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.

RDR From the Vault: Heart of Morphine, by Roger Gregg

Today RDR from the Vault launches a series of episodes highlighting Roger Gregg, playwright master of Dublin, Ireland. Roger pioneered his own audio sound, a wacky blend of Captain Beefheart sonic assault and an intimate, fine theatre sensibility. He produced for RTE – that’s the public radio of Ireland- for the better part of a […]

RDR From the Vault: Mumbai Chuzzlewits, Part 3 of 3

Re-play of the 2012 BBC Series “The Mumbai Chuzzlewits,” adapted by Ayeesha Menon from the Charles Dickens novel “Martin Chuzzlewits,” and transposed to Modern India. Produced by John Dryden of Goldhawk Productions. Convinced his relatives are after his money, miserly old recluse Martin Chuzzlewit (Roshan Seth), adopts orphan girl, Mary (Nimrat Kaur), to be his […]

RDR From the Vault: Mumbai Chuzzlewits, Part 2 of 3

Re-play of the 2012 BBC Series “The Mumbai Chuzzlewits,” adapted by Ayeesha Menon from the Charles Dickens novel “Martin Chuzzlewits,” and transposed to Modern India. Produced by John Dryden of Goldhawk Productions. Convinced his relatives are after his money, miserly old recluse Martin Chuzzlewit (Roshan Seth), adopts orphan girl, Mary (Nimrat Kaur), to be his […]

RDR From the Vault: Mumbai Chuzzlewits, Part 1 of 3

Re-play of the 2012 BBC Series “The Mumbai Chuzzlewits,” adapted by Ayeesha Menon from the Charles Dickens novel “Martin Chuzzlewits,” and transposed to Modern India. Produced by John Dryden of Goldhawk Productions. Convinced his relatives are after his money, miserly old recluse Martin Chuzzlewit (Roshan Seth), adopts orphan girl, Mary (Nimrat Kaur), to be his […]

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 […]