Episode 53 – The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath – Part 4

“How did you sleep? Have any dreams?”

-Dr. Paul Novotny from Dreamscape.

The fourth and final part on our discussion on The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath. It’s been a hell of a journey. Again, we want to thank Lance Holt for really rockin’ our socks off. He’s amazing.

We’re taking a few weeks off for some much needed R & R, but we’ll be back with The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. It’s a hoot!

Post Comment 18 comments on “Episode 53 – The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath – Part 4

  • attila on

    First to comment twice in a row.. I rule!!

  • Jake W on

    We finally got to the end of Dream Quest and now no podcast for several weeks?! Aw heck.
    You 2 deserve a break tho. Looking forward to HP-podcraft Season 3 opener Charles Dexter Ward!

  • Robert R. on

    Well done getting through a very challenging story. And, I think, being very fair to the strengths and weaknesses of the work. At the very least, it is a tremendous feat of imagination with many interesting passages.

  • helios1014 on

    If I might make a sugestion, the narrator from the “From beeyond” podcast would be a great voice for CDW.

  • Akward man on

    I guess you know that Felbrigg from Cthulhu podcast made recently an audiobook from the Charles Dexter Ward story? It might save time and is a fine moment to introduce someone who reads stuff from the 1920’s.

  • Grimwit on

    That was epic, guys, thank you.

    Now go enjoy your own dream quest to Cypress and Alaska. I will fill the time be re-listening to previous episodes, suspensefully awaiting your return.

  • Keith McCaffety on

    I was glad to hear you say how this story will be with you forever, ’cause I feel the same way. I, on the other hand, will not hesitate to recommend it to others. I dug it, and it gets better the more I think about it.

    Having listened to all of your shows has enhanced that feeling. In fact, I’ve been re-listening to your podcasts from the beginning, and I recommend others revisit episode 15. In hindsight, Celephais contains the kernels of Kadath.

    I also recommend a listen to episode 14 and Matt Burriesci’s scholarly discourse on the more popular and successful authors of HPL’s day, none of whom could keep Jesus far from their feeble minds.

  • Old Man Parker on

    Bravo!
    Very happy! I agree, there are things in this un pilished tale that will haunt my imagination for ever.
    Thanks!

  • The Gneech on

    It was like a weird honkin’ “King Solomon’s Mines.” I miss the cat armies already.

    -The Gneech

  • Clark on

    Last week I saw a much-advertised exhibit at the Denver Museum of Art on ancient Egypt, which featured a large collection of royal sculpture and relics, including artifacts from Tutankhamen tomb.

    I was instantly struck by a statue of King Tut’s enigmatic father, Akhenaten. It looked stunningly like H.P.L.’s description of the god’s statue on Ngranek.

    Sculpture and portraiture from Pharaoh Akhenaten’s reign, with its surreal depictions of elongated faces, elfin ears, and wide, narrow eyes, was unique in the entire history of Pharaonic Egypt. This “Armana” style was never seen before or after. Along with the anomalous art, King Akhenaten was also famous for being the first convert to monotheism in recorded history.

    The first large-scale excavation of the Armana site was conducted between 1907 and 1914. Lovecraft finished The Dream Quest in 1927. Is it possible that H.P.L. read about or saw photos of these contemporary discoveries, and that they inspired his description of the mysterious statue and the people of Celephaïs? It seems just the sort of historical mystery he’d be captivated by.

  • Reber Clark on

    I have been out of town for a few days but was able to take this Part Four podcast with me. Very well-done job with plenty of revelations and excellent respect for the material. You guys, as well as Lance, deserve thunderous applause for this and a very long rest (but not TOO long – I need my HPL Lit’ry Podcast!). Thanks for a fun, thorough and vivid listening experience.

  • Old Man Parker on

    Wonderful. Still I fear the day when we come to the end ofHPL’s work. Perhaps the boys can than start doing each story as they did “The Haunter in the Dark” – as a read podcast?
    I’d happily pay ( even a few bucks more) each month for such a treat!

  • Chris Jarocha-Ernst on

    Is this what you saw, Clark?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pharaoh_Akhenaten.jpg

    I agree that it could have been an influence.

  • helios1014 on

    There is an opera by Phillip Glass based on Akhenaten

  • Reber Clark on

    Steve Reich – 42
    Phillip Glass – 0

  • Fred Kiesche on

    Holy frack. Chris Jarocha-Ernst is still around? HI CHRIS!!!

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  • Grandpa Theobald on

    Wonderful, though I must clear a few things up. The last line was supposed to illustrate that it was at all times within Nyarlathotep’s power to remove the ‘gods’ and place them back on Kadath where they belong. This, in turn, shows why he told Carter the truth about his Sunset City. Nyarlathotep told him because it would make it all the more horrible when he realised the double-cross, deepening his madness. After all, Nyarlathotep was the only one of Them that gave a damn either way about humans, and he rather enjoyed driving us Mad.

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