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Carla is: a bookdrunkard. a 40-something with psychology and counseling degrees with post-grad work in grief/loss/trauma, sex crimes, and forensic anthropology. a woman who has lived in three haunted houses. a former freelance journalist and counselor, who is never bored. a disabled introvert who sees connections everywhere--like John Nash, only less math-y. a knitting fidget who loves horror movies with a skewed passion. Like one of her heroes, Harriet the Spy, she wants to learn everything and write in all down (more likely than not in her bullet journal). Join her (and sometimes her friends) in her strange library as she INFJs everything from unused angles. It’s going to get weird in the best way. Let’s play.

There Might Be Cupcakes Podcast Carla Pettigrew Hufstedler

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 53 Ratings

Carla is: a bookdrunkard. a 40-something with psychology and counseling degrees with post-grad work in grief/loss/trauma, sex crimes, and forensic anthropology. a woman who has lived in three haunted houses. a former freelance journalist and counselor, who is never bored. a disabled introvert who sees connections everywhere--like John Nash, only less math-y. a knitting fidget who loves horror movies with a skewed passion. Like one of her heroes, Harriet the Spy, she wants to learn everything and write in all down (more likely than not in her bullet journal). Join her (and sometimes her friends) in her strange library as she INFJs everything from unused angles. It’s going to get weird in the best way. Let’s play.

    Ergodic: House of Leaves: 70

    Ergodic: House of Leaves: 70

    In which Carla explores the beginning of the Navidson Record, the structure of the novel, the history of ergodic literature, and the social phenomenon of the novel 21 years ago, as well as the psychological symptom that drives the stories in this novel.

    First episode in this series: Bone-Chimes and Primitive Spiders: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/43799576

    The House of Leaves universe:
    House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780375703768
    The Whalestoe Letters: From House of Leaves https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780375714412
    Poe’s album “Haunted”: Apple https://apple.co/2MT62F4, Spotify https://spoti.fi/3c2RsDq, Amazon https://amzn.to/3t0qkMy

    Referenced:
    The Griffin and Sabine Series by Nick Bantock:
    1. Griffin and Sabine https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781452155951
    2. Sabine’s Notebook https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780811801805
    3. The Golden Mean https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780811802987
    4. The Pharos Gate https://amzn.to/3dGBSQ2
    Night Film by Marisha Pessl https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780812979787
    Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780679723424
    The Annotated Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780679727293
    Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle by Vladimir Nabokov https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780679725220

    Some of Ellen Hopkins’ prose poetry books:
    Tricks and Traffick https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781481498258
    Burned and Smoke https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781481498364
    Perfect https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781416983255
    Impulse https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781416903574
    Crank, Glass, and Fallout https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781442499591

    The Last House on the Left https://bookshop.org/a/6560/0760137288688
    Grave Encounters https://bookshop.org/a/6560/0810072542632
    In the Mouth of Madness https://bookshop.org/a/6560/0826663188745
    Joel-Peter Witkin: An Objective Eye https://letterboxd.com/film/joel-peter-witkin-an-objective-eye/

    Sources:
    https://religionpopculture.home.blog/2019/04/21/exploring-labyrinths-and-voids-in-house-of-leaves/
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    • 32 min
    Four Cupcakes: 69

    Four Cupcakes: 69

    In which Carla celebrated four years of There Might Be Cupcakes! (April 28, 2017)

    Sources:
    https://poestories.com/read/alone
    https://www.eapoe.org/works/poems/alonea.htm
    The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book by Bill Watterson https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780836204384
    Greg Behrendt, “There Might Be Cake” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WxOIvC9cC0

    Episodes referenced:
    1. Poe and Carla and Cupcakes: Nicetameetcha https://www.spreaker.com/episode/43132350
    Website entry: https://www.theremightbecupcakes.com/episode-1-poe-carla-cupcakes/
    34: This Girl Just Had a Bad Date https://www.spreaker.com/episode/43132371
    64: Hounds of Love (live poetry) https://www.spreaker.com/episode/43132317
    68: Bone-Chimes and Primitive Spiders https://www.spreaker.com/episode/43799576

