In Episode 133 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we talk Arthurian legends scholar and author John Matthews about the myths and history surrounding King Arthur’s magician Merlin. A man of many guises, from druid, to Celtic warrior, to shaman to prophet, to wizard, to royal adviser and even lover. We also look at Merlin’s enduring popularity – there are not many characters who started out in early medieval chronicles who are still the subject of movies and TV series today.
Over the last 40 years John Matthews has produced over 140 books on myths, the world of fairies, the Holy Grail and the legends of King Arthur. He also writes short stories, poetry, and children books And in 2003 he was the historical advisor to the Jerry Bruckheimer movie King Arthur.
Charles Christian was an English barrister, Reuters correspondent-turned editor, author, blogger, podcaster, award-winning tech journalist, storyteller, and sometime werewolf hunter, who sadly passed away in 2022.
Prior to his sudden death he completed one of his largest works to date: The Witches Almanac, the definitive guide on the history of magic and folklore, including 359 of the most important witches and sorcerers in history.
This site also has links to Charles' books and the Weird Tales Show videos and podcasts.
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