Matt shares tales that he has been told over the years by various folks. This is a potpourri episode with a variety of short tales and discussion
The story about abusive relationships, fighting against changing cultural norms, the victory of the self-sufficient American hero, the rejection of authority, and eschewing of the very institutions that should be able to make sense of the supernatural world… And a giant pig.
That’s right, it’s our very special crossover Halloween episode: The Amityville Horror!
Matt tells the wonderful story of a haunted (but sadly demolished) house in Fresno County, California and then discusses the interesting intersection of advertising. commerce, and the paranormal.
Matt shares the tales of three musicians said to have satanic connections – only one of them is a rock star. If you thought that moral panics over demonic music started with heavy metal, wait until you hear about one of the Delta Blues’ greatest guitarists and Classical Violin’s original bad boy.
The story of Fifty Berkeley Square gave Matt the creeps when he was a kid. Despite losing the book in which he originally found the story, it stuck with him for over 30 years. Join Matt as he recounts the many versions of this oddly familiar tale followed by a brief discussion about what made this story work and endure.
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