    Suggested reading:
    The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780448095011
    The Complete Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781449433253

    Nina and Tim’s podcasts:
    Already Gone http://alreadygonepodcast.com
    Don’t Talk to Strangers http://dttspodcast.com
    Dead Ball https://play.acast.com/s/deadball

    Theme song and stinger: “Comadreamers I” by Haunted Me, off their Pleasure album, used with permission

    How to Support Cupcakes:
    Audible: https://www.audible.com/ep/creator?source_code=PDTGBPD060314004R
    Care/Of Vitamins: https://takecareof.com/invites/chr4bw
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/m/theremightbecupcakes
    and please visit my lovely sponsors that share their ads on my episodes.

    Where to Find Cupcakes:
    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theremightbecupcakes
    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theremightbecupcakes
    Twitter: @mightbecupcakes
    Instagram: @theremightbecupcakes and @carlahaunted
    Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/theremightbecupcakes r/theremightbecupcakes
    Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/804047-there-might-be-cupcakes-podcast-group
    Contact: carla@theremightbecupcakes.com

    Complete list of ways to listen to the podcast on the sidebar at http://theremightbecupcakes.com

    • 32 min
    2017 Entire Halloween Special: 27

    2017 Entire Halloween Special: 27

    The entire episode 27 has been found and saved. Let us celebrate #halfwaytohalloween! Enjoy this flashback to 2017, and enjoy my story and stories from other wonderful podcasts.

    List of all podcasts involved in this episode, in order, with links, at the website entry for episode 27, Halloween Enormous Stories: https://www.theremightbecupcakes.com/episode-27-halloween-enormous-stories/
    Website entry for episode 29, Unpacking the Bunny, which explores the truth and mystery behind my entry in this episode: https://www.theremightbecupcakes.com/episode-29-unpacking-bunny/ and https://www.spreaker.com/episode/43576190

    Theme song and stinger: “Comadreamers I” by Haunted Me, off their Pleasure album, used with permission

    How to Support Cupcakes:
    Audible: https://www.audible.com/ep/creator?source_code=PDTGBPD060314004R
    Care/Of Vitamins: https://takecareof.com/invites/chr4bw
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/m/theremightbecupcakes
    and please visit my lovely sponsors that share their ads on my episodes.

    Where to Find Cupcakes:
    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theremightbecupcakes
    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theremightbecupcakes
    Twitter: @mightbecupcakes
    Instagram: @theremightbecupcakes and @carlahaunted
    Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/theremightbecupcakes r/theremightbecupcakes
    Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/804047-there-might-be-cupcakes-podcast-group
    Contact: carla@theremightbecupcakes.com

    Complete list of ways to listen to the podcast on the sidebar at http://theremightbecupcakes.com

    • 2 hr 9 min
    Bone-Chimes and Primitive Spiders: House of Leaves: 68

    Bone-Chimes and Primitive Spiders: House of Leaves: 68

    In which Carla begins her series on the horror novel House of Leaves.

    The House of Leaves universe:
    House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780375703768
    The Whalestoe Letters: From House of Leaves https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780375714412
    Poe’s album “Haunted”: Apple https://apple.co/2MT62F4, Spotify https://spoti.fi/3c2RsDq, Amazon https://amzn.to/3t0qkMy

    Referenced: La Strada (1954): https://amzn.to/38kUT7z
    Dr. Who https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780857442581

    Theme song and stinger: “Comadreamers I” by Haunted Me, off their Pleasure album, used with permission

    How to Support Cupcakes:
    Audible: https://www.audible.com/ep/creator?source_code=PDTGBPD060314004R
    Care/Of Vitamins: https://takecareof.com/invites/chr4bw
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/m/theremightbecupcakes
    and please visit my lovely sponsors that share their ads on my episodes.

