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The Fear is a comedy podcast about everything that scares us. Comedy writer Sarah Morgan invites her favourite funny guests to bring in and unpack three things that give 'em the fear - their favourite scary scene from film or TV, a childhood terror, and a fear or phobia they live with now. It's spooktacular! This podcast is a member of the Great Big Owl family.

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The Fear is a comedy podcast about everything that scares us. Comedy writer Sarah Morgan invites her favourite funny guests to bring in and unpack three things that give 'em the fear - their favourite scary scene from film or TV, a childhood terror, and a fear or phobia they live with now. It's spooktacular! This podcast is a member of the Great Big Owl family.

    WILL MACLEAN - HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR 2020

    WILL MACLEAN - HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR 2020

    Back from the dead! The Fear is back for a one off spooky special, recorded on socially distant Zoom in the strange time of October 2020.

    Writer WILL MACLEAN (The Cunning Woman, High Strangeness) discusses his debut novel The Apparition Phase, described by Alice Lowe as “horror for the connoisseur”.

    We do a (very) deep-dive on his love for 1972s THE STONE TAPE, a sonic ghost story starring Jane Asher and Michael Bryant that still has the power to chill your blood. We also unpack his childhood fear of being stranded on an alien planet, and muse on the very real fear of going mad in mad times.

    PLUS: Horror’s often problematic representation of mental illness, and why we take comfort in scary movies in a pandemic. Including: Doctor Who, The Fortean Times, Usbourne Guide To The Supernatural: Ghosts, Terry Gilliam’s Brazil, Saint Maud, The Shining, Rosemary’s Baby, The Yellow Wallpaper, They Live, Lovecraft Country, HR James and Shirley Jackson. Look, we’ve been indoors for a while, alright?

    Will on Instagram: @willmacwriting
    Find us on @thefearpodcast

    The Fear is a podcast where funny people talk about the things that scare us. In each episode comedy writer Sarah Morgan (@sarahlmorgan) asks her guests to bring in three fears - a scary moment from film or tv; a fear from their childhood, and a fear they live with now. It's Spooktacular! The theme music and production is by Tim Bazell.
    This programme is a member of The Great Big Owl Network. (insert spooky owl noise here)
     
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    SECRET SANTA - All Rather Mysterious

    SECRET SANTA - All Rather Mysterious

    Ho ho ho! Secret Owl Santa has brought you something you didn't ask for and might object to, just like all Secret Santas!

    It's an episode of All Rather Mysterious in which the team unravel the mystery of the Man In The Iron Mask. Festive!* (*not festive)

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    • 34 min
    Vicki Pepperdine “One misty, moisty morning…”

    Vicki Pepperdine “One misty, moisty morning…”

    LAST EPISODE OF THE SERIES.... Writer and performer Vicki Pepperdine (Dear Joan and Jericha, Getting On, Sally4Ever) on her writing routine, finding your voice, a creepy poem from her childhood, Grimm’s fairy tales, going on Celebrity Pointless, teaching Ollie Murs to morris dance, the chest-burster scene from Alien, medical intervention and so much more…

    Vicki on Twitter: @vickipepperdine
    The Fear on Twitter and Facebook @thefearpodcast

    The Fear is a podcast where funny people talk about the things that scare us. In each episode, comedy writer Sarah Morgan asks her guests to bring in three fears - a scary moment from film or tv; a fear from their childhood, and a fear or phobia they live with now. It's spooktacular...

    The theme music and production is by Tim Bazell. Find us online @Thefearpodcast, and if you like it, rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts, not that you will, 'cause you're a bunch of ungrateful goth hipsters who think they're too cool to live. (prove me wrong, kids!)

    This programme is a member of the Great Big Owl Network. (insert spooky owl noise here)
     
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ian Martin “You wouldn’t want to get stuck with him at a party”

    Ian Martin “You wouldn’t want to get stuck with him at a party”

    Writer Ian Martin (Avenue 5, The Death of Stalin, Veep) on podcasts, his loathing of amateur compound swearing, the ‘death of satire’, The Skeletons from Jason And The Argonauts, a half-remembered PIF from the 60s, and nothing.

    Ian on twitter: @ianmartin

    Ian’s Guardian article: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/dec/05/diagnosed-cancer-dead-by-christmas-karmic-voodoo

    The Fear is a podcast where funny people talk about the things that scare us. In each episode, comedy writer Sarah Morgan asks her guests to bring in three fears - a scary moment from film or tv; a fear from their childhood, and a fear or phobia they live with now. It's spooktacular...

    The theme music is by Tim Bazell. Find us online @Thefearpodcast, and if you like it, rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts, not that you will, 'cause you're a bunch of ungrateful goth hipsters who think they're too cool to live. (prove me wrong, kids!)

    This programme is a member of the Great Big Owl Network. (insert spooky owl noise here)
     
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    • 57 min
    Shannon Murray “Whipping up some inspiration porn”

    Shannon Murray “Whipping up some inspiration porn”

    Actor, writer, disability activist and sweary legend SHANNON MURRAY (Silent Witness, Eastenders, Class) on nude scenes, growing up in a rock n’roll household, fancying Dracula, Tales Of The Unexpected, the fear of being trapped in a sauna, the existential ennui of 1980s Sunday evening television, London’s Burning, Poltergeist, the bubble baby, Tubular Bells, The NHS, cockroaches, and bad feminism. And SO much more…

    Shannonigans on Insta: @shannonemurray
    Shannon’s blog: https://shannonmurray.wordpress.com/

    The Fear is a podcast where funny people talk about the things that scare us. In each episode, comedy writer Sarah Morgan asks her guests to bring in three fears - a scary moment from film or tv; a fear from their childhood, and a fear or phobia they live with now. It's spooktacular...

    The theme music is by Tim Bazell. Find us online @Thefearpodcast, and if you like it, rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts, not that you will, 'cause you're a bunch of ungrateful goth hipsters who think they're too cool to live. (prove me wrong, kids!)

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    • 54 min
    Kemah Bob “A hug from the inside”

    Kemah Bob “A hug from the inside”

    Comedian, TED-talker and Drag King KEMAH BOB (The Guilty Feminist, FOC It Up) has what a lazy comedy reviewer might call a ‘frank and fearless!’ chat about fear, including:

    Bipolar disorder and Kanye West, How to start a career in a new country, the Femmes of Colour comedy club, when people are a little bit too into your drag persona, the Leprechaun movies (sort of), death, insanity, the effects of hormonal birth control on the brain, break ups, and much much more…

    The Fear is a podcast where funny people talk about the things that scare us. In each episode, comedy writer Sarah Morgan asks her guests to bring in three fears - a scary moment from film or tv; a fear from their childhood, and a fear or phobia they live with now. It's spooktacular....

    The theme music and production is by Tim Bazell. Find us online @Thefearpodcast, and if you like it, rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts, not that you will, 'cause you're a bunch of ungrateful goth hipsters who think they're too cool to live. (prove me wrong, kids!)

    This programme is a member of the Great Big Owl Network. (insert spooky owl noise here)
     
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    • 57 min

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