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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 19, 2020

EPISODE 153:
BELSNICKING WITH FOX, PHIL & DANIEL BRAUM

Authors T. Fox Dunham and Phil Thomas return to bring you their new holiday special to celebrate the winter solstice 2020. New York author, Daniel Braum, joins them to chat about his new collection of short stories, Underworld Dreams, his new event, The New York Ghost Story Festival and chat about odd holiday traditions. David Walton narrates an excerpt from one of the Daniel’s stories, Tommy’s Shadow, from Underworld Dreams. Then Fox shares several unusual holiday traditions from around the world including the lucky spiders of the Ukraine and the Tió de Nadal, or the pooping log, a tradition celebrated in parts of Spain. We also replay What Are You Afraid Of?’s new and original holiday carol about the Jólakötturinn—the monstrous holiday cat feared in Iceland who eats you if you aren’t wearing new clothes on Christmas Day. We want to put the monsters back into Christmas! And remember, we’re halfway out of the dark.

 

Check out the website for more ghost stories, articles and links at www.whatareyouafraidofpodcast.com

All opinions of guests and content do not reflect the opinions of T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas or Para-X Radio. Must, art and material are either used with the permission of the owner or have a creative commons license.

Music, Art and Author Rights

“A Ghost Story” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Tranquility” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Dance of the Sugarplum Fairies” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

What Are You Afraid Of opening and closing theme by Michel Garrett. All rights remain the property of Michel Garrett.

Cover graphic: © Can Stock Photo / Studio_54_foto

Nov 1, 2020

 

EPISODE 152:
THE MORTUARY INTERVIEW

To finish off our Halloween 2020 celebration, horror author T. Fox Dunham interviewed writer and director Ryan Spindell, the mad genius who wrote and directed Shudder’s new horror film, The Mortuary Collection.  This anthology movie tells the story of karmic punishment of evil and the nature of the storyteller. The story harks back to the days when horror had a bit of camp but was ultimately fun. After attending film school in Florida, Ryan relocated to California where he established Trapdoor Pictures to produce the ‘fun genre’. He draws his influences from 80’s horror film and authors such as Ray Bradbury, Stephen King and Kurt Vonnegut. He chats with Fox about how horror films have evolved and what makes good horror. Horror is coming home! He also chats about the process of filming The Mortuary Collection and his collaborations with Evil Dead director, Sam Raimi.

David Walton narrates a true ghost story that was written and researched by T. Fox Dunham. The Little Girl that Still Plays at Rockford House tells the story of a cursed family that bought land in Lancaster, Pennsylvania after the American Revolution to build a home. Ghosts still roam the house today. And T. Fox Dunham and Phil Thomas talk about their Halloween run of episodes, their favorite Halloween candy and what movies they’re going to enjoy this Halloweekend. The Mortuary Collection is number one on their list. Thanks for the exploding . . . organ, Ryan! Happy Halloween and a Happy Samhain to all.

Check out the website for more ghost stories, articles and links at www.whatareyouafraidofpodcast.com

All opinions of guests and content do not reflect the opinions of T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas or Para-X Radio. Must, art and material are either used with the permission of the owner or have a creative commons license.

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A really dark alley by Loyalty Freak Music is licensed under a CC0 1.0 Universal License.

Hello Michael ! by Loyalty Freak Music is licensed under a CC0 1.0 Universal License.

“This House” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Halloween Night by Monk Turner is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License.

Club Transylvania by Computer Music All-stars is licensed under a Attribution License.

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“A Ghost Story” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

What Are You Afraid Of opening and closing theme by Michel Garrett. All rights remain the property of Michel Garrett.

