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38 minutes | Jan 14, 2022
Episode 32: The Simpsons | Kate Sweeney
Freddy Kougar Mellencamp | Fake Ritual returns as host Lucas Sloppy sits down with Appalachian Oddities co-founder Kate Sweeney to talk longtime television stalwart, The Simpsons. It gets otherworldly as they explore the infamous Treehouse of Horror and expand their minds for some fabulously facetious fan theories. ((Music by Johnny Arlett))
13 minutes | Nov 12, 2021
minisode: faery folk
Lucas Sloppy is joined once again by fellow podcasters Amanda Waltz and Sarah Hamm (Ghoul on Ghoul) to test their knowledge of British Isles faery folk and discover a hidden world teeming with the most mischievous ghoulies, ghosties and long-legged beasties.
35 minutes | Oct 29, 2021
Episode 31: Jason Voorhees | Albert C. Hall
That Boy Ain't Right | In celebration of spooky season, returning guest Albert C. Hall joins Lucas Sloppy to discuss their shared love for the saddest slasher of all, Jason Voorhees. Together they watch the recently-released Friday the 13th fan-film, Jason Rising, before getting to the pulsating heart of what makes Mr. Voorhees more than just a mutilated man in a mask. CAST IT, MOMMY! CAST IT! I will, Jason. I will.
17 minutes | Oct 22, 2021
Pull up a chair as your host, Lucas Sloppy, crafts a seasonal Creepypasta dish that's absolutely to DIE for. Together you'll journey to an oddly foggy town full of tricks, treats and a tantalizingly convoluted plot. Keep your Halloween costumes on or you may very well end up the next victim of...the...Soulless...!
38 minutes | Oct 15, 2021
Episode 30: The Changeling | Ghoul on Ghoul
He Was Born an Old, Weird Baby | Lucas Sloppy is joined by fellow podcasters Amanda Waltz (Episode 25) and Sarah Hamm (Episode 29), known collectively as Ghoul on Ghoul, to talk 1980's prestige-horror classic The Changeling. Rolling red balls and rickety runaway wheelchairs abound in an episode deeply haunted by ghosts, giggles and George C. Scott's grimacing countenance. IT'S AN EXPERIENCE IN TOTAL FEAR...sorta.
19 minutes | Oct 8, 2021
minisode: scary stories to tell in the dark
Tune in for three chilling tales from the classic kids horror series Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark...IF YOU DARE! Turn the lights down low as Lucas Sloppy introduces you to a cast of undead doppelgangers, would-be vampires and railroaded witches. Scared yet? Good!
7 minutes | Sep 22, 2021
Returning guest Albert C. Hall (Episode 2) offers up a movie recommendation in the form of 1993's silly sideshow flop, Freaked. Join host Lucas Sloppy and a cast of comedic curiosities as they glimpse what life is like behind the circus tent.
22 minutes | Aug 28, 2021
Episode 29: Chinese Folklore | Stephanie Tsong
Black Magic with Buddha For Dummies | Lucas Sloppy sits down with DJ Stephanie Tsong to talk ancient Chinese legends and practices. She sheds light on the supernatural tendencies of China's ghost stories before exploring some lesser-known magical horror flicks from the other side of the world.
16 minutes | Aug 6, 2021
minisode: questions from the void!
Lucas Sloppy and returning guest Sarah Hamm (Episode 28) sit down for another round of Questions From The Void! What queries are lurking within the vastness of its bottomless depths? Will they bring sorrow? Fear perhaps? Or maybe just giggles? Find out before it swallows them whole!
49 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
Episode 28: Black Dogs | Sarah Hamm
Folklore & Magic Sh*t | Lucas Sloppy chats with podcaster Sarah Hamm (Ghoul on Ghoul) about supernatural canines and the ominous tricks they play. She shares her personal thoughts on these psychopompic "black dogs" before recounting her ghostly tour-guide past and settling in for a game of Guess That Hellhound. ARF ARF ARF!
