- Buddy Young (Steel City Ruins/Old Enemy/DB Amplification)
Musician and craftsman Buddy Young stops by to talk about infusing history into music, his hand-built guitar amplifiers, and so much more. I first met Buddy back when I was hosting my music show on 92.5 StokeFM, and he was promoting "One", the first full-length record from his band Steel City Ruins
Find Buddy on Instagram as @chemical_memories
Dolysods: Bandcamp1h 7m | Sep 12, 2023
- Kinell (Battle Rapper & Host of "Kinell's Sinister Cinema")
This one's a corker. Kinell is a hilarious UK-based battle rapper/horror podcaster and our conversation goes all over the place, from his time as a drum and bass DJ, to dancing to the Banana Boat song on acid in a Minnesota basement, to the filmography of director Albert Pyun and how QAnon took all the fun out of conspiracy theories.
Kinell vs. Soweto Kinch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5O9c1qyoEM
Kinell vs. Shuffle T: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TdmilF54Eo
Jefferson Price vs. Caustic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4IRwiMDKF851m | May 12, 2022
- Jerry Smith (Rainy Days For Ghosts)
Jerry Smith is a film journalist and composer who specializes in moody, downtempo synth and we had a great talk about how our tastes in horror have mellowed with age, relationship lessons learned from the film "Jakob's Wife", and of course, his terrific new EP "Rescore", in which he re-imagines musical cues from some of the horror greats.
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Instagram: https://instagram.com/largelythetruth36m | Apr 28, 2022
- The Adams Family (Directors: "Hellbender")
What's it like to stand in the path of a hurricane? On their latest release, the extraordinary horror film "Hellbender", indie directors Toby Poser & John Adams of Wonder Wheel Productions explore what it's like to deny your true nature, when your true nature is destruction, and join me to talk about not only that, but the cross-country road trip during which the film was shot, and so much more.
Wonder Wheel Productions: https://www.wonderwheelproductions.com
WWP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adams.family.films/
WWP Twitter: https://twitter.com/adams_films38m | Apr 14, 2022
- Andrew Pyper & Steve Stred (Horror Novelists)
This episode you get two generations of Canadian horror novelists for the price of one. Andrew Pyper is the award-winning author of 10 novels, including "The Residence" (recently adapted into the DiscoveryPlus series "Demon in the White House") and "The Demonologist." His latest work is "Oracle", an Audible Original narrated by actor Joshua Jackson.
Steve Stred is the author of a number of novels and novellas, including the "Father of Lies" series, "Wagon Buddy", and the brand-new wilderness survival tale "Mastodon." He is a proud co-founder of the Ladies of Horror Fiction Writer’s Grant and an Active Member of the HWA.
Both men are deeply committed to research and this has led them to some fascinating and, in some cases, gruesome discoveries, so this is the only episode of "Largely the Truth" thus far to come with a content warning - if you're squeamish, listen cautiously.
Steve Stred, Twitter: https://twitter.com/stevestred
Steve Stred, Website: https://stevestredauthor.wordpress.com/
Andrew Pyper, Twitter: https://twitter.com/andrewpyper
Andrew Pyper, Website: http://www.andrewpyper.com
Andrew Pyper, Archives: https://theandrewpyperarchives.ca/1h 13m | Mar 31, 2022
- Glen Warren (Host: "Season's Eatings")
Ever wondered where your favorite holiday treats come from? Glen Warren is here to fill you in. On his podcast "Season's Eatings", Glen explores Christmas classics from all over the world - from Lebkuchen to Melomakarona, from Malva Pudding to Nanaimo Bars, and beyond.
Season's Eatings Podcast: https://seasonseatingspodcast.libsyn.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/seasonseatpod45m | Mar 3, 2022
- Aish Divine
Aish Divine is a visionary composer and musician whose path first crossed with mine 14 years ago in the deserts of Morocco. On this episode, we continue that long-ago conversation about life, faith, and sexuality before detouring into his solo albums - 2018's "Mother" and the brand-new "The Sex Issue." The NYC-based artist holds nothing back in talking about the pain of separation, the challenges of running an indie record label, and so much more.
