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Lovecraft eZine Podcast

Join us as we discuss cosmic horror, weird fiction, Lovecraftian horror, the Cthulhu Mythos, the small press, and related topics! Guests have included Christopher Golden, Laird Barron, and many others. (We're also on iTunes -- search for "Lovecraft eZine Podcast")
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A podcast about weird fiction, the Cthulhu Mythos, Lovecraftian horror, and more! Topics include horror movies, horror books, superheroes, writers and writing tips, as well as the work of H.P. Lovecraft, Stephen King, and other writers. We interview current authors, editors, and creators of all types.

(We're also on iTunes -- search for "Lovecraft eZine Podcast")

Dec 16, 2016

Happy Holidays from Lovecraft eZine! Listen to this short eZine podcast episode to learn about our 2017 guest schedule.

Nov 28, 2016

In this episode, we discussed trigger warnings (are they necessary?), H.G. Wells and Lovecraft, the latest weird fiction books, had some thoughts for writers and other creative types, and more.

Nov 22, 2016

In this episode we talked about the C.M. Eddy / Hippocampus lawsuit, then...

The discussion that begins at 34:15 is about THE AGE OF LOVECRAFT, a book of essays on Lovecraft, his work, and his themes. I neglected to mention the title in this discussion; sorry about that.

Then we briefly segued into our thoughts and opinions on the Lovecraft racism topic. Some may be sick of this, but it isn't something we've talked about much on this show, and I believe we contributed meaningfully to the discussion.

Then we moved on to: the upcoming NIGHTMARE WORLD graphic novel, LOVECRAFT IS MISSING, Nick Gucker's upcoming limited edition zine, FRAGILE DREAMS by Philip Fracassi, the upcoming WHISPERS by Kristin Dearborn (inspired by Lovecraft's "The Whisperer in Darkness"), and the ending to 11/22/63 by Stephen King (with spoiler warnings ahead of time).

With Kelly Young, Matthew Carpenter, Rick Lai, and me, Mike Davis.

Nov 7, 2016

In this episode we discussed THE MADNESS OF DOCTOR CALIGARI, a brand new anthology inspired by the 1920 film THE CABINET OF DOCTOR CALIGARI. With editor Joe Pulver, and four of the book's contributors: John Langan, S.P. Miskowski, Michael Griffin, and Molly Tanzer.

Rick Lai, Matthew Carpenter, and Pete Rawlik also contributed to the discussion.

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Oct 24, 2016

In this episode, we talk with author Douglas Wynne about his new Lovecraftian novel BLACK JANUARY.

In the second hour, we discussed some of our favorite weird fiction stories, with a special emphasis on THE WEIRD, a collection of 110 weird fiction stories edited by Jeff & Ann VanderMeer.

We also talked about the new creepypasta TV series CHANNEL ZERO.

And more!

Oct 17, 2016

In this episode, we talk about Lovecraftian-themed horror movies currently on Netflix and Amazon Prime, upcoming Lovecraftian and weird fiction books, and more! It was a fun discussion.

Oct 10, 2016

One of the themes (and for me, the most fascinating) of Lovecraftian fiction is the idea that there are some truths that are too terrible to know. In my view, much of weird fiction can be summed up as "things are not as they seem."

Richard Cox is certainly not a "Lovecraftian" writer, but in my opinion he's a writer of weird fiction. His books are hard to classify, but if you too are interested in those themes, the nature of reality, and particularly the work of Philip K. Dick, I think you'll enjoy his work.

He is the author of THE BOYS OF SUMMER, THOMAS WORLD, and other books -- and he's our guest on this episode. It was a fascinating discussion!

And in the last third of this episode, we talked a little about the mixed messages that writers are getting: that some things are off limits to some writers and not to others, etc.

All that, plus a live report on the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival from our reporter on the scene, Kelly Young!

Oct 5, 2016

Catherine Grant is my guest on this episode's podcast. We discussed her recent blog post on diversity, and more.

In the second hour: it's October! We talked about our favorite horror movies, plus some upcoming Lovecraftian and weird fiction books.

Oct 2, 2016

Our annual Halloween podcast!

Gather round our virtual campfire as we talk all things Halloween and Autumn. We discuss our favorite horror movies, share real life paranormal experiences, and talk about creepypasta, Slenderman, and more.

Sep 19, 2016

This episode’s guest is Matthew Bartlett, author of GATEWAYS TO ABOMINATION, CREEPING WAVES, and THE WITCH-CULT IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS.

In the second hour, we discuss small press publishing: Is crowdfunding a legitimate way to fund a small press?

Sep 6, 2016

This episode's guest is Sam Cowan, chief cook and bottle washer at Dim Shores Publishing.

And in the second hour: a discussion on Lovecraft and feminism, a fascinating new weird fiction novel THE BOYS OF SUMMER by Richard Cox, and more!

Aug 29, 2016

This episode's guest is Philip Fracassi, an author and screenwriter. His screenplays include films for Disney Entertainment and Lifetime Television. His books include the early literary novel, THE EGOTIST. More recently, he has focused exclusively on horror. His recent novelettes include MOTHER and ALTAR

Aug 16, 2016

This episode:

--Mike Griffin, author of "The Lure of Devouring Light" (http://amzn.to/1PDtj1g).

