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Radio Drama Revival is dedicated to showcasing the diversity and vitality of modern audio drama. Twice a month.

Radio Drama Revival is dedicated to showcasing the diversity and vitality of modern audio drama. Twice a month.
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Radio Drama Revival is dedicated to showcasing the diversity and vitality of modern audio drama. Twice a month.

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English


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Episode 478 - KC Wayland and We're Alive: Lockdown

10/14/2017
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It wouldn't be a monster episode without MONSTERS, would it?! Awww yeah it's zombie time! American podcast legend KC Wayland joins me for a chat about craft, zombies, and Force Multipliers of Art. We're gonna play an episode of We're Alive: Lockdown, the miniseries that combines a jailbreak with horror-survival adventure. SPOOPTOBER CONTINUES, as we bring you yet another episode to thrill and perturb!

Duration: 01:40:05


Introducing Inside The Exorcist

10/10/2017
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In 1973, hell came and invaded the body of a young girl. Doctors wouldn’t treat her, psychiatrists dismissed her, priests gave their lives to save her. Hear the fear for yourself. From the creators of the critically-acclaimed show 'Inside Psycho' comes this deep dive into the legendary film 'The Exorcist', hosted by Mark Ramsey. Subscribe so you never miss an episode: smarturl.it/itex

Duration: 00:10:25


Episode 477 - Deadly Manners and Rites of Autumn

10/7/2017
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A double-feature this week as we begin our October horror series! First, from Paragon Collective and the makers of Darkest Night, it's Deadly Manners, a new murder mystery show narrated by LeVar Burton (Star Trek, Reading Rainbow) and starring Kristen Bell (Frozen, Veronica Mars) and Anna Chlumsky (Veep). CW: racism, misogyny, and murder! Then, it's a chilling tale of family business in Rites of Autumn, a spooky little tale of tradition, pumpkins, and more murder. That comes to us from...

Duration: 00:52:40


Episode 476 - Ellen Winter and Chris Littler of 36 Questions

9/30/2017
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This week, I'm joined by Ellen Winter and Chris Littler of Chamber Band to talk about their new podcast for Two-Up Productions, the production company that brought you Limetown. 36 Questions is a fabulous PODCAST MUSICAL starring Jessie Shelton (Hadestown) and Jonathan Groff (Glee, Spring Awakening, Hamilton) and you should go and listen to it right now, before you listen to this interview. Go ahead! I'll wait. You'll love it. Chris, Ellen, and I discuss: In The Goo with Ellen and...

Duration: 01:14:46


Episode 475 - A Scottish Podcast

9/23/2017
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Two foul-mouthed Scottish paranormal investigators travel to the misty island of St. Caillic to uncover the secret of a terrible anniversary--it's A Scottish Podcast, the newest creation of former Audio Drama Production Podcast hosts Robert Cudmore and Matthew McLean. Robert and Matthew play Lee and Dougie, two washed-up, cynical castaways from the music biz who decide to strike out as paranormal podcasters. What you'll hear today is multiple episodes stitched together by Robert and...

Duration: 00:45:14


Episode 477 - Lance Dann's Blood Culture

9/16/2017
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Scholar and dramatist Lance Dann joins me as we play the first episode of his techno-thriller, BLOOD CULTURE. It's a trans-media project, consisting of not just a radio drama, but of an AR game that begins with this in-world website (as well as plenty of goofy easter eggs in the credits page). Blood Culture is the story of A'isha, an employee of an enormous biotech firm called Meta. Meta's interns are falling ill and dying at an alarming rate, and it's up to A'isha, and her childhood...

Duration: 01:11:21


Episode 473 - Inhale

9/2/2017
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We're premiering INHALE, the latest miniseries by Rick Coste, the unstoppable, unbelievably prolific audio drama producer from New England. Tracy Tanner is an unassuming librarian in the small town of Hemlock, Massachusetts—but Tracy isn't her real name, and she isn't just a librarian. Tracy is a superhero—and she's not supering anymore. Join me as we dive into Tracy's secrets in this exciting new miniseries! Rick Coste Productions

Duration: 00:26:16


Episode 472 - EOS 10

8/26/2017
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This week, we explore EOS 10, a medical comedy in space. Dr Ryan Dalias is a young doctor, recently assigned to a posting on EOS 10, a station in deep space. Dalias's job, ostensibly, is to manage his alcoholic superior, Dr. Horace Urvidian—a brilliant but curmudgeonly xenobiologist. Together with Nurse Johns and Levi, a disgraced prince-turned-chef, the four of them have numerous wacky hijinks. This episode, "Up, Up, Up," contains adult situations and themes of, well,...

Duration: 00:31:15


Episode 471 - Alex Aldea and Darkest Night

8/19/2017
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It's a spine-tingler this week, as we dive into the twisted world of Darkest Night with a little story called "Horns Limo Service". Darkest Night is a horror anthology series from the Paragon Collective, and what makes it special is its binaural recording setup. It's similar to what Campfire Radio does: it puts you inside the action. Not a lot of audio drama companies do this, and it's really neat! After the feature, I have a chat with Alex Aldea, the director and producer of Darkest...

Duration: 00:59:14


Episode 470 - The Embrace -- Nights on Killer Mountain

8/12/2017
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Why do we climb? Why do people look at the tallest mountains in the world -- vast, inhospitable places -- and say, "I want to climb to its summit"? When you're up there, what do you become? What do you give up? We're exploring those questions today in a new drama by JJ Wang from Netizen Playhouse: The Embrace: Nights on Killer Mountain The story follows an Australian mountaineer, Zoe, who wants to be the first woman to summit Nanga Parbat, one of the deadliest mountains in the world, in...

