Category: Comedy

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

September 18, 2018

E046: The Tennis Court Decides

In our latest podcast we read a Tale of tennis, class warfare, and the dangers of gantry cranes and also introduce our new mascot! Head over to @taleinterrupted on Twitter to see our new pins of Jelly, the Gelatinous Cube. She's ready to ooze her way into your heart. Want a free pin of Jelly along with other free stuff? Just review us on iTunes/Apple Podcasts right here!

"The Tennis Court Decides" is from the March, 1913 issue of Top-Notch Magazine, so you know it includes the highest possible of all notches. It's the tale of college boys vs. blue collar slobs and features everything you could possible want except Rodney Dangerfield. Plus you'll learn about all the perks working in a 1913 factory had, such as sports facilities and forced coworker interaction! It's like the Google campus of the earlier 20th century, only with more black lung. You'll 15 and Love it! (I've just been informed that Jelly will not stand for such puns and has threatened to leave so we regretfully rescind that joke)

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September 11, 2018

E045: George Loves Gistla

This episode we open with a very brief discussion about touching trucks and continue with a tale of doomed sci-fi romance that's less Romeo and Juliet and more Dharma and Greg. From the January, 1954 issue of Planet Stories comes "George Loves Gistla", the best love story from Venus since, well, since something Chuck Tingle probably wrote. Fifties sci-fi and conformity collide and you'll never guess what wins out in the end! Love? Oh, you sweet summer child. You're adorable. 

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September 4, 2018

E044: Convince Me I Said

We open our latest podcast with a very brief discussion of the joys of unclehood and continue with a manly story of grit and Naval protocol from Mammoth Adventure magazine's November, 1946 issue. "Convince Me, I Said" has all the hallmarks of a classic adventure story: ships at war, men lost at sea, and getting trapped in a conversation at lunch with an overbearing coworker. How far will men go to survive in the Pacific of World War II? Turns out, about 5 pages, that's how far.

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August 28, 2018

E043: Brass Buttons

The podcast opens with a brief discussion of chance "celebrity" encounters and continues with a romantic tale of parking, horse racing, and buttons! Yes, we apologize to our Amish listeners but there's a lot of button discussion in this episode and you may want to skip this one. Whew. Really dodged a buggy there. 

Straight from the April 16, 1921 issue of Argosy All-Story Weekly (motto: "Only stories, go sell your essays and poems to those suckers at Harper's") comes "Brass Buttons", the story of a woman who speeds at the edge of the law and the officer who must track her down... as well as his stolen heart! Um, actually, it's not nearly that exciting. She's mostly just a terrible parker and he's, well, a cop with buttons. It's a good thing we've added jokes and other content to our reading of the story to jazz it up a bit. Ooh, and there is a jazz reference within. Listen to learn about one of the hottest songs of 1921!

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August 21, 2018

E042: Task to Luna

Rob and Alan kick off the podcast discussing the finer points of the modern working woman in the legal profession and then read a Cold War sci-fi yarn called "Task to Luna". From the January, 1951 issue of Planet Stories comes a solid little story of war, madness, and destiny. Plus bazookas! All with our usual comedy and nonsense in a tight little package. Take your lunch break on the moon today!

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August 14, 2018

E041: The Last of Mrs. Debrugh

On this spooky podcast, Rob gets far too deep into the weeds of Dutch doctoring and we read a story from the October, 1937 issue of Weird Tales. "The Last of Mrs. Debrugh" (or "DeBrugh", which is how it is in the story but not the title or table of contents) is scary in the way a giant vat of mayonaisse is scary. Which is to say it's not, but it does make you feel uneasy. So strap yourself in for mild thrills in a story that cares as much about general pipe cleanliness as providing you chills!

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August 7, 2018

E040: The Secret of the Invisible Girl

Girl power! Well, invisible girl power. Not THE Invisible Girl power, though. You know what, forget I mentioned it.

Celebrate Rob and Alan's 40th podcast with a quick pitch for the Inspector Poirot Extended Cinematic Universe ("This summer: The Name for Action is Miss Lemon!") and then learn one of "Doctor Hackensaw's Secrets." Who's that? We don't know but apparently this author wrote a bunch of these kinds of stories for different magazines through the years. This one is "The Secret of the Invisible Girl" and it will take you from the Old West all the way to deepest Africa, or at least as close to any of those places as an old sci-fi author who does not bother to do research can get. Plus, inventions: Smelling masks! Cameras that can see auras! Bananas! This one has it all!

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July 24, 2018

E039: A Matter of Cash

It's two-fisted action in the South Seas the way YOU demanded it! If you demanded it vague and full of questionable motives, that is. "A Matter of Cash" is from Thrilling Adventures magazines' June, 1939 issue, where every adventure story takes place in an exotic locale (like China, Africa, or Holland) and features tough men with manly names (like Gunsmoke Enmity, Ochiri Death, or Holland). In addition to an exciting tale and a good deal of discussion about where to conceal compact sticks of dynamite, Rob and Alan also induct a new member into the I.T. Book Club. Be bold and join today!

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July 10, 2018

E038: A Weapon of the Law

In this podcast, 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

This week the podcast goes 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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