The Dark Fusion Podcast
By Dark Fusion
The Dark Fusion PodcastJan 25, 2022
DFP #25 - A Speculative Poetry Panel With Linda Addison, Angela Yuriko Smith, and Jamal Hodge
Hard to imagine what can be said to emphasize what an amazing panel of poets we managed to bring together in this special episode of The Dark Fusion Podcast. Join us and three modern masters of speculative poetry for a discussion on creativity, responsibility, technique, and motivation, among more than a handful of other topics. Soak up the knowledge these powerhouse poets have to share and learn about the amazing works they have in progress in poetry, fiction, film, and elsewhere. This is an absolute must listen episode. Come listen in.
You're never alone in the dark.
DFP #34 - with Daniel Kraus
Steph, Bev, and Shane were enchanted and regaled with information by Daniel Kraus, co-author of The Shape of Water, with Guillermo Del Toro, The Living Dead, posthumously co-written with George A. Romero, and now, the intrepid reporter who revealed the horrifying truth behind the Burger City murders of 2017. This report--The Ghost That Ate Us--is not for the faint of heart, but highly recommended to them anyway. Give it a listen! It's a damn good one.
DFP #23 - Mummy Brown: a conversation with Lauren R.H. Bruce
You guys, what an amazing conversation we had with historian, PHD candidate, and fascinating student of mummified things, Lauren HR Bruce. Everything you never knew or knew you wanted to know about the care and feeding of mummies is in this episode. Come listen to us talk mummies and a mutual love of horror in one of my favorite conversations this year.
DFP #22 - Featuring Tim Waggoner and the Writing in the Dark Workbook
Hey all, we love our craft-focused episodes here at Dark Fusion and this is one of the best we've done. Tune into us as we talk to Tim Waggoner about writing, teaching, reading, and the darkness we all love. There is so much to learn from this episode and Tim is just the right teacher for the job.
DFP #21 with Jeremy Hepler
You couldn't ask for a nicer human being to talk to than author Jeremy Hepler, a lovely bonus when he's also a top-notch writer of dark literature. Join us as we pick his brains about Texas climate, gardening, writing what you know, and his newest novel, Sunray Alice, out now from Crossroads Press. If you want to learn about the ins and outs of creating a book and bringing it to life in the indie community, this is the episode you want to hear. Find out how this one author wrestles the beast and wins. So much to love in this one, you don't want to miss it!
DFP #20 - In Conversation with Heather and Steve Vassallo of Brigid's Gate Press
The folks at Brigid's Gate Press are doing exciting things and making the indie publishing world a little better with every new addition to their imprint. And it's no surprise once you get to know the two wonderful humans at the helm of the ship. Heather and Steve Vassallo are truly fantastic people and their product is a reflection of that. Tune in for another must-listen episode of The Dark Fusion Podcast.
DFP #19 in conversation with Joe Koch
Today we're joined by Joe Koch, author of The Wingspan of Severed Hands and Convulsive, the forthcoming collection from Apocalypse Party. Join Steph, Shane, and Bev as we delve into the dark mind of this wonderful author of haunting, surreal tales that live inside you long after you finish the story.
DFP #18 - Talking nightmares with Daniel Barnett
Shane is joined by Rich Duncan of the This Is Horror Award-winning podcast Ink Heist, and the webzine of the same title. No chemistry lost here as they talk to author Daniel Barnett about fiction, horror, and NIghtmareland, the subject of his epic series, The Nightmareland Chronicles. We had an amazing conversation with Daniel -- you'll agree -- and will have him back again and again. Give a listen to this amazing episode, buy Daniel Barnett's books, and welcome Rich Duncan to the Dark Fusion Podcast.
You're never alone in the dark ...
