Category: Comedy

Vintage and pulp stories just absolutely ruined by some idiots (Rob and Alan) talking over them. Episodes come out weekly on Tuesdays!

July 10, 2018

E038: A Weapon of the Law

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This episode, Alan and Rob discuss the pros, cons, and logistics of bunk bed usage and then dive right into a story of crime, library etiquette, and desk safety from the August, 1922 issue of The Black Mask magazine. "A Weapon of the Law" pits a desperate man against the judge who put him away. All this and the boys get a quiet drink at the Twisted Kilt!

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July 3, 2018

E037: Always One Night

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This week we're back to the world of saucy misadventures with "Always One Night" from the November, 1937 issue of Snappy Illustrated Fun and Fiction magazine. Their motto: "We don't need a snappy name because we've got snappy stories!" What kind of hijinks can a sharp dressed bellhop get into on Broadway? We're not sure, because we can't figure out half the slang in this thing, but it's saucy and funny and also includes Rob having to read uncomfortable words like "throb". Shudder.

We also feature a special guest (well, her words at least) from the excellent 33% Pulp podcast as Linzi is inducted into the IT Book Club thanks to her kind words on iTunes. The swag is on its way!

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June 19, 2018

E036: Who Is Charles Avison

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This week, Alan and Rob induct a new member into the IT Book Club and then continue a short run of sci-fi stories with Who Is Charles Avison? from the December, 1939 issue of Famous Fantastic Mysteries. Just who is Charles Avison? Inventor, man of some means, and quite possibly a giant moron. Let's just say that if you invent a new kind of air ship and want to slip the surly bonds of Earth, don't let this guy drive.

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June 12, 2018

E035: The Angry House

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Now put down your ray guns, we've got a new sci-fi yarn for you! First, Alan and Rob discuss their third favorite topic, exotic fruits, and evaluate the "miraculous" powers of the "Miracle" "Berry". Then we read this week's Tale, The Angry House.

Straight from the summer, 1955 issue of Startling Stories comes the story of a (somewhat) smart house against a pair of (somewhat) bumbling thieves in the future! Yep, it's like a robot Kevin McCallister taking on Joe Pesci and the guy from Bushwacked in the future. Laugh along at all the maiming and pain, just like we do each Christmas!

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June 5, 2018

E034: Summer Rewind!

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It's gettin' hot, folks, at least in Interrupted Tales country. And what better way to cool off than to listen back on a bunch of episodes from this winter and spring? Join Rob on a trip through the archives with clips from some of our most recent (and craziest) shows. There's sci-fi, romance, fables, crime, and Alan's touching story about an older man's quinceanera. We thought that particular off our very abnormal live show, it would be good to highlight some of what we've done in recent months. A great introduction for new readers!

Plus we induct two new members into the IT Book Club. All it took was a 5 star review on iTunes/Apple Podcasts and, boom, they've ascended the ranks with all the perks privileges available to them. One is a very special review from our friends at the Rough Giraffe podcast. Please give them a listen in your pod app today, it's a funny show about a Brit and her mum and their search to learn more about everything around them.

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May 29, 2018

E033: Interrupted Tales LIVE - The Failure

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Well, it finally happened. We had our first LIVE show recently as part of the Livestream for the Cure (you can still give at livestreamforthecure.com and tell them we sent you)! We raised over $300 for cancer research, which was matched and part of a tremendous event that raised over $10,000 in total donations! 

To celebrate, we present to you, the listener, an episode captured from the livestream. If you've wanted to hear the chaos that interrupting a tale live combined with a challenge or curse for each donation made can create, well then, we've got the episode for you! This week's tale is from the August, 1922 issue of The Black Mask magazine and it's a tale of crime, someone really nervous about committing a crime, and middle management. Mostly, though, it's about making Rob and Alan do silly things to help us juice up our donations.

Fair warning, the sound is a little off at times. We were using a different streaming tool than usual so some sentences come in late and we edited off a single input so some of the levels will be off. Alas, there was only so much we could do, but here it is, warts and all! But as my father never said, warts make the toad. So we have that going for us! 

So join us for a little something different. Grab your favorite drink, curl up on your favorite office chair, and get ready for this week's very different, very live tale!

