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A regular podcast that features the paranormal and Indie horror industry. We feature new true ghost stories submitted to us from international sources. We interview horror authors, ghost hunters and people who have suffered paranormal experiences. We talk about folklore and explore the greater world. Is there life beyond? Art, stories and observations about the veil.
 
Phoebe Robinson is tired of being the token black woman in an ocean of white dude comedians. So in this podcast, Phoebe’s calling the shots. She’ll host intimate, funny and super honest conversations with musicians, actors, writers and comedians who are killing it in their fields — AND who aren’t white dudes! Stay tuned for the one token white guy (it’s only fair), cameos by Phoebe’s ball-busting executive producer Ilana Glazer, and a whole lot of hijinks. WNYC Studios is a listener-supporte ...
 
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EPISODE 152: THE MORTUARY INTERVIEW To finish off our Halloween 2020 celebration, horror author T. Fox Dunham interviewed writer and director Ryan Spindell, the mad genius who wrote and directed Shudder’s new horror film, The Mortuary Collection. This anthology movie tells the story of karmic punishment of evil and the nature of the storyteller. Th…
 
EPISODE 151: HAUNTED WORLD OF MICHELLE BELANGER For a Halloween treat, authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas chat with paranormal investigator and psychic, Michelle Belanger. Most widely recognized for her work as a psychic on A&E's Paranormal State and Osbourne Media's Portals to Hell, Michelle is an occult expert, educator, media personality, and a…
 
EPSIODE 150: VAMPIRE LORE WITH DACRE STOKER Dacre Stoker, great grand-nephew of Dracula author Bram Stoker, joins authors T. Fox Dunham and Phil Thomas to talk about those creatures of the night, vampires. An author and scholar of all things vampyr, Stoker has written the only official prequel, Dracul with author J.D. Barker, based on years of rese…
 
EPISODE 149: ZOMBIE LOVE FOR HALLOWEEN We love zombies! Whether shambling, running, brain-eating or raging, authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas can’t get enough of the hungry dead, especially during the Halloween season. On episode 149, Fox & Phil chat with Daniel Kraus about writing his new book, The Living Dead. Daniel had the honor of co-writing…
 
EPISODE 148SEANCES WITH LISA MORTON Award-winning author Lisa Morton joins T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas to talk about her new book, Calling the Spirits: A History of Séances. Through human history, people have sought to communicate with departed souls, and the evolution of that process has taken many forms. Finally in the mid-nineteenth century, the…
 
EPISODE 147: FOX & PHIL SAVE HALLOWEEN Horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas will save Halloween! We start our countdown to Halloween 2020 with episode 147. The hosts discuss different ways people can celebrate Halloween while taking precautions against Covid-19 and share some great ideas on how kids can still trick-or-treat. And to get into t…
 
EPISODE 146: GRADY HENDRIX IS A VAMPIRE Horror authors Phil Thomas and T. Fox Dunham welcome Grady Hendrix to the show. Hendrix is a popular American author, journalist, public speaker and screenwriter, best known for his book, The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires. Grady chats about his many books, shares his insights on telling moder…
 
EPISODE 145: SUPERNATURAL IN ST. CROIX Ghosts play poker in St. Croix Valley, Minnesota. On episode 145 of What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Show, authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas interview paranormal investigator Jill Shelley, lead investigator of St. Croix Paranormal. She is also the owner of the haunted Boyd House, which she has bee…
 
EPISODE 144: WHO WAS JACK THE RIPPER On episode 144, authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas talk with Australian author, Paul Williams about one of the most infamous murderers in history, Jack the Ripper. The story of Red Jack obsesses Paul, and he researched and co-wrote a book detailing all the suspects in this unsolved cold-case: Jack the Ripper Su…
 
EPISODE 143: SCOTT KENEMORE BRINGS THE ZOMBIES It isn’t a pandemic without zombies, so the hosts of What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Show got a zombie author on the show. Scott Kenemore, author of the Zombie Survival Guide, hangs out with T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas to talk about writing and his new book, Lake of Darkness. Scott chats ab…
 
