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Books that kill whomever reads them, strange dolls that bring death wherever they go, and tales from men and women driven to the edge by madness, poverty, and guilt. These strange and varied stories are guaranteed to stay with you long after you've finished listening. New episodes the first Friday of every month.
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5: 305 - The Gates of Heaven
Today’s story will let us see the furthest limits to which loyalty might push us, by putting us in the shoes of a soldier faced with unthinkable duties. In the last months of a war he does not yet know has all but ended, he’ll be pushed to carry out orders beyond the scope of anything he’s ever, even in his worst nightmares, thought could come to pass. And we’ll see if those golden tethers of loyalty, so valuable and yet so easily broken, will bend him to the task at hand.Support us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/westsidefairytales) !Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/WSFairytales) , Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/westsidefairytales/) , and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/westsidefairytales/) !Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit Club (https://www.facebook.com/groups/westsidehorrorandlitclub/) !This month’s recommendations:Book of the month: Night by Elie Weisel (https://www.amazon.com/Night-Elie-Wiesel/dp/0374500010)Random Horror Recommendation: Silent Hill from Konami (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silent_Hill)Loyalty is one of our most frightening precepts.On its surface, an absolute dedication to ideology, a nation, or a person might seem honorable. Often, in fact, loyalty is considered the most prized of attributes one might find in a man or woman.But unless you’ve seen loyalty in truth, you may want to reserve your judgments on its worth.For there is no trespass which can not be excused with loyalty. There is no line that loyalty will not let you cross. There is no limit to the cruelties loyalty may let you commit.Today’s story will let us see the furthest limits to which loyalty might push us, by putting us in the shoes of a soldier faced with unthinkable duties. In the last months of a war he does not yet know has all but ended, he’ll be pushed to carry out orders beyond the scope of anything he’s ever, even in his worst nightmares, thought could come to pass. And we’ll see if those golden tethers of loyalty, so valuable and yet so easily broken, will bend him to the task at hand.Support us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/westsidefairytales) !Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/WSFairytales) , Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/westsidefairytales/) , and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/westsidefairytales/) !Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit Club (https://www.facebook.com/groups/westsidehorrorandlitclub/) !This month’s recommendations:Book of the month: Night, by Elie Weisel (https://www.amazon.com/Night-Elie-Wiesel/dp/0374500010)Random Horror Recommendation: Silent Hill, from Konami (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silent_Hill)

