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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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Jun 23, 2017

EPISODE 50:

PARANORMAL PHILADELPHIA

Philadelphia is one of the oldest cities in America, and it is home to many disembodied denizens who refuse to vacate its colonial charm for the afterlife. To celebrate episode 50, #Philly's horror authors & hosts T. Fox Dunham and Phil Thomas tell old and new stories of the many ghosts who haunt Penn's city along the Delaware. They narrate two stories researched from several sources: the story of an old woman who refuses to leave her home on Pine Street in Society Hill and the tragic tale of abuse and murder at the notorious Byberry Mental Hospital. In addition, they discuss several haunted locations. Did you know that the lovely Washington Square used to be a potter's field and thousand of dead are buried beneath its fountains and trees? Phil shares his #paranormal encounter at the Poe House, the #Philadelphia home of Edgar Allan Poe. And many more #Philly ghost tales in what is only our most recent installment of local legends. We also have more horror fiction! T. Fox Dunham reads part III of Die Musik des Teufels, a tale of mad Nazi magic and a desperate father who would do anything to save his son. It was published in Savage Beasts from Grey Matter Press, editors Anthony Rivera and Sharon Lawson. We also play a song with a reggae beat from the tormented mind of DR. Tropical, renowned magician and musician: "Wizard Blues." Thank you for joining us as we celebrate 50 episodes! Much more horror to come. Follow us at @pfwhatafraidof and check out our website at www.whatareyouafraidofpodcast.com for expanded material on each show and our archive of true ghost experiences each narrated by our voice actors.

Jun 17, 2017

We need some spooky stories this time of year. For all of you missing Halloween during this lovely warm season, we bring you a dose of horror to satiate your October desires. Horror authors Phil Thomas & T. Fox Dunham return with episode 49 of Philadelphia's horror home, What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Show on PARA-X Radio, Friday night 9PM EST and available on all major podcast services. Fox brings you a new true ghost story about his experiences last wintery March in Clinton, New Jersey while he and his wife Allison lodged at The River Victorian Bed & Breakfast--a gorgeous town and one of America's most haunted villages. Narrated by British folksinger, David Walton, this story tells of disembodied guests who had their own holiday at the nearly empty house. We've got more CLOWN NEWS, finally as the evil clowns start to thaw for the warm weather. Is it real or just urban legend? Fox reads part two of his horror story, Die Musik des Teufels, from Grey Matter Press' horror anthology dedicated to music, Savage Beasts, from editors Anthony Rivera and Sharon Lawson. Phil recently attended a Philadelphia film festival called Cinemug, and we play another interview with one of the filmmakers there, Genevieve Leonard. We're here to support Indie art in Philadelphia. Check out the website for expanded content at www.whatareyouafraidofpodcast.com.

Jun 9, 2017

Episode 48:

The Phillie Foxxy Haunted Spooky Hour Live!!!

 

Well, recorded when it was broadcasted live over Para-X at Comic Zen in Lansdale PA for First Friday. Philadelphia horror hosts T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas are live every First Friday on PARA-X Radio with some new stuff and old from our favorite shows. Random guests wander in with their true ghost experiences. On this episode, civil war historian and reenactor Tom Capper joined us with several true paranormal tales from his time in Gettysburg. We also discuss the dark legends of the Slender Man, which was actually just a photo hoax that took on a life of its own, even causing attempted murder. We play an old favorite from Wily Bo Walker and the Swamp Music Players, and we play a new song from horror rockers, Nightmare Nancy and the Wizard, plus ghost stories and a reading from T. Fox Dunham's new gory horror story in Blood Bound Books' Dead On Arrival III anthology, The Broken Hearted. www.whatareyouafraidofpodcast.com

Jun 2, 2017

Episode 47: Ghosts of War

 

