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Mallory O’Meara

Jun 10 • 54:32

In this episode we talk to Mallory O’Meara – horror screenwriter, producer and the author of The Lady from the Black Lagoon. Join us as we discuss the book which features the story of Milicent Patrick, the creator of Gill-man from the film Creature from the Black Lagoon. He was, and still is, one of the most recognizable monsters in cinema history alongside Dracula, Franke...

Parker Posey

Jul 27 • 49:56

Posey was dubbed by Time Magazine as the “Queen of Indies” after starring in such cult hits as Dazed and Confused, Party Girl and The House of Yes. She later played unforgettable improvisational roles in Christopher Guest mockumentaries, including Waiting for Guffman and Best in Show. She has gone onto create memorable roles in both TV and film and is currently Dr. Smith i...

Handsome Devils Puppets

Apr 20 • 01:06:26

Han exists primarily as the one-human show Handsome Devils Puppets. A self taught sculptor and puppeteer, touring storyteller and songwriter, her creative journey is about much more than creating art, it is a means of self-expression. “I started making puppets when I felt I didn’t have a voice. I sculpted powerful, magical creatures to dance and sing and cry and give me th...

Amanda Palmer

Apr 2 • 01:21:34

Palmer is a singer, songwriter, musician, author and performance artist with an experimental bent. Beginning her career as one half of the beloved “Brechtian punk cabaret” duo Dresden Dolls, she embarked on a solo career in 2007 releasing acclaimed solo albums and collaborations with Ben Folds, Jherek Bischoff, Brendan Maclean, her father, Jack Palmer, and her husband, wri...

Elizabeth Harper

Mar 28 • 01:17:14

In this special Easter edition, just in time for the Catholic funeral processions, we feature Catholic relic hunter and creator of the All the Saints You Should Know blog Elizabeth Harper. Harper travels the word to photograph and write about the unusual (and often macabre) things she finds in Catholic churches—incorrupt corpses, holy relics (which are often the preserved ...

Cassandra Peterson

Mar 13 • 01:34:06

Cassandra Peterson is an actress, comedian and entrepreneur born in Manhattan Kansas in 1951. She is best known for her longtime portrayal of the legendary horror hostess character Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark, which she created for local Los Angeles television station KHJ-TV in the early 1980s. Her sexy gothic look, dark humor and Valley Girl speak were an instant hit, at...

Lydia Lunch

Jan 11 • 01:06:10

This week’s guest, Lydia Lunch, is passionate, confrontational and bold. Whether attacking the patriarchy and their pornographic war mongering, turning the sexual into the political or whispering a love song to the broken hearted, her fierce energy and rapid fire delivery lend testament to her warrior nature....

Kate Pierson

Dec 8 • 01:27:19

This episode we dive deep into the beehive for a wide ranging discussion with legendary B-52s singer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist and small business owner Kate Pierson! The post punk pioneer and kitsch culture icon talks growing up in NJ, the band’s punk and New Wave beginnings in Athens, GA, their rise in the gritty New York City music scene in the 1970s – the first...

Kat Kinsman

Nov 20 • 01:54:22

This week we welcome Kat Kinsman for a special Thanksgiving edition. Kat is the Food and Drinks Editor at Time Inc.’s all-breakfast site Extra Crispy and the author of the book Hi, Anxiety: Life with a Bad Case of Nerves. Previously, she was an Editor at Large and Editor in Chief of Tasting Table. the Managing Editor of CNN’s Eatocracy, edited CNN’s Matrimony section and F...

Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris

Nov 7 • 01:03:31

This week we welcome Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris—storyteller, medical historian and author of The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine. Fitzharris received her doctorate in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology at the University of Oxford. She is the creator of the popular website The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice, and sh...

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