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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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Nym's Nebulous Notions - Episodes 1 to 3

December 11th, 2019

38:02

From the team behind Love & Luck, Passer Vulpes, comes Nym's Nebulous Notions, a darker--but still wonderful--turn for the production company. …

Passenger List - Lauren Shippen and John Dryden

December 4th, 2019

55:08

It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's--wait, no, yeah, it's a plane, and also maybe some birds, too. But it's also Lauren Shippen and John Dryden of Radiotopia's Passenger List in conversation with David Rheistrom. This …

Passenger List - 'Traffic'

November 27th, 2019

46:15

It's a story about mystery, conspiracy, a missing plane, and a missing brother. Created by audio drama veterans Lauren Shippen and John Scott Dryden, Passenger List is a new work of fiction via Radiotopia that you won't …

The Dark Tome / Point Mystic - Fred Greenhalgh and Christopher Reynaga

November 20th, 2019

1:02:24

It's a team-up that can't be beat, a who's who of audio fiction and all things spooky and surreal, an interview with MVPs Fred Greenhalgh of The Dark Tome and Christopher Reynaga of Point Mystic! Join David and Ely in …

The Dark Tome / Point Mystic - 'The Curious History of the Dark Tome, Pt 1: Storybook Beginnings'

November 13th, 2019

39:24

It's a combination of things we love: Point Mystic, horror anthology The Dark Tome, and our own Fred Greenhalgh. It's a spooky, unnerving tale that …

CARAVAN - Tau Zaman

November 6th, 2019

1:14:43

Westerns, burlesque, Supergiant's Pyre, and creating in spaces you've never seen yourself--it could only be an interview with the amazing, brilliant …

CARAVAN - 'Riders in the Sky' and 'On the Road Again'

October 30th, 2019

50:30

Yeehaw and hooboy, it's a weird and wonderful showcase of CARAVAN, the most recent fiction venture from the good folks over at the ol' ranch …

RDR From the Vault: Sticks

October 23rd, 2019

34:00

We're at 8/10 on the Creepy Scale with this episode from the vaults, Sticks by ZBS Foundation! It's a strange tale inspired by true events that left …

RDR From the Vault: Howl of the Mac Cú Tíre

October 16th, 2019

43:15

It's SPOOPY SEASON! Join us in looking back into our vault to bring you the delightfully creepy (but goofy!) "Howl of the Mac Cú Tíre" by Roger Gregg.

Harlem Queen - Yhane Smith and Gabrielle Adkins

October 9th, 2019

50:14

This week, join Elena Fernánez Collins in conversation with the lovely Yhane Smith and Gabrielle Adkins of Harlem Queen. There's talk of the Harlem …

Harlem Queen - Season 1

October 2nd, 2019

1:03:31

Step back into the past for the entirety of Harlem Queen's first season. Based on the life of the real Stephanie St. Clair, a numbers queen and activist in the Harlem Renaissance, Harlem Queen brings all the glamour, …

Girl in Space - Sarah Rhea Werner

September 25th, 2019

51:16

It's the girl in space herself, Sarah Rhea Werner! Join David in this conversation with Girl in Space and Write Now creator Sarah Rhea Werner to talk the nature of humanity and the amount of autobiography in her …

Girl in Space - 'Cheese Is Delicious Science'

September 18th, 2019

34:24

Sarah Rhea Werner's Girl in Space is about a girl in space. But it's also about solitude--the depth of solitude possible, and what that solitude …

The Big Loop - Paul Bae

September 11th, 2019

1:02:02

This week, join David as he talks to Paul Bae, creator of The Big Loop, about the big questions: what is the value of faith, of stories, of love, of …

The Big Loop - 'Surfacing'

August 28th, 2019

40:35

Paul Bae's anthology The Big Loop is unlike anything else you'll hear in podcasting--not just because of its gorgeous writing, honest acting, and …

The End of Time and Other Bothers - Marisa, Sean, and Eli

August 21st, 2019

50:50

This week, we're joined by show producers Sean Howard and Eli McIlveen (pictured), alongside performer Marisa King, to discuss their wonderful …

The End of Time and Other Bothers - 'The End'

August 11th, 2019

1:14:13

This week, we present to you the hijinks-filled portal fantasy actual-play-meets-improv-game-meets-audio-drama The End of Time and Other Bothers by …

