Weird Tales Radio Show hosted by Charles Christian

Weird Tales Radio Show hosted by Charles Christian

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Join lawyer turned award-winning writer and sometime werewolf-hunter Charles Christian for a weekly feast of folklore, magick and scary tales. If general off-the-wall weirdness is your thing then the Weird Tales Radio Show has something for everyone, with its magazine format designed for all fans of ghosts, geek, magick, folklore, urban myths and witchcraft but with a focus on fun and strangeness that sets it apart from other paranormal radio shows. Described as “the Today Show of the paranormal and supernatural” and “a fabulously atmospheric and over-flowing with esoteric info-show well loved by the geekiverse” – it was rated as “one of the Top 40 UK podcasts and radio shows you must subscribe and listen to in 2019.” You can find it wherever you listen to podcasts.


115: The Rev. Bill McDonald on UFOs, Vietnam & Mysticism part 2
May 27 • 58 min
In Episode 115 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we continue our interview with the Reverend Bill McDonald in which we discuss everything from UFOs and alien abductions to near death experiences, the Vietnam War. We also look at a case of history repeating…
114: The Rev. Bill McDonald on UFOs, Vietnam & Mysticism part 1
May 20 • 58 min
Episode 114 of the Weird Tales Radio Show our main event is the first part of an interview with the Reverend Bill McDonald in which we discuss everything from UFOs and alien abductions to near death experiences, the Vietnam War – we’re into the men who…
113: Matt Salusbury on Anomalous Big Cats, Woodwose & other Mystery Animals
May 13 • 58 min
Episode 113 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we talk to UK cryptozoology writer, researcher & Fortean Times contributor Matt Salusbury about Anomalous Big Cats, Woodwose & other Mystery Animals. We also investigate the legend of the Shug Monkey and Pesta,…
112: Steve E. Asher on Paranormal Kentucky & Other Ghost Stories
May 6 • 58 min
Episode 112 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we talk to American author & paranormal researcher Steve E. Asher about Paranormal Kentucky, including the Ghosts of the State Penitentiary and the Western Lunatic Asylum. Links: Weird Tales Radio Show archive -…
111: Beltane Celebrations, Conspiracy Theories & the Awful Nuckelavee
Apr 29 • 58 min
Episode 111 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we talk to Naomi, the Good Witch of the East, about Beltane, we have a countdown of the UK’s Top Ten Conspiracy Theories, we meet the Loathsome Nuckelavee, we preview a new book - Saints & Sinners in Dark Age…
110: The Beast of Bray Road & other Cryptids
Apr 22 • 58 min
Episode 110 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we talk to well-known American cryptozoology author and researcher Linda Godfrey about the Beast of Bray Road, Slenderman, Shapeshifters & other Cryptids Links: Weird Tales Radio Show archive -…
109: Demonology in the 21st Century
Apr 15 • 58 min
Episode 109 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we talk to Nathaniel Gillis for his take on Demons and Demonology in the 21st century - does the Dybbuk provide a model? Links: Weird Tales Radio Show archive -…
108: Welsh Ghosts & America’s Puritan Legacy
Apr 8 • 58 min
Episode 108 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we have part 2 of our interview writer Matthew Alper and ask why America is so religious plus we talk to author Mark Rees about his new book ‘Paranormal Wales’ and hear his tales of Welsh ghosts. Links: Weird…
107: Are Humans Hard-Wired to Believe in God?
Apr 1 • 58 min
Episode 107 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we interview writer Matthew Alper about his book The God Part of the Brain which examines the issue of whether humans are hard-wired to believe in a god - in which case why are there atheists? It’s a fascinating…
106: The Strange History of Poltergeists - or do ghosts have a sense of humour?
