In this episode, Don and Rob are joined by Gregg Taylor of the Decoder Ring Theatre podcast to talk about a subject that’s near and dear to Gregg’s heart- Pulp Heroes! We talk about the original Batman v. Superman- The Shadow and Doc Savage, how a pulp hero is made by their choice of hats, and why the world of pulp hero The Spider would be an awful place to live! All this, and a discussion of what’s next for Decoder Ring Theatre, is waiting for you in this, the 16th episode of the Department of Nerdly Affairs!
Note: I want to make a special thanks to Gregg Taylor for being a complete gentleman through what turned out to be a very difficult recording session. You went above and beyond the call, sir, and even The Red Panda himself couldn’t have done better!
Closing Music: Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt
Decoder Ring Theatre
Walter B. Gibson (who wrote 10,000 words A DAY!)
Lester Dent’s Master Pulp Writing Formula
The Yellow Peril Stories
The Phantom Detective
NY Mayor La Guardia’s Campaign Against the Spicys
Spicy Adventure Covers
Episodes of the X-1 Radio Show on Archive.org
Pulpcrazy Podcast (for more about the Pulps)