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A Hyborian Age podcast featuring the works of Robert E. Howard, his pop culture legacy, and other weird fiction.
Rank #1: Season 4, Episode 19: Worms of the Earth.
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Rank #2: Season 7, Episode 1: Grimoires in the Pulps! .
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Join us as we discuss cosmic horror, weird fiction, Lovecraftian horror, the Cthulhu Mythos, horror movies, books, and related topics. Guests have included Ramsey Campbell, Laird Barron, and many others.
Rank #1: A discussion of the work of Thomas Ligotti.
From the archives: March 30, 2014. A very interesting episode in which we discussed the work of Thomas Ligotti, author of THE CONSPIRACY AGAINST THE HUMAN RACE and other books. With panelists Tom Lynch, Scott Nicolay, Rick Lai, Pete Rawlik, Mike Griffin, Matthew Carpenter, Justin Steele, Joe Pulver, Jeff Thomas, and me, Mike Davis. Like the show? Tell us! Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rank #2: Guest: Trevor Henderson, "Found Footage" artist! PLUS: NecronomiCON recap!.
Join us as we talk with Trevor about his nightmarish work! Check out this Bloody Disgusting news item (http://bit.ly/2UVGj0Y), then view his gallery ( http://bit.ly/trevor-henderson )! New books discussed: A COSMOLOGY OF MONSTERS (https://amzn.to/30PVN67) by Shaun Hamill, and DOORWAYS TO THE DEADEYE by Eric J Guignard (https://amzn.to/2kiMLik). Plus: NecronomiCON recap, and more! Become a Patreon: get access to our bonus podcasts, get free books, become a guest panelist, and more! Help me keep the eZine projects going: http://bit.ly/2ojoby9 Please rate/review us on iTunes, and follow us on Spotify. It helps the show a lot. Thank you. Check out the Lovecraft eZine Press books: https://lovecraftzine.com/ezine-books/ Email the show: email@example.com Follow Lovecraft eZine on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LovecraftZine/ Follow Mike on Twitter: https://twitter.com/misanthropemike Follow Mike on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/misanthropemike
Robert M. Price hosts the definitive exploratory podcast of H. P. Lovecraft and the all-encompassing, eldritch Mythos universe.
Rank #1: EPISODE13 - The Lovecraft Geek.
If I wanted to introduce someone to the works of Lovecraft, which stories would you recommend? I was thinking "Call of Cthulhu" might be a good one. What are your thoughts on electronic and audio books? Which other authors that write Mythos stories would you recommend? What are your thoughts on Lovecraft's racism and ethnocentrism? What do you think the end of the world would be like when the stars do get right? Like a Godzilla movie? Do you think, had Lovecraft lived longer, he would have ventured into other genres? Do you think Lovecraft, or, more broadly, the weird tail, influence Noir? How do you feel about authors who enjoy the "stepping stones" of a captive, cult audience (the Mythos fans) when learning their craft, who in future after mainstream success, go on to deride Lovecraft fans? When I was reading Tim Ferris' "Seeing in the Dark" I found that a Native American sacrifice had been documented! The passage described the capture of a young girl by the Skidi Pawnee, her imprisonment and eventual sacrifice upon the arrival of Venus as a morning sky object. I'm sure Lovecraft would have read about it during his astronomy days. Might this have lent material to scenes in "Call of Cthulhu" describing degenerate Eskimo cults? In "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward" Curwen means to say "Metatron" yet Lovecraft uses the name "Metraton." Do you agree with Joshi's preservation of this inadvertent error or do you think that had Lovecraft known the right name he would have used it and we should change Metraton to Metatron? Didn't Lovecraft regularly reuse themes and plot lines? Is it fair to see "At the Mountains of Madness" as a retelling of "The Nameless City" and "The Shadow over Innsmouth" as a retelling of "Dagon," "The Nameless City," and "The Horror at Red Hook"? Do you think that Lovecraft would have been successful as an astronomer if he had been able to master the mathematics involved? I am confused as to who wrote "The Loved Dead." Was the author C. M. Eddy or our Eldritch Howard? Are you aware of the Japanese anime/manga series Haiyore! Nyaruko-san, (translation: Crawl Up! Nyarko!)? It purports to be a combination of the Dreamquest cycle and the Cthulhu Mythos; and if you are do, do you have any opinions on it? In "The Shadow out of Time" we learn that the Yithians have "titan airships," "gigantic submarine vessel[s] with searchlights," and "huge boat-like atomic-engined vehicles which traversed the great roads" (cars, in other words). Wouldn't the Socialistic beings like the Great Race have invented public transit? Pleaslee mentions seeing "unspied and unknown monsters [that] spouted mountainous columns of foam into the vaporous sky" and, while underwater, "living horrors of awesome magnitude." Ought we to identify these with the Cthulhu spawn and/or the Deep Ones? Which Clark Ashton Smith story do you like best?