© Can Stock Photo / clairev

Oct 29, 2020

 

EPISODE 151:
HAUNTED WORLD OF MICHELLE BELANGER

For a Halloween treat, authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas chat with paranormal investigator and psychic, Michelle Belanger. Most widely recognized for her work as a psychic on A&E's Paranormal State and Osbourne Media's Portals to Hell, Michelle is an occult expert, educator, media personality, and author of over thirty books on paranormal and occult topics. Not only does Michelle share her unique insights on the nature of ghosts, inhuman spirits and the causes of hauntings, but she also tells Fox and Phil about some of her scariest experiences including the night a dark force tormented her while she slept when she spent the night at a hotel where a depraved serial killer used to work.

In addition to her stories of the paranormal, they discuss the pagan holiday of Samhain, and Fox even sings the Pumpky Night Song—an old English folk song sung this time of year.

Come and get some scary for Halloween 2020!

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All opinions of guests and content do not reflect the opinions of T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas or Para-X Radio. Must, art and material are either used with the permission of the owner or have a creative commons license.

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“A Ghost Story” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Classic Horror” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Ghost Of You” by Ava Zandieh is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Club Transylvania by Computer Music All-stars is licensed under a Attribution License.

What Are You Afraid Of opening and closing theme by Michel Garrett. All rights remain the property of Michel Garrett.

© Can Stock Photo / mythja

 

Oct 23, 2020

EPSIODE 150:
VAMPIRE LORE WITH DACRE STOKER

Dacre Stoker, great grand-nephew of Dracula author Bram Stoker, joins authors T. Fox Dunham and Phil Thomas to talk about those creatures of the night, vampires. An author and scholar of all things vampyr, Stoker has written the only official prequel, Dracul with author J.D. Barker, based on years of research into the files and history of Bram Stoker. Dacre shares his insights into vampire lore and reveals interesting details about the book; for example, Bram Stoker had originally written a different and explosive ending to the book that would have changed how we viewed his celebrated story.

British folksinger David Walton narrates an excerpt from Stoker’s prequel, and the hosts are proud to offer a new story from premier horror author, Deborah Drake. The Vampire’s First Rule, narrated by T. Fox Dunham & Cindy Hermann, tells the story of an ancient conflict between two vampires that finally ends in the sacred cave of the Eternal Half-Lighters. Then to finish the show, Dacre shares a true ghost story about his encounter with a bishop’s ghost that haunts the cellars of Marsh’s Library in Dublin, Ireland.

We’re celebrating Halloween from home in 2020. To help you get into the Halloween spirit, we’ve brought you mediums, zombies, vampires and soon ghosts and demons.  

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All opinions of guests and content do not reflect the opinions of T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas or Para-X Radio. Must, art and material are either used with the permission of the owner or have a creative commons license.

Music, Art and Author Rights

“A Ghost Story” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Garden Music” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Club Transylvania by Computer Music All-stars is licensed under a Attribution License.

A03 Vampires by Mom Jeans is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

“Missing by”  Scott Holmes is licensed under a Attribution License.

© Can Stock Photo / javarman

Oct 9, 2020

EPISODE 149:
ZOMBIE LOVE FOR HALLOWEEN

We love zombies! Whether shambling, running, brain-eating or raging, authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas can’t get enough of the hungry dead, especially during the Halloween season. On episode 149, Fox & Phil chat with Daniel Kraus about writing his new book, The Living Dead. Daniel had the honor of co-writing the book with the late George Romero, who created the zombie franchise with his movie, Night of the Living Dead. He explains how he went to great lengths to write it in Romero’s style and maintain his original theme: Zombies are the sympathetic good guys, a rising underclass, and humans are the villains. David Walton narrates an excerpt from the book.

Also on this episode, Phil and Fox discuss zombie lore: the best movies, stories and the most effective method a zombie can use to hunt the living. Finishing the show, David also narrates a short story written by T. Fox Dunham called How my Battlecraft Guild Survived the Zombie Apocalypse. Fox got the idea while raiding on World of Warcraft, realizing that the teamwork required to defeat a raid boss would help any team survive a real invasion by the living dead.

We’re counting down to Halloween 2020, so come and get some zombie love!

