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Dec. 26, 2020

Twas the Night Before Christmas read by Melysette

A quick reading of Twas the Night Before Christmas (aka A Visit from St. Nicholas) as performed online on 12/24/20. This poem is by Clement C. Moore, first published in 1823, read by many, but perhaps immortalized by American...

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Dec. 26, 2020

A Hyphen Christmas Carol, complete book!

Merry Christmas, how y'all is? On this episode of A Frightful Fret we give you a holiday showcase featuring special guests and talent from The Hyphen Podcast Group and beyond! We're pleased to welcome @gorillamonk of ILAPOW, ...

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Nov. 15, 2020

A Frightful Anniversary - celebrating a year of monsters

It's our 1 year anniversary and we have a few special surprises in store. This week we talk Frankenstein and other monsters with Dr. Bruce Magee, Professor of English Literature at Louisiana Tech University and Dr. Rudolph Pi...

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Nov. 8, 2020

The Season Finale Part 1 with Marcus Robinson

Marcus Robinson of We Should Do This Again Sometime and a frequent guest of the Hyphen Nation Podcast chats with Melysette in an origins story that isn't completely what you expect. Hang out with us as we hang out and …

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Oct. 30, 2020

A Frightful Fret Presents A Night at the Fearter

Welcome to A Night at the Fearter! Somebody spiked Melysette's Diet Coke with that same concoction that transformed Dr. Jekyll into Mr. Hyde creating Bellysette, our host du jour. Taking over the production with producer Igor...

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Oct. 18, 2020

Chapter 24 Frankenstein read by Melysette - End of the Story

We have finished the story of Frankenstein, and what a story! A huge thanks to everyone who has listened and a special thanks to The Hyphen Podcast Group for their continued support! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anc...

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Oct. 11, 2020

Melysette reads Frankenstein, Chapter 23

How y'all is? A song from 1977 is topping the charts in 2020. Kat & Marc of WSDTAS have special Halloween episodes @kat_chinetti and @showinmadlove ILAPOW @ila_pow has a series on cancelled convention culture. Melysette reads...

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Oct. 4, 2020

Melysette reads La Belle Dame sans Merci by John Keats

Melysette, the Hostess with the Ghostest takes a break from Frankenstein so we can end our season on All Hallows Eve! Our Mistress reads the ballad La Belle Dame sans Merci by John Keats. A Frightful Fret is a production …

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Sept. 27, 2020

Frankenstein Chapter 22 Featuring Guest Reader Dana Benedict

A Frightful Fret welcomes the lovely and talented singer songwriter Dana Benedict, who happens to have a song called Frankenstein on Spotify (spoiler, you can hear it during this episode)! Find Dana Benedict on Spotify and vi...

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Sept. 20, 2020

Frankenstein Chapter 21 read by Melysette

Your Hostess with the Ghostest Melysette reads chapter 21 of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - Victor in Ireland! A Frightful Fret is a Hyphen Podcast Group Production. Support the Hyphen Podcast Group on Patreon: https://www.pat...

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Sept. 13, 2020

Frankenstein Chapter 20

Melysette continues the Frankenstein saga with Episode 20 and doesn't spoil season 2, because she hasn't even gotten through season 1! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https:/...

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Sept. 6, 2020

A Franken-Break.

Melysette takes a break from Frankenstein and reads The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe Hyphen Podcast Group on Patreon: Follow our hostess to keep up with episodes and more on the socials ...

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Aug. 30, 2020

Chapter 19, Frankenstein

Melysette reads chapter 19 of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - Frankenstein goes to Scotland! RIP Chadwick Boseman, and welcome Obvious Nonsense to the Hyphen Podcast Group Family Support the Hyphen Podcast Group on Patreon: htt...

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Aug. 23, 2020

Melysette reads Ch 18 of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

For our 20th Episode, Melysette reads Chapter 18 of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, and it's a tough read. Words were written, words get mispronounced, character is broken, but this is a podcast not a performance at The Met! Lit...

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Aug. 16, 2020

Chapter 17 Frankenstein Read by Melysette

Melysette reads Chapter 17 of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Support the Hyphen Podcast Group on Patreon: Follow our hostess to keep up with episodes and more on the socials @melysette...

