Vintage and pulp stories interrupted with jokes. Episodes come out on Tuesdays!
Vintage and pulp stories interrupted with jokes. Episodes come out on Tuesdays!
E089: When the Devil Drives
When the devil drives he never pays for tolls! He also puts his bare feet up on the dash like a damned caveman, but that's neither here nor there. From a 1910 issue of Men's Railroad Magazine comes When the Devil Drives, the tale of a desperate father and his son riding the rails to greener pastures. With the devil, so it sounds like fun and they're going to stop for a lot of commemorative spoons. Check it out! If you like this podcast and want to see more episodes like this or just help us...
E088: Will Insects Rule the World?
Well, will they? WILL THEY?! Find out in the most scientifically accurate article in the May, 1950 issue of Whisper magazine! Among the competition are articles titled "How to Wrestle an Alligator" and "Can Gals Get Any Nuder?" so scientific accuracy is a clear priority for the good folks at Whisper. Plus, the first (and only, given Alan's response!) appearance of America's hottest new game show, Cameo No You Didn't! If you like this podcast and want to see more episodes like this or just...
E087: Author Unknown
And we're back! Unless you just started listening in which case: Hey, we're still here! What story could possibly be thrilling enough to end our hiatus? Alien visitors attacking the earth? Doomed romance on the cliffs of Dover? Even better: Publishing! Join us for this tale about a literary agent who receives a mysterious manuscript that he believes will change the world. If he can get it published, that is. Can you handle the mystery that is "Author Unknown"?! If you like this podcast and...
E086: 2021 Holiday Interruptiganza!
Another year, another variant... on our holiday-slash-Christmas podcast special. We've got two stories of cheer and temperance and only a few murders thrown in. Here's to 2020 ending with a little comedy on the way out. 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 who contacts us gets free stuff (Jelly the Gelatinous Cube pins, stickers, postcards with original...
My, my, my - a new episode about someone breaking out of a barred cell? Someone's just made it to the top of the suspect list. Join us for a world-weary inmate who creates an invention so transparent that even the author couldn't see what it was. 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 who contacts us gets free stuff (Jelly the Gelatinous Cube pins,...
E084: Death on the Betelguese LIVE! (Livestream for the Cure 5)
Death on the Betelguese - live from the 5th Annual Livestream for the Cure. Thank you so much to Nick and the crew for having us back while we read this wild tale of space pirates and inactivity. WE MADE OUR GOAL and helped raise money to fight for a Cure for Cancer. While the event is over, you can still donate and continue to support the cause - just check out this link: https://allmylinks.com/livestreamforthecure If you like this podcast and want to see more episodes like this or just...
E083: The Hour of Death
A story of US Postal Service reliability and revenge, and the difference between factory-rich and rich-rich. 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 who contacts us 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,...
Here it is, right on time and not four months after the Superbowl joke we make in this episode. This time around, there's a girl, a chicken, a radiator, and a surprise narrator/ghost I guess. Yes, we did leave in the five minute, story-halting explanation of "Living Next Door to Alice" song saga just because Alan wanted it. Also, audio levels a little off at points in this one, sorry. Enjoy? If you like this podcast and want to see more episodes like this or just help us keep going, please...
E081: 2020 Holiday Interruptiganza!
Happy Everything and join us for two tales in this special holiday episode! First, we travel to the convert the wild pagans away from the evil lure of Thor (but those abs!) in "A Legend of Saint Boniface". Then, it's a trip to jolly old England for the Dickensian "A Christmas Fairy". Whether it contains fairies is questionable, whether you will hear a parade of dodgy accents is not! Be excellent to each other and have a happy new year! Stuck at home with nothing to do but listen to...
E080: A Price on His Head
Celebrate Thanksgiving with "A Price on His Head," a tale of Thanksgiving scoundrels from 1922's People Stories Magazine Thanksgiving issue. Who is the mysterious titular fugitive and how will Pat the Police Dog solve the crime? Is there even a crime? Is there, in fact, a good 10 minutes talking about Star Trek villains and Tuvix? There's only one way to find out! Stuck at home with nothing to do but listen to podcasts? You can still listen to our comedy/sci-fi audio drama series,...
E079: The Dude Ranch
Pack up your cowboy hat and your best beans, we're heading to "The Dude Ranch"! Straight from a 1936 issue of Western Story Magazine comes a tale of- well, more like an advice column of thrills, packing tips, and a surprising level of detail about the dark, damp secrets of Hidden Valley Ranch. Bring the kids! This episode includes a promo for The Story Song Podcast, an excellent listen that everyone should subscribe to. Every episode they discuss a different narrative song, like "Jolene" by...
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...
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!...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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,...
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...
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...