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Bone and Sickle celebrates horror and folklore — their fertile intertwining and the strange fruit of their embrace – the genus sometimes known as “folk horror.” Every episode offers a bounty of frightful tales, fantastic legends, and macabre histories harvested by me, Al Ridenour.

The pace of the show, no less than pace of the production is manic. Each episode is a sort of overstuffed grotesquely ornate bricolage of topics that have obsessed me in the last weeks. It’s full of witches, werewolves, blood, blood-drinkers, murder, wonderworkers, secret cabals, omens in the skies, weird things buried deep below, and strange superstitions that just might have some truth in them. All the sorts of things people like us find delightful.

Notes for future shows, new ideas, new audio, images, keep piling up as I try to stay on schedule producing the show at hand. I hate to lose any of it. It’s all part of a magnificent story that should be shared. All the bits are needed to make the storytelling just the way it should be, more vivid, more absurd, and just a tiny bit creepier.

I don’t want to make a podcast like any other. I want it to be transportive, immersive, and glutted with all the ghoulish detail it deserves, and that’s what your equally lavish generosity accomplishes.

During the long, isolating process of writingThe Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas, I realized, how difficult it can be just to sit on all this gold. It’s like holding a secret you’re bursting to tell, and then there are those tragic lost gems, the bits that don’t quite fit the constrained flow a written book.This (clearly less constrained) show was conceived as a sort of remedy to all this. It’s a way for me to record and share some of that content with all the giddy excitement intact.

I’m currently working on a new book that embraces the themes of Bone and Sickle, and I’d love to take you along for the ride, share what I can, tease a bit more of what’s to come and pick up all those lost threads that inevitably weave themselves into some other sort of creepy self-weaving monster of a tapestry.

Your donations help keep me on track. Practically, of course, they keep me from losing too many hours to work that is strictly about money, but more importantly, they tell me that – odd as it may seem -- people genuinely appreciate the work I’m doing and that they want more of it.

And for god’s sake, I need to pay Wilkinson! Or was it Mr. Galiher? In any case, there lies some great debt that must be undone. He has such a lovely voice and is so generous with this time. Lord knows, the poor fellow has suffered enough. If not for me, please, please, think of Wilkinson.

Thank you for support and enthusiasm!!
Tiers
A WINK AND A NOD
$1 or more per month
No reward, I just want to support this mad pursuit.
FOOTNOTES OF THE DAMNED
$2 or more per month
Online Access: FOOTNOTES OF THE DAMNED

Unlock posts sharing extra written material that didn't make it into the show.  Includes original text and links to additional texts, videos, or music mentioned in the post or relevant to recent shows. (A few times weekly)

OLD BOOKS SMELL OF GREAT LEARNING
$4 or more per month
Download 3: FOLKLORE/HORROR TOME.

A carefully selected volume from decades (centuries?) gone by.  These are not digital texts, but typically full color PDF scans of a rare book retaining all of their bibliophilic allure.  Gold embossed calfskin covers, musty marbled end papers, curious illustrations, and antique typesetting on aged paper could be expected. (Monthly)


Download 2: WILKINSON THE BUTLER GLAMOR SHOT

A high resolution photograph of Wilkinson the Butler with signature.  Suitable for printing, framing, and fawning. (One-time.)


Online Access: FOOTNOTES OF THE DAMNED

Unlock posts sharing extra written material that didn't make it into the show.  Includes original text and links to additional texts, videos, or music mentioned in the post or relevant to recent shows. (A few times weekly)

READ TO ME, MY SHADOWY FRIEND!
$8 or more per month
Download 4 READINGS FROM THE LIBRARY

Readings from folklore or horror texts like those referenced in the show. Most recordings are roughly 20-40 minutes (1 book chapter) and are given the “Bone and Sickle treatment,” that is a bit of ambient soundscaping to enhance their often ominous nature. (Monthly)


Download 3: FOLKLORE/HORROR TOME.  

