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

#3.15 – Dr. Joshua Bowen Hard to Believe – A Podcast About Belief

For the first episode of 2023, John spoke to Dr. Joshua Bowen. He’s an expert in the ancient near east and a regular on YouTube and podcasts, as well as the author of The Atheist Handbook to the Old Testament, which guides curious people with no personal faith investment through what the Old Testament actually says and how to understand it in context and as an historical artifact. Here Dr. Josh talk about his former life as a fundamentalist, how research and critical thinking moved took him out of that belief system, and what often stands in the way of a real understanding of the Bible and who wrote it. You can learn more about the work he does alongside his wife, Megan Lewis and how to support them and their work here: Digital Hammurabi Dr. Josh's book, The Atheist Handbook to the Old Testament, is available here in physical and digital form. He is on Twitter @DJHammurabi1
  1. #3.15 – Dr. Joshua Bowen
  2. #3.14 – #FreeCasey – with Jenn Tisdale
  3. #3.13 – Shannon Foley Martinez
  4. #3.12 – The Monster That Made Bram Stoker
  5. #3.11 – The Heathen Queen

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