Archives for 2011

Episode 259 – Illuminating Swordspoint’s Daring-Do with Ellen Kushner and Sue Zizza

With the New Year upon us, we seek to capture one last audio gem from 2011: the new illuminated audiobook Swordspoint, directed and produced by Sue Zizza and narrated by the author, Ellen Kushner. This dashing audio adventure is further complemented by a full suite of actors including Dion Graham, Katherine Kellgren, Robert Fass, Nick […]

Episode 258: A Christmas Special that Overrules a Horrendous Plot

Photo by kevin dooley Yuletide greetings dramatites! We’re delighted to share with you a 2008 retelling of a treasure from the golden age of radio, Norman Corwin‘s “The Plot to Overthrow Christmas,” revamped for you by our good friend Richard Fish. This 35 minute romp of rhyming verse introduces us to Nero, violining in hell, […]

Episode 257: The Monte Christoan Count Gets His Revenge

This week we have the second installment of the classic The Count of Monte Christo by Alexander Dumas, dramatized for you by Lifehouse Theatre on the Air. With origins in California-based community theatre, LifeHouse Theater On-The-Air is a new effort to create dynamic audio drama to entertain and educate audiences of all ages and walks […]

Episode 256: A Swashbuckling Embarcation of the Holiday Season

OK, so we’re not quite edging into what would be traditionally called “Holiday Programming” here, but we do have a wonderful treat – the swashbuckling classic The Count of Monte Christo by Alexander Dumas, dramatized for you by Lifehouse Theatre on the Air. With origins in California-based community theatre, LifeHouse Theater On-The-Air is a new […]

Episode 255: Sweeney Todd’s Barbary Falls in a Trap

This week we are thrilled to be featuring work by Grammy-nominated dramaturge Yuri Rasovsky, whose 2012 production The Mark of Zorro is up for Best Spoken Word Album of the Year. We hear a teaser from that new work available either through Blackstone Audiobooks or on Audible. Also in this edition is Captain Radio, with […]

Episode 254: A Barbarous Black Friday with Sweeney Todd

Week 3 continues our foray into 19th century London, where Fleet Street is home to the “Demon Barber” Sweeney Todd, a snickering, dour man whose customers mysteriously disappear, only to reappear in pies at the neighboring pie shoppe. But when a man bringing word of Martin Gestry – a lovesick sailor – disappears along with […]

Episode 253: A Bit More Polishing Off from Olde Sweeney Todd

We return again to 19th century London, where Fleet Street is home to the “Demon Barber” Sweeney Todd, a snickering, dour man whose customers mysteriously disappear, only to reappear in pies at the neighboring pie shoppe. But when a man bringing word of Martin Gestry – a lovesick sailor – disappears along with a string […]

Episode 252: Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber Strikes

On Fleet Street in Olde London there once lived a barber called Sweeney Todd, whose greatest pleasure was “polishing off” his customers who found themselves first bereft of wordly goods and then shuffled off this mortal coil. Those unlucky enough to go in for a shave found themselves ground up into some famous meat pies… […]

Episode 251: A Scene from the Horror Hotel

Just because we don’t feel that we get quite enough spooky programming during the month of October, we’re continuing our tradition of re-upping the spooky tales for the month of November. This week, it’s our esteemed friend Roger Gregg, who produced a spooky ghost number with the Gaiety School of Acting’s 2010 class (a Dublin, […]

Transcontinental Terror Halloween Horror Streams Tonight

Halloween Horrors are here for your listening delight, tune starting 7PM EDT: The second annual Transcontinental Terror audio horror streaming extravaganza features: The Wireless Theatre Company (London, England) “Curse of the Wolfman.” Here! Look here, for this haggard man who shuffles along this deserted road, his soul as bare and barren as the moors around him, his […]

Episode 250 – HALLOWEEN Special Continues, with a Grind Down the Grist Mill

Halloween not… ground you up already? Still fresh enough for some new ghoulery? Well, good! In a rare move, we have a double-double feature, courtesy of Scott Hickey with The Grist Mill. We feature two previously never-heard Grist Mill episodes in this special bonus episode, #250, which seemed an apropos way to mark the milestone. […]