Only the dead know the end of war. And even then the spirits of fallen soldiers dwell in perpetual torment, forever repeating the carnage of the battlefield. Nothing breeds ghost stories like war, and stories of phantom soldiers have been told for as long as war has existed. The hosts of what Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Show, T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas, present haunted folklore from the American Revolution, Civil War, World War I & World War II. Also, in support of Indie filmmakers, Phil Thomas interviews local Philly film artist, Veronica Giglio, founder of a new local cinema event in Philadelphia to present the work of the Philly film community. T. Fox Dunham narrates part 1 of his story, Die Musik des Teufels, from Grey Matter Press' horror anthology dedicated to music, Savage Beasts. It is a dark story of horrific Nazi experiments and their connection to a desperate father looking to save his son's life. When will these ethereal soldiers stop fighting? Perhaps they will rest when we finally retire war. Check out our website at www.whatareyouafraidofpodcast.com & follow us on twitter at @pfwhatafraidof.

May 26, 2017

 

 

 

EPISODE 46: DARK ONES RISE

 

Though now only a rumored gathering, a dark coven of horror authors did gather in New York City to fuse their incantations of power in a macabre & diabolical evening in order to possess the souls of their unsuspecting audience. Let the Dark Ones Rise! What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Show hosted this event at the KGB Bar, and now the dark lords bring you the entire event including special material. Horror author T. Fox Dunham hosts, reads and interviews the other dark authors: John C. Foster, Daniel Braum, J. Daniel Stone and Shawn Macomber. The authors read their work and share their personal stories in interviews. It is a true night of terror in this unique 2 hour special, part of our author’s series with a musical interlude from heavy metal band, Velaraas. Thank you to Grey Matter Press for supporting the event and sponsoring the show. On that night in NYC, we summoned demons, and now we unleash on PARA-X Radio and on all major podcast services.

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May 5, 2017

 

 

EPISODE 45: WHISPER MEN

 

Monster hunter Gaylen Chauncey returns for part 2 of her interview on What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Show with horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas. Gaylen shares a personal part of her childhood as she describes an encounter with a veiled creature whom she refers to as the Boogeyman. It nearly took her sister and almost killed her. Medical science can’t explain the damage done to her, and she has spent her life obsessed with this creature, hunting it, making sure it can never hurt a child again. Gaylen also shares some EVPS she’s gathered during her many paranormal investigations, and she reads a part of her novel, The Make Believe: In The Boogeyman Chronicles—a book written to support children who are hunted by these terrible things but are not believed. We bring you two of her collected ghost stories, recorded by our voice actors: The Reflection and The Whisper Men. Gaylen warns of a terrible reality that we defy through denial. Believe her. Children are in danger. This is episode 45 of What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Show. We are going live on PARA-X RADIO at 6PM EST each First Friday of the Month in Lansdale PA at Comic Zen. www.whatareyouafraidofpodcast.com

Apr 28, 2017

EPISODE 44: BOOGEYMAN

There are monsters in your closet. You deny it to feel safe, but you are only blinding yourself to the truth. And there are monster hunters. Gaylen Chauncey of the AfterlifeGoesOn Paranormal Group located in Virginia, USA tracks these terrible abominations and protects children. She joins hosts T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas on the next two shows on a special series of What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Show. Gaylen has been seeing ghosts since she was a child, even hunted by a monster. She has a unique point of view on the supernatural. “All ghosts, no matter how sweet, are parasites.” We spend the next two episodes talking with Gaylen, sharing her ghost stories and experiences. Also, we feature a ghost story collected by Fox while staying at a bed & breakfast in Clinton NJ—one of the most haunted places in America. British folksinger David Walton treats us to a new version of a classic English folksong, The Unquiet Dead, and blues hound Wily Bo Walker & The Rattlin Bone Theatre Show sings the burlesque song, Ain’t Hungry No More. Yes, there is something hiding in the closet. www.whatareyouafraidofpodcast.com

Apr 21, 2017

Episode 43: WATCHERS

The dead are always watching you, even if you cannot see them. Horror author T. Fox Dunham and filmmaker Phil Thomas return once again to invite you to look into their dark world. They open with a ghost story from show fan, Jess G. of California, I’m Watching You read by British folksinger, David Walton. Then they return to the phenomenal short story, Talk To Leo by John Foster. The hosts play an encore of the entire story and finally reveal its horrific ending. They spend some time discussing haunted places in the world and Phil’s new short horror film, Doppelganger, available through the website. David Walton returns with an old British folksong, Poverty Knocks. Have that feeling you’re being watched? You are. www.whatareyouafraidofpodcast.com

