Long ago in Home of Truth, Utah, a boy was born. He grew up there, his childhood steeped in fringe faith, restless spirits, and high desert lonesomeness. After many trials and struggles, he eventually became the World’s Greatest Author: Dr. Chuck Tingle.
In today’s episode, Jack and J. J. lovingly explore the brilliant, strange, and very HARD world of Chuck Tingle. We discuss his writing, the Tingleverse, the subtle horrors of Sweet Barbara and the void, and the hidden existential implications of his work. Then there’s more fun involving theories as to his identity, and a home-brewed Unified Theory of ParegoriTingle.
Enjoy this Chuck Tingle Prezi by Jack.
Chuck Tingle’s List of Books on Amazon.
“Dr. Chuck Tingle’s Complete Guide to Romance” by Chuck Tingle. 30 June 2015.
“Meet Dr. Chuck Tingle, the Author Behind Amazon’s Most Absurd Gay Erotica” by Vinnie Mancuso. Observer.com. 3 February 2015.
“Pounded in the butt by the mystery of Chuck Tingle, Amazon’s weird erotica king” by April Siese. The Daily Dot. 25 April 2016.
“IamA Jon Tingle, son of bestselling romance author Chuck Tingle who is responsible for titles like Space Raptor Butt Invasion and Pounded In The Butt By My Own Butt. I edit and help him publish his books. AMAA!” by Jon Tingle. January 2016.
“Who is Dr. Chuck Tingle?” by Rebecca Frankel. Ink Magazine. 8 April 2015.
Home of Truth, Utah
- Home of Truth, Utah via Wikipedia
- “Marie Margaret Snyder Ogden” by Buckley Jensen. San Juan Record. 30 April 2008.
- “Marie Ogden Led Spiritual Group in San Juan County” by W. Paul Reese. History Blazer. April 1995.
- “When Truth Found a Home” by Dr. Romeo Vitelli. James Randi Educational Foundation – JREF Swift Blog. 4 January 2013.
- Edith Peshak’s Death Certificate. 4 May 1937.
- “Ten Interesting Utah Ghost Towns” by RedRaptor555. Youtube.com. 10 February 2015.
“Billings police investigating decomposed body found Friday night below Rims” by Mike Kordenbrock. Billings Gazette. 25 June 2016.
“Making Love Real: Sex advice from Dr. Chuck Tingle” by Stefan Sirucek. Death and Taxes Magazine. 20 May 2015.
Music and Sounds used in this podcast:
True Buckaroo by Chuck Tingle (used with permission)
Danger – [Dark Ambient] by myuu
Red in Black by Kosta T
Bugs Crawling and Clicking SOUND EFFECT by TheHalloweenHaunters
Train Honk Horn Distance Sound by Mike Koenig