Before I became a regular listener to the Drabblecast my knowledge of the work of HP Lovecraft was pretty non-existent. I'd heard of Lovecraft and the name was often mentioned in other podcasts, e.g. Geeks' Guide to the Galaxy, but it had always been a genre I steered clear of in my reading habits which are more in the "hard SF" area.
Listening to recent and past DC episodes, I soon saw the need to know more about HPL and his work, particularly the significance of the fictional town of Innsmouth
. Norm's excellent "Heartache Over Innsmouth"
was the final trigger for this. I discovered "Shadow Over Innsmouth"
and, being a lazy reader, sought an audio reading of it...
Found an excellent reading (it has a few very short re-takes that slipped through the editing) by Sean Puckett on the Voices In The Dark
website. Sadly, VitD seem to have ceased production of new audio readings, but there is a good range of stuff there. The HPL section
is well worth a look.
Although much (most?) of DC's output is unrelated to HPL, it would be handy to have something like a "H.P.Lovecraft Crash-Course" for newbs to his work, or a few links to such material.