EPISODE 15: SUMMER ZOMBIES
On our July #podcast, Phil & Fox bring you a new true ghost story from New Hope, PA, an excerpt from Bob Pastorella’s new bizarre-southern noir novel MOJO RISING, an interview with #medium Jamal Brown and . . . the zombies are back! Also, what do you want on your gravestone? They asked their fans on Facebook.
FUN-COMPOSING not DECOMPOSING!
SPONSORED BY Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing
Their new and original true #ghost story for this episode is from local author & Bram Stoker’s winner, PD Cacek. This is the first of several from the talented horror author, written about a beloved and bucolic town in #Pennsylvania, New Hope—an artist’s town on the #Delaware River. Fox knows the town well, going there often while growing up, visiting the many shops and inns. Where there’s history, there’s #ghosts. It is considered America’s most haunted town and it is even featured in a documentary—link below. PD is featured on the show. PD’s first ghost story is called The Spinning Ghost of the Pineapple Inn. The complete audio story, not edited, can be found at Soundcloud, read by Patricia Thomas (Phil’s Mom!) Thanks Patricia! And a complete version of the story can be found on the website.
The winner of both a Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Award, P.D. Cacek has written over a hundred short stories, six plays, and five published novels. Her latest THE SELKIE, is currently available on Amzon.com. (And the story behind its creation will be coming soon...) A native Westerner, Cacek now lives Phoenixville, PA…home of BLOBFEST, and only a short walk away from The Colonial Theater where the famous “Run Screaming From Theater” scene was filmed. When not writing, she can often been found either with a group of costumed storytellers called THE PATIENT CREATURES (www.creatureseast.com), or haunting local cemeteries looking for inspiration.
PD Cacek has become a member of the haunted family at What Are You Afraid Of? Podcast, and she has already contributed much. More stories are coming in the future from this talented horror author. She was also featured on the #ghost & #paranormal documentary America's Most Haunted Town from Luminence Films.
"I don’t see dead people, but sometimes, it seems, I become them . . ."
The background song behind the ghost story is 2706 from Mystary & Mystary Records.
Phil Thomas and T. Fox Dunham engage in their usual banter. They did a Facebook poll, asking fans what they’d want on their gravestones. They got some surprising results which they feature on the show. They also talk about writing, the summer and the new RINGTONE based on the show’s theme song.
Fox interviews psychic and medium crusader, Jamal Brown, creator of the Facebook group, Psychic Research. Jamal is a counselor to those with spiritual problems and fears about death.
Scripture from Jamal:
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
Follow Jamal on Twitter: @godsarmy88
Jamal talks about the peace and light he felt when he had an out of body experience while in a coma. What is beyond #death? He seeks the answer.
Horror author & reporter of the south Bob Pastorella reads an excerpt from chapter 3 of his new novel from Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing titled MOJO RISING!
A new drug called Mojo is tearing through Southeast Texas, directly competing with Juney’s own product. What starts as a minor annoyance quickly spirals into something much more serious once Juney discovers his cook murdered and his brother mysteriously missing, the Mojo trademark left at the crime scene. Mojo Rising is a strange trip through a world of thugs and junkies, hallucinations and apocalypses. Some doors you walk through, you can’t come back in.
"If you're looking for a pulpy fast-paced southern-fried sleazed-out hard-boiled blast of bad drugs and weird crime, Mojo Rising's got you covered in spades. Just go easy on the Mojo, alright? You open up the doors of perception, you never know who (or what) might break on through." -- Jeremy Robert Johnson, author of Skullcrack City
"Mojo Rising is a surreal, violent, Southern gothic addiction, set to a soundtrack by The Doors, luring you out into a rippling darkness from which you may not ever return." — Richard Thomas, author of Disintegration and Breaker
Author of the Zombie/Western short story, ‘To Watch Is Madness’, featured in Warmed And Bound, a Velvet Anthology, the Booked. Anthology, In Search of a City: Los Angeles in 1000 Words, and numerous other publications online and in print. Bob is a columnist and reviewer for This Is Horror, previously a columnist for Revolt Daily and ManArchy Magazine. He lives in Southeast Texas.
The song used in the background of Mojo Rising is open-licensed, podcast-safe music. The song is from the group Natural Snow Buildings. "You'll Become What You Fear the Most" From the album, "The Night Country".
And finally, those wacky #zombies return for the SUMMER OF ZOMBIES! Come hear those undeaders at play in July in this humorous sketch. Warning, Phil & Fox are quite mad.
FUNCOMPOSING this summer!
And thank you to James Chambers, Swaney Hatton, Robert Dunbar, John Foster, Lisa Mannetti and Phil Thomas for joining the podcast in Philadelphia for the second of our live reading events, hosted by T. Fox Dunham. This will be released as a special podcast, following the live event in NYC at the KGB Club coming quite soon.
The show has some exciting things scheduled for the future including more live events in Philadelphia, folklore collecting trips and new material, interviews and stories. They will also be releasing our t-shirts for on-demand order. Phil & Fox are here to not only entertain with horror but also support the Indie author & artist. Keep fighting for your art and your soul!
We need your true ghost stories.
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