Talking Scared

By Neil McRobert

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Episodes: 181


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Conversations with the biggest names in horror fiction. A podcast for horror readers who want to know where their favourite stories came from . . . and what frightens the people who wrote them.

Episode Date
181 – Haunting Hill House, with Catriona Ward, Johnny Compton & Paul Tremblay
Feb 27, 2024
180 – Chuck Palahniuk & What Kind of Sex Do You Want?
Jan 30, 2024
179 – Ally Wilkes & The Ethics of Eating Your Friends
Jan 23, 2024
178 – Jenny Kiefer & A Solid Foothold in Horror
Jan 16, 2024
177 – John Langan & Fishing For Mythologies
Jan 09, 2024
176 – The Best Horror Novels of 2023
Dec 30, 2023
175 – The Ghost Story Deep Dive, with Alan Baxter, Lauren Bolger & John Langan
Dec 24, 2023
174 – State of the Horror Nation 2023, with Emily Hughes, Victor Lavalle & C.J. Leede
Dec 19, 2023
173 – Michelle Paver & Long Nights of the Body & Soul
Dec 12, 2023
172 – Gemma Amor & The Haunted Penis-Replacement Structure
Dec 05, 2023
171 – C.S. Humble & Come For the Horror, Stay for the Horses
Nov 28, 2023
170 – Luke Dumas & The Ghosts That Time Forgot
Nov 21, 2023
169 – Tyler Jones & Journeys Without Maps
Nov 14, 2023
168 – Tananarive Due & Locked in With the Monsters
Nov 07, 2023
167 – Nat Cassidy & A New York State of Death
Oct 31, 2023
166 – Sam Rebelein & You Had Me At “Tongue-Monster!”
Oct 24, 2023
165 – Josh Malerman & Ronald Malfi & The Rock N Roll Rhythm of the Novella
Oct 17, 2023
164 – Out There Screaming Roundtable, with Nnedi Okorafor, Lesley Nneka Arimah & Maurice Broaddus
Oct 10, 2023
163 – Liz Hand & Visiting the Thing That Walks Alone
Oct 03, 2023
162 – Chuck Wendig & American as Evil Apple Pie
Sep 26, 2023
161 – Clay McLeod Chapman & The Chesapeake Softshell Shuffle
Sep 19, 2023
160 – Isabel Cañas & Many Types of Bloodsucker
Sep 12, 2023
159 – Alexander James & An Encounter in the Woods
Sep 05, 2023
158 – Catriona Ward & Rewriting the American Gothic (Like, Literally)
Aug 29, 2023
157 – Josh Winning & The World Through Blood-Tinted Glasses
Aug 22, 2023
156 – Sadie Hartmann & The Books of Our Horrid Hearts
Aug 15, 2023
155 – Stephen King & Writing From the Nerve Endings
Aug 08, 2023
154 – Alex Woodroe & The Sweet Science of Folk Horror
Aug 01, 2023
153 – Chuck Tingle & Riding the Lonesome Train
Jul 25, 2023
152 – Andrew Michael Hurley & Our Green, Unpleasant Land
Jul 18, 2023
151 – Verity Holloway & The Onion Skin of Trauma
Jul 11, 2023
150 – Danielle Trussoni & Puzzling All Over the World
Jul 04, 2023
149 – Clowns at Midnight – The Big IT Deep-Dive (Part Two), with Ally Malinenko & Nat Cassidy
Jun 30, 2023
148 – Feral Childhoods – The Big IT Deep-Dive (Part One), with Ally Malinenko & Nat Cassidy
Jun 26, 2023
147 – Mike Flanagan & Lighting Up the Darkness
Jun 13, 2023
146 – Paula. D. Ashe & A Bizarre & Bitter Reprieve
Jun 06, 2023
145 – Sarah Gailey & The Scariest Place in the House
May 30, 2023
144 – Nicholas Binge & the Spookiest of Entanglements
May 23, 2023
143 – Alice Slater & Bookish Murder Vibes
May 16, 2023
142 – Katrina Monroe & Birthing the Ultimate Body Horror
May 09, 2023
141 – Justin Cronin & Telling the Goat Joke
May 02, 2023
140 – Andrew F. Sullivan & The Cutest Mould in Fungus City
Apr 25, 2023
139 – Ai Jiang & Home is Where the Haunt Is
Apr 18, 2023
138 – Rachel Eve Moulton & The Bellybutton of the Beast
Apr 11, 2023
137 – Kelly Link & Once Upon a Time in a Ghost Story
Apr 04, 2023
136 – Max Booth III & Stories With Teeth
Mar 28, 2023
135 – Victor LaValle & The Weird, Weird West
Mar 21, 2023
134 – Margaret Atwood & Hope in the Dystopia
Mar 14, 2023
133 – Jacqueline Holland & At Last! Vampires!
