78: TALES FOR A WINTER FIRE

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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.

 

NEW CRIME FICTION FROM PMMP:

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.

 

Music Rights:

“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

 

Broken Reality by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Attribution 3.0 International 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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74: GHOST DJ

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She’s a DJ to the dead. Cathy Gasch, author of My Life Amidst the Paranormal, returns for the second part of her interview on episode 74, Ghost DJ! Cathy has been seeing the dead all her life. She returns to tell us more ghost stories from her experiences and what it’s like living as a psychic. She even has a dead client who hangs out behind and sends her requests for an internet radio station. Also, Jasper Bark, British horror author, completes his interview, telling new indie authors what to expect when getting into a changing writing industry. New authors, heed his words! And, we play Cathy’s true ghost story, The Irish Millhouse, an experience she had while visiting Ireland. She’s an amazing storyteller, psychic and paranormal adventurer, Cathy Gasch.

 

CATHY GASCH – PARANORMAL AUTHOR

Cathy E. Gasch was born, raised, went to school, worked and still lives in the state of Maryland. She is currently semi-retired and lives in Washington County with her husband of thirty seven years and seven cats. She enjoys working in her yard and garden and enjoys making crafts. Most of Cathy’s leisure time is spent reading and researching family history as well as historical locations. She loves to travel and has been to Ireland, Scotland, England and many wonderful and fascinating places in the United States. Cathy’s paranormal experiences have spanned over 50 years, and through them, she continues to learn about herself and the world, often times, through the eyes of those who have passed on.

 

Cathy E. Gasch has been able to sense the paranormal all of her life. Take a journey with her through haunted houses and ancient ruins across three different countries, and discover for yourself what it’s like to be sensitive to the paranormal. Mischievous ghosts, spectral apparitions, and forgotten souls abound in this collection of true spooky tales!

Cathy did a great job describing what she has experienced of the spirit world since she was a child. It is down-to-earth (pun intended) and an easy read. Cathy’s stories and experiences may make believers of those who don’t “believe.” You just might relate to one or more of her spirit encounters. The book highlights the fact that young children often are more open to, and accepting of, the reality of spirits among us.Amazon Reviewer 

As I lay there shivering I looked toward to the door that led out into the hallway and noticed that a white light was shimmering along the wall going all the way to the large window that overlooked the stream! — The Irish Millhouse from Cathy Gasch

Jasper Bark – How to Publish Horror

Jasper Bark is infectious. If you’re reading this then you’re already at risk of contamination. The symptoms will begin to manifest any moment now. There’s nothing you can do about it. You’ll become obsessed with his work, from the award winning collections Dead Air and Stuck on You and Other Prime Cuts, to cult novels like Way of the Barefoot Zombie and acclaimed graphic novels such as Bloodfellas and Beyond Lovecraft. Soon you’ll want to tweet, post and blog about his work until thousands of others fall under its spell. We’re afraid there is no way to avoid this, these words contain a power you are hopeless to resist. You’re already in their thrall and have been since you started this book. Even now you find yourself itching to read the rest of his work. Don’t fight it, give in to the urge and succumb to the joyous derangement it brings.

JASPER BARK’S PORTRAIT BY MANON

 

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New Podcast from PMMP!

Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, one of our associate publishers, has joined the podcast zoo with a new show called Castle Rock Radio, a horror podcast devoted to the writings of Stephen King. It’s a new show and entertaining featuring various horror authors. Check it out!

 

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MERCY

(A Horror Medical Thriller Novel from Blood Bound Books.)

MERCY LARGE

By T. Fox Dunham

(Host of What Are You Afraid of Horror & Paranormal Podcast)

FANGORIA gives MERCY 3.5 out 4 Skulls – “Dunham has channeled his many brushes with the other side into the exquisitely rendered, lyrical supernatural hospital thriller MERCY.READ FULL REVIEW HERE.

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Author Tim Waggoner

Part medical horror, part supernatural suspense, MERCY is a hard-hitting fever dream of a novel. I enjoyed the hell out of it!” ~ Tim Waggoner, author of The Way of All Flesh and Eat The Night

Pain and poetry flow in equal measure through these pages. Dunham’s prose strikes deep and hits all the right notes. MERCY is unforgettably vivid.” ~ David Dunwoody, author of Hell Walks and The 3 Egos

William Saint is dying of cancer. On most days death seems like a humane alternative to the treatment. Stricken with fever, William is rushed to Mercy—notorious as a place to send the sickest of the poor and uninsured to be forgotten—and finds the hospital in even worse condition than his previous visit. The grounds are unkempt, the foundation is cracking, and like the wild mushrooms sprouting from fissures of decay around it, something is growing inside the hospital. Something dark. It’s feeding on the sickness and sustaining itself on the staff, changing them. And now it wants Willie.

This was my death.

Life is an addiction.

Love is the only force that is real. Read . . . and understand what I saw. I put it in metaphor. You do not understand what you do not understand.

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Author of Mercy – T. Fox Dunham

Buy on Kindle at Amazon

Or Buy in Paperback at Amazon


Music Rights:

“The Chamber” 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

“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

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71: GHOSTSTORIES OF 2017

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To celebrate another year of spooky, horror authors T. Fox Dunham and Phil Thomas present this audio anthology of our best true paranormal & ghost stories from 2017. Read by British Folksinger David Walton or told by the authors themselves, we present some of the best names in paranormal literature such as Katrina Weidman from Paranormal Lockdown or authors with featured stories on A Haunting.

We’ve also got a great tale of the famous dead from horror director Lloyd Kaufman and a civil war tale from celebrated ghost historian of Gettysburg, Mark Nesbitt.