DFP #17 with Joe R. Lansdale
Today, Steph, Beverley, and Shane have the great honor and pleasure to talk with the great Joe R. Lansdale, author of The Thicket, Paradise Sky, The Hap and Leonard series, and about a thousand other works of dark fiction in the crime and horror genres. His newest book, Born For Trouble: The Further Adventures of Hap and Leonard, is out now from Tachyon. In addition to being one of our best practitioners of dark arts, he is also an incredible personality and the embodiment of encouragement. Tune in to this episode for an amazing conversation and more than a few lessons from a living legend.
DFP #15 with Chad Lutzke
Sometimes it feels like all you need to hear is a name and you know you're in for goodness. Such is the case here. Beverley, Steph, and Shane sit down with author Chad Lutzke to talk about his new book, Cannibal Creator. And that's one of those names I'm talking about. Whether you're reading his work, or listening to him talk, you're always guaranteed to have a good time, learn something new, and have your face melted off in a flashfire. Well, maybe not that last one, but who knows? Give this a listen and go give Chad's new book a read! Both are fantastic.
DFP #14 With Madeleine Swann
Join Shane, Beverley, and Steph as we engage with the wonderful Madeleine Swann, Wonderland Award nominated author and writer of the newly released, surreal dark fiction collection The Sharp End of the Rainbow. Madeleine is a talented creator and a delightful human and the three of us had a wonderful time chatting with her. Give it a listen, you'll dig it too!
DFP #13 with Janine Pipe
In this episode of The Dark Fusion Podcast, we're delighted to be speaking with author, editor, and youtuber extraordinaire, Janine Pipe, Editor at Kandisha Press, author of Twisted Tainted Tales, and an all around amazing person. We talk favorite horror tropes (WEREWOLVES), splatterpunk, women in horror, and a gamut of other topics you don't want to miss out on. Join Us.
Episode 12 - with Alison Faye, Stephanie Ellis, Beverley Lee, Catherine McCarthy, Lynn Love, and Natalie Edwards
You guys, this episode is so fucking brilliant, I'm not sure where to start. How about, two phenomenal creatives, Alison Faye and Stephanie Ellis, get an idea for a series of horror anthologies featuring brilliant women authors, dubbed sequentially Daughters of Darkness and Daughters of Darkness II. We talk about both books here but, more importantly, this episode is rife with incredibly talented English ladies discussing the ins and outs of our genre and the business of writing and publishing, and it's just about my favorite conversation in forever. It'll be one of yours too.
DFP #10 - with Author Coy Hall
Today we're stoked to share this conversation we had with an author who can honestly be called brilliant. A medieval historian who pours his passion into his work, Coy Hall is a writer of folk horror set in historical settings. In this episode, we discuss the aforementioned topics, history and folk horror, where folk legends come from and the purposes they've served in history and in modern literature. Come join us!
You're never alone in the dark...
Dark Fusion #9 with Lucy Taylor
Join us for a wonderful conversation with author Lucy Taylor about horror westerns, horror fiction in general, and her wonderful horror western novella, Desolation. Check it out! Not only is she a fantastic author, she's a great conversationalist and a champion of innocent mice everywhere.
DFP #8 with Craig Wallwork
You guys, Craig Wallwork has a collection out right now called The Human Tenderloin and it's absolutely stunning. A huge favorite this year on the part of the entire Dark Fusion crew and it will be for you, as well, so go grab a copy. Trust us. In the meantime, check out this wonderful, wide-ranging conversation we had with him. Super informative, educational, and engaging. If you want to know where the best of everything in dark fiction is, join us!
You're never alone in the dark...
DFP #7 - With Sadie Hartmann
On this, the inaugural episode of the newly rebranded Dark Fusion Podcast, Bev, Steph, and Shane are excited to bring you a wonderful conversation with Mother Horror herself, Sadie Hartmann. You could look forever and never find a greater supporter of horror fiction and the indie press and we had a fantastic discussion about, oh, pretty much everything under the sun and a lot of things that never see the sun in the first place. Tune in and give us a listen. This podcast is getting better and better with every episode and you're going to want to get up to speed with it, ASAP. Listen in as we discuss this phenom's origins, progress, and the secrets to her hugely impressive and much-earned success.
