Thursday, November 16, 2023

Season 18 Episode 17: Beyond the Black River

 

Welcome back, Cromrades! Today, we join Conan as he ventures into an area of colonization, where native peoples are being hectored by imperial forces and pioneers. Essentially, we're joining him in Texas circa the late 1600's or the mid- 1800's. As such, we've invited Ben Friberg to join us. He's a friend of the show, a Texas historian, chronicler of Robert E. Howard Days, and crafter of ice cream and we're delighted he stopped by the pod to dissect, "Beyond the Black River". So, hop in a canoe and join us, won't you?


Show Notes

Places you can find Ben on the web: 
https://thetexian.blogspot.com/
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-texian/id1448328854
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNKyEIUmg2ygwy8pvOeMRqg

One Things

Luke: Feeling that Deutschland vibe and making and eating Spätzle
Josh: Top notch book collectin' with the new Valancourt John the Balladeer collection
Ben: Chasing that white whale of Melville by reading "Moby Dick"
Jonathan: Shouting cowabunga and thinking about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


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Sunday, October 29, 2023

Cromtober 2023 Episode 2: The Underwater World of H.P. Lovecraft

 Welcome back, Boils and Ghouls! Your three-headed podcast hosting ogre has selected a couple of delightfully frightful tales for tonight's Cromtober recording! They are of the nautical horror bent, set in demon-haunted New England: Dagon, and The Shadow Over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft! We discuss all manner of horrific details regarding these two thematically linked stories beside a Cromtober fire on a lonely and darkening coastline. 

Join us, won't you? 

Art by Gou Tanabe

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Monday, October 9, 2023

Cromtober 2023 Episode 1: An Interview with John Langan!

Greetings, Cromrades! We're kicking off our 2023 Halloween festivities with a bang! We're pleased and thankful to have had the opportunity to chat with Mr. Gaunt, otherwise known as John Langan! We meander around a ton of topics, discussing horror writing styles, the importance of regionalism in horror, the focus / intent of the Corpsemouth collection, John's experiences and influences on 'The Fisherman,' the ephemerality of a genre's canon, the nature of 'monsters,' Halloween traditions, how our fears change, and of course John's pulp / REH influences! Join us, won't you?

One Things



Misc. Past Volumes by John Langan Mentioned in the Show







And Finally, John Langan's Most Recent and Upcoming Appearances




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Monday, October 2, 2023

Season 18 Episode 16: Jewels of Gwahlur



Welcome back, Cromrades! Here we revisit the Robert E. Howard story "Jewels of Gwahlur," another yarn in the Hyborian Age of Conan the Cimmerian. While it isn't our favorite Conan story, there are some interesting facets to discuss. 

Conan art from Sanjulian. Looks like a scene from The Jewels of Gwahlur. |  Comic art, Fantasy art, Conan the barbarian


CONAN The Jewels of Gwahlur and Other Stories – Buds Art Books

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One Things

Jon: Legacy DC Characters, and the ending of Irredeemable. 
Josh: Dragon Quest!
Luke: The Last House on Needless Street, by Katriana Ward. 


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Monday, September 25, 2023

Season 18 Episode 15: A Witch Shall be Born

Have you heard of the wickedness seeping out from the city of Khauran? The queen, her majesty Taramis, has seemingly gone mad or been possessed by a demon... They're even crucifying men in the dessert. I recently heard all the gory, delicious details from three fools performing in the street. You too can listen to them spin the yarn and decide is witches are afoot or if this is just another tale of a mad monarch...


One Things

Jonathan: Eeeeevvvill Superman as seen in Irredeemable by Mark Waid and Peter Krause

Luke: A tale of two reviews for Lord of a Shattered Land, one by Jason Ray Carney and one by Matt Holder

Josh: A tale of peak Superman, Action Comics #775- "What's so Funny about Truth, Justice, and the American Way?"


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Friday, August 25, 2023

Season 18 Episode 14: People of the Black Circle

 

Listen not to this episode if you fear the immaterial but destructive sound waves of the three podcasters of the Black Circle. If you are of steely stuff, then plug those headphones in and join The Cromcast as they analyze Robert E. Howard's novella, "The People of the Black Circle". Originally published between September and November of 1934 in Weird Tales, we get to see a new part of the world of Conan and a whole cast of amazing characters. Grab your copy of The Bloody Crown of Conan and prepare for a magic, death, and war!





One Things

Luke: Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Jonathan: Monster She Wrote by Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson

Josh: Fellowship of the Ring by JRR Tolkien


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