Mar 07, 2023
132 – Matt Ruff & A Hostile Universe Here on Earth
Feb 28, 2023
131 – Johnny Compton & A Pyroclastic Flow of Negative Energy
Feb 21, 2023
130 – Mariana Enriquez & This Cruelty is Justified
Feb 14, 2023
129 – Stephen Graham Jones & Slashers Can Save the World
Feb 07, 2023
128 – C.J. Tudor & Locked Rooms at the End of the World
Jan 31, 2023
127 – Grady Hendrix and the Radical Puppet Collective
Jan 24, 2023
126 – Stephen Markley & A Guided Tour To Our Future Hell
Jan 17, 2023
125 – The Best Horror Books of 2022
Dec 30, 2022
124 – State of the Horror Nation 2022, with Emily Hughes & Janelle Janson
Dec 27, 2022
123 – Rachel Harrison, Josh Malerman & A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Self-Indulgence
Dec 20, 2022
122 – A History of Gothic Horror, with Professor Roger Luckhurst
Dec 13, 2022
121 – Craig Engler & What Makes a Shudder Movie?
Dec 06, 2022
120 – Philip Fracassi & A Screaming Inferno of Chaos and Emotion
Nov 29, 2022
119 – Charlotte Northedge & Houses Full of Haunted People
Nov 22, 2022
118 – Fiona Barnett & If You Go Down to the Woods Today
Nov 15, 2022
117 – Erika T. Wurth & Bigfoot in Your Dreams
Nov 08, 2022
116 – Brian McAuley & The Delights of Human Evisceration
Nov 01, 2022
115 – Andy Davidson & Ornate Maps of Hell
Oct 25, 2022
114 – Erin E. Adams & Monsters in the Rust Belt
Oct 18, 2022
113 – Rachel Harrison & Teeth, Needles & Gnomes
Oct 11, 2022
112 – Jamie Flanagan & Stories as Companions for Loneliness
Oct 04, 2022
111 – Alexis Henderson and Hot Marxist Bloodletting
Sep 27, 2022
110 – Clay McLeod Chapman and Unhealthy Obsession with Clear Plastic Tarps
Sep 20, 2022
109 – Gemma Amor and The Big Mental Health in Horror Bonanza
Sep 13, 2022
108 – Hailey Piper and Ambulatory Brain Monsters
Sep 06, 2022
107 – Zin E. Rocklyn and the Commonality of Pain
Aug 30, 2022
106 – Gwendolyn Kiste and the Madwomen Bite Back
Aug 23, 2022
105 – Agatha Andrews and Danger-Bangs in Haunted Houses
Aug 16, 2022
104 – Michael J. Seidlinger and Strange Footsteps at Midnight
Aug 09, 2022
103 – Giving Kids Swords: A Middle Grade Special w/ with Ally Malinenko, Dan Poblocki & Lora Senf
Aug 02, 2022
102 – Nina Nesseth and How the Gross-Out Can Save Your Life
Jul 26, 2022
101 – Nat Cassidy and Who Asked for a Body Anyway?
