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Jan 27, 2020

In which HPL upbraids, chides and spanks his poor young friend Frank Belknap Long about weird literature (and several other topics to boot!). The first of a four part series which documents one of HPL's longest and most broad-ranging letters.

CORRECTION: Andrew was in error in this episode when he said that all of the...

Jan 20, 2020

In which Lovecraft describes both his diet and his thrift as he documents his shopping and dining habits in alarming detail. For added fun he walks the wife of sci-fi writer Fritz Leiber through fascinating branches of his family tree.

Special thanks to Wildside Press for their book Fritz Leiber and H.P....

Jan 13, 2020

At the suggestion of S.T. Joshi, we read a letter to James F. Morton. Brimming with snappy 1920s slang, HPL's letter grapples with his ideas on writing, creativity and the best ways to get your kicks. Lamp it!

Music by Troy Sterling Nies

Special thanks to S.T. Joshi and Hippocampus Press

Here's an online version of...

Jan 6, 2020

Howard unfurls his most vigorous inner-cynic as he attacks political ideals and modern poetry in this letter to Washington DC poet Elizabeth Toldridge.

You can see a poem Toldridge wrote about HPL at the Brown Digital Repository here.

Music by Troy Sterling Nies

Special thanks to Hippocampus Press for their book H. P....