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Hi, I'm Carla. I'm a 45-year-old disabled writer. I live on a mountain in the Appalachian range, in the section known as the Blue Ridge in the state of Virginia, right on the edge of...
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Episode 22: Black Bread, Water and Horses
Episode 22: Black Bread, Water and Horses
LiveScience: The Mystery of Kasper Hauser mental_floss: The Mysterious Life and Death of Kasper Hauser...
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Episode 21: Nine Days and Two Car Seats
Episode 21: Nine Days and Two Car Seats
Susan Smith, Union, South Carolina My sources for this episode Beyond All Reason: My Life...
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Episode 20: Green Foundlings: Fae or Nay?
Episode 20: Green Foundlings: Fae or Nay?
The Green Children of Woolpit: Books about the green children, and fae folk tradition: both...
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Episode 19: The King’s Eclipse
Episode 19: The King’s Eclipse
  The King’s Eclipse: two works originally intended to be one, Gerald’s Game and Dolores Claiborne...
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Episode 18: Yellow
Episode 18: Yellow
“The Yellow-Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, one of the finest short stories written in the...
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Episode 17: Wolves and Hoods
Episode 17: Wolves and Hoods
Stories read in this episode "Le Petit Chaperon Rouge" by Charles Perrault: The Complete Fairy...
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Episode 16: I’ve Got Something in My Pocket
Episode 16: I’ve Got Something in My Pocket
On my honor I will try to serve God and my country, to help people...
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Episode 15: Old School Brownies
Episode 15: Old School Brownies
The Scottish Brownie, from Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales, by George Douglas, 1901: The Scottish...
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Episode 14: Watching the Detectives
Episode 14: Watching the Detectives
And they were all rich. Rich in looks, rich in opportunity, rich in already wasted...
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Episode 13: 20 Things About INFJMe
Episode 13: 20 Things About INFJMe
Book recommended in this episode: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't...
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Episode 12: Driving, Dancing, and Pizza Hut
Episode 12: Driving, Dancing, and Pizza Hut
Book suggested for Audible: Yes Please by Amy Poehler link for free copy of Yes...
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Episode 11: Wonder Woman and Highway 29
Episode 11: Wonder Woman and Highway 29
When I was eight I had a friend with a pirate's smile --Cyndi Lauper, "Sally's...
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Episode 10: Boo Without Goo: Scary Movies For the Squeamish
Episode 10: Boo Without Goo: Scary Movies For the Squeamish
Hecate: O! Well done! I commend your pains, and ever one shall share i' the...
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Episode 9: Family Trees
Episode 9: Family Trees
The most courageous is still to think for yourself. Aloud. --Coco Chanel All books, as...
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Episode 8: Toxic Doxology
Episode 8: Toxic Doxology
Toxic Doxology Filicide: Books quoted To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Invisible Monsters by...
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Episode 7: Big Star in a Small Town
Episode 7: Big Star in a Small Town
Against the Peace and Dignity of the Commonwealth, episode 1: the murder of Alison Parker...
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Episode 6: Let’s Go to the Movies
Episode 6: Let’s Go to the Movies
Part 1: the movie briefcase Patton Oswalt's book: Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life From...
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Episode 5: Haunted Me and the Red Book
Episode 5: Haunted Me and the Red Book
...and a true crime mystery from Carla's past to solve. Truly! In which Carla extolls...
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Episode 4: And Things That Go Bump in the Night
Episode 4: And Things That Go Bump in the Night
First episode in series: Episode 3: True Boo, Part 1: Ghoulies and Ghosties and Long-Legged...
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Episode 3: Ghoulies and Ghosties and Long Legged Beasties…
Episode 3: Ghoulies and Ghosties and Long Legged Beasties…
True ghost stories as told by Carla, round one: Books recommended in/for this episode (all...
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Episode 2: Casey Anthony and Bonnie MacNara
Episode 2: Casey Anthony and Bonnie MacNara
Mothers who killed their young children: one fictional, one frighteningly real, both related. Book recommendations:...
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Episode 1: Poe and Carla and Cupcakes: Nicetameetcha
Episode 1: Poe and Carla and Cupcakes: Nicetameetcha
Poe and Carla and Cupcakes: Nicetameetcha In which Carla explains why eccentric doesn't equal crazy,...
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Episode 22: Black Bread, Water and Horses
Episode 22: Black Bread, Water and Horses
LiveScience: The Mystery of Kasper Hauser mental_floss: The Mysterious Life and Death of Kasper Hauser feral children The British Psychological Society: Mirror writing ncbi.nlm.nih.gov: Mirror...
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Episode 21: Nine Days and Two Car Seats
Episode 21: Nine Days and Two Car Seats
Susan Smith, Union, South Carolina My sources for this episode Beyond All Reason: My Life with Susan Smith by David Smith Violence As Seen Through...
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Halloween Teaser
Halloween Teaser
Episode 27 Teaser: mega episode coming Monday to usher in Halloween. My friends and I are bringing you a group episode full of urban legends,...
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Review: Gosnell: The Untold Story of America’s Most Profilic Serial Killer
This book is not for everyone. The authors are very honest about what Kermit Gosnell, and what Gosnell did went far beyond abortion. He murdered...
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Episode 14: Watching the Detectives
Episode 14: Watching the Detectives
And they were all rich. Rich in looks, rich in opportunity, rich in already wasted opportunities, rich in network, and rich in funds. And rich...
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Episode 11: Wonder Woman and Highway 29
Episode 11: Wonder Woman and Highway 29
When I was eight I had a friend with a pirate's smile --Cyndi Lauper, "Sally's Pigeons" The missing and the murdered Alicia Showalter Reynolds: missing...
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Episode 8: Toxic Doxology
Episode 8: Toxic Doxology
Toxic Doxology Filicide: Books quoted To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk Recommended books on mothers mentioned Beyond All Reason:...
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Episode 7: Big Star in a Small Town
Episode 7: Big Star in a Small Town
Against the Peace and Dignity of the Commonwealth, episode 1: the murder of Alison Parker and Adam Ward, and the attempted murder of Vicki Gardner,...
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Upcoming Local True Crime: Help Save the Next Girl
Upcoming Local True Crime: Help Save the Next Girl
A great day! Help me WELCOME Roanoke City Police Department's new Help Save the Next Girl patrol car! Patrol units will be in it responding...
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Episode 5: Haunted Me and the Red Book
Episode 5: Haunted Me and the Red Book
...and a true crime mystery from Carla's past to solve. Truly! In which Carla extolls the haunting music of the musician she has been highlighting...
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Episode 4: And Things That Go Bump in the Night
Episode 4: And Things That Go Bump in the Night
First episode in series: Episode 3: True Boo, Part 1: Ghoulies and Ghosties and Long-Legged Beasties Waverly Hills Sanatorium: 4400 Paralee Dr. Louisville, Ky 40272 ​official...
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Documentary Review: Tabloid
Documentary Review: Tabloid
Errol Morris is the master of the quirky documentary. So much love. Just watched Tabloid--it's about a woman who stalked, kidnapped and raped a male...
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Episode 22: Black Bread, Water and Horses

