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.
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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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.
Latest story on Ancient Origins: How Murder & Mayhem took a Saxon princess from the palace to death in poverty
Catch our exclusive interview with best selling author Ben Aaronovitch on latest Weird Tales Radio podcast - UPDATED
Our latest Weird Tales Radio Show is a must for all writers, plus fans of urban fantasy and Doctor Who, as it features an exclusive interview with best selling Rivers of London author and one-time Doctor Who scriptwriter Ben Aaronovitch. Click on the player link below to hear it.
One listener said "Just listening to your recent Ben Aaronovitch interview, and thought you got the best out of him. I was surprised at how warm he seemed."
We've also tales of horrible history, urban myth busting, ghostly sightings, folklore, and a magick spell. Also available on iTunes and all the usual podcast download suspects.
The next Urban Fantasist Weird Tales Radio Show is now available as a podcast on PodBean, ITunes and all the usual suspects. (Search for Paranormal UK Radio Network) It's a Hunters Moon - we've not one but two headless ghosts, including a cephalophoric martyr - we'll be looking at the folklore of conkers - we go urban mythbusting to Birmingham (UK) - we've a spell to dispel bad dreams - Jane Christian be looking at tales of buried fairy treasure at the Willy Howe barrow - we've an interview with Jim Peters of Folk Horror Revival about the music of the haunted countryside - and we have a cautionary tale about crystal balls. The show repeats over the weekend & will be available as a podcast download from Monday.
Between cavorting in a king’s bed and tangling with demon-fighting bishops, the consorts of the Kings of England during the early Middle Ages lived dramatic lives! These ‘lives of the wives’ were usually too scandalous for the history books but guest author Charles Christian reveals the unseemly events that aren’t out of place in modern TV history dramas...
And, by a spooky coincidence, the 7th July is the anniversary of Eleanor Cobham's death in 1452.
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