Check out the website at www.whatareyouafraidofpodcast.com

All opinions of guests and content do not reflect the opinions of T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas or Para-X Radio. Must, art and material are either used with the permission of the owner or have a creative commons license.

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“A Ghost Story” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Horror Movie Soundtrack #1 by Matt Oakley is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.

The Victory of the End by Ian Alex Mac is licensed under a FMA-Limited: Download Only License.

The graveyard by Loyalty Freak Music is licensed under a CC0 1.0 Universal License.

Dawn of the Dead by Peter Aldrich featuring Jon Harman & David Williams is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License

© Can Stock Photo / welburnstuart

 

Oct 2, 2020

EPISODE 148
SEANCES WITH LISA MORTON

Award-winning author Lisa Morton joins T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas to talk about her new book, Calling the Spirits: A History of Séances. Through human history, people have sought to communicate with departed souls, and the evolution of that process has taken many forms. Finally in the mid-nineteenth century, the idea of the Séance developed. Supported by fringe science and the need to speak to dead loved ones, mediums became all the rage, especially during the shock of post-war periods. But were these mediums channeling the dead or just putting on a good show? Lisa shares her insights and answers the question why do we need séances? And she tells Phil and Fox a true ghost story that happened to her while she was part of a paranormal investigation at the infamous Stanley Hotel, the setting of Stephen King’s book, The Shining. We’re counting down to Halloween 2020 with Lisa Morton.

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All opinions of guests and content do not reflect the opinions of T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas or Para-X Radio. Must, art and material are either used with the permission of the owner or have a creative commons license.

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“A Ghost Story” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Tranquility” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Club Transylvania by Computer Music All-stars is licensed under a Attribution License.

Final Lullaby by Neurotic Wreck is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License.

©Jag_cz - ©croisy Can Stock Photo Inc

 

Sep 18, 2020

EPISODE 147:
FOX & PHIL SAVE HALLOWEEN

Horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas will save Halloween! We start our countdown to Halloween 2020 with episode 147. The hosts discuss different ways people can celebrate Halloween while taking precautions against Covid-19 and share some great ideas on how kids can still trick-or-treat.

And to get into the spooky mood, English folksinger David Walton narrates a cautionary ghost story. In the Ouija Story in the Summer of Hell, Nina Terrible shares a chilling yet familiar true story about a girl who attracts the attention of a dark spirit by playing with a spirit board. For the rest of that summer, a demonic spirit terrorized her by night.

 

Fox, Phil, Allison and Friends in Bethlehem for the recording of Episode #2

 

And guess who’s back? The clowns! For the first time since 2016, clown sightings are going up. Videos on social media expose the oncoming terror clown invasion.

The episode then finishes with a story from award-winning author, Nancy Kilpatrick, set during the Mexican Day of the Dead. In her story, Memories of el Dia de los Muertos , death watches the living, biding its time, knowing that eventually all flesh falls to it.

We need Halloween this year; so be safe and respectful but embrace your horror.

Follow the show at www.whatareyouafraidofpodcast.com.

 

All opinions of guests and content do not reflect the opinions of T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas or Para-X Radio. Must, art and material are either used with the permission of the owner or have a creative commons license.

 

Music, Art and Author Rights

“A Ghost Story” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Tranquility” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Club Transylvania by Computer Music All-stars is licensed under a Attribution License.

Hell Loop, Ween by Lemon Yellow Hayes is licensed under a Art Libre License.

There's a Monster (Under the Bed) by Guitar Wizards of the Future is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (aka Music Sharing) 3.0 International License.

City Of Lonely Ghosts by Sergey Cheremisinov is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License.

What Are You Afraid Of opening and closing theme by Michel Garrett. All rights remain the property of Michel Garrett.

