Episode 439 – Hartlife’s All The Life You’ll Ever Need

This week, I’m playing something from Our Fair City, the dystopian sci-fi podcast; it’s their entry in the 2014 Chicago Fringe Festival: a slick detective thriller called “All The Life You’ll Ever Need”. Hey — if you’re feeling beaten down by the events of the past few weeks and months, I’ve got a few websites for […]

RDR From the Vault: Next Year’s Girl

Fred is back, introducing our new occasional mini-series, pulling episodes from RDR’s Archives back to the top of the pack! The inaugural episode, celebrating the Ogle Awards, is “Next Year’s Girl” – The Willamette Radio Workshop’s 2004 Gold Ogle Winning Production about a small town and the strange beast that looms large over it.

BONUS EPISODE: Ruby and Tom Lopez

I may be on vacation, but the hits just keep on comin’! We’re featuring an episode of the fantabulous, trippy RUBY by Tom Lopez and ZBS — a cyberpunk adventure from the 80s that’s sultry, smart, and fun. Ruby’s a proud member of the Wondery Network, and so are we! Later, you’ll hear an interview […]

Episode 434 – Starlight Radio Dreams

This week, we get SILLY with a little Starlight Radio Dreams – a live variety show recorded in Chicago by veterans of Chicago’s theater scene. Starlight Radio Dreams is hosted by Devin Showtime (Anna Gaetke), a media-savvy Millenial, and her old-timey uncle Burlington Showtime (Ansel Burch), a film star of days gone by. It’s all […]

Episode 433 – Yap Audio’s KRAKEN MARE

This week, we take a dip into the chilly methane seas of Titan with “Kraken Mare”, an atmospheric sci-fi horror thriller from friends of the show Matthew McLean and Robert Cudmore of the Audio Production Podcast. When plucky British astronauts descend into Kraken Mare, the largest sea of Saturn’s strangest moon, they don’t know just what […]

Episode 432 – Wolf 359 with Emma Sherr-Ziarko and Zach Valenti

This week on Radio Drama Revival, it’s the comic sci-fi thriller Wolf 359. This genre-bending show, by turns endearing, intense, terrifying, and hilarious, is a delight to listen to – and its stars are a delight to talk to! Wolf 359 is the story of a lonely little space station orbiting a red dwarf star, […]

Episode 431 – Wooden Overcoats – David K. Barnes and Andy Goddard

This week, we take a trip to the drizzly English village of Piffling Vale, where undertaker Rudyard Funn discovers he’s no longer the only mortician in town in Episode 1 of the fabulous indie sitcom WOODEN OVERCOATS. Later in the show, I talk with David K. Barnes and Andy Goddard, the head writer and co-producer […]

Episode 430 – Rich Wentworth and Hadron Gospel Hour!

This week: It’s a non-stop carnival of freaky tiki madness as I chat with Rich Wentworth, the co-creator of Hadron Gospel Hour. Rich and I talk about glam rock, how he and co-creator Michael McQuilkin got started in audio drama, and whether or not everything is going to be okay (spoiler alert: it is going to […]

Episode 429 – Ben Acker and the Thrilling Adventure Hour

This week: Liquor! Gods! A drunk lady rattling off the names of animals! I talk to Ben Acker of the Thrilling Adventure Hour, and play one of my favorite episodes of Beyond Belief: “White Hunter, Drunk Heart”. Those wacky married mediums, Sadie and Frank Doyle (Paget Brewster and Paul F. Tompkins) are on an adventure […]

Episode 428 – An Appointment with Alba Salix, Royal Physician

This week: Witchcraft! Charlatans! A Canadian plot to annex the United States?(!) David begins with a brief bit of history on John R. Brinkley, the notorious Goat Gland Doctor of Milford, Kansas.  A bit of quackery seemed relevant given today’s episode, which features an episode of Alba Salix, Royal Physician, a fantasy hospital comedy.  The episode […]

Episode 427 – Changing of the Guard

Well, how to say this. After 9 years, long-time RDR host Fred Greenhalgh passes the torch to incoming host David Rheinstrom. We take a moment to reflect on the amazing journey – 450 hours of entertainment! – in RDR’s first nine years, and focus on the great state of current audio drama, and the future […]