Just want to prep you all for a very special presentation that's going to air this week - a historical drama called "Good Friday, 1865: Lincoln's Last Day" by Quicksilver Radio Theater out of New York City. As a terrible war winds down, haunting dreams, memories, and events precede the death of an outstanding man and legendary president: Abraham Lincoln. With an outstanding music score by Tony-winner Mark Hollman, a full cast of some of the City's finest, rich effects and a compelling story, … [Read more...] about Good Friday, 1865: Lincoln’s Last Day
This past week, we chatted with Scott Hickey from AM FM Theater. Hear about hitting the bar with Peter Straub at World Horror Con, growing up with radio drama, and the making of "God of the Razor." A great interview not to be missed! [audio:http://media.blubrry.com/radiodramarevival/www.radiodramarevival.com/podcasts/rdr-podcast003.mp3] Radio Drama Revival! Episode 3 … [Read more...] about Episode 3: Scott Hickey talks shop
I apologize for my absenteeism the last week or so but I've been drowning in great radio drama. Facing my new radio show, I realized that I needed a huge amount of content to get and keep this thing going, and absolutely no idea where it would come from. Well, it took a couple of emails to the Modern Audio Drama and Radio Drama Digest Listservs to solicit more excellent work than I know where to start with... I'll begin to feature these people soon and review the works I don't get to air, … [Read more...] about Starting a revolution
After a little bit of work, a fair amount of frustration, and a mind-blowing "wow, that's actually pretty easy!" sensation the began coursing through my body, here it is! The Radio Drama Revival! Podcast. As much as my featured audio dramatists will let me, I'll include the full material from my show or at least the interviews, reviews, and discussion. In the first episode, you can hear me play "Drizzle," the story of a miserable business man whose life is changed by a random event, and … [Read more...] about Episode 1: Radio Drama Revival Starts with a… Drizzle
It may seem odd for a site dedicated to audio drama to review an audiobook?after all, audiobooks are the enemy, right? Not really. I must confess, my biggest critique with audiobooks is due to my own dwindling attention span, and with most of my listening occuring in my 40 minutes each way commute, tackling a 13+ hour audiobook can be a listening venture of epic proportions. This is from the same guy who?ll have a 400 page book on his bedside stand. I can?t explain it, but I like my audio in … [Read more...] about Jon Lethem’s “Men and Cartoons” – Beyond your average audiobook
Just a reminder that if you?re in the Portland, Maine area, you can tune in to 90.9 or 104.1 this (and every Thursday) afternoon from 1-1:30 to hear Radio Drama Revival!? If you?re outside our broadcast area, visit WMPG?s website and you can hear it online.? This week I?ll be presenting Drizzle, a story of a miserable business man whose life is changed forever by a random event.? Joining me will be Philip Hobby, a local voice actor who?s performed in a couple of my pieces before. … [Read more...] about Radio Drama Revival Today!
Well, it?s an insane time of year for all of us. I didn?t realize the blindspot I put in my life focusing on production my latest audio drama until today, when I finally woke up and smelled the egg nog, so to speak. Too much coffee, too much thinking, too much looking forward to the next task before I?d done the first one properly. In a lot of ways, I turned myself into the protagonist of my latest piece of audio fiction, an unconventional Christmas story called ?Drizzle.? ?Drizzle? is the … [Read more...] about Unconventional Audio Christmas Story, “Drizzle”
You think I would?ve figured this out on one of my previous projects, but the fact stands: Good preproduction sense really helps you out when you?re trying to pull the project together at the last minute. Lack of preproduction forces you to either get stuck with a product of different quality than you had hoped, or into spending a lot more time, money, or both to get what you wanted because of your lack of foresight. Sort of like having to send something overnight instead of first-class mail … [Read more...] about The value of pre production
Well, I'm going to jump right into my audio theater reviews with a piece of modern horror that recently reached my ears: 'God of the Razor,' a grisly horror short story by Joe Lansdale realized by AM/FM Theater in Lowell, MA. I had recently written on the radio drama digest (a mailing list for audio theater enthusiasts such as myself) bemoaning the lack of contemporary fiction stories told through sound. There's no shortage of classic tales, whether it's derived from the canon of American or … [Read more...] about Modern horror realized in Lansdale’s “God of the Razor”
Hello, and welcome to Radio Drama Revival, the site that?s your source for the latest reviews, news, and sources for the latest audio stories. Just so we get it out in the open, I?m Frederick Greenhalgh, the writer/director/producer over at FinalRune Productions, your source of original radio drama by new and outstanding (so I imagine) writers, so the perspectives of this site are not entirely unbiased?not that anything anywhere, let alone on the web, ever has been. I will restrict myself … [Read more...] about Welcome to Radio Drama Revival!