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The Mystic Menagerie Podcast

your regular descent into the world of alternative entertainment, art and culture. Bolt the door, light the fire and pour yourself a glass of virgin rouge and let your hosts Dan Baines and Lord Freddie Valentine guide you through the Stygian depths of your darkest delights.

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The Mystic Menagerie Podcast Episode 15 - The Unkindness of Ravens, S Rob, Shadow People Summoned Live!

Join Freddie Valentine, Dan Baines, Nathan Sarea and a host of guests from the world of the paranormal, alternative arts and film. For the first time in podcasting history we perform a live summoning of not one, but three battalions of shadow people! Download the invocation here and join in.... if you dare! We also talk to director and producer Lawrie Brewster and musician and screenwriter Sarah Daly about their current psychological horror 'The Unkindness of Ravens'. And it wouldn't be a trip to The Mystic Menagerie without a visit from the Fortean Oracle himself, Nathan Sarea where we discuss bleeding statues, Vietnam and spirit photography. We also announce the lucky winner of the Halloween Hamper of Horrors! Over three hours of light-hearted yet engaging chat about all things weird and wonderful! Support us on Patreon and get access to loads of unique extras. Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Subscribe to us on Youtube and iTunes.

3hr 47mins

26 Nov 2015

Rank #1

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The Mystic Menagerie Podcast Episode 12 - Summer Special

Join Freddie & Dan at the Mystic Menagerie Mansion for the Summer Special! Over 3.5 hours of paranormal chat, alternative entertainment, news, reviews and interviews!   Listen to the first two episodes of the exclusive new radio play by David Chaudoir 'Freddie Valentine and the Soho Ghoul'. We review Hell Portals, How to create hell portals in your own home by S Rob, we chat to Nathan Sarea the Fortean Oracle and in Paranormal Corner we unveil the worst ghost story you will ever hear!   This month's Patreon Inner Sanctum Member exclusive is a free copy of Spirit TX by Lebanon Circle and Dark Exhibitions by Freddie Valentine. Create convincing EVP and learn how to host your own exhibition of strange artefacts! A total package worth £30!   00:00 – 18:10 – Intro   18:10 – 01:15.45 – Our Bizarre Life   01:15.45 – 01:33:29 – David Chaudoir discusses 'Freddie Valentine and the Soho Ghoul'   01:33:29 – 01:42:53 – 'Freddie Valentine and the Soho Ghoul' Episodes 1&2   01:42:53 – 01:55:55 – Bizarre Music – Peter Wyngarde   01:55:55 – 03:10:33 – Interview - Nathan Sarea   03:10:33 - 03:26:52 – Review – Hell Portals by S Rob   03:26:52 - 03:41:25 – Paranormal Corner – The Worst Ghost Story Ever!   03:41:25 - End - Outro

3hr 42mins

24 Aug 2015

Rank #2

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The Mystic Menagerie Podcast Episode 11 – Cursed Theme Parks, Mysterious Legends & Werewolves with author Nick Stead

Join Freddie & Dan at the Mystic Menagerie Mansion where we investigate eerie goings on at theme parks! With an exclusive interview with author of 'Hybrid' Nick Stead plus the usual tangential banter.   This month's Patreon Inner Sanctum Member exclusive is a video tutorial on ageing documents and photographs WITHOUT the use of a bloody teabag!00:00 – 17:00 – Intro 17:00 – 01:02.01 – Our Bizarre Life 01:02.01 – 01:50:38 – Paranormal Corner – Cursed Theme Parks01:50:38 – 02:28:01 – Interview with Nick Stead.02:28:01 - End - Outro

2hr 30mins

22 Jul 2015

Rank #3

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The Mystic Menagerie Podcast Episode 10 – Spring Heeled Jack, Lothar Malmberg and Prof BC

Join Freddie & Dan at the Mystic Menagerie Mansion where things are jumping! With special guests Paul Voodini and Lothar Malmberg.00:00 – 11:56 – Intro 11:56 – 38.18 – Our Bizarre Life 38:18 – 01:28:15 – Interview with Lothar Malmberg01:28:15 – 02:32:45 – Paranormal Corner – Spring Heeled Jack02:32:45 - End - Outro Support us on Patreon and gain access to The Mystic Menagerie Inner Sanctum and listen to the 30 minute Prof BC Lecture on bizarre magic performance.

