Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 723
- Oct 30, 2020 7:00 pm
- 52:42 mins
The History of Vampires (originally aired October 31, 2019) Guest: Nick Groom, Professor of English at Exeter University, UK, and author of "The Vampire: A New History" Before "Twilight" and "True Blood," and even before Bram Stoker’s "Dracula," the vampire played a fascinating role in pop culture and folklore. We ask the "Prof of Goth" why vampires are different from other monsters and demons. Monster Movies: The Creation of the Horror Genre (originally aired October 31, 2019) Guest: Carl Sederholm, Professor of Comparative Arts and Letters at Brigham Young University The twisted roots of the horror genre. The difference between suspense and horror. The genius of Shelley, Poe, and Lovecraft. Kentucky Meat Shower Guest: Colin Dickey, cultural historian and author of “The Unidentified: Mythical Monsters, Alien Encounters, and Our Obsession with the Unexplained” Over a century ago, red meat fell from the sky in Kentucky and it's never been explained how it happened or what the meat actually was. Dickey investigates the intersection of the paranormal and science.