--Brian and Gwen Callahan and Niels Hobbs talk about the upcoming H.P. Lovecraft Film Festivals (http://www.hplfilmfestival.com/).

--Philip Fracassi and I and the panel discuss self-publishing, the small press, and the way some writers react to self-published authors.

Bear with the audio for the first 2 to 3 minutes, it gets a lot better after that. Thanks for listening! 

Aug 8, 2016

We discuss the new "Herald: Lovecraft and Tesla" tabletop roleplaying game, the "Haunter of the Dark" album by Infinite Spectrum, "Strange Aeons" magazine, the "Stranger Things" TV series, and more! (We also get into a side-discussion about "Man of Steel" and "Batman v Superman".)

Jul 25, 2016

This episode's topics: our thoughts on the upcoming Lovecraft anthology TV show; on the Lovecraft "Estate", and Lovecraft story copyrights and trademarks; possible Lovecraftian influences in KONG: SKULL ISLAND; the upcoming BLAIR WITCH movie; the upcoming Lovecraft Film Festival in Providence; our favorite Lovecraftian stories... and more!

With Niels Hobbs, Rick Lai, Pete Rawlik, Matt Carpenter, Kelly Young, Joe Pulver, and me, Mike Davis.

Jul 18, 2016

S.P. Miskowski is our guest! S.P. is the author of MUSCADINES, STAG IN FLIGHT, and many other books. And in hour two, we review STRANGER THINGS (Kelly Young and I battle to the death about this), we talk about the "25 book reviews or more" Amazon rumor, and more.

Jul 12, 2016

Author Mercedes Yardley is our guest! She talks about her work, how to "steal time" for writing, the disadvantages and advantages of being a woman writing horror, her thoughts as an editor on diversity, blind submissions, and much more.

In hour two, we discussed a variety of topics: PENNY DREADFUL season three, the upcoming STRANGER THINGS Netflix show, and more.

Jun 13, 2016

This episode's guest is James A. Moore, author of the Lovecraftian novel DEEPER, and many other books. And in the second hour, we discuss how publishing has changed, and how small press needs to change with it. With panelists Rick Lai, Pete Rawlik, Matthew Carpenter, Kelly Young, and me, Mike Davis.

Jun 6, 2016

This episode's guest is Paul LaFarge, author of the upcoming novel THE NIGHT OCEAN, based on the short story of the same name by R.H. Barlow and H.P. Lovecraft. We also spoke with Nic Wassell about his upcoming short film adaptation of the story. And then: there's been a lot of discussion about the small press in the past few days. In the second hour of today's show, we talk about it. With panelists Rick Lai, Pete Rawlik, Salome Jones, Kelly Young, and me, Mike Davis.

May 23, 2016

This episode's guests: Matt Leacock and Chuck Yager, creators of Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu! And in the second hour, we discussed our favorite horror movies, Kickstarter tips, and more. With panelists Salome Jones, Rick Lai, Matthew Carpenter, Kelly Young, and me, Mike Davis.

May 16, 2016

This episode's guest is Christopher Golden, author of THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN, SNOWBLIND, and many other books. He has also written BUFFY books and comics. Golden is very prolific.

THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN is one of my favorite books -- and as most know, I'm a big fan of BUFFY and ANGEL, so I couldn't pass up the chance to chat with this author.

With panelists Rick Lai, Pete Rawlik, Matt Carpenter, Kelly Young, Joe Pulver, and me, Mike Davis.

May 9, 2016

In which we discuss: Pete Rawlik's upcoming novel REANIMATRIX, the recent Lovecraft Film Festival in CA, Philip Fracassi's ALTAR, Paula Guran's MAMMOTH BOOK OF CTHULHU, my anthology AUTUMN CTHULHU, the various ways editors choose writers for anthologies, and more. With panelists Salome Jones, Rick Lai, Pete Rawlik, Matthew Carpenter, Kelly Young, Joe Pulver, and me - Mike Davis.

Apr 18, 2016

If you're a Laird Barron fan, you'll find much to enjoy in this episode. My guest is Yves Tourigny; we discussed his project "Notes on the work of contemporary weird fiction author Laird Barron". Justin Steele and John Langan joined us, and later in the show Cody Goodfellow talked about the upcoming H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival. With panelists Joe Pulver, Kelly Young, Matthew Carpenter, Rick Lai, and me, Mike Davis.

Apr 12, 2016

With minor spoilers. In this episode, we talk about the spectacular cosmic horror collection DARK GODS, by T.E.D. Klein! This is one of my favorite Lovecraftian books. With W.H. Pugmire, Rick Lai, Pete Rawlik, Matthew Carpenter, Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., and others -- and me, Mike Davis.

Apr 4, 2016

This episode's guest is Jacqueline Baker, the author of the stellar book THE BROKEN HOURS: A NOVEL OF H.P. LOVECRAFT. We talked about the book, her reasons for writing a novel about HPL, and more. After that, we discussed small press book promotion, pros and cons of writer agents, and more. With panelists Pete Rawlik, Kelly Young, Salome Jones, Joe Pulver, and me, Mike Davis. Be sure to visit The Lovecraft eZine website for free Lovecraftian fiction and more!

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