Free Downloads of Classics Radio Dramas

Here is an archive of all of the 'classics' themed radio drama shows we have played over the years. All shows are free to download, however if you like it we hope you'll explore more shows by the artist and support them. "Classics" is this context means shows based on famous texts, not 'classic' in the sense that they are the most famous radio dramas ever made.

Episode 349 – Discovering “The Necklace” with Chatterbox Audio Theater

This week we visit 19th century France in English – and French! – through a skilled alliance of Chatterbox Audio Theater and Rhodes College. The adaptation of Guy de Maupassant’s classic short story tells the story of Mathilde, who dreams of mingling with high society. When her husband secures an invitation to a ball, she […]

Episode 342 – Down the rabbit hole with Voices in the Wind

This week we follow the adventures of Alice in Wonderland, a full cast Voices in the Wind production which features a new original song, “My Garden Back at Home”. Georgia Lee Schultz stars as Alice; Barbara Rosenblat is featured as the Queen. Sibby Wieland from Sound Stages Radio and Noir Dame Productions guest hosts.  

Episode 323 – Oedipus the King Learns the Bloody Truth

Part 3 of 3 The king of Thebes investigates an act of violence that has angered the gods — but the truth he uncovers threatens to destroy him. The shocking (and inevitable) conclusion of the classic tragedy as the truth is uncovered and must be faced… and [de]faced. Chatterbox Audio Theater bravely takens on Sophocles’ […]

Episode 322 – Oedipus the King Takes a Swipe

Part 2 of 3 The king of Thebes investigates an act of violence that has angered the gods — but the truth he uncovers threatens to destroy him. Chatterbox Audio Theater bravely takens on Sophocles’ seminal tragedy in a contemporary translation by Ian Johnston. This rare take of Oedipus approaches the Greek tragic epic with […]

Episode 321 – Sophocles’ Oedipus the King: Radio Drama Goes Epic

Part 1 of 3 The king of Thebes investigates an act of violence that has angered the gods — but the truth he uncovers threatens to destroy him. Chatterbox Audio Theater bravely takens on Sophocles’ seminal tragedy in a contemporary translation by Ian Johnston. As far as we know, the only dramatization of Oedipus (please […]

Episode 319 – War of the Worlds Returns with a BANG!

This week we take a bow to radio drama history by clobbering Grover’s Mill New Jersey with a big ball of fire and pissed off laser-toting Martians. Yes, folks, it is the War of the Worlds – and one of the most exquisite re-creations of it ever produced, the 50th anniversary production by Otherworld Media […]

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 308 – Marley’s Ghost Rattles His Chains

For our kick-off to the holiday season, we have the Christmas classic “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, in a new adaptation by Shane Salk, featuring a star-studded cast. Salk’s fresh take on the classic puts the ghosts back full force in the story of Scrooge, pressed on the full palette of your imagination. ¬†Featuring […]

Episode 303 – Day of the Dead Returns to New Orleans

Six years later, we revisit the radio drama that started it all for us – the retelling of Orpheus and Eurydice set in New Orleans, Day of the Dead. We’ve touched up our first radio drama with some new sounds of New Orleans and what we could to polish the performances. Set in the Crescent […]

Episode 258: A Christmas Special that Overrules a Horrendous Plot

Photo by kevin dooley Yuletide greetings dramatites! We’re delighted to share with you a 2008 retelling of a treasure from the golden age of radio, Norman Corwin‘s “The Plot to Overthrow Christmas,” revamped for you by our good friend Richard Fish. This 35 minute romp of rhyming verse introduces us to Nero, violining in hell, […]