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We all deserve a bedtime story. A few last words to carry with us into the darkness. I am Adrian Ward, KBE, ES (Alds), 51st Vice Chancellor of the University of Aldergate, invalid, human parasite, and lover of bizarre and macabre fiction. From Lovecraft and Poe to the hidden army of lesser craftsmen of the penny dreadful and ha'penny horrible, I have developed a deep affection for things better left alone. And I would like to share them with you.

We all deserve a bedtime story. A few last words to carry with us into the darkness. I am Adrian Ward, KBE, ES (Alds), 51st Vice Chancellor of the University of Aldergate, invalid, human parasite, and lover of bizarre and macabre fiction. From Lovecraft and Poe to the hidden army of lesser craftsmen of the penny dreadful and ha'penny horrible, I have developed a deep affection for things better left alone. And I would like to share them with you.
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We all deserve a bedtime story. A few last words to carry with us into the darkness. I am Adrian Ward, KBE, ES (Alds), 51st Vice Chancellor of the University of Aldergate, invalid, human parasite, and lover of bizarre and macabre fiction. From Lovecraft and Poe to the hidden army of lesser craftsmen of the penny dreadful and ha'penny horrible, I have developed a deep affection for things better left alone. And I would like to share them with you.

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Episodes

D11P2 - Stairway to Destiny

1/21/2020
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Into Wonderland … a musical interlude … onwards and upwards … Bells is in the building … a view from the Cloister … an unwelcome welcome … stuck in the middle … a grand exit … the stairway of the phoenix … a voice is heard … a door is opened. New episodes of "The Aldergate Papers" are released every second Sunday. For more, please visit www.TheAldergatePapers.com Twitter: twitter.com/therealadrianw Facebook: www.facebook.com/thealdergatepapers Wiki: http://thealdergatepapers.fandom.com...

Duration:00:42:40

D11P1 - Brimstone Revisited

1/5/2020
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A new chapter begins … Epigraph … Sir Reginald Cardew, RIP ... a hole in the head … blood calls to blood ... the unusual suspects ... off to Brimstone House ... a cold night on Lamp Street ... the madding crowd ... Enter Firebug ... two acts of recognition ... a rendezvous with revelation. New episodes of "The Aldergate Papers" are released every second Sunday. For more, please visit www.TheAldergatePapers.com Twitter: twitter.com/therealadrianw Facebook: www.facebook.com/thealdergatepapers...

Duration:00:39:15

Holiday Special - The Kit-Bag

12/22/2019
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Happy holidays to one and all - and what better way to celebrate this festive season than with a delightfully ghoulish ghost story? "The Kit-Bag" by Algernon Blackwood has all the cozy charm and spooky nastiness one could ask for. "The Aldergate Papers" will return in January. New episodes of "The Aldergate Papers" are released every second Sunday. For more, please visit www.TheAldergatePapers.com Twitter: twitter.com/therealadrianw Facebook: www.facebook.com/thealdergatepapers Wiki:...

Duration:00:45:32

A Brief History of Aldergate - Part I: Birth of a University

12/8/2019
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A Brief History of Aldergate - Part I: Birth of a University The City of Aldergate is ancient far beyond recorded history. The University itself, however, was chartered in 1141 - under circumstances as turbulent and mysterious as those of the present day. In Part I of this historical detour we travel from the mists of prehistory right up until the death of Henry the Young King - possibly the first murder connected to the University, and certainly not the last. New episodes of "The Aldergate...

Duration:00:28:51

D10P13 - Slouching Towards Midnight

11/25/2019
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If it isn't Adrian Ward ... a long-awaited reunion ... the politics of hugging ... the Courtiers of King Midnight ... a waste of space ... odd and odder ... a shrine to confusion ... premature death of a cellphone ... hasty departure ... missed connections ... towards Midnight. New episodes of "The Aldergate Papers" are released every second Sunday. For more, please visit www.TheAldergatePapers.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/therealadrianw Facebook:...

Duration:00:35:38

D10P12 - The Black Library

11/11/2019
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Suddenly Kebabylon ... fear death by fire ... the hunger trigger ... the long walkabout ... into the Black Library ... a Gothic maze ... the vices of youth ... an unseeable guide ... death of a cellphone ... for love of the game ... meeting Simon Arkwell. New episodes of "The Aldergate Papers" are released every second Sunday. For more, please visit www.TheAldergatePapers.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/therealadrianw Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thealdergatepapers Wiki:...

Duration:00:35:14

Halloween Special - Keeping His Promise

10/27/2019
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Happy Halloween! In keeping with tradition at this time of year, Adrian is horribly ill - enjoy, therefore, a charming ghostly tale: "Keeping His Promise" by Algernon Blackwood. "The Aldergate Papers" will return in November. New episodes of "The Aldergate Papers" are released every second Sunday. For more, please visit www.TheAldergatePapers.com Twitter: twitter.com/therealadrianw Facebook: www.facebook.com/thealdergatepapers Wiki: thealdergatepapers.fandom.com Patreon:...

Duration:00:45:05

D10P11 - These Violet Delights

10/15/2019
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Phoenix falls ... flight of the Valkyrie ... to see and be seen ... secrets of the White Chamber ... duty of care ... pleasures of the flesh ... rain of fire ... sitting duck / cooked goods ... different strokes ... tide of memories ... tying things together ... into the black. New episodes of "The Aldergate Papers" are released every second Sunday. For more, please visit www.TheAldergatePapers.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/therealadrianw Facebook:...

Duration:00:32:21

D10P10 - Brave New Conspiracy

9/29/2019
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Saved by the gong ... so rudely interrupted ... panopticontology ... brand new ancient ruins ... an interlude in the Orange Chamber ... mobile eavesdropping ... to hear and to mishear ... the murder theory ... the suicide theory ... the double-murder theory ... what the ottoman said ... Simon ex machina. New episodes of "The Aldergate Papers" are released every second Sunday. For more, please visit www.TheAldergatePapers.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/therealadrianw Facebook:...

