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Carla is: a bookdragon; a 50-something with psychology and counseling degrees with post-grad work in grief/loss/trauma, sex crimes, and forensic anthropology; a woman who has lived in three haunted houses; a former freelance journalist and counselor, who is never bored; a disabled introvert who sees connections everywhere--like John Nash, only less math-y; a knitting fidget who loves horror movies with a skewed passion. Like one of her heroes, Harriet the Spy, she wants to learn everything and write in all down in her commonplace book. Join her (and sometimes her friends) in her strange library as she INFJs everything from unused angles. It’s going to get weird in the best way. Let’s play.

Carla is: a bookdragon; a 50-something with psychology and counseling degrees with post-grad work in grief/loss/trauma, sex crimes, and forensic anthropology; a woman who has lived in three haunted houses; a former freelance journalist and counselor, who is never bored; a disabled introvert who sees connections everywhere--like John Nash, only less math-y; a knitting fidget who loves horror movies with a skewed passion. Like one of her heroes, Harriet the Spy, she wants to learn everything and write in all down in her commonplace book. Join her (and sometimes her friends) in her strange library as she INFJs everything from unused angles. It’s going to get weird in the best way. Let’s play.

Location:

Roseland, VA

Description:

Carla is: a bookdragon; a 50-something with psychology and counseling degrees with post-grad work in grief/loss/trauma, sex crimes, and forensic anthropology; a woman who has lived in three haunted houses; a former freelance journalist and counselor, who is never bored; a disabled introvert who sees connections everywhere--like John Nash, only less math-y; a knitting fidget who loves horror movies with a skewed passion. Like one of her heroes, Harriet the Spy, she wants to learn everything and write in all down in her commonplace book. Join her (and sometimes her friends) in her strange library as she INFJs everything from unused angles. It’s going to get weird in the best way. Let’s play.

Language:

English

Contact:

434-326-6069


Episodes

Reintroduction and Celebration: 82

6/26/2022
In which Carla revisits her first episode and updates it, to celebrate five years of podcasting. Guest visit: Bye, Pumkin Podcast: Surlesque and Lisa’s Angels: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/bye-pumkin-936759/episodes/surlesque-and-lisas-angels-142924068 Greg Behrendt is Uncool: “There Might Be Cake”: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/there-might-be-cake/453250524?i=453250561&itsct=music_box_link&itscg=30200&ls=1&app=music The Dark Tower Extended Reading Order:...

Duration:00:37:40

In the Spirit of the Staircase: House of Leaves: 81

4/28/2022
In which Carla goes deeper into the Five and a Half Hallway and The Three Attic Whalestoe Letters of the House of Leaves novel (fifth episode in the series). Theme song and stinger: “Comadreamers I” by Haunted Me, off their Pleasure album, used with permission The House of Leaves universe: House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780375703768 The Whalestoe Letters: From House of Leaves https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780375714412 Poe’s album “Haunted”: Apple...

Duration:00:51:01

Rooms Full of Indistinguishable Remains: House of Leaves: 80

4/21/2022
In which Carla explores the echoes of Johnny's past and the house's present, the spiral of echoes, and the beginning of the exploration of the Five and a Half Minute Hallway. Letters from an asylum and always echoes hallways. Theme song and stinger: “Comadreamers I” by Haunted Me, off their Pleasure album, used with permission The House of Leaves universe: House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780375703768 The Whalestoe Letters: From House of Leaves...

Duration:00:31:25

Teenage Hero: Reaching for the Moon: 79

3/12/2022
In which Carla learns that the most important Supreme Court case of the civil rights movement was brought about by a sixteen-year-old in her state...and an entire county in her state shut down public school rather than integrate. Marked explicit for racism and racist violence. Theme song and stinger: “Comadreamers I” by Haunted Me, off their Pleasure album, used with permission My history teacher, Mr. Curtis: https://www.theremightbecupcakes.com/goodbye-my-friend-for-now/ Referenced...

