Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Bourbon & Barbarians, Season 3 Episode 4: Fire & Ice!

Hile, travlers! We have returned with another episode of Bourbon & Barbarians! Herein the party anger more kobolds, and uncover some loot!
Our episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. "Gnarled Situation" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Likewise Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Our final track is "Warrior" by Wishbone Ash from the Argus album. All music was obtained legally; we hope our discussion of this content makes you want to go out and purchase the work!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Season 9 Episode 5: The Adaptations of "Queen of the Black Coast"!




Greetings, Cromrades! This week we set sail yet again, aboard The Tigress this time and with a different captain! We return to the Hyborian Age to discuss "Queen of the Black Coast", focusing on the original text and two comic book adaptations of the story; one from Marvel by Roy Thomas and John Buscema, and the other from Dark Horse by Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan! We also dig into the philosophy of adapting materials from one medium to another. Get ready, this one's an adventure!


Cover for Weird Tales, May 1934
Art by Margaret Brundage

One Things
Jon: Aquaman, Vol. 6 from ca. 2003.  (Water hand? King Shark? Sub Diego? Pure comic book fun!)
Josh: Civilization V (The Ultimate Time Sink!)
Luke: HBO's Game of Thrones! (Ever heard of it?)

Next time: We face Viking armies on the eastern coast of Ireland in the year 1014!!!

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Outro: "Queen of the Black Coast" by Manilla Road.  All music was obtained legally; we hope our discussion of this content makes you want to go out and purchase the work!

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Bourbon & Barbarians, Season 3 Episode 3: Spider Fight!

Hile, travlers! We have returned with another episode of Bourbon & Barbarians! Herein we jump straight into a spider fight!
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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Season 9 Episode 4: The Transformation of "The Black Stranger" with Rusty Burke!



Yo ho Cromrades! We sail still on the Road of Revisions! In this episode, we engage with "The Transformation"! How does Robert E. Howard's "The Black Stranger" become two other pirate tales- "The Swords of the Red Brotherhood" (also by Howard) and "The Treasure of Tranicos" (by L. Sprague de Camp)? To find out, tune in and join us as we meet up with Howard scholar Rusty Burke for a rousing discussion!



Yarr! Our One Things!
Rusty: Some Notes on a Nonentity: The Life of H.P. Lovecraft by Sam Gafford and Jason Eckhardt.
Jon: Jeremy Wade's Dark Waters! 
Josh: No free time lately - only work, so teaching Entomology.
Luke: Veep on HBO

Next time, it's even more pirates as we tackle... "THE ADAPTATION"!

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Outro: "Don't Talk to Strangers" by Dio.  All music was obtained legally; we hope our discussion of this content makes you want to go out and purchase the work!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Season 9, Episode 3: The Inspiration – "The Striking of the Gong" by Howard & Carter

Welcome back, Cromrades! We're chugging along The Road of Revisions! In this episode, which we term 'The Inspiration,' we tackle "The Striking of the Gong," which you can find in the Kull collection by Del Ray or perhaps a used copy of King Kull.
A graphic interpretation of the story from The Savage Sword of Conan comic!
Here's the One Things!
Jon: Stardew Valley!
Josh: Harvest Moon - Friends of Mineral Town!
Luke: More gardening! Specifically his zinnia planting!

NEXT TIME.... THE TRANSFORMATION!

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Season 9, Episode 2: The Extension – "The God in the Bowl" with Mark Finn!

Welcome back, Cromrades! We're picking up steam as we head down The Road of Revisions with our guest, Mark Finn! In this episode, which we term 'The Extension,' we tackle one of the earliest-written Conan stories, "The God in the Bowl," which didn't see publication until 1952 when it appeared in Space Science Fiction.
An illustration by Mark Schultz in The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian (Del Rey, 2003). 
Mark Finn is a long-standing REH and weird/pulp scholar. You may have heard of his biography, Blood and Thunder? Mark continues to blog at both 'Finn's Wake' and 'Confessions of a Reformed RPGer.' Do yourself a favor and jump over to some of his written material; it is well worth your time!

Beyond Mark's writing, we spend some time in this episode talking about the ongoing series of articles at The Black Gate entitled 'Hither Came Conan,' and discuss some of the points made by Bob Byrne in his article, 'Robert E. Howard Wrote a Police Procedural? With Conan?? Crom!!!'

Anyway, 'nuff with the jibba-jabba... Here's the One Things!

Mark: Red Dead Redemption 2

Jon and Josh: Avengers Endgame! Now showing at a theater near you :)

Luke: Fred Saberhagen's The Broken Lands / Empire of the East

NEXT TIME.... THE INSPIRATION!

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