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Talking Scared

Neil McRobert

Conversations with the biggest names in horror fiction. A podcast for horror readers who want to know where their favourite stories came from . . . and what frightens the people who wrote them.

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5.0 out of 5 stars from 598 ratings
  • A Treasure for Readers of Horror Fiction

    Host Neil McRobert leads an in-depth and wide ranging discussion with some of the biggest and/or most interesting authors on the horror and dark fiction scene. Neil, while having some questionable opinions about film, has an infectious enthusiasm and deep knowledge of the genre and has created an excellent podcast for other horror fiction enthusiasts to either learn about authors and/or novels that they might not have been immediately familiar or to get greater insight into novels they have alr... more

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    United States2 months ago
  • Great stuff…

    Excellent podcast, whether you’re into writing, horror, or both :)

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    United Kingdom3 months ago
  • Amazing

    Late to the party and currently making my way through the back episodes. Fantastic guests and a great host create a genuinely insightful look into the world of horror. The recommendations have put my TBR list too near ungovernable levels and the show proves that horror folk are genuinely nice people. Thoroughly recommend

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    United Kingdom3 months ago
  • Great show

    So many great authors and stories I would otherwise never have heard of plus the great ones I do know. Great insight and perspectives. Highly recommend.

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    United States3 months ago
  • Smart Conversations about Horror Novels

    It’s a grey, rainy day in Georgia—perfect for curling up with a podcast about horror novels. You can’t do better than Talking Scared with Neil McRobert. Smart, erudite, incisive questions and lively chat . If you like wide-ranging conversations with horror writers you need to check it out. Margaret Atwood, Catriona Ward, Stephen Graham-Homes, Tananarive Due, Victor Lavalle, and Stephen King are only some of the famous names, Neil talks with debut novelists and masters of the craft. Great stuff. ... more

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    United States4 months ago

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