2hr 39mins

17 Jun 2015

Rank #4

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The Mystic Menagerie Podcast Episode 9 - The Enfield Poltergeist, Ghostwatch, Black Magic Rituals, Charlie Charlie Challenge, Doomsday and more!

Join Freddie & Dan at the Mystic Menagerie Mansion where things are certainly going bump in the night with a poltergeist special! Plus Charlie, Charlie are you there? Black Magic Rituals and Doomsday 2015!   00:00 – 09:42 – Intro   08:37 – 01:08:55 – Our Bizarre Life   01:08:55 – 01:14:28 – Mummified Fairy Hoax Lecture Teaser   01:14:28 – 01:47:16 – Paranormal Corner – The Enfield Haunting   01:47:16 – 02:08:41 – Paranormal Corner Part 2 - Ghostwatch-   02:08:41 - End - Outro   Support us on Patreon and gain access to The Mystic Menagerie Inner Sanctum and listen to the full 90 minute 'Mummified Fairy Hoax Lecture' recorded last month at the South East London Folklore Society.   Follow us on Twitter   Follow us on Facebook   Subscribe to us on Youtube

2hr 12mins

28 May 2015

Rank #5

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The Mystic Menagerie Podcast Episode 6 - Vampires, Aliens and Alchemy Moon

Join Freddie & Dan at the Mystic Menagerie Mansion where it's all Vampires, Aliens and Alchemy Moon with special guest Chris Gould.   00:00 – 19:39 – Intro   19:39 – 54 :21 – My Bizarre Life   54:21 – 01:21:35 – Paranormal Corner – Vampires in the UK   01:21:35 – 03:06:28 – Interview – Chris Gould of Alchemy Moon   03:06:28 - End - Outro

3hr 7mins

25 Feb 2015

Rank #6

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The Mystic Menagerie Podcast Episode 5

Join Freddie & Dan at the Mystic Menagerie Mansion where they review Oskar Hejll's Dr Cagliostro's Cabinet of Curisoities, discuss urban exploration and 'Legend Tripping', look at the Lovecraftian influences of True Detective and Dan's reveals some interesting news about his new effect 'Oculus – Mark of the Bibliomancer'   00:00 – 15:00 – Intro   15:00 – 34 :09 – My Bizarre Life-   34:09 – 46:34 – Review - Oskar Hejll's Dr Cagliostro's Cabinet of Curisoities   46:34 – 01:23:10 – Interview with Oskar Hejll at The Old Operating Theatre Museum   01:23:10 – 02:00:00 – Paranormal Corner – Urban Exploration and Legend Tripping   02:00:00 – 02:24:40 – Review – True Detective   02:25:05 – 02:26:45 – ER Perkins reads Robert W. Chambers 'Cassilda's Song'   02:26:45 - End - Outro

2hr 27mins

30 Jan 2015

Rank #7

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The Mystic Menagerie Podcast Episode 20 - Michael Day Occult Leader Interview, Erotic Entities & The Ghoster Project

Thom Burgess pops by again for a chat about his exciting new project Ghoster, the Fortean oracle Nathan Sarea explores erotic entities and saucy spirits and Dan and Freddie cover a wide range of topics in Our Bizarre Life including haunted dolls, seances and the strange case of the disappearing fairy book.   ;

3hr 12mins

3 May 2016

Rank #8

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The Mystic Menagerie Podcast Episode 19 - Mat Fraser American Horror Story, Arthur Uther Pendragon, Portals

We also have the legendary King Arthur Uther Pendragon, protector of Stonehenge and chief Druid chatting with us on an array of subjects and knighting Dan and Freddie on the show! Arthur has many tales to tell and you will hear lots of them here!   Finally we have the Fortean Oracle, Nathan Sarea, chewing over some deep and mystical subjects and the usual chit chat and fun from Freddie and Dan. ;

3hr 35mins

6 Apr 2016

Rank #9

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The Mystic Menagerie Podcast Episode 18 - New Orleans Ghosts, Faked Deaths and Beastiality from Beyond the Grave

We also have a fascinating interview with James McWilliams on ghost walks and voodoo in New Orleans and you will get to hear the spooky story of the New Orleans Axe Man!!   The Fortean Oracle section has a very disturbing ghost story concerning the deceased King of Pop, Michael Jackson and a discussion as to whether Jim Morrisson of The Doors faked his death or not. ;

2hr 59mins

29 Feb 2016

Rank #10