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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.
||ExplicitI AM PROVIDENCE - Cosmic Shenanigans - Ep 25||Taken from a recent episode of THE HORROR SHOW WITH BRIAN KEENE, Mary, Brian, and Dave discuss the novel I AM PROVIDENCE by Nick Mamatas.||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNEONOMICON - Cosmic Shenanigans - Ep 24||Mary discusses Neonomicon, a graphic novel written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Jacen Burrows, published by Avatar Press.||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTHE VOID - Cosmic Shenanigans - Ep 23||This week, Mary discusses the 2016 cosmic horror film, THE VOID.||9/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTHE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND PART 2 - Cosmic Shenanigans - Ep 22||Mary and special guest Brian Keene continue their discussion of William Hope Hodgson's seminal novel THE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND and its influence on cosmic horror over the past century.||9/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTHE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND PART 1 - Cosmic Shenanigans - Ep 21||Mary and special guest Brian Keene discuss William Hope Hodgson's seminal novel THE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND and its influence on cosmic horror over the past century.||9/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTHE WILLOWS - Cosmic Shenanigans - Ep 20||Mary discusses the story "The Willows" by Algernon Blackwood, originally published in 1907.||9/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEGYPT, 1200 BC: HERALD OF CHAOS - Cosmic Shenanigans - Ep 20||Mary discusses "Egypt, 1200 BC: Herald of Chaos" by Keith Taylor, part of the anthology That is Not Dead: Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos Through the Centuries edited by Darrell Schweitzer. It was first published by PS Publishing in 2015.||8/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitI'LL BRING YOU THE BIRDS FROM OUT OF THE SKY - Cosmic Shennigans - Ep19||Mary discusses the novella "I'll Bring You The Birds From Out Of The Sky" by Brian Hodge, published in 2017 by Cemetery Dance.||7/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTHE ENDLESS - Cosmic Shenanigans - Ep 18||Mary and the other members of THE HORROR SHOW WITH BRIAN KEENE have a non-spoiler discussion of the cosmic horror film, THE ENDLESS||7/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPAUL TREMBLAY - Cosmic Shenanigans - Ep 17||Mary is joined by author Paul Tremblay for a discussion of cosmic horror and his new novel, CABIN AT THE END OF THE WORLD.||7/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTHE WOMEN OF THE WOOD - Cosmic Shennigans - Ep 16||This week, Mary discusses The Women Of The Wood by A. Merritt||6/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTHRALL - Cosmic Shenanigans - Ep 15||This week, Mary talks about her novel of cosmic horror and monsters, THRALL.||6/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTHE DAMNED THING - Cosmic Shenanigans - Ep 14||This week, Mary discusses the short story "The Damned Thing" by Ambrose Bierce.||5/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHE BLACK STONE - Cosmic Shenanigans - Ep 13||Mary looks at Robert E. Howard's Lovecraft Mythos story, "The Black Stone," its vivid descriptions, and its unique characters.||5/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA DARK MATTER - Cosmic Shenanigans - Ep 12||Mary discusses Peter Straub's novel A DARK MATTER||5/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHE RETURN OF THE SORCERER - Cosmic Shenanigans - Ep 11||In this week's episode, Mary discusses "The Return Of The Sorcerer" by Clark Ashton Smith, first published in 1931.||5/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS - Cosmic Shenanigans - Ep 10||Mary discusses John Carpenter's ode to H.P. Lovecraft and its place in the cosmic horror pantheon. Do you read Sutter Cane...?||4/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLOVECRAFT & THE OCCULT - Cosmic Shenanigans - Ep 9||On this week's episode, Mary explores the connections between author H.P. Lovecraft and the occult.||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||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!