... dedicated to the Weird Fiction and Ghost Stories of M.R. James.
Episode 83 – A Room in a Rectory
This episode Will and Mike hitch up their cassocks, pack their prayer books and head to ‘Southshire’ to open ‘A Room in a Rectory’ by Sir Andrew Caldecott! Big thanks to Kirsty who provided the readings for this episode, and to Garry Platt who provided the photo that accompanies this episode. You can see more of […]
Episode 82 – Echoes from the Abbey
This week Will and Mike don their warmest Christmas jumpers for dinner with Dr James and the troubled incumbents of Medborough Abbey, in the company of Sheila Hodgson. What could be more seasonal than a cracker, eh? Oh the fun that tumbles out when it goes snap! Paper hat, plastic keyring, lighthearted message of impending […]
Episode 81 – The Demoniac Goat by M.P. Dare
This episode Mike and Will brace themselves for the ‘appalling stench of goat, cordite, sulphur, and burning human flesh’ in M.P. Dare’s The Demoniac Goat. Lovely! Also in this episode we speak to actor Robert Lloyd Parry and publisher Brian J. Showers about ‘Ghosts of the Chit-chat’, their soon to be published new anthology of […]
Episode 80 – The Sundial by R.H. Malden
This Halloween Mike and Will stroll out into the garden to take a look at The Sundial by R.H. Malden. But who is that lurking in the bushes? Thanks to Kirsty for providing excellent readings for this episode! Show notes: Nine Ghosts by R.H. Malden (Project Gutenberg Australia) Malden only wrote one volume of ghost stories, […]
Episode 79 – The Seventeenth Hole at Duncaster
Today we head to East Anglia for a round of golf in the company of enthusiastic James fan H.R. Wakefield. No whistling ‘ere though – you might just wake up something nasty… Wakefield published seven volumes of ghost stories between 1928 and 1961, but also wrote three detective novels and two non-fiction ‘true crime’ studies. […]
Episode 78 – Brother John’s Bequest by Arthur Gray
This episode Mike and Will travel back to 16th century Cambridge to get acquainted with a rather unsavory guest at Jesus College in ‘Brother John’s Bequest‘ by Arthur Gray. Booze, burials and bell-book-and-candle are the order of the day here, with a side order of spitting. Eww. Big thanks to Kirsty for providing the excellent […]
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.
Only recently discovered this podcast and am working my way through the back catalogue. Really enjoy the insight, background and analysis of these wonderful stories. Highly recommended if you enjoy James’ work.
Happy listener in Bury St. Edmunds
😂 love the podcast, have enjoyed the analysis, the comedy, the chills and the local info. Had always loved these stories at Christmas but this podcast has made me revisit them, with the lights on.