526348_4203864571701_1505688917_n.jpgSuzen Tekla Kruglnska is a freelance writer, editor, researcher, podcaster, and photographer. She is currently hosting and producing 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 a series pilot, along with treatments for television shows and web series. 

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

The Shining 2:37

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: Surrender (as guest host)

Songs You’re Sick Of guest appearances


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

Euphemisms for Menstruation If It Happened to Men

New Religions for the 21st Century

How Classic Rockers Have Lied to Me

Every Time a Bell Rings…

Why a Matriarchy Would Suck

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

Kevin Geeks Out presentation: Shining Versus Shining

Kevin Geeks Out presentation: The Meaning of Christmas

Santas with Music from The Shining video

Alt-Right in the Family

Current political comedy show submission (2016)

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

The Saturday Night Shuffle:  A West Harlem Police Cruise

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

Lady Luci’s Cocktail Lounge (link temporarily down)

Overnight Workers:  When Day is Night (link temporarily down)

On the Sex Offender Unit (link temporarily down)

The Tradition of the Freak:  Is It Okay to Be Fascinated with Human Deformity? (link temporarily down)

A Co-op Struggles in Harlem (link temporarily down)

The Mind Wiped Clean:  Amnesia Doesn’t Only Happen in the Soap Operas (link temporarily down)

An Adventure Story, In Which I Actually Drive in Manhattan (link temporarily down)


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