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December 6, 2019
In this episode of the Westside Fairytales, we join a young man contracted as a hospice nurse to a mute, elderly woman living in an aged mansion beside a swamp. As the woman in his care slips closer to death, he finds himself plagued by haunting visions.
November 19, 2019
Anaheim investigator Julissa Trapp is not like other detectives. She’s the only woman on the homicide squad, and a skilled chameleon: undercover cop in vice stings, crime-scene commander, patient confidante of killers. A master interrogator, she invokes her personal experience – and deepest griefs -- as a tool to elicit confessions. When a young woman’s body is found at a trash-sorting plant, Trapp learns the murder may be linked to the disappearance of three other women in nearby Santa Ana. Trapp embarks on a dark journey that brings her face to face with a man who takes “a little piece of her soul.” Listen now at Wondery.fm/westsideDT (http://wondery.fm/westsideDT)
November 15, 2019
In this month’s Horror and Lit Club is a discussion on Toni Morrison’s seminal work, “Beloved,” and the 1989 body-horror film “Society” directed by Brian Yuzna. Check out Crimelines and Box of Oddities Support us on Patreon or by purchasing some merch! Follow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram  Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit Club Send us an email Artwork by Yui Breedlove
November 1, 2019
Today’s story concerns a group of older folks, the tip-top of society who live on a secluded hill in West Virginia. Despite an all-consuming fire steadily, surely approaching them, they’re content to squabble amongst themselves about old feuds and grudges. That is, until one of them finds a seemingly innocuous sign that sets about the events that will bring an end to their little hilltop community. This episode brought to you by: Scare You To Sleep by Shelby Scott Support us on Patreon or by purchasing some merch! Follow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram  Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit Club Send us an email Artwork by Yui Breedlove
October 31, 2019
Audioboom presents: What Makes a Killer. Listen to new episodes of What Makes a Killer for a look into the life and crimes of the world’s most infamous serial killers. Featuring interviews with family members, forensic experts, law enforcement, and witnesses. What Makes a Killer premieres 10/31. Subscribe to What Makes a Killer on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-makes-a-killer/id1483611909
October 18, 2019
An off-the-cuff discussion of October’s literature and random horror recommendations, Dead by Daylight from Behavior Interactive and “It,” by Stephen King. For “It” we discuss not only the novel, but the television miniseries and recent movies as well. Check out True Crime Horror Story Support us on Patreon or by purchasing some merch! Follow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram  Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit Club Send us an email Artwork by Yui Breedlove
October 4, 2019
Most of us — all of us, hopefully — had a small, comfortable group of friends in high school we seemed to do everything with. The folks who seemed to always be around, showing up, dragging you out to do this or that. Today’s story concerns the end of just such a group of friends as they begin their senior year of high school. These four aren’t lucky enough to simply grow apart, however, because some twisted and crooked thing has endeavored to make their parting far more deadly. This episode brought to you by: Care/of: Use offer code wf for 25% off at checkout! Support us on Patreon or by purchasing some merch Follow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram  Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit Club Send us an email Artwork by Yui Breedlove
October 1, 2019
For most of his life, Jeffrey Epstein was a mystery-- who he was, how he made his money, and how he got away with horrific crimes for so many years. The Mysterious Mr. Epstein explores how Epstein was able to use his wealth to buy status and credibility, to buy power, and ultimately to buy himself freedom from justice.
September 13, 2019
It’s most often the least deserving who plague themselves with guilt, who allow the pain to build up until it suffocates them. This summer’s minisode is about just such a person who, whether they deserve it or not, is killing himself with regret over the past. Support our sponsor: Stitcher Premium - Go to stitcherpremium.com and use offer code FAIRYTALES to get your first month free! Support us on Patreon Follow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram  Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit Club Send us an email Artwork by Yui Breedlove
August 27, 2019
Joe Exotic loves his animals, his husbands and his animals. He’s a liger-breeding, gun-slinging, polygamous zoo owner from Oklahoma. And throughout his career, he’s made some major enemies. Listen to season 2 of Over My Dead Body: Joe Exotic on August 27th.
