In this week’s Weird Tales Radio Show #185 we have offer another smorgasbord of dark delights including the Mystery of Misery Corner, the Horror of Office Jargon, the Grim Fate of being Gibbeted, as well as a serving of the Vegetable Lamb of Tartary.
In this week’s Weird Tales Radio Show #184 we find that poisons, tattoos and tarot are a few of our favourite things. Our guest is illustrator Fez Inkwright who has provided work for a wide range of publishing houses and TTRPG game companies. She is the author and illustrator of a number of books and tarot/divination decks. Her books include Folk Magic & Healing and Botanical Curses & Poisons, which was published earlier this year. And did we mention she also does tattoo design?
In this week’s Weird Tales Radio Show #183 our guest is is American author Kevin Lucia talking about horror novels and movies, as well as his own new Halloween-themed collection October Nights. We also look at some Michaelmas folklore and superstitions – and much, much more.
It's Thursday - it's Weird Tales Radio Show time... In this week’s show our guest is is Peter Muise who, has been exploring New England legends, folklore and weird traditions for 20 years. He’s writer and blogger and his most recent book, out this month, is Witches and Warlocks of Massachusetts. Not surprisingly, we’re talking about the folklore and legends of New England, including who or what are the Melonheads?
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In this week’s Weird Tales Radio Show #181 our guest is Dr Kristina Downs, director of the Texas Folklore Society, talking about the intersection of folklore and true crime. We cover everything from Pocahontas to serial killers and fairy abductions. We also discuss the mysterious cases of the Sodder children, Crystal Grubb and Lauren Spierer.
In this week’s Weird Tales Radio Show #180 we go all esoteric and cast the runes with our guest Dr Stephen Flowers. Are they merely an alternative alphabet or do they provide a key to understanding older European cultures and their folklore? Did the Nazis hijack the use of runes? And what role do runes play in witchcraft and magic?
In this week’s Weird Tales Radio Show #179 our guest is author, editor, journalist and actor Mark Dawidziak talking about Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Kolchak the Night Stalker, performing Mark Twain on stage, Rod Serling, the Twilight Zone, Pandemic Horror – and whether the movie I Am Legend contains a message for anti-vaxxers?
Here's this week's link: www.markdawidziak.com
And here's that I Am Legend link...
In this week's Weird Tales Radio Show #178, best selling author and military aviation journalist Nick Cook takes us down the Military Tech Rabbit Hole as we discuss Area 51, Afghanistan, Zero Gravity and Yuri Geller.
Coinciding with the launch today of her new book A Field Guide to Larking our guest on this week’s Weird Tales Radio Show #177 is Sunday Times best selling author Lara Maiklem talking about the joys of hunting for lost treasures while out mudlarking, beachcombing or fieldwalking – there’s one thousand, thousand years of history lurking in the mud beneath our boots just waiting to be rediscovered.
We have a Friday 13th ghost story... a ghost that is said to walk every 13th of August. The location is the Pilchard Inn, a pub on Burgh Island in Devon. Now Burgh Island is an interesting place in its own right as it can be reached at low tide by walking across a strip of sand but at high tide you need either a boat or to take a life on the island’s sand tractor – which is a kind on mini open top bus on stilts. The main attraction on the island is the art deco hotel, which was used by the crime writer Agatha Christie for the setting of two of her detective stories And Then There Were None and the Hercule Poirot mystery Evil Under the Sun.
However it is not the hotel that is haunted but the pub which is said to date back as long ago as the 14th century, when it was used as a refuge by fishermen fishing for pilchards. According to legend, in later years the island became the home of smugglers and pirates, including a character called Crocker who may at one time even been the landlord of the Pilchard Inn. Sometime in the 18th century he met his match when he was shot dead in a fight - on the 13th August – with either a rival gang or customs officers. Apparently today you can buy a baguette and a pint at the Pilchard Inn – the baguette being something that would have definitely not been on the menu at the pub in Crocker’s day.
Incidentally fans of Swinging Sixties pop trivia might like to note that Burgh Island and its sand tractor were the setting for the final scene of 1965 movie Catch Us If You Can featuring The Dave Clark Five – a band that at one time were rated as the main rivals to The Beatles.
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