56 minutes | Nov 21st 2020

Episode 108: Lovecraft Country

First off, we open the episode with the ambition of reviewing The Queen's Gambit. That did not happen. We had too much to say about Lovecraft Country. So check back in with us next episode for that! Instead Stevie and Emmet get stuck into a discussion of Misha Green's Lovecraft Country. Jonathan Majors, Jurnee Smollett, Wunmi Mosaku and Michael K. Williams are among the excellent cast-members of this horror series that centres the genre legacy of Lovecraft against the lived experience of Black Americans.  Also mentioned:  Josephine Tay's novel The Daughter of Time How Lovecraft Country exemplifies the critical approach to the author H.P. Lovecraft the genre needs. 'Blank spots' in how history is taught in the US and Australia. Emmet's piece on Michael Shea.
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