EPISODE 142: HAUNTED WATER Texas author Leslie Lutz chats with horror host T. Fox Dunham about her writing and her new young adult novel out from Harper-Collins, Fractured Tide. She also shares a true ghost story. David Walton narrates The Most Haunted Hotel in Texas. Leslie shares some advice for new authors and talks about the differences in writ…
 
EPISODE 141: The Paranormal Investigator & Psychic Detective Horror authors T. Fox Dunham and Phil Thomas met Paul and Tina as part of the local paranormal core of talented and experienced ghost hunters. They’re a married couple, and each brings their own talents to their investigations. Paul Dixon is a skilled investigator and Tina Marie Williamso…
 
EPISODE 140: GREG BEAR & BEAR’S GHOST Science fiction author Greg Bear (Darwin’s Radio and Lucifer) returns to continue his conversation with horror writers T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas. In part two of his interview, Greg discusses the evolution of artificial intelligence and shares advice to the writing community, giving valuable insight into the m…
 
Hey SMWGers! WNYC Studios has a new show you might like! It's called Come Through with Rebecca Carroll: 15 Essential Conversations About Race in a Pivotal Year for America. In this episode, Rebecca is joined by very special guest Issa Rae to talk about the return of Insecure, how she’s supporting the next generation of black artists, and why black …
 
EPISODE 139: GREG BEAR – DARWIN’S AUTHOR Greg Bear, one of the most celebrated science fiction authors in modern times, joins authors T. Fox Dunham and Phil Thomas for a two part interview on What Are You Afraid Of? Greg has written such books as City at the End of Time, War Dogs and one of Fox’s favorites, Darwin’s Radio. He’s a Nebula and Hugo aw…
 
EPISODE 138: STORIES FOR QUARANTINE Under house arrest during an epidemic, authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas persevere in their quixotic campaign to share darkness with the world. Our mission is to entertain and distract our audience from the real horror with the entertaining horror of ghost stories, writing, fiction and the paranormal. On episod…
 
EPISODE 137: THE BOTHELL POLTERGEIST Keith Linder, author of The Bothell Hell House: Poltergeist of Washington State, is back for part two of his interview with authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas. For years, spirits tormented Keith and his girlfriend with the destruction of furniture, stealing objects, manifesting as old women and even igniting bi…
 
EPISODE 136: HELL HOUSE OF WASHINGTON STATE Keith Linder was just an average guy who moved to Washington State to build a life, and he was well on his way when he and his girlfriend Tina moved into a nice house in Bothell. Unfortunately, the building came with roommates. What began with the sound of a child’s cough on moving day would eventually ex…
 
EPISODE 135: GREY GHOSTS & AUTHORS On March 27th & March 28th 2020, Horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas will appear at the popular paranormal event in Lancaster, Phenon 2020! On episode 135, Phil and Fox talk about the future, and Fox shares the next chapter in his own paranormal story happening in the apartment where he and his wife Allison…
 
EPISODE 134: I MOVED ON TOP OF A FREAKING NATIVE BURIAL GROUND IN LANCASTER Phil and Fox are back for their 5th season in 2020! Author T. Fox Dunham has moved to Lancaster, PA—a beautiful area of Pennsylvania known for its bucolic setting, Amish community and a shadow world of ghosts, devils and monsters. For the show’s return in 2020, Fox research…
 
EPISODE 133 – BEST HAUNTS OF 2019 As the year ends, authors T. Fox Dunham and Phil Thomas celebrate their 4th season of horror, ghost stories, interviews and fun banter. Fox has selected some of his favorite moments from 2019. He shares the story they collected in Cape May, NJ of the faceless ghost who haunted a bouncer, as told by one of the resid…
 
EPISODE 132: YULETIDE MONSTERS Horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas are back after their Halloween adventures to celebrate the holiday season with a new episode of What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Show. Author John C. Foster joins them, continuing their holiday tradition, and he comes bearing gifts: a creepy Christmas story, Yule W…
 
EPISODE 131 HALLOWEEN AT THE BEACH ON LOCATION T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas stayed in the beach-resort town of spooky Cape May, New Jersey and recorded live the What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Halloween Special 2019 from the haunted Marquis De Lafayette Hotel. Cape May is one of the most haunted towns in the world, and the horror authors…
 
