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Listen to Stephen Lang read Stephen King’s Batman short story


In the first episode of Selected Shorts: Too Hot For Radio, Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don’t Breathe) reads a Stephen King story about Batman, Alzheimer’s, and a post-Applebee’s altercation.

Batman and Robin Have an Altercation – 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.

Now don’t be expecting Batman to show up in this. It is not that kind of tale. However, it is a great story although heartbreaking in places.

The story was originally published in Harper’s Bazaar and was a part of several other stories King wrote in a collection called The Bazaar of Bad Dreams.

The story begins at the 5:30 mark (NSFW due to swearing).

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