Radio Drama Revival

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Radio Drama Revival is dedicated to showcasing the diversity and vitality of modern audio fiction. Now in our 12th year!

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Episode 537 - The Once and Future Nerd's Christian T. Kelley-Madera

March 20th, 2019


Boooooorn in the Middle Earth! This week, David interviews the wonderful Christian T. Kelley-Madera of The Once and Future Nerd. Topics include …

Episode 536—The Once and Future Nerd

March 13th, 2019


Portal fantasy! Social commentary! Elves with Antebellum accents! This week, David showcases The Once and Future Nerd's first two episodes and his Middle English chops. This podcast about a group of teens who wind up in …

Episode 535—A Little Yurt Won't Hurt

February 20th, 2019


Join David in Host Emeritus Fred Greenhalgh's yurt--sorry, YAWFT--to hear the story of how Radio Drama Revival was started. It's an episode of …

Episode 534 - The ROGUE PANEL! from PodCon!

February 13th, 2019


Ayla Taylor, the director of Tides, convened a panel of audio dramatists during 2019's PodCon—but this EXCLUSIVE EVENT wasn't *at* PodCon itself; no, no!

It was held at the marvelous Ada's Technical Books and Cafe in …

Episode 533 - Critic Roundtable

January 30th, 2019


Back in November, friend of the show Jeffrey Gardner convened a roundtable of critics and creators in the audio fiction space:
Elena Fernández-Collins …

Episode 532 - Morgan Givens

January 23rd, 2019


David interviews the fascinating and eclectic Morgan Givens. Topics include the genesis and central message of Flyest Fables, Black, trans, queer/nb …

Episode 531 - Flyest Fables

January 16th, 2019


David rings in the new year with Morgan Givens's one-man show, Flyest Fables, bringing new context to high fantasy! If you thought you'd heard it …

Episode 530 - James Oliva Interview

December 19th, 2018


Check in with David as he interviews What's the Frequency? creator James Oliva!

Learn James's feelings on:

- Noise jazz!
- the films of David Lynch, …

Episode 529 - What's the Frequency?

December 12th, 2018


Who will give us the wooooorrrrdddsss? We have a special treat for you this week as David brings you What's the Frequency? - a mind-bending …

Episode 528 - Chris, Sara, and Todd of Arden

December 5th, 2018


David brings us back from the Thanksgiving holiday as he interviews Arden creators Sara Ghaleb, Todd Vanderwerff, and Christopher Dole.

They discuss …

Episode 527 - Arden

November 21st, 2018


This Thanksgiving, I'm thankful for Arden!

Is it a true-crime parody? No, not exactly. It takes the crime very seriously. But it is funny, and it is …

Episode 526 - 11th Hour Audio Productions 2018

November 2nd, 2018


The 11th hour is upon us! And David peeks out from underneath the blankets to bring you two selections from this year's releases, To the Moon and …

Introducing Blackwood

October 29th, 2018


Episode 525 - Station Blue

October 24th, 2018


This week, we're playing the fantastic Station Blue from Chad Ellis as we take Horror Octorbor (trademark Clint Worthington and Alcohollywood) to its …

Episode 524 - Lake Clarity

October 17th, 2018


David haunts us from Maine with this week's October scare, Lake Clarity!

As their last summer together wanes, five Colorado teenagers trek out to Lake …

Episode 523 - Palimpsest

October 10th, 2018


This month, Wil Williams and Matt Boudreau scare the crap out of David by forcing him to confront the thrills, the chills, the edge of your seat nail-biting joys of Halloween?

Will he survive this week's presentation …

Episode 522 - Jules and James Interview

October 3rd, 2018


Can an apolitical story still have artistic value? Do stakes need to do be the driver of good storytelling? Ponder these questions and more as …

Episode 521 - Jules and James

September 28th, 2018


David is ill! But that doesn't stop our intrepid hosting hero from bringing you a little romance with this week's feature, Jules and James from 4th …

Episode 520 - Marsfall Interview

September 19th, 2018


This week: we've got Dan and Erik, two of the three Amity Bros behind Marsfall on the show today to talk about inspiration, craft, performance, and SPACE.

Episode 519 - Marsfall

September 14th, 2018


Join me in the dread blackness of space, won’t you, friends, as we hurtle through the cosmos till we at last make land, till we at last… make MARSFALL.

It's a science fiction dreadnought, this one: fantastic writing, …

Episode 518 - Victoriocity Interview

August 29th, 2018


Have we got a treat for you! This week, David talks about Victorian fiction and show beginnings with Victoriocity writers Jen & Chris Sugden and sound designer Dominic Hargreaves.

