The Department of Nerdly Affairs
The Department of Nerdly Affairs
DNA Podcast 016 - Exploring the Hero Pulps with Gregg Taylor


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 

Things Discussed

Decoder Ring Theatre
The Shadow
Doc Savage
Walter B. Gibson (who wrote 10,000 words A DAY!)
Lester Dent
Lester Dent’s Master Pulp Writing Formula
Elmore Leonard
The Yellow Peril Stories
The Spider
The Phantom Detective
Theodore Tinsley
NY Mayor La Guardia’s Campaign Against the Spicys
Spicy Adventure Covers
Penny Dreadfuls
Episodes of the X-1 Radio Show on
Pulpcrazy Podcast (for more about the Pulps)