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.

Captain Radio Review: Saki’s Quail Seed

Graphic – | Theme music – Shane Lamb Title: Quail Seed (19 Nocturne Boulevard Anthology) Producer: Julie Hoverson and Wheeality Productions Type: Drama Genre: Social Satire Rating: AD-G* Availability: Free – Greetings, Audionauts – Captain Radio here with a review of Saki’s Quail Seed, adapted and produced by Julie Hoverson and Wheeality Productions. High-profile classic […]

Episode 224 – The Festival of Bacchus Kicks Off With Stuff of Myth

Ahh, ancient Greece. Hot nymphs, raging orgies, much wine, song, and occasional transformations into livestock. All well and good, right? Well things are more wacky than ever in the sizzling and scandalous interpretation of the myth of Orpheus done by Roger Gregg, The Stuff of Myth. This great production won a Gold Ogle in 2007 […]

Episode 223 – Dangerous Women Who Change History

This week we have living history dramatized for you by The Living History Theatre and WYSO of Miami Valley (Ohio). The show, Dangerous Women, chronicles the beginning and end of the nearly century long struggle to give women the right to vote. The play begins in 1920, during a special election held by the Tennessee […]

Episode 199 – The Mask of Innana Goes “After Dark”

We’re psyched to bring you more inspired original audio drama this week with the pilot episode of The Mask of Innana, an original series by the Post Meridian Players who you probably have heard about through their live shows in the Boston area. The Mask of Innana demonstrates amply that they have the chops to […]

Episode 196 – Chatterbox’s Dark Rendition of Pinocchio

You may recall (and how could you forget?) Chatterbox’s award-winning mini series The Dead Girl, which we played back in . That series won a well-deserved Ogle, in no small part due to the taut and suspenseful writing of writer-in-residence Kyle Hatley. So it’s with great pleasure I get to bring something new by Chatterbox […]

Episode 192 – The Handmaid Makes a Run for It… Conclusion!

And now the extraordinary finale of the BBC Radio 4 production by John Dryden, Margaret Atwood‘s The Handmaid’s Tale. The story tells of a dismal future where the lines between church and state are no longer distinguishable, woman are no longer allowed to own property and free, fertile women are conscripted to become “handmaid’s” – […]

Episode 191 – Margaret Atwood’s Handmaid Begins Her New Job…

We continue our delicious treat of BBC radio drama this week with the second part of John Dryden’s inspired adaptation of Margaret Atwood‘s The Handmaid’s Tale. The story tells of a dismal future where the lines between church and state are no longer distinguishable, woman are no longer allowed to own property and free, fertile […]

Episode 174 – Norman Corwin’s Curse of 589

This week we continue our celebration of Norman Corwin, audio luminary, poet laureate of radio. We skip ahead from the Golden Age of Radio to recent memory – a series he ran sponsored by NPR called “More by Corwin.” This was all produced live with celebrity actors including, no joke, William Shatner! Fun stuff. Enjoy […]

Episode 173 – Norman Corwin’s Undecided Molecule

This week we continue our celebration of audio luminary Norman Corwin, who recently celebrated his 100th birthday. We have a report of the birthday bash held in Hollywood care of fellow audio artist Rich Fish: On May 1, the program at the Writers Guild Theatre was extraordinary. Leonard Maltin hosted and Peggy Webber’s California Artists […]

Episode 172 – 70 Years Later, We Still Hold These Truths…

Norman Corwin working in control booth during radio show “Untitled”;1944 Photographer: Gjon Mili #2Courtesy Norman Corwin website In a bold coup for Radio Drama Revival, we look back to yesteryear and the golden age of radio drama to celebrate one of its luminaries – the magnificent Norman Corwin, also called the “poet laureate of radio,” […]

Episode 156 – Running Transmissions Through Outer Space

This week we begin an outer space motif with an interesting new podcast – Transmissions from Escape Pod X. The podcast features short original works and old time radio retellings received from the archives of an escape pod lost somewhere beyond the horizon. We feature the tale “I Saw Myself Running,” a retelling of the […]