The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast has been creating podcasts and audio productions since 2009!

Each week, hosts Chad Fifer and Chris Lackey discuss a piece of weird fiction. Talented voice actors bring the text to life. Music and sound effects create atmosphere while occasional guest experts show up to make things classy.

Our 120 initial shows on the works of H.P. Lovecraft are FREE, and we continue to produce one free show at the top of every month. See the full list of episodes here!

You can get the three remaining shows as well as two bonus monthly shows by subscribing on PATREON!

It’s fun and a little creepy. Won’t you join us?

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  • […] Another fantastic episode of The H. P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast.  This episode has special guest and Lovecraft scholar Robert M. Price and is narrated by Andrew Leman.  Your hosts are Chris Lackey and Chad Fifer […]

  • […] Another fantastic episode of The H. P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast.  Your hosts are Chris Lackey and Chad Fifer […]

  • Jacob Bahl on

    Hey Podcraft,
    The show is rippin. I am new to the pod cast and i have just finished listening to them all in order in the past month. My head hurts and my nose know bleeds for no apparent reason. Keep up the good work and maybe i can make it through a podcast without fainting.

    I also wanted to drop a line that i think it would be ripped to do a podcast about Lovecrafts influences and some of their works. There are some gems in there for sure. I won’t list them because you already mentioned them in the show.
    Although why no mention of William Hope Hodgson? I can totally see “The house on the borderlands” and “the night lands” influence on Lovecraft. Not so much in his writing but as imagination stimuli. And if you haven’t read Hodgson do not read “the night lands” first. There is a reason it is described as “the best/worst sci-fi, horror novel ever”.

    Thanks for the show.

  • Chris Duff on

    Hey guys,
    All i have to say is… awesome, at this point i can not listen to anything else, nor do i want to. The cast is interesting, funny, and has everything you could want.

    Thanks for sharing your passion for Lovecraft.


  • Daniel M. Ramos on


    No! Dear mother NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  • michael Duncan on

    I looooove this podcast. I just graduated with a masters in American Lit. and understandably I am now working construction. ha! I listen to this podcast on my phone everyday while I’m on site. Thank you for doing it.

  • Jason Templeton on

    Greetings from Australia. Love the Podcast and am defiantly looking forward to hearing more

  • Mario on

    Hey hey hey, boys!~ Wi see you have a new locecraftian tale upvia podcast… but i hear nothing about the lille baby that we’ve all been hoping to hear about!

    has the newwest HP LOVecraftian tyke been brought into our fair-butfailing world yet?

  • Mario on

    Been waiting with bated breath upon news of a birth. I know that one of our fine hosts was awaiting his own super-cute Cthulhuc-chylde.

    Has word been heard? Is there another lovely sea squirming sweety with us now?

  • Chris on

    Truly entertaining!

    HP Podcraft is a great podcast! You’ve hit the right amount of intellectual discussion and easy-going humorous banter to make this truly entertaining.

    Furthermore the readings are done to a professional standard with superb voice acting, atmospheric music and effects.
    The 3D readings are particularly great – a different experience for every listener and deeply immersive (c.f. readers getting a different experience from the same book). Expand your mind and your social group, now!


  • CaptFlood on

    Wow, what a find! Was turned on to HP years ago when I found one of his short stories in an old horror anthology. I thought I had read everything he’d done, but thanks to you guys there are rich veins still available.

    ‘I Am Providence’

  • Michael on

    Keep the nightmares alive!

  • Christian bravery on

    Hey Chris, Chad, thanks so much for all the great work your doing on i love this show!!!!! i stumbled upon the podcast about 2 weeks ago and have been addicted ever since. Im a concept artist and im currently deep into designing the world and environs for a forthcoming horror video-game with a famous, but …. as yet unnameable hero of the genre. i’ve been listening to the pod-cast, working through the episodes while i work and its really helping to put me in that damnably indescribable mindset best fitted to such dark and brooding endeavors 😉
    keep up the epic work chaps! oh and also many thanks to all your great readers, they are all great! esp. Mr. Andrew leman. umm also the audio design and music are just perfect.
    so….when and what story is up for ransom next? might it be the shadow out of time? hope hope….
    all the best guys.


  • Pat on

    I have really enjoyed all your Podcast! Great handling of the subject matter with a mix of wit! Will miss it once the material runs out. You should start hitting other Mythos authors afterward. Don’t want it to end! 🙂

  • Archard on

    Happily addicted to listening to your shows. Has replaced the cd in my car 😀

  • HP Sauce on

    Only recently found the podcasts and am working my way through them.

    The Shadow over Innsmouth part where you talked about the ‘get ready to die 30s’ had me in absolute stitches.

    Thanks for brightening my mornings with these dark endings. Cheers, guys.

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  • Patch on

    General question: What’s the name of the Cthulhu-inspired lounge singer that Chris previously mentioned could be found on YouTube?

  • Patch on

    And love the show! I’m a dedicated subscriber and longtime podcast cultist!

  • chris karriem on

    Your site never ceases to amaze the mind…with its quintessential megalifts of narration, that is luminusly fraught with ageless moments that delight “us”…children of Lovecraft….we sit with amazement stricken upon our faces…hoping…against ageless hope, for your next me.acing Podcraft……

  • Matt on

    Just found your podcast and I’ve been listening non-stop for the past several days. I’m so excited that there are so many episodes to look forward to. One of, if not the best podcraft ever!

