Clairaudience: Dreaming With John Darnielle (Mountain Goats)

Each Tuesday night, Ersa Lowly brings you Clairaudience, a selection of mellow compositions to lull you to sleep and strange, far out stories from the WASTOIDS hotline. This week, we’ve got a special guest calling in: John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats, a reliable source of literate folk rock for decades (and a big sensation on TikTok). He’s also a writer, the author of Wolf in White Van, Universal Harvester, and a new one called Devil House, about a true crime writer and the aftermath of the Satanic Panic of the 1980s. He joins Ersa for a conversation about the new book, far out dreams, and more.

Selections heard in this episode of Clairaudience with Ersa Lowly:

Mountain Goats, “West Country Dream”

Eduard Artemyev, Stanislav Kreitchi, Alexander Nemtin, and Sandor Kallosh, “Intermezzo”

Mike Mandel, “Bass Boogie”

Barry Forgie, “Ballata” 

All other recordings by Sam Means, recorded exclusively for WASTOIDS. Clairaudience is produced by Jason Woodbury and channeled by Mandi Kimes. Do you have a story Clairaudience? Leave us a message on the WASTOIDS hotline. Call 1-877-WASTOIDS.

Pre-order your copy of Devil House now. Available wherever you get books on January 25, 2022.

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