Category: Comedy

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

November 13, 2018

E052: A Delicate Commission

It's Van Damme as you've never seen him before! No, it's Richard Gere and Geena Davis fighting a Detroit car magnate! Nah, it's a suave secret agent, sent to protect a woman of means... and mystery! It's: "A Delicate Commission"! Actually, it's a guy who goes shopping for his sister, but don't worry, we made it both exciting AND funny. From the Winter 1933 edition of Follies pin-up magazine comes this story of confused shoppers and very confused shopping. When you think of pulp magazines and comedy (and you will think of pulp magazines and comedy) this is just the kind of strange story you never knew you needed in your life.

Another thing you never knew you needed in life is the Hark! The 87th Precinct podcast. Celebrate the works of Ed McBain and his team of dedicated detectives. The city is imaginary, the people and places are fictitious, the podcast is real! If you like book talk and hard boiled action, Hark! is for you.

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November 6, 2018

E051: When The Killer Called

The podcast is coming from inside your app! Listen along as we read "When The Killer Called", a crime story from 1945's Detective Tales magazine. A couple are terrorized by a criminal ex in a way that doesn't play out anything how you'd expect! I'm kidding, of course, it plays out exactly like that movie you saw with that story. No, not that one, the other one. No, the other, other one! Join Rob and Alan for a juicy slice of pulp mixed with comedy mixed with long distance calls from (alleged) small-time murderers.

Also featured: A promo for the Unassigned Reading podcast. A fun book club about all the books you'd never get assigned in school. You know, the interesting ones! Find them at http://unassignedreadingpod.com or wherever you downloaded this one.

You can follow us on on Twitter @taleinterrupted, Instagram at interruptedtales, and Facebook. DM or message us through one of those or write to podcast@interruptedtales.com. Please take a moment and rate us on iTunes! Right over here. Every reviewer get free stuff (Jelly the Gelatinous Cube pins, stickers, postcards with original art, and more) sent to them! See Twitter for more details.

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October 23, 2018

E050: The Brain Jungle

OUR 50th EPISODE! That's right, 50 episodes of kooky aliens, robots, cowboys, ghosts, lost loves, found loves, and whatever that Santa Claus story was about. We thank everyone who stuck with us over the last year and if this is your first episode you have SO MUCH to binge! This week's episode of mystery and murder is from Short Stories Magazine (Motto: "We're Cutting You Off at 8 Pages No Matter What!") and features the adventures of general dick-around-town, Felix Hazard. Actually, he outsources all of his work so he's pretty much Master Guy Sitting in Chair (and Detective), although props on the name. 

Meanwhile, Rob reads a touching tribute to Alan on the big 5-0 and we promo the great Those Happy Places podcast. It's about theme parks, rides, and the lands that make them special. Buddy and Alice are great hosts and we heartily endorse their general awesomeness.

You can follow us on on Twitter @taleinterrupted, Instagram at interruptedtales, and Facebook. DM or message us through one of those or write to podcast@interruptedtales.com. Please take a moment and rate us on iTunes! Right over here. Every reviewer get free stuff (Jelly the Gelatinous Cube pins, stickers, postcards with original art, and more) sent to them! See Twitter for more details.

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October 16, 2018

E049: Moon, June, Spoon, Croon

In our 49th podcast (49!) we combine two of our listener's favorite genres: Sci-fi and romance! "Moon, June, Spoon, Croon" is a futuristic Tale from the Summer, 1955 issue of Startling Stories (the same issue as listener favorite, "The Angry House) and while Alan reads, Rob interrupts and we discuss robot dating, janitors of the future, and the other Rick Astley song. Can a modern robot find its way in a cold, uncaring world? Can it overcome its limited yet somehow extremely powerful programming? And will the title ever make sense? All your questions will be answered (except that last one, cause, nope)!

We also promo the excellent Ink to Film podcast, which you can find in your favorite podcast app or learn about right here. They read books and watch movies, it's a perfect blend of book talk, film talk, and humorous banter. Whether you've read the book or even seen the film they're discussing, it's always worth a listen!

You can follow us on on Twitter @taleinterrupted, Instagram at interruptedtales, and Facebook. DM or message us through one of those or write to podcast@interruptedtales.com. Please take a moment and rate us on iTunes! Right over here. Every reviewer get free stuff (Jelly the Gelatinous Cube pins, stickers, postcards with original art, and more) sent to them! See Twitter for more details.

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October 9, 2018

E048: The Weeping Killer

This week we read and interrupt a 1921 Tale of crime, "The Weeping Killer"! It's from Black Mask Magazine and covers the criminally under-discussed question of modern times: How many times can a mobster cry before people start to talk? The answer may surprise you! Plus Rob and Alan induct a new member into the IT Book Club: Luke of the fantastic Ink to Film Podcast. How do you join the IT Book Club? Simply rate us on iTunes/Apple Podcasts and DM us your details on Twitter and you'll get an exclusive membership card, postcards with original art, stickers, pins of Jelly the Gelatinous Cube, and more!

We also feature a promo for our friends at the Novel Predictions podcast. A great premise well executed: Two friends, one reads a book, one tries to guess the ending based on limited information and her wits. Also: It's hilarious. Find it on your favorite podcast app and at Apple Podcasts right over here.

You can follow us on on Twitter @taleinterrupted, Instagram at interruptedtales, and Facebook. DM or message us through one of those or write to podcast@interruptedtales.com. Again, please take a moment and rate us on iTunes! Right over here. Every reviewer get free stuff (pins, stickers, postcards, and more) sent to them! See Twitter for more details.

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September 25, 2018

E047: Radia Riddle

We're back to sci-fi in our latest podcast featuring a Tale from the June, 1952 issue of Australia's own Thrills Incorporated! Don't worry, mates, we don't do any accents this time, but we'll catch you on the flip-flop, homies! We've heard that's an extremely popular saying in Australia, btw. We start with a brief visit to the circus as Rob discovers that a dying art form is pretty much dying for a reason and then Alan interrupts "Radia Riddle". It's hilarious, it makes no sense, and we get several visits from the Riddle King. His questions are tough but at least they aren't fair. It's fun.

We also feature a promo for the Loaded Literature podcast. They eat, they drink, they talk books, it's a great show. Plus their website has interesting essays, recipes, and more. It's pretty nifty and it's at loadedliteraturepodcast.com and wherever you get podcasts.

You can follow us on on Twitter @taleinterrupted, Instagram at interruptedtales, and Facebook. DM or message us through one of those or write to podcast@interruptedtales.com. Again, please take a moment and rate us on iTunes! Right over here. All reviews get free stuff (pins, stickers, postcards, and more) sent to them! See Twitter for more details.

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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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