Rank #2: The Lovecraft Geek - Trigger # 2.
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Podcast by HP Lovecraft
Rank #1: Beyond The Wall Of Sleep - The Complete HP Lovecraft Podcast.
The Complete HP Lovecraft Podcast goes through each one of the public-domain works of HP Lovecraft week by week. This week - Beyond the Wall of Sleep. Read by Rob Smart.Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.orgMusic credits - "Quinn's Song: The Dance Begins" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Rank #2: The Temple - The Complete HP Lovecraft Podcast.
The Complete HP Lovecraft Podcast goes through each one of the public-domain works of HP Lovecraft week by week. This week - The Temple. Read by Rob Smart.Contact us at email@example.comMusic credits - "Quinn's Song: The Dance Begins" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Night in a village in the jungle by caquet (www.freesound.org/people/caquet/sounds/221159/)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Readings of weird fiction and science fiction short stories combined with immersive sound design and music.
Rank #1: The Circular Ruins by Jorge Luis Borges.
Originally "Las ruinas circulares". First published in the literary journal Sur in December 1940. It was first published in English in View (Series V, No. 6 1946). An itinerant magician discovers a site of arcane, circular ruins, a forsaken temple, and finds inspiration to complete his earthly task. Narration and Sound Design by Jon Fredette. Translated by J.E.I.
Rank #2: Memento Mori by Jonathan Nolan.
Originally published in the March 2001 edition of Esquire magazine. It was the basis for the film Memento directed by Christopher Nolan. A man with anterograde amnesia hunts for his wife's murderer. Narration, Sound Design, Music Composition by Jon Fredette.
Rumours abound of sinister goings-on in the ancient Massachusetts seaport of Innsmouth. The once prosperous town, which has fallen into a state of decrepitude and decay, is a stopover destination for Robert Olmstead, a young historian on a tour of the region. Despite hearing ominous tales of the town and its grotesque inhabitants, Olmstead feels compelled to explore Innsmouth. He finds the place almost deserted, except for a few inhospitable locals with strange, unblinking eyes - the so-called, Innsmouth Look. He meets the town drunk, Zadok Allen, who tells him the terrifying history of the town, about Devil Reef and mutant humanoids, sea gods, gold, and human sacrifice. The deranged ramblings of a madman? As night falls on Innsmouth, Olmstead soon has cause to wonder.The Shadow Over Innsmouth (1931) is an integral part of what has become known as H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos. The novella was published in 1935, and at some 26,000 words, is one of the author's longest works. The podcast is read by Mike Bennett, author of Underwood and Flinch.
Rank #1: Innsmouth 05.
In the final episode of the story, Olmstead makes a shocking and terrible discovery.
Rank #2: Innsmouth 04.
Chapter Four: Dismissing Zadok's tale as lunatic fantasy, the narrator returns to town to catch the Arkham bus, only to find it experiencing engine trouble - despite making good time on its last run. Olmstead is thus forced to spend the night in the town's musty hotel, The Gilman House. Later, as he lies in bed trying to sleep, he starts to hear strange noises, whispered voices, and then the quiet fumbling of someone trying to enter his room ...
A Podcast dedicated to Call of Cthulhu and other Horror and Lovecraftian Role Playing Games.
Rank #1: MUP Episode 180 – TV Horrors in Spaaaace.
This episode, all four hosts are back for a rare quorum, and we’re taking sci-fi tv shows and Mythosifying them. This episode was recorded on August 15, 2019. This isContinue readingMUP Episode 180 – TV Horrors in Spaaaace
Rank #2: MUP Episode 172 – Becoming a Believer.
What dark deeds unfold on the streets of Arkham? And which unwitting souls will succumb to the maddening call... OF CTHULHU? Cinematic audio drama and live tabletop roleplaying coalesce into an occult radio play of unknowable horror and black comedy. Each season is a standalone tale, boldly exploring Lovecraftian lore in new and uncanny ways.
Rank #1: Part 1 :: Terror Comes A-Knocking.
