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The podcast that celebrates the Halloween holiday all year round by discussing your favorite horror franchises, interviewing special guests and talking all things spooky that might just go bump in the night! The podcast is brought to you by award-winning author Christopher Ripley of HHN Unofficial and social media superstar Amanda aka Boston White. This podcast is a part of the After Dark Podcast Network and is fabulously produced by Aaron Z. Adams.
 
One of Canada’s best political analysts, Paul Wells, sits down with leading political figures and social influencers for a conversation on the most compelling issues and news of the day. The monthly series is produced by CPAC in partnership with Maclean’s and the National Arts Centre. Maclean’s magazine senior writer Paul Wells is one of Canada’s leading political journalists. In nearly a quarter century on Parliament Hill he has covered four prime ministers and seven federal elections. His ...
 
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Back in the late 18th and early 19th century, a German doctor named FRANZ MESMER had a far out theory about energy transference between animate and inanimate objects. He called it "animal magnetism." A Scottish doctor named JAMES BAIRD developed the idea and called it "nervous sleep" or "neuro-hypnotism," and later just "hypnosis." The word comes f…
 
The timeless sound of prehistoric hand drums, brought to the present with space-defining ambient electronics. In the 1980s, elements of ancient indigenous music were embraced by electronic musicians searching for an earthy, vital sound to balance the dematerialized tones of electronic instruments, ground the atmospheric soundscapes of ambient, and …
 
In traditional music, a mode is a set of notes or tones that go together to create a distinctive, culturally valued ethos or character. Modes go back to ancient Greece, and have been redefined over the centuries. In Greece the 5th harmonic minor mode was originally called the Dorian or Aeolian mode, and later the Phrygian mode, inspired by the pass…
 
The subtle, melodic rhythms of the PANArt "hang" — arguably the first new musical instrument of the 21st century. It's a descendant of the steel pan drum, the product of Swiss craftsmanship and perfectionism. And in the hands of a musician with the right sensibility, it's a vehicle for innerspace travel. On this transmission of Hearts of Space, sum…
 
Summer...invites us to relax, take a break from work, and have a bit of fun. I know, it's hard to tune out the noise of our contentious politics these days, but even the most ardent partisans need to rest and recharge for the battles ahead. So in summer we travel, we explore, we play, we dance, we celebrate with family and friends. The music of sum…
 
In this episode, Stephen talks to George Davison, a Tour Manager with over 25 years experience in the industry. George shares his early beginnings working with Nottingham metal legends Earthtone 9, before going on to work with a host of Welsh bands including Funeral For A Friend, Bullet For My Valentine, and most notably Lostprophets, overseeing th…
 
It doesn't take much: a quiet drone, soft skin drums, and hand claps in this case — but it opens up an immersive perceptual world that's encoded in the word "trance." Trance music has a surprisingly long provenance, stretching back from the electronic beats of today to the mists of prehistory. Whether fueled by psychoactive substances, ecstatic gro…
 
We continue our tribute and retrospective for the singular recording artist and film composer VANGELIS, who joined the immortals in May 2022 at age 79. EVANGELOS ODYSSEAS PAPATHANASSIOU was born in Greece in 1943. He showed a natural early talent for music and was entirely self-taught. In his 20s he was the keyboard player in the hugely successful …
 
"Out of the chaos of noise," he says with typical modesty, "I function as a channel through which music emerges." SO POWERFUL is this gentleman's music, that his name on a film soundtrack has marquee value equal to the director or the actors; SO INFLUENTIAL is his sound that an entire generation of film and television composers have been affected b…
 
When the definitive history of cross-cultural musical fusions and hybrids is written, there will be an honored place for the congruence of Indian classical and ambient-electronic music. Of all the experiments that were attempted after electronic instruments matured to the point of viability in the mid 20th century, this combination was one of the e…
 
In the evolution of cinema, music has been a parallel language, evolving along with the visual and dramatic language of film. In the beginning it was live accompaniment by piano, orchestra, and let's not forget The Mighty Wurlizter! Then came recorded sound, and film music flowered into dozens of subgenres, from conventional to experimental. Whethe…
 
In this latest episode, Stephen talks to Simon JP Thomas, an Award-winning Front of House Sound Engineer with over 30 years experience in the industry. Detailing his career journey to date, Simon recalls his early experiences working with the likes of BB King, Gary Numan, Echo and the Bunnymen and Moby. By 2017 Simon had earnt his place as Front of…
 
Surprise! We’re back! After what has been a horrendous year for Live Music and the super talented Crews and Technicians who look after your favorite bands, artists, and musicians, it’s a pleasure to bring you this very special episode of the podcast featuring the legendary John McMurtrie, a hugely talented British Music Photographer who has carved …
 
We promised you an amazing end to this season of the podcast and we have delivered it, by bringing you a unique, open, and intimate conversation with Chad Zaemisch, who, for over 16 years has been the Guitar Tech for James Hetfield of Metallica. Undoubtedly one of the biggest rock bands in the world, Chad is responsible for James's signature guitar…
 
