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Disclaimer: Some of these people are actually my friends. Some of these people are…podcast colleagues, shall we say. Some of these people are fantabulous and I Kermit flappy-arms fangirl over them.

Update 12.4.19: I have changed all links (wherever I could) to, to unify, and to make use of this wonderful resource. Create an account! Review! Follow! Create a feed of your favorites!

There Might Be Cupcakes @ Podchaser

Literature (one of the two categories that There Might Be Cupcakes belongs in)



Horror, History, and Mystery/The Paranormal

Personal Journals (one of the two categories that There Might Be Cupcakes belongs in)





True Crime

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Social Media Xanadu

All my (and the podcast’s) social media:

That’s you all over.

–The Tin Man to the Scarecrow, The Wizard of Oz

Follow my blog with Bloglovin
and. . .
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Instagram: Instagram There Might Be Cupcakes account, Instagram my personal account

Twitter: Twitter There Might Be Cupcakes account, Twitter my personal account

Facebook Facebook page for the podcast, Facebook Facebook group for the podcast

Pinterest: the Pinterest There Might Be Cupcakes board, Pinterest all my boards





There Might Be Cupcakes Group’s currently-reading book montage
There Might Be Cupcakes Group
20 members
Official Goodreads group for the literary-based podcast There Might Be Cupcakes, written and hosted by Carla Pettigrew Hufstedler: Books, Horror, True Crime, Paranormal, Personal Stories, Knitting, Bujos, Writing & Whimsy

Books we’re currently reading

by Mike Bockoven
Start date: July 17, 2019

by Mike Bockoven
Start date: July 17, 2019

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Goodreads my account

Goodreads my Goodreads bookshelf for the podcast (feed)

Goodreads the podcast’s Goodreads discussion group






knitting and paper and making stuff

my Etsy Etsy store

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Carla: Pinterest

See? Wasn’t kidding. Everything fascinates me. I want to learn it all and do it all and write it all down and this is why I need a podcast as an outlet. This is what my brain looks like, peeps.

The podcast’s board:

My books board:

My true crime board:

All of my boards:

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Dollopween 24: (Oofty) Goof(t)y Side of Halloween, Part 2

13 more silly meets macabre mini do-it-yourself’ers for the proper Rube Dollopween celebration, exhumed from the dank basement of my Pinterest boards. Freak out your kids, housemates, and the neighbors. Let’s do this! Oofty goofty! Wheat!

  1. vampire maps printables
  2. scary muffins to knit –I am so making these!
  3. bats to knit
  4. goofy candy corn banner to knit –making these too!
  5. eyeball pillow to crochet (only one that isn’t free–pattern is 3.99 on Etsy, but so awesome)
  6. haunted tree
  7. weird pumpkin stencils 
  8. vintage 1950’s Halloween recipes
  9. apple cider bourbon whiskey in the slow cooker, a special recipe just for you, nom nom
  10. tape and trash bag ghosts
  11. dragon mask from a milk jug instructions
  12. googly eyes wreath
  13. zombie doll knitting pattern — I am tempted to make this, and pin up his little parts as if I dissected him. Totally normal, right?

All free, all pretty simple. All slightly messed up, just as they should be.

how to knit instructions

how to crochet instructions

(Oofty) Goof(t)y Side of Halloween, Part 1

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Episode 108: Dollop: Douglas Mawson

Listen, slumber parties can get weird.




Can you come to lunch without your bitch?



Live in Australia: Guest: FOD Justin Hamilton

Best and most frightening find EVAR: A children’s picture book about the Mawson expedition. Meet Douglas Mawson * Mike Dumbleton

“It’s Mommy’s turn to pick the book for bedtime story tonight. This is the story of a nice man who wanted to learn about snow at the bottom of the world, and he was willing to make boom-booms in his sleeping bag and lose his skin to do it. See, you know how you complain about doing your homework with a headache? Sir Mawson studied the frozen tundra while wearing his own foot skin as sandals, just like Mommy’s Birkenstocks. Lift that pop-up and you’ll see his skinless feet. Stop crying so you can turn the page.”