The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program is live tabletop roleplaying turned into a 1930s radio serial. What dark deeds unfold on the streets of Arkham? And which unwitting souls - innocent or impure - will succumb to the maddening call... OF CTHULHU! This 8-part miniseries, entitled "The Black Birth", is wrought with unknowable horror and black comedy. Meet Sam; a cagey ex-Federal Agent, Deloras; the obsessive book dealer, Hank Jr.; a noble farmboy, Cyril; the smooth-talking jazz man, and Father Grandfather; a mad bible salesman. These five housemates of dubious moral fiber must band together to solve a murder most foul and risk their very sanity as their trail leads them into a realm of nightmares.For links and more info, head to the main episode page: http://nerdyshow.com/2015/09/call-of-cthulhu-1/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: Part 2 :: A Murder Most Mysterious.
Previously - The denizens of Big Momma's boarding house were shaken from their sleep by a shrill scream and ghastly news. A police officer had come calling with questions about their housemate, Hannah Pickering, who had been found dead - the result of a savage attack. But the scream that woke them was that of the kindly Ma, who, while helping the officer, was struck by own tenant: Father Grandfather. The elderly bible salesman was taken into custody for his assault; yet shockingly by all accounts appears to not have been the murderer. Now, as the sun rises over Arkham, light is cast on the sinister leavings of the cruel night. These five unlikely companions find themselves faced with a mystery and a benefactor that can make it worth their while to solve it. For links and more info, head to the main episode page: http://nerdyshow.com/2015/09/call-of-cthulhu-2/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
The H.P Lovecraft Literary Podcast
Rank #1: Episode 42 – The Call of Cthulhu – Part 1.
Episode 42 – The Call of Cthulhu – Part 1 Listen on Patreon Please join us and guest Andrew Leman as we behold The Horror in Clay! Once again, thanks to Reber Clark for contributing this week’s music! Next Week: Part 2 in our Call of Cthulhu coverage – The Tale of Inspector Legrasse!
Rank #2: Episode 116 – The Haunter of the Dark – Part 1.
Episode 116 – The Haunter of the Dark – Part 1 Listen on Patreon The Haunter of the Dark. Robert Bloch at the World Fantasy Convention in 1975. Here is the church that the story was based on! Arkham Witch! Tour de Lovecraft!
H. P. Lovecraft’s name is synonymous with horror fiction. His major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror: the idea that life is incomprehensible to human minds and that the universe is fundamentally alien. This collection contains 24 Lovecraft works that are in the public domain.
Rank #1: The Tomb.
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Rank #2: Dagon.
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The This Is Horror Podcast is a weekly show for readers, writers, and creators hosted by Michael David Wilson and Bob Pastorella. We interview writers, artists, publishers, editors, and creatives every week. We have interviewed over 100 creatives including Joe Hill, Joe Lansdale, Charlaine Harris, Ellen Datlow, David Moody, Jennifer Lynch, Gemma Files, and Josh Malerman.
Rank #1: TIH 022: Horror and Comedy with Jasper Bark and David James Keaton.
In this podcast we sit down with two award-winning authors, Jasper Bark and David James Keaton, to discuss horror, comedy and the link between the two. Topics [02:22] Interview starts and participants de-robe (yes, you read that right) [04:55] The physicality of horror and humour [07:38] The Thai cooking analogy [12:24] Psycho [17:45] Worst date … Continue reading
Rank #2: TIH 068: T.E. Grau on The Nameless Dark, Dark Fiction and Technology.
In this podcast T.E. Grau talks about The Nameless Dark, screenwriting, technology, dark fiction and much more. About T.E. Grau T.E. Grau is an author of dark fiction whose work has been featured in dozens of anthologies, magazines, literary journals, and audio platforms. The Nameless Dark, his first collection of short fiction, was released in … Continue reading
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Rank #1: 62 BLOODLINES - The Transporter.
In This Episode:Seemingly out of the blue, a stranger appears on the doorstep of the Investigators' rented house, claiming to be Captain Colonel Bacon and offering a boat ride to Bloodsworth Island, for a hefty price. Reluctantly, the trio agrees. They spend time shopping for essentials that will hopefully assist them in their quest to search the island for Dan Williams, although they are unaware of what dangers might lie ahead. Boarding the U.S.S. Booberry, a series of mishaps dampen the spirit of Jack and Roy, while D3t0x thrives during the short nighttime jaunt across the bay. Finally, they reach the island and make their way to the crumbling edifice that is Winoka Point Research Center... This Week’s Sponsor:Norwegian Helicopter Tours Recommendos: DEEP RISING Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina Prey Manifest Destiny The Lovecraft Tapes is a real-play Call of Cthulhu 7th edition RPG campaign podcast recorded using OBS, YouTube, Roll20, Audacity and Adobe Creative Cloud. Episodes are available on iTunes, Google Play Music, Stitcher and Podbean. For more information and advertising/sponsorship opportunities please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/lovecrafttapes Shop: https://teespring.com/stores/lovecrafttapes Website: http://thelovecrafttapes.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/lovecrafttapes Facebook: https://facebook.com/thelovecrafttapes YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Thelovecrafttapes Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheLovecraftTapes
Rank #2: 1 LIGHTS CAMERA CHAOS - Prologue.
