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Dec 29, 2016

As a special Christmas gift, we're making this mini episode free to all our listeners. If you like what you hear, please consider supporting us on Patreon. In this episode we talk about horror myths and figures associated with Christmas

 

The Know Fear Cast is hosted by Mel, Lisa, and Matt.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @knowfearcast or visit us on the web at www.knowfearcast.com. You can contact us via email at knowfearcast@gmail.com

If you like what you hear, please consider supporting us on Patreon. As a thank you, our donors get access to exclusive mini episodes. Even a little bit makes a huge difference.

Mixed and edited by Matt

Theme music composed by Matt

 

Dec 20, 2016

For our Christmas episode, we have a special guest co-host Sherry, who joins us to talk about Charles Dickens and the Christmas ghost story and Dickens' broader connections to the horror genre.

 

The Know Fear Cast is hosted by Mel, Lisa, and Matt.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @knowfearcast or visit us on the web at www.knowfearcast.com. You can contact us via email at knowfearcast@gmail.com

If you like what you hear, please consider supporting us on Patreon. As a thank you, our donors get access to exclusive mini episodes. Even a little bit makes a huge difference.

Mixed and edited by Matt

Theme music composed by Matt

Dec 6, 2016

We talk about modern day zombie stories such as 28 Days Later and The Walking Dead. We also discuss how zombie stories give us a safe way to explore fears about the apocalypse and the "zombie as comedy" trend.

If you want to read the article that we quoted from in the intro, it can be found here

Books and movies discussed in the show:

The Know Fear Cast is hosted by Mel, Lisa, and Matt.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @knowfearcast or visit us on the web at www.knowfearcast.com. You can contact us via email at knowfearcast@gmail.com

If you like what you hear, please consider supporting us on Patreon. As a thank you, our donors get access to exclusive mini episodes. Even a little bit makes a huge difference.


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Theme music composed by Matt

Nov 22, 2016

In our second episode on zombies, we talk about the influences on Night of the Living Dead and how it gave birth to the modern zombie film. We also discuss how zombies can represent fears of contagion and death as well as "internal" versus "external" horror.

For more info on Pittsburgh Zombies, check out these articles

http://popularpittsburgh.com/pittsburgh-zombies/
http://www.axs.com/horror-movies-that-were-filmed-in-or-around-pittsburgh-23886

The quote from Roger Ebert can be found here and his entire original reaction to Night of the Living Dead can is available here.

The Know Fear Cast is hosted by Mel, Lisa, and Matt.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @knowfearcast or visit us on the web at www.knowfearcast.com. You can contact us via email at knowfearcast@gmail.com

If you like what you hear, please consider supporting us on Patreon. As a thank you, our donors get access to exclusive mini episodes. Even a little bit makes a huge difference.

Mixed and edited by Matt

Theme music composed by Matt

Nov 8, 2016

For our first episode about zombies, we dig into their history by talking about their ties to Voodoo and the Caribbean.


Go Tell My Horse by Zora Neale Hurston
The Serpent and the Rainbow by Wade Davis
White Zombie
I Walked with a Zombie
The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey


The Know Fear Cast is hosted by Mel, Lisa, and Matt.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @knowfearcast or visit us on the web at www.knowfearcast.com. You can contact us via email at knowfearcast@gmail.com

If you like what you hear, please consider supporting us on Patreon. As a thank you, our donors get access to exclusive mini episodes. Even a little bit makes a huge difference.


Mixed and edited by Matt
Theme music composed by Matt

Oct 31, 2016

Happy Halloween!

In a special bonus Halloween episode, we talk about our Halloween traditions and offer up a few recommendations of what we're reading and watching lately.


The Know Fear Cast is hosted by Mel, Lisa, and Matt.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @knowfearcast or visit us on the web at www.knowfearcast.com. You can contact us via email at knowfearcast@gmail.com

If you like what you hear, please consider supporting us on Patreon. As a thank you, our donors get access to exclusive mini episodes. Even a little bit makes a huge difference.


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Theme music composed by Matt

Oct 25, 2016

In our final episode devoted to haunted houses, we talk about haunted houses that are portals and what those portals mean. We also discuss postmodern and "new build" haunted houses and how the horror genre has adapted to modern technology.

