There Might Be Cupcakes Podcast

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March 3, 2019  

Books and Threads

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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Goodreads: Goodreads podcast bookshelfadd Carla as a friend

October 16, 2018  

Reverberations

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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September 26, 2018  

A Different World

In which Carla explains what it was like to grow up as a '70's kid with Cosby as "America's Dad", especially as a survivor of violent sexual assault.

 

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:

Maya Angelou 

Audre Lorde

 

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July 31, 2018  

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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April 25, 2018  

Extra Extra

In which Carla lets you know where she's been and where she's going.

 

Referenced reading:

Written in Blood: A True Story of Murder and a Deadly 16-Year-Old Secret That Tore a Family Apart by Diane Fanning

Under Cover of the Night: A True Story of Sex, Greed and Murder by Diane Fanning

All That Remains by Patricia Cornwell

The Rose That Grew From Concrete by Tupac Shakur

 

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Referenced episodes:

Spoiler Country: Podcast Signal Boost #2!

Semi-Intellectual Musings: Chronicity 0: Welcome to Chronicity, Chronicity 1: The Unraveling

There Might Be Cupcakes:

3: Ghoulies and Ghosties and Long Legged Beasties

4: And Things That Go Bump in the Night (recommended: listen to the remastered versions of 3 and 4, released Feb 15 and Feb 27, 2018)

11: Wonder Woman and Highway 29

12: Driving, Dancing and Pizza Hut

27: Halloween Enormous Stories

29: Unpacking the Bunny

30: A Zebra with No Spoons

February 1, 2018  

This Girl Just Had a Bad Date

In which Carla tells her own story of being a true crime victim and sexual violence survivor.

 

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

 

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A picture a day project on Instagram: #apictureaday2018carla

Goodreads: Goodreads podcast bookshelf. add Carla as a friend

January 31, 2018  

Remastered Casey Anthony and Bonnie MacNara

Remastered, aka re-edited and recompressed, episode 2.

In which Carla explores the stories of two mothers who killed their young children: one fictional, one frighteningly real, both related.

 

Website entry, with more info: Episode 2: Casey Anthony and Bonnie MacNara

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Goodreads: Goodreads podcast bookshelf. add Carla as a friend

January 24, 2018  

Remastered Poe & Cupcakes & Carla: Nicetameetcha

Remastered, aka re-edited and recompressed, episode 1:

It's still a "first episode", but it's cleaned up, and the transitions are smoother. Enjoy.

 

In which Carla explains why eccentric doesn’t equal crazy, that horror poetry is a thing, and cupcakes are linked to better mental health. And books. So many books.

Believe only half of what you see, and nothing of what you hear.

–Edgar Allan Poe

Website: theremightbecupcakes.com

Website entry, with more info: Episode 1: Poe and Carla and Cupcakes: Nicetameetcha

 

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Goodreads: Goodreads podcast bookshelf. add Carla as a friend

November 19, 2017  

Unpacking the Bunny

In which Carla unpacks the urban legend of the Bunyman Bridge, which she told in episode 27, for Halloween. Axes and symbolism and superstitions, o my!

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November 8, 2017  

Watching the Detectives, Part 2

In which Carla reads from her own novel-in-progress, continuing from Episode 14: Watching the Detectives, Part 1

 

In this investigative vacuum, the public and the press are left to fill in the space with theories, and that is exactly what is occurring. On the Tyler College campus, factions continue to escalate via old-fashioned flyers and digital back-and-forth, and the fevered undercurrents of classism and sexism, in the face of no information, continue to swell. Parents of Tyler College students are clogging the college’s switchboards and email accounts, demanding to know if they should withdraw their children for their own safety. Whisper campaigns are rampant in both Rockingham and Loudon Counties about the possible fate of Beatrice Burchett. Public morale and confidence in the police are threatened at this time, due to silence and perceived lack of investigation.

And still, a 21-year-old woman is not in class with her peers, where she belongs.

 

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