4th of July Surprise! Jim Harold’s Paranormal Podcast

If you know the world of paranormal radio you likely know the name Jim Harold. He’s one of the great hosts of many para-projects over the years, currenty two of my favorites are Jim Harold’s Campfire Stories (which I often drift asleep listening to in the wee hours of the morning when insomnia takes hold) and Jim Harold’s Paranormal Podcast.

I was his honored guest recently. From his parlor to mine, thank you Jim for another wonderful experience. You can listen here!

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Radio Ga-Ga: Upcoming Appearances for Launch of Paranormal Parlor

June is thundering in and that means the official release of my new book—Varla Ventura’s Paranormal Parlor: Ghosts, Seances, and Tales of True HauntingsAvailable June 1st on AmazonBarnes & Noble & IndieBound (and wherever books are sold!!!). This also means I’ve booked some super fun radio interviews on some of your (and my) favorite shows and podcasts. I’ll do my best to keep this schedule up-to-date but for now, here’s what we know.

Friday, June 1st, Coast to Coast AM with George Noory, 10 PST to Midnight. coasttocoastam.com

Friday, June 1st, Podcast, Now live: talking Bridal Bizarre on Episode #11 of Podenstein’s Lab podensteinslab.com

Monday, June 4th, Dr. Pat Show, 10 a.m. PST thedrpatshow.com  ARCHIVED, CLICK TO LISTEN.

Monday, June 4th, I recorded a great talk with Justin from Beyond Reason. Check it out at here. .

Tuesday, June 5th, Paradelphia Radio.8-10 EST, paradelphia.com

PODCAST OF PARADELPHIA AVAILABLE HERE: http://wildfireradio.com/paradelphia-radio-207/

Wednesday, June 6th, Ghost Chronicles, 7 p.m. EST, neghostproject.com

Thursday, June 7th, Stirring the Cauldron with Marla Brooks. 9-10 EST. stirringthecauldron.podomatic.com

(AVAILABLE NOW AS A PODCAST!)

Wednesday, July 4th, Jim Harold’s Paranormal Podcast, available here:

https://jimharold.com/parting-veil-paranormal-podcast-542/

Sunday, July 15th, Beyond the Strange Radio with Dave Cruz, 6 pm PST, 9 EST

Live video youtube stream here. (archived as podcast later)

Tuesday, July 17th, Weiser Books Radio Hour with Mike Conlon (link forthcoming)

Sunday, July 22nd, 11 PM EST (10 CST, 8 PST) Paranormal Into the Night Radio. Check it out here.

Thursday, Aug. 9th, Within the Chaos, 10-midnight EST. Visit the Within the Chaos Facebook page for more info.

Sunday, August 19th, Paranormal Soup with Jason Bland (with video!) 11 p.m. EST to 1 a.m. EST. mwpparanormalsoup.com

Friday, August 31st, Church of Mabus Radio. 8 p.m. EST churchofmabus.com 

Friday, October 12th, Hyperspace with Solaris Blueraven. Midnight EST. kcorradio.com

There are a few more podcast recording/being recorded during this time as well, so watch here for details.

Image by Daniel von Appen via Unsplash

 

 

Is That ME in Your Pocket? Or Are You Just…

NOW ON ITUNES, PEOPLES!!

I am terribly excited to discover that our BRAND NEW podcast, Varla Ventura’s Tales of the Strange is live and now available on iTunes. Oooooh! That means you can just log in and subscribe and every time a new episode drops, bam! I’ll be right there, waiting for you. In your pocket.

Oh, okay or in your purse. Just plug in, tune in. Now you can listen easily while scrubbing away those mystery stains (is that blood? honestly!) or walking your wolves around the lake.

And I’m not above begging, so please, please, if you like it, subscribe and give us a happy little rating. The first episode, Strange America: Alabama is up. Coming soon, Alaska’s most famous ghost hunter and UFO-ologist and Small Town Monsters filmmaker and mastermind, Seth Breedlove.

Download me, darling. You know you want to.

 

Saturday Night on Spirit Radio

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Join me this Saturday, April 22, with hosts Lynne M. Nickerson and Willy Hassel on their show Spirit Radio – the Paranormal Experience to discuss Fairies, Pookas and Changelings and all manner of things that creep about the fairy kingdom. You may recall I was on this show a few months back and we found we’d only scratched the surface of what fun and wild things we could share.

This Saturday night 9:00 – 10:00 PM E.T., (8 p.m. CST/6 p.m. PST and Sunday 2:00 – 3:00 AM G.M.T.)  on WSCA 106.1 FM Portsmouth, NH Listen live worldwide at www.wscafm.org

Click here to learn more: www.spiritradiotheparanormalexperience.org

 

Daytime Talkies! with Dr. Pat

I’m so excited to be a guest on this show, and it’s actually during the daylight hours. Join me as I discuss Fairies, Pookas, and Changelings with the lovely Dr. Pat Baccilli. As a bonus, copies of the book will be given away during the show!

