Thursday, May 12, 2016

Season 4, Episode 12: Join us in "The Temple of Abomination"!

Greetings Cromrades! Today we join Cormac mac Art and his buddy Wulfhere as they inch their way through the Temple of Abomination. It's a creepy tale with religious overtones as only Robert E. Howard himself could write it!

Show Notes
Time points:
New business and mailbag time: 1-7:00
One Things: 8:30
Story Discussion: 17:00
Further reading:
Price, Robert M. “Christ and Conan: Howard’s View of Christianity.” Cromlech 1 (Spring 1985): 14-23. 
Pan's Death and the Birth of Theology:
One Things!
Jon: The Greates Movies You'll Never See by Simon Braund
Luke: Season two of Better Call Saul 
Josh: The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales by Justin Everett and Jeff Shanks
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When next we meet!
Dust off your dime store copy of H. Rider Haggard's "King Solomon's Mines" as we head to Africa with Allen Quartermain! Then, we will be checking out the film adaptation of Haggard's "She"! Good times all around!
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Our episode is freely available on and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.
Beginning theme"Sudden Defeat" by Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.
Closing theme: "Look out There's a Monster Coming" by Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
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  1. Another great show and top marks on the Bonzo's, one of my favourite bands!

  2. Really entertaining episode. I probably read this story 30 years ago but have not recollection of it. Definitely time for a reread.

  3. Another fine episeode. I'm waiting for Pelluciadar one - after Barsoom it's my favourite Burroughs serie.
    I also have a recomendation for you: Librivox audiobook of "The Story of Atlantis and the Lost Lemuria" by William Scott-Elliot (
    Scott-Elliot was theosophist and his book is continuation of Helena Blavatsky "research" on lost continent. This hoax-history was "dictated" by Theosophical Masters and it's lots of fun in "The Hyborian Age" style (It was also mentioned in HPL's "Call of Cthulhu"). I'm even thinking if Scott-Elliot could inspire Howard to write his history.