A Podcast to the Curious - The M.R. James Podcast show

A Podcast to the Curious - The M.R. James Podcast

Summary: A Podcast to the Curious is the only podcast dedicated to the weird fiction of M.R. James! Each episode your humble hosts Will Ross and Mike Taylor will be tackling a different M.R James story, proving a commentary on the story and discussing it's themes and form interlaced with readings. Along the way we hope to include discussion on stage, screen and radio adaptations of James' stories, information on James' life and interests as well as on the legions of authors who were inspired by him.

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 Episode 4 – The Ash-tree | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:53

In this post-Halloween spook-tacular of an episode, your hosts Mike and Will attempt to answer the following thorny questions: Is it unlucky to sleep in a room near an ash tree? Is Mrs Mothersole a MILF? Are you down with the Castringham Sickness? If you answered ‘yes’ to one or more of the above then pull […]

 Episode 3 – The Mezzotint | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:46

Episode 3 sees us tackle ‘The Mezzotint’ by M.R. James and delve into the world of sinister collectable artwork of a kind not often featured on the Antiques Roadshow. In this episode: Terror! Art! Golf! Alternative endings! How NOT to choose a babysitter! Mike gets all sentimental about his university days. Will moans a lot […]

 Episode 2 – Lost Hearts | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:26

This week we tackle Lost Hearts by M.R. James, a spine-chilling tale featuring ghostly orphans! Talking rats! Diabolical alchemy! Gore! A shower scene! (sort of). Also in this episode: Mike tweaks his hurgy gurdy around the house Will says ‘Dun Dun Duuunnn!’ more than is strictly necessary We both says ‘evocative’ more than is strictly […]

 Episode 1 – Canon Alberic’s Scrapbook | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:38

In Episode 1 your hosts Will Ross and Mike Taylor discuss M.R. James’s first published ghost story, Canon Alberic’s Scrapbook, in which crocodiles are purloined, religious pimping staffs brandished, sinister tomes examined and unholy terrors unleashed on an unsuspecting scholar in the darkest depths of rural France. Also in this episode: Mike grumbles bitterly about […]


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