526348_4203864571701_1505688917_n.jpgSuzen Tekla Kruglnska is a freelance writer, editor, researcher, podcaster, and photographer. She hosts and produces a podcast about Stanley Kubrick’s horror masterpiece The Shining, and another about the 1968 classic Rosemary’s Baby, both found here. Her writing has been published in The New York Times, Slate, Salon, and Discover Magazine, where she was a reporter and senior editor, interviewed eight Nobel Laureates, and where she edited a science humor column that was nominated for a National Magazine Award under her tenure. She has been a radio host at three community stations, as both a talk show host and a music DJ, and is a frequent guest on podcasts. She’s also worked in the field of mental healthcare and at arty music non-profits.

Besides the work posted below, she has written television pilots and spec television scripts, along with treatments for television shows and web series. One original pilot and treatment is a quarterfinalist in the 2020 Screencraft Horror Screenplay Competition.

She can be reached at sakrug at aol.com, and is proud of the uncoolness of her email address.

Critical acclaim for The Shining 2:37 podcast:

AV Club: The guests are in fact stellar…Kruglnska does a wonderful job of steering this ship and defending the often maligned character of Wendy Torrance.

AV Club (one year later): Kruglnska’s love for her subject matter is clear, from her ongoing dedication to the podcast’s concept to her in-depth conversations with her guests and extensive background knowledge of the film’s production. The Shining 2:37 is a must-listen for die-hard fans.

 The Celluloid Void: If it’s attention to detail you seek, look no further than THE SHINING 2:37, a truly fantastic podcast in which host Suzen Tekla Kruglnska examines a new two minutes and 37 seconds of the Stanley Kubrick masterpiece each episode with a new guest along for the ride…

The New York Times: What we’re listening to: Our culture editor, Gilbert Cruz, writes: “If you know a little about Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror classic, you know that Room 237 is where the really bad things happen in the Overlook Hotel. This podcast offers the deepest of dives.”




Rosemary’s Baby 6:66 and The Shining 2:37    (host and producer)

The Projection Booth: Rosemary’s Baby

The Wrong Reel: Creepy Kids in Horror

Star Wars Minute guest appearances

Kill By Kill: Black Christmas (2006)

Aliens Minute guest appearances

Bat Minute ’89: Hit the Road, Jack

Songs You’re Sick Of guest appearances


Kevin Geeks Out presentation:  Look What’s Happened to Rosemary’s Baby   (video)

Kevin Geeks Out presentation:  The Meaning of Christmas

Kevin Geeks Out presentation:  Shining Versus Shining

New Religions for the 21st Century

Why a Matriarchy Would Suck

The Seven Stages of Grieving a Celebrity’s Ex-Boyfriend’s Death

Articles That Aren’t Helpful During the Pandemic

Every Time a Bell Rings…

Euphemisms for Menstruation If It Happened to Men

How Classic Rockers Have Lied to Me

A Tour of the Hall of Primates at the American Museum of Natural History

Santas with Music from The Shining   (video)

Last Week Tonight  submission

Colbert Report  submission

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart  submission


Kubrick’s Lolita and the Point it Misses

My Crazy 2001: A Space Odyssey Feminist Essay

Nanny Killer Sought Psychological Help Just Days Before Murdering Two Children. What Went Wrong? Slate

Bigfoot Lives! Incredibly Rare Creatures,  Salon

When Even Mathematicians Don’t Understand the Math,  The New York Times

When the Vision Goes, the Hallucinations Begin,  The New York Times

From the Burns Archive: The Deadly Rays That Cured Cancer,  Discover

Building a Better Burger, Discover

Journey to the Center of the Earth,  Discover

Who’s Your Daddy?  Don’t Count on DNA Testing,    Discover

The Science of GreatSex at 80,   Discover

20 Things You Didn’t Know About Relativity,  Discover

20 Things You Didn’t Know About Telescopes,  Discover

20 Things You Didn’t Know About Oil,  Discover

20 Things You Didn’t Know About Snow,  Discover

Million-Ring Circus: Saturn,  Discover

The Discover Interview:  Oliver Sacks

The Discover Interview:  David Baltimore

The Discover Interview:  Eric Kandel

The Discover Interview:  Kip Thorne

The Discover Interview:  Gerald Edelman

The Discover Interview:  Peter Woit

The Discover Interview:  Marvin Minsky

The Discover Interview:  Murray Gell Mann

The Discover Interview:  Roger Penrose

West’s World: Michael West Interview,  Discover

Discover web-only interview:  Michael Apted, director of the 7 UP series

A selection of fun shorts in Discover Magazine

How to Make Anything Look Like a Toy

The Evolution of Evolution in Wikipedia

A New Periodic Table of Elements

The Living Museum

Shock & Awe

The Dalai Lama Speaks the Language of Science

Earth’s Orbital Traffic Jam

Stardust Memories

When Scientists Go Bad

What You See Is What You Don’t

Don’t Fear the Quicksand

Moon Rocks

Feel With Your Eyes, See With Your Hands

Interrogation Expert Spills


Small Worlds:  The Hidden Lives of Agoraphobics

Jersey Driver

The Saturday Night Shuffle:  A West Harlem Police Cruise

The Road to Art Fame:  Is Matthew Barney Famous Because He’s a Great Artist?


Mental Health Survival Guide for Winners, Worriers, Weirdoes, and Serial Killers: What Everyone Needs to Know About Being Nuts