Finding Fear

In which Carla reads a Turkish folktale about a boy who goes on a quest to find out what fear is. Sources: Story: "The Boy Who Found Fear At Last", co...View Details

Gilead: Meaning in Place

In which Carla investigates why the place in Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale is called Gilead. Books referenced:  The Handmaid's Tale by Margar...View Details

Exquisite Mayhem

In which Carla further explores the Three Mothers horror movie series--Suspiria, Inferno, and Mother of Tears--as started in the episode Elegant Nasti...View Details

In which Carla interviews horror author Mike Bockoven, creator of FantasticLand (2016) and Pack (2018).   Mike Bockoven: Facebook: facebook.com/Bocko...View Details

Elegant Nastiness

In which Carla dives deep into the mythology of the Three Mothers, Maters Suspirioum, Mater Tenebrarum, and Mater Lacrymarum of the Dario Argento and ...View Details

In which Carla celebrates episode 50 by answering the questions of the Proust Questionnaire.   Books to read: Vanity Fair’s Proust Questionnaire: 1...View Details

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 yea...View Details

The Use of Sorrows

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 Jan...View Details

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...View Details

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 M...View Details

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