In this episode of Lovecraft Country Radio, hosts Ashley C. Ford and Shannon Houston discuss Episode 8: “Jig-A-Bobo.” The hosts discuss Dee’s journey following the death of her best friend, and the adult characters who abandon her while in the midst of their own chaos. Then, they sit down with film scholar and producer Tananarive Due discuss the episode’s relationship to horror. This podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with Pineapple Street Studios.Recommendations:Organizations Supporting Black Youth: - The Hustlers Guild- Black Girls Code- WingsFilms:- Child’s Play (1988)- Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)- It Follows (2015)- The Girl With All The Gifts (2016)- Anatomy of Wings (2020)Books: Spare the Kids by Dr. Stacey PattonUncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriett Beacher StoweMisc. - Naomi Wadler’s Speech at the March for our lives (2018)- Topsy and The Golden Fleece (Sculpture by Alison Saar)- The Langston League Lovecraft Syllabus- Self Care: Back That Azz Up (Juvenile)
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The official podcast for HBO’s Lovecraft Country. Every Sunday, Ashley C. Ford and Lovecraft Country writer Shannon Houston discuss the latest episode of the series. Listen every week as Ashley and Shannon share their thoughts on the ties between the horror genre and black culture and explore how the show’s themes connect to contemporary social issues.Stream new episodes of Lovecraft Country, starting August 16th, Sundays at 9 PM on HBO and HBO Max.