podcast
Episode #34 - 20th September of the Weird Tales Radio Show podcast (available on iTunes, Spotify etc) contains part two of our interview with Brendan Keane on Celtic Revivalism, the Occult & the Irish Dimension. We look at the surprisingly recent origins of English church Harvest Festivals and the curious folklore of Chalk Back Thursday. And Inanna Arthen offers a handy guide to North American Neo-Pagan & Wiccan resources, including books and websites.
Follow this link to access all episodes of the Weird Tales Radio Show podcasts. The page also contains links to all our other podcast platforms. Click the player button below to hear latest show.
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