Matthew Thompson

Matthew graduated from New York University with an MFA in Fiction. His stories, book reviews, and interviews appear in a variety of literary journals. As an avid traveler, Matthew has lived in Berlin, Seattle, and a handful of hamlets in the south of France. He can usually be found rummaging around old bookshops, uncovering strange titles.

Beware the Doll-Master and His Terrifying Collection

One boy's obsession takes a sinister turn in Joyce Carol Oates’s award-winning short story collection. 

New York’s Haunting and Forgotten North Brother Island

Set sail for North Brother—a forgotten island in the midst of the Big Apple.

Norway’s Greatest Mystery: The Isdal Woman

The mysterious death of Norway's Isdal Woman continues to transfix investigators across the globe.

The Exorcism of Roland Doe and the Psychological Horrors of Demonic Possession – Episode 21

The Exorcism of Roland Doe and the Psychological Horrors of Demonic Possession – Episode 21

After he attempted to contact the other side, young Roland Doe was possessed by a sinister force. Sound familiar? This real-life case inspired The Exorcist.

Sarah Winchester and the Winchester Mystery House – Episode 20

Sarah Winchester and the Winchester Mystery House – Episode 20

Nearly 100 years after the hammers fell silent in Sarah Winchester's Winchester Mystery House, the question remains: was it a labor of love or obsession?

The Murder Chronicles – Chapter 10

The Murder Chronicles – Chapter 10

To say we relish a good mystery is an understatement. With each episode, The Lineup Podcast unearths a strange case from around the world.

The Murder Chronicles – Chapter 9

The Murder Chronicles – Chapter 9

To say we relish a good mystery is an understatement. With each episode, The Lineup Podcast unearths a strange case from around the world.

The Murder Chronicles – Chapters 7 & 8

The Murder Chronicles – Chapters 7 & 8

To say we relish a good mystery is an understatement. With each episode, The Lineup Podcast unearths a strange case from around the world.

The Murder Chronicles – Chapters 5 & 6

The Murder Chronicles – Chapters 5 & 6

To say we relish a good mystery is an understatement. With each episode, The Lineup Podcast unearths a strange case from around the world.

The Murder Chronicles – Chapters 3 & 4

The Murder Chronicles – Chapters 3 & 4

To say we relish a good mystery is an understatement. With each episode, The Lineup Podcast unearths a strange case from around the world.

The Murder Chronicles – Chapters 1 & 2

The Murder Chronicles – Chapters 1 & 2

To say we relish a good mystery is an understatement. With each episode, The Lineup Podcast unearths a strange case from around the world.

The Murder Trial of Lobster Boy – Episode 9

The Murder Trial of Lobster Boy – Episode 9

To say we relish a good mystery is an understatement. With each episode, The Lineup Podcast unearths a strange case from around the world.

Stranger Than Fiction – Episode 8

Stranger Than Fiction – Episode 8

To say we relish a good mystery is an understatement. With each episode, The Lineup Podcast unearths a strange case from around the world.

A Haunting Performance on Halloween – Episode 7

A Haunting Performance on Halloween – Episode 7

To say we relish a good mystery is an understatement. With each episode, The Lineup Podcast unearths a strange case from around the world.

Memento Mori: Remembering the Dead Among Us

The dearly departed live on in this eye-popping collection of ossuaries, burial caves, and death festivals from around the world.

The Murder Chronicles – Episode 4

The Murder Chronicles – Episode 4

To say we relish a good mystery is an understatement. With each episode, The Lineup Podcast unearths a strange case from around the world.

The Train Tunnels Beneath Riverside Park – Episode 3

The Train Tunnels Beneath Riverside Park – Episode 3

To say we relish a good mystery is an understatement. With each episode, The Lineup Podcast unearths a strange case from around the world.