Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Season 4 Episode 7: Part II Addressing The Wizard of Lemuria by Lin Carter

Frank Frazetta, "Against the Gods"
Greetings, Cromrades! When last we were together, we discussed Lin Carter the author, the editor, and the scholar. We also delved into Carter's first novel "Thongor and the Wizard of Lemuria." This week, we return to finish our quest with Thongor.

One Things:
Luke: Sicario - The War On Drugs as a backdrop to a kick ass movie. Check it!
Jon: You Must Remember This: A podcast about the secret and/or forgotten history of Hollywood's first century.
Josh - Remember Alan Rickman. Watch Galaxy Quest!

Note on our beef with Fandom Fest: It would appear everything has been squared away now, but they clearly stole Justin Stewart's design, was still a careless thing for them to do. We still say: Support your local conventions - but be selective! 

Compare for yourself. Here's The Fandom Fest website and logo design. Here's Lexington Comic and Toy Convention's web and logo design.

A picture's worth a thousand words. Don't support "cons"!

Speaking of pictures - here's a visual representation of the fantasy genre discussion (takes place around, 00:44:15, gets even deeper at 01:10.29). We'd love to hear your thoughts on what it means for a story to be classified as sword and sorcery versus epic fantasy! Start with Thongor and the Wizard of Lemuria and see where that takes you! Let us know what you think!
Next time: We go to the movies to check out a couple of pulpy classics: The Lost World from 1925 and King Kong from 1933. It's "The Lost Road in Cinema!" Should be fun, we hope you'll join us!

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Our episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Beginning theme: "Sudden Defeat" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.
Closing theme: "Quest for the Hammer of Glory" by Gloryhammer.
All music was obtained legally; we hope our discussion of this content makes you want to go out and purchase the work!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Season 4 Episode 6: Part I Addressing The Wizard of Lemuria by Lin Carter

Hile, travelers! We continue to plod down The Lost Road. For this episode we discuss the front half of Lin Carter's first Thongor story, namely The Wizard of Lemuria!

One Things
Jon - Penn & Teller's Bullshit!
Josh - Serial, Season 2!
Luke - Baroness' Purple Album!

Also, as we mention in the episode, don't forget to check out the Legendary Weapons episode by Blurry Photos.

Next Time...
We finish reading our first Lin Carter joint. Take a crack at The Wizard of Lemuria, won't you?

Questions? Comments? Curses? Email us! (thecromcast at gmail dot com)
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Our episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Beginning theme: "Sudden Defeat" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. Drink clean-up theme: "Waxie's Dargle" by The Pogues. Closing theme: "Chlorine and Wine" by Baroness. All music was obtained legally; we hope our discussion of this content makes you want to go out and purchase the work!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Season 4 Episode 5: (Sippin' on) a Vintage from Atlantis with Clark Ashton Smith



Hile, travelers! We once more continue down The Lost Road. For this episode we discuss Clark Ashton Smith's story,  A Vintage from Atlantis. First published in Weird Tales in September of 1933, this is a story found in a number of volumes, and is now in the public domain.
Ballantine Collection, 1973, Cover by Gervasio Gallardo
One Things
Jon - Ellis and Cassaday's Planetary!
Josh - Ash Vs. Evil Dead on Starz! (You can now roll a Starz subscription into your Amazon Prime membership! No excuses, watch this show!)
Luke - The Builders by Daniel Polansky!

Next Time...
We read our first Lin Carter joint. Take a crack at The Wizard of Lemuria, won't you?

Questions? Comments? Curses? Email us! (thecromcast at gmail dot com)
You know you want to follow us on Twitter!
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Finally.... Call us! (859) 429-CROM!

Our episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Beginning theme: "Sudden Defeat" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. Interlude:  a kick-ass amateur version of Greensleeves available on Youtube. Closing theme: When Wine Was Cheap by The Gourds. Buy this album!. All music was obtained legally; we hope our discussion of this content makes you want to go out and purchase the work!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Season 4 Episode 4: Dive Into The Deep With Lovecraft - The Doom that Came to Sarnath and The Temple!



Hile, travelers! We once more continue down The Lost Road. For this episode we discuss a couple of H.P. Lovecraft's stories, The Doom that Came to Sarnath and The Temple. Click on the story titles for links to this week's tales!
The Doom that Came to Sarnath, 1971, Cover by Gervasio Gallardo
One Things
Jon - Gravedigger by Christopher Mills and Rich Burchett (get it through Comixology)
Josh - Steve Lichman by Dave Rapoza!
Luke - Fargo, Season 2 on FX!

Also, as we mentioned in the episode, don't forget to check out a spooky story from the SCARAB Swarmcast!

Next time: We quaff fine wine with Clark Ashton Smith and discuss A Vintage From Atlantis!

Questions? Comments? Curses? Email us! (thecromcast at gmail dot com)
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Our episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Beginning theme: "Sudden Defeat" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. Closing theme: "Of the Sea" by A.A. Bondy. All music was obtained legally; we hope our discussion of this content makes you want to go out and purchase the work!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Cromtober 2015 Episode 3: University Ghost Stories



A trio of Cromtober episodes? Yes! Here's another set of spooky stories, this time featuring haunted campuses and university ghosts!


Old Morrison, Transylvania University. Final resting place of Constantine Rafinesque...?

The stately Keene-Johnson Building, Eastern Kentucky University. The Blue Lady awaits...

And here's Mozart's grave, in the hallowed Ravine of Eastern Kentucky University!

Earhart Hall. Does the spirit of Amelia Earhart haunt these grounds? 

And with this, we bring Cromtober to a close, but the horror doesn't end...  When we return to the Lost Road, we will discuss a pair of Lovecraft stories with terrifying implications about long forgotten civilizations: The Temple, and The Doom That Came to Sarnath!

Questions? Comments? Curses?
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Our episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Beginning theme: "Quiet Slumber- Creepy Music Box" by PerpetualDusk09 on YouTube
Closing theme: "Down to Rest" by O'Death. We hope our discussion of this content makes you want to go out and purchase the work!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Cromtober 2015 Episode 2: A Jamesian Halloween!


A spooky salutation to one and all! The blood moon has risen and the fogs of dread cover the landscape! Surely that must mean it is Cromtober!
This Halloween special focuses on ghost stories from one of the founders of horror literature, M.R. James! If you haven't read them before, we encourage you to find a darkened room, light a candle, and read through "Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to you my Lad" and "Mezzotint". We think you will enjoy the spine-tingling sensation that follows!


One Things!
Josh - Unexplained Phenomena: A Rough Guide Special (link is to the 2nd Edition!)
Luke - Lovecraft Unbound (link is to the 2nd Edition!)
Jon - Spooky Reddit threads, including "Glitch" and "No Sleep!"

Other Podcasts You Should Check Out!
Trick or Treat Radio
The Hypnogoria Suite of Shows

Questions? Comments? Curses?

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Our episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Beginning theme: "Sudden Defeat" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.