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

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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

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