Episode 51b: Jack the Ripper


Well, I’ve run into a couple of little delays this week that kept me from getting the recording done on time and without the sound of telephones ringing or dryers buzzing, so I’ll get the next show out on Saturday, most likely. We’ll be reading M.R. James’ “Two Doctors,” for those playing the home game!

In the meantime, I hope you’ll all enjoy a little early Christmas present. This is the audio from my Ripperology 101 panel, held at Teslacon the evening of Saturday, November 19th. Some interesting theories come up, as well as references to classic authors Lewis Carroll and Oscar Wilde! What do they have to do with the Ripper? You’ll have to listen to find out, won’t you?

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Episode 51 – Darkly Lit Lives Again!


Hi there everybody! Back from Teslacon, and I enjoyed myself greatly. I held two panels this year, rather than just one! First, I recorded today’s show, reading Casonetto’s Last Song and The Thing Invisible. Then, the next day, I held Ripperology 101, and had myself a full house for the discussion!

Sadly, we didn’t have time to get into discussing Carnacki the Ghost Finder very much; the next panel needed to get going, so I had to be almost as abrupt as the good paranormal investigator himself at getting the house cleared out! But there is some interesting discussion of Robert E. Howard and Casonetto’s Last Song in there, as well as the stories themselves. And, as always when I do a live show, I give you the full experience by not editing a danged thing. And I was using a brand new recorder too. May the Lord God have mercy on your souls.

As always, please give us a call at the new voicemail line, at 920-341-3065. Also, please check out the voting at darklylit.wordpress.com to choose your favorite story from last time to win our fabulous prize package! There’s only one more week to vote, folks, and things are LITERALLY neck and neck between Alone and Stay in the Basement at the time of this broadcast! A 50/50 split! So if you want to be sure your favorite wins, get in there and vote! Because as always, if you don’t, you don’t have the right to complain about the results.

So, enjoy the show, and keep an eye out for a bonus Ripperology episode coming up soon!

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Episode 49 – Every Town has a Story


Good evening, and welcome to Episode 49 of the Darkly Lit Podcast. The show’s going to be a little different tonight; I don’t have much in the way of stories for you, but instead we’ll be discussing a subject near and dear to my heart – folk horror….

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Episode 48 – Obsession!


Good evening, and welcome to the Darkly Lit Podcast, September edition. I’m sorry we’re a little late, but to be honest I just couldn’t think of a good theme until the last minute, and by then it was a little too late to record the show. Tonight, we tell a tale of loss, love – and obsession. Three of them, actually. First, I’ll read Edgar Allan Poe’s Berenice, where a lady’s smile is perhaps the most delightful thing a man can imagine. Then, we’ll be speaking briefly about another tale of unhealthy obsession and romantic dread – Twilight. I’ve heard some people complain about the knee-jerk reaction to hating on the series, and I’ll admit that I’ve done it myself in the past. But tonight, I’d like to explain my real concerns with the series – and, in the process, maybe cast a little light on the mythology of vampires, and the increasingly creepy way that love and romance is viewed these days.

We also have musical offerings from both Nox Arcana and a new artist, Tarby! Tarby’s works can be found on SoundCloud, through the following links.

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Tonight’s musical offering
The full Something Broke, all 21 minutes of it (still worth listening to)

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Episode 46 – Christmas in July!


Hey everybody! It’s hot, it’s sticky, it’s miserable, and it’s time to be thinking about CHRISTMAS!

So have a couple of stories by M.R. James, and a contest to see who’ll get the first Darkly Lit Christmas package!

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Episode 45 – Unleash the Hounds


Tonight, despite attempts by the scripts at my webhost to prevent it, H.P. Lovecraft brings us one of his very first stories – The Hound. This piece introduces the notorious Necronomicon, and also presages some of the themes and story elements later found in Clive Barker’s Hellraiser

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Episode 35 – Here’s to You, Poe Toaster!


Tonight, two of Poe’s lesser known works. And a heartfelt hope that the Poe Toaster’s two-year absence is merely a sign that he retired on the 200th birthday, and not that he is ill or deceased. Here’s to you, Toaster, whoever you are!

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