Interrupted Tales

Interrupted Tales

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


E066: The Master Key
Jul 9 • 49 min
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…
E065: The Chase
Jun 25 • 58 min
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…
E064: How to Get an Air Job
Jun 11 • 47 min
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…
E063: Interrupted Tales LIVE - Printcrime
May 28 • 34 min
LIVE FROM SEVERAL DIFFERENT HOUSES, IT’S INTERRUPTED TALES… UM, LIVE! Recorded as part of the 3rd Annual Livestream for the Cure in support of the Cancer Research Institute, we present our latest show. It’ll sound a little different than usual, you’ll…
E062: Proposal Bait
May 14 • 69 min
Please don’t use the fancy soaps or guest room towels because this episode we’re joined by Linzi from the fantastic 33% Pulp podcast! Linzi reads “Proposal Bait” from the February, 1951 issue of Today’s Love, a tale of romance and ghosting but…
E061: The Telepathic Pick-up
Apr 30 • 48 min
Join us this episode for a chilling tale of telepathy and mad science (and not trying smooth, mental lines to pick people up at bars as the title would suggest) in Amazing Stories’ “The Telepathic Pick-up” from December, 1926. Prepare yourself for horror…
E060: The Last Stage Coachman
Apr 16 • 46 min
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…
E059: Death in Twenty Minutes
Apr 2 • 32 min
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…
E058: So You’re Going to Junior High
Mar 19 • 23 min
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…
E057: Have Your Past Read, Mister?
Mar 5 • 33 min
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…
PREMIERE: Parasitecology S01, E01 and E02!
Feb 26 • 54 min
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…
E056: Prairie Girl
Feb 19 • 28 min
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”…
E055: 2018 Holiday Interruptiganza
Dec 24, 2018 • 66 min
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…
E054: Glamour Girl 2040
Nov 27, 2018 • 34 min
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…
E053: Who’s Got the Turkey?
Nov 21, 2018 • 55 min
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…
E052: A Delicate Commission
Nov 13, 2018 • 26 min
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…
E051: When The Killer Called
Nov 6, 2018 • 37 min
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…
E050: The Brain Jungle
Oct 23, 2018 • 90 min
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…
E049: Moon, June, Spoon, Croon
Oct 16, 2018 • 51 min
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…
E048: The Weeping Killer
Oct 9, 2018 • 45 min
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…
E047: Radia Riddle
Sep 25, 2018 • 40 min
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…
E046: The Tennis Court Decides
Sep 18, 2018 • 49 min
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…
E045: George Loves Gistla
Sep 11, 2018 • 77 min
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”,…
E044: Convince Me I Said
Sep 4, 2018 • 37 min
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…
E043: Brass Buttons
Aug 28, 2018 • 56 min
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…
E042: Task to Luna
Aug 21, 2018 • 31 min
Rob and Alan kick off the podcast discussing the finer points of the modern working woman in the legal profession and then read a Cold War sci-fi yarn called “Task to Luna”. From the January, 1951 issue of Planet Stories comes a solid little story of war,…
E041: The Last of Mrs. Debrugh
Aug 14, 2018 • 34 min
On this spooky podcast, Rob gets far too deep into the weeds of Dutch doctoring and we read a story from the October, 1937 issue of Weird Tales. “The Last of Mrs. Debrugh” (or “DeBrugh”, which is how it is in the story but not the title or table of…
E040: The Secret of the Invisible Girl
Aug 7, 2018 • 63 min
Girl power! Well, invisible girl power. Not THE Invisible Girl power, though. You know what, forget I mentioned it. Celebrate Rob and Alan’s 40th podcast with a quick pitch for the Inspector Poirot Extended Cinematic Universe (“This summer: The Name for…
