Radio Drama Revival is one of the internet’s longest-running anthology modern audio drama shows (dedicated mostly to programming created after the “Golden Age” of US Radio Drama). We were founded in 2007 by producer Fred Greenhalgh, and transitioned in 2016 to the stewardship of David Rheinstrom.
To date, the podcast has featured over 250 hours of audio stories, interviews, and other features. We’ve interviewed over 100 artists ranging in age from 17 to 70 and debuted some of the stand-out hits of the contemporary audio drama scene.
Fred Greenhalgh, Host Emeritus (2007-2016)
Radio Drama Revival’s history starts with Fred Greenhalgh, who kicked the show off in January of 2007.
Fred’s passion for radio drama started with his discovery of the art while producing his first work, Day of the Dead. A dedicated fiction writer through high school and college, Fred found the audio format an ideal medium for his short stories and began the process of adapting the tales he’d collected over the years under the moniker of FinalRune Productions.
Still, there are only so many places one can hear radio drama, and when a free air slot opened up at Portland, Maine community radio station WMPG Fred sprung on the chance. Station management was up for a radio drama show and kerplam, Radio Drama Revival was born.
David Rheinstrom, Host (2016 – )
David is a writer, producer, and sometimes voice-actor living in Mountain View, California, but originally hailing from the suburbs of Chicago. He first got into radio theater in 2007, when he and two friends produced three original shows – Sky Pirates!, The Human Chord, and Simon Colt – with the KWUR Theater of the Air, their college radio theater company.
For his day job, David works at Khan Academy, an education nonprofit in the San Francisco Bay area. Prior to coming on board with Radio Drama Revival, David was assistant sound editor, writer, and producer with Chicago’s post-apocalyptic scifi podcast Our Fair City.
Matthew Boudreau, Line Producer
Matthew Boudreau is a producer, writer, field recordist and sound designer from Buffalo, NY. He writes articles on sound for the Podcast Host and has spoken about audio production and sound design at CONvergence in Bloomington, MN and the SXSW film festival in Austin, TX. Matthew’s sound contributions include the films The Passion of Paul Ross, The Big Bad and 25¢ for Love, and the Audible productions Locke & Key and X-Files: Cold Cases. His latest credits include sound design for the 11th Hourproduction, The Martyr Protocol and Sable Jak’s 5 Levels of Fear.
Eli McIlveen, Interviews Producer
Eli is a writer, audio producer and musician based in Hamilton, Ontario.
He’s been recording strange noises since he first “borrowed” his dad’s cassette player as a kid. During his five-year stint at CKMS-FM (University of Waterloo), he co-produced Philler, a weekly comedy series, and hosted a radio theatre showcase. He has also been sound designer for a raft of theatre productions in Toronto.
Currently, he is the lead writer/director and sound designer of Alba Salix, Royal Physician, a fairy-tale hospital comedy podcast, and its barroom spinoff, The Axe & Crown. In 2015, Alba Salix won a Gold in the Fantasy category at the Mark Time Awards, and was a Parsec Awards finalist.
Eli’s other credits include dialogue editing for Aural Stage Studios and 11th Hour Audio Productions, and production work on several long-running talk podcasts, including Attention Surplus. He’s also appeared on the Audio Drama Production Podcast discussing the craft of producing audio fiction, and has guested on Jim Robbie and the Wanderers, Radiation World and What’s the Frequency? playing a variety of humans and invertebrates.
Monique Boudreau, Researcher
Monique is a research consultant, writer, and graphic artist with a graduate degree in anthropology and English Lit.
Monique is the President of Aural Stage Studios, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the art of storytelling through the medium of sound. She is also the graphic designer and production assistant for 11th Hour Audio Productions and has collaborated with the producers of the Audio Drama Production Podcast, the New England Audio Producers, and the CONvergence Mark Time Broadcast Center.
She is currently writing a creative non-fiction novel about her experiences as an American nomad.
Heather Cohen, Researcher
Heather is a researcher, data nerd, and, that rarest of things, an LA native. She first got involved in RDR after host and longtime friend, David Rheinstrom, reminded her that she had agreed to do research on his creative projects at age 15; Luckily, they have both improved in their respective skillsets since then. When not giving directions to sunburnt tourists, teaching her cats to fetch, or shouting about the anachronism of having those cuffs in that era, she works at a biotech and research company.