Free Downloads of Contemporary Drama Radio Plays

Here is an archive of all of the 'drama' themed audio plays we have showcased over the years. All episodes are free to download, however if you like it we hope you'll explore more shows by the artist and support them.

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 […]

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 411 – A Night with Confusion in the Dark

This week we feature John Keck’s “Theatre in the Dark” Productions, a fresh new entry to the audio drama scene with crisp production values, high-concept stories and sultry sounds and music. Of this week’s tale, “The Night I Met Confusion” he writes: [It’s] about a man that goes to a blues bar on a Friday […]

Episode 397 – Searching for “The Truth” with a Cold Read and Mirror Lake

This week is PACKED!  We announce our new submissions editors, Matthew and Monique Boudreau of Aural Stage Studios, play an excerpt from Matt McLean’s excellent Audio Drama Production podcast, and then dig in for a big helping of the ‘films without visuals’ – The Truth. First up is “Cold Read,” a psychic pulls off a […]

Episode 379 – Judith Kampfner’s “Amah in the Bathtub”

We are delighted to feature the work of Judith Kampfner, a veteran journalist and radio dramatist who has worked for close to 30 years in the UK, USA, and Australia producing fiction and nonfiction audio (as well as a fair bit of stuff for the stage).  Judith kindly allows us to play her recent tale, […]

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 367 – Return of Severed Threads (2 of 3)

Part 2 of 3 Fred is in South Africa and in bleary eyed wonder posts up an encore retelling of John Dryden’s masterful 3-part drama Severed Threads. When journalist Prem Sharma rescues a child working in a textile factory outside Delhi, seven thousand miles away in Minnesota, Jim Nostrand, proprietor of church-owned clothing firm Cheap […]

Episode 364 – The Return of Salmon of Blackpool (Part 2 of 2)

Part 2 of 2 Conclusion of Crazy Dog Audio Theatre‘s “The Salmon of Blackpool.” Johnny Gallagher is a world famous movie star from Cork, Ireland, and he also dying slowly from a debilitating, fatal disorder.  Richie has been tasked by some big movie producers to make a ‘feel good’ biopic of this man who is ‘unloved […]

Episode 363 – The Return of Salmon of Blackpool (Part 1 of 2)

Holy crap! Radio Drama Revival is entering its 8th year! In celebration, we are playing some of our favorite selections from years past… starting with a bit of a cheat, a show that kicked off our second year, Crazy Dog Audio Theatre‘s “The Salmon of Blackpool.” This ranks as one of Fred’s top five dramas […]

Episode 315 – Nothing in Life is Really “The Constant” (Part 2 of 2)

Part 2 of 2 The Constant is a radio play about five friends and a new city. Two years earlier, life was easy in their rural town – everyone was who they were and life was simpler. At the nexus of life’s great turning points, people either grow together or grow apart. No one could […]

Episode 314 – Kristofferson’s Friends are “The Constant” (Part 1 of 2)

The Constant is a radio play about five friends and a new city. Two years earlier, life was easy in their rural town – everyone was who they were and life was simpler. At the nexus of life’s great turning points, people either grow together or grow apart. No one could have expected that their […]