November 8, 2019
Episode 474 - The Pit and the Pendulum We're kicking off POEVEMBER with Mr. EAP's classic The Pit and the Pendulum! Check out A Potted History of Cthulhu Games from Auroch Digital - an episode of the How to Make a Game podcast! Special thanks to our fantabulous reader - Eric Curtis Johnson! Next up: Metzengerstein
October 5, 2019
Episode 470 - The Jar Listen on Patreon We're hitting Halloween season with a journey through The October Country by Ray Bradbury, starting with The Jar! Check out this week's sponsor Repairer of Reputations - specifically their new record Innsport '86- featured on this week's show! And for October only, check out their album of horror music covers - The October Country! Special thanks to reader Levi Nunez - do NOT miss his new Loot the Body music video inspired by Robert E. Howard's famous Conan story - The Tower of the Elephant! Next week: Skeleton
September 7, 2019
Episode 466 - The Battery Listen on Patreon Patton Oswalt returns to help us connect with the Michael Shea story The Battery! Warning: some language and themes not appropriate for younger listeners. Can’t get an affordable copy of Copping Squid? Check out Demiurge: The Complete Cthulhu Mythos Tales of Michael Shea! Next up: The Loved Dead by C.M. Eddy and H.P. Lovecraft!
August 16, 2019
Episode 462 - The Invisible Man - Part 1 Listen on Patreon We're back at long last! It's The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells! Audio will improve throughout the month... Thanks to reader Greig Johnson. Listen to Dr. Snake and the Snake Doctors! AND MEET US AT NECRONOMICON! We have a live show on Saturday at Noon, and then a party at 8:30 PM the same night! GET INTO IT!
July 7, 2019
Episode 458 - The Pool Listen on Patreon Patton Oswalt is back to talk Michael Shea in the summer party classic The Pool! Warning: some language and themes not appropriate for younger listeners. Don't forget to pick up your copies of The Ghost Box and The Ghost Box II from Hingston and Olsen! You deserve it! Can't get an affordable copy of Copping Squid? Check out Demiurge: The Complete Cthulhu Mythos Tales of Michael Shea! Next up this month: On the Slab by Harlan Ellison
June 10, 2019
Episode 434 - The Screwfly Solution Listen on Patreon Listen in as we discuss The Screwfly Solution by Raccoona Sheldon! Special thanks to our reader Heather Klinke! This author is actually Alice B. Sheldon, also known as James Tiptree, Jr. Check out her story on NPR. Attack of the Crab Monsters by Lawrence Raab. Cute Aggression! 
May 4, 2019
Episode 450 - Nemo Me Impune Lacessit Patton Oswalt joins us once again to discuss the Michael Shea porno-revenge tale Nemo Me Impune Lacessit! Warning: some language and themes not appropriate for younger listeners. Can't get an affordable copy of Copping Squid? Check out Demiurge: The Complete Cthulhu Mythos Tales of Michael Shea! Next Up: The Novel of the White Powder
April 5, 2019
Episode 446 - In Amundsen's Tent Listen on Patreon Join us as we take a peek In Amundsen's Tent by John Martin Leahy! Special thanks to our reader, Edward E. French. Listen to a full reading of this story on his YouTube page: Fiction Fantastique! Don't forget to pick up the Merkabah Rider books by Edward M. Erdelac - available in print or ebook! Here's that Bob Gay analysis of this story on Famous (and Forgotten) Fiction! And tune into BBC America tonight to watch the Lackeys host a Spock-a-Thon! Next up: The Bells of Oceana
March 12, 2019
Episode 442 - A Rose for Emily Listen on Patreon Join us as we chat about William Faulkner's classic story A Rose for Emily! Special thanks to our reader K.J. Middlebrooks! Next up: The House of Sounds by M.P. Shiel
February 10, 2019
Episode 438 - The Canal We're kicking off Creature Feature February with vampire tale The Canal by Everil Worrell! Special thanks to our excellent reader Kari Goetz! PLEASE don't read versions of this story online, because they've all been man-edited by absolute D-BAG August Derleth. Next up: The Kill by Peter Fleming
January 3, 2019
Episode 434 - The Night Wire Listen on Patreon Join us as we decode the mysterious transmissions of The Night Wire by H.F. Arnold! Special thanks to our reader Andrew Leman! Check out all the new offerings at The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society. Next up: The Graveyard Rats by Henry Kuttner
December 7, 2018
Episode 430 - Between the Lights Listen on Patreon We're kicking off GHOULTIDE with Between the Lights by E.F. Benson! And we're joined by special guest Kenneth Hite! Do not forget to grab a copy of ACHTUNG! CTHULHU TACTICS! Our reader is the excellent artist Edward N.B.! Check him out on Twitter and Instagram! Next up: The Kit-Bag by Algernon Blackwood
November 23, 2018
Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics - Now Available Everywhere Listen on Patreon ACHTUNG! CTHULHU TACTICS Based on the table-top game from Modiphius Entertainment, Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics is a turn-based strategy game pitting players against a rogues’ gallery of Lovecraftian beings controlled by the Third Reich. Take the reigns of Charlie Company, an elite band of allied forces sent in to foil the Nazi plans and turn the tide of war. Developed by Auroch Digital, Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics is available now on PC , Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Find it on Steam and console stores today.
