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.
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
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
And learn more:
Dr. Pat Show
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:
or this one:
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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:
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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
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.
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.
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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?
Greetings! This Friday, June 23 at midnight EST (9 pm PST) I am honored to be a guest on Hyperspace with Solaris BlueRaven on the KCOR Digital Radio Network. Solaris is an author, host, public speaker, writer, editor, certified second degree Black Belt not to mention well-renowned psychic, mystic and alchemist. In other words, she’s a badass and I can’t wait to be in her company.
Please tune in to Hyperspace this Friday at the above time to hear our discussion of fairies, pookas, changelings, elves and whatever bizarre things organically sprout from the melding of our dark minds.
Click here to listen live.
Photo of Vintage Philco Transitone (Flying Wedge) Table Radio by Joe Haupt via flickr
What happens when you get a magician, a live radio show and one very excitable freaky chick together, all by the light of the moon? You get Joe Diamond’s interview with me, live, tonight. SUNDAY, JUNE 12TH, 8-10 PM CST. (THAT’S, 6-8 PM PST OR 9-11PM EST. I don’t know what time it is in Australia.) And no, he won’t actually be attempting to saw me in half, nor will he put me in restraints (too, too bad!) but I promise you we will have a delightful romp through the world of the strange. Please join us!
You can listen live via this link:
or this one:
Come howl beneath a Great Lakes half moon tonight!