Apr 6, 2017

EPISODE 42:

APOCALYPSE

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Humans are obsessed with the end of the world. Many times in history has some prophet predicted the apocalypse, and yet history continues. On this episode of What Are You Afraid Of? hosts Phil Thomas & T. Fox Dunham discuss the many ways the end might have come and why people find the idea exciting. We feature a ghost story from Scotland read by British folksinger, David Walton, called Did You Hear the Ghosts and also play for you a selection of EVPS—the captured voice of ghosts—from Gaylen Chauncey, founder of Afterlife Goes On Paranormal Group in Virginia. Horror author John Foster, author of Mister White from Grey Matter Press, returns with the second part of his dark serial, Talk to Leo. T. Fox Dunham joins the readers this week with his apocalyptic tale about the AIDS epidemic in Africa—a true world ending event for the people there. Loftän, a duo playing a fusion of German & American sound, close the show with their song, Undercover Girl, on Philadelphia’s Home for Horror: What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Show on PARA-X Radio on Friday’s at 9PM EST.

Mar 30, 2017

EPISODE 41:

DEMONIC DOLLS

 

Demonic Dolls for sale on ebay, ghost meter verified! Fans are obsessed with haunted objects—the natural combination of material culture and ghost stories. Horror author T. Fox Dunham & filmmaker Phil Thomas return to discuss this new bit of folk culture. Our third host, occult scholar & paranormal investigator Katie ‘Montana’ Jordan returns for an interview to talk about the ethics of paranormal groups who inform families of demonic or inhuman hauntings. David Walton, our British folksinger, tells another story of Devon, England—a dark tale of a malevolent spirit haunting the land in The Demon of Spreyton. To finish off this talented cadre, musician and political activities Michael Garrett, composer of the show theme music, comes on the show to talk about the new protest-music of his Indie band, Modern Architecture. We play his song, Protest Arson. Are your dolls haunted? You can get a good price online!

Mar 24, 2017

EPISODE 40

KILLER BUNNY

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To celebrate Ostara, on Episode 40 of What Are You Afraid? Horror & Paranormal Show, the hosts talk about the killer bunny! This evil Easter bunny steals your candy and eats your spleen. We didn’t believe in Peter Rotten-tail before the end of this episode. Horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas celebrate the coming of spring with dark stories and songs. After the author’s usual banter, British folksinger David Walton narrates and sings a story from his home country in England—Devon in the south—about a vengeful ghost much like the banshee who takes out her broken heart on young couples. He finishes this story with a gorgeous melody he composed to celebrate this traditional British horror folktale. Phil updates the fans on his cinematic progress with a new short film called Doppelganger. Clown News returns with reports of a verified terrorist clown sighting in Pittsburgh and news of the good clowns who gather at a London church to pray and celebrate their gift of making children happy. Fox & Phil also discuss dark internet legends including the Marianas Trench deep-web and an elusive group of elites called The Cicada 3031 whose intentions are unknown—perhaps world domination if you can figure out their riddles. John C. Foster, author of Grey Matter Press’ Mister White, returns with part one of his dark short story about psychiatrists and marionettes, Talk to Leo part one, narrated by voice actress, Linda Jones. Then we enjoy a hard rock number from a Boston band called Pipe Choir with their song A Dark Blue Arc. John Foster returns with his first investigation of New York City’s paranormal history with­ Hart Island—ghosts of American civil war prisoners still haunt there. Phil & Fox close the show with an encounter with the EVIL BUNNY—the animal which leaves a terrible mess on the carpet. Come see if they make it out alive!

