Jun 30, 2020
Gwendolyn Kiste (author of And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe) and I talk about what makes body horror so appealing, why traditional family structures are so terrifying, and how to update fairy tales for the modern era.
Jun 22, 2020
Shaun Hamill (author of A Cosmology of Monsters) and I talk about what scares him, how to craft timeless characters, and how he writes about intergenerational mental illness through the lens of horror.
Jun 18, 2020
Eric and Sam discuss Livia Llewellyn's story "Stabilimentum" from her collection Furnace, touching on the exploitative landlord-tenant relationship, the danger of peak experiences, and spider people (not the Marvel kind).
Jun 15, 2020
Livia and I talk about effective uses of ambiguity in writing, the craft of weird fiction, and her eight-legged short story "Stabilimentum" from her collection Furnace. Look out for part 2 of this episode - an analytical discussion and comedy sketch about the story - coming next week!
Jun 8, 2020
Eric and Nicole talk about Brian Hodge's phenomenal supernatural mystery story "We, the Fortunate Bereaved," and a reality TV competition ensues for who can win the heart of a mysterious scarecrow possessed by an unknown soul.