174 episodes

Join English barrister and Reuters correspondent turned writer, editor, award-winning tech journalist and sometime werewolf-hunter Charles Christian for one hour of folklore, the supernatural, folk horror and other weirdness. "Fun and high strangeness" is how one listener described the show. The show archive of 187 episodes runs from September/Mabon 2017 to October/Halloween 2021.

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

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 25 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, the supernatural, folk horror and other weirdness. "Fun and high strangeness" is how one listener described the show. The show archive of 187 episodes runs from September/Mabon 2017 to October/Halloween 2021.

    Episode 187: Chasing Ghosts & Talking to the Dead

    Episode 187: Chasing Ghosts & Talking to the Dead

    All good things must end and in the last-ever episode of the Weird Tales Radio Show our big interview is with Marc Hartzman, who has been described as “one of America’s leading connoisseurs of the bizarre”. With Halloween just around the corner, we’re talking about his latest book Chasing Ghosts and will be looking at our fascination with spirits, the supernatural and talking to the dead.

    Links:


    https://www.youtube.com/c/weirdtalesshow
    https://www.marchartzmanbooks.com
    https://www.amazon.com/Marc-Hartzman/e/B001K8EDVS/
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 58 min
    Episode 186: Still Bloody After All These Years - the long History of Serial Killers

    Episode 186: Still Bloody After All These Years - the long History of Serial Killers

    In this week’s Weird Tales Radio Show there's blood on the carpet and murder afoot as we talk to Professor Debbie Felton of the University of Massachusetts Amherst about serial killers in Ancient Greece and Rome. From Procrustes to Ted Bundy, why do we continue to be fascinated by these monsters?

     

    Links:


    https://www.youtube.com/c/weirdtalesshow
    https://www.amazon.com/s?k=debbie+felton&ref=nb_sb_noss
    https://www.umass.edu/classics/member/debbie-felton 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 58 min
    Episode 185: The Horror of Office Jargon

    Episode 185: The Horror of Office Jargon

    In this week’s Weird Tales Radio Show we have offer another smorgasbord of dark delights including the Mystery of Misery Corner, the Horror of Office Jargon, the Grim Fate of being Gibbeted, as well as a serving of the Vegetable Lamb of Tartary.

    Links:


    https://www.youtube.com/c/weirdtalesshow
    https://www.sensorylogic.com
    https://www.amazon.com/Dan-Hill/e/B001IXPQ6Q
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 58 min
    Episode 184: Poisons, Tattoos & Tarot

    Episode 184: Poisons, Tattoos & Tarot

    In this week’s Weird Tales Radio Show we find that poisons, tattoos and tarot are a few of our favourite things. Our guest is illustrator Fez Inkwright who has provided work for a wide range of publishing houses and TTRPG game companies. She is the author and illustrator of a number of books and tarot/divination decks. Her books include Folk Magic & Healing and Botanical Curses & Poisons, which was published earlier this year. And did we mention she also does tattoo design?

     

    Links:


    https://www.youtube.com/c/weirdtalesshow
    https://rosdottir.com/work
    https://twitter.com/rosdottir
    https://www.instagram.com/rosdottir/
    https://rosdottir.carrd.co/
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 58 min
    Episode 183: October Horrors & Michaelmas Folklore

    Episode 183: October Horrors & Michaelmas Folklore

    In this week’s Weird Tales Radio Show our guest is is American author Kevin Lucia talking about horror novels and movies, as well as his own new Halloween-themed collection October Nights. We also look at some Michaelmas folklore and superstitions – and much, much more.

     

    Links:


    https://www.youtube.com/c/weirdtalesshow
    https://www.amazon.com/Kevin-Lucia/e/B003L29OEM
    https://kevinlucia.blogspot.com/
    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-97778-3
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 58 min
    Episode 182: New England Folklore & Legends

    Episode 182: New England Folklore & Legends

    In this week’s Weird Tales Radio Show our guest is is Peter Muise who, has been exploring New England legends, folklore and weird traditions for 20 years. He’s writer and blogger and his most recent book, out this month, is "Witches and Warlocks of Massachusetts". Not surprisingly, we’re talking about the folklore and legends of New England, including who or what are the Melonheads?

     

    Links:


    https://www.youtube.com/c/weirdtalesshow
    https://www.amazon.com/Peter-Muise/e/B098KL7KVX
    http://newenglandfolklore.blogspot.com
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

TxAggie69 ,

Great episode: mudlarking

This was one of Mr. Christian’s most interesting episodes of many. The visiting author was really fascinating and her stories quite intriguing. She gave me the “itch” to try larking myself.

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.