21 episodes

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: A Lovecraft Book Club Tod Beardsley and friends

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 6 Ratings

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!!!!!

    21: Dagon

    21: Dagon

    Tonight's episode is a reading of HP Lovecraft's Dagon, which was first published in the 1919 issue of "The Vagrant," and later republished in the October 1923 issue of "Weird Tales."

    Please be aware: this story contains depictions morphine addiction, suicidal thoughts, the odor of rotten fish, Piltdown man, and an unkind characterization of Pacific Islander religion. If any of these are likely to unduly bother you, please stop listening now.

    Note, I expect to have the discussion episode edited and published early next week, possibly even Monday. We went a little off the rails recording it, so it'll be an editing challenge. :)

    Special thanks to Master Pancake Theater for mentioning the podcast during their riff of Conan: The Barbarian! Robert E. Howard was a contemporary and friend of Lovecraft, so it was totally appropriate to watch while editing this episode!

    Ambience provided by Creaky Wooden Pirate Ship on the High Seas in a Thunderstorm.

    • 15 min
    20: The Book (Discussion)

    20: The Book (Discussion)

    In this episode, Claire and I will be talking about The Book by H.P. Lovecraft, first published in the 1938 in the journal Leaves. Please note, this is a horror podcast, so it might not be suitable for all listeners. If stories involving witchcraft, creepy books, assorted deviltry,  getting unpinned from time and space, or the Mariko Aoki phenomenon are the sorts of things that bother you, you might want to skip this episode.

    If you enjoyed this episode, please let us know, either by writing in to hideous@podsothoth.club, or tell your friends on twitter, mentioning our handle, @podsothoth.

    • 24 min
    19: The Book

    19: The Book

    In this episode, I'll be reading The Book by H.P. Lovecraft, first published in the 1938 in the journal Leaves. Please note, this is a horror podcast, so it might not be suitable for all listeners. If stories involving witchcraft, creepy books, assorted deviltry, and getting unpinned from time and space are the sorts of things that bother you, you might want to skip this episode.

    If you enjoyed this episode, please let us know, either by writing in to hideous@podsothoth.club, or tell your friends on twitter, mentioning our handle, @podsothoth.

    • 8 min
    18: Memory (Discussion)

    18: Memory (Discussion)

    Claire and Tod talk about how THEY BLEW IT ALL UP DAMN THEM! in Memory, by HP Lovecraft, a bit of flash fiction first published in 1923. Catch the gripping 3 minute reading in the prior episode.

    Oh, and happy HPL Birthday! Lovecraft was born on this day precisely 131 years ago.

    • 13 min
    17: Memory

    17: Memory

    As this is an odd numbered episode, I'll be reading a short selection. Tonight, it's "Memory," by HP Lovecraft, first published the May, 1923 issue of The National Amateur.

    Note, this is a horror podcast, so if you have problems with demons, genies, gray toads, and time-blasted architecture, this might not be the podcast for you.

    • 3 min
    16: The Dreams in the Witch House (Discussion)

    16: The Dreams in the Witch House (Discussion)

    In which Tod and Claire discuss The Doom that Came to Sarnath, by HP Lovecraft, which was first published in the July, 1933 issue of Weird Tales.

    Please be forewarned, this is a horror podcast, involving witchcraft, devil worship, badly pronounced German texts, small-town superstition, hybrid rat things, extraspacial and extratemporal experiences, child sacrifice, insomnia, and gristly murder. If these are the sorts of things that bother you, you might want to skip this episode.

    If you enjoyed this reading, please let us know! Email the show at hideous@podsothoth.club, or follow our Twitter account, @podsothoth. Thanks for listening, and enjoy the rest of your evening of unendurable horror.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Tom and Beth ,

Beardsley knocks it out of the park!

Enjoyed the light banter! Brilliant guest! Love the interesting facts and references to various painters from the story.

Nyerrehhtrjsyr ,

Such a great episode

I mean, I should know, I made it.

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