November 3, 2018
Episode 426 - Hop-Frog Listen on Patreon POEVEMBER kicks off with the Edgar Allan Poe classic Hop-Frog! Buy A Deep Horror That Was Very Nearly Awe by J.R. Hamantaschen now! Special thanks to our reader, Bruce Green! Next week: The Cask of Amontillado
October 6, 2018
Episode 422 - Strange Eons - Part 1 Listen on Patreon BLOCKTOBERFEST kicks off with Strange Eons by Robert Bloch! Check out The Night Ocean by Repairer of Reputations – selections featured in this show. Special thanks to reader Andrew Leman! We’ll be back next week with more Strange Eons!
September 8, 2018
Episode 418 - Copping Squid Listen on Patreon Hey, you guys party? Cool - check it out: This ticket booth worker wants to talk Michael Shea's Copping Squid. And it's totally Patton Oswalt! Wait wait don't hit it yet. Listen to this: OUR READER IS K.J. MIDDLEBROOKS! Next up: A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings What? I'm way too squidded out to hear a title like that man.
August 3, 2018
Episode 414 – From the Dead Listen on Patreon We’re kicking off our month of Weird Women with From the Dead by Edith Nesbit! Special thanks to reader Rachel Lackey – check her out on Rachel Watches Star Trek! Next up: The Eyes by Edith Wharton
July 8, 2018
Episode 410 - Dagoniad Listen on Patreon Actor/comedian Patton Oswalt is back again to discuss Michael Shea's DAGONIAD! OH YEAH! Special thanks to reader Heather Klinke! Featuring an excerpt by reader Andrew Leman from our third episode: Dagon! Check out Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film! Next up: An Account Of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street by Sheridan Le Fanu!
June 9, 2018
Episode 406 - Mimic Listen on Patreon We're back covering Mimic by Donald A. Wollheim! Special thanks to reader Greig Johnson! Next up: The Vegetable Man by Luigi Ugolini.
May 4, 2018
Episode 402 - Tsathoggua Listen on Patreon We're covering Tsathoggua by Michael Shea with special guest PATTON OSWALT! It's a super-sized, hour-long FREE episode including the vocal stylings of Andrew Leman! WE ARE NOW ON PATREON! Please join our team to expand and continue the show. Existing subscribers: when you sign up on Patreon, we will take care of closing your existing account. It's easy! SIGN UP TODAY!
April 7, 2018
Episode 398 - The Painted Skin, The Haunted House & Spitting Water Listen on Patreon Creep into April with The Painted Skin and other weird tales by Pu Songling! Various translations of these stories appear online - but they are also available in Penguin's Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio. Special thanks to reader Andrew Leman - as always - check out the good stuff at! Next week: The Charnel God by Clark Ashton Smith!
March 2, 2018
Episode 394 - The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Part 1 Listen on Patreon We've got The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and the only cure is to read MORE! Jump in and support the last hours of Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics - or regret it in hell! Special thanks to our reader Matt Young - please check out his metal band HeKz. Next weekle, more Jekyll!
February 14, 2018
Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics - Action/RPG Video Game Listen on Patreon Don't fall prey to the average WWII RPG! Support Auroch Digital's Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics Action/RPG Video Game! We'll be back later this week with more Nightfall!
February 4, 2018
Episode 390 - The Fog Horn Listen on Patreon Listen up! It's The Fog Horn by Ray Bradbury! Special thanks to reader Andrew Leman. Also thanks to Andrew Murphy for suggesting this story! Check out this image from the Saturday Evening Post! Next up: Nightfall by Isaac Asimov
January 5, 2018
Episode 386 - HPPodcraft LIVE in Providence 2017 Listen on Patreon Happy New Year! Join us for a special one-hour episode of the podcast LIVE from last year's NecronomiCon Providence! We're covering the August Derleth stories The Fisherman of Falcon Point and The Shadow in the Attic by August Derleth. Both of these stories can be found in The Watchers Out of Time. Special thanks to our sponsor, Fedogan & Bremer Books! Check out their catalog today! Also thanks to Lyle Erickson for providing music, Andrew Leman for rocking the readings, and all of our Kickstarter backers for helping us get to the convention! Next week - we dig into more Derleth with The Lurker at the Threshold!
December 8, 2017
Episode 382 - The Familiar - Part 1 Listen on Patreon Happy Holidays! We're kicking off December with The Familiar by Sheridan Le Fanu! Special thanks to our reader, Greig Johnson. Tune into his new music video, Christmas Power! Next week: the conclusion of The Familiar!
November 3, 2017
Episode 378 - All Hallows Listen on Patreon We kick off a week of Walter de la Mare with All Hallows - tune in! Don't forget to grab your Cthulhu Christmas Cards at Kickstarter! Special thanks to Wesley Slover for music from his album Impressions of the Miskatonic! EXTRA special thanks to our reader, Rachel Lackey - check out Rachel Watches Star Trek! Next week: Out of the Deep
October 7, 2017
Episode 374 - The Werewolf of Paris - Part 1 Listen on Patreon It's Werewolf History Month, and we’re taking on The Werewolf of Paris by Guy Endore! Special thanks to our reader, Erwann G. Marshall! We'll be back with more werewolf goodness next week!
