In the first of two Holiday Specials – this week the Weird Tales Radio Show looks at Vintage Geek and Witchcraft as we talk to Marshall Julius about the joys of classic TV shows and movies – and then it’s over to film historian Gary Parsons on Witchcraft Documentaries of the 1970s – were they objective or exploitation? We also touch on movies by Kenneth Anger and about Aleister Crowley - including the hex to "turn Jimmy Page into a toad" story. Sit back and enjoy.
Curated by English barrister and Reuters correspondent turned editor, author, award-winning tech journalist, storyteller, and sometime werewolf hunter Charles Christian. He writes, he drinks tea, he knows things. This site also has links to Charles' books and the Weird Tales Show videos and podcasts.
Descended from a motley crew of smugglers and witches, Christian was born a chime-child with a caul and grew up in a haunted medieval house by the harbourside in the Yorkshire seaside town of Scarborough.
According to folklore a caul-shrouded chime-child can't drown at sea but can see and talk to faerie folk and also has protection against spells cast by malevolent sorcerers. And yes, he was once commissioned to go on a werewolf hunt on the night of a full moon by a newspaper. Spoiler alert: he didn't find one. (Or it didn't find him.)
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