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2021

  • August 8, 2021

    Muder Under a Malathion Moon
    Murder Under a Malathion Moon, Episodes 1-2

    LA’s finest Private Eyes Sini Rigotini and Midge Newton take on another zany caper in the City of Angles.

    Written and Directed by Erin Connelly and Jackie Lobland. Bargain Basement Productions. Thanks to David Farquhar (Voices in the Wind) for sending us this, and to Perry, a listener who asked for something he’d heard once, and this is what we found instead.
  • August 15, 2021

    Muder Under a Malathion Moon
    Murder Under a Malathion Moon, Episodes 3-4

    LA’s finest Private Eyes Sini Rigotini and Midge Newton continue on this caper, which is full of zany characters and unexpected plot twists, and a surprise crime like nothing on any TV detective show. “
    Brilliant!I”

    Written and Directed by Erin Connelly and Jackie Lobland. Bargain Basement Productions.
  • August 22, 2021

    Norman Corwin
    Between Americans 2021

    In July, 1941, Norman Corwin confronted the extreme polarization of American opinion which had gripped the country over the prospects of becoming involved in World War II. The Grand Master of American audio theatre wrote a program intended to lower the temperature of the rhetoric and remind everyone of the common ground we all stand on — our common love of our country. The show caught the attention of Orson Welles, who repeated it — by chance — on the evening of December 7, and rallied the country together after the attack on Pearl Harbor. (– NATF website)

    A new work from Norman Corwin, the Poet Laureate of Radio. It was written in 1941, but has been updated to 2021 by Corwin and Richard Fish. Produced by Fish and the National Audio Theatre Festivals (NATF) and premiered on his radio show in Bloomington, IN on July 4, 2021. Featuring David Ossman as the narrator.


    The Aliens and Seditions Act
    A section from Norman Corwin’s We Hold These Truths, a radio tribute to the Bill of Rights scheduled and broadcast on its 150th Anniversary, on December 15, 1941, just a week after the attach on Pearl Harbor. This is taken from a 50th Anniversary production of that show by Otherworld Media in 1991.
  • August 29, 2021

    The Nostalgianauts, from Seeing Ear Theater
    The Nostalgianauts

    Imagine you could travel back in time 25 years to visit friends and relatives from long ago. Now imagine if from the other side - people keep showing up from the future to visit your time. Mostly they come to see something or someone special to them. But what if one day someone comes from the future to see you?

    From the
    Seeing Ear Theatre, based on a short story by S. N. Dyer, adapted, and directed by George Zarr.

    Hospitality

    I used to work a desk in a hotel, and this isn’t the way things are supposed to happen there. A day gone wrong from
    The Theatre of Tomorrow podcast.

    The Pink Hotel Burns Down

    It’s a computer game prototype that takes place in the Pink Hotel. Opening scenes from an album by the
    Firesign Theatre that was never completed.
  • September 5, 2021

    Word Play Radio on Sound Affects
    Word Play Radio

    Starting with
    By The Light of the Silvery, a detective-sort-of play by the Firesign Theatre, where they don’t just play with words, they kick them all over the horizontal playing surface. It comes from their unavailable album, The Pink Hotel Burns Down.

    And we follow that up with a plethora of short language manglers from the likes of
    Monty Python’s Flying Circus, the Goon Show, Great Northern Audio Theatre, YouTube, and I’ll even contribute a couple of hyper-musical collages. If this makes sense to you, then I’ve failed. Be sure to wear a helmet and protective goggles.
  • September 12, 2021

    The Day the Foots Stood Still
    The Day the Foots Stood Still

    Up there in Icebox, Minnesota they are a bit isolated, especially in Winter. So they have a small radio station that helps everyone in town know what’s going on. J.J. is the morning DJ, but he has a tendency to get flustered when things get out of the ordinary. And today things are going to get WAY out of the ordinary.

    Recorded live in July, 2021 by Jeffrey Adams and the
    Icebox Radio Theatre in International Falls, MN.

    Vengeance in Vegas

    A briefly hard-boiled detective tale from the
    One Act Players in San Francisco. It’s a Mark Markheim Minuscule Mystery.

    Episode 1 - The Wee Weever

    A Little Frieda Mystery tale from
    ZBS. It features Mojo Sam trying to unravel the mysterious thing manifesting at the McElroy mansion, being advised by Little Frieda via cellphone from Ireland. And setting a trap doesn’t seem to be working as they had hoped.

    Written by Meatball Fulton, produced by Tom Lopez at Froggy Acres in upstate New York.

    We’ll bring you the rest of the story next week, right here.
  • September 19, 2021

    The Wee Weever from ZBS
    The Wee Weever, Episodes 2-6

    The conclusion of a tale begun last week.

    Mojo Sam is on the scene in the McElroy Mansion investigating - under the direction of Little Frieda in Ireland - the mysterious thing manifesting itself there. They keep setting a trap for it, but Sam keeps being the one that gets caught. The “Imp”, as Mojo calls it, calls him the “Moor Man”, which Frieda discovers is the clue they were looking for.

    A Little Frieda Mystery from
    ZBS.
  • September 26, 2021

    Newfound Land by Tom Stoppard
    Passion, Poison and Petrifaction

    A one act play by George Bernard Shaw, written in 1905 to raise funds for The Actors’ Orphanage. It was performed with great success in Regent’s Park, London in the summer of that year. It concerns a love triangle among Lady Magnesia, her husband, Fitz, and her lover, Adolphus. The police are summoned because of what appears to be a murder – but it’s really much stranger than it appears.
    Performed by the
    One Act Players of San Francisco.

    Runaways

    A short tale of lovers having second thoughts, from the
    Iowa Radio Project.

    Newfound Land

    A play by Tom Stoppard. Written in 1976, it is nearly always performed with another play titled
    Dirty Linen – in fact it is found in between the two acts of this other play, though they seem to be otherwise unrelated. It consists of two Home Office officials discussing the naturalization of an American into British citizenship. They applaud all things American using every patriotic cliché they can think of.

    Produced in 1976 for
    Inter-Action, a theatre collective founded by Ed Berman. The two hands are Richard Goolden and Stephen Moore, both voices you'll know if you consumed the original "Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy" radio series.
  • October 3, 2021

    God Of The Razor, by Joe R. Lansdale
    God of the Razor

    A special Horror event, because it’s that time of year again.

    Joe R. Lansdale’s tale of a realtor stumbling into a situation he didn’t expect, when he finds someone else checking out an old house in the country, and on the night of a full moon, too.

    From
    The Grist Mill, directed by Brian Price. Music by Mike Wheaton. Produced by Scott Hickey (who used to work for the IRS).

    Zombie Pumpkinheads From Outer Space!

    In a space ship between stars it is best to expect the unexpected. But that’s something that has to be learned by those new to deep space crew.

    Part of the Dark Matter series from
    Darker Projects. Written by Amanda Fitzwater. Produced by Paul Mannering.

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