For those of you who've forgotten that I'm the leading force behind FinalRune Productions, this show features the latest work -- my first work adapted from a story by someone else, with a great cast put together by the writer, John Coons. I hope you enjoy the delightfully wacky small town mischief comedy Tales from Williamsville! [audio:http://media.blubrry.com/radiodramarevival/www.radiodramarevival.com/podcasts/rdr-podcast007.mp3] Radio Drama Revival! Episode 7 … [Read more...] about Episode 7: Tales from Williamsville
Mucho thanks to Craig Wichman, whose backup recording saves the great discussion aforementioned. Enjoy! [audio:http://media.blubrry.com/radiodramarevival/www.radiodramarevival.com/podcasts/rdr-podcast006.mp3] Radio Drama Revival! Episode 6 … [Read more...] about Episode 6 Found!
Writer/producer Craig Wichman and writer/director Jay Stern come from backgrounds in television, film, and stage (Craig stars in an indie movie directed by Jay, The Changeling). In fact, they feel that independent audio theater has a lot to do with indie movies. That is, technology has opened up the door for a huge amount of new work, but not everyone with a mic in their hands is a great artist. Crudely quoting Craig, "You can't just record a movie over the weekend and post it on YouTube and … [Read more...] about Episode 6: Craig Wichman and Jay Stern from Quicksilver
Well, it's come down to this -- Coke has finally bought out Pepsi.? That is, two major players with virtually the same product have decided that consolidation is really best for everyone! (Sirius and XM to Merge).? While I feel somewhat bad about the fact that they can't make any money, maybe they should think about offering more diverse and user-driven programming choices rather than a semi-less annoying version of FM. I was actually just sitting on the fence about buying an XM radio -- … [Read more...] about One Satellite Station — Are you Sirius?
This week on Radio Drama Revival!: The somber and startling conclusion to Quicksilver Radio Theater's "Good Friday, 1865: Lincoln's Last Day." Be sure to tune in next week for an interview with writer/producer/actor Craig Wichman! (Radio Drama Revival! Episode 5 has gone to the archives -- if you're interested in hearing the piece, contact me and I'll put you in touch with producer Craig Wichman) … [Read more...] about Episode 5: Abe Lincoln’s Last Day (Finale)
As you may realize, I'm a big fan of audio theater that tells contemporary stories, the kind you might find in the latest short story review or premium cable channel (but are especially well suited to the audio form). These productions are a little edgy, often dark, and attempt to speak to something greater than the cleverness of the medium. So it was with great interest that I discovered Buried in Falling Sand by Dreamseed, LLC (care of a link by William Spears' Lit Between the Ears blog). … [Read more...] about Audio Drama Review: Buried in Falling Sand
Just wanted to let you all know that I've written a new article on my production company's website: Original Radio Drama in the 21st Century.? In the article, I discuss the history of economic models of the radio drama and analyze the current scene in search of a viable one for modern work.? Not academic, but worth a read. … [Read more...] about Original Radio Drama in the 21st Century
Tune in for the first episode of Good Friday, 1865: Lincoln's Last Day, by the outstanding Quicksilver Radio Theater hailing from New York City. This historical drama recounts eerie dreams, memories, and events that precede the assassination of one of America's greatest presidents. Just in time for Abe's birthday, tune in for a great professionally produced drama! (Episode 4 has gone to the archives -- if you'd like to hear "Good Friday, 1865" contact me and I'll put you in touch with … [Read more...] about Episode 4: Abe Lincoln’s Last Day
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