The latest Urban Fantasist Weird Tales Show is now available as a podcast. Just click on the player button to listen to it. We go to the pantomime to look at some of the legends and superstitions associated with the theatre, as well as the folklore and history associated with some of our favourite Yuletide stories, including The Babes in the Wood, Dick Whittington, and Scrooge. We also have a story on the Life, Times, and Death of the Witch of Eye.
One the Fourth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me: Four Dragon's Eggs, Three Unicorn Horns, Two Copies of the Necronomicon, And a Cockatrice in a Pear Tree...
Instead of a conventional Christmas card, this year Janie Christian painted me a Merry Krampus picture. The oil painting is based on an image she found online, as she was unable to find a suitable Krampus locally who was prepared to pose for the picture.
Our top story revisits the infamous Highgate Vampire case and asks was it a hoax, a modern urban myth – or just bad science? We're also discussing spooky stories with author Paul Finch. On a Christmastide theme, we have the sad tale of the Mistletoe Bride – a young woman entombed alive when a game of Hide-and-Seek went badly wrong – and there's also everything you need to know about Yule Logs. And, finally, how some canny Yorkshireman once hunted a dragon with nothing more than Parkin!
In the latest show we've a Witch Hunter who lost his head + a new collection of Victorian Ghost Stories by Willie Meikle + an interview with a ghost hunter turned Haunted House Movies expert + we look at Medieval Book Curses with co-host Jane Christian + we have the Ghastly Ghost of Lady Mab "You must never look at her face - she hasn't got one - and to see that empty space will drive you mad!!!" And we end with the eerie tale of the apple tree and the skeleton!
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Weird Tales Radio Show
Now in a weekly format Episode 19 of the Weird Tales Radio Show (24th May 2018) is our Royal Weddings edition, everything from Anne Boleyn losing her head to giant cheeses. We’ve also some weird Whitsun folklore + a tale of treachery at St Benet’s Abbey + we go urban mythbusting with the saga of the Buntline Special from the American Old West + the worst man in the world? No, not the inventor of the duvet cover but Tom Midgley. Er, Tom Who?
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