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

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Read Brennan’s review of Road of Bones here.


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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November 4th, 2021: Michael David Wilson Spotlight

Author of The Girl in the Video and They’re Watching (co-written with Bob Pastorella). Featuring a reading from his story, “Teke Teke Teke”.

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November 1st, 2021: Episode 123 with Mike Thorn – author of Shelter For the Damned and Peel Back and See.

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October 28th, 2021: Episode 122 – Halloween Special with Janine Pipe, author of Twisted: Tainted Tales. Featuring guest hosts Erica Robyn and Hunter Shea.

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Read Erica’s review of Twisted: Tainted Tales here.


October 27th, 2021: Aaron Dries Spotlight

We’re pleased to bring you a special episode of Dead Headspace Spotlight where Australian author, Aaron Dries, reads from, and talks about his brand new surprise release, Dirty Heads.

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October 25th, 2021: Episode 121 with Jeremy Robert Johnson – author of The Loop, Skullcrack City, and Entropy in Bloom.

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October 21st, 2021: Briana Morgan Spotlight

Author of Unboxed and The Trick-or-Treater and Other Stories. Featuring a reading from her brand-new novella, Mouth Full of Ashes.

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October 18th, 2021: Episode 120 with Claire L. Smith, author of Helena and When We Entered That House.

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October 11th, 2021: Episode 119 with Ellen Datlow, editor of the upcoming Tachyon anthology, Body Shocks. Featuring an all-star cast of contributing authors – Nathan Ballingrud, Richard Kadrey, Livia Llewelyn, and Kaaron Warren.

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October 7th, 2021: Mark Allan Gunnells Spotlight

Author of 2B, 324 Abercorn, and Before He Wakes. Featuring a reading from Where the Dead Go to Die, co-written with Aaron Dries.

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October 4th, 2021: Episode 118 with Kenzie Jennings – author of Red Station and Reception.

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October 1st, 2021: Episode 117 with Paul Goblirsch, owner of Thunderstorm Books. Featuring guest-host Ronald Kelly.

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September 27th, 2021: Episode 116 with Eric LaRocca – author of Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke and The Strange Thing We Become. Featuring guest-host Erica Robyn.

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September 23rd, 2021: Episode 115 with Heather Levy – author of Walking Through Needles.

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September 20th, 2021: Episode 114 with Catriona Ward – author of The Last House on Needless Street and the upcoming Sundial.

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September 16th, 2021: Ronald Kelly Spotlight

Splatterpunk award-winning author of The Essential Sick Stuff and Fear. Featuring a reading from “Consumption”

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September 13th, 2021: Episode 113 with John Langan – author of Mr. Gaunt and The Fisherman.

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September 6th, 2021: Episode 112 with Keith Lansdale – co-author of Big Lizard.

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August 30th, 2021: Episode 111 with S.A. Cosby – author of Razorblade Tears and Blacktop Wasteland. Featuring guest host Heather Levy.

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August 23rd, 2021: Episode 110 with Glenn Rolfe – author of August’s Eyes, Blood & Rain, and Until Summer Comes Around. Featuring guest host Janine Pipe.

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August 19th, 2021: S.A. Hunt Spotlight

Author of the Malus Domestica series and featuring a reading from “The Fear Suit”

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August 16th, 2021: Episode 109 with Kev Harrison – author of Below and The Balance.

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August 9th, 2021: Episode 108 with Philip Fracassi – author of Beneath A Pale Sky and Boys in the Valley. Featuring guest host, Tyler Jones.

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August 5th, 2021: Episode 107 with Daniel Barnett – author of the Nightmareland Chronicles.

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August 2nd, 2021: Episode 106 with Brennan LaFaro – author of Slattery Falls. With guest hosts Ken McKinley, Ronald Kelly, and Gabino Iglesias.

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July 26th, 2021: Episode 105 with Peter Straub – author of Ghost Story, Julia, Koko, and many more.

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July 22nd, 2021: Episode 104 with Bracken McLeod – author of Closing Costs.

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July 19th, 2021: Episode 103 with Catherine McCarthy – author of the new Off Limits Press release, Immortelle.

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July 15th, 2021: Episode 102 with Tony Rapino – author and artist. With guest host Todd Keisling.

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July 12th, 2021: Episode 101: Sanitized Queerness – A discussion on the portrayal of queer characters in Horror fiction. Featuring Sofia Ajram, Briana Morgan, and Eric Raglin.

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July 7-9th, 2021: Cina Pelayo Spotlight

Read a featured article about Cina here.

Watch the inaugural episode of Dead Headspace Spotlights featuring a reading and mini-interview with Cina Pelayo here.

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Read Patrick’s review of Children of Chicago here.


July 5th, 2021: Episode 100 with Joe R Lansdale – author of Moon Lake and the Hap & Leonard series.

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July 1st, 2021: Episode 99 with V Castro, author of Goddess of Filth and Queen of the Cicadas.

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Read Erica’s review of Queen of the Cicadas here and Goddess of Filth here.


June 28th, 2021: Episode 98 with James Newman – author of Ride or Die and Midnight Rain. With guest host Chad Lutzke.

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June 21st, 2021: In honor of Pride Month 2021, we’re honored to host a series of articles from the LGBTQ+ community. Our second is from Briana Morgan, author of The Tricker-Treater and Other Stories. You can read her article entitled “Say It Five Times: How Candyman Sparked My Queer Awakening” here.


June 21st, 2021: Episode 97 with Sam Richard, owner of Weirdpunk Books and author of Sabbath of the Fox Devils and To Wallow In Ash and Other Sorrows.

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June 17th, 2021: Episodes 96 with Matt Wildasin – author of new Deaths Head Press release, Melancholia, and the co-editor of Dark Words.

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June 16th, 2021: In honor of Pride Month 2021, we’re honored to host a series of articles from the LGBTQ+ community. First up is Eric LaRocca, author of Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke. You can read his article entitled “A Horrific Pride: The Importance of Queer Representation in Horror” here.


June 14th, 2021: Episode 95 – Find the Torch, Burn the Plans with Cina Pelayo, Mercedes M Yardley, Rhonda J Joseph, Tyler Jones, and Brennan LaFaro. A round table discussion with horror writers who have children with disabilities.

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June 10th, 2021: Episode 94 with Tim Meyer – author of Malignant Summer, Dead Daughters, and Wormwood co-authored with Chad Lutzke.

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Read Patrick’s review of Malignant Summer here.


June 6th, 2021: Episode 93 with Villimey Mist – author of The Banquet and the Nocturnal series.

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June 3rd, 2021: Episode 92 with Cat Scully – author of the Jennifer Strange series and illustrator of the upcoming children’s book, The Mayor of Halloween is Missing.

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April 29th, 2021: Episode 85 with Shelly Campbell – artist and author of new Silver Shamrock release, Gulf.

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April 5th, 2021: Episode 79 with Chuck Palahniuk – bestselling author of The Invention of Sound and Consider This.

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