Episode 470 – The Embrace: Nights on Killer Mountain

Why do we climb? Why do people look at the tallest mountains in the world — vast, inhospitable places — and say, “I want to climb to its summit”? When you’re up there, what do you become? What do you give up?

We’re exploring those questions today in a new drama by JJ Wang from Netizen Playhouse:

The Embrace: Nights on Killer Mountain

The story follows an Australian mountaineer, Zoe, who wants to be the first woman to summit Nanga Parbat, one of the deadliest mountains in the world, in winter.

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Episode 469 – Stories of Mahabharata

This week, it's the Stories of Mahabharata, retold by Sudipta Bhawmik, a multitalented playwright, storyteller, and engineer. With music and immersive sound design by Avi Ziv, Bhawmik animates this ancient Indian epic, rendering it in English to … [Read more]

Episode 468 – The Axe and Crown

This week, it's The Axe and Crown, the fantasy miniseries from Eli McIlveen, creator of Alba Salix, Royal Physician. Eli's brought his tight comic timing and snappy writing to bear on a different part of the magical kingdom of Farloria. The less … [Read more]

Episode 467 – Jessica Best and Starship Iris

Writer/director/producer Jessica Best joins me to talk about her new science-fiction mystery adventure, THE STRANGE CASE OF STARSHIP IRIS. Best is part of the recently-formed Procyon Network, a podcast network whose mission is to create inclusive … [Read more]

Episode 466 – Dan Leone’s Podcast Meander

This week, we play an episode of an experimental podcast called PODCAST MEANDER, which kind of skirts the borders between autobiography and fiction. Dan Leone plays/is a character, also named Dan, who has thrown away his old life (or attempted to). … [Read more]

Episode 465 – The Autopsy

This week, line producer Matthew Boudreau hooks us up with some binaural horror from the Wireless Theatre Company with The Autopsy. For more great audio from the Wireless Theatre Company, including the stunning Springheel'd Jack Saga, visit their … [Read more]

Episode 464 – B.I.L.I.

This week Matthew continues hosting for David as we feature B.I.L.I. from London's own O'Neill and Freeman. For more O'Neill and Freeman https://soundcloud.com/oneillandfreeman Check out James O'Neill's terrific sculpture … [Read more]

Episode 463 – A Dread Light Shine in the Serpent’s Sky

Line producer Matthew Boudreau takes over while David Rheinstrom is away in France. This week's story is A Dread Light Shine in the Serpent's Sky, a collaborative audio fiction piece created for 11th Hour Productions by the folks at Audioblivious … [Read more]

Episode 462 – Neil Verma and the Case for Audio Drama

Professor Neil Verma joins me to discuss his essay series, “The Case for Audio Drama”. He’s a professor of Sound Studies at Northwestern University, and a longtime scholar of audio drama. We discuss the history of the form, and areas of his … [Read more]

Episode 461 – Alexander Charles Adams and “Hi, I’m Mattie (HIM)”

This week, Alexander Charles Adams of SMASH/CUT joins me to discuss their piece, “Hi, I’m Mattie (HIM)”. Matthew Cavan is an actor and drag queen in Belfast, Northern Ireland; he came out about his HIV-positive status in 2010, and has since faced … [Read more]

RDR From the Vault: The Stuff of Myth, by Roger Gregg (Part 2 of 2)

Stuff of Myth Radio drama

Part 2 of 2 Ahh, ancient Greece. Hot nymphs, raging orgies, much wine, song, and occasional transformations into a goat. All well and good, right? Well things are more wacky than ever in the sizzling and scandalous interpretation of the myth of … [Read more]