Author: Dick Ebert

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Lovecraft Country Episode 7 Review: “I Am”

Lovecraft Country Episode 7 Review: “I Am” Lovecraft Country once again pushed the limits of representation, historical layering, trippy visuals, and empowerment when it told Hippolyta’s story in Episode 7: I am. The Shat Crew dives deep into why Atticus went to St. Louis, where portals took Atticus and Hippolyta,...

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Lovecraft Country Episode 5 Review: “Strange Case”

Lovecraft Country Episode 5 Review Listeners asked for a deeper, longer dive, so here it is. This week’s Shat on TV covers all the gore, glam, and “goddamn!” of Lovecraft Country Episode 5: Strange Case. Ash educates us on Kafka’s “Metamorphosis,” a subject she actually taught at the college level....

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Lovecraft Country Episode 4 Review: “A History of Violence”

Lovecraft Country Episode 4 Review: “A History of Violence” We expected an Indiana Jones-style romp from Lovecraft Country Episode 4. And “A History of Violence” delivered that adventure on a bloody plate, examining what it feels like to be the aboriginal rather than the raider. In this podcast edition, we...

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Lovecraft Country Episode 3 Review: “Holy Ghost”

Lovecraft Country Episode 3 Review: “Holy Ghost”  “Lovecraft Country” promised us a spooky, sexy, seething mix of TV horror and real-world racism. And Episode 3 delivered on that promise in a big way. Learn the history of the Winthrop House, Christina Braithwaite’s involvement, and the significance of the episode’s...

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I’m Playing Catch Up!

Hi People! So, just like I mentioned in the subject line I’m playing catch up on Lovecraft. I’m going to go watch EP.3 RIGHT after I send you this email. I just listened to you two break down EP. 2 and I am SOOO HAPPY I found your podcast. I’ve...

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Lovecraft Country Episode 3

Hi King Bee, Ashley, and Gene, Another really good episode of Lovecraft Country last night and a fun Twitch round up. Two things I would like to discuss, neither having much to do with the haunted house. First is when Hippolyta shredded George’s copy of Dracula. She was so angry...

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1955 A Milestone Year

Back again folks on some local history about Chicago related to this week’s episode. I thought it was interesting that they referred to 1955 in the opening sequence.1955 saw the election of Richard J Daley, who was mayor of Chicago for the next 21 years. Daley is a controversial and...

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More About Snake Dick

Hey Gene and Ash! I just wanted to say I had so much fun tonight! Thanks for reading my email, I was gushing! I also felt so welcome by you and everyone in the chat, thank you so much! I think I just have one more thing to say about...

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Lovecraft

Hi y’all, Listening to the podcast discussion of the overcrowding of topics in Lovecraft Country. The idea that dealing with Elder terror monsters and Jim Crow racism is too much for one show to fully confront. I think to understand the way the show is trying to tackle both these...