Category: Comedy

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

June 30, 2020

E078: The Whispering Ether

What is "The Whispering Ether"? Is it a goth zine from the 90s? Is it the name of the letter column of a goth zine from the 90s? No, it's the creation of a mad scientist )who is much better at monologuing than scientisting) that allows him to read the minds of at least two people: A safecracker sent to steal his secrets and the leader of a European country to be named later. From the June, 1926 issue of Amazing Stories comes a tale of super-science that will astound you! Plus we discuss ghosts, Marconi, Tik Tok celebs, pirates, man parts, radio parts, buffoonery, charcuterie, cartoonery, and much, much more.

Stuck at home with nothing to do but listen to podcasts? 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!

June 23, 2020

E077: Like a Stick

In this episode we peruse the pulse-pounding pugilistic parable "Like a Stick"! Punched straight from the Fall, 1949 issue of Fight Stories magazine (motto: "Our Name is a Spoiler for our Stories!"), "Like a Stick" is the tale of an unlikely prizefighter with an even unlikelier physique. That's right: He's really a kangaroo! Okay, he's just skinny, sigh...

Stuck at home with nothing to do but listen to podcasts? 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!

June 16, 2020

E076: Terran Treachery Trips Luna LIVE!

Recorded live at the 2020 Livestream for the Cure charity podcasting marathon, it's "Terran Treachery Trips Luna" from the January, 1952 issue of Fantastic Adventures magazine! This almost alliterative tale of lunar diamond madness has spacesuits and flare guns and wagons with tongues and proves the moon truly is a harsh mistress (but not the fun kind).

NOTE ON SOUND: This was a live telethon so some of the theme music is a little low in the mix (don't worry, it's only the music). You will also hear occasional loud noises announcing donations throughout the segment. Sorry about that but we love to help raise money for cancer research! 

You will also sometimes hear Nick from the Epic Film Guys podcast, who, along with some other great podcasters, created the entire event and raised over $15,000 for the Cancer Research Institute. It's a terrific org, a fantastic event, and he's a pretty swell dude. Listen to Epic Film Guys wherever you listen to podcasts or learn more at http://www.epicfilmguys.com/.

Stuck at home with nothing to do but listen to podcasts? 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!

April 28, 2020

E075: Conquering the Hoosac LIVE!

Live from Twitch, it's Interrupted Tales! Not on a Saturday! And with several minutes of Rob filling air while Alan frantically tries to get back in the stream! Welcome to the Hoosac, listeners. Hope you survive the experience!

This episode was recorded live from Twitch so listen along, warts and all, to a riveting history of tunnel drilling, manholes, and trains going to Troy, NY from Massachusetts in "Conquering the Hoosac" from the April, 1936 issue of Railroad Stories magazine. What's a Hoosac? Find out inside! Hint: It's not a new Kickstarter project even though it really sounds like one.

Catch future recordings and follow us on Twitch at interruptedtales or click here: https://www.twitch.tv/interruptedtales

Stuck at home with nothing to do but listen to podcasts? 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!

April 21, 2020

E074: The Last Throw

The hiatus is over! We're back, baby, unless you're listening to this later or catching up on the podcast, in which case we've never left, much like Big Boy. In this episode we head to a ritzy casino as a desperate man spins the wheel of fortune in what might be "The Last Throw"! From the November, 1922 issue of World Fiction magazine comes a tale that always bets on black! Actually, the guy bets on red in the story but I always listen to Wesley Snipes when it comes to gambling tips.

Stuck at home with nothing to do but listen to podcasts? 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!

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!

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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!