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: https://soundcloud.com/selectedshorts
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.