Episode 305 – Wireless Theatre Company is the BBC

This week on the show we feature the work of Wireless Theatre Company, in their cheeky play about the drama behind radio drama creation We Are the BBC (and a nod out to its predecessor, We are Not the BBC). Rob Sterling Davies is on the crest of a wave: a celebrated scriptwriter, actor, TV […]

Episode 272 – The Final Six Suspects, Preparing for Pandemic

This week we wrap our third part of Six Suspects by Vikas Swarup, adapted by Ayeesha Menon and produced by acclaimed BBC Producer John Dryden. Vicky Rai, notorious son of a prominent Indian politician, shoots dead a waitress at a trendy Delhi restaurant. At a lavish society party to celebrate his acquittal, he is himself […]

Episode 271 – A Bit More on Those Six Suspects, And Chatting with John Dryden

In this jam-packed week, we have the 3rd chapter of The Cleansed, followed quickly by our 2nd chunk of Six Suspects by Vikas Swarup, adapted by Ayeesha Menon and produced by acclaimed BBC Producer John Dryden. Vicky Rai, notorious son of a prominent Indian politician, shoots dead a waitress at a trendy Delhi restaurant. At […]

Episode 270 – Meeting Six Suspects, Farewell Nod to Peter

First things first this week – a farewell nod to Peter Bergman, founding member of the legendary audio comedy troupe The Firesign Theatre, 1960s America’s answer to Monty Python. Their antics, multi-track madness and bitingly absurd satire imprinted the minds of a generation and transformed the concept of ‘radio theater.’ The Washington Post featured a […]

Episode 268 – A Tour of the Galaxy with Dirk Maggs

A blinding 14-inch snowstorm struck Maine on Wednesday, blitzing Radio Drama Revival host Fred Greenhalgh with the sensation that it muststill be winter and so, a good move to continue our “Sci-Fi February” celebration of original science fiction audio. And what a whopper of an episode we have today! We have an extended interview with […]

Episode 260 – RRRants Are Good For The Soul

What a wild and eventful week for us here in Alfred, Maine (Fred’s hometown). Fred’s life is a furious pile of boxes bags and wires as he and Amy gear up for a five week trek to one of the most dynamic and intriguing countries of the world, South Africa. While there, Fred hopes to […]

Captain Radio Review: New Kids on the Block

Graphic – FunGraphix.com | Theme music – Shane Lamb Title: Wireless Theatre Kids Producer: Wireless Theatre Type: Drama Genre: Children’s Educational and Entertainment Audio Plays Availability: Free and Paid – WirelessTheatreKids.co.uk Title: Sophie’s Adventures in the Dark Producer: Matt Brown / Leo Media Ltd Type: Drama Genre: Children’s Fantasy Availability: Paid – Explaudio.com (Till 5/31/11 – hear […]

Episode 220 – The Final (Severed) Thread

This week we finish our spellbinding and unforgettable feature of three lives intertwined by cheap labor in India… SEVERED THREADS. Penned by seasoned field recording radio dramatist John Dryden, here is Severed Threads, originally commissioned by BBC Radio 4. Play write-up: Vengeance is all that’s on schoolboy Ben’s mind as he pieces together the events […]

Episode 219 – Severed Threads Cut Loose

This week we continue our feature of three lives intertwined by cheap labor in India… an exploration of the undertow of modern globalism and a test of the theory of degrees of separation… Penned by seasoned field recording radio dramatist John Dryden, here is Severed Threads, originally commissioned by BBC Radio 4. Play write-up: Second […]

Episode 218 – John Dryden’s Severed Threads

This week we feature a spectacular original story of three lived intertwined by cheap labor in India… an exploration of the undertow of modern globalism and a test of the theory of degrees of separation… Penned by seasoned radio dramatist John Dryden, here is Severed Threads, originally commissioned by BBC Radio 4. Play write-up: Jim […]

Episode 217: St Patrick’s Day Audio Special Live from Ireland

OK, well the Guiness might actually be starting to run out of your system by the time you hear this, but we couldn’t help but raise a cheer for our favorite Dublin-based audio artist this week – Roger Gregg – by replaying some of his excellent work with Crazy Dog Audio Theatre. So, we got […]