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The Well Told Tale
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Part 2 (of 10)

The Well Told Tale

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 34:13


Last time, we met Lord Henry Wotton, a hedonistic aristocrat, and his friend Basil Hallward, an artist who is infatuated with his muse, Dorian Gray.  They discussed Dorian, a youth whose beauty has made a considerable impression on Basil, but he is reticent to let Lord Henry meet him, as he considers he might prove a corrupting influence on young Dorian.  However, Lord Henry is about to get his way, and the eponymous portrait of Dorian Gray is about to be completed...  If you'd like to support The Well Told Tale, please visit us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thewelltoldtaleBooks - (buying anything on Amazon through this link helps support the podcast):The Picture of Dorian Gray - https://amzn.to/31UykXq The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde - https://amzn.to/3FjTvjd   Dracula - https://amzn.to/3qkCP6XEdgar Allan Poe: The Ultimate Collection - https://amzn.to/3tiEewMFilmsThe Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) - https://amzn.to/3tmHY0qDorian Gray (2009) - https://amzn.to/3rfUmMG  I would like to thank my patrons: Toni A, Joshua Clark, Maura Lee, Jane, John Bowles, Glen Thrasher, Ruairi, Cade Norman, Chris, Britt and Silja Tanner.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thewelltoldtale)

History Extra podcast
The Gothic: from Dracula to The Shining

History Extra podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 41:11


Roger Luckhurst speaks to Ellie Cawthorne about how the idea of the Gothic has evolved and mutated over time, from medieval-inspired architecture and 19th-century vampire fiction to politicised horror films. He also reveals how the genre has been used as a vehicle to explore society's anxieties over time, from sex and gender to race and colonialism. (Ad) Roger Luckhurst is the author of Gothic: An Illustrated History (Thames & Hudson, 2021). Buy it now from Waterstones:https://go.skimresources.com?id=71026X1535947&xcust=historyextra-social-viewingguide&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.waterstones.com%2Fbook%2Fgothic%2Froger-luckhurst%2F9780500252512 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Talking Scared
75 – Kristi DeMeester and Misogynistic Little Paper Cuts

Talking Scared

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 67:41


This week it's time for good girls and bad girls to unite.Our guest is Kristi DeMeester whose new novel, Such A Pretty Smile sinks its teeth deep into the raised hand of misogyny. It's a tale of violence and viciousness and vivid nightmares – and a whole new apparatus to explore the evils that men do. At this point I assume we've already weeded out the guys who roll their eyes at #metoo!? That's for the best cos this is a feminism-heavy week. We talk about how horror treats women, from monstering menstruation to imagining female puberty as a threshold into hell. Along the way we cover the awful concept of the ‘lesser' dead, the question of whether pretty girl privilege is a thing, and whether men really think women are too delicate to write such awful things. We also consider why dogs can be much scarier than wolves. This book started my year off right. Ambiguous, though-provoking, and ANGRY. Kristi is not f*cking around here. Enjoy!!Such a Pretty Smile is released January 18th by St Martin's Press.Support Talking Scared on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/TalkingScaredPodCome talk books on Twitter @talkscaredpod, on Instagram, and TikTok or email direct to talkingscaredpod@gmail.com  Download Novellic on Google Play or Apple Store.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/talkingscaredpod)

Monster Kid Radio
Monster Kid Radio #556 (COMPLETE) - The Vampire and the Ballerina with Robert Kelly

Monster Kid Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 68:34


On deck this week is a look at some dancing women . . . and a vampire! Record All Monsters' Robert Kelly joins Derek this week for a look at The Vampire and the Ballerina (dir. Renato Polselli, 1960). Plus Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland, and a very special Beta Capsule Review from Mark Matzke! (And check out Season 2, Episode 3 of Record All Monsters when Derek joins Robert to discuss The X From Outer Space (dir. Kazui Nihonmatsu, 1967) Voicemail: 503-479-5MKR (503-479-5657) Email: Monster Kid Radio's Discord Server - Monster Kid Radio on Reddit - Monster Kid Radio on Twitch! - - Monster Kid Radio on YouTube - Follow Mark Matzke Monster Study Group - Small Town Monsters - Follow Robert KellyRecord All Monsters - Record All Monsters T-Shirts - Derek's Divorce Registry / Wednesday's Virtual Housewarming - Derek's Amazon Wishlist -  Monster Kid Radio on TeePublic - Next week on Monster Kid Radio:  1978's The Alien Factor (dir. Don Dohler) with Steve Turek from All original content of Monster Kid Radio by is licensed under a .

WIR SPRECHEN UNS NOCH! - Der Gothic-Podcast mit Jorgenson und Kurga
WIR SPRECHEN UNS NOCH! #064 feat. Ralf Marczinczik

WIR SPRECHEN UNS NOCH! - Der Gothic-Podcast mit Jorgenson und Kurga

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 88:08


Willkommen zu einer Sonder-Ausgabe des Podcasts "Wir sprechen uns noch!" mit Jorgenson und Kurga! Die Community macht´s möglich - Der User Freki konnte seinen Dozenten und heutigen Podcast-Gast Ralf Marczinczik mit uns in Kontakt bringen! Ralf war für Gothic, Gothic 3 und Risen der freiberufliche Art-Director und hat den Spielen seinen kreativen Stempel aufgedrückt! Er gibt uns spannende Einblicke in seine Arbeit bei Piranha Bytes!

Monster Kid Radio
Monster Kid Radio #556 - The Vampire and the Ballerina with Robert Kelly

Monster Kid Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 53:09


On deck this week is a look at some dancing women . . . and a vampire! Record All Monsters' Robert Kelly joins Derek this week for a look at The Vampire and the Ballerina (dir. Renato Polselli, 1960). Plus Kenny's Look at Famous Monsters of Filmland, and a very special Beta Capsule Review from Mark Matzke! (And check out Season 2, Episode 3 of Record All Monsters when Derek joins Robert to discuss The X From Outer Space (dir. Kazui Nihonmatsu, 1967) Voicemail: 503-479-5MKR (503-479-5657) Email: Monster Kid Radio's Discord Server - Monster Kid Radio on Reddit - Monster Kid Radio on Twitch! - - Monster Kid Radio on YouTube - Follow Mark Matzke Monster Study Group - Small Town Monsters - Follow Robert KellyRecord All Monsters - Record All Monsters T-Shirts - Derek's Divorce Registry / Wednesday's Virtual Housewarming - Derek's Amazon Wishlist -  Monster Kid Radio on TeePublic - Next week on Monster Kid Radio:  1978's The Alien Factor (dir. Don Dohler) with Steve Turek from All original content of Monster Kid Radio by is licensed under a .

Veterans Chronicles
Yoshio Nakamura, U.S. Army, WWII, 442nd Regimental Combat Team

Veterans Chronicles

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 36:29


Yoshio Nakamura grew up working on his family's farm in California. Despite the Great Depression, it was a good life and Nakamura had many friends as a teenager. But his life changed drastically after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941. Less than three months later, President Franklin Roosevelt ordered Americans of Japanese descent on the west coast into internment camps out of fear of their loyalty to Japan. In this episode, Nakamura describes the indignity of that designation and the determination that and he and others like him had to prove their love for America.Nakamura joined the U.S. Army and was assigned to the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, which was comprised of Japanese-American service members. The 442nd endured some of the most brutal fighting in the European theatre. In this edition of "Veterans Chronicles," Nakamura describes the horrific fighting in the mountains of Italy and how the 442nd was used to break Nazi Germany's Gothic Line. Finally, Nakamura reveals the stunning explanation given to him and other members of the 442nd as to why they would not be sent to the Pacific theatre following the German surrender.

The Well Told Tale
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Part 1 (of 10)

The Well Told Tale

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 34:12


We start the New Year with a new Tale from one of the English language's greatest writers, 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' by Oscar Wilde.Wilde produced many plays, poems and short stories in his illustrious career, but this is his only novel, or rather, novella.  He was feted in late Victorian society for his biting wit, but this story holds a much darker mirror up to the society he satirised so well. If you'd like to support The Well Told Tale, please visit us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thewelltoldtaleBooks - (buying anything on Amazon through this link helps support the podcast):The Picture of Dorian Gray - https://amzn.to/31UykXq  The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde - https://amzn.to/3FjTvjd   Dracula - https://amzn.to/3qkCP6X Edgar Allan Poe: The Ultimate Collection - https://amzn.to/3tiEewM FilmsThe Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) - https://amzn.to/3tmHY0q Dorian Gray (2009) - https://amzn.to/3rfUmMG   I would like to thank my patrons: Toni A, Joshua Clark, Maura Lee, Jane, John Bowles, Glen Thrasher, Ruairi, Cade Norman, Chris, Britt and Silja Tanner.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thewelltoldtale)

Talking Scared
74 – John Connolly and the Many Faces of Metaphysical Mystery

Talking Scared

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 89:56


Kicking off the New Year right, by interviewing one of my favourite living writers.  John Connolly is the author of the bestselling Charlie Parker series, a 19 book odyssey that takes us from the Maine coast to the darkest corners of the USA (and elsewhere), in the process, transmuting hardboiled detective noir into cosmic horror.After two decades of reading about Parker, you can be sure I have plenty to ask John – about writing American horror as an Irishman, Maine's hostile spaces, the thrilling allure of literary violence, and whether he has an end in sight.But John is also here to talk about a whole other beast. Shadow Voices: 300 Years of Irish Genre Fiction is his mammoth attempt to map the contours of his native literature, and expose the snobbery that has suppressed it. We talk a lot about how genre works (and doesn't work), and how Irish fiction is at the very bedrock of this horror thing we all love.I'm a fanboy this week, no point denying it. I just did my best not to embarrass myself – especially as we were both enjoying a festive drink!Enjoy!!Shadow Voices: 300 Years of Irish Genre Fiction was published October 2021 by Hodder and Stoughton. Other books mentioned in this episode include:Every Dead Thing (1999), by John Connolly – the first Charlie Parker book.Dark Matter (2010), by Michelle PaverAll the White Spaces (2022), by Ally WilkesThe Art of the Glimpse: 100 Irish Short Stories (2020), by Sinéad GleesonAmerican Gods (2001), by Neil GaimanThe Godwulf Manuscript (1973), by Robert B. Parker (first appearance of Spenser)Support Talking Scared on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/TalkingScaredPodCome talk books on Twitter @talkscaredpod, on Instagram, and TikTok or email direct to talkingscaredpod@gmail.com Download Novellic on Google Play or Apple Store.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/talkingscaredpod)

