Episode 35 of the Spookatorium looks at Medium Helene Smith, who claimed to astral travel to Mars, and the work of macabre photographer William Mortensen. In addition, there is music from: The Handsome Family, Helge Sten, Hexvessel, IV Horsemen, Ivillion, Rituals, Second Spectre, Dark Circuitry, Coeur, Stefan Bachmeier, Stem Cell Research Project, & Council of Nine.
The video version includes some drawings from Helene Smith and also some examples of Mortensen’s work. Or you can check it out through your favorite place for podcasts.
In this episode, we look at the rise and fall of a popular patent medicine from the late 1800s called Kickapoo Oil. Beyond that, there is lots of music. from the likes of Dav Dralleon, Hexmyr, Metadevice, Mayfairgrin, Cyclic Amp, Dailiv, Grotus, Black Lung, The Criminal World, Loss, GGGOLDDD, Moss Harvest, and Snaig Tharta.
In this episode we look at preserving the strange cures in medieval medical texts at Cambridge. There’s a brief stop on Victorian medicine and the rise of antiseptics. We also dig into how a team in Canada built a better mental hospital by using LSD to help them understand the perceptions of the people who would be staying there.
Also Features music from… A Tergo Lupi, The Northern Lighthouse Board, Holy Mountain Beast, The Fall, Lolita Black, No Mind, Clock DVA, Cober Ord, First Law, SIMM, The Sound, This Mortal Coil, and JK Flesh.
The show is available on iTunes, Podvine, Spotify, Mixcloud and others, or you can watch a video version on YouTube.
New episode launched, and it’s getting closer to where the show was when I stopped before. This episode looks at consensus opinion as it relates to the poltergeist phenomenon based on the work of Dr. William Roll. And there’s lots of music from the likes of…
Fixions, Menace Ruine, Of The Wand & The Moon, Temple Destroyer, Ghost Actor, Sombre Lux, Cyan Revue, Imvixor, Lubricated Goat, Invercauld, Lucid Dreams, Vomito Negro & Trust Crusher.
The show is available on iTunes, Podvine, Spotify and other places through the feed, which has been updated and is available in the sidebar. It’s also on Mixcloud for now. If you prefer YouTube, it is available there as well on my Crionic Mind Channel.
Episode 29 is already a bit delayed because of computer issues, and will probably be a little bit yet before it’s ready to go.
I also wanted to take a moment to spread the news that Wilum Hopfrog Pugmire is in hospital and not doing well. You can read the details over at Lovecraft E-Zine here. I got to hear him read at Mythoscon I and meet him briefly, and as his reputation suggests, he is a thoughtful and genuinely nice man. Here’s hoping he comes through the other side of this, keep him in your thoughts if you are so inclined.
Author Richard Gavin speaks on the ideas behind his bleak tale In The Shadow Of The Nodding God from his collection Omens published by Mythos Books, and gives a reading of his vignette Notes On The Aztec Death Whistle. In addition to Omens, Richard has two other collections of short stories available –Charnel Wine & The Darkly Splendid Realm are available from Dark Regions Press.
Music this time
THE BIRTHDAY PARTY
FAITH & THE MUSE
ABANDONER & ANGEL OF DECAY