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Pilgrim: BBC Radio 4 Supernatural Radio Drama Returns for 2-Part Winter Special

BBC‘s supernatural radio series Pilgrim is back for a 2-part Winter Special beginning this Monday, with part 2 coming next Monday. As the legend goes…in 1195, while on a pilgrimage to Canterbury, William Palmer (Pilgrim) was cursed with immortality by the King of the Greyfolk for denying the presence of ‘the other world’ – a […]

It’s A Wonderful Life Like You’ve Never Heard Before

You know you’re close to the holidays once the networks trot out Frank Capra’s It’s A Wonderful Life—that cinematic testament to community and how each life makes a difference in the lives of others. But the story gets a new take this holiday season at A.D. Players, which mounts Joe Landry’s It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live […]

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Greg Kinnear up for ‘War of the Worlds’ Remake Role

Greg Kinnear is reportedly circling the lead role in the upcoming European remake of War of the Worlds. The remake hails from Fox Networks Group of Europe and Africa. The report comes from Deadline, which says Kinnear has been considering the script. The series is written by Misfits creator Howard Overman. So far, no deal […]

Hit US podcast ‘Serial’ back for season three

“Serial,” the hit US internet radio sensation and most downloaded podcast in history, is back for season three. This time, focused on explaining to listeners how ordinary American criminal justice functions. Season one ultimately resulted in an appeals court ordering a retrial in a murder case. Season two focused on a soldier who deserted in […]

A new antenna using single atoms could usher in the age of atomic radio

In the 1950s, atomic clocks revolutionized precision time-keeping. Now we may be on the verge of so-called “atomic radio,” thanks to the development of a new type of antenna capable of receiving signals across a much wider range of frequencies (more than four octaves) that is highly resistant to electromagnetic interference. An antenna is typically […]

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Nowhere safe from Daleks thanks to new surround sound technology

Young Doctor Who fans may soon find that the sofa is not the refuge it once was. The monster will get you there too, jumping out of big brother’s carefully positioned smartphone. Pioneering audio technology being tested by the BBC will allow mobile phones, laptops and other wi-fi devices with speakers to become part of […]

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From Night Vale to Homecoming, scripted podcasts are the new radio drama

Scripted podcasts are filling the storytelling gap once provided by radio dramas – an all but forgotten art on traditional radio stations. The first scripted podcast to break out as a mainstream hit was Welcome to Night Vale. This surreal dark comedy is presented as a community radio station bulletin from a fictional town, one […]

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More classic Australian radio drama out now

Grace Gibson Productions in Australia have liberated another batch of classic radio serials from their archives for your listening pleasure. In Thunder in the Straight we are transported to the most prestigious racing stable in England. Following the death of Sir Henry Farrington there was much speculation about who would inherit his great wealth and […]

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Thrilling Adventure Hour: A Spirited Romance review

In January of 2011, a troupe of actors called The Workjuice Players brought their staged old-time radio drama to the podcasting airwaves, introducing the world to their long-running show, The Thrilling Adventure Hour.  Begun as script-reading of a spec script for Sparks Nevada, Marshal on Mars, in creator Ben Blacker’s living room, the show expanded […]