33 episodes

College-level conversations about the masters of horror literature from H.P. Lovecraft to Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King.

Elder Sign: A Weird Fiction Podcast Claytemple Media

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College-level conversations about the masters of horror literature from H.P. Lovecraft to Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King.

    Ep. 33: The Mask by Robert W. Chambers

    Ep. 33: The Mask by Robert W. Chambers

    I do not wear the mask, the mask wears me!
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    Check out Glenn's weird fiction story "Goodbye to All That" on the Tales to Terrify Podcast.
    Next time: The Goddess of Death by William Hope Hodgson.
    Music: http://www.purple-planet.com

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Ep. 32: The Ebony Frame by Edith Nesbit

    Ep. 32: The Ebony Frame by Edith Nesbit

    Witches, witches, witches.
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    Neil Gaiman fan? Love comics? Join us on Hanging Out With the Dream King: A Neil Gaiman Podcast.
    Check out Glenn's medieval history podcast Agnus!
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    Check out Glenn's weird fiction story "Goodbye to All That" on the Tales to Terrify Podcast.
    Next time: The Mask by Robert W. Chambers.
    Music: http://www.purple-planet.com

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep. 31: The Golden Doom by Lord Dunsany

    Ep. 31: The Golden Doom by Lord Dunsany

    A doom from the stars!
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    Check out Glenn's medieval history podcast Agnus!
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    Check out Glenn's weird fiction story "Goodbye to All That" on the Tales to Terrify Podcast.
    Next time: The Ebony Frame by Edith Nesbit.
    Music: http://www.purple-planet.com

    • 49 min
    Ep. 30: The Obscure Medical History of the Twentieth Century by Stepan Chapman

    Ep. 30: The Obscure Medical History of the Twentieth Century by Stepan Chapman

    Gulags, LSD, and the Space Race.
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    Next time: The Golden Doom by Lord Dunsany
    Music: http://www.purple-planet.com

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep. 29: 2019 Year in Review

    Ep. 29: 2019 Year in Review

    Favorite stories! Major themes! Looking ahead! Join Brandon and Glenn as they look back over Elder Sign's 2019.
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    Next time: The Obscure Medical History of the Twentieth Century by Stepan Chapman
    Music: http://www.purple-planet.com

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Ep. 28: The Festival by H.P. Lovecraft

    Ep. 28: The Festival by H.P. Lovecraft

    Headless folk, it's not a joke, it's Christmas time in the Mythos.
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    Check out Glenn's medieval history podcast Agnus!
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    Check out Glenn's weird fiction story "Goodbye to All That" on the Tales to Terrify Podcast.
    Next time: 2019 Year in Review!
    Music: http://www.purple-planet.com

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

bladej ,

Fun and interesting takes in weird fiction

This podcast leans toward a more academic discussion of weird fiction than some others, and I can totally identify with having to slip in some reading in between grading papers. I don’t always agree with their interpretations, but they never fail to offer food for thought.

Live Deliciously ,

Eclectic mix of Awesome!

This podcast is great way to expand your reading list into fascinating stories both new and old. The hosts guide us through with intelligence and humor. They sometimes ask for the listeners to write their own versions of the story being discussed. It makes me wish I could write fiction.

wbb04a ,

Phantastic

Great show.

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