Episode 362 – Christmas Blizzards and Chanukah Miracles

This week a post-holiday treat from Playing on Air, a showcase for contemporary short plays produced for radio in New York City by a team of theater professionals. This episode consists of three short plays - The Blizzard, a mystery thriller, features Jesse Eisenberg as a snowed-in screenwriter facing unexpected guests. In The Miracle of Chanukah, a holiday […]

Episode 309 – Dreaming of a Tropical Christmas in the Icebox

This week on the show we welcome back our friends at the Icebox Radio Theater with an original story by Mike Murphy, “I’m Dreaming of a Tropical Christmas.” It’s blazing hot on the North Pole, Blitzen is getting blitzed, Rudolph’s red-nosed and red faced and Santa Claus is slogging it out for the tourists trying […]

Episode 258: A Christmas Special that Overrules a Horrendous Plot

Photo by kevin dooley Yuletide greetings dramatites! We’re delighted to share with you a 2008 retelling of a treasure from the golden age of radio, Norman Corwin‘s “The Plot to Overthrow Christmas,” revamped for you by our good friend Richard Fish. This 35 minute romp of rhyming verse introduces us to Nero, violining in hell, […]

Episode 205 – Twilight Zone’s “Gift” for Christmas… Or Humanity?

This week we have a second-round of seasonal programming from The Twilight Zone. Today’s tale has a child, a gift for humanity, a small rural village. Wait, is it the Christmas tale? Not quite. Aliens and the Mexican army collide in this adaptation of “The Gift.” COMMITTED TO THE RADIO DRAMA REVIVAL ARCHIVES. TO HEAR […]

Episode 204 – Twilight Zone Radio Brings Us a Snow Angel

This week on the show we have a Christmas treat for you… from the 5th Dimension – The Twilight Zone! Since 2002 Carl Amari has been producing these inspired radio adaptations of classic Twilight Zone episodes, starring famous guests like Stacey Keach and featuring the infectious theme we all know so well. And for this […]

Episode 203 – Chatterbox’s Snowglobe Revealed

In the second part of Chatterbox Audio Theater’s original work called “Snow Globe” we learn the meaning of a seemingly mystical experience – and we explore the way all of us try to make sense of the past and find new meaning. This is a holiday fable for adults, about the stresses the holidays put […]

Episode 202 – Chatterbox Stories Under the Snowglobe

Seasonal programming begins again on the show with an unconventional Christmas story by Chatterbox Audio Theater, called “Snow Globe.” This is a holiday fable for adults, about the stresses the holidays put us under and our desperate desire to find magic and meaning in this time of year. Penned by Bob Arnold and wonderfully produced. […]

Episode 154 – Chatterbox Tells a Story of Those Dead and Gone

The writing of James Joyce is as much known for how challenging it is to decipher as for its portraits of humanity in a difficult world. Its hard enough to find audiobooks of his work (could you imagine a single-voiced reading of Ulysses?), and it seems that most audio dramatists have steered clear. Not so […]

Episode 153: The Blue Carbuncle Finds Its Way Home… And Holmes’ Painful Predicament

This week we feature the conclusion to Quicksilver Radio Theater‘s adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes Tale, The Blue Carbuncle. Last week we found a precious gem lodged in the gullet of a Christmas goose, which led Sherlock and Watson on a quest to find its owner – the goose that is, not the gem. The […]

Episode 152 – In Search of the Blue Carbuncle

This week we bring back the Quicksilver Radio Theater in a most peculiar of Sherlock Holmes tales set during the Christmas season. A fat goose, a random mugging, and a precious gem. How do all three relate, and who committed this most unusual crime? Enjoy! Radio Drama Revival – Episode 152 P.S. – If you […]

Episode 151: Kiss Santa Goodbye… Or at least, the Cruel World

Well, things didn’t go exactly how Lester predicted in the first episode of Goodbye, Cruel World but he’s made it to Santa’s candy-cane palace and now he’s ready for his assault on the fat man in red. But, it’s not easy to sneak a fire-breathing dragon by the toy soldier guards, and how to get […]