© Can Stock Photo / kirstypargeter

Aug 28, 2020

EPISODE 146:
GRADY HENDRIX IS A VAMPIRE

Horror authors Phil Thomas and T. Fox Dunham welcome Grady Hendrix to the show. Hendrix is a popular American author, journalist, public speaker and screenwriter, best known for his book, The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires. Grady chats about his many books, shares his insights on telling modern horror stories, and talks about his writing process. English folksinger David Walton narrates an excerpt from The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaving Vampires, and Grady finishes the show by telling us a true ghost story from his youth and talking about his time working for The American Society for Psychical Research. We’re getting ready to celebrate Halloween 2020, and man do we need it

Follow the show at www.whatareyoufraidofpodcast.com.

All opinions of guests and content do not reflect the opinions of T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas or Para-X Radio. Must, art and material are either used with the permission of the owner or have a creative commons license.

Music, Art and Author Rights

“The Chamber” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Garden Music” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“A Ghost Story” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

What Are You Afraid Of opening and closing theme by Michael Martin Garrett. All rights remain the property of Michael Martin Garrett.

© Can Stock Photo / kasezo

Aug 7, 2020

Cover for episode 145 of What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Show

EPISODE 145:
SUPERNATURAL IN ST. CROIX

Ghosts play poker in St. Croix Valley, Minnesota. On episode 145 of What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Show, authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas interview paranormal investigator Jill Shelley, lead investigator of St. Croix Paranormal. She is also the owner of the haunted Boyd House, which she has been restoring for ghost hunters to investigate. Jill shares ghost stories about her experiences at the house including visitations by spirit children, shadow people and an angry ghost who threw one of her team out of a closet. Jill not only brings some chilling stories but also five EVPs from the many denizens haunting the property. And when she’s not investigating, Jill sets up poker games for the spirits then observes their responses. And from the sounds of it, the ghosts are hardcore gamblers! For episode 145, Fox & Phil present an episode of ghost stories as we get ready for Halloween!

Follow the show at www.whatareyoufraidofpodcast.com.

All opinions of guests and content do not reflect the opinions of T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas or Para-X Radio. Must, art and material are either used with the permission of the owner or have a creative commons license.

Music, Art and Author Rights

“The Chamber” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

What Are You Afraid Of opening and closing theme by Michael Martin Garrett. All rights remain the property of Michael Martin Garrett.

Gravity (Old Ghost) by Renata Zeiguer is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License.

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Jul 17, 2020

EPISODE 144:
WHO WAS JACK THE RIPPER

On episode 144, authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas talk with Australian author, Paul Williams about one of the most infamous murderers in history, Jack the Ripper. The story of Red Jack obsesses Paul, and he researched and co-wrote a book detailing all the suspects in this unsolved cold-case: Jack the Ripper Suspects: The Definitive Guide and Encyclopedia. He’s also published several articles in the magazine, Ripperologist, along with stories for Doctor Who: Short Trips and other anthologies. The three discuss the details of the case, its possible political motivations and Jack’s identity. As Phil and Fox learn, these murders were unique because of social tensions created by Irish immigration, Jewish refugees escaping Russian pogroms and the Catholic population still living in the country.  

Paul Williams also shares his new story, “Atonement of the Ripper”—narrated by the amazing English folksinger, David Walton. Published here for the first time, the story reflects several political themes from the Jack the Ripper murders, which were thought to be politically motivated. Historians believe that Jack acted like a homicidal vigilante who sought to enforce his code of morality. Atonement tells the story of Aaron, a refugee who escaped the Holocaust in Europe to live with his family and other refugees in London; however, prejudice is universal. Paul’s story is not for the weak of heart! It depicts not only violent acts but also horrible acts of prejudice.

Jun 26, 2020

EPISODE 143:
SCOTT KENEMORE BRINGS THE ZOMBIES

It isn’t a pandemic without zombies, so the hosts of What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Show got a zombie author on the show. Scott Kenemore, author of the Zombie Survival Guide, hangs out with T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas to talk about writing and his new book, Lake of Darkness.
Scott chats about how his love affair with zombies began, his process, how his early writing career got started and gives advice to authors on how to deal with the mass cancellations of conventions. He also shares a few ghost stories including a creepy tale from the invasion of Italy during World War II. English folksinger David Walton narrates an excerpt from Scott’s book, Lake of Darkness.