If you like what we do here at …

Episode 517 - Victoriocity

August 18th, 2018


Episode 516 - Utopia

August 15th, 2018


This week we received a mysterious submission from a mysterious stranger who only identified themselves as Icewater.

Was it a dead-drop? Are we spies now? ARE YOU?!

Who knows, and who cares! Utopia is a fascinating new …

Episode 515 - Neoscum's Gannon Reedy

August 8th, 2018


This week, David interviews Gannon Reedy about the origins of NeoScum, the '80s revival, and how long-form improv informs the show.

Episode 514 - NeoScum

August 1st, 2018


David plays NeoScum, the actual play podcast from The One Shot Podcast team.

Episode 513 - Alex Yun and Andrea Klassen

July 25th, 2018


This week, David talks all things Station to Station with Alex Yun and Andrea Klassen of the Procyon Podcast Network!

Episode 512 - Station to Station

July 18th, 2018


David is back! And he's married! And he's bringing you Station to Station, a fantastic new audio drama from the Procyon Podcast network, creators of The Strange Case of Starship Iris and Under Pressure.

Episode 511 - Matthew McLean and Colin Gray

July 11th, 2018


Drunken first impressions and telling facts with fiction! Join David as he interviews Hostile Worlds creators Matthew McLean and Colin Gray!

Episode 510 - Hostile Worlds

July 4th, 2018


Guest host James Oliva (Definitely James Oliva) sits in for David as we explore the universe with The Podcast Host's Hostile Worlds

Episode 509 - Beth Eyre and Felix Trench

June 27th, 2018


This week, David speaks with Beth Eyre and Felix Trench about all things Wooden Overcoats! They discuss how they met, first memories of the show, the …

Episode 508 - Wooden Overcoats, Season 3

June 20th, 2018


Piffling's least favorite undertaker, Rudyard Funn, takes to the woods for an unorthodox funeral in this episode of the delightful British sitcom …

Episode 507 - Going Deep with Gabriel Urbina and Sarah Shachat

June 13th, 2018


David talks story evolution, social commentary and unreliable narrators with Gabriel Urbina and Sarah Shachat from Wolf 359.

Episode 506 - Wolf 359's "Memoria"

June 6th, 2018


This is one of my favorite episodes of any audio drama.

It encompasses everything I love about Wolf 359: its pacing, its plotting, its deep humanism, …

Episode 505 - Fall of the House of Sunshine Season 2 Interview

May 30th, 2018


I sat down with Matt Roi Berger, Jonathan Goldberg, and Marcus Bagala of The Fall of the House of Sunshine to discuss craft, prog rock albums, …

Episode 504 - Fall of the House of Sunshine - Days of Future Fuzz

May 23rd, 2018


A struggle between flesh and fuzz. A mad emperor, cackling atop a grand pyramid of his own creation. A band of fleshy rebels with moxie, verve, and puffy-paint! It's an ass-kicking, name-taking space-age rock musical, …

Episode 503 - Sunny Moraine

May 16th, 2018


Sunny Moraine joins me to discuss their horror podcast, Gone, their stream-of-consciousness writing/performing style, their terrifying-but-fascinating doctoral dissertation, and so much more!

We discuss:

Sunny's origins …

Episode 502 - Gone

May 9th, 2018


It's morning, and something's different. Everything's different. Everyone's gone. No commotion, no explanation. Suddenly the world is emptied of people.

Except for you.

This is Sunny Moraine's GONE, a taut, …

Episode 501 - Faith McQuinn

May 2nd, 2018


This week, I sit down with Faith McQuinn, the director and creator of Boom: A Serial Drama Podcast.

And what a delight she is! We talk about Faith's history with radio drama, her filmmaker's background, Rovee the …

Episode 500 - Boom, Season 2

April 25th, 2018



And to ring it in, we're celebrating by playing a new old favorite, Faith McQuinn's BOOM.

I talk about the I Love Lucy Show …

Episode 499 - A Very Fatal Murder

April 18th, 2018


This week, we're playing the first episode of Onion Public Media's* A Very Fatal Murder—it's a spot-on parody of all the true-crime programs you love to binge, from Serial to S-Town to The Staircase.