Janus Descending - Jordan Cobb

August 7th, 2019

1:05:59

This week, David talks to Jordan Cobb, audio drama extraordinaire, about breaking form, handling scares when you're a big ol' squishum, working with …

Janus Descending - Prologues, 'Entry 1', & 'Entry 13'

August 1st, 2019

45:20

This week, we've got a form-breaking, innovative space horror from the mind of the amazing Jordan Cobb: Janus Descending. Join us in listening to this tragic nightmare situation wrapped up in even more beauty than …

Unwell - Eleanor Hyde

July 25th, 2019

1:00:58

What makes a place a place? What makes something scary? This week, join both David Rheinstrom and Elena Fernández Collins as they interview Eleanor …

Unwell - 'Homecoming' & 'The Diner'

July 18th, 2019

48:48

Sink your teeth into this Midwestern Gothic audio fiction from the wonderful Harlife NFP! It's got creepies. It's got spookies. It doesn't have too …

Fan Wars: The Empire Claps Back - Shenee Howard

July 10th, 2019

44:43

This week, join David as he interviews the effervescent Shenee Howard, creator of Fan Wars: The Empire Claps Back. The two talk about who owns art, what makes a romantic pairing interesting, black joy in media, and more.

Fan Wars: The Empire Claps Back - Episodes 1 to 8

July 3rd, 2019

51:19

This week, we get to showcase the fandom-tastic rom-com Fan Wars: The Empire Claps Back! Join us for this great podcast on how fandom brings us together, tears us apart, makes us question who owns art, and also makes us …

The Weeksville Project - TK Dutes

June 27th, 2019

44:50

This week, join host David Rheinstrom in a conversation with podcast doula Keisha TK Dutes to talk about Bondfire's The Weeksvile Project, Brooklyn, …

The Weeksville Project - Parts One, Two, & Three

June 19th, 2019

38:35

The story of a family, of time, and the changes that come to Weeksville, a town in Brooklyn forgotten until recently, The Weeksville Project is the focus of this week's Radio Drama Revival. Join us for a three-part …

The Amelia Project - Philip Thorne and Øystein Ulsberg Brager

June 12th, 2019

55:27

You ready for some real pomo fomo? David Rheinstrom talks to Philip Thorne and Øystein Ulsberg Brager of the wonderful The Amelia Project about …

The Amelia Project - 'Elizabeth Barlow' & 'Zale Indigo Ravenheart'

June 9th, 2019

49:35

Like the concept of the Radiohead song "How to Disappear Completely" but want a fun heist-like laugh fest instead of a moody bummeroni? The Amelia Project is the perfect fit. Listen in as we spotlight this fantastic …

Superstition - Sarah Kolb

May 23rd, 2019

48:01

This week, host David Rheinstrom asks Superstition creator Sarah Kolb all about noir, cosmic horror, and mountain town ghosts.

Want to support Sarah …

Superstition - 'Curiosity Killed the Cat'

May 17th, 2019

58:59

Very superstitiouuuuuuuus

Mountains in the desert

Very superstitiouuuuuuuus

Crimes 'bout to be sollllllved

That's right folks, this week we're bringing …

Kalila Stormfire's Economical Magick Services - Lisette Alvarez

May 10th, 2019

48:58

It's the patron witch of audiodrama themself, Lisette Alvarez! Join not only David but also interview pal and Radio Drama Revival submissions editor …

Kalila Stormfire's Economical Magick Services - 'Case Three: Music'

May 1st, 2019

28:59

It's magic, storytelling, music, urban fantasy, psychology, and more on this week's Radio Drama Revival! Listen to our showcase of the fantastic …

StarTripper!! - Julian Mundy

April 25th, 2019

47:47

It's Mr. Limbs himself! Listen as our own David Rheinstrom (also a fella with limbs) interviews Julian Mundy, the creator of StarTripper!!, and hear …

StarTripper!! - 'The Sale' & 'The Dreaded Gauntlet of Xinpho'

April 17th, 2019

30:49

Feston Pyxis is no space colonist. He's just a goofy space ex-office-worker trying to live his best tourist life by making a travel blog . . . IN …

Red Rhino - Meghan Fitzmartin

April 11th, 2019

45:52

It's a conversation about soap snow (snoap), Marvel's best genius, religion, masculinity, and so much more. This week, David interviews Meghan …

Red Rhino - 'Red Letter Day', Parts I and II

March 27th, 2019

41:37

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's . . . A TROUBLED TEEN! That's right folks, this week, we're showcasing the first two episodes of Red Rhino, a work of …

The Once and Future Nerd - Christian T. Kelley-Madera

March 20th, 2019

50:37

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

The Once and Future Nerd - 'Princes of Iorden', Episodes I and II

March 13th, 2019

44:30

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 …

Roundtable: A Little Yurt Won't Hurt

February 20th, 2019

51:07

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 …

Roundtable: The ROGUE PANEL! from PodCon!