August 26, 2019
The Westside Fairytales returns October 4 with ten new, horrific stories. Tell your friends. The Westside Fairytales returns October 4 with ten new, horrific stories. Tell your friends.
August 2, 2019
Show your support for the Westside Fairytales by making a purchase from our merch store at westsidefairytales.com/merch. Support us on Patreon Follow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram  Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit Club Send us an email Artwork by Yui Breedlove New season begins in October!
July 21, 2019
In this episode of the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit Club, I discuss the recommendations for July 2019: John Carpenter’s 1983 horror film “The Thing,” and Jeanette Wall’s 2004 memoir, “The Glass Castle.” I also talk about some stuff I’ve been watching lately, including The Last Drive In with Joe Bob Briggs, and a somewhat tragic experience from my childhood. This episode brought to you by: Stitcher Premium - Go to stitcherpremium.com and use offer code FAIRYTALES to get your first month free! Support us on Patreon Follow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram  Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit Club Send us an email Artwork by Yui Breedlove New season begins in October! Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit Club Send us an email Artwork by Yui Breedlove New season begins in October!
July 15, 2019
Hey folks, thanks for sticking with me through another thrilling season of the Westside Fairytales. This retrospective episode is a much larger version of a thing I do on the Patreon and I thought it’d be a nice bonus for you guys at the end of the season. This episode brought to you by: Stitcher Premium — Go to stitcherpremium.com and use code FAIRYTALES for your first month free! Support us on Patreon!   Follow us on Social Media!   Twitter Facebook Instagram   Send us an Email!   Artwork by Yui Breedlove!   New Season Begins in October!
July 5, 2019
Some people are invisible to most of us, but that doesn’t make them any less important. In this month’s episode, the season finale of the Westside Fairytales, come along on a journey with one of those forgotten people on a slow escape from a city rotting apart from the inside out.   This Episode’s Sponsors:   HelloFresh (https://www.hellofresh.com/landing/westside80) — Go to hellofresh.com/westside80 and use promo code Westside80! SimpleContacts (https://www.simplecontacts.com/wf20) — Go to SimpleContacts.com/wf20 or enter WF20 at checkout! Audible (https://www.audible.com/ep/podcast?source_code=PBPGB021030519014Y) — Prime members save 66% on the next three months! Text WF to 500-500 or go to Audible.com/WF   Support us on Patreon! (https://www.patreon.com/westsidefairytales)   Follow us on Social Media!   Twitter (https://twitter.com/WSFairytales) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/westsidefairytales) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/westsidefairytales/?hl=en)   Send us an Email (mailto:westsidefairytales@gmail.com) !   Artwork by Yui Breedlove (https://www.instagram.com/yuibreedloveart/) !   New Season Begins in October! Some people are invisible to most of us, but that doesn’t make them any less important. In this month’s episode, the season finale of the Westside Fairytales, come along on a journey with one of those forgotten people on a slow escape from a city rotting apart from the inside out. This Episodes Sponsors: HelloFresh (https://www.hellofresh.com/landing/westside80) — Go to HelloFresh.com/westside80 and use promo code Westside80! SimpleContacts (https://www.simplecontacts.com/wf20) — Go to SimpleContacts.com/wf20 or enter WF20 at checkout! Audible (https://www.audible.com/ep/podcast?source_code=PBPGB021030519014Y) — Prime members save 66 percent on the next three months! Text WF to 500-500 or go to Audible.com/WF Support us on Patreon! (https://www.patreon.com/westsidefairytales) Follow us on Social Media! Twitter (https://twitter.com/WSFairytales) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/westsidefairytales) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/westsidefairytales/?hl=en) Send us an Email (mailto:westsidefairytales@gmail.com) ! Artwork by Yui Breedlove (https://www.instagram.com/yuibreedloveart/) ! New Season Begins in October!