Join us on our inaugural episode of The Lovecraft Tapes where we get to meet the investigators (Bryan, Matt and George) as well as our Keeper of Lore (Jeremy)... The Lovecraft Tapes is a weekly real-play Call of Cthulhu 7th edition RPG campaign podcast recorded using Google Hangouts, roll20.net, Audacity and Adobe Creative Cloud. Episodes are available on iTunes, Google Music, Stitcher and Podbean. For more information and advertising/sponsorship opportunities please contact email@example.com This Week’s Sponsor: HP Ohhhsss Breakfast Cereal Website: http://thelovecrafttapes.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/lovecrafttapes Facebook: https://facebook.com/thelovecrafttapes YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Thelovecrafttapes Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheLovecraftTapes Wiki: http://thelovecrafttapes.wikia.com/wiki/The_Lovecraft_Tapes_Podcast_Wiki
... dedicated to the Weird Fiction and Ghost Stories of M.R. James.
Rank #1: Episode 21 – The Story of a Disappearance and an Appearance.
It’s Christmas Special time again! This year Will & Mike look at the one and only M.R. James story actually set during the festive season, ‘The Story of a Disappearance and an Appearance’. This episode also features a Christmas Bonus in the form of an interview with film director Stephen Gray whose new adaptation of ‘A Haunted Doll’s House’ is available to watch online for a limited period only, starting Christmas Eve! Our reader this week was Peter Ross and the accompanying artwork is by Alisdair Wood. As mentioned in our interview, Stephen would like our listeners help deciding which story to film next! Please state your preference below. Show notes Story notes by Rosemary Pardoe (Ghosts & Scholars) The ever-reliable Ghosts & Scholars website features some useful notes on the more perplexing terms used in this story. Punch and Judy (Wikipedia) For those unfamiliar with Punch and Judy shows, Wikipedia gives a good explaination of this peculiar form of traditional entertainment. Fuseli’s ‘The Nightmare’ (Wikipedia) In this story the writer compares Punch’s face to that of ‘the vampyre in Fusili’s foul sketch‘, a reference to the creature in Fuseli’s painting ‘The Nightmare’. Bicester, Oxfordshire (Monty’s World) Rosemary Pardoe tells us that in the original handwritten manuscript for this story the town called ‘B—‘ in most printed versions is actually given as ‘Bicester’. Bicester is a market town in north Oxfordshire. Chrishall, Essex (Monty’s World) The first letter in this story is addressed from ‘Great Chrishall’. There is no ‘Great Chrishall’ in the UK, but there is a ‘Chrishall’ and a ‘Great Chishill‘, both near Essex’s border with Cambridgeshire. Professor Bert Codman and ‘Toby’ (Punchandjudy.com) Mike mentions this fellow in the podcast, one of the famous Codman dynasty of Punch and Judy performers. Apparently Bert died in 1969, just two days after the death of his beloved dog Toby! Photos of Bicester (Facebook) Will took a trip to Bicester to have a look around the various locations which feature in this story. Photos from the trip can be found at our Facebook page. The image below shows the King’s Head/Arms inn which features in this story, as it looked in 1885.
Rank #2: Episode 23 – The Fenstanton Witch.