LiveScience: The Mystery of Kasper Hauser mental_floss: The Mysterious Life and Death of Kasper Hauser feral children The British Psychological Society: Mirror writing ncbi.nlm.nih.gov: Mirror…

Episode 21: Nine Days and Two Car Seats

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Against the Peace and Dignity of the Commonwealth

Susan Smith, Union, South Carolina My sources for this episode Beyond All Reason: My Life with Susan Smith by David Smith Violence As Seen Through…

Episode 20: Green Foundlings: Fae or Nay?

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Paranormal

The Green Children of Woolpit: Books about the green children, and fae folk tradition: both folklore research and paranormal research Main sources for this episode…

Episode 19: The King’s Eclipse

  The King’s Eclipse: two works originally intended to be one, Gerald’s Game and Dolores Claiborne   A huge thank you to Bev Vincent, my King…

Episode 18: Yellow

“The Yellow-Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, one of the finest short stories written in the English language…hopefully done some justice as read by me.  …

Episode 17: Wolves and Hoods

Stories read in this episode “Le Petit Chaperon Rouge” by Charles Perrault: The Complete Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault “Little Red-Cap” by Jacob and Wilhelm…

Episode 16: I’ve Got Something in My Pocket

This entry is part 3 of 2 in the series Girl Scouting

On my honor I will try to serve God and my country, to help people at all times, and to live by the Girl Scout…

Episode 19 Teaser

Lovelies, I am sorry, but I am not going to be recording and publishing until tomorrow. I almost had a syncope (POTS fainting) episode today–luckily…

Episode 15: Old School Brownies

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Girl Scouting

The Scottish Brownie, from Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales, by George Douglas, 1901: The Scottish Brownie formed a class of beings distinct in habit and…

Episode 14: Watching the Detectives

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series My Writing

And they were all rich. Rich in looks, rich in opportunity, rich in already wasted opportunities, rich in network, and rich in funds. And rich…

Episode 13: 20 Things About INFJMe

Book recommended in this episode: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain (Audible edition from Amazon) Sponsor…

Episode 12: Driving, Dancing, and Pizza Hut

Book suggested for Audible: Yes Please by Amy Poehler link for free copy of Yes Please and a 30-day trial of Audible, the wonderful audiobook…

Episode 11: Wonder Woman and Highway 29

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Against the Peace and Dignity of the Commonwealth

When I was eight I had a friend with a pirate’s smile —Cyndi Lauper, “Sally’s Pigeons” The missing and the murdered Alicia Showalter Reynolds: missing…

Episode 10: Boo Without Goo: Scary Movies For the Squeamish

Hecate: O! Well done! I commend your pains, and ever one shall share i’ the gains… Sec. Witch: By the pricking of my thumbs, something…

Episode 9: Family Trees

The most courageous is still to think for yourself. Aloud. –Coco Chanel All books, as usual, added to the podcast’s bookshelf on Goodreads. Quoted: The…

Episode 8: Toxic Doxology

Toxic Doxology Filicide: Books quoted To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk Recommended books on mothers mentioned Beyond All Reason:…