Disclaimer: These picks are 100% subjective and based on my personal taste. I don’t generally listen to fiction podcasts or podcasts with discussions about books or short stories that I haven’t read. Also, I might miss an episode or haven’t yet discovered a great podcast. For the podcasts currently in my feed, click here.
This Is Horror 227 – Jonathan Janz on Gravitating Towards Do, Dealing With Rejection and Permission to Suck 🔗
This interview with Jonathan Janz was not only a joy to listen to, it was chock full of aphorisms and philosophies from Jack Ketchum that really resonated with me. Particularly this one:
I love the idea that you can write horror without fear. And when it comes down to it—you have to. Hopefully I’ll figure out how to do that before I kick the bucket. There were great quotes by others as well and the episode ended with a particularly good quote from Alice Munro about how story is a house. You’ll have to listen to the episode to hear them!
Books in the Freezer Episode 24 – Underhyped Horror 🔗
In this episode, hosts Stephanie and Rachel talk to Katie of the BookTube channel ChapterStackss. The three had a great rapport and I loved hearing about Katie’s spooky and fun childhood.
Katie also talked about her retired mom’s creepy passion project: an instagram that chronicles the adventures of a doll version of her—@thekatiedoll_. It’s my new favorite instagram account and a must follow for all fans of freaky ol’ dolls. Maybe if I comment and like enough, her mom will be my new best friend!?!
And as always, the podcast was jam-packed with awesome book recommendations. Every time I listen to this podcast by TBD pile and Book FOMO go up! And that’s a good thing.
Dr. Death – All Episodes 🔗
This six part miniseries chronicles the true story of Christopher Duntsch – a neurosurgeon who maimed and killed over 30 patients before he was stopped. It also reveals the failings of the medical system that allowed this to happen. This isn’t horror fiction, this is real! It’s really well done but also super stressful and not for the faint of heart. I had to take some deep breaths and eat a (small) bag of chips after each episode.
This is Horror 231: Max Booth III and Lori Michelle on Lost Films, Faces of Death, and Bizarre Films 🔗
This conversation was a lot of fun, you can tell Max, Lori, Michael and Bob really love chatting with each other. They make a lot of jokes, and have a good time but they make sure to keep it accessible for the listener and not inside-jokey. Max and Lori talked about the stories, and the stories behind the stories, from their new collection from Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing: Lost Films. It’s a collection I’m definitely going to pick up once someone throws some money in the chipped mug on the street in front of my cardboard “Will Write for Pocket Change” sign.
That’s all for now, thanks for reading! To read previous podcast recommendations click here.
Did I miss any great Horror/Weird Fiction related podcast episodes last month? Would you add any to this list? Have something to say about any of these episodes? Let me know in the comments.