Follow the show at www.whatareyoufraidofpodcast.com.

All opinions of guests and content do not reflect the opinions of T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas or Para-X Radio.

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“The Chamber” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

What Are You Afraid Of opening and closing theme by Michael Martin Garrett. All rights remain the property of Michael Martin Garrett.

Soundtrack 1. Act 4 by Mank is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

© Can Stock Photo / prometeus

Jun 5, 2020

 

EPISODE 142: HAUNTED WATER

Texas author Leslie Lutz chats with horror host T. Fox Dunham about her writing and her new young adult novel out from Harper-Collins, Fractured Tide. She also shares a true ghost story. David Walton narrates The Most Haunted Hotel in Texas. Leslie shares some advice for new authors and talks about the differences in writing for the young adult market. And we play a little music from Virginia garage band The Crypts.

 

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All opinions of guests and content do not reflect the opinions of T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas or Para-X Radio.

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“Pure Water” by Meydän is licensed under a Attribution License.

“Sea Monster” by The Crypts! is licensed under a Attribution License.

“The Chamber” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Come and Play with Me” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Classic Horror 3” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“A Ghost Story” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Lamentation” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

What Are You Afraid Of opening and closing theme by Michael Martin Garrett. All rights remain the property of Michael Martin Garrett.

May 19, 2020

EPISODE 141:

The Paranormal Investigator
&
Psychic Detective

Horror authors T. Fox Dunham and Phil Thomas met Paul and Tina as part of the local paranormal core of talented and experienced ghost hunters. They’re a married couple, and each brings their own talents to their investigations. Paul Dixon is a skilled investigator and Tina Marie Williamson is an experienced psychic. On episode 141, they talk about their twenty-five years ghost hunting including their scariest encounter. Tina shares her insights into her supernatural abilities and talks about her work with law enforcement, helping with several cases. And they discuss the proper cleansing techniques such as ground that they perform before and after investigations. Paul had a dark entity attach itself to him during a ghost hunt, and it caused their family much pain. Author Mark Allan Gunnells returns with his apocalyptic story, Red Wave. You may be right about the end of the world but not always your role. English folksinger David Walton reads this compelling tale on episode 141.

Follow the show at www.whatareyoufraidofpodcast.com.

 

All opinions of guests and content do not reflect the opinions of T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas or Para-X Radio.

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“Somber beauty” by fwimmygoat is licensed under a Attribution License.

“The Chamber” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Come and Play with Me” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Classic Horror 3 by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

A Ghost Story by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Lamentation by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

What Are You Afraid Of opening and closing theme by Michael Martin Garrett. All rights remain the property of Michael Martin Garrett.

 

May 1, 2020

 

EPISODE 140:
GREG BEAR & BEAR’S GHOST

Science fiction author Greg Bear (Darwin’s Radio and Lucifer) returns to continue his conversation with horror writers T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas. In part two of his interview, Greg discusses the evolution of artificial intelligence and shares advice to the writing community, giving valuable insight into the most common mistakes authors make. Our beloved British folksinger, David Walton, narrates an excerpt from Bear’s novel, Dead Lines, and a new ghost story about a young boy in England who grew up seeing ghosts. Foxy and Philly also chat about some of the mythical monsters that roam Pennsylvania like the Butler Gargoyle or Raystown Ray, and they discuss the new UFO video released by the Pentagon. We’re telling stories to entertain and distract during a strange summer on What Are You Afraid Of?

 

All opinions of guests and content do not reflect the opinions of T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas or Para-X Radio.

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Opening Horizons (Kielokaz ID 361) by KieLoKaz is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License.

Dead Lines Excerpt written by Greg Bear. Used with permission of the author. Published by Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy.

