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 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 343 – Kristin Cato’s “Dreaming Fire” and “The Lighted Bridge”

This week we spotlight the evocative audio drama of writer, director, and filmmaker Kristin Cato.  Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Cato is a experienced filmmaker, whose shorts have been seen at U.S. and overseas film festivals. She has also worked on the stage, both behind the scenes as a director, and in arts […]

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 […]

Episode 313 – Mumbai Chuzzlewits, Part 3: Closing in to Martin

We feature the stunning conclusion “The Mumbai Chuzzlewits” by Goldhawk Productions, produced by John Dryden, a Sony and Peabody Award winning radio producer whose work is regularly commissioned for BBC Radio 4. The show, adapted by Ayeesha Menon, transposes Charles Dickens’ satire on the corrosive power of money to the hot, hectic streets of modern-day […]

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. […]