Episode 442 – Going Deep with Gabriel and David: The Thing on the Fourble Board

 

This week, Gabriel Urbina, writer and director of Wolf 359, joins me for a segment we’re calling “Going Deep”; together, the two of us investigate one of Gabriel’s favorite classic audio dramas, 1948’s “The Thing on the Fourble Board” from Quiet, Please.  It takes place on an oil derrick: the fourble board is the deck that comes up to the height of a quadruple-length of drill-pipe.  You’ll see what I mean.

We play the feature, and then Gabriel and I take it apart, piece by piece, trying to unlock precisely what it is that makes “The Thing on the Fourble Board” so damn spooky.

Music credits:
“Danger DigiDoo” is licensed from DJ Stranger Danger.
“Devil’s Candy Shop” by Nigel Simmons is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 Generic License.
“Poppyseed” by Podington Bear is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License.

Episode 441 – Jonathan Mitchell’s The Truth – The Man in the Barn

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This week, we play an episode of The Truth, Jonathan Mitchell's collaboration with New York's Magnet Theater; they're dedicated to making audio fiction the likes of which you've never heard. It's intimate, it's internal, and it's cinematic, all at … [Read more]

Episode 440 – Greater Boston, with Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason

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Light breaks over Marblehead this week on Radio Drama Revival, as I chat with Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason of the novelistic GREATER BOSTON. We talk about comics, theater, the Brexit referendum, and, of course, Boston and its manifold … [Read more]

Episode 439 – Hartlife’s All The Life You’ll Ever Need

This week, I'm playing something from Our Fair City, the dystopian sci-fi podcast; it's their entry in the 2014 Chicago Fringe Festival: a slick detective thriller called "All The Life You'll Ever Need". Hey -- if you're feeling beaten down by the … [Read more]

RDR From the Vault: Next Year’s Girl

Fred is back, introducing our new occasional mini-series, pulling episodes from RDR's Archives back to the top of the pack! The inaugural episode, celebrating the Ogle Awards, is "Next Year's Girl" - The Willamette Radio Workshop's 2004 Gold Ogle … [Read more]

Episode 438 – Ars Paradoxica, Dan Manning, and Mischa Stanton

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This week, we're playing ars PARADOXICA, the Cold War time travel drama by Mischa Stanton and Dan Manning of Los Angeles, California. Join me as I play Episode 1 of aP: "Hypothesis", and stick around for a rollicking good time of a conversation with … [Read more]

BONUS EPISODE: Ruby and Tom Lopez

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I may be on vacation, but the hits just keep on comin'! We're featuring an episode of the fantabulous, trippy RUBY by Tom Lopez and ZBS -- a cyberpunk adventure from the 80s that's sultry, smart, and fun. Ruby's a proud member of the Wondery Network, … [Read more]

Episode 437 – The Bright Sessions and Lauren Shippen

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Writer, director, actor, and producer Lauren Shippen joins me for a conversation about anxiety, archery, P.G. Wodehouse, the Alexander Technique, and so much more, as we dive into her captivating podcast, The Bright Sessions. Dr. Joan Bright is a … [Read more]

Episode 436 – Radiation World and the Khalsa Sisters

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  This week, we're playing episode 1 of Saster & Saster's RADIATION WORLD; later I'll speak with the show's creators, Hari Rai and Sahib Simran Khalsa. In RADIATION WORLD, all that remains of humanity is locked away inside a bunker, deep … [Read more]

Episode 435 – Deathscribe 2015’s “Earwigs” and Ele Matelan

This week, we play 2015’s winning piece for Deathscribe, a horror radio play competition put on by Wildclaw Theatre in Chicago -- later in the show, I'll talk with Wildclaw company member, Foley artist, and friend of the show Ele Matelan. She's … [Read more]

A Special Announcement, and some community news

We're proud to say that Radio Drama Revival is joining the newly-formed Wondery network, along with its sister podcasts The Cleansed and Ruby: Adventures of an Intergalactic Gumshoe. This is a big step for us, and I hope it means we'll be able to … [Read more]