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Best of the Classic Radio Drama?

| April 20, 2016

This article on Geekscape was floating around the Internets, and we’re a little upset we didn’t see it sooner. The author, Witney, provides a list of the top ten old time radio dramas along with links. The shows selected are in order… 10. Brave New World 9. Superman 8. Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar 7. Escape “Three […]

Toodle-oo Downton Who

| April 14, 2016

Racontour Radio, the folks who brought mesmerizing re-creations of Dr. Who and War of the Worlds, are at it again with A Fond Farewell to Downton Abbey! “Downton Abbey: A Staged Radio Play Parody”. Friday the 15th. Check out the details from the Morristown Green: The theatrical troupe returns to the Morristown & Township Library on Friday, April 15, […]

Was War of the Worlds Broadcast the First VR Experience?

| March 20, 2016

This UK Market Magazine Article suggests that while Oculus Rift may represent an entirely new world of virtual entertainment and immersion, maybe the original virtual reality or VR gold standard belongs to radio drama. Consider the authors, Gavin and Jason Fox’s suggestion that Orson Welles and War of the Worlds provided the greatest trick to the […]

The Pictures are Better

| March 17, 2016

“Radio is better because the pictures are better,” says Sam Mowry, Willamette Radio Workshop director and one of our all time favourite actors (catch his performance in EVP‘s Muse of Madness) From the article: The Magic of Old Time Radio Rings Through Kiggins: The Willamette Radio Workshop has carved itself a successful niche performing holiday and […]

Episode 443- Visitations from Mars

| October 27, 2015

The phenomenal 40th anniversary love letter to War of the Worlds is written and produced by the brilliantly inventive Steve Bellinger and our feature tonight after its 1978 premiere on American Public Radio. With thanks to Captain Radio, Jack and David present this classic on the week of World Audio Drama Day. May we all live […]

Seasonal Frights!

| October 3, 2015

Wilamette Radio Workshop and Re-imagined Radio have partnered again to bring back some seasonal holiday favourites from their version of War of the Worlds, to The Fall of the City, and R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots) with Washington State University Vancouver. Scott Hewitt provides the details in his article Bits ‘n’ Pieces: Radio plays scare up some chills at […]

Sonic Echo- 0109- A Star Falls to Earth

| October 31, 2014

In our last look at October Orson Month, we present the show that made Orson Welles a superstar and infamous. This Halloween Eve we present Mercury Theatre on the Air’s adaptation of the H.G. Wells’ classic science fiction terror “War of the Worlds”

World Audio Drama Day- October 30th

| October 20, 2014

      In honour of the amazing Orson Welles terror-filled broadcast of War of the Worlds, several folks have put together a Facebook page celebrating WORLD AUDIO DRAMA DAY! If you’re on the book of faces, make certain your go to the link and hit LIKE! Pass it on to your own friends on […]

Episode 331- Orson Wellian

| April 16, 2013

David and Jack finish up with Kristen Felicetti’s “New York Crimes” (episode 4) and are immediately thrust into “War of the Cotswolds” from Action Science Theatre. one of this year’s additions to the contest put together by the good folks at Aural Stage Studios who are commemorating Orson Welles’ original radio drama “War of the […]