Jul 19, 2022
100 – Paul Tremblay and the First-Person Asshole Narrator
Jul 12, 2022
99 – T. Kingfisher and the Fungus-Punk Epidemic
Jul 05, 2022
98 – Tim McGregor and Blaming the Danish
Jun 28, 2022
97 – A Monstrous Roundtable, with Ellen Datlow, Nathan Ballingrud, Chikodili Emelumadu & Joe R. Lansdale
Jun 21, 2022
96 – Stephen Lloyd and Cutting the Treacle
Jun 14, 2022
95 – J.M. Miro and Throwing Your Arms Around the Monsters
Jun 07, 2022
94 – Scott Hawkins and a Dog-Eat-Lion World
May 31, 2022
93 – Kiersten White and Freedom from the Hope of Youth
May 24, 2022
92 – Anne Heltzel and a Big Pile of Dead Baby Dolls
May 17, 2022
91 – Jason Rekulak and Pencil Crayon Jump Scares
May 10, 2022
90 – Isabel Cañas and Running Barefoot Through Books
May 03, 2022
89 – Alma Katsu and the Hatred that Never Seems to Die
Apr 26, 2022
88 – V. L. Valentine and The Difficult Second Ghost Story
Apr 19, 2022
87 – Malcolm Devlin and the Brexit Zombie Story
Apr 12, 2022
86 – Alan Baxter and a Stranger in a Strange Town
Apr 05, 2022
85 – Emma Stonex and the Light That Never Goes Out
Mar 29, 2022
84 – Dark Stars Roundtable, with John F.D. Taff, Livia Llewellyn & Josh Malerman
Mar 22, 2022
83 – Simone St. James and Good Time, True Crime
Mar 15, 2022
82 – Mike Meginnis and Things You Should Do Before You Die
Mar 08, 2022
81 – Tyler Jones and Old Eyes in Young Faces
Mar 01, 2022
80 – Gretchen Felker-Martin and Bustin’ Everyone’s Balls
Feb 22, 2022
79 – Leon Craig and the Queerness at the Bottom of the Well
Feb 15, 2022
78 – Thomas Olde Heuvelt and the Mountains of (My) Madness
Feb 08, 2022
77 – S.A. Barnes and Every Direction is Down
Feb 01, 2022
76 – Ally Wilkes and Good Reasons to be Afraid of the Dark
Jan 25, 2022
75 – Kristi DeMeester and Misogynistic Little Paper Cuts
Jan 18, 2022
74 – John Connolly and the Many Faces of Metaphysical Mystery
Jan 11, 2022
73 – The Best Horror-ish Books of 2021
Dec 30, 2021
72 – State of the Horror Nation II, with Emily Hughes and Sadie Hartmann
Dec 28, 2021
71 – A.J. West and Paranormal Foreplay
Dec 21, 2021
70 – Ross Jeffery and Disturbing the Comfortable
Dec 14, 2021
69 – Wendy N. Wagner and Nasty Shenanigans
Dec 07, 2021
68 – Josh Malerman and Putting the Awe in Awful Things
Nov 30, 2021
67 – Richard Maclean Smith and the Ledge of Reason
Nov 23, 2021
66 – Ellen Datlow and What Does ‘Scared’ Mean Anyhow?
Nov 16, 2021
65 – Mark Stay and Cosy Pagan Dread
Nov 09, 2021
64 – Kim Newman and Truly Universal Monsters
Nov 02, 2021
63 – Mark Kermode and Angels, Demons and White Eyed Kids (AKA, the Hallowe’en Special)
Oct 30, 2021
62 – Catherynne M. Valente and the Homeowners Association from Hell
Oct 26, 2021
61 – Cassandra Khaw and Stories to Tell Death
Oct 19, 2021
60 – Caitlin Starling and Emotional Torture Porn
Oct 12, 2021
59 – James Han Mattson and the Fear Fetish Facepalm
Oct 05, 2021
58 – Lee Mandelo & Playing Out with the Boys
Sep 28, 2021
57 – Tina Baker and the Working-Class Chips on Our Shoulders
Sep 21, 2021
56 – Aliya Whiteley and Strange Growths
Sep 14, 2021
55 – Daniel Kraus and a Bag of Squishy Organs in an Elastic Hide
Sep 07, 2021
54 – Stephen Graham Jones and Dancing with the Slasher
Aug 31, 2021
53 – Zoje Stage and What if You're Not a Good Person?
Aug 24, 2021
52 – Richard Chizmar and the Truth Inside the Lie
Aug 17, 2021
51 – Brian Evenson and Little Potted Nightmares
Aug 10, 2021
50 - Sara Flannery Murphy and the Witches They Couldn't Burn
Aug 03, 2021
49 – Ronald Malfi and Can Death Do Us Part?
