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Weird Tales Radio Show hosted by Charles Christian

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Join English barrister and Reuters correspondent turned writer, editor, award-winning tech journalist and sometime werewolf-hunter Charles Christian for one hour of folklore, the supernatural, folk horror and other weirdness. "Fun and high strangeness" is how one listener described the show. The show archive of 187 episodes runs from September/Mabon 2017 to October/Halloween 2021.

Join English barrister and Reuters correspondent turned writer, editor, award-winning tech journalist and sometime werewolf-hunter Charles Christian for one hour of folklore, the supernatural, folk horror and other weirdness. "Fun and high strangeness" is how one listener described the show. The show archive of 187 episodes runs from September/Mabon 2017 to October/Halloween 2021.

Location:

Waveney Valley, United Kingdom

Description:

Join English barrister and Reuters correspondent turned writer, editor, award-winning tech journalist and sometime werewolf-hunter Charles Christian for one hour of folklore, the supernatural, folk horror and other weirdness. "Fun and high strangeness" is how one listener described the show. The show archive of 187 episodes runs from September/Mabon 2017 to October/Halloween 2021.

Language:

English

Contact:

+447786738172


Episodes

Episode 187: Chasing Ghosts & Talking to the Dead

10/27/2021
All good things must end and in the last-ever episode of the Weird Tales Radio Show our big interview is with Marc Hartzman, who has been described as “one of America’s leading connoisseurs of the bizarre”. With Halloween just around the corner, we’re talking about his latest book Chasing Ghosts and will be looking at our fascination with spirits, the supernatural and talking to the dead. Links: https://www.youtube.com/c/weirdtalesshow https://www.marchartzmanbooks.com...

Duration:00:57:56

Episode 186: Still Bloody After All These Years - the long History of Serial Killers

10/20/2021
In this week’s Weird Tales Radio Show there's blood on the carpet and murder afoot as we talk to Professor Debbie Felton of the University of Massachusetts Amherst about serial killers in Ancient Greece and Rome. From Procrustes to Ted Bundy, why do we continue to be fascinated by these monsters? Links: https://www.youtube.com/c/weirdtalesshow https://www.amazon.com/s?k=debbie+felton&ref=nb_sb_noss https://www.umass.edu/classics/member/debbie-felton See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy...

Duration:00:58:00

Episode 185: The Horror of Office Jargon

10/13/2021
In this week’s Weird Tales Radio Show 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. Links: https://www.youtube.com/c/weirdtalesshow https://www.sensorylogic.com https://www.amazon.com/Dan-Hill/e/B001IXPQ6Q See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:58:00

Episode 184: Poisons, Tattoos & Tarot

10/6/2021
In this week’s Weird Tales Radio Show 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? Links:...

Duration:00:58:00

Episode 183: October Horrors & Michaelmas Folklore

9/29/2021
In this week’s Weird Tales Radio Show 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. Links: https://www.youtube.com/c/weirdtalesshow https://www.amazon.com/Kevin-Lucia/e/B003L29OEM https://kevinlucia.blogspot.com/ https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-97778-3 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy...

Duration:00:58:00

Episode 182: New England Folklore & Legends

9/22/2021
In this week’s Weird Tales Radio 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? Links: https://www.youtube.com/c/weirdtalesshow https://www.amazon.com/Peter-Muise/e/B098KL7KVX...

Duration:00:58:00

Episode 181: True Crimes & Folklore

9/15/2021
In this week’s Weird Tales Radio Show 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. https://crimelorepod.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:57:59

Episode 180: Runes, Magic & Nazis

9/8/2021
In this week’s Weird Tales Radio Show 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? Links: www.seekthemysteries.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:58:00

Episode 179 Kolchak, Dracula & other Moral Tales

9/1/2021
In this week’s Weird Tales Radio Show 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? Links: www.markdawidziak.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:57:59

Episode 178 Area 51 to Zero Gravity

8/25/2021
In this week’s Weird Tales Radio Show our guest is best selling author and military aviation journalist Nick Cook talking us though all the ‘A’s including Aliens, Arthur C. Clarke, Asymmetrical Warfare and Area 51. Links: www.nickcook.works See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:57:59

Episode 177: Lara Maiklem on Mudlarking

8/18/2021
In this week’s Weird Tales Radio Show our fantastic guest is Sunday Times best selling author Lara Maiklem talking about her latest book and 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 uncovered. Links: https://twitter.com/LondonMudlark https://www.instagram.com/london.mudlark https://www.facebook.com/LondonMudlark See omnystudio.com/listener...

