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What Are You Afraid of? Horror & Paranormal Podcast

A regular podcast that features the paranormal and Indie horror industry. We feature new true ghost stories submitted to us from international sources. We interview horror authors, ghost hunters and people who have suffered paranormal experiences. We talk about folklore and explore the greater world. Is there life beyond? Art, stories and observations about the veil.
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Dec 30, 2016

EPISODE 31: GHOSTS OF 2016

Several true ghost stories, interviews with paranormal investigators, dark music & fiction for to celebrate the death of the year. Embrace the darkness with us for 2017!

T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas compile their best content for 2016 on this review episode of What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Show. They feature their top selections in ghost stories, segments of interviews, music and horror fiction.

Four paranormal investigators are featured in this episode. Mark Nesbitt, Mister Ghosts of Gettysburg tells the story of a haunted hospital scene from the time of the American Civil War. Debi Chestnut retells the story of her first childhood encounter with a ghost named Nathanial and her quest for sanity in an ignorant time. Zack Smith and Perry Johnson of the famous web series, Afterlife Sessions, talk about their early demonic experiences.

We play Wily Bo Walker and the Swamp Music Player’s song The Devil’s Toothpick. We’ve grown fond of Wily Bo and hope to get him on the show soon. David Walton sings the WWI folksong, The Hearse Song or The Worms Go in, made famous again by the horror story series, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.

The Grave Girls come back with a story collected from Old Charleston Jail, Crazy Willie, and Randi from the Cat’s Meow Mystical Store in Lansdale, PA tells of her encounter with a possessed man whose demonic keeper unleashed a plague of horseflies upon her shop. We also play horror author David Dunwoody’s insane story, Pixel.

The show returns in January 2017 with new content as the hosts explore the darkness. 

Dec 23, 2016

EPISODE 30: THE THREE GHOSTS

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Author John Foster joins T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas for the last episode of 2016, celebrating the works of Charles Dickens. They discuss the most famous ghost story in the English language, A Christmas Carol, it’s history and relevance to the poverty of Victorian society. The three ghosts read respective passages from the book, each playing one of the ghosts. Then they discuss their holiday traditions, the busy life of an #Indie author and John’s new book coming out from Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, Baby Powder and other Deadly Substances, out in late January. Phil's new movie, A Short Term Effect is now available online. Check out this short and stunning #ghost story.

The Weird Globe tells the story of a strange and perhaps supernatural encounter on an icy winter morning. What was it? A ghost, trick of the light, perhaps a winter fey? John Foster shares a new flash fiction piece for the season, The Worm of Poe, a story about how #Christmas traditions can get insanely out of hand, read by professional voice actress, Linda Jones. Indie performer Derek Clegg ends the show with another unique and eccentric Christmas carol called I’m Not Drinking for Christmas, used with permission by the owner.

Happy Holidays, and we’ll see you in 2017 with more darkness.

Dec 16, 2016

EPISODE 29: KRAMPUS VS SANTA

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The two siblings of the winter holidays meet in combat. KRAMPUS VS SANTA! On episode 29, occult scholar and paranormal investigator of the west, Katie ‘Montana’ Jordan returns to co-host and share her expertise in both the holiday of Yule, holiday traditions and that once-forgotten Christmas bad boy, the Krampus.

After talking about holiday plans and feasting, the hosts open the show with Katie’s true ghost story, The Man in Flannel—a story about one of her early supernatural experiences on a Montana ranch.

“I looked up to see the strange man who seemed to be smiling and waving at me.” – From A Man in Flannel.

T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas & Katie Jordan then discuss the myriad traditions of the winter months. Katie shares her knowledge about the #pagan holiday of Yule, talking about the origin of many modern traditions of #Christmas—and of course the practice of #wassailing, a singing tradition best done with a little beer.

The hosts of What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Show were honored and terrified to be visited by the ancient Germanic demon of Yule, The #Krampus! Now popular in modern media, this demonic evil twin of the traditional character of Santa is interviewed by Katie. They discuss his pagan origins, his personal traditions such as punishing the bad children and his resurgence in culture. Of course, Santa shows up, unable to yield the spotlight, and the two get into a serious melee, all caught on the show.

