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Cromtober 2017, Part II: Terrifying Tales by Ambrose Bierce and Laird Barron!

10/17/2017
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Welcome, Cromrades! Quick, inside! The rising full moon brings with it things no mortal man would wish to meet alone. We'll have to wait here for morning. Until then, how about some stories to pass the time? First, we have a terror of a tale by Ambrose Bierce, called "The Damned Thing." An invisible beast roaming the land? Surely you jest... Second, a yarn recounting a hunting competition, told as only Laird Barron can tell. But the quarry is no mere stag, friends. No, the hunters bite off...

Duration: 02:01:38


Cromtober 2017, Part I: Howard's Werewolf Stories!!!

10/3/2017
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Hail there, wayfaring stranger! We travel down this darkened road on this crisp Cromtober evening! For this first horror-filled episode we're discussing a couple interrelated werewolf stories by Robert E. Howard, In the Forest of Villefere and Wolfshead. The art included in this blogpost comes from the contributions of Greg Staples to The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard. One Things Jon: Batman Beyond! Luke: The Horror Hall of Fame! Josh: Kubo and the Two Strings! After this stint of...

Duration: 01:39:40


Season 5, Episode 16: Sluggers of the Beach (The Final Round)

9/28/2017
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Welcome sport's fans to the final episode of season five! The road of champions is ending and to send it off, we meet up with Sailor Steve Costigan in "Sluggers of the Beach"! This one has treasure maps, pirates, boxing, and of course the lovable humor of Steve! We also discuss the boxing season as a whole and unveil where we are headed next! One Things Jon: Jack Kirby 100 by TwoMorrow's Publishing Luke: Mr. Robot on USA Josh: William Gibson's cyberpunk tales Beginning next month it's...

Duration: 01:08:52


Season 5, Episode 15: Vikings of the Gloves (Steve's in a Pickle!)

9/21/2017
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Welcome back, Cromrades! We are closing in on the last of our journeys with Sailor Steve Costigan, at least for a while. But first things first! This week, Costigan sneaks into a "Scandinavians Only" boxing tournament, only to find himself in a "durned if I do, durned if I don't" situation! Will Steve lose the match to save The Sea Girl at the risk of losing his reputation as the fightin'est sailor on the Seven Seas? Or will he will he win, and lose The Sea Girl in so doing? Find out, in...

Duration: 01:22:03


The Cromcast S5E14: The Apparition in the Prize Ring

9/8/2017
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In today's episode we read the tale "Apparition in the Prize Ring" or "The Spirit of Tom Molyneaux". As boxing story this REH production is in tip top shape, but there are some issues with it that we discuss at length! One Things Jon: Dynamite Comics' SHAFT series! Josh: The oldschool gaming podcast Graveyard Duck! Luke: Metal band Mountaineer! Next up: The Vikings of the Gloves, it's Steve Costigan somehow fighting against and for the pride of Scandinavia! Questions? Comments?...

Duration: 01:32:57


Bourbon & Barbarians Episode 24: (The Party Enters) the Shrine of Evil Chaos

8/31/2017
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Greetings, adventurers! We return with another episode of Bourbon and Barbarians, an actual play recording from your Cromrades! Next stop... The END GAME! Our episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. "Black Vortex" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Likewise Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email us! (thecromcast at gmail dot com)

Duration: 01:10:43


The Cromcast S5E13: The Breed of Battle!

8/22/2017
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Who ever thought that stealing Steve Costigan's dog Mike was a good idea? Why, everyone knows Sailor Steve and Mike are more like brothers than anything else. The man who'd come between them, well... We'd hate to see what might happen to him! In fact, that reminds us... let us tell you about this time a feller tried to do that very thing, in The Breed of Battle. This Robert E. Howard tale was first published in the November 1931 issue of Action Stories, but you can read it on...

Duration: 01:16:49


Bourbon & Barbarians Episode 23: Staying Out (After Dark)...

8/15/2017
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Greetings, adventurers! We return with another episode of Bourbon and Barbarians, an actual play recording from your Cromrades! Our episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. "Black Vortex" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Likewise Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email us! (thecromcast at gmail dot com)

Duration: 00:59:11


The Cromcast S5E12: Texas Fists! (We crave NUTRIMENT!)

8/2/2017
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back on the roadProject Gutenberg Australia You might be interested in learning more about Occult Detective Quarterly. Check it out and if you do, tell them The Cromcast sent you! One Things Luke: A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin Jon: Rock Candy Mountain from Image Comics by Kyle Starks with variant cover art by Chris Schweizer. Also, the Four Roses Bourbon label legend. Josh: The Lightning and the Storm podcast (now complete!) If you haven't read Walter Simonson's run of The...

Duration: 01:07:48


Bourbon & Barbarians Episode 22: 'I Slept on My Head Wrong...'

7/17/2017
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Greetings, adventurers! We return with another episode of Bourbon and Barbarians, an actual play recording from your Cromrades! Our episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. "Black Vortex" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Likewise Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email us! (thecromcast at gmail dot com)

Duration: 00:42:31


Season 5, Episode 11: Serving up Some Bare-knuckle Boxing Cinema with El Goro (Hard Times 1975)

7/4/2017
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Welcome back, Cromrades! No need to don your fighting togs, just come as you are and leave the gloves at home because this week it's bare-knuckle bouts only! Joining us for this bout of cinematic pugilism is our friend El Goro from the excellent Talk Without Rhythm Podcast. We catch up with our favorite luchador/film scholar, discuss Hard Times from 1975 (Alternative title: The Streetfighter), directed by Walter Hill and starring James Coburn, Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, and Strother...