June 21, 2019
On this month’s episode of the Horror and Lit Club, I ramble at length on some books I’ve been reading, HBO’s new miniseries Chernobyl, and the Westside Fairytales literature and random horror recommendations for June 2019. This month’s sponsor: Stitcher Premium Support us on Patreon! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit Club! Send Tyler a message: westsidefairytales@gmail.com This month’s recommendations: Literature recommendation: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad Random horror recommendation: Magic, starring Anthony Hopkins
May 31, 2019
Everything that begins, must end.This episode, we bring you the long-awaited finale of the four-part Tota Americana. This month’s sponsors: Feminist Folklore and Audible Support us on Patreon! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit Club! Send Tyler a message: westsidefairytales@gmail.com This month’s recommendations: Literature recommendation: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad Random horror recommendation: Magic, starring Anthony Hopkins
May 18, 2019
Welcome to the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit Club! This is new a monthly bonus episode series where host Tyler Bell goes into detail about the month's random horror and literature recommendations. It's not required listening to understand the podcast, just a little bonus we're throwing in to thank you for all your support! Support us on Patreon! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit Club! Send Tyler a Message: westsidefairytales@gmail.com This month’s recommendations: Book of the month: Preacher, By Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon Random horror recommendation: Night in the Woods
May 3, 2019
In this continuation of the four-part series Tota Americana, Alex continues traveling through the wide open spaces of the American Great Plains, coming across an odd, lonely girl sitting by herself on a train platform. She asks for little more than some company, but things aren't always what they seem out there on the road. Let us remind you that today’s story is the second part of a four-part series. Our suggestion is that you return here after enjoying part one, but no worries if you’d like to listen out of order. We here at the Westside Fairytales sometimes eat our dessert before dinner as well. This Month’s Sponsor: HelloFresh Support us on Patreon! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit Club! Send Tyler a Message: westsidefairytales@gmail.com This month’s recommendations: Book of the month: Preacher, By Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon Random Horror Recommendation: Night in the Woods
April 5, 2019
Part Two of Tota Americana
March 1, 2019
The greatest lie we tell ourselves is often the most cruel. That we, standing amongst so many others just like ourselves, live lives without reason or purpose. That we are insignificant, useless, or even disposable. It’s a lie that seems to come down out of the sky, like acid rain, etching itself into anyone unlucky enough to be caught out in the storm, and disintegrating those of us who can make their home nowhere but the gutters. In this, the first part of a four part series, we join a young person, a human animal cast loose of the nest by a sudden death of one parent, and the just as unexpected madness of another. Setting out on a journey to understand a new and unfamiliar life, this child will come across demons both external and internal, and characters both familiar and unfamiliar to you dear reader. Just as our hero begins the long trek across the odd and varied lands of America, we will find ourselves crossing story after story on the way to an end that is little more th...
February 12, 2019
What happens when a seemingly-perfect marriage ends in a nasty divorce and someone ends up dead? Listen to Over My Dead Body today wherever you’re listening to this or www.wondery.fm/omdb
February 1, 2019
Loyalty is one of our most frightening precepts.
January 9, 2019
Here it is everybody, Monstruo! Available now wherever you listen to podcasts. Learn more at MonstruoPodcast.com.
January 4, 2019
Sometimes I think of people as bells ringing on a foggy night. They are all different and distant, ringing to their own timbre. Some are golden and light, others are solemn iron things whose peeling thrum falls slow and cold over the land. It’s not easy to traverse the fog on the way to them, holding an ear up the cold night and still trying to keep your eye on the uneven ground before you. For some people, the stress of those first meetings, of finding the voice behind the bell in the fog, is too great to bear. And so they don’t bear it, and choose instead to live alone.  Today’s story is the second half of a two-part tale. If you haven’t listened to the first part, stop here and listen to Ghost Story (Part One) from last month. Last episode, we left the subject of our story, a young man named Barden, on his lonesome in his hermitage of a flat in Paris. He’s been bothered by strange knocking from the apartment downstairs, and visions of some pale-faced apparition that may or may...