In this episode Will and Mike travel back in time to the early 18th century to examine some diabolical goings on in rural Cambridgeshire in M.R. James’s ‘The Fenstanton Witch‘. Show notes: Story Locations (Monty’s World) This story features many real-world locations, starting in King’s College Cambridge, and following Hardman and Ashe up the Huntindon Road (now the A14) past Lolworth and on to the church at Fenstanton. Alchemy! Enlightenment! Revolution! … Britain in the late 17th and early 18th centuries had it all. Mike recommends two books set around Oxford and Cambridge in this period, both with a pleasing mixture of science, swashbuckling and genre fun: An Instance of the Fingerpost, by Iain Pears, and Quicksilver, by Neal Stephenson. ‘Stories I have tried to write’ by M.R. James (A Podcast to the Curious) Although never published in his lifetime, James did mention this story in his essay ‘Stories I have tried to write’, published in 1929. We provided a full reading of the essay back in November 2011. ‘A Night in King’s College Chapel’ by M.R. James (Ghosts & Scholars) In this episode we mention the only other James story to be set at King’s College, another unpublished story called ‘A Night in King’s College Chapel’. Parker’s Piece, Cambridge (Wikipedia) James refers to snipe being shot in this city centre park back at the time when this story took place. Isaac Newton’s Catflap (Wikipedia) In ‘The Fenstanton Witch’ James refers to the popular myth that Sir Isaac Newton invented the cat flap whilst at King’s College Cambridge. The Methuen Treaty (Wikipedia) James drops a lot of historical details into his description of 18th Century college life. An example of this is his reference to the MEthuen Treaty with Portugal, which included trade regulations that allows wines to be imported from Portugal without tax. The Witch of Berkeley (Living the History) Thinking of turning to God when your pact with the devil turns sour? Read the story of the Witch of Berkeley first. C.S. Watkins “History and the Supernatural in Medieval England” provides expert commentary on what went wrong for her – and Hardman and Abel. Also, check out this cool illustration of the witch being carried away by a demon! 91st Psalm (Biblegateway.com) At the moment in their ritual when the demon appears, Hardman is just reading the 91st psalm. Sheila Hodgson (suttonelms.org.uk) Will first encountered this story in the form of ‘Turn, Turn, Turn’, a 1977 radio play by Sheila Hodgson that was broadcast as part of a series of plays based on the ideas mentioned by M.R. James in ‘Stories I have tried to write’. The 17th Century Witchcraft panic in Cambridgeshire (bbc.co.uk) It is likely that this story was inspired by the witchcraft hysteria which swept through western Cambridgeshire in the mid 17th century. More information of it’s victims can be found at witching.org, where you can also find an account of the trials written at the time. Arthur Gray aka Ingulphus (Ghosts & Scholars) Arthur Gray was a contemporary of M.R. James at Cambridge, where Gray was Master of Jesus College. Between 1910 and 1925 he published a number of ghost stories set at Jesus College under the pseudonym ‘Ingulphus’.
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 podcast, Mike's own personal take on some of the week's news stories. (Underwood and Flinch) One of the best podcasts ever - Walt Kolenda, Examiner.com.
Rank #1: Underwood and Flinch 38.
Underwood and Flinch's night out at El Chupeton - part 2. David's story continues. Secrets, revelations, conflicts ... and gin: something's gotta give.
Rank #2: Dracula 01.
The first chapter of Bram Stoker's gothic masterpiece, Dracula, read by Mike Bennett.
Rumor Flies discusses the origins, evolution, and veracity of all your favorite rumors, myths, and misconceptions.
Rank #1: 507 - Pirate Myths.
Yarrr, mateys! Did pirates talk like we think they did? Why did pirates use eyepatches? Was Blackbeard all myth, all truth, or somewhere in between? Join us on this high seas-sailing episode Rumor Flies! As always, you can find the show notes here.Check us out at www.rumorfliespodcast.com, on facebook, @rumorflies on twitter and instagram, and subscribe to us on youtube for episodes and supplemental content! Please consider leaving us a review on iTunes - it makes the world go 'round and will reap you sweet, sweet karma.We are part of the Dark Myths collective. Head on over and check out some amazing shows!RSS Feed: http://www.rumorfliespodcast.com/episodes/?format=rssThumbnail Image Source
Rank #2: 701 - Multi Level Marketing Survey.
Herbalife, Vector Marketing, Lularoe…the list is endless. Join us as we break down (and distinguish!) pyramid schemes and multi-level marketing, as well as the flagrant offenders and their victims.Check out Betting on Zero on Netflix!**We are not sponsored by or in any way affiliated with Netflix, the documentary, etc.Did you know we are now on Spotify!? You can also check us out on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and beyond!Please consider contributing to our Patreon!Check us out at www.rumorfliespodcast.com, on facebook, @rumorflies on twitter and instagram, and subscribe to us on youtube for episodes and supplemental content! Please consider leaving us a review on iTunes - it makes the world go 'round and will reap you sweet, sweet karma.RSS Feed: http://www.rumorfliespodcast.com/episodes/?format=rss