March 8, 2015Midnight Cab, The Blue-eyed Man
The first episode of a Canadian detective series, wherein young Walker Devereaux leaves his small-town home and takes a new job in Toronto driving cab. It's when they find a dead man in the trunk of his cab that the mystery begins. Written by James W. Nichol. I found the series through SFFaudio.com.
Red Sands Investigations, The End of the Pier Show
From Pendant Audio we have the opening episode of a series with Carla inheriting her uncle's detective agency. She doesn't plan to take up the trade, but there are a few open cases, and then there's the manner of her uncle's demise. Created and Written by Fiona Thraille.
March 15, 2015Comedy Sketches
Yes, a program of brief comedy sketches broken up with equally brief pleas for monetary support of Sound Affects and community radio KFAI. The comedy sketches come from the likes of the Firesign Theatre, the Goon Show, ZBS' Android Sisters, Peter Sellers, the Radio Pirates, Proctor and Bergman, George Carlin and several others. And yes, there is a detective in there somewhere. The pledge raps come from us, who humbly bring you this nonsense each week. Sit up now. Pay attention and listen carefully.
March 22, 2015Frame Me Pretty
A Firesign Theatre Nick Danger sketch performed Live at the Roxy on Sunset Blvd in 1979. Similar to, but not the same as, the same title available on YouTube.
The Case of the Missing Shoe
A Firesign Theatre story in 5 short Nick Danger episodes, in keeping with our current Radio Detectives theme.
More audio theater and comedy with intermittent breaks to ask politely for your support to make sure this show and this radio station can stay where they are, and you can continue to listen each week to the remarkable and rare entertainment. It's easily a [large amount here] value, and it's yours for only [affordable amount here] and a phone call. The number, in case you missed it, is 612-375-9030. Or you can just click and support us online. It's easy, and almost fun.
March 29, 2015Shadows in the Night
A Dixon and Sparks mystery from ZBS.
Dixon’s Uncle Hans arrives from Munich with bionic glasses for Taylor Dixon, who is visually impaired. When the bionic glasses are activated, Dixon begins to see herself detached from her body, looking back at herself. One evening in a Manhattan restaurant, Dixon observes two translucent beings floating in the air whispering strange words to Margo as she slowly slips into a trance.
April 5, 2015Neal Amid
A surrealist trip featuring Neal Casady, of the Merry Pranksters, on a quest of self-and-other-discovery. Presented by Seem Real Theater and written by Cat Simril Ishikawa. Produced by Peter Stenshoel.
The Golden Hind - from the Firesign Theatre's Everything You Know Is Wrong album, 1974. And two from Wisconsin's Radio Pirates: Volcano in the Basement, and Bombing The Andersons.
April 12, 2015
Hondo found the wine in the cellar. And Sully had to figure out how to determine which of the men bidding on the bottle should get it, and why.
Written by Mike Murphy, and performed by the One Act Players, with Glenn Carlson directing.
Sketches from Big Fun Radio Funtime, including The Skydiving Lesson, by Kelvin Hatle, and Hipster Beauty, another of the Barely Tales by Josh Knight. Performed live at the Bryant Lake Bowl, on March 22, 2015. A production of Fearless Comedy Productions.
April 19, 2015Jokes In Space
Great Northern Audio presents a loose collection of comic sci-fi and fantasy sketches performed as the Mark Time Radio Show of 2009. The latest on abandoned warehouses, dead Tribbles, interstellar disasters, internet get-rich scams and tips to sell your planet in today's competitive marketplace. Written and Produced by Brian Price, Eleanor Price, and Jerry Stearns.
The Nihilist Inning - a comedy baseball sketch by Tim Wick, from Fearless Comedy Productions and the Big Fun Radio Funtime Show, March 22, 2015, at the Bryant Lake Bowl in Uptown Minneapolis.
April 26, 2015
The Continuing Adventures of a Galactic Gumshoe, from ZBS.
Deep in the jungles of the Great Zeezeeboos, on the planet of Summa Nulla, is the spiral city of Oroboros, once known as The City of the Future But the future has passed, Oroboros has been abandoned.
Ruby receives a message from Toots Mutant of the Zoot Mutants claiming that And/Or and the Digital Circus entered Oroboros and vanished. So Ruby, along with the archaeologist T.J. Teru, and the slippery little Rodant Kapoor, venture into the sweltering jungles of the Great Zeezeeboos where they discover that Oroboros is no longer abandoned, in fact, she’s alive!
Many thanks to Libby Donohue, producer of KFAI's The Transatlantic Mixtape Of Your Mind, for sitting in for Jerry.
May 3, ,2015
Steve and Charlie apply for a job at a travel agency, but find out that people who go into the back office, don't come out. Where are they going? It seems that the It's About Time Travel Agency means what the name says.
Help Wanted and The Heist - Join Charlie and Steven as they bumble their way through time trying to get rich quick.
From The Cardinal James Show, written by Charlie James and Steve Cardinal.
May 10, 2015
Bride of Dracula - Still looking for a way to leverage the power of the portal for profit, Charlie and Steve enter into an unholy deal with one of the most sinister men in history.
Dewey Decimated - December, 48 BC – The forces of Caesar and Cleopatra battle King Ptolemy XIII in Alexandria. Though victorious, Caesar is blamed for setting the great Library of Alexandria on fire, resulting in the destruction of one of the greatest treasures of human knowledge ever to exist. But what if that’s not how it happened?
May 17, 2015
The next chapter, after The 4-D Verse, in the science fiction tale from Protophonic studios in South Africa.
Biological or ‘B-life’ was overtaken by A-life centuries ago and now the balance of power is at the tipping point.
An invisible rogue planet on a perfect collision course with Earth caught everyone by surprise, even GAIA. With nearly all forty billion humans still living on Earth, this time it really is the end of the world for B-life.
Does humanity deserve to survive? Does Earth? Does ‘deserve’ have anything to do with it?
Concluded next week.
May 24, 2015
There is a woman, Brinn, a scientist who has scoured the entire DNA database for the best biological capabilities, plant and animal alike. These she integrated into her own biome, evolved to the pinnacle of B-life in a single package. She has lived to give B-life a fighting chance in a cruel cosmos.
She will determine the nature of the Rogue Era.
Written by J. D. Venne, produced by Dieter Zimmermann.