December 8, 2018
Isolation is a bad blanket. Most people — those who can — eschew it in favor of the warmth good company brings. But those who can’t — the introverts, the awkward, the strange — may find it easier to wrap themselves in those tattered threads when confronted by the chill of loneliness. Not because it’s enjoyable, but because going out into the world can be so much lonelier when you’re not really a part of it. Today’s story is about a man living alone, with little more than the glow of his computer to keep him company. He has a job, sure, and a few acquaintances, but otherwise he is a man on his own, a solitary creature slinking his way through life in the shadows. But something from beyond the veil of death and time may soon enter into the life of this modern hermit, whether he wants it to or not. Follow us on social media! TwitterFacebookInstagram This month’s recommendations. My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix Support us on Patreon! Join...
November 2, 2018
In today’s story, we follow a veteran who faces a similar problem, coming to terms with the guilt of surviving something many others did not. He’s a man who’s taken up ultra-marathoning, super long-distance running, as a way to escape the memories and feelings that have haunted him since his last ugly day in the sandbox.
October 31, 2018
I’m coming to you this Halloween-eve with a preview of the up-and-coming collaboration project between myself, Jack Luna of the Dark Topic Podcast, and Mike Boudet of the Sword and Scale Podcast. I can’t tell you anymore about the project other than it’s terribly horrifying, based on true events, and that it lives somewhere on the border between True Crime and Horror Fiction.
October 5, 2018
Today’s story is about a man trapped in the grind, by his own desire to become the master of the great millstone itself. But his preoccupation with success is getting to him, coloring every new day a darker shade than the last.
August 25, 2018
Life is like the tides. It comes and goes, rises and falls with the moon and light and darkness. This endless force propels us forward no matter our situation, until we can be moved no more. Tonight’s minisode is about a man who takes his elderly grandfather on a late night surf trip. A last bit of kindness before the moon sets in the west.
July 6, 2018
Today’s tale is the story of a woman who wakes up to a life that isn’t hers, that she doesn’t want to live, and that certain forces, certain people, won’t allow her to leave. Our protagonist knows the truth about herself, but she’s stripped of her freedoms, even her dignity, simply because that’s the sort of thing that happens to women. Sometimes.
June 1, 2018
Today’s story is about a man trapped in a relationship he despises. He doesn’t know if he hates his wife or just can’t stand her, but he does know he plans on leaving her, just as soon as they reach the end of the long trip they’ve embarked on together.
May 4, 2018
Life has a pace, a rhythm. It’s always unsettling when things disturb it. The death of a friend, an injury, an accident, when the unexpected comes calling it usually visits with bad news in tow.
April 6, 2018
Today’s story is about just that sort of man, a reserved individual sent to a small village in the back country of a seemingly medieval country, tasked with finding out why people passing by the village are being branded as criminals and hanged.
March 2, 2018
Sometimes the only thing you can do is run.
February 2, 2018
Guilt grows like a weed in the hearts of sinners. It’s hard to imagine anybody who’s never wronged another person. At some point, all of us are going to make a decision we’ll have trouble living with for the rest of our lives. And even if it’s a small thing, a trifle, it’ll sit with you in the dark hours of the night, stroking the skin at the back of your neck to keep you awake.
January 5, 2018
Everybody knows what it's like to be afraid of drowning. The conclusion of The Water-Rotted Doll.
December 2, 2017
Today’s tale is the story of a woman’s journey from a war torn country to one of safety and prosperity. It is a time of sickness, of death, and the specter of death itself follows her on her voyage in the form of an ugly doll made of plaster.
November 17, 2017
We all feel lonely sometimes. Some of us never really feel like we’re not alone, even when we’re surrounded by people. For guys like me, and our main character, that means slinking out to the bar. Secreting yourself away somewhere dark and comfortable, where it’s okay to be a man on his own. Thing is, that kind of lifestyle can wear on you. It can get too comfortable, and the loneliness might end up becoming your only friend. You become a man alone, sitting at a bar, waiting for friends you barely know, who might not show at all.
November 3, 2017
Ever felt stuck in a rut? Today's story is about a woman who feels trapped in a life she never expected to live. Her husband doesn't appreciate her. She doesn't have any hobbies, any friends or really any social interaction aside from her children. But an old friend has stopped by to help her break out of this funk. Somebody from her childhood that always shows up when she needs him.
