There Might Be Cupcakes Podcast

53 EpisodesProduced by Carla Pettigrew Hufstedler

Books, Horror Movies, True Crime, Paranormal, Personal Stories, DIY, Writing & Whimsy

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Books and Threads

March 3rd, 2019


In which Carla talks about where she has been--in complex PTSD therapy and in major EDS flareup--and reviews the very best books she has read this year, in therapy and, of course, for fun. Much horror and true crime was …

The Use of Sorrows

January 30th, 2019


In which Carla celebrates two lives well lived, one in letters, one in play, both in finding and making cupcakes. Both lives have anniversaries in January: Mary Oliver, and Carla's younger brother, Eric.


Source for …

Victorian Christmas: The Goblin and the Paw

November 29th, 2018


In which Carla revisits the Victorian Christmas tradition of scary stories at Christmas by reading two classics of the era--and, in doing so, …

The Mill Girl

October 30th, 2018



October 16th, 2018


A Different World

September 26th, 2018


In which Carla explains what it was like to grow up as a '70's kid with Cosby as "America's Dad", especially as a survivor of violent sexual assault.


August 23rd, 2018


Dangerous Innocence

July 31st, 2018


In which Carla deconstructs one of her post-grad psychology papers and explores one of her favorite research topics: people who offend in pairs and …

Pears of Hands

July 15th, 2018


Tachy Tacky

June 22nd, 2018



May 22nd, 2018


Extra Extra

April 25th, 2018


More Things About INFJMe

April 1st, 2018


In which Carla furthers explores what it means to be an introvert using horror, My So-Called Life, knitting, lists (always lists), music, and John Carpenter v. Rob Zombie. Also marshmallows under the broiler.


Chasing That Skinny

March 17th, 2018


Unexpected UVA Voices

March 5th, 2018


Remastered And Things That Go Bump in the Night

February 27th, 2018


...aka, True Boo, Part Two. In which Carla experiences voices, the movement of objects, footsteps and more in two of her own homes--and proves herself to be a glutton for punsihment by deliberately traveling to two more …

Remastered Ghoulies and Ghosties and Long-Legged Beasties...

February 15th, 2018


This Girl Just Had a Bad Date

February 1st, 2018


Remastered Casey Anthony and Bonnie MacNara

January 31st, 2018


Remastered, aka re-edited and recompressed, episode 2.

In which Carla explores the stories of two mothers who killed their young children: one fictional, one frighteningly real, both related.


Website entry, with more …

Remastered Poe & Cupcakes & Carla: Nicetameetcha

January 24th, 2018


Remastered, aka re-edited and recompressed, episode 1:

It's still a "first episode", but it's cleaned up, and the transitions are smoother. Enjoy.


In which Carla explains why eccentric doesn’t equal crazy, that horror …

Best Fiction of 2017

January 10th, 2018


In which Carla analyzes the books she read in 2017, and reviews and shares the best fiction.



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What the Dickens

December 23rd, 2017


Christmas Cupcakes

December 10th, 2017


A Zebra with No Spoons

December 1st, 2017


Unpacking the Bunny

November 19th, 2017


Watching the Detectives, Part 2

November 8th, 2017


In which Carla reads from her own novel-in-progress, continuing from Episode 14: Watching the Detectives, Part 1


In this investigative vacuum, the public and the press are left to fill in the space with theories, and …

Halloween Enormous Stories

October 30th, 2017

In which...

Contributing Podcasts: Creepy Fairy Tales for Unwanted Children The Murder Road Trip Podcast Evil Podcast The Trail Went Cold Encrypted …

Pilgrim at Little Piney River

October 26th, 2017


In which Carla explores a Pulitzer Prize winning book, and her own Virginia mountain and river. (That is the fifth draft--each time it sounds …

True Poe

October 14th, 2017


The Bell Tale Heart

October 7th, 2017


Look At This Tangle of Thorns

September 30th, 2017


Black Bread, Water, and Horses

September 28th, 2017


Nine Days and Two Car Seats

September 21st, 2017


In which Carla tells the story of the murder of Michael and Alex Smith, and the racial hoax version of the “bushy haired stranger” that their mother, their murderer, perpetrated on a region and the country for nine days.

Green Foundlings: Fae or Nay?

September 13th, 2017


The King's Eclipse

September 6th, 2017


In which Carla starts with Dolores Claiborne and Gerald's Game--Stephen King's planned In the Path of the Eclipse--and explores folktales used to …


August 29th, 2017


Wolves and Hoods

August 23rd, 2017


I've Got Something In My Pocket

August 15th, 2017


Old School Brownies

August 8th, 2017


Watching the Detectives

August 1st, 2017


In which Carla reads to you from her novel, which is based upon a missing person true crime case.


And they were all rich. Rich in looks, rich in opportunity, rich in already wasted opportunities, rich in network, and …

20 Things About INFJMe

July 25th, 2017


Driving, Dancing, and Pizza Hut

July 18th, 2017


In which Carla shares her experience of becoming chronically ill and disabled through writings that have been friends-only until now, from the very beginning.

Note: This episode, because it is so honest, is not …

Wonder Woman and Highway 29

July 10th, 2017


In which Carla names the missing and murdered along Highway 29 in the state of Virginia, introducing the listener to each one...and also introduces the listener to her best friend, Anisa Matthews, who was murdered by a …

Boo Without Goo: Scary Movies For the Squeamish

July 2nd, 2017


Family Trees

June 24th, 2017


Toxic Doxology

June 17th, 2017


In which Carla continues to explore the Anthony and MacNara families, reviews classic cases of filicide and neonatalcide mentioned in episode 2, and continues the story of the MacNara familiy from episode 2, with new …

Big Star in a Small Town

June 11th, 2017


In which Carla starts her true crime series Against the Peace and Dignity of the Commonwealth, with the murders of Alison Parker and Adam Ward, and the attempted murder of Vicki Gardner.



Let's Go to the Movies

June 3rd, 2017


In which Carla explores all things book-to-movie, including that dorky audio fan letter about this subject she sent to Patton Oswalt, and her unusual behavior in movie theaters as a child (hint: it isn't what you …

Haunted Me and the Red Book

May 26th, 2017


...and a true crime mystery from Carla's past to solve. Truly!


In which Carla extolls the haunting music of the musician she has been …

And Things That Go Bump In the Night...

May 19th, 2017


...aka, True Boo, Part Two. In which Carla experiences voices, the movement of objects, footsteps and more in two of her own homes--and proves herself to be a glutton for punsihment by deliberately traveling to two more …

Ghoulies and Ghosties and Long-Legged Beasties...

May 12th, 2017


Casey Anthony and Bonnie MacNara

May 5th, 2017


Poe and Carla and Cupcakes: Nicetameetcha

April 28th, 2017

In which Carla explains why eccentric doesn’t equal crazy, that horror poetry is a thing, and cupcakes are linked to better mental health. And books. So many books.

Believe only half of what you see, and nothing of …

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