51 episodes

Proudly brought to you by the fine folks at the Astonishing Legends Podcast- Not just another show but a place you can go: The Midnight Library.

You alone, can climb the stairs of the strange, old Victorian mansion and be somewhat welcomed by your Hosts, Miranda Merrick & Mr. Darling. Curl up in a window seat or beside the grand fireplace and hear a tale of times long ago. Be transported to forgotten lands, learn about ancient customs and mysterious happenings… all in the company of your unusual hosts in their unique setting. Just stay in the cordoned off areas and you should be fine…

The Midnight Library The Midnight Library

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 28 Ratings

Proudly brought to you by the fine folks at the Astonishing Legends Podcast- Not just another show but a place you can go: The Midnight Library.

You alone, can climb the stairs of the strange, old Victorian mansion and be somewhat welcomed by your Hosts, Miranda Merrick & Mr. Darling. Curl up in a window seat or beside the grand fireplace and hear a tale of times long ago. Be transported to forgotten lands, learn about ancient customs and mysterious happenings… all in the company of your unusual hosts in their unique setting. Just stay in the cordoned off areas and you should be fine…

    Welcome to Winchester House

    Welcome to Winchester House

    Step right this way, Dear Guest!  No, not that way…. this way!  Join us in our other Reading Room tonight as we tour the house of Winchester and the heart of Sarah Winchester.  How did a lone woman with no architectural knowledge command the building of such an astounding and confounding mansion- and WHY?  Join us in the 24,000 sq. ft. house as we try to unravel it’s baffling way into being! DISCLAIMER: Any similarities between Winchester House and The Midnight Library are strictly coincidental -and probably a figment of your disturbed imagination.  Welcome to Winchester House.

    Special Thanks to Sounds Like an Earful Music Supply for the amazing music AND sound design during this episode.

    • 41 min
    50th Reading Loremen Broom & Fang Pub

    50th Reading Loremen Broom & Fang Pub

    It’s the 50th Reading Celebration, Dear Guests!!  Brought to you LIVE (relatively) from The Broom & Fang Pub!  Give the bouncer the password, step inside, jump over the snakepit and join us in a cozy corner as Miranda Merrick, Mr. Darling, Irma, and The Lormen spend a daring evening of delightful storytelling, unique cuisine, swanky music, and some questionable happenings for which there will be no answers.  We believe there’s even a chance you’ll survive and perhaps even remember this nite out for a long time. Maybe.

    Special Thanks to Sounds Like an Earful Music Supply for the amazing music AND sound design during this episode.

    • 29 min
    Beguiling Beheadings

    Beguiling Beheadings

    Welcome to The Reading Room, Dear Guest!  Why doesn’t anyone want to sit beside Mr. Cutlass, our totally just-for-show, prop guillotine??  Oh well.  Please find a comfy spot and pull the blankets up tight around your chilly neck because tonight our heart-stopping topic is all about BEHEADINGS!  When did they start?  How were they improved?  Why were they popular?  Who tried to speak after they were beheaded?  And why are they a hot topic in more ways than one in The Midnight Library?  Head right this way!

    Special Thanks to Sounds Like an Earful Music Supply for the amazing music AND sound design during this episode.

    • 34 min
    Bloody Mackenzie and Greyfriar's Kirkyard - A Tombstone Tale

    Bloody Mackenzie and Greyfriar's Kirkyard - A Tombstone Tale

    What if... someone thoughtfully awoke an angry, vicious spirit from its cozy slumber… and it was waiting to meet YOU?  Well then, perhaps you’d better hurry along to The Reading Room to mingle with George “Bloody” Mackenzie fresh from his Black Mausoleum in Greyfriars Kirkyard!  It’s not all terror, though. There’s also fire, an explosion, plague pits, Harry Potter connections, and one Good Boy! (No, not Mr. Darling) Come, Dear Guest, and tiptoe through the tombstones with us!

    Special Thanks to Sounds Like an Earful Music Supply for the amazing music AND sound design during this episode.

    • 40 min
    A Tale of Toadstools & A Mythos of Mushrooms

    A Tale of Toadstools & A Mythos of Mushrooms

    Step right this way, Dear Guest!  A magical feast for the ears has been prepared for you this evening.  We want to tempt you with magic mushrooms-not like that.  Well...maybe. Tonight we delve into the earthy and mysterious world of fabulous fungi.  Learn to tell tasty from toxic...hopefully, as Ms. Merrick has collected a fine selection of mushroom lore and toadstool tales for you to devour!  Well of course they’re on The Hospitality Tray, Silly!

    Special Thanks to Sounds Like an Earful Music Supply for the amazing music AND sound design during this episode.

    • 37 min
    A Vision of Vampires & Blood-Drinking Cults

    A Vision of Vampires & Blood-Drinking Cults

    The guests are all settled and filled with dread, while Visions of Vampires dance in their heads!  Join us tonight as your haunting host, Miranda Merrick leads you astray to meet some “blood enthusiasts” of olden times.  We’ll find some of the first famous vampires and hear how they were stopped, then we’ll weigh up our options for joining a nice, friendly blood-drinking cult.  Such a full evening… Our cup runneth over.  Welcome, Dear Guest!

    Special Thanks to Sounds Like an Earful Music Supply for the amazing music AND sound design during this episode.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Fiona Gazzard ,

Delightfully dark and deliciously strange

Take a stroll to the Midnight Library. Find a seat in the cordoned off area and settle in. Listen to your humble host regale you with delightfully strange tales of curse poppets and poison gardens, wendigos and witch bottles, automatons and memento mori. Don’t touch the snacks.

Cami💚🐍🐍 ,

A show of most peculiar stature

When it comes to the strangest of strange tales, I tend to feel my most curious. And as one may know, it is never a bad thing to build onto a feeling of wonder. This, and my general liking to the darkest hour of the day and large buildings filled with books, is why I love The Midnight Library.

Xander of Sydney ,

Greetings from Sydney, Australia.

I’m addicted to this autobiography (ahem). I might be a little slow on the uptake but oh my, the visual illustration running through my hyperactive imagination is captivating.

Thank you.

Ludovic of Clarence House
Sydney
September 2021 AD

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