September 26, 2017
Minisode Three - In which the things you own end up owning you.
August 4, 2017
We're now more than halfway through the off season and new episodes of Westside Fairytales are just around the corner. Today's minisode is just a trifle. A snatch of memory. The creeping sort of horror that walks with you for a while even after you've said goodbye.
July 1, 2017
Hey everybody, here's the first of the offseason releases, titled "Sound Test One." It's a gift from our corporate sponsors at Blackwell Innovations*, a technology company based out of the midwest that's been a staunch supporter of the podcast since the beginning. Hope you enjoy! See you in two weeks. *Blackwell Innovations is a subsidiary of the Blackwell Corporation and Walther Heavy Industries. Any use of the Blackwell coat of arms or other tradmarked images is strictly prohibited. All Blackwell Letholog technology is copyright 2017, Blackwell industries.
June 16, 2017
Hey everybody, we're just checking in on you and letting you know how things are coming along for Season Two of the Westside Fairytales Podcast. We've got a lot of great things coming up during the break and you can expect Season Two sometime in November. Catch up on Season One now on iTunes at bitly.com/westsideitunes Stitcher: bitly.com/westsidestitcher Youtube: bitly.com/westsideyoutube Social @WSFairytales @realTylerBell Westside Fairytales on Facebook westsidefairytales@gmail.com
April 16, 2017
Have you ever felt trapped, even when, technically, you were free as a bird? Today we’ll hear the story of a man trapped by his life decisions, a man who smiles at everybody through bars only he can see. But as he becomes trapped in a monolithic warehouse with something not of this world, he finds the bars he thought were holding him weren’t as solid as they seemed.
April 1, 2017
Today’s story is a sort of sci-fi western, set at the edge of space in a time unknown. Our small cast of protagonists are escorting a sick man to the far edge of the frontier, ostensibly to die. It’s as dangerous a trip as any, and as our protagonists walk further into the wild of that unknown planet, it becomes clear that not all of them will return from their journey alive.
March 18, 2017
This episode is the second half of Gourmand Gourmet, in which David has found he can no longer keep any traditional food down after emergency brain surgery. After slitting the throat of a lamb during a Central Park nativity scene, he discovers the one thing he can eat is human flesh. With that knowledge in hand, he must decide whether it's better to starve to death ... or to go hunting.
March 5, 2017
A well-respected food critic finds he's no longer able to enjoy food after emergency surgery to remove tumors from his brain. Not only is he unable to enjoy food, but it tastes utterly foul to him. As his career, relationship, and dignity are put on the line, he puts his hope in curing himself by finding something to eat that doesn't come up right after he chews, but he soon finds the only item on the menu is the most taboo of foods.
February 17, 2017
A disgraced former professor is forced to take a job as a night watchman after his career and life fall apart. After spending some time alone in the dark on his night patrols, he finds his new station in life is far from the worst of his worries.
February 1, 2017
To recap part one of this week's story, a mentally disadvantaged inmate named Zeke is being forced to make Glory State Penitentiary’s first electric chair. The first inmate scheduled to use that chair, a notorious criminal named Cunny Marco, has been threatening Zeke, hoping that him not finishing the chair means his execution will be stayed indefinitely.
January 21, 2017
What would you do if somebody gave you the choice of dying now, or killing people just to die a bit later? In this week's story, a mentally-disabled savant at a mid-20th-century West Virginia prison is faced with that same decision when the warden gives him a simple task: Build the prison's new electric chair. This story is long enough that we're going to be splitting it into two parts.
January 6, 2017
An odd book leaves a trail of bloodshed through the ages. As its readers drop dead one by one, an insidious purpose is revealed.
December 19, 2016
An man discusses his odd hobby of collecting many copies of the same mundane book.
December 7, 2016
Have you ever stood at the edge of a tall building or ledge and just had that urge to jump? In this first episode of the Westside Fairytales podcast, we follow a young woman who travels into the woods and finds it hard to leave.
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