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. The Mahabharata is thousands of years old, and originally in Sanskrit. It tells the story of two groups of warring cousins -- the Pandava brothers and the … [Read more...] about Episode 469 – Stories of Mahabharata
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.
Join me as we dive into the world of The Penumbra, an anthology series that updates classic genre stories with some well-deserved representation. We play their revised Part I of Juno Steel and the Murderous Mask, and then I talk to the marvelous co-creators of the Penumbra, Sophie Kaner and Kevin Vibert. The three of us chat about genre fiction, the philosophy of science fiction, and Problematic Faves. It's a wonderful time. Enjoy! -David … [Read more...] about Episode 455 – Sophie Kaner, Kevin Vibert, and The Penumbra
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 Fred did with Ruby's writer/director Tom Lopez in 2012. Meanwhile, if you have the chance, I'd be very grateful if you'd give this survey a go: http://Wondery.com/survey … [Read more...] about BONUS EPISODE: Ruby and Tom Lopez
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 a device called a “chronoscope” that does to time what a telescope does to space. The chronoscope shows strange images of a dark tower ruled by men with stingers on their … [Read more...] about Episode 409 – Bracing for the Sting of the Dark Tower
LOYAL RADIO DRAMA REVIVAL LISTENERS!!! You've done it, in about a week's time you've raised $1,000 and saved us from oblivion. This latest episode announcement finds you from the other side of a much-needed (and somewhat traumatic) hosting transition. We are now running squeaky-fast on Dreamhost's Dreampress service and hosting our media from Blubrry. Stuff should sizzle on its way to your podcast reader from here on out. The deal!!! We've met our minimum survival goal, now we need … [Read more...] about Episode 390 – Inviting You on a Journey With Strange Bedfellows