Snoozecast: Stories for Sleep
The Speckled Band [Rebroadcast] | Sherlock Holmes

Snoozecast: Stories for Sleep

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 27:59


Tonight, we'll re-broadcast the opening to “The Adventure of The Speckled Band” from “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes,” published in 1891 and written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The conclusion episode will air next. The story tells of Helen Stoner, a soon-to-be married young woman who suspects her stepfather may be trying to kill her in order to retain control of her inheritance. Convinced of her stepfather's intentions, she turns to Holmes for help."The Speckled Band" is a classic locked room mystery that deals with the themes of parental greed, inheritance and freedom. Tinged with Gothic elements, it is considered by many to be one of Doyle's finest works, with the author himself calling it his best story.— read by 'N' — Listen Ad-Free on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

GameStar Podcast
Die nervigsten Spiele-Charaktere: Diese Figuren treiben uns zur Weißglut

GameStar Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 65:59


Manche Charaktere bleiben uns nicht im Gedächtnis, weil sie so liebenswert sind, sondern weil sie uns tierisch auf den Zeiger gehen. Ein Wut-Cast.

Nothing to Fear
The Others

Nothing to Fear

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 100:29


This episode contains spoilers for the movie we are discussing! Happy New Year, Feardos! Thanks for sticking with us through 2021 and as we get started with 2022! We have a lot of fun stuff planned for this year including our fast approaching 100th episode. But before we do all of that we have to talk about a movie! As you may know, January is the birth month for all the NtF hosts and we're kicking off "It's My Birthday I Can Pick What I Want To" month. Luke picked first and we're talking about the 2001 Gothic horror, The Others. Join us alongside Nicole Kidman, as we take a look at this spooky old house on an Island in the English Channel. TW: The movie does touch on the topic of death of children and suicide. So go in so armed, dear listener! Also in the Something to Cheer section there's a minor spoiler for Halo: Infinite Introduction - 00:00:23 Trailer - 00:10:41 Movie Discussion - 00:12:05 Scariest Part - 01:20:25 Ratings - 01:24:17 Something to Cheer - 01:28:43 Credits Thank you for listening and supporting the show. Your reviews and ratings help more people find us and help us continue to make more episodes. If you would like to support us, follow the link to our TeePublic.com/nothingtofear store and get yourself a piece of NtF merchandise. You can also support the show but heading over to our Patreon Patreon.com/nothingtofear. Donation is on a pay what you can scale but we are suggesting a minimum of $1. For just One CANADIAN Dollar, you can help us keep the show going, help us rent movies and help us grow by getting things like episode transcriptions, upgrades to recording equipment and more things that we have planned. Consider supporting the show. We'll love you forever and ever. You can follow us on Instagram - @nothingtofearpodcast Twitter - @NtFPod Email - nothingtofearpodcast@gmail.com Let us know how you're doing and tell us what you're cheering using the hashtag #SomethingToCheer --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nothingtofear/message

The Dragon's Lair Motorcycle Chaos
Bikers Are Free Clubbers Are Not

The Dragon's Lair Motorcycle Chaos

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 44:05


During many of my videos people ask me about the freedom of being a biker and how that interferes with belonging to a motorcycle club. I've even received a message that said, "I only joined a motorcycle club because I thought it was about being free and practicing freedom! Now I'm bogged down in all of these MC rules!" A day or two ago when I was doing a show someone else asked me about the freedom of being a biker and it made me ponder a question. Are bikers free or are clubbers even bikers? I decided to do this video and this is what I came up with! Check out this video and let me know what you think.Help us get to 10,000 subscribers on www.instagram.com/BlackDragonBikerTV on Instagram. Thank you!Subscribe to our new discord server https://discord.gg/dshaTSTGet 20% off Gothic biker rings by using my special discount code: blackdragon go to http://gthic.com?aff=147Subscribe to our online news magazine www.bikerliberty.comBuy Black Dragon Merchandise, Mugs, Hats, T-Shirts Books: https://blackdragonsgear.comDonate to our cause with Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/BlackDragonNP Donate to our cause with PayPal https://tinyurl.com/yxudso8z Subscribe to our Prepper Channel “Think Tactical”: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-WnkPNJLZ2a1vfis013OAgSUBSCRIBE TO Black Dragon Biker TV YouTube https://tinyurl.com/y2xv69buKEEP UP ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blackdragonbikertvTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/jbunchiiFacebook : https://www.facebook.com/blackdragonbiker

H. P. Lovecast Podcast
HPLCP Transmissions - Ep 08 - Jennifer Barnes, Lee Murray, and Rena Mason

H. P. Lovecast Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 59:04


In this episode of the HP Lovecast Presents: Transmissions, Michele Brittany and Nicholas Diak interview Jennifer Barnes, Lee Murray, and Rena Mason about their work on Attack from the '80s.Episode edited by: Michele BrittanyThumbnail by: Michele BrittanyIntro/Outro Music: "Ancient Krell Music 5" by Carlo Serafini (used under Creative Commons license) Links to Buy Attack from the '80sAmazonRaw Dog Screaming PressJennifer Barnes LinksRaw Dog Screaming Press Profile PageLee Murray LinksAmazon Author PageWebsiteFacebook author pageRena Mason LinksAmazon Author PageFacebookGoodreadsTwitterWebsiteBumperThis episode's bumper is courtesy of Janet Joyce Holden. She can be found on, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and her Website.Misc. LinksOur interview with Angela Sylvaine and her 80's retro horror novella, Chopping Spree, can be heard on Transmissions episode 3.Support HP Lovecast PodcastIf you liked this episode and want to support HP Lovecast, consider purchasing one of our books:Horror Literature from Gothic to Post-Modern: Critical EssaysHorror in Space : Critical Essays on a Film SubgenreJames Bond and Popular Culture: Essays on the Influence of the Fictional SuperspyThe New Peplum: Essays on Sword and Sandal Films and Television Programs Since the 1990sOr consider donating to our Ko-Fi account. 

Gothic Industrial Music
Gothic Industrial Music Ep73 - Electronic Body Music - Dark Electro - Synthwave

Gothic Industrial Music

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 46:55


Gothic Industrial Music Ep73 - Electronic Body Music - Dark Electro - Synthwavehttps://www.youtube.com/c/ShadowsRadioIndustrialEBMMusicMixesProject Pitchfork - The CircusSnog - The Clockwork ManThe Synthetic Dream Foundation - The Human HarvestAutoclav1.1 - The PledgeAesthetic Perfection - The Dark HalfChrysalide - The ResignedSuicide Commando - The Dying BreedOmnimar - The Road (Setalight 12 remix)Flesh Field - The EucharistSuicide Commando - The Pleasures of Sin

The Dragon's Lair Motorcycle Chaos
No One is Above MC Protocol, Not Even an Ex-Nomad

The Dragon's Lair Motorcycle Chaos

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 50:09


Today's reaction/education video touches on important aspects of MC protocol, brotherhood, and respect. It also deals with certain requirements placed upon us all when we depart motorcycle clubs, and the behavior that is expected as a result. In this video we also cover the idea of the motorcycle club being more about WE than it should ever be about I, or egos, and, how not one person is bigger than the club, the MC nation or MC protocol - not even an Ex 1%er MC Nomad.00:00 Beginning00:35 Introduction01:20 Back and Forth Between Demon's Row and BDBTV05:35 Sose the Ghost's Disrespectful Post06:56 Protocol Lesson Begins ‘Never Disrespect an MC's Patch'10:30 Rules to the MC Protocol Game15:15 My Expectations of an Ex 1%er MC Nomad16:13 SEE MEE MC Patch Chasers and the Glory Hounds16:38 Breakdown of the Disrespectful Way the Patch was Defaced19:15 When You Leave the MC You Give it All Back20:16 Brand New MC Protocol for Internet Protocol21:20 You Are Not Bigger than MC Protocol Even if You Were a Nomad23:19 Gang Culture vs MC Culture in Today's Modern MC10:56 Let's Talk About the Importance of Uniforms, Uniformity and Colors36:25 Let's Talk About the I Love Me Aspect of This40:24 Your Former Club Brothers are Owed a Large Public Apology42:43 Anybody Can Make a Mistake, However43:43 Give Us Our Love Back45:20 You Gave Up the Right to Wear or Speak on 1%er MC Matters46:13 You are Now a Lone Wolf47:18 Be the Content Creator Who is Number 148:18 SalutationHelp us get to 10,000 subscribers on www.instagram.com/BlackDragonBikerTV on Instagram. Thank you!Subscribe to our new discord server https://discord.gg/dshaTSTGet 20% off Gothic biker rings by using my special discount code: blackdragon go to http://gthic.com?aff=147Subscribe to our online news magazine www.bikerliberty.comBuy Black Dragon Merchandise, Mugs, Hats, T-Shirts Books: https://blackdragonsgear.comDonate to our cause with Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/BlackDragonNP Donate to our cause with PayPal https://tinyurl.com/yxudso8z Subscribe to our Prepper Channel “Think Tactical”: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-WnkPNJLZ2a1vfis013OAgSUBSCRIBE TO Black Dragon Biker TV YouTube https://tinyurl.com/y2xv69buKEEP UP ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blackdragonbikertvTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/jbunchiiFacebook : https://www.facebook.com/blackdragonbiker

