Episode 426 – A Trip to Tumanbay, Sultry and Sordid

Tumanbay, the beating heart of a vast empire, is threatened by a rebellion in a far-off province and a mysterious force devouring the city from within.  Gregor (Rufus Wright), Master of the Palace Guard, is charged by Sultan Al-Ghuri (Raad Rawi) with the task of rooting out this insurgence and crushing it.  Epic saga inspired […]

Episode 368 – Return of Severed Threads (3 of 3)

Part 3 of 3 Fred’s final entry from Lesotho on a spell-binding sunrise as he presents the encore retelling of John Dryden’s masterful 3-part drama Severed Threads. Vengeance is all that’s on schoolboy Ben’s mind as he pieces together the events surrounding his father’s death. Four thousand miles away in India, journalist Prem is drawn […]

Episode 313 – Mumbai Chuzzlewits, Part 3: Closing in to Martin

We feature the stunning conclusion “The Mumbai Chuzzlewits” by Goldhawk Productions, produced by John Dryden, a Sony and Peabody Award winning radio producer whose work is regularly commissioned for BBC Radio 4. The show, adapted by Ayeesha Menon, transposes Charles Dickens’ satire on the corrosive power of money to the hot, hectic streets of modern-day […]

Episode 312 – Mumbai Chuzzlewits, Part 2: Murder, Alliances and Greed

Having survived the Apocalypse, our show today features the work of Goldhawk Productions, lead by John Dryden, a Sony and Peabody Award winning radio producer whose work is regularly commissioned for BBC Radio 4. The show transposes Charles Dickens’ satire on the corrosive power of money to the hot, hectic streets of modern-day Mumbai, India. […]

Episode 311 – Mumbai Chuzzlewits Sets Dickens in India

Having survived the Apocalypse, our show today features the work of Goldhawk Productions, lead by John Dryden, a Sony and Peabody Award winning radio producer whose work is regularly commissioned for BBC Radio 4. The show transposes Charles Dickens’ satire on the corrosive power of money to the hot, hectic streets of modern-day Mumbai, India. […]

Episode 298 – The Handmaid Makes a Break for It

This week we wrap up our feature of John Dryden’s radio drama adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” produced for BBC Radio 4. In a world not so far in the future, the land of “Gilead” is ruled by the law of the Good Book and women’s rights are dramatically scaled back. One woman […]

Episode 297 – The Handmaid Takes Her Assignment

This week we feature the second installment of John Dryden’s radio drama adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” produced for BBC Radio 4. In a world not so far in the future, the land of “Gilead” is ruled by the law of the Good Book and women’s rights are dramatically scaled back. One woman […]

Episode 296 – The Handmaid Returns to Tell Her Tale

In a rare return to a previously played episode, this week on RDR we re-play the masterful Goldhawk adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, a story about a woman caught in a totalitarian society where fertile woman are used as surrogates to keep society going… Regardless of how they may feel about the deal. […]

Episode 272 – The Final Six Suspects, Preparing for Pandemic

This week we wrap our third part of Six Suspects by Vikas Swarup, adapted by Ayeesha Menon and produced by acclaimed BBC Producer John Dryden. Vicky Rai, notorious son of a prominent Indian politician, shoots dead a waitress at a trendy Delhi restaurant. At a lavish society party to celebrate his acquittal, he is himself […]

Episode 271 – A Bit More on Those Six Suspects, And Chatting with John Dryden

In this jam-packed week, we have the 3rd chapter of The Cleansed, followed quickly by our 2nd chunk of Six Suspects by Vikas Swarup, adapted by Ayeesha Menon and produced by acclaimed BBC Producer John Dryden. Vicky Rai, notorious son of a prominent Indian politician, shoots dead a waitress at a trendy Delhi restaurant. At […]

Episode 270 – Meeting Six Suspects, Farewell Nod to Peter

First things first this week – a farewell nod to Peter Bergman, founding member of the legendary audio comedy troupe The Firesign Theatre, 1960s America’s answer to Monty Python. Their antics, multi-track madness and bitingly absurd satire imprinted the minds of a generation and transformed the concept of ‘radio theater.’ The Washington Post featured a […]