September 8, 2017
Episode 370 - Ancient Sorceries - Part 1 Listen on Patreon Hey you crazy cats! We're back and covering Ancient Sorceries by Algernon Blackwood. Special thanks to our reader - the one and only Greig Johnson! Tune in to Rachel Watches Star Trek. Get your hands on Fear Boys with Bugs. Next week: MORE SORCERY!
August 5, 2017
Episode 366 - The Events at Poroth Farm - Part 1 Listen on Patreon We're winding up the summer with the T.E.D. Klein novella The Events at Poroth Farm - get into it! Special thanks to our awesome guest, Ken Hite! Please check out and support his Kickstarter for Tour de Lovecraft: The Destinations! Who was that reader? Why that was none other than Andrew Staton! Check him out in Clowntown! We'll be back next week with more Poroth Farm - subscribe and tune in!
July 9, 2017
Episode 362 - The Fire of Asshurbanipal Listen on Patreon Join us as we swing into summer reading with Robert E. Howard's story The Fire of Asshurbanipal! Special thanks to our reader, Eric Weatherington! Check out Fifer's new/old album: FEAR BOYS WITH BUGS - on sale now! (warning: not appropriate for younger listeners) Next week: Dig Me No Grave
June 30, 2017
Reading 11 - The Yellow Wallpaper Listen on Patreon Get creepy! It's a full-length reading of The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, featuring Heather Klinke! Music and production by Chad Fifer. Thanks to everybody who contributed to make this production possible!
June 2, 2017
Episode 358 - The Time Machine - Part 1 Listen on Patreon Travel along as we climb aboard The Time Machine by H.G. Wells! Special thanks to reader Greig Johnson – you can hear him fight the hordes of weird along with Chris at! Check out this Improv Everywhere time machine prank. Next week: More Time Machine
May 6, 2017
Episode 354 - The Day of the Dragon Listen on Patreon Folks don't know this, but THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD is a reference to The Day of the Dragon by Guy Endore! Special thanks to our reader, Wyatt S. Gray, reader of Shadows and Teeth - check it! Outro Music: The NeverEnding Story by Limahl, remixed by Juan 'sf@gnum' Rojas & cj Josh, music by G. Moroder. Next up: The Derelict by William Hope Hodgson.
April 8, 2017
Episode 350 - Frankenstein - Part 5 Listen on Patreon We're wrapping up Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein by interviewing Leslie S. Klinger, author of the New Annotated Frankenstein, available for pre-order now! IT'S ALIVE (this July)! Next week: The Mortal Immortal by - you guessed it - Mary Shelley!
March 5, 2017
Episode 346 - Frankenstein - Part 1 Listen on Patreon March is for Frankensteins, y'all! Clasp our clammy hands as we dig into Mary Shelley's Frankenstein! Special thanks to our reader, the phenomenal Greig Johnson. Next week: MORE FRANKENSTEIN!
February 3, 2017
Episode 342 - Bloodchild Listen on Patreon Black History Month kicks off with the excellent Octavia E. Butler story Bloodchild! Thanks to our reader, Andrew Weary! Pick up Pulp Sonnets by Kate M. Sherrod! DO IT NOW!! Next week: The Comet by W.E.B. DuBois.
January 7, 2017
Episode 338 - Gonna Roll the Bones Listen on Patreon Let the games begin! We're kicking off 2017 with Gonna Roll the Bones by Fritz Leiber! Thanks so much to Patton Oswalt for recommending the story - we'll be doing listener suggestions all month! Don't be a loser - buy or rent Beyond the Gates now! Special thanks to our reader, Andrew Leman. The HPLHS Dark Adventure Radio Theatre production of Brotherhood of the Beast is available now and it is hot! SNAP IT UP! Here's the Nicholas Whyte review of the story that we mention in the episode. Next week: The October Game by Ray Bradbury
December 30, 2016
Reading 10 - The Statement of Randolph Carter Listen on Patreon Happy Holidays! Ring in the New Year by the graveside with this full-length reading of The Statement of Randolph Carter by H.P. Lovecraft! This story was read and recorded by Andrew Leman at The Jungle Room Recording Stage & Studio in Glendale, CA. Music and production by Chad Fifer. Thanks to everybody who contributed to make this production possible!
December 2, 2016
Episode 334 - The Human Chair Listen on Patreon 'Tis the season to sit in laps, whether you want to or not. It's The Human Chair by Edogawa Ranpo! Here are a Manga and a short film based on the story. Special thanks to our extra-creepy reader this week, Jon Hancock! Next week: The Moonlit Road by Ambrose Bierce!