    Where to Find Cupcakes:
    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theremightbecupcakes
    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theremightbecupcakes
    Twitter: @mightbecupcakes
    Instagram: @theremightbecupcakes and @carlahaunted
    Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/theremightbecupcakes r/theremightbecupcakes
    Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/804047-there-might-be-cupcakes-podcast-group
    Contact: carla@theremightbecupcakes.com

    Complete list of ways to listen to the podcast on the sidebar at http://theremightbecupcakes.com

    • 19 min
    Halloween Cupcakes: 27

    Halloween Cupcakes: 27

    This is my segment from the 2018 multi podcast collaboration for Halloween, which was published as my episode 27. When I transferred to Spreaker Prime, the incredibly large episode was lost in transit. Here is my portion:

    In which Carla goes legend tripping, looking for the Bunnyman of Virginia.

    Original publication date: October 31, 2018

    Theme song and stinger: “Comadreamers I” by Haunted Me, off their Pleasure album, used with permission
     
    How to Support Cupcakes:
    Audible: https://www.audible.com/ep/creator?source_code=PDTGBPD060314004R
    Care/Of Vitamins: https://takecareof.com/invites/chr4bw
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/m/theremightbecupcakes
    and please visit my lovely sponsors that share their ads on my episodes.

    Where to Find Cupcakes:
    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theremightbecupcakes
    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theremightbecupcakes
    Twitter: @mightbecupcakes
    Instagram: @theremightbecupcakes and @carlahaunted
    Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/theremightbecupcakes r/theremightbecupcakes
    Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/804047-there-might-be-cupcakes-podcast-group
    Contact: carla@theremightbecupcakes.com
     
    Complete list of ways to listen to the podcast on the sidebar at http://theremightbecupcakes.com

    • 6 min
    Haunted Yule: Twelve Days: 67

    Haunted Yule: Twelve Days: 67

    In which Carla explores the Twelve Days of Christmas and why we send Christmas cards, and reads a Victorian horror story by F. Marion Crawford.

    Christmas episodes:
    32: What the Dickens
    47: Victorian Christmas: The Goblin and the Paw
    65: Happy Christmas Chaos
    66: Deck the Hall with Horror
     
    Sources and Suggested Reading:
    “The Doll’s Ghost”, F. Marion Crawford, collected by Arthur Conan Doyle and Walter Scott in The Valancourt Book of Victorian Christmas Ghost Stories: https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781943910564
    Mirth without mischief. Comtaining [sic] The twelve days of Christmas; The play of the gaping-wide-mouthed-wadling-frog; Love and hatred; ... and Nimble Ned's alphabet and figures: https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781170206966
    J. C. Horsley at the Victoria and Albert Museum: https://bit.ly/3iY2AET
    Sir Henry Cole: townandcountrymag.com/leisure/arts-and-culture/a26473065/sir-henry-cole-prince-albert-great-exhibition-victoria/
    F. Marion Crawford: oldstyletales.com/single-post/2017/05/16/F-Marion-Crawfords-6-Best-Horror-Stories-Not-Inlcuding-The-Upper-Berth
    Epiphany: britannica.com/topic/Epiphany
    12 Days of Christmas: vox.com/21796404/12-days-of-christmas-explained
    Victorian Christmas Cookbook and Traditions by The Chiappa Sisters: https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781976492907
    A Merry, Very Victorian Christmas!: Trivia, Tales and Traditions from 19th Century America by Janet Emily Demarest: https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781537494470
     
    Theme song and stinger: “Comadreamers I” by Haunted Me, off their Pleasure album, used with permission
     
    How to Support Cupcakes:
    Audible: https://www.audible.com/ep/creator?source_code=PDTGBPD060314004R
    Care/Of Vitamins: https://takecareof.com/invites/chr4bw
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/m/theremightbecupcakes
    and please visit my lovely sponsors that share their ads on my episodes.

    Where to Find Cupcakes:
    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theremightbecupcakes
    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theremightbecupcakes
    Twitter: @mightbecupcakes
    Instagram: @theremightbecupcakes and @carlahaunted
    Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/theremightbecupcakes r/theremightbecupcakes
    Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/804047-there-might-be-cupcakes-podcast-group
    Contact: carla@theremightbecupcakes.com
     
    Complete list of ways to listen to the podcast on the sidebar at http://theremightbecupcakes.com

    • 37 min

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