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Books, Horror Movies, True Crime, Paranormal, Writing and Whimsy Carla is: a bookdrunkard. a 40-something with psychology and counseling degrees with post-grad work in grief/loss/trauma, sex crimes, and forensic anthropology. a woman who has lived in three haunted houses. a former freelance journalist and counselor, who is never bored. a disabled introvert who sees connections everywhere--like John Nash, only less math-y. a knitting fidget who loves horror movies with a skewed passion. Like one of her heroes, Harriet the Spy, she wants to learn everything and write in all down (more likely than not in her bullet journal). Join her (and sometimes her friends) in her strange library as she INFJs everything from unused angles. It’s going to get weird in the best way. Let’s play.

Books, Horror Movies, True Crime, Paranormal, Writing and Whimsy Carla is: a bookdrunkard. a 40-something with psychology and counseling degrees with post-grad work in grief/loss/trauma, sex crimes, and forensic anthropology. a woman who has lived in three haunted houses. a former freelance journalist and counselor, who is never bored. a disabled introvert who sees connections everywhere--like John Nash, only less math-y. a knitting fidget who loves horror movies with a skewed passion. Like one of her heroes, Harriet the Spy, she wants to learn everything and write in all down (more likely than not in her bullet journal). Join her (and sometimes her friends) in her strange library as she INFJs everything from unused angles. It’s going to get weird in the best way. Let’s play.
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Roseland, VA

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Books, Horror Movies, True Crime, Paranormal, Writing and Whimsy Carla is: a bookdrunkard. a 40-something with psychology and counseling degrees with post-grad work in grief/loss/trauma, sex crimes, and forensic anthropology. a woman who has lived in three haunted houses. a former freelance journalist and counselor, who is never bored. a disabled introvert who sees connections everywhere--like John Nash, only less math-y. a knitting fidget who loves horror movies with a skewed passion. Like one of her heroes, Harriet the Spy, she wants to learn everything and write in all down (more likely than not in her bullet journal). Join her (and sometimes her friends) in her strange library as she INFJs everything from unused angles. It’s going to get weird in the best way. Let’s play.

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English

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434-326-6069


Episodes

46: The Mill Girl

10/30/2018
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In which Carla reads Jennifer McMahon's short story "The Mill Girl", released especially for Halloween 2018. "The Mill Girl" copyright 2018 Jennifer McMahon, published by Penguin Random House Music: “Comadreamers I”, Haunted Me Official Site for Jennifer McMahon Recommended reading: Promise Not to Tell Island of Lost Girls Dismantled Don’t Breathe a Word The One I Left Behind The Winter People The Night Sister Burntown Facebook Page: theremightbecupcakes Facebook Group:...

Duration:00:26:24

45: Reverberations

10/16/2018
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In which Carla talks about how the past always informs the present...especially the traumatic past. RAINN: About Sexual Assault | Types of Sexual Violence | Laws in Your State | Help Someone You Care About | Self-Care After Trauma | National Sexual Assault Hotline Recommended reading: Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman https://amzn.to/2CM19Hc The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk: https://amzn.to/2CivFYi House of Windows by...

Duration:00:43:19

44: A Different World

9/26/2018
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In which Carla explains what it was like to grow up as a '70's kid with Cosby as "America's Dad", especially as a survivor of violent sexual assault. RAINN: About Sexual Assault | Types of Sexual Violence | Laws in Your State | Help Someone You Care About | Self-Care After Trauma | National Sexual Assault Hotline Recommended reading: Maya Angelou Audre Lorde Facebook Page: theremightbecupcakes Facebook Group: There Might Be Cupcakes Twitter: mightbecupcakes Instagram:...

Duration:00:27:11

43: Hinterland

8/23/2018
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In which Carla shares the beginning of an amazing and frightening book series. Recommended reading: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert Melissa Albert: Goodreads, Twitter Music: Haunted Me, “Mechanics of Leaving” If you are interested in having your book featured and reviewed on the podcast, please email me at carla@theremightbecupcakes.com. My postal address may be found at theremightbecupcakes.com/about-me-myself-and-cupcakes. Website: theremightbecupcakes.com Network: Braintrust...

