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  • April 23, 2023

    Season One of Spaceships
    Spaceships, Part 4

    The final two episodes of the podcast serial.
    Creator Filip Momirovsky tells us how the idea came about: -
    I was writing a screenplay that had a smart car as a side character. The peculiar thing though was that the car actually wasn't that smart and had a terrible time navigating through traffic and kept getting stuck in traffic jams. So,what it lacked in driving abilities it tried to compensate with an entertaining personality. That amused me a lot so I wondered what's the most extreme version of this idea. And I got to sentient spaceships in the post-apocalypse, left to their own devices to figure out what happened and what their new purpose should be.

    Ep 9 - Entangled
    The diary of a renowned quantum physicist is broadcast across the galaxy, shedding light on events with galactic consequences.
    Ep 10 - Total Annihilation
    Will faces the Qogan armada flagship and demands his unconditional surrender. The most powerful warship in the galaxy, however, has other plans.

    Mini Episode -
    To Belong in This Universe
    A renowned science ship calls the Lem 5 station to share his thoughts on the new conditions in the galaxy.
  • April 30, 2023

    Anythynge You Want To
    Anythynge You Want To

    Firesign Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s Lost Comedy
    Newly found and enlarged to almost as much again as it was, according to the true and perfect coppie.

    Utterly silly, it requires careful attention to register the surreal humor and obscure references to - oh, pretty much everything, everywhere. Yeah?

    Produced for NPR, and released by The Lodestone Catalog (now defunct), but still available online at the
    Firesign Shoppe.
  • May 7, 2023

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    PBS Liavek

    Liavek - A shared world invented by a Twin Cities writing group called The Scribblies, and edited by Emma Bull and Will Shetterly. There were originally five story collections published from 1985 to 1990. Other fantasy writers were invited to contribute besides the seven Scribblies members, including Jane Yolen and local writer John M. Ford. More have been written and the originals repackaged since.

    This is an original radio play written with the same background and rules that the stories used, and featuring nearly every member of the Scribblies as performers in the tale. It’s about a magical spell that broadcasts communications to people throughout the Liavek capitol city.

    Shockwave production for KFAI back in the 80s, and performed before a live audience of people who appreciated the dense mix of puns, radio history references, and names and places right out of the original Liavek stories.
    Written by Kara Dalkey, David E Romm and Jerry Stearns.

    Short subject – Never Tell Me The Odds

    A silly little tale about visiting a particularly odd Natural Park, from
    Big Fun Radio Funtime, and Fearless Comedy Productions.
  • May 14, 2023

    Riders Radio Theater
    Western Radio Heroes

    Riders Radio Theater

    Riders in the Sky made only one album out of their public radio series, and this is it. Includes a chapter in the ongoing saga, Meltdown on the Mesa, plus news and commercials from the Riders Radio stage.

    Blaze Bing, Rodeo King

    An episode of the radio series about Blaze Bing, written by Phil Bledsoe, and produced by the
    Decoder Ring Theatre in Canada. Of course, there never really was a series about Blaze Bing, but we’ll suspend disbelief for the sake of the story.
  • May 21, 2023

    Decoder Ring Theatre
    More Western Radio Heroes

    Tales of the Rodeo King

    Writer Phil Bledsoe does a twist on the story from last week, and spins a tale about one of the actors who played Blaze Bing on the radio series, TV and the movie serials. Also produced for their Summer Showcase by the
    Decoder Ring Theatre.

    Hopalong Cassidy and the Haunted Gold Mine

    A short starring William Boyd.

    Origin of the Lone Ranger

    Ambushed and then nursed back to health by Tonto, this is the story of his origin.
  • May 28, 2023

    The 9 Billion Names of God
    Classic Science Fiction about Gods

    The 9 Billion Names of God

    A computer programmer is hired by a Tibetan Monastery to fulfill the goal of their order much faster than they could do it by the old traditional methods.

    Short story by Arthur C. Clarke, written in 1953 and included in the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. Production is an episode of the Canadian Broadcasting series
    Vanishing Point.

    By The Waters of Babylon

    In a post-holocaust world, the son of a local priest goes on a spiritual quest, but doesn’t tell anyone he plans to go to the forbidden place, The Place of The Gods.

    A mostly narration story written by Stephen Vincent Benet in 1937 in response to the bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War. Produced by Yuri Rasovski for the
    2000X radio series.
  • June 4, 2023

    Ruby 11: Little Fritzi and the Wonder Game

    This is why I use a map instead of GPS. A tale of technological wandering from
    Voicescapes, of New York City.

    Cinema Cynics

    There’s drama in everyday experiences, if you look for it. Even things like going to the movies.
    From the
    Icebox Radio Theater, in International Falls, MN.

    Ruby 11- Little Fritzi and the Wonder Game, Part 1

    YES! It’s a brand new
    Ruby, the Galactic Gumshoe from ZBS. Thanks to Meatball Fulton for letting us bring it to you.

    Ruby is retired, but lets herself be hired to look for a lost little girl in the oasis of Siddhi Infini in the great Summa Nulla desert. She’s a Fritzoid, who can manipulate her own aging, so she can look like a little girl but might be much older.
    Conclusion next week.
  • June 11, 2023

    Ruby 11: Little Fritzi and the Wonder Game
    Ruby 11 - Little Fritzi and the Wonder Game, Part 2

    The conclusion: Ruby, the Galactic Gumshoe gets one last job. She gathers her team and heads for the Siddhi Infini oasis, only to find she can’t help but get caught up in The Wonder Game, an ancient game that no one knows how to play.

    We open with a short dialogue between Meatball Fulton, the writer of Ruby, and Tim Clark, who does all the music for the Ruby and Jack Flanders series for
  • June 18, 2023

    Changing Point of View


    There’s Japanese monster movies with fire-breathing dragons, and then there’s damsels in distress and knights in armor… with fire-breathing dragons. Which one is this?

    From author, Butch D’Ambrosio and the
    Hofstra Alumni Radio Players, live at the Museum of TV and Radio in New York City.

    Captain Amazo

    Behind the scenes at an Old Time Radio adventure show, where it’s hard to tell if the reality is off mic or on.
    From the
    Voicescapes troupe in New York.


    The Twin Cities’ group
    SoundStories gives us this tale that is buffeted by the wind and by reality. Written by William Borden.

    Danny Gumption’s Yugo

    Someone is talking but not listening in this brief commercial break featuring one of Alaska’s least believable celebrities. From
    Big Fun Radio Funtime, a project of Fearless Comedy Productions.

    Plus excerpts from the trailers for the movies,
    Robot Monster, and Radar Men From the Moon.

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