Lovecraft Country Radio

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Subscribers: 319
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Kimberly Treadwell
 Oct 19, 2020
Perfection. Enlightening, entertaining, and informative.

Amy
 Aug 28, 2020
Riveting discussion of an amazing show. A must-listen.

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The official podcast for HBO’s Lovecraft Country. Every Sunday, Ashley C. Ford and Lovecraft Country writer Shannon Houston discuss the latest episode of the series. Listen every week as Ashley and Shannon share their thoughts on the ties between the horror genre and black culture and explore how the show’s themes connect to contemporary social issues. Stream new episodes of Lovecraft Country, starting August 16th, Sundays at 9 PM on HBO and HBO Max.

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Between The World And Me
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In this special bonus episode of Lovecraft Country Radio, hosts Ashley C. Ford and Shannon Houston are back to discuss the HBO’s new film “Between The World And Me,” based on the 2015 book by Ta-Nehisi Coates and the 2018 stage adaptation directed by Kamilah Forbes at the Apollo Theater, as well as the companion podcast produced by HBO, Spoke Media and Domino Sound. First they debrief what it’s been like to see audiences react to Lovecraft Country since its finale. Then, they unpack a few favorite moments in “Between The World And Me” that caused them to reflect on how white supremacy impacted the entertainment they grew up with and the gut-wrenching fear that comes with Black parents’ love. You can subscribe to HBO’s Between The World And Me Podcast right now and you can stream the special on HBO MAX. This podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with Pineapple Street Studios.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 24, 2020
10: Full Circle
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In this final episode of Lovecraft Country Radio, hosts. Ashley C. Ford and Shannon Houston discuss Episode 10: "Full Circle." First, they break down the episode and all its narrative throughlines. Then, they sit down with showrunner Misha Green along with Jurnee Smollett, who plays Leticia Lewis, to discuss what went into making the show. Recommendations: - Buffy, The Vampire Slayer (The WB)  - The Americans (FX) - The Leftovers (HBO) - Arrival (2016)  - “The Nuclear Family Was A Mistake” by David Brooks - “Let The Dead Bury Their Dead” by Randall Kenan  - Toni Morrison's 1993 Nobel Prize Speech  - The poetry of Gwendolyn brooks - Autobiography in Five Short Chapters by Portia Nelson - The art of Afua Richardson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 19, 2020
9: Rewind 1921
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In this episode of Lovecraft Country Radio, hosts Ashley C. Ford and Shannon Houston discuss Episode 9: "Rewind 1921." The hosts follow the characters as they unpack generational trauma while traveling through space and time. They also sit down with Aunjanue Ellis, the actress who plays Hippolyta, to discuss her character's journey this season. This podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with Pineapple Street Studios. Recommendations: The Burning: Massacre, Destruction and the Tulsa Race Riot by Tim Madigan “The E-Snuff of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile” by Courtney Baker “American Horror Story” by Ezekiel Kweku Sonia Sanchez, “Catch the Fire” "Searching for Sarah Rector: The Richest Black Girl in America" by Tonya Bolden "Flyin’ West" by Pearl Cleage "Mamas Baby Papas Maybe" by Hortense Spillers, "Reading Black, Reading Feminist," which is an iconic anthology of essays with works from Spillers, Hazel Carby, Zora Neale Hurston, Bell Hooks, and so many more. Research: J.B. Stratford (of the Stratford hotel) Research: Olivia Hooker, the last survivor of the Tulsa massacre, who passed away in 2018 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 12, 2020
8: Jig-A-Bobo
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In this episode of Lovecraft Country Radio, hosts Ashley C. Ford and Shannon Houston discuss Episode 8: “Jig-A-Bobo.” The hosts discuss Dee’s journey following the death of her best friend, and the adult characters who abandon her while in the midst of their own chaos. Then, they sit down with film scholar and producer Tananarive Due discuss the episode’s relationship to horror. This podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with Pineapple Street Studios. Recommendations: Organizations Supporting Black Youth:  - The Hustlers Guild - Black Girls Code - Wings Films: - Child’s Play (1988) - Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) - It Follows (2015) - The Girl With All The Gifts (2016) - Anatomy of Wings (2020) Books:  Spare the Kids by Dr. Stacey Patton Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriett Beacher Stowe Misc.  - Naomi Wadler’s Speech at the March for our lives (2018) - Topsy and The Golden Fleece (Sculpture by Alison Saar) - The Langston League Lovecraft Syllabus - Self Care: Back That Azz Up (Juvenile) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 05, 2020
7: I Am
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In this episode of Lovecraft Country Radio, hosts Ashley C. Ford and Shannon Houston discuss Episode 7: "I Am." The hosts discuss Hippolyta's journey as she travels through the multi-verse. They talk about self-exploration as therapy and Shannon gives her insider perspective on being one of the lead writers on the episode. This podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with Pineapple Street Studios. RECOMMENDATIONS: Afropessimism by Frank B. Wilderson III Fugitivity and the Border to Social Death by Paula Von Gleick In Search of Our Mother's Gardens by Alice Walker Lemonade by Beyonce Aunjanue Ellis' The Clark Sisters and Undercover Brother Pleasure Activism written and gathered by Adrienne Maree Brown FKA Twig's Two Weeks music video Pillar Point's Dove music video Dreams Deferred by Langston Hughes A Wrinkle in Time directed by Ava DuVernay Fast Color directed by Julia Hart and starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 28, 2020