I got to talk to …

Episode 498 - Unplaced

March 31st, 2018


We're playing Michelle Nickolaisen's Unplaced, a show about a woman who finds herself suddenly invisible. It's skilfully written and acted, and it's …

Episode 497 - Lauren Shippen and The Bright Sessions - Rose

March 24th, 2018


This week on, we're playing The Bright Sessions, episode 50: "Rose", a surprise musical episode! Later, show creator Lauren Shippen joins me for a chat about the creative work that went into making this special episode …

Episode 496 - Love and Luck (feat. cohost Elena Fernández-Collins)

March 17th, 2018


Linguist, critic, and Bello Collective reviewer Elana Fernández-Collins joins me to present Love and Luck, a magical epistolary romance from …

Episode 495 - The Mayan Crystal

March 10th, 2018


Do you want to hear a story? Of course you do! On this week's show, we're rejoined by Host-Alumnus Fred Greenhalgh to introduce his new show, The …

Episode 494 - Going Deep on hoax fiction with Wil Williams

March 3rd, 2018


Today, I'm joined by Wil Williams of the blog Podcast Problems to discuss how some audio fiction blurs the lines between fiction and nonfiction journalism.


We're GOING DEEP this week, on:

The War of the Worlds!The …

Episode 493 - Join The Party Interview with Eric and Amanda

February 17th, 2018


This week, I chat with Eric and Amanda, two of the minds behind Join the Party, an inclusive audio drama powered by roleplaying game mechanics. We …

Episode 492 - Join The Party!

February 10th, 2018


This week, we're playing an episode of the roleplaying podcast Join the Party, a hybrid actual-play and audio drama by some talented producers and …

Episode 491 - Kane and Feels, Paranormal Investigators

February 3rd, 2018


In this episode, we play Kane and Feels, Paranormal Investigators, a new series from Skaði's Symphony. They're a production team out of the UK with a …

Episode 490 - Companions

January 27th, 2018


Harry wanted to be alone, and so he was: as alone as a person can be, transmuted into tachyon particles and hurled into deepest space, with nothing but an artificial intelligence for company. He was alone, and then, …

Episode 489 - Earbud Theatre

January 20th, 2018


This week, we're featuring Earbud Theater's "The Sounds Below", a chilling tale about a man plagued by panic and sleeplessness. Chris, unable to shake the trauma of his brother's death in a car accident, is making no …

Episode 488 - Point Mystic

January 13th, 2018


This week, we're exploring Christopher Reynaga's Point Mystic, playing "White Rabbit, Parts I and II" from that show. Point Mystic is a fiction show done up in a narrative-nonfiction style, à la This American Life—it's …

Episode 487 - Deck the Halls (With Matrimony!)

December 23rd, 2017


It's our Christmas spectacula-a-a-a-a-ar!  Settle in for a long winter's DELIGHT as we present Sassquach Radio's Deck The Halls (With Matrimony!), a …

Episode 486 - 5 Levels of Fear

December 16th, 2017


This week, join us as we go urban-exploring in a spooky, abandoned house with Five Levels of Fear, a new audio series written by Sable Jak, and directed, designed, and edited by our very own Matt Boudreau and Eli …

Episode 485 - Eli Barraza and The Far Meridian

December 9th, 2017


Peri is a quiet woman who keeps to herself in a lighthouse overlooking the ocean, but one day, she wakes up somewhere totally unfamiliar; she's still in the lighthouse, but the lighthouse no longer overlooks the ocean...

Episode 484 - Going Deep with Neil Verma and Lights Out

December 2nd, 2017


Northwestern University professor of Sound Studies Neil Verma joins me for a segment we call GOING DEEP. This week, we're exploring the classic …

Episode 483 - The Fall of the House of Sunshine

November 18th, 2017


What a suntabulous bicuspid of a day! It's time for the Sunshine Smile Hour, a dental hygiene-themed children's program! Oh golly, this is a good …

Episode 482 - Faith McQuinn's Boom

November 11th, 2017


This week, we're presenting writer, director, and film professor Faith McQuinn's Boom, a story of loss, recovery, secrets, and murder. Porter, the …

Episode 481 - Bronzeville with LaRon and Lahmard Tate

November 4th, 2017


Bronzeville is a story of the Great Migration: it follows Jimmy Tillman (Larenz Tate), a papermill worker from Arkansas who kills a strikebreaker and …

Episode 480 - Audio Drama Day and 11th Hour Audio Productions

October 30th, 2017


We're celebrating AUDIO DRAMA DAY by featuring some works from 11th Hour Productions, the once-a-year marathon audio drama production festival where dramatists from all the world over come together to create …

Episode 479 -Mac Rogers and Steal The Stars

October 21st, 2017


New York playwright and audio dramatist Mac Rogers joins me for a discussion about craft, aliens, and influences as we excerpt some of his new thriller, Steal The Stars, a co-production between Tor Books and his own …

Episode 478 - KC Wayland and We're Alive: Lockdown

October 14th, 2017


It wouldn't be a monster episode without MONSTERS, would it?! Awww yeah it's zombie time!

