Do your greedy ears need a new horror-related podcast as we creep ever-closer to Halloween season? If the answer is yes (and even if it’s “no,” just go along with it, otherwise that opening line doesn’t work, ok?), you’re in luck. The Fangoria Podcast Network has just added the second original podcast to its roster: The Pumpkin Pie Show.
The Pumpkin Pie Show is the podcast version of Clay McLeod Chapman’s stage show of the same name, and it joins the ranks of The Rants Macabre, Bailey Jay’s Blood Lust, We’ll See You In Hell, and Monster Party in Fangoria’s ever-growing Podcast Network. And if you’ve never heard of The Pumpkin Pie Show, here’s as visceral a run-down as you’re likely to find:
Celebrating its second decade of performances, THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW is a literary fist in the face. Part storytelling session, part boxing match, part shamanistic ritual, THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW has established itself as an all-points artistic hodgepodge of theatre and literature. We pick and choose the essentials of both mediums, channeling their rocking properties in order to create a more intimate relationship between performer and audience. Our goal is to strip away the elements that we find extraneous to the tale being told, conjuring up an atmosphere of “creating something out of nothing,” as well as focusing on that ethereal connective tissue between the one telling the story and our audience. Packed with enough emotional intensity to feel like a rock concert rather than just spinning a yarn, THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW is pure bedtime stories for adults.
Curious? Here’s more good news: the stories on The Pumpkin Pie Show are available for free on iTunes, and the first episode has already been published. It’s called “B-SIDE,” and spins a tale about “a rare records collector who discovers a haunted piece of vinyl.” Check it out!