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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 and the occult. If general off-the-wall weirdness is your thing, then the Weird Tales Radio Show has something for everyone, with its radio magazine format combination of interviews, reports and news items designed for all fans of ghosts, geek, magick, folklore, urban myths and witchcraft – 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.
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In Episode 152 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we talk to Patti Negri, the Hollywood Psychic, Medium and Good Witch about her life and times and magic. We also learn how to go dragon slaying armed only with a sticky, treacle cake called Yorkshire Parkin. And this week’s ghost is Mary, Queen of Scots. Links: Weird Tales Radio Show https://www.urbanfantasist.com  + https://www.pattinegri.com + https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08478JWYG/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In Episode 151 of the Weird Tales Radio Show our interview covers everything from geeky tech and fake news to ghost hunting in Texas and the pros and cons of modern paranormal investigation gadgets, our guest is all-round techie and podcaster Christopher Jordan who has been weaponising minds with his Dudes n Beer podcasts since 2015. Links: Weird Tales Radio Show https://www.urbanfantasist.com  + https://www.dudesnbeer.com  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In Episode 150 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we hear about the plight of Doctor Who, the history of Snowmen, the Demon Cat of Washington DC, plus we have US author and pioneer of the Sixties American Wiccan scene Aidan Kelly to talk about those Hippie, Commie, Beatnik Witches Links: Weird Tales Radio Show https://www.urbanfantasist.com  + https://www.amazon.com/author/aidankelly See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In Episode 149 of the Weird Tales Radio Show Janie is back to discuss those scary Nursery Bogies of Childhood plus we have USA Today bestselling author Una McCormack on writing Star Trek & Doctor Who tie-in novels - her latest book is Star Trek Picard - The Last Best Hope Links: Weird Tales Radio Show https://www.urbanfantasist.com  + https://unamccormack.co.uk + https://www.amazon.co.uk/Una-McCormack/e/B001IQXCF0 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In Episode 148 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we once again delve into the realms of geek and pop culture as we talk to award-winning horror author Nancy A Collins – Nancy has written more than 20 novels and novellas as well as numerous short stories. She has also worked on several comic books, including a two-year run on the Swamp Thing series and a notable first as the first woman writer working on the Vampirella comic series. She is a recipient of the Bram Stoker Award and the British Fantasy Award, and is best known for her groundbreaking series Sonja Blue, which heralded the rise of the popular urban fantasy genre. Links: Weird Tales Radio Show https://www.urbanfantasist.com  + https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nancy-A-Collins/e/B000AP8Z4S  + https://www.gofundme.com/f/craig-hamilton-emergency-medical-fund See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In Episode 147 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we talk to film critic, author, blogger and veteran nerd Marshall Julius about science fiction and fantasy TV and movies franchises, including Star Wars, Star Trek, the Marvel Avengers - and of course The Mandalorian - and ask how long can these franchises keep being extended before we risk killing the golden goose? It’s a dorktastic, nerdelicious, geekfest. Links: Weird Tales Radio Show https://www.urbanfantasist.com  + www.ancient-origins.net + https://hotmerch.co.uk/collections/marshall-julius See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In Episode 146 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we talk to Dr Stephen Braude about Parapsychology, Mediums – fraudulent or otherwise, Paranormal Investigations, the Gold Leaf Lady of Florida – and we learn rather more than we want to know about Ectoplasm. Yuck! Links: Weird Tales Radio Show https://www.urbanfantasist.com  + www.jazzphilosopher.com  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In Episode 145 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we say stop worrying about Twelfth Night, let’s party on till Candlemas, Janie is back with some folklore for the birds, we talk to Melissa Edmundson about the women writers of weird fiction, and we have a spooky tale from a London Underground station. Links: Weird Tales Radio Show https://www.urbanfantasist.com  + www.handheldpress.co.uk  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In Episode 144 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we indulge in Christmas nostalgia as we recall some dangerous toys for boys. Then we are joined by Therese Taylor who talks about the old Christmas tradition of the Lords of Misrule. Weird Tales regular Morgan Daimler wonders whether fairies and aliens are related. And finally we are joined by Hannah Brailsford who has a seasonal ghost story to tell. Links: Weird Tales Radio Show https://www.urbanfantasist.com   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In Episode 143 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we talk to Professor Monica Black about her new book ‘A Demon Haunted Land’ and the German post-war witchcraft scare + we are warned by the Men in Black not to mention monoliths (whoops we just did) + we discover why so many straight English people are now flying Gay Pride flags Links: Weird Tales Radio Show https://www.urbanfantasist.com  + https://www.monicablack.net/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In Episode 142 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we talk about mystery monoliths, the Krampus, and zombie mink, we learn about paranormal pendulum dowsing and the folklore of hares, we explore the strange case of the Greenbrier Ghost, and other weirdness. Links: Weird Tales Radio Show https://www.urbanfantasist.com  + www.fourknightspress.com  + www.danbaldwin.