Mar 17, 2017

EPISODE 39:

GHOSTS OF IRELAND

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Celebrating the rich tradition of Irish ghost stories, horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas tell selected tales from Ireland’s folklore. Stories of the coach of death, banshees, lost ladies in white and old soldiers still seeking revenge, plus many more. Ireland is a dangerous place for the living! Episode 39 is a treasury of great Irish folktales to chill you, revising some of the content from Episode 11: Banshees but with 40 minutes of new content. T. Fox Dunham reads a segment from his chilling horror novel, MERCY—a dark metaphor about the author’s long battle with an aggressive form of blood cancer that few others have survived—and Fox interviews author and musical reporter Shawn Macomber about his work with Fangoria, Rue Morgue and Gray Matter Press. British Folksinger enchants by singing the haunting Irish melody, Molly or Alive Alive-o, and the show finishes with one last Irish ghost story.

Mar 9, 2017

EPISODE 38

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We might all be insane and haunted. Horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas embrace it. On Episode 38 of What Are You Afraid of Horror & Paranormal Show, they bring you another true story about the Lizzie Borden house, written by Bram Stoker award-winning writer, Lisa Mannetti. Founder of Women in Horror Month and filmmaker Hannah Neurotica returns for her profile interview to talk about her love of horror and how she has to fight mental illness so she can create. German poet Marieluise Niehus reads two of her dark verses in haunting tone, and British folksinger David Walton narrates a macabre tale from Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing by George Cotronis, Dead Things. Follow the show on twitter at @pfwhatafraidof.

Feb 24, 2017

EPISODE 37: Lizzie Borden’s Ax

Bram Stoker award-winning author Lisa Mannetti joins hosts Phil Thomas & T. Fox Dunham to talk about her writing as we continue to celebrate Women in Horror Month. Her novella, The Box Jumper—a historical fiction about the great Harry Houdini—was awarded best novella of the year by This is Horror. She shares a couple true ghost experiences from her visit to the Lizzie Borden House, and we play a reading from The Box Jumper that was recorded live at a What Are You Afraid Of? reading event in Philadelphia last year. We also feature part one of an interview with Hannah Neurotica, founder of Women in Horror Month, discussing the motivations behind her movement. This is Hannah’s first interview in years, and the show is honored to have her. Phil discusses his new movie, The Following Man, now available through the website #indiefilm area. Join us as we drive an ax into old horror prejudices and provide you with some fantastic darkness, writing wisdom and magical entertainment. Follow @PFWHATAFRAIDOF - www.whatareyouafraidofpodcast.com

Feb 18, 2017

EPISODE 36: ZOMBIE GIRL

Lynne Hansen, filmmaker, is on the show tonight to share her wisdom and experience as a horror cinematic genius. She shares the mic with us as we talk about her famed film projects such as the award winning short, CHOMP. “I am absolutely in love with telling a story in a single image.” Lynne Hansen on filmmaking. Lynne shares two stories with us: a paranormal encounter on the Queen Mary and a dark story called Alone. On Para-X Radio at 9PM EST and soon available for download from What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Show. Episode 36: Zombie Girl. We also have a song from Neurotic Wreck, a haunting melody called One Skin Too Few. Oh, and yes, CLOWN NEWS is back with new sightings. The clown invasion begins anew in the spring. +50,000 direct downloads! And more on PARA-X RADIO. www.whatareyouafraidofpodcast.com

 

Feb 10, 2017

EPISODE 35

STRANGE DAYS

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Strange days we’re living in. Horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas make them stranger with Episode 35. They finish their trilogy of true ghost stories from the theater with the tale Forge Theater sent to us by horror author PD Cacek, read by British folksinger, David Walton. These actors don’t know when to quit! Fox interviews Shannon Giglio of Georgia, author of the noble novel, Short Bus Heroes, as part of their celebration for Women in Horror Month. They talk about the challenges women horror authors have to face and she gives advice to new authors struggling to get their start. Fox shares a reading from her current work in progress, Strange as Angels. Oh! Shannon’s disappointed David Bowie hasn’t returned to tell us about the afterlife. And, in their tireless search for indie music and because their recording day was snowed out, the hosts feature two songs from folk performer Zapa: the very dark melodies, Ghost and Strange Strangers. Strange strangers, strange angels and strange authors on EPISODE 35: Strange Days.

