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The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program

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Rank #90 in Science Fiction category

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Science Fiction
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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.

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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.

iTunes Ratings

147 Ratings
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Thoroughly Enjoyed!

By Swank1096 - May 24 2019
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Fun, slightly creepy, and made me chuckle often!

Worth your time

By Dana Evan - Apr 03 2019
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Always a joy when new episodes drop. These cats put on a great show and it’s appreciated.

iTunes Ratings

147 Ratings
Average Ratings
130
7
2
3
5

Thoroughly Enjoyed!

By Swank1096 - May 24 2019
Read more
Fun, slightly creepy, and made me chuckle often!

Worth your time

By Dana Evan - Apr 03 2019
Read more
Always a joy when new episodes drop. These cats put on a great show and it’s appreciated.
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The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program

Latest release on Oct 10, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 8 days ago

Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

Rank #1: Part 1 :: Terror Comes A-Knocking

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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/ 

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Sep 26 2015

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Rank #2: Part 2 :: A Murder Most Mysterious

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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/

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Sep 28 2015

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Rank #3: Part 8 :: Behold, The Mother!

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The quest to solve one murder has become much more than our investigators could ever have imagined. In the occultist squalor of the Hetfield estate, Father Grandfather stumbled upon a plot to conjure forth The Mother of Pus – a horrifying being beyond the realm of human comprehension. There, in that rotting house, a demon spawn struck; and was dealt with by the Father's own brand of fiery justice. Baffled by the inexplicable horrors they've born witness to, Sam, Hank, Deloras and Cyril return to Arkham tasked with no less than trying to foil the coming end times. 


For links and more info, head to the main episode page: 

https://nerdyshow.com/2015/10/the-call-of-cthulhu-ep8/

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Oct 19 2015

47mins

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Rank #4: Part 3 :: Divide and Conquer

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Following the mysterious murder of Hannah Pickering, her housemates have been conscripted by Arkham Police Detective Hardin to see if they can discover any leads. Ex-Federal Agent Sam Spade heads the novice task force and together they travel to the site of Miss Pickering's murder – a rural roadside near the city dump, where, not twelve hours prior, the discovery of her desecrated body shook a young police officer to his very core. Meanwhile, the crazed Bible salesman, Father Grandfather, has run off to conduct his own investigation and prove his mad theory... that it was a demon who struck the poor girl down. 


For links and more info, head top the main episode page: 

http://nerdyshow.com/2015/10/the-call-of-cthulhu-3/

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Oct 03 2015

27mins

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Rank #5: Part 4 :: Hot Leads and Dirty Deeds

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The housemates of Big Mama's Boarding House have split up in their investigation of their murdered acquaintance, Hannah Pickering. Ex-Federal Agent Spade and Hank Jr. are canvassing the countryside surrounding the murder site: a farm house and putrid public dump. Meanwhile, smooth-talking Cyril and dapper Miss Delaney, head to an address found on a page torn from Hannah's diary. The whereabouts of the crazed bible salesman Father Grandfather are unknown. 


For links and more info, head to the main episode page: 

http://nerdyshow.com/2015/10/the-call-of-cthulhu-4/

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Oct 04 2015

29mins

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Rank #6: Part 5 :: The Sordid Shadow Within

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The deceased typist, Hannah Pickering, is not what she seems! In her housemates' investigation of the poor girl's murder, Cyril and Deloras find themselves in the slums where "Hannah" goes by the name Miriam and has a tawdry reputation. They hope to discover more as they venture up to her attic apartment. Meanwhile, after examining the scene of the crime, Ex-Federal agent Spade is convinced the young woman died from a bear attack - even though experienced tracker Hank Jr. can find no proof of animal or man having caused her untimely demise. The two return to the boarding house, ready to make their next move. 


