Episode 2: The Black Stone

The Black Stone

Season 1 – Episode II

An English academic journeys to a small town in Hungary in search of a  Monolith, believed to be a gateway – a Key –  into the depraved past. Unwary travelers visiting the Stone on a certain night of the year are forever haunted by feverish nightmares of a nameless terror, and our visiting academic feels compelled to unravel the mystery at all costs. Who were the original inhabitants of this obscure and spectral mountain region and what drove the fearsome Turkish forces of Suleiman The Magnificent to destroy nearly  all traces of this unknown race?


Story by Robert E. Howard

Adapted for Radio Teleplay by Jack Elder & George Piazza


 Jack Elder: Academic, Coach Driver, Innkeeper

w/ Mona Elder as Mistress of the Tomb


Intro Music by Jack Elder

Dramatization Music, Sound Design & Production by George Piazza


They say foul beings of Old Times still lurk

In dark forgotten corners of the world,

And Gates still gape to loose, on certain nights,

Shapes pent in Hell.

excerpt from The People of the Monolith by the mad poet – Justin Geoffrey


I first read about it in the strange book of Von Juntz, the German eccentric who lived so curiously and died in such grisly and mysterious fashion.

It was my fortune to have access to his Nameless Cults in the original edition, the so-called  Black Book….

cosmic background radition
Cosmicism in the ancient Universe.

2 thoughts on “Episode 2: The Black Stone

  1. Hi George! Great work in adaptation! Quite enjoyable. You should change your picture of you and jack with each episode or season, just saying…..we want to see more of you. I’ll call you soon. Couldn’t make it to Nola this new years boo..hiss…

    1. Why Thank You Willy! Sorry I didn’t see your comment sooner!
      We have a limited number of good pics to work with & limited time, but it is an excellent idea.
      I have uploaded new versions of the first two podcasts; the original ones were in an MP3 format that reports the wrong time to most players and makes it impossible to navigate. I encourage you to download ‘The Hounds of Tindalos’ & ‘The Black Stone’ again. They have new (and different pics) embedded in them.

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