We conclude our series New Year, New Audio, as Captain Radio™ guest-hosts once more for Fred Greenhalgh traveling abroad in Africa. On tap for our feature is the Captain's own non-commercial redux of an episode from the very popular Old-Time Radio series, Challenge of the Yukon. Get ready for plenty of drama, intrigue, and action as your favorite Canadian Mountie and his furry, scene-stealing sidekick continue their relentless pursuit of lawbreakers in the days of the Yukon Gold … [Read more...] about Episode 263 – North to the Yukon!
With the New Year upon us, we seek to capture one last audio gem from 2011: the new illuminated audiobook Swordspoint, directed and produced by Sue Zizza and narrated by the author, Ellen Kushner. This dashing audio adventure is further complemented by a full suite of actors including Dion Graham, Katherine Kellgren, Robert Fass, Nick Sullivan, and Simon Jones. We speak Sue and Ellen to learn more about the genesis of this enchanting title and the peculiarities of combining a single narrator … [Read more...] about Episode 259 – Illuminating Swordspoint’s Daring-Do with Ellen Kushner and Sue Zizza
In our first ever Passover holiday show, today we feature the breathtaking original show The Witches of Lublin by Sue Media Productions, featuring a star-studded cast including Tovah Feldshuh, Simon Jones, Neil Gaiman and Barbara Rosenblat with a supporting cast of New York's finest audio actors, and fresh music by leading klezmer musicians. Drawing on traditions of Jewish folklore and mysticism, The Witches of Lublin, written by Ellen Kushner, Elizabeth Schwartz, and Yale Strom, weaves … [Read more...] about Episode 222 – Witches of Lublin Visit for Passover
Graphic - FunGraphix.com | Theme music - Shane Lamb Title: William’s Leap For Freedom Producer: SueMedia Productions Type: Historical Drama Genre: Biographical-Literary Availability: Donation – SueMedia Productions / ZBS Greetings, Audionauts – Captain Radio here with a review of SueMedia Productions’s William’s Leap For Freedom. Within his lifetime, William Wells Brown became America’s first bonafide Black novelist, playwright, and travelogue. Now, thanks to a serendipitous … [Read more...] about Captain Radio Review: William’s Leap For Freedom
Hat trick to Jonathan Lowe, who turned me on to his interview with Sue Zizza, which is also a small treatise to the state of the craft and its future. The article starts a bit slow, with an oft-used example of the War of the Worlds, but as we get into it Sue drops some great tips: "The acoustic space is not the same [on CDs] as the space where the actors record, and you can tell. With animals in a zoo, for example, there's a reverb which can't be corrected. So getting a sound effects … [Read more...] about Sue Zizza: “People will Seek Out Audio Drama”