Jul 27, 2021
48 – Chuck Wendig and the Comforting Embrace of Horror
Jul 20, 2021
47 – Grady Hendrix and Final Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Jul 13, 2021
46 – The State of the Horror Nation, with Sadie Hartmann and Emily Hughes
Jul 06, 2021
45 – Carmen Maria Machado and Literary Kidney Stones
Jun 29, 2021
44 – Eric LaRocca and Abominable Things You Probably Shouldn’t Be Reading
Jun 22, 2021
43 – Joe R. Lansdale and Writing Like Everyone You Know is Dead
Jun 15, 2021
42 - V. Castro and F**K Your Box
Jun 08, 2021
41 – Max Brooks and Harry Eats the Hendersons
Jun 01, 2021
40 – Zakiya Dalila Harris and the Fear of Not Being Black Enough
May 25, 2021
39 – Josh Malerman and a Local Town for Local People
May 18, 2021
38 – Tananarive Due and Black Girls Doing Magical Things
May 11, 2021
37 – A.J. Gnuse and the People Under Your Sink
May 04, 2021
36 - Jeff VanderMeer and Our First On-Air Murder
Apr 27, 2021
35 – Christina Henry and the Monsters of the Subconscious
Apr 20, 2021
34 - Danielle Trussoni and the Spectrum of Human Difference
Apr 13, 2021
33 - Jennifer McMahon and the Green Mountain State of Fear
Apr 06, 2021
32 - Clay McLeod Chapman and the Clenching Fist of Satan!
Mar 30, 2021
31 – V.L. Valentine and Graphic Descriptions of Medical Maladies
Mar 24, 2021
30 – Catriona Ward and the All-Consuming Spoiler Warning
Mar 17, 2021
29 – Angela Slatter and Kelpies not Selkies!!
Mar 10, 2021
28 – Bethany Clift and Judging an Apocalypse by its Cover
Mar 03, 2021
27 - Julia Fine and the Postmodern Postpartum
Feb 24, 2021
26 - Sarah Pearse and the Hills are Alive with the Sound of Murder
Feb 17, 2021
25 - Gemma Files and the Witch in Her True Ornaments
Feb 10, 2021
24 - Courtney Summers and Writing for Spite
Feb 03, 2021
23 - Laura Purcell and the Art of Darkness
Jan 27, 2021
22 – C.J. Tudor and the Lure of the Oddball Loners
Jan 20, 2021
21 - Will Dean and the Two Faces of Off-Grid Living
Jan 13, 2021
20 - The Big 2021 Horror Preview AKA Another Annus Horribilis
Jan 06, 2021
19 - Michael Marshall Smith and Goodbye to 2020
Dec 30, 2020
18 - Gabriel Bergmoser and It's Only a Joke Mate!
Dec 23, 2020
17 - Rachel Harrison and Knowing Who Your Friends Are
Dec 16, 2020
16 – Christopher Golden and Extreme Social Distancing
Dec 09, 2020
15 - Sam J. Miller and a Hometown Hot Mess
Dec 02, 2020
14 - Jonathan Sims and the Haunted High-Rise
Nov 25, 2020
13 - Craig DiLouie and the Cult of the Shredder
Nov 18, 2020
12 - Rumaan Alam and the Apocalyptic Rorschach Test
Nov 11, 2020
11 - Andrew Pyper and the Demon in the White House
Nov 03, 2020
10 - Colin Dickey and the Obligatory Halloween Special AKA Why We Believe in Monsters
Oct 31, 2020
09 - T. Kingfisher and Does the Dog Die in This One?
Oct 28, 2020
08 – Emily Danforth and “The Blair Witch X Lesbians”
Oct 20, 2020
07 - Kate Summerscale and the Shoplifting Poltergeist
Oct 13, 2020
06 - Stuart Turton and How To Plot a Very Clever Murder
Oct 06, 2020
05 – Jeremy Robert Johnson and Where Did That Octopus Come From?
Sep 30, 2020
04 - Jo Kaplan and What Makes a Great Haunted House?
Sep 22, 2020
03 - Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Mexican Gothic, NOT Romance
Sep 16, 2020
02 - John Langan and Writing Under "The Influence"
Sep 08, 2020
01 - Paul Tremblay and Why It's Not the End of the World
Sep 01, 2020