E042: Task to Luna

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Rob and Alan kick off the episode 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, madness, and destiny. Plus bazookas! All with our usual comedy and nonsense in a tight little package. Take your lunch break on the moon today!

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E041: The Last of Mrs. Debrugh

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This spooky episode, 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 contents) is scary in the way a giant vat of mayonaisse is scary. Which is to say it’s not, but it does make you feel uneasy. So strap yourself in for mild thrills in a story that cares as much about general pipe cleanliness as providing you chills!

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E040: The Secret of the Invisible Girl

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 episode with a quick pitch for the Inspector Poirot Extended Cinematic Universe (“This summer: The Name for Action is Miss Lemon!”) and then learn one of “Doctor Hackensaw’s Secrets.” Who’s that? We don’t know but apparently this author wrote a bunch of these kinds of stories for different magazines through the years. This one is “The Secret of the Invisible Girl” and it will take you from the Old West all the way to deepest Africa, or at least as close to any of those places as an old sci-fi author who does not bother to do research can get. Plus, inventions: Smelling masks! Cameras that can see auras! Bananas! This one has it all!

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E039: A Matter of Cash

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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 an exotic locale (like China, Africa, or Holland) and features tough men with manly names (like Gunsmoke Enmity, Ochiri Death, or Holland). In addition to an exciting tale and a good deal of discussion about where to conceal compact sticks of dynamite, Rob and Alan also induct a new member into the I.T. Book Club. Be bold and join today!

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E038: A Weapon of the Law

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This episode, 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 desperate man against the judge who put him away. All this and the boys get a quiet drink at the Twisted Kilt!

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E037: Always One Night

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This week we’re 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 kind of hijinks can a sharp dressed bellhop get into on Broadway? We’re not sure, because we can’t figure out half the slang in this thing, but it’s saucy and funny and also includes Rob having to read uncomfortable words like “throb”. Shudder.

We also feature a special guest (well, her words at least) from the excellent 33% Pulp podcast as Linzi is inducted into the IT Book Club thanks to her kind words on iTunes. The swag is on its way!

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E036: Who Is Charles Avison

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This week, Alan and Rob induct a new member into the IT Book Club and then continue a short run of sci-fi stories with Who Is Charles Avison? from the December, 1939 issue of Famous Fantastic Mysteries. Just who is Charles Avison? Inventor, man of some means, and quite possibly a giant moron. Let’s just say that if you invent a new kind of air ship and want to slip the surly bonds of Earth, don’t let this guy drive.

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E035: The Angry House

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Now put down your ray guns, we’ve got a new sci-fi yarn 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 House.

Straight from the summer, 1955 issue of Startling Stories comes the story of a (somewhat) smart house against a pair of (somewhat) bumbling thieves in the future! Yep, it’s like a robot Kevin McCallister taking on Joe Pesci and the guy from Bushwacked in the future. Laugh along at all the maiming and pain, just like we do each Christmas!

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E033: Summer Rewind!

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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 episodes from this winter and spring? Join Rob on a trip through the archives with clips from some of our most recent (and craziest) shows. There’s sci-fi, romance, fables, crime, and Alan’s touching story about an older man’s quinceanera. We thought that particular off our very abnormal live show, it would be good to highlight some of what we’ve done in recent months. A great introduction for new readers!

 

Plus we induct two new members into the IT Book Club. All it took was a 5 star review on iTunes/Apple Podcasts and, boom, they’ve ascended the ranks with all the perks privileges available to them. One is a very special review from our friends at the Rough Giraffe podcast. Please give them a listen in your pod app today, it’s a funny show about a Brit and her mum and their search to learn more about everything around them.

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E033: Interrupted Tales LIVE – The Failure

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Well, it finally happened. We had our first LIVE show 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 tremendous event that raised over $10,000 in total donations! 

To celebrate, we present to you, the listener, an episode captured from the livestream. If you’ve wanted to hear the chaos that interrupting a tale live combined with a challenge or curse for each donation made can create, well then, we’ve got the episode for you! This week’s tale is from the August, 1922 issue of The Black Mask magazine and it’s a tale of crime, someone really nervous about committing a crime, and middle management. Mostly, though, it’s about making Rob and Alan do silly things to help us juice up our donations.

Fair warning, the sound is a little off at times. We were using a different streaming tool than usual so some sentences come in late and we edited off a single input so some of the levels will be off. Alas, there was only so much we could do, but here it is, warts and all! But as my father never said, warts make the toad. So we have that going for us! 

So join us for a little something different. Grab your favorite drink, curl up on your favorite office chair, and get ready for this week’s very different, very live tale!

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