Episode 477 – 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 […]

Episode 471 – Alex Aldea and Darkest Night

It’s a spine-tingler this week, as we dive into the twisted world of Darkest Night with a little story called “Horns Limo Service,” starring Michelle Visage from RuPaul’s Drag Race! Darkest Night is a horror anthology series from the Paragon Collective, and what makes it special is its binaural recording setup. It’s similar to what Campfire Radio does: it puts you inside the action. […]

Episode 470 – The Embrace: Nights on Killer Mountain

Why do we climb? Why do people look at the tallest mountains in the world — vast, inhospitable places — and say, “I want to climb to its summit”? When you’re up there, what do you become? What do you give up? We’re exploring those questions today in a new drama by JJ Wang from […]

Episode 469 – Stories of Mahabharata

This week, it’s the Stories of Mahabharata, retold by Sudipta Bhawmik, a multitalented playwright, storyteller, and engineer. With music and immersive sound design by Avi Ziv, Bhawmik animates this ancient Indian epic, rendering it in English to delight those that have never heard it before as well as those who were raised on the stories. […]

Episode 468 – The Axe and Crown

This week, it’s The Axe and Crown, the fantasy miniseries from Eli McIlveen, creator of Alba Salix, Royal Physician. Eli’s brought his tight comic timing and snappy writing to bear on a different part of the magical kingdom of Farloria. The less elegant part. The part on the bad side of town. The part that […]

Episode 467 – Jessica Best and Starship Iris

Writer/director/producer Jessica Best joins me to talk about her new science-fiction mystery adventure, THE STRANGE CASE OF STARSHIP IRIS. Best is part of the recently-formed Procyon Network, a podcast network whose mission is to create inclusive fiction. All of them are fabulous people. We’re going to play Episode 2 of Starship Iris, which is a […]

Episode 466 – Dan Leone’s Podcast Meander

This week, we play an episode of an experimental podcast called PODCAST MEANDER, which kind of skirts the borders between autobiography and fiction. Dan Leone plays/is a character, also named Dan, who has thrown away his old life (or attempted to). After secretly saving for years, Dan quits his job in Connecticut and heads west, […]

Episode 461 – Alexander Charles Adams and “Hi, I’m Mattie (HIM)”

This week, Alexander Charles Adams of SMASH/CUT joins me to discuss their piece, “Hi, I’m Mattie (HIM)”. Matthew Cavan is an actor and drag queen in Belfast, Northern Ireland; he came out about his HIV-positive status in 2010, and has since faced a torrent of criticism, shaming, and even death threats. The piece we’re playing […]

Episode 460 – Mallory Ortberg and The Handmaid’s Tale

We conclude our two-part conversation series around The Handmaid’s Tale, which you can find in an Audio Drama form over at Secrets, Crimes, and Audiotape. This week, I had the great pleasure of talking to Mallory Ortberg, a writer, culture critic, and advice columnist. She’s Dear Prudence over at Slate, and she used to run […]