Episode 100 – The Thing on the Doorstep – Part 2

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It’s our 100th show – we’re joined by reader Fred Cross and guest Michael Reaves as we finish looking at The Thing on the Doorstep!

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Post Comment 24 comments on “Episode 100 – The Thing on the Doorstep – Part 2

  • Kyle on

    I was 14 years old when it happened…
    congratulations on 100 episodes. Wish there were 100 more! or 100 more years.

  • The Dunwich Whotsit on

    Happy 100th episode, guys!

  • Hanna on

    I was old., 19 when I started reading Lovecraft. Also congrats 100th Episode. It has been awesome time listening to you guys.

  • Odilius Vlak on

    A whole century of cosmic horror… may Cthulhu bless each episode! Thanks guys!This will get beyond the 2012.

    As for the story… no comments.

  • Chris Hutson on

    I’m stoked to hear you are considering doing something else when you finish with Lovecraft. It’s always great on Thursdays when I realize, “Awesome! I get to hang out with Fifer and Lackey at work today!”

  • Darth Snuggles on

    I started reading Lovecraft at 22, when I discovered a book of his stories, illustrated by Edward Gorey, in my university’s library. I think the first one I ever read was “In the Vault,” followed by “Rats in the Walls.” I had been interested in the mythos for a while, but didn’t know where to start.

    Then I found this podcast, and listened to basically ALL the available episodes while I was working over one summer, and I’ve been hooked ever since. I’ve become a huge Lovecraft fan, to the point of having a Cthulhu icthys and a Misk. U. sticker on the back of my car.

  • Mirko on

    Congratulations! Keep on, guys!

  • Cambias on

    I think I was fifteen. Just curious: what was the typical age of Weird Tales readers back when HPL was writing for them?

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  • Shawn on

    One of my favorites and I only starting reading HP recently.

  • Tim Scurr on

    Congratulations fellas, 100 is a huge acheivement and you have blasted away my many dreaded mundane work hours. You guys always do an awesome job, are great fun and it’s always a pleaure to get your take on some sweet HPL. Huge thanks and keep it up!

  • James K on

    Congratulations on 100 episodes of one of the best podcasts around. I have greatly appreciated your efforts and the service you’ve done to making sure HPL remains relevant.

    I started reading Lovecraft when I was 13-14, sometime between the 8th and 9th grade. The first story I read was a collaboration, “The Horror in the Museum.” I had gotten turned on to him by the occasional mention by comics creators (e.g., Mike ‘Hellboy’ Mignola).

  • M David Cox on

    I actually read Lovecraft (The Temple) when I was 8 or 9 but it didn’t make an impression on me. When I was 15 or so I bought the 2 Lancer paperbacks with those great cover paintings and I was hooked. I’ve been reading and rereading everything by or about Lovecraft, that I can get my hands on, ever since. I have a suggestion; an episode or two on Lovecraft’s sonnet cycle, The Fungi From Yuggoth.

  • M David Cox on

    Reading essays, criticisms and commentaries on Lovecraft, I’ve several times come across the idea that the best time to discover Lovecraft is when you’re a 14, 15 or 16 year-old boy (the reference is always to boys). The age when you discover sex. O_o We all know about the Gugs whose mouths are furry, vertical slits with teeth. YIKES! Your witness, Dr. Freud.

  • moritz on

    hey, congratulations! i enjoyed every single one of your 100 episodes. Awesome work you are putting out there!

  • Graf von Altenberg-Ehrenstein on

    Ok, I admit it. I was 38 and it was South Park that got me into it. In my defense I have to say that Lovecraft is not very popular in Gemany. The only thing most people know of him is the Necronomicon (via The Evil Dead and such movies)and you won`t find his works in most bookstores.
    I liked that monster with the fancy name (because it killed the Beaver), did some research, read the story, got addicted.

    Congratulations, too! Every week I wait eagerly for the new eposode.
    As for old Ephraim, he `s either afraid of the water or he found it hot somehow. Maybe he was curious…

  • Matt on

    Happy 100th, guys.
    Its been such a pleasure re-reading HPL with you.

  • Pekka Pekuri on

    I like to think that if Asenath/Ephraim and Edward consummated their marriage, the wizard possessed Edward’s body. It adds a touch of eldritch incest to the already creepy story.

    Keep up the good work!

  • Mark Loughton on

    My uncle gave me a LOVECRAFT book to read when i was 14, i became an addict. Anyway i put him aside and read so called serious literature in my twenties, all the classics, Dicken’s, Wells, And so on. Anyway i was 30 years old and i dug out a box full of books to give to charity (me and my wife and our son needed to clear space for our Daughter:D) anyway i was greeted with three omnibous editions of Lovecrafts work, i picked up at the mountains of madness omnibus 1 with introduction by derlith) to read before i give them away. That night i went to the arctic and explored the cyclopean city, i took all my lovecraft books out from the charity shop box and put them on my bookcase, i became a bigger LOVECRAFT junkie, his storys are more powerful as you get older, i have over 12 Lovecraft collections, biographies by Joshi, Houllebecq and Le sprague de camp. I fell in love with his writing so much my daughter has LOVECRAFT as her middle name:D ia’ia’ cthulhu f’t’agn!.

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  • The Haunter of the Dark on

    Fantastic podcast! “The Thing on the Doorstep” is one of my favorite Lovecraft stories…SO CREEPY!

    Also congrats on your one hundredth episode! ~ BRIAN

  • Ryan Thomas on

    Christopher Lackey and Chad Fifer, your enthusiasm and educated, humorous banter about HPL stories, and the chills begotten by listening to the readings, regularly prompt me to both re-read and read anew Lovecraft’s works. Sometimes, as is the case of “The Thing on the Doorstep”, the podcast is my first experience of a story, and the physical chill sends me to read it myself. I am overjoyed that by 2018 you have continued the podcast, delving into weird, creepy fiction by other esteemed authors. Sincerely, Ryan

  • Bruno on

    Where did you get that ”glub glub” sound clip? 😀

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