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A school for sharing ideas and inspiration around good storytelling. “What makes a good story?”, “What excites us most about stories?”, “How can we be better at engaging with this fragile and robust art form?” Each week Phoebe McIndoe and Redzi Bernard speak with a well-known storyteller to receive their golden insights and advice. Like all good schools, at the end of each episode there will be homework; a unique storytelling challenge for you to join in.
 
Social distance...it means more than just six feet apart. What other kinds of distances did we encounter during such a year of crisis? Join Midstory as we interview experts in the humanities and delve into the kinds of distances that are, well...social—the gaps that have been exposed and widened, and how we’ve learned to bridge them. Each week, we look at a different cross section of society that has been impacted by the crisis, and unpack topics ranging from the environment, birth and death ...
 
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The first of four explorations into the philosophy of lack w/ philosophers Cadell Last, Alex Ebert, O.G. Rose & Tim Adalin.As introduced by Cadell: "Philosophy is a discipline classically concerned with "Being", or the presence of Something. Why is there Something rather than Nothing? However, after more than a century of psychoanalysis, we may say…
 
They're coming to get you, BLHHiPheads...And by "they" I mean myself and the always hilarious Joey Clift, and by "get" I mean "talk about the Night of the Living Dead remake in your ears"!We're discussing the reasons this remake exists, making the most of small roles, keeping zombies fresh, and as a bonus, my cats are loud as hell in this one! Chec…
 
A dialogue exploring and responding to themes and questions relating to collective intelligence, distributed wisdom, and dynamics of group formation.This conversation features the eminent philosophers Forrest Landry and John Vervaeke, along with the independent thinker Tyler Hollett joining Tim in a facilitation capacity.Support the project on Patr…
 
It's just you and me now, sport.... because we're profiling Michael Mann's Manhunter, man! Author of Lad: the Homecoming and the commissioner of cozy Umar Ditta is here and we're discussing Mann's expressionist approach to rejecting realism, Heat being the Paddington 2 of 1995, David Lynch's potential direction and wondering... what if Bane was in …
 
The first piece I came across by Kalli and Kaija was Night Swimmer, which follows Marilyn Korzekwa, a 61-year-old swimmer, as she attempts to be the first person to cross Lake Superior, from Michigan, USA to Ontario, Canada. The way Kalli and Kaija think about place and tension within their work is mesmerising; they are constantly questioning how t…
 
The thrilling conclusion to the Sloppy Boys trilogy of episodes - Mike Hanford is in the Horror House and our freakin' recording got haunted because we were talking about the 2020 lockdown breakout, Host! We're talkin' about the unique timeliness, the creativity on a budget, and modernizing tired haunted house tropes! Plus the beauty of sneezing, a…
 
When you open a basket at the Best Little Horror House, you're not likely to find a picnic! Zak Greene is here to talk about Frank Henenlotter's exploitation icon, Basket Case - and we're getting into the hidden depths and Shakespearean allusions while also making time to discuss Belial's cloaca! That's called range. Zak also wanted to mention, but…
 
Hello BLHHiP-heads... I'd like to play a game.For years you have been ignoring the later Saw installments, dismissing them as simple gore for gore's sake. But now you have a chance to redeem yourself - all you have to do is listen to Brodie Reed from The Dark Weeb Podcast talk about his pick for the best horror movie ever made, Saw VI. Do you have …
 
The Best Little Horror House in Philly is back with a doozy of a movie... and it's another joint pick! Tori and Garrett are here from the Killer Bs podcast and we're naming Garrett's next ska album, spotting hitchcock cameos, and wondering if Norman ever stood a chance while discussing the fantastically fun puzzle of Psycho II!BTW: I say in the epi…
 
Zak is a builder of fake cities and real dreams, using the power of storytelling to re-imagine what our world might look like. I was drawn to Zak’s idea of life and stories as works in progress. He’s also not afraid to let his uncertainty permeate the stories he’s telling. I hope you enjoy the episode and have time to explore Zak’s podcast Pregnant…
 
Friend of the pod Dustin Krefft returns to fly solo and talk about the fantastic City of the Dead from 1960, also known as Horror Hotel! We break down a lotte plotte, the glowering of Christopher Lee, and weird coincidences in the 1960's horror field that draw comparisons to Psycho and Black Sunday. Check out Dustin's show Nerds, Geeks and the Kitc…
 
