There Might Be Cupcakes Podcast

There Might Be Cupcakes Podcast

Carla is: a bookdragon; a 50-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 in her commonplace book. 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 29, 2022 51 min
In which Carla goes deeper into the Five and a Half Hallway and The Three Attic Whalestoe Letters of the House of Leaves novel (fifth episode in the series).

Theme song and stinger: “Comadreamers I” by Haunted Me, off their Pleasure album, used with permission

The House of Leaves universe:
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780375703768
The Whalestoe Letters: From House of Leaves https://bookshop.org/a/...
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In which Carla explores the echoes of Johnny's past and the house's present, the spiral of echoes, and the beginning of the exploration of the Five and a Half Minute Hallway. Letters from an asylum and always echoes hallways.

Theme song and stinger: “Comadreamers I” by Haunted Me, off their Pleasure album, used with permission

The House of Leaves universe:
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780...
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In which Carla learns that the most important Supreme Court case of the civil rights movement was brought about by a sixteen-year-old in her state...and an entire county in her state shut down public school rather than integrate.
Marked explicit for racism and racist violence.

Theme song and stinger: “Comadreamers I” by Haunted Me, off their Pleasure album, used with permission

My history teacher, Mr. Curtis: https://www.theremightbec...
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February 22, 2022 42 min
In which Carla reviews Toni Morrison’s multi-award-winning horror novel Beloved, and the horrific history that inspired it for Black History Month.

Theme song and stinger: “Comadreamers I” by Haunted Me, off their Pleasure album, used with permission
End music: Lapitino, F. J., Anderson, M., Prince, C. A. & Burleigh, H. T. (1924) Go down Moses. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/jukebox-69931...
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January 11, 2022 40 min
In which Carla celebrates Epiphany by exploring barriers, and celebrating the Victorian tradition of horror at Christmas one more time this season, by reading a Victorian short story that takes place on another barrier night: Halloween.

Story: “Man-Sized in Marble”, by E. Nesbit

Referenced episodes: 67: Haunted Yule: Twelve Days: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/there-might-be-cupcakes-podcas-520320/episodes/haunted-yule-twelve-day...
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In which Carla once again explores the horror realm of Victorian Christmastide and reads another story by a Victorian horror author.
Referenced episode: 67: Haunted Yule: Twelve Days: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/there-might-be-cupcakes-podcas-520320/episodes/haunted-yule-twelve-days-67-82798501

Music: “Midnight Mass” by Dee Yan Key and “Snow on Snow (Bleak Midwinter)” by Rue Royale used with Creative Commons permission via Fre...
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December 2, 2021 19 min
In which Carla reads her original Christmas horror short story, “Holly Jolly Christmas”. All rights reserved.

Music: “Deck the Halls” by Rue Royale and “Christmas Evil” by Associated Press, used with permission
Theme song and stinger: “Comadreamers I” by Haunted Me, off their Pleasure album, used with permission

Podchaser: 80 Podcasts to Discover in December, including me!: https://www.podchaser.com/lists/80-podcasts-to-discover-this-...
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November 9, 2021 69 min
In which Carla reviews and discusses 31 more horror movies without blood and gore, suitable for the squeamish viewer or beginner to horror. No spoilers.

Podchaser: The 60 Best Podcasts to Discover for November, including There Might Be Cupcakes! https://www.podchaser.com/lists/the-60-best-podcasts-to-discover-for-november-pc!5OvkkR9IR4GmAv65

References , sources, and recommended reading:

First Boo Without Goo episode: https://www.ther...
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In which Carla continues to explore the Navidson Record of House of Leaves. This is the third episode; to begin, start with episode 68: Bone-Chimes and Primitive Spiders: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/there-might-be-cupcakes-podcas-520320/episodes/bone-chimes-and-primitive-spid-85959021 then listen to episode 70: Ergodic: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/there-might-be-cupcakes-podcas-520320/episodes/ergodic-house-of-leaves-...
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September 18, 2021 54 min
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August 3, 2021 28 min
In which Carla explores Poe’s plague, and its relationship to Shakespeare’s desert island.

Sources:
Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781500497248
The story at the Poe Museum: https://www.poemuseum.org/the-masque-of-the-red-death
The story with annotated vocabulary: https://poestories.com/read/masque
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Masque_of_the_Red_Death
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prospero
The Te...
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May 22, 2021 32 min
In which Carla explores the beginning of the Navidson Record, the structure of the novel, the history of ergodic literature, and the social phenomenon of the novel 21 years ago, as well as the psychological symptom that drives the stories in this novel.

First episode in this series: Bone-Chimes and Primitive Spiders: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/43799576

The House of Leaves universe:
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski https://...
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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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April 19, 2021 129 min
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.

The House of Leaves universe:
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
...
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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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