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Dead Headspace podcast spotlights creatives in the Horror/Dark Fiction/True Crime genres. Hosted by Patrick R McDonough and Brennan LaFaro.


November 14th, 2022: Episode 171 with Chuck Wendig – author of Wanderers and Wayward. Featuring guest host, Mercedes M. Yardley.

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November 7th, 2022: Episode 170 with Mark Allan Gunnells – author of Lucid and The Advantaged.

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October 31st, 2022: Episode 169. Third annual Halloween Special, featuring artist and creator of siren head, Trevor Henderson.

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October 24th, 2022: Episode 168 with David Morrell, author of First Blood and The Successful Novelist. Featuring Joe, Kasey, and Keith Lansdale.

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October 20th, 2022: Episode 167 with Michelle Garza, one half of the Sisters of Slaughter. Featuring guest host, Ronald Kelly.

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October 17th, 2022: Episode 166 with Grady Hendrix – author of How to Sell a Haunted House. Featuring guest host, Cynthia Pelayo.

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October 10th, 2022: Episode 165 with Lor Gislason – author of Inside Out.

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October 3rd, 2022: Episode 164 with Wile E Young, author of The Magpie Coffin and Dustbowl Children, and Lucas Milliron, author of Cocksucker and Tim E. Less.

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September 26th, 2022: Episode 163 with Alma Katsu, author of The Wehrwolf and The Fervor. Featuring guest host, Erica Robyn.

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September 19th, 2022: Episode 162 with Brennan LaFaro, Author of Noose. Featuring guest hosts Erica Robyn, Tyler Jones, and Andrew Robert of DarkLit Press.

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September 12th, 2022: Episode 161 with Ronald Kelly. Featuring a special tribute to his career and a celebration of his memoir, Southern-Fried & Horrified.

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August 29th, 2022: Episode 160 with Clay McLeod Chapman, author of Ghost Eaters. Featuring guest host, Chance Forshee, the Curator of Horror.

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August 22nd, 2022: Episode 159 with Michael J. Seidlinger, author of Anybody Home?

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August 15th, 2022: Episode 158 with Gwendolyn Kiste, Stoker-winning author of Reluctant Immortals.

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August 8th, 2022: Episode 157 with Anthony Rapino and Anthony Grate, the creative duo behind Tommy and the Order of Cosmic Champions.

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August 1st, 2022: Episode 156 with Daniel Kraus – author of Bent Heavens, The Living Dead, and The Ghost That Ate Us.

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July 25th, 2022: Episode 155 – Meet the Lansdale’s. Featuring Joe, Kasey, and Keith Lansdale in a discussion about family, legacy, and fiction.

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July 11th, 2022: Episode 154 with Edward Lee – Extreme Horror Legend and author of Three Little Pigs.

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July 4th, 2022: Episode 153 with Paul Tremblay – author of The Pallbearers Club. Featuring guest host, John Langan.

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Read Brennan’s review of The Pallbearers Club here.


June 27th, 2022: Episode 152 with Janine Pipe – author of Sausages: The Making of Dog Soldiers and Mark Allan Miller – CEO of Encyclopocalypse Publications.

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June 20th, 2022: Spotlight 12 featuring Hope Madden – screen writer and author of Roost.

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June14th, 2022: We’re pleased to bring you an interview with author John Durgin, talking about his brand new debut novel, The Cursed Among Us.

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June 13th, 2022: Episode 151 with Mark Matthews – author of The Hobgoblin of Little Minds and editor of Orphans of Bliss.

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June 6th, 2022: Episode 150 with Lucy A Snyder – author of Halloween Season and Sister, Maiden, Monster.

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May 30th, 2022: Episode 149 with Jonathan Maberry – author of Kagen the Damned. Featuring guest host Mark Allen Gunnells.

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May 23rd, 2022: Episode 148 with Charles Ardai – author and founder of Hard Case Crime Publishing.

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May 16th, 2022: Episode 147 with Eric LaRocca – author of You’ve Lost a Lot of Blood and We Can Never Leave This Place. Featuring guest host, Gretchen Felker-Martin.

