98 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

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 59 Ratings

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

    Ep. 98: Queen of the Black Coast by Robert E. Howard - Recap

    Ep. 98: Queen of the Black Coast by Robert E. Howard - Recap

    Conan!!!!!
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    • 56 min
    Ep. 97: Blackwood's Baby by Laird Barron - Discussion

    Ep. 97: Blackwood's Baby by Laird Barron - Discussion

    But where did it come from?
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    Rate and review the show to help us reach more readers and listeners.
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    Love Star Trek? Come find us on the Lower Decks!
    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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    Next time: EPISODE 100!!!!!
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    • 58 min
    Ep. 96: Blackwood's Baby by Laird Barron - Recap

    Ep. 96: Blackwood's Baby by Laird Barron - Recap

    Just a regular hunting trip. It's fine.
    Thanks to the awesome Patreon supporter who commissioned this episode!
    If you would like to purchase a nomination or a bonus episode of your own, email the show at ClaytempleMedia.@gmail.com.
    Support the show and gain access to over three dozen bonus episodes by becoming a patron on Patreon.
    Rate and review the show to help us reach more readers and listeners.
    Not enough science-fiction and fantasy in your life? Join us on The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast!
    Love Star Trek? Come find us on the Lower Decks!
    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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    Join the conversation on the Claytemple Forum.
    Follow Claytemple Media on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for our newsletter.
    Follow Glenn on Facebook and Twitter.
    Check out Glenn's weird fiction story "Goodbye to All That" on the Tales to Terrify Podcast.
    Next time: The discussion episode.
    Music: http://www.purple-planet.com

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep. 95: The Sunken Land by Fritz Leiber

    Ep. 95: The Sunken Land by Fritz Leiber

    Sword & sorcery!!!
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    Thanks to the awesome Patreon supporter who nominated this episode!
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    Rate and review the show to help us reach more readers and listeners.
    Not enough science-fiction and fantasy in your life? Join us on The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast!
    Love Star Trek? Come find us on the Lower Decks!
    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 first of two episodes on Blackwood's Baby by Laird Barron.
    Music: http://www.purple-planet.com

    • 52 min
    Ep. 94: The River Styx Runs Upstream by Dan Simmons

    Ep. 94: The River Styx Runs Upstream by Dan Simmons

    Zombies. But it's fine.
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    Support the show and gain access to over three dozen bonus episodes by becoming a patron on Patreon.
    Rate and review the show to help us reach more readers and listeners.
    Not enough science-fiction and fantasy in your life? Join us on The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast!
    Love Star Trek? Come find us on the Lower Decks!
    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!
    Find out how you can commission a special bonus episode here.
    Join the conversation on the Claytemple Forum.
    Follow Claytemple Media on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for our newsletter.
    Follow Glenn on Facebook and Twitter.
    Check out Glenn's weird fiction story "Goodbye to All That" on the Tales to Terrify Podcast.
    Next time: The Sunken Land by Fritz Leiber.
    Music: http://www.purple-planet.com

    • 55 min
    Ep. 93: The Transformation of Martin Lake by Jeff VanderMeer - Discussion

    Ep. 93: The Transformation of Martin Lake by Jeff VanderMeer - Discussion

    Art art art.
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    If you would like to purchase a nomination or a bonus episode of your own, email the show at ClaytempleMedia.@gmail.com.
    Support the show and gain access to over three dozen bonus episodes by becoming a patron on Patreon.
    Rate and review the show to help us reach more readers and listeners.
    Not enough science-fiction and fantasy in your life? Join us on The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast!
    Love Star Trek? Come find us on the Lower Decks!
    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!
    Find out how you can commission a special bonus episode here.
    Join the conversation on the Claytemple Forum.
    Follow Claytemple Media on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for our newsletter.
    Follow Glenn on Facebook and Twitter.
    Check out Glenn's weird fiction story "Goodbye to All That" on the Tales to Terrify Podcast.
    Next time: The River Styx Runs Upstream by Dan Simmons.
    Music: http://www.purple-planet.com

    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

Sheik Yerboti ,

Exceptional podcast

Hats off for Glen and Brandon. Absolutely love the podcast, so few podcasts dedicate themselves to Weird Fiction (that mingle between horror, sci-fi and fantasy) and I haven’t found a podcast that does such a deep read and discussion of the story from a craft perspective. I cannot recommend them more if you want to learn about Weird Fiction or writing as a trade. Kudos.

EE Patty ,

A thoughtful literature podcast

As a Gene Wolfe fan, I first discovered Glenn and Brandon’s work on the GW literary podcast. That led me to their other creative projects, including Elder Sign. These fellows always have insightful discussions and have led me to discover a great deal of amazing stories and writers.

seajrj ,

Thoughtful and fun

Great books that are rarely discussed in podcasts! These guys have real analytic powers but still keep the approach inviting. I’ve re-listened to some episodes because the discussion is as revelatory as the works they discuss. Thank you!

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