94 episodes

Carla is: a bookdragon; a 50-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 in her commonplace book. 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

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    • 4.8 • 61 Ratings

Carla is: a bookdragon; a 50-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 in her commonplace book. 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.

    Victorian Christmas: A Peculiar Atmosphere of Cranky Scholarship: 89

    Victorian Christmas: A Peculiar Atmosphere of Cranky Scholarship: 89

    In which Carla celebrates the Twelve Days of Christmas by connecting M. R. James to Ash’s chainsaw.

    M. R. James adaptations listed at Letterboxd: https://boxd.it/jwlZ
    Adaptations of this story: 1956: https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-whistle-and-ill-come-to-you-1956-online only for those in the UK, or those using a VPN (BFI’s words, not mine) 1960: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRGfEk0cnL4 2010: https://tubitv.com/movies/571582/m-r-james-whistle-and-i-ll-come-to-you

    Count Magnus and Other Ghost Stories: The Complete Stories of M. R. James, Volume 1: https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780143039396
    The Haunted Doll’s House and The Complete Stories of M. R. James, Volume 2: https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780143039921
    The Complete Stories of M. R. James, ebook https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Ghost-Stories-M-James-ebook/dp/B07KFKKL48/

    Complete Poems and Songs of Robert Burns: Scotland's National Poet - the Bard of Ayrshire https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781387972753
    Rosemary Pardoe http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~pardos/FAQ.html
    Paranormal State: My Journey Into the Unknown by Ryan Buell and Stefan Petrucha https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780061767944
    The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781015877269

    Referenced episodes:
    4: …And Things That Go Bump in the Night https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/there-might-be-cupcakes-podcas-520320/episodes/remastered-4and-things-that-go-25992370
    32: What the Dickens (included at the end of the episode) https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/there-might-be-cupcakes-podcas-520320/episodes/what-the-dickens-32-24259323
    67: Haunted Yule: Twelve Days https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/there-might-be-cupcakes-podcas-520320/episodes/haunted-yule-twelve-days-67-82798501

    There Might Be Cupcakes on IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt22815734/episodes https://www.imdb.com/title/tt22815734/

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

    Where to Find Cupcakes:
    Substack: http:a href="http://theremightbecupcakes.substack.com"...

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Library Pirates (with Princess Jones Curtis): 88

    Library Pirates (with Princess Jones Curtis): 88

    Happy anniversary to all of us! Thank you for six years of cupcakes; you are the cupcakes I find on difficult days. I hope I have given you some.

    Show notes: In which Carla and Princess Jones Curtis from the Bye, Pumkin Podcast talk about being mysteriously early readers, the effect V. C. Andrews had on (mostly) the women of their generation, Paperbacks From Hell, Stephen King, how Carla’s earliest reading habits explain a lot, and how Judy Blume is still, well, perfect.

    Sources:
    All of the books discussed will be listed in the Substack, Patreon, and on the website after I catalog them all. Here’s Paperbacks From Hell by Carla’s buddy, Grady Hendrix. https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781594749810 Grady, if you know which Zebra book (it had to be Zebra) was about the evil child named Lucien, let me know. I have to reread it.
    To join a FrizzLit book club/class: https://www.frizzlit.com/bookclubs Giovanni’s Room, by James Baldwin class: starts June 6th, 2023 https://btt.boldtypetickets.com/events/132496771/quarantine-book-club-giovannis-room-by-james-baldwin

    Bye, Pumkin Podcast: https://www.audible.com/pd/Bye-Pumkin-Podcast/B08K565345


    There Might Be Cupcakes on IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt22815734/episodes https://www.imdb.com/title/tt22815734/

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

    Where to Find Cupcakes:
    Substack: http://theremightbecupcakes.substack.com
    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theremightbecupcakes
    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theremightbecupcakes
    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

    • 1 hr 17 min
    To the Lighthouse to Catch a Fish: 87

    To the Lighthouse to Catch a Fish: 87

    Show notes:
    In which Carla tells the fairy tale within Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse.

