Episode 15 – The Lovecraftian: S.T. Joshi

S.T. Joshi is an author, researcher, and scholar based in Seattle, Washington. Since the age of 13, he has immersed himself in studying and chronicling the life and works of the enigmatic and highly influential American author H.P. Lovecraft.

Since this month sees the release of HBO’s adaptation of Matt Ruff’s novel Lovecraft Country, I asked Joshi to speak to me about the author’s complex legacy on literature, philosophy, and atheism and how we should think about his problematic views on race.

Joshi, who proudly describes himself as “technologically inept”, can be found here: http://stjoshi.org/

He is the author of the superb biography I Am Providence

#2.11 – Q: Into the Storm – with Teddy Smith Hard to Believe – A Podcast About Belief

HBO's recent docuseries Into the Storm, directed by Cullen Hoback, manages to accomplish what no other Q-themed documentary had – "unmasking" the man behind Q and his closest accomplices. While the culprit came as a surprise to almost no one who closely followed the QAnon phenomenon, Hoback's deeply personal portrait of the father-son Watkins duo, as well as 8-Chan founder Fred Brennan, remains an important journalistic and storytelling exercise. But the problem with the series has less to do with the Hoback's work and more with the response, as many viewers seem to have been lulled into a fall sense of security, assuming that now we know, for sure, who was behind Q, the coast is clear.   John invited his colleague and frequent guest Teddy Smith to watch the series and help him unpack all this.   Check out Teddy's new YouTube show, A Valiant Effert. You may recognize the opening music.
  1. #2.11 – Q: Into the Storm – with Teddy Smith
  2. #2.10 – Witch Life – with the hosts of the That Witch Life podcast
  3. #2.9 – Robin Wilkins – PhD: Parenting is HarD
  4. Hard to Believe Weekend Bonus Mini Episode – Shakespeare Authorship with Sebastian Major
  5. #2.8 – Steven Sabel – Bard to Believe – The Oxfordian Case for Shakespeare

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