Recorded live in front of a studio audience, genre legends Joe R. Lansdale and Chet Williamson sit down with Brian, Dave, Mary, Phoebe, and Lombardo for a fascinating discussion on friendship, hardship, work ethic, and the writing community.
John Urbancik returns to the studio for a discussion on art, creativity, and writing when on the road. He also gives us an exclusive reading of a new short story, and a recap of NECON 37. Then Brian, Dave, and Phoebe recap the best moments of Scares That Care IV. Plus some fantastic news from the esteemed Stephen Jones, the launch of Skybound Books, the 2017 World Fantasy Awards nominees, and the truth about those Victor LaValle – Paul Tremblay – TRUE DETECTIVE Season 3 rumors. Also…brandy.
Recorded live at the fourth annual Scares That Care Charity Weekend, Brian, Dave, Mary, Lombardo, and Phoebe face off against a packed studio audience and answer all their questions. Guest-starring Paul Tremblay, Stephen Kozeniewski, Somer Canon, John Boden, Amber Fallon, Wile E. Young, Ralph Bieber, Gavin Dillinger’s dick, and many more
Actor Matt Blazi joins Brian and Dave in studio for a remembrance and career retrospective of George Romero, and shares stories of his friendship with the great director and what it was like to go from fan to working with him on the set. Brian and Dave also offer tributes, and present other tributes from some of the biggest names in horror, and discuss at least one confirmed posthumous Romero release. Plus — a remembrance of Dave Z, the Frank Darabont and AMC war heats up, the latest on the Friday the 13th lawsuit, Christopher Teague closes Pendragon Press, the 2016 Shirley Jackson Award winners, the 2017 British Fantasy Award nominees, the latest on Bryan Smith and Trent Hagga’s 68 KILL, Rio Youers’ THE FORGOTTEN GIRL, and Kelli Owen brings back the Buttercup.
Brian returns, and so does Stephen Kozeniewski, to discuss his new novel and his rivalry with Jonathan Janz. Plus Dave and phoebe’s movie reviews, Steve Rose and the Post-Horror debate, Jonathan Maberry hits number one, David Lewis Yewdall in remembrance, John Carpenter’s new deal, and horror authors invade DC Comics.
Dave and Phoebe take over the show while Brian is busy, and discuss many topics, including Phoebe’s surgery and recovery. They also talk about Ghost Shows and other television topics, THE WIRE and Phoebe’s animal spotting skills, books (including ones by Robert Swartwood and Maurice Broaddus), recommended podcasts, a trip to the grocery store, the upcoming Scares That Care Charity Weekend, and a review of BABY DRIVER..
Wesley Southard joins Brian and Mary to talk about his debut novel, the influence of Graham Masterton, the challenges facing Millennial authors, and more. Plus Edward Lee’s WHITE TRASH GOTHIC, Paul F Olson’s HORRORSTRUCK and the legacy of Mike Baker, TREMORS and BLADE return, bad news for IDW, Dave reviews SECRET WORLD LEGENDS, and a special appearance from Dungeonmaster 77.1.
Jason Sizemore of Apex Publications sits down with Brian, Mary, and guest co-host Maurice Broaddus for a fascinating discussion on publishing, editing, the importance of libraries, and advice for those wishing to start a small press. Plus: Kip Winger’s SONGS FROM THE OCEAN FLOOR. Rick Hautala archived. A double shot of Bryan Smith. Horror writers invade DC Comics. The Twilight Zone emerges from development hell. Eli Roth’s children’s movie. Dave and Phoebe’s hospital adventure. Dungeonmaster 77.1’s new pet. And the Ghost Town Writer’s Retreat winner!
In what may be our greatest episode yet, Maurice Broaddus sits down with Brian, Dave, Mary, and Phoebe to discuss ghost-writing for celebrities, reconciling religion and faith with genre writing, being a trailblazer for writers of color, his friendships with Wrath James White and Chesya Burke, and much more. Then, his co-editor Jerry Gordon joins the discussion to talk about the art of crafting the perfect anthology, and Maurice’s son reveals an embarrassing story about his father. Also in this episode — a chance to win a complimentary pass to The Ghost Town Writers Retreat!
Brian, Dave, and DungeonMaster 77.1 open the listener mailbag and answer all your questions. Plus the success of the #FreeRTRiley campaign, the launch of the Splatterpunk Awards, another DarkFuse update, THE OUTER LIMITS returns to Blu-Ray and DVD, the Ghost Town Writers Retreat, SHARKNADO 5, and Dave gets punched at an Iron Maiden concert.