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Cornucopia Radio Podcast 62: Reluctant Genius By Henry Slesar

It is said that life crawled up from the slime of the sea bottom and became ‘Human’ because of some inherent greatness that was bred into us before the dawn of time. But perhaps this urge was not as formless as we might have first thought… For this experimental production we had three different people read out the same short story in its entirety. We then edited/mixed these voices together; creating this unique multicast recording. Please note: This work was originally written for the...

Duration: 00:09:59

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 61: The Origins of Comic-Book Boy

They are stories of heroism, strength and of courage. Stories in which one person can stand up against the darkness that surrounds us, and say with total conviction and self-belief; that they are the ‘light’. We see pages full of colour and life, in which kinetic action moves across the panels. Dancing in front of our eyes, filling our imagination with endless possibilities... Comics are a way of life for so many people, but do we truly understand their power? More importantly; if that...

Duration: 00:11:25

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 60: One Last Time

While a backyard tree bellows silently in the wind; Barbara Knox attends her husband David’s crematorium service. Naturally she is sad but also secretly, a little angry. You see, there are unresolved issues between the two of them and questions that still remain unanswered. However as we will soon discover in our new audiodrama; David's story isn't yet over. He needs her help and somehow he finds a way to turn back to Barbara. For one last time...

Duration: 00:17:14

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 59: Dylan and Blod

Dylan and Blodwyn are sat on a welsh mountainside about to start their weekly picnic. However the picnic basket remains closed and we can only but guess what they’ve brought along to eat. Who knows, perhaps they’ve forgotten to bring anything at all? It’s happened before... They’ve been sat in silence for some time now. The sky remaining overcast and the air hanging heavy and thick. Suddenly, Blodwyn recalls the question she wanted to ask. The question she knew she had to ask. She turns to...

Duration: 00:24:20

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 58: Stone

Long ago when the universe was young. Alicia Harker, the Twelfth Daughter of Destiny, took the mettle of a dead god and forged it into a bronze hand. That hand would bestow good fortune on anyone who owned it. She then discarded it by a roadside, where it might be found and passed from person to person, bringing good fortune to those who’d done nothing to deserve it. And once every hundred years, she sets out on an adventure to discover it and see what its latest beneficiary’s made of a...

Duration: 00:41:43

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 56: Unrespected

From the legendary ‘City of Steel’ comes a little stripped down radio satire. Tackling the big issues of the day with wit, wisdom and an old radio sound-effects LP from 1982 that we found at a car boot. Join us as we take a deeper look at a beleaguered NHS and Rail Network. Visit the island of a crazed TV obsessed scientist and try to live life without modern technology. We'll also discover more about a certain 'Messiah Dinosaur', take a quick visit to a charity shop and lastly go for a...

Duration: 00:30:47

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 57: Spring Poetry Collection

Spring is a magical time of year; when bountiful possibility appears in front of us and everything is reborn anew. So to celebrate the start of the season, we’ve created a lush soundscape of classical spring poetry, sounds of nature and amazing instrumental musical pieces. It’s all designed to take you to a place more magical than this... We also encourage you to listen to this while walking about in whatever local nature surrounds you. Wherever you are in the world, we hope this podcast...

Duration: 00:14:29

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 55: The Legend Of Nic and Joe - Christmas Special

Nic and Joe are dead and Merlin the storyteller must try to rescue their legend from the mists of time, with one last story and a little help from a few familiar faces, like thingy and whatsit. The epic finale to the interminable series, tells of a Christmas miracle, which sees Nic and Joe come face to face with a new friend - in the vague snow-based shape of Dave Benson Phillips. What could possibly go wrong...?

Duration: 00:53:45

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 54: Last Gambit in Lisbon

During World War Two, Portugal remained neutral. Many of the people who found themselves there had little choice as to where they might live, work and even survive. Among those who had had little choice but to be in Portugal was Alexander Alekhine, the World Chess Champion. Alexander is a man looking for a life away from sitting alone in his hotel room with nothing but a chess board on a table and dinner in his lap. He is looking for inspiration, looking for his muse and ultimately, a way...