American podcast legend KC Wayland joins me for a chat about …

Episode 477 - Deadly Manners and Rites of Autumn

October 7th, 2017


A double-feature this week as we begin our October horror series!
First, from Paragon Collective and the makers of Darkest Night, it's Deadly Manners, …

Episode 476 - Ellen Winter and Chris Littler of 36 Questions

September 30th, 2017


This week, I'm joined by Ellen Winter and Chris Littler of Chamber Band to talk about their new podcast for Two-Up Productions, the production …

Episode 475 - A Scottish Podcast

September 23rd, 2017


Two foul-mouthed Scottish paranormal investigators travel to the misty island of St. Caillic to uncover the secret of a terrible anniversary--it's A …

Episode 474 - Lance Dann's Blood Culture

September 16th, 2017


Scholar and dramatist Lance Dann joins me as we play the first episode of his techno-thriller, BLOOD CULTURE.

It's a trans-media project, consisting …

Episode 473 - Inhale

September 2nd, 2017


We're premiering INHALE, the latest miniseries by Rick Coste, the unstoppable, unbelievably prolific audio drama producer from New England.

Tracy …

Episode 472 - EOS 10

August 26th, 2017


This week, we explore EOS 10, a medical comedy in space. Dr Ryan Dalias is a young doctor, recently assigned to a posting on EOS 10, a station in …

Episode 471 - Alex Aldea and Darkest Night

August 19th, 2017


It's a spine-tingler this week, as we dive into the twisted world of Darkest Night with a little story called "Horns Limo Service".

Darkest Night is a …

Episode 470 - The Embrace -- Nights on Killer Mountain

August 12th, 2017


Why do we climb? Why do people look at the tallest mountains in the world -- vast, inhospitable places -- and say, "I want to climb to its summit"? When you're up there, what do you become? What do you give up?

We're …

Episode 469 - Stories of Mahabharata

August 5th, 2017


This week, it's the Stories of Mahabharata, retold by Sudipta Bhawmik, a multitalented playwright, storyteller, and engineer. With music and …

Episode 468 - The Axe and Crown

July 29th, 2017


This week, we dive into the fabulous world of The Axe and Crown -- (our very own) Eli McIlveen's spinoff miniseries from Alba Salix, Royal Physician. …

Episode 467 - Jessica Best and Starship Iris

July 22nd, 2017


Writer/director/producer Jessica Best joins me to talk about her new science-fiction mystery adventure, THE STRANGE CASE OF STARSHIP IRIS.

Best is part of the recently-formed Procyon Network, a podcast network whose …

Episode 466 - Dan Leone's Podcast Meander

July 16th, 2017


This week, we play an episode of an experimental podcast called PODCAST MEANDER, which kind of skirts the border between autobiography and fiction. Dan Leone plays/is a character, also named Dan, who has thrown away his …

Episode 465 - The Autopsy

July 1st, 2017


This week, line producer Matthew Boudreau hooks us up with some binaural horror from the Wireless Theatre Company with The Autopsy.
For more great audio from the Wireless Theatre Company, including the stunning …

Episode 464 - B.I.L.I

June 24th, 2017


Episode 463 - A Dread Light Shines in the Serpent's Sky

June 17th, 2017


Line producer Matthew Boudreau takes over while David Rheinstrom is away in France. This week's story is A Dread Light Shine in the Serpent's Sky, a …

Episode 462 - Neil Verma and the Case for Audio Drama

June 10th, 2017


Professor Neil Verma joins me to discuss his essay series, “The Case for Audio Drama”. He’s a professor of Sound Studies at Northwestern University, …

Episode 461 - Alexander Charles Adams and "Hi, I'm Mattie (HIM)"

May 28th, 2017


This week, Alexander Charles Adams of SMASH/CUT joins me to discuss their piece, “Hi, I’m Mattie (HIM)”.

Matthew Cavan is an actor and drag queen in Belfast, Northern Ireland; he came out about his HIV-positive status …

RDR From the Vault: Stuff of Myth Part 2

May 19th, 2017


Ahh, ancient Greece. Hot nymphs, raging orgies, much wine, song, and occasional transformations into a goat. All well and good, right?