February 13th, 2019

1:56:01

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 …

Roundtable: Critic Roundtable

January 30th, 2019

56:06

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

Flyest Fables - Morgan Givens

January 23rd, 2019

52:35

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

Flyest Fables - Episodes 1 and 2

January 16th, 2019

39:43

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 …

What's the Frequency - James Oliva

December 19th, 2018

44:29

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, and …

What's the Frequency - 'Static' & 'Took a Powder'

December 12th, 2018

49:00

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 …

Arden - Chris Dole, Sara Ghaleb, & Emily VanDerWeff

December 5th, 2018

1:06:31

As a note, this episode was recorded using Emily's previous name and pronouns. David brings us back from the Thanksgiving holiday as he interviews …

Arden - 'Aliens did it'

November 21st, 2018

43:30

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 …

11th Hour Audio Productions - 'To the Moon and Back' & ' Wolpertingers'

November 2nd, 2018

57:25

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 …

PROMO: Introducing Blackwood

October 29th, 2018

13:42

David hits us with some whaling truth and introduces Wondery's audio drama, Blackwood!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/blackwood/id1438804143?mt=2

Station Blue - 'McMurdo' & 'Thirsty'

October 24th, 2018

44:21

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

Lake Clarity - Episodes 1 and 2

October 17th, 2018

41:52

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 …

Palimpsest - 'Anneliese', Chapters One and Two

October 10th, 2018

43:09

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 of …

Jules and James - Jennifer Schwed

October 3rd, 2018

30:32

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 David …

Jules and James - Episode 1

September 28th, 2018

38:49

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 …

Marsfall - Dan Lovley and Erik Saras

September 19th, 2018

46:33

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.

Marsfall - Prelude and Chapter 1

September 14th, 2018

45:19

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, …

Victoriocity - Jen Sugden and Chris Sugden

August 29th, 2018

54:13

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 …

Victoriocity - 'Even Greater London'

August 18th, 2018

38:01

Something’s afoot in Even Greater London, a nightmarish victorian metropolis that stretches from Wales all the way to the Isle of Man. Queen …

Utopia - 'Gladness'

August 15th, 2018

1:06:15

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 …

Neoscum - Gannon Reedy

August 8th, 2018

42:44

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

NeoScum - 'Night Shift'

August 1st, 2018

1:35:50

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

Station to Station - Alex Yun and Andrea Klassen

July 25th, 2018

46:13

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

Station to Station - 'Standard Operating Procedure'

July 18th, 2018

34:48

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.

Hostile Worlds - Matthew McLean and Colin Gray

July 11th, 2018

44:10

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

Hostile Worlds - 'Our Small & Fragile Existence'

July 4th, 2018

23:46

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

Wooden Overcoats - Beth Eyre and Felix Trench

June 27th, 2018

49:00

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 …

Wooden Overcoats - 'Rudyard Takes a Hike'

June 20th, 2018

36:10

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

Wolf 359 - Gabriel Urbina and Sarah Shachat

June 13th, 2018

50:53

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

Wolf 359 - 'Memoria'

June 6th, 2018

47:31

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, …

Fall of the House of Sunshine - Matt Roi Berger, Jonathan Goldberg, & Marcus Bagala

May 30th, 2018

46:08

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, …

Fall of the House of Sunshine - 'Days of Future Fuzz'

May 23rd, 2018

28:44

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, …

Gone - Sunny Moraine

May 16th, 2018

47:53

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 …

Gone - 'Awakening'

May 9th, 2018

31:39

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, …

Boom - Faith McQuinn

May 2nd, 2018

44:28

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 …

Boom - Season 2, 'Everything I Could'

April 25th, 2018

21:48

IT'S OUR 500TH EPISODE!