It’s all ghost stories all episode, and we’ll be back in 2018 with new ghost stories, horror fiction and interviews.

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MERCY

(A Horror Medical Thriller Novel from Blood Bound Books.)

MERCY LARGE

By T. Fox Dunham

(Host of What Are You Afraid of Horror & Paranormal Podcast)

FANGORIA gives MERCY 3.5 out 4 Skulls – “Dunham has channeled his many brushes with the other side into the exquisitely rendered, lyrical supernatural hospital thriller MERCY.READ FULL REVIEW HERE.

fangoria

 Part medical horror, part supernatural suspense, MERCY is a hard-hitting fever dream of a novel. I enjoyed the hell out of it!” ~ Tim Waggoner, author of The Way of All Flesh and Eat The Night

Pain and poetry flow in equal measure through these pages. Dunham’s prose strikes deep and hits all the right notes. MERCY is unforgettably vivid.” ~ David Dunwoody, author of Hell Walks and The 3 Egos

William Saint is dying of cancer. On most days death seems like a humane alternative to the treatment. Stricken with fever, William is rushed to Mercy—notorious as a place to send the sickest of the poor and uninsured to be forgotten—and finds the hospital in even worse condition than his previous visit. The grounds are unkempt, the foundation is cracking, and like the wild mushrooms sprouting from fissures of decay around it, something is growing inside the hospital. Something dark. It’s feeding on the sickness and sustaining itself on the staff, changing them. And now it wants Willie.

This was my death.

Life is an addiction.

Love is the only force that is real. Read . . . and understand what I saw. I put it in metaphor. You do not understand what you do not understand.

mercy-back-cover

Author of Mercy – T. Fox Dunham

Buy on Kindle at Amazon

Or Buy in Paperback at Amazon


Music Rights

“The Chamber” 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

“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

© Can Stock Photo / dehooks

DISCLAIMER:

All opinions of guests and content does not reflect the opinions of T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas or Para-X Radio. No profit is made by selling the show in any form. The show is used for promotion of the author’s works. This show is for entertainment purposes. The views of the show do not reflect PARA-X Radio, EMC Podcast network or any of their affiliates or sponsors. All rights of work are retained by the authors. All arrangements made with guests and audience members are not the responsibility of T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas, PARA-X Radio or EMC Podcast Network or all sponsor and affiliates. 

 

70: HALFWAY OUT OF THE DARK

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It’s our holiday episode for 2017! 70 episodes! Halfway Out of the Dark. That’s how horror authors T. Fox Dunham and Phil Thomas regard the season. Happy Solstice! The authors hang out, talk about the season, scary holiday gifts, current film releases like The Last Jedi and Fox tells the scary tale of all the cookies he’s made.

 

Bram Stoker award-winning author, PD Cacek shares a true holiday ghost story, The Christmas Cat and the hosts play a strange ghost story about paranormal excrement, sent in by one of our fans. They also discuss A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

Tim Waggoner is back for part three of his interview on writing, giving advice to new authors and talking about the way the publishing industry has changed.

We play some strange holiday carols and finish with a song from our friend, Wily Bo Walker from his Moon Over Indigo album.

And check out the new horror Christmas anthology, Shades of Santa, on Amazon now, with a new horror holiday flash fiction story from T. Fox Dunham. Profits go to a Water charity. Ghost stories and music for your winter holidays!

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RavenAmpersand

MERCY

(A Horror Medical Thriller Novel from Blood Bound Books.)

MERCY LARGE

By T. Fox Dunham

(Host of What Are You Afraid of Horror & Paranormal Podcast)

FANGORIA gives MERCY 3.5 out 4 Skulls – “Dunham has channeled his many brushes with the other side into the exquisitely rendered, lyrical supernatural hospital thriller MERCY.READ FULL REVIEW HERE.

fangoria

 Part medical horror, part supernatural suspense, MERCY is a hard-hitting fever dream of a novel. I enjoyed the hell out of it!” ~ Tim Waggoner, author of The Way of All Flesh and Eat The Night

Pain and poetry flow in equal measure through these pages. Dunham’s prose strikes deep and hits all the right notes. MERCY is unforgettably vivid.” ~ David Dunwoody, author of Hell Walks and The 3 Egos

William Saint is dying of cancer. On most days death seems like a humane alternative to the treatment. Stricken with fever, William is rushed to Mercy—notorious as a place to send the sickest of the poor and uninsured to be forgotten—and finds the hospital in even worse condition than his previous visit. The grounds are unkempt, the foundation is cracking, and like the wild mushrooms sprouting from fissures of decay around it, something is growing inside the hospital. Something dark. It’s feeding on the sickness and sustaining itself on the staff, changing them. And now it wants Willie.

This was my death.

Life is an addiction.

Love is the only force that is real. Read . . . and understand what I saw. I put it in metaphor. You do not understand what you do not understand.

mercy-back-cover

Author of Mercy – T. Fox Dunham

Buy on Kindle at Amazon

Or Buy in Paperback at Amazon


Music Rights

“The Chamber” 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

“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

“Fox The Children” from Wily Bo Walker album Moon Over Indio used with permission of the owner.

Kamikaze Economy Christmas by Travis Taylor is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License.

“Dance of the Sugarplum Fairies” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

DISCLAIMER:

All opinions of guests and content does not reflect the opinions of T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas or Para-X Radio. No profit is made by selling the show in any form. The show is used for promotion of the author’s works. This show is for entertainment purposes. The views of the show do not reflect PARA-X Radio, EMC Podcast network or any of their affiliates or sponsors. All rights of work are retained by the authors. All arrangements made with guests and audience members are not the responsibility of T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas, PARA-X Radio or EMC Podcast Network or all sponsor and affiliates.