Duration:00:34:39

D10P9 - Adrian the Spy

9/15/2019
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The web of the dying spider ... Return of the Belgian ... the Holborn identity ... Enter Lovstrom ... an insuffrable reunion ... hiding habit ... a man of the cloth ... Bastard state of mind ... a conspiracy theory in two-part disharmony. New episodes of "The Aldergate Papers" are released every second Sunday. For more, please visit www.TheAldergatePapers.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/therealadrianw Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thealdergatepapers Wiki:...

Duration:00:29:25

D10P8 - Whispers in the White Room

9/2/2019
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Your attention please ... Simon Says ... catching whispers ... the meaning of Brimstone ... touch and be touched ... suddenly Brayden ... links in the chain ... Sammie or Simon? ... history in the making ... the Green Chamber ... see and be seen ... the Mistress of Ceremonies New episodes of "The Aldergate Papers" are released every second Sunday. For more, please visit www.TheAldergatePapers.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/therealadrianw Facebook:...

Duration:00:35:39

D10P7 - The Man in the Stolen Mask

8/18/2019
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Out of the closet, into the fire ... too close for comfort ... if you can't see him, he can't see you ... inexplicable, ineluctable, insufferable ... the blue and the white … the Corp du Masque … the passion of control … cultural appropriation … social paralysis … the timely arrival of Monsieur Lagrasse … a little parlour music … an end to captivity … Brimstone House awaits. New episodes of "The Aldergate Papers" are released every second Sunday. For more, please visit...

Duration:00:30:51

D10P6 - Welcome to Brimstone House

8/4/2019
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Peculiar problems of a purple prison ... a case of identity ... welcome to Brimstone House ... the disappointing absence of lions ... the disappointing presence of Bryces ... into the closet ... among the lotos-eaters ... deeper into hiding ... a Belgian's gratitude ... gazing into the void ... the touch of darkness. New episodes of "The Aldergate Papers" are released every second Sunday. For more, please visit www.TheAldergatePapers.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/therealadrianw Facebook:...

Duration:00:32:15

D10P5 - The Kitten and the Tentacle

7/22/2019
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Self-censorship ... no more surprises ... duck bite victim ... the secret in the attic ... coffeeshop politics ... the Brimstone Identity ... serious cat business ... King Midnight ... tentacle agonistes ... a song of milk and sugar ... the Arkwell Conundrum ... onward to battle. New episodes of "The Aldergate Papers" are released every second Sunday. For more, please visit www.TheAldergatePapers.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/therealadrianw Facebook:...

Duration:00:31:23

D10P4 - A Crown Called Discontent

7/7/2019
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Meditations on a paper crown ... the power of symbols, the symbols of power ... comedy plus time equals tragedy ... experiencing technical difficulties ... these violent pursuits ... a Spectacular interlude ... improper forms of address ... Squiggle Ineluctable ... the fall of Wink ... an unjust memory ... Whose Body? ... see what Simon says. New episodes of "The Aldergate Papers" are released every second Sunday. For more, please visit http://www.TheAldergatePapers.com Twitter:...

Duration:00:31:59

D10P3 - The Infernal Comedy

6/24/2019
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A new sort of strange ... a sound of revelry by night ... the New Commedia ... a motley cast of characters ... good clean fun ... the arrival of the Conjoined ... the Search for the Crown ... Punch steps out ... audience participation. New episodes of "The Aldergate Papers" are released every second Sunday. For more, please visit www.TheAldergatePapers.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/therealadrianw Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thealdergatepapers Wiki:...

Duration:00:30:51

D10P2 - In Corpore Sano

6/9/2019
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A failure of flesh ... Naked Came the Vice-Chancellor ... the smell of Bastardry ... a musical interlude ... a pause for reflection ... mandated mental maintenance ... the matter of Squiggle ... a dramatic entrance ... guilty bystanders ... the Howling ... The Incredible Shrinking Stereotype ... the mystery behind the masks New episodes of "The Aldergate Papers" are released every second Sunday. For more, please visit www.TheAldergatePapers.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/therealadrianw...

Duration:00:34:01

D10P1 - The Parata Identity

5/26/2019
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Sonnet from a machine ghost ... another day alive ... in defense of the Crucible Womb ... indefensible depravity ... a long night behind, and a long day ahead ... forking paths ... The Black Whisperer ... loins girded, forth sallied. New episodes of "The Aldergate Papers" are released every second Sunday. For more, please visit www.TheAldergatePapers.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/therealadrianw Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thealdergatepapers Wiki:...

Duration:00:30:30

Intermezzo - Casting The Runes (2/2) by M.R. James

5/12/2019
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The thrilling conclusion of Casting the Runes, by M.R. James. So ends this brief respite before the strange tenth day of The Aldergate Papers begins. New episodes of "The Aldergate Papers" are released every second Sunday. For more, please visit www.TheAldergatePapers.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/therealadrianw Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thealdergatepapers Wiki: https://thealdergatepapers.fandom.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheAldergatePapers

Duration:00:34:29

Intermezzo - Casting The Runes (1/2) by M.R. James

4/28/2019
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The ninth day is at an end, and the tenth is yet to come. Let us therefore take this fleeting moment between dark and dawn to celebrate a classic strange story: Casting the Runes, by M.R. James. New episodes of "The Aldergate Papers" are released every second Sunday. For more, please visit www.TheAldergatePapers.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/therealadrianw Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thealdergatepapers Wiki: https://thealdergatepapers.fandom.com Patreon:...

Duration:00:31:45