Listen to Episode 10: Night Stories

On #podcast 10, we focus on the art of the dark narrative, whether in story or film. We still talk about some #paranormal topics, too. Our briefer format continues, and you’ll be seeing new episodes at least three times a month.

Phil Thomas & T. Fox Dunham open the show with a short true #ghost story sent in by filmmaker, writer and professional performing freak, Kino McFarland, called Wrong Number. Kino and her husband captured a haunting EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) that we play with this story.

Kino’s website: http://kinomcfarland.com/

Phil & Fox discuss Indie writing and filmmaking, writing for streaming services and working with production companies. Fox shares his experience partnering with Throughline Films to have his first novel, The Street Martyr, turned into a major motion picture. We offer advice to new authors fighting to reach this penultimate professional goal. We also discuss Ouija boards. They’re fun if you don’t mind risking demonic oppression.


Our second piece is from bizarro & horror author MP Johnson—a piece of dark fiction given to us from Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing. MP Johnson shows us real monsters without empathy in his story, The Man with an Ax in the Backseat of Your Car Has Feelings Too, narrated by our British folk-singer, David Walton, with his usual dark and compelling tones. Check out their website guidelines to have a piece of flash fiction featured on the podcast.

You don’t know he’s there, curled up behind you, clutching an ax in his sweaty hands as you drive off to the gym for your last workout ever.


 MP Johnson’s Website: https://freaktension.wordpress.com/

Author Daniel Braum joins us for a brief interview as part of The Dark Five. On April 8th at the KGB Bar (85 E 4th Street, New York, NY) we shall be gathering to read from our stories published by Grey Matter Press in support of John C. Foster’s novel release, Mister White.

Let the Dark Ones In!

T. Fox Dunham will be reading, hosting and covering the event for a special episode of What Are You Afraid Of? The Dark Five. Future podcasts before the event will feature each of the five in a short interview and reading a line from their story. Daniel Braum reads from “A Ghost Story in Zurich,” a dark tale featured in Savage Beasts anthology from GMP.


Daniel Braum’s Website: http://www.danielbraum.com

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Facebook Event Page: Let the Dark Ones In

And to pre-order John C. Foster’s new book, Mister White, on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Mister-White-Thriller-John-Foster/dp/1940658608/

T. Fox Dunham closes this show featuring dark Indie writing with a passage from his new horror novel, MERCY. His horrific book is a metaphor about the violation of his body and spirit during his invasive treatment for a rare type of lymphoma. The e-book edition is available for pre-order from Blood Bound Books and will be released in time for National Doctors Day on March 30th. The Good Doctor Sullivan will see you now.

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“Part medical horror, part supernatural suspense, MERCY is a hard-hitting fever dream of a novel. I enjoyed the hell out of it!” ~ Tim Waggoner, author of The Way of All Flesh and Eat The Night.


We had a fantastic time exploring the dark world of storytelling on Episode 10, and we’re preparing for Episode 11: Irish Spirits, a show devoted to tales of Ireland including a true ghost story experienced by Fox on his honeymoon and a mournful version of Molly Malone sung by British folk-singer David Walton.

Get your #ghostlove. See you next week!

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