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The world's number 1 Goth talk podcast! We discuss news related to the goth experience with a different guest each month, exploring the history, music, literature, fashion and community of the culture. We also feature interviews with artists and academics, album, book and movie reviews, debates, drama and more!

Cemetery Confessions: A Goth Talk Podcast Dani Ashes

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 100 Ratings

The world's number 1 Goth talk podcast! We discuss news related to the goth experience with a different guest each month, exploring the history, music, literature, fashion and community of the culture. We also feature interviews with artists and academics, album, book and movie reviews, debates, drama and more!

    Cemetery Confessions Gets Cancelled

    Cemetery Confessions Gets Cancelled

    This month we take a look at Gaza and the history of the Middle East. We'll explore the current conflict in the region and discuss how world events shape and impact the goth scene.
    Our guest this episode is Hani
    Please consider supporting us on Patreon!
    (00:00) Intro
    (4:45) Male Tears - Paradísco   
    (6:00) Getting into Goth: Music, Nerds, and Dance
    (29:32) Why This Subject?
    (43:00) History of the Middle East
    (1:09:00) Zionism 
    (1:39:00) Violence 
    (1:59:00) How Does the Scene React 

    • 2 hr 13 min
    Gen Z vs. Millennials: Who's the Better Goth

    Gen Z vs. Millennials: Who's the Better Goth

    Cover Photo by Pascal Bauret https://www.instagram.com/pascal.de.paris.fotos/
    It’s the battle of decades. How do Gen Z and Millennials define goth differently, has goth lost it’s mystery and magic when we can access everything online, what makes us cringe, where does each group stand on gatekeeping and politics, how do we go about including new genres of music under the goth umbrella, why do my knees hurt when I wake up in the morning? All this and more on this months episode of Cemetery Confessions!
    Our guests are Caitlyn of Corlyx and Kayla of Scum
    Please support us on Patreon!



    Intro 00:00
    Goth Adjacent Music 9:00
    Internet and Magic 23:00
    Goth Ideology 1:13:26
    Is Goth Muisc Based 1:31:00
    Lifestyle 1:47:20
    Generational Divide 2:01:00
    Post Show Musing 2:17:00
    References:
    -Juvenoia
    -Cringe
    -TikTok’s Goth Problem
    -Fascism and the Failure of Imagination

    • 2 hr 33 min
    Music Mausoleum: Attrition

    Music Mausoleum: Attrition

    On this episode we discuss why no one knows what the hell 'darkwave' is, explore Trae's piano fetish, oh and we review some albums as well.
    Of note: This episode was recorded before the tragic death of Steve Albini, which is why this was not brought up during our discussion of his various projects.
    If you enjoy the show, please support us on Patreon!
    Attrition - The Black Maria
     
    Xmal Deutschland - Codes
    Alien Skin
    Give  my Remains to Broadway - Rend my Flesh
    Blacklist - The Witching Hour
    VV & the void - The Cage
    Gurs - Gerran Bizi Gara
    Ist Ist - Lost my Shadow
    Huir - Triumphal Arch Lovers
    Blind Dreams - Cold Like Snow
    Dead Tahiti - Fala
    Urban Heat - Right time of Night

    • 2 hr 13 min
    Noughties: The Story of Goth in the 2000's

    Noughties: The Story of Goth in the 2000's

    Why did goths change the way they interacted with outsiders after Columbine, why was fashion of the time starkly different from today, why was gatekeeping part of the scene in the first place, and why weren’t goths allowed to smile before 2010. All this and more as we walk through the story of goth in the late 90’s and early 2000’s with a panel of goths who lived through it.
    Our guests this month are Jessie Meowser, Jessica and Bruce Lord.
    If you enjoy the show, please support us on Patreon!
    Intro 00:00
    90's 3:48
    Club Scene 11:20
    Life in the 2000's 44:25
    Columbine and 9/11 1:20:30
    Goth Was Just Different 1:37:00
    Vampires: 2:05:00
    Emo vs. Goth 2:15:40
    Find More 2:30:00
    Fashion 2:34:08
    Mallgoth 2:50:00
     
    References:
    -90’s goth youtube playlist
    -90’s goth youtube playlist
    -small town goth
    -simronan

    • 3 hr 16 min
    The Goth Umbrella: Gatekeepers, Poseurs and Historicity

    The Goth Umbrella: Gatekeepers, Poseurs and Historicity

    We're speaking with Natasha Sharf about goth drama, debating whether goth is an umbrella term or not, exploring the impact of goth fashion leaking into the mainstream and much more!
    Authored Books | Prog Magazine | Young Limbs Numb Hymns
    If you enjoy the show, please support us on Patreon!



     


    Intro 00:00
    Turning Goth 2:41
    Is goth too serious 11:00
    Influence 20:30
    Meltdown Magazine 25:28
    What is Goth Music 35:30
    The Goth Umbrella 45:55
    Goth Fashion and Transgression 59:34
    How has Goth Changed 1:08:38
    Music 1:17:15
    Sexism 1:27:00
    Goth vs. Gothic 1:31:30
    Zines 1:33:00
    Outro 1:41:30
    Post Show Musings 1:46:30

    • 2 hr 1 min
    Desi Goth

    Desi Goth

    We're speaking with Willow Scarlet about South Asian fashion in the goth scene, the need for diversity in goth music, their experience as a goth in India and more. 
    If you enjoy the show, please support us on Patreon!
    Intro 00:00
    Cultural Influence in Goth Music 6:30
    South Asian Goth Aesthetic 16:40
    What is Goth Music 33:10
    Queer Identity 37:30
    What is Goth 42:37
    Pishach 51:30
    Fast Fashion 55:33
    Cultural Appropriation 1:03:10
    State of Goth Music 1:21:45
    Outro 1:38:30
     
    References:
    -Alt Culture is not Original
    -Cultural Appropriation
    -Ghosting - Lion King

    • 1 hr 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
100 Ratings

100 Ratings

AFlorable ,

The Best

Long time listener, first time I’ve had an IPhone and been able to leave reviews! This was not only one of the first podcasts I listened to in general but also one of the only ones I make sure to catch every month. Really kept me company when endlessly roaming the stacks at an earlier library job. Dani always has fresh ideas for new shows and does a great job. I will admit I do still miss Mark (DJ Gomez) as a cohost sometimes. Maybe a future guest? Love that the podcast continuously makes the effort to be LGBTQ+ positive, antiracist, and inclusive of global goth. I’m no longer on Discord (used to be under a different name) but the community for this podcast on there is supportive and fun as well! I discovered a lot of great newer music through this podcast; don’t miss out!

Paula from SewGoth ,

Intelligent, deep conversations about Goth culture

Cemetery Confessions is an amazing podcast that shows that Goth is much more than the mainstream perception of depressed people wearing black. It looks at Goth from a multitude of perspectives, covering every aspect of what it means to be in this community. Definitely a gem for those who love Goth—but if Goth is not your thing, give it a try anyway. The conversations are always interesting, and the host and guests always authentic.

Scarletminded ,

More academic talk please!!!

I listened to the Italian goth podcast today and I would like more nerdy gothic stuff. It is hard to find academic goth broadcasts. It saddens me when the one host said that was too intellectual. So they do not so as much of that type. Or that he himself was too nerdy. How is that possible? Please do more and/or lead me to those podcasts. Listen to people joke or tell stories about the scene is fine but I would love more in depth book reviews and academic topics. I find people think goth is just clothing and other superficial subjects. It gets droll. So, more please! And often!

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