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Batman and Robin Have an Altercation!

Batman and Robin

For the very first episode of Too Hot For Radio, Aparna Nancherla invited Stephen Lang to read a Stephen King story about Family and the relationship between a father and a son.  The father’s health is ailing in the story and he is suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease.  What he does remember, however, is the time that he dressed up with his son as Batman and Robin.

The Stephen King short story “Batman and Robin Have an Altercation” was first released in 2012.  Stephen Lang, has been in the news recently as a contender for the role in a Deadpool movie sequel as the character Cable and known for his role in the blockbuster movie Avatar.  Now he is in the news again for this reading.  You can check it out here:





In this 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.

STORY SYNOPSIS from StephenKing.Com:


A middle-aged man named Sanderson brings his Alzheimer’s-afflicted father to Applebee’s for their weekly lunch, where for three years they have ordered the same food and had the same conversation. Just as Sanderson despairs of finding any shred of the man who raised him, he’s saved from a brutal assault to find his father wielding a weapon procured in a moment of lucidity.

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