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May 9th, 2022: Episode 146 with Tyler Jones – author of Almost Ruth, Criterium, and Burn the Plans.

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May 2nd, 2022: Episode 145 with Robert Ford – author of Burner and Blood Roses.

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April 29th, 2022: Episode 144 with Patrick C. Harrison III – co-founder of Death’s Head Press and author of A Savage Breed.

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April 25th, 2022: Episode 143 with Jeremy Hepler – author of Sunray Alice and The Boulevard Monster.

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April 21st, 2022: Spotlight Episode featuring a conversation and reading with Tim Meyer – author of Pteranodon Canyon.

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April 18th, 2022: Episode 142 with F. Paul Wilson – author of The Keep and the Repairman Jack series.

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April 11th, 2022: Episode 141 – A round table conversation about extreme horror. Features authors Kenzie Jennings, Edward Lee, Christine Morgan, Kristopher Triana, and Wrath James White.

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April 4th, 2022: Episode 140 all about the brand new Tor Nightfire anthology, Dark Stars. This episode features a conversation with John F.D. Taff, Josh Malerman, and John Langan.

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March 28th, 2022: Episode 139 with David Demchuk – author of Red X and The Bone Mother.

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March 21st, 2022: Episode 138 with L.M. Labat – graphic artist and author of The Sanguinarian Id.

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March 14th, 2022: Episode 137 with Kasey and Joe R Lansdale. Featuring guest host Sadie Hartmann a.k.a. Mother Horror.

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March 7th, 2022: Episode 136 with M.M. Schill – author, artist, and activist.

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March 3rd, 2022: Episode 135 with Nico Bell (author of Food Fright and Beyond the Creek) and Rowan Hill (author of In the Arctic Sun).

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February 28th, 2022: Episode 134 with DuVay Knox – author of The Pussy Detective.

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February 21st, 2022: Episode 133 with Rachel Howzell Hall – author of These Toxic Things among many other works.

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February 14th, 2022: Episode 132 with Gretchen Felker-Martin – author of Manhunt.

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February 10th, 2022: Episode 131 – Best of Season Two. Erica Robyn joins Patrick and Brennan to talk favorite moments of season 2 and favorite books from last year.

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February 7th, 2022: Episode 130 with Ross Jeffery – Stoker and Splatterpunk award nominated author of Juniper, Tome, and Only The Stains Remain.

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January 31st, 2022: Episode 129 Season 3 Premier with Richard Chizmar – author of Chasing the Boogeyman and Gwendy’s Final Task with Stephen King.

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December 6th, 2021: Episode 128 Season 2 Finale with John Skipp – legendary Splatterpunk author of The Light at the End and Don’t Push the Button, as well as writer/director/composer of the film Doppelbanger. Featuring guest host Ken McKinley.

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December 2nd, 2021: Kathe Koja Spotlight

Author of Velocities, The Cipher, and Dark Factory. Featuring a reading from Dr. Seuss’ One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish and Clark in the Dark.

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December 1st, 2021: Unburying the Dead episode 7 – Brennan and Patrick discuss Ira Levin’s Rosemary’s Baby with guest Chuck Palahniuk.

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November 29th, 2021: Episode 127 – Round table discussion on the ins and outs of self publishing. Featuring Sonora Taylor, Michael Clark, Nico Bell, and Tyler Jones.

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November 22nd: Episode 126 with Christopher Golden – author of Road of Bones, Ararat, and The Ghosts of Who You Were.

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November 18th: Tim Waggoner Spotlight

Author of The Forever House and Your Turn to Suffer. Features a reading from the novelization of Halloween Kills.

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November 15th, 2021: Episode 125 with Susan Straub – founder of the Read To Me program and author of The Fire Chief.

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November 11th, 2021: Sonora Taylor Spotlight

Author of Seeing Things and Little Paranoias. Featuring a reading from Someone to Share My Nightmares.

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November 8th, 2021: Episode 124 with Jordan Harper – author of She Rides Shotgun.

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