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Podsothoth is a horror podcast dedicated to the works of H.P. Lovecraft, and hosted by recovering goth and internet D-lister celebrity, Tod Beardsley. The show itself comes in two flavors. Odd numbered episodes are readings of Lovecraft's stories themselves, minimally produced and ideal for falling asleep to (and having nightmares about). Even numbered episodes are discussions about, and inspired by, the previous story. The odd episodes are played straight as pure readings, while even episodes are a lot more casual, goofy, and fun. Follow the show on Twitter at @podsothoth, or email the show at hideous@podsothoth.club. Other media may crawl out from the chaos iN ThE ineffAbLE fUTUrE, beyOnD tHe KEn OF MAN OR BEAST ALIKE AND IN A TIME OF THE GREAT RETURN OF THE OLD ONES, WHO WILL F'THAGN R'YL'EHHHHH IA IA!!!!!
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In which Tod and Claire discuss The Doom that Came to Sarnath, by HP Lovecraft, which was first published in the June, 1920 issue of The Scot. Please be forewarned, this is a horror podcast, so it may not be suitable for all listeners. If you feel that you would be unduly disturbed by crypto-racist descriptions of subhuman people, accounts of wanton revelry, great water-lizards, and difficult to pronounce fantasy place names, then you should skip this episode.If you enjoyed this reading, please let us know! Email the show at hideous@podsothoth.club, or follow our Twitter account, @podsothoth. Thanks for listening, and enjoy the rest of your evening of unendurable horror.
In which Tod Beardsley reads The Doom that Came to Sarnath, by HP Lovecraft, which was first published in the June, 1920 issue of The Scot. Please be forewarned, this is a horror podcast, so it may not be suitable for all listeners. If you feel that you would be unduly disturbed by crypto-racist descriptions of subhuman people, accounts of wanton revelry, great water-lizards, and difficult to pronounce fantasy place names, then you should skip this episode.This episode uses the ambience sounds of Swamp Sounds at Night and D&D Ambience - Evening Town.If you enjoyed this reading, please let us know! Email the show at hideous@podsothoth.club, or follow our Twitter account, @podsothoth. Thanks for listening, and enjoy the rest of your evening of unendurable horror.
In this episode, Claire and I recorded in the Big Bend area with fancy new equipment, so hopefully sound quality will be much better than the last discussion! We discuss Cool Air, by HP Lovecraft, first published in the March, 1928 issue of Tales of Magic and Mystery.Please note, this is a horror podcast, and may not be suitable for everyone. This story, and discussion, contains references to scientific necromancy, alternative medicine, some untoward descriptions of Spaniards, and some amateur mechanical engineering. If these topics may upset you, please stop listening now.If you have any thoughts on Cool Air, feel free to email them to us at hideous@podsothoth.club, or let us know on twitter, @podsothoth. If you do write, please leave a hint on how to pronounce your name. 
11: Cool Air