November 4, 2016
Episode 330 – The Man of the Crowd Listen on Patreon POE-vember is upon us! Thrill to the weirdness that is The Man of the Crowd! Extra special thanks to our reader, Wayne June! Next week: Manuscript Found in a Bottle
October 7, 2016
Episode 326 - The Secret in the Tomb & The Suicide in the Study Listen on Patreon Blochtober goes beyond with The Secret in the Tomb & The Suicide in the Study, both of which can be read in Mysteries of the Worm from Chaosium. Thanks to Andrew Leman for reading! As always, check out The HP Lovecraft Historical Society and their great Dark Adventure Radio Theatre Productions! Next Up: The Grinning Ghoul
October 1, 2016
Episode 325 - HPPodcraft LIVE in Chicago! Listen on Patreon It's Bloch-tober - a celebration of all things Robert Bloch - and we're kicking it off by releasing last year's live show in Chicago! The show was recorded on October 10, 2015 at The Charnel House and covers The Shambler from the Stars as well as The Dark Demon. Discussion of the stories is followed by our Lovecraft Comedy Quiz Show! Special thanks to comedian and friend Dave Stinton for opening the show and hosting the quiz! Bonus points for the whimsical yet profound score-keeping of Jen Ellison. Love to Rachel Lackey and Heather Klinke for keeping things moving along! Reber Clark laid down the sweet licks that kept us all good & creeped - thank you Reber! And of course, eternal gratitude to our incomparable guests, Mr. Andrew Leman and Mr. Kenneth Hite! The show would not have been possible without the gracious contributions of our Kickstarter backers - you guys are the best! Don't forget to patronize our AMAZING sponsor - WARPO: Making Yesterday's Toys. The Legends of Cthulhu action figures are available to buy there now and THEY ARE THE BEST! Next week: The Secret in the Tomb
September 2, 2016
Episode 321 - Transformation Listen on Patreon Chris and Chad tackle an issue they know NOTHING about - the destructive male ego! Dig on Transformation by Mary Shelley! Special thanks to reader Greig Johnson! Don’t forget to check out Pickman’s Guest, the latest Lovecraftian comedy short by Lackey-Johnson! Next week: The Horror of the Heights by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle!
August 6, 2016
Episode 317 - The Seven Geases Listen on Patreon Get ready for some monstery goodness as we cover The Seven Geases by Clark Ashton Smith! Special thanks to our reader, Andrew Leman! Next week: The Unbroken Chain by Irvin S. Cobb!
July 21, 2016
Reading 9 - Pickman's Model Listen on Patreon We interrupt our normal Wuthering Heights service to bring you PICKMAN'S MODEL! This reading was recorded and performed by the amazing Greig Johnson - please visit his hilarious YouTubes page! And remember, he's the cat who brought you The Ordeal of Randolph Carter & From Beyond the Beyond (with some dude named Lackey). Music and production by Chad Fifer. Thanks to everybody who contributed to make this production possible! We'll be back next week with moor Heathcliff and Cathy!
July 8, 2016
Episode 313 - Wuthering Heights - Part 1 Listen on Patreon Ramble across the moors with us as we tackle Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights! Special thanks to our reader, Mrs. Rachel Lackey! And THE VOICE OF LOVECRAFT himself, Mr. Andrew Leman! Next week: MOOR WUTHERING HEIGHTS!
June 3, 2016
Episode 309 - The Monster of Lake LaMetrie Listen on Patreon We're kicking off Creatures of the Black La-June with The Monster of Lake LaMetrie by Wardon Allan Curtis! Special thanks to our reader, Alexandra Hansen! Check out Tellers of Weird Tales!
May 12, 2016
Episode 306 - The Other Side Listen on Patreon Werewolf History May marches on to The Other Side by Count Eric Stanislaus Stenbock! Thanks to reader Greig Johnson - co-creator of From Beyond the Beyond! Next week: Wolfshead by Robert E. Howard!
May 5, 2016
Episode 305 - The Refugee Listen on Patreon We're kicking off Werewolf History May (and Lackey's birthday) with a great story: The Refugee by Jane Rice! Special thanks to our reader, Heather Klinke! Don't miss the latest Lackey Johnson take on Lovecraft: From Beyond the Beyond
April 7, 2016
Episode 301 - The Gateway of the Monster Listen on Patreon This week we delve into the world of Carnacki: The Ghost Finder with The Gateway of the Monster by William Hope Hodgson! Our lovely reader, Jon Hancock, brings the story to life in beautiful and terrifying ways.
April 3, 2016
Interview: Gabe Fajuri, President of Potter & Potter Listen on Patreon Chris and Chad interview Gabe Fajuri, president of Potter & Potter about the upcoming auction of Houdini manuscript, The Cancer of Superstition. Houdini supposedly commissioned the piece from C.M. Eddy and H.P. Lovecraft, but who is the true author?  We don’t know!
March 4, 2016
Episode 297 - For the Blood is the Life Listen on Patreon MARCH IS FOR DRACULAS RETURNS! It's For the Blood is the Life by F. Marion Crawford! Thanks to reader Greig Johnson - check out The Ordeal of Randolph Carter! HERO Child-Rescue Corps on the HERO Child-Rescue Corps.
February 5, 2016
Episode 293 - Of One Blood - Part 1 Listen on Patreon We're putting the weird in Black History Month with Of One Blood by Pauline E. Hopkins! Special thanks to our reader, Felicia 'Fli' King! Watch The Ordeal of Randolph Carter right now! Next week - MORE BLOOD!
