Mike Bennett Podcasts

Mike Bennett


UK novelist and podcaster, Mike Bennett, reads his own work (including the double Parsec award winning vampire thriller, Underwood and Flinch) and the works of classic authors like H.P. Lovecraft. You'll also find the Something for The Weekend podcas...Show More

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Yule Among The Sleepless 6

14:00 | Dec 25th, 2018

Episode 6 - the conclusion to Yule Among The Sleepless, in which Wayne chases his ultimate destiny.

Yule Among The Sleepless 5

30:06 | Dec 24th, 2018

Episode 5 of this festive return to the world of One Among The Sleepless, and this time the gang's all here!

Yule Among The Sleepless 4

08:42 | Dec 23rd, 2018

Episode 4 of this short return to the world of One Among the Sleepless, and Wayne isn't sleeping well.

Yule Among The Sleepless 3

15:12 | Dec 22nd, 2018

Episode 3 of this festive return to the One Among The Sleepless universe.

Yule Among The Sleepless 2

16:06 | Dec 22nd, 2018

Wayne seeks closure, among other things, in Part 2 of this mini series for Christmas.

Yule Among The Sleepless 1

19:10 | Dec 21st, 2018

Merry Christmas, listeners! Or more specifically, Happy Yule! Here's my Christmas gift to you: part one of my podcast mini-series sequel to One Among The Sleepless. It's Christmas time, three years after the events of the original novel, and Wayne Do...Show More

Dracula 11

37:16 | Nov 1st, 2018

Mike Bennett reads Bram Stoker's classic vampire novel.

Glitterballs Episode 3

57:16 | Sep 11th, 2018

E3 of my written for TV sitcom set in a 1990s music venue, Glitterballs. This time Tom gets an unusual request on a bands rider (the list of food, drinks, and other items the band's agent requires the gig promoter to provide for the band). Meanwhile ...Show More

Dracula 10

43:09 | Aug 2nd, 2018

Mike Bennett reads Bram Stoker's classic vampire novel.

Dracula 09

39:36 | Jun 5th, 2018

Mike Bennett reads Bram Stoker's classic vampire novel.

Dracula 08

22:04 | May 28th, 2018

Mike Bennett reads Bram Stoker's classic vampire novel

Glitterballs E02 Curry

43:31 | Mar 30th, 2018

The second episode of Glitterballs, my written-for-TV sitcom set in an music venue in a small English town in the mid-nineties. This episode is called "Curry" ... because it's about a curry. Mmmmm. I wrote in 1996, and this is the original unchanged...Show More

After the Plague 06

29:32 | Mar 22nd, 2018

Post apocalyptic zombie horror in the UK.

After the Plague 05

25:00 | Mar 14th, 2018

Post apocalyptic zombie horror in the UK

After the Plague 04

20:25 | Mar 8th, 2018

Post apocalyptic zombie horror in the UK

After the Plague 03

25:40 | Feb 27th, 2018

Post apocalyptic zombie horror in the UK

After the Plague 02

19:34 | Feb 22nd, 2018

Post apocalyptic zombie horror in the UK

After the Plague 01

32:30 | Feb 22nd, 2018

Post apocalyptic zombie horror in the UK

Dracula 07

44:37 | Feb 9th, 2018

Mike Bennett reads Bram Stoker's classic vampire novel

Dracula 06

41:53 | Nov 12th, 2017

Mike Bennett reads Bram Stoker's classic vampire novel

Dracula 05

22:02 | Oct 4th, 2017

Mike Bennett reads Bram Stoker's classic vampire novel

Dracula 04

42:09 | Sep 12th, 2017

Mike Bennett reads Bram Stoker's classic vampire novel

Dracula 03

39:00 | Aug 9th, 2017

Mike Bennett reads Bram Stoker's classic vampire novel

Dracula 02

38:42 | Jul 7th, 2017

Mike Bennett reads Bram Stoker's classic vampire novel

Dracula 01

38:07 | May 31st, 2017

Mike Bennett reads Bram Stoker's classic vampire novel

Glitterballs Ep2

30:57 | Jan 2nd, 2017

Tom struggles to get his first gig off the ground at Glitterballs.

