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Ghosts, Geek, Urban Myths, Folklore & Magick with Charles Christian The Weird Tales Radio Show, hosted by Charles Christian, is a fortnightly magazine programme carrying news, interviews and comment from the twilight world of ghosts, geeks, urban myths, the paranormal, and magick. We also play a few mystical music tracks and cast some magical spells.

Ghosts, Geek, Urban Myths, Folklore & Magick with Charles Christian The Weird Tales Radio Show, hosted by Charles Christian, is a fortnightly magazine programme carrying news, interviews and comment from the twilight world of ghosts, geeks, urban myths, the paranormal, and magick. We also play a few mystical music tracks and cast some magical spells.
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Waveney Valley, United Kingdom

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Ghosts, Geek, Urban Myths, Folklore & Magick with Charles Christian The Weird Tales Radio Show, hosted by Charles Christian, is a fortnightly magazine programme carrying news, interviews and comment from the twilight world of ghosts, geeks, urban myths, the paranormal, and magick. We also play a few mystical music tracks and cast some magical spells.

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English

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+447786738172


Episodes

Episode 38: William of Newburgh: Medieval Vampire Hunter

10/17/2018
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Episode 38 of the Weird Tales Radio Show looks at the curious story of William of Newburgh, a medieval monk who chronicled England’s first accounts of zombies, vampires and little green men. Plus we look at the folklore surrounding St Luke - yes, yet more love divination rituals for girls. And we go urban mythbusting as we ask - just who were the Kitty Witches of Old Yarmouth Town.

Duration:00:33:45

Episode 37: Did Barnacle Geese Come from Barnacles?

10/10/2018
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Episode 37 of the Weird Tales Radio Show looks at the folklore surrounding bird migration in autumn - do Barnacle Geese really come from barnacles. We go urban mythbusting as we examine the demonic legend associated with Bleeding Heart Yard in London And we have four Practical Magick Spells for the Autumn.

Duration:00:29:33

Episode 36: Witchcraft & the Pop Industry + the Paul McCartney is Dead Myth Returns

10/3/2018
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Episode 36 of the Weird Tales Radio Show looks at the folklore surrounding winemaking + We report on the latest allegations of witchcraft and black magick in the pop industry - and ask just what is this Florida Water stuff? We also go urban myth-busting as yet more rumours claim Paul McCartney is dead. He’s not. And we look at online psychic development courses, including scrying. We didn’t see that one coming.

Duration:00:32:36

Episode 35: Michaelmas, the Patron Saint of Sorcerers, and Viking Squirrels

9/26/2018
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Episode 35 of the Weird Tales Radio Show looks at the folklore surrounding Michaelmas + We meet St Cyprian, the patron saint of sorcerers and witches - and ask how did he get that gig? We also remember the TV series Bewitched and learn why the vikings’ squirrels were to be avoided.

Duration:00:34:10

Episode 34: From the Holy Grail to Leprechauns [Part 2]

9/19/2018
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Episode 34 of the Weird Tales Radio Show contains part two of our interview with Brendan Keane on Celtic Revivalism, the Occult & the Irish Dimension. Janie looks at the surprisingly recent origins of English church Harvest Festivals and the curious folklore of Chalk Back Thursday. And Inanna Arthen offers a handy guide to North American Neo-Pagan resources, including books and websites.

Duration:00:43:24

Episode 33: From the Holy Grail to Leprechauns [Part 1]

9/12/2018
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Episode 33 of the Weird Tales Radio Show contains the first part of a major interview Brendan Keane on Celtic Revivalism, the Occult & the Irish Dimension. We also have news of the latest haunting: the Ghostly Nun of Fawkham Green - don’t look in the attic, that’s where her skull is stored! And we also remember the curious tales of the New York Straw Hat Riot. No, really, people did take to the streets over wearing straw boaters out of season!

Duration:00:32:28

Episode 32: Anglo-Saxon Paganism Redux

9/5/2018
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Episode 32 of the Weird Tales Radio Show contains the second in our series of interviews on neo-paganism today - the focus this time is the American revival of interest in Anglo-Saxon heathenism. We also have news on the latest hauntings - the focus is on the ghost of the distinctly crazy Mad Jack Mytton and, in our Practical Magick slot, we look at the Top 7 Reasons Why Your Magick Spells Fail.

Duration:00:37:45

Episode 31: Neo-Paganism in America

8/29/2018
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Episode 31 of the Weird Tales Radio Show sees that start of a series of interviews on neo-paganism today and we ask if the United States is now the most heathen nation in the Western world. We also have news on the latest hauntings and, in our Don’t Try This At Home slot, we have the perfect recipe for creating mummies.

