The story was a funny and a light read, which was nice for a change (between the more serious stories - though I always have to laugh at times when listening to the Elder Sign podcast itself). I think earlier there was mention of the idea to spend a thematic episode on humor in weird fiction (which indeed isn't the most obvious thing; maybe I'm mistaken?).
Accidentally I bought Blustery Day (e-book) when looking for The Ereshkigal Working, and read that one too, not knowing it too had been discussed on Elder Sign. I had a hard time to find The Ereshkigal Working, but found it in (an e-book version of) the sorcery-anthology 'The Way of the Wizard' (ed. John Joseph Adams), which also contain some other well known writers, like Neil Gaiman, George R.R. Martin and Ursula LeGuin. After reading the two Jonathan L. Howard stories I'm very curious about his novels. Seems like a lot of fun and necessary distraction from the more black and serious (weird) stories.
My own first amateur essay writing was about the films by Romero, how to interpret them, and how The Day of the Dead in my eyes was one of the most undervalued zombie movies. The zombie(apocalyps)-subgenre stays interesting and I can imagine it is one of the most researched horror subgenre (next to vampire stories and Frankenstein/golem ones). There certainly are more weird zombie stories (like those by Robert E. Howard, and I remember a zombie story by August Derleth), so there's also a possibility for a thematic episode on that ;-)