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  • April 18, 2021

    The George Leroy Tirebiter Collection
    Max Morgan, Crime Cabby

    An episode from the 1951 radio series, starring George Tirebiter. The police find a body in the back of Max’s cab, and he has to figure out how it got there, since the cops don’t seem to be trying to very hard. Performed on Whidbey Island, WA, and starring George Tirebiter, fictional former celebrity. A work from the George Tirebiter Collection, available on Bandcamp.

    The Ronald Reagan Murder Case

    A body washes up on a Los Angeles beach, and it appears to be that of actor Ronald Reagan, except hat one of the people who is standing there looking at it is Mr. Reagan himself. Another is George Tiretiber, star of radio and film as an actor and a writer. And somehow George is the one who seems most interested in finding out what happened to make this person into a body.

    A George Tirebiter Mystery, based on the book by the same title by David Ossman, from
    Bear Manor Media. From the Midwest RadioTheater Workshop, written by and starring David Ossman, and directed by Meredith Ludwig. Another piece from the George Tirebiter Collection.
  • April 25, 2021

    Cape Cod Radio Mystery Theater
    The Case of the Shooting Star

    A meteor explodes in the summertime sky over Cape Cod, and a man is struck dead by a flying fragment. A freak accident, it is supposed, until Captain Underhill and Doctor Scofield, checking into the science and history of meteors, as well as the laws of probability, are led to form a different conclusion.

    A Captain Underhill Mystery from the Cape Cod Radio Mystery Theater, written and directed by Steven Thomas Oney.
  • May 2, 2021

    Big Fun Radio Funtime
    The Lost Planeteers

    It seemed like a routine expedition - transport a group of malcontents and misfits to an m-type planet, drop them off, and head back to the wormhole and home. Things go from bad to worse after a crash landing on a planet inhabited by giant lizards who have a taste for planeteers.

    Sci-Fi Short from Ziplow Productions. Written by Daniel Cline, and performed by the Hilton Head Island Repertory Company of South Carolina.

    Dragon In Flight

    Every dragon has a special “magical” talent. And now suddenly everyone wants to know what this dragon’s talent is, but it’s not really a very good time or place for it.

    From the
    Big Fun Radio Funtime shows of Fearless Comedy Productions. Written by Tim Wick and starring Dawn Krosnowski.
  • May 9, 2021

    Flash, from Jeff Green
    When three survivalists take to the northern wilderness to escape what they fear might be imminent global conflagration, they begin to experience distant flashes. Are they nuclear events, or something else? And what are the strange visions that accompany the flashes, and what bearing might they have on the survival of the human race? It's an exploration of the collective unconscious in which the past, present and future become intertwined. It's also the most hi-tech, and deeply tribal canoe trip you're ever likely to take.
    Another of Jeff Green’s superb audio plays from his
    Soundings Series.

    And a pair of silly pseudoscience shorts from the
    Iowa Radio Project, involving UFOs and the 17 MegaYear Pterodactyls. Produced by Dan Coffey.
  • May 16, 2021

    The George Tirebiter Collection
    New Mexican Overdrive

    George is invited to witness the Big Flash out in the Nevada desert, but he’s not prepared for what actually happens, or for the intrigue that seems to be happening around the event.

    A work from the George Tirebiter Collection, available on Bandcamp. Written by and starring David Ossman.
  • May 23, 2021

    2000X from Yuri Rasovsky
    “Repent, Harlequin!” Said the TickTock Man

    In a very regimented society, where everything is on a tightly enforced schedule, the Harlequin is an irritant. He’s out there to disrupt everything, and he’s good at it.

    An appropriate time to hear this award-winning short story by
    Harlan Ellison, adapted for Yuri Rasovsky’s 2000X radio series, and starring Robin Williams as the Harlequin.

    The Case of the Four Little Beatles, Part 1

    Back in 1964 there was this musical group that visited from Liverpool, and they got lost one stormy night on Cape Cod, and found themselves having a nice visit in a village inn. But there was this sinister person following them…
    A Captain Underhill mystery from the
    Cape Cod Radio Mystery Theater. Conclusion next week.
  • May 30, 2021

    Cape Cod Radio Mystery Theater
    The Case of the Four Little Beatles, Part 2-3

    Conclusion of the story begun last week about this band from Liverpool who get lost on Cape Cod during their American Tour in 1964.

    A Captain Underhill mystery from the Cape Cod Radio Mystery Theater.
  • June 6, 2021

    Power, by Proctor and Bergman
    General Emergency
    A satiric and frightening look at the future of health care - with examples like keeping track of people by palm print, where they keep the whole hand, just in case.

    Another Daniel Cline audio play from
    Ziplow Productions, featuring the Hilton Head Island Repertory Company, of South Carolina.

    Power: Life on the Edge in L.A., Part 1
    Paul Power is one of the hottest producers in Hollywood, and with his best friend, Mr. Scoff, of Scoff Law, they are living a Lost Angels life full of ex-wives, affairs, secrets and lots of money.

    Proctor and Bergman’s take on life in L.A., produced for NPR’s HEAT show with John Hockenberry.
    Tonight Part 1, conclusion next week.
  • June 13, 2021

    Power: Life on the Edge in L.A.
    Power: Life on the Edge in L.A., Part 2

    The Fall and Rise… and Fall of Paul Power, Hollywood producer. Nothing illegal or underhanded seems to be out of bounds to the rich and powerful in TinselTown. Satire by
    Phil Proctor and Peter Bergman.

    Originally written and produced for the
    Heat program on NPR, with John Hockenberry.

    PLUS: Four tracks from Proctor and Bergman’s comedy album, Give Us A Break, originally on Mercury Records, now available on YouTube.

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