Episode 445 – Gareth Stack’s “The Wall in the Mind”

This week, I play Episode One of Gareth Stack’s startling psychological thriller, “The Wall in the Mind”. It’s the tale of a city split down the middle, and a woman whose life split with it. Claire O’Hanlon was a young woman in 1989 –an Irish national on the Eastern side of the Berlin Wall–when she […]

RDR From the Vault: Next Year’s Girl

Fred is back, introducing our new occasional mini-series, pulling episodes from RDR’s Archives back to the top of the pack! The inaugural episode, celebrating the Ogle Awards, is “Next Year’s Girl” – The Willamette Radio Workshop’s 2004 Gold Ogle Winning Production about a small town and the strange beast that looms large over it.

BONUS EPISODE: Ruby and Tom Lopez

I may be on vacation, but the hits just keep on comin’! We’re featuring an episode of the fantabulous, trippy RUBY by Tom Lopez and ZBS — a cyberpunk adventure from the 80s that’s sultry, smart, and fun. Ruby’s a proud member of the Wondery Network, and so are we! Later, you’ll hear an interview […]

Episode 437 – The Bright Sessions and Lauren Shippen

Writer, director, actor, and producer Lauren Shippen joins me for a conversation about anxiety, archery, P.G. Wodehouse, the Alexander Technique, and so much more, as we dive into her captivating podcast, The Bright Sessions. Dr. Joan Bright is a therapist who specializes in “therapy for the strange and unusual”. Each one of her patients experiences […]

Episode 434 – Starlight Radio Dreams

This week, we get SILLY with a little Starlight Radio Dreams – a live variety show recorded in Chicago by veterans of Chicago’s theater scene. Starlight Radio Dreams is hosted by Devin Showtime (Anna Gaetke), a media-savvy Millenial, and her old-timey uncle Burlington Showtime (Ansel Burch), a film star of days gone by. It’s all […]

Episode 430 – Rich Wentworth and Hadron Gospel Hour!

This week: It’s a non-stop carnival of freaky tiki madness as I chat with Rich Wentworth, the co-creator of Hadron Gospel Hour. Rich and I talk about glam rock, how he and co-creator Michael McQuilkin got started in audio drama, and whether or not everything is going to be okay (spoiler alert: it is going to […]

Episode 428 – An Appointment with Alba Salix, Royal Physician

This week: Witchcraft! Charlatans! A Canadian plot to annex the United States?(!) David begins with a brief bit of history on John R. Brinkley, the notorious Goat Gland Doctor of Milford, Kansas.  A bit of quackery seemed relevant given today’s episode, which features an episode of Alba Salix, Royal Physician, a fantasy hospital comedy.  The episode […]

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 425 – Thankful for The Cleansed

Our little hiatus is over, and it is over with a BANG! We welcome back THE CLEANSED, the epic apocalyptic saga by our own FinalRune Productions. Borderton has fallen, and in the ashes Marc, Maria, Luke, and the scientist Abraham all struggle to survive. In this waking nightmare, Luke is plagued by haunting dreams – […]

Episode 424 – Vultures Over Low Doves

Happy #WorldAudioDramaDay!! We feature a most fitting production – the collaboration of audio producers across the Northeast (and the world) in a production created in just a few weeks to make a Halloween release day (and be pretty darn good in the bargain) – the Vultures over Low Doves, written by Justin Mullane and produced […]

Episode 423 – Investigating the Ghosts of Flannan Lighthouse

A chilling mystery unfolds in 1900 off the Scottish coast as Joseph Moore arrives at the Flannan Island Lighthouse to find it cold and abandoned… its keepers vanished. Will a blood-stained journal reveal a clue to their dark fate or resurrect an ancient long-dead curse? We’re pleased to welcome back Campfire Radio Theater with the […]