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34 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Arthur Machen. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Arthur Machen, often where they are interviewed.

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34 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Arthur Machen. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Arthur Machen, often where they are interviewed.

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Episode 87: Glyphs, Rifts, and Ecstasy: On Arthur Machen's Vision of Art

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It would be wrong to describe Arthur Machen's Hieroglyphics: A Note Upon Ecstasy in Literature (1902) as a work of nonfiction, since the book features a narrative frame that is as moody and irreal as the best tales penned by this luminary of weird fiction. But if the eccentric recluse at the centre Hieroglyphics is a fictional philosopher, he is one who, in Phil and JF's opinion, rivals most aesthetic thinkers in the history of philosophy. The significance of this text lies in its willingness to disclose a function of art that few before Machen had dared to touch, namely its capacity to generate ecstasy by confronting us with the mystery that beats the heart of existence. In this episode, your hosts discuss a work which, in their opinion, comes as close to scripture as the nonexistent field of Weird Studies is likely to get.

REFERENCES

Arthur Machen, Hieroglyphics: A Note Upon Ecstasy in Literature

Thomas Ligotti, Songs of a Dead Dreamer
Weird Studies, Episode 3 on the White People
J.F. Martel, Reclaiming Art in the Age of Artifice
Weird Studies, Episode 63 on Colin Wilson’s 'The Occult'
William Shakespeare, Hamlet
Indra’s Net, philosophical concept
James Machin, Weird Fiction in Britain, 1880 – 1939
Weird Studies, Episode 5 on Lisa Ruddick's 'When Nothing is Cool'
Oscar Wilde, The Soul of Man Under Socialism
Rudolph Otto, German theologian

Nov 25 2020 · 1hr 7mins
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14 – The Bowmen by Arthur Machen

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Nov 16 2020 · 7mins

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Arthur Machen - The Great God Pan & The White People

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Arthur Machen (1863-1947) was a Welsh author whose horror stories are often seen as a precursor to the "weird fiction" of today. This week the Spine Crackers read his two novellas "The Great God Pan" and "The White People."

Nov 13 2020 · 1hr 51mins
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Hubble bubble. El pueblo blanco de Arthur Machen. Especial con Alberto Chimal

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Los Ficcionautas han atravesado por narraciones increíbles. Desde trenes caóticos hasta ciudades oscuras. Hoy han llegado a un bosque tenebroso pero en la compañía de un escritor fantástico: Alberto Chimal. 

Vamos a explorar "El pueblo Blanco" escrito por Arthur Machen. La brujería y los conocimientos del mal estarán presentes! 

No se lo pierdan 

Oct 28 2020 · 1hr 18mins

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Evil Fairy Folk: Arthur Machen’s Novel Of The Black Seal

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Join Cian at the cabin for a beer as he gets to know influential Welsh writer of the strange, the inimitable Arthur Machen, and focuses on his 1895 tale of a Victorian scientist searching for a forgotten race of malevolent ab-human ‘fairy folk’ living in (or under?) the Welsh hills. Discussion covers:

-Psychogeography & hauntology of Machen’s work

-the ‘orientalising’ of Britain’s Celtic fringe

-Victorian pseudo-history

-Margaret Murray & the Witch-Cult Hypothesis (of course!)

-Machen’s influence on (you guessed it) HP Lovecraft

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The Three Imposters, Arthur machen, 1895

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/35517/35517-h/35517-h.htm

Ghostland, Edward Parnell, 2019

https://edwardparnell.com/

Caerleon.net, Arthur Machen

http://www.caerleon.net/history/machen/text/index.html

Supernatural Horror in Literature, HP Lovecraft, 1927

https://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/essays/shil.aspx

Conan And The Little People, From An Underwood No 5, Todd B. Vick, 2019

http://onanunderwood5.blogspot.com/2019/01/conan-and-little-people-robert-e-howard.html

The Horror Of Geologic Time, Aaron Worth, 2018

https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2018/10/31/the-horror-of-geologic-time/

Oct 17 2020 · 56mins
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The Great Return, by Arthur Machen, part 1

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In which our hero reads the paper and hangs out in a field.

Support me on Patreon: Patreon.com/TheWeirdTalesPodcast

Check out Into the Black, by William Miekle: https://www.audible.com/pd/Into-the-Black-Audiobook/B08F92ZCQ5

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Sep 22 2020 · 43mins
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Arthur Machen and The London Labyrinth

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Enter the labyrinth. Perambulator and psycho-geographer Robert Kingham leads us down the twisting, turning tunnels and lost highways of the London labyrinth to meet author, mystic and cockney visionary Arthur Machen. We explore Machen’s odd life and books - and some  strange parts of the city - as we uncover the ways he was to influence the folk horror movement and countercultural cult authors H P Lovecraft and Alan Moore. We ask: Was Machen the first London psycho-geographer?Did he really take a packet of currant biscuits with him on his epic perambulations through the sleeping city?Where is the labyrinth?   For more on Robert and Minimum Labyrinthminimum labyrinth For more on the Bureau of Lost Culturewww.bureauoflostculture.com
Sep 16 2020 · 1hr
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109-The Hill Of Dreams av Arthur Machen

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Med hjälp av Machen-kännaren James Machin gräver vi i mysteriet kring det märkliga mästerverket: "The hill of dreams".
Jul 04 2020 · 38mins
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Arthur Machen's "The White People" (Live Reading) (March 22, 2020)

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In the spring of 2020, while stuck in isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I began experimenting with streaming live audio to Twitch. I wanted to mix, chop, and screw with Creative Commons-licensed music live while reading weird fiction no longer restricted by copyright. My elderly Mac Pro from 2008, connected to even older audio interfaces and a Reloop Mixage Controller Edition USB DJ controller, running El Capitan and old versions of Traktor and Logic, gave me endless troubles. I originally wanted to use MainStage, but it would not behave reliably for me at all and I had to give up. Audio was glitching occasionally, but I kept the setup limping along long enough to finish this live reading. This is a challenging story to read aloud, as much of it is in the form a single monologue of extremely long sentences that flow together into extremely long paragraphs in a hypnotic, stream-of-consciousness style. Because there is continuous background music, no editing was possible. Enjoy!
Mar 28 2020 · 2hr 7mins
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The Inmost Light, part 2, by Arthur Machen

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In which our hero continues his True Crime podcast, and then peaces out. Arthur Machen, tonight on the Weird Tales Podcast. Email: TheWeirdTalesPodcast@gmail.com

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Dec 03 2019 · 43mins
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