Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Season 9 Episode 6: The Progression of "The Spears of Clontarf" by Robert E. Howard

The Cromcast crew dives into the progression of "The Spears of Clontarf" to "The Grey God Passes" and "The Cairn on the Headland" all by Robert E. Howard. 

What starts as historical fiction featuring Brian Boru and Ireland vs. Brodir of Man and a bunch of Vikings becomes a Cthulu mythos tales featuring an Odin with tentacles! We pick apart why Howard loves Clontarf and what the vicious cycle of Ragnarok might mean for these stories. Tune in!

Odin is a bad mamma jamma

One Things
Jon: Spider-Man: Life Story- What if Spider-Man aged in real time?
Josh: Transmetropolitan and Spider Jerusalem by Warren Ellis- What is journalism?
Luke: Barry on HBO- Bill Hader is a hitman who takes acting classes! What's not to love?

Next time: Get your marshmallows ready because we're lighting up ""The Fire of Asshurbanpal"

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Our episode is freely available on and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. Themes by Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. 
Outro: "The Grey God Passes" 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!