PLAY EPISODE 78:
Imagine yourself snug around a warm fire this winter and listening to great ghost stories, crime fiction, music and witty banter from two wacky hosts on topics like the paranormal, the oppressive snowfall and humor! Well, no need to imagine. Just listen to episode 78: Tales for a Winter Fire. T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas, hosts of What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Show, have been snowed in by two Nor’easters that buried Philadelphia. To keep themselves occupied, they share a couple of stories on episode 78, Tales For a Winter Fire.
Our ghost story this episode was sent to us from a man in southern Wales in the UK. It’s the spooky tale of his paranormal experiences in Gladestone Villa. This story was narrated by British folksinger David Walton, and it’s a spooky, eerie tale.
A priest came, Graham Jones, he blessed the property and after a few prayers he duly left it was quiet for a few short months after that, but it did return, and this time it showed itself.
–Ghosts of Gladestone Villa from Andrew Dexter
As part of our dedication to supporting indie talent, especially in Philadelphia, Fox was a guest at an event in Fishtown called Metal. It was an evening of local artists, authors and metal bands put on at a charming art gallery in Philadelphia. Fox was fortunate enough to interview metal band, Surgeon.
“Always keep going. Never stop. It’s like being a shark. If you stop swimming, you’re dead.”
— Sean Bolton, previous of the band Surgeon
Surgeon is a metal band from Philadelphia comprised of Sean Bolton, Lydia Giordano , Josh Mustin, and JT Wieme.
The band combines influences ranging from progressive rock to metal, creating a sound that is both familiar but not derivative. Exotic dual guitar harmonies, thundering double bass, crushing rhythms are all weapons in Surgeon’s arsenal.
CLOWN NEWS IS BACK!
We feature a new segment of our beloved clown news from New Mexico. This guy is a remarkable Pennywise, and he hangs out in the park like this. We share the video talked about on our episode.
We finish the show with Chuulie and Tommy Fat, a noir crime flash fiction published by Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing and written by Rob Pierce. It’s a quick tale of murder. Contains some violence and harsh language! Be advised. But a marvelous tale narrated by British folksinger, David Walton.
“Surprised my guys in the room next door ain’t blasted through your bedroom wall and killed you yet.”
–Chuulies and Tommy Fat by Rob Pierce
Rob Pierce wrote the novel Uncle Dust, as well as the novella Vern In The Heat and the short story collection The Things I Love Will Kill Me Yet. Editor of Swill Magazine and an editorial consultant with All Due Respect Books, Rob has been nominated for a Derringer Award and has had stories published in Flash Fiction Offensive, Pulp Modern, Plots With Guns, Revolt Daily, Near To The Knuckle, and Shotgun Honey. His crime novel With The Right Enemies will be published March 1, 2017 by All Due Respect Books. He lives and will probably die in Oakland, California.
DAVID ROVIC’S GHOSTS THAT WALK THIS EARTH
We end the show with another incredible song from protest singer, David Rovics. It’s the story of a man who dies in a violent way then walks the earth as a ghost who is unable to interact with the world.
“The Chamber” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
“The Final Count” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
“Come Play With Me” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
“Ghost Story” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
“Lamentation” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
“Classic Horror III” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
“Ghosts that Walk this Earth” by David Rovics used with permission by David Rovics. All rights remain.
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