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Conan the Barbarian

Special Guests: Edward R. Pressman, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Gerry Lopez, Roy Thomas, Paul M. Sammon, Mark Finn, Sean Hood, Josh Adkins

Guest Co-Hosts: Josh Hadley & El Goro

Let us tell you of the days of high adventure….

In a truly epic episode of The Projection Booth, we look at John Milius’s Conan the Barbarian. The film put Arnold Schwarzenegger on the map and kicked-off years of sword & sorcery imitators.

Along with El Goro of Talk without Rhythm and Josh Hadley of Radiodrome, we explore the fiction of Robert E. Howard, the Marvel Comics version of the Barbarian and the subsequent sequels and reboot to the 1982 film.

Clocking in at seven hours, this is not a podcast for the weak.


Buy The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian by Robert E. Howard

Buy Conan the Barbarian on Blu-Ray

Buy Blood and Thunder: The Life and Art of Robert E. Howard by Mark Finn

Buy Conan The Phenomenon by Paul M. Sammon

Buy Conan the Barbarian: The Horn of Azoth by Gerry Conway and Roy Thomas

Buy Savage Sword of Conan by Roy Thomas, Barry Windsor-Smith, and John Buscema

Buy The Dark Barbarian That Towers Over All by Don Herron

Be sure to listen to The Cromcast

Read What’s it like to have your film flop at the box office? by Sean Hood

Read Nine Days in Cimmeria by Paul M. Sammon

Visit the Robert E. Howard Foundation

Visit the Conan Completist website

Visit the official Frank Frazetta website

Visit the official Mark Finn blog

Visit the official Sean Hood blog

Visit the official William Smith website

Visit the official Sandahl Bergman Facebook page

Visit the official Arnold Schwarzenegger website

Visit the official Gerry Lopez website

Read Mondo Justin’s interview with Ernie Reyes Jr.

Read Everything You Never Knew About The Making of Conan The Barbarian

Read 33 Things We Learned From the Conan the Barbarian Commentary

Listen to our episode on Milius

Listen to our episode on The Big Wednesday


“Wheel of Pain” – Basil Poledouris

“Riders of Doom” – Basil Poledouris

“Battle of the Mounds” – Basil Poledouris

“Kalidor’s Theme” – Ennio Morricone

“Anvil Of Crom” – Basil Poledouris

“Conan: The Musical” – Jon & Al Kaplan

Listen to the Cromcast’s Conan Vs. Heavy Metal Mix:

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About The Author
Mike White
Mike White
Often mistaken for the ginger screenwriter/actor of the same name, Mike White has been a frequent contributor to publications such as CinemaScope, Paracinema, Detroit’s Metro Times, and Detour-Mag.com. He’s served on juries at the Slamdance, Cinekink, MicroCineFest and Kansas City film festivals. Additionally, he’s been featured in the documentaries David Goodis: To a Pulp and The People Vs. George Lucas. In 2010, BearManor Media published Impossibly Funky: A Cashiers du Cinemart Collection. A collection of film reviews, Cinema Detours, will be published in 2013.

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