 

 

Feb 4, 2017

Episode 34

HORROR WORLD

It is a world of demons, ghosts and monsters. Horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas revel in it, exploring the darkness and keeping you informed about the current state of ghouls in the world. The ghouls are coming to get you. And we’ll be following, laughing.

Who is the man in the hat? He appears before your bed as a harbinger of darkness and bad times. He comes leading a pack of ghosts that infest your home or brings terrible tragedy to your life. Phil Thomas discusses this specter of urban legend. Fox keeps everyone updated on the epidemic of demonic possessions of high schools in Jamaica. Yes, it’s a thing there.

Horror author PD Cacek shares another of her haunted theater stories, talking about the crying woman and the gentlemen ghosts of the Morrison Theater, a building that used to be a house of ill repute. Dark jazz man Wily Bo Walker returns with the Rattlin Bone Theater with his macabre song, Little Gina. And they finish their Dark Ones authors' series with a reading of John Foster's dark work of spies in Eastern Europe, Mister White read by Daniel Braum at the KGB Bar and Lit Club in NYC. Who is Mister White? Don’t say his name! Published by Grey Matter Press.

We return next week with our next Women in Horror episode. Check out the website for expanded content and our archive of recorded ghost stories at www.whatareyouafraidofpodcast.com. Twitter @pfwhatafraidof

Jan 20, 2017

EPISODE 33:

DEMONS OF VERMONT

 

T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas continue their tribute to Women in Horror Month in February by featuring paranormal author & demonic victim, Kristel Smart, author of the terrifying account of her family’s demonic oppression in Hinesberg House, Virginia. Her story was also featured as an episode of Syfy’s Paranormal Witness, episode 411 When Hell Freezes Over.

Kristel joins Phil & Fox as a co-host. Her story begins, as most do, when she, her daughter, her sister and childhood friend all move in together in a beautiful rustic house--their dream house, promising a bright new future. Strange events occur right away: phantom growling, weird telephone calls with no answer, children laughing in the night and dark shadows lurking—shadows with will and purpose. The air reeks of sulfur, and electrical problems cost them a fortune. The inhuman entity hurts the health of Kristel’s daughter and terrorizes them during an ice storm. At night, it is strongest.

Our British folksinger, David Walton, reads excerpts from some of Kristel’s nocturnal visits from In Stone, which is available at Amazon. David also sings a classic British folksong, the Cruel Mother, about who woman who is haunted by the children she murdered in order to seek a new husband.

We continue with our special feature on Women in Horror over the next few months with more artists, authors, musicians and those deserving of promotion. Get your spooky on at FRIDAY 9PM EST at PARA-X RADIO or download from all major podcast services. Check out the website at www.whatareyouafraidofpodcast.com for expanded material and our true ghost story archive or follow us at @pfwhatafraidof.

Jan 13, 2017

EPISODE 32: WOMEN IN HORROR

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Horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas start off 2017 celebrating women’s contribution to horror, in support of Women in Horror Month which starts February. This begins a series celebrating under-represented women contributors in writing and film through their stories and interviews. Their first guest is Fox’s old friend, Lori Michelle, author of Dual Harvest, editor of Dark Moon Digest with Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing and a Bram Stokers award nominee. Lori talks about her inspiration, taking care of her son, young cancer patient recently in remission, and the world of publishing from a female author’s point of view.

She shares her story ‘The Talk,’ published previously in Dark Moon Digest. Allison Ledbetter narrates the story. “All the years of her life given up to be tortured.  Why had she stayed?” It kicks you at the end.

PD Cacek, another important female voice in horror, contributed her true ghost story, Footlighters Theater. A young actress and singer named Lydia refuses to give up on her stage career even in her death. The story is narrated by our British folksinger, David Walton.

Fox & Phil discuss several uncelebrated female voices in horror and focus on Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein. They talk about her tragic life, the inspiration behind this keystone novel and how she had to publish the book anonymously since she was a women writing at the time.

They’re on PARA-X RADIO at 9PM EST on FRIDAYs.

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.

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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!

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"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.

