Episode 410 – Stan Freberg Retrospective

This week, we mark the passing of legendary humorist Stan Freberg (1926 – 2015), whose influence on comedy – and radio comedy in particular – cannot be overstated. Speaking to the legacy of the fine Mr. Freberg is Radio Drama Revival guest host David Rheinstrom, who combines retrospective with audio clips to illuminate the life […]

Episode 409 – Bracing for the Sting of the Dark Tower

Thanks to Alicia Goranson (The Mask Of Inanna) for encouraging Peter Gruenbaum to submit this delightful re-imagining of an apocryphal work by C.S. Lewis, “The Sting of the Dark Tower” (not to be confused with Stephen King’s Dark Tower!). C.S. Lewis is invited to visit a lab in 1940’s Cambridge England where he is shown […]

Episode 408 – A Tryst with the Digital Nymph

Eek!  Gasp!  The final Mark Time Radio Show by Great Northern Audio Theater! Well, at least they go out with a bang.  David Ossman of the Firesign Theatre returns one last time to the live raucous stage to play Cyber Bob, in Cyber Bob and the Digital Nymph.  Bob leaves his position as cart-wrangler at […]

BONUS: Radio Drama Revival Live from #SXSW2015

Radio Drama Revival traveled to #SXSW2015 Interactive in Austin, Texas to talk to filmmakers about the joys of producing audio drama. We speak with panelists Sonia James, Patience Wieland, Matthew Boudreau as well as KC Wayland of “We’re Alive” about the experience, as well as new trends in audio drama. This week we have two […]

Episode 407 – A Hadronic Adventure with the Gospel Hour

Life is all well and good until the multiverse gets torn asunder. Whoops. Dr. “Oppenheimer” Valdini (Wentworth) has torn a rift in the fabric of the multiverse, and is trapped outside of spacetime in his sentient lab A.S.H. LE (Lisa McQuilkin), with maintenance man Cyrus (Michael Atkinson). Desperate for help and companionship, Oppenheimer kidnaps Mike […]

Audio art the sleeper hit of #SXSW2015

It’s not as glitzy as VR, as right for you as left shark, or currently trending on Twitter, but for those of us closely following audio the resurgence of interest in our art form at South by Southwest: the 2015 edition was incredibly encouraging. Let’s call it the post-Serial world; numerous of podcasts came before […]

Episode 406 – Finding Bodies in the Basement

In the dry days of the temperance movement, some of the more savvy entrepreneurs found great opportunity in selling illegal booze. With sleazy underground operations, come sleazy underground politicians – most of whom are not welcome. Classic noir style tells this tale through the eyes of a hapless bouncer. We hear the saucy tale of […]

Episode 405 – Embarking on a “Stiff” Investigation

This week we have the delicious irreverant, lewd, scandalous and downright HILARIOUS antics of a detective who really puts the ‘hard’ in hard-boiled. Enter: Stiff Investigations, a live radio drama series which twists the OTR detective and makes it fresh for a new age. In this episode, Jack and Venus visit the Vixen Family mansion […]

Episode 404 – Stuck in the “Lost Elevator”

Claustrophobics beware!  This week we play Northern Lights Radio Theater’s production of “The Lost Elevator,” – set in 1930′s New York, an express elevator suddenly becomes inexplicably stuck between floors in the high rise Robinson Building. Inside the car, an assortment of people are left stranded and each reacts to the situation differently. Written by […]

Episode 403 – The Weather Looks Grim Up North

In case you thought that getting several feet of snow dumped on you was bad, we remind you that the plight of the Roman soldier in AD126 was way, way worse. This cheeky tale, “It’s Grim Up North,” is a historic radio sitcom about the plight of Rome’s men manning Hadrian’s Wall, specifically, life at […]

Episode 402 – Gareth Stack’s “Choices”

Some fantastic radio comedy from the Emerald Isle this week! Gareth Stack, founder of “Dead Medium” productions, based in Dublin, tells the story of Ainesh, an under confident, over intellectual Indian-Irish twenty something. Ainesh has always been a victim of circumstance; working jobs he didn’t enjoy and failing to live up to his potential. Now, […]