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Listen to These on a Midnight Dreary

“Very well, I admit the deed! Tear up the planks! Here! Here! It is the beating of the old man’s hideous heart!” This is the climax to Edgar Allen Poe’s horror classic “The Tell-Tale Heart.” And like many a classic, it’s a familiar tale that becomes fresh again when the retelling is new and different. […]

‘Star Wars,’ The Trilogy That NPR Turned Into Radio Drama

The ninth episode of Star Wars blasts into theaters this weekend, more than 40 years since the release of George Lucas’ original hit movie. Back then, NPR got in on Star Wars saga action, creating a radio drama of that original episode. In 1981, George Lucas sold the radio rights for $1, and the network […]

Audio drama finds new life via Radio Theatre Omaha

The largely lost art of locally produced audio drama lives again courtesy of Radio Theatre Omaha (RTO) performances. The group next performs November 8 at OutrSpaces, 1258 S. 13th St., when it presents two pieces with voice actors, live sound effects and live musical accompaniment.Founder-Artistic Director Kent Garlinghouse formed RTO two years ago. The Minnesota […]

News: BBC Audio Drama Awards Shortlist Announced

The shortlist for the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2020 has been revealed, with Alexei Sayle, Kevin Eldon and Terry Alderton among those in contention for one of the comedy awards. Their shows are nominated in the Best Scripted Comedy Sketch Show category alongside The Damien Slash Mixtape, Dead Ringers and The Halloween Skewer. Details below. The Best Scripted […]

You’re Missing Out On The Best Kind Of Podcast

Illustration: Jim Cooke / Photos: Shutterstock Everyone should be listening to an audio drama podcast — the kind of podcast that plays out like theatre or movies or TV. Listening to podcasts without any audio dramas like watching TV without ever trying Game of Thrones or Arrested Development or Orange Is the New Black. And […]

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Iconic Radio Drama Moves From Broadcast To Podcast

When Writer-Performer Mara Purl created her radio drama, she could never have predicted it would become the first American radio serial ever broadcast on BBC Radio, nor that it would reach a stunning listener base of 4.5 million. “Daring to broadcast an American drama on the same air waves occupied by the finest radio dramas […]

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Turn Old Radio Shows and Audiobooks Into Podcasts With Fourble

Radio show archives are hard to find; when they’re available at all, it’s often in awkward formats. (To get my hands on the radio sitcom Cabin Pressure, I had to buy one season as a music album and another as an audiobook.) You can find some shows on the Internet Archive, but listening to them […]

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Sounds Scary: We’re Alive

Every other Sunday, we’ll be highlighting the best in scary audio storytelling, be it podcasts, audiobooks, radio plays, and more. This is Sounds Scary. This Sunday we’re listening to the first season of KC Wayland’s zombie apocalypse audio drama We’re Alive. Zombies. The word immediately conjures tidal waves of green-brown undead marching towards total world […]

RG Productions performing Orson Welles’ “Treasure Island” radio drama

RG Productions is performing the classic radio version of “Treasure Island” 2 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 3) at the Kenosha History Center, 220 51st Place. Robert Louis Stevenson’s beloved 1883 novel was originally adapted by Kenosha native Orson Welles and his Mercury Theater. “Our cast is most excited to bring their inner pirates to life,” said […]