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In which Carla dives deep into the mythology of the Three Mothers, Maters Suspirioum, Mater Tenebrarum, and Mater Lacrymarum of the Dario Argento and Luca Guadgnino horror movies, and explores dance and architecture as spellwork, as well as a tie-in to Disney and the fairy tales of the Grimm Brothers.

Book referenced: Horror! 333 Movies to Scare You to Death by James Harriott and Kim Newman

 

Source for music snippet: Goblin, "Suspiria", Suspiria soundtrack, link; Publication date 1977; Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0

 

Further links from this episode:

My Letterboxd reviews

Brian "Tyrannorabbit"'s Letterboxd reviews

"Suspiria is the masterpiece of Goblin": Fact Magazine interview with Claudio Simonetti

 

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In which Carla talks about where she has been--in complex PTSD therapy and in major EDS flareup--and reviews the very best books she has read this year, in therapy and, of course, for fun. Much horror and true crime was enjoyed.

Referenced Episodes:

Recommended Reading:

CPTSD:

My five-star reading this year so far:

  1. Dream Work by Mary Oliver (poetry) 
  2. Three Early Stories by J. D. Salinger (short stories) 
  3. Hannah-Beast by Jennifer McMahon (horror—audio) 
  4. The Last Days of August by Jon Ronson (true crime—audio) 
  5. Possessed: The Infamous Texas Stiletto Murder by Kathryn Casey (true crime) 
  6. Amy: My Search for Her Killer by James Renner (true crime) 
  7. Come Closer by Sara Gran (horror) 
  8. The Perfect Child by Lucinda Berry (horror) 
  9. Please Don’t Go Before I Get Better by Madisen Kuhn (poetry) 
  10. I Thought It Was Just Me: Women Reclaiming Power and Courage in a Culture of Shame by Brené Brown (psychology: updated edition title: I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn't): Making the Journey From "What Will People Think?" to "I Am Enough"

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In which Carla celebrates two lives well lived, one in letters, one in play, both in finding and making cupcakes. Both lives have anniversaries in January: Mary Oliver, and Carla's younger brother, Eric.

 

Source for Mary Oliver’s reading her poem “Wild Geese”: https://soundcloud.com/brainpicker/mary-oliver-reads-wild-geese (https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/09/24/mary-oliver-reads-wild-geese/)

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On Being with Krista Tippet: Mary Oliver: https://onbeing.org/programs/mary-oliver-listening-to-the-world-jan2019/ * direct download: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/560660913-mary-oliver-listening-to-the-world-jan2019.mp3

 

Recommended Reading:

Long Life: Essays and Other Writings https://amzn.to/2FY6pcn

Dream Work https://amzn.to/2Gdbw7N

 

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In which Carla revisits the Victorian Christmas tradition of scary stories at Christmas by reading two classics of the era--and, in doing so, explores the not-well-known genesis of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, to boot. Things get silly and eerie in turn. Come sit by the fire and enjoy some cupcakes and wassail.

Related and Referenced Episode: 32: What the Dickens

 

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The Mill Girl

In which Carla reads Jennifer McMahon's short story "The Mill Girl", released especially for Halloween 2018.

"The Mill Girl" copyright 2018 Jennifer McMahon, published by Penguin Random House

Music: “Comadreamers I”, Haunted Me

Official Site for Jennifer McMahon 

Recommended reading:

Promise Not to Tell

Island of Lost Girls

Dismantled

Don’t Breathe a Word 

The One I Left Behind 

The Winter People

The Night Sister 

Burntown 

 

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In which Carla talks about how the past always informs the present...especially the traumatic past.

RAINN: About Sexual Assault | Types of Sexual Violence | Laws in Your State | Help Someone You Care About | Self-Care After Trauma | National Sexual Assault Hotline

Recommended reading:

Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman https://amzn.to/2CM19Hc

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk: https://amzn.to/2CivFYi

House of Windows by John Langan: https://amzn.to/2CkpB1C

Lisey’s Story by Stephen King: https://amzn.to/2IYnuSh

 

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Hinterland

In which Carla shares the beginning of an amazing and frightening book series.

Recommended reading: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert 

Melissa Albert: Goodreads, Twitter 

Music: Haunted Me, “Mechanics of Leaving”

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Dangerous Innocence

In which Carla deconstructs one of her post-grad psychology papers and explores one of her favorite research topics: people who offend in pairs and murder as a team.

 

Recommended reading from this episode:

Deadly Innocence

Invisible Darkness

Karla: A Pact with the Devil

Audio: Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka: The True Story of the Ken and Barbie Killers (Kindle format) (Audible link http://www.audibletrial.com/mightbecupcakes)

Aftermath by Peter Robinson (fiction inspired by this case) 

 

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Pears of Hands

In which Carla reads to you fairy tales and folklore all about losing one’s grip.

 

Recommended reading from this episode:

The Haunters and the Haunted, ed. Ernest Rhys 

The Complete Fairy Tales Grim

Gregory Maguire:

Mirror, Mirror

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister

Wicked

Son of a Witch

A Lion Among Men

Out of Oz

 

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Sweet

In which Carla introduces a series about Vixens, a very special plantation, and ghosts in its hollow.

 

sbc.edu

 

Referenced reading:

Mary Oliver

Mary Lee Settle

Molly Haskell

Sally Miller Gearhart

 

Music: Doctor Turtle, “His Last Share of the Stars” 

 

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