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post Mar 14 2020, 02:47 AM
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QUOTE(SubRosa @ Mar 13 2020, 08:00 PM) *

The HP Lovecraft Historical Society (HPLHS), is now giving away their audiobook of At The Mountains Of Madness for free! Yes, that's right free. They are also giving away their Dark Adventure Radio Theater production of The Rats In The Walls for free as well!.

Both are only free until Monday. So go get them!

Neat!

I’ve been listening to two different podcasts that are both produced by Aaron Mahnke, the same guy who does the excellent podcast Lore. The first is Cabinet of Curiosities which are very short in length but are fun. In it Aaron talks about different people, places, and things with mysterious or bizarre stories. These are often more lighthearted than Lore tends to be, but there is some macabre content as well. The second one is called Noble Blood. It is actually hosted by a writer named Dana Schwartz rather than Aaron. This podcast deals with the unusual deaths or other tragedies involving selections of aristocrats from around the world. The first episode discussed the days leading up to the beheading of Marie Antoinette. I found Ms. Schwartz’s voice to be a bit monotone in that episode, but it definitely improved in the following episodes. I recommend both of those podcasts for those interested in strange or dark historical stories.

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post Mar 16 2020, 02:19 AM
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MonsterTalk just released an episode about Covid-19, with a virologist as the guest. You can get the free version here, or the regular version on the MonsterTalk Patreon page. I highly recommend it.


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post Mar 20 2020, 04:50 PM
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I have gotten to the Haitian Revolution in the Revolutions Podcast. This is really cool. Well, looking back on it after 200 years that is. It would make for a great Netflix series. I could easily see Mahershala Ali playing Toussaint Louverture. There is just so much going on, so many different factions, whose goals shift as the story goes on. This takes place at the same time as the French Revolution. So events from that bear sharply on those in Haiti, usually by injecting even more chaos into an already chaotic series of events.

I also did not realize that the British invaded Haiti during it all, and that the Spanish backed some of the slave armies, to the point of eventually making their leaders official Spanish officers. This is all due to the Wars of the French Revolution, which Haiti became a major focus of. I did not realize it, but Haiti was the richest island in the Caribbean, thanks to its sugar, coffee, and indigo plantations. Also thanks to those it had the largest slave population in the New World, with half a million slaves at the time of the Revolution.


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post Mar 26 2020, 04:01 PM
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This week's episode of Voluminous was particularly good. In Anything But The White Ape HP is talking to the first editor of Weird Tales magazine, complaining about how he changed the title of his Story Arthur Jermyn. Besides his complaining, he gives a short autobiography about himself. I expect it will be really eye-opening to those who do not know much about HPL outside of his fiction.

He talks about how his family was rich in his childhood (they had four servants), then fell on hard times after his grandfather died. He talks about how he did not like the company of other children even when he was little. How he discovered paganism through Greco-Roman history and mythology, and later astronomy. Those were two of his great passions in life. He also barely mentioned Sonia Greene, whom he would marry just a month after writing this letter!

For Lovecraft fans, it's a good one.


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post Apr 13 2020, 10:55 PM
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Today I discovered We Have Ways Of Making You Talk. It is a UK based podcast done by James Holland and a British comedian whom I do not know. James is a historian I know from numerous WW2 documentaries. He was in a lot of the episodes of Nazi Mega Weapons, which was on Netflix for a while, but is gone now. He is also in the middle of writing a book series on WW2.

I have only listened to one episode so far, but it has been good. The podcast is about WW2. They don't take the war in chronological order. They just bounce around covering one topic or another each episode.


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post Apr 14 2020, 11:50 PM
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Monster Talk just put out a rare video episode talking with psychologist Dr Brian Sharpless. It was a live show they did a few weeks ago on Facebook. They recorded it, and just put it up on You Tube today. It is a neat change from the usual audio-only podcasts they do, as we get to see them all.

There is no one topic. They are kind of all over the place with lycanthropes, vampires, necrophilia and the like. Dr. Sharpless talks about each, and the real world psychological issues that people have which may have contributed to the legends existing. He's a cool guy, he knows his folklore, and he knows his science.


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post Apr 16 2020, 10:21 PM
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The HP Lovecraft Literary Society currently has several free offerings:

The Facts In The Case Of M Valdemar radio drama

The Color Out Of Space audiobook

At The Mountains Of Madness audiobook

Supernatural Horror In Literature audiobook

I already own all of them. The first is one of the Dark Adventure Radio Theater series. It is not a Lovecraft story, but a Poe story, and one Lovecraft really liked. Poe was a huge influence on him. It is a good one. Well, all the Dark Adventures are good ones. If you have never listed to one, this is a great time to give it a try.

Color and Mountains of Madness are two of HPL's best stories. Mountains of Madness is my favorite of his. Both of them are really science fiction, rather than pure horror.

Supernatural Horror in Literature is an essay that HPL wrote. It was his attempt to create an overall history of the supernatural in horror writing. The title kind of says it all. So it is not a story, and it tends to be a rather dry recitation of this story and that story. I tried, and failed, to get through it.

Snatch them up now, the price is right!


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post Apr 17 2020, 12:06 AM
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QUOTE(SubRosa @ Apr 16 2020, 04:21 PM) *

The HP Lovecraft Literary Society currently has several free offerings

When I got the email today, I thought of you! laugh.gif


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post May 23 2020, 03:20 AM
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The HPLHS has their Dark Adventure Radio Theater version of The Whisperer In Darkness for sale now. I just bought it.


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