Ep. No. 37 Yule Horror by H.P. Lovecraft

Here’s a short reading by your Humble Co-Host Jubel Brosseau, of “Yule Horror,” a short poem by H.P. Lovecraft. Lovecraft made a habit of writing Christmas poems every year that he sent to friends and family, but generally they were mild, festive affairs. This poem delves into a dark vision of the pagan origins of the Christmas mythology, and is consummate Lovecraft.

Happy Holidays everybody!

Ep. No. 36 The Deep and The Dune(s)

“Dreams are messages from the Deep”

In this episode, a review and impromptu analysis of Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s “Dune,” Karl and Jubel are surprised to find their views and thoughts on the film evolving as they break it down. They share a few laughs as they compare/contrast the film with David Lynch’s adaptation. Bear with us folks, this is a bit of a ride!

Ep. No. 35 Ten Top Weird “weirdos, Lynchian”

“It never got weird enough for us”  Here’s some audiovisual notes about today’s podcast:

Guild Navigator – Dune

Ben (Dean Stockwell) from Blue Velvet

The “Bum” behind Winkies

Mr. and Mrs. X (Mary X’s parents from Eraserhead

Mrs. Tremond (and her grandson Pierre)

Lil from Fire Walk With Me

“The Baby” – Eraserhead

Oh You’re Sick
Cutting open the bandages

Mr. Gotta Light – TP: The Return, Part 8
Menaces people on highway
This is the water…

The Cowboy – Mulholland Drive

Mystery Man: Lost Highway


Ep. No. 34: Children of Keep and Phantasm

Jubel and Karl give in to the lure of nostalgia and return to movies that they haven’t seen in 25 years or so: The Keep and Phantasm.  These are weird movies, and also really Weird movies.

We talk about them, how we enjoyed them in our salad days, and what they mean to us now.

Other subjects include high school cabals, sci/fi fantasy video crash pads, and the good-old bad days of cocaine-fueled media.

Ep. No. 33: This is… “The Last of Us”

….But Counter-Esperanto will return:

Greetings Listeners, Jubel Brosseau here.

We are doing something a little different with this episode. Late June saw the release of the long-awaited sequel to The Last of Us, a fan-favorite and critically heralded game exclusive to the Sony Playstation platform. The Last of Us Part 2 had a lot to live up to, and I was absolutely floored by the game. The original was a beautiful, heart-rending game, but this release is absolutely a watershed moment when it comes to elevating video and computer games to the level of high art and literature.

I knew I needed to talk this over with someone, but our co-host Karl Eckler doesn’t play video games, so it was time to improvise. I decided to invite Twin Peaks Unwrapped and Geekonomics Podcast co-host Bryon Kozaczka and Red Room Podcast, and In Our House Now Podcast co-host Josh Minton, who are avid gamers, to do a big crossover episode which will be available on our respective feeds.

I hope you enjoy it, and Karl and I will be back with our regularly (not so scheduled) programming soon.