Joining Tim for this episode is the outstanding philosopher Christopher Mastropietro. This is a dialogue about what philosophy means to a couple of guys who care a lot about that stuff. Support the podcast at https://www.patreon.com/voicecraft Find the show notes and links to the Voicecraft network, as well as more about Chris and his work with Joh…
 
Our last episode of the series brings life to the fore in a time of disease and death. Midstory talks to Dr. Barbara Piperata, professor of anthropology at the Ohio State University, and graduate student Emily Wolfe-Sherrie about what motherhood and bringing new life into the world look like under the strains of quarantine, as well as how cultural …
 
Will Hines is here and screw it, we're just gonna talk about the best horror movie ever made... A Dark Song, the directorial debut of Liam Gavin! Emotionally, this low-budget movie packs a punch - plus powerful performances and a tight script make this today's pick for the best ever. We also talk about horror comics and making a thriller from the o…
 
How does someone “shelter in place” when shelter isn’t safe, or there’s no shelter to stay in? Midstory talks to Andrea Seielstad, professor at the University of Dayton School of Law, and Catherine Crosby, Chief of Staff of the City of Toledo, about evictions, food insecurity, domestic violence and homelessness during the pandemic.…
 
It's no dream... or 'nam flashback... or even purgatory... Justin Kiley is here, fresh from his performance on the recent Charity Doughathon, and we're talking about Jacob's Ladder - plus the bad trip that inspired it, trying to fake out a train, and waiting a minute, mister postman! Don't forget to check out the BLHHiP Patreon, and submit question…
 
At a time when travel is rendered impossible, literature can take us places. Midstory talks to Dr. Anne Sokolsky, professor of Comparative Literature at Ohio Wesleyan University, about the stories born of past pandemics and the importance of telling our stories today—through broader and more diverse means than ever before.…
 
Brad Henderson doesn't just know your favorite B-movies.... He's one of the guys who put a lot of them on blu-ray! Brad is here from Vinegar Syndrome to talk about the importance and process of archival work and working for a boutique label, where he got his love of film, and why Halloween 2 (1981) is his pick for the best horror movie ever made. C…
 
Sharon is the creator of Man Choubam and Appearances - a one-woman audio show about an Iranian family, “where appearances are important and the daughter is a liability to the family’s reputation”. When I listen to Sharon’s work I feel like I’ve been placed inside a film set and scene by scene, I’m walking through the story; visualising and getting …
 
As concert halls and jazz bars closed amidst the pandemic, the music community had to find new ways to bring music to people. In doing so, they’ve also opened up doors to broader audiences. Midstory talks to Zak Vassar, President and CEO of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, and Chris Anderson, founder of Open Tone Music, about how the pandemic changed…
 
There is no escaping death... or the fact that Final Destination 2 is the best horror movie ever made (according to our guest, at least)! Patrick Dangermond joins us to talk about one of my favorite franchises and all the goofy fun, over the top set pieces and Rube Goldberg Machines of death that go with it!To learn more about Food Not Bombs, visit…
 
In the isolation and grief of 2020, we turned to the written word to find connections that transcend time and space. Midstory talks to Dave Lucas, the second Poet Laureate of Ohio and lecturer at Case Western Reserve University, about the ways writing and poetry provide solace, wisdom and clarity far beyond what we (and perhaps the authors) could h…
 
Alana Johnston AKA THE KNIFE from Self Esteem Party is in the horror house and the only thing we had to fear on the placid waters of Philadelphia is that reality might intrude... or that someone might disagree about Cape Fear (1991) being the best horror movie ever made! We laugh a whole bunch in this one and hopefully you will too. Enjoy!Don't for…
 
In the past year, wildfires, hurricanes, record temperatures and more devastated populations already struggling with a raging global pandemic. Midstory talks to Dr. Amilcar Challu, professor of History at Bowling Green State University, about the ways the environment deeply influences our social and political realities. For more and to see the vide…
 
Hi, I'm Georgie, wanna play?! Mike Mitchell is here from Doughboys to break down what makes Child's Play the best horror movie ever made - along with talking about his love for Romero movies, spending time at Child World growing up, and what makes this movie so dang scary to him! Don't miss out! Join the Best Little Horror House in Philly Patreon f…
 
When the COVID-19 outbreak began, people sought answers in the century-old archives of the last global pandemic. 100 years from now, what will people look at to remember today? Midstory talks to Bill Kimok and Miriam Intrator of the Archives and Special Collections at Ohio University, as well as student Jade Braden, about preserving this moment—bot…
 