Mar 25 • 58 min
Episode 106 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we interview writer S.D Tucker about his new book Blithe Spirits: A History of the Poltergeist and ask if ghosts have a sense of humour. We also hear from Naomi of Inanna’s Festival about the relevance of the…
105: Conspiracy Theories, Sexy Vampires & the Terry Lovelace UFO Incident Part 3
Mar 18 • 58 min
Episode 105 of the Weird Tales Radio Show is our tin-foil hat edition as we look at some of the Conspiracy Theories now surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic. In the third and final part our our interview with Terry Lovelace, we bring the story up-to-date…
104: Plague Remedies, Friday 13th Folklore & the Terry Lovelace UFO Incident Part 2
Mar 11 • 58 min
In Episode 104 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we look at some Coronavirus and Plague news and ask if it’s time to crack open the Four Thieves Vinegar, we look at the connection between the Knights Templar and Friday 13th, and in the second part our our…
103: Terry Lovelace & the Devils Den UFO Incident Part 1
Mar 4 • 58 min
In Episode 103 of the Weird Tales Radio Show our main event is the first part of an interview with Terry Lovelace about his experiences both at the hands of the aliens who abducted him and US Government agents who subsequently interrogated him – the…
102: Weather Lore, Lent Food Lore & Dinosaur Ghosts
Feb 26 • 58 min
In Episode 102 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we have an eclectic mix of stories including Janie talking about Hot Cross Bun Folklore plus we’ll also be looking for answers to a question that keeps us all awake at night, namely why do we never hear reports…
101: Biblical Archaeology & Profiling Serial Killers
Feb 19 • 58 min
In Episode 101 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we’re talking to my old friend Micki Pistorius from the pop archaeology site Ancient Origins about myths and biblical archaeology - then, in the second part of the interview, we switch to her old day job where…
100: Spiritual Awakening, Astral Projection & Akashic Records
Feb 12 • 58 min
In Episode 100 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we have a fascinating interview with Las Vegas-based spiritual life coach Ellen Redd about near death experiences, astral protection, alchemical marriage, achieving spiritual awakening and the akashic records.…
99: Leonardo da Vinci, Witch Bottles & the Legend of Stagger Lee
Feb 5 • 58 min
In Episode 99 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we look at the legend of Stagger Lee - the basis for the popular murder ballad, Janie reveals some of the secret’s of Leonardo da Vinci’s painting The Last Supper, I explore the mysteries of Witch Bottles and…
98: Burns Night, Haggis & Imbolc Folklore & Traditions
Jan 29 • 58 min
In Episode 98 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we look at the folklore and traditions surrounding Burns Night suppers and ask what is a haggis? We also have Naomi from Inannas in Norwich talk to us about the meaning of Imbolc. And we go urban mythbusting: is…
97: Film-maker Jason Figgis on Horror Movies & the Supernatural
Jan 22 • 58 min
In Episode 97 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we have a major interview with Irish film-maker Jason Figgis talking about the movies and documentaries he has made, along with what fascinates him about horror movies and the supernatural. We also discuss his…
96: Psychic Powers & Alien Languages
Jan 15 • 58 min
In Episode 96 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we have a major interview with New Jersey-based Nancy du Tertre who describes herself as the “skeptical psychic”. We discuss next generation remote viewing - or psychic spying. Plus her various UFO/ET contact…
95: Ghosts, More Ghosts, Rawhead & Bloody Bones
Jan 8 • 58 min
In Episode 95 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we talk to John West about his book ‘Britain’s Haunted Heritage’ and hear some of his favourite ghost stories + we liberally dip into Funk & Wagnall’s Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology & Legend + we scare…
94: Magical English History & Weird Yuletide Folklore
Dec 18, 2019 • 58 min
In Episode 94 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we look at some weird Christmas folklore traditions to scare naughty children + we talk to author Martin Wall about his book ‘The Magical History of Britain’ - druids, Arthurian tales, Glastonbury legends and…
93: Paranormal Research & Solstice Tales
Dec 11, 2019 • 58 min
In Episode 93 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we talk to paranormal researcher & radio presenter Derren Mace about his ghostly encounters and then are joined by Weird Tales favourite Naomi to hear about the Winter Solstice & listen to a magical Christmas…
92: Christmas Traditions & Winter Ghosts
Dec 4, 2019 • 58 min
In Episode 92 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we’re getting into the Christmas spirit with Yuletide folklore, Christmas traditions, a little bit of the Grinch and plenty of seasonal ghost stories Links: Weird Tales Radio Show archive -…