Horror Vanguard
186 - Industrial Gothic by Bridget M. Marshall

Horror Vanguard

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 49:21


We're kicking off a new series of book reviews on cutting edge gothic studies texts with Bridget M. Marshall's Industrial Gothic. You can find our write ups for Industrial Gothic and more on our blogs: https://thehaunt.blog/ and https://darrow.media/ Special thanks to the University of Wales Press for sending us these books! Follow us on Twitter to stay on the cutting edge of all things spooky: twitter.com/HorrorVanguard You can support the show for less than the cost of industrializing the gohtic on our Patreon page: www.patreon.com/horrorvanguard

The Swyx Mixtape
The California Gothic Monkey Story [Taylor Negron]

The Swyx Mixtape

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 16:11


From The Moth: https://themoth.org/radio-hour/holiday-special-2014-monkeys-megachurches-and-first-elves

The Overcast
Overcast 161: Winter's Flowers by K.T. Wagner

The Overcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 21:45


Winter's Flowers by K.T. Wagner. Narrated by J.S. Arquin. #fantasy #magic #winter #snowqueen   The late September sun warms Gerda's arthritic knees while sparrows chirp from the roof. Her knitting needles slide and click, keeping rhythm with the squeak of her rocking chair against the porch floor. Across each row, she knits in the present, then purls back in her memories. She learned to purl after Nan died. Every day since, Gerda remembers Kay. Today, her daydream is about their childhood garden in the garrets and gutters of a faraway town. Her hands turn the row, and the sweet scent of fall roses wafts by. She brings the yarn to the front, and remembers the roses of her childhood. They flourished in wooden rooftop boxes. “We're happier here, planted in the ground,” the present-day roses sing when she knits a row. Gerda lives on the other side of the world from where she lost Kay so long ago. Now she knits her memories of the boy she loved into every garment she makes. The elaborate lace patterns had been impossible in garter stitch. They require the memory purls. Initially, the memory of grief drowned her, but she now knows Kay's still alive. The flowers told her.   Surrounded by gnomes, gargoyles and poisonous plants, KT Wagner writes Gothic horror and op/ed pieces in the garden of her British Columbia home. She enjoys day-dreaming and is a collector of strange plants, weird trivia and obscure tomes. KT organizes writer events and works to create literary community. A number of her short stories are published in magazines and anthologies. She's currently working on a novel. KT can be found online at www.northernlightsgothic.com and on Twitter @KT_Wagner.        

The Dragon's Lair Motorcycle Chaos
Four Outlaws MC Members Arrested for Murder

The Dragon's Lair Motorcycle Chaos

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 46:01


Biker News 4 Outlaws MC members arrested for murder plus other biker news.Help us get to 10,000 subscribers on www.instagram.com/BlackDragonBikerTV on Instagram. Thank you!Subscribe to our new discord server https://discord.gg/dshaTSTGet 20% off Gothic biker rings by using my special discount code: blackdragon go to http://gthic.com?aff=147Subscribe to our online news magazine www.bikerliberty.comBuy Black Dragon Merchandise, Mugs, Hats, T-Shirts Books: https://blackdragonsgear.comDonate to our cause with Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/BlackDragonNP Donate to our cause with PayPal https://tinyurl.com/yxudso8z Subscribe to our Prepper Channel “Think Tactical”: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-WnkPNJLZ2a1vfis013OAgSUBSCRIBE TO Black Dragon Biker TV YouTube https://tinyurl.com/y2xv69buKEEP UP ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blackdragonbikertvTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/jbunchiiFacebook : https://www.facebook.com/blackdragonbiker

The Dragon's Lair Motorcycle Chaos
No Mixed Race MCs Allowed in Our COC

The Dragon's Lair Motorcycle Chaos

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 21:08


When they tell you that your mixed race club is not wanted in their area or in their COC... Yes, this stuff still happens. Join me while I talk to a President about what he and his brothers should be doing.00:00 Beginning00:26 Introduction02:00 No Black Clubs Allowed!02:17 The Biker Set Divided by Black and White02:45 Sunset Laws Explained03:31 Warning Signs to Unwanted Blacks04:03 Sunset COCs and Sunset Diamonds04:49 America Beyond Race, Clubs are Not05:29 Who Runs the Mixed Race Clubs06:17 Diamond Clubs Will Try to Regulate Your Numbers07:06 What is the Strength of Your Brotherhood08:25 This was all meant to intimidate09:12 They Mean Business!10:56 History of the Mighty Black Sabbath MC Nation14:50 Final Thoughts and SalutationsHelp us get to 10,000 subscribers on www.instagram.com/BlackDragonBikerTV on Instagram. Thank you!Subscribe to our new discord server https://discord.gg/dshaTSTGet 20% off Gothic biker rings by using my special discount code: blackdragon go to http://gthic.com?aff=147Subscribe to our online news magazine www.bikerliberty.comBuy Black Dragon Merchandise, Mugs, Hats, T-Shirts Books: https://blackdragonsgear.comDonate to our cause with Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/BlackDragonNP Donate to our cause with PayPal https://tinyurl.com/yxudso8z Subscribe to our Prepper Channel “Think Tactical”: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-WnkPNJLZ2a1vfis013OAgSUBSCRIBE TO Black Dragon Biker TV YouTube https://tinyurl.com/y2xv69buKEEP UP ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blackdragonbikertvTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/jbunchiiFacebook : https://www.facebook.com/blackdragonbiker

The Dragon's Lair Motorcycle Chaos
Patch Chasers and Attention Whores in the MC

The Dragon's Lair Motorcycle Chaos

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 99:24


Join the Sunday show as we talk about patch chasers and glory hounds, what brought us to the MC culture, and the importance of the SAA to the clubhouse's safety! Help us get to 10,000 subscribers on www.instagram.com/BlackDragonBikerTV on Instagram. Thank you!Subscribe to our new discord server https://discord.gg/dshaTSTGet 20% off Gothic biker rings by using my special discount code: blackdragon go to http://gthic.com?aff=147Subscribe to our online news magazine www.bikerliberty.comBuy Black Dragon Merchandise, Mugs, Hats, T-Shirts Books: https://blackdragonsgear.comDonate to our cause with Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/BlackDragonNP Donate to our cause with PayPal https://tinyurl.com/yxudso8z Subscribe to our Prepper Channel “Think Tactical”: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-WnkPNJLZ2a1vfis013OAgSUBSCRIBE TO Black Dragon Biker TV YouTube https://tinyurl.com/y2xv69buKEEP UP ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blackdragonbikertvTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/jbunchiiFacebook : https://www.facebook.com/blackdragonbiker

H. P. Lovecast Podcast
Ep 46 - Attack from the '80s: Lee Murray and Rena Mason

H. P. Lovecast Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 57:26


In this episode of the HP Lovecast, Michele Brittany and Nicholas Diak discuss two short stories from Attack from the '80s edited by Eugene Johnson and published by Raw Dog Screaming Press: "Permanent Damage" by Lee Murray and "The White Room" by Rena Mason.Episode edited by: Michele BrittanyIntro/Outro Music: "Azathoth" by Philippe Gerber / John 3:16 (Bandcamp page)Links to Buy Attack from the '80sAmazonRaw Dog Screaming PressLee Murray LinksAmazon Author PageWebsiteFacebook author pageRena Mason LinksAmazon Author PageFacebookGoodreadsTwitterWebsiteBumperThis episode's bumper is courtesy of S. T. Lakata. He can be found on Amazon, Twitter, and his Website.Support HP Lovecast PodcastIf you liked this episode and want to support HP Lovecast, consider purchasing one of our books:Horror Literature from Gothic to Post-Modern: Critical EssaysHorror in Space : Critical Essays on a Film SubgenreJames Bond and Popular Culture: Essays on the Influence of the Fictional SuperspyThe New Peplum: Essays on Sword and Sandal Films and Television Programs Since the 1990sOr consider donating to our Ko-Fi account. 