Duration:00:47:32

Beloved: The Chaos of the Needy Dead: 78

2/22/2022
In which Carla reviews Toni Morrison’s multi-award-winning horror novel Beloved, and the horrific history that inspired it for Black History Month. Theme song and stinger: “Comadreamers I” by Haunted Me, off their Pleasure album, used with permission End music: Lapitino, F. J., Anderson, M., Prince, C. A. & Burleigh, H. T. (1924) Go down Moses. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/jukebox-69931/ Advertised podcast: Thorne and Cross: Carnival...

Duration:00:41:53

Epiphany: Breaking Up Christmas: 77

1/11/2022
In which Carla celebrates Epiphany by exploring barriers, and celebrating the Victorian tradition of horror at Christmas one more time this season, by reading a Victorian short story that takes place on another barrier night: Halloween. Story: “Man-Sized in Marble”, by E. Nesbit Referenced episodes: 67: Haunted Yule: Twelve Days: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/there-might-be-cupcakes-podcas-520320/episodes/haunted-yule-twelve-days-67-82798501 54: Gilead: Meaning in Place:...

Duration:00:40:03

Victorian Christmas Horror: The Girl in the Snow: 76

12/27/2021
In which Carla once again explores the horror realm of Victorian Christmastide and reads another story by a Victorian horror author. Referenced episode: 67: Haunted Yule: Twelve Days: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/there-might-be-cupcakes-podcas-520320/episodes/haunted-yule-twelve-days-67-82798501 Music: “Midnight Mass” by Dee Yan Key and “Snow on Snow (Bleak Midwinter)” by Rue Royale used with Creative Commons permission via Free Music Archive Theme song and stinger: “Comadreamers I”...

Duration:00:56:59

Holly Jolly Horror: 75

12/2/2021
In which Carla reads her original Christmas horror short story, “Holly Jolly Christmas”. All rights reserved. Music: “Deck the Halls” by Rue Royale and “Christmas Evil” by Associated Press, used with permission Theme song and stinger: “Comadreamers I” by Haunted Me, off their Pleasure album, used with permission Podchaser: 80 Podcasts to Discover in December, including me!: https://www.podchaser.com/lists/80-podcasts-to-discover-this-december-2021-107aIaa7Vs Podchaser: The 60 Best...

Duration:00:19:45

Boo Without Goo, Volume Two: 74

11/9/2021
In which Carla reviews and discusses 31 more horror movies without blood and gore, suitable for the squeamish viewer or beginner to horror. No spoilers. Podchaser: The 60 Best Podcasts to Discover for November, including There Might Be Cupcakes! https://www.podchaser.com/lists/the-60-best-podcasts-to-discover-for-november-pc!5OvkkR9IR4GmAv65 References , sources, and recommended reading: First Boo Without Goo episode:...

Duration:01:09:18

Tangerines to Apples: House of Leaves: 73

10/27/2021
In which Carla continues to explore the Navidson Record of House of Leaves. This is the third episode; to begin, start with episode 68: Bone-Chimes and Primitive Spiders: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/there-might-be-cupcakes-podcas-520320/episodes/bone-chimes-and-primitive-spid-85959021 then listen to episode 70: Ergodic: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/there-might-be-cupcakes-podcas-520320/episodes/ergodic-house-of-leaves-70-94954631 https://www.markzdanielewski.com House of...

Duration:00:34:45

What's Your Motivation, Heather?: 72

9/18/2021
Show notes: In which Carla explores the horror subgenre found footage, and its subgenre internet horror Creepypasta: https://creepypasta.fandom.com/ https://www.reddit.com/r/creepypasta/ https://www.reddit.com/r/creepygaming https://www.reddit.com/r/nosleep Ted the Caver: https://creepypasta.fandom.com/wiki/Ted_the_Caver https://www.angelfire.com/trek/caver/ Slender Man: https://creepypasta.fandom.com/wiki/The_Slender_Man My Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/claradox/ My...

Duration:00:54:14

Red Death: 71

8/3/2021
In which Carla explores Poe’s plague, and its relationship to Shakespeare’s desert island. Sources: Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781500497248 The story at the Poe Museum: https://www.poemuseum.org/the-masque-of-the-red-death The story with annotated vocabulary: https://poestories.com/read/masque https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Masque_of_the_Red_Death https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prospero The Tempest by William Shakespeare...

