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Episode 18 - Gothic

4/2/2019
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Search out the ghastly secrets in this GOTHIC episode, and you may find more than you bargained for... Featuring “Sparrow” written by M. Regan (facebook.com/mreganfiction) and performed by Sheila Begin, Abigail Birkett (@abigailbirkett), Eric Little, Anna Podds, and Della Robertson-Glenn (@dellrglenn). Additional music is by David Hilowitz, Soularflair, Kai Engel, and Jason Shaw. Sound design by Allara Din. Learn more at monstersoutofthecloset.com

Duration:00:41:10

Bonus - Interview with Liesl Matzka

3/19/2019
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In one of our last bonus interviews, our supporting producer and frequent contributor, Taara Rangan chats with author (and former roommate), Liesl Matzka about her piece, Beneath the Surface, which was recently featured in FAIRY TALE. The discuss a formative love for mythology, writing from the perspective of a child, and creating complex characterization. Check it out! Learn more at monstersoutofthecloset.com

Duration:00:12:32

Episode 17 - Fairy Tale

3/5/2019
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Who says monsters can’t have happy endings? Experience the magic in these dark and delightful FAIRY TALES. Featuring “Beneath the Surface” written by Liesl Matzka and performed by Robin Tynan, Christine Nguyen, Abigail Birkett (@abigailbirkett), and Ari Reider (Tumblr: theunstoriesseries) and “No Place for Deals” written and performed by Nicole Penrod (@nicolecpenrod). Additional music by Kai Engel, David Hilowitz, and Eric Matyas. Sound design support provided by Allara Din. Learn more...

Duration:00:18:49

Bonus - Live(ish) from PodCon 2

2/13/2019
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Producers Shriya and Nicole take you inside the many highlights from PodCon 2, including hilarious live events, the wonderful podcasters we met, and even a few steps we are taking to welcome other marginalized voices in our show. Check out our website to find the podcasts and creators we mentioned in our conversation. Learn more at monstersoutofthecloset.com

Duration:00:31:12

Episode 16 - Alien

1/29/2019
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In a universe of mostly empty space, the rare contact with life not of this world can be rife with apprehension, fear, and chaos. However, it can also be a chance for curiosity, wonder, and escape. It’s time to reach out and experience the ALIEN, in all its permutations. Featuring “The Bermuda Tapes” written by producer Nicole Calande (@NicoleCalande) and performed by Sheila Begin, Matthew Aranda, Eric Little, Katie Youmans (@kateryoumans), Liesl Matzka, Janine Carmel (@maryolivervevo), and...

Duration:00:37:56

Bonus - Interview with Jeff Baker and Phantom of the Cinema Excerpt

1/15/2019
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Nicole and recently featured author, Jeff Baker (authorjeffbaker.com) have a quick creator chat about his piece, "Something in the Dark," and discuss everyday eeriness, writing what you know, and building a regular writing process. After this mini-interview, we have a quick excerpt from our Patreon movie review of Netflix's "Hold the Dark." Learn more on monstersoutofthecloset.com

Duration:00:17:29

Episode 15 - Darkness

12/25/2018
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DARKNESS gathers around and lurks within the characters in this month’s episode. Will they give in? Or is there still a chance for light? Featuring “O Fortunato” written by producer Nicole Calande (@NicoleCalande) and performed by Ari Reider (Tumblr: hendecagram), with additional voices by Taara Rangan, Matthew Aranda, Eric Little, Nev, Lucille Valentine (@severelytrans), and Della Robertson-Glenn; “Jubilee” written by Perry P. (Tumblr: perringwrites), performed by Max George...

Duration:00:40:24

Bonus - Interview with Ari Reider and Nicole Penrod

12/11/2018
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Shriya sits down with "Carmen Deer" writer and voice actor, Ari Reider (theunstoriesseries.tumblr.com), and voice actor, Nicole Penrod (@nicolecpenrod). Together they discuss existential fears, marginalized identities within the genre and format, complicated queer heroes, and more. Learn more on monstersoutofthecloset.com.

Duration:00:27:21

Episode 14 - Familiar

11/27/2018
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As we traverse into our second year of stories, you may think you are in FAMILIAR territory. But as it so often happens, things are not always what they seem. Featuring “Carmen Deer” written by Ari Reider (Tumblr: theunstoriesseries) with performances from Christine Nguyen, Nicole Penrod (@nicolecpenrod), and Julio Urquidi (@itprojulio). Additional music and sound by Hallock Hill, Kai Engel, Eric Matyas, PatrickLieberkind, bigmanjoe, and klankbeeld. Learn more at monstersoutofthecloset.com.

Duration:01:02:04

Bonus - Interview with Lucian Clark

11/13/2018
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Creator of GenderTerror.com (@itsGenderTerror) and recent contributor, Lucian Clark (@TinyAwoo), sits down with Shriya to discuss their piece, "The Bag" and the importance of LGBTQ+ narratives and creators in the horror genre. Learn more about Lucian's work on our website monstersoutofthecloset.com.

