Stephen King Wrote a “Batman” Story and You Can Listen to It Read by Stephen Lang Now

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NPR’s podcast Too Hot for Radio had a very special treat the other day. Horror author Stephen King wrote a “Batman” story and they got actor Stephen Lang to read it on-air.

Here’s what Too Hot for Radio had to say about it:

In our first episode, actor Stephen Lang reads, “Batman and Robin Have an Altercation”, a -shall we say- intense story about family, love, and dying by Stephen King (yes, THAT Stephen King, need we say more?). Host Aparna Nancherla talks to Stu Tinker, a Stephen King superfan fromKing’s hometown of Bangor, Maine (get ready for that accent!). For nearly 20 years he’s been giving tours the spots that have inspired so many of author’s stories.

The story itself starts around the 5:30 mark here.

(via Polygon)

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  • Well written, well read, the kind of no-genre fiction that writing workshops love and make me glad I’m out of college and can read whatever the Hell I want.

    • Had to reach out to ask, are you okay after that massive burn from Jessica Jones verified Twitter?

      • OMG DO TELL

          • You mean the one where I realized the Jessica Jones Twitter was responding AS Jessica Jones and baited her with a question I was hoping to get a snarky response to because then I get to tell all the people that care (no one) that I talked to Jessica Jones?

            I am hugely happy about it. It’s pretty awesome that they’re doing that.

          • That would be the one. It was much to my delight that I stumbled across you on someone else’s Twitter

          • Ahaha, it did occur to me that I might get a little flack from it, but I didn’t care…it’s Jessica Jones. Jessica Jones snarked at ME. It’s like an autograph.

          • I edited my response to ask…but in case it blips for you just once, with the original message (I don’t know how you receive replies), I figured I’d ask separately: do you have Twitter now? I remember that you had said once before that you did NOT…

            (Sorry for cluttering up the page with my long-windedness more than usual.)

          • No, but I have a few friends who’s feeds I check out. If I ever get one(I’ve been considering it, it won’t be associated with my Disqus name, FYI), I promise I will follow you

          • That’ll be interesting.

            It’s my favorite platform, for sure. It’s where I dump…everything.

          • BLESS.

        • Yes. It’s true. I’m famous.

    • Also, Jesus, I was in a crappy mood when I wrote this. Tempted to edit and apologize…