We're saying hello to Mary Lou and Prom Night 2, because Betsy Sodaro is in the horror house! We're talking about loving trash, being in Hubie Halloween and what horror franchise is next, putting Prom Night 2 squarely in the Big Grande's Teacher's Lounge-iverse, and much more! Don't miss this one, it's a great one! Join the Best Little Horror House…
 
Race. History. Media. The social unrest of 2020 and beyond called into question our present—and our past. Midstory talks to Dr. Akil Houston, professor of Cultural and Media Studies at Ohio University, to unpack how we got here and where we go from here. For more and to see the video podcast, visit www.midstory.org/social-distances.…
 
Get ready for goop, because we're talking about a Croney Classic today! Joe Wengert is in the house to chat about The Fly remake from David Cronenberg, and all the Goldblum workouts, baboon anecdotes, and practical effects that go with it! Don't miss this one folks.Join the Best Little Horror House in Philly Patreon to get early, ad-free, and even …
 
Cody Ziglar (Dark Weeb Podcast, Rick and Morty, Siege Society Vol. 1) makes his triumphant return to the horror house, shifting from Oscar-winning fare Get Out to bodacious B-movie Xtro 2! Get you a podcast guest who can do both! This episode is a preview of the spotlight episodes on the Best Little Horror House in Philly Patreon. For early, ad-fre…
 
Ariana is a multimedia artist making images, objects, and audio documentary. Ariana started out working with physical art and sculpture. What we fell in love with was Ariana’s ability to translate the physical world - objects, architecture and space - into sound. Ariana says you don’t need to be an expert in Pro Tools to create good stories. If you…
 
Social distance...it means more than just six feet apart. What other kinds of distances did we encounter during 2020 and beyond? Join Midstory as we interview experts in the humanities and delve into the kinds of distances that are, well...social—the gaps that have been exposed and widened amidst crisis, and how we’ve learned to bridge them. Each w…
 
Woah yes, wait a minute Mr. Postman... is there a letter is your bag for me? We're hitting the mailbag today and answering burning questions like: What one-off slasher should have had a franchise? How would I take down Gritty in a horror movie? How much time goes into the show every month? and several more! If you want this to happen again, let me …
 
All hands on deck for the Trustees meeting - today's episode features a panel of nine guests plus myself to discuss one of my favorite and earliest watched horror movies, Friday the 13th Part II! We're talking about all the big moments from Friday the 13th 2 - the frog boys, the rat, the brown underwear, plus the cut footage and more! Don't miss th…
 
October 8th, 2020 marks the 1 year anniversary of the Best Little Horror House in Philly, and we wanted to get a really awesome guest in the horror house to commemorate it. And we were able to deliver - Rich Sommer (Mad Men, Devil Wears Prada, Summer of '84, GLOW) is here to talk about George Romero's Creepshow - featuring a bevy of great actors li…
 
This week on the Best Little Horror House in Philly - the police station may be closing but Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh and I are just getting started, because we're pitching the 2015 low-budget feature Last Shift as the best horror movie ever made! You won't want to miss this one, but you might not trust your own eyes after! Support the show as a pa…
 
Forget milkshakes, because we're talking about David Durston's I Drink Your Blood! G.G. Graham is here to school us on both the origins of grindhouse cinema and new examples like Hobo With a Shotgun and Devil's Rejects, chat about the power of a dance background, and discuss all the trashy goodness that comes with b-movie territory. Don't miss it!…
 
This week Kevin Cole (Haque, Pretend Friends, Space Kings) and I go on an emotional roller coaster - he picked Slither, but upon rewatch, wasn't sure he actually felt it was the best?! We go through the movie together and by the time we've broken it down, we got there in the end; Slither is in fact, the best horror movie ever made. Plus we had fun …
 
We're working with our friends at Film Rage on the All The Horror charity drive - an October event that raises money for the Scares that Care charity (scaresthatcare.org). To that end, since it was a repeat visitor, we decided to talk about a movie that I love, and since they're from the great white north, we decided to talk about my favorite Canad…
 
Hot off having one of his own movies, Last Shift, picked as the best horror movie ever made.... Anthony DiBlasi is here to set the record straight and say that the correct answer is actually the beefcake bloodbath from 1987, Predator! We talk about his passion for horror and what he likes to create vs watch, then talk about the alternate timeline w…
 
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