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APL Volumes

May 29, 2023

In this episode about Visceral horror and Tender Is the Flesh by Augustina Bazterrica, Maddy and her guest, Hannah, try not to lose their lunch as they discuss the most stomach-turning moments of the book, their own relationships to gory horror, and what and who they’d most like to see in the upcoming TV adaptation.

Apr 3, 2023

This episode is all about Gothic horror and the books “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allan Poe and What Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher. Join Maddy and her guests, Kelly and Kathleen, as they discuss the mysterious powers of mushrooms, their ideal retelling of “Usher”, and why Gothic is obviously the...

Mar 20, 2023

In this episode about Cosmic horror and The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle, Maddy and her guest, Genn, explore the power of reclaiming stories, the human and eldritch monsters in Ballad, and H.P. Lovecraft’s long-enduring legacy.

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Feb 23, 2023

In a new season of APL Volumes, we dig up the history of the horror genre! Join host and APL Librarian, Maddy Newquist, as she breaks apart the ingredients of a truly frightening tale, and discusses books (and movies) like The Shining, Tender is the Flesh, John Dies at the End, and more with fellow horror...