E039: A Matter of Cash
Jul 24, 2018 • 37 min
It’s two-fisted action in the South Seas the way YOU demanded it! If you demanded it vague and full of questionable motives, that is. “A Matter of Cash” is from Thrilling Adventures magazines’ June, 1939 issue, where every adventure story takes place in…
E038: A Weapon of the Law
Jul 10, 2018 • 30 min
In this podcast, Alan and Rob discuss the pros, cons, and logistics of bunk bed usage and then dive right into a story of crime, library etiquette, and desk safety from the August, 1922 issue of The Black Mask magazine. “A Weapon of the Law” pits a…
E037: Always One Night
Jul 3, 2018 • 45 min
This week the podcast goes back to the world of saucy misadventures with “Always One Night” from the November, 1937 issue of Snappy Illustrated Fun and Fiction magazine. Their motto: “We don’t need a snappy name because we’ve got snappy stories!” What…
E036: Who Is Charles Avison
Jun 19, 2018 • 65 min
Don’t forget to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts/iTunes Right over here! Reviews get your name and review read on a future episode as part of the IT Book Club! This week, Alan and Rob induct a new member into the IT Book Club and then continue a short…
E035: The Angry House
Jun 12, 2018 • 53 min
Now put down your ray guns, our podcast’s got a new sci-fi yarn just for you! First, Alan and Rob discuss their third favorite topic, exotic fruits, and evaluate the “miraculous” powers of the “Miracle” “Berry”. Then we read this week’s Tale, The Angry…
E034: Summer Rewind!
Jun 5, 2018 • 24 min
It’s gettin’ hot, folks, at least in Interrupted Tales country. And what better way to cool off than to listen back on a bunch of podcast episodes from this winter and spring? Join Rob on a trip through the archives with clips from some of our most recent…
E033: Interrupted Tales LIVE - The Failure
May 29, 2018 • 37 min
Well, it finally happened. We had our first LIVE podcast recently as part of the Livestream for the Cure (you can still give at livestreamforthecure.com and tell them we sent you)! We raised over $300 for cancer research, which was matched and part of a…
E032: Jupiter Napoleon
May 22, 2018 • 24 min
First off we’d like to thank everyone who listened to our Live show on May 19th as part of Livestream for the Cure. We raised over $300 for cancer research and had loads of fun! We’ll be putting out a recording of the show as a future special episode,…
E031: High Explosives
May 15, 2018 • 51 min
This podcast we read a tale from a 1921 issue of Adventure magazine about two great things that go great together: Prohibiition and nitroglycerin. High Explosives will transport you to Colorado’s oil country and introduce you to the great character find…
E030: The Piper from Bhutan
May 8, 2018 • 37 min
This podcast, Alan and Rob take a moment to thank the Brit Pod Scene show for having us guest on the second episode of their podcast. Special shout-out to the Theme Park Film and Rough Giraffe podcasts for making it happen and for both being our…
E029: The Man Who Could Work Miracles
May 1, 2018 • 104 min
Welcome to a special Super-Sized Sci-Fi Spectacular podcast with a Tale from HG Wells! Don’t forget to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts/iTunes Right over here. In this episode, Rob embarrasses himself at the airport (as usual) and we read a tale from…
E028: Love in a Cottage
Apr 24, 2018 • 34 min
In this episode, we introduce you to the new IT Book Club (not a division of Reynholm Industries)! How do you become a member of the IT Book Club? It’s easy, just leave a 5-star review on iTunes, Right over here! Membership has its perks; not only will we…
E027: The Clean Man and the Dirty Angels
Apr 17, 2018 • 47 min
In this week’s chugging podcast adventure: Rob and Alan discuss their brackets for Mundane Madness (always bet on binder clip!) and we read a story of a godly railroad man and the fallen women he believes are beyond saving. If you’re looking for…
E026: The Chameleon Man
