Category: Comedy

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

April 16, 2019

E060: The Last Stage Coachman

We have a guest! This is not a drill, people, put the plastic on your couch and set out a bowl of nuts because Shawn Ennis from the excellent Stories of Yore and Yours podcast has come to shame Rob and Alan with his ability to read and sound good-like with words and stuff! Yes, we have a guest reader and that means TWICE the interruptions! TWICE the references to 90s TV shows that may or may not have existed! And (somehow), THRICE the fun! Join us as Shawn beautifully reads the chilling "The Last Stage Coachman", a Tale that harkens back to an earlier time when stagecoaches ruled the land and there were no trains mucking things up with their timely travel and ability to move lots and lots of things. From an 1863 issue of The Illuminated Magazine, this is one of our oldest (and oddest) tales yet.

Many thanks to Shawn for being a great sport and putting up with our foolishness. If you aren't already a listener, please find and subscribe to Stories of Yore and Yours (and follow @SYYpodcast on Twitter). Shawn reads complete short stories uninterrupted (imagine that?!) with amazing sound quality, effects, and a voice that I've dubbed "the velvet drizzle". Just soak in it, people, it always feels right.

And if you like the idea of more guests, please let us know!

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!

April 2, 2019

E059: Death in Twenty Minutes

Revenge is a dish best served room temperature in our latest Tale from the January, 1935 issue of Weird Tales magazine: "Death in Twenty Minutes" (or less or your chilling fright is free!). Egyptian mummies, poisonous spiders, and overly thought-out schemes combine for horror so horrific it can only be called horrorable. Plus: Alan updates on his spec script for the Weekend at Bernie's reboot!

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!

March 19, 2019

E058: So You’re Going to Junior High

In our last episode we told you about your possible future, in this one we remind you of your past! We're happy to present our very first nonfiction Interrupted Tale, an article from Calling All Girls magazine's October, 1960 issue, "So You're Going to Junior High". Everything is covered: Making friends, complicated alphabetical seating arrangements, homework, and, oh, right, scarring you for the rest of your life! It's everything you need to know as you embark on your pimply ride through adolescence. 

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 get free stuff (Jelly the Gelatinous Cube pins, stickers, postcards with original art, and more) sent to them! See Twitter for more details.

A quick scheduling reminder: Our next episode will be in exactly two weeks. On the in-between weeks we are releasing Parasitecology. If you want us every week you now have two great ways to get us! If you don't want us any weeks well, frankly, I'm surprised you read this far. 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. It's the sci-fi comic audiodrama about fugitive alien parasites and depression you never knew you wanted!

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!

March 5, 2019

E057: Have Your Past Read, Mister?

We hope you enjoyed last week's release of our new darkly comic sci-fi audio drama, Parasitecology, but this week Interrupted Tales returns with futuristic fortune tellers who don't tell your past or future. Instead they tell what might have been if you had chosen a different path! Don't worry, though, your life is still lousy. Ah, well. From Startling Stories magazine from 1955 comes a story with punctuation that will surely break our RSS links: "Have Your Past Read, Mister?"

Plus there's a really gross bit about toenails. I mean, that's worth listening to right there.

A reminder on scheduling: Our next episode will in exactly two weeks. On the in-between weeks we are releasing Parasitecology. If you want us every week you have two great ways to get us! If you don't want us any weeks well, frankly, I'm surprised you read this far. 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. 

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 Apple Podcasts 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.

February 26, 2019

PREMIERE: Parasitecology S01, E01 and E02!

People of Earth! We heard you like interruptions, so we interrupted your interruptions with... a science fiction audio dramedy?  For one week, this is not Interrupted Tales but a tale that interrupts: Parasitecology!  And this supersized episode is not just the first episode, but a full TWO episodes of the show that you didn't ask for but got anyway!  

What is this thing called Parasitecology?  Well, it's a darkly comic SF audiodrama about a suicidal nerd and his alien parasite best friend, and that's just the beginning.  Literally, that's the beginning of the show, it's the whole premise, and it takes us about two episodes to get there... but don't worry, eventually they both go to a grocery store...

