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  • January 4, 2015

    Comedy In Music

    Celebrating the highest audio art of Music, and the highest spoken word art, Comedy - at the same time. Selections of Comedy in Music - not musical comedy - from such excellent performers as Monty Python's Flying Circus, Duck's Breath Mystery Theater, Stevens and Grdnic, Peter Sellers, Robert Klein, Prof. Peter Schickele, the Portsmouth Sinfonia, The Credibility Gap, Proctor and Bergman, Martin Mull, and the Temple City Kazoo Orchestra. Quite a lineup.

    These aren't just novelty songs, but comic sketches in music form, and about musical topics.
  • January 11, 2015

    Saratoga Noir, from ZBS
    Black Jack Justice in Strange Bedfellows

    From the
    Decoder Ring Theatre in Canada, we present the latest episode of Martin Bracknell's famous detective. It's the office of Jack Justice and Trixie Dixon, girl detective.

    The most powerful man in town wants Jack and Trixie off the job they're working on, and he means right now, brother. Just one problem. They're pretty unemployed, even by their standards. This is going to get socially awkward, and then possibly dead, isn't it?

    Saratoga Noir,
    Act 1

    A New Mystery from
    ZBS.

    Danny Boyee is a private investigator who is barely paying the rent. He’s hired to find a Balinese pussy wearing a very expensive diamond collar. Vicki Millhouse, an ex-showgirl who married into old Saratoga money, hires Danny to find her kidnapped cat. But something that appears so simple, quickly turns into danger and intrigue for unsuspecting Danny Boyee.
  • January 18, 2015

    Saratoga Noir, form ZBS
    Saratoga Noir, Act 2

    From
    ZBS. Saratoga Springs has an amazing history, the oldest racetrack in the country, the old gambling casinos, the spas and healing spring waters, and all those shady characters.

    As a special bonus, the audio comes with a comic strip drawn by Genevieve Shapiro. Her wonderful cartoon style captures the elegance of the audio, it’s a great companion for the series.
  • January 25, 2015

    Saratoga Noir, from ZBS
    Saratoga Noir, Act 3

    Written by Meatball Fulton. Produced by Tom Lopez. Original music by Tim Clark.

    Check the ZBS website, there's a terrific comic in PDF format that goes along with this story. There is also a delightful earlier series,
    Saratoga Springs, available from ZBS.
  • February 1, 2015

    Pulp Radio

    Diamonds of Death, by Robert Leslie Bellem.

    The first of the
    Pulp Radio series. Robert Leslie Bellem is known for his perhaps unwittingly colorful language and for being hugely prolific. This is one of around 300 stories with his best known detective, Dan Turner, the Hollywood private eye. Produced by Michael Packer and Sparks Media.

    Mr. Chang Cages Rafferty, by A. E. Apple.

    Continuing the
    Pulp Radio Series from Sparks Media. Tough detective Mr. Chang runs into prejudice at every turn. There was a general mistrust of the "yellow hoard" back in pulp magazine days. But he still goes after master criminal Rafferty. From Street and Smith's Detective Story Magazine in 1931.
  • February 8, 2015

    Radio Detectives
    Dark on Monday, by Michael Avalone

    The third from
    Pulp Radio. Detective Ed Noon takes on the case of a young woman found murdered. She's been dancing at a local club, so that's the place to start tracking down who killed her. Adapted by John Douglas.

    Down Under Danger, by Philip Austin

    Ostensibly written by Lem Potso, it's a story of Nick Danger in the days when Australia is just a tale people use to scare their children. Written especially for this series by the Firesign Theatre's Phil Austin. Which explains the surreal alternate world the story takes place in.
  • February 15, 2015

    H-Street Heat

    The detective is hired to investigate -
    like I had to tell you that - because there is something nasty going on in the local low-level criminal activity. The word is someone is moving in and taking over, and they don't seem to be very careful about it. From the Washington Audio Theater. (Sorry, can't give you a website. The one they had seems to have disappeared. They do have other work at archive.org.)

    And a short P.I. piece from the Mark Markheim Miniscule Mystery series, by the
    One Act Players.
  • February 22, 2015

    The Wee Weeaver from ZBS
    The Wee Weaver

    It's a Little Frieda Mystery from
    ZBS. Little Frieda, with the assistance of Mojo, attempts to unravel the mystery of the “thing” lurking within the McIllroy mansion. But whatever traps they set, it’s Mojo who always ends up getting caught. The Imp talks to Mojo in his sleep, it calls him “Moor Man.” And this, Little Frieda discovers, is the key to how it came into existence & how to reach out to it.

    (They are selling off all their CDs right now, so get one at half-price right away, before the sale ends soon.)
  • March 1, 2015

    Cape Cod Radio Mystery Theater
    The Legacy of Euriah Pillar

    It's a Captain Underhill Mystery from the
    Cape Cod Radio Mystery Theater. An eccentric millionaire leaves behind a bizarre will, setting in motion a diabolical chain of events that lead to treachery, deceit and threefold murder. The very first Captain Underhill story by Steven Oney.

Coming to a Radio near you!

Radio Detectives

Radio Detectives
Yeah, the radio has always been a good home for the Private Detective. Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett set the tone for these tough guys back in the pulp magazine days. Now they are a staple in audio theater. Radio Noir. Tough talk, beautiful dames, and plenty of danger.

So Sound Affects brings you Detectives all this first quarter of 2015. Full of wonderful language that define the genre.