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Join English barrister and Reuters correspondent turned writer, editor, award-winning tech journalist and sometime werewolf-hunter Charles Christian for one hour of folklore, urban myths, history, geek culture and the weird. If general off-the-wall weirdness is your thing, then the Weird Tales Radio Show has something for everyone with interviews, reports and news items – but with a focus on fun and strangeness that sets it apart from other paranormal radio shows.

Described as “The Today Show of the paranormal and supernatural” and “a fabulously atmospheric and over-flowing with esoteric info-show well loved by the geekiverse” – in 2019 it was rated as one of the Top 40 UK radio shows and podcasts you must subscribe and listen to. And yes, Charles really was once commissioned by a UK newspaper to go on a werewolf hunt – spoiler alert: he didn’t find one.

Weird Tales Radio Show hosted by Charles Christian Weird Tales Radio Show

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 22 Ratings

Join English barrister and Reuters correspondent turned writer, editor, award-winning tech journalist and sometime werewolf-hunter Charles Christian for one hour of folklore, urban myths, history, geek culture and the weird. If general off-the-wall weirdness is your thing, then the Weird Tales Radio Show has something for everyone with interviews, reports and news items – but with a focus on fun and strangeness that sets it apart from other paranormal radio shows.

Described as “The Today Show of the paranormal and supernatural” and “a fabulously atmospheric and over-flowing with esoteric info-show well loved by the geekiverse” – in 2019 it was rated as one of the Top 40 UK radio shows and podcasts you must subscribe and listen to. And yes, Charles really was once commissioned by a UK newspaper to go on a werewolf hunt – spoiler alert: he didn’t find one.

    Episode 173: Project Stargate & Paranormal Warfare

    Episode 173: Project Stargate & Paranormal Warfare

    In this week’s Weird Tales Radio Show our guest is Doctor Paul H. Smith, an expert on remote viewing and a former member of the US Army’s Project Stargate attempt to create psychic spies and wage paranormal warfare. Yes, we're into the men who stare at goats territory - but without George Clooney.


    Links:
    https://www.urbanfantasist.com
    https://www.youtube/c/weirdtalesshow
    https://rviewer.com/
    https://guidetoremoteviewing.com
    http://www.remoteperception.com
    https://www.amazon.com/Men-Who-Stare-At-Goats/dp/0330375482/
    https://www.irva.org/irva-conference

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    Episode 172: Vampires, Dinosaurs, Witchcraft & the Nameless Tradition

    Episode 172: Vampires, Dinosaurs, Witchcraft & the Nameless Tradition

    In this week’s Weird Tales Radio Show our guest is Norfolk (UK) witch Val Thomas talking about the “Nameless Tradition”, magic, and her latest book “Of Chalk & Flint”. We also have tales of the phantom keyboard of Old Norwich town, the Great Gorbals vampire hunt, and a surprisingly recent fatal encounter with a dinosaur.


    Links:
    https://www.urbanfantasist.com
    https://www.youtube/c/weirdtalesshow
    www.valthomaswitch.co.uk
    www.norwichmoot.co.uk
    https://www.patreon.com/valthomaswitch
    https://youtu.be/fI96Cw_sFwU
    www.troybooks.co.uk
    https://www.instagram.com/valthomaswitch
    https://www.urbanfantasist.com/home/the-phantom-keyboard

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    • 58 min
    Episode 171: The Truth is out there & so are the cover-ups

    Episode 171: The Truth is out there & so are the cover-ups

    In this week’s Weird Tales Radio Show there's more high strangeness as our guest Joe Montaldo talks about the Pentagon UFO Report, encounters with flying saucers, and military secrets. The truth may be out there but the government isn't going to tell us. 


    Links:
    Weird Tales Radio Show - https://www.urbanfantasist.com
    https://www.youtube/c/weirdtalesshow 

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    Episode 170: The “Close Encounters Man” Allen Hynek… and Star Trek TV?

    Episode 170: The “Close Encounters Man” Allen Hynek… and Star Trek TV?

    In this week’s Weird Tales Radio Show our guest is American writer Mark O’Connell, author of the legendary Star Trek Deep Space Nine episode “Who Mourns for Morn”, talking about screenwriting for television as well as his non-fiction work, including his biography of Dr J. Allen Hynek, the “Close Encounters Man” who through his 20-year career on the US Air Force Project Blue Book, helped turn UFOs from fringe to mainstream. 


    Links:
    Weird Tales Radio Show - https://www.urbanfantasist.com
    https://www.youtube/c/weirdtalesshow
    http://www.highstrangenessufo.com
    https://www.harpercollins.com/products/the-close-encounters-man-mark-oconnell
    https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/far-fetched-1881135
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11916116/ 

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    • 58 min
    Episode 169: Small Town Monsters & Dark Skies

    Episode 169: Small Town Monsters & Dark Skies

    In this week’s Weird Tales Radio Show we've a creature feature special: our guest is American film-maker Seth Breedlove talking about his Small Town Monsters movies and TV series, which now include Bigfoot, Mothman, ghost hunting and UFOs. We'v also stories on werewolves, fairy folk and Swinging Sixties-inspired demonology, plus midsummer folklore and solstice ghosts.



    Links:
    Weird Tales Radio Show -  https://www.urbanfantasist.com
    https://www.youtube/c/weirdtalesshow
    https://www.smalltownmonsters.com
    https://www.smalltownmonsters.com/on-the-trail-of
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfu4MCqbUGvcnQZ5uICx9RA
    https://www.ancient-origins.net
    https://www.paranormaldatabase.com 

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    • 58 min
    Episode 168: Inside the Magic Research Lab & Dyatlov Solved?

    Episode 168: Inside the Magic Research Lab & Dyatlov Solved?

    In this week’s Weird Tales Radio Show our guest psychologist Dr Gustav Kuhn who runs the Magic Research Lab in London – are magicians' illusions now being used in marketing and by politicians to misdirect their audiences? We also revisit the Dyatlov Pass mystery and discover how Disney’s animated movie Frozen may hold the explanation. We also have a new book on Haunted Landscapes, we look at the background to Beer Day, and much, much more.


    Links: Weird Tales Radio Show https://www.urbanfantasist.com  + https://www.youtube/c/weirdtalesshow  + https://www.magicresearchlab.com + https://www.stpetersbrewery.co.uk + https://youtu.be/29TKoDwKRcA


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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

TxAggie69 ,

Always totally interesting

Maybe one show the host would explain the show’s logo of a hare beating a drum.
I always look forward to Wednesday for the next show. It makes the day complete.

podcaster204 ,

Excellent podcast

This show covers such interesting, unique subjects that I don’t hear on other podcasts. The host has a great story-telling voice too. Definitely worth the listen!!

Zigzagm ,

Wonderful

I adore this show. It’s charming and the hosts are both knowledgeable and pleasantly humorous. I enjoy the combination of folklore and history and practical magic. My only negative feedback is that they play this tinkling sort of seance parlour bell track throughout certain segments and the tone of the bells feels like a high pitched nagging alarm and it sets my teeth on edge. I have to skip ahead until it’s over. If they could just get rid of that bell track, this would be a perfect podcast.

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