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 oh so very goofy; mouth foley and bad puns abound. This week, you'll hear a little snippet of SRD, including not just the show's frame narrative of Burlington and … [Read more...] about Episode 434 – Starlight Radio Dreams
Free Downloads of Comedy Radio Dramas
Here is an archive of all of the 'comedy' themed radio drama shows we have played over the years. All shows are free to download, however if you like it we hope you'll explore more shows by the artist and support them. Our sense of humor is pretty odd, there are plenty of 'satire' shows that fall into this category as well as crossover (i.e. 'sci fi comedy') that you'll find it. You won't find much in the way of stand-up comedy or spoken word.
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 be okay). Our feature this week is Season 1, Episode 8 of Hadron Gospel Hour: "HeadHatz and Horror Hosts". Mike brings a stylish new hat into the Hadron Bunker, but Oppenheimer … [Read more...] about Episode 430 – Rich Wentworth and Hadron Gospel Hour!
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 we're playing features an ethically dubious patent medicine. After the feature, David has a chat with Alba Salix show creator Eli … [Read more...] about Episode 428 – An Appointment with Alba Salix, Royal Physician
This week, we mark the passing of legendary humorist Stan Freberg (1926 - 2015), whose influence on comedy - and radio comedy in particular - cannot be overstated. Speaking to the legacy of the fine Mr. Freberg is Radio Drama Revival guest host David Rheinstrom, who combines retrospective with audio clips to illuminate the life of this Freberg's fantastic creative mind. … [Read more...] about Episode 410 – Stan Freberg Retrospective
Eek! Gasp! The final Mark Time Radio Show by Great Northern Audio Theater! Well, at least they go out with a bang. David Ossman of the Firesign Theatre returns one last time to the live raucous stage to play Cyber Bob, in Cyber Bob and the Digital Nymph. Bob leaves his position as cart-wrangler at the Mart to lead a digital expedition into the digital glade in search of the beautiful yet elusive Digital Nymph. There's a history between the two, and they are not playing...well, they are … [Read more...] about Episode 408 – A Tryst with the Digital Nymph