Episode 255: Sweeney Todd’s Barbary Falls in a Trap

This week we are thrilled to be featuring work by Grammy-nominated dramaturge Yuri Rasovsky, whose 2012 production The Mark of Zorro is up for Best Spoken Word Album of the Year. We hear a teaser from that new work available either through Blackstone Audiobooks or on Audible. Also in this edition is Captain Radio, with […]

Episode 254: A Barbarous Black Friday with Sweeney Todd

Week 3 continues our foray into 19th century London, where Fleet Street is home to the “Demon Barber” Sweeney Todd, a snickering, dour man whose customers mysteriously disappear, only to reappear in pies at the neighboring pie shoppe. But when a man bringing word of Martin Gestry – a lovesick sailor – disappears along with […]

Episode 253: A Bit More Polishing Off from Olde Sweeney Todd

We return again to 19th century London, where Fleet Street is home to the “Demon Barber” Sweeney Todd, a snickering, dour man whose customers mysteriously disappear, only to reappear in pies at the neighboring pie shoppe. But when a man bringing word of Martin Gestry – a lovesick sailor – disappears along with a string […]

Episode 252: Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber Strikes

On Fleet Street in Olde London there once lived a barber called Sweeney Todd, whose greatest pleasure was “polishing off” his customers who found themselves first bereft of wordly goods and then shuffled off this mortal coil. Those unlucky enough to go in for a shave found themselves ground up into some famous meat pies… […]

Captain Radio Review: Saint Joan

Title: Saint Joan Author: George Bernard Shaw Producer: Hollywood Theater of the Ear Type: Audio Drama Genre: Drama Availability: Paid – Blackstone Audiobooks Captain Radio here with a review of Hollywood Theater of the Ear’s 2010 production of Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw. Seeking reparations with his audience after alienating many through his outspoken […]

Episode 178 – Collector’s Fever and a Chat with Yuri Rasovsky

This week we wrap up our focus on Yuri Rasovsky, one of audio drama’s true greats who has been so kind as to let us re-broadcast pristine stereo recordings of his Beyond 2000 series originally recorded for NPR. Today we feature two last bits – “Collector’s Fever” by Roger Zelazny and “And Miles to Go […]

Episode 177 – Robert Heinlein’s “By His Bootstraps”

WOW. This week I have the great pleasure of presenting to you, rendered in brilliant stereo sound, this gem of a short story by the grand master Robert A. Heinlein, By His Bootstraps. We again have to thank the esteemed Yuri Rasovsky, who produced these works for the Beyond 2000 series which aired on NPR. […]

Episode 176 – Going Beyond 2000 to a World of Robots

This week we feature the work of another major name in audio drama – Yuri Rasovsky, a luminary who as of last week boasts two new Audies in a belt well studded with audio awards. If you’ve never heard the work of “El Fiendo,” well, you’re in for a treat. I raved about his work […]

Yuri Rasovsky and Roger Gregg Nominated for Top Audio Awards

Radio Drama Revival wants to offer huge congratulations to Yuri Rasovsky and Roger Gregg for achieving nominations for two separate, yet equally big awards. Yuri Rasovsky’s The Maltese Falcon was nominated for a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album, an enormous accomplishment for an audio drama. And jeez, if you haven’t listened to The Maltese […]