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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.




Episode 483 - The Fall of the House of Sunshine

What a suntabulous bicuspid of a day! It's time for the Sunshine Smile Hour, a dental hygiene-themed children's program! Oh golly, this is a good one, and ain't that the tooth. So this episode is utterly wackadoo: imagine a musical comedy along the lines of Book of Mormon, Avenue Q, or Reefer Madness, with a solid helping of noir pastiche and cosmic horror alongside. The Fall of the House of Sunshine is like if you put all of the above musicals into a high-powered blender along with a...

Duration: 00:33:18

Episode 482 - Faith McQuinn's Boom

This week, we're presenting writer, director, and film professor Faith McQuinn's Boom, a story of loss, recovery, secrets, and murder. Porter, the protagonist, must deal with the murder of his best friend—and the police consider him the prime suspect. We get inside Porter's head as he struggles to come to grips with the crime and reassemble his life. Faith gave us episodes 1 and 2 of Boom for you. Listen, follow and subscribe! Find out more about Faith McQuinn! Our sweet sweet PayPal...

Duration: 00:32:35

Episode 481 - Bronzeville with LaRon and Lahmard Tate

Bronzeville is a story of the Great Migration: it follows Jimmy Tillman (Larenz Tate), a papermill worker from Arkansas who kills a strikebreaker and flees to Chicago to find a new life for himself, tracing the steps of millions of Black Americans who migrated from the rural South to the urban North in the mid-20th century. Jimmy makes his way to Bronzeville, the legendary Black neighborhood on Chicago's South Side, where he falls in with the Copeland family, the operators of a policy...

Duration: 01:21:00

Episode 490 - Audio Drama Day and 11th Hour Audio Productions

We're celebrating AUDIO DRAMA DAY by featuring some works from 11th Hour Productions, the once-a-year marathon audio drama production festival where dramatists from all the world over come together to create magnificently creepy fiction. We're featuring two pieces this year: Shadows of Halloween, written by Neil Gustin and created by 11th Hour US East, and Ivory Towers, written by Richard Brooks and created by 11th Hour UK. Stick around for the credits for the thrilling conclusion of...

Duration: 01:39:26

Episode 479 - Mac Rogers and Steal The Stars

New York playwright and audio dramatist Mac Rogers joins me for a discussion about craft, aliens, and influences as we excerpt some of his new thriller, Steal The Stars, a co-production between Tor Books and his own production company, Gideon Media. Steal the Stars is the story of Dakota "Dak" Prentiss, the security chief at Quill Marine, a secretive private military contractor. Quill Marine is built around the biggest secret of all time, and new recruits have to be taken down to see the...

Duration: 01:04:04

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

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

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:

Duration: 00:10:25

Episode 477 - Deadly Manners and Rites of Autumn

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

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

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

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 472 - EOS 10

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 470 - The Embrace -- Nights on Killer Mountain

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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 Check out James O'Neill's terrific sculpture work:

Duration: 00:34:22

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

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 - Audioblivious Productions - Jim Robbie and the Wanderers - Koach...

Duration: 00:34:39

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