We’re back and we’re enjoying a nice whiskey. OK, maybe we shouldn’t drink a whole quart of the stuff, but you’d do the same if you lived in Innsmouth. The alcohol fumes go some way towards masking the stench of rotting fish, especially if you’re drinking down by the dock. It can be quite relaxing as long as you learn to ignore the dirty looks coming from the surf. Apologies if all this booze ends up giving us a West Country accent. We’ll try not to go full Wurzels this time.
Main Topic: The Shadow Over Innsmouth part 3
This is the third part of our multi-episode exploration of HP Lovecraft’s classic weird tale, “The Shadow Over Innsmouth”. Last time, we jumped on Joe Sargent’s bus, made the journey to Innsmouth, and bought some cheese crackers.
Now, in chapter 3 of the story, we finally meet Zadok Allen for one hell of an episode of Drunk History. Sure, this chapter is mostly exposition, but it’s written in such strong dialect that you’ll hardly notice.
Things we mention in this episode include:
- The War of 1812
- “The Dunwich Horror” by HP Lovecraft
- The Mythos as religion
- “The Call of Cthulhu” by HP Lovecraft
- “Dagon” by HP Lovecraft
- “Out of the Aeons” by HP Lovecraft
- “The Temple” by HP Lovecraft
- Dagon (2001)
- Philosopher’s Stone
- “Witches’ Hollow” by August Derleth
- Elder sign
- Mene, mene, tekel, upharsin
- The New Annotated HP Lovecraft, edited by Leslie Klinger
- Mythos Deities: Dagon
- “The Thing on the Doorstep” by HP Lovecraft
Matt and Paul at The Innsmouth Literary Festival
Paul and Matt attended the Innsmouth Literary Festival back at the end of September, and they share some of the highlights in this episode. These included film screenings from Chris Lackey and Greig Johnson, and a live performance by Lovecraftian metal band Arkham Witch.
Paul Joins Chaosium
Paul has moved from being a freelancer to taking up a staff position at Chaosium, where he is now an Associate editor, mostly working on Call of Cthulhu.