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By T. Fox Dunham. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.


Dacre Stoker, great grand-nephew of Dracula author Bram Stoker, joins authors T. Fox Dunham and Phil Thomas to talk about those creatures of the night, vampires. An author and scholar of all things vampyr, Stoker has written the only official prequel, Dracul with author J.D. Barker, based on years of research into the files and history of Bram Stoker. Dacre shares his insights into vampire lore and reveals interesting details about the book; for example, Bram Stoker had originally written a different and explosive ending to the book that would have changed how we viewed his celebrated story.

British folksinger David Walton narrates an excerpt from Stoker’s prequel, and the hosts are proud to offer a new story from premier horror author, Deborah Drake. The Vampire’s First Rule, narrated by T. Fox Dunham & Cindy Hermann, tells the story of an ancient conflict between two vampires that finally ends in the sacred cave of the Eternal Half-Lighters. Then to finish the show, Dacre shares a true ghost story about his encounter with a bishop’s ghost that haunts the cellars of Marsh’s Library in Dublin, Ireland.

We’re celebrating Halloween from home in 2020. To help you get into the Halloween spirit, we’ve brought you mediums, zombies, vampires and soon ghosts and demons.

Follow the show at www.whatareyouafraidofpodcast.com.

All opinions of guests and content do not reflect the opinions of T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas or Para-X Radio. Must, art and material are either used with the permission of the owner or have a creative commons license.

Music, Art and Author Rights

“A Ghost Story” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Garden Music” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Club Transylvania by Computer Music All-stars is licensed under a Attribution License.

A03 Vampires by Mom Jeans is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

“Missing by” Scott Holmes is licensed under a Attribution License.

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