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Books that kill whomever reads them, strange dolls that bring death wherever they go, and tales from men and women driven to the edge by madness, poverty, and guilt. These strange and varied stories are guaranteed to stay with you long after you've finished listening. New episodes the first Friday of every month.

Books that kill whomever reads them, strange dolls that bring death wherever they go, and tales from men and women driven to the edge by madness, poverty, and guilt. These strange and varied stories are guaranteed to stay with you long after you've finished listening. New episodes the first Friday of every month.
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Books that kill whomever reads them, strange dolls that bring death wherever they go, and tales from men and women driven to the edge by madness, poverty, and guilt. These strange and varied stories are guaranteed to stay with you long after you've finished listening. New episodes the first Friday of every month.

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Episodes

11: Summer Minisode - Best Left Forgotten

9/13/2019
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It’s most often the least deserving who plague themselves with guilt, who allow the pain to build up until it suffocates them. This summer’s minisode is about just such a person who, whether they deserve it or not, is killing himself with regret over the past. Support our sponsor: Stitcher Premium (https://www.stitcher.com/premium) - Go to stitcherpremium.com and use offer code FAIRYTALES to get your first month free! Support us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/westsidefairytales) Follow...

Duration:00:22:43

Introducing: Over My Dead Body: Joe Exotic

8/27/2019
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Joe Exotic loves his animals, his husbands and his animals. He’s a liger-breeding, gun-slinging, polygamous zoo owner from Oklahoma. And throughout his career, he’s made some major enemies. Listen to season 2 of Over My Dead Body: Joe Exotic on August 27th.

Duration:00:04:33

Season Four Teaser

8/26/2019
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The Westside Fairytales returns October 4 with ten new, horrific stories. Tell your friends. The Westside Fairytales returns October 4 with ten new, horrific stories. Tell your friends.

Duration:00:01:10

Update - Merch Store is Live!

8/2/2019
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Show your support for the Westside Fairytales by making a purchase from our merch store at westsidefairytales.com/merch. (https://westsidefairytales.com/merch) Support us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/westsidefairytales) Follow us on social media: Twitter (https://twitter.com/WSFairytales) | Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/westsidefairytales) | Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/westsidefairytales/?hl=en) Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit Club...

Duration:00:45:38

HLC - July 2019

7/20/2019
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In this episode of the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit Club, I discuss the recommendations for July 2019: John Carpenter’s 1983 horror film “The Thing,” and Jeanette Wall’s 2004 memoir, “The Glass Castle.” I also talk about some stuff I’ve been watching lately, including The Last Drive In with Joe Bob Briggs, and a somewhat tragic experience from my childhood. This episode brought to you by: Stitcher Premium (https://www.stitcher.com/premium) - Go to stitcherpremium.com and use offer code...

Duration:01:11:35

Bonus Episode: Behind the Season

7/14/2019
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Hey folks, thanks for sticking with me through another thrilling season of the Westside Fairytales. This retrospective episode is a much larger version of a thing I do on the Patreon and I thought it’d be a nice bonus for you guys at the end of the season. This episode brought to you by: Stitcher Premium (https://www.stitcher.com/premium) — Go to stitcherpremium.com and use code FAIRYTALES for your first month free! Support us on Patreon! (https://www.patreon.com/westsidefairytales) Follow...

Duration:01:26:52

10: Ice, and Alley Walking

7/5/2019
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Some people are invisible to most of us, but that doesn’t make them any less important. In this month’s episode, the season finale of the Westside Fairytales, come along on a journey with one of those forgotten people on a slow escape from a city rotting apart from the inside out. This Episode’s Sponsors: HelloFresh (https://www.hellofresh.com/landing/westside80) — Go to hellofresh.com/westside80 and use promo code Westside80! SimpleContacts (https://www.simplecontacts.com/wf20) — Go to...

Duration:00:52:54

HLC - May 2019

6/21/2019
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On this month’s episode of the Horror and Lit Club, I ramble at length on some books I’ve been reading, HBO’s new miniseries Chernobyl, and the Westside Fairytales literature and random horror recommendations for June 2019. This month’s sponsor: Stitcher Premium (https://www.stitcher.com/premium) Support us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/westsidefairytales) ! Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/WSFairytales) , Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/westsidefairytales/) , and Instagram...

Duration:01:11:29

9: Tota Americana (Part Four)

5/31/2019
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Everything that begins, must end. This episode, we bring you the long-awaited finale of the four-part Tota Americana. This month’s sponsor: Feminist Folklore (https://www.feministfolklore.com/) (https://www.audible.com/ep/podcast?source_code=PBPGB021030519014Y) Support us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/westsidefairytales) ! Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/WSFairytales) , Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/westsidefairytales/) , and Instagram...

