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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!!!!!

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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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!!!!!

Twitter:

@podsothoth

Language:

English


Episodes

14: Discussion of The Doom That Came to Sarnath

12/8/2020
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,...

Duration:00:26:11

13: The Doom That Came to Sarnath

11/22/2020
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...

Duration:00:18:49

12: Discussion of Cool Air

11/19/2020
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...

Duration:00:32:57

11: Cool Air

10/18/2020
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...

Duration:00:21:51

10: Discussion of The Thing on the Doorstep

9/17/2020
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...

Duration:00:33:14

Podsothoth 9: The Thing on the Doorstep

8/8/2020
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.

Duration:01:01:42

Podsothoth 8: From Beyond (Discussion)

7/20/2020
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!

Duration:00:27:05

Podsothoth 7: From Beyond

6/24/2020
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,...

Duration:00:18:44

Podsothoth 6: The Cats of Ulthar (Discussion)

6/15/2020
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...

Duration:00:29:25

Podsothoth 5: The Cats of Ulthar

6/9/2020
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.

Duration:00:09:16

Podsothoth 4: The Statement of Randolph Carter (Discussion)

6/2/2020
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.

Duration:00:35:42

Podsothoth 3: The Statement of Randolph Carter

5/21/2020
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...

Duration:00:16:00

Podsothoth 2: Pickman's Model (Discussion)

5/17/2020
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...

Duration:00:41:31

Podsothoth 1: Pickman's Model

5/10/2020
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...

Duration:00:33:04