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 to make ends meet. Is this all that is going to become of the ho-ho-holidays? We lead with a teaser of the BBC classic dramatization of The Hobbit, available on the BBC Audiobooks … [Read more...] about Episode 309 – Dreaming of a Tropical Christmas in the Icebox
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, and co-opted into a plot to assassinate Santa Claus. Except Santa Claus is not all as it seems, and sometimes the cold can do more to warm the heart than the flames of … [Read more...] about Episode 258: A Christmas Special that Overrules a Horrendous Plot
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 THE SHOW, VISIT TWILIGHT ZONE RADIO WEBSITE. … [Read more...] about Episode 205 – Twilight Zone’s “Gift” for Christmas… Or Humanity?
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 Christmas season he was so kind as to share with us a few episodes that help us reinforce our theme - the holidays, but askant. Today's show is called "Snow Angel," about … [Read more...] about Episode 204 – Twilight Zone Radio Brings Us a Snow Angel
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 us under and our desperate desire to find magic and meaning in this time of year. Penned by Bob Arnold and wonderfully produced. Part 2 of 2 … [Read more...] about Episode 203 – Chatterbox’s Snowglobe Revealed