Episode 3.30 – Around the Campfire with Neil McRobert

Welcome to the Ink Heist podcast, which is devoted to dark genre fiction, featuring hosts Rich Duncan, 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’re excited to welcome Neil McRobert, host of the Talking Scared Podcast to the show to talk all things Horror! Talking Scared Podcast is described as “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” and I can’t think of a better introduction to Neil’s show than that. He launched Talking Scared in the fall of 2020 and has been consistently releasing engaging, highly informative interviews that should appeal to every fan of the genre. Each episode of the show is the perfect balance of laid back conversation and in-depth dives on both the genre and the author’s works. We’ve been following Neil pretty much from the start and his show is definitely a favorite here at Ink Heist. If you aren’t already tuning in to Talking Scared Podcast, look them up on your favorite podcast service and check it out! It’s an essential listen for any horror fan.

Throughout the course of the episode, we talked about the Talking Scared Podcast, studying Gothic Fiction, character driven stories, the works of Stephen King, recommendations, and so much more! We had a great time recording this episode and hanging out with Neil. We hope you guys enjoy the conversation as much as we did!

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