91: H.P. Lovecraft & Supernatural Horror Fiction
Nov 27, 2019 • 58 min
In Episode 91 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we have a supernatural horror fiction special: we have an interview with writer & editor Glynn Owen Barrass about the enduring legacy of the author H.P. Lovecraft + we talk to author Ben Eads about his new book…
90: Thanksgiving Folklore & Christmas Puddings
Nov 20, 2019 • 58 min
In Episode 90 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we discuss at some of the history, folklore and myths surrounding Thanksgiving - We hear about the last English Witch Trial - We go looking for Medieval Church Graffiti - In more Practical Magick we learn how to…
89: Ghostly Encounters in the Ancient World
Nov 13, 2019 • 58 min
In Episode 89 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we hear about ghostly encounters from around the world in ancient times - and learn of some of the unusual remedies for dealing with unwelcome hauntings. Mesopotamian suppositories anyone? Links: Weird Tales…
88: Witchcraft Special with Maxine Sanders
Nov 6, 2019 • 58 min
In Episode 88 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we have a Witchcraft Special including an interview with Wicca legend Maxine Sanders the ‘Queen of the Witches’ + we talk to Darren Charles about the Scottish & Newcastle witchcraft trials, encounter a haunted…
87: Samhain Blessings & Looking for Ghostland
Oct 29, 2019 • 58 min
In Episode 87 of the Weird Tales Radio Show our Big Interview is with Edward Parnell about his new book “Ghostland” - the search for the haunted country of ghost stories, weird fiction & folk horror movies like “The Wicker Man” + Weird Tales Radio…
86: Vintage Geek & Witchcraft Documentaries
Oct 23, 2019 • 58 min
In Episode 86 of the Weird Tales Radio Show our Big Interview is with Marshall Julius about his excellent new book “Vintage Geek” - then we talk to film historian Gary Parsons about British Witchcraft Documentaries of the 1970s - were the objective or…
85: Maritime Superstitions & Crabby Parsons
Oct 16, 2019 • 58 min
In Episode 85 of the Weird Tales Radio Show, it’s another hour of fun and strangeness as we say “Ahoy, me hearties” and look at some maritime superstitions then rummage through Davy Jones’ Locker + we’ve tales of witchcraft ancient and modern + we visit…
84: Halloween Television & Appalachian Folk Herbalism
Oct 9, 2019 • 58 min
In Episode 84 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we have a catch-up on Halloween television with Steve Higgins of Higgypop, then we discuss the Appalachian folk herbalism tradition with Elijah Weikel. We’ve also got more practical magick spells, a roundup of…
83: Prepping, Vengeful Saints & the Ghosts of Nashville
Oct 2, 2019 • 58 min
In Episode 83 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we go prepping for the Zombie Apocalypse (or Brexit!) – don’t forget to pack the dried coffee and honey! We also meet some of the musical ghosts of Nashville. And we have the saga of the Saxon saint who came…
81: All of Them Witches
Sep 18, 2019 • 58 min
In Episode 81 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we talk to Kit Lewis about next month’s Fear in the Fens Festival - and there is a chance to win two FREE tickets to the event + we look at the folklore of Weybourne + we have more magick spells + a possible…
80: Lunar Conspiracies, Nessie & Nazis on the Moon
Sep 11, 2019 • 58 min
In Episode 80 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we have part 2 of our interview with Greg Bufithis about the impact the Moon has had on our culture, including this week Nazis on the Moon and lunar conspiracy theories. We also discover the Loch Ness Monster…
78: Demons & Evil Archaeology
Aug 28, 2019 • 58 min
In Episode 78 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we interview US-based “renegade archaeologist” Dr Heather Lynn about demons, possessions, sinister relics and other aspects of “Evil Archaeology” + Janie discusses with Charles some of the rules that make for…
77: Alien Autopsies & the Rendlesham UFO Saga
Aug 14, 2019 • 53 min
In Episode 77 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we have an interview with Suffolk-based UFO and paranormal investigator David Young about the Rendlesham Forest UFO sightings – known as the UK’s Roswell – in 1980. With its 40th anniversary fast approaching, we…
76: Helen Ivory on Witches, Weirdness & Poetry
Aug 7, 2019 • 52 min
In Episode 76 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we interview Norwich-based poet & artist Helen Ivory about her new collection “The Anatomical Venus” and discuss witches, weirdness, poetry – and little knitted mice! We have a roundup of upcoming paranormal…
75: New England Horror & Ethel at the Gate
Jul 31, 2019 • 53 min
In Episode 75 of the Weird Tales Radio Show: we interview New England-based writer & poet Morgan Sylvia about what makes the forests so foreboding. We look at the modern urban legend of Ethel at the Gate in Leeds. We have a round-up of paranormal news in…
74: New Ghost Hunting Theories & Here Comes Lughnasadh
Jul 24, 2019 • 52 min
