Archives for 2017

Episode 483 – The Fall of the House of Sunshine

What a suntabulous bicuspid of a day! It’s time for the Sunshine Smile Hour, a dental hygiene-themed children’s program! Oh golly, this is a good one, and ain’t that the tooth. So this episode is utterly wackadoo: imagine a musical comedy along the lines of Book of Mormon, Avenue Q, or Reefer Madness, with a solid helping of […]

Episode 482 – Faith McQuinn’s Boom

This week, we’re presenting writer, director, and film professor Faith McQuinn’s Boom, a story of loss, recovery, secrets, and murder. Porter, the protagonist, must deal with the murder of his best friend—and the police consider him the prime suspect. We get inside Porter’s head as he struggles to come to grips with the crime and reassemble […]

Episode 481 – Bronzeville with LaRon and Lahmard Tate

Bronzeville is a story of the Great Migration: it follows Jimmy Tillman (Larenz Tate), a papermill worker from Arkansas who kills a strikebreaker and flees to Chicago to find a new life for himself, tracing the steps of millions of Black Americans who migrated from the rural South to the urban North in the mid-20th century. […]

Episode 479 – Mac Rogers and Steal The Stars

New York playwright and audio dramatist Mac Rogers joins me for a discussion about craft, aliens, and influences as we excerpt some of his new thriller, Steal The Stars, a co-production between Tor Books and his own production company, Gideon Media. Steal the Stars is the story of Dakota “Dak” Prentiss, the security chief at Quill Marine, […]

Episode 478 – KC Wayland and We’re Alive: Lockdown

It wouldn’t be a monster episode without MONSTERS, would it?! Awww yeah it’s zombie time! American podcast legend KC Wayland joins me for a chat about craft, zombies, and Force Multipliers of Art. We’re gonna play an episode of We’re Alive: Lockdown, the miniseries that combines a jailbreak with horror-survival adventure. SPOOPTOBER CONTINUES, as we bring you yet […]

Episode 477 – Deadly Manners and Rites of Autumn

A double-feature this week as we begin our October horror series! First, from Paragon Collective and the makers of Darkest Night, it’s Deadly Manners, a new murder mystery show narrated by LeVar Burton (Star Trek, Reading Rainbow) and starring Kristen Bell (Frozen, Veronica Mars) and Anna Chlumsky (Veep). CW: racism, misogyny, and murder! Then, it’s a chilling […]

Episode 476 – Ellen Winter and Chris Littler of 36 Questions

This week, I’m joined by Ellen Winter and Chris Littler of Chamber Band to talk about their new podcast for Two-Up Productions, the production company that brought you Limetown. 36 Questions is a fabulous PODCAST MUSICAL starring Jessie Shelton (Hadestown) and Jonathan Groff (Glee, Spring Awakening, Hamilton) and you should go and listen to it right now, before you listen to this […]

Episode 475 – A Scottish Podcast

Two foul-mouthed Scottish paranormal investigators travel to the misty island of St. Caillic to uncover the secret of a terrible anniversary–it’s A Scottish Podcast, the newest creation of former Audio Drama Production Podcast hosts Robert Cudmore and Matthew McLean. Robert and Matthew play Lee and Dougie, two washed-up, cynical castaways from the music biz who decide to […]

Episode 474 – Lance Dann’s Blood Culture

Scholar and dramatist Lance Dann joins me as we play the first episode of his techno-thriller, BLOOD CULTURE. It’s a trans-media project, consisting of not just a radio drama, but of an AR game that begins with this in-world website(as well as plenty of goofy easter eggs in the credits page). Blood Culture is the story of A’isha, an […]

Episode 473 – Inhale

We’re premiering INHALE, the latest miniseries by Rick Coste, the unstoppable, unbelievably prolific audio drama producer from New England. Tracy Tanner is an unassuming librarian in the small town of Hemlock, Massachusetts—but Tracy isn’t her real name, and she isn’t just a librarian. Tracy is a superhero—and she’s not supering anymore. Join me as we […]

Episode 472 – EOS 10

This week, we explore EOS 10, a medical comedy in space. Dr Ryan Dalias is a young doctor, recently assigned to a posting on EOS 10, a station in deep space. Dalias’s job, ostensibly, is to manage his alcoholic superior, Dr. Horace Urvidian—a brilliant but curmudgeonly xenobiologist. Together with Nurse Johns and Levi, a disgraced prince-turned-chef, the […]