January 8, 2016
Episode 289 - The Captain of the Pole-Star Listen on Patreon We're kicking off 2016 with some arctic ghostliness: The Captain of the Pole-Star by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle! Special thanks to our returning master-reader, Jon Hancock! Next up: The Judge's House by Bram Stoker
December 31, 2015
Episode 288 - The Lovecraft Comedy Quiz Show - LIVE Listen on Patreon Tune in as we broadcast our "comedy" quiz show, LIVE from the Biltmore Hotel in Providence, RI on August 22, 2015! Thanks to our panelists, Andrew Leman and Kenneth Hite, as well as our illustrious host, Mr. Paul Maclean! Extra special thanks to the NecronomiCon Providence for hosting us! Happy New Year! Next week: The Captain of the Pole-Star by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle!
December 7, 2015
Episode 284 - The Dark Brotherhood - LIVE Listen on Patreon We interrupt this Decembrose to bring you some August Derleth! This was our show at the NecronomiCon - LIVE from the Biltmore Hotel in Providence, RI - August 22nd, 2015. Special thanks to our sponsor, Fedogan and Bremer - check out their 2-disc set of The Fungi from Yuggoth! Also thanks to Lyle Erickson for providing music, Andrew Leman for rocking the readings, and Tom Mueller for suggesting the story. We loved it! We'll be back later in the week with more Bierce, and the COMEDY QUIZ SHOW mentioned in this recording will be up for New Year's Eve!
December 3, 2015
Episode 283 - A Resumed Identity & Beyond the Wall Listen on Patreon Ambrose Bierce month begins! (Biercember? Ambrosember? Decembierce?) We're talking two stories from Can Such Things Be? First up, A Resumed Identity, and then the ghostly Beyond the Wall. We are sponsored this month by the excellent weird fiction collection With a Voice that is Often Still Confused But is Becoming Ever Louder and Clearer by J.R. Hamantaschen. Please support the show and pick it up! Special thanks to our reader, the inimitable Andrew Leman - you can pick up A Solstice Carol now at the HPLHS site! Next week for subscribers: The Stranger and A Diagnosis of Death - dig it!
November 6, 2015
Episode 279 - The Slithering Shadow - Part 1 Listen on Patreon We are kicking off November with yet another excellent Robert E. Howard Conan tale - it’s The Slithering Shadow! Don't waste time! Check out this week's sponsor, One More Story Games! It's a great platform for both writers and gamers, and currently featuring cash prizes in the Write a Story Game 2015 contest. Get involved now! Thanks to our reader, Andrew Staton, and our musician, Reber Clark. Reber is currently offering 25% off all music with code SILVERKEY! Next week: MORE CONAN!
October 2, 2015
Episode 275 - Notebook Found in a Deserted House Listen on Patreon BLOCHTOBER BEGINS! We're kicking it off with "Notebook Found in a Deserted House," a story that can be found in a number of collections. We read it in Mysteries of the Worm from Chaosium. Check out this week's sponsor, the excellent weird fiction collection With a Voice that is Often Still Confused But is Becoming Ever Louder and Clearer by J.R. Hamantaschen! If you dug the music this week - it's all on Sense Impacts, also at Chaosium. Next Week: The Faceless God
September 3, 2015
Episode 271 - Something in the Moonlight Listen on Patreon We're back from Providence and ready to rock with Lin Carter's Something in the Moonlight, which can be had for next to nothing in the Cthulhu Mythos Megapack! We are proud to be sponsored this week by One More Story Games. Check out their site, play a story game, write your own story game, or check out a video of how the engine works. This is a really exciting project for all out there wanting to write and/or game - please give them some love as they bring the site to fulfillment! Thanks once again to our reader Greig Johnson - watch him be funny on the YouTubes NOW! Next week: THE XIPÉHUZ by J.-H. Rosny aîné
August 7, 2015
Episode 267 - The Survivor Listen on Patreon We're kicking off August for August - it's the master of the Arkham House, Mr. August Derleth! First story: The Survivor! Extra special thanks to our sponsor, The Shadow Out of Providence! Pick it up and READ! Next week: Innsmouth Clay
July 3, 2015
Episode 263 - The Hounds of Tindalos Listen on Patreon Frank Belknap Long gets the podcraft treatment as we conjure The Hounds of Tindalos! Make sure to pick up Cult of the Great Eleven by Samuel Fort, available in e-book and paperback now! Special thanks to our reader Greig Johnson! Check out his awesome videos at his YouTube Page! Next week, we'll be back with Long's The Space-Eaters! We could not find an online version, but will be reading from the very affordable book: The Cthulhu Mythos Megapack! UPDATE: There IS an online version of The Space-Eaters, located HERE.
June 5, 2015
Episode 259 – The Tale of Satampra Zeiros Listen on Patreon This month we roll around in the works of Clark Ashton Smith, starting with The Tale of Satampra Zeiros! This week’s reader is the delightful Greig Johnson! Check out his awesome, and hilarious videos at his YouTube Page! Support our Kickstarter and see us live! Next up: The Hunters from Beyond
May 26, 2015
Beowulf Listen on Patreon Join us for a very special, super-sized episode of the show covering the epic poem Beowulf! Thanks to all of the Kickstarter supporters who made the show possible. Special thanks to our reader, Andrew Leman, and our composer, Reber Clark. EXTRA special thanks to our illustrious guests, Mr. Bob Hanske and Dr. Catherine Batt! You may download the Beowulf theme here. Please credit any usage to Reber Clark. More notes to come. Stay tuned for info on this year's Kickstarter for live shows in Providence and Chicago!