Xmas Sometimes Glitterballs 1

36:39 | Dec 24th, 2016

Happy holidays, Listeners! This year's Christmas Sometimes features something of mine that's never been podcast before. Not a horror thing, not even a book thing, it's a sitcom thing I wrote in 1995 called Glitterballs. Bet you didn't see that one co...Show More

The Well by W.W. Jacobs

35:42 | Oct 31st, 2016

Mike reads W.W. Jacobs' classic chiller.

SFTW Beyond the Wall of Sleep by H.P. Lovecraft

36:33 | Sep 16th, 2016

Something for the Weekend - H.P. Lovecraft's, Beyond the Wall of Sleep.

SFTW The Breakfast Service

37:50 | Jul 29th, 2016

A return to the Hall of Mirrors in this short story, written and read by Mike Bennett. Sponsor Mike Bennett at Patreon and get access to Underwood and Flinch Underground for as little as $3 per month https://www.patreon.com/mikebennett

The Moon Bog by H.P. Lovecraft

28:37 | Jul 11th, 2016

Something for the Weekend - or "for Monday", in this particular case (but what's in a name?). Mike reads H.P. Lovecraft's, The Moon Bog.

SFTW - The Cats of Ulthar by H.P. Lovecraft

24:34 | Jun 5th, 2016

Mike gives the latest news, including details of the release of the U&F Night Crossing graphic novel by Amanda Whipp. Story reading is The Cats of Ulthar by H.P. Lovecraft. Music on The Cats of Ulthar by The Laughing End.  Featured music: You Don't T...Show More

SFTW May 20th 2016

29:43 | May 20th, 2016

Mike shares his news and reads E.F. Benson's The Bus Conductor. Spooky! Watch Dead of Night online.

SFTW May 14th 2016

39:46 | May 14th, 2016

Mike chats with Brian Roberts from the Wexworlds festival about Dr Who, comic books, superhero movies, and other nerd-centric topics. Mike Bennett at Twitter: @TheMikeBennett Brian Roberts at Twitter: @8BitBrian Wexworlds Festival at Twitter: @wexwor...Show More

SFTW Night Crossing Live Reading

35:22 | May 8th, 2016

Mike reads the U&F classic, Night Crossing, at the Wexworlds festival in Ireland.

Cool Air by H.P. Lovecraft

31:00 | Apr 17th, 2016

Something for the Weeked? How about Cool Air by H.P. Lovecraft? Also NEWS! A live appearance by Mike at the Wexworlds Festival in Wexford Town, Ireland on May 7th 2016. Hear all about it on the podcast.

The Outsider by H.P. Lovecraft

27:36 | Mar 25th, 2016

Mike reads H.P. Lovecraft's classic short story, The Outsider.

Blood and Smoke 01

35:27 | Feb 29th, 2016

The sequel to the original Underwood and Flinch podcast.

Mrs Amworth by E.F. Benson

48:03 | Feb 26th, 2016

Something for the Weekend special - E.F. Benson's classic vampire story!

Something for the Weekend 02-13-16

26:18 | Feb 13th, 2016

Featuring your follow-up comments on last week's Stephen King chat. Also a peek at the first 13 minutes of my new zombie apocalypse podcast novella, After the Plague. Released as a complete audiobook on Tuesday 16th Feb at Podiobooks.

Something for the Weekend 01-31-16

16:29 | Jan 31st, 2016

War of the Worlds, Dr Who, and The Time Machine.

Pickman's Model by H.P. Lovecraft

41:38 | Jan 23rd, 2016

Something for the Weekend Extra! Mike Bennett reads H.P. Lovecraft's, Pickman's Model.

Something for the Weekend 01-10--16

13:46 | Jan 10th, 2016

Mike Bennett lifts the lid on his head and reveals some of the week's news stories bouncing around in there.  This show will soon be available in its own feed. Stay tuned for details.

Soometimes Jan 1st (Thing 4)

22:43 | Jan 1st, 2016

Happy New Year! Here's the final part of HP Lovecraft's The Thing on the Doorstep!

Sometimes Xmas 2015

32:16 | Dec 22nd, 2015

Festive greetings and The Thing on the Doorstep episode 3!