Episode #6 with Becky Wright
Hey, you guys, just in time for Halloween, we have the wonderful Becky Wright, author of the ground-breaking Mister Stoker and I, and her brand new quietly chilling horror novel, Priory. Becky is a talent to be reckoned with and an incredible human being too. We had a great time talking with her about vampires, historical fiction, quiet horror, ghosts, and busting genre boundaries. That's just the tip of the iceberg, so do give this fantastic, in-depth conversation a listen and then go buy Priory. Buy a copy for your mother and your best friend too. This conversation is perfect for the spooky season we all love and so is Priory. If you haven't read her work yet, now is your chance to unfuck that. And Priory is exactly where you should start!
Episode #5 with Nicole Eigener
This week we welcome author and amazing human being Nicole Eigener, creator of Beguiled by Night. Catch Beverley, Steph, and Shane interrogating Nicole about her fascination with vampires, French history, and the combining of the two in her fiction. Nicole is an engaging speaker and a wonderful conversationalist. Stick around and give it a listen. You'll dig it.
Episode #4 With Wendy Wagner
This week we welcome the amazing Wendy Wagner, Managing Editor of Lightspeed Magazine, Editor in Chief of Nightmare Magazine, and author of the forthcoming novel, The Deer Kings, and her novella, The Secret Skin. In addition to being a brilliant author and editor, Wendy is a wonderful human being and an absolutely captivating conversationalist. We talk about her upcoming work, her editor hat, and rural and urban life in the State of Oregon. Check it out, you'll love it.
Episode #3 - Exploring Dark Stars with John F.D. Taff
In this episode, Beverley, Stephanie, and Shane explore a different kind of cosmos with John F.D. Taff. One that involves such supernovae as Caroline Kepnes, Alma Katsu, Stephen Graham Jones, Priya Sharma, and the British Grand Master himself, Ramsey Campbell, to name a spare few stars so bright you can bare look straight at them. So, go get yourselves some cheap sunglasses and kick back, listen to another bright star talking about the ins and outs of writing, editing, and the pug-nacious company he keeps.
Episode #2 with Ross Jeffrey
Today Stephanie, Beverley, and Shane have a lengthy conversation with the absolutely delightful Ross Jeffrey. We talk about his books Juniper and Tome, creature feature fiction, his new novella Only the Stains Remain, and a whole hatful of other topics you want to stuff in your brains, folks. Ross is a brilliant writer and Booktuber, and a wonderful person too. Bev, Steph, and Ross were miserable in the heat when we recorded, but they soldiered through and we had one hell of a chat. Give it a listen.
Episode #1 With Beverley Lee and Catherine McCarthy
In this inaugural episode of The Shotgun Logic Podcast, I am talking with soon-to-be host Beverley Lee and special guest Catherine McCarthy. Catherine has just recently released her novella Immortelle, from Off Limits Press and Beverley has a brand new novella, The House of Little Bones releasing in September. I've personally had the honor of reading both of these deliciously vicious quiet works of horror and I can't recommend them highly enough. Check out my review of both over at Ink Heist or just go preorder those beauties You'll love them.
In this episode, we discuss Beverley and Catherine's books, quiet horror, atmosphere, and mood, with shoutouts to Off Limits, Sam Kolesnik, Laurel Hightower, Ross Jefferey, and Tim McGregor, just to name a few. I also demonstrate a notable lack of alphabetical knowledge for a writer. Check us out and do come back for future episodes with Ross Jefferey, John F.D. Taff, Wendy Wagner, and Nicole Eigener. The full list will be on the website, as are links to the works of the guests and our contributors Nicholas Day--hand-drawn logo--and Vitskar Suden for the amazing song we use for our podcast. Do throw support behind all these brilliant creatives and thank you for listening to Shotgun Logic.