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Mar 30, 2020

In which Lovecraft opines to his young friend Frank Belknap Long about the perils of pornography and includes a ribald cautionary poem in an 18th century style to drive the point home. Yes, this episode is safe for work.


Thanks to Arkham House for their Selected Letters of H.P. Lovecraft.

Mar 23, 2020

In which HPL writes to Edwin Baird, his first editor at Weird Tales. They talk a bit of business before HPL launches into his autobiography. Yes, we have no bananas.

Lovecraft mentions the name of his childhood cat in this letter, and after wrestling with very mixed feelings Andrew chose to bleep it.

Thanks to Arkham...

Mar 16, 2020

In which Lovecraft writes to Donald Wandrei, a young correspondent who will go on to be one of the founders of Arkham House, and play a key role in preserving Lovecraft's legacy.

This episode is coming out on the Ides of March, the 83rd anniversary of Lovecraft's death. We want to take a moment to humbly recognize HPL's...

Mar 9, 2020

In which HPL attempts to bring good cheer to his depressed friend Rheinhart Kleiner. We hope Rheinhart took comfort from Howard's suggestions of fixing his love life by cultivating a cosmic perspective.

Music by Troy Sterling Nies. Our thanks to Arkham House.

Jason Thompson, who created the feature-length animated...

Mar 2, 2020

In which HPL and Robert E. Howard discuss a number of issues of the day. They opine about the Massie Affair, an incident in the Hawaiian Islands which proved a magnet for many of America's ugliest racial views.

Warning: this episode includes discussion of racism.

Special thanks to Hippocampus Press for their two volume...