143. J.W. Ocker in “Odd Things I’ve Seen” // Halloween in Salem, Poe’s Hallowed Haunts & Subversive Haunted House Stories
J.W. Ocker is the award-winning author of macabre travelogues, spooky kid’s books and horror novels. His nonfiction books include, among others, Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe (Edgar Award winner) and A Season with the Witch: The Magic and Mayhem of Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts. His latest book, the novel Twelve Nights at Rotter House, is out now. He is also the creator of OTIS: Odd Things I've Seen (oddthingsiveseen.com), where he chronicles his visits to thousands of oddities of culture, art, nature, and history across the country and world with photos, articles, and through Odd Things I've Seen: The Podcast. His work has appeared on or in CNN.com, The Atlantic, Rue Morgue, the Boston Globe, The Guardian, and other places people stick writing. PATREON EXTENSION Listen at patreon.com/occulture J.W.’s favorite haunted house stories Danvers State Insane Asylum How to do Sleepy Hollow right Poe’s history in Philadelphia Zak Bagans’ The Haunted Museum in Las Vegas What J.W.’s watching this Halloween season Plus, a special Halloween intro RESOURCES A Season with the Witch on IndieBound A Season with the Witch on Amazon Poe-Land on IndieBound Poe-Land on Amazon Twelve Nights at Rotter House on IndieBound Twelve Nights at Rotter House on Amazon J.W.’s website J.W. on Facebook J.W. on Instagram J.W. on Twitter MUSIC Vestron Vulture - “I Want to Be a Robot (Tribute to Giorgio Moroder)” Kill Yourself - Intro to “Let’s Halloween (2014)” Splitbreed - “Walkers” Ponzoo - “This Is Halloween (Trap Remix)” Kaico and Cocosh - “Ghostbusters (Club Edit)” DONATE If recurring monthly support via Patreon isn’t your thing, we do accept one time-donations via PayPal, Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple. Every little bit helps. MERCH Tees, tanks, hoodies, hats. Check ‘em out at our Etsy shop. SOCIAL Twitter Instagram Facebook Tumblr PRODUCTION & LICENSING This podcast is produced in the Kingdom of Ohio and is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International. Executive Producers: Mauricio G., Daniel R., Kelly C., Bruce H., Christopher B., Timothy W., Nick F., Michael Q., Jamaica J., Mute Ryan, John W., Andy E., Colleen F., Saliyah S., Michael S., Kevin C., Megan B., Kaleb H., Dionisio T., Scotty R., CL, Raymond G. REMINDER Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.