A Tale of Mermaids: In Case You Missed It

Just in case you overslept or went off-grid, here’s the link to the CBS Sunday Morning story about mermaids, featuring Faith Salie dressed as a mermaid, the Coney Island Mermaid Parade and lil’ ol me doing an interview.

Click HERE to watch and read the story.

Click HERE to buy a copy of Among the Mermaids.

Wake Up with Mermaids, Sunday August 11th at 9 EST

I’ve been keeping a secret (sorta). A couple weeks ago the crew from CBS Sunday Morning came to my humble abode to interview me for a segment on mermaids! I got to sit knee-to-knee with the amazing Faith Salie who made me feel like a Mermaid Queen as we talked, walked and laughed. For any fan of this long-running show, you’ll be pleased to know that every person treated me with such graciousness and respect, from the camera man to the producer, and I had more fun doing an interview than I ever thought possible. Can’t wait to see the whole thing put together and grateful to have been part of it

Grab a coffee and watch it live, with me!

This Sunday, August 11th, be sure to watch! Faith went to Weekie Watchee, Coney Island and Varla’s parlour!

Click here to find out what time it airs in your neck of the woods.

And remember, shows are archived on the site so you can watch it later, too….in case you stay up a little too late Saturday night. Ahem…

 

And check out the books!

Amazon: 

Among the Mermaids: Facts, Myths, Enchantments from the Sirens of the Sea 

Fairies, Pookas & Changelings: A Complete Guide to the Wild & Wicked Enchanted Realm 

Varla Ventura’s Paranormal Parlor: Ghosts, Seances, and Tales of True Hauntings 

Banshees, Werewolves, Vampires & Other Creatures of the Night: Facts, Fictions, and First-Hand Accounts 

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Among the Mermaids: Facts, Myths, Enchantments from the Sirens of the Sea 

Fairies, Pookas & Changelings: A Complete Guide to the Wild & Wicked Enchanted Realm 

Varla Ventura’s Paranormal Parlor: Ghosts, Seances, and Tales of True Hauntings 

Banshees, Werewolves, Vampires & Other Creatures of the Night: Facts, Fictions, and First-Hand Accounts 

IndieBound

Among the Mermaids: Facts, Myths, Enchantments from the Sirens of the Sea 

Fairies, Pookas & Changelings: A Complete Guide to the Wild & Wicked Enchanted Realm 

Varla Ventura’s Paranormal Parlor: Ghosts, Seances, and Tales of True Hauntings 

Banshees, Werewolves, Vampires & Other Creatures of the Night: Facts, Fictions, and First-Hand Accounts 

Radio Ga-Ga: Upcoming & Past Interviews on Radio (and Sometimes TV)

 

 

Looking to tune in, turn on or maybe just space out? This is my (mostly) current list of upcoming and past radio appearances. Many of these were to discuss topics relevant to my latest book, Varla Ventura’s Paranormal Parlor: Ghosts, Seances, and Tales of True HauntingsAvailable  AmazonBarnes & Noble & IndieBound (and wherever books are sold!!!).

NEW FOR 2019

Sunday, August 11, 2019: Segment on Mermaids with Faith Saile on CBS Sunday Morning.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019: Jim Harold’s debut interactive video show: Watch it here.

June 20, 2019: Night Light Radio with Barbara DeLong! Listen to recorded show here.

Thursday, May 9, 2019 Spaced Out Radio with Dave Scott, Midnight, EST. http://spacedoutradio.com/

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019. Nox Mente. 9pm EST. Dreams & Dreaming show!

noxmente.com 

Monday, January 14th, 2019. Open Canvas. 10 pm EST. Revolution Radio, link here: http://www.freedomslips.com

Thursday, February 7th, 2019. Spaced Out Radio with Dave Scott. Midnight, EST. http://spacedoutradio.com/

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019.  Night Light with Mark Eddy and Barbara DeLong.

10 pm to midnight blogtalkradio/nightlight 

PAST SHOWS

Many of these are archived so you can still listen! Click the links to try it!

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. VIDEO!!!

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. Go to http://tobtr.com/10894493 or call in to listen at 516-387-1922 and www.blogtalkradio.com/viberadionetwork .Visit the Within the Chaos Facebook page for more info.

Thursday, August 16th. Paranormal Now, 9 p.m. EST, 7 p.m. CST. with Alan B. Smith. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/paranormalnow

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

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

Tuesday, September 11th, Coast Insider Live Chat Hour, with George Noory, 11 p.m. EST/8 p.m. PST.

Wednesday, September 12thSpirit Radio-The Paranormal Experience with Lynne Nickerson & Willy Hassell, 10 p.m. EST/9 p.m. CST/7 p.m. PST. WSCA FM.

Thursday, October 4th, Spaced Out Radio with Dave Scott, Midnight, EST. http://spacedoutradio.com/

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

Sunday, October 14th, WBGU Dead Air Paranormal, 8 p.m. EST, https://www.bgfalconmedia.com/wbgu-fm/

Thursday, October 25, Within the Chaos, 10-midnight EST. Go to http://tobtr.com/10894493 or call in to listen at 516-387-1922 and www.blogtalkradio.com/viberadionetwork .Visit the Within the Chaos Facebook page for more info.

Saturday, October 27, Into the Parabnormal with Jeremy Scott. Show is from 6-9 pst/9-midnight EST and I’ll be on about 9:30 EST. www.ParabnormalRadio.com

Sunday, October 28,  Beyond the Strange Radio with Dave Cruz, 6 pm PST, 9 EST. Live video youtube stream here. VIDEO!!! We will be dressing up!

Tuesday, October 30, 1:05 pm CST I’ll make a brief appearance live on the Tom Barnard show to discuss the weirdest and wackiest spots and stories of Minnesota! http://www.tombarnardpodcast.com/

Wednesday, October 31, 11:30-midnight EST I’ll be joining Jim Harold’s Halloween show via FB live! Details forthcoming!!!

Thursday, December 6th, Spaced Out Radio with Dave Scott. Midnight, EST. http://spacedoutradio.com/

NEW TIME! Wednesday December 12th, 11 pm -1 am EST. The Angel Rock with Lorilei Check it here: lnmradionetwork.com/theangelrock

Thursday, December 20th,  Within the Chaos, 10-midnight EST. Go to http://tobtr.com/10894493 or call in to listen at 516-387-1922 and www.blogtalkradio.com/viberadionetwork .Visit the Within the Chaos Facebook page for more info

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

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

Doll hangs from bathtub in a bloody mess

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?