The Dragon's Lair Motorcycle Chaos
Why Do MCs Ruin Their Own Reputations In The Media

The Dragon's Lair Motorcycle Chaos

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 26:34


Help us get to 10,000 subscribers on www.instagram.com/BlackDragonBikerTV on Instagram. Thank you!Subscribe to our new discord server https://discord.gg/dshaTSTGet 20% off Gothic biker rings by using my special discount code: blackdragon go to http://gthic.com?aff=147Subscribe to our online news magazine www.bikerliberty.comBuy Black Dragon Merchandise, Mugs, Hats, T-Shirts Books: https://blackdragonsgear.comDonate to our cause with Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/BlackDragonNP Donate to our cause with PayPal https://tinyurl.com/yxudso8z Subscribe to our Prepper Channel “Think Tactical”: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-WnkPNJLZ2a1vfis013OAgSUBSCRIBE TO Black Dragon Biker TV YouTube https://tinyurl.com/y2xv69buKEEP UP ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blackdragonbikertvTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/jbunchiiFacebook : https://www.facebook.com/blackdragonbiker00:00 Introduction00:26 Welcome to BBTV01:03 Coyotes01:52 Title02:12 Subject Matter21:32 Salutation21:46 Line Up Schedule23:26 Outro Music & Video

Gothic Industrial Music
Gothic Industrial Music Ep72 - EBM - Cybergoth - Dark Electro - Synthwave

Gothic Industrial Music

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 43:05


Gothic Industrial Music Ep72 - EBM - Cybergoth - Dark Electro - Synthwavehttps://www.youtube.com/c/ShadowsRadioIndustrialEBMMusicMixesVenus in Airies - SeveredIn Strict Confidence - Seven Lives (club mix)Grendel - Shortwired (Synthetic Dream Foundation mix)Comaduster - SelfsimilarFeindflug - SchmergzgrenzeTamtrum - SmartKanga - SaviourDistoxia - Sangriento DescontrolIAMX - Simple Girl

Sync Book Radio from thesyncbook.com
42 Minutes Episode 372: Fall Book Club

Sync Book Radio from thesyncbook.com

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 89:25


Topics: Frankenstein, Prophecy, Sibyl's Cave, Plutarch, Delphi, Station 11, Distopic, Ada, Nabokov, Ada Lovelace, Henry Fuseli, Gothic, Laudanum, Godwin, Wollstonecraft, Anarchist, Caleb Williams, Milton, Darkside, Dracula, Romanticism

The Dragon's Lair Motorcycle Chaos
Biker News - MC Biker Killer To Stand Trial

The Dragon's Lair Motorcycle Chaos

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 63:44


MC Biker Killer to Stand Trial for killing several members of the Jarhead MC. Mongols bury one of their own. And much more. Help us get to 10,000 subscribers on www.instagram.com/BlackDragonBikerTV on Instagram. Thank you!Subscribe to our new discord server https://discord.gg/dshaTSTGet 20% off Gothic biker rings by using my special discount code: blackdragon go to http://gthic.com?aff=147Subscribe to our online news magazine www.bikerliberty.comBuy Black Dragon Merchandise, Mugs, Hats, T-Shirts Books: https://blackdragonsgear.comDonate to our cause with Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/BlackDragonNP Donate to our cause with PayPal https://tinyurl.com/yxudso8z Subscribe to our Prepper Channel “Think Tactical”: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-WnkPNJLZ2a1vfis013OAgSUBSCRIBE TO Black Dragon Biker TV YouTube https://tinyurl.com/y2xv69buKEEP UP ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blackdragonbikertvTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/jbunchiiFacebook : https://www.facebook.com/blackdragonbikerThis is a podcast so that is why there is no moving video. If you want to hear the podcast go to "The Dragon's Lair, Motorcycle Chaos, wherever you download podcasts, or click the source link below. Thank you!

The Dragon's Lair Motorcycle Chaos
You're Not A Nomad MC - Just Because Your MC Travels

The Dragon's Lair Motorcycle Chaos

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 30:13


Sose the Ghost aka Choppa Sose answered a guy's question about being in a Nomad MC. I wanted to add lots of clarification to that answer so I made this podcast! Help us get to 10,000 subscribers on www.instagram.com/BlackDragonBikerTV on Instagram. Thank you!Subscribe to our new discord server https://discord.gg/dshaTSTGet 20% off Gothic biker rings by using my special discount code: blackdragon go to http://gthic.com?aff=147Subscribe to our online news magazine www.bikerliberty.comBuy Black Dragon Merchandise, Mugs, Hats, T-Shirts Books: https://blackdragonsgear.comDonate to our cause with Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/BlackDragonNP Donate to our cause with PayPal https://tinyurl.com/yxudso8z Subscribe to our Prepper Channel “Think Tactical”: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-WnkPNJLZ2a1vfis013OAgSUBSCRIBE TO Black Dragon Biker TV YouTube https://tinyurl.com/y2xv69buKEEP UP ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blackdragonbikertvTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/jbunchiiFacebook : https://www.facebook.com/blackdragonbikerThis is a podcast so that is why there is no moving video. If you want to hear the podcast go to "The Dragon's Lair, Motorcycle Chaos, wherever you download podcasts, or click the source link below. Thank you!

Itty Bitty Art Committee
Episode 05 : Gothic Art And The Masters Of Rennaisauce

Itty Bitty Art Committee

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 12:30


Welcome to the 5th episode of The Itty Bitty Art Committee! This is an Art History-related podcast now made by Cesar Chavez Art students and one insane Art teacher. In this episode, we look at the Gothic and Renaissance eras of Art History. This includes: STORY 1 : The Cathedral of Notre Dame STORY 2 -5 : Works from Donatello, Da Vinci, Michaelangelo, and Raphael. Lead Host : Monty the Monk Mixer and Producer : Brandon Beichler Credits ( facts from research ) : www.khanacademy.com , www.italyguides.com , www.britannica.com , www.arthistoryproject.com , www.sacredsites.com , www.mentalfloss.com , and www.smarthistory.org.

Talking Scared
71 – A.J. West and Paranormal Foreplay

Talking Scared

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 70:18


This week I bring you a ghost story, as befitting the season. Though it's a little more lurid than Charles Dickens would have liked.The guest is A.J. West;   the book is The Spirit Engineer. It's one of my very favourites of 2021. Set in Belfast between the sinking of the Titanic and the outbreak of war, it's a tale of science and the supernatural. Of William Crawford, a man who wants proof of the beyond, and will risk everything to grasp it. It's actually based on real people and events, which I didn't know, and still find incredible.A.J and I talk about spiritualism and deceit, about the links between sex and seances, and about the rare appearance of a truly unlikeable male protagonist. We disagree a little, AJ thinks William's he's an antihero, I think he's an asshole, but that doesn't change the fact that he is the standout character of the year for me.I hope you get chance to pour a drink, pull up a chair, and read this book over Christmas. Enjoy  You can read more about the story behind The Spirit Engineer on A.J's website, ajwestauthor.comSupport Talking Scared on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/TalkingScaredPodCome talk books on Twitter @talkscaredpod, on Instagram, and TikTok Or email direct to talkingscaredpod@gmail.com Download Novellic on Google Play or Apple Store.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/talkingscaredpod)

Putting Up With Aaron Michael Marsh
Jimmy "James Demon" Russo: Doing stand up as a character

Putting Up With Aaron Michael Marsh

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 37:33


Jimmy Russo does stand up as a character, ironically the demon is much less angry and much more fun for him to play with.  And I for one am a big fan.

Fly Away
Episode 371: Budapest

Fly Away

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 31:59


Picture this: you start your day with a leisurely breakfast from the rooftop cafe of your hotel, then set out to explore some of the most beautiful examples of Roman, Gothic, Renaissance, and Ottoman Architecture, visit a local market for lunch, before whiling away your afternoon in a thermal bath. Then step out for a … Continue reading Episode 371: Budapest →

The Dragon's Lair Motorcycle Chaos
Road Rager Murdered Biker for Shooting Middle Finger

The Dragon's Lair Motorcycle Chaos

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 108:25


Help us get to 10,000 subscribers on www.instagram.com/BlackDragonBikerTV on Instagram. Thank you!Subscribe to our new discord server https://discord.gg/dshaTSTGet 20% off Gothic biker rings by using my special discount code: blackdragon go to http://gthic.com?aff=147Subscribe to our online news magazine www.bikerliberty.comBuy Black Dragon Merchandise, Mugs, Hats, T-Shirts Books: https://blackdragonsgear.comDonate to our cause with Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/BlackDragonNP Donate to our cause with PayPal https://tinyurl.com/yxudso8z Subscribe to our Prepper Channel “Think Tactical”: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-WnkPNJLZ2a1vfis013OAgSUBSCRIBE TO Black Dragon Biker TV YouTube https://tinyurl.com/y2xv69buKEEP UP ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blackdragonbikertvTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/jbunchiiFacebook : https://www.facebook.com/blackdragonbiker

O Teatro Escuro do Pensador Louco
A Queda do Véu T02E01 - Alice

O Teatro Escuro do Pensador Louco

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 8:21


Olá ouvintes e bem vindos e vindas ao primeiro episódio da segunda temporada de Queda do Véu. Neste episódio arrasador, estreamos com o conto Alice, escrito por Willian Vulto (Lugar Nenhum) e lindamente narrado por Lady Siph. Vamos celebrar o retorno de Qliph a teus ouvidos, pra trazer histórias igualmente lindas e tétricas neste fim de ano.

The Dragon's Lair Motorcycle Chaos
2 Mongols Killed in Biker Bar

The Dragon's Lair Motorcycle Chaos

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 63:26


A Tulsa man is accused of shooting and killing 2 Mongols MC members at a biker bar in Bartlesville plus other biker news on the Black Dragon Biker News Network. Biker News that You Can Trust!Help us get to 10,000 subscribers on www.instagram.com/BlackDragonBikerTV on Instagram. Thank you!Subscribe to our new discord server https://discord.gg/dshaTSTGet 20% off Gothic biker rings by using my special discount code: blackdragon go to http://gthic.com?aff=147Subscribe to our online news magazine www.bikerliberty.comBuy Black Dragon Merchandise, Mugs, Hats, T-Shirts Books: https://blackdragonsgear.comDonate to our cause with Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/BlackDragonNP Donate to our cause with PayPal https://tinyurl.com/yxudso8z Subscribe to our Prepper Channel “Think Tactical”: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-WnkPNJLZ2a1vfis013OAgSUBSCRIBE TO Black Dragon Biker TV YouTube https://tinyurl.com/y2xv69buKEEP UP ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blackdragonbikertvTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/jbunchiiFacebook : https://www.facebook.com/blackdragonbiker

Gothic Industrial Music
Gothic Industrial Music Ep71 - EBM - Electronic Body Music - Dark Electro

Gothic Industrial Music

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 42:19


Gothic Industrial Music Ep71 - EBM - Electronic Body Music - Dark Electrohttps://www.youtube.com/c/ShadowsRadioIndustrialEBMMusicMixesFlesh Field - Reflect the EnemyPsyclon Nine - ResurrektRabia Sorda - Radio Paranoia (Radio transmitted by The Synthetic Dream Foundation)Android Lust - Refuse (This Rotted Heart)Blutengel - RedemptionHaujobb - RevolveSkinny Puppy - Rodent (Ken Hiwatt Marshal RemixVNV Nation - Resolution

