I have a group of men that I regularly go see horror movies with, they are four tall, white, hairy, middle-aged, gay men that I affectionately refer to as my Horror Bears. It’s cute and succinct. It was during one of our outings that someone in the group started talking about what podcasts people are listening to and Attack of the Queerwolf came up. In the sea of podcasts (myself included since I run Nocturnal Emissions podcast) it’s hard to find content that rises to the top of the “subscribe” pile. But in a single sitting, I knew I was going to be addicted to Attack of the Queerwolf. The podcast has the two crucial elements of what makes this kind of podcast work, one; knowledgeable and well-read hosts and two; an affable and friendly vibe. The podcast feels like the kinds of conversations I have with my friends about horror movies, calling out problematic elements, commenting on who we’d have sex with, and talking about is a movie “camp” or not. The line between camp and horror is razor thin sometimes and the depiction of queer people can also be so derogative in horror that it makes it hard to know if we’re in on the joke or just the joke. That’s why having actual queer people go over the material and examine it is useful in its categorization of whether it’s fun or actually harmful to the community.
Last week I was interviewed for Mage: The Podcast with my collaborators on a table top RPG book that we wrote together. It is called Gods and Monsters and it’s a compendium for the World of Darkness books. I was brought in to write the pieces on African/loa/voodoo creatures and deities. It was such an honor to be in on this project and I’m really happy with the results. Please take a listen to our interview and if you play the book, please let me know what you thought!
I was recently asked to guest on my good friend’s podcast About to Review. We talk about everything, from UFO’s, burlesque, horror movies and Bond villans.
- Facebook: @AboutToReview
- Twitter: @AboutToReview
- Instagram: @AboutToReview
Click on the links to subscribe: