TIH 185: The Ten Most Popular This Is Horror Podcast Episodes of 2017

TIH 185 The Ten Most Popular This Is Horror Podcast Episodes of 2017

Stop reading if you don’t want to know the top 10 order before listening 

In this podcast we count down the ten most popular This Is Horror Podcast episodes of 2017. Scroll down if you want to know the order of the top podcasts of the year and if you want links to each episode.


Show notes

  • [02:30] Max Booth III on what makes a good and what makes a bad story
  • [07:00] Benjamin Percy on violence in fiction
  • [14:50] David Bowles on blending science and myth, reality and folklore
  • [19:05] Adam Nevill on standout supernatural horror writers from childhood/influential stories
  • [28:20] Ania Ahlborn on character depravity and redemption
  • [33:30] Victor LaValle on reimagining old tales for a contemporary audience
  • [41:15] Philip Fracassi on tips for writing high-quality fiction quickly
  • [52:00] John Langan on training your mind to bring you good ideas
  • [01:00:00] Joe R. Lansdale on looking for the key to storytelling/storytelling vs plot/figurative language
  • [01:12:50] Jon Padgett on writing lessons learnt from Thomas Ligotti

10. Max Booth III on The Nightly Disease, Working The Hotel Night Shift, and Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing

In this podcast Max Booth III talks about his new novel The Nightly Disease, working the night shift at the hotel, Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, and much more.

Full Max Booth III Interview and Show Notes

9. Benjamin Percy on The Dark Net, Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction, and Comic Book Writing

In this podcast Benjamin Percy talks about his new novel The Dark Net, his non-fiction book Thrill Me, writing comic books, and much more.

Full Benjamin Percy Interview and Show Notes

8. David Bowles on Mexican-American Folklore, Southern Gothic, and Story Ideas

In this podcast David Bowles talks about Mexican-American folklore, southern gothic, story ideas, and much more.

Part One with David Bowles and Show Notes

Part Two with David Bowles and Show Notes

7. Adam Nevill on Under A Watchful Eye, Ritual Limited, and Creative Writing

In this podcast Adam Nevill talks about his latest novel Under A Watchful Eye, his independent publishing house Ritual Limited, and Creative Writing courses.

Part One with Adam Nevill and Show Notes

Part Two with Adam Nevill and Show Notes

Part Three with Adam Nevill and Show Notes

6. Ania Ahlborn on Making A Monster, Self Publishing Seed, and Families in Horror

In this podcast Ania Ahlborn talks about self-publishing her first novel Seed, her LitReactor course ‘Making A Monster’, writing about families in horror, and much more.

Part One with Ania Ahlborn and Show Notes

Part Two with Ania Ahlborn and Show Notes

5. Victor LaValle on The Ballad of Black Tom, H. P. Lovecraft, and Mastering F-bombs in Fiction

In this podcast Victor LaValle talks about The Ballad of Black Tom, H. P. Lovecraft, f-bombs in fiction, and much more.

Full Victor LaValle Interview and Show Notes

4. Philip Fracassi on Biggest Fears, Story Structure, and Screenwriting

In this podcast Philip Fracassi talks about his biggest fears, story structure, screenwriting, and much more.

Part One with Philip Fracassi and Show Notes

Part Two with Philip Fracassi and Show Notes

Part Three with Philip Fracassi and Show Notes

3. John Langan on The Fisherman, Training Your Mind For Good Ideas, and Creative Writing

In this podcast John Langan talks about The Fisherman, training your mind for good ideas, and Creative Writing.

Part One with John Langan and Show Notes

Part Two with John Langan and Show Notes

2. Joe R. Lansdale on Hap and Leonard, Growing Up in East Texas, and Bubba and the Cosmic Blood-Suckers

In this podcast Joe R. Lansdale talks about Hap and Leonard, Growing Up in East Texas, Bubba and the Cosmic Blood-Suckers, and much more.

Full Joe R. Lansdale Interview and Show Notes

1. Jon Padgett on Thomas Ligotti, Writing Lessons, and Impostor Syndrome

In this podcast Jon Padgett talks about Thomas Ligotti, writing lessons, impostor syndrome and much more.

Part One with Jon Padgett and Show Notes

Part Two with Jon Padgett and Show Notes


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