Great episode, please don't mention me in the next podcast.
Regarding the Bradbury-Lovecraft link, I've got some old copies of Weird Tales. The issue from November 1943 has the sixth and final part of Herbert West: Reanimator by H.P. Lovecraft but it also has a Ray Bradbury story (The Ducker) and a short interview with him in which he says:
"I don't particularly care about ghosts, vampires or werewolves; they've been killed by repetition. Lovecraft, Poe and C.A. Smith are the rare ones who did a splendid job with them. There are plenty of good stories in neurotic psychology ready to be used. There are good stories in everyday things. Trains, crowds, motor-cars, submarines, dogs---the wind around the house. I'd like to use them much more. And there's much good stuff buried in the green leafs of childhood and the heaped dead leafs of old age. I want to get at that, too. I want to write about humans; and add an unusual, unsuspected twist."
He was twenty-three.
Twenty-three, that still doesn't explain why he spelled "leaves" wrong.