The Crackpot Podcast features the writer James LaFond, well known to share significant physiognomic traits with Robert E. Howard, and Lynn Lockhart, reportedly a human female.
0:00:30 Welcome to Nick Mason of The Myth of the 20th Century and The New American Sun
0:02:10 Learning ancient and modern history through Howard's fiction
0:06:10 How to find some of Howard's obscure works, The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane, Ballantine
0:10:10 Contrast with Conan
0:13:45 Nick's favorite Kane story, The Moon of Skulls
0:21:36 Kane as an undead
0:23:29 Civilization for Kane vs Conan
0:27:15 European vs African settings for Kane
0:32:53 Does Kane need a sidekick? Stories set in Europe
0:36:18 James thoughts about Howard
0:42:45 Howard's westerns
0:44:19 What might Howard's favorite western movie have been?
0:45:50 Howard wrote himself and his friends into some stories, how that might prefigure his suicide
0:51:54 How selling affects a writer, kinship between writers, Blood and Thunder
0:59:06 Richard Grenville
1:03:53 What did Howard see in America?
1:06:20 Kane movie, casting Kane
1:14:00 A reading from Solomon Kane's Homecoming, Kane as a spectre
1:19:19 Well of Heroes
(c) 2018 Lynn Lockhart