December 27, 2015
Vince Washburn, New Age Detective
Two episodes of the detective who seems to get all the Reincarnation Insurance cases.
Penalty for Early Death - Vince looks into a death and robbery, involving past lives, a missing mantra, and a stolen Air Guitar.
(Winner of the1988 MRTW script competition.)
If You've Got the Time - Vince helps a beautiful woman look for her missing brother, an angry researcher, and deals with a young boy with a penchant for pushing too many buttons.
January 3, 2016
The Green Velvet Chair, Part 1
A new Jack Flanders adventure from ZBS. Jack buys a Green Velvet Chair from an antique dealer. It looks very like a chair someone sent him long ago. It acts like the other chair, too. When he sits in it it sprouts wings and takes him to amazing places.
A sequel to The Incredible Adventures of Jack Flanders.
January 10, 2016
The Green Velvet Chair, Part 2
And suddenly, Jack is flying through the night sky.
When he lands, waiting for him in an old 1920s Packard, are two identical dwarves. Jack and the chair are taken to an arena, a hippodrome, where balconies spiraling up to the domed ceiling.
In the center of the arena, seated in a black leather overstuffed armchair, smoking a big cigar is, “The Boss.” As the balconies rapidly fill with spectators, Jack realizes he’s the evening’s entertainment.
The conclusion next week.
January 17, 2016
The Green Velvet Chair, Part 3
With Jack sitting comatose in the Green Velvet Chair, Mojo travels in the chair to find out what happened to Jack. He meets a young woman there, and finds out she has been there for many years and arrived the same way he did - on the Green Chair. There are more flying chair battles, and much is learned.
January 24, 2016
The Latch-Key Solution
Written and directed by Larisa Naples. It’s about a man who rents office space from a local realtor, only to find out that the space seems to be occupied by ghosts and by a number of homeless former CEOs who squat nearby.
We also will speak briefly with the author about the story and where it came from for her.
January 31, 2016
Six gaming geeks are well into a roll-playing game when an incantation has a result no one expected - it actually works. Now they have creatures from a fantasy dimension to deal with, and they do it with the only means they know how - rolling dice. Written by Allen Varney, a game designer, and produced for Shockwave on KFAI.
Tribute to Charles Brin
Several short pieces featuring the many voice talents of Charles Brin, who passed away this week at the age of 93. He was a supporter of KFAI community radio from the very first planning meeting, and has read stories on the station with his partner, Beryl Greenberg, ever since. Check out their show, Tuesday’s Spoken Word this week when he will read The Tell-Tale Heart by Poe.
Works include Maxwell Morgan, Crime Cabbie (by David Ossman), Scrabble With God (by John M. Ford), and The News in a Nutshell (by Jerry Stearns).
February 7, 2016
The Hadron Gospel Hour, Episode 1, The Reluctant Hadronaut
Dr. Oppenheimer was trying to make a weapon out of the “Hadron Effect” and something went terrible wrong. The Universe was split into uncountable continuums, and one man named Mike is brought to the Doctor’s lab to assist him in fixing the universe.
They are going to return the Universe to normalcy the only way they know how - by hosting a podcast. In it they will tell stories from the many universes careening about now. Each episode includes a story from those universes, as well as the current state of the Dr’s attempts to fix things, and music from a musical guest.
Written by Richard Wentworth and Michael McQuilkin.
February 14, 2016
The Hadron Gospel Hour, Ep. 2,
Fright N’ Roll NightRock
When a horrifying interdimensional creature from the Hadron Rift invades the lab on Halloween night, Mike and Oppenheimer must call upon a higher power for help… but can they Accept The Challenge? With special guest star Jon Mikl Thor (“Rock n’ Roll Nightmare”).
Find more episodes at: hadrongospelhour.com
February 21, 2016
The Hadron Gospel Hour, Ep 3, Pen Pals
When Oppenheimer’s pen pal Sla’arg comes to stay at the Hadron Bunker, Mike isn’t sure that hosting the former interdimensional ultracriminal is such a good idea. And when Mike learns more about the scope of Sl’aaarg’s crimes — and his interest in the Hadron Weapon — it’s a race against time to stop him from destroying the Lab… and what’s left of the multiverse!
One more episode next week…but there are plenty of others at: hadrongospelhour.com. Check them out!