6: Meet Me In Daegu
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In this episode of Lovecraft Country Radio, hosts Ashley C. Ford and Shannon Houston discuss Episode 6: "Meet Me In Daegu." First, they sit down with Jamie Chung, who plays Ji-ah, and discuss the episode's themes of monstrousness and the character's coming-of-age journey. Then, they're joined by Inkoo Kang, TV critic for The Hollywood Reporter, to discuss representation of America and Imperialism in the episode. This podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with Pineapple Street Studios. Recommendations:  Films:   A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) dir. Kim Jee-won  Train to Busan (2016) dir. Yeon Sang-ho Books/Essays: Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut  Kim Jiyoung, Born In 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo  Pachinko by Min Jin Lee  A Kim Jong-Il Production by Paul Fischer  My Family’s Shrouded History Is Also A National One for Korea by Alexander Chee (NYT) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 21, 2020
5: Strange Case
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In this episode of Lovecraft Country Radio, hosts Ashley C. Ford and Shannon Houston discuss Episode 5: "Strange Case." Eric Eddings, host of The Nod Show and For Colored Nerds, joins the conversation to discuss how black male anger is portrayed in the episode. The hosts also discuss the different forms that code-switching can take and what it means for a Black woman to be "interrupted." This podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with Pineapple Street Studios. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 14, 2020
4: A History of Violence
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In this episode of Lovecraft Country Radio, hosts Ashley C. Ford and Shannon Houston discuss Episode 4: "A History of Violence." The hosts follow the characters as they embark on another cross-country journey, adventure through secret underground tunnels, and grapple with their violent past. This podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with Pineapple Street Studios. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 07, 2020
3: Holy Ghost
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In this episode of Lovecraft Country Radio, hosts Ashley C. Ford and Shannon Houston discuss Episode 3: "Holy Ghost." The hosts are joined by writer Daniel José Older to discuss the themes of spirituality and religion in the episode. They also dig into what it means to be a pioneer, celebrate black joy, and discuss the cultural inspirations for the episode. This podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with Pineapple Street Studios. RECOMMENDATIONS: Count of Monte Cristo Dracula 13 Ghosts The Exorcist Beloved Shirley Caesar and Dorinda Clark God's Monsters and H.P. Lovecraft's Uncanny Legacy The My House series Precious Ebony 100 Years of Weird Fear Shadowscaper by Daniel José Older Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 31, 2020
2: Whitey’s on the Moon
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In this episode of Lovecraft Country Radio, hosts Ashley C. Ford and Shannon Houston discuss Episode 2: "Whitey’s On The Moon." The hosts map the characters’ stay at Ardham Lodge, where they discover magic as a tool of white supremacy. They also uncover family secrets and the power of lineage. This podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with Pineapple Street Studios.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 24, 2020
1: Sundown
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In this episode of Lovecraft Country Radio, hosts Ashley C. Ford and Shannon Houston discuss episode 1: "Sundown." The hosts explore the characters’ journey through sundown towns and map the horrifying links between racists and Shoggoths. This podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with Pineapple Street Studios. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 17, 2020
Welcome To Lovecraft Country Radio
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Hosts Ashley C. Ford and Shannon Houston talk about the inspiration behind the HBO series Lovecraft Country. They track the show's history from writer H.P. Lovecraft, to Matt Ruff's novel "Lovecraft Country" and Misha Green's TV adaptation. Shannon describes what it was like to be in the writers room and shares some of the works that influenced the show. Ahead of the series premiere on August 16th, the hosts share what movies, books, and artists will serve as a primer before you dive into the world of Lovecraft Country. Lovecraft Country Radio is produced by HBO in conjunction with Pineapple Street Studios. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 11, 2020
Coming Soon: Lovecraft Country Radio
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Lovecraft Country Radio is the official podcast for HBO’s Lovecraft Country. Every week, host Ashley C. Ford discusses Lovecraft Country with one of the show’s writers, Shannon Houston. Join them as they dig into what inspired the writers room and explore how the show's 1950’s setting reflects contemporary issues. Lovecraft Country Radio is produced by HBO in conjunction with Pineapple Street Studios. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 04, 2020