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Games media writers Matthew Castle (NGamer, Rock Paper Shotgun) and Samuel Roberts (PC Gamer, gamesTM, TechRadar) talk about video games and their years covering them professionally. Our logo is by John Strike, and our theme tune is by Barry 'Epoch' Topping (@nostoppingepoch on Twitter). See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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It’s a lighthearted nightmare in here, weirdos! Morbid is a true crime, creepy history and all things spooky podcast hosted by an autopsy technician and a hairstylist. Join us for a heavy dose of research with a dash of comedy thrown in for flavor.
 
With your co-hosts, Jill Whelan (The Love Boat, Airplane) and Alexander Rodriguez (UBN Radio Personality) this weekly talk show covers everything under the sun from entertainment and current events, to gossip and movie reviews with their celebrity guests. Tune in every Tuesday at 7 pm PST on UBNRadio.com! If you miss the live broadcast, download us for free on iTunes!
 
Edited by bestselling, award-winning anthologist John Joseph Adams, NIGHTMARE is a digital magazine of horror and dark fantasy. In its pages, you will find all kinds of horror and dark fantasy, from zombie stories and haunted house tales, to visceral psychological horror. Every month NIGHTMARE will bring you a mix of original fiction and reprints, and featuring a variety of authors: from the bestsellers and award-winners you already know to the best new voices you haven't heard of yet. When ...
 
The Goblin Podcast is a kid's podcast featuring original musical stories, from acclaimed children's theatre makers. Each episode we’ll be bringing you new musical stories for the whole family to enjoy wherever you like. Our stories are full of catchy new songs and a lot of fun that will inspire the imagination of all ages. From The Legend of the Jazz Penguin (a musical adventure about a little Penguin looking for her sound) to Hey Diddle Diddle (a celebration of nonsense based on the nursery ...
 
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Savanna LaFontaine Greywind was about to enter such an exciting time of life. She had just gotten a new job, was working on getting a new apartment with her longtime boyfriend and the two of them together were getting ready to welcome their sweet baby girl, Haisley Jo into the world. Unfortunately, two human garbage piles of muck would take Savanna…
 
We went to Amsterdam on holiday and met up with one of our favourite Irish internet personalities, Cork comedian Ronan Brosnan, AKA Shite Guides, AKA The Delivery Boy, AKA a very sound lad altogether. We discussed Amsterdam, Cork, the boring paintings of Johannes Vermeer, and the exciting thefts of the boring paintings of Johannes Vermeer by the Ra…
 
PC Gamer's Phil Savage rejoins us for an episode all about Bungie's Destiny. Hate Destiny? Fair enough! You may still enjoy the first 24 minutes of this podcast for general games chatter. For Destiny players, prepare for two hours of chatter from a genuine expert that goes deep into the series' history – including the top 5 Destiny 2 guns, and the …
 
Because you guys have been sending in SO MANY amazing listener tales and we’ve got so many to choose from we decided to theme them a bit! This installment is Listener Tales: The Time I Met a Murderer. We’ve got grocery workers wishing unknown an unknown murderer a good night, people who LIVED with a murderer and didn’t even know it and so much more…
 
Dr. Wasp and Hornet Holmes were gathering nectar one day when Holmes made a startling observation. “The Queen has been behaving rather oddly in recent days,” she said. Dr. Wasp pulled her proboscis from the flower and regarded Holmes with surprise. “However do you mean?” she said. “Do you ever feel that not all is as it seems?” Holmes said. “That w…
 
Today we have someone special on the pod! It's John! Alaina's husband is filling in for Ash today while she recovers from being sick. What a trooper this guy is. John Christie was a notorious serial killer who stalked, raped and murdered women in the UK during the 1940s and 1950s. His methods were torturous and horrifying. But what makes him even s…
 
The Circleville Letter writer is a case that will absolutely baffle your brain. In 1976 one of the first letters was delivered to Mary Gillespie and it accused her of being one of the many women supposedly having an affair with the superintendent of schools, Gordon Massie. The letters would continue to be sent, not only to Mary, but to most of the …
 
Listener Tales 42!!! Brought to you by you, for you, from you and all about you!!!! This installment features an escape from the Crossbow Killer, terrifying nightmares that even scared us in the daytime, FBI friends and a reincarnated brother! Hold onto your butts and please enjoy! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Priv…
 