    Sources:
    “The Fisherman and His Wife”, from Grimm, Wilhelm; Grimm, Jacob. The Complete Folk & Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9789176374559
    To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780156907392
    To join a FrizzLit book club/class: https://www.frizzlit.com/bookclubs
    “The Charge of the Light Brigade”, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781400041879
    Referenced: The Blind Side https://www.warnerbros.com/movies/blind-side

    There Might Be Cupcakes on IMDb:
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt22815734/episodes
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt22815734/

    How to Support Cupcakes:
    Audible: https://www.audible.com/ep/creator?source_code=PDTGBPD060314004R
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    Substack: http://theremightbecupcakes.substack.com
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theremightbecupcakes
    and please visit my lovely sponsors that share their ads on my episodes.

    Where to Find Cupcakes:
    Substack: http://theremightbecupcakes.substack.com
    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theremightbecupcakes
    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theremightbecupcakes
    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

    • 24 min
    The Children Are Not Alright: 86

    The Children Are Not Alright: 86

    Show notes: In which Carla updates the story of episode 21, Nine Days and Two Car Seats, which tells the story of the murder of Michael and Alex Smith, and updates what their murderer, her mother, Susan Smith, has been up to in the time since the murder.

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

    Sources:
    Beyond All Reason: My Life with Susan Smith by David Smith https://app.thestorygraph.com/books/e7899e42-32db-4811-b91c-b3fd14ae703d
    Sins of the Mother by Maria Eftimiades https://app.thestorygraph.com/books/2135b4b0-7533-416e-b7d2-079570c17e1e
    DSM-V: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Psychiatric Disorders, Fifth Ed. by the American Psychiatric Association https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780890425763
    documentaries: Murder Made Me Famous: Susan Smith: What Happened?; Murder Made Me Famous: Susan Smith: Sex Behind Bars; Cellmate Secrets.
    Alfred Rowe’s sex offender registry: http://bit.ly/421v6eY
    Violated statute: https://scor.sled.sc.gov/OffenseCode.aspx?id=1279

    There Might Be Cupcakes on IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt22815734/episodes https://www.imdb.com/title/tt22815734/

    Referenced Episodes: 21: Nine Days and Two Car Seats

    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/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
    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

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Victorian Christmas: Fingering Death: 85

    Victorian Christmas: Fingering Death: 85

    In which Carla shares lots of good news, and reads more Victorian horror for the holidays.
    Sources and Recommended Reading:
    The Valancourt Book of Victorian Christmas Ghost Stories (pp. 117-123) https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781943910564
    Ada Buisson on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18335715.Ada_Buisson
    Belgravia catalog archive: https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000680041

    There Might Be Cupcakes on IMDb:
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt22815734/episodes
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt22815734/

    Referenced Episodes:
    4: …And Things That Go Bump in the Night
    21: Nine Days and Two Car Seats
    35: Unexpected UVA Voices
    47: The Goblin and the Paw
    75: Holly Jolly Christmas

    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/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

    • 29 min
    The Little Mermaid: 84

    The Little Mermaid: 84

    In which Carla explores the kerfuffle behind The Little Mermaid.
    Original story by Hans Christian Andersen begins at 19:22

    Recommended Reading:
    Haunted Waters by Mary Pope Osborne https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780763629953
    Disney: The Little Mermaid: The Film Script https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781645171522
    The Little Mermaid: The Classic Edition https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781604333770
    The Little Mermaid and Other Fairy Tales, the (Illustrated with Interactive Elements) https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780062692597

    The Little Mermaid movie https://bookshop.org/a/6560/0786936860764

    https://letterboxd.com/actor/halle-bailey/
    https://letterboxd.com/film/the-little-mermaid-2023/
    https://letterboxd.com/film/the-little-mermaid/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Little_Mermaid
    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/phallus-purposely-added-artwork-little-mermaid-vhs-cover/
    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/the-aroused-minister/

    https://letterboxd.com/film/the-princess-and-the-frog/
    https://letterboxd.com/film/pocahontas/

    Iliza: The unrealistic idea of being a mermaid: https://youtube.com/watch?v=UJ4xit7_ybc

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Mythological_human_hybrids
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Undine_(novella)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Children%27s_Book_Day

     
    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/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: a...

    • 1 hr 6 min

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