Category: Comedy

Vintage and pulp stories interrupted with jokes. Episodes come out on Tuesdays!

January 14, 2020

E073: The White Death

Happy New Year! Unless you're listening outside of the month of January, in which case carry on. It's 2020 and in this episode we're interrupting "The White Death," a 99 year-old tale of survival all the way from Paraguay! It's actually all the way from the pages of Pluck and Luck magazine (slogan: "We're Pluckin' Luckin' Good!") and features a menagerie of threats as a woman fights the dangers of the jungle to protect her daughter. 9 out of 10 Swamp Things agree that this story is a story. The other one is just Swamp Gary and Swamp Gary doesn't like agreeing.

It's a new year but you can still listen to our comedy/sci-fi audio drama series, Parasitecology! It's got aliens, spaceships, work happy hours of doom, trips to the supermarket, and a fugitive alien brain parasite named Cher. It's a whole lot of story in 14 episodes with each about 25 minutes long. Perfect for binging! To learn more about Parasitecology, visit our website https://ohthehumanity.com or search in any podcatcher. We've gotten some nice feedback and would love to hear from you after you hear from us.

If you like this podcast and want to see more episodes like this or just help us keep going, please take a moment and rate us on Apple Podcasts right over here. Every reviewer gets free stuff (Jelly the Gelatinous Cube pins, stickers, postcards with original art, and more) sent to them! See Twitter for more details.

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. We always like to hear from listeners!

December 31, 2019

E072: 2019 Holiday Interruptiganza Live!

Set your Kris' to "Kringle" and your calendars back about a week as we present the 2019 Holiday Interruptiganza Live! We recorded this special episode live on Twitch and our bowls are still full of jelly. It includes three tales of holiday joy PLUS a visit from the big man himself, Santa Claus. He's had a lot of eggnog and is ready to party, people (just don't mention Vixen, it's a whole thing). Also, stick around for a very specific joke about the Northern Virginia area outside Washington, DC. Fun!

Follow us on Twitch at the Interruptedtales channel to hear us do our particular brand of nonsense live yourself!

One of the things we're grateful for in 2019 was completing the first season of our comedy sci-fi fiction podcast, Parasitecology! It's got aliens, spaceships, work happy hours, trips to the supermarket, and a fugitive alien brain parasite named Cher. It's a whole lot of story in 14 episodes with each about 25 minutes long. Perfect for binging! To learn more about Parasitecology, visit our website https://ohthehumanity.com or search in any podcatcher. We've gotten some nice feedback and would love to hear from you after you hear from us.

If you like this podcast and want to see more episodes like this or just help us keep going, please take a moment and rate us on Apple Podcasts right over here. Every reviewer gets free stuff (Jelly the Gelatinous Cube pins, stickers, postcards with original art, and more) sent to them! See Twitter for more details.

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. We always like to hear from listeners!

December 3, 2019

E071: Building Blocks

Prepare yourself for a tale that puts the "short" in "short, pretty lame, story"! Join us in the far future with "Building Blocks" from the February, 1950 issue of Fantastic Adventures. It's got everything: Dialogue. Characters. That's all you need, right? I feel like I'm missing something... Plot? Nah, you're funny. Enjoy! 

There is still time to check out the first season of our comedy sci-fi fiction podcast, Parasitecology! It's got aliens, spaceships, work happy hours, trips to the supermarket, and a fugitive alien brain parasite named Cher. It's a whole lot of story in 14 episodes with each about 25 minutes long. Perfect for binging! To learn more about Parasitecology, visit our website https://ohthehumanity.com or search in any podcatcher. We've gotten some nice feedback and would love to hear from you after you hear from us.

If you like this podcast and want to see more episodes like this or just help us keep going, please take a moment and rate us on Apple Podcasts right over here. Every reviewer gets free stuff (Jelly the Gelatinous Cube pins, stickers, postcards with original art, and more) sent to them! See Twitter for more details.

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. We always like to hear from listeners!

