S4E37 – The Vampyre with Sacha Coward

The Vampyre

Stoke your Brams and Bram your Stokers, because James and Alasdair are joined by Sacha Coward: escape room designer and author of the upcoming book Queer as Folklore. Taking us from Lilith to Lord Byron (stopping off at Tom Cruise for a layover), Sacha unearths the LGBTQ+ subtext of the Vampire.

Sorry, Vampyre. Say it with a Y.

We touch on some slightly more serious themes than our usual fare of decapitations and maggot-covered doors, but you’ll have to check out the Patreon extras for the really slanderous stuff…


The Loremen are Alasdair Beckett-King & James Shakeshaft with deputy loreperson Sacha Coward.

Featured image from The Vampyre, illustrated by F. Gilbert, c. 1884.

Music from La Lettre De Manon Valse played by Megone’s Orchestra, 1905.




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