Category: Podcast Episodes
Books quoted in this episode:
- Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving and Finding the Church by Rachel Held Evans
- A Wind in the Door (Time Quintet Book 2) by Madeleine L’Engle
- Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs: A True Story of Bad Breaks and Small Miracles by Heather Lende
- Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard (discussed in episode 26)
- The Episcopalian Book of Common Prayer
Halloween, 2017 Contributing podcasts
- Fairy Tales for Unwanted Children
- Murder Road Trip
- Evil Podcast
- The Trail Went Cold
- Encrypted Podcast
- 36 Times
- Moms and Murder
- True Crime Island
- Cold Case Notes
- Bless This Mess
- Mad Scientist Podcast
- Minds of Madness
Music used in episode
Works in this episode, in chronological order
- Berenice (1835)
- Politian (1836)
- William Wilson (1839)
- The Fall of the House of Usher (1839)
- The Mystery of Marie Roget (1842)
- The Masque of the Red Death (1842)
- The Pit and the Pendulum (1842)
- The Tell-Tale Heart (1843)
- The Premature Burial (1844)
- The Oblong Box (1844)
- Some Words with a Mummy (1845)
- The Cask of Amontillado (1846)
Poe was handsome. Some of the drawings of him are mockery, exaggerated by rivals. Some of the photographs, from which the drawings are taken, were made near the end of his life when he was ill. Exhibit A right here, Poe the looker.
Poe was stationed at Fort Independence in Boston Harbor under the alias “Edgar A. Perry” to avoid questions about his young age, and to dodge gambling debts.
Columbian Magazine (archives online)
Thomas Dunn English, one of Poe’s bitterest rivals
the Spanish Inquisition — General Lasalle, aka Antoine-Charles-Louis, Comte de Lasalle
–The Rise of the Inquisition: An Introduction to the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions by Juan Marcos and Bejarano Gutierrez
Correct order of Poe’s C. Auguste Dupin detective series:
the burial site of Edgar Allan Poe, 519 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, Maryland, USA: Westminster Hall and Burying Ground
Death of Edgar Allan Poe:
I was within and without simultaneously enchanted and repulsed by the inexhaustible variety of life.
Sometimes the Bible in the hands of one man is worse than a whisky in the hands of another…There are just some kinds of men who—who’re so busy worryng about the next world they’ve never learned to live in this one, and you can look down the street and see the results.
I have the feeling that something in my mind is poisoning everything else.
No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart.
We had been everywhere. We had really seen nothing. And I catch myself thinking today that our long journey had only defiled with a sinuous trail of slime the lovely, trustful, enormous country that by then, in retrospect, was no more to us but than a collection of dog-eared maps, ruined tour books, old tires, and her sobs in the night—every night, every night—the moment I feigned sleep.
Books read in this episode
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
All books in this episode and in this post have been added to the podcast’s Goodreads bookshelf.