Les Enluminures
The Annunciation and Life of the Virgin

Les Enluminures

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 16:55


Christmas season is upon us and as the day approaches, we will examine a few different, special types of images associated with the Virgin Mary and the infant Christ. Today we discuss the very first major illumination in the hours of the Virgin: the Annunciation. When did annunciation images become so popular? How can these images help us see some of the philosophical debates at the turn of the sixteenth century? A subject particularly concerned with vision, manifestation, and light, how can we see combinations of “Renaissance” and “Gothic” mentalities in the composition of Annunciation paintings? Find out today on the Les Enluminures podcast.     Resources: Book of Hours (Use of Rome)  The Calcagni Hours (Use of Rome) 

Shakespeare and Company
Aysegül Savas on White on White

Shakespeare and Company

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 48:23


This week Aysegül Savaş joined Adam live in our writer's studio to discuss White on White, her book about art and artists, parents and their children, beauty and class, as well as the quest for perfection and the compromises we make in pursuit of it. White on White was called "marvelous" by Lauren Groff and "gentle, mysterious and profound” by Marina Abramović. Buy White on White here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/I/9780593330517/white-on-white-a-novel Browse our online store here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/15/online-store/16/bookstore * A student moves to the city to research Gothic nudes, renting an apartment from a painter, Agnes, who lives in another town with her husband. One day, Agnes arrives in the city and settles into the upstairs studio. In their meetings on the stairs, in the studio, at the corner café, the kitchen at dawn, Agnes tells stories of her youth, her family, her marriage, and ideas for her art - which is always just about to be created. As the months pass, it becomes clear that Agnes might not have a place to return to. The student is increasingly aware of Agnes's disintegration. Her stories are frenetic; her art scattered and unfinished, white paint on a white canvas. What emerges is the menacing sense that every life is always at the edge of disaster, no matter its seeming stability. Alongside the research into human figures, the student is learning, from a cool distance, about the narrow divide between happiness and resentment, creativity and madness, contentment and chaos. White on White is a sharp exploration of empathy and cruelty, and the stunning discovery of what it means to be truly vulnerable, and laid bare. * Ayşegül Savaş is the author of Walking on the Ceiling. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Granta, and elsewhere. She lives in Paris. Adam Biles is Literary Director at Shakespeare and Company. Buy a signed copy of his novel Feeding Time here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/S/9781910296684/feeding-time Listen to Alex Freiman's Play It Gentle here: https://open.spotify.com/album/4gfkDcG32HYlXnBqI0xgQX?si=mf0Vw-kuRS-ai15aL9kLNA&dl_branch=1

Mazan Movie Club
"Edward Scissorhands" MMC

Mazan Movie Club

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 62:54


TIm Burton's biographical fable "Edward Scissorhands" comes to the club and Jesse Harley is back to discuss it all with Host & Corporate Comedian Steve Mazan.  Is this Burton's best? Is this Depp's coming out as a great actor? Is this a Christmas movie? Is that really Anthony Michael Hall? What's Tom Hanks got to do with it? All these questions and more get answered on this week's Mazan Movie Club Podcast.  "Edward Scissorhands" on IMDb Home of the Mazan Movie Club Steve Mazan on Instagram Home of Corporate Comedian Steve Mazan

Christmas Clatter Podcast
I Have Problems With That Movie

Christmas Clatter Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 21:39


Dr. Emily Zarka joins Christmas Clatter to talk about the dark foil to St. Nicholas, Krampus. Krampus brings beatings (and worse) to children rather than gifts, but how did the half-goat, half-demon monster become part of Yuletide tradition? Explore the real folkloric origins of this famous Alpine beast and find out why it's seen a recent rise in popularity.Dr. Emily Zarka earned a Doctor of Philosophy in English from Arizona State University, specializing in British Romantic literature emphasizing the Gothic. Dr. Z approaches literature and film through monsters, applying the theory that human history is monster history. She is the writer and host of the PBS Digital Studios series MONSTRUM, which looks at the complex histories and motivations behind some of the world's most famous monsters. Her teaching experience includes literature, composition, film and media, and humanities classes.Monstrum on PBS Storied YouTube ChannelKrampus YouTube VideoYule Cat YouTube VideoMonstrum on InstagramDr. Emily Zarka on Twitter-----Support Christmas Clatter----Sweet Christmas MerchBuy Me A Coffee-----Affiliate Links-----Virtual Studio-Ecamm LiveGraphic Design-CanvaPodcast Host-BuzzsproutAffiliate links mean I earn a commission from qualifying purchases. This helps support my channel at no additional cost to you.

The Dragon's Lair Motorcycle Chaos
Hells Angels Toronto Boss Donny Petersen Reportedly - Dead-at-74

The Dragon's Lair Motorcycle Chaos

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 55:13


Black Dragon Biker News Network - Biker News You Can Trust! Weekdays, at least 3 times per week, and some weekends and holidays - but not all!!!00:00 Toronto Hells Angels Boss Donny Petersen Dead at 7418:15 Marshall Texas Motorcycle Clubs Give Toys to Kids22:25 Electric Motorcycle Hit and Runs Bicyclist on Mountain Trail30:08 Man Charged with Reckless Driving for Riding Motorcycle on Sidewalk31:27 Biker Gang Charged and Convicted for Causing Mayhem in the UK49:03 Final Thoughts and SalutationHelp us get to 10,000 subscribers on www.instagram.com/BlackDragonBikerTV on Instagram. Thank you!Subscribe to our new discord server https://discord.gg/dshaTSTGet 20% off Gothic biker rings by using my special discount code: blackdragon go to http://gthic.com?aff=147Subscribe to our online news magazine www.bikerliberty.comBuy Black Dragon Merchandise, Mugs, Hats, T-Shirts Books: https://blackdragonsgear.comDonate to our cause with Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/BlackDragonNP Donate to our cause with PayPal https://tinyurl.com/yxudso8z Subscribe to our Prepper Channel “Think Tactical”: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-WnkPNJLZ2a1vfis013OAgSUBSCRIBE TO Black Dragon Biker TV YouTube https://tinyurl.com/y2xv69buKEEP UP ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blackdragonbikertvTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/jbunchiiFacebook : https://www.facebook.com/blackdragonbiker

Profiling Evil Podcast with Mike King
Living in a Gothic Cult: w/Author Nicole Lowe McBride - Profiling Evil Podcast

Profiling Evil Podcast with Mike King

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 50:13


Nicole Lowe McBride lived on the streets from ages thirteen to sixteen. She faced many of the challenges homeless youth still face today including dropping out of school, drugs, inappropriate sexual advances, hunger, cold, and physical violence. Never Let Me Go is the story of how she went from vagrant to attorney. Nicole became addicted to hallucinogenic drugs and found herself tangled in gothic cult on the streets of Salt Lake City, Utah. She escaped physical and sexual violence when she fled Salt Lake with another runaway teen ending up on the streets of San Franscico. Nicole's belief in her fantasy world, propagated by the gothic cult, was upended as she hitchhiked with her new companions selling and using drugs and trying to survive. At age sixteen, Nicole found herself back in Salt Lake and pregnant without much of a future for herself or her unborn child. When she first held her son, it changed her life and with his love she reclaimed her determination and will to survive. With only three credits toward her high school diploma, she returned to school and began to dream about the future they could have together.   As a single parent, Nicole graduated high school and entered college ultimately receiving her law degree from the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah in 2008. Throughout her story, Nicole interlaces her experience as an assistant attorney general in the child protection division representing the Division of Child and Family Services in child welfare cases. Nicole's experiences as a teen parallels many of the struggles she sees in the lives of parents in the child welfare system. As an attorney, she has dedicated her career to helping these families and her book is a testament to the tenacity of the human spirit.Enter to win Nicoles book! https://ul.ink/12WS4Buy Nicole's Book:   https://amzn.to/30q3PYo Start your own podcast with Buzzsprout: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1171763========================================Here are a few ways you can support Profiling Evil: DONATE: https://profilingevil.com/donatePayPal: https://paypal.me/profilingevilBECOME A MEMBER: https://www.youtube.com/profilingevil/joinSHOP MERCH: https://www.profilingevil.com/profilingevilshopSHOP BOOKS: https://www.profilingevil.com/storeBITCOIN DONATIONS: bc1qk65vcsa3sra884za3e62hkak0mfzjn7cccwfvk========================================Where else you can find us:         INSTAGRAM: https://cutt.ly/peinstagram @profilingevilTWITTER: https://cutt.ly/petwitter @profilingevilFACEBOOK:https://cutt.ly/pefacebook @profilingevilWEBSITE: https://profilingevil.comDISCORD: https://cutt.ly/pediscord========================================PROFILING EVIL STORYMAPS: https://www.profilingevil.com/storymaps BUSINESS INQUIRIES: profilingevil@gmail.comCREATED BY: Mike King https://profilingevil.com PRODUCED BY: CIRCA3 https://circa3.com ORIGINAL MUSIC BY: Clifford W King https://cliffordwking.comWant to livestream try Streamyard: https://streamyard.com?pal=5466142729043968Support the show (https://patreon.com/profilingevil)

The Dragon's Lair Motorcycle Chaos
The Most Miserable Yet Incredible Winter Ride You've Ever Experienced!!!

