Episode 52 – Ghost Story for Christmas


Good evening everybody, and welcome to Episode 52 of the Darkly Lit Podcast! I know we’re running a little bit late this week, but that’s all the more reason to get down to business, n’est-ce pas? Tonight’s story is M.R. James’ “Two Doctors,” a story of queer revenge. Tonight’s music is provided by Nox Arcana, at www.noxarcana.com, and the HPLHS, at www.cthulhu-lives.org!

Special congratulations go out to Joe Hallett, whose story “Alone” took home our grand prize package for the Darkly Lit Story contest! Your package should be arriving within the next week or two, depending on the vaguaries of the US Postal Service. Our next show will be coming out on December 23rd, and feature a Christmas ghost story by somebody other than M.R. James! After all, if I’m going to prove that this was a widespread tradition, there has to be more than one author out there who did it, right?

But, if you can’t wait that long, there’s one other place where you can hear your friendly neighborhood Wolfemann this month. I co-hosted Episode 19 of Creepy Kitch with Stacy and Cins, discussing the first two Paranormal Activity films with them. You can find their show on iTunes, or at their blog, by searching for Creepy Kitch – and that’s K-I-T-C-H, as in witch. Their show is a *smidge* more uncouth than this one, so be prepared for some instances of adult language and such if you do go over to listen.

If anybody would like to write in with their Christmas wishes, or feedback for the show, please contact us at darklylit.wordpress.com, lit.darkly@yahoo.com, or through our voicemail at 920-341-3065. Until next time, I bring you M.R. James’ “Two Doctors,” and wish you… pleasant dreams.

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Episode 40 – Moreau Explains the Beast Men


Well everybody, aside from an ill-considered April Fool’s Day joke at the beginning, tonight’s show focuses mostly on Moreau explaining what’s up – and on Prendick becoming familiar with the Beast Men. Things might be a little slow tonight, but come back next week for when things *really* start to heat up!

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Episode 33: Gift Giving Time!


Tonight we open up with Nox Arcana’s “Gifts of the Magi”, from the album Winter’s Eve. Later on, I’ll be bringing you the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society’s “Look, Professor Angell Brings,” from the album An Even Scarier Solstice. And why the gift-giving theme, you may ask? Because it’s Christmas time! Time of cheer, and laughter, and spending time with your family… and, of course, presents!…

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Oh, and if anybody’s seeing this now… those links to the episode actually work now. Sorry it took me so long to realize it. *facepalms*

Episode 32 – He Knows if You’ve Been Bad or Good….


Good evening, and welcome back to Darkly Lit! Things are a bit more normal this week, with M.R. James’ “Count Magnus” as the story of the evening. We also have musical selections from the HP Lovecraft Historical Society and Nox Arcana – please give them both a visit to say thanks!

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Episode 26 – Tales by the Fire


First published in 1849, under the title “Hop Frog or: The Eight Chained Orangutans” is one of Poe’s infamous revenge tales, along with The Cask of Amontillado, which we read back in January. Hop Frog first appeared in The Flag of Our Union, a journal which Poe admitted was not respectable in a literary view, but paid well – something that painfully few of the journals Poe was published in could claim. As in Cask, there are rumors that Poe wrote Hop Frog almost as a sort of therapy, most analysts linking the tale to a pair of relationships Poe was developing late in his life, whether romantic or platonic, that were broken up by the gossip-mongering ways of a literary circle led by a woman (Elizabeth F. Eliet) whose own affections Poe had turned down….

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Episode 7 – Happy Holidays


Happy Holidays everybody! Solstice has passed, and it’s the holiday time of year. Thanks for taking a little time out of your chaotic lives to listen – hope you enjoy.

Readings tonight are A School Story and The Mezzotint by MR James, and music is provided by the HPLHS Historical Society, and Nox Arcana – two songs from each. Check them both out, and consider sending some of the cash from your Christmas returns their way, hmm?

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Episode 6 – Season’s Greetings


After a couple weeks, we have the first of our December shows – this week, we have The Diary of Mr. Poynter, by M.R. James. Ladies? This is what happens when your husband is forced to help with the interior decorating.

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Music is provided by the inimitable HPLHS, at www.cthulhu-lives.org, and as always, Nox Arcana, including a selection from their newest album, Winter’s Eve. Give them a look at www.noxarcana.com, or through the link below.