This week we are going down under to speak with Dan Hawcroft, who for over 8 years was the Road Manager and Personal Assistant to Ian Fraser 'Lemmy' Kilmister. We were honored to hear Dan's story of growing up in the north of England, attending local, punk, and hardcore shows, promoting gigs and working with bands such as Capdown, Kasabian, and Nic…
 
This week Stephen is joined by New York's finest live sound engineer, Steve Lagudi. Steve is probably best known for his work with bay area giants Machine Head but has worked with bands such as Exodus, Ill Nino, Napalm Death, Vision Of Disorder, God Forbid, Possessed, 5FDP and many many more. He is a guy who takes no punches and candidly opened up …
 
Join us for more spooky fun as we welcome Michael Berryman back to the podcast! Michael is a veteran of the horror and sci-fi genres with over 100 performances to his name from his breakthrough The Hills Have Eyes to The Devil’s Rejects, Tales from the Crypt and even Star Trek. We chat about his many achievements and even bust another Hollywood myt…
 
This week our guest is Live Concert Engineer and co-founder of Soundgirls.org, Michelle Sabolchick Pettinato. We go on a journey of her career to date beginning with early 90's American rock giants Spin Doctors and their rapid journey from small clubs to huge arena shows, and Michelle's equally successful progression to working with Styx, Mr. Big, …
 
Join us for more spooky fun as we welcome Michael Berryman to the podcast! Michael is a veteran of the horror and sci-fi genres with over 100 performances to his name from his breakthrough The Hills Have Eyes to The Devil’s Rejects, Tales from the Crypt and even Star Trek. We chat about his career to date and as it’s such a bumper interview part tw…
 
Having won two Knight Of Illumination Awards for his work with Nick Mulvey and Anna Calvi, it is an honor to have on this week's show Lighting and Production Designer Tom Campbell. Tom sat down with Stephen to talk through his fascinating career, which currently spans more than 15 years and begins on a journey of inspiration seeing Muse live at a y…
 
On this week's show, we had the absolute pleasure of speaking with Armando Aguirre, Guitar Tech and Stage Manager for over 15 years. Taking a chance opportunity back in 2004, Amando's epic career begins with finding himself hanging out in an Amsterdam coffee shop with the original drummer of Guns N Roses, Steven Adler, and then being hired as his D…
 
This week Stephen is joined by Frank Fanelli, who has not only been a professional Tour Manager and Merchandiser for over 14 years but is the co-founder of For The Nomads, a fundraiser focused on helping the touring music industry crews who are laid off of work as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As well as giving us a unique insight into …
 
Join us for more spooky fun as we welcome an actual Ghostbuster to the Podcast, Mr. Ernie Hudson. He gives us a fascinating account of his career, his time as a Ghostbuster, and his experiences on the set of The Crow. He also gives us an exclusive tidbit of info regarding the upcoming Ghostbusters 3! And the exclusivity doesn’t stop there as we tak…
 
Welcome to another must-listen episode of We Are The Road Crew where this week Stephen talks to Jon Burton, a Sound Engineer with many years of experience working at the very highest level. Included in his long list of prestigious clients, Jon has spent over 15 years working as chief Sound Engineer to electronic dance giants The Prodigy. We talk ab…
 
In this episode, Stephen is joined by Rishi-Louis Gowry, who talks passionately about his rise in the live music industry to become one of the top Promoter Rep and Stage Managers in the business. From humble beginnings crewing at MTV in London, to running festival stages and arena shows around the world, Rishi recalls working with British rapper Sl…
 
Join us for more spooky fun as we welcome Cassandra Peterson aka Elvira aka the Mistress of the Dark onto the show! We find out what off the shelf soda keeps her looking so young, how she sold a haunted house to Brad Pitt, why Mark Hamill is petrified of her bedroom closet and more! We also discuss all the latest news and rumors for horror genre an…
 
Welcome back to the start of SEASON 2 of the We Are The Road Crew Podcast! It's been a long time coming, mainly due to the current world health situation we all find ourselves in, but we are battling on and are delighted to bring you this season's first guest, Stevie Firth who has been Guitar Tech for over 15 years with the likes of Cradle Of Filth…
 
Join us for more spooky fun as we chat with Creepshow co-scriptwriters Stephen Langford and Paul Dini. As well as diving deep into the story that they co-wrote ‘Skincrawlers’ we also ask Stephen about his long career in sit-com writing, and speak to Paul about his time writing for the ‘Renaissance’ of Saturday morning cartoons while at Warner Bros.…
 
We are BACK! Thanks to all the great feedback we are back, to bring you a unique behind the scenes insight into the world of the backstage crew and individuals who are responsible for bringing you the best live shows, from some of your favourite bands and artists. Please Subscribe & Follow the 'We Are The Road Crew Podcast' over on Facebook & Twitt…
 
Join us for more spooky fun as we chat to actor and writer Ian Shaw about his new play 'The Shark is Broken' which debuts in London's West End after a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe. We also chat with him about his famous father and how he is now destined to return to the character of Quint which his father is most fondly remembered for. Ti…
 
