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The This Is Horror Podcast is a weekly show for readers, writers, and creators hosted by Michael David Wilson and Bob Pastorella. We interview writers, artists, publishers, editors, and creatives every week. We have interviewed over 100 creatives including Chuck Palahniuk, Joe Hill, Joe R. Lansdale, Charlaine Harris, Ellen Datlow, David Moody, Jennifer Lynch, Gemma Files, and Josh Malerman.

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The This Is Horror Podcast is a weekly show for readers, writers, and creators hosted by Michael David Wilson and Bob Pastorella. We interview writers, artists, publishers, editors, and creatives every week. We have interviewed over 100 creatives including Chuck Palahniuk, Joe Hill, Joe R. Lansdale, Charlaine Harris, Ellen Datlow, David Moody, Jennifer Lynch, Gemma Files, and Josh Malerman.

    Sarah Read on Supernatural Experiences, The Bone Weaver’s Orchard, and Zero Drafting

    Sarah Read on Supernatural Experiences, The Bone Weaver’s Orchard, and Zero Drafting

    In this podcast Sarah Read talks about supernatural experiences, The Bone Weaver’s Orchard, zero drafting, and much more.



    3:07] Supernatural occurrences before the grey man

    [10:05] Personal spiritual and supernatural beliefs

    [28:31] The Bone Weaver’s Orchard

    [30:18] Zero drafting

    [34:58] Research method

    [39:43] Secret Garden influence

    [42:03] Spider love and initial fear



    Full podcast show notes available here: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-376-sarah-read-on-supernatural-experiences-the-bone-weavers-orchard-and-zero-drafting



    Support This Is Horror Podcast on Patreon here: https://patreon.com/thisishorror

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Sarah Read on Living in a Haunted House, Working in a Library, and Getting into Horror

    Sarah Read on Living in a Haunted House, Working in a Library, and Getting into Horror

    In this podcast Sarah Read talks about living in a haunted house, working in a library, getting into horror, and much more.



    [3:27] Early life lessons learnt growing up

    [13:17] Working in the library and encouraging children to read from an early age

    [19:47] Recommendations for those getting into horror

    [26:33] First experiences telling stories/writing

    [37:35] First time submitted a story to a genre publication

    [55:49] Living in a haunted house



    Full podcast show notes available here: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-375-sarah-read-on-living-in-a-haunted-house-working-in-a-library-and-getting-into-horror



    Support This Is Horror Podcast on Patreon here: https://patreon.com/thisishorror

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Adam Cesare on Clown in A Cornfield, YA fiction, and YouTube

    Adam Cesare on Clown in A Cornfield, YA fiction, and YouTube

    In this podcast Adam Cesare talks about his latest novel Clown in A Cornfield, YA fiction, running a successful YouTube, and much more.



    [2:49] Clown in A Cornfield

    [45:25] Alex Giannini, via Patreon, asks about concerns regarding crossing the YA line whilst writing Clown in A Cornfield

    [54:15] Teaching

    [55:35] YouTube

    [1:11:58] V R Weather, via Patreon, asks if there is a sub-genre Adam hasn’t written he’s excited to write

    [1:16:01] V R Weather, via Patreon, asks about favourite novellas and attraction to novella format

    [1:23:38] Advice to eighteen-year-old self

    [1:25:00] Connect with Adam

    [1:28:26] Final thoughts



    Full podcast show notes available here: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-374-adam-cesare-on-clown-in-a-cornfield-ya-fiction-and-youtube



    Support This Is Horror Podcast on Patreon here: https://patreon.com/thisishorror

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Adam Cesare on Halloween Every Day, Writing Seriously, and First Reading Experiences

    Adam Cesare on Halloween Every Day, Writing Seriously, and First Reading Experiences

    In this podcast Adam Cesare talks about being a Halloween every day kid, writing seriously, his first reading experiences, and much more.



