My name is Whitney and I am here to tell you about The Thrilling Adventure Hour. Come with me and you will learn what it is, why it is great, and why you should be listening to it. And then perhaps you will go on to spread this information to your friends, and perhaps all of this will lead to much more wonderful Thrilling Adventure Hour fanworks. In short, if you like laughter, bowties, cute aliens, wordplay, punching Nazis, and general fun, you’re gonna be happy if you get some Thrilling Adventure in your life. As this IS tumblr, I will be drawing special attention to the things we here on tumblr like (aka queer stuff, stuff where people smooch, YOU KNOW HOW IT IS.)
SO LET’S GO, ADVENTUREKATEERS!
The Thrilling Adventure Hour is a Podcast
Now that we have passed through a dark phase of learning here on this internet and the words “what is night vale?” echo through these blue halls less often, I figure most people are now cognizent of the concept of podcasts. The Thrilling Adventure Hour is a collection of music and human voices and other sounds collected in a digital format that you can download for free to your computer or phone or ipod or whatever. The website for The Thrilling Adventure Hour is right here, and you can subscribe on iTunes, use this RSS feed for other various podcast apps and players, and listen to the episodes right on The Nerdist’s website.
Okay. So we’ve got that out of the way.
The Thrilling Adventure Hour is Old-Timey Radio…. BUT IN NEW TIMES???
The Thrilling Adventure Hour is… well, hell, I’ll just let them describe it themselves:
The Thrilling Adventure Hour is a staged production in the style of old time radio that is held monthly at the Coronet Theatre. The show has been running since March 2005. It is live audio theater. Each episode features three non-serialized segments as well as songs and commercials from fictional sponsors. The show is written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker and directed by Aaron Ginsburg. The show’s original songs are written by Acker & Blacker with composer and band leader Andy Paley.
What this means is that once a month a bunch of attractive and wonderful and hilarious people all put on fancy clothes and stand in front of microphones and read off of scripts in front of a live audience. It looks like this!
WHAAAT THAT’S RIGHT THIS POST ABOUT AN AUDIO PODCAST IS ALSO GONNA HAVE A TON OF PICTURES. I BET YOU WEREN’T EXPECTING THAT, WERE YA? BOOM. THIS IS ADVENTURE.
But, due to all the pictures, I will now place a cut here. Cut!
I made a series of Calming Bunnies (based off of the Calming Manatee meme) for my friend Gab, who isn’t a huge fan of manatees!
We can always use more bunnies, I think.
THIS IS WHAT WE NEED RIGHT NOW.
CALMING BUNNIES. I needed to see these right now, yes I did.
Exactly what I needed to see.
In case you missed it, the wonderful Ruth, Tom and Peter are back. Can’t wait to see it!
(These people are living my dream. And did I mention I would totally be in something along the lines of The Edwardian Country House? Remember that one?)
I want to see this so much!
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How to enter! Make sure you’re following Gothic Charm School on Tumblr, and reblog this post! ONE REBLOG ONLY, Snarklings, because spamming people’s dashboards with multiple contest entries is rude.
And yes, this giveaway is open internationally, with a caveat: the folks at Dem Bones will ship the prize via Priority Mail to any US address for free, but if the lucky winner is from outside the US, shipping is by regular first class only.
On October 25th, Clovis Devilbunny and I will randomly select a winner from the list of reblogs and put that lucky creature in touch with Dem Bones! Skull sugar cubes!
What are you waiting for? Reblog!