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May 22, 2018

E032: Jupiter Napoleon

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First off we'd like to thank everyone who listened to our Live show on May 19th as part of Livestream for the Cure. We raised over $300 for cancer research and had loads of fun! We'll be putting out a recording of the show as a future special episode, special thanks to the Epic Film Guys podcast for having us and raising over $5,000!

This week's tale is from the December, 1950 issue of Out of This World Adventures magazine and, boy howdy, is it pulpy sci-fi fun! Jupiter Napoleon has rayguns (with an even dumber name), a femme fatale, evil alien warlords, just about everything you could ever want (unless you're looking for story about Victorian-era coal miners, I guess it doesn't have that). It's a quick listen and if you like Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, or basically life we think you'll get a kick out of it. Plus you'll get a free name for any commenting system for life! Jupiter Napoleon: Human of Action!

So join us in the Great Jovian War for some space opera laughs! Oh, and the cover. Please check out the cover on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, it's worth following us just for the cover!

 
 
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May 15, 2018

E031: High Explosives

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We start with a quick reminder of our upcoming LIVE episode as part of the Livestream for the Cure online telethon on May 18-20. We will be doing a live interrupted tale reading with all kinds of games and your donations for cancer research during our time will actually dictate how we read our story! So join us at 4:30 EDT on Saturday, May 19th for our LIVE SHOW!

We then read a tale from a 1921 issue of Adventure magazine about two great things that go great together: Prohibiition and nitroglycerin. High Explosives will transport you to Colorado's oil country and introduce you to the great character find of 1921, the Shooter! A superhero who fends of bootleggers with his- wait, I'm getting an update. Oh, okay: The Shooter is just the nickname for the guy who throws nitro down a rundown oil well in the hopes that a big explosion will result in more big oil. Still, he's got a Batmobile of sorts (an old, beat-up wagon) and a sidekick (a mangy dog), and a costume (well, a lot of dust). But he does run into some bootleggers and joins up with coppers to fight crime! 

Come join us east bound and down for some old adventure with a car chase, shooting, and explosions! Plus hooch. Sweet, sweet hooch.

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May 8, 2018

E030: The Piper from Bhutan

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This week, Alan and Rob take a moment to thank the Brit Pod Scene show for having us guest on the second episode of their podcast. Special shout-out to the Theme Park Film and Rough Giraffe podcasts for making it happen and for both being our favo(u)rite Brits!

We also discuss our upcoming LIVE episode as part of the Livestream for the Cure online telethon on May 18-20. We will be doing a live interrupted tale reading with all kinds of games and your donations for cancer research during our time will actually dictate how we read our story! So join us at 4:30 EDT on Saturday, May 19th for our LIVE SHOW!

Now onto "The Piper from Bhutan", a tale of murder, mystic pipes (the kind you play, not the fun kind), and really bad science! Straight from Weird Tales magazine, it dares to answer the question "what if you could kind of vaguely, sorta, maybe, barely cause the dead to come to life and how would this affect your university enrollment?" If you're a fan of crime or supernatural stories this one has you covered and if you're not you can just sit back and marvel at Alan's Ghost Whisperer references and uncovering of the deadly secrets of Toastmasters International

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May 1, 2018

E029: The Man Who Could Work Miracles

Welcome to a special Super-Sized Sci-Fi Spectacular episode with a Tale from HG Wells!

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In this episode, Rob embarrasses himself at the airport (as usual) and we read a tale from a titan of science fiction, the inventor of the idea of time travel as we know it, the man who predicted Martians could be killed by the common cold (it's actually HPV, but who wants to give them that?), the one and only HG Wells! The Man Who Could Work Miracles one is a story straight from the Twilight Zone, and we can only assume Wells actually invented a time machine, traveled forward 60-odd years, and came back so he could claim it as his own idea. Let's see Jules Verne do that!

Anyhoo, to honor Mr. Wells, this episode is a bit longer than most, but you'll not only receive a delightful parable of a man given the powers of a god, you'll also get to hear us potentially alienate our British listenership (wih love!) and continue our random beef with places in Florida in the hopes of starting something (we're willing to trade if anyone lives in Tucson, Detroit, or Binghamton, however). Plus the usual nonsense, jokes about walking sticks, and BIBO! Don't know about Bibo? One doesn't really know Bibo, one only experiences Bibo. Bring Bibo into your life, today. To gaze at Bibo is to gaze into the infinite.

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