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Radio Plays, Bangers Only

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Creation Date May 13th, 2021
Updated Date Updated November 15th, 2021
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Radio plays, old & new, are close to my heart. In the Golden Age, radio gave Americans all over the chance to hear live theater, performed by the greatest stars of their day, for free! Today, it gives us the chance to *make* theater at low cost, which opens the door to new voices & stories not yet heard in the mainstream. Below are some individual eps, from the Golden Age to the Podchaser age, which remind me why I love the medium. I hope you enjoy them!
  1. An astronaut goes to space. He can’t sleep. He can’t tell anyone. He can’t go home. He’s lonely. He doesn’t want to leave. He’s in trouble. NIGHTNIGHT takes the audience into mission control and into outer space to overhear ordinary workplace c
  2. SEASON 1 -- Episode 5: Teeth Together, Teeth Apart Previously on the Fall of the House of Sunshine... Beloved kids show host Brushee is murdered by bullets fired through a rip in space time. His brother Flosso, is headed to his hometown of New
  3. Our thanks to Scott for this week’s visit to the Listener Library! Scott recommended an episode of Suspense entitled, “Fugue in C Minor!” Vincent Price and Ida Lupino star in this story written by Lucille Fletcher about a woman whose widowed su
  4. When a lawyer (Jo Firestone) attends her 20th high school reunion, a former classmate mistakes her for another person, and nostalgically recounts a shocking and revealing story. Written by Davy Gardner. Performed by Jo Firestone, Caroline Cot
  5. Jackie and Forbes attempt to interrogate the stranger, but are frustrated by his answers. Father McKenna seeks out Jackie to deliver a warning.The Harrowing is written by Mark Healy and stars Joanne Froggatt as Sergeant Jackie O'Hara. Episode 3
  6. New clients arrive. A customer asks for the bill. The airport signage needs a lot of work. A bird wakes up in the Everglades. Homecoming was created and written by Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg; directed by Eli Horowitz; sound design, editin
  7. Great Pines sleeps. Performed by Sinclair Daniel, Maggie Tully, Charlie Manoukian, and Kamal Sehrawy. Written by Jonathan O'Neill.  Directed by Brian Eckert. Sound designed by Renee Yeong and James Mura.  Production managed by Cara Kienitz. Fas
  8. Set in iconic Edinburgh locations - from summertime in the Meadows after the war, to a Beatles gig in the ABC on Lothian Road, Christmastime on the Mound in the 80s and ending up in the Port O’Leith after the turn of the millennium, When The Su
  9. Picture the roaring 20s...FEATURING:Tracee Chimo Pallero as Delores LillianJohn Magaro as GeorgeMichael Zegen as Wally 
  10. Sure Thing, a short play by David Ives, with Carson Elrod and Liv Rooth. From Playing on Air, Great American Short Plays with Great American Actors. 

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