Weird Tales Radio Show hosted by Charles Christian

Weird Tales Radio Show hosted by Charles Christian

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The Weird Tales Radio Show, hosted by Charles Christian, is a weekly magazine programme carrying news, interviews and comment from the twilight world of ghosts, magick, folklore, urban myths, witchcraft and the paranormal
61: Inanna & the Quest for the Magical Shop of Delights
Apr 24 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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…
14: Beware the Ides of March
Mar 14, 2018 • 59 min
Welcome to Episode 14 of the Weird Tales Radio Show. This is our our Beware the Ides of March, Headless Radioactive Cockroaches in the Loo. Let’s talk about Cunning Men, Wise Women, Folk Magic, Spells, Charms and Potions Show. Clean.
13: Ghostly Drummer Boys and Led Zeppelin Played Backwards
Feb 27, 2018 • 58 min
Welcome to Episode 13 of the Weird Tales Radio Show. This is our our Ghostly Drummer Boys drumming, playing Led Zeppelin backwards (and forwards) to raise the Devil, all the Folklore you ever need to know about Mad March Hares, I married the Ghost of a…
12: St Valentine’s Day and Arthur C. Clarke
Feb 16, 2018 • 58 min
The Hare is rapping the tabor! Yes, the latest Weird Tales Radio Show (episode 12) is now available as a podcast. This is our our Grey Lady haunting, Brown Monk lamenting, Skipping and Pancake Bell ringing, Seven Things you didn’t know about St…
11: Candlemas and Paranormal Detectives
Feb 3, 2018 • 59 min
The Hare is knocking at the door! It can only mean the latest Weird Tales Radio Show (episode 11) is now available as a podcast. This is our Southwold haunting, Stilton Cheese rolling, Mark E. Smith remembering, Candlemas weather lore, paranormal…