In Episode 74 of the Weird Tales Radio Show: we interview paranormal investigator & conference presenter Kieran Woodhouse on the latest theories on what are ghosts and whether paranormal events have become an entertainments circus that has nothing to do…
73: Demons, Fake Ghosts & Hagstone Charms
Jul 17, 2019 • 52 min
In Episode 73 of the Weird Tales Radio Show: we interview leading paranormal news blogger & haunted house investigator Steve Higgins about his HiggyPop website & paranormal research courses + Janie looks at the case of a fake haunting & asks: is the way…
72: Magick Spells & Serial Killers
Jul 10, 2019 • 53 min
In Episode 72 of the Weird Tales Radio Show: we interview American writer & poet Sara Tantlinger about her new book on the notorious serial killer H.H. Holmes and ask: why poetry? We also look at the tale of the Mayfly, the ghostly wherry of the Norfolk…
71: Exorcism Goes Management-Speke & Ghost Telephones
Jul 3, 2019 • 27 min
In Episode 71 of the Weird Tales Radio Show: we have a bumper collection of Paranormal News in Brief stories including job discrimination against witches, haunted pubs, Japanese ghost telephones & exorcism going all management-speke - plus Janie revisits…
70: M.R. James & Bibliomancy or Divination by the Book
Jun 26, 2019 • 25 min
In Episode 70 of the Weird Tales Radio Show: we have a catch-up on some recent stories including another Jack the Ripper suspect and English witchcraft burnings - Janie takes a look at the old Fairlop Fair in her latest delve into seasonal folklore - and…
69: Warlock Holmes & the Case of the Bottomless French Fries
Jun 19, 2019 • 45 min
In Episode 69 of the Weird Tales Radio Show: we talk to Las Vegas-based author G.S. Denning about the adventures of his fictional dark fantasy character Warlock Holmes – and we also hear about Cthulhu, H.P. Lovecraft, the King in Yellow, as well as…
68: Litha Blessings & White Walkers
Jun 12, 2019 • 49 min
In Episode 68 of the Weird Tales Radio Show: we learn the significance of Litha/Midsummer to wiccans & pagans from Naomi of Inanna’s in Norwich; before heading to the Great Yarmouth Comic Con to talk to members of the cast of some of the hottest fantasy &…
67: A is for Adamski, R is for Ripper
Jun 5, 2019 • 31 min
In Episode 67 of the Weird Tales Radio Show: We take a look at a new book about alien contactees called ‘A is for Adamski’ and ask: are they mad, bad or sad? We also report on the latest DNA evidence that supposedly identifies Jack the Ripper and review…
66: Whitsun Folklore & Religious Relics for Sale
May 29, 2019 • 30 min
In Episode 66 of the Weird Tales Radio Show: We take a look at Whitsuntide folklore and ask how did Old Mother Shipton get involved? And we also investigate the sale of religious relics today - did you know your can bid for a vial of the blood of Jesus…
65: Weird News from Around the World & the Green Children of Woolpit
May 22, 2019 • 31 min
In Episode 65 of the Weird Tales Radio Show: Janie has a round-up of weird news from around the world and takes a skeptical look at Romanian witches on the web, the latest yeti sightings and an online magick scam. And we also revisit the medieval tale of…
64: Witchcraft, Feminism & the Curse of Thomas Midgley
May 15, 2019 • 32 min
In Episode 64 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we interview mythographer Martini Fisher to ask whether witchcraft is a feminist issue and take an international perspective on the stereotyping and persecution of witches.. We also celebrate Thomas Midgley Day.…
63: The Witch of Dawn & Witchcraft in LA
May 8, 2019 • 37 min
In Episode 63 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we interview Maja D’Aoust - the Witch of Dawn - about Familiars and the Reawakening of Witchcraft in Los Angeles. We also have more Tales of Historical Witchcraft and some Curious Folklore about Toenails. Urban…
62: Cuckoos & Swallows, Plague & Pustules
May 1, 2019 • 54 min
In Episode 62 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we have Cuckoos and Swallows as Janie delves into some seasonal bird folklore. And we head off to the Time & Tide Museum in Great Yarmouth for a preview of their new Medieval Medicine show. It’s all plague and…
61: Inanna & the Quest for the Magical Shop of Delights
Apr 24, 2019 • 34 min
In Episode 61 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we have the concluding part of our interview with Naomi of Inanna’s Magical Gifts in which we find ourselves the mystical awakening of the English countryside, our fascination with hares from Boudicca onwards,…
60: Inanna & the Quest for the Magical Shop of Delights
Apr 17, 2019 • 35 min
In Episode 60 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we have part #1 of our interview with Naomi of Inanna’s Magical Gifts in Norwich and learn how her dreams and the study of witchcraft became a personal quest that resulted in the creation of unique shop full of…
Weird Tales Radio Show Sampler
Apr 10, 2019 • 13 min
This is a cut-down sample episode of the Weird Tales Radio Show - the Today programme of the weird and the supernatural - designed to give you a quick flavour of the podcast.