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Aug. 9, 2020

Frankenstein Ch 16 read by Melysette

Melysette forgets how to count and swears she's reading chapter 15, even though it's chapter 16. Time to start watching Sesame Street and maybe spend some quality time with The Count! This chapter is long, intense, and whoa, ...

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Aug. 2, 2020

Frankenstein, Chapter 15 read by Melysette

Melysette and EG of "Catch the Show," want to know your favorite music conspiracies for a special episode of Catch the Show. Mels reads Chapter 15 of Frankenstein and shares a teaser about a special announcement that doesn't ...

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July 26, 2020

Chapter 14, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein read by Melysette

Melysette and her asthma are the star readers of this episode. We cover chapter 14, give a hello to New fans and followers, and look, chronic illness is no joke, but Mels has a dope array of daily meds to …

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June 21, 2020

Frankenstein Captain 13 featuring Captain Windbreaker on A Frightful …

Break out the Michelob and champagne as we welcome guest reader Captain Windbreaker, who brings his Amazing Tales from the 80's to A Frightful Fret. It's about to get smooth! Follow @captain_windbreaker on Instagram, @melyset...

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June 2, 2020

Frankenstein Ch 12 read by Melysette

Melysette is back ready to hug you into submission and sharing details on her absence. She finished writing a book and joined forces with previous guest host D.L. Holmes on a special project. Get ready for chapter 12 of Mary …

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April 24, 2020

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Ch 11, read by Kathryn Chinetti

Lucky episode 13 features guest reader Kathryn Chinetti from, "We Should Do This Again Sometime," and "ILAPOW." Kat brings her prowess to the reading and we're all about it! Follow our amazing colleague and friend @kat_chinet...

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April 8, 2020

Frankenstein Ch 10 read by Kelen Conley of Hyphen Nation

A Frightful Nation - A Frightful Fret gets a takeover from the hot dog eating, wrestling promo cutting Hyphen Nation leader Kelen Conley. Quarantine, 100% realness, and oh yeah, chapter 10 are all right here.

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March 26, 2020

Frankenstein Chapter 9, read by Melysette

Melysette says an emotional goodbye to her beloved pooch (shine on you crazy diamond), reads the Rainbow Bridge poem, covers chapter 9, and reminds everyone to check out 'It's Like a Podcast or Whatever' and to support small ...

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March 20, 2020

Chapter 8 of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein read by DL Holmes

For our tenth episode we brought in Northern Louisiana erotic horror writing wonder DL Holmes to read Chapter 8 of Frankenstein and reinforce artists supporting artists.

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March 19, 2020

Frankenstein Chapter 7 read by Melysette

Corona Captivity Day Something? Melysette says healthcare workers are basically ninjas and to support our creator pals who are struggling right now. We read about Victor's not so triumphant return to Geneva to mourn a death a...

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March 16, 2020

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Chapter 6 read by Melysette

Greetings from the great quarantine of 2020. We are living in history, and this is a time to support each other. Melysette reads Chapter 6 of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and sends all her love and bad Steely Dan song parodies...

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March 10, 2020

Chapter 5 Frankenstein by Mary Shelley read by Melysette

We sing a little, we cry a little, Victor goes crazy a little. Don't miss the birth of the beast, a shout out to the Comics in Color festival, and the Corona virus - wash those beautiful hands people.

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March 4, 2020

Frankenstein Chapter 4 (read by Melysette)

Melysette shares poetry from the book Derailed by D.L. Holmes (available from Amazon). In chapter 4 Victor shares his unholy intentions as he puts himself in self-imposed exile to begin work on his creation.

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Feb. 5, 2020

Frankenstein Chapter 3 (with special guest Oroku Saki)

The legendary Oroku Saki aka The Shredder does a show takeover and reads chapter 3. Learn about The Shred Head Podcast and the upcoming Comics in Color event.

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Jan. 20, 2020

Frankenstein Chapter 2

Show hostess Melysette reads chapter 2 of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and announces a controversial upcoming guest reader named Shredder.

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Nov. 22, 2019

Frankenstein Letters III and IV from R. Walton

Continuing with letters portion of our story - after hearing R. Walton's romantic musings to his sister made in pure solitude, a mysterious stranger seems to appear from the middle of nowhere. Who could this individual be, an...

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Nov. 15, 2019

Frankenstein Introduction Letters I and II

The story of Frankenstein begins with the letters from Robert Walton to his sister Margaret in the 1700's. The first two are read in this episode.

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