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Cosmic Shenanigans is a podcast focusing on cosmic horror in films, television, art, games, music, fashion, pop culture, and just about anywhere else our little tentacles can reach. Host Mary SanGiovanni delves into what makes it timelessly relevant and enjoyable, and examines how it permeates so much of modern culture. Further, as a writer of cosmic horror herself, Mary looks at her and others’ roles in the subgenre and in publishing at large, and explores the female perspective toward and within works of cosmic horror.
||ExplicitCROUCH END - Cosmic Shenanigans - Ep 8||In this episode, Mary examines the classic cosmic horror short story Crouch End by Stephen King.||4/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTHE GREAT GOD PAN - Cosmic Shenanigans - Ep 7||Mary looks at Arthur Machen's THE GREAT GOD PAN, and how real-life belief in paganism and mysticism may affect the nature of horror in a cosmic horror story.||3/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTHE KING IN YELLOW - Cosmic Shenanigans - Ep 6||Mary examines the "grandfather of cosmic horror" short story collection THE KING IN YELLOW by Robert W. Chambers. First published in 1895, it is hugely influential on the genre, from the works of H.P. Lovecraft to the recent TRUE DETECTIVE television...||3/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSTICKS - Cosmic Shenanigans - Ep 5||Mary discusses the important and influential short story Sticks by Karl Edward Wagner||3/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSILENT HILL - Cosmic Shenanigans - Ep 4||Mary analyzes the cosmic horror elements of the Silent Hill video game franchise, including an explanation of the cult known as the Order and the strange triumvirate of Alessa/Cheryl/Heather.||2/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTHE HORLA - Cosmic Shenanigans - Ep 3||Mary discusses a very early cosmic horror short story, THE HORLA by Guy de Maupassant, which is considered an influence on the genre and on H.P. Lovecraft.||2/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitROOTS - Cosmic Shenanigans - Ep 2||Mary looks at the roots of cosmic horror going back to the mid-1800s, and compares Romanticism, science fantasy, and traditional surreal weird fiction to Lovecraft's cosmic horror.||2/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSHENANIGANS ENSUE - Cosmic Shenanigans - Ep 1||Mary talks a little about the characteristic elements that define cosmic horror, both traditionally and recently, and how some of those elements have evolved.||1/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanINTRODUCTION - Cosmic Shenanigans - #p 0||Author Mary SanGiovanni introduces her new weekly podcast, Cosmic Shenannigans, which will discuss all things cosmic horror.||1/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
I really enjoy this podcast. The horror genre is what turned me into a reader. This podcast is full of interesting information and is presented very well. I am really looking forward to all the future episodes, what I will learn, new authors I will learn about, and ultimately all the new books I will read because of it. Keep up the great work Mary!!!
A podcast that delves into cosmic horror deeper than just Lovecraft. A well spoken session about the definition of “cosmic horror.” I look forward with glee to future episodes of this podcast. The fact that it’s host is a writer of cosmic horror herself gives the listener a deeper insight into this incredibly popular style of fiction. Highly recommended!!
Excited for more!
I’m so excited to broaden my horror-horizons with this podcast!