5: 305 - The Gates of Heaven

2019-02-0101:07:241

Introducing Feminist Folklore!
Hey everybody, this isn't a regular episode, but rather an advertisement for a podcast I think you might enjoy! Feminist Folklore is a weekly storytelling and discussion podcast from Skylark Media. Each week, hosts Carlea and Rachael share a fairy tale, myth, or legend from around the world, and discuss it from a feminist perspective. Does Snow White pass the Bechdel test? How different would Sleeping Beauty really be if you replaced the heroine with a sexy lamp? Whether you love Disney princesses or chilling ghost stories, Feminist Folklore has something for you. From old English ballads to contemporary Japanese legends, nothing’s off limits in these frank, funny discussions. The stories Carlea and Rachael cover can be problematic, but there’s never a dull moment. Feminist Folklore explores tough and timely topics like gender equality, toxic masculinity, and body positivity, and considers how societal attitudes about sex and gender are influenced by our deep-seated cultural narratives. You’ll be surprised by how little has changed for women since the days of the Brothers Grimm, and how much ancient myths and legends can still tell us about women’s lives. Feminist Folklore is a good fit for fans of podcasts like: • Lore • Myths and Legends • The Folklore Podcast • The History Chicks • Call Your Girlfriend • Popaganda You can listen to Feminist Folklore on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and wherever else you like to listen. You can follow them on Twitter @femlorepod, on Instagram @feministfolklorepodcast, and online at http://feministfolklore.com. Feminist Folklore is a Skylark Media production.
4: 304 - Ghost Story (Part Two)
Sometimes I think of people as bells ringing on a foggy night. They are all different and distant, ringing to their own timbre. Some are golden and light, others are solemn iron things whose peeling thrum falls slow and cold over the land.It’s not easy to traverse the fog on the way to them, holding an ear up the cold night and still trying to keep your eye on the uneven ground before you. For some people, the stress of those first meetings, of finding the voice behind the bell in the fog, is too great to bear. And so they don’t bear it, and choose instead to live alone. Today’s story is the second half of a two-part tale. If you haven’t listened to the first part, stop here and listen to Ghost Story (Part One) from last month.Last episode, we left the subject of our story, a young man named Barden, on his lonesome in his hermitage of a flat in Paris. He’s been bothered by strange knocking from the apartment downstairs, and visions of some pale-faced apparition that may or may not be a symptom of his self-imposed isolation.Barden is a man who likes solitude not because he enjoys it, but because it suits him and he’s afraid of trying anything else. But he’s started hearing the first low peels of bellsong in the foggy Parisian night, and soon he may find the call of at least one of those long and lonely notes too enticing to ignore.Support us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/westsidefairytales) !Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/WSFairytales) , Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/westsidefairytales/) , and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/westsidefairytales/) !Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit Club (https://www.facebook.com/groups/westsidehorrorandlitclub/) !This month’s recommendations:Monstruo (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/monstruo/id1440306805?mt=2) , the new podcast from the creators of Westside Fairytales, Sword and Scale, and Dark Topic.The House of Sand and Fog (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38311414-house-of-sand-and-fog) by Andre Dubus III.Sometimes I think of people as bells ringing on a foggy night. They are all different and distant, ringing to their own timbre. Some are golden and light, others are solemn iron things whose peeling thrum falls slow and cold over the land.It’s not easy to traverse the fog on the way to them, holding an ear up the cold night and still trying to keep your eye on the uneven ground before you. For some people, the stress of those first meetings, of finding the voice behind the bell in the fog, is too great to bear. And so they don’t bear it, and choose instead to live alone.Today’s story is the second half of a two-part tale. If you haven’t listened to the first part, stop here and listen to Ghost Story (Part One) from last month.Last episode, we left the subject of our story, a young man named Barden, on his lonesome in his hermitage of a flat in Paris. He’s been bothered by strange knocking from the apartment downstairs, and visions of some pale-faced apparition that may or may not be a symptom of his self-imposed isolation.Barden is a man who likes solitude not because he enjoys it, but because it suits him and he’s afraid of trying anything else. But he’s started hearing the first low peels of bellsong in the foggy Parisian night, and soon he may find the call of at least one of those long and lonely notes too enticing to ignore.Support us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/westsidefairytales) !Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/WSFairytales) , Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/westsidefairytales/) , and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/westsidefairytales/) !Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit Club (https://www.facebook.com/groups/westsidehorrorandlitclub/) !This month’s recommendations:Monstruo (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/monstruo/id1440306805?mt=2) , the new podcast from the creators of Westside Fairytales, Sword and Scale, and Dark Topic.The House of Sand and Fog (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38311414-house-of-sand-and-fog) by Andre Dubus III.
3: 303 - Ghost Story (Part One)
Isolation is a bad blanket. Most people — those who can — eschew it in favor of the warmth good company brings. But those who can’t — the introverts, the awkward, the strange — may find it easier to wrap themselves in those tattered threads when confronted by the chill of loneliness. Not because it’s enjoyable, but because going out into the world can be so much lonelier when you’re not really a part of it.Today’s story is about a man living alone, with little more than the glow of his computer to keep him company. He has a job, sure, and a few acquaintances, but otherwise he is a man on his own, a solitary creature slinking his way through life in the shadows.But something from beyond the veil of death and time may soon enter into the life of this modern hermit, whether he wants it to or not.Follow us on social media!Twitter (https://twitter.com/WSFairytales)Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/westsidefairytales/)Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/westsidefairytales/)This month’s recommendations.My Friend Dahmer (https://www.amazon.com/My-Friend-Dahmer-Derf-Backderf/dp/1419702173) by Derf BackderfThe Haunting of Hill House (https://www.netflix.com/title/80189221) on NetflixSupport us on Patreon! (https://www.patreon.com/westsidefairytales)Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit Club (https://www.facebook.com/groups/westsidehorrorandlitclub) today!Isolation is a bad blanket. Most people — those who can — eschew it in favor of the warmth good company brings. But those who can’t — the introverts, the awkward, the strange — may find it easier to wrap themselves in those tattered threads when confronted by the chill of loneliness. Not because it’s enjoyable, but because going out into the world can be so much lonelier when you’re not really a part of it.Today’s story is about a man living alone, with little more than the glow of his computer to keep him company. He has a job, sure, and a few acquaintances, but otherwise he is a man on his own, a solitary creature slinking his way through life in the shadows.But something from beyond the veil of death and time may soon enter into the life of this modern hermit, whether he wants it to or not.Follow us on social media!Twitter (https://twitter.com/WSFairytales)Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/westsidefairytales/)Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/westsidefairytales/)This month’s recommendations.My Friend Dahmer (https://www.amazon.com/My-Friend-Dahmer-Derf-Backderf/dp/1419702173) by Derf BackderfThe Haunting of Hill House (https://www.netflix.com/title/80189221) on NetflixSupport us on Patreon! (https://www.patreon.com/westsidefairytales)Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit Club (https://www.facebook.com/groups/westsidehorrorandlitclub) today!
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registeredhuman

This man is a brilliant writer. I have binge listened since episode 1. Tyler Bell's flavour of fiction tastes heavily of Stephen King, with a slight seasoning of Lovecraft. Mr. Bell'switing and narrarating easily transports the listener into his universe. For those who choose partake, satisfaction and craving are the reward.

Jan 26th
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DogDoc713

So ecstatic to come across Westside after a frantic search for some original horror fiction! The added soupçon of real life enmity constitutes a truly unique podcast in my book! I also ABSOLUTELY LOVE the idea of getting a new book recommendation with each episode!! Great work! 💕 More, please!

Jan 23rd
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Stephanie Hammond

sorry, don't do fb. but loved pt 2. maybe one tear down my cheek. 😪

Jan 19th
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Joshua Jordan

Monstrou was AMAZING, INTENSE, DARK, everything I was hoping for!

Jan 9th
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Stephanie Hammond

wow, your delivery and production have really stepped up! great work!

Dec 8th
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Beau Cantayre

I dig your darker stories bud. keep up the great work

Nov 29th
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Amanda McClure

I'm hooked

Nov 12th
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Ari Christine

dude. amazing! I love your podcasts. thank you. 👌👍😄❤️

Nov 3rd
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Lisa Edwards

AWESOME cannot wait!

Nov 1st
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