The Dork Forest

Dork on Dork Dialog with Jackie Kashian. I am interested in whatever dorky thing you want to talk about. Guests speak to their love of books, TV, Movies, Comic books, websites, food, wrestling, cars, action figures and bees. There is room for all in The Dork Forest. This is a safe space. Credits: Music composed and performed by Mike Ruekberg (Sarah Cohen on intro) Audio fixes by Patrick Brady Website design by Vilmos
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Julie Hoverson makes fabulous audio dramas. She writes, directs, produces and performs in three ongoing series. She knows her old timey radio, Lovecraft and the writing craft. LARPing is discussed and I try to keep up. It’s great, tune the hell in.

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NOTES:
We Met on Podcast Squared Podcast about PODCASTING! Here’s the EP
Every episode I defend the TV I don’t watch.
Sharon Houston’s Courtroom Podcast _ Daytime Justice
We’re Alive
Let George Do It
Bill Cosby – Chicken Heart
Lights Out
Zoot Suit Riots
James Ellroy wrote LA Confidential
National Audio Theatre Festivals
HP Lovecraft 1908 – 1933  publish history
I have only recently heard of Cthulu or Necronomicon
Trigun
Black Butler
Carmilla Vampire
Arthur Machen – Welsh author and MYSTIC, it says… heh.
Vampire Mob – Joe Wilson
Tales of the Extraordinary
Thrilling Adventure Hour
Gypsy Audio
Warp’d Space
Starship Valkarie
Sandman The Wake LARP
Serendipity Circle
Libsyn Link to 19 Nocturne
HP Lovecraft Historical Society
Sparks, Nevada (Thrilling Adventure Hour)
Quiet Please
Fire Fighters
Amnesia: The Dark Descent
SLA Industries (Tabletop games)

Julie Recommended starter episodes of 19 Nocturne Boulevard
The Outpost
The Rookie
Ghost of a Chance

Credits:
Audio leveling by
 Patrick Brady
Music is by Mike Ruekberg
Website design by Vilmos: who has his own podcast
Apps are available with the bonus contest: iPhone or Android

3 Comments
  • almost two years ago
    TM
    I do recommend QUIET PLEASE. "The Thing on the Fourble Board" is perhaps the one to start with, but it was pretty consistently good:
    http://archive.org/details/Quiet_Please


    And, yup: Sonia Greene and Lovecraft married. They collaborated on some writing. http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?77553
  • almost two years ago
    JackieKashian
    You recommend Quiet Please? I HAVE seen the first 4 eps of the wire... first ... six I think. Lovecraft married a Jew? SWEET!!
  • almost two years ago
    Todd Mason
    1920s-1950s radio, as you might guess, was a Whole Lot Like 1950s-onward television, only with more music and less dancing. Wyllis Cooper's QUIET PLEASE is even better than his or Arch Oboler's LIGHTS OUT. Archive.org is your best one-stop shop for archived older (and some newer) radio (and film and tv and other) files...

    You can watch just the first four episodes of THE WIRE, and it will give you a sense of how much you need to watch. But each season, while it builds on the previous season, is all but another series (each season has a different focus).

    L. Ron Hubbard actually began writing pro in the 1930s, a decade after Lovecraft started writing for money. Not too comparable, except both wrote a lot of junk. Lovecraft was given over to writing pseudo 18th-century prose even at his best…and not nearly as well as, say, Tolkien recreated Romantic and earlier prose. http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?645 (Bloch liked to note that Lovecraft was attempting to use heightened language, in part, because he couldn’t practically spell out his imagery for his markets. I suspect special pleading was involved there.) Lovecraft eventually married, toward the end of his short life, to a Jewish woman, and by that point was very sensibly ashamed of the racist, anti-Semitic, and to some extent misogynist commentary he’d make in correspondence and occasionally in his fiction.

    Machen and such contemporaries of Lovecraft as Algernon Blackwood were exploring the kind of existential horror that was HPL’s major contribution, but not as obsessively. Lovecraft also corresponded endlessly with a circle of writer and fannish friends that included such contemporaries as Clark Ashton Smith and Robert (Conan) Howard, and such beginners who would pick up Lovecraft’s ball and run (better) with it as Robert Bloch (PSYCHO, vast amounts else) and Fritz Leiber (CONJURE WIFE, “Smoke Ghost,” vast amounts else).

    That was more the A plot of FRANKENSTEIN, the responsibility for one’s creation (the major scientific bits that inspired young Mary W/S was experiments with “galvanism”…early explorations of how electricity seems to “re-enliven” dead flesh (or at least cause muscles to spasm).

    As always, good show.

    Todd Mason http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?15149 (but, more importantly:) http://socialistjazz.blogspot.com/