Author S. Roit, having fun and shooting the sh*t on whatever subject takes my fancy, especially true crime, the macabre, occult, paranormal, supernatural, spiritualism— worlds that often collide. I include skeptics and grifters, as I’m finding the drama between people surrounding the events is often more interesting than the event!
This tipsy Halloween episode brought to you by the diseases that could account for vampire hysteria, and the place where werewolves and vampires intersect.
Don't drink silver, y'all. Blue skin.
Cryptid, or just one part insane, three parts religious frenzy, and six parts mysterious real animal?
You decide. This week I talk about the French incident that led to several movies and books, and then some gruesome "worst werewolf" countdown.
In honor of the latest news...
A UFO ditty. Enjoy this bonus.
This is not Whoville, my friends.
What do Odin, Krampus, Tomte, Witcher, Mari Lwyd and Frau Pertcha have in common? What are all these things?
Listen and find out. Special holiday episode. Enjoy!
This is not your usual "documentary" approach to vampires. This is a vampire reference tool, so to speak. Or something.
For the super geeky, along with my own riffing and gushing over certain vampires, for Halloween season please enjoy this (possibly beginning of a series) maxi episode.
Wingman: J Gordan Melton, The Vampire Book, Encyclopedia of the Undead.
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Because of course. You can't have spooky season without vampires. As far as I'm concerned, you can't have anything without vampires, so to speak.
Here are some lesser known (at least to most Americans) types from other countries.
Continuing a theme for spooky season, here is the background of one of our best known ghost stories, and I even read the finale for you after some trivia.
Hold onto your heads!
Read for free here. https://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/41/pg41.txt
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The infamous theatre that sparked a genre.
The original scream queen, who also happens to be an unreliable narrator of her own life. She did, however, die at least 10,000 times.
Kicking off spooky season!
John Polidori almost fell into obscurity as a writer, when in fact, he was the father of vampire fiction as we know it.
Here I give you his story, why he was overshadowed at times, his untimely death, and excerpts from his diary.
You'll recognize some of this story, and the other players in said story.
The following links will take you to free reads of his diary, and his infamous tale...
Creepy Cryptids to Catatonic Corpses.
Come along for the ride on this episode of Pinky Pod, and find out what saved by the bell really means, among other things.
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It begins with The Changeling, facts and fiction, and ends with Cheesman park...aka a burial ground.
Have a listen to the ghastly details.
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If you listened last week, this is no surprise.
I've gone full Silent Hill.
Games, Movies, Town...
Have a listen.
Yes, it's a last minute episode. Listen and you'll know why.
We got everything from Silent Hill, to George Bush Senior in a story I debunk part of "live" on air.
It's another episode of Google (BING) Roulette and some weird stories.
Did you miss me? Did you even know I was absent?
Well, here I am with a MAXI episode, that has such a deep rabbit hole, I lost track of time, then had to stop! WOW.
It began with a simple idea of Montauk and Stranger Things...
Have a listen to a conspiracy theory extraordinaire, with a cast of unsavory characters, and it even ties to other conspiracy theories. TW: one character has some sexual deviance going on...
Three tales, two involving the guillotine, and one, the Galapagos islands. All have this in common: murder and mayhem.
This week it's three legends, which have made it into pop culture. Their stories illustrate how sometimes one little mistake takes on a life of its own in a worldwide, time spanning game of telephone.
Apologies up front for my wretched latin, and the like.
First OFFICIAL let's-see-what-google-spits-out episode.
Covers everything from Loch Ness to Fake Elvis.
Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.
If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’ve found your people.
NFL.com's "Around the NFL" crew (Gregg Rosenthal, Dan Hanzus and Marc Sessler) break down the latest football news, with a dash of mirth.
If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.
Listen to 'The Bobby Bones Show' by downloading the daily full replay.