Episode 87 – The Shadow Over Innsmouth – Part 4

The Final Chapter!

We’re joined by Mr. Burriesci and Mr. Leman once again as we flee from the uncanny valley of Innsmouth.

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We’ll be back next week to wrap up with interviews featuring Lovecraft scholars Robert M. Price and Donovan K. Loucks! Don’t forget to tune in!

Post Comment 22 comments on “Episode 87 – The Shadow Over Innsmouth – Part 4

  • Brown Jenkin on

    Because I’m from Toledo and work in Maumee, I was thrilled to see them both mentioned in the story. Ready for the italicized revelation? One of Toledo’s actual nicknames is frogtown. Aiieeee!

  • The Gneech on

    Our hero sneaks into the sanitorium…

    http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lp91aehwzy1qiq96ko1_500.jpg

    -The Gneech

  • Odilius Vlak on

    Thanks guys, great trip under that shadow. I like the story because its main character resemble more than anyone else, the inner personality of Lovecraft. At the end, the first accept himself like a being that belong to a lineage higher than the human one. Lovecraft, at the bottom, was very conscious of it through all his life.

  • Grandpa Theobald on

    SWEET MONKEY JEESUS!! INNSMOUTH JAZZ!! 😀

    Oh, and here’s and interesting little Film. A Lovecraft Dream:
    http://thetillinghast.altervista.org/dream.html

  • Tillinghast on

    Imagine the poor store clerk, waking up in the middle of the night and looking out his apartment window to see the streets literally full of hobbling, gurgling fish-men.

  • Keith McCaffety on

    THEY MEAN TO WIN WIMBLEDON!

  • Nick Curnow on

    Well, this is my opinion, but I think the reason why the Deep Ones and their spawn never caught Olmstead while he was escaping was since he was one of them in the first place, and couldn’t see him as an outsider, but instead as one of the hybrids, thus to be ignored. Plus, the ending of this story is FANTASTIC! It’s up there with the endings of Dream-Quest, Mountains of Madness, and Witch-House for me.

  • Matthew Sanborn Smith on

    Guys, please tell me you won’t wrap up Innsmouth without mentioning Norm Sherman’s awesome song, “Heartache Over Innsmouth.”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHnt8kWLwxU

  • Mike Pennekamp on

    What a fantastic story- I was so excited when the podcast got to Innsmouth. AND I’m glad someone else plays the “How many 5 year olds can you take?” game. My solution? Knock down the lightest one and swing them by their ankles. You can take out 6 or 7 with one mighty stroke!

  • Mike G. on

    Mysterious orange goo washed up in Alaska recently and it was discovered that the goo were actually “microscopic crustacean eggs.”

    Could it be the Deep Ones?

    Smells fishy to me…*cough*

  • Sean Liddle on

    Schwashtika!

  • Gillian Barlow on

    Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Lackey! You guys might be interested in my blog, “My Eldritch Pregnancy.” I find pregnancy to be an eerie experience.

    http://gillilee.blogspot.com/2011/01/vigor.html

  • […] So far, I’ve only heard two tracks from Ogham Waite and the Amphibian Jazz Band’s Live at the Gilman House, but wow. The first, “My Slimy Cephelopod,” is featured on a sneak preview page at HPLHS; the other, “Some Wonderland Undersea,” closed out a recent episode of The H. P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast. […]

  • Dark Wanderer on

    So do I turn left in the Uncanny Valley to take the road to the Gilman House? Ogham Waite’s rendition was just fantastic and I’d like to catch his act before he slides beneath the waves again…

    EDIT: I believe Blind Lemon Jermyn used to play guitar with the Amphibian Jazz Band just before he recorded “Cthulhu Blues”.

  • […] So far, I’ve only heard two tracks from Ogham Waite and the Amphibian Jazz Band’s Live at the Gilman House, but wow. The first, “My Slimy Cephelopod,” is featured on a sneak preview page at HPLHS; the other, “Some Wonderland Undersea,” closed out a recent episode of The H. P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast. […]

  • Tim Scurr on

    Awesome series on Innsmouth, gave me a new appreciation for the story. Especially as an interspecial sex-fest! When the narrator awakes beside the railway (after fainting!) I was expecting him to roll over and see a fish-frog mutant smoking a post-coital cigerette.

  • Cult45 on

    I’ve always thought it eerie with the Deep Ones / South Sea origin. In Philippine folklore there are Lovecraftian creatures called Shukoy or Ukoy (not the shrimp fritter dish) are a race of aquatic monsters, that appear as Fishmen or sometimes octopoid/humanoid hybrids. But they don’t intermarry with humans, they just rape women to produce offspring.

  • The Dunwich Whotsit on

    @Cult45
    ‘In Philippine folklore there are Lovecraftian creatures called Shukoy or Ukoy (not the shrimp fritter dish) are a race of aquatic monsters, that appear as Fishmen or sometimes octopoid/humanoid hybrids.’

    OH GOD IT’S ALL TRUE.

  • Mirko Stauch on

    Next month I will get my kindle and one of the first books to get will be Chad’s. Yeah!

  • Mirko Stauch on

    Great episode.
    6 weeks ago on my son’s birthday, there was a horde of neighbour kids in the backyard for a party. We played some American football and it was me against a crowd of 7 yrs old kids, about 8 dwarfs strong. It was really hard to defend myself and even if I would have used my fists, they still would have been much stronger. If they were out to kill one, and they would attack in a large number, no chance to escape. And no chance tp prentend you are a kid to fool them. They know…my god, the window the window….

  • AbstractBeholder on

    For more Innsmouth-related Jazz (Fusion)/Progressive Rock Kenso, a Japanese artist, has a particularly awesome track titled after this story.

    https://youtu.be/OANuXt91kBs

  • Nicholas on

    I have a couple of interpretations I want throw out here:

    1. Captain Marsh was trying to get the gold without having to do the mating, but after the ‘plague’, he realized the futility of denying the Deep Ones their due.

    2. The Deep Ones were going to let the narrator go, but they caught Zadach blabbing their plans to him, so now they need to silence him.

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