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Tuesday, October 6th – Guest: David Schmidt

David Schmidt – Terrifying Stories from the Tiny Staircase

Tonight, you will want to grab your hot toddy and cuddle up while David Schmidt takes us on a journey of the most terrifying true stories from the Tiny Staircase.


David J. Schmidt is an author, multilingual translator, and professional storyteller who splits his time between Mexico City and San Diego, California.

David has published a variety of books, short stories, and articles in English and Spanish. His English-language titles include the “non-fiction horror” book Three Nights in the Clown Motel and Holy Ghosts: True Tales from a Haunted Christian College, a study of haunted places. His ongoing series of ebooks, The Tiny Staircase series, covers a wide range of topics related to the mysterious, paranormal, and unexplained. In addition to his publications, he is the co-host of the podcast To Russia with Love.

David speaks 11 languages and has been to 33 countries. He received his B.A. in psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University.


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Tiny Staircase series of books on hauntings and ghosts:
How to Build a Haunted House

The Haunted Pizza Parlor

Corpse Water: The Haunted History of the Hotel Cecil

Alligator Man: The Ghosts of New Orleans

Ouija: The One Game I Will Not Play

Other books:
Tunguska: Descent into the Tundra

Don’t Hold Your Breath: the Urban Legends and Conspiracy

Theories of the Covid-19 Pandemic

Three Nights in the Clown Motel

Holy Ghosts: True Tales from a Haunted Christian College




All music by The Rentals featuring special remixes from their album Q36.
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