Fri, 30 October 2020
Happy Halloween! On this episode, I welcome "The Queen of Halloween" Lesley Bannatyne! She is an American author who writes extensively on Halloween, especially its history, literature, and contemporary celebration. One of the country's foremost authorities on Halloween, Bannatyne has shared her knowledge on television specials for the History Channel, the Travel Channel, and with Time Magazine, Slate, National Geographic, and contributed the Halloween article to World Book Encyclopedia.
Lesley has written five books on Halloween, ranging from a children's book, Witches Night Before Halloween, to her latest book, Halloween Nation, which examines the holiday through the eyes of its celebrants. Her other titles are A Halloween How-To. Costumes, Parties, Destinations, Decorations (2001); A Halloween Reader. Poems, Stories, and Plays from Halloweens Past (2004), and Halloween. An American Holiday, An American History, which celebrated 30 years in print in 2020.
Her fiction and essays have been published in the Boston Globe, Smithsonian, Christian Science Monitor, and Zone 3, Pangyrus, Shooter, and Bosque Literary Magazines; she won the 2018 Bosque fiction prize and received the 2019 Tucson Festival of Books Literary Award for fiction. As a freelance journalist, she covered stories ranging from druids in Massachusetts to relief workers in Bolivia.
So, turn on your porchlight and get ready to fall under the spell of "The Queen of Halloween" Lesley Bannatyne on The Necronomicast!
Direct download: Episode_190__The_Queen_of_Halloween_Lesley_Bannatyne.mp3
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Tue, 13 October 2020
Welcome one and all to another episode of The Necronomicast! On this episode, I have an exclusive conversation with filmmaker Vincente DiSanti on the day of the release of his hotly anticipated Independent Friday the 13th Film, "Never Hike in the Snow".
The movie is now available for you all to watch for free on YouTube! You absolutely need to watch it before listening, because tonight we will talk spoilers and really do a deep dive into the cold, murky depths of Crystal Lake and uncover the secrets that will forever haunt Camp Blood. We will explore the myths and legends of Friday the 13th and dare to dream about where the franchise could go! Never Hike in the Snow, with filmmaker, Vincente DiSanti on the Necronomicast!
Direct download: Episode_189__Never_Hike_In_The_Snow_with_Filmmaker_Vincente_Disanti.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:04am CDT
Thu, 1 October 2020
On this episode of The Necronomicast, we begin our celebration of the month of October! My guest, Pat Fitzhugh, is best known for his extensive research and books about the ghostly legends of the American South, and his epic investigations of the paranormal. His experience in the field spans nearly four decades and he is the nation's leading expert on tonight's topic, the oldest recorded American ghost story, the legendary Bell Witch.
His work has been featured in major newspapers and magazines, and he has over 300 radio and TV appearances to his credit, working with The Learning Channel, The Travel Channel, and A&E. He is an accomplished musician in Nashville and tonight we will premiere a new song by Pat about the Bell Witch! So, I invite you to turn down the lights and relax, while you join me for a late-night conversation with Pat Fitzhugh, a real southern gentleman, on the Necronomicast!
Direct download: Episode_188__The_Legend_of_the_Bell_Witch_with_Pat_Fitzhugh.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:13am CDT