Duration: 00:44:01

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 53: Welcome to Budley

Welcome to Budley. Although not visible on any map or satnav, this village is home to sporting champions, failed soap stars, fitness innovators and a whole host of unique characters who once met, are never forgotten. Also whilst we want you to enjoy your stay in Budley, we accept no responsibility for financial loss and damages to person or property, including crimes committed by gnomes. So enjoy your stay and best of luck trying to find your way out.

Duration: 00:28:33

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 52: Unglued

Like all relationships it was based on a commonality. A relational glue that binds two people together. For Beth and Stew it was their daughter Holly. That was the glue that held the relationship together. But what happens to that relationship when the glue goes away? Did they ever really know each other? Can they survive a personal tragedy such as this? Unglued is a brand new audio drama from playwright Paul Kenny, about the death of a couple’s daughter and how they try to cope with the...

Duration: 00:26:32

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 51: Radio Fore Extra

Welcome back to the continuing story of “Radio Fore”; the secret, long forgotten mothballed sister station for ‘Radio 4′. It was supposed to be a fresh start, a bolder, less middle-class approach to talk radio, but it all went terribly wrong. Now, in the basement passages of Broadcasting House stalks a lumpen, ghoulish, benighted creature, once known as ‘Radio Fore’, the ill-shapen bastard offspring of its elder sibling. However, some of the recorded shows occasional leak into the public...

Duration: 00:44:42

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 50: Budge and Sundance

Across the galaxy, a great evil empire has arisen. One which threatens the existence of every living creature in the entire cosmos. Never before has there been such a need for heroes to stand up and make a difference, as only those most noble of heart and strong in spirit can turn back the tide. And this story tells the tale of the two greatest heroes of them all. Two simple small Budgerigars, on a small insignificant little blue planet known as Earth, who are about to embark on an epic...

Duration: 00:28:27

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 49: Bits and Bobs

Jeannie is an American citizen who relocated to Sheffield with her family several years ago and whose US driving license expired shortly after arrival. However with 20 year of driving experience under her belt she felt confident about obtaining a UK license. That is until she had to take the test. Until she meet her instructors.

Duration: 00:15:16

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 48: Your Life in Our Hands

Imagine a world without consequence. A world in which your actions no longer lead directly to your death. A world in which our specially trained team monitor you every minute of every day and if we think you are about to have an accident, we freeze time, fill out the required paperwork, charge you a standard high rate premium fee, restart time and place you back just out of harms way.

Duration: 00:14:11

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 47: The King of Rome

A pigeon race as every fancier knows begins with a basket. But with a hundred different finish lines, each one a backyard loft. When does a pigeon race end? In 1913 Charlie Hudson entered one of his pigeons in a race from Rome to England. On the day of the big race, a storm blew in and a thousand birds were swept away and never seen again. Apart from one.

Duration: 00:44:49

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 46: True Colours

Have you ever stopped and wondered about the colour of the things that surround you? For example, have you ever wondered why an orange is called an orange? Was it named after the colour, or was the colour named after the fruit? Chances are you might not consider the colour of the life that surrounds you as very important, but it wouldn't take much to shift your reality around. It wouldn’t take much at all...

Duration: 00:15:03

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 45

This month we feature a collection of short comedy, drama and poetry that we have recently produced but has not yet been broadcast on the podcast. Featuring Wild Bill Hickok at the JobCentre, a different form of internet piracy, poems from the 'Rother Valley poetry collective' and a new radio play in which a young woman discovers that sometimes having the right answer does not always lead to the correct choice.

Duration: 00:28:01

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 44: Flood

Jenny is standing in her bedroom cleaning a pair of walking boots. She is in her underwear. There is a mirror, a small table, a rail of clothing and a double bed. A long nighty is on top of the bed and underneath it sits a small cardboard box. She patiently waits for her husband to return while outside the rain continues to fall as it has done all day. It is 2007 and the Sheffield flood has just started.

Duration: 00:20:19

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 43: Radio Fore

In the winter of 2007 under conditions of utmost secrecy. BBC managers created a now mothballed sister station for Radio4. Supposed to be a bolder and less middle-class approach to talk radio. It all went terribly wrong and the vast range of commissioned shows has never been heard by the pubic to this day. Until now...

Duration: 01:04:45

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