A carefully selected volume from decades (centuries?) gone by.  These are not digital texts, but typically full color PDF scans of rare book retaining all of their bibliophilic allure.  Gold embossed calfskin covers, musty marbled end papers, curious illustrations, and antique typesetting on aged paper could be expected. (Monthly)


Download 2: WILKINSON THE BUTLER GLAMOR SHOT

A high resolution photograph of Wilkinson the Butler with signature.  Suitable for printing, framing, and fawning. (One-time.)


Online Access: FOOTNOTES OF THE DAMNED

Unlock posts sharing extra written material that didn't make it into the show.  Includes original text and links to additional texts, videos, or music mentioned in the post or relevant to recent shows. (A few times weekly)

LANDSCAPE OF SOUND
$12 or more per month
Download 5: BONE AND SICKLE BACKGROUND SOUNDTRACK.  

Narration for each episode is removed allowing you to enjoy the rich, wall-to-wall soundscaping consisting of original music woven around ambient sounds, drones, effects, and snippets from films, old records, or other recordings. Make up your own narration! (Monthly)


Download 4 READINGS FROM THE LIBRARY

Readings from folklore or horror texts like those referenced in the show. Most recordings are roughly 20-40 minutes (1 book chapter) and are given the “Bone and Sickle treatment,” that is a bit of ambient soundscaping to enhance their often ominous nature. (Monthly)


Download 3: FOLKLORE/HORROR TOME 

A carefully selected volume from decades (centuries?) gone by.  These are not digital texts, but typically full color PDF scans of rare book retaining all of their bibliophilic allure.  Gold embossed calfskin covers, musty marbled end papers, curious illustrations, and antique typesetting on aged paper could be expected. (Monthly)


Download 2: WILKINSON THE BUTLER GLAMOR SHOT

A high resolution photograph of Wilkinson the Butler with signature.  Suitable for printing, framing, and fawning. (One time)


Online Access: FOOTNOTES OF THE DAMNED

Unlock posts sharing extra written material that didn't make it into the show.  Includes original text and links to additional texts, videos, or music mentioned in the post or relevant to recent shows. (A few times weekly)

A BOOK FULL OF HORNS, CHAINS, AND WHIPS
$18 or more per month
THE KRAMPUS AND THE OLD DARK CHRISTMAS BOOK (signed if you like - let me know).  My “gleefully erudite” survey of Krampus lore and history that’s been called “the definitive book on Krampus. Hundreds of pictures!  Free continental US shipping, postage extra for overseas. (After 6 months membership)


Download 5: BONE AND SICKLE BACKGROUND SOUNDTRACK.  Narration for each episode is removed allowing you to enjoy the rich, wall-to-wall soundscaping consisting of original music woven around ambient sounds, drones, effects, and snippets from films, old records, or other recordings. Make up your own narration! (Monthly)


Download 4 READINGS FROM THE LIBRARY

Readings from folklore or horror texts like those referenced in the show. Most recordings are roughly 20-40 minutes (1 book chapter) and are given the “Bone and Sickle treatment,” that is a bit of ambient soundscaping to enhance their often ominous nature.  (Monthly)


Download 3: FOLKLORE/HORROR TOME.  

A carefully selected volume from decades (centuries?) gone by.  These are not digital texts, but typically full color PDF scans of rare book retaining all of their bibliophilic allure.  Gold embossed calfskin covers, musty marbled end papers, curious illustrations, and antique typesetting on aged paper could be expected.  (Monthly)


Download 2: WILKINSON THE BUTLER GLAMOR SHOT

A high resolution photograph of Wilkinson the Butler with signature.  Suitable for printing, framing, and fawning. (One-time.)


Online Access: FOOTNOTES OF THE DAMNED

Unlock posts sharing extra written material that didn't make it into the show.  Includes original text and links to additional texts, videos, or music mentioned in the post or relevant to recent shows. (A few times weekly)

BONE & SICKLE MYSTERY RITE KIT
$24 or more per month
BONE & SICKLE MYSTERY KIT  

Everything you will need for your magical self-initiation into this Highest Level of Bone and Sickle Patronage and inner secrets of the podcast.  Handsome customized candle, natural products and oddities and  vital implements. Baffling!  Beautiful!  Creepy! (Instructions available via astral communications). Free continental US shipping, postage, extra for overseas. (One-time, after 6 months membership).