Duration: 01:09:15


Episode 469 - Stories of Mahabharata

8/5/2017
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This week, it's the Stories of Mahabharata, retold by Sudipta Bhawmik, a multitalented playwright, storyteller, and engineer. With music and immersive sound design by Avi Ziv, Bhawmik animates this ancient Indian epic, rendering it in English to delight those that have never heard it before as well as those who were raised on the stories. The Mahabharata is thousands of years old, and originally in Sanskrit. It tells the story of two groups of warring cousins -- the Pandava brothers and...

Duration: 01:01:04


Episode 468 - The Axe and Crown

7/29/2017
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This week, we dive into the fabulous world of The Axe and Crown -- (our very own) Eli McIlveen's spinoff miniseries from Alba Salix, Royal Physician. It's a fantasy world where the most immediate dangers aren't dragons or wizards, but yuppies threatening to gentrify your neighborhood. Gubbin is a salty old troll who runs a tavern called The Axe and Crown. It's a dive bar on the bad side of the river. Stan is a human, and the naive new landlord who thinks he can renovate the place. What...

Duration: 00:58:38


Episode 467 - Jessica Best and Starship Iris

7/22/2017
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Writer/director/producer Jessica Best joins me to talk about her new science-fiction mystery adventure, THE STRANGE CASE OF STARSHIP IRIS. Best is part of the recently-formed Procyon Network, a podcast network whose mission is to create inclusive fiction. All of them are fabulous people. We're going to play Episode 2 of Starship Iris, which is a sometimes-funny, sometimes-tragic, deeply thoughtful adventure in space. Imagine FIREFLY with a mostly-female cast and a badass Hufflepuff for a...

Duration: 01:25:39


Episode 466 - Dan Leone's Podcast Meander

7/16/2017
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This week, we play an episode of an experimental podcast called PODCAST MEANDER, which kind of skirts the border between autobiography and fiction. Dan Leone plays/is a character, also named Dan, who has thrown away his old life (or attempted to). After secretly saving for years, Dan quits his job in Connecticut and heads west, unsure of what he wants to do with his life. In the episode you'll hear today, Dan comes to suddenly on a train, unaware of where it's going, why he's aboard, or...

Duration: 01:14:26


Episode 465 - The Autopsy

7/1/2017
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This week, line producer Matthew Boudreau hooks us up with some binaural horror from the Wireless Theatre Company with The Autopsy. For more great audio from the Wireless Theatre Company, including the stunning Springheel'd Jack Saga, visit their website at http://www.wirelesstheatre.co.uk A couple of notes: Binaural sound attempts to authentically recreate how we hear. Listening to this episode with headphones is highly recommended. The Autopsy contains some visceral and graphic audio...

Duration: 00:45:23


Episode 464 - B.I.L.I

6/24/2017
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This week Matthew continues hosting for David as we feature B.I.L.I. from London's own O'Neill and Freeman. For more O'Neill and Freeman https://soundcloud.com/oneillandfreeman Check out James O'Neill's terrific sculpture work: http://aplaceforclay.wixsite.com/sculptor

Duration: 00:34:22


Episode 463 - A Dread Light Shines in the Serpent's Sky

6/17/2017
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Line producer Matthew Boudreau takes over while David Rheinstrom is away in France. This week's story is A Dread Light Shine in the Serpent's Sky, a collaborative audio fiction piece created for 11th Hour Productions by the folks at Audioblivious Productiobs, Jim Robbie and the Wanderers and Koach Studios. 11th Hour Audio - http://www.11thhouraudio.com Audioblivious Productions - https://www.audioblivious.com/ Jim Robbie and the Wanderers - http://jimrobbieandthewanderers.com/ Koach...

Duration: 00:34:39


Episode 462 - Neil Verma and the Case for Audio Drama

6/10/2017
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Professor Neil Verma joins me to discuss his essay series, “The Case for Audio Drama”. He’s a professor of Sound Studies at Northwestern University, and a longtime scholar of audio drama. We discuss the history of the form, and areas of his particular interest: radio drama from the 30s through the 50s. But we don’t just talk about old stuff! Professor Verma is as excited as I am about the audio fiction being produced today. Join us as we connect the styles and conventions of the vibrant...

Duration: 00:50:25


Episode 461 - Alexander Charles Adams and "Hi, I'm Mattie (HIM)"

5/27/2017
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This week, Alexander Charles Adams of SMASH/CUT joins me to discuss their piece, “Hi, I’m Mattie (HIM)”. Matthew Cavan is an actor and drag queen in Belfast, Northern Ireland; he came out about his HIV-positive status in 2010, and has since faced a torrent of criticism, shaming, and even death threats. The piece we’re playing today, “Hi, I’m Mattie”, is a verbatim piece -- that is, the script is taken word-for-word from interactions that Mattie had on the gay dating app Grindr, where he...

Duration: 01:05:55


RDR From the Vault: Stuff of Myth Part 2

5/19/2017
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Ahh, ancient Greece. Hot nymphs, raging orgies, much wine, song, and occasional transformations into a goat. All well and good, right? Well things are more wacky than ever in the sizzling and scandalous interpretation of the myth of Orpheus done by Roger Gregg, The Stuff of Myth. This great production won a Gold Ogle in 2007 and has gotten rave reviews as a stage play. Now hear what the buzz is all about in Parts 3-4 of The Stuff of Myth.

Duration: 00:52:40

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