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Krampus – The Christmas Demon: Hysteria 51 Celebrates the Holidays | 65

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and you know what that means. Stockings, snowmen, hot chocolate, nativity scenes, gingerbread men, horned goat half demons that will drag children to hell. That’s right, to go right along with Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick, there’s a more sinister Christmas character lurking beneath the shadows. Krampus –...

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Satanic Panic: Metal, Black Stuff, & Devil Worship (or just the 80s) | 64

Remember that year or two in the 80s when you weren’t allowed to do anything? Yeah – this week’s topic was pretty much the problem. The “Satanic Panic” was this all too real period mostly during the 80s that America’s housewives knew their kid’s souls were being stolen by “beelzebub”, Ozzy, and anyone else they...

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Hollow Earth: Aliens, and Giants, and Nazis! Oh My! | 63

The Hollow Earth – the belief by some that instead of a molten core and other science-y things, that instead there’s an entire other world just inside our Earth’s crust. Ancient civilizations? Sure! Dinosaurs. Of course. Another sun? How else would they see? Aliens? Why not! Nazis? Well, this wouldn’t be Hysteria 51 if there...

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Featured Guests


Joe Peck

Joe resides in Chicago and is our resident genius. With that comes all the great characteristics of a genius. He has a Mensa card. He has poor hygiene. He has flippant disregard for the feelings or needs of others. And he is a great partner for Trivial Pursuit! But, he does have a sweet plan for the impending Zombie Apocalypse, so we keep him around. His favorite food is passion fruit and he one day hopes to hunt humans as he believes the are the most dangerous prey, but he is incredibly lazy so I wouldn't sweat it.


Michael Gonzalez

Michael Paul Gonzalez is the author of the novels ANGEL FALLS and MISS MASSACRE’S GUIDE TO MURDER AND VENGEANCE. A member of the Horror Writers Association, his short stories have appeared in print and online, including Great Jones Street, Lost Signals, Gothic Fantasy: Chilling Horror Stories, the Booked. Podcast Anthology, FCJR, HeavyMetal.com, and the Appalachian Undead Anthology. He resides in Los Angeles, a place full of wonders and monsters far stranger than any that live in the imagination. You can visit him online at MichaelPaulGonzalez.com


Kevin Crispin

Kevin overthinks. A lot. He writes. Not enough. He lives across the street from Lake Michigan and keeps petitioning to get it rebranded as an ocean. He knows that's not how it works, but he has to have something to do with his weeknights. He is endlessly fascinated by the way people behave towards themselves, and each other. That makes him a great guest and a heavy drinker. Not that he drinks a lot, he just has a lot of mass. Also, people are attracted to him. But it hurts your eyes if you look directly at him without proper equipment. Kevin is a white dwarf star.

About Hysteria 51

Hysteria 51 is a weekly “odd-cast” that takes an every-man approach to conspiracy theories, mysteries, the unusual, and the unexplained. Hosts John Goforth, Brent Hand, and Conspiracy Bot (a cranky robot bent on world domination who also happens to be the show’s head researcher) examine a different topic each week and generally come to one conclusion…the truth is out there, but you won’t find it here.

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