THE KRAMPUS AND THE OLD DARK CHRISTMAS BOOK (signed if you like - let me know).  My “gleefully erudite” survey of Krampus lore and history that’s been called “the definitive book on Krampus. Free continental US shipping, postage, extra for overseas.  (One-time, after 6 months).


Download 5: BONE AND SICKLE BACKGROUND SOUNDTRACK.  

Narration for each episode is removed allowing you to enjoy the rich, wall-to-wall soundscaping consisting of original music woven around ambient sounds, drones, effects, and snippets from films, old records, or other recordings. Make up your own narration! (Monthly)


Download 4 READINGS FROM THE LIBRARY

Readings from folklore or horror texts like those referenced in the show. Most recordings are roughly 20-40 minutes (1 book chapter) and are given the “Bone and Sickle treatment,” that is a bit of ambient soundscaping to enhance their often ominous nature. (Monthly)


Download 3: FOLKLORE/HORROR TOME

A carefully selected volume from decades (centuries?) gone by.  These are not digital texts, but typically full color PDF scans of rare book retaining all of their bibliophilic allure.  Gold embossed calfskin covers, musty marbled end papers, curious illustrations, and antique typesetting on aged paper could be expected. (Monthly)


Download 2: WILKINSON THE BUTLER GLAMOR SHOT

A high resolution photograph of Wilkinson the Butler with signature.  Suitable for printing, framing, and fawning. (One-time.)


Online Access: FOOTNOTES OF THE DAMNED

Unlock posts sharing extra written material that didn't make it into the show.  Includes original text and links to additional texts, videos, or music mentioned in the post or relevant to recent shows. (A few times weekly)

Bone and Sickle celebrates horror and folklore — their fertile intertwining and the strange fruit of their embrace – the genus sometimes known as “folk horror.” Every episode offers a bounty of frightful tales, fantastic legends, and macabre histories harvested by me, Al Ridenour.

The pace of the show, no less than pace of the production is manic. Each episode is a sort of overstuffed grotesquely ornate bricolage of topics that have obsessed me in the last weeks. It’s full of witches, werewolves, blood, blood-drinkers, murder, wonderworkers, secret cabals, omens in the skies, weird things buried deep below, and strange superstitions that just might have some truth in them. All the sorts of things people like us find delightful.

Notes for future shows, new ideas, new audio, images, keep piling up as I try to stay on schedule producing the show at hand. I hate to lose any of it. It’s all part of a magnificent story that should be shared. All the bits are needed to make the storytelling just the way it should be, more vivid, more absurd, and just a tiny bit creepier.

I don’t want to make a podcast like any other. I want it to be transportive, immersive, and glutted with all the ghoulish detail it deserves, and that’s what your equally lavish generosity accomplishes.

During the long, isolating process of writingThe Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas, I realized, how difficult it can be just to sit on all this gold. It’s like holding a secret you’re bursting to tell, and then there are those tragic lost gems, the bits that don’t quite fit the constrained flow a written book.This (clearly less constrained) show was conceived as a sort of remedy to all this. It’s a way for me to record and share some of that content with all the giddy excitement intact.

I’m currently working on a new book that embraces the themes of Bone and Sickle, and I’d love to take you along for the ride, share what I can, tease a bit more of what’s to come and pick up all those lost threads that inevitably weave themselves into some other sort of creepy self-weaving monster of a tapestry.

Your donations help keep me on track. Practically, of course, they keep me from losing too many hours to work that is strictly about money, but more importantly, they tell me that – odd as it may seem -- people genuinely appreciate the work I’m doing and that they want more of it.