The Thing on the Doorstep 02

29:56 | Nov 26th, 2015

Mike reads episode 2 of H.P. Lovecraft's eerie horror classic.

Sometimes Halloween Special 2015

28:27 | Oct 31st, 2015

Mike Bennett's Sometimes Halloween Special. Featuring Episode 1 of HP Lovecraft's classic chiller, The Thing on the Doorstep.

Sometimes - The Colour out of Space 4

36:06 | Oct 7th, 2015

Episode 4 of H.P. Lovecraft's classic tale of cosmic horror, The Colour out of Space. Read by Mike Bennett

Sometimes CooS 3 (Episode 2 was included in Episode 1)

29:15 | Sep 28th, 2015

Mike reads the third episode of H.P. Lovecraft's The Colour out of Space (Episode 2 was included in Episode 1). There's also news about the release of Underwood and Flinch Blood and Smoke at Podiobooks, and a 5-day freebie giveaway of the Underwood a...Show More

Sometimes - The Colour out of Space 1

45:52 | Sep 2nd, 2015

Mike Bennett reads the first part of H.P. Lovecraft's classic tale, The Colour out of Space. Show your support for Mike at Patreon for as little as $1 a month

Sometimes Reanimator Part 6

21:59 | May 27th, 2015

Mike Bennett gives news of recent devolpments, plus reads episode 6 of Herbert West: Reanimator by H.P. Lovecraft - The Tomb Legions

Sometimes Reanimator Part 5

17:55 | May 8th, 2015

H.P. Lovecraft's, Herbert West: Reanimator, Part 5 - The Horror from the Shadows. Read by Mike Bennett - also contains outtakes at the end.

Sometimes Reanimator Part 4

15:35 | Apr 22nd, 2015

HP Lovecraft's, Herbert West: Reanimator. Part 4. The Scream of the Dead.

Sometimes Reanimator Part 3

23:48 | Mar 31st, 2015

Mike Bennett reads Six Shots by Moonlight, part 3 of Herbert West: Reanimator by H.P. Lovecraft. He also lets you know what you can buy for $1.00 in Brighton railway station.

Sometimes Reanimator Part 2

27:34 | Mar 16th, 2015

Mike Bennett reads Part 2 of H.P. Lovecraft's, Herbert West: Reanimator - The Plague Demon. He also shares details of his new Patreon campaign - which you know you can't wait to sign up to right here: https://www.patreon.com/mikebennett

Sometimes: Reanimator Part 1

29:35 | Feb 28th, 2015

Mike Bennett reads, From the Dark, the first part of H.P. Lovecraft's horror classic, Herbert West: Reanimator.

Sometimes Dec 2014 - The Statement of Randolph Carter

39:39 | Dec 23rd, 2014

Mike Bennett reads HP Lovecraft's The Statement of Randolph Carter in a festive Sometimes episode that also features the return of Mr Yip, and a trip to find out what's in Mike's festive fridge.

Meanwhile November 2014

26:54 | Nov 4th, 2014

News show. Featureing a free sample of new pay-to-download Underwood and Flinch story, Disturbing the Devil.

Underwood and Flinch 46 - The Q and A

51:57 | Jul 11th, 2012

The last episode of the Underwood and Flinch podcast - the Q and A episode. Mike Bennett answers listeners' questions on all things Underwood and Flinch, including the future of the series. Music from: The Big Bad Wolf

Underwood and Flinch 45

1:28:00 | May 24th, 2012

The conclusion to Underwood and Flinch.

Underwood and Flinch 44

1:05:30 | Apr 11th, 2012

David finally gets to meet Sergei.

Underwood and Flinch 43

43:38 | Mar 15th, 2012

David, Damo and Miguel arrive at Sergei's club in Malaga, looking for trouble - and finding it.

Underwood and Flinch 42

46:48 | Feb 15th, 2012

Underwood travels to Malaga to confront Sergei at La Fantasia.

Underwood and Flinch 41

38:35 | Jan 11th, 2012

Episode 41, in which David arrives at the scene of the fire, Miguel tells tales, and Damo makes a remarkable find.

Underwood and Flinch 40

30:13 | Dec 15th, 2011

Damo and Keith struggle to escape the inferno.

