Wide Atlantic Weird

The Lost White Tribe (with Michael Robinson)

Cian chats with Michael Robinson, author of The Lost White Tribe. Topics include: -the story of Henry Morton Stanley and his ‘white’ Ruwenzori tribe, a story that was famous at the time but is almost never mentioned today even in biographies of Stanley -the birth of adventure fiction, the obsession with plots about lost cities…

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Through the Crater’s Rim by A. Hyatt Verrill

A lost race in Panama and some man-eating trees show up in this Amazing Stories tale from 1926, written by traveller and finder of Lost Worlds in fact and fiction, A. Hyatt Verrill! Buy Me A Coffee Read the story here

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The Limits of Flesh-And-Blood Cryptozoology (with Cameron McCormick

Cameron McCormick returns to discuss cryptozoological bestiaries that stretch the boundaries of belief with huge numbers of undiscovered critters running around. *NOTE: I made an error in referring to The Bigfoot Filmography. The book I actually had in mind was Cryptid Cinema by Stephen Bisette. I’m away from home for a few days but I’ll…

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When The Stars Are Right: Lovecraft & Astronomy (with Dr Edward Guimont

In celebration of the book ‘When The Stars Are Right, HP Lovecraft and Astronomy’ by Edward Guimont and Horace A. Smith, Eddie returns to the cabin. We tackle the Old Gent Of Providence and his fascination with turn-of-the-century astronomy, as well as his various connections to the great and good of early planetary science fiction!…

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Fragments of Gods: Pagan Survival Theory (with Dr Francis Young)

We chat with Dr Francis Young about that favourite WAW topic, the theory of ‘Pagan survivals!’ Subtopics include: -what we do know about pre-Christian European socities -how did the Pagan survival theory come about in Victorian times -the significance of yew trees -the Green Man -connections to alien greys LINKS Francis Young Twitter (that’s what…

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The Nearest Thing To A Prehistoric Animal: The Loch Ness Road Trip

Hit the road with WAW on tour through the highlands of Scotland! We visit the home of Nessie, meet Felicity the Inverness Mystery Big Cat, hear what Lovecraft had to say about the monster of the Loch, go ghost-hunting at Glamis Castle, and have a close call with the Great Grey man of Ben McDhui…

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Cryptofiction – Mystery Animals in Fiction (with Justin Mullis)

From the gilllman of Robert W Chambers’ ‘The Harbour Master’ to the monstrous apes and aquatic dinosaurs of ‘King Kong,’ fiction has informed the cryptozoologists who went out into the dark corners of the earth seeking ‘real’ mystery creatures. Justin Mullis returns to talk us through his article ‘Cryptofiction.’ Get ready for a monster-load of…

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The Cryptids of Nigel Kneale: The Abominable Snowman (1957) with Blake Smith & Dr Karen Stollznow

We’re chuffed to welcome the esteemed hosts of MONSTER TALK, Dr Karen Stollznow and Blake Smith, to the cabin to talk about the 1957 movie THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN. Written by the tremendous, influential British writer Nigel Kneale, this has got to be one of the best, and most interesting, cryptic films ever made. The fact…

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