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Miskatonic Monday - The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast

The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast, H.P. Podcraft for short, is one of the finest Cthulhu Mythos and H.P. Lovecraft related podcast you can find.

The masterminds behind this podcast are Chris Lackey and Chad Fifer, independent filmmakers who also admit to having day-jobs.

A regular on the show is famed Cthulhu Mythos independent film director Andrew Leman, himself being the mastermind behind the 2005 silver screen adaption of The Call of Cthulhu and the upcoming Whisperer in Darkness.

Other notable guest include Lovecraft scholars S.T. Joshi and Robert M. Price.

Chad and Chris have produced 64 episodes so far. The episodes usually tackle one of H.P. Lovecrafts works each. Some cover two, if the tales are short enough. An example is Episode 11: The Tree and The Cats of Ulthar were discussed.

On several occasions, a longer story has been spread ver several episodes. Most notably The Call of Cthulhu (episodes 42-44) and more recently The Dunwich Horror, which will conclude with episode 65 after four episodes.

The tales discussed are in historical order, i.e. the first story Chad and Chris talked about, The Tomb, is the earliest known work as a proper writer.

The podcast might conclude sometime in the future with Lovecraft's last tale before his untimely demise in 1937 but I hope Chris and Chad will continue discussing related works.

Apart from the tales themselves, the podcast also provides a general background to the tales, what happened in Lovecraft's life at the time (if known) and what other works influenced his writing.

Also, the hosts are in the habit of making witty remarks and sometimes bad jokes in relation to the tales which make the podcast even more fun to listen to.

In addition to the regular episodes, the H.P. Podcraft has also released a complete reading of The Haunter of the Dark, read by Andrew Leman, with more complete readings coming in the near future.

Each episode and the complete readings are beautifully produced, with fitting sound effects, background music and generally a great atmosphere. Each episode is a unique piece of art which gives the listener a glimpse into the Cthulhu Mythos and Lovecrafts life and which adds up to form a complete picture.

The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast is a piece of ætherweb-audio no Lovecraft fan should miss!

The Traveler of The Traveler's Steampunk Blog.

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Comment by David Mark Brown on January 31, 2011 at 11:18pm
Thanks for highlighting this. I'll check it out.

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