FANGORIA Podcast Network: Listen to “Mama Bird”, the latest episode of “THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW”!


Two weeks ago, FANGORIA debuted its second original podcast, THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW, unleashing an audio adaptation of the acclaimed, nearly 20-year running stage show created by Clay McLeod Chapman, performed biweekly by Clay McLeod Chapman and actress Hanna Cheek. And while “B-Side” was a terrifying introduction to THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW for many, Chapman returns this week to provide the wicked words for Cheek’s morbid mommy in “Mama Bird”!

For those unfamiliar, here’s the official synopsis for THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW podcast…

Celebrating its second decade of performances, THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW is a literary fist in the face. Part storytelling session, part boxing match, part shamanistic ritual, THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW has established itself as an all-points artistic hodgepodge of theatre and literature.  We pick and choose the essentials of both mediums, channeling their rocking properties in order to create a more intimate relationship between performer and audience. Our goal is to strip away the elements that we find extraneous to the tale being told, conjuring up an atmosphere of “creating something out of nothing,” as well as focusing on that ethereal connective tissue between the one telling the story and our audience. Packed with enough emotional intensity to feel like a rock concert rather than just spinning a yarn, THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW is pure bedtime stories for adults.

“Mama Bird” was written by Clay McLeod Chapman and performed by Hanna Cheek. The episode asks, “What would you do to make sure your baby was healthy and happy? This mama bird would do anything..Anything. ”  To hear the macabre monologue, you can download the episode FOR FREE via Libsyn, Stitcher and iTunes or you can enter the RSS Feed into your third party podcast listening application such as BeyondPod. You can also grab the mp3 file directly by opening the file below on a new tab/window, right clicking the page and selecting “Save as…”


NYC area fright fans can check out THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW: LABOR PAINS running until October 10th at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A); you can find more information on those live performances HERE. You can also follow Clay and Hanna on Twitter, and check back in 2 weeks for the next installment of THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW!

THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW Podcast is a presentation of the FANGORIA Podcast Network. THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW is executive produced by Clay McLeod Chapman, Ken W. Hanley and Thomas DeFeo for FANGORIA Entertainment. “Mama Bird” was recorded and engineered by Matthew Terhune, and all material is copyrighted by Clay McLeod Chapman, 2015. Podcast Art provided by Robert Feldman for FANGORIA Entertainment. For more on Clay McLeod Chapman and THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW, please visit Clay’s official website HERE. For more information, press opportunities and advertising rates pertinent to THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW podcast, please contact ken@fangoria.com.

About the author
Ken W. Hanley

Ken W. Hanley is the Managing Web Editor for FANGORIA and STARLOG, as well as the former Web Editor for Diabolique Magazine and a contributing writer to YouWonCannes.com. He’s a graduate from Montclair State University, where he received an award for Excellence in Screenwriting. He’s currently working on screenplays, his debut novel “THE I IN EVIL”, and various other projects, and can be followed on Twitter: @movieguyiguess.

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