Books we mentioned in this episode:

The Know Fear Cast is hosted by Mel, Lisa, and Matt.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @knowfearcast or visit us on the web at www.knowfearcast.com. You can contact us via email at knowfearcast@gmail.com

If you like what you hear, please consider supporting us on Patreon. As a thank you, our donors get access to exclusive mini episodes. Even a little bit makes a huge difference.

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Theme music composed by Matt

Oct 11, 2016

In our third episode about haunted houses, we talk about the Gothic influence from literature on our ideas of haunted houses, how haunted houses can be "keepers of the past," and social ghosting.

Books we talked about in this episode:

The Know Fear Cast is hosted by Mel, Lisa, and Matt.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @knowfearcast or visit us on the web at www.knowfearcast.com. You can contact us via email at knowfearcast@gmail.com

If you like what you hear, please consider supporting us on Patreon. As a thank you, our donors get access to exclusive mini episodes. Even a little bit makes a huge difference.


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Theme music composed by Matt

Sep 27, 2016

In our second episode devoted to haunted houses, we talk about whether haunted houses are evil places or if they can possibly represent the psychology of the people in them.

Click here for the article from Psychology Today "What Makes a House Feel Haunted" that we referenced.

To learn more about the Berenstain vs Berenstein Bears and parallel universes see this article

The Know Fear Cast is hosted by Mel, Lisa, and Matt.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @knowfearcast or visit us on the web at www.knowfearcast.com. You can contact us via email at knowfearcast@gmail.com

If you like what you hear, please consider supporting us on Patreon. As a thank you, our donors get access to exclusive mini episodes. Even a little bit makes a huge difference.


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Theme music composed by Matt

Sep 20, 2016

Normally our mini episodes will be a reward for supporting us on Patreon. But in order to give you a sense of what your $5 will get you, we've decided to offer this mini episode to everyone for free.

In our second mini episode, we engage in the the Great Shining Debate: which is better the book or the movie?

The Know Fear Cast is hosted by Mel, Lisa, and Matt.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @knowfearcast or visit us on the web at www.knowfearcast.com You can contact us via email at knowfearcast@gmail.com

If you like what you hear, please consider supporting us on Patreon. As a thank you, our donors get access to exclusive mini episodes. Even a little bit makes a huge difference.


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Theme music composed by Matt

Sep 13, 2016

We begin our multi-episode exploration of haunted houses by talking about some of the deeper reasons why haunted houses are so scary. We also discuss the uncanny valley, why so many dolls are creepy looking, and how haunted houses can also represent our own minds.

Finally, we share with you our favorite fictional haunted houses.

If you'd like to read more about "The Watcher House" this article is a great place to start.

The Know Fear Cast is hosted by Mel, Lisa, and Matt.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @knowfearcast or visit us on the web at www.knowfearcast.com. You can contact us via email at knowfearcast@gmail.com

If you like what you hear, please consider supporting us on Patreon. As a thank you, our donors get access to exclusive mini episodes. Even a little bit makes a huge difference.


Mixed and edited by Matt
Theme music composed by Matt

 

Aug 30, 2016

In Part Two of our intro to horror, we talk about the four archetypes of horror that Stephen King talks about in his book Danse Macabre and go into detail about how they show up in modern and classic horror stories.

The Know Fear Cast is hosted by Mel, Lisa, and Matt.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @knowfearcast, visit us on the web at www.knowfearcast.com. You can contact us via email at knowfearcast@gmail.com

If you want to read more about these archetypes or King's stance on horror in general, you can buy a copy of Danse Macabre at Amazon or anywhere else books are sold.

This episode was edited by Matt.
Music composed by Matt.

Aug 30, 2016

In this episode, we introduce ourselves and talk about our personal introductions to the horror genre, what exactly "horror" is, and why we're so fascinated by scary things.

If you want to contact us, send an email to knowfearcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @knowfearcast and visit us on the web at www.knowfearcast.com

Know Fear Cast is hosted by Mel, Lisa, and Matt

This episode was mixed and edited by Matt.
Theme music composed by Matt.

Aug 26, 2016

In our "Episode 0" we introduce ourselves and tell you what this podcast will be about.

You can contact us via email at knowfearcast@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @knowfearcast or visit us on the web at www.knowfearcast.com

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