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2020 Weird Christmas Flash Fiction Contest Results Show

2020 Weird Christmas Flash Fiction Contest Results Show

December 23, 2020

Full text of all the winners are at WeirdChristmas.com along with bios, information, and links for all the authors.

All fiction copyright 2020 by the authors.

Please visit WeirdChristmas.com for full information.

Philosophy, Christmas, and Does Santa Exist by Eric Linus Kaplan who wrote Big Bang Theory which I mentioned here totally for clicks

Philosophy, Christmas, and Does Santa Exist by Eric Linus Kaplan who wrote Big Bang Theory which I mentioned here totally for clicks

December 21, 2020

Sometimes when you have a podcast, you talk to people who interest you and you don’t worry so much about how it relates to the show or your topic or what your hard-won audience really cares about. So you put out a show that’s all about really, really narrow interests you have. This is half that. The other half is about an amazing book about whether or not you should believe in Santa.

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The Ghost Story of Christmas 2020 “Between the Lights” by EF Benson

The Ghost Story of Christmas 2020 “Between the Lights” by EF Benson

December 15, 2020

“…And scary ghost stories of Christmasses long, long ago!”

Ghost stories from previous years if you’re in a spooky mood: 201920182017

Next year, we should break open this boys’ club with a tale from this

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Weird Christmas Food with Glen Warren of the Season’s Eatings Podcast

Weird Christmas Food with Glen Warren of the Season’s Eatings Podcast

December 4, 2020

Time to destroy your appetite! I talk to Glen Warren from the Season's Eatings Podcast about weird Christmas food throughout history.

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Santa is NOT St Nick - Tom Jerman and Santa Claus Worldwide

Santa is NOT St Nick - Tom Jerman and Santa Claus Worldwide

November 26, 2020

As a Thanksgiving treat, enjoy a deep dive down the rabbit hole of Santa history with Tom Jerman, author of Santa Claus Worldwide: A History of St. Nicholas and Other Holiday Gift-Bringers. This is my favorite book of Santa history, and Tom and I covered a lot of ground.

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Mumblecore Christmas with Stefanie Davis about her film The Christmas Ride

Mumblecore Christmas with Stefanie Davis about her film The Christmas Ride

November 17, 2020

I'm not usually your go-to source for new movies. But this one is worth your time. The Christmas Ride is a mumblecore (improvised dialogue) film about a ride share driver getting an emotional gut punch on Christmas day. I talked to the producer/director Stefanie Davis, and I hope you'll check it out.

Here's the trailer for a taste:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y45euwomp9g&t

You can stream it from Amazon (free with Prime) and Vimeo:

Cool people!

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And the promo was for Holly Jolly Xmasu -- a podcast all about Japanese Christmas music. You'll be hearing more from Scott soon. :)

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Krampus with Al Ridenour

Krampus with Al Ridenour

October 31, 2020

Krampus. Seems like I should have done a show on Krampus years ago, but I was waiting for the right person. And that person is Al Ridenour, author of The Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas: Roots and Rebirth of the Folkloric Devil. This is the definitive book on Krampus, and Al fills us in on all the history and celebrations we could want.

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Christmas Werewolves with Benito Cereno

Christmas Werewolves with Benito Cereno

October 15, 2020

Christmas werewolves are a thing. I mean, I don't know if they're REAL real. But people really used to believe they were a thing. So Christmas expert Benito Cereno fills us in on their history

Benito's been on the show before, talking about Christmas comics and the Yule Lads.

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And check out the Merry Britsmas podcast for all your British Christmas needs!

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Halloween Postcard Collecting with Eric Hinton

Halloween Postcard Collecting with Eric Hinton

October 2, 2020

The first podcast episode of the 2020 {shiver} season. We do a bit of deep diving into the world of Halloween postcard collecting which, if you follow me on social media, you know is a small obsession of mine. Eric Hinton runs Halloween Postcards and has collected all, yes, ALL of the Halloween postcards printed before World War 2. We wander around some of the stranger examples and figure out what goes on in the musty corners of our collector-type-brains.

This episode has a video version as well so you can see the cards we're talking about. Head over to my youtube channel here.

Bumper music:

"Happy Christmahanavaloween" by Melanie

"Horror Flick" by Make Like Monkeys

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WC# 25 Christmas and Zen Buddhism, a talk with Brad Warner

WC# 25 Christmas and Zen Buddhism, a talk with Brad Warner

January 9, 2020

A talk with Brad Warner, author of the new book Letters to a Dead Friend About Zen. How Buddhism can help calm holiday stress, and just stuff about Brad and Zen in general.

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