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In Episode 141 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we talk to Dr Greg Little about Edgar Cayce, Atlantis and the theory the lost continent is somewhere in the Bahamas. We also have the strange saga of Aleister Crowley’s daughter and we look at some of the weird developments taking place in the natural world and ask: have the boffins never seen the Planet of the Apes movies? Links: Weird Tales Radio Show https://www.urbanfantasist.com  + www.apmagazine.info + www.edgarcayce.org See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In Episode 140 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we have the concluding part of our interview with American academic Professor Richard Spence about Aleister Crowley - this week the weirdness embraces the Nazis, Russians spies and even L. Ron Hubbard of the Scientologists. We also have a number of shorter items including the most haunted house in Ireland being up for sale, the urban myths surrounding Phil Collins - yes the guy from Genesis, the Medieval impotence inspectors who were only too willing to lend a hand, and why a 900-years dead Irish saint may have predicted an imminent apocalypse. Links: Weird Tales Radio Show archive https://www.urbanfantasist.com/weird-tales-radio-show  + https://narratively.com/the-distinguished-medieval-penis-investigators/ + https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/escape/article-8941707/Irelands-haunted-house-sale-Loftus-Hall-market-2-2m.html See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In Episode 139 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we have Part #1 of an interview with American academic Professor Richard Spence about Aleister Crowley - was he really a British secret agent - and what is the connection between espionage and the occult? Are covens and spy cells the same thing? Links: Weird Tales Radio Show archive https://www.urbanfantasist.com/weird-tales-radio-show   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In Episode 138 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we talk to A.P. Sylvia, the author of ‘Vampires of Lore: Traits & Modern Misconceptions’ about the contrast between vampires in traditional folklore and popular fiction, for example: how did the story about them not being able to see their own reflections begin? Links: Weird Tales Radio Show archive https://www.urbanfantasist.com/weird-tales-radio-show  + www.locationsoflore.com  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In Episode 137 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we talk to American author and journalist Marie D Jones. I really enjoyed this interview - and I hope you will do too - because along with discussing the books Marie writes, fiction and non-fiction including disaster preparedness, the paranormal, ancient knowledge, unknown mysteries, UFOs and alien technology, surveillance technology and conspiracy theories, it also shines a light on the reality of being a writer today. Links: Weird Tales Radio Show archive https://www.urbanfantasist.com/weird-tales-radio-show  +http://www.mariedjones.com/wordpress/ + https://www.amazon.com/Marie-D-Jones/e/B001JPA3KC  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In Episode 136 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we talk to practising witch, author and expert on all things fairy Morgan Daimler about the Wheel of the Year, Samhain, Halloween and the practice of witchcraft and virtual covens in times of a pandemic. Plus we talk about a much travelled mummy, the cancellation of Nottingham Goose Fair and the Punkie Nights of old. Links: Weird Tales Radio Show archive https://www.urbanfantasist.com/weird-tales-radio-show  + https://www.amazon.com/Morgan-Daimler/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In Episode 135 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we talk to horror author William Meikle about his writing career, we talk to one of the producers of the highly rated new horror movie Saint Maud. Plus we visit Deadman’s Island, look at Memento Mori coins, avoid Jenny Greenteeth, dabble in some magick – and did you know Dracula’s castle is up for sale? Links: Weird Tales Radio Show archive https://www.urbanfantasist.com/weird-tales-radio-show  + https://www.williammeikle.com + https://www.susanelainejones.com/coins + https://a24films.com/films/saint-maud  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In Episode 134 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we talk to journalist and writer Matt Swayne about the ghosts of rock ’n' roll and country music, including the Forever 27 Club.  Links: Weird Tales Radio Show archive - https://www.urbanfantasist.com/weird-tales-radio-show www.mattswayne.com  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In Episode 133 of the Weird Tales Radio Show we talk Arthurian legends scholar and author John Matthews about the legends and history surrounding King Arthur’s magician Merlin. A man of many guises, from druid, to Celtic warrior, to shaman to prophet, to wizard, to royal adviser and even lover. Links: Weird Tales Radio Show archive https://www.urbanfantasist.com/weird-tales-radio-show  + www.hallowquest.org.uk See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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