May 7, 2015
Episode 255 - The Black Stone Listen on Patreon Robert E. Howard puts HPL in a headlock with THE BLACK STONE! Why didn't anybody warn us?! Purchase HIGH STRANGE HORROR right now! What are you? A baby? Special thanks to our incredible reader, Mr. Caleb Hoffert! More REH next week: The Children of the Night
April 1, 2015
Episode 251 - The Ghosts of the Future Listen on Patreon Join us as we cover The Ghosts of the Future by W.J. Clinton! It's a weird one! Special thanks to reader Jon Hancock! Fifer's soundtrack to The Call of Cthulhu RPG is now available: SENSE-IMPACTS - pick it up! As always, soundtracks from the podcast are available here. Next week: The Wind in the Portico by John Buchan.
March 6, 2015
Episode 247 - Dracula - Part 1 Listen on Patreon Have we finally taken on the full novel Dracula by Bram Stoker? Count on it! We're joined on our journey into the Carpathians by author and game designer Ken Hite! Do yourself a favor and pick up his vampire-spy game Night's Black Agents and hang on for The Dracula Dossier! Thanks to Andrew Leman for bringing the maximum Draculosity! As always, you should shop The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society like vampires are coming and only Lovecraft T-shirts can keep them at bay! Did you like the sound of that ending platter? Well it's Batman, Wolfman, Frankenstein or Dracula by The Diamonds! Next week - what do you think, sucka? More Dracula!
February 5, 2015
Episode 243 - Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad Listen on Patreon No, it's not a werewolf, but it sounds like it could be! Tune in as we talk Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad by M.R. James. This week, we're joined once again by guest host Matt Burriesci, author of the new novel Nonprofit. Please pick it up and enjoy! And if you like what we do here, then you shouldn't miss his next book, Dead White Guys, available for pre-order now! Special thanks to our inestimable reader, Jon Hancock, master of the dining hall conversational butt-in. Jean Redpath's voice is haunting and wonderful. Fifer stole all of his Latin translations from Ghosts & Scholars. Next week: We're kicking it into Lycanthropic high gear with the Gerald Biss novel The Door of the Unreal. Werewolves ahoy!!
January 9, 2015
Episode 239 - The Money Diggers - Part 1 Listen on Patreon Happy New Year! Janu-Irving is at hand! Join us as we talk about Hell Gate and Kidd the Pirate from Washington Irving's The Money Diggers! Thanks to our reader Kip Barnes! Make sure to grab his new book, Beer Lover's Southern California. And, of course, don't forget THE MONSTER PARTY - all new music from last years shows!
December 5, 2014
Episode 235 - The Distressing Tale of Thangobrind the Jeweller Listen on Patreon Dunsember begins with the Distressing Tale of Thangobrind the Jeweller! Extra thanks to this month's reader, Andrew Leman! Get over to the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society for their radio adaptation of Imprisoned with the Pharaohs and recording of The Curious Sea Shanties of Innsmouth, Mass. Great stuff! Next week: The House of the Sphinx and The Probable Adventure of the Three Literary Men.
November 7, 2014
Episode 231 - The Minister's Black Veil Listen on Patreon Tune in as we have a look under The Minister’s Black Veil by Nathaniel Hawthorne! Special thanks to our sponsor: CTHULHU LIVES! An Eldritch Tribute to H.P. Lovecraft, from Ghostwoods Books. Great anthology - great authors - available in all formats. Pick it up! Who's that reader? Why, it's Andrew Leman doing a killer job once again!
October 2, 2014
Episode 227 - Leslie S. Klinger Interview Listen on Patreon Happy Halloween season! We're kicking off October by interviewing Leslie S. Klinger, author of The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft, out this month! You can also hear Leslie interviewing contemporary mystery authors on his podcast Speaking of Mysteries. Next week: Haita the Shepherd by Ambrose Bierce!
September 5, 2014
Episode 223 - The Shadows on the Wall Listen on Patreon BAM! We're 'casting The Shadows on the Wall by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman! Our BADASS sponsor this week is THE UNSPEAKABLE OATH #24! You know you want it! Special thanks to our reader, Chelsea Voulgares!
August 8, 2014
Episode 219 - The Phantom Rickshaw Listen on Patreon Climb up! We're taking a ride on The Phantom Rickshaw by Rudyard Kipling! Please grab your copy of The Stars Were Right by K.M. Alexander now - you can preview the first chapter at the site! Unanswered questions? Want to get the straight biz from the Big C? DONATE NOW to see the Cthulhu Talking Board become a reality! YES OUIJA CAN!!!! Special thanks to our reader this week, Jeff C. Carter - check out his site! More special thanks to The Kipling Society for providing info for this show! Next week, we're getting Wilde with The Canterville Ghost! Exclamation point!!!!!!
