Episode 229 – Firesign Theatre’s Don’t Crush That Dwarf, and More Mad Motors

Firesign Theatre Don't Crush That Dwarf Hand Me the PliersAudio comedy was never quite the same thanks to the antics of The Firesign Theatre, the legendary multi-trackin’, sound embellishing, sterephonic surrealistic psychedelic merry band of Phil Austin, Peter Bergmen, David Ossman and Philip Proctor.

In addition to their legendary studio albums (such as Don’t Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers!, which we hear today), the troupe had hundreds of hours of live radio experience, and had a particularly special era of a program called “Dear Friends.”

A new boxed set (which we wrote about back in February) contains ALL of this material – a whopping 80+ hours – along with beautiful art and hilarious anecdotes. Listen to the show for samples, or check out the DUKE OF MADNESS MOTORS boxed set and buy it today!

MEGA THANKS for Phil Proctor for giving us permission to broadcast this terrific stuff. We also take time to shout out for the National Audio Theatre Festivals, who are preparing for their annual pilgrimage to West Plains Missouri later this month.

Also, Captain Radio is here to cover Voices in the Wind from Canada, whose latest production is “Every Now and Then.”

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Radio Drama Revival – Episode 229

  • Slambam

    Audio drama sucks cock. Are you guys still living in the 50′s?