The Vampire Historian

The Vampire Historian

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The Vampire Historian Podcast is a discussion of the vampire in history, folklore, literature, television and film.


May in Texas 2019
May 1, 2019 • 9 min
May conventions in Texas, 2019.
Halloween 2018-Dracula News!
Oct 31, 2018 • 14 min
Dracula News
Conversation with Lawrence Burgess
Oct 29, 2018 • 62 min
Conversation with Lawrence Burgess
‘Salem’s Lot Day 2018 with Jess Peacock
Oct 17, 2018 • 61 min
‘Salem’s Lot Day 2018 with Jess Peacock
Interview with Hans de Roos
Oct 13, 2018 • 32 min
Interview with Hans de Roos
Interview with Dacre Stoker
Oct 2, 2018 • 53 min
Interview with Dacre Stoker
Short Interviews with Georges Jeanty and Ben Templesmith
Sep 26, 2018 • 11 min
Dallas Comic Show recap.
Texas Frightmare Weekend 2018
Jun 4, 2018 • 10 min
Texas Frightmare Weekend 2018
TFW 2018 Preview
Apr 21, 2018 • 9 min
Preview of TFW 2018
‘Salem’s Lot Day with Jess Peacock
Oct 17, 2017 • 25 min
‘Salem’s Lot Day with Jess Peacock
Interview with Steve Niles
Sep 18, 2017 • 12 min
This episode is a short interview with “30 Days of Night” creator Steve Niles, recorded on the floor at the Dallas Comic Show. You an find Steve at www.steveniles.com thevampirehistorian.com
Interview with Leif Pettersen
Jun 19, 2017 • 48 min
In this episode, I sit down with travel writer Leif Pettersen to talk about his 2016 book “Backpacking with Dracula: On the Trail of Vlad the Impaler and the Vampire He Inspired.” You can order the book at…
Howl About That Podcast
May 19, 2017 • 50 min
Today we have a crossover episode with the Howl About That Podcast. First, check out their episode about the 1992 film, “Bram Stoker’s Dracula,” and then listen to this discussion about vampire movies in general. Thanks to Spencer, Riley, and Xander for…
Texas Frightmare Weekend
May 14, 2017 • 19 min
On Saturday, May 6th, I attended the Texas Frightmare Weekend convention in Dallas. I was able attend the Fright Night panel, and meet director Tom Holland, along with actors William Ragsdale and Amanda Bearse. I also had a chance to speak with Udo Kier…
May in DFW: Texas Frightmare Weekend, World Dracula Day Symposium, and Famous Monsters Convention
Apr 20, 2017 • 12 min
This May is a busy one for DFW area vampire fans. Join me as I give a run down of Texas Frightmare Weekend’s vampire offerings; some more information about the World Dracula Day Symposium that I’m organizing; and a new convention to Dallas, the Famous…
Interview with Marv Wolfman
Jan 29, 2017 • 17 min
Today I interviewed comic author Marv Wolfman at the North Texas Comic Book Show. Marv is the author of The Tomb of Dracula comic series that ran from 1972-1979, and is the creator of Blade, among many other important characters.
Halloween Announcement
Oct 31, 2016 • 7 min
A special Halloween announcement about the upcoming World Dracula Day Symposium 2017! More info at http://thevampirehistorian.com/symposium
Interview with David J. Skal
Oct 28, 2016 • 54 min
This episode is an interview with author and film historian David J, Skal. His new book “Something in the Blood: The Untold Story of Bram Stoker” is now available -…
Interview with Jess Peacock
Oct 25, 2016 • 82 min
This very special episode is an extended interview with Jess Peacock, author of “Such a Dark Thing: Theology of the Vampire Narrative in Popular Culture.” I highly suggest you purchase his book now if you are at all interested in the connections…
October 2016 News & Updates
Oct 18, 2016 • 7 min
In this episode I talk about some of the current vampire-related news, including new and upcoming books; the World Dracula Congress; the Halloween Bran Castle contest with Airbnb; the new Vampire World Documentary trailer from Father Sebastiaan; and a…
Interview with Father Sebastiaan
Oct 2, 2016 • 35 min
In this episode, I sit down with fangsmith Father Sebastiaan for an extended interview. You can find Father Sebastiaan at www.vampireworld.com, and as always, find the podcast at thevampirehistorian.com
Space City Comic Con with Michael Welch
Jun 1, 2016 • 13 min
Memorial Day Weekend I attended the Space City Comic Con in Houston, and had a chance to speak with actor Michael Welch from the Twilight movies, in addition to meeting a few other people.
The Scholars Meet the Fangsmith
Mar 7, 2016 • 6 min
Recently, Professor Gordon Melton and I met with fang maker Father Sebastiaan in Dallas. We even attended the Vampire Salon. Here is a little recap of our evening.
Fan Days Episode
Oct 17, 2015 • 8 min
Today I went to day one of the Dallas Comic Con Fan Days. I was able to meet James Marsters, some vampire fiction authors, and pick up a Dracula comic that I needed.
Podcast Day & News
Sep 30, 2015 • 8 min
In this episode I talk about International Podcast Day; some of the podcasts I like, and some of the upcoming changes to the Vampire Historian podcast.
Interview with Eric Nuzum
Aug 3, 2015 • 15 min
This past weekend I attended Podcast Movement 2015 and had the chance to interview author Eric Nuzum. You can find Eric’s book “The Dead Travel Fast: Stalking Vampires from Nosferatu to Count Chocula” on Amazon, or visit his website at www.ericnuzum.com
World Dracula Day – Mini-sode
May 27, 2015 • 4 min
Happy World Dracula Day! Here is a special mini-sode of the Vampire Historian Podcast. Dracula Day Mini-sode Or, right click here for download Here are the books mentioned in the podcast: Dracula – Bram Stoker (Norton Critial Edition, Nina Auerbach and…
Austria Meets the Vampires
May 18, 2015 • 6 min
Episode 5 of the Vampire Historian Podcast is now available. Listen here – Austria Meets the Vampires or, right click for an audio download In Episode 5, I discuss the first of two Serbian vampire cases from the 18th century, that of Peter Plogojowitz….
St. George Meets the Volcano
May 9, 2015 • 11 min
A new episode of the Vampire Historian Podcast is now available. Listen here – St. George Meets the Volcano or, right click for an audio download In Episode 4, I discuss some of the interesting information surrounding the feast of St. George in Eastern…
The Shoemaker Meets…Death
Apr 3, 2015 • 6 min
The third episode of the Vampire Historian podcast is now available. Listen here – Episode 3 or, right click for an audio download In Episode 3, I discuss one of the earliest documented cases in Europe: the Shoemaker of Silesia. Also known as the…
The Librarian Meets the Collector
Mar 25, 2015 • 6 min
A new episode of the Vampire Historian Podcast is now available. Listen here – Episode 2 Or, right click for an audio download In Episode 2, “The Librarian Meets the Collector,” I, the librarian, talk about the works of J. Gordon Melton, the author that…
Stoker Meets Vlad
Mar 13, 2015 • 13 min
The first episode of the Vampire Historian Podcast is now available. Listen here – Episode 1 Or, right click here for an audio download In Episode 1, “Stoker Meets Vlad,” I discuss some of the issues dealing with the common theory that Bram Stoker based…