July 4, 2014
Episode 215 - The HPLHS Time Machine! Listen on Patreon Andrew Leman of the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society joins us to discuss deep ocean exploration, cryptozoology, scheming criminals, and much much more!
June 9, 2014
Episode 211 - In the Abyss Listen on Patreon Creatures from the Black La-June kicks off with In the Abyss by H.G. Wells! Support the Kickstarter for Warpo's Legends of Cthulhu toys! Check out the site and remember - if you support at the Spawn Summoning level and then email Warpo with code HPPODCRAFT, you'll get a special gift! The documentary on James Cameron's deep sea dive will be out this August - Deepsea Challenge! This Thursday, the fishiness continues for subscribers with The Harbour-Master by Robert W. Chambers - tune in!
May 1, 2014
Episode 207 - Mrs. Lunt Listen on Patreon It's PhantasMay Day! We kick off The Ghosts of May with Mrs. Lunt by Hugh Walpole! Special thanks to our reader, Heather Klinke! If you're in Los Angeles, don't miss Stuart Gordon's Taste. It's scrumptious!
April 3, 2014
Episode 203 - Some Words with a Mummy Listen on Patreon We're having Some Words with a Mummy by Edgar Allan Poe! Won't you listen in? A better web starts with your website - check out Squarespace now! 10% off with code HPL. Thanks once again to reader Joe Scalora for ending the Draculas and kicking off MUMMY MADNESS MONTH -or- IMHOTAPRIL!!! Check out Electrified Sheep by Alex Boese.
March 7, 2014
Episode 199 - The Vampyre - Part 1 Listen on Patreon March is for Draculas begins with The Vampyre by Dr. John Polidori. Bleh bleh bleh! Get your site going with Squarespace now! 10% off with code HPL. You know you want World War Cthulhu: A Collection of Lovecraftian War Stories with Illustrations! Support this awesome anthology! What's up next week? More DRACULAS!
February 23, 2014
Episode 197 - Werewolf Bonus Track! Listen on Patreon This episode is brought to you by Delta Green: Tales from Failed Anatomies Kickstarter! What to know more about the Delta Green setting? Click here! Where did Lackey get all this German folklore? Here are the goods! Remember the Groovie Goolies? Lackey does and it's far more terrifying than he could possibly remember. R. Chetwynd-Hayes loves his vampires and werewolves. Especially when they love each other. Lackey's top 10 Werewolf movies 10. Underworld (2003) 9. Wolfen (1981) 8. The Wolfman (1941) 7. Wolf (1994) 6. Gingersnaps (2000) 5. Dog Soldiers (2002) 4. Silver Bullet (1985) 3. The Howling (1981) 2. The Company of Wolves (1984) 1. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
February 8, 2014
Episode 194 - The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains - Part 1 Listen on Patreon AROOO! We're kicking off Werewolf History Month with The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains by Captain Frederick Marryat! The Mutant Chronicles 3rd edition is being Kickstarted! Be a part of it - go to the Kickstarter and contribute! Brought to you by Modiphius Entertainment, creators of Achtung! Cthulhu. We'll be back to finish the story next week along with our fabulous reader, Mr. Andrew Leman!!
January 4, 2014
Episode 190 - The Red Room Listen on Patreon HAPPY NEW YEAR! We're back with The Red Room by H.G. Wells! Special thanks to our reader, Mr. C.S. Humble!
December 5, 2013
Episode 186 - The Diary of a Madman Listen on Patreon We kick off Demaupacember with The Diary of a Madman by Guy de Maupassant! Back in action - it's Andrew Leman laying down the mad readings! Check out his work on the Dreams in the Witch House rock opera.
November 7, 2013
Episode 182 - The Suitable Surroundings Listen on Patreon Get into The Suitable Surroundings by Ambrose Bierce! Get some books from Fedogan and Bremer, NOW! Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth is great! And don't ever play poker again without these Cthulhu playing cards. Actually, don't ever play again. There's something wrong with you. Thanks to reader C.S. Humble! And don't forget to check out our round table from this week: Mainstreaming Cthulhu.
October 31, 2013
Episode 181 - Fungi from Yuggoth - Live Listen on Patreon Happy Halloween! Tune in as we examine Lovecraft's sonnet series Fungi from Yuggoth - live in Providence! Once again, we'd like to thank all of the Kickstarter contributors who made the show possible. Next week, we're back with another free show - it's The Suitable Surroundings by Ambrose Bierce!
October 3, 2013
Episode 177 - The Wendigo - Part 1 Listen on Patreon Journey with us to the Canadian wilderness, where we'll be meeting up with Algernon Blackwoods' creation, The Wendigo! Special thanks to reader Andrew Leman! Check out this week's sponsors on Kickstarter: The Dream Cycle of Randolph Carter - a web series. School #6: Girl With the Dark Halo - a comic.
September 5, 2013
Episode 173 - Ligeia Listen on Patreon We're joined by reader Jon Hancock as we admire Ligeia, by Edgar Allan Poe! Check out this week's sponsor: Cryptocurium! Here's that reading by Vincent Price.