Aish's Music Videos: https://www.youtube.com/c/AishSpace
Socials: https://aishdivine.com1h 6m | Feb 17, 2022
- Tara Sariban (Host: "World's Dumbest Criminals")
The first Largely the Truth of 2022 is here and with it comes the only interview befitting such an occasion. Tara Sariban, host of the podcast "World's Dumbest Criminals" and apparently my wonder twin, joins me to talk about the nuts and bolts of indie podcasting. Since joining the podcast world in 2017 with "Bloody Murder", Tara has learned first-hand what it's like to be the face of a massively successful true crime show and shares that experience with us, both the good and the bad.
Check out World's Dumbest Criminals here: https://shows.acast.com/worlds-dumbest-criminals
Find Tara on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/worldsdumbestcriminalspodcast/59m | Feb 3, 2022
- Andrea Janes (Founder: Boroughs of the Dead)
Did you know a Canadian owns and operates New York City's best ghost tour company? Now you do, and on this week's episode Andrea Janes tells us how that came to be. Our conversation goes from the dark corners of NYC's history to Canadian Gothic to responsible ghost stories and so much more, ending with what I can only hope is the first salvo in the Great Goulash War™
Boroughs of the Dead: https://boroughsofthedead.com/
Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies: https://miskatonicinstitute.com58m | Dec 16, 2021
- Briana Morgan (Author: "Mouth Full of Ashes")
This week we return to the horror genre with Briana Morgan, author of "Mouth Full of Ashes", a story of teenage love and vampirism set against the backdrop of a fading seaside town. In addition to "Ashes" we talk about her short story anthology, "The Tricker-Treater and Other Stories", sleep paralysis, the annoying efficacy of TikTok, and so much more.
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brianamorganbooks/47m | Dec 9, 2021
- Brian Kelly (Oceanography)
This week, singer/songwriter Brian Kelly, who performs as Oceanography, joins me to talk about his fantastic new LP "Thirteen Songs About Driving Nowhere in Alphabetical Order" and along the way we manage to invent car-to-car food delivery then discuss the impermanence of place
Buy your digital copy on Bandcamp: https://oceanography.bandcamp.com/
Physical copies and social media links: https://www.oceanographymusic.com/
Monterey video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrx6zr-hD7o
Field Shots video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLi4BlHFfHU40m | Dec 2, 2021
- Jaimie Sherling (Author: "From Queens to Queens")
One of the few things we can count in life is adversity, and possibly the greatest measure of our character is how we handle it when it finally comes. For Jaimie Sherling, author of "From Queens to Queens: How the Madison Drag Community Saved My Life", that adversity came in the form of an aggressive breast cancer diagnosis amid a rapidly crumbling marriage, and this week on the show, Jaimie sits down with me to share her story.
Find more info about Jamie at her website: https://ydysweets.com
Follow Jaimie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaimiesherling/
Pick up a copy of "From Queens to Queens": https://www.amazon.com/Queens-QUEENS-Jaimie-Sherling/dp/173679325X/ref=sr_1_7?crid=EYPXMYIJTA7O&dchild=1&keywords=from+queens+to+queens&qid=1631712118&sprefix=from+queen%2Caps%2C164&sr=8-744m | Nov 25, 2021
- Suraaj Parab & Sandeep Kulkarni
This week I had the privilege of sitting down with Suraaj Parab and Sandeep Kulkarni to talk about their brand-new EP, "Wistful Thinking, Vol. 1". Suraaj is an award winning composer and multi-instrumentalist and Sandeep is a veteran singer, voice actor, and radio DJ with hundreds of credits to his name, and on this episode the conversation covers not only their music but their deep love of heavy metal, the cost of excellence, and so much more.
