THE NIGHT PARLOR Podcast: Episode 4

It was a privilege to participate in episode four of The Night Parlor, author Joshua Rex‘s new podcast venture.

The podcast holds tremendous promise in both being helmed by Rex (What’s Coming For You and A Mighty Word), but both prior to and following our discussion, Rex provide some earnest insight into the show’s intent and his goal of being a better listener. With the privilege of participating in the fourth episode, Rex has previously interviewed Curtis Lawson (Devil’s Night), Christa Carmen (Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked), and members of the band Irish Lights, Benjamin Fox and Gordon Cooper. Rex used the term “polymath” in reference to some of my interests and avocations, but the description really is reciprocal when examining Rex’s expansive provinces of creativity. If you’re unfamiliar with this writer and artistic pantologist, get acquainted by listening to The Night Parlor.

Listen Up: “Don’t Let The Bedbugs Bite” Receives Otic Makeover

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So here’s a first for me:  one of my (early-published) short stories, “Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite” (originally appearing in the summer, 2011 installment of the British Fantasy Society Journal), has been refashioned in the form of an audible episode at Max Ablitzer‘s engrossing endeavor, Horror Tales.

Horror Tales has produced a series of top-notch episodes from writers Caleb Stephens (“The Wallpaperman”), G.D. Watry (“The Mosaic”), Timothy G. Huguenin (“The Unknown Thing”), and T.E. Grau (“Transmission”).

Each episode is expressly created by Ablitzer, who invests calculating care into the crafting of each story’s transition.  All tales are accompanied by the ambient underscore of music, and textured with the swaying draperies of eerie sound effects.

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According to Ablitzer, seven episodes have been planned, with an eighth under consideration.  As of early November, 2018, Horror Tales continued to chart around the world, entering Great Britain’s “top fifty” in iTunes; and the podcast also recently attained the following impressive international iTunes standings:

  • Paraguay:  #1 (Arts)
  • Singapore:  #2 (Literature)
  • Costa Rica:  #4 (Literature)
  • United States:  #30 (Literature)

The Horror Tales Podcast submission guidelines are found here.