“The Chamber” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Come and Play with Me” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Classic Horror 3 by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

A Ghost Story by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Lamentation by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

What Are You Afraid Of opening and closing theme by Michael Martin Garrett. All rights remain the property of Michael Martin Garrett.

© Can Stock Photo / lem

 

Apr 17, 2020

EPISODE 139:
GREG BEAR – DARWIN’S AUTHOR


Greg Bear, one of the most celebrated science fiction authors in modern times, joins authors T. Fox Dunham and Phil Thomas for a two part interview on What Are You Afraid Of? Greg has written such books as City at the End of Time, War Dogs and one of Fox’s favorites, Darwin’s Radio. He’s a Nebula and Hugo award-winner, and he’s consulted for NASA and the US military. Greg answers questions about his writing, his career, his views on artificial intelligence and gives advice to new authors. Also, T. Fox Dunham narrates a true ghost story about the haunting of The Logan Inn, a colonial inn located in New Hope, Pennsylvania. Oh, and Fox tastes Stoll and Wolfe Whiskey made in Lancaster!

All opinions of guests and content do not reflect the opinions of T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas or Para-X Radio.

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“The Chamber” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Come and Play with Me” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

"Classic Horror 3" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

"A Ghost Story" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

"Lamentation" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

What Are You Afraid Of opening and closing theme by Michael Martin Garrett. All rights remain the property of Michael Martin Garrett.

© Can Stock Photo / lem

Mar 26, 2020

EPISODE 138:
STORIES FOR QUARANTINE

Under house arrest during an epidemic, authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas persevere in their quixotic campaign to share darkness with the world. Our mission is to entertain and distract our audience from the real horror with the entertaining horror of ghost stories, writing, fiction and the paranormal. On episode 138, Philly and Foxy chat about life in America during a modern plague, and Fox talks about a recent sighting of the cryptid creature, The Mothman. This flying humanoid with bright red eyes was first spotted in Point Pleasant, West Virginia days before the tragic collapse of the Silver Bridge in December 1967, and since then the cryptic cryptid has been spotted multiple times by perplexed witnesses--recently by a security guard at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago.

Also, English folksinger David Walton narrates a ghost story from the haunted Whaley House. And Fox interviews author Edgar Swamp about his writing and his book, Amber Hollow. Oh, and the clowns are back in new Clown News. Even during an epidemic, the painted ones cause trouble in a Mexican town.

Stay safe. And keep it spooky!

Check out our website at www.whatareyoufraidofpodcast.com

All opinions of guests and content do not reflect the opinions of T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas or Para-X Radio.

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“The Chamber” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Come and Play with Me” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Classic Horror 3 by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

A Ghost Story by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Lamentation by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

What Are You Afraid Of opening and closing theme by Michael Martin Garrett. All rights remain the property of Michael Martin Garrett.

Lupe Velez by Studio Noir is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (aka Music Sharing) 3.0 International License

© Can Stock Photo - prometeus

 

Mar 14, 2020

 

Cover for episode 137

EPISODE 137:
THE BOTHELL POLTERGEIST

Keith Linder, author of The Bothell Hell House: Poltergeist of Washington State, is back for part two of his interview with authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas. For years, spirits tormented Keith and his girlfriend with the destruction of furniture, stealing objects, manifesting as old women and even igniting bibles in self-contained fires. Keith shares additional insights on his violent and paranormal experiences and also talks about his rocky relationships with paranormal investigators who all offered different and myriad explanations for the activity in his home. English folk singer David Walton narrates a story written by Keith about the poltergeist—5th Anniversary—and we play a little music from Pueblo People. The Bothell Poltergeist is one of the most controversial and interesting cases of in modern history. Hear the rest of Keith’s story as Fox & Phil aid in his quest to find an explanation for the violent phenomenon in his previous home.