Join us for more spooky fun as we welcome John Kassir to the podcast to discuss his life and career. John tells us some amazing stories of how he became the Cryptkeeper, working on Halloween Horror Nights, doing stand-up with Robin Williams and how he saved Jack Nicholson’s life! Be careful what you axe-for as you won’t wanna miss this kiddies! Plu…
 
Join us for more spooky fun as we go all out on the latest Universal blockbuster ‘The Invisible Man’ with legendary film director Leigh Whannell who we chat to about his creations Saw, Insidious and Dead Silence. Plus he tells us about an hilarious incident he caused at Halloween Horror Nights! We also have Amanda’s trip report to Comic-Con, our no…
 
Join us for more spooky fun as we go all Hitchcockian with some exclusive audio footage never heard before of Alfred Hitchcock, plus we interview Sandra Shevey a renown expert on the good man and possibly the last person to interview him 1-2-1. She also discusses her time with John Lennon and her amazing London tours which can be booked here: sandr…
 
Join us for more spooky fun as we chat to legendary production designer Joe Alves on his extensive Hollywood career of working for both Walt Disney and Alfred Hitchcock, and how these early engagements informed his work to design JAWS! We also bust the myth that the shark didn’t work! Plus author of Designing JAWS Dennis L Prince joins us to discus…
 
Join us for more spooky fun as we get all blood thirsty and deep dive into the brand new adaptation of Dracula with actor Tim Ingall who plays Krasnaya Rubashka in episode 2! We also have our spooky news roundup and discuss what horror filled Christmas presents we received.Starring Christopher Ripley, Boston White aka Amanda and The Spooky Voice Gu…
 
Join us for more spooky fun as we welcome horror icon and the original Queen of Scream Linnea Quigley.We also have our spooky news roundup and a deep dive into the horror movies we’ve enjoyed this year.Starring Christopher Ripley, Boston White aka Amanda and The Spooky Voice Guy. Producer: The Amazing Aaron Adams.This podcast is apart of the After …
 
Closing this first season of the Podcast is legendary Lighting & Stage Set Designer Paul Dexter, who joins Stephen remotely from Los Angeles to discuss his fascinating career to date, including his very first tour with Billy Preston, working with Elton John in the late Eighties and stories of the excess of being on the road with Motley Crue on the …
 
Join us for more spooky fun as we celebrate Friday the 13th on the actual Friday 13th with special guest, Jason Voorhees himself - Kane Hodder! We also have our spooky news roundup and the top Christmas presents for all horror fans!Starring Christopher Ripley, Boston White aka Amanda and The Spooky Voice Guy. Producer: The Amazing Aaron Adams.This …
 
Joining Stephen this week in the studio is FOH/Monitor Sound Engineer & RF Tech, Hannah Brodrick who chats about her fascinating career so far working with the likes of Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Raging Speedhorn, Carly Rae Jepson, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, PG.Lost and many more. She also discusses her pride in founding a European organ…
 
Join us for more spooky fun as we interview Neil from For the Love of Horror! Check out his awesome convention here: https://www.fortheloveofhorroruk.comWe also go behind the scenes at Pinewood Studios to see what’s filming in London and we have an exclusive special announcement about Netflix’s Stranger Things!Starring Christopher Ripley, Boston Wh…
 
Our guest this week is highly talented live Sound Engineer Steven Carr who has worked with some of the biggest names in music over the past few decades, artists from the likes of Chris Rea, Katherine Jenkins, Goldfrapp, Birdy, Nick Mason, Agnes Obel and many more. Steve sat down with host Stephen Hill (Metal Hammer, Riot Act Podcast) and passionate…
 
Join us for more spooky fun as we dedicate a whole show to Warner Bros’ brand new modern masterpiece Doctor Sleep. Mike Flanagan and Stephen King’s chilling new movie is discussed at length with the movie’s Production Designer Maher Ahmad, giving us all the scary information on just now he recreated the Overlook Hotel! Special thanks to Warner Bros…
 
On the second episode of ‘The Halloween Half Hour’ we celebrate the greatest ever murder mystery comedy, Clue with its writer and director Jonathan Lynn. We have a chat about some spooky news before discussing a recent trip that Amanda took to the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool, a real life haunted hotel! All this and more in your favorite spoopy podca…
 
We celebrate Halloween this week with our very special guest, punk legend Andy Corrigan. Alongside being Managing Director of entertainment Visa specialists Viva La Visa, Andy was lead singer of British punk band The Mekons, and then spent the next 20 years working as a Tour Manager for the likes of Bow Wow Wow, New Order, ABC, Kim Wilde, Human Lea…
 
On the very first inaugural episode of ‘The Halloween Half Hour’ we pay homage to the greatest genre actor and all round legend that is Vincent Price with his acclaimed author and daughter Victoria Price. We have a chat about some spooky news before discussing a recent trip that Amanda took to see the cast reunion of everyone’s favorite teenage vam…
 
Episode 3 see's host Stephen Hill (Metal Hammer, Riot Act Podcast) chatting over Skype with Graham Wright, roadie with the greatest heavy metal band ever, Black Sabbath. Graham talks about seeing The Beatles live in concert, working with Sabbath throughout the 1970’s, meeting his future wife whilst touring America with UFO, designing the iconic Wal…
 
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