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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.

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

quintismaximus:

Inktober day 1. Thrilling Adventure Hour/Adventure Time crossover fan art featuring those merry married mediums Frank and Sadie Doyle!

Neat!

quintismaximus:

Inktober day 1. Thrilling Adventure Hour/Adventure Time crossover fan art featuring those merry married mediums Frank and Sadie Doyle!

Neat!

mattgourley:

Superego Live. San Francisco Sketchfest 2014. Photo by @liezlwashere.

What a beautiful pscience family.

mattgourley:

Superego Live. San Francisco Sketchfest 2014. Photo by @liezlwashere.

What a beautiful pscience family.

(l-r) Karen Gillan, Annie Savage, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Paget Brewster, Melanie Lynskey*

PHOTO 1

Janie Haddad Tompkins: Should we all do the same face or something?

Karen Gillan: Let’s all act like we’re seeing an old person fall down in the street.

PHOTO 2

Me: Okay, now you’re seeing the old person get up again.

PHOTOS 3 THROUGH 5:

Me: Now you see the old person get picked up and carried away by a giant crow.

*Featuring gradual photo bomb by Dave Foley

A loving moment with my pretend radio wife, Paget Brewster. 

Photo: Allan Amato

A loving moment with my pretend radio wife, Paget Brewster.

Photo: Allan Amato

A new "Beyond Belief" comprises the latest episode of The Thrilling Adventure Hour, and you should listen to it. Not only do you get these two sexy drunks, you also get Ira Glass as a singing elf.

Photo: Allan Amato

A new "Beyond Belief" comprises the latest episode of The Thrilling Adventure Hour, and you should listen to it. Not only do you get these two sexy drunks, you also get Ira Glass as a singing elf.

Photo: Allan Amato

A Thrilling Adventure Hour fan named Hardy (age 8) made Lego versions of Frank & Sadie Doyle and Sparks Nevada and he let us hold them!

Look at this amazing poster that Annie Wu made for The Thrilling Adventure Hour at Comicon. Never have two lower faces been captured more perfectly!

Look at this amazing poster that Annie Wu made for The Thrilling Adventure Hour at Comicon. Never have two lower faces been captured more perfectly!

30 Rock’s Scott Adsit quickly snapped this photo backstage at the May 2013 Thrilling Adventure Hour in Brooklyn— Paget Brewster and I are about to make our entrance as Frank & Sadie Doyle. I am helping Paget up the stairs because I am a gentleman and because she is a lady who wears life-threatening ladyshoes. Director Aaron Ginsburg counts to one Euro-style in the background. Also pictured: a giant thumb monster.

30 Rock’s Scott Adsit quickly snapped this photo backstage at the May 2013 Thrilling Adventure Hour in Brooklyn— Paget Brewster and I are about to make our entrance as Frank & Sadie Doyle. I am helping Paget up the stairs because I am a gentleman and because she is a lady who wears life-threatening ladyshoes. Director Aaron Ginsburg counts to one Euro-style in the background. Also pictured: a giant thumb monster.

From The Thrilling Adventure Hour Presents: A Valentine’s Day Beyond Belief, recorded live at Largo at The Coronet, 14 February 2013. Words, music, and piano playing by the great Eban Schletter.

greengirl82:

Thrilling Adventure Hour’s Paget Brewster and Paul F. Tompkins “Our Love Is The Best”