Episode 1.22 – Monsters, Madness, and More with Matt Hayward

Welcome to the Ink Heist podcast, which is devoted to dark genre fiction, featuring hosts Rich Duncan and Shane Douglas Keene and a whole bevy of authors and other interesting guests for your listening and enlightening pleasure. We are a very irreverent, often linguistically explicit broadcast so we highly recommend you use discretion when listening around easily influenced young ones or anyone who is easily offended. We would like to thank the band Secret Smoker for allowing us to use their song “Crushed by Air” to kick-off and finish the podcast.

This week, we have a very special episode. We welcome Sadie Hartmann aka Mother Horror as a guest host as we talk with Matt Hayward, whose stellar new collection, Various States of Decay, just dropped via Poltergeist Press. We talked to Matt extensively about Various States of Decay and A Penny For Your Thoughts, collaborating with Robert Ford, “hurting” readers, Irish mythology, Clive Barker and Jack Ketchum, and the origin of Welcome to the Show. We all had a blast and a big thank you to Sadie for being a great guest host and for Matt for staying up super late (early?) to be on the show. With the news about the characters from A Penny For Your Thoughts, now we just have to work on getting Robert Ford on the show! Check out our conversation with Matt now right here on Ink Heist or on your favorite streaming service.

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