Well things are more wacky than ever in the sizzling and scandalous interpretation of …

Episode 460 - Danny Ortberg and The Handmaid's Tale

May 13th, 2017


NOTE: This interview took place before Daniel Mallory Ortberg came out as a man, so you'll hear me call him by his previous name and use female pronouns.

Here are the rest of the show notes as they ran in May 2017:

We …

RDR From the Vault: Stuff of Myth, Part 1

May 6th, 2017


Ahh, ancient Greece. Hot nymphs, raging orgies, much wine, song, and occasional transformations into a goat. All well and good, right?

Well things are more wacky than ever in the sizzling and scandalous interpretation of …

Episode 459 - Talking about The Handmaid's Tale with Margaret Willison

April 29th, 2017


Podcaster, culture critic, and ne'er-do-well Margaret Willison (of Appointment Television and NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour) joins me to talk about …

RDR From the Vault: Heart of Morphine, by Roger Gregg

April 21st, 2017


Today RDR from the Vault launches a series of episodes highlighting Roger Gregg, playwright master of Dublin, Ireland.

Roger pioneered his own audio …

Episode 458 - Dan Powell, Marc Sollinger, and Archive 81

April 15th, 2017


This week, things are going to get spooky at Radio Drama Revival as we delve into the world of horror audio fiction. David talks to Marc Sollinger …

RDR From the Vault: Mumbai Chuzzlewits, Part 3 of 3

April 7th, 2017


Re-play of the 2012 BBC Series "The Mumbai Chuzzlewits," adapted by Ayeesha Menon from the Charles Dickens novel "Martin Chuzzlewits," and transposed …

Episode 457 - Lindsay Graham and TERMS

April 1st, 2017


My Wondery Network pal Lindsay Graham joins me to talk about his political thriller series, TERMS, in which a terrifying demagogue captures the U.S. …

RDR From the Vault: Mumbai Chuzzlewits, Part 2 of 3

March 29th, 2017


Re-play of the 2012 BBC Series "The Mumbai Chuzzlewits," adapted by Ayeesha Menon from the Charles Dickens novel "Martin Chuzzlewits," and transposed …

Episode 456 - Chris Tarry and The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel

March 19th, 2017


Children's author, jazz bassist, and entertainment impresario Chris Tarry joins me for a talk about his production, THE UNEXPLAINABLE DISAPPEARANCE OF MARS PATEL. We play the first episode of the show -- a kind of …

RDR From the Vault: Mumbai Chuzzlewits, Part 1 of 3

March 12th, 2017


Re-play of the 2012 BBC Series "The Mumbai Chuzzlewits," adapted by Ayeesha Menon from the Charles Dickens novel "Martin Chuzzlewits," and transposed …

Episode 455 - Sophie Kaner, Kevin Vibert, and The Penumbra

March 4th, 2017


Join me as we dive into the world of The Penumbra, an anthology series that updates classic genre stories with some well-deserved representation. We …

RDR From the Vault: Secret of the Crystal Maidens, 3 of 3

February 24th, 2017


By special permission from Tom Lopez (AKA Meatball Fulton) we have another edition of RDR in the Vault!

While exploring a cave in Belize, Jack …

Episode 454 - Richard Penner and the Infinite Now

February 18th, 2017


Multimedia artist Richard Penner joins me for a chat about his surreal, experimental microfiction show, The Infinite Now, a program that features a …

RDR From the Vault: Secret of the Crystal Maidens, 2 of 3

February 11th, 2017


By special permission from Tom Lopez (AKA Meatball Fulton) we have another edition of RDR in the Vault!

While exploring a cave in Belize, Jack …

Episode 453 - Ann Heppermann and the Sarah Awards!

February 4th, 2017


I had the opportunity to talk to Ann Heppermann, the founder of the Sarah Awards, and a co-host of the marvelous audio art podcast SERENDIPITY.

We talk about the origin of the awards, her fictitious self on the podcast, …

RDR From the Vault: Secret of the Crystal Maidens, 1 of 3

January 27th, 2017


By special permission from Tom Lopez (AKA Meatball Fulton) we have another edition of RDR in the Vault!

While exploring a cave in Belize, Jack …

Episode 452 - Ryan Estrada's Big Data, and 10 years of RDR!

January 21st, 2017


Can you believe it? This podcast has been around for A DECADE!

