Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Episode 0 - Secret Files and Origins of The Cromcast!



It was an age undreamed of...

Certainly no one who listens to our biweekly ramblings regarding Robert E. Howard and Conan the Cimmerian will wonder, "Jon, Josh, and Luke: why did you start The Cromcast?" The answer is evident to each of you - REH was a superlative author, and though he is credited for creating "sword and sorcery", his works spanned many genres. We three were fans of the mythos surrounding Conan, but had never delved into the source material! We are all fans of various podcasts and definitely appreciate the medium. However, while we are fans of the H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast, we were never able to find any other podcasts featuring Weird Tales author. This lack of an REH-centric literary podcast was surprising. We took this to mean that we should start one!

And so, one fateful night during the summer of 2013, we got together to discuss logistics and the practicality of filling this niche.

This episode features audio recorded that night. Download it here!

If you are interested in having an inside look at the genesis of The Cromcast Project, our development as podcasters during the past few months of producing episodes, or are curious about how ignorant of Robert E. Howard and his characters we truly were before embarking on this quest, have a listen. 

Next time, we'll be back on our quest to battle our way through to the end of the Road of Kings, with Iron Shadows In The Moon (or, Shadows in the Moonlight - read it on Project Gutenberg Australia.)

Plus, we have a major announcement that we can't wait to share with you guys! Stay tuned!

Beginning theme: "Sudden Defeat" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Transition theme: "Double 8Bit Remix - Conan The Barbarian Theme & Prologue". Found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wr9cde0dQEg. Arrangement of  "Anvil of Crom" by Basil Poledouris, from the Conan the Barbarian: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Original Score: (c) 1982 Basil Poledouris; Original Album: (c) 2010 Prometheus Records. Used without permission.

Thanks for listening!

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