And now for something different: Meet the Muggletonians - my latest WTF history tale on Ancient Origins
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.
Yesterday we featured a flash fiction story by Adam Millard about the perils of being a stop-motion animator. Today we have a stop-motion movie by Adam. Called We're Gonna Play a Game, it is a SAW parody featuring a guy who looks a lot like Adam!
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 Tenth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me: Ten Corpses Swinging from a Hanging Tree, Nine Keys to the Nine Gates of Hell, Eight Virgin Maids for Sacrificing*, Seven Deadly Sins, Six Hands of Glory, Five Golden Pentacles, Four Dragon's Eggs, Three Unicorn Horns, Two Copies of the Necronomicon, And a Cockatrice in a Pear Tree...
One the Ninth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me: Nine Keys to the Nine Gates of Hell, Eight Virgin Maids for Sacrificing*, Seven Deadly Sins, Six Hands of Glory, Five Golden Pentacles, Four Dragon's Eggs, Three Unicorn Horns, Two Copies of the Necronomicon, And a Cockatrice in a Pear Tree...
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Episode #29 - 9th August of the Weird Tales Radio Show podcast is our Mythbusting in the Waveney Valley edition and, along with two Medieval Ghosts for August, we look at the tale of Robert Johnson - the Delta blues legend and founder member of the Forever 27 Club, and go Poisoning the Pigeons in the Park with Tom Lehrer.
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