26 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
minisode: give yourself goosebumps
After last week's choose-your-own-adventure double-feature, Lucas Sloppy reads his pick of R. L. Stine's Give Yourself Goosebumps game books, Little Comic Shop of Horrors. Join returning guests Toddy Tondera & Prin as they do their best to navigate a secret maze of choices, where bug-eating tween-age-werewolves might be lurking just around the corner. GLOMPF!
62 minutes | Jun 25, 2021
Episode 27: Give Yourself Goosebumps | Toddy Tondera & Prin
Stone Lips (Don't Move) | Lucas Sloppy sits down with returning guest Toddy Tondera (Episode 21) and new friend Prin to take a stab at two of R.L. Stine's Give Yourself Goosebumps game books. Tune in as our adventurers go toe-to-toe with a cast of magical mommas, spectral siblings and sassy, sh*t-talking grannies. Will they survive? Or is this the end? Faker Beware...WE CHOOSE THE SCARE!
25 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
minisode: psycho goreman
Join Lucas Sloppy as he sits down with returning guests Nick Duarte (Episode 3) and Albert C. Hall (Episode 2) to talk last year's not-so-family-oriented flick, Psycho Goreman. Together they sift through the gore and guts to uncover an intergalactic treasure trove that'll warm your heart (right before it explodes). "Is that fear I smell?" No, it's Fake Ritual!
48 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
Episode 26: X-Men | Dave Watt
Like a Female Horse | Join Lucas Sloppy as he chats with artist and designer Dave Watt about Marvel Comics' team of misfit-mutant superheroes, the X-Men. Listen close as they X-amine who has the coolest powers, what a mutant Pope would look like, and whether dating Dracula is really all that bad. ((In Stereo))
25 minutes | May 21, 2021
Join Lucas Sloppy on the beaches of Los Angeles County as he talks with returning guest Emily Burnett (Episode 22) about one of the most iconic tv dramas of the 1990s: Baywatch. Together they sift through the sands of three occult-laden episodes, discovering reincarnated dogs, astrological phenomena & a ghost whose tongue-talents are out of this world. Jump on in, the water's Fake!
49 minutes | May 14, 2021
Episode 25: V. C. Andrews | Amanda Waltz
I Lost My Marmalade | Join Lucas Sloppy as he sits down with journalist and podcaster Amanda Waltz (Ghoul on Ghoul) to talk southern gothic fiction as well as famed (and possibly-psychic) author V.C. Andrews. How frightening are mirrors? Are talking bears missing from classic cinema? And exactly what Flowers were in the Attic? Answer these questions and more in a Ghoulishly gothic episode you won't want to miss!
25 minutes | May 7, 2021
minisode: mortal kombat
In this blood-drenched minisode, Lucas Sloppy sits down with artist, musician and returning guest Johnny Arlett (Episode 6) to talk this year's highly anticipated reboot of the Mortal Kombat film-series. Join two of Earth's nerdiest warriors as they discuss the good, the bad and the hangry in an episode that's out of this realm. GET OVER HERE (and have a listen)!
27 minutes | Apr 23, 2021
minisode: the black cauldron
Join Lucas Sloppy as he sits down with returning guest Shannon Rose (Episode 20) to talk Disney's failed fantasy flick, The Black Cauldron. Laughs abound in a conversation boiling-over with oracular swine, sock-clad villains and a very horny witch. Crunchings and munchings await!
43 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
Episode 24: Fake Talk | Dr. Amber Epps
You Have a Skull | Lucas Sloppy is joined by hip hop artist, hedge witch and co-founder of Arts & Crafts: Botanica & Occult Shop Dr. Amber Epps. Together they discuss recent esoteric trends, pop portrayals of witchcraft and whether or not Bigfoot has a hygiene problem. Come on in! Fake Ritual is open for business.
59 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
minisode: give yourself goosebumps
In this not-so-mini-sode, Lucas Sloppy reunites with vintage curator Toddy Tondera (Episode 21) and tries his hand at one of R. L. Stine's Give Yourself Goosebumps game books. Together, Lucas and Toddy spend a Night In Werewolf Woods, avoiding bullies, bat-cyclones & frozen lycanthropes along the way. Surprises abound in this page-turning episode you won't want to miss. Faker Beware: YOU choose the Scare!
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