I'm so grateful for the trust you've put in me, that Fred and the team have put in me, …

Episode 450 - Jim Robbie and the Wanderers with Iri Sheremet & Laura Bramblette

December 24th, 2016


I'm all about the growth mindset: the idea that you can always improve yourself and your work, and to me, nothing embodies that more than JIM ROBBIE …

Episode 449 - Hector Vs. The Future, with Oðinn Örn Hilmarsson and Andy Goddard

December 10th, 2016


This week, we explore HECTOR VS THE FUTURE, a bleakly-funny comedy podcast, recorded live in London by members of the creative team that brought us WOODEN OVERCOATS. Created by comedy writers James Huntrods and James …

Episode 448 - Jeffrey Gardner's Favorite Our Fair City Episode

November 26th, 2016


This week, Our Fair City’s executive producer, Jeffrey Gardner, joins me for a chat and a deep dive into one of his favorite episodes, the season 4 finale of OFC.

Warning: this episode contains spoilers for, y’know, the …

Episode 447 - 11th Hour Audio Productions: HEAVENLY DECEPTION and CARGO

November 12th, 2016


We're belatedly celebrating World Audio Drama Day by bringing you two fabulous and spooky productions from 11th Hour--the annual tradition wherein …

Episode 446 - Fred Greenhalgh and "The Dark Tome"

October 29th, 2016


Host emeritus Fred Greenhalgh is back to try out the sofa and tell us about his new podcast, "The Dark Tome."

What if there was a book that literally …

Episode 445 - Gareth Stack's "The Wall in the Mind"

October 15th, 2016


This week, I play Episode One of Gareth Stack's startling psychological thriller, "The Wall in the Mind". It's the tale of a city split down the …

Episode 444 - Campfire Radio Theater's "Woods Ferry"

October 1st, 2016


This week, say goodbye to Spooktember and HELLO TO SHOCKTOBER! *Thunderbolt*

We’re beginning a month of spookitude, commencing with John Ballentine …

Episode 443 - Alison Crane and Todd Faulkner of Uncanny County

September 3rd, 2016


This week, we're taking a little detour into UNCANNY COUNTY, the brainchild of playwrights Alison Crane and Todd Faulkner, both proud children of …

Episode 442 - Going Deep with Gabriel and David: The Thing on the Fourble Board

August 20th, 2016


This week, Gabriel Urbina, writer and director of WOLF 359, joins me for a segment we're calling "Going Deep"; together, the two of us investigate one of Gabriel's favorite classic audio dramas, 1948's "The Thing on the …

Episode 441 - Jonathan Mitchell's The Truth – The Man in the Barn

August 6th, 2016


This week, we play an episode of The Truth, Jonathan Mitchell's collaboration with New York's Magnet Theater; they're dedicated to making audio …

Episode 440 - Greater Boston w/ Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason

July 23rd, 2016


Light breaks over Marblehead this week on Radio Drama Revival, as I chat with Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason of the novelistic GREATER BOSTON.

We talk about comics, theater, the Brexit referendum, and, of course, …

Episode 439 - Hartlife's "All The Life You'll Ever Need"

July 9th, 2016


This week, I'm playing something from Our Fair City, the dystopian sci-fi podcast; it's their entry in the 2014 Chicago Fringe Festival: a slick detective thriller called "All The Life You'll Ever Need".

Hey -- if you're …

RDR From the Vault: Next Year's Girl

July 2nd, 2016


Fred is back, introducing our new occasional mini-series, pulling episodes from RDR's Archives back to the top of the pack!

The inaugural episode, …

Episode 438 - ars PARADOXICA, Dan Manning and Mischa Stanton

June 25th, 2016


This week, we're playing ars PARADOXICA, the Cold War time travel drama by Mischa Stanton and Dan Manning of Los Angeles, California. Join me as I …

BONUS EPISODE -- Ruby the Galactic Gumshoe and Tom Lopez

June 18th, 2016


I may be on vacation, but the hits just keep on comin'! We're featuring an episode of the fantabulous, trippy RUBY by Tom Lopez and ZBS -- a …

Episode 437 - Lauren Shippen and the Bright Sessions

June 11th, 2016


Writer, director, actor, and producer Lauren Shippen joins me for a conversation about anxiety, archery, P.G. Wodehouse, the Alexander Technique, and so much more, as we dive into her captivating podcast, The Bright …

Episode 436 - Radiation World and the Khalsa Sisters

May 29th, 2016


This week, we're playing episode 1 of Saster & Saster's RADIATION WORLD; later I'll speak with the show's creators, Hari Rai and Sahib Simran Khalsa.