Duration:00:39:51

Episode 30: Mischievous Faeries, Magick Spells & Mystic Pyramids

8/15/2018
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Episode 30 of the Weird Tales Radio Show is our Mischievous Faeries edition and, along with recounting the legends and folklore of the Willy Howe barrow, we look at the latest reports that pyramids have mystical powers, and have a recipe for using spells to magic up money. Clean.

Duration:00:32:35

Episode 29: Poisoning the Pigeons in the Park

8/8/2018
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Episode 29 of the Weird Tales Radio Show is our Mythbusting in the Waveney Valley edition and, along with two Medieval Ghosts for August, we look at the legend of Robert Johnson - the founder member of the Forever 27 Club, and go Poisoning the Pigeons in the Park with Tom Lehrer.

Duration:00:26:50

Episode 28: Meet the Ancestors - It’s Lammastide and we owe everything to the Denisovans Part 2?

8/1/2018
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Episode 28 of the Weird Tales Radio Show is our Lammas/Lughnasadh edition and along with walking statues, we air the concluding part of our interview with writer and historian Andrew B. Collins about the Denisovans and Gobekli Tepe.

Duration:00:41:44

Episode 27: Meet the Ancestors - Do we owe everything to the Denisovans?

7/25/2018
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Episode 27 of the Weird Tales Radio Show is our Meet the Ancestors edition as we talk to writer and historian Andrew B. Collins about the Denisovans and Gobekli Tepe.

Duration:00:37:45

Episode 26: Top Hats and Brass Goggles Time

7/18/2018
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Episode 26 of the Weird Tales Radio Show is our Top Hats and Brass Goggles edition as we talk to Australian writer and podcaster Madeleine D’Este about Steampunk, Forteana and the Paranormal. Clean.

Duration:00:27:09

Episode 25: Roswell UFOs Remembered, Infamous Paranormal Hoaxes & Don’t be lured into the marshes

7/11/2018
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Episode 25 of the Weird Tales Radio Show remembers the Roswell & Rendlesham UFO sightings + looks back at some infamous Paranormal event hoaxes + talks about Paris Green & poisoned library books + it’s Jenny Burn-Tail season - don’t let Will o’the Wisp lure you into the marshes. Clean

Duration:00:34:41

Episode 24: Ghostly Pipers, the British Bigfoot is Back, & Whatever happened to the Goddess Culture?

7/5/2018
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Episode 24 of the Weird Tales Radio Show has ghostly Highlanders playing their phantom bagpipes + in cryptozoology news Woodwose the British Bigfoot is back + in our Big Interview we talk to mythographer Martini Fisher about the Matriarchy and the Goddess Culture.

Duration:00:35:30

Episode 23: Midsummer Folklore, the Weird, Lumberjacks & the Black Death is back

6/27/2018
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Episode 23 of the Weird Tales Radio Show talks to Holly Lyn Walrath about writers’ fascination with the Weird. We also explore some Midsummer love divination rituals, celebrate Paul Bunyan Day & party like its 1345.

Duration:00:37:11

Episode 22: Witch Cults, Geeks & Ghostly Aeronauts

6/20/2018
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Episode 22 of the Weird Tales Radio Show talks to Darren Charles of Folk Horror Revival about the speakers, movies & music at next month’s Witch Cult event in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Clean.

Duration:00:36:42

Episode 21: The Hollow Land - Aspects of Norfolk Folklore

6/13/2018
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Episode 21 of the Weird Tales Radio Show carries a major interview with Peter Tolhurst, the author of the new book “This Hollow Land - Aspects of Norfolk Folklore” in which we talk about rural traditions, folk songs, frogbone rituals and black magick rituals.

Duration:00:41:30

Episode 20: Old Stinker - the Yorkshire Werewolf Revisited

5/30/2018
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Episode 20 of the Weird Tales Radio Show is our Werewolf Special Edition as we revisit the legend of Old Stinker, the East Yorkshire Werewolf and the second anniversary of our midnight hunt for the Beast of Barmston Drain down the mean streets of Hull.

Duration:00:33:15

Episode 19: Headless Queens, Treacherous Monks & Old West Gunfights

5/23/2018
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Episode 19 of the Weird Tales Radio Show is our Royal Weddings edition, everything from Anne Boleyn losing her head to giant cheeses. We’ve also some weird Whitsun folklore + a tale of treachery at St Benet’s Abbey + we go urban mythbusting with the saga of the Buntline Special from the American Old West + the worst man in the world? No, not the inventor of the duvet cover but Tom Midgley. Er, Tom Who?

Duration:00:28:41