There Might Be Cupcakes Podcast

There Might Be Cupcakes Podcast

Carla is: a bookdrunkard. a 40-something with psychology and counseling degrees with post-grad work in grief/loss/trauma, sex crimes, and forensic anthropology. a woman who has lived in three haunted houses. a former freelance journalist and counselor, who is never bored. a disabled introvert who sees connections everywhere--like John Nash, only less math-y. a knitting fidget who loves horror movies with a skewed passion. Like one of her heroes, Harriet the Spy, she wants to learn everything and write in all down (more likely than not in her bullet journal). Join her (and sometimes her friends) in her strange library as she INFJs everything from unused angles. It’s going to get weird in the best way. Let’s play.

Episodes

April 28, 2021 32 min
In which Carla celebrated four years of There Might Be Cupcakes! (April 28, 2017)

Sources:
https://poestories.com/read/alone
https://www.eapoe.org/works/poems/alonea.htm
The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book by Bill Watterson https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780836204384
Greg Behrendt, “There Might Be Cake” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WxOIvC9cC0

Episodes referenced:
1. Poe and Carla and Cupcakes: Nicetameetcha https://www.spre...
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The entire episode 27 has been found and saved. Let us celebrate #halfwaytohalloween! Enjoy this flashback to 2017, and enjoy my story and stories from other wonderful podcasts.

List of all podcasts involved in this episode, in order, with links, at the website entry for episode 27, Halloween Enormous Stories: https://www.theremightbecupcakes.com/episode-27-halloween-enormous-stories/
Website entry for episode 29, Unpacking the Bunny...
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In which Carla begins her series on the horror novel House of Leaves.

Sources:
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780375703768
The Whalestoe Letters: From House of Leaves https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780375714412
Poe’s album “Haunted”: Apple https://apple.co/2MT62F4, Spotify https://spoti.fi/3c2RsDq, Amazon https://amzn.to/3t0qkMy

Referenced: La Strada (1954): https://amzn.to/38kUT7z
Dr. Who https://books...
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February 22, 2021 6 min
This is my segment from the 2018 multi podcast collaboration for Halloween, which was published as my episode 27. When I transferred to Spreaker Prime, the incredibly large episode was lost in transit. Here is my portion:

In which Carla goes legend tripping, looking for the Bunnyman of Virginia.

Original publication date: October 31, 2018

Theme song and stinger: “Comadreamers I” by Haunted Me, off their Pleasure album, used with permi...
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January 16, 2021 37 min
In which Carla explores the Twelve Days of Christmas and why we send Christmas cards, and reads a Victorian horror story by F. Marion Crawford.

Christmas episodes:
32: What the Dickens
47: Victorian Christmas: The Goblin and the Paw
65: Happy Christmas Chaos
66: Deck the Hall with Horror
 
Sources and Suggested Reading:
“The Doll’s Ghost”, F. Marion Crawford, collected by Arthur Conan Doyle and Walter Scott in The Valancourt Book of Victor...
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December 28, 2020 93 min
In which Carla revisits the Victorian Christmas tradition of scary stories at Christmas by reading four horror classics of the era--and, in doing so, explores the not-well-known genesis of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, as well as the four-hundred-year-old origins of “Deck the Halls”. Things get silly and eerie in turn. Come sit by the fire and enjoy some cupcakes and wassail. (Original episodes from 2017 and 2018 with new content...
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December 23, 2020 25 min
In which Carla shares personal stories from childhood Christmases, and shares how she and her family found cupcakes in the unlikeliest of places. These are the stories that weren't funny then, but are now. Originally aired December, 2017; now with new music

Website entry for this episode (photographs and books): theremightbecupcakes.com/episode31christmascupcakes

Music: Scott Holmes, "This Is Christmas"; Seth Partridge, &...
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October 27, 2020 25 min
In which Carla reads several of her poems live.
 
“and the hunter always followed
deep into the forest of campus
down the wide lane of Avent Ferry
into the shelter of my first home
my Mews, I your dark muse
on foot or by car, you followed
my ex-boyfriend, my attacker
("This girl just had a bad date")
Stalking your prey
Watching me
Your arrow cocked
Your cock bowed
Reveling in the hunt
REVELNIT my license plate said
and o you must have laug...
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September 10, 2020 38 min
In which Carla shares more of her past and present personal paranormal experiences in her second live episode.
To watch this episode, you may go to either to GetVokl or to YouTube. 

Image: one of my photographs from Waverly Hills

Resource: My Letterboxd list of my favorite haunted house/demented domicile films: boxd.it/7CzKy

Sound credit: horror movie Eli (2019) https://letterboxd.com/film/eli-2019/

Theme song and stinger: “Comadreamer...
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July 15, 2020 64 min
In which Carla shares all of her past and present personal paranormal experiences in her first live episode. To watch this episode, you may go to either to GetVokl or to YouTube.