For links and more info, head to the main episode page: 

http://nerdyshow.com/2015/10/the-call-of-cthulhu-5/

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Oct 11 2015

32mins

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Rank #7: Part 7 :: The Hetfield Horror

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Our investigators stand on the precipice of answers or oblivion in this hellish mystery. Having learned of their murdered housemate's double life, they've traveled to her home town: the rural village of Dunwich. The locals have warned that Hillary Hetfield, the mother of the deceased, is crazed - and someone, or something has been roaming the countryside desiccating pets and livestock. The party drives deeper into the rural land toward the Hetfield house; unnerved and ready for trouble. 


For links and more info, head to the main episode page: 

http://nerdyshow.com/2015/10/the-call-of-cthulhu-7/

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Oct 16 2015

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Rank #8: Part 6 :: The Truth's Slimy Trail

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The renters at Big Mama's Boarding House have uncovered a dark secret. The young woman they knew as Hannah Pickering was but a mask worn by her true self: the debased and tormented Miriam Hetfield. Having read Miriam's haunting diary, Cyril and Deloras, along with the deranged Father Grandfather, return to the boarding house to share their grim discovery with Sam and Hank Jr. It's now daybreak and the morning sun finds them considering the twisted past of their deceased friend, and the answers that may wait for them in her hometown – the backwater village of Dunwich. 


For links and more info, head to the main episode page: 

http://nerdyshow.com/2015/10/the-call-of-cthulhu-6/

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Oct 12 2015

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Rank #9: Part 1 :: The Dark Bidding

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Wealthy occultist, Estelle Thorpe's latest auction win is an unusual one to say the least: a collection of sordid sundries that could unlock great secrets... or a Pandora's Box of horror. To solve the paranormal mysteries she's uncovered, Ms. Thorpe has assembled an unlikely crew of curiosity-seekers: Moses; mountain man turned renowned novelist, Cherry; a floozie who's more than she seems, Oswald; a hobo king, Estelle's cunning assistant Anjana, and Kenneth; a notorious gambler.


Will they be able to glean answers from the shadows looming over New England or will they succumb to the maddening call of the Terrible Secret of Lot X?


For links and more information, head to the main episode page: https://nerdyshow.com/2018/10/the-call-of-cthulhu-mystery-program-episode-1-the-dark-bidding


Written & Performed by:

Luke Stram - The Keeper

Cap Blackard | boR | Nicky Holland | Joshua LaForge | John Sebastian LaValle


Cast (In Order of Appearance):

Cap Blackard as The Narrator/ The Announcer

Joshua LaForge as The Auctioneer

Luke Stram as The Strange Man

Cap Blackard as Estelle Thorpe

Doug Banks as The Policeman

Nicky Holland as Cherry Featherbottom

boR as Kenneth Rodger

Melody Perera as Anjana Ramakrishnan

Joshua LaForge as Moses Ruben Cubbenfield

John Sebastian LaValle as Oswald Sinclair

Musical Spotlight: H.P. Joelcraft by Julian Velard

Original Score: Ryan McQuinn and Mike McQuinn - Neon Dolphin

Sound Design: Colin Peterson

Editing: Colin Peterson & Cap Blackard

Story Editing: Cap Blackard

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Oct 24 2018

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Rank #10: Series 1 :: Meet the Cast

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Before you dive into the insanity of improvised audio drama horror, meet the crew and learn a little bit about how The Call of Cthulhu system works. 


Join cast members from Nerdy Show's RPG favorites Dungeons & Doritos (Cap Blackard and Ruel Knudson), Ghostbusters: Resurrection (Doug Banks), Pokéballs of Steelix (Brandon Gerson), and Paranoia XP (Kailyn Boehm) for a fan-requested 1-shot that became so much more. We've teamed up with Game Master, Luke Stram, and the composers of Dungeons & Doritos' score, Ryan and Mike McQuinn, to create a terrifying and hilarious RPG series like no other! 


For links and more info, head to the main episode page: 

https://nerdyshow.com/2015/09/cthulhu-bts-prologue/

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Sep 24 2015

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