TIH 225: Kurt Fawver on The Known vs. The Unknown, Cultural Anxieties, and The Paranormal

TIH 225 Kurt Fawver on The Known vs. The Unknown, Cultural Anxiety, and The Paranormal

In this podcast Kurt Fawver talks about the known vs the unknown, cultural anxiety, the paranormal, and much more.

About Kurt Fawver

A Shirley Jackson Award winner, Kurt Fawver lives in that dark land of swamps and simulacra known as Florida, but is originally from the Pennsylvanian wasteland that lies between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. His favorite cryptid is the Mongolian death worm. He is the author of The Dissolution of Small Worlds and Forever, In Pieces.

Show notes

  • [05:45] Conversation tart/fascination with ‘the veil’ and the known vs. the unknown
  • [11:30] Background of paranormal informing childhood/paranormal beliefs
  • [18:20] First experiences with story
  • [34:50] Dissertation and academic experience
  • [41:45] Cultural anxieties today in America
  • [45:30] Navigating and tackling anxieties: making the world a brighter place
  • [48:10] Book that changed perspective about something

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