August 1, 2013
Episode 169 - The Red Hand - Part 1 Listen on Patreon This week, we're giving a weak, awkward high-five to The Red Hand by Arthur Machen! Special thanks to our reader, Tony Barroso! If you can make it to Providence this August, please join us at The NecronomiCon! Thanks to Troy Sterling Nies for providing the music - grab some of his tunes at Bandcamp! Want to make new friends? How about The Friends of Arthur Machen?
July 4, 2013
Episode 165 - The Dead Smile Listen on Patreon Happy 4th of July! We just can't stop smiling, and neither can anybody in this story! It's The Dead Smile by F. Marion Crawford! Special thanks once again to our outstanding reader, Andrew Leman of the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society! Here are some clips from The Man Who Laughs set to music by They Might Be Giants. Next week: The Face – E.F. Benson
June 6, 2013
Episode 161 - The Body-Snatcher Listen on Patreon Outstanding actor and Oscar nominee Chris Sarandon joins us this week to read Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Body-Snatcher! Want to learn more about Burke and Hare? This is the internet - there's a web site dedicated to them! Our opening sample was from the film The Body-Snatcher, an early Robert Wise flick and a tour-de-force by Karloff. Check it out! We'll be back next week with The House and The Brain by Edward Bulwer Lytton. Subscribe to tune in! (And don't forget to pick up our graphic novel Deadbeats while you're at it; or even a soundtrack!)
May 2, 2013
Episode 157 - Fishhead Listen on Patreon Swim out into the lake with us as we tackle the Irvin S. Cobb classic, Fishhead! Special thanks to guest Matt Burriesci (with his own special guest, Violet) and reader Andrew Leman. There are always fishy things happening at the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society! Thanks so much to everybody who donated to the Kickstarter - there are still a few days to go! We'll be back talking mummies next week!
April 4, 2013
Episode 153 - The Damned Thing Listen on Patreon Ambrose Bierce month kicks off with The Damned Thing! Special thanks to our reader, Mr. Steve Brewster! OUR KICKSTARTER IS HERE! Help us get to Providence for the NecronomiCon the weekend of August 22nd, where we hope to do a live show and record convention coverage. Wanna get into the show? This is how you buy tix. Can't make it but want to be a part of the action? This is how ya do it! We appreciate your support. Back it HERE!
March 7, 2013
Episode 149 - The Man Who Went Too Far Listen on Patreon Hey there folks - we're doing E.F. Benson's The Man Who Went Too Far. Next week for subscribers... The Horla!
February 7, 2013
Episode 145 - The Mark of the Beast Listen on Patreon We're kicking off Werewolf History Month with Rudyard Kipling’s short story The Mark of the Beast! Show Notes: * Thanks to reader Paul Maclean of for reading our excerpts. * Although it's free online, this story appears in the anthology Rudyard Kipling's Tales of Horror & Fantasy, with the foreword by Neil Gaiman that we quote in the show. * Get a hold of up the rip-roaring Lovecraftian comedy-thriller Deadbeats before it gets a hold of you! * Or, even better, get a hold of Chris himself at the York Travelling Man, where he'll be hanging out and signing copies of Deadbeats with illustrator I.N.J. Culbard - February 9th at 1 pm! * THE SOUNDTRACKS ARE HERE! You can now download the podcast soundtracks Volume 1 and Volume 2, each with 3 bonus tracks, all newly-remastered, for only $7 a piece. That's 70 tracks total, over 2 hours of creepy goodness. Get into it!
January 3, 2013
Episode 141 - What Was It? Listen on Patreon Tag in as we wrestle with What Was It? - a mystery by Fitz-James O'Brien! Special thanks to reader Fred Cross. You can check him out January 8 on Spike in The Joe Schmo Show! Read Thomas Ollive Mabbott's article: The Books in the House of Usher. Extra gratis to Jerry Drake for providing the info! And don't forget to pick up Deadbeats. Free shipping worldwide!
December 6, 2012
Episode 137 - The Masque of the Red Death Listen on Patreon Have a listen to our live coverage of  The Masque of the Red Death! Or heck - actually watch it! Special thanks to Mike Davis from the Lovecraft eZine for including us on his weekly video chats and introducing us to Google Hangouts. Subscribe now to hear our coverage of The Fall of the House of Usher!
November 2, 2012
Episode 133 - The Great God Pan - Part 4 Listen on Patreon It's our thrilling conclusion to The Great God Pan! Special thanks to reader Andrew Leman - don't forget to pick up the new Dark Adventure Radio Theatre presentation of The Call of Cthulhu! Our graphic novel Deadbeats is available for preorder now - grab it here! Or why don't you swing by Thought Bubble in Leeds and buy a copy from Chris in person?! Next up, The Willows!
October 6, 2012
Episode 129 - The Signal-Man Listen on Patreon We're back with a classic tale by Charles Dickens, The Signal-Man! Special thanks to reader Marty Jopson, science bloke! Next up: The Great God Pan
September 7, 2012
Episode 125 - Supernatural Horror in Literature - Part 2 Listen on Patreon Join us as we finish up the introduction to Supernatural Horror in Literature. Special thanks to reader Michael Ford, frequently seen creeping about the fabled Bronte Blues Club! If you're in LA this September, you must freak out with us at the HP Lovecraft Film Festival! What's up next? The Yellow Wallpaper The Monkey's Paw The Upper Berth
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