59: The Great Norfolk Broads Ghosts Hoax
Apr 10, 2019 • 29 min
In Episode 59 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we look at the saga of the Ghosts of the Norfolk Broads - was it a hoax or just convincing fiction? And we recount the awful legend of the Witch of Berkeley - when you’ve sold your soul, the Devil is going to…
58: Hot Cross Buns & Weather Lore
Apr 3, 2019 • 34 min
In Episode 58 of the Weird Tales Radio Show Janie uncovers some curious legends about Hot Cross Buns - they never grow stale! Really? And in our section on weather lore and love divination, we ask: Red sky at night, sailor’s delight - but will he still…
57: Sorcery & Witchcraft - Ancient & Modern
Mar 27, 2019 • 29 min
In Episode 57 of the Weird Tales Radio Show, we look at sorcery and witchcraft ancient and modern - from the Tower of London to Abu Ghraib - we also have some curious tales about Stonehenge pigs and Swiss cheeses, plus more practical magick and local…
56: Curious Dole Customs & the Ritual Year
Mar 20, 2019 • 41 min
In Episode 56 of the Weird Tales Radio Show, our Janie talks us through some of the curious customs of the English “dole” – and we look at aspects of the Ritual Year including the “borrowed days” of March, Carling Sunday and All Fools Day.
55: The Spiritual Meaning of the Sixties
Mar 13, 2019 • 36 min
In Episode 55 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we have the second and concluding part of our interview with Tobias Churton about his latest book “The Spiritual Meaning of the Sixties - the Magic, Myth & Music of the Decade That Changed the World”. This week…
54: The Spiritual Meaning of the Sixties
Mar 6, 2019 • 42 min
In Episode 54 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we talk to the UK’s leading authority on Western Esotericism – Tobias Churton – about his latest book “The Spiritual Meaning of the Sixties - the Magic, Myth & Music of the Decade That Changed the World”.…
53: Spooky Movies in Spooky East Anglia
Feb 27, 2019 • 31 min
In Episode 53 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we talk to film producer John West about making Spooky Movies in East Anglia and ask where does our fascination with scary stories come from. And we also end up talking about The Beatles and Kenny Everett – not…
52: Haunted Waters & Swimming Witches
Feb 20, 2019 • 34 min
In Episode 52 of the Weird Tales Radio Show Janie looks at some legends of healing lochs and haunted pits + we’ve got witchcraft in caves and in Essex + we look at the folklore and origins of the fairy tale Bluebeard + and we talk to Moscow about Bonnie &…
51: Saucy St Valentine Rhymes from Olden Times
Feb 13, 2019 • 35 min
In Episode 51 of the Weird Tales Radio Show Janie explores some saucy - and in some instances just plain weird - St Valentine rhymes from olden times. We also have a roundup of paranormal news in brief. And we explore the legend that is Pablo Fanque - a…
50: Headless Ghosts & Saxon Sirens
Feb 6, 2019 • 29 min
In Episode 50 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we have not one but two headless hauntings and ask: why did these ghosts lose their heads? Plus we look at the folklore surrounding the English tradition of wassailing - is it really all about cider and Saxon…
49: Love Locks and Mad Earls
Jan 22, 2019 • 31 min
In Episode 49 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we celebrate St Paul’s Day (25th January) because if it is fair and clear, we shall have a happy year. We also look at a couple of modern urban legends: love locks on bridges and shoes tossed over telephone…
48: Oh, The Mistletoe Bough
Jan 16, 2019 • 31 min
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 +…
47: Rook di goo - There’s blood in the shoe
Jan 9, 2019 • 27 min
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…
46: Step into Christmas with some Yuletide Dishes to turn your Stomach
Dec 19, 2018 • 35 min
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…
45: Walking the Haunted Lanes of Norwich
Dec 12, 2018 • 28 min
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.