The Dragon's Lair Motorcycle Chaos

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 105:37


What is the coldest, most miserable, yet incredible winter ride you've ever survived. Join the Round Table as they discuss! Help us get to 10,000 subscribers on www.instagram.com/BlackDragonBikerTV on Instagram. Thank you!Subscribe to our new discord server https://discord.gg/dshaTSTGet 20% off Gothic biker rings by using my special discount code: blackdragon go to http://gthic.com?aff=147Subscribe to our online news magazine www.bikerliberty.comBuy Black Dragon Merchandise, Mugs, Hats, T-Shirts Books: https://blackdragonsgear.comDonate to our cause with Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/BlackDragonNP Donate to our cause with PayPal https://tinyurl.com/yxudso8z Subscribe to our Prepper Channel “Think Tactical”: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-WnkPNJLZ2a1vfis013OAgSUBSCRIBE TO Black Dragon Biker TV YouTube https://tinyurl.com/y2xv69buKEEP UP ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blackdragonbikertvTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/jbunchiiFacebook : https://www.facebook.com/blackdragonbiker

AP Audio Stories
AP News: Anne Rice, author of gothic novels, dead at 80

AP Audio Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 0:42


How To Love Lit Podcast
Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol - Episode 1 - The Architect Of The Victorian Christmas!

