In which Carla reads a lesser-known Poe story, "The Oval Portrait".   Show Notes: Story Read: "The Oval Portrait”, Edgar Allan Poe, April 1842 Read on...View Details

58: Terra Incognita

In which Carla explores a favorite horror author of Victorian England, and finds an marvelous polymath, an LGBTQ icon, and a woman who rescued ancient...View Details

In which Carla reads again from her novel-in-progress, Watching the Detectives.

And they were all rich. Rich in looks, rich in opportunity, rich in a...View Details

In which Carla tells two stories that explain finding cupcakes in dark places: one is her story, one is Leonard Cohen's. Referenced reading: The Flame...View Details

55: 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

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 Margare...View Details

53: 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/Bockov...View Details

51: 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: 101 ...View Details

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