Please note: While Parasitecology is a comedy, it incorporates the serious and, for us, highly personal topic of mental health, including dealing with anxiety, depression and suicide. If you or a loved one is at risk of self-harm, please: get help and call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

Parasitecology was created by Alan Gallauresi and Rob Trevino, who also created Interrupted Tales, a weekly podcast where one of them reads a vintage or pulp story while the other person constantly interrupts.  

All of their podcasts can be found at https://ohthehumanity.com.

Written and directed by Alan Gallauresi and Rob Trevino
Original music by Alan Gallauresi
Narration by Stacey Frost of Rough Giraffe (https://roughgiraffe.podbean.com/)
Role of Javier performed by Rob Trevino
Role of Cher performed by Alan Gallauresi

Full credits at http://parasitecology.com

February 19, 2019

E056: Prairie Girl

We're back, my little chili babies! After some time off producing our new darkly comic sci-fi audio drama, Parasitecology, Interrupted Tales returns with a Tale of (barely) forbidden love from the March, 1943 issue of Ranch Romances. Maybe "forbidden" isn't the right word for it, perhaps "barely there" is the right one? Anyhoo, it's a hoot and we're excited to be back!

This episode features a conversation spurred by The History of Bad Ideas podcast, who you should be subscribing to and following on Twitter at @BadIdeasPodcast. If it's geeky, they've got fun opinions about it.

A quick word on scheduling: We are back but changing our frequency for a bit. We'll be switching to new episodes every other Tuesday, with Parasitecology being released the in-between weeks. So if you're getting this when it comes out, you can listen to Parasitecology next Tuesday, and then a new Interrupted Tales the next one. This will last for the 14 episodes of Parasitecology. We do hope you give it a try, it's a sci-fi tale of fugitive aliens that live on your brainstem, depressed IT workers, interplanetary conspiracy, and pizza rolls. If you like it you'll still get us every week!

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 Apple Podcasts 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.

December 24, 2018

E055: 2018 Holiday Interruptiganza

Are you ready for some holiday cheer? Are you ready for an episode so gargantuan that it can contain THREE tales of holly, jolly interruptions? Welcome to the 2018 Fun Time Holiday Interruptiganza Volume 2: The Reckoning! From three different pulp magazines come stories of the true meaning of Christmas, as long as the true meaning of Christmas involves breaking and entering, poor Italian children, and very wet trains. Spend some time avoiding family and listen to our latest podcast!

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.

 
 
November 27, 2018

E054: Glamour Girl 2040

This episode features all the glitz, glamour, and rocket ships that only future showbiz can provide! From Startling Stories in 1940 comes "Glamour Girl 2040", a story that pairs sci-fi and the movie business as only a pulp magazine can. And if that isn't exotic enough for you, Rob and Alan discuss the amazing and futuristic world of laundry chutes. Sure, we may not have jetpacks and flying cars, but some houses feature little tunnels from bedrooms to laundry rooms! Wow, what a world we live in.

We also feature a promo for the fantastic Go Your Own YA podcast, where in each episode Carey and Marie discuss life, the universe, and everything you can learn (and shouldn't learn) from Young Adult books from today and yesterday. Find it everywhere you find podcasts and @GoYourOwnYA and goyourownya.com!

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.

November 21, 2018

E053: Who’s Got the Turkey?

It's Thanksgiving time! Well, at the time we're publishing this. And in America. Well, it's Thanksgiving in our hearts and in this episode we celebrate with a thrilling tale of railroad men and turkey heists. From the November, 1909 issue of The Railroad Man's Magazine comes "Who's Got the Turkey?" which has as many twists as Oceans 11 and as many turns as a forced game of Monopoly with your family. Join Rob and Alan as they raise a glass of gravy in thanks to all our listeners and the bizarre pulp magazine stories we love so much!

We also feature a promo for the fun and funny So It Is Told podcast, where comedian Jacob Meza and funny guests share legends, myths, and fairy tales from near and far. Find it everywhere you find podcasts and follow Jacob @soitistoldcast!

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.

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.

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.