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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 48: Oh, The Mistletoe Bough

1/16/2019
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In Episode 48 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we sing the sad song of the Mistletoe Bride, trapped in her living tomb - we review the legend and have a new version of the song for you from Andy Brown. We also look at the tradition of Old Twelfth Night + Take a quiz on some little known legendary facts - seriously King Arthur, your spear is called Ron? + We have the strange story behind the Brazen Head pub name + in our practical magick slot we discover a churchyard in Northern Ireland where...

Duration:00:31:50

Episode 47: Rook di goo - There’s blood in the shoe

1/9/2019
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In Episode 47 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we all chant “Rook di goo, There’s blood in the shoe” as we look at the horrid origins of another traditional pantomime – this time Cinderella. Got a woodburning stove? Have we got some log-burning folklore for you. We also go Urban Mythbusting - was the Ploughman’s Lunch really only invented in the 1950s by a cheese marketing committee? And in our Practical Magick slot, we have a hooddo spell for container work.

Duration:00:27:57

46: Step into Christmas with some Yuletide Dishes to turn your Stomach

12/19/2018
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Episode 46 of the Weird Tales Radio Show podcast is our Christmastide edition - we have traditional Yuletide dishes to turn your stomach. Frumenty! You cannot be serious? We encounter a Renaissance Vatican spy. We learn the tragic but true origins of the Babes in the Wood pantomime – and also why it’s still OK to misbehave under the mistletoe. And in our Ritual Year, it’s time to go Thomasing. Clean.

Duration:00:35:26

Episode 45: Walking the Haunted Lanes of Norwich

12/12/2018
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Episode 45 of the Weird Tales Radio Show meets a mysterious cloaked figure – the Shadowcaster – who takes us on a walk along the haunted lanes of old Norwich. And we also look at the obscure life of that obscure Saxon saint St Tibba.

Duration:00:28:18

Episode 44: Meet the Krampus - Santa’s Demonic Little Helper

12/5/2018
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Episode 44 of the Weird Tales Radio Show goes into the bowels of the earth to explore the hidden tunnels beneath historic Norwich – we meet St Nicholas and his demonic little helper the Krampus – and in our latest urban myth-busting was discover that ain’t no vampire – it’s just a punk rocker!

Duration:00:35:12

43: Kitsch & Bad Karma - The Curse of the Crying Boy Paintings

11/27/2018
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Episode 43 of the Weird Tales Radio Show has a roundup of some of the more bizarre Rock ’n’ Roll Conspiracy Theories. PLUS in Kitsch & Bad Karma, we look at the Curse of the Crying Boy Paintings – ain't nothing a good bonfire can't dispel!

Duration:00:31:05

Episode 42: Wait a minute… You’ve just Married a Hologram & Other Bizarre Tales

11/21/2018
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Episode 42 of the Weird Tales Radio Show contains a major roundup of paranormal and, frankly, just plain weird news. In our Practical Magick section we’ve some handy protection spells for anyone travelling over Thanksgiving and the upcoming Christmas holiday season. And, as we make our way through the Folklore Calendar, we encounter St Hugh of Lincoln, swans, Crownation Day and an amorous revenant who couldn't take a hint.

Duration:00:31:42

Episode 41: Call that a Ripping Yarn! Frankly I don’t care if you are abducted by aliens

11/14/2018
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Episode 41 of the Weird Tales Radio Show features a major interview with the writer Nik Perring in which he discusses the tips and trips associated with turning your real-life paranormal experiences into a book that will enthral and captivate your readers. And Janie looks at the Urban Myths surrounding Daylight Saving Time, as well as some November folklore, including Martinmas, Fenny Poppers & Pully Lugs.

Duration:00:54:02

Episode 40: Casting Hexes against Trump & Hitler

10/31/2018
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Episode 40 of the Weird Tales Radio Show is our casting hexes against Trump and Hitler edition as we report on attempts by witches to thwart Donald Trump today, as well as stop a Nazi invasion in 1940. In an example of truth really being stranger than fiction, Janie looks at the British Royal Family and their bizarre drinking habits And we also have some autumnal folklore as we delve into the phenomenon of Angel Hair.

Duration:00:29:15

Episode 39: The Hideous History of the Hermitage Castle

10/25/2018
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Episode 39 of the Weird Tales Radio Show is our some witch has left a cold spell in the air and given us a cold edition! Our big story is the saga of Robin Redcap and the Hideous History of the Hermitage Castle on the Scottish Borders. We also look at the legends and folklore of St Crispin’s Day - the 25th of October. Ah, we few, we happy few, we band of brothers!

Duration:00:36:50

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