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Feb 19, 2020

 

 

EPISODE 136:
HELL HOUSE OF WASHINGTON STATE

Keith Linder was just an average guy who moved to Washington State to build a life, and he was well on his way when he and his girlfriend Tina moved into a nice house in Bothell. Unfortunately, the building came with roommates. What began with the sound of a child’s cough on moving day would eventually explode into a war of supernatural ‘campaigns’—as Keith calls them. The spirits banged on walls, blew up light fixtures, dropped pots, appeared as misty ladies and even burned bibles. Seeking help, Keith soon learned about the eccentricities of the paranormal community and found no explanations in the myriad theories presented by the ghost hunters he contacted. Ghost Adventures even filmed an episode at the house, though in the five hour duration of their visit the spirits failed to show any activity, leading some to call him a fraud. On episode 136, horror authors T. Fox Dunham and Phil Thomas listen to Keith’s compelling story of telekinetic attack, and British folksinger David Walton narrates his account of The Poster Fire—one of the terrifying events that finally drove Keith and Tina to seek spiritual help. Listen to his story and decide for yourself: Do poltergeists haunt the Bothell house of Washington State?

 

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Jan 31, 2020

EPISODE 135:
GREY GHOSTS & AUTHORS

On March 27th & March 28th 2020, Horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas will appear at the popular paranormal event in Lancaster, Phenon 2020! On episode 135, Phil and Fox talk about the future, and Fox shares the next chapter in his own paranormal story happening in the apartment where he and his wife Allison just moved in Lancaster. “I swear . . . something watched me all the way across the parking lot. I found myself rushing, feeling it piercing my back.” They play a new ghost story about the haunted ship, the Queen Mary, where our author guest, Mark Sheldon has had a ghostly encounter of his own. We chat with Mark Sheldon, author at Crystal Lake Publishing, and we play an excerpt from Sarah Killian, Mark’s insane spy novel series. We hope to see you at Phenon this year!

 

And come to Phenom 2020 to meet some of the greats in the paranormal community! Click the graphic for a link.

 

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Jan 17, 2020

EPISODE 134:
I MOVED ON TOP OF A FREAKING NATIVE BURIAL GROUND IN LANCASTER

Phil and Fox are back for their 5th season in 2020!

Author T. Fox Dunham has moved to Lancaster, PA—a beautiful area of Pennsylvania known for its bucolic setting, Amish community and a shadow world of ghosts, devils and monsters. For the show’s return in 2020, Fox researched the city for local ghost stories and discovered the unnerving history of his apartment’s location. In the late 1600s, the Paxton clan massacred the remaining members of the Conestoga Tribe, and the city buried their remains in mass grave located at Chestnut and Cherry Street, which has lead to many ghost stories in places like the Duke Street Parking Lot and the Fulton Theater. And of course, it’s where Fox and his wife live! Already, they’ve spotted specters in the basement.

On episode 134, T. Fox Dunham and Phil Thomas share just a few of the local ghost stories in Lancaster and talk about some of the monsters seen in the wilderness. English folksinger David Walton narrates a true ghost story from amazing author, Nancy Kilpatrick. Did her mother-in-law use a doll to send a message from the next world? And they play an excerpt from John Foster’s eerie new novel set in New England from Gray Matter Press: The Isle.

It’s going to be a great year of ghost stories and horror!

 

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Jan 16, 2020

 

 

EPISODE 133 – BEST HAUNTS OF 2019

As the year ends, authors T. Fox Dunham and Phil Thomas celebrate their 4th season of horror, ghost stories, interviews and fun banter. Fox has selected some of his favorite moments from 2019. He shares the story they collected in Cape May, NJ of the faceless ghost who haunted a bouncer, as told by one of the residents. Heather Taddy from Paranormal State shares her scariest encounter with the paranormal. Famed author Joe R. Lansdale shares writing advice. And they play some ghost stories. This is a great episode to get an idea of what the show is all about. And we look forward to bringing you another year of spooky stuff!

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