November 28, 2019

E070: Bert’s Thanksgiving

It's time to duck your family and listen to a very special Thanksgiving episode of Interrupted Tales! Set your hearts to "warming" with "Bert's Thanksgiving", a tale of kindness, newspaper boys, and squash pie from the 1915 short story collection "Good Cheer Stories Every Child Should Know". Squash!

In other news we've completed the first season of our comedy sci-fi podcast, Parasitecology! It's got aliens, spaceships, work happy hours, trips to the supermarket, and a fugitive alien brain parasite named Cher. It's a whole lot of story in 14 episodes with each about 25 minutes long. Perfect for binging! To learn more about Parasitecology, visit our website https://ohthehumanity.com or search in any podcatcher. We've gotten some nice feedback and would love to hear from you after you hear from us.

If you like this podcast and want to see more episodes like this or just help us keep going, please take a moment and rate us on Apple Podcasts right over here. Every reviewer gets free stuff (Jelly the Gelatinous Cube pins, stickers, postcards with original art, and more) sent to them! See Twitter for more details.

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. We always like to hear from listeners!

September 17, 2019

E069: Large Salary Too Small

We're back riding the iron horse with a story of the rails! From the January, 1910 issue of Railroad Man's Magazine comes "Large Salary Too Small", the story that proves a railroad fool and his railroad money are soon railroad parted. We also discuss what strawberries really are (hint: They aren't berries or Funko Pop! figures) and the dos and don'ts of Tinder profiles for train workers. All this, plus a great recipe for canned beans for your bindle!

In other news we've completed the first season of our comedy sci-fi podcast, Parasitecology! It's got aliens, spaceships, work happy hours, trips to the supermarket, and a fugitive alien brain parasite named Cher. It's a whole lot of story in 14 episodes with each about 25 minutes long. Perfect for binging! To learn more about Parasitecology, visit our website https://ohthehumanity.com or search in any podcatcher. We've gotten some nice feedback and would love to hear from you after you hear from us.

If you like this podcast and want to see more episodes like this or just help us keep going, please take a moment and rate us on Apple Podcasts right over here. Every reviewer gets free stuff (Jelly the Gelatinous Cube pins, stickers, postcards with original art, and more) sent to them! See Twitter for more details.

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. We always like to hear from listeners!

September 10, 2019

E068: IT Commentary Track - The Test

It's a peek behind the curtain as we present a very special Commentary Track for the third episode of Interrupted Tales: The Test! Join Rob as he presents clips, behind the scenes information on the making of the podcast, and gives some insight into how the show came to be the silly thing it is. What was the original name of Interrupted Tales? How do Tales get picked? What shows did we almost make instead? All this and more in a very special episode that rewinds all the way back to 2017!

We also recently completed the first season of our comedy sci-fi podcast, Parasitecology! It's got aliens, spaceships, work happy hours, trips to the supermarket, and a fugitive alien brain parasite named Cher. It's a whole lot of story in 14 episodes with each about 25 minutes long. Perfect for binging! To learn more about Parasitecology, visit our website https://ohthehumanity.com or search in any podcatcher. We've gotten some nice feedback and would love to hear from you after you hear from us.

If you like this podcast and want to see more episodes like this or just help us keep going, please take a moment and rate us on Apple Podcasts right over here. Every reviewer gets free stuff (Jelly the Gelatinous Cube pins, stickers, postcards with original art, and more) sent to them! See Twitter for more details.

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. We always like to hear from listeners!

August 27, 2019

E067: Trust a Dead Man

It's a Tale of the Old West as lawmen clash, villains threaten, and long, contemplative walks are taken. "Trust a Dead Man" is as gritty and hard-boiled as the title implies! Well, it doesn't actually make any sense with the story, but it's a damn exciting title! It's from the December, 1949 issue of 10 Story Western magazine (motto: If We Wanted 11 We'd Change the Name, Dummies) and features tragic love, gunfights, and a special appearance by Paul Giamatti. 

