LOTF 35: Tropisode #3 | The Devil with Bracken MacLeod

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First things first: we have finally started a Patreon! We would like to give a special shoutout to S.M. Fedor, who has joined the Patreon at the $10 level. Find him on twitter at S_M_Fedor.

If you’re interested in our Patreon, check it out over at patreon.com/ladiesofthefright. We would be thrilled to have you join us at any level, and we are offering cool rewards at every tier. The most exciting of which is our Patrons-only podcast, LOTF After Dark which is accessible to Patrons at every tier. We also have our first challenge going! When we hit our first 20 patrons, we’ll be doing a patrons-only giveaway!

Alright, one last bit of “housekeeping” before we get on with the show: This week is Stoker Con! Mackenzie & I are in Grand Rapids this weekend. Make sure you look us up! We are on two panels: Friday 5/9 from 2:15pm-3:15pm Podcasting 101 for Librarians Day as panelists.  On Saturday 5/10 11am-12pm we are moderating Why Does Horror Matter? With Gabino Iglesias, Stephen Graham Jones, Kathryn McGee, and Becky Spratford—which we are also recording to air on the podcast.

Show Notes:

In this episode, we are thrilled to bring you our third Tropisode! Today’s episode is all about the Devil. As you know, with these episodes we invite a guest with some expertise on the trope we’re exploring. Today, we’re happy to welcome Bracken MacLeod to the show.

We’ve brought Bracken onto the show because of his graduate studies (a million years ago) in philosophy and comparative religion, but also his own formative youth during the height of the Satanic Panic, he has a particular fondness for the character of the Devil. We think you’ll find his expertise valuable!

Essential Devil Reading

Paradise Lost by John Milton

Lucifer: The Devil in the Gateway by Mike Carey

Falling Angel by William Hjortsberg

Demons edited by John Skipp

Sefira and Other Betrayals by John Langan - the short story "At Home in Devil's House" 

The Devil and Winnie Flynn by Micol Ostow

Wounds by Nathan Ballingrud - the novella "The Atlas of Hell"

The Master in Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

The History of the Devil - a play by Clive Barker

Books of Blood by Clive Barker - the short story "Down Satan"

Devil Movies Mentioned

The Prophecy

Angel Heart

The Devil's Candy

Find Bracken: FacebookTwitterWebsite

Special thanks to our patrons, Bob Pastorella & S.M. Fedor!

LOTF 34: Summer Scares 2 with Kelly Jensen


First things first: Ladies of the Fright podcast is honored to have been nominated for Nonfiction Podcast of the Year in the 2018 This Is Horror Awards! Voting is open until Monday, 4.29.2019. If you enjoy what you do, considering throwing us a vote—and don't forget to check out the other excellent nominees in each category! 

Also, Mackenzie and Lisa have both joined the This Is Horror featuresteam! Watch that space for feature articles from each of them.

On to LOTF 34!

This episode is our SECOND  installment of a series covering the Summer Scares library summer reading program. The Horror Writers’ Association has partnered with Book Riot and Library Journal to curate the Summer Scares reading list, which includes three books each in the Adult, YA, and Middle Grade categories. Joining us today is Kelly Jensen, an Editor at Book Riot.

The YA picks for 2019 Summer Scares are:

Show Notes:

Find Kelly: WebsiteTwitter

Learn more about Summer Scares 2019

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LOTF Minisode: Exciting Announcement!


Ladies of the Fright podcast has been nominated for Nonfiction Podcast of the Year in the This Is Horror 2018 awards! What an unbelievable honor. Enjoy this short minisode from us to you, loyal listeners and new guests alike. We are so happy to be doing this thing that we love, and even happier to know that it's bringing joy to others as well.

If you enjoy what we are doing, we would love it if you'd vote for us! Email awards@thisishorror.co.uk with the subject line ‘Awards 2018’. To cast a vote simply write the category and your vote for each award. You have until Monday, 4/29 to get your votes in! While you're there, check out the incredible nominations in the other categories. 2018 was an astonishingly good year for horror and we are so thrilled to have contributed to one tiny sliver of it. 

We'll be back with our regularly scheduled programming 4.24.2019 with our second installment of the Summer Scares miniseries.