Duration:00:57:59

Episode 176: Howling at the Moon - the Anatomy of Werewolves

8/11/2021
In this week’s Weird Tales Radio Show our guest is anatomist Janet Philp talking about the science of werwolves, zombies and dragons. Is it physically possible for them to exist in the real world? We also say Happy Birthday to Folklore, consider the Meaning of Life with the assistance of a celebrity chef and The Hitch Hikers Guide, and of course we have a Friday the 13th ghost story. Links: https://www.urbanfantasist.com https://www.youtube/c/weirdtalesshow...

Duration:00:57:59

Episode 175: Our Obsession with the Unexplained

8/4/2021
In this week’s Weird Tales Radio Show our guest is American author Colin Dickey talking about mythical monsters, alien encounters and our obsession with the unexplained. We also have the strange tale of Hollywood star Jimmy Stewart and the Yeti's missing finger. Links: https://www.urbanfantasist.com https://www.youtube/c/weirdtalesshow https://sites.prh.com/colindickey https://twitter.com/colindickey https://www.amazon.com/Colin-Dickey/e/B0039TGKFI See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy...

Duration:00:57:59

Episode 174: Shuckland & Ghoul’s Guide to Gibbets

7/28/2021
In this week’s Weird Tales Radio Show we have a smorgasbord of weirdness including a new book on the legend of Black Shuck, a ghoulish guide to English gibbet sites, a possible connection between dreams and aliens, the mystery here today gone, tomorrow island, the Devil’s Tramping Ground, and dragons – yes dragons! Links: https://www.urbanfantasist.com https://www.youtube/c/weirdtalesshow https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1905646356/ https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B099BDLJN4/ See...

Duration:00:58:00

Episode 173: Project Stargate & Paranormal Warfare

7/21/2021
In this week’s Weird Tales Radio Show our guest is Doctor Paul H. Smith, an expert on remote viewing and a former member of the US Army’s Project Stargate attempt to create psychic spies and wage paranormal warfare. Yes, we're into the men who stare at goats territory - but without George Clooney. Links: https://www.urbanfantasist.com https://www.youtube/c/weirdtalesshow https://rviewer.com/ https://guidetoremoteviewing.com http://www.remoteperception.com...

Duration:00:57:59

Episode 172: Vampires, Dinosaurs, Witchcraft & the Nameless Tradition

7/14/2021
In this week’s Weird Tales Radio Show our guest is Norfolk (UK) witch Val Thomas talking about the “Nameless Tradition”, magic, and her latest book “Of Chalk & Flint”. We also have tales of the phantom keyboard of Old Norwich town, the Great Gorbals vampire hunt, and a surprisingly recent fatal encounter with a dinosaur. Links: https://www.urbanfantasist.com https://www.youtube/c/weirdtalesshow www.valthomaswitch.co.uk www.norwichmoot.co.uk https://www.patreon.com/valthomaswitch...

Duration:00:58:00

Episode 171: The Truth is out there & so are the cover-ups

7/7/2021
In this week’s Weird Tales Radio Show there's more high strangeness as our guest Joe Montaldo talks about the Pentagon UFO Report, encounters with flying saucers, and military secrets. The truth may be out there but the government isn't going to tell us. Links: Weird Tales Radio Show - https://www.urbanfantasist.com https://www.youtube/c/weirdtalesshow See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:58:00

Episode 170: The “Close Encounters Man” Allen Hynek… and Star Trek TV?

6/30/2021
In this week’s Weird Tales Radio Show our guest is American writer Mark O’Connell, author of the legendary Star Trek Deep Space Nine episode “Who Mourns for Morn”, talking about screenwriting for television as well as his non-fiction work, including his biography of Dr J. Allen Hynek, the “Close Encounters Man” who through his 20-year career on the US Air Force Project Blue Book, helped turn UFOs from fringe to mainstream. Links: Weird Tales Radio Show - https://www.urbanfantasist.com...

Duration:00:57:59

Episode 169: Small Town Monsters & Dark Skies

6/23/2021
In this week’s Weird Tales Radio Show we've a creature feature special: our guest is American film-maker Seth Breedlove talking about his Small Town Monsters movies and TV series, which now include Bigfoot, Mothman, ghost hunting and UFOs. We'v also stories on werewolves, fairy folk and Swinging Sixties-inspired demonology, plus midsummer folklore and solstice ghosts. Links: Weird Tales Radio Show - https://www.urbanfantasist.com https://www.youtube/c/weirdtalesshow...

Duration:00:58:00

Episode 168: Inside the Magic Research Lab & Dyatlov Solved?

6/15/2021
In this week’s Weird Tales Radio Show our guest psychologist Dr Gustav Kuhn who runs the Magic Research Lab in London – are magicians' illusions now being used in marketing and by politicians to misdirect their audiences? We also revisit the Dyatlov Pass mystery and discover how Disney’s animated movie Frozen may hold the explanation. We also have a new book on Haunted Landscapes, we look at the background to Beer Day, and much, much more. Links: Weird Tales Radio Show...

Duration:00:57:59