Episode 399 – Happy Exclusion Day!

This week the Hartlife Company – all the life you’ll ever need – is proud to present Tales from Our Fair City in their annual EXCLUSION DAY special. A charming story of survivors, obedience, and a happy man wearing red.  Featuring both their 2011 special as well as a more recent live performance from Chicago, […]

Episode 398 – It’s A Wonderful Life, Live!

This week we thoroughly embrace the holidays with the RG Productions rendition of “It’s A Wonderful Life,” the beloved American holiday classic, based on the Lux Radio adaptation from 1947. This story of idealism and reflection was produced live as part of the “Retro Radio Holiday Revue,” an event that Nita Hunter’s troupe has made […]

Episode 397 – FIXED – 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 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 […]