How To Love Lit Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 47:23


Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol - Episode 1 - The Architect Of The Victorian Christmas!   /Hi, I'm Christy Shriver and we're here to discuss books that have changed the world and have changed us.    I'm Garry Shriver and this is the How to Love Lit Podcast.  If you are listening to this in real time, we are nearing the end of 2021, a year that has been lackluster by most measurements albeit an improvement to 2020.   Most of us began 2021 tucked away in quarantine.  I was teaching on Zoom; Christy was meeting with only half of her students half the time on a hybrid schedule.  No year, in my lifetime, has began in such a strange way.  In some ways, it felt that the Covid era would never end.    And yet, here we are, celebrating the end of 2021 with family and friends. We started this end of year holiday season cooking turkey and ham for Thanksgiving dinner in our home- American staples.  We have attended friendsgivings, Christmas parties and on December 23rd we will participate in another Memphis tradition that was suspended for the 2020 year, attending with most of our children: Anna, Lizzy, Ben and Rachel- Theater Memphis' annual performance of  Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.  For those who don't know our family dynamic, we are a growing blended family.  Anna and Lizzy have lived in Knoxville, TN for most this year as students at the University of Tennessee in Knoxviille.  Ben and Rachel live her in Memphis, and Emily and Joel live in Atlanta with their three children- Selma, Polly and Ezra.      I love Christmas.  I love the food, decorating our home, visiting with friends, the special services at church- all of it.      Well, I do too, but I will say, since marrying into the Shriver family, I have learned to take it to the next level.  Shriver's are notable for their holiday passion- all holidays really but especially Christmas.  I will also say, that before studying for this podcast, I had no idea so many of the Christmas traditions that we love so much we owe to Victorian England.    Oh for sure, in fact, Christmas was not even a federal holiday in this country until 1870.  And even then it was an unpaid holiday.  It didn't become a paid holiday until 1938.      Well, that is very Scroog-ish.   So, let's talk about which Christmas traditions we inherited from  Victorian England- many of which have found their way all around the globe.  You know, growing up in Brazil, just by nature of the weather we had different holiday traditions- we were in the Southern hemisphere, so instead of wishing for a white Christmas- we were always looking forward to heading to the beach after Christmas, but even in a climate with more palm trees than pine trees although, my friends parents were putting up little Christmas trees and other decorations- I emphasize little not because they were belittling the traditions but there was much more limited economic access ( remember Brazil in those days was a military dictatorship with high government control) but even as such- It's interesting to see some of these same Victorian traditions.      In 2017 a very interesting movie came out, The Man Who Invented Christmas, based on a 2008 book by Les Standiford of the same name, but this book and movie credit Charles Dickens who lived in England during the Victorian era with basically inventing the holiday with this Novella A Christmas Carol.  Of course that clearly is hyperbolic.  Christmas was already celebrated all over the Christian world, and that included Great Britain, but it is not wrong to say that Dickens strongly impacted the way the British and then ultimately the rest of the world would perceive and even celebrate Christmas.  For one thing, although Christmas is a Christian holiday and obviously celebrates the birth of Christ- the emphasis of Dickens is on Christian virtues, many of which are shared by faith traditions besides Christianity.  So in this way he opened up the celebration to something larger than a Christian sacred day.  This book with its emphasis on human kindness, generosity and mercy contributed to universalizing the festivities- extending the sense and holiday sentiments beyond the sacredness of the religious elements of the day- which is why Lizzy and Anna's friends, many of whom are Muslim, Buddhist and Hindu, still feel comfortable celebrating Christmas in their own way without necessarily feeling as if they are violating their own faith tradition.    Even if you just focus on the historical context of Victorian England, I would suggest, instead of seeing Dickens as creating anything, a better way to look at it is that was part of the Zeitgeist of the moment that was already emerging.  Of course, this is debatable and I do not want to take away a single thing from the greatness of this book, but as I see things, this new way of viewing Christmas was an emerging trend, and his book hit at that right moment, extending it further and perhaps cementing some of these ideals into the ethos that would become the holiday spirit we understand Christmas to embody today.   I would also say, just like the Americans, the British had also been a little Scroog-like in doling out holidays to the working man up to that point.  In 1843 when A Christmas Carol came out, it was a bank holiday in Britain but not a holiday for everyone else.  That's why Scrooge could buy a turkey at the end of the story- it was a regular work day for the butcher.  Christmas was definitely a religious moment, and it definitely was a moment to share a meal together,  but nothing like we think of today.  We didn't point this out when we were analyzing Emma (the Jane Austen book from 1815)- but in that book we saw the Woodhouses celebrating Christmas by eating a meal but there wasn't a tree or caroling or anything else you'd expect to see in a British novel featuring Christmas.  Christmas, as we celebrate it today, emerged in Britain in many ways due to the elevation of the working class- and even though there were many struggles with this second industrial revolution- it is partly responsible.  For example, in order to protect workers, in 1833, a new set of laws were introduced that gave the working class a set number of days off- finally!  Also, companies with their mass production of goods began to see the holiday as a commercial opportunity- and although this has been received with mixed reviews over the years- it did incentivize the spreading of Christmas cheer so to speak.     There was also a German tradition that was introduced into the British culture which has trended around the world since then and that is the big emphasis on the Christmas tree.  That tradition can, in large part, be attributed to King Albert, Queen Victoria's husband.  Of course we must remember that King Albert was German, and, of course, the Germans and the Austrians had been celebrating Christmas, from my perspective, much more festively for some time.  In fact, and I know we don't have time to get into this here, but both the Americans and the British had actually banned Christmas a different points in their historys= but not Germany and Austria.   They had Christmas markets, Christmas music including the very popular Silent Night.  They had Santa Claus, the advent calendar and of course-  the Christmas tree.  Tradition has it that Martin Luther set up a tree, complete with lit candles in his living room and there it started.  But almost 250 years later, King Alfred introduced this wonderful tradition to the British public in 1848 with a drawing of the Royal family celebrating Christmas around their tree.  That drawing went viral- and there you have it- the Christmas tree was a thing.      It's so amazing to me, how some things catch on and others don't.  I was also interested to learn this is the era where we got the idea of the Christmas card- a practice I love but hypocritically don't practice.  Every Christmas when I get cards from my friends and family, and tape them to the door and then vow that next year will be the year I send out cards- but then I don't.  I will vow again- 2022 will be the year!!  But back to  1840s, a man by the name of  Henry Cole commissioned an artist to design a card for Christmas.  He sold these for 1 shilling a piece, which is kind of expensive, but the idea took off.  People made their own and mailed them to friends and family.  By 1880, Britain was producing and selling over 11.5 million Christmas cards.      And of course, returning to the successes and excesses both good and bad of that second Industrial Revolution.  Those horrible factories that often employed children and overworked and exploited workers which are things we're going to talk about- the technology within them also made it possible to mass produce toys that were finally affordable for average people.   And although feasting and gifts for the average person couldn't be a part of the year as a whole, these technologies made it possible at least once a year for toys to become things that would eventually end up under that Christmas tree, and cheap mass produced decorations could be brought into ordinary homes in ways that had been reserved for only the wealthy previously.        Which brings us to Christmas Carols – The Victorians re-popularized this tradition as well.  Again, back to industrialization- it was affordable to print and multiply copies of music.  Middle class people were buying pianos and singing around them- but even in working class homes where a piano was out of the question- carols were holiday entertainment and popular- and still are- and for good reason.  Singing together is a communal activity- it's fun and a shared experience that's actually bonding,  It's something friends and  families can do together- no matter age differences.  Paul Dooley, a friend of ours, taught English and then Latin at Bolton High School.  And I will never forget the years he got his Latin classes to sing Christmas Carols to us in the halls of Bolton High School.  He has since told me that his students were very reluctant to get out there in front of their peers, but once they got going they loved it- as did we all- and it's still a Christmas memory for me.        OH for me too- as a musician I love all the Christmas music- it may be one of my favorite parts- and I do nothing but listen to Christmas music in my car from Thanksgiving until Christmas- I will admit I do try to avoid getting whammed though, as much as possible.  Oh yes- I also avoid getting whammed- although that expression may need a little clarifying.  Explain to us what you mean when you say, you don't want to get whammed!  Well Wham is the name of a a British Duo- Wham released in 1984 what is likely the most overplayed Christmas song in America- “Last Christmas”. You cannot go to Target or the Mall without hearing it- in fact, hearing “Last Christmas” is how you know the Black Friday shopping season has begun.  This year, our daughter-in-law Rachel, who works part time at Target, came into Thanksgiving and said, “I've already been whammed”!!  She got whammed BEFORE Thanksgiving.  It has become a joke.  But a fun one- because even getting Whammed is a fun thing- Which brings me to this question- isn't “A Christmas Carol” a strange title for a ghost story?  And taking it a step further, isn't a ghost story an inappropriate genre for Christmas.  When you see a title like “A Christmas Carol” you don't expect the first chapter to be named “Marley's Ghost” and the first three words to be “Marley was dead.”    Exactly- and of course, as all great writers do- Dickens very cleverly and  intentionally  linked this ghost story with the idea of music and Christmas music.    Of course, as we talked about with Shirley Jackson and Hill. House, Gothic literature was very popular during the Victorian era- and a money maker for sure- so ghosts were a go-to idea, but that, for my money, isn't the best reason I see Dickens chosing the genre for his Christmas tale- although it is an ingenuous idea.  As you know, I don't like ghosts or ghost stories, so for me, it was a negative that this story is ghost story.  I remember watching the version that came out in 1984 with George C Scott and being scared out of my mind.     But, the more I understand the purpose- the thematic ideas behind these choices- the less these Christmas ghosts frighten me and the more it makes sense.  It also helped after I looked a little bit at Dickens life and the world he lived in.  For me, it helped highlight the thematic focus I may have missed in 1984- although- as with all great literature- we do want to again make the disclaimer that context is interesting- but not everything to understanding any piece of art.  Art, by definition takes a life of its own.    Of course, that goes without saying, and I'm sure this is my history and psychology background, but for me, I really do enjoy a book more when I know a little about the person who wrote it and the world in which he or she lived.    Well, le me introduce you then to the great- Charles John Huffman Dickens.  He was born on Feb 7 1812, the second son of John Dickens who was a clerk in the Navy Pay Office.  This was a middle class lifestyle and for a while Charles had an upper middle-class upbringing that included a private school education.  However, John Dickens spent more than he made, and at some point- the creditors came for him.  And at that time as you know, if you owed money,  the government threw YOU and your family into prison and you had to stay there until someone paid your bills for you.  This was an extremely traumatic experience, as you might imagine, so much so that it shows up in some form or another in almost all of Dickens works. Little Charles, however, because he was 12 didn't go with his family to prison.  He was old enough to work, so instead of prison he went to work at Warren's blacking Warehouse, and for ten hours a day he would paste labels on to pots of shoe polish.  He made 6 shillings a week and with that he had to pay for his own room and board.  Any money left over went to the pay off his family's debts- although at that rate, he was never going to pay that debt off. It was a brutal and extremely lonely experience.  Fortunately, he only had to do this for a year before a relative died and left money to John.  The family then got out of prison ,and Charles could go back to school- but that year was enough.  For one thing, as a 12 year old, he spent the hours he wasn't working in the streets unattended and most of the time starving.  Charles later said,”I suppose myself to know this large city as well as anybody in it.”  He saw it from the underside through the eyes of a hungry, lonely overworked dirty child.   He never got over that- and he never forgave his parents for it either.  In fact, he was so ashamed of that year and his father's incarceration that he kept the whole thing a secret for years.   He said this years as an adult when he was finally able to talk about the experiences of that year, “It is wonderful to me how I could so easily have been cast away at such an age- no one had compassion enough on me.”  Dickens saw and experienced to the bone,  the horror was is the complacency and cruelty of humans can have towards other humans- this he felt was at the heart of things.  His experiences were shameful to him, and he could hardly talk about it except through his fiction.    Anyway, he did finish school; he got a job working for a lawyer and eventually got into journalism where he the courts of Law and House of Commons.  He also began to write not just news things but stories too.  This was during a period of English history where books were only for rich people, but he didn't publish books.  He published stories in periodicals- and this is how he became popular.  Eventually  he did publish these stories in book form that book he called Sketches by Boz; two months after that was published, he married a woman named Catherine Hogarth.  Soon after that he started writing serials and there he was-well on his way the road that would eventually lead him to celebrity- truly.  Of course, there is a lot about his personal story that I'm not super-cool with, and I'm not sure I would have liked Dickens if I had met him in real life- I always wonder about that- although it makes zero difference one way or the other.  But we won't focus on that for the Christmas Carol, maybe if we do another Dickens novel- but  getting back to our narrative by the beginning of the 1843, he's already a pretty famous public figure. He's even gone on a year long tour of the United States (a place he kind of had negative things to say about- btw- including our poor hygiene apparently)     That's funny- during that time period- he likely was right.  Americans hadn't adopted the daily bath routine yet.      Ha anyway, Dickens read a parliamentary report by a man named Thomas Southwood Smith titled The Second Report of the Children's Employment Commission.      That does not sound like a bit of light reading.      HA! I should think not.  This report delineated many abuses and realities surrounding the untold numbers of child workers.  Reading this really upset him, of course he knew all too well the realities facing these children and many unmarried women, as well.  He took it upon himself to visitwhat he called “ragged schools” – we'd call them urban poor schools- but he called them ragged schools because everyone was dressed in rags.  So many of the children were working as prostitutes and thieves.  In October he went to Manchester and traveled around that industrial city.  He saw whole families in the streets starving.  The complacency and inhumanity of it all was something  he wanted to write about it.  He said this,  “ I have very seldom seen, in all the strange and dreadful things I have seen in London and elsewhere anything so shocking as the dire neglect of soul and body exhibited in these children.  And although I know; and am as sure as it is possible for one to be of anything which has not happened; that in the prodigious misery and ignorance of the swarming masses of mankind in England, the seeds of its certain ruin are sown.”   His first idea was to write a pamphlet entitled ‘An Appeal to the People of England, on Behalf of the Poor Man's Child'. But then he got a better idea, a lecture is not something people want to hear.  Why not deliver his idea as a carol- a Christmas Carol- and why not make it a ghost story- but a short one- a novella designed to be read out loud in under a couple of hours.  And that is what he did.  It took him only six weeks once he got started.  He wanted it out by Christmas.  He wanted it illustrated in beautiful colorful illustrations.  His vision was so pronounced he was uncompromising when it came to making it a reality, so much so that he ended up having to pay for the publication  himself.      And history was made.  It was a smash hit from the first review and I quote, “Mr. Dickens has produced a most appropriate Christmas offering and which, if properly made use of, may yet we hope, lead to some more valuable result then mere amusement.”   It sold out immediately and the publisher went on to produce as many as they could as quickly as they could.  Within weeks it became a play (which to Dickens chagrin and the lack of copyright laws, he never got any royalities from).     No, he didn't cash in on its success sadly, nor has his ancestors cashed in on the 13 full-featured movies, the 17 made for tv movies that I know about, nor even the Mr. Magoo version.  The story took on a life of its own.  It was a blockbuster, and he never was really able to monetize it like he would have wished.  He did monetize it some, though, for the rest of his last he would perform public readings of A Christmas Carol and some of those had over 2000 people in attendance.  Apparently, Dickens was as good of a performer as he was a writer- maybe better- and he could do all the different voices of the different characters.  People loved it- I imagine something- Jim Carey style.     Oh- I bet a Jim Carey reading of A Christmas Carol would be hilarious.      I agree!  Maybe someone will forward this podcast to him and he'll get the idea to do it!  Anyway, back to the book- it is a carol- in more than just the ironic sense of the world.  It was designed to do the exact sort of thing carols are supposed to do- bring a certain idea to Christmas- and that is the idea of redemption.  It's an idea that is lost on adults- for many of us, life, myself included, life takes turns we didn't mean for it to take.  In some cases, it feels like redemption is impossible that it's dead- and that of course is Dickens starting point- but even if redemption is dead- does that mean it's lost- or is it possible- no matter who we are- how far gone we are- redemption is still a ghost- shall we read the introduction?  let's read the words Dickens chose to include as the preface to this book:  I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it.  Their faithful Friend and Servant,  D. December,1843  I think it's interesting to include the preface for a couple of reasons- First of all,   In the preface he capitalized the word Ghosts.  He also alliterated haunted with houses and it even connects with the h word humor in the sentence above.  There is something that he wants to haunt us with- a dark side of Christmas perhaps- a dark side in ourselves perhaps.      And yet- this book wouldn't be a classic if it were preachy- moralistic tales are annoying and unfun to read- even if I agree with every moral in the story.  I saw somewhere that Virginia Wolf couldn't stand Dickens for several reasons but one of which was that he made her feel like she was supposed to take out a checkbook when she read him.       HA!  Dickens might not have found that insulting- but I get it- and in his other books, I do think maybe that is a fair criticism- but A Christmas Carol, even as a ghost story, when you read it isn't dark like that.  Dickens goes to a lot of trouble to make it funny- something that sometimes is lost when people perform it on stage and it the movies, but is really evident when you read the story out loud.  I really think if I had read it before I had watched the movie as a child, I wouldn't have been frightened by the ghosts.    Let's read the first page of Stave one and you'll see what I mean.      Read page 1  So, we must first talk about the narrative voice- for me, it's what takes the edge off the ghost in the ghost story.  The tone is cheerful and fun.  There is an omniscient narrator and we will see that he very much can see inside Scrooge's thoughts, but he's intrusive.  That means he injects himself personally into the text and in this case, addresses us in the second person as if he were in the room talking to us.  In fact in Stave two the narrator actually tells us that the ghost of Christmas past was as close to Scrooge and I quote, “as close to it as I am now to you, and I am standing in the spirit at your elbow.”  Of course, it's funny and takes the edge of the scariness of it- of course the narrator isn't at our elbow and so of course, we need not be afraid of Scrooge's ghost.    Well, the narrator says several funny things right at the beginning here- this big about door-nails's being the “deadest piece of ironmongery” – it's pointing out the ridiculous in something we are very used to- the same kind of thing Jerry Seinfeld made famous in his comedy.    Exactly, and it has the same effect here- we are left smiling- why do we say, “dead as a doornail” except for the fact that it alliterates, there's no point in it at all.  And so we are detached from all of the death of marley talk.  If the narrator who clearly knows Marley isn't sad that he's dead, then we shouldn't be sad either.  We immediately trust this narrator because he's funny, and our first act after buying into the story is to decide we don't care that Marley's dead.  We also then buy into his description of Scrooge- which is also funny.  “He was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scroogr! A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner! Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster- again a funny comparison.  The cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, shrivelled his cheek, stiffened his gail, made his eyes red, his thin lips blue, and spoke out shrewedly in his grating voice.  A frosty rime was on his head, and on his eyebrows, and his wire chin.  He carried his own low temperature always about with him, he iced his office in the dog-days, and din't thaw it one degree at Christmas.  Then he goes on to say Scrooge's fire was so small, but he kept his clerk's first even smaller that it only had one piece of coal.  He also says that Scrooge is so stingy that he keeps the coal in a his own room under a lock and a key.  That's crazy.  Scrooge is crazy.  In fact, Scrooge is such an awful person that even the blind men's dogs knew him and when they saw him coming, they tugged their blind owners to go a different direction.    Man- this guy is terrible.      Exactly, he's portrayed as ugly, mean, cold and stingy but he seems to be hurting no one but himself.      Well, and the poor clerk that works for him.  True.  Scrooge is a disaster but doesn't realize it.  But he's also kind of funny himself.  When his nephew comes over to invite him to dinner we have a funny exchange.   Let's read this.  Page 5  Again, Dickens goes to a lot of effort to make all of this kind of funny.  And of course, this is very important.  We can't hate Scrooge, if we hate him, then there would be no pleasure in his redemption.  He's not an evil person.  He's a lost person, and as I said and I want to go back to this idea- redemption is the point- the entire point of Christmas really- and the point of this story.  And Dickens gives it this away in the first line as well.  The way Dickens writes his first sentence is grammatically incorrect.  Marley was dead colon to begin with.  That's not now we use colons.  In some versions, and I think maybe the first version, there was a period after dead- making to begin with a rhetorical fragment.  But either way the punctuation tells a story.  And of course, as every English teacher will tell you- in the English language- punctuation is always rhetorical- it always is there to deliver meaning- to show us where ideas stop and start, which ones are connected more significantly to each other- and what is the emphasis of any set of words.  And what is the punctuation doing here- it is forcing us to stop before and after the words – to begin with-  This is a story of beginnings- it is a story of death- we must clearly understand that- but death is not final- it is a story of beginnings.   Of course, that's another reason to write the story as a carol.    Exactly, expand on that thought.  Garry is a musician, and although Dickens was NOT a musician, he did love music and writing the story in staves is not just a clever take on calling the story a carol, but it adds another layer of meaning.  Garry, explain to us what exactly a stave is.      Well, to be honest, a stave isn't exactly the right word musically for a division.  Divisions in music are called verses- a stave is another word for staff.  And the staff is where the music is written.  It's the five parallel horizontal lines that with the clef indicate the pitch of the musical notes.  Also, another important point musically is that the musical notation allows the music to be played on any instrument.  If I can read the music, I can play a song on a guitar, or on the piano or on the violin.      Yes, and so look at the many layers of the metaphor here.  There are five chapters in this book- each called a stave- each stave in our story also has a very different pitch.  If we understand the story, it can be applied to many generations, to many social classes, to many types of people of many cultures.  But, I think there is another interesting idea, at least for me, although we could mine this metaphor for a lot of different things, is that songs are cyclical as well as universal.  Songs are contain loops- like the famous wham song,  How many times do we have to hear, “Late Christmas, I gave you my heart but the very next day, you gave it away”.  Scrooge will get visited by four ghosts- his life will get repeated by each ghost as he goes back and revisits it.  But more importantly, time is meaningless in this story- just as time is meaningless in a song.  Songs are not chronological even if wham loses his love every single stanza- and in fact every single Christmas season all season long.    Time is so central to understanding this book- as it's about endings and beginnings= as it's about childhood and innocence, as it's about starting over and redemption.    Maybe that's why it's impossible to hate Scrooge- he's gotten lost which isn't the same as evil- he's a man of anxiety which we'll talk about next episode- but we can all get lost- we all can be obsessive and anxious-   Exactly, and in that sense there is a little scrooge in all of us-but on the flip side- no one is as crazy as Scrooge- he's the worst case scenario- and what Dickens story points out that hopefully, there is a little of Scrooge's nephew in us too- we can still smile at the cranks of the world.  We  hopefully we have a bit of Bob Cratchet, that's the poor clerk with the on solitary piece of coal- at least Dickens will encourage us to be like the Cratchetts later in the story.  But more importantly than those two male characters, Dickens is going to emphasize and re-emphasize that Christmas is a time where we have to remember there is a child still in each one of us as well.  Next episode, we will start by meeting the ghost of Christmas past, we'll meet Scrooge as a child and we'll meet the array of children that populate this book.  Again, a strong sense of cyclical timelessness.    Paul Davis, in his book “The Lives and Times of Ebenezer Scrooge” quotes another Victorian writer who was a contemporary of Charles Dickens- Theodore Watts-Dunton.  In his book he quotes a story Dunton would tell- who knows how true it is, but it's a cute story.  According to Dunton he was walking down Drury Lane near Covent Garden Market on June 9th on the year of Dickens death and he overheard a Cockney barrow-girl's reaction to the news of the great novelist's death: ‘Dickens dead? Then will Father Christmas die too?'”     That's such a cute quote- and of course, Dickens would like to say, of course not, “I'm standing in the spirit at your elbow” every time you read A Christmas Carol.        

