#Trypod – Thrilling Adventure Hour!

Do you like comedy and silly stories about wild west marshal’s on Mars?

Want to hear quirky adventures and  interesting crossover experiences (for example, with Nightvale?) or other weird and wonderful segments?

Give this great podcast a go!

The Segments

Each podcast is unique, consisting of a selection of stories from the live show, announcements from our fictional sponsors, and occasional one-off sketches.

Sparks Nevada
Marshal on Mars

Marc Evan Jackson plays Sparks Nevada, an Earth man sent to protect the Red Planet from the universe’s robot outlaws, alien invaders and other galactic threats. Mark Gagliardi plays Sparks Nevada’s trusty native Martian sidekick, Croach the Tracker. Busy Philipps plays The Red Plains Rider, a human raised by Martians who rides the red plains of Mars in vigilante fashion. Josh Malina plays the Barkeep of the Space Saloon. He does not want any trouble in his place.

The Adventures of Captain Laserbeam

As camp as the old Batman show, facing off against ridiculous villains such as the Numbler, the Die-brarian, and Shape-Ape, Captain Laserbeam protects Apex City while trying not to lose his patience with his excitable Adventurekateers or trip himself up emotionally with the pretty new police commissioner.

Down in Moonshine Holler

A hobo fairytale. During the Great Depression, a millionaire’s son fell in love with a woman he thought was his societal equal. In truth, she was the Hobo Princess. She fled, leaving behind only a fingerless glove. Now, under the assumed identity of Banjo Bindlestuff, the millionaire’s son rides the rails with his hobo-mentor Gummy, in search of his one true love he believes will be found in the possibly make-believe hobo-paradise: Moonshine Holler.

Beyond Belief

Meet Frank and Sadie Doyle: the toast of the upper crust. Headliners on the society pages. And, oh yes, they see ghosts. Trading quips and tossing back cocktails, the Doyles take what they want and hoodwink their clientele for the rest. Ghosts, vampires, werewolves, mummies, even diabolical gingerbread men are nothing but obstacles in the way of the liquor cabinet for our fast-talking, hard-drinking sleuths.

Jefferson Reid
Ace American

A clandestine war is being waged against the Reich, and at the frontlines of this sometimes mystical, often monstrous battle, is Jefferson Reid, America’s only super-soldier. Aided by his super-sweetheart, Agent Abby Adams (who hates nothing as much as she hates a dirty Kraut), and his plucky sidekick, Brownie Finn, Jefferson Reid, Ace American is a jingoistic romp through a World War II that never existed.

Desdemona Hughes
Diva Detective

And now we take you to the Hollywood of yesteryear, in a tale of mystery and murder, featuring Tinseltown’s Woman of a Thousand Faces, Desdemona Hughes, Diva Detective.

Phillip Fathom
The Deep Sea Detective

He is the sub-aquatic darkness. He is the Abyssopelagic layer. He exerts the pressure of justice on the metazoic creatures who lurk in the deep. He is the hero the ocean deserves. He is your semiamphibious knight. AND HIS PARENTS DIED AT SEA!!

Amelia Earhart
Fearless Flyer

Spinning out of the pages of Ace American! Amelia Earhart faked her death in 1938 and went to work for the American Victory Commission. Now, she uses her Lockheed Elektra to crisscross the time stream to stop the Reich from rising where it shouldn’t.

The Cross-Time Adventures of Colonel Tick-Tock

The fey Colonel polices the fractured timeline for Her Majesty’s Royal Chrono Patrol, interrupting not-always-terribly-well-researched historical moments and facing down the occasional villain, including the Greenwich Meanie, Auntie Meridian and the occasional dinosaur, from pre-history and all that. Pip pip!

The Algonquin Four

Dateline: the 1920’s. A celebrated group of New York’s sharpest wits met daily at The Algonquin Hotel, enjoying barbs and bon mots. Until one day a comet struck and those present found themselves possessed of powers beyond the ken of mortal men.

The Red Plains Rider

Justice rides a rocket steed across the crimson plains of the fourth planet, where one woman rights the wrongs that slip through the cracks of traditional law enforcement. She rides the red plains of Mars. She is The Red Plains Rider.

(http://thrillingadventurehour.com/)

‘It’s a brilliantly original idea — a spot-on recreation of old-time US radio drama from the Thirties and Forties that both sends up these corny, wholesome wireless serials and shows real affection for a homespun era before irony ruined everything. Fake serials including Sparks Nevada, Marshal On Mars, Amelia Earheart, Fearless Flier and Down in Moonshine Holler are rendered with songs, wisecracks and handmade sound effects before a live audience in Hollywood. You’ll laugh like a space coyote.

(http://www.esquire.co.uk/culture/news/a5508/21-essential-podcasts/)

 

Enjoy!

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