In 1991 a group of young men met by happenstance working the local carnivals together. They were Jimmie Penick, Mark Goodwin, brothers David and Keith Lawrence and William “Tony” Ault. Everyone but the latter boy already knew each other, they had long been interested in invoking the powers of satan and decided to start a cult together under the nam…
 
This is the recording from our live 100th episode / 3rd birthday show we did last month, thanks a million to everyone who came out for it, and a special thanks to our wonderful guest on the night, Donal Fallon! You can hear more of Donal's work on his own (much more successful) podcast, Three Castles Burning, and if you want to hear more of US you …
 
Samuel and Matthew each compete to pick the 10 best PC games released in the years 1990 to 1999 – and you can vote for the winner @backpagepod on Twitter in our pinned tweet. This week's music is from the Command & Conquer: Red Alert soundtrack by Frank Klepacki. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
We’re heading on over to Salem in the middle of this fine week to bring you the case of Captain Joseph White. Captain White was simply not a good man, he owned slaves, he had improper relations with his family and he was just generally disliked. When the niece that he was having “relations” with decided to up and marry someone other than him he was…
 
My grandfather was a clown prophet. I mean he was a clown. A literal clown. He wore clown makeup. And he foretold the end. Accurately. John, the Puranas, Snorri Sturluson, Nostradamus, any of those apocalypse writers---they didn’t know shit. The guy who really knew the magic, the guy who really knew about how the end of the world would come, was my…
 
Ash, doing an Old Hollywood case? Groundbreaking. This one will have you spiraling through a whole slew of different emotions. It’s the case of Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle and Virginia Rappe. Back in the 20’s Roscoe Arbuckle, known as “Fatty” in his movies, was one of the most beloved actors. He and three of his friends decided to throw a Labor day pro…
 
We decided to create a new installment of our spooky series and this time we’re bringing you some SPOOKY CASTLES!!!! Alaina brings us the Scottish haunts of both Edinburgh castle and Glamis Castle and Ash brings us to Villa De Vecchi in Italy and then to Houska Castle in The Czech Republic. We’ve got sealed off places, grey ladies, historians, a po…
 
Returning guest Andy Kelly joins us to discuss his love of Sega's Dreamcast, and his new Alien: Isolation book, Perfect Organism, which you can back on Unbound: https://unbound.com/books/perfect-organism/ This week's music is from the Shenmue soundtrack by Takenobu Mitsuyoshi and Yuzo Koshiro. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out informati…
 
Alaina brings us the case of the Bermondsey Horror and boy is it a doozy. Get into your way back machine and get ready to take a trip across the pond because we’re heading to 1800’s London. We’ll quickly get acquainted with one Marie de Roux and follow along with her as she makes the choice between the two eligible bachelors she met within a few we…
 
In 1988 three college students came up with a plan to murder one of those students entire family in order to get money from a life insurance policy. Chris Pritchard, James “Bart” Upchurch and Neal Henderson all sat around for weeks on end trying to figure out the best way to kill Chris’s family and get away with it, all so that they could spend the…
 
The Centennial Case, Tunic, Gears Tactics, Eternal Threads and Little Cities are among the games we discuss in this week's episode, which was painfully recorded across three evenings. This week's music is from The Centennial Case soundtrack by Yuki Hayashi. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
This week we had Damo Clarke on to talk with us about a Monaghan man who made it big in Tasmania back in the 1800s. Damo is one of the resident MCs of the Craic Den Comedy Club in Dublin which you should all check out if you're in town, but even if you're not, you can pretend you are by listening to their podcast here. And if you like listening to …
 
Listener Tales 40!!!!! It’s so crazy to think that we’re on episode 40 of these and still you guys make us laugh our booties off! We decided to make this installment of listener tales New Orleans themed because, I’m not sure if you know this, but Alaina wrote a book themed there!!!! This installment features a super spooky ghost tour, a weird theme…
 
Get in losers, we’re going to NOLA!!!! Alaina takes us on a wild ride through some of the most haunted places in New Orleans, all which have an underlying theme of medical malfeasance. She also brings us to a nightmarish place of lethargic encephalitis, which will have you closing your eyes tightly and holding on to your teeth… YAY! As always, than…
 
This week's guest is Tim Clark, brand director of PC Gamer with a long history of working on the official PlayStation magazines. Get ready for another top-drawer story about Hideo Kojima, among many other tales from games media history. This week's music is from the Killer7 soundtrack by Masafumi Takada. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-ou…
 
