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40 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Algernon Blackwood. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Algernon Blackwood, often where they are interviewed.

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40 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Algernon Blackwood. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Algernon Blackwood, often where they are interviewed.

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133 The Occupant of the Room by Algernon Blackwood

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A man arrives at his holiday destination to find there are no rooms available. However a woman who occupied one of the rooms went climbing in the near by mountains and has not returned and he spends the night in her room, and strange things begin to happen. Also a chilling listener nightmare. About 32 minutes

Nov 09 2020 · 33mins
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S0208 The Empty House by Algernon Blackwood

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S0208: The Empty House by Algernon Blackwood

We did the Kit Bag by Algernon Blackwood as Episode 20, and there I said:

Algernon Blackwood

Algernon Blackwood was an English writer born in 1869 who ended up as a broadcaster on the radio and TV.

His writing was very well received at this time and critics loved him. Even the great American author of weird tales HP Lovecraft cited Blackwood is one of the masters of the craft.

Blackwood came from a well-to-do family and was privately educated despite that he was quite an adventurous man. He was interested in Hinduism as a young boy and his career was varied. For example, he ran a dairy farm in Canada and also hotel in the country. It became a newspaper reporter in New York City and was also a bartender and a model and also a violin teacher!

All of this time, though he was always writing. He liked being outdoors and his stories often feature the outdoors. He was also interested in the occult and was a member of the hermetic order of the Golden Dawn along with such other characters is Arthur Machen and WB Yeats and Alistair Crowley.

At one point he was a paranormal researcher for the British Society for Psychical Research and it is said that this story was based on a case that he investigated.

The Empty House

Structurally, the story is simple: our man hears of the house, he visits the house, he explores the house, weird stuff starts to happen, the ghost is revealed to be a replaying of a tragic scene from the house’s past, the protagonist is merely an observer. If he has an arc, it is the transformation of his attitude to his aunt from seeing her as a feeble old lady to a woman who is in some respects braver than he is.

Blackwood lays on the dust, the shadows, the moonlight as well as scurrying beetles and some black thing that scurries off (probably a cat, maybe a rat in the dark). He does this well. We are taken right there.

Michael Kellermeyer describes the story as an exploration of fear, rather than ghosts and I think that’s a good point. In that it matches some other stories like Marghatina Laski’s The Tower and H R Wakefield’s Blind Man’s Buff

There’s a whole genre of ‘night in a haunted house’ stories.

The Empty House Reminds me of a story I recently read from 1835, No. 252 Rue M. Le Prince by Ralph Adams Cram. That is much older, and more decadent. It’s worth a read though.

In 252 Rue. Me Le Prince, as in this story, the person visiting the haunted house is merely a witness to past happenings. At least that was my take. Of course, that is like the Stone Tape theory of hauntings, which holds that the fabric of a building somehow records strong emotion and plays these scenes back as hauntings.

It is also reminiscent of Blackwood’s own The Kit Bag, in that we have someone lurking out of sight who eventually is seen and in both cases they are the ghosts of criminals.

The story also reminded me of Blind Man’s Buff by HR Wakefield, which we read recently , not to mention The Judge’s House by Bram Stoker, which we haven’t yet got round to.

One bizarre incident in The Empty House is when he turns to see his aged aunt’s face is transformed into the face she had as a girl. He finds this horrific and turns from out, but I can’t see why it would be horrible and what purpose it has in this story. I had wondered whether she had been transformed into the murdered maid, but this does not seem to be the case.

Blackwood with his stories of outdoor adventure and colourful employment history sounds very much like a man’s man and I am familiar with that archetype from my father’s attitudes and most of the rugby-playing chaps I knew.

Blackwood’s stories, especially The Wendigo, are problematic for a modern audience because of their everyday racism. There is also a hint of misogyny, and ageism in his view that the aged aunt (I wonder how old she really was supposed to be – fifty?) is not expected to be brave or dogged, though she proves to be both. He doesn’t paint her as a feeble old woman, which is to Blackwood’s credit.

It’s overdue that I recommend Old Style Tales, a one-man labour of love by writer Michael Kellermeyer who produces annotated and illustrated copies of the stories we love.

Here's Michael's analysis of the story.