Duration:00:17:35

42: Dangerous Innocence

7/31/2018
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In which Carla deconstructs one of her post-grad psychology papers and explores one of her favorite research topics: people who offend in pairs and murder as a team. Recommended reading from this episode: Deadly Innocence Invisible Darkness Karla: A Pact with the Devil Audio: Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka: The True Story of the Ken and Barbie Killers (Kindle format) (Audible link http://www.audibletrial.com/mightbecupcakes) Aftermath by Peter Robinson (fiction inspired by this...

Duration:00:44:35

41: Pears of Hands

7/15/2018
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In which Carla reads to you fairy tales and folklore all about losing one’s grip. Recommended reading from this episode: The Haunters and the Haunted, ed. Ernest Rhys The Complete Fairy Tales Grimm Gregory Maguire: Mirror, Mirror Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister Wicked Son of a Witch A Lion Among Men Out of Oz Website: theremightbecupcakes.comhttp://theremightbecupcakes.com/ Network: Braintrust Network Show Pagehttp://braintrust.fm/shows/there-might-be-cupcakes/ Sponsor:...

Duration:00:16:22

40: Tachy Tacky

6/22/2018
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In which Carla faces down the shame that can come from POTS’ symptoms. Other episodes about Chronic Illness: 12: Driving, Dancing, and Pizza Hut30: A Zebra with No Spoons The Mighty.com: All About POTS by People with POTS Website: theremightbecupcakes.com Network: Braintrust Network Show Page Sponsor: Audible Facebook Page: theremightbecupcakes Facebook Group: There Might Be Cupcakes Twitter: mightbecupcakes Instagram: theremightbecupcakes Patreon: Cupcakes Goodreads:...

Duration:00:11:19

39: Sweet

5/22/2018
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In which Carla introduces a series about Vixens, a very special plantation, and ghosts in its hollow. sbc.edu Referenced reading: Mary Oliver Mary Lee Settle Molly Haskell Sally Miller Gearhart Music: Doctor Turtle, “His Last Share of the Stars” Website: theremightbecupcakes.com Network: Braintrust Network Show Page Sponsor: Audible Facebook Page: theremightbecupcakes Facebook Group: There Might Be Cupcakes Twitter: mightbecupcakes Instagram:...

Duration:00:20:18

38: Extra Extra

4/25/2018
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In which Carla lets you know where she's been and where she's going. Referenced reading: Written in Blood: A True Story of Murder and a Deadly 16-Year-Old Secret That Tore a Family Apart by Diane Fanning Under Cover of the Night: A True Story of Sex, Greed and Murder by Diane Fanning All That Remains by Patricia Cornwell The Rose That Grew From Concrete by Tupac Shakur Website: theremightbecupcakes.com Facebook Page: theremightbecupcakes Facebook Group: There Might Be...

Duration:00:18:43

37: More Things About INFJMe

4/1/2018
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In which Carla furthers explores what it means to be an introvert using horror, My So-Called Life, knitting, lists (always lists), music, and John Carpenter v. Rob Zombie. Also marshmallows under the broiler. Suggested reading: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain Website: theremightbecupcakes.com Facebook Page: theremightbecupcakes Facebook Group: There Might Be Cupcakes Twitter: mightbecupcakes Instagram: theremightbecupcakes Host:...

Duration:00:25:50

36: Chasing That Skinny

3/17/2018
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In which Carla and Eli Sirota discuss their own past and healing eating disorders, and the layers of stigma for men with eating disorders in seeking treatment. Suggested reading material: Wintergirls, by Laurie Halse Anderson Eli's podcast: Blizzard the Wizard and Eli Eating Disorder Self-Screening Tool (for ages 13 and up) Eating Disorder Hotlines: US: 800-931-2237 or support via online chat Canada: 866-633-4220 UK: 01494793223 or support via email...

Duration:00:37:22

35: Unexpected UVA Voices

3/5/2018
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In which Carla proves that life is what happens when you're making other plans (John Lennon was right), and, instead of recording an interview, records EVPs instead. Suggested reading material: Ghost Hunters: William James and the Search for Scientific Proof of Life After Death by Deborah Blum The Ghosts of Charlottesville and Lynchburg by L. B. Taylor Credits: Photo: Carla Hufstedler, Charlottesville Confederate Cemetery, February 25, 2018 Calliope:...

