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 303 – Day of the Dead Returns to New Orleans

Six years later, we revisit the radio drama that started it all for us – the retelling of Orpheus and Eurydice set in New Orleans, Day of the Dead. We’ve touched up our first radio drama with some new sounds of New Orleans and what we could to polish the performances. Set in the Crescent […]

Episode 298 – The Handmaid Makes a Break for It

This week we wrap up our feature of John Dryden’s radio drama adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” produced for BBC Radio 4. In a world not so far in the future, the land of “Gilead” is ruled by the law of the Good Book and women’s rights are dramatically scaled back. One woman […]

Episode 297 – The Handmaid Takes Her Assignment

This week we feature the second installment of John Dryden’s radio drama adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” produced for BBC Radio 4. In a world not so far in the future, the land of “Gilead” is ruled by the law of the Good Book and women’s rights are dramatically scaled back. One woman […]

Episode 296 – The Handmaid Returns to Tell Her Tale

In a rare return to a previously played episode, this week on RDR we re-play the masterful Goldhawk adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, a story about a woman caught in a totalitarian society where fertile woman are used as surrogates to keep society going… Regardless of how they may feel about the deal. […]

Episode 293 – At Last, the Final Stalemate

This week on the show we finish our summer sizzler – INFIDEL – the lush, medieval epic with a message for our times, penned by the great Roger Gregg of Crazy Dog Audio Theatre. In Part 4 of 4, we are moved to “Stalemate,” where the Christian knight and Muslim “Infidel” cross enemy (or friendly?) […]

Episode 291 – The Knights of “Infidel” Advance

This week on the show we feature our summer sizzler – INFIDEL – the lush, medieval epic with a message for our times, penned by the great Roger Gregg of Crazy Dog Audio Theatre. INFIDEL is the story of two brothers – Sir Hugh of Beauvais and Sir Philip of Beauvais – who are drawn […]

Episode 290 – Unleashing Roger Gregg’s “Infidel”

This week on the show we feature our summer sizzler – INFIDEL – the lush, medieval epic with a message for our times, penned by the great Roger Gregg of Crazy Dog Audio Theatre. INFIDEL is the story of two brothers – Sir Hugh of Beauvais and Sir Philip of Beauvais – who are drawn […]

Episode 272 – The Final Six Suspects, Preparing for Pandemic

This week we wrap our third part of Six Suspects by Vikas Swarup, adapted by Ayeesha Menon and produced by acclaimed BBC Producer John Dryden. Vicky Rai, notorious son of a prominent Indian politician, shoots dead a waitress at a trendy Delhi restaurant. At a lavish society party to celebrate his acquittal, he is himself […]

Episode 271 – A Bit More on Those Six Suspects, And Chatting with John Dryden

In this jam-packed week, we have the 3rd chapter of The Cleansed, followed quickly by our 2nd chunk of Six Suspects by Vikas Swarup, adapted by Ayeesha Menon and produced by acclaimed BBC Producer John Dryden. Vicky Rai, notorious son of a prominent Indian politician, shoots dead a waitress at a trendy Delhi restaurant. At […]

Episode 270 – Meeting Six Suspects, Farewell Nod to Peter

First things first this week – a farewell nod to Peter Bergman, founding member of the legendary audio comedy troupe The Firesign Theatre, 1960s America’s answer to Monty Python. Their antics, multi-track madness and bitingly absurd satire imprinted the minds of a generation and transformed the concept of ‘radio theater.’ The Washington Post featured a […]

Episode 265 – Anti-STARC Realities

Sci-Fi February 2012 continues as guest host Captain Radio™ unleashes a super-sized podcast that treats our fans to the full-length stylized hard sci-fi excellence of Brad Lansky and the Anti-STARC. Following that, we’ll hear an extended on-location (what else?) exclusive interview, featuring our own roaming host, Fred Greenhalgh, and one of the creative masterminds behind […]