Episode 130: Haunting of Heather Taddy As we countdown to Halloween 2019, we’ve featured a variety of horror authors, television actors and paranormal investigators. Heather Taddy joins us on Episode 130 to share her years of private and televised ghost and alien hunting. Heather Taddy’s noticeable enthusiasm for the odd and unknown landed her a ro…
 
EPISODE 129: HALLOWEEN FIEND Horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas celebrate Halloween 2019 with extra episodes of What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Show. And on this episode, horror author and owner of Grindhouse Press, CV Hunt, comes on the show to talk about her fun and atmospheric book, Halloween Fiend. Phil came upon the book wh…
 
EPISODE 128: HALLOWEEN HAUNTED HAYRIDE As Halloween 2019 approaches, beloved friend and brilliant author of dark stories, PD Cacek, returns to celebrate the spooky season with writer T. Fox Dunham. Trish is a friend, sensitive and author. Flame Tree Press is releasing her next book, 'Second Lives', and she comes on to talk about her insights into w…
 
EPISODE 127: “UP TO MY ASS IN ALLIGATORS” – THE JOE R. LANSDALE STORY Author Joe R. Lansdale defined modern genre fiction. Joe’s won multiple awards. He’s author of the movie Bubba-Hotep, Sundance Channel’s Hap & Leonard and written a ton of novels. He joins T. Fox Dunham and Phil Thomas on episode 137 to talk about his writing, career and life. Jo…
 
EPISODE 126: FRIDAY THE 13th THE SERIES - THE EPISODE “Lewis Vendredi made a deal with the devil to sell cursed antiques . . .” It was on Saturday afternoons. We watched it when we were kids, fascinated by the occult horror. Three friends track down cursed objects to undo dark magic. Every object—a creepy doll, a scythe or playhouse—granted its own…
 
EPISODE 125: WRITER OF DARKNESS Halloween would just be another Groundhog’s day without horror storytellers! And that’s Fox saying that, and he was born on Groundhog’s day. On episode 125, author T. Fox Dunham hangs out with fellow author James Longmore. They both have stories in the crime anthology, A Time For Violence, and James comes on to share…
 
EPISODE 124: HALLOWEEN CANDY'S ALREADY ON THE SHELF!!! The stores are already selling Halloween candy. It’s really messing with authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas! But hey, they love Halloween, so time to start the autumn season with a new episode of What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Show. Phil and Fox hang out and chat about Halloween, …
 
EPISODE 123: ALIENS WANT OUR COWS!!! “There’s a lot we don’t know, not only about our planet but what’s happening outside of our planet—other dimensions and such.” – Chuck Zukowski, lead investigator from Travel Channel’s show, Alien Highway. Authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas are back with episode 123: ALIENS WANT OUR COWS! And for some mysteriou…
 
EPISODE 122: ALIEN HUNTER Chuck Zukowski from The Travel Channel’s new show, Alien Highway, comes on episode 122: Alien Hunter and is interviewed by authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas. Chuck has spent his life hunting for proof of alien life, exploring spaceship crash sites, stories of alien visitation and cattle mutilation. As the lead investigat…
 
EPISOE 121: TORMENTED SPIRITS & AUTHORS Writers are a tormented lot. We should know. We’re both authors. On Episode 121 of What Are You Afraid Of? we talk to some tormented spirits and authors. Edgar Allan Poe, tormented writer and poet, haunts the state of Maryland—the place of his birth and death. Shortly after his strange passing—the circumstanc…
 
EPISODE 120: THE DEAD STILL PARTY IN NEW ORLEANS T. Fox Dunham returns from New Orleans with new ghost stories and interviews! New Orleans is the ghost city of the south, a city rich with culture and characters. In addition to the delicious cuisine, history, culture and architecture, the Big Easy is also one of the most haunted places in the world.…
 
EPISODE 119: GHOSTS OF VIETNAM Doing the show, authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas have had the honor and pleasure of speaking to artists from around the world. On episode 119, T. Fox Dunham interviews crime/horror author Elka Ray, resident of Hoi An, Vietnam. Elka comes on the show to talk about her career, share an excerpt from the new crime anth…
 