Duration:00:26:38

Remastered 04: And Things That Go Bump in the Night

2/27/2018
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...aka, True Boo, Part Two. In which Carla experiences voices, the movement of objects, footsteps and more in two of her own homes--and proves herself to be a glutton for punsihment by deliberately traveling to two more haunted locations. Website entry, with more info: Episode 4: And Things That Go Bump in the Night Website: theremightbecupcakes.com Facebook Page: theremightbecupcakes Facebook Group: There Might Be Cupcakes Twitter: mightbecupcakes Instagram:...

Duration:00:38:10

Remastered 03: Ghoulies and Ghosties and Long-Legged Beasties...

2/15/2018
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In which Carla realizes she has been haunted, one way or another, her entire life--and that may not necessarily be a bad thing. Website entry: Episode 3: Ghoulies and Ghosties and Long Legged Beasties… Website: theremightbecupcakes.com Facebook Page: theremightbecupcakes Facebook Group: There Might Be Cupcakes Twitter: mightbecupcakes Instagram: theremightbecupcakes Host: theremightbecupcakes.podbean Sponsor: Audible Patreon: Cupcakes A picture a day project on Instagram:...

Duration:00:35:16

34: This Girl Just Had a Bad Date

2/1/2018
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In which Carla tells her own story of being a true crime victim and sexual violence survivor. RAINN: About Sexual Assault | Types of Sexual Violence | Laws in Your State | Help Someone You Care About | Self-Care After Trauma | National Sexual Assault Hotline Facebook Page: theremightbecupcakes Facebook Group: There Might Be Cupcakes Twitter: mightbecupcakes Instagram: theremightbecupcakes Host: theremightbecupcakes.podbean Sponsor: Audible Patreon: Cupcakes A picture a day...

Duration:00:24:39

Remastered 02: Casey Anthony and Bonnie MacNara

1/31/2018
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Remastered, aka re-edited and recompressed, episode 2. In which Carla explores the stories of two mothers who killed their young children: one fictional, one frighteningly real, both related. Website entry, with more info: Episode 2: Casey Anthony and Bonnie MacNara Facebook Page: theremightbecupcakes Facebook Group: There Might Be Cupcakes Twitter: mightbecupcakes Instagram: theremightbecupcakes Host: theremightbecupcakes.podbean Sponsor: Audible Patreon: Cupcakes A picture a...

Duration:00:34:28

Remastered 01: Poe & Cupcakes & Carla: Nicetameetcha

1/24/2018
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Remastered, aka re-edited and recompressed, episode 1: It's still a "first episode", but it's cleaned up, and the transitions are smoother. Enjoy. In which Carla explains why eccentric doesn’t equal crazy, that horror poetry is a thing, and cupcakes are linked to better mental health. And books. So many books. Believe only half of what you see, and nothing of what you hear. –Edgar Allan Poe Website: theremightbecupcakes.com Website entry, with more info: Episode 1: Poe and Carla and...

Duration:00:18:34

Remastered 1: Poe & Cupcakes & Carla: Nicetameetcha

1/24/2018
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Remastered, aka re-edited and recompressed, episode 1: It’s still a “first episode”, but it’s cleaned up, and the transitions are smoother. Enjoy. In which Carla explains why eccentric doesn’t equal crazy, that horror poetry is a thing, and cupcakes are linked to better mental health. And books. So many books. Believe only half of what you see, and nothing of what you hear. –Edgar Allan Poe Website: theremightbecupcakes.com Website entry, with more info: Episode 1: Poe and Carla...

Duration:00:18:34

33: Best Fiction of 2017

1/10/2018
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In which Carla analyzes the books she read in 2017, and reviews and shares the best fiction. Website: theremightbecupcakes.com Facebook Page: theremightbecupcakes Facebook Group: There Might Be Cupcakes Twitter: mightbecupcakes Instagram: theremightbecupcakes Host: theremightbecupcakes.podbean Sponsor: Audible Patreon: Cupcakes A picture a day project on Instagram: #apictureaday2018carla Goodreads: Goodreads podcast bookshelf. add Carla as a friend

Duration:00:19:23

32: What the Dickens

12/23/2017
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In which Carla shares the Victorian tradition of scary Christmas stories. Come, sit by the fire for some M. R. James and some Saki (H. H. Munro). Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night. Boo. Website: theremightbecupcakes.com Facebook Page: theremightbecupcakes Facebook Group: There Might Be Cupcakes Twitter: mightbecupcakes Instagram: theremightbecupcakes Host: theremightbecupcakes.podbean Sponsor: Audible Patreon: Cupcakes

Duration:00:31:55