Apr 10, 2018 • 62 min
This thrilling episode: Rob reveals the true heights of his manliness (spoiler alert: ankle deep at best) and we read a science fiction story about a man who can turn invisible and his attempt to help the war effort by starring on the Great White Way!…
E025: The Shock
Apr 3, 2018 • 65 min
This episode Alan drops some science about thermocouplers and how important they are in today’s modern homes (hint: you cannot reverse the polarity of a thermocoupler and swing your house around the sun to travel back in time). The we read a seemingly…
E024: Don’t Get Technatal
Mar 27, 2018 • 32 min
Rob shares a bittersweet family story involving animated balls of dough and naive immigrants followed by a short sci-fi tale from the utopian future of 1975! Will man still be alive? Will women survive? Will robots know how to shake their booty? All of…
E023: The Necklace of Pearls
Mar 20, 2018 • 34 min
The Saga of Stairs, Part 2: The Submission of the Truth. Then, a fanciful fable from the island of the Azores with more crying than Solomon Burke’s Cry to Me, which is, NOT COINCIDENTALLY, part of the Dirty Dancing soundtrack. This week’s genre: Fairy…
E022: Scrambled Yeggs
Mar 13, 2018 • 47 min
Weird fruit part 3, then a jokey farce about a stranger-in-a-strange-land, a costume ball, quite a bit of lying and possible incestuous jewel thieving. All set against the background of 1940s Paris, which - now that we think about - seems like a weird…
E021: My Irish Friend
Mar 6, 2018 • 44 min
Dentistry and peeing your pants - true story? Then we plunge ourselves into a frightening TRUE ACCOUNT of promises, ghosts, and the noises they make in the dark. This week’s genre: Ghoooossst Stories! Our tale “My Irish Friend” comes from the collection…
E020: Limbering Up Ebenezer
Feb 27, 2018 • 33 min
The Winter Marblelympics are here and it is time to chant GO GO SAVAGE SPEEDERS! Oh, and there’s a story too, something about a miserly couple that has a falling out over pickles and the foxtrot. This week’s genre: Romance then Not Romance. “Limbering Up…
E019: The Winds, the Birds, and the Telegraph Wires
Feb 20, 2018 • 33 min
What is the acceptable age for owning a waterbed? Then, a succinct little fable about some kind of god named the “Earth King” - who may or may not have a Swedish nu-metal band backing him - and his travails hiring contractors. This week’s genre: Fairy…
E018: The Devil’s Jest
Feb 13, 2018 • 60 min
Weird fruits, part two - the paw paw. After that, Alan reads a yarn of a dying man’s confession to a conveniently placed burglar. This week’s genre: Suspense. “The Devil’s Jest” by Robert Terry Shannon comes from the pages of Argosy All-Story Weekly, Dec…
E017: Twixt Life and Death
Feb 6, 2018 • 46 min
Weird fruits, part one: the Durian. Then a manx tale from the Isle of Man involving wholesale theft of seagull eggs! Seriously, people are about to be put in jail over this. This week’s genre: Adventure/Mystery/Poetry. “Twixt Life and Death” by Clucas…
E016: The Chemical Magnet
Jan 30, 2018 • 65 min
Nude wookies! Then we take a lazy stroll on the scientific shores of a tale about a driven inventor and his plumbing issues, which is absolutely CENTRAL to the plot. This week’s genre: Super Science! “The Chemical Magnet” is from the August 1927 edition…
E015: Skirts and Brats
Jan 23, 2018 • 53 min
This episode, Alan escapes from a room through the power of blowing and Rob wonders why we’re reading a story about skirts and delicious, grilled Johnsonville brats. It’s all followed by a crime drama so baffling in its plot, dialogue, and crime that we…
E014: Why Men Don’t Marry
Jan 16, 2018 • 40 min
Alan is fined by the council for pique, and then we are toasted with a tale of scummy romantic misadventure amongst the backdrop of gorgeous Switzerland, home of waiters with outsized importance to stories. Join us to learn about Lee Lee Sobieski’s…
E013: Two Weeks in August
Jan 9, 2018 • 33 min