In RADIATION WORLD, all that remains of humanity is locked away …

Episode 435 - Deathscribe 2015's "Earwigs" and Ele Matelan

May 14th, 2016


This week, we play 2015’s winning piece for Deathscribe, a horror radio play competition put on by Wildclaw Theatre in Chicago -- later in the show, …

Episode 434 - Starlight Radio Dreams

April 30th, 2016


This week, we get SILLY with a little Starlight Radio Dreams – a live variety show recorded in Chicago by veterans of Chicago's theater scene. Starlight Radio Dreams is hosted by Devin Showtime (Anna Gaetke), a …

Episode 433 – Yap Audio’s KRAKEN MARE

April 16th, 2016


This week, we take a dip into the chilly methane seas of Titan with "Kraken Mare", an atmospheric sci-fi horror thriller from friends of the show Matthew McLean and Robert Cudmore of the Audio Production Podcast.
When …

Episode 432 – Wolf 359 with Emma Sherr-Ziarko and Zach Valenti

April 1st, 2016


This week on Radio Drama Revival, it’s the comic sci-fi thriller Wolf 359. This genre-bending show, by turns endearing, intense, terrifying, and …

Episode 431 – Wooden Overcoats – David K. Barnes and Andy Goddard

March 18th, 2016


This week, we take a trip to the drizzly English village of Piffling Vale, where undertaker Rudyard Funn discovers he's no longer the only mortician …

Episode 430 – Rich Wentworth and Hadron Gospel Hour!

March 4th, 2016


This week:
It's a non-stop carnival of freaky tiki madness as I chat with Rich Wentworth, the co-creator of Hadron Gospel Hour.
Rich and I talk about glam rock, how he and co-creator Michael McQuilkin got started in audio …

Episode 429 – Ben Acker and the Thrilling Adventure Hour

February 19th, 2016


This week:
A drunk lady rattling off the names of animals!
I talk to Ben Acker of the Thrilling Adventure Hour, and play one of my favorite episodes of Beyond Belief: "White Hunter, Drunk Heart".
Those wacky …

Episode 428 – An Appointment with Alba Salix, Royal Physician

February 5th, 2016


This week:
A Canadian plot to annex the United States?(!)
David begins with a brief bit of history on John R. Brinkley, the notorious Goat Gland Doctor of Milford, Kansas.  A bit of quackery seemed …

Episode 427 – Changing of the Guard

January 15th, 2016


Well, how to say this.
After 9 years, long-time RDR host Fred Greenhalgh passes the torch to incoming host David Rheinstrom. We take a moment to reflect on the amazing journey - 450 hours of entertainment! - in RDR's …

Episode 426 – A Trip to Tumanbay, Sultry and Sordid

December 11th, 2015


Tumanbay, the beating heart of a vast empire, is threatened by a rebellion in a far-off province and a mysterious force devouring the city from within.  Gregor (Rufus Wright), Master of the Palace Guard, is charged by …

Episode 425 – Thankful for The Cleansed

November 26th, 2015


Our little hiatus is over, and it is over with a BANG! We welcome back THE CLEANSED, the epic apocalyptic saga by our own FinalRune Productions. Borderton has fallen, and in the ashes Marc, Maria, Luke, and the …

Episode 424 – Vultures Over Low Doves

October 31st, 2015


Happy #WorldAudioDramaDay!!
We feature a most fitting production - the collaboration of audio producers across the Northeast (and the world) in a …

Episode 423 – Investigating the Ghosts of Flannan Lighthouse

October 23rd, 2015


A chilling mystery unfolds in 1900 off the Scottish coast as Joseph Moore arrives at the Flannan Island Lighthouse to find it cold and abandoned... …

Episode 422 – Exploring a Masque of Red Death

October 16th, 2015


This week we feature a fresh take on Edgar Allen Poe's classic "The Masque of the Red Death" - featuring an all-star cast of New England actors, and immersive location sound recording, and an inventive script, this …

Episode 420 – Revisiting the Tunnels of Our Fair City

October 2nd, 2015


Policies and polic-ettes! We return to the tunnels of the world of Our Fair City, with the remastered full-entirety-episode of Season 1, polished up …

Episode 419 – Saratoga’s Fat Cats (3 of 3)

September 18th, 2015


Part 3 of 3
Alas! We wrap up ZBS Foundations' lush field-recorded noir romp, Saratoga Fat Cats.
Willie, who paints houses, is hired by some rich guy to repaint a few rooms in his summer mansion. His girlfriend, a wet …

Episode 418 – Saratoga’s Fat Cats (2 of 3)

September 4th, 2015


Part 2 of 3
A huge pleasure to play this re-dux of one of the ZBS Foundations' most lust field-recorded stories.
Willie, who paints houses, is hired by some rich guy to repaint a few rooms in his summer mansion. His …

