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Long Shadow, and 5 More Podcasts Worth Trying

In 1946, Robert John Landry — who wrote extensively about the radio business and who had a very long career at Variety, where, among other things, he established the radio review department — published a piece titled “The Improbability of Radio Criticism,” where he lamented the state of radio criticism for a few different reasons. He […]

Eric Bana Opens Up About His Brand New Crime-Drama Audio Show

Remember the good ol’ radio plays? Well, they’re back with a vengeance, with one starring none other than Eric Bana. Eric Bana’s new project – Audible’s new gritty true-crime audio show, The Orchard – sees Eric voice Adam Durwood, a cop investigating a mysterious death in the orchard of a spooky private girls’ school. The […]

Star Wars: The High Republic: Tempest Runner audio original’s cast revealed

This afternoon revealed the full cast of actors that will bring to life the forthcoming Penguin Random House audiobook original Star Wars: The High Republic: Tempest Runner, on sale Aug 31. Written by Cavan Scott and diving into the cutthroat world of one of the High Republic’s greatest foes, the merciless Lourna Dee, Tempest Runner will […]

Free audio play from Ford’s features Lincoln–Douglass faceoff

Performed by acclaimed actors Craig Wallace and Paul Morella, a timely debate about America’s founding ideals of equality and freedom. An audio drama adaptation of Richard Hellesen’s Necessary Sacrifices—featuring acclaimed Washington actors Craig Wallace as Frederick Douglass and Paul Morella as Abraham Lincoln—can be listened to for free through May 30, 2021, on the Ford’s […]

Whirlpool offers old timey murder mystery when radio was king

A close-up, behind-the-scenes look at how radio shows once ruled the entertainment landscape gets the spotlight when “Whirlpool” – a radio murder mystery play adapted from the Whistler Radio Show – hits the Ross Ragland Theater stage May 1-2, according to a news release. The play is an old-time approach to classic radio production and […]

The Drama of Radio: The past and the future 0

The Drama of Radio: The past and the future

Audio drama’s special quality? It builds a private, exclusive picture in the mind of each audience member. By NEVILLE TELLER APRIL 22, 2021 00:31 Once upon a time radio was an integral part of everybody’s life, and daily listening included at least one radio drama program, often more. Anglos of a certain age brought up […]

The man behind Huron City Radio, ‘Fake radio station. Real funny’ has more projects coming

In some ways, fictional radio host Tom Bobbajobski is like all of us. Broadcasting from a boat in the middle of nowhere, shouting into the void, hoping someone’s listening. But not really, not if you don’t want to take it that seriously, said fake radio station “Huron City Radio” creator Daniel Williams. For the past two months Williams, a St. Clair resident, has been […]