Website entry: Haunting resources (including my Waverly Hills photos) theremightbecupcakes.com/resources-hauntings. Photo for this episode is mine of the tunnel at Waverly Hills.

Suggested Reading—Books Referenced in Episode (links to Bookshop, supporting in...
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June 12, 2020 38 min
In which Carla explores all the different incarnations of Childe Roland and his Dark Tower quest throughout history.
 
Referenced and related episodes:
Episode 19: The King’s Eclipse
Episode 54: Gilead: Meaning in Place
 
Suggested Reading (links to Bookshop, supporting independent bookstores and There Might Be Cupcakes):
Stephen King’s The Dark Tower Concordance by Robin Furth: https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781451694871
The Dark Tower Comp...
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April 23, 2020 32 min
In which Carla celebrates World Book Day by reading from her own novel in progress, working title Bonnie Mommie, that she first read from in episodes 2: Casey Anthony and Bonnie MacNara and 8: Toxic Doxology.
 
Referenced episodes on official website:
2: Casey Anthony and Bonnie MacNara: https://www.theremightbecupcakes.com/episode-2-casey-anthony-bonnie-macnara/
8: Toxic Doxology: https://www.theremightbecupcakes.com/episode-8-toxic-d...
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April 3, 2020 14 min
In which Carla reads a lesser-known Poe story, "The Oval Portrait".
 
Story Read:
"The Oval Portrait”, Edgar Allan Poe, April 1842
Read online with linked vocabulary words and references at https://poestories.com/text.php?file=ovalportrait
Recommended Reading:
The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde, Uncensored: https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780674066311
 
Referenced Episodes:
1 Poe and Carla and Cupcakes: Nicetomeetcha
39...
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February 28, 2020 47 min
In which Carla explores a favorite horror author of Victorian England, and finds an marvelous polymath, an LGBTQ icon, and a woman who rescued ancient Egypt and explored terra incognita.
 
Story read: “The Phantom Coach”, Amelia B. Edwards
Recommended Reading:
The Collected Supernatural and Weird Fiction of Amelia B. Edwards: https://amzn.to/3ov6nut
Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody no. 1) by Elizabeth Peters: https://bookshop.o...
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In which Carla reads again from her novel-in-progress, Watching the Detectives.

And they were all rich. Rich in looks, rich in opportunity, rich in already wasted opportunities, rich in network, and rich in funds. And rich in frustrations, many of which they could not even name.
--Carla Pettigrew Hufstedler, Watching the Detectives

 
Promo: Rebel Girls Book Club Podcast

Referenced This Episode:
Episode 14: Watching The Detectives 
Episode...
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December 14, 2019 16 min
In which Carla tells two stories that explain finding cupcakes in dark places: one is her story, one is Leonard Cohen's.

Referenced reading: The Flame, by Leonard Cohen: his full acceptance speech for the Prince of Asturias Award, on October 21, 2011, from which I quoted in this episode, begins on page 267. https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781250234797

Leonard Cohen at Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/artist/leonard-cohen/...
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October 12, 2019 18 min
In which Carla reads a Turkish folktale about a boy who goes on a quest to find out what fear is.

Sources:
Story: "The Boy Who Found Fear At Last", collected first by Ignaz Kunos, from the Olive Fairy Book, Andrew Lang: https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780486219080

Theme song and stinger: “Comadreamers I” by Haunted Me, off their Pleasure album, used with permission
 
How to Support Cupcakes:
Audible: https://www.audible.com/ep/creat...
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September 23, 2019 24 min
In which Carla investigates why the place in Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale is called Gilead.

Books referenced: 
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood: https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780385490818
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood: https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780385543781
The Handmaid's Tale: The Graphic Novel by Margaret Atwood and Renee Nault: https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780385539241
 
Sources:
Easton’s Bible Dict...
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September 12, 2019 68 min
In which Carla further explores the Three Mothers horror movie series--Suspiria, Inferno, and Mother of Tears--as started in the episode Elegant Nastiness, by examining Luca Guadagnino's 2018 remake of Suspiria, taking a fresh look at Suspiria's influence, the fairy tale "Little Snow White", and taking a deep dive into the themes of identity, sleep and dreams, and, of course, motherhood.

Sources:
Books referenced:
“Lit...
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In which Carla interviews horror author Mike Bockoven, creator of FantasticLand (2016) and Pack (2018).
 
Mike Bockoven:
Facebook: http://facebook.com/BockovenBooks
Twitter: @mikebockoven
Instagram: @mikebockoven
FantasticLand: https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781510709447
Pack: https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781543680904
 
Theme song and stinger: “Comadreamers I” by Haunted Me, off their Pleasure album, used with permission
 
How to Suppor...
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