Buy "Wistful Thinking, Vol. 1" at https://suraajparab.bandcamp.com/
Learn more about Suraaj at his website https://www.suraajparab.com/
Learn more about Sandeep at his website https://sandeepkulkarni.com/57m | Nov 18, 2021
- Fonda Lee (Author: "The Green Bone Saga")
This week I'm joined by author Fonda Lee, whose upcoming novel "Jade Legacy" caps off her expansive adult fantasy trilogy "The Green Bone Saga." Inspired in part by martial arts and gangster films, "The Green Bone Saga" is a compulsively readable epic that I have become absolutely hooked on, and on this episode we talk about the work that went into building that world, the challenges of writing sequels, Fonda's favorite films, the perpetual nightmare that is Twitter, and so much more.
Order your limited edition box set of the complete saga from Illumicrate.1h 0m | Nov 10, 2021
- Eliot Wilder (The Revenants)
Some people know what they want to do right away, others try their hands at many things, eventually returning to the one they love most; Boston-based musician Eliot Wilder falls firmly into the latter category. Performing as The Revenants, Wilder's albums have incorporated sounds as disparate as rock, country, bluegrass, dub, prog, even electronica, and the latest Revenants record to hit streaming - "Intruder" - is no exception. Listeners to this show will get to hear lead-off single, "The Rose of Jericho" in full!
The Revenants have released more than 1000 original songs across 120+ albums since completing "The Stranger" in 2019, and show no signs of slowing down.
Eliot joined me in June to discuss his life and catalog up to that point and it's a ride - his past as a frontman and photographer in LA, the book he wrote about DJ Shadow, and a whole lot more.
Buy digital copies of "Intruder" and other Revenants titles on Bandcamp1h 19m | Nov 4, 2021
- Damn Good Liars
This week I had the great fortune of sitting down with Steve Jenner, Ian Turner, and Ellis Turner from the hot new UK band Damn Good Liars. Their eponymous debut EP landed earlier this year and they've already twice been featured on the BBC Radio show "Introducing" and their first-ever live gig is fast approaching. The trio talk about how they came together, why it's always important to write down your tuning, and how the job of an artist is to capture a moment in time.
Check out Damn Good Liars at their website: www.damngoodliars.com49m | Oct 28, 2021
- Mike Thorn (Author: "Peel Back and See")
It's almost Halloween and so I've brought in an expert on scaring the hell out of you. On this episode, horror author Mike Thorn joins me to talk his latest short story anthology, the darkly powerful "Peel Back and See", out on October 29th from Journalstone Publishing. We also talk about horror on film, salvia trips, sleep paralysis, and a whole lot more.
Preorder your copy of "Peel Back and See": https://journalstone.com/bookstore/peel-back-and-see/
Check out Mike's livestream with director/composer Jamie Blanks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CBaurk4QyY&t=1s51m | Oct 21, 2021
- Marc Semler (Founder: Blue Pint Society)
Talking about men's health can be a difficult thing, even more so when the topic is testicular cancer, but Marc Semler and the AZ-based Blue Pint Society have been working hard to change that. Semler started BPS in 2014 and in the years since has raised thousands of dollars for the Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation through events like Beer School, the 15th installment of which is coming up on October 23rd, 2021.36m | Oct 12, 2021
- Michael Labella (Singer/Songwriter)
On this episode, up-and-coming singer/songwriter Michael Labella joins me to talk about his latest EP, "What I Become", his experience as part of Brooklyn-based record label Leesta Vall's "Direct to Vinyl" live sessions, playing gigs during the pandemic, and much more.59m | Oct 7, 2021
- James Kennedy (Author: "Dare to Know")
In his new science fiction thriller, "Dare to Know", author James Kennedy tells the story of a near-future where corporations can pinpoint the exact moment of your death and will sell the knowledge to you for a price. On this episode, James joins me to talk about the book, video game urban legends, the value of loneliness and so much more
You can find more about James at his website www.jameskennedy.com
Pick up a copy of "Dare to Know" anywhere fine books are sold, or by heading over to publisher Quirk Books45m | Sep 30, 2021