This episode, Rob finally lulls his toddler (and Alan) to sleep with the hypnotic power of European tractor stories and then we dive into the future of annoying coworkers and space tourism. Boy, if that isn’t a thrilling prospect for Fifties sci-fi…
E012: Picture Bride
Jan 2, 2018 • 23 min
We discuss the believability of lies and what grandmas do in their spare time (knitting, baking, plotting death upon their enemies, etc.). Then we regale you with a tale of unsocialized idiots tuning into mysterious women from the future with rheostats.…
E011: A Chance Clew
Dec 26, 2017 • 58 min
This week we switch from weird wintry tales to a weird mystery tale! First we wonder about what’s a dream and what’s getting its ass to Mars or not, then jump into a daring criminal enterprise involving molasses and a dopey gumshoe. There’s also some…
E010: Holiday 2017 Interruptiganza
Dec 19, 2017 • 60 min
Tis’ the season to be interrupted! This week we get in the spirit (and possibly spirits) and posit whether it’s better to give or receive (an empty box) and then saddle up a reindeer for TWO Christmas-themed stories: “Little Jean” and “A Kidnapped Santa…
E009: Getting Billy’s Goat
Dec 12, 2017 • 30 min
Sports fever takes center stage as we talk about the virtues of YouTube white noise options and then thunder right into a story that’s about football (yet doesn’t really feature football) and love (as written by a man who has clearly never known the touch…
E008: Mystery Eyes Over Earth
Dec 5, 2017 • 30 min
We consider the existential horror of Super Mario Odyssey and then listen to an alien’s TPS report. GO AMERICA! This week’s story genre: Science Fiction. It’s time to curl up in your cigar shaped craft and grab a drink while we read you this week’s tale.…
E007: Her Husband
Nov 28, 2017 • 47 min
We ”acquire” pumpkins and enjoy a story where we jump to conclusions about what our husbands are doing with far more interesting females. This week’s story genre: Romance. It’s time to curl up in your favorite coat and grab a drink while we read you this…
E006: The Gold Mill
Nov 20, 2017 • 37 min
We figure out how to call people eggplants on our way to Popeyes, and then are regaled with the story of a dead miser, his mill, his cat, and the musical man who came up with brassiere. This week’s genre: Adventure? It’s time to curl up in your favorite…
E005: The Genie of the Dingle
Nov 14, 2017 • 63 min
We fall into the deep tapestry of Tolkein references and then follow the story of an author’s innocent dalliance with his very own dingle. It’s time to curl up in your favorite chair (or oak log) and grab a drink while we read you this week’s tale. Sorry…
E004: Tartas the Terrible
Nov 7, 2017 • 67 min
We talk junk (in all its meanings) then get down to a narrative treasure involving bitter rivals in romance and their understaffed castles. It’s time to curl up in your favorite straw-covered cell and grab a drink while we read you this week’s tale.…
E003: The Test
Oct 31, 2017 • 29 min
We create a monstrosity out of cheap toys, then hear about the criminal justice system and the doctors who exploit it for their own perverse ghost fetishes. It’s time to curl up in your favorite chair (you’ll get it later) and grab a drink while we read…
E002: The Great and the Small
Oct 24, 2017 • 59 min
We talk kids halloween costumes and then proceed to interrupt a ”thrilling” story of horse endurance racing across the turn-of-the-century West. It’s time to curl up in your favorite chair and grab a drink while we read you this week’s tale, buckaroos.…
E001: No Place for Husbands
Oct 17, 2017 • 97 min
In our inaugural episode, we talk about terrible candy from our childhood and delve into a tale of near-philandering among the financier-turned-movie star industry from Saucy Stories, August 1st 1922 with the story “No Place for Husbands.” It’s time to…
E000: Preface, or Introduction to Interrupted Tales
Oct 10, 2017 • 23 min
Folks, Episode 0 has arrived! If you don’t know what Interrupted Tales is all about - Interrupted Tales, the show where two friends take turns reading stories to you, the listen, while the other person constantly interrupts - dive in and give a listen to…