    [3:10] Early reading encouragement and first reading experiences

    [18:27] Reading Spawn at an early age

    [34:49] Being a Halloween every day kid

    [38:52] Joe R. Lansdale’s The Drive In

    [58:45] Pursuing writing seriously



    Full podcast show notes available here: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-373-adam-cesare-on-halloween-every-day-writing-seriously-and-first-reading-experiences



    Support This Is Horror Podcast on Patreon here: https://patreon.com/thisishorror

    • 1 hr 14 min
    David Cummings on NoSleep Podcast Live Events, Voice Training, and Tips For Narrating

    David Cummings on NoSleep Podcast Live Events, Voice Training, and Tips For Narrating

    In this podcast David Cummings talks about NoSleep Podcast live events, voice training, tips for narrating, and much more.



    [3:20] Tips for narrating and training your voice

    [8:20] Voice training David has received

    [28:56] Advantages and disadvantages of telling stories via audio

    [41:26] Live NoSleep Podcast events

    [47:37] Mike, via Patreon, asks if there is anything from the earlier days of NSP the show has lost

    [55:05] V R Weather, via Patreon, asks about the first NSP story David encountered

    [56:40] Least favourite trope

    [1:01:09] How David’s grown as an actor over the year

    [1:02:56] Voice actor tips and tricks

    [1:05:30] Advice to eighteen year old self

    [1:09:10] What David should be kinder to himself about

    [1:12:28] Connect with David

    [1:14:46] Final thoughts



    Full podcast show notes available here: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-372-david-cummings-on-nosleep-podcast-live-events-voice-training-and-tips-for-narrating



    Support This Is Horror Podcast on Patreon here: https://patreon.com/thisishorror

    • 1 hr 21 min
    David Cummings on The NoSleep Podcast, Local Ghost Stories, and Coping Mechanisms for Low Self Confidence

    David Cummings on The NoSleep Podcast, Local Ghost Stories, and Coping Mechanisms for Low Self Confidence

    In this podcast David Cummings talks about The NoSleep Podcast, local ghost stories, coping mechanisms for low self-confidence, and much more.



    [3:39] Conversation start/first experiences with story

    [8:57] The close connection between comedy and horror

    [11:02] Local ghost stories

    [18:31] Vincent Price

    [33:15] The Amityville Horror

    [40:50] The NoSleep Podcast story order and what does and doesn’t go into the season pass

    [45:04] Full time musician

    [49:58] Serious horror persona to becoming more David Cummings

    [1:01:03] Dealing with and coping mechanisms for low self-confidence



    Full podcast show notes available here: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-371-david-cummings-on-the-nosleep-podcast-local-ghost-stories-and-coping-mechanisms-for-low-self-confidence



    Support This Is Horror Podcast on Patreon here: https://patreon.com/thisishorror

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

merlesroom ,

Lively, intelligent discussions and the best interviews

I'm a recent supporter and fan of this show. My interest is in literary horror and every cast so far has inspired me. The host has a great informal manner with the guests that makes them seem at ease, so the interview questions elicit very interesting responses developing into enjoyable and intelligent discussions.

Alma_Matters ,

Excellent and Informative

I have been listening to the "This is Horror" podcast for several months now - going back and listening to all of the previous episodes and hanging on for the new episodes each week.

As a fan of the genre the podcast is a great opportunity to hear those working within the genre talk freely about their work and practice. Each guest is given the space to explore their opinions and process in detail and it makes for excellent listening for anyone who is a fan of the genre. Credit to the hosts, Michael and Dan, for creating a relaxed, informal atmosphere which promotes this open and frank discussion. Also, as someone who is attempting to write, the podcast has been both informative and inspirational.

This is a great podcast which provides a wealth of information and honest advice. I highly recommend it.

Keep up the good work.

Asimura ,

Brilliant and Informative Podcast

Horror writers talking about their books and their writing mechanisms. It's just amazingly informative. I'm hooked. Keep up the great work. I'm so pleased I found you.

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