576 episodes

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.

This Is Horror Podcast Michael David Wilson and Bob Pastorella

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    • 4.9 • 22 Ratings

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.

    Samantha Allen on Patricia Wants to Cuddle, Sasquatches, and Lilly Wachowski

    Samantha Allen on Patricia Wants to Cuddle, Sasquatches, and Lilly Wachowski

    In this podcast, Samantha Allen talks about Patricia Wants to Cuddle, sasquatches, Lilly Wachowski, and much more. 



    [3:18] Patricia Wants to Cuddle.

    [12:45] Joys and problems of reality TV.

    [24:20] Relationship with social media.

    [34:45] Sasquatches.

    [37:50] What is a monster.

    [54:50] Zando Books.

    [1:02:50] Epistolary stories.

    [1:10:00] Lilly Wachowski.



    Full podcast show notes are available here: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-562-samantha-allen-on-patricia-wants-to-cuddle-sasquatches-and-lilly-wachowski



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

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Samantha Allen on M to (WT)F, Dark Humour, and Women’s Restrooms

    Samantha Allen on M to (WT)F, Dark Humour, and Women’s Restrooms

    In this podcast, Samantha Allen talks about M to (WT)F, dark humour, women’s restrooms, and much more. 



    [3:17] Conversation start/early life lessons.

    [10:30] Early experiences with writing.

    [22:45] Books and films in formative years.

    [28:30] Dark humour in work.

    [30:45] Open heart surgery.

    [37:00] Chase.

    [47:15] Writing routine.

    [54:30] 1,000 high quality words per day.

    [1:07:13] Women’s restrooms.



    Full podcast show notes are available here: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-561-samantha-allen-on-m-to-wtf-dark-humour-and-womens-restrooms



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

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Eric LaRocca on This Skin Was Once Mine and Other Disturbances

    Eric LaRocca on This Skin Was Once Mine and Other Disturbances

    In this podcast, Eric LaRocca talks about This Skin Was Once Mine and Other Disturbances, and much more.



    [3:30] This Skin Was Once Mine and Other Disturbances.

    [8:09] Writing the introduction to Kathe Koja's Skin.

    [13:38] Authors that should be known more than they are.

    [23:27] Writing epistolary stories.

    [25:00] The genesis for the title story.

    [29:37] Seedling.

    [33:45] The tone of the collection and halfway shift.

    [52:00] Coded queerness, Seedling, and All the Parts of you That Won't Easily Burn.

    [59:00] Prickle.

    [1:10:19] Connect with Eric and final thoughts.



    Full podcast show notes are available here: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-560-eric-larocca-on-this-skin-was-once-mine-and-other-disturbances



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

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Eric LaRocca on Commercial vs. Artistic Considerations when Writing, When To Listen and When To Talk, and Revisiting Everything The Darkness Eats

    Eric LaRocca on Commercial vs. Artistic Considerations when Writing, When To Listen and When To Talk, and Revisiting Everything The Darkness Eats

    In this podcast, Eric LaRocca talks about commercial vs. artistic considerations when writing, when to listen and when to talk, revisiting Everything The Darkness Eats, and much more.



    [3:10] Conversation start/biggest professional and personal changes since we last spoke.

    [7:12] Feelings towards Everything The Darkness Eats.

    [21:45] When to listen and when to talk.

    [30:30] This Skin Was Once Mine origin story.

    [38:35] Commercial considerations when writing.



    Full podcast show notes are available here: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-559-eric-larocca-on-commercial-vs-artistic-considerations-when-writing-when-to-listen-and-when-to-talk-and-revisiting-everything-the-darkness-eats



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

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Adam Godfrey on Narcissus, ADHD, and Supernatural Experiences

    Adam Godfrey on Narcissus, ADHD, and Supernatural Experiences

    In this podcast, Adam Godfrey talks about Narcissus, ADHD, supernatural experiences, and much more.



    [2:57] Narcissus.

    [27:28] How often do you look in the mirror?

    [38:33] Managing ADHD.

    [46:18] Urban legends and folklore.

    [48:27] Adam’s supernatural experience.

    [1:01:07] Body of Water and the two book deal.



    Full podcast show notes are available here: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-558-adam-godfrey-on-narcissus-adhd-and-supernatural-experiences



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

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Adam Godfrey on Writing Routine, Literary Agents, and Artificial Intelligence

    Adam Godfrey on Writing Routine, Literary Agents, and Artificial Intelligence

    In this podcast, Adam Godfrey talks about writing routine, literary agents, AI, and much more. 



    [3:54] Conversation start.

    [7:50] First story wrote.

    [21:00] AI chat.

    [38:40] Writing routine.

    [45:40] Literary agents.



    Full podcast show notes are available here: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-557-adam-godfrey-on-writing-routine-literary-agents-and-artificial-intelligence



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

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

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T.S. Benjamin

I believe that my skills as a writer have improved as a result of consistently listening to this podcast.

Thanks guys

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.

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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