Welcome back to 'Casting the Bones', a chilling new podcast dedicated to exploring the roots of horror fiction and folklore. Your hosts Nathan Bartlebaugh and Seth Dombach peel back the seemingly tranquil veneer of the normal to examine the weird, the strange and the terrifying lurking beneath the flesh and muscle of our world.
In this episode we talk briefly about the latest--and laziest--monster hoax to hit the internet, and lament a time when people were willing to build better bluffs and better beasts. We also contemplate the difference between an aswang and a chupacabra.
Then, it's off across the darkness of the airwaves to commemorate the late, great spooktacular Art Bell, who introduced whole generations to the beautiful wierdness of supernatural and paranormal conspiracy theories with his hit radio show 'Coast to Coast'. We discuss some of the Bell's greatest hits, what made him so enduring and compelling, and the nerve the show struck in culture.
We also showcase some of Bell's craziest callers, including the infamous Area 51 employee whose nutty rant ended in a sattelite malfunction and a dropped broadcast.
We wrap the evening up with a review of a tantalizingly strange new movie called 'The Endless', directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. Have the directors of the intriguing 'Resolution' and the beautifully creepy 'Spring' struck gold again? Does this highly lauded indie live up to the early hype? Listen and find out.
Settle down, turn off the lights, and join us as we cast the bones.
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[ 0:09:00] Discussion of the Chupacabra/Aswang sighting in Argentina
[ 0:17:40] A Tribute to Art Bell
[ 01:04:07] Creepy Caller Medley
[ 01:07:32] Film Review: The Endless
The music in the intro:
Moorland Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Casting the Bones theme composed by Seth Dombach