Gothic Industrial Music
Gothic Industrial Music Ep70 - EBM - Dark Electro - Darkwave - Synthwave Mix

Gothic Industrial Music

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 48:57


Gothic Industrial Music Ep70 - EBM - Dark Electro - Darkwave - Synthwave Mixhttps://www.youtube.com/c/ShadowsRadioIndustrialEBMMusicMixesProject Pitchfork - Pitch BlackDJ Puppeteer - PigeonsControl Alt Deus - Peffekt Hatred (Aktivehate remix)Front Line Assembly - Prime EmpiricismThe Synthetic Dream Foundation - O' Dead Armoured SkyIn Strict Confidence - PearlSkinny Puppy - ParagunHanzel und Gretyl - Pleiadian AgendaE-Craft - Puppet Nation

Watch With Jen
Watch With Jen - S2: E51 - Gothic Cinema with Walter Chaw

Watch With Jen

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 119:15


If you're going to go gothic, the best person to bring along is undoubtedly victorian literature and romantic poetry scholar Walter Chaw. A very good friend and the sharp yet humanistic critic whose work you can and should read at FilmFreakCentral, it's always an honor and a pleasure to talk about film, art, life, writing, sex, gender, and Hitchcock with Walter and today's discussion is no exception. In this richly philosophical, inquisitively minded, film obsessives only two-hour episode, we take a look at five twentieth-century cinematic classics, including Rebecca, Jane Eyre (1943), My Name is Julia Ross, The Night of the Hunter, and The Innocents (1961). Going deeper into plenty of other movies as well (because this is Walter Chaw and me, after all), we went into so much detail here that this installment was recorded over two separate chats to bring you our very best insights. The perfect accompaniment to running across the moors or investigating a strange noise in a crumbling Cornwall estate on a dark and stormy night, we hope you enjoy this foray into films that are black, white, and gothic all over. Originally Posted on Patreon (12/3/21) here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/59472097

Half Assed Horror Cast
Holler Kings Episode – 1 “Tennessee Gothic”

Half Assed Horror Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 50:09


In the debut episode of Holler Kings, Adam and Craig discuss 2019's horror sex comedy “Tennessee Gothic”

The Forum
The original Goths

The Forum

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 39:39


The Goths were a Germanic tribe infamous for their brief sack of Rome in 410 AD but their cultural and political influence was felt throughout Europe for centuries. They re-shaped the Balkans, preserved the Roman way of life in Italy and presided over a cultural flourishing in Spain. But how, many centuries after their demise, did they come to give their name to an important architectural style in medieval Europe and, in the 20th century, to a subculture popular all over the world? Bridget Kendall talks all things Gothic with David Gwynn, historian at Royal Holloway, University of London, and author of Goths, the Lost Civilisation. Also on the panel are Janina Ramirez, a cultural historian, broadcaster and author who focuses on the Middle Ages, based at the University of Oxford, and Mischa Meier, professor of ancient history at the University of Tubingen in Germany.

The Well Told Tale
The Monkey's Paw

The Well Told Tale

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 26:11


This week, we have a classic short story from W. W. Jacobs, the gothic horror classic "The Monkey's Paw."  After its publication in 1902, it captured the public imagination, and was made into a film five times in the first half of the 20th century.  More recently, it provided the inspiration for the Stephen King novel which he said scares him the most, 'Pet Sematary'.  Much like the work it inspired, this Tale still serves as a reminder to be very careful what you wish for...If you'd like to support The Well Told Tale, please visit us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thewelltoldtaleBooks - (buying anything on Amazon through this link helps support the podcast):Tales of Hoffman - https://amzn.to/3nmWPECSix German Romantic Tales, by Kleist, Tieck & Hoffman - https://amzn.to/3kGsQppNeil Gaiman's The Sandman Omnibus Vol 1 - https://amzn.to/3kK1gHII would like to thank my patrons: Toni A, Joshua Clark, Maura Lee, Jane, John Bowles, Glen Thrasher, Ruairi, Cade Norman, Chris, Britt and Silja Tanner.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thewelltoldtale)