RDR From the Vault: Heart of Morphine, by Roger Gregg

roger greggToday RDR from the Vault launches a series of episodes highlighting Roger Gregg, playwright master of Dublin, Ireland.

Roger pioneered his own audio sound, a wacky blend of Captain Beefheart sonic assault and an intimate, fine theatre sensibility. He produced for RTE – that’s the public radio of Ireland- for the better part of a decade and since parting ways with them has continued on mostly on stage but ocacsionally gracing us with an audio piece. What we’ll hear today is one of the latter types, from the post-RTE era of Roger’s work, done during his work as a theatre instructor at the Gaiety school of Acting in Ireland.

This is “Heart of Morphine”

Morgan O’Brien hangs in limbo between life and death, and finds the afterlife a much wilder place than he imagined. Confused, frustrated, and alone, he is forced to confront the reality of his actions made while alive. But is there still time to go back and change things?

Episode 458 – Dan Powell, Marc Sollinger, and Archive 81

This week, things are going to get spooky at Radio Drama Revival as we delve into the world of horror audio fiction. David talks to Marc Sollinger and Dan Powell, the evil minds behind Archive 81 and The Deep Vault. They discuss the horror fiction … [Read more]

RDR From the Vault: Mumbai Chuzzlewits, Part 3 of 3

Martin Chuzzlewit Radio Drama

Re-play of the 2012 BBC Series "The Mumbai Chuzzlewits," adapted by Ayeesha Menon from the Charles Dickens novel "Martin Chuzzlewits," and transposed to Modern India. Produced by John Dryden of Goldhawk Productions. Convinced his relatives are … [Read more]

Episode 457 – Lindsay Graham and TERMS

My Wondery Network pal Lindsay Graham joins me to talk about his political thriller series, TERMS, in which a terrifying demagogue captures the U.S. Presidency. The outgoing president does everything in his power to stop him, by pulling out some … [Read more]

RDR From the Vault: Mumbai Chuzzlewits, Part 2 of 3

Martin Chuzzlewit Radio Drama

Re-play of the 2012 BBC Series "The Mumbai Chuzzlewits," adapted by Ayeesha Menon from the Charles Dickens novel "Martin Chuzzlewits," and transposed to Modern India. Produced by John Dryden of Goldhawk Productions. Convinced his relatives are … [Read more]

Episode 456 – Chris Tarry and The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel

Children's author, jazz bassist, and entertainment impresario Chris Tarry joins me for a talk about his production, THE UNEXPLAINABLE DISAPPEARANCE OF MARS PATEL. We play the first episode of the show -- a kind of thriller-adventure for middle … [Read more]

RDR From the Vault: Mumbai Chuzzlewits, Part 1 of 3

Martin Chuzzlewit Radio Drama

Re-play of the 2012 BBC Series "The Mumbai Chuzzlewits," adapted by Ayeesha Menon from the Charles Dickens novel "Martin Chuzzlewits," and transposed to Modern India. Produced by John Dryden of Goldhawk Productions. Convinced his relatives are … [Read more]

Episode 455 – Sophie Kaner, Kevin Vibert, and The Penumbra

Join me as we dive into the world of The Penumbra, an anthology series that updates classic genre stories with some well-deserved representation. We play their revised Part I of Juno Steel and the Murderous Mask, and then I talk to the marvelous … [Read more]

From the Vault: Secret of the Crystal Maidens, 3 of 3

secrets of the crystal maidens - radio play

Part 3 of 3 By special permission from Tom Lopez (AKA Meatball Fulton) we have another edition of RDR in the Vault! While exploring a cave in Belize, Jack Flanders hears a voice calling his name. Deep within, he discovers a woman who appears to … [Read more]

Episode 454 – Richard Penner and the Infinite Now

Multimedia artist Richard Penner joins me for a chat about his surreal, experimental microfiction show, The Infinite Now, a program that features a mysterious entity known only as The TIMESCANNER. Richard and I talk about the origins of the show, … [Read more]

From the Vault: Secret of the Crystal Maidens, 2 of 3

secrets of the crystal maidens - radio play

Part 2 of 3 By special permission from Tom Lopez (AKA Meatball Fulton) we have another edition of RDR in the Vault! While exploring a cave in Belize, Jack Flanders hears a voice calling his name. Deep within, he discovers a woman who appears to … [Read more]