Episode 417 – Saratoga’s Fat Cats (1 of 3)

August 21st, 2015


Part 1 of 3
A huge pleasure to play this re-dux of one of the ZBS Foundations' most lust field-recorded stories.
Willie, who paints houses, is hired by some rich guy to repaint a few rooms in his summer mansion. His …

Episode 416 – A Trip to Pleasuretown

August 8th, 2015


Welcome to Pleasure Town, a Utopian town in early 20th century Oklahoma founded with a simple premise: pleasure for pleasure's sake. Does that work out? Err, well, give a listen and we'll see.
Playback the first episode …

Episode 415 – The Dawn of Sarahs and Serendipity

July 24th, 2015


Holy moley what a show we have for you this week!
FinalRune Productions worked on the forthcoming audio saga Locke & Key for Audible

Episode 414 – Talking “Lockdown” with KC Wayland

June 26th, 2015


This week we're talking LOCKDOWN, the expansion story to We're Alive set in the early days of the zombie apocalypse in the incredible claustrophobic, …

Episode 413 – Chasing Down the Rogue Era

June 12th, 2015


We're pleased to welcome back the work of Protophonic / JD Venne in "Brad Lansky and the Rogue Era," the sixth part of the Brad Lansky sci-fi audio …

Episode 412 – a FLURry of adventures

May 29th, 2015


Radio Drama Revival's 412th Episode features "FLUR" the first original "Audio Manga" we've been able to feast our ears on.
The normal life of High …

Episode 411 – A Night with Confusion in the Dark

May 8th, 2015


This week we feature John Keck's "Theatre in the Dark" Productions, a fresh new entry to the audio drama scene with crisp production values, …

Episode 410 – Stan Freberg Retrospective

April 18th, 2015


This week, we mark the passing of legendary humorist Stan Freberg (1926 - 2015), whose influence on comedy - and radio comedy in particular - cannot …

Episode 409 – Bracing for the Sting of the Dark Tower

April 11th, 2015


Thanks to Alicia Goranson (The Mask Of Inanna) for encouraging Peter Gruenbaum to submit this delightful re-imagining of an apocryphal work by C.S. …

Episode 408 – A Tryst with the Digital Nymph

March 28th, 2015


Eek!  Gasp!  The final Mark Time Radio Show by Great Northern Audio Theater!
Well, at least they go out with a bang.  David Ossman of the Firesign Theatre returns one last time to the live raucous stage to play Cyber …

BONUS: Radio Drama Revival Live from #SXSW2015

March 20th, 2015


Radio Drama Revival traveled to #SXSW2015 Interactive in Austin, Texas to talk to filmmakers about the joys of producing audio drama.
We speak with panelists Sonia James, Patience Wieland, Matthew Boudreau as well as KC …

Episode 407 – A Hadronic Adventure with the Gospel Hour

March 20th, 2015


Life is all well and good until the multiverse gets torn asunder. Whoops.
Dr. “Oppenheimer” Valdini (Wentworth) has torn a rift in the fabric of the …

Episode 406 – Finding Bodies in the Basement

March 7th, 2015


In the dry days of the temperance movement, some of the more savvy entrepreneurs found great opportunity in selling illegal booze. With sleazy …

Episode 405 – Embarking on a “Stiff” Investigation

February 20th, 2015


This week we have the delicious irreverant, lewd, scandalous and downright HILARIOUS antics of a detective who really puts the 'hard' in hard-boiled. Enter: Stiff Investigations, a live radio drama series which twists …

Episode 403 – The Weather Looks Grim Up North

February 6th, 2015


In case you thought that getting several feet of snow dumped on you was bad, we remind you that the plight of the Roman soldier in AD126 was way, way …

Episode 402 – Gareth Stack’s “Choices”

January 17th, 2015


Some fantastic radio comedy from the Emerald Isle this week! Gareth Stack, founder of "Dead Medium" productions, based in Dublin, tells the story of Ainesh, an under confident, over intellectual Indian-Irish twenty …

Episode 401: Celebrating Roger Gregg, a “Mad Scientist of Music”

January 7th, 2015


2015 has only just begun!  In this episode, Gareth Stack, Irish audio producer and playwright, interviews the masterful Roger Gregg in his podcast …

Episode 400 – A Christmas Carol by Voices in the Wind

December 24th, 2014


This week we feature the work of Voices in the Wind, a group based out of Toronto, CA who are producing their own original material as well as …


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