Next week, two of my worlds collide when The Thrilling Adventure Hour podcast crosses over with MPR’s WITS radio show.

WITS is a delightful program hosted by the most splendid John Moe, and upon which I have guested many many many times. You can catch it on the honest-to-God radio, or you can catch up with it via podcast here.

"Beyond Belief" is a segment of the live, staged fake-radio show The Thrilling Adventure Hour. Each segment of TAH is podcast individually. The “Beyond Belief” segment— starring myself and Paget Brewster as Frank and Sadie Doyle— concerns a pair of boozy paranormal investigators who are married to each other and to booze. It’s The Thin Man with ghosts. And more booze.


Frank & Sadie Doyle, along with "Weird Al" Yankovic and musical guest Rhett Miller, will be visiting WITS on Friday, October 24th.

If you want to catch up on the adventures of Frank & Sadie Doyle. here are all of their adventures for your listening pleasure. They’re each about 20 minutes or so, with the occasional super-sized special episode along the way. I personally recommend all of them.

"Beyond Belief" Episode Guide

Beyond Belief poster: Tom Fowler

"Emu Attack," now with instrumentation.

Thanks to therockyjones.


A Pod F. Tompkast EXTRASODE! On May 11, I was lucky enough to be a guest on John Moe’s Wits, an excellent variety show broadcast live from The Fitzgerald Theatre in St. Paul, Minnesota. The musical guest was none other than my old friend Aimee Mann, and we got to play a ridiculous game together.

Thanks to John and the whole Wits team for letting us use this audio. Please do check out more Wits episodes here.  You really should.  They get amazing people to do this show and it’s absurd that I got to be on it at all.

Oh!  And in other podcast news, my very own wife debuts her own today! It’s JANIE AND AARON DOES HOLLYWOOD. Janie and her best bro, writer Aaron Ginsburg, discuss life in this industry town of Los Angeles.  They also discuss life in this world of ours in general. Download! Enjoy!