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Oct 17 2020 · 54mins

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Episode 125 -- Halloween 2020! Algernon Blackwood's "The Willows" and "The Wendigo"

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Welcome back to the Manor!  Continuing with our annual Halloween spookfest, with this year's theme of authors, we present to you Algernon Blackwood and two of his quite spooky stories!  Enjoy!

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Oct 16 2020 · 51mins
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The Wendigo, by Algernon Blackwood, Part 4

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In which our heroes find their missing friend.

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Sep 15 2020 · 32mins

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The Wendigo, by Algernon Blackwood, Part 3

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In which our hero fails to find his friend, then succeeds on finding his friends, then fails on finding his friend.

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Sep 08 2020 · 28mins
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The Wendigo, by Algernon Blackwood, part 2

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In which our hero is awakened by a noise in the night.

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Sep 01 2020 · 25mins
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THE WILLOWS (PT 3) by ALGERNON BLACKWOOD

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The two canoeists remain stranded on the island for another night and things go from bad to worse.

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Jul 03 2020 · 36mins
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Day & Night by Algernon Blackwood 8

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Recorded at Badger’s Drift Studio in Portland, Oregon.

Jun 22 2020 · 50mins
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Day & Night by Algernon Blackwood 3

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Please continue to donate in support of organizations fighting against racism and police brutality. Here's where you can donate.

This month will be OZ/A. Blackwood & Glaaki.

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  • PGttCM 1105: Glaaki/Ramsey Campbell's Mythos
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  • BCAT: Algernon Blackwood

This episode is brought to you by  www.bunnyslippers.com

Subscribe to PGttCM with DB Spitzer wherever you subscribe to podcasts, we use podbean and apple podcasts some folks use stitcher, maybe google.

Check out our new website over at WWW.PGttCM.com!

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Three new shirts, new Zak shirt! Check out our RAT FINK inspired Tsathoggua shirt, and our new “Join A Cult” shirt. Carcosa Records?

Follow us on facebook, twitter, and instagram at PGttCM

and youtube at “Black Clock Audio” and listen to Black Clock Audio Tales, our daily podcast about spooky stories, stories of the gothic tradition, folklore, and more.

Produced and Edited by DB Spitzer

Help the show by sharing/rating/liking or 5 star giving wherever you listen to or rate podcasts

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Jun 17 2020 · 1hr 4mins
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Day & Night by Algernon Blackwood part 2

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June 2020 BLACK CLOCK AUDIO TALES

PGttCM.com is about weird fiction for all, the P stands for people, and we stand by everyone who is an ally. BLM

  • Be an ally and engage in anti-racism. Here are some resources.
  • Help the family of George Floyd HERE.
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  • Want to connect with leaders building grass roots campaigns? Click HERE.

Please continue to donate in support of organizations fighting against racism and police brutality. Here's where you can donate.

This month will be OZ/A. Blackwood & Glaaki.

Podcast Schedule(bcat/pgttcm):

  • PGttCM 1105: Glaaki/Ramsey Campbell's Mythos
  • PGttCM 1106: Toad Gods/Stregoicavar
  • BCAT: Algernon Blackwood

This episode is brought to you by  www.bunnyslippers.com

Subscribe to PGttCM with DB Spitzer wherever you subscribe to podcasts, we use podbean and apple podcasts some folks use stitcher, maybe google.

Check out our new website over at WWW.PGttCM.com!

Check out new PGttCM merch over at PGttCM.threadless.com

Three new shirts, new Zak shirt! Check out our RAT FINK inspired Tsathoggua shirt, and our new “Join A Cult” shirt. Carcosa Records?

Follow us on facebook, twitter, and instagram at PGttCM

and youtube at “Black Clock Audio” and listen to Black Clock Audio Tales, our daily podcast about spooky stories, stories of the gothic tradition, folklore, and more.

Produced and Edited by DB Spitzer

Help the show by sharing/rating/liking or 5 star giving wherever you listen to or rate podcasts

Support the show by hitting the patron button at PGttCM.podbean.com or by going to PayPal.me/pgttcm.

Recorded at Badger's Drift Studio in Portland, Oregon.

Jun 16 2020 · 1hr 30mins
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