Strange Muses

Strange Muses explores the why behind the reason dark tales, bizarre lore and peculiar concepts inspire creativity. Like a moth to flame many of us are drawn to dark spaces. Join Janine and Vincent as they explore how dark themes tap into the human experience, why they are such rich muses, and what they can teach us about ourselves.

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The Devil has a bad reputation as the epitome of pure evil, but we think there's more to it than that. Special Guest: Rodrigo Gudino • You can find Rodrigo at rodrigogudino.com and his magazine about all things horror at rue-morgue.com. Featuring the song Devils Night by Johnny Hollow.


Do you know that feeling when you just don't have it in you? When you feel like your creativity has been sucked dry? We have a name for that. The ANTI-MUSE. Special Guests: Kitty Thompson, Thomas Dsyzinski, Karl Mohr (http://multibeat.com), Sarah Legault (http://www.sarahlegault.com), Cole Sullivan Featuring the song Bloodsuckers by Johnny Hollow.


Why do we spend so much time imagining superheroes? Part two of our conversation with comic artist Phil Jimenez. Special Guest: Phil Jimenez • You can find Phil on Twitter and Instagram @philjimeneznyc • His breathtaking 2021 comic book collaboration with Kelly Sue DeConnick is called Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons and can be found at dccomics.com. Featuring the song Superhero by Johnny Hollow.


A dark warning delivered by a group of wild phantoms and other supernatural creatures... Is the end of the world drawing near? Let's worry about it together. Part one of our conversation with comic artist Phil Jimenez. Special Guest: Phil Jimenez • You can find Phil on Twitter and Instagram @philjimeneznyc • His stunning 2021 comic book collaboration with Kelly Sue DeConnick is called Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons and can be found at dccomics.com. • Transcendental Etude No 8 "Wilde Jagd" is performed by Brett Goetz. Featuring the song The Wild Hunt by Johnny Hollow.


This obscure Romanian princess never made the Disney circuit. She didn't fit the mold. Our version of "Cunning Ileane" was adapted from the 1885 publication Romanian Folktales from worldoftales.com • Featuring Nothing Can Stop Ileana by Johnny Hollow.



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