... dedicated to the Weird Fiction and Ghost Stories of M.R. James.
Episode 95 – The Weird of the Walfords by Louisa Baldwin
Who would win in a fight between a man and a bed? Find the answer to this question and more in our new episode on The Weird of the Walfords by Louisa Baldwin! Also, if you like emotionally-repressed Victorian husbands, you will not leave disappointed. Show notes: Louisa Baldwin (1845–1925) (Wikipedia) Louisa was a member of […]
Episode 94 – Exploring Eleanor Scott with Vicky Margree and Dan Orrells
This episode we speak with two experts to better understand Eleanor Scott and her story Randall’s Round, Dr Vicky Margree and Prof Dan Orrells. We discuss what’s known about Eleanor Scott, her time at Oxford University in the early 1900s and the role of gender, folklore and imperialism in her writing. Vicky is a specialist […]
Episode 93 – Count Magnus Awakens
A BBC Ghost Story for Christmas is thankfully as traditional as quaffing eggnog and leaving out a carrot for Rudolph. And what a treat, as this year Count Magnus made the Black Pilgrimage onto our screens. But has Mark Gatiss been naughty or nice? We give you our verdict. Show notes A recent interview with […]
Episode 92 – Randalls Round by Eleanor Scott
This episode Mike and Will explore freaky folk-dance, village-based villainy and Cotswold chicanery in Eleanor Scott’s awesome Jamesian folk-horror tale Randalls Round! Big thanks to Kirsty Woodfield for providing the readings for this episode. Show notes: Eleanor Scott (The Haunted Library) This article contains some biographical information as well as plot summaries of the stories […]
Episode 91 - Let Loose by Mary Cholmondeley
In the first episode of Season 4 tm, Mike and Will are delighted by Let Loose by Mary Cholmondeley, a tale of crypts, clergymen and crikey, what is that in the dog’s mouth? Big thanks to Jim Moon for allowing us to use extracts from his excellent reading of the story. You can listen to […]
Episode 90 – Right Through My Hair by Noel Boston
Join Will and Mike for haunted cathedrals, lecherous minor canons and hair-based horrors in Noel Boston’s ‘Right Through My Hair’! Big thanks to Debbie Wedge for providing the readings for this episode. Show notes Noel Boston (The Haunted Library) Biographical information about Noel Boston is a bit hard to find online, but there is an […]
Informative, insightful and funny
A wonderful podcast! So engaging, interesting and entertaining. Highly recommended!
Increasingly woke tosh
This has really gone down a tedious woke rabbit hole, which is a shame as the earlier episodes on James were good. Now it’s a lot of obvious statements about C19th writers not having the views of a left leaning middle class type from 2022, quelle surprise! They lack the self awareness to realise that a season on women ghost story writers is patronising. If only their awokening had occurred earlier they could have mixed them in with the men and in the proper context.
The title says it all
Once a memorabilia to M R James but now contain many story’s by many authors not forgetting the interviews with many great people. You can not only get the story but you can get the meanings and influences behind it.