Krampus: Oh, JA!. You see, I carry a stick with me and basket on my back. If a child has been naughty, I beat them with my stick. If they really make me mad, I shove them in my basket then try to drown them in the river.

Musical performer Rusty Cage performs his new holiday classic devoted to the fiend, “Krampus is Coming to Town.” They end the show with a new flash fiction piece from Phil Thomas, a dark holiday story called The Elf on the Fireplace Mantle.

Against his children’s sobbing protests, the elf went out in the garbage that night, only to make another appearance the next morning in its usual position above the fireplace. – The Elf on the Fireplace Mantle by Phil Thomas.

Have a happy #winter #solstice & #yule!

Catch the show at Fridays at 9PM on PARA-X RADIO or download it from all major #podcast services. Supported in part by Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing.

Music Rights:

"The Chamber" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Classic Horror 3" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Come Play With Me" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Lamentation" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"A Ghost Story" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Dance of The Sugar Plum Fairies" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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“Krampus is Coming to Town” Rusty Cage (Used with permission of Rusty Cage. All rights belong to Rusty Cage.) http://www.rustycagemusic.com/

 

 

 

Dec 2, 2016

MERRY ZOMBIE HOLIDAY!

EPISODE 28: What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Show

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The undead & flesh-hungry ghouls didn’t satiate their appetites in Zombie Turkey, and they’re back for more brain-feasting in the first episode of the 2016 Yule Season. Horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas dedicate another episode to zombies, inviting famed zombie-author of Empire, David Dunwoody, to an interview and to share an original horror fiction, Pixel. It’s another sick and twisted, festive show that ends when the undead mob devours our fat bodies, stuffed with goose and slowed from drinking too much eggnog.

The show opens with a true ghost story, The Harford Road Horror, a #paranormal tale sent to the show from an anonymous source in Baltimore, Maryland USA. This is a classic story of the start of an inhuman haunting, and at least the occupants knew when to get out before the walls started to bleed.

I felt a presence outside the bathroom door and never felt fear like this.

T. Fox Dunham shares some positive #CLOWN NEWS about courageous protestors who use humor and makeup to take on the KKK during a protest in the south. Bravo guys!

Horror author and zombie-writer David Dunwoody comes to the show to answer questions about his writing career and talk about his new series of books The Strange Dead from Severed Press. Born in Texas and currently wandering somewhere in Utah, David Dunwoody writes subversive horror fiction including the EMPIRE series, HELL WALKS, THE 3 EGOS, and the collections DARK ENTITIES and UNBOUND & OTHER TALES. His fiction has been published by outfits such as Gallery, Shroud, Dark Regions, Permuted and Chaosium.

Allison Ledbetter narrates Pixel from David Dunwoody—a flash horror fiction about a tiny alien dot that eventually consumes a Robert. We read as his mind and body falls to chaos.

It is the splitting of his skin. He tears his shirt open and gapes as, layer by layer, his dermis peels back in translucent leaves. Pixel is love. Robert is free. – From Pixel by David Dunwoody.

The hosts do an encore of the Zombie’s 12 Days of Christmas and play a delightful holiday carol from artist Debra Mann: Set a Place At Your Table for a Zombie. She plays the ukulele and reminds you to be nice this holiday season to the re-animated. Learn more about Badgerland music project.

Phil & Fox will return next week with #occult specialist Katie Jordan. They’ll be interviewing that forgotten holiday hero, The Krampus! Happy #Zombie Holidays!

List of music, all used with the permission of the owner. All rights still the original property of the artist. With thanks and love.

Friday Nights at 9PM on PARA-X RADIO then available on all major podcast services.

"The Chamber" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Lamentation" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Castle – Dedicated to HP Lovecraft – by Nemuer from Total Final Album - https://nemuer.bandcamp.com/

Set A Place For A Zombie At Your Table by Debra Mann - Yuletide Entertainments (2012) - Badgerland is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. Used with the blessing of Badgerland.

 

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