Duration:00:19:11

Episode 13 - Halloween II

10/30/2018
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Nightmarish spectres, haunted homesteads, gruesome discoveries, and supernatural hijinks—it’s time for our annual HALLOWEEN special! Featuring “Horror Lullaby” written by Tyler Thatcher (Tumblr: written-in-the-margins) and read by by Penn Tynan of Access:LARP; “Coming Home” and “The Three Disciples” from Ross Crean’s (@RossCrean) album, Summerland: A Ghost Story; “The Bag” written by Lucian Clark (@TinyAwoo) and read by Lucille Valentine (@severelytrans); "...and the freaks shall inherit...

Duration:00:55:14

Bonus - Interview with Nicholas Vines

10/23/2018
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How can music TRANSFORM the ordinary to something unsettling? Australian composer, Nicholas Vines, has beamed in from the other side of the world to discuss his recently featured album, "Hipster Zombies From Mars." Together, Nicholas and our producer Shriya, explore how sounds can disrupt audience expectations and celebrate difference. Visit our website monstersoutofthecloset.com for more information about Nicholas' work.

Duration:00:28:53

Episode 12 - Transform

9/28/2018
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Justice through adaptation, safety through change, and maturity through metamorphosis—this month, TRANSFORM with us. Featuring “No Good Deed” written by supporting producer Taara Rangan with performances by Thomas Head, Julian Lopez (IG: Dream_Cradle), Eric Little, Della Robertson-Glenn, and Liesl Matzka; “Terraformation - Soletta,” composed by Nicholas Vines (nicholasvines.com) and performed by Ryan MacEvoy McCullough; and “Sea and Stone,” written by producer Nicole Calande...

Duration:00:37:55

Bonus - Interview with Julian Lopez

9/11/2018
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Julian Lopez (IG: dream_cradle) is a Portland-based visual artist and writer. His poetry and voice acting have been frequently featured on our podcast, most recently in Episode 11, NATURE. Our producer Nicole and Julian discuss his artistic process, themes of memories and trauma, surrealist imagery, and the complexities of darkness. Learn more at monstersoutofthecloset.com

Duration:00:21:49

Episode 11 - Nature

8/29/2018
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Looking for an organic alternative to your everyday banalities? Well, search no further. Far outside our cities and deep beneath our skins...NATURE awaits. Featuring “Forest Floors” written and read by Julian Lopez (IG: Dream_Cradle), “The Heron Eats Young Crocodiles,” written by Sarah Schaff and read by Katie Youmans (@kateryoumans); “Uncanny Valley,” composed by Nicholas Vines (nicholasvines.com); “Natural,” written by supporting producer Taara Rangan; and “Squirm,” written by producer...

Duration:00:38:34

Bonus - Interview with Venus

8/14/2018
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Returning contributor, Venus, discusses her works "Lossless" and "It Gets Better." In a powerful and honest conversation, she and our producer, Nicole, address the homophobic discrimination that inspired her second piece. Their conversation covers emotions as ranging as monstrous anger, frustration with consolation, and gay righteousness. Learn more at monstersoutofthecloset.com.

Duration:00:21:27

Episode 10 - Reclaim

7/31/2018
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The heroines in this month’s episode are out for vengeance, justice, and the power they deserve. Witness, as they RECLAIM their stories and find their voices in the ever-evolving horror genre. Featuring "It Gets Better", written by Venus and read by B (@afoolofatook); “RIP - a kirtan”, written by Shriya Venkatesh and performed by Taara Rangan; and “Total Eclipse of the Heart”, written by Nicole Calande (@NicoleCalande) and read by Lindsay Holt (@LHoltRVA). Music and sound by InspectorJ,...

Duration:00:34:02

Bonus - Interview with Ada Dela Cruz

7/10/2018
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From Filipina moms, campus cats, and misunderstood monsters—our producer, Nicole, discusses our latest featured piece "Little Leap of Logic" with author and student Ada Dela Cruz (acetheninja01.tumblr.com). They discuss the inspirations of the piece, the characters, and possible web comic adaptations. Consider submitting your work today. Check out monstersoutofthecloset.com for more details.

Duration:00:21:37

Episode 9 - Liberate

6/26/2018
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Life, but not as we know it… Area 51’s finest minds join an unexpected fight for freedom and find a little freedom for themselves along the way. Featuring "Little Leap of Logic" written by Ada Dela Cruz, and performed by Lara Elaine, Zach Wells (IG @zachwellz), Lucille Valentine (twitter: @severelytrans), Eric Little, and Sam Andico (twitter: @samidoriya, IG: @sambajuice. Music by Kai Engel, and Sci-fi Laboratory Ambience by Iwan Gabovitch under CC-BY 3.0 License with sounds by wolick,...

Duration:00:45:46

Bonus - Interview with Lindsay Holt

6/19/2018
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Our producer Nicole talks with "Song of Serena" author Lindsay Holt (@LholtRVA), who was featured in our May episode, CREATURES. They discuss the horror of Animorphs, mermaid world building, and owning your bisexuality. Consider joining the #MonsterMob today by submitting your own work to the podcast! Learn more on our website monsteroutofthecloset.com/submit

Duration:00:25:13