Alicia and Sarah talk through the first season of HBO’s Lovecraft Country, based on the book by the same title. They discuss the role of problematic literature and H.P. Lovecraft’s undeniable influence on 20th-century sci-fi and horror fiction, racism in literature and the complicated history underneath, the effort to reclaim that history and the way the narrative is told, and the symbolism of magic in the racial power dynamic.
At the end of the discussion, they talk about the things they’ve been reading, watching, and analyzing outside of the classroom.
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Music by Craig Harmann
Cover art by Matt Holman