Part two of Somerton man is about to rock your world. In part one we got into all the nitty gritty with the discovery of his body and all the weird findings in the case afterwards. In part two we’ll get into some wild twists and turns with possible descendants of the man, we’re all going to fill out our punnett squares collectively, and we’ll hear …
 
The Saints saw nothing but rock and scrub, the one lone Joshua tree dead, its arms defeated. They traveled by wagon, the four still alive, their clothes stiff with their own stink and with the smell of dirt. The dead they buried or thought they buried along the way. The animals gone, all but one, and that one fading. They tied casks to the wagon, d…
 
The Somerton Man case is one that has confounded Australia for almost 75 years now. It all started when an unidentifiable man was found dead on Somerton Beach. The man had no wallet, no form of ID, there was no name written inside of his clothing as would have been typical for the time. And it seemed like all of this was on purpose. Things in the c…
 
This week we had Shane Clifford on to talk about Ireland's favourite saint, the man who found America (100% confirmed), and Kerry's finest son, St. Brendan the Navigator. Shane is a great man all together, you can find more of his stuff on IG here, on twitter here and on his own podcast here We also talked for far too long and ended up putting all …
 
In part two of the Horrific Murder of Katy Hawelka we pick right back up where we left off with Brian McCarthy, a complete and utter waste of space, sitting at the police department wasting everyone’s time with made up stories about what happened the night Katy was attacked. Luckily by the end of his interrogation Brian was arrested and confessed. …
 
In this week's episode, Samuel catalogues the Star Wars games that exist between simple notions like light and dark – these are the 6 and 7/10 Star Wars games that are nonetheless interesting in a bunch of ways. A full best Star Wars games episode is coming later this year, so look forward to that. This week's music is from the Star Wars: The Force…
 
It was August 1986 when Katherine “Katy” Hawelka started her second year at Clarkson University. She was 19 years old and looking forward to the start of classes and reuniting with her college pals. As a bright, kind and hard-working young woman, she was set to set the world on fire. Her mother and sister (who was her best friend) dropped her off o…
 
For listener tales 39 we are joined by not one, but two special guests!!! We have your favorite tik tok stars Sheena Melwani and TRID (The Real Indian Dad)!! This installment includes a taste of what Alaina & Ash’s walkup songs would be if they were on the Sox as well as some incredible tales. Please be warned that at 1 hour and 9 seconds there is …
 
For this week's episode we're talking about the famous Corkconian lawman, John Philpot Curran. It's an episode we recorded a few weeks ago with Roger O'Sullivan and we're releasing it now because himself and Denis Len have just released the first episode of their new podcast, Unexplained Legends! So if you enjoy this show definitely go check them o…
 
Former Edge editor Jen Simpkins joins us to discuss some highlights of her years working in games media, and how she ended up working with the bright minds of the Dreams community at Media Molecule. Find the Playdate drawing Jen mentioned attached to the corresponding episode post on Patreon. Looksley's Line-Up is the DSi game mentioned early in th…
 
“But why?” Charlotte whined. In the front seat, our mother consulted the map. “I’m not going to keep answering that.” Anyone who’d come within shouting distance of our old house the week before could have done it for her, given how often it had been repeated. Mom’s office was moving her to Binghamton, and Dad had found a new firm there, so that was…
 
The Kreischer mansion on Staten Island is the only property around that belonged to the famous Kreischer family, who made their living producing firebricks in the 1800’s. The property, which sits at 4500 Arthur Kill Road, has long been rumored to be haunted as fuck. In the episode we’ll go over all of the hauntings throughout the years, speak about…
 
This week Kevin told Jason, and our guest Darren Matthews, all about the life and times of Edward Carson, the father of Ulster Unionism. We've got two shows left in Ireland for 2022 so you should come see us in either: Dundalk - Dundalk Gaol for a retelling of the 1922 Jail Break Dublin - Wild Duck with Donal Fallon of 3 Castles Burning Also, go ch…
 
It's another mailbag episode, with about 20 minutes of what we've been playing at the start as a chaser. It's probably too long, yet again, but it covers everything from our favourite TV genres to trends in games that we miss. Enjoy! One factual error in this episode: Sunset Overdrive was released in 2014 rather than 2015. Our theme tune is by Barr…
 
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