DATE: Wednesday, April 12

TIME: 11 a.m. PST/1 p.m. CST/2 p.m. EST

Listen here.

And learn more:

Dr. Pat Show

Everybody Plays the Fool (But Nobody Does It Like Joe Diamond)

Nobody knows how to trick and prank like Joe Diamond, paranormal magician, mind reader and radio host.

Except, of course, the mighty Pooka. Join me and Joe tomorrow night as we discuss all manner of beasties that go bump in the night but especially the King of the Trickster Fairies: The Pooka. All because I wrote a darling little book called: Fairies, Pookas and Changelings: A Complete Guide to the Wild and Wicked Enchanted Realm. And because Joe is amazing.

Sunday, April 2, 8-10 CST (THAT’S, 6-8 PM PST OR 9-11PM EST.)

You can listen live via this link:

UnRealRadio

or this one:

WLIP

(Kenosha, Wisconsin)

Order my book here:

Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Indiebound 

 

 

Wild Thoughts of the Fairy King: Ghost Chronicles, Tonight!

Join me and the lovely hosts of Ghost Chronicles, Ron Kolek and Anne Kerrigan, as we gather round the radio-machine to discuss all manner of creatures real and imagined. Tune in live tonight, Wednesday, March 22nd at 7 p.m. EST to talk about my new book, Fairies, Pookas and Changelings: A Complete Guide to the Wild and Wicked Enchanted Realm.

click HERE to listen

Stay strange and preorder below:

Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Indiebound 

 

A Christmas Creature Extravaganza with Chris Fleming

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Join me and Chris Fleming on his show Spirit Talk as we share weird Christmas stories and Christmas traditions and creatures from around the world, from the benign to the terrifying. The perfect thing to listen to while you’re wrapping all those presents!

Chris is a fascinating man who has had paranormal encounters and experiences since a child. He is a medium, sensitive, paranormal investigator with a long standing career on television and radio. It was a delightful show to be part of and I hope you enjoy it!

Click HERE to listen!

 

image: By John Bauer – Illustration for The Boy Who Could Not Be Scared by Alfred Smedberg in the anthology Among Pixies and Trolls, Public Domain

A Christmas Ghost of Dickens’ Past

Happy Holidays, you weirdos! I’ve got a little present for you. I recently got together with my esteemed publisher for Weiser Books Radio Hour, to read to you from a little tale from Charles Dickens’ A Haunted House.

THE HAUNTED HOUSE

Charles Dickens’ Christmas ghosts were rampant in his 1894 pamphlet Christmas Stories, a holiday supplement to Âll Year Round, a publication for which Dickens served as editor. The Haunted House is both a fictional house where like-minded guests and ghosts gather and a literary gold mine, where Dickens’ favorite authors of the day gathered to tell their particularly assigned ghost stories. Dickens created the setting and each room of the Haunted House was assigned to one of his favorite writers (and to himself).

Wilkie Collins, born in London in 1824, met Dickens in 1851. Shortly after this, both men acted together in Edward “Dark and Stormy Night” Bulwer-Lytton’s play Not So Bad As We Seem. This “set the stage” for what would become a lifelong friendship. Like Dickens and most of Victorian England, Collins had a healthy relationship with the idea of ghosts. That is to say, he believed in them—at least as a literary device. He wrote dozens of plays, short stories, and novels, the most famous of which was called The Woman in White, which was later adapted for the stage and even modern film.

Wilkie Collins was assigned “The Ghost in the Cupboard Room,” occupied by one Nat Beaver, a salty old merchantman who has some nervous ticks brought on by a most unexpected specter of his past. Join me, to find out what haunts this sailing man; who else was in the house; and to hear a tale of terror (and bondage) on the high seas.

Click HERE to listen.

Merry Meet!

 

 

Oh How We Love to Hear You Scream

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Kick off Halloween on this eve of All Hallow’s Eve with a little ramble down a shadowy path. Who knows what will scream, reach out or come looking for you while you are distracted listening to the radio? We cannot say, nor can we guarantee your safety. What we can be sure of is a wild romp through a world of bizarre creatures, freaky facts and all manner of vampires, banshees, werewolves and other strange things. So keep this freaky Halloween thing going and tune in to hear Dave Cruz of Beyond the Strange Radio Show talk with me about whatever frightening things come to mind. And if you listen carefully, you just might hear a story I’ve never told before on air. It’s quite fearsome, and haunts me to this day. If there’s time, we may take callers so get ready with your own terrifying tales.

Listen live here. Tonight, October 30 at 7 p.m. PST/9 p.m. EST.

Just click the website and the player will be going.

Later it will be archived into a podcast so you can relive all the scary stuff in the light of day. But you really should listen now. What else are you doing on a Sunday night, besides sewing your kid’s Halloween costume?