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Crackpot Podcast 47
Welcome to a special episode of the Crackpot Podcast! Nick Mason joins us from The Myth of the 20th Century and The New American Sun to discuss the works of Robert E. Howard, focusing on Solomon Kane.
Time Stamps
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
1:17:41 Peckinpah
1:19:19 Well of Heroes
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