  • Mark on

    Love the PodCast! I listen to it every night as I fall asleep. Keep up the great work!

  • Peter on

    Was turned on to your podcast by a fellow tentacle head in Milwaukee, WI. Have enjoyed the discussions as well as the readings. Just joined the twenty-first century(HPL would disapprove I’m sure) and got a smart phone. Have been playing catch-up on old episodes.

    Quite enjoyable. Thanks.

  • Sam on

    This was the single greatest thing I stumbled upon in 2012 (besides love, money, work, family support, Cake, coffee, Cthulhu, sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh-water system, and public health).

    Anyway, excellent way into Lovecraft, and horror literature in general. Worked for me!

  • Someone Unexpected on

    RSS would be AWESOME!

  • Jim on

    I just started listening to podcasts and found yours. Now I am binge listening to all the episodes I can fit into a day. You guys are the best and I have been taking notes on new books/authors to check out. Keep up the amazing work

  • Daniel Restione on

    I’ve been a subscriber for years now and the show still is awesome…but I do have one request. I’d like to hear more of the exploits of Chad’s “Chris Mackey” character. And please- don’t skimp on the pervy-ness!

  • nrkist on

    Amazing work. I do have one kindly request. There seems to be an issue where the premium feed does not contain episodes below 121, which appears to be when you instated the premium feed.

    It’s nice to have everything in one place though, rather than having two feeds that will only ever overlap in the future.

    I mean, just consider that the premium feed doesn’t contain any Lovecraft works for a second…

    I have to click out of my premium Lovecraftless Lovecraft feed, to the free version of the feed, just to get some actual Lovecraft. That’s really weird!

    Speaking of, are you guys absolutely sure you hit every Lovecraft tale? I feel like you are possibly missing some collaborations or pieces he was otherwise partially credited for. I could be imagining this…

  • TJ on

    Hey guys, I am a new listener! I am a long term fan of H.P. Lovecraft. I also have the pleasure of teaching a selection of his short stories in a unit based on the gothic genre called the Alien Self. Will be kicking off with The Music of Erich Zann very soon.

  • TJ on

    I am really enjoying the podcast, and just want to say thank you for an informative and entertaining show. I wish I had discovered you guys earlier!

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  • Nicolo on

    It’s been a great year on the podcast! I just wanted to check in and say Happy New Year! And that I’m sure you guys reading aloud from certain books in people’s devices the world over will have NO consequences of any kind.

    The creeping ooze has made its way out of the iPod now and is making its way over to my writing desk, so I’d better sign o—–4$*#$%@#$%~@#$%@&#%B@$%@$ ……..

  • The Night Stalker on


    I just want to let you guys know that we are huge fans of the show! We like you so much that when we released our first EP, in the comments section we thanked Abdul Alhazred but plan to thank your podcast on the next one! Keep up the good work and check out our band’s horror driven stuff!

    P.S. Our lead singer/guitarist is a sound designer and composer by trade. Our band’s website is hosted on his professional site. If you guys ever need anything audio related don’t hesitate to ask! What is it with bands and Lovecraft anyway???


  • Jim Hallam on

    Love the podcast. I was looking for other stories to read Lovrcradt style and you guys brought them to us.

  • GGSlankers on

    I absolutely love your podcast. Not only to you cover a wide array of interesting tales but you bring depth of discussion to literature that serves to enhance rather than cheapen. I am obsessed with H.P. Lovecraft and of course everyone thinks I am adorably naïve in my obsession. But I will doggedly continue to maintain that he and writers like him touch on an important aspect of humanity. Thank you for being a place I can go to feel like I can validly hold those ideals and for loving to talk about literature as much as me! Keep up the good work.

    And may Chuthulu long remain in Ry’leh.

  • Seanie VonGorthos on

    Hey all. Trying to locate the url I can drop into podbean so I can listen via my android phone. Yes, paid subscriber. Where do I find this? (Leaving this here to assist others who may have same problem)

  • Zack Clarke on

    I am trying to find a list of people, places and entities that have sponsored the show in the past. Any help?

  • Zack Clarke on

    My email is screwed up in last post.

  • Gary Smith on

    I just discovered your podcast a couple of months ago and I love it, as does my sister, to whom I recommended it. I just wanted to drop a line and thank you for providing such a wonderful treasure trove of eldritch delights. Iä! Iä!

  • Christian Bruno on

    I just noticed it is Wilbur Whateley’s birthday on Saturday! Feb 2, 1913. The fellow would’ve been 105.
    How are we celebrating?

  • Dr. Benway on

    There seems to be no way to listen to the older shows without hitting the back button literally over 100 times. Unless I am missing something?

  • Hilarie Morrison on

    Just started listening to your old podcasts, really enjoying them. Thank You. Not sure if you can listen to BBC Radio, if yes I highly recommend an reinterpretation they have done of “The Case of Charles Dexter Ward” in a modern day podcast format. Listened to in bed and got a little spooked out!

  • Otto Granath on

    Hey guys! Love your stuff! One recommendation I have for you if you wanna get back into Weird Tales check out Manly Wade Wellman, one of the big WT writers! You could call it Manly Wadecember!

  • Louis R Arcieri on

    I just wanted to come here to say how much I like the show! I am a novice when it comes to Lovecraft but I have enjoyed listening to your episodes. I am surprised that you guys are still on the air! I am not even done with the fist 20 episodes yet from 2009 but I am very excited to catch up to your 12 years of exploring this world!

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