 

Nov 23, 2016

EPISODE 27: DECEMBER DARKNESS

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The darkness is oppressive this time of the season, and horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas return with episode 27 to explore the long nights, providing you some entertainment to get you through the cold season. They bring you a mix of #ghost stories, banter, film crafting and dark fiction drawn from all over the space-time continuum.

After talking some cultural philosophy about the coming winter holidays—Halfway Out of the Dark—they open the show with another true ghost story told to them by Doctor Berrett Ravenhearst from Jim Thorpe, PA as part of their new segment, ghost stories of Jim Thorpe. Fox spent the summer collecting #paranormal experiences from the small mining town in the mountains of Pennsylvania. Crossed Connections, narrated by British folksinger David Walton is another story of the dead reaching out through the phone in a series of supernatural connections or coincidences. You decide.

Phil Thomas talks film making and crafting as he overcomes common problems facing #indie #filmmakers who do not have the resources of corporate studios yet want to produce professional movies. He’s working on the final edits of the short film, A Short Term Effect, soon to be released.

They also talk about their new line of t-shirts available through TeePublic. Phil & Fox have brought in several depraved horror artists to create new designs. They’re available here for purchase along with other items such as mugs, laptop cases, cats. Would you eat What Are You Afraid Of? cereal? The hosts discuss the possibility—better with bat’s blood, not milk.

Scottish & Canadian blues artist Wily Bo Walker returns with a new song from a collaboration with The Rattlin’ Bone Theatre Show—another dark R&B dirge called ‘Shoot Me Down.’

They close the show with another reading from the KGB Club in Greenwich Village, The Dark Ones Rise—a special recorded on location hosted by T. Fox Dunham to soon be featured through the podcast. Fox reads his potent tale of a Nazi commander hunting the last elf to cure the world of false hope, a story based on Fox’s survivor’s guilt after surviving a rare lymphoma. The Last Elf.

The show is available through all major podcast services and is on Friday nights at 9PM at PARA-X RADIO. They need your true paranormal experiences. Check out the guidelines at the website and email them to whatareyouafraidof117@gmail.com. They come back in early December with the return of occult scholar Katie Jordan then #horror author John Foster.

MUSIC CREDITS

"The Chamber" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Classic Horror 3" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Tranquility" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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“Shoot Me Down”  - Wily-Bo Walker & The Rattlin’ Bone Theatre Show. Played with special permission. All rights remain. http://wilybo.com/

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 18, 2016

EPISODE 26: ZOMBIE TURKEY

 

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Horror author T. Fox Dunham & horror filmmaker Phil Thomas return after a two week sabbatical, recovering from Halloween. They are energized and ready to bring darkness. This time of year is the time of night, of winter, and it is vital we remember just what kind of creatures await us in the long long night.

To celebrate Thanksgiving, Fox & Phil have named this episode, Zombie Turkey, episode 26. On this special episode, they bring A Zombie’s First Thanksgiving—a comedy sketch recorded by the Bloomsburg players about an eccentric couple trying to keep the holiday alive even though most of the world has been overrun by zombies.

Doctor Berret Ravenhearst from his new age story, The Emporium of Curious Goods in Jim Thorpe, PA kicked off the host's new series, Ghost Stories of Jim Thorpe—a series of true collected tales from northern Pennsylvania. The first ghost story, read by British folksinger David Walton, tells the tale of a ghost cat seen by the owners and patrons alike.

This is also the first episode playing part one of the literary series Let The Dark Ones Rise—an evening of horror authors recorded onsite from the KGB Bar and Club in the East Village, NYC, hosted by T. Fox Dunham. This will be a special available in complete from this podcast feed, but for each episode, they will play one author reading his material. First, we hear Shawn Macomber reading his short story from Savage Beasts, an anthology of stories inspired by horror music from Grey Matter Press.

To finalize the show, after Phil and Fox’s banter, they bring you a new band out of the Czech Republic, playing a dark musical melody meant to be the soundtrack to your darkest nightmares. Nemeur plays from their Shadows of a Druid album, Caves of Damnation, played with permission from the band.

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