And for god’s sake, I need to pay Wilkinson! Or was it Mr. Galiher? In any case, there lies some great debt that must be undone. He has such a lovely voice and is so generous with this time. Lord knows, the poor fellow has suffered enough. If not for me, please, please, think of Wilkinson.

Thank you for support and enthusiasm!!

Recent posts by Bone & Sickle

Tiers
A WINK AND A NOD
$1 or more per month
No reward, I just want to support this mad pursuit.
FOOTNOTES OF THE DAMNED
$2 or more per month
Online Access: FOOTNOTES OF THE DAMNED

Unlock posts sharing extra written material that didn't make it into the show.  Includes original text and links to additional texts, videos, or music mentioned in the post or relevant to recent shows. (A few times weekly)

OLD BOOKS SMELL OF GREAT LEARNING
$4 or more per month
Download 3: FOLKLORE/HORROR TOME.

A carefully selected volume from decades (centuries?) gone by.  These are not digital texts, but typically full color PDF scans of a rare book retaining all of their bibliophilic allure.  Gold embossed calfskin covers, musty marbled end papers, curious illustrations, and antique typesetting on aged paper could be expected. (Monthly)


Download 2: WILKINSON THE BUTLER GLAMOR SHOT

A high resolution photograph of Wilkinson the Butler with signature.  Suitable for printing, framing, and fawning. (One-time.)


Online Access: FOOTNOTES OF THE DAMNED

Unlock posts sharing extra written material that didn't make it into the show.  Includes original text and links to additional texts, videos, or music mentioned in the post or relevant to recent shows. (A few times weekly)

READ TO ME, MY SHADOWY FRIEND!
$8 or more per month
Download 4 READINGS FROM THE LIBRARY

Readings from folklore or horror texts like those referenced in the show. Most recordings are roughly 20-40 minutes (1 book chapter) and are given the “Bone and Sickle treatment,” that is a bit of ambient soundscaping to enhance their often ominous nature. (Monthly)


Download 3: FOLKLORE/HORROR TOME.  

A carefully selected volume from decades (centuries?) gone by.  These are not digital texts, but typically full color PDF scans of rare book retaining all of their bibliophilic allure.  Gold embossed calfskin covers, musty marbled end papers, curious illustrations, and antique typesetting on aged paper could be expected. (Monthly)


Download 2: WILKINSON THE BUTLER GLAMOR SHOT

A high resolution photograph of Wilkinson the Butler with signature.  Suitable for printing, framing, and fawning. (One-time.)


Online Access: FOOTNOTES OF THE DAMNED

Unlock posts sharing extra written material that didn't make it into the show.  Includes original text and links to additional texts, videos, or music mentioned in the post or relevant to recent shows. (A few times weekly)

LANDSCAPE OF SOUND
$12 or more per month
Download 5: BONE AND SICKLE BACKGROUND SOUNDTRACK.  

Narration for each episode is removed allowing you to enjoy the rich, wall-to-wall soundscaping consisting of original music woven around ambient sounds, drones, effects, and snippets from films, old records, or other recordings. Make up your own narration! (Monthly)


Download 4 READINGS FROM THE LIBRARY

Readings from folklore or horror texts like those referenced in the show. Most recordings are roughly 20-40 minutes (1 book chapter) and are given the “Bone and Sickle treatment,” that is a bit of ambient soundscaping to enhance their often ominous nature. (Monthly)


Download 3: FOLKLORE/HORROR TOME 

A carefully selected volume from decades (centuries?) gone by.  These are not digital texts, but typically full color PDF scans of rare book retaining all of their bibliophilic allure.  Gold embossed calfskin covers, musty marbled end papers, curious illustrations, and antique typesetting on aged paper could be expected. (Monthly)


Download 2: WILKINSON THE BUTLER GLAMOR SHOT

A high resolution photograph of Wilkinson the Butler with signature.  Suitable for printing, framing, and fawning. (One time)


Online Access: FOOTNOTES OF THE DAMNED

Unlock posts sharing extra written material that didn't make it into the show.  Includes original text and links to additional texts, videos, or music mentioned in the post or relevant to recent shows. (A few times weekly)