44: Meet the Krampus - Santa’s Demonic Little Helper
Dec 5, 2018 • 35 min
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…
43: Kitsch & Bad Karma - The Curse of the Crying Boy Paintings
Nov 27, 2018 • 31 min
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!
42: Wait a minute… You’ve just Married a Hologram & Other Bizarre Tales
Nov 21, 2018 • 31 min
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…
41: Call that a Ripping Yarn! Frankly I don’t care if you are abducted by aliens
Nov 14, 2018 • 54 min
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…
40: Casting Hexes against Trump & Hitler
Oct 31, 2018 • 29 min
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…
39: The Hideous History of the Hermitage Castle
Oct 25, 2018 • 36 min
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…
38: William of Newburgh: Medieval Vampire Hunter
Oct 17, 2018 • 33 min
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…
37: Did Barnacle Geese Come from Barnacles?
Oct 10, 2018 • 29 min
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…
36: Witchcraft & the Pop Industry + the Paul McCartney is Dead Myth Returns
Oct 3, 2018 • 32 min
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…
35: Michaelmas, the Patron Saint of Sorcerers, and Viking Squirrels
Sep 26, 2018 • 34 min
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’…
34: From the Holy Grail to Leprechauns [Part 2]
Sep 19, 2018 • 43 min
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…
33: From the Holy Grail to Leprechauns [Part 1]
Sep 12, 2018 • 32 min
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…
32: Anglo-Saxon Paganism Redux
Sep 5, 2018 • 37 min
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…
31: Neo-Paganism in America
Aug 29, 2018 • 39 min
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…
30: Mischievous Faeries, Magick Spells & Mystic Pyramids
Aug 15, 2018 • 32 min
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…
29: Poisoning the Pigeons in the Park
Aug 8, 2018 • 26 min
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…
28: Meet the Ancestors - It’s Lammastide and we owe everything to the Denisovans Part 2?
Aug 1, 2018 • 41 min
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.
27: Meet the Ancestors - Do we owe everything to the Denisovans?
Jul 25, 2018 • 37 min
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.
26: Top Hats and Brass Goggles Time
Jul 18, 2018 • 27 min
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.
25: Roswell UFOs Remembered, Infamous Paranormal Hoaxes & Don’t be lured into the marshes
Jul 11, 2018 • 34 min
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…
24: Ghostly Pipers, the British Bigfoot is Back, & Whatever happened to the Goddess Culture?
Jul 5, 2018 • 35 min
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…
23: Midsummer Folklore, the Weird, Lumberjacks & the Black Death is back
Jun 27, 2018 • 37 min
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.
22: Witch Cults, Geeks & Ghostly Aeronauts
Jun 20, 2018 • 36 min
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.
21: The Hollow Land - Aspects of Norfolk Folklore
Jun 13, 2018 • 41 min
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…
20: Old Stinker - the Yorkshire Werewolf Revisited
May 30, 2018 • 33 min
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.
19: Headless Queens, Treacherous Monks & Old West Gunfights
May 23, 2018 • 28 min
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…
18: Goths, Ghosts and Kung Fu
May 10, 2018 • 59 min
Episode 18 of the Weird Tales Radio Show is our “Down with the codfish aristocracy” edition… We look at the mystical side of Japanese martial arts + get the inside skinny on Goth culture from well-known fashion and travel blogger La Carmina + report on…
17: Artists and Werewolves, plus St Mark’s Eve Vigils
Apr 25, 2018 • 58 min
Welcome to Episode 17 of the Weird Tales Radio Show. We talk about the legend of the St Mark’s Eve Vigil and learn how Charles failed to see any ghosts. In our big interview we talk to painter Stuart Pearson Wright about art, werewolves and J.K.Rowling.…
16: Aleister Crowley - the Godfather of Modern Witchcraft
Apr 11, 2018 • 58 min
Welcome to Episode 16 of the Weird Tales Radio Show. This is our our Friday the Thirteenth, All you ever wanted to know about Aleister Crowley but were afraid to ask, Get out your Hagstones to fight the Evil Eye, is it a Bird, is it a Plane, no it’s the…
15: When Good Faeries Go Bad
Mar 28, 2018 • 59 min
Welcome to Episode 15 of the Weird Tales Radio Show. This is our April Fool pondering, Mermaid spotting, Faeries and King Arthur discussing, Syd Barrett remembering, Hobgoblins who can cure Whooping Cough, and ET don’t bothering phoning home because all…