Actual books for adults with all the gory scrotum details and fingers and husky livers and such:

Mawson’s Will: The Greatest Polar Survival Story Ever Written * Lennard Bickel
Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration * David Roberts
The Home of the Blizzard Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914 * Sir Douglas Mawson
After the Last Dog Died : The True-Life, Hair-Raising Adventure of Douglas Mawson’s 1912 Antarctic Expedition * Carmen Bredeson
Racing With Death: Douglas Mawson – Antarctic Explorer * Beau Riffenburgh


Also, that sexy, sexy headwrap? Let us knit it from a vintage pattern. The Red Cross has a program called Knit Your Bit; the helmet liner pattern is no longer on the official site, but three versions of it can be found on this site. That balaclava is why Mawson didn’t lose his ears, dude. Wool Saves. Wool. Saves.


Bands from this episode (so many bands):

  • The Nimrod
  • The Mertz Hour (they do not play any instrument that require intricate fingering)
  • Oyster Alley
  • Mertz Yodel
  • Astonishing Indifference (The Smiths and Morrissey covers)
  • Head Telegram
  • Snow Blindness
  • Dickwalkers
  • Huskyliver
  • Antarctic Chafing
  • and, my personal favorite, the Hugh Glass Award, which is also now a new tag here
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Episode 13: Dollop: Colonial Teeth

So they would just crotch your face?


Remember the guys’ mentioning Jamestown settlers’ diet?
It wasn’t just corn. Soylent Green is people, y’all. No, really.
Long pig will mess up your molars as well, it seems, just as badly as corn.
Now clean your plate.
more information about colonial dentistry, including tooth powder, thanks to a dental surgeon
Mount Vernon, Richie Rich Washington’s home and burial site, Fairfax, Virginia. It was named for Vice Admiral Edward Vernon, who had been George’s half-brother Lawrence’s commanding officer.
He looks like he is thinking about crotch-facing you, doesn’t he? Right. Now.

Yes, as the guys stated, Paul Revere did perform extractions, because he was a silversmith, which is an upper-class blacksmith. Imagine being crotch-faced by this guy right before you pass out from the pain.
More body-snatching, this time for teeth, because we Americans can be gross, if you haven’t learned that by now from listening to The Dollop.
And the one I have been waiting for, technically grave-robbing, but on the battlefield: Waterloo teeth. Why, you ask? Thank you, I was hoping you would. Because, as soon as the guys mentioned the Battle of Waterloo, this song started playing in my head, and hasn’t stopped, and now I get to share. WOOOhahaha. I was a 70’s baby, and I love inflicting the 1970’s on others. It was a special, special, polyester time. Enjoy, my little ones.

I want that sparkly blue beanie. Bet I could knit one.
Ahem. Anyhoo…teeth. Sorry, disco can make me forget what I was doing.
Quickie list of inventions/innovations:

  • John Flagg: first dental chair (no more crotch face!)
  • John Greenwood: George Washington’s dentist: turned a sewing machine foot treadle into a foot-operated drill. Slow as Christmas, but at he got the no-crotch-face, no farm tools ball rolling.
  • 1873: Colgate, first mass-produced toothpaste
  • 1885: 1st mass-produced toothbrush

Unrelated cultural references from this episode:
the Rachel haircut: Friends: Season 1
and Bond villians:

Holly Goodhead: “Do you know him?
James Bond: “Not socially. His name’s Jaws. He kills people.

The Spy Who Loved Me
Band names from this episode:

  • Vicious Eye Contact
  • Stink Tornado
  • Waterloo Teeth
  • Wooden Teeth
  • Bond Villain

The dental key is horrifying. It looks like the buttonhook colonial girls and women used to button their boots; women probably carried it on a chatelaine, which was the colonial, feminine version of a Leatherman (the toolkit, not the dude). I am actually going to post the image behind a spoiler fold, because I have gallows humor (obviously) and even I hesitated at posting an illustration only. Be warned, beware.

Dental key usage
Momma Carla warned you.

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