Duration:01:16:02

HLC - May 2019

5/18/2019
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Welcome to the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit Club! This is new a monthly bonus episode series where host Tyler Bell goes into detail about the month's random horror and literature recommendations. It's not required listening to understand the podcast, just a little bonus we're throwing in to thank you for all your support! Support us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/westsidefairytales) ! Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/WSFairytales) , Facebook...

Duration:00:48:07

8: Tota Americana (Part Three)

5/3/2019
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In this continuation of the four-part series Tota Americana, Alex continues traveling through the wide open spaces of the American Great Plains, coming across an odd, lonely girl sitting by herself on a train platform. She asks for little more than some company, but things aren't always what they seem out there on the road. Let us remind you that today’s story is the third part of a four-part series. Our suggestion is that you return here after enjoying part one, but no worries if you’d like...

Duration:00:56:01

7: Tota Americana (Part Two)

4/5/2019
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It’s on the Great Plains where we resume our story, the tale of a young person named Alex who is traveling across this country to the resting place of a barely known father. The hope is to find some deeper understanding of self through this visitation, but the paths ahead are riddled with pitfalls and parties of a dubious nature. Marks have been set into flesh that leave the scent of blood to linger on the wind, drawing forth a greater evil from the depths of the American Heartlands. A thing...

Duration:00:45:43

6: 306 - Tota Americana (Part One)

3/1/2019
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The greatest lie we tell ourselves is often the most cruel. That we, standing amongst so many others just like ourselves, live lives without reason or purpose. That we are insignificant, useless, or even disposable. It’s a lie that seems to come down out of the sky, like acid rain, etching itself into anyone unlucky enough to be caught out in the storm, and disintegrating those of us who can make their home nowhere but the gutters. In this, the first part of a four part series, we join a...

Duration:00:54:31

Introducing Over My Dead Body

2/12/2019
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What happens when a seemingly-perfect marriage ends in a nasty divorce and someone ends up dead? Listen to Over My Dead Body today wherever you’re listening to this or www.wondery.fm/omdb

Duration:00:06:17

5: 305 - The Gates of Heaven

2/1/2019
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Today’s story will let us see the furthest limits to which loyalty might push us, by putting us in the shoes of a soldier faced with unthinkable duties. In the last months of a war he does not yet know has all but ended, he’ll be pushed to carry out orders beyond the scope of anything he’s ever, even in his worst nightmares, thought could come to pass. And we’ll see if those golden tethers of loyalty, so valuable and yet so easily broken, will bend him to the task at hand. Support us on...

Duration:01:07:23

Introducing Feminist Folklore!

1/25/2019
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Hey everybody, this isn't a regular episode, but rather an advertisement for a podcast I think you might enjoy! Feminist Folklore is a weekly storytelling and discussion podcast from Skylark Media. Each week, hosts Carlea and Rachael share a fairy tale, myth, or legend from around the world, and discuss it from a feminist perspective. Does Snow White pass the Bechdel test? How different would Sleeping Beauty really be if you replaced the heroine with a sexy lamp? Whether you love Disney...

Duration:00:03:30

Monstruo!!

1/9/2019
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Here it is everybody, Monstruo! Available now wherever you listen to podcasts. Learn more at MonstruoPodcast.com.

Duration:00:08:56

4: 304 - Ghost Story (Part Two)

1/4/2019
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Sometimes I think of people as bells ringing on a foggy night. They are all different and distant, ringing to their own timbre. Some are golden and light, others are solemn iron things whose peeling thrum falls slow and cold over the land. It’s not easy to traverse the fog on the way to them, holding an ear up the cold night and still trying to keep your eye on the uneven ground before you. For some people, the stress of those first meetings, of finding the voice behind the bell in the fog,...

Duration:00:49:44

3: 303 - Ghost Story (Part One)

12/7/2018
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Isolation is a bad blanket. Most people — those who can — eschew it in favor of the warmth good company brings. But those who can’t — the introverts, the awkward, the strange — may find it easier to wrap themselves in those tattered threads when confronted by the chill of loneliness. Not because it’s enjoyable, but because going out into the world can be so much lonelier when you’re not really a part of it. Today’s story is about a man living alone, with little more than the glow of his...

Duration:00:40:59

2: 302 - From Barstow Back Home

11/2/2018
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In today’s story, we follow a veteran who faces a similar problem, coming to terms with the guilt of surviving something many others did not. He’s a man who’s taken up ultra-marathoning, super long-distance running, as a way to escape the memories and feelings that have haunted him since his last ugly day in the sandbox.

Duration:00:44:45