Duration:00:28:00

Ergodic: House of Leaves: 70

5/22/2021
In which Carla explores the beginning of the Navidson Record, the structure of the novel, the history of ergodic literature, and the social phenomenon of the novel 21 years ago, as well as the psychological symptom that drives the stories in this novel. First episode in this series: Bone-Chimes and Primitive Spiders: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/43799576 The House of Leaves universe: House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780375703768 The Whalestoe...

Duration:00:32:37

Four Cupcakes: 69

4/28/2021
In which Carla celebrated four years of There Might Be Cupcakes! (April 28, 2017) Sources: https://poestories.com/read/alone https://www.eapoe.org/works/poems/alonea.htm The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book by Bill Watterson https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780836204384 Greg Behrendt, “There Might Be Cake” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WxOIvC9cC0 Episodes referenced: 1. Poe and Carla and Cupcakes: Nicetameetcha https://www.spreaker.com/episode/43132350 Website entry:...

Duration:00:24:37

2017 Entire Halloween Special: 27

4/19/2021
The entire episode 27 has been found and saved. Let us celebrate #halfwaytohalloween! Enjoy this flashback to 2017, and enjoy my story and stories from other wonderful podcasts. List of all podcasts involved in this episode, in order, with links, at the website entry for episode 27, Halloween Enormous Stories: https://www.theremightbecupcakes.com/episode-27-halloween-enormous-stories/ Website entry for episode 29, Unpacking the Bunny, which explores the truth and mystery behind my entry in...

Duration:01:54:22

Bone-Chimes and Primitive Spiders: House of Leaves: 68

3/8/2021
In which Carla begins her series on the horror novel House of Leaves. The House of Leaves universe: House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780375703768 The Whalestoe Letters: From House of Leaves https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780375714412 Poe’s album “Haunted”: Apple https://apple.co/2MT62F4, Spotify https://spoti.fi/3c2RsDq, Amazon https://amzn.to/3t0qkMy Referenced: La Strada (1954): https://amzn.to/38kUT7z Dr. Who...

Duration:00:13:01

Halloween Cupcakes: 27

2/21/2021
This is my segment from the 2018 multi podcast collaboration for Halloween, which was published as my episode 27. When I transferred to Spreaker Prime, the incredibly large episode was lost in transit. Here is my portion: In which Carla goes legend tripping, looking for the Bunnyman of Virginia. Original publication date: October 31, 2018 Theme song and stinger: “Comadreamers I” by Haunted Me, off their Pleasure album, used with permission How to Support Cupcakes: Audible:...

Duration:00:06:21

Haunted Yule: Twelve Days: 67

1/15/2021
In which Carla explores the Twelve Days of Christmas and why we send Christmas cards, and reads a Victorian horror story by F. Marion Crawford. Christmas episodes: 32: What the Dickens 47: Victorian Christmas: The Goblin and the Paw 65: Happy Christmas Chaos 66: Deck the Hall with Horror Sources and Suggested Reading: “The Doll’s Ghost”, F. Marion Crawford, collected by Arthur Conan Doyle and Walter Scott in The Valancourt Book of Victorian Christmas Ghost Stories:...

Duration:00:29:07

Deck the Hall with Horror: 66

12/28/2020
In which Carla revisits the Victorian Christmas tradition of scary stories at Christmas by reading four horror classics of the era--and, in doing so, explores the not-well-known genesis of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, as well as the four-hundred-year-old origins of “Deck the Halls”. Things get silly and eerie in turn. Come sit by the fire and enjoy some cupcakes and wassail. (Original episodes from 2017 and 2018 with new content) Original episodes: 32: What the Dickens 47: Victorian...

Duration:02:02:36

Happy Christmas Chaos: 65

12/22/2020
In which Carla shares personal stories from childhood Christmases, and shares how she and her family found cupcakes in the unlikeliest of places. These are the stories that weren't funny then, but are now. Originally aired December, 2017; now with new music Website entry for this episode (photographs and books): theremightbecupcakes.com/episode31christmascupcakes Music: Scott Holmes, "This Is Christmas"; Seth Partridge, "Sing We Now of Christmas", and Rue Royale, "Snow on Snow (In the...

Duration:00:18:04