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The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program

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Rank #69 in Science Fiction category

Fiction
Comedy Fiction
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

170 Ratings
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High quality and immersive lovecraft horror.

By x666nightmare - May 21 2020
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The Call of Cthulhu Mystery program puts a flag in the ground with it’s well versed voice acting, fantastic stories that both chill and excite, and not the least of which is their sound effects and very appropriate musical selections. If you enjoy drama and a grand adventure against unknowable horrors beyond time, it’s a must listen.

A great mystery program.

By Father Nickname - May 20 2020
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Great mix of horror and comedy. Great story also.

iTunes Ratings

170 Ratings
Average Ratings
150
10
2
3
5

High quality and immersive lovecraft horror.

By x666nightmare - May 21 2020
Read more
The Call of Cthulhu Mystery program puts a flag in the ground with it’s well versed voice acting, fantastic stories that both chill and excite, and not the least of which is their sound effects and very appropriate musical selections. If you enjoy drama and a grand adventure against unknowable horrors beyond time, it’s a must listen.

A great mystery program.

By Father Nickname - May 20 2020
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Great mix of horror and comedy. Great story also.
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The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program

Latest release on Aug 20, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail about 20 hours 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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What dark deeds unfold on the streets of Arkham? And which unwitting souls - innocent or impure - will succumb to the maddening call... OF CTHULHU? As The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program emerges... screaming and swaddled in a blanket of horror - Steel your hearts for a macabre and delightfully sordid affair called… "The Black Birth".


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.


Content Warning: Violent misogyny, gore


Transcripts and more info available at: 

https://www.cthulhumystery.com/series-1-episode-1


Written & Performed by: Luke Stram – The Keeper

Doug Banks | Cap Blackard | Brandon Gerson | Kay | Ruel Knudson


Sound Design: Colin Peterson

Editing: Colin Peterson & Cap Blackard

Story Editing: Cap Blackard


Cast (In Order of Appearance):

Cap Blackard as The Narrator/ The Announcer

Cap Blackard as Cyril Bridgewater

Ruel Knudson as Sam Spade

Brandon Gerson as Father Grandfather

Doug Banks as Hank O’Brien Jr.

Kay as Deloras Delaney


Musical Spotlight: "Abernathy" by Chamber Band


Original Score: Ryan McQuinn and Mike McQuinn

Series I Album Art by Tony Baldini

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Sep 26 2015

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

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The denizens of Big Momma’s boarding house were shaken from their sleep by a shrill scream and ghastly news! A police officer came a-calling with questions about their housemate, Hannah Pickering, who had been found dead. But it wasn't Hannah's scream they heard - that was their kindly landlord being savagely attacked by fellow tenant, Father Grandfather. The elderly bible salesman was taken into custody for his assault; yet shockingly this lunatic 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.


Written & Performed by:

Luke Stram – The Keeper

Doug Banks | Cap Blackard | Brandon Gerson | Kay | Ruel Knudson


Sound Design: Colin Peterson

Editing: Colin Peterson & Cap Blackard

Story Editing: Cap Blackard


Cast (In Order of Appearance):

Cap Blackard as The Narrator/ The Announcer

Jessica Uelmen as The Housewife

Kay as Deloras Delaney

Ruel Knudson as Sam Spade

Brandon Gerson as Father Grandfather

Cap Blackard as Cyril Bridgewater

Doug Banks as Hank O’Brien Jr.


Musical Spotlight: "Welcome to my Nightmare" by Thomas Negovan


Original Score: Ryan McQuinn and Mike McQuinn

Neon Dolphin - Bandcamp

Series I Album Art by Tony Baldini


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

http://cthulhumystery.com/series-1-episode-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

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Rank #4: 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 #5: 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

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Rank #6: 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 #7: 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

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Rank #8: 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

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Rank #9: 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 #10: Part 5 :: From Above

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Locked away in the Elias Estate are the eclectic and dangerous sundries of Charles Pell. Mountain man Moses, Kenneth the gambler, and Oswald the hobo king, detecting some foul play (or was it horseplay?) have staged a mid-day break-in in hopes of some answers. Meanwhile, Estelle, Anjana, and Cherry set up a cheerful little picnic at the head of the drive, sharing occult follies and metaphysical memories, ready to sound the alarm in case trouble arrives.


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

https://nerdyshow.com/2018/12/the-call-of-cthulhu-mystery-program-episode-5-from-above


Credits:

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

Cap Blackard as Estelle Thorpe

Melody Perera as Anjana Ramakrishnan

Nicky Holland as Cherry Featherbottom

boR as Kenneth Roger

John Sebastian LaValle as Oswald Sinclair

Joshua LaForge as Moses Ruben Cubbenfield

Cynthia Beckert as Mildred Elias

James Barbarossa as Pelham Grenville

Musical Spotlight: Borders by Tess Roby

Original Score: Ryan McQuinn and Mike McQuinn

Sound Design: Colin Peterson

Editing: Colin Peterson & Cap Blackard

Story Editing: Cap Blackard

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Dec 19 2018

46mins

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