Underwood and Flinch 39

42:48 | Nov 8th, 2011

Michelle and Keith - both still under Underwood's spell - await the return of their master at La Reina de Corazones. Will Underwood return for Michelle, or does fate have other plans for Mr and Mrs Mullins?

Underwood and Flinch 38

1:13:44 | Sep 30th, 2011

Underwood and Flinch's night out at El Chupeton - part 2. David's story continues. Secrets, revelations, conflicts ... and gin: something's gotta give.

Underwood and Flinch 37

50:00 | Sep 3rd, 2011

David tells Underwood how his mother came to be involved with Arthur and The Sect. Promos: Horror Addicts The New Fiction Writers Podcast

Underwood and Flinch 36

37:33 | Jul 12th, 2011

With Underwood's origin tale told, we return to the present day and some of the other characters in the story. At La Reina de Corazones, Keith has problems explaining himself to Melanie, while in Malaga, Lydia has an appointment to see an old friend.

Underwood and Flinch 35

49:47 | May 18th, 2011

Episode 35: Underwood explains how he returned to Matthias, no longer human, and possessed by an appetite for blood.

Underwood and Flinch 34

1:10:42 | Apr 11th, 2011

Lord Underwood continues the story of his origins. A nightmarish creature has snatched Cullen, DeMatos and Dodd away to their deaths. Can Underwood, Matthias and Rudge work together in order to escape the island before the sun goes down? Or will it b...Show More

Underwood and Flinch 33

57:02 | Mar 9th, 2011

The vampire, Lord Underwood, continues to tell the tale ofhis beginnings.  In this episode, he explains to David how he met the young Matthias Flinch and of his life aboard the pirate ship of Henry Verlaine.

Underwood and Flinch 32

35:25 | Feb 24th, 2011

Re-light your cigars and refresh your brandy glasses, in Underwood and Flinch 32 Underwood take us back to the voyage of the Susannah in 1718. No place for a landlubber like John William Brooks.

Underwood and Flinch 31

1:06:11 | Jan 21st, 2011

The first Underwood and Flinch of 2011 - Episode 31 finally arrives! In this episode Underwood and David go up to the roof for brandy and cigars, and the first part of the story of how Underwood became what he is. Also features Planet U&F.

Underwood and Flinch 30

43:24 | Dec 11th, 2010

Underwood finds his way to Michelle's bedroom.

Underwood and Flinch 29

41:35 | Oct 23rd, 2010

Underwood, David and friends go out for a meal in Ronda. What could possibly go wrong?

Underwood and Flinch 28

1:03:56 | Sep 23rd, 2010

Underwood and David don't see eye-to-eye on the matter of Michelle.

Underwood and Flinch 27

44:11 | Aug 27th, 2010

Anton and Ivan go to Torremolinos. Underwood wants a late night snack, but David isn't so keen, since the snack in question is Cynthia.

Underwood and Flinch 26

54:07 | Jul 30th, 2010

It's Eighties Night at La Reina de Corazones. Underwood is keen to try contemporary dancing, but Keith isn't happy to see him trying it with Michelle.

Underwood and Flinch 25

48:00 | Jul 9th, 2010

Episode 25: In which Underwood and Flinch dispose of a body, David learns more about vampires, Lydia's outfit is hard to place, Keith and Billy Boy squabble over pop, and Michelle experiences a strange attraction.

Underwood and Flinch 24

42:30 | Jun 14th, 2010

Underwood and Michelle's innocent conversation causes all kinds of strange anxieties to ripple through La Reina de Corazones.

Underwood and Flinch 23

31:17 | Jun 2nd, 2010

Underwood and the Flinches go to La Reina de Corazones.

Underwood and Flinch Episode 22

54:42 | May 17th, 2010

Part Two of Underwood and Flinch begins. Sergei, Anton and Ivan have some catching up to do, David has to come to terms with his new role in life, and Underwood learns some hard truths about the modern world.

Underwood and Flinch - 20

33:41 | Nov 2nd, 2009

Episode 20: While burying the dead, David and Lydia reach an agreement about how to proceed. But how long will that last?