Duration: 01:26:18


Bourbon & Barbarians Episode 21: The Road to Cold Field...

6/27/2017
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Hile, faring folk! We have returned with yet another episode of Bourbon and Barbarians, an actual play recording of The Cromcast! In this episode our adventurers uncover an interesting scroll at a recent bivouac on the path to Cold Field... Our episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. "Black Vortex" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Likewise Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0...

Duration: 00:39:16


Season 5, Episode 10: Talking The Set Up (1949) with Johnny Wolfenstein and Dynamo Marz from Trick or Treat Radio!

6/13/2017
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Welcome back Cromrades! This week we're podcasting in monochrome from a smoky boxing gym, where we met up with two monster hunting, championship belt winning, podcast producing, electroshock song singing badasses to discuss all matters of things. They are Johnny Wolfenstein and Dynamo Marz from the Trick or Treat Radio podcast! We get into boxing noir, wrestling, the athlete vs their inner expectations, comics, pulps, and The Set Up from 1949. This film was directed by Robert Wise, with a...

Duration: 01:49:20


Bourbon & Barbarians Episode 20: Curses & the Pyre...

6/6/2017
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Hile, faring folk! We have returned with yet another episode of Bourbon and Barbarians, an actual play recording of The Cromcast wherein we play some old-school D&D! 'Tis a dark time. In this episode, we begin as the first rays of sunlight begin to creep over the walls of the Keep on the Borderlands... Our episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. "Black Vortex" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Likewise Licensed under...

Duration: 01:00:30


Season 5 Episode 9: His Brother's Keeper by Dashiell Hammett

5/30/2017
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doozy of a storyMr. Hammett's liferead it on Project Gutenberg CanadaCollier's Magazine"Explaining Kid Bolan, his brother—and a woman: The story of two battles, one of which was fought in the ring." One ThingsThe DollopCassius Clay Greetings From...New Big Dragon Games UnlimitedQuestions? Comments? Curses? Email us! (thecromcast at gmail dot com), You know you want to follow us on Twitter! Subscribe to our feed on FeedBurner! Or, check us out on iTunes! We're also on Stitcher Radio...

Duration: 01:11:52


Bourbon & Barbarians Episode 19: Another One Bites the Dust...

5/25/2017
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Well met, brave adventurers! We have returned with yet another episode of Bourbon and Barbarians, an actual play recording of The Cromcast wherein we play some old-school D&D! In this episode, our PCs push the envelope with another expedition before nightfall... Does it pay off? Listen and see! Our episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. "Black Vortex" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Likewise Licensed under Creative...

Duration: 00:26:28


Season 5 Episode 8: The Destiny Gorilla (or Who in the Heck is Dennis Dorgan?!)

5/18/2017
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Welcome back, Cromrades! Today's episode features "The Destiny Gorilla" a rollicking, comedic, and romantic tale if there ever was one. We open by meeting up with Sailor... Dennis Dorgan? That can't be right, who's he? Tune in to find out what's up with the switcheroo and what sort of fate awaits our new friend! Quick Wikipedia entry on Dennis Dorgan One Things Jon: In a Lonely Place, a 1950 film noir starring Bogart Josh: Story Wonk, a group of podcasts; in particular check out There...

Duration: 01:06:57


Bourbon & Barbarians Episode 18: Of Cyclorcs and Whispering Axes...

5/10/2017
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Well met, brave adventurers! We have returned with yet another episode of Bourbon and Barbarians, an actual play recording of The Cromcast wherein we play some old-school D&D! In this episode, our PCs consider their recent bounty, and skirt around an encounter with a new type of monster! The guest appearance by cyclorcs this session was brought to you by New Big Dragon's Creature Compendium (CC1). Seriously, this is one of the best (if not THE BEST) pdf resources you can bring to your...

Duration: 01:07:40


S5E07: Men of Iron Essay and Rocky (1976)

5/3/2017
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Welcome back, Cromrades! On this episode we take a deep dive into REH's views on "Iron Men", those boxers who have uncanny tolerance for pain! The "Men of Iron" essay is difficult to track down, but you can find it in the 1976 Donald Grant publication "The Iron Man" and a few other sources. One of those Iron Men that Howard found interesting was Joe Grim. This article by Ron Jackson should give you more of an idea about Grim and his boxing style and approach. Then, we visit the cinema to...

Duration: 01:45:50


S5E06: The TNT Punch!!! (DYNAMITE!!)

4/18/2017
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Welcome back, Cromrades! You're just in time to join us on a voyage to South Africa, to witness a story of kindness and conniving. Steve Costigan is a stand up guy, we reckon, and he'd do whatever he could for a friend, and even a countryman who isn't his friend. But there are those who'd take advantage of that kindness. Not to mention the fact that old Steve is a sucker for a pretty face. This here story is a prime example of those qualities of our boy Steve Costigan... it's The TNT...

Duration: 01:10:59

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