Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Season 17 Episode 2: The Many Hues of Robert E. Howard's Poetry

Hello again Cromrades and welcome to another lyrical Cromcast episode featuring even more poetry by Robert E. Howard. Today's selections come from Luke and he was inspired by REH's use of color in his poems and pulled three top shelf choices for the show. Be sure to check 'em out-

Summer Morn

High Blue Halls

Always Comes Evening

Go to minute 29 if you are hoping to dive right in to the poetry portion of our show. 

One Things

Luke: The Bear

Jon: Sherlock Holmes Pastiches (Particularly "The Final Solution")

Josh: The Fisherman by John Langan


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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Season 17, Episode 1: Pulp Poetry

 

Well met, Cromrades! We are beginning a brief jaunt into the weird world of pulp poetry this week, with a look at Robert E. Howard as a poet, and some of our favorite poems of his. We discuss what a poem even is, how we differentiate it from prose writing, and follow a hip-hop tangent down the well for a bit. We hope you enjoy the show! 




Links

Frank Coffman's sonnet essay

The Dark Barbarian

 Barbara Barrett: Black Gate article - Robert E. Howard: The Poet and the Ladies of the Night


One Things

Luke: The Fisherman by John Langan

Jon: The Rest Is History Podcast

Josh: Barbarian and Nope


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Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Cromtober 2022 Episode 2: Dickens' 'The Signalman' and Leiber's 'Belsen Express'

Hile, Cromrades! We return for our second spooktacular episode for this OctoberOur Halloween festivities this year are focused on spectral locomotives! For this episode we read Dicken's 'The Signalman' and Leiber's 'Belsen Express.' Heady talk around the firepit await you!

One Things

Josh: Is absolutely DIGGING some Scott Oden, particularly 'A Gathering of Ravens!' If you are new to Scott's work, this is a great place to start. If you are looking for a shorter, free option to check out this author, be sure to check out his entries in Issues 4 and 5 of Whetstone. You will NOT regret it!

Jonathan: Getting cosmic with some 'Kirby and the Forgotten Land!'

Luke: Lovin' on some Type O Negative, and has been relistening to the Requiem Metal Podcast. Check Episodes 265 and 266 for a great 10-hour effort to work through their oeuvre. Also be sure to check out Radical Research for other heady criticism. These dudes are 1000% legit deep-dives into metal and prog.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Cromtober 2022 Episode 1: Get on the Ghost Train and Head to Willoughby

 

Howdy Cromrades! It's the most wonderful and spooktacular time of the year, around these parts we call it Cromtober. Our 2022 Halloween festivities are focused on spectral locomotives, you know,  ghost trains! Trains have long inspired tales of ghosts and haints and even sometimes serve as means of conveyance to get your soul down to hell. 

For our first episode, we focus most of our discussion on the class Twilight Zone episode "A Stop at Willoughby" where our protagonist "Mr. Gart Williams, an ad agency exec, who in just a moment, will move into the Twilight Zone—in a desperate search for survival."

Beyond our stop in the Twilight Zone, we also discuss why trains are kind of scary and the different things they symbols in folklore and ghost stories. Last but not least, let's learn about President Abraham Lincoln's Ghost Train! Hope aboard, won't you

 


One things

Josh: Has been enjoying The Rings of Power and House of the Dragon

Jonathan: Has been dipping his toes into some true crime with the podcast Le Monstre 

Luke: Loves books, especially the Valancourt Books edition of "In a Lonely Place" by Karl Edward Wagner

Show Notes

Check out a deep dive into Railway Ghosts with our podcast pal Blurry Photos

Some other shows that have hit this topic, make sure you check 'em out Bone & Sickle, Haunted GarageListen with the Lights on, Unrest Podcast


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Outro: "This Train" by blues legend Big Bill Broonzy. Music obtained legally; we hope our discussion of this content makes you want to go out and purchase the work!

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Season 16 Episode 4: The Winter Players, Part 2


Welcome back, Cromrades! We're closing in on the end of this short road. The temperatures are dropping, and the sound of wolves echoes around us. Time feels a little... strange, these days. Doesn't it? Whatever the case, you should pour yourself a drink, kick back, and join us for the second half of The Winter Players by Tanith Lee! 



One Things
Jon: Getting into genealogy, with a gift subscription to ancestry.com!
Josh: The classic Mega Man Legacy Collection  on Nintendo Switch. 
Luke: Thune's Vision by Schuyler Hernstrom. 

Next time: Spooky Season begins! CROMTOBER APPROACHES! 



Monday, September 5, 2022

Season 16 Episode 3: The Winter Players, Part 1

Hile, Cromrades! We gather for an episode centered on the front half of Tanith Lee's 'The Winter Players.' Join us, won't you? 

One Things

Jon: Better Call Saul. 'nuff said.

Josh: The Standups on Netflix. Get some chucks in...

Luke: Warhammer's Kill Team. If you are gullible, and want to spend a paycheck or three, then give it a go. If not, then maybe exercise some level of responsibility and just say no.


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