A Mother’s Love


Dan’s first story is set in Portland, Oregon, centered around Portland’s underground “shanghai tunnels.” There are miles of tunnels underneath Portland that connect it to the Willamette River – once used to transport goods in and out of the city and to ocean going ships. These tunnels also, SUPPOSEDLY, were used for human trafficking. Sailors getting “Shanghai’d” – kidnapped and forced to work at sea. Women getting forced into prostitution and shipped around the world. Some think this stuff never actually happened in Portland, others think it was frequent. Let’s see what is out there. Then for Dan’s second tale, the Cherokee legend of The Raven Mocker – a strange, evil spirit and the most feared of the Cherokee witches.  Lynze has two stories for you this week! First off, a tale that is sad but also heartwarming. A mother may have made a call from the great beyond to save the life of her child. Then a shared haunting, a screaming nun and a dorm room that just doesn’t feel quite right. 


CAMP!!! Wet Hot Bad Magic Summer is a GO! We are locking down the final details as we record this. The things you need to know are that tickets will go on sale the week of JANUARY 16TH in phases- OG campers get first dibs, followed by Patrons and then general admission. Camp begins on Thursday September 21st and ends on Sunday September 24th. Camp will take place in The Poconos i! Tickets will be approximately $1,300 for an all inclusive weekend of food, drinks and activities. Just like a cruise, but on land. You get there and we provide the rest! If you were at camp last year, this is like a million times more organized, more accommodating, more activities. Without going into crazy detail, we want you to know that the weekend will include so many wild, cool and interesting activities like trail hikes, arts and crafts, a ropes course, a heated pool party and SO MUCH MORE! The big events of the weekend will be a karaoke contest, a comedy night featuring our very own Dan Cummins along with Chad Daniels, Kelsey Cook, Harry Riley and Doug Mellard! And, last but not least, another LIVE SCARED TO DEATH!! And yes, there will be meet and greet opportunities all weekend long. And yes, our staff will be there all weekend too!

Bad Magic Productions Monthly Patreon Donation:

The  first donation of 2023 will be to The Museum Of Tolerance. Per usual, we are recording in advance so I don’t have a total amount to give you at this very moment. The Museum of Tolerance (MOT) is the only museum of its kind in the world. The MOT is dedicated to challenging visitors to understand the Holocaust in both historic and contemporary contexts and confront all forms of prejudice and discrimination in our world today. For more information, you can visit http://www.museumoftolerance.com.

Standup:If you want to see a very different side of Dan than you see here and possibly see Lynze in the crowd, his Symphony of Insanity standup tour will be back this fall. Go to dancummins.tv for ticket links to the Burn  It All Down! Spokane, Boise, Kansas City, St. Louis, Philly, New Orleans and MORE! 

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Opening Sumerian protection spell (adapted):
Whether thou art a ghost that hath come from the earth, or a phantom of night that hath no home… or one that lieth dead in the desert… or a ghost unburied… or a demon or a ghoul… Whatever thou be until thou art removed… thou shalt find here no water to drink… Thou shalt not stretch forth thy hand to our own… Into our house enter thou not. Through our fence, breakthrough thou not… we are protected though we may be frightened.  Our life you may not steal, though we may feel SCARED TO DEATH.”

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