In other news we've completed the first season of our comedy sci-fi podcast, Parasitecology! It's got aliens, spaceships, work happy hours, trips to the supermarket, and a fugitive alien brain parasite named Cher. It's a whole lot of story in 14 episodes with each about 25 minutes long. Perfect for binging! To learn more about Parasitecology, visit our website https://ohthehumanity.com or search in any podcatcher. We've gotten some nice feedback and would love to hear from you after you hear from us.

If you like this podcast and want to see more episodes like this or just help us keep going, please take a moment and rate us on Apple Podcasts right over here. Every reviewer gets free stuff (Jelly the Gelatinous Cube pins, stickers, postcards with original art, and more) sent to them! See Twitter for more details.

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. We always like to hear from listeners!

July 9, 2019

E066: The Master Key

A mystery story with not much story and a detective story without much detecting, "The Master Key" will leave you breathless! If you have asthma and have climbed several flight of stairs. Otherwise you should be okay. From the April, 1928 issue of Amazing Stories magazine comes a Tale so transparent that it actually  gives the mystery away in the picture above the story. And they wonder why print is dead. Plus: Just how much would you pay for a nap?

A quick scheduling reminder: Our next episode will be in exactly two weeks. On the in-between weeks we are releasing our sci-fi comic audiodrama, Parasitecology. We'll be back weekly after Parasitecology's 14-episode run. To learn more about Parasitecology, visit our website https://ohthehumanity.com or search in any podcatcher. We've gotten some nice feedback and would love to hear from you after you hear from us.

If you like this podcast and want to see more episodes like this or just help us keep going, please take a moment and rate us on Apple Podcasts right over here. Every reviewer gets free stuff (Jelly the Gelatinous Cube pins, stickers, postcards with original art, and more) sent to them! See Twitter for more details.

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. We always like to hear from listeners!

June 25, 2019

E065: The Chase

Sci-fi vengeance is the theme this week's Tale! In the future a man seeks revenge across the solar system, but he learns just what kind of toll "The Chase" can take. From the April, 1952 issue of Fantastic Adventures comes a dark tale of revenge served really, really, really cold. Take your protein pills and set your phasers to "grim but made funny by a couple of dorks"!

A quick scheduling reminder: Our next episode will be in exactly two weeks. On the in-between weeks we are releasing our sci-fi comic audiodrama, Parasitecology. We'll be back weekly after Parasitecology's 14-episode run. To learn more about Parasitecology, visit our website https://ohthehumanity.com or search in any podcatcher. We've gotten some nice feedback and would love to hear from you after you hear from us.

If you like this podcast and want to see more episodes like this or just help us keep going, please take a moment and rate us on Apple Podcasts right over here. Every reviewer gets free stuff (Jelly the Gelatinous Cube pins, stickers, postcards with original art, and more) sent to them! See Twitter for more details.

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. We always like to hear from listeners!

June 11, 2019

E064: How to Get an Air Job

It's our filthiest episode yet! Get ready for sizzling acti- Wait, it's about getting a job in the airline industry? And that's the title? Okay. Well. Folks, get ready for another advice column from the past as we interrupt "How to Get an Air Job" from the August, 1927 issue of Air Stories (this month's cover story: "The Revenge of Commander Cumulus!"). It's about how to find work in the amazing new(ish) world of aviation, which pretty much boils down to "learn how to fly in the Army" or "hang around a plane factory looking sad until they give you a job". So you'll learn ALL about getting a job fixing, building, and flying planes, which is just as exciting as anything else that title could imply. Unless you're into that kind of thing. We don't judge.

A quick scheduling reminder: Our next episode will be in exactly two weeks. On the in-between weeks we are releasing our sci-fi comic audiodrama, Parasitecology. We'll be back weekly after Parasitecology's 14-episode run. To learn more about Parasitecology, visit our website https://ohthehumanity.com or search in any podcatcher. We've gotten some nice feedback and would love to hear from you after you hear from us.

If you like this podcast and want to see more episodes like this or just help us keep going, please take a moment and rate us on Apple Podcasts right over here. Every reviewer gets free stuff (Jelly the Gelatinous Cube pins, stickers, postcards with original art, and more) sent to them! See Twitter for more details.

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. We always like to hear from listeners!