It’s the last episode of the season - and so we bring you our token white guy! And what a great white guy he is! Phoebe’s joined by Adam Scott (Big Little Lies, Parks and Recreation). He talks about his fascination with overconfident douchebags, screwing up his first Parks and Rec. audition, and playing a beta male on Big Little Lies. And, Phoebe a…
 
For the first time in Sooo Many White Guys history, Phoebe conducts an interview entirely in bed! She is joined by her dear friend and fellow comedian Michelle Buteau. Michelle is launching her new podcast Adulting with WNYC Studios - and it drops today! Plus, Michelle talks about her latest film Always Be My Maybe, how she decided to become a stan…
 
EPISODE 118 THE MONSTERS OF SUMMER Horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas are the monsters of summer. On episode 118 of What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Show, the hosts start with a ghost story, playing part one of the Ghosts of Spring Avenue, researched and written by Mister Ghosts of Gettysburg, Mark Nesbitt, from his 8th collectio…
 
K-pop star Eric Nam is a singer, songwriter and TV host who has become a household name in South Korea. He’s so beloved that he’s even called “the nation’s boyfriend.” Eric joins Phoebe to talk about his surprising journey from growing up as a Korean-American kid in Atlanta to becoming an international idol, as well as some of the less glamorous as…
 
Phoebe talks to actress and producer Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies). They dish about the new season of Big Little Lies, the gender pay gap in Hollywood, and about that time that Reese had to park Denzel Washington’s Porsche when she was just an intern. Plus, Phoebe revisits one of Reese’s most infamous characters, Tracy Flick.…
 
EPISODE 117 THE GHOST OF EMILY The guests and staff of the Flanders Hotel located along the beach in Ocean City, New Jersey speak of the ghost of a young woman called Emily wearing a white dress who plays with doorknobs, unscrews light bulbs and runs around corners just on the edge of sight. This spirited young woman dances at weddings or sings in …
 
On this special episode of Sooo Many White Guys, Phoebe talks about the fight against AIDS and HIV in Africa with Gayle Smith, President and CEO of the ONE Campaign. The Organizations ONE and (RED) fight HIV/AIDS and extreme poverty, particularly in Africa. They are joined by actor/singer/performer Javier Muñoz, who talks about why he decided to go…
 
EPISODE 116 SPRING SPIRITS Spring is a season of resurrection, a season of spirits. On episode 116 of What Are You Afraid Of? authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas share ghost stories, strange tales and the history of the ancient holiday of Easter—previously known as Ostara. They begin with a creepy true ghost story submitted by a show fan in Florida…
 
Phoebe breaks it all the way down with sports journalist/writer Jemele Hill (The Atlantic, ESPN). Jemele talks about her infamous tweet calling President Trump a “white supremacist,” and the controversy that followed, what it’s like practicing “journalism while black,” and her biggest faux pas from when she was starting out in the industry. Plus, P…
 
Phoebe sits down with host/author/goddess Padma Lakshmi (Top Chef)! Padma talks about the realities of Top Chef palate fatigue, growing up as an immigrant often separated from her mother, roller skating around New York City as a kid, walking the runways of Europe as a model, and swimming through that lake of shit to get what you want. Plus, Phoebe …
 
EPISODE 115 CURSE OF THE BLACKTHORN Author T. Fox Dunham interviews Australia’s noir and horror writer, Isobel Blackthorn. Isobel Blackthorn is a prolific novelist of original fiction across a range of genres, including dark psychological thrillers, gripping mystery novels, captivating travel fiction and hilarious dark satire. Isobel holds a PhD in…
 
EPISODE 114: GHOST YARNS OF THE SEA Since humans first took to the seas, stories of ghost ships haunting the waves have been told to pass the time on long voyages. Horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas return on episode 114 of What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Show to share some of these maritime tales. English folksinger David Walto…
 
Phoebe is joined by Roy Wood Jr. of the Daily Show! They get real about shitting the bed during their Daily Show auditions, on the fear of turning into your dad, and how the prospect of prison made Roy commit to stand-up comedy. Plus, Pheebs and Joanie Mitch ask the age-old question, which Golden Girl are you?…
 
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