Von Junzt Library of Forgotten Worlds
By Finn J.D. John
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Curating and protecting the ancient wisdom of mankind and others from beyond the ravages of time. Each Friday evening, at the start of the Sabbat-time, Finn J.D. John's personal daemon reports on the activities of our eldritch scholars and theosophical prefects, and reads from one of the books in the late Professor von Junzt's collection. This is the weekly broadcast from the Great Stone Tower at the Friedrich Wilhelm von Junzt Library of Forgotten Worlds, a trans-temporal institution of eldritch learning located in Old Dusseldorf. Details: http://von-junzt.org.
||Clean113.Varney the Vampyre; or, The Feast of Blood: A Romance, ch. 34-35 (Thomas Preskett Prest and James Malcolm Rymer)||IT'S NOT AN OPIUM DEN: In this week's Report, we learn that the planned update to the Library is to be called the Randolph Carter Memorial Dreaming Room....||9/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean112.Varney the Vampyre; or, The Feast of Blood: A Romance, ch. 32-33 (Thomas Preskett Prest and James Malcolm Rymer)||A NEW PROJECT: In this week's report, we learn that something big is coming in the way of planned updates for the Library's main Dusseldorf branch, which still stands as it did in 1845...||9/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean111.Varney the Vampyre; or, The Feast of Blood: A Romance, ch. 30-31 (Thomas Preskett Prest and James Malcolm Rymer)||HISTORY DISGUISED: In this week's report, a listener asks, if the Vampyre history had to be told in chapbook form, did it have to be so melodramatically presented? In a word, yes, because ...||9/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean110.Varney the Vampyre; or, The Feast of Blood: A Romance, ch. 28-29 (Thomas Preskett Prest and James Malcolm Rymer)||WHY PENNY DREADFULS?: In this week's report, we learn why it was that the eldritch scholarship of Profs. Prest and Rymer had to be published in the form of vulgar chapbooks and broadsheets and hawked on streetcorners ...||9/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean109.Varney the Vampyre; or, The Feast of Blood: A Romance, ch. 26-27 (Thomas Preskett Prest and James Malcolm Rymer)||UNDEAD ADVISORY ISSUED: In this week's report, we learn that a rare but serious Undead Advisory has been issued for the immediate vicinity of the Library's Corvallis branch ...||8/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean108.Varney the Vampyre, ch. 24-25 (Thomas Preskett Prest and James Malcolm Rymer)||In which we learn of the small boy Justin who, exploring the ruins of the Library after its essence had been snatched out of time, found a manuscript that nearly led to the destruction of the Rhineland and most of Holland and Belgium.||8/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean107.Varney the Vampyre, ch. 22-23 (Thomas Preskett Prest and James Malcolm Rymer)||THE REPORT: We learn of the little girl trapped in the extratemporal library, and of the price paid to rescue her, and the impact upon the library's image in the community....||8/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean106.Varney the Vampyre, ch. 20-21 (Thomas Preskett Prest and James Malcolm Rymer)||THE REPORT: In which we learn of what the police found in the Library the next morning, and what Alexis Landau found, and what it did to him...||8/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean105.Varney the Vampyre, ch. 18-19 (Thomas Preskett Prest and James Malcolm Rymer)||THE REPORT: In which we learn how the Library, with the Ghorl Nigral, was spirited away beyond the ravages of time to protect the priceless volume from its curse of destruction. (Sponsored by the George Rogers Wax Museum, on Southwark Street in London)||7/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean104.Varney the Vampyre, ch. 16-17 (Thomas Preskett Prest and James Malcolm Rymer)||THE REPORT: We learn the grim details of Herr Doktor Professor von Junzt's grisly end, locked in the Great Stone Tower away from the protection of his friends ...||7/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean103.Varney the Vampyre, ch. 14-15 (Thomas Preskett Prest and James Malcolm Rymer)||THE REPORT: We learn more about the horrific incident that resulted in the chartering of the Friederich Wilhelm von Junzt Library of Forgotten Worlds in 1839 ...||7/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean102.Varney the Vampyre, ch. 12-13 (Thomas Preskett Prest and James Malcolm Rymer)||THE REPORT: Trismegistus begins the tale of how the Library came to be, once upon a Clear Moonless Night in Anno Domini 1838 ...||7/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean101.Varney the Vampyre, ch. 9-11 (Thomas Preskett Prest and James Malcolm Rymer)||THE REPORT: Trismegistus expresses gratitude and gentle censure to the participants in the unauthorized library vist conducted on Midsummer's Eve. THE READING: Henry, George and Marchdale visit the tomb ...||6/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean100.Varney the Vampyre, ch. 7-8 (Thomas Preskett Prest and James Malcolm Rymer)||THE REPORT: Lektor Trismegistus struggles to come to grips with the fact that he has basically been transported forward three years in time. THE READING: A secret midnight visit...||6/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean099.5.Archive - Varney the Vampyre, ch. 1-6||It is forbidden to leave any reading or incantation unfinished, and because the post-Midsummer version of our host did not exist when these chapters were read, they must be repeated. Wherefore ...||6/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean099.Midsummer's Eve: In case something goes wrong ...||Midsummer's Eve is the only time of the year when the veil between the planes is thin enough for us to effect major trans-temporal rearrangements.||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
These audio recordings of all the old pulp favorites are excellent. I loved Red Nails and the Frost Giant’s Daughter. Finn JD John does such an excellent job but the creme de la creme is his introductory narration. He really sets the mood and his soothing, slightly sinister voice is like the second coming of Vincent Price.
Take your time to listen to several of the wonderful introductions. You’ll come to love them as much as I.
This will take you on a venture of the mind. You will get lost in Finns voice and timing.
My new favorite fiction podcast
Great readings of pulp classics. The eldritch intros are also fun. I now have a newfound respect for Conan the Barbarian. Can't recommend this podcast enough!