Underwood and Flinch - 19

51:58 | Oct 21st, 2009

Episode 19: Keith tries to win over a local celebrity using 'British Tapas'. "Huevos! Huevos!"

Underwood and Flinch - 18

40:38 | Oct 8th, 2009

Episode 18: Underwood learns a little about David and Lydia. And David learns a lot about Underwood.

Underwood and Flinch - 17

46:29 | Sep 26th, 2009

Episode 17: David, Lydia and Miguel finally get to meet their master. This episode features a bonus mini - 'Mike Bennett Sometimes' add-on.

Underwood and Flinch - 16

55:00 | Aug 17th, 2009

After fifty years, the hour of Underwood's resurrection is at hand.

Underwood and Flinch - 15

54:43 | Jul 27th, 2009

Episode 15: The sun goes down on Almacena, the Sect are gathering and final preparations are made for Underwood's resurrection.

Underwood and Flinch - 14

38:47 | Jul 13th, 2009

Episode 14: Can David get Gavin away from Casa Underwood, or will Lydia convince him that murder really isn't such a bad thing after all?

Underwood and Flinch - 13

57:04 | Jun 29th, 2009

Cynthia and Gerald are hungover and craving blood...y Marys on the terrace at La Reina de Corazones. Meanwhile at Casa Underwood, David and Lydia lock horns and some unpleasant truths are revealed.

Underwood and Flinch - 12

33:08 | Jun 12th, 2009

Episode 12: Keith tells Michelle that he has been, sort of, 'involved' with Segei, while David and Ana share condolences, memories and serious doubts.

Underwood and Flinch - 11

37:06 | May 26th, 2009

Episode 11 - Chapter 8 concludes with both Jose Almonte and David learning what waits for them in the dark.

Underwood and Flinch - 10

30:27 | May 13th, 2009

Lydia meets with the Black Circle and David meets with his worst nightmare.

Underwood and Flinch - 9

39:18 | May 1st, 2009

Episode 9. Jose Almonte has an unscheduled appointment with his doctor, while David comes to some dangerous conclusions.

Underwood and Flinch - 8

46:37 | Mar 30th, 2009

Episode 8: In which we learn something of the origins of Keith's vendetta with Sergei, and David hears about John's hopes and fears for Underwood's resurrection.

Underwood and Flinch - 7

35:13 | Mar 18th, 2009

Episode 7. Meet Gerald and Cynthia Benson, good friends of Lydia Flinch and regulars at La Reina de Corazones. While the Bensons discuss decapitation with Michelle, Lydia brings David home to Casa Underwood and his brother John.

Underwood and Flinch - 6

47:11 | Mar 9th, 2009

Episode 6. David lands in Spain and meets his sister Lydia. Meanwhile, Keith Mullins, owner of La Reina de Corazones pub in Almacena, hears about the death of an old acquaintance.

Underwood and Flinch - 5

26:58 | Feb 25th, 2009

Episode 5. David tells Lisa about the family business. Meanwhile, in Spain, we meet another member of the Flinch family with some revelations of her own.

Underwood and Flinch - 4

32:28 | Feb 16th, 2009

Episode 4. We travel to a remote villa on the Spanish island of Ibiza. Anton Marashov and Ivan Trushko are having problems with bloodstains, and Mark Coleman is having problems with a cowboy hat and some rottweilers.

Underwood and Flinch - 3

31:21 | Feb 8th, 2009

Episode 3. Lisa returns to David's flat to find the solicitor's letter has changed everything; is the David she knew gone forever?

Underwood and Flinch - 2

29:19 | Jan 28th, 2009

Episode 2, in which we meet David Smith, an ordinary guy who's just taking it one day at a time. He's got a nice job, a nice apartment, a nice girlfriend... and a head full of bad dreams.

Underwood and Flinch - 1 - Prologue

39:55 | Jan 18th, 2009

Prologue. Underwood and Flinch drive to the new house in Spain and attract the attention of the Civil Guard.

Night Crossing. A Prelude to Underwood and Flinch

34:45 | Dec 22nd, 2008

Meet Underwood and Flinch as they cross the Mediterranean on a foggy night. Are they being followed? And if so, by whom? And who should be more worried, the hunter or the hunted?