Get literary with us in this extra English major-y episode! We discuss the queens (and kings) of literary spoop, centering on Newgate Novels, the 1800s as a murder-obsessed true crime culture, and some prominent figures in the spooky scene. Get to know William Godwin, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Mary Shelley, and of course, Sasha's problematic literary boyfriend, Edgar Allen Poe. (Be sure to stick around til the end of the episode to hear an outtake in which we get spooped by a mystery noise!)
Mentioned in this episode: Our friend Kristen's GoFundMe for a service dog. If you want to donate (because you are incredible and generous), please visit https://www.gofundme.com/a-service-dog-for-kristen. <3
The latest episode is here - or is it mysteriously gone? Augie Peterson, author and podcasting friend, joins us for a discussion of mysterious and spooky disappearances. We discuss where Agatha Christie went for 11 days at the height of her success, the sad story behind the disappearance and death of a college freshman, why you shouldn't swipe right on Bela Kish, and more.
In our most Hamilton episode ever, we feast on the topic of spooky restaurants! Hear about the hauntedness of the Manhattan Bistro and Poogan's Porch, wild speculation on the identity of the ghostly Female Stranger at Gadsby's Tavern, and more.
We welcome special ghost Jack of Pop Culture Bento to explore the world of horror media! Learn the secrets behind Polybius and Sad Satan, discuss survival horror games, learn what a waterphone is, and see what the future of horror games has in store for us (spoiler alert: it's nothing good).