11: Cool Air

2020-10-1821:51

In this episode, I will be reading Cool Air, by HP Lovecraft, first published in the March, 1928 issue of Tales of Magic and Mystery.Please note, this is a horror podcast, and may not be suitable for everyone. This story contains references to scientific necromancy, alternative medicine, some untoward descriptions of Spaniards, and some amateur mechanical engineering. If these topics may upset you, please stop listening now.If you have any thoughts on Cool Air, feel free to email them to us at hideous@podsothoth.club, or let us know on twitter, @podsothoth. If you do write, please leave a hint on how to pronouce your name. Thanks for listening, and have a wonderful evening.New York City ambience was provided by lazymonk (yes, it was intentional).
In this episode, Claire and Tod discuss H.P. Lovecraft's The Thing on the Doorstep, first published in the January, 1937 issue of Weird Tales. This episode contains references to misogyny, trans gender issues, necromancy, a forced commitment to a sanitarium, and Innsmouth-hate. If these topics might disturb you, you are encouraged to skip this episode.If you'd like to get in touch with us, you can write to us at hideous@podsothoth.club, or follow us on Twitter, @podsothtoh.Once it's sensible to travel again, go visit Chesuncook Lake, Maine!
In which Tod reads The Thing on the Doorstep, first published in the January, 1937 issue of Weird Tales. Tonight's reading involves themes of hypnotism, necromancy, misogyny, cuckolding, and insanity. If these subject bother you, you might want to skip this episode.Like the episode? Hate it? Let it be known either way on Twitter, or write to the show at hideous@podsothoth.club.
In which Claire and Tod discuss H.P. Lovecraft's From Beyond, this time from their living room. We also talk about Phantasm some, and of course, Arkham Horror: The Living Card Game.Like what you hear? Hate it? Tell us! You can follow us on Twitter, @podsothoth, or email us at hideous@podsothoth.club. Be sure to mention how to pronounce your name!
Tod reads "From Beyond," by H.P. Lovecraft, first published in the June, 1934 issue of The Fantasy Fan. Please note, this story contains references to extra sensory perception, madness, a sudden stroke, the folly of science, and things man was not meant to know. If such subject matter might bother you, this is not the podcast for you.Write to the show at hideous@podsothoth.club , or follow @podsothoth on Twitter. Tell a friend, unless you value that friend's sanity -- on second thought, tell an enemy!
Update: The audio is kinda bad for the first 6 minutes, then gets better. I was experimenting with some noise filtering that apparently did not work at all. Sorry about that!Tod & Claire discuss H.P. Lovecraft's "The Cats of Ulthar," which was written one hundred years ago today, but published in the November 1920 issue of Tryout, and later republished the February 1926 issue of Weird Tales. You can either listen to the last episode and pretend it is being told by our cat, or read it yourself for free.One musical cue is from He's the Houscat (Arthur's Theme) by Alexander Smith and Stuart Wellington, and another is O Fortuna by Carl Orff. See if you can tell which is which!Finally, I offer my most sincere apology for my casual and boorish use of the term "gypsy," a slur that Claire points out that Lovecraft did not use in describing the traders from the south. My bad.
Tod reads The Cats of Ulthar, by H.P. Lovecraft, first published in the November, 1920 issue of Tryout. It's quite short. Warning, this story contains depictions of cat murder and human murder. Dang, I just realized I never recorded a content warning, so I should get around to redoing that later.Village background ambiance is "D&D Abience - Evening Town" by Sword Coast Soundscapes, available on YouTube.
In which Tod and Claire discuss the (damning) Statement of Randolph Carter, and make a startling discovery about what really happened to Florida-based, chisel-jawed adventurer, Harley Warren.
Tod reads H.P. Lovecraft's The Statement of Randolph Carter, which was first published in the May, 1920 issue of The Vagrant, and republished in the Februrary, 1925 issue of Weird Tales. Discussion about this story will follow in the next episode. Please be aware: this story contains a masculine relationship with a power imbalance, descriptions of Florida swampland, and a police interrogation of a suspect without a lawyer present. If you feel that any of these subjects might unduly bother you, please stop listening now.The source of the swamp ambiance is "Swamp Sounds at Night - Frogs, Crickets, Light Rain, Forest Nature Sounds | 3 Hours," by Dark Ambiance at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ih4_1FyVjaY.Follow the show on Twitter at @podsothoth, or write to the show at hideous@podsoth.club. Your notes may be read on the show, so think twice before sharing any sanity-blasting secrets man was not meant to know.
Tod & Claire discuss Pickman's Model (as read in the last episode), and talk about Lovecraft's painter name-drops, historical locations mentioned in the story, the inability to convince their children to read anything, and the genesis of this podcast, Arkham Horror: The Living Card Game (Night of the Zealot). Also, we discuss the problem of racism in Lovecraft's work and life. We'll probably need to hit that racism bit again since we cut out like 20 minutes of that.Follow the show on Twitter! https://twitter.com/podsothothYou can find the complete text of the story for free at: http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/fiction/pm.aspxArtists mentioned:Sidney Sime (http://monsterbrains.blogspot.com/2011/06/sidney-sime.html) Henry Fuseli (https://www.theartstory.org/artist/fuseli-henry/artworks/)Gustav Dore (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustave_Dor%C3%A9#Gallery)Anthony Angarola (https://www.flickr.com/photos/57440551@N03/with/15240855834/)Francisco Goya (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Paintings)
Tod reads Pickman's Model, story first published in the October, 1927 issue of Weird Tales. It is about a painter, Richard Upton Pickman, whose talent in depicting nightmare portraits is ghouls exceeds that of comparable realist artists Johann Heinrich Füssli and Gustave Doré. The story focuses on the night one of Pickman's few remaining friends visited his studio, and the horrors he witnessed there.Füssli gallery: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Fuseli#GalleryDoré gallery: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustave_Dor%C3%A9#Gallery
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