Sunday, October 21, 2018

Podcast 22 - The Dead

"Dorkness to Nightmare: The Dead"

On this fourth of our mini-series of mini-sodes, Em & Alan talk about spooky dead things, like Zombies and ghosts and spirits. They discuss what these monsters say about humanity, and what may lie beyond the grave.

Topics discussed include ghosts, saints, World War Z, Wynonna Earp, wendigos, and a fair amount of speculative theology.

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Link: The band Street Angel on discogs.com 
Link: The song "What's Following the Grave," by Christian metal legends Bloodgood.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Podcast 21 - Vampires

"Dorkness to Nightmare: Vampires"

On this third mini-sode in their "Dorkness to Nightmare" miniseries, Em and Alan discuss the most blood-sucking of monsters ... Vampires!

Topics discussed include Bram Stoker, Anne Rice, Twilight, Tom Cruise, and the X-Files.

Both Em and Alan also pitch ideas for vampire novels they'd like to write.

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Podcast 20 - Djinn

"Dorkness to Nightmare: Genie & Djinn"

On this second of our mini-series of mini-sodes, Em & Alan talk about genies, djinn, and other ways to spell to that. They talk about what these occasionally monstrous beings have to teach us, other than "don't mess with them."

Topics discussed include linguistic branching, The Monkey's Paw, John Constantine, the X-Files, and (of course) Aladdin.

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Link: The origin of the Genie in the Lamp, at Giant Glacier
Link: The Podcastle version of the short story "The Dybbuk in the Bottle."

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Podcast 19: Golems

"Dorkness to Nightmare: Golems & Frankenstein Monsters"

On this first of our mini-series of mini-sodes, Em & Alan talk about Frankenstein-style monsters, the Jewish legend at their roots, and the questions these monsters ask about humanity.

Topics discussed include The Golem of Prague, Mary Shelley, RUR, Warehouse 13, the X-Files and artificial intelligence.

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Link: The Golem, at the Jewish Virtual Library
Link: The Golem Legend, from San Jose State University
Link: The Golem in comic books

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Monday, October 8, 2018

Coming Soon ...

For these Halloween Times, we will be doing a mini-series of mini-sodes we are calling "Dorkness to Nightmare!"



Over the course of the month, we will be releasing podcast episodes about various Monsters, and what they have to say about humanity. Vampires, Zombies, Demons ... and MORE!

Coming soon!