A BOOK FULL OF HORNS, CHAINS, AND WHIPS
$18 or more per month
THE KRAMPUS AND THE OLD DARK CHRISTMAS BOOK (signed if you like - let me know).  My “gleefully erudite” survey of Krampus lore and history that’s been called “the definitive book on Krampus. Hundreds of pictures!  Free continental US shipping, postage extra for overseas. (After 6 months membership)


Download 5: BONE AND SICKLE BACKGROUND SOUNDTRACK.  Narration for each episode is removed allowing you to enjoy the rich, wall-to-wall soundscaping consisting of original music woven around ambient sounds, drones, effects, and snippets from films, old records, or other recordings. Make up your own narration! (Monthly)


Download 4 READINGS FROM THE LIBRARY

Readings from folklore or horror texts like those referenced in the show. Most recordings are roughly 20-40 minutes (1 book chapter) and are given the “Bone and Sickle treatment,” that is a bit of ambient soundscaping to enhance their often ominous nature.  (Monthly)


Download 3: FOLKLORE/HORROR TOME.  

A carefully selected volume from decades (centuries?) gone by.  These are not digital texts, but typically full color PDF scans of rare book retaining all of their bibliophilic allure.  Gold embossed calfskin covers, musty marbled end papers, curious illustrations, and antique typesetting on aged paper could be expected.  (Monthly)


Download 2: WILKINSON THE BUTLER GLAMOR SHOT

A high resolution photograph of Wilkinson the Butler with signature.  Suitable for printing, framing, and fawning. (One-time.)


Online Access: FOOTNOTES OF THE DAMNED

Unlock posts sharing extra written material that didn't make it into the show.  Includes original text and links to additional texts, videos, or music mentioned in the post or relevant to recent shows. (A few times weekly)

BONE & SICKLE MYSTERY RITE KIT
$24 or more per month
BONE & SICKLE MYSTERY KIT  

Everything you will need for your magical self-initiation into this Highest Level of Bone and Sickle Patronage and inner secrets of the podcast.  Handsome customized candle, natural products and oddities and  vital implements. Baffling!  Beautiful!  Creepy! (Instructions available via astral communications). Free continental US shipping, postage, extra for overseas. (One-time, after 6 months membership).


THE KRAMPUS AND THE OLD DARK CHRISTMAS BOOK (signed if you like - let me know).  My “gleefully erudite” survey of Krampus lore and history that’s been called “the definitive book on Krampus. Free continental US shipping, postage, extra for overseas.  (One-time, after 6 months).


Download 5: BONE AND SICKLE BACKGROUND SOUNDTRACK.  

Narration for each episode is removed allowing you to enjoy the rich, wall-to-wall soundscaping consisting of original music woven around ambient sounds, drones, effects, and snippets from films, old records, or other recordings. Make up your own narration! (Monthly)


Download 4 READINGS FROM THE LIBRARY

Readings from folklore or horror texts like those referenced in the show. Most recordings are roughly 20-40 minutes (1 book chapter) and are given the “Bone and Sickle treatment,” that is a bit of ambient soundscaping to enhance their often ominous nature. (Monthly)


Download 3: FOLKLORE/HORROR TOME

A carefully selected volume from decades (centuries?) gone by.  These are not digital texts, but typically full color PDF scans of rare book retaining all of their bibliophilic allure.  Gold embossed calfskin covers, musty marbled end papers, curious illustrations, and antique typesetting on aged paper could be expected. (Monthly)


Download 2: WILKINSON THE BUTLER GLAMOR SHOT

A high resolution photograph of Wilkinson the Butler with signature.  Suitable for printing, framing, and fawning. (One-time.)


Online Access: FOOTNOTES OF THE DAMNED

Unlock posts sharing extra written material that didn't make it into the show.  Includes original text and links to additional texts, videos, or music mentioned in the post or relevant to recent shows. (A few times weekly)