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 …

A Very Fatal Murder - 'A Perfect Murder' & Interview

April 18th, 2018

53:06

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 …

Unplaced - Episodes 1 to 3

March 31st, 2018

37:07

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 …

The Bright Sessions - 'Rose' & Interview with Lauren Shippen

March 24th, 2018

1:19:46

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 …

Love and Luck - Episodes 1 to 3, with Co-Host Elena Fernández Collins

March 17th, 2018

38:42

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

The Mayan Crystal - 'The Crystal Keeper' & Interview with Fred Greenhalgh

March 10th, 2018

44:36

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 …

Going Deep on Hoax Fiction with Wil Williams

March 3rd, 2018

42:04

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 …

Join The Party - Eric Silver and Amanda McLoughlin

February 17th, 2018

43:48

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 …

Join The Party! - 'Wedding Party VI'

February 10th, 2018

49:36

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 …

Kane and Feels, Paranormal Investigators - 'The Frozen Child'

February 3rd, 2018

44:59

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 …

Bob Koester - 'Companions'

January 27th, 2018

1:08:27

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, …

Earbud Theater - 'The Sounds Below'

January 20th, 2018

34:54

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 …

Point Mystic - 'White Rabbit', Parts I and II

January 13th, 2018

1:03:21

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 …

Sassquach Radio - 'Deck the Halls (with Matrimony!)' & Interview with Ashley Quach and Paula Deming

December 23rd, 2017

1:54:39

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 …

Five Levels of Fear - Episode 1

December 16th, 2017

38:08

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 …

The Far Meridian - Episodes 1 and 2 & Interview with Eli Barraza

December 9th, 2017

59:05

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...

Lights Out - 'Murder in the Script Department' & Interview with Neil Verma

December 2nd, 2017

1:07:18

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

The Fall of the House of Sunshine - 'Open Wide and Say Die'

November 18th, 2017

33:19

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 …

Boom - Episodes 1 and 2 & Interview with Faith McQuinn

November 11th, 2017

32:37

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

Bronzeville - Episode 1 & Interview with LaRon and Lahmard Tate

November 4th, 2017

1:21:01

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

11th Hour Audio Productions - 'Shadows of Halloween' & 'Ivory Towers'

October 30th, 2017

1:39:28

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 …

Steal The Stars - Mac Rogers

October 21st, 2017

1:04:01

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 …

We're Alive: Lockdown - KC Wayland

October 14th, 2017

1:40:03

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 …

Double Feature: 'Deadly Manners' & 'Rites of Autumn'

October 7th, 2017

52:37

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, …

36 Questions - Ellen Winter and Chris Littler

September 30th, 2017

54:43

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 …

A Scottish Podcast - Episode Mashup

September 23rd, 2017

45:10

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 …

Blood Culture - Episode 1 & Interview with Lance Dann

September 16th, 2017

1:11:18

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 …

Inhale - Chapters 1, 2, and 3

September 2nd, 2017

26:13

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


Tracy …

EOS 10 - Justin McLachlan

August 26th, 2017

31:10

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 …

Darkest Night - 'Horns Limo Service' & Interview with Alex Aldea

August 19th, 2017

59:10

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 …

The Embrace - 'Nights on Killer Mountain'

August 12th, 2017

1:09:12

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 …

Stories of Mahabharata - 'Bhima and Hanuman' & 'Nahusha's Curse'

August 5th, 2017

41:00

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

The Axe and Crown - Episode 2, 3, and 4

July 29th, 2017

59:10

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. …

Starship Iris - Episode 2 & Interview with Jessica Best

July 22nd, 2017

1:03:36

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 …

Podcast Meander - Dan Leone

July 16th, 2017

54:21

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 …

Wireless Theater Company - 'The Autopsy'

July 1st, 2017

25:20

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 …

O'Neill and Freeman - 'B.I.L.I'

June 24th, 2017

32:19

This week Matthew continues hosting for David as we feature B.I.L.I. from London's own O'Neill and Freeman.

For more O'Neill and Freeman

11th Hour Audio Productions - 'A Dread Light Shines in the Serpent's Sky'

June 17th, 2017

34:34

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 …

The Case for Audio Drama with Neil Verma

June 10th, 2017

50:20

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, …

Hi, I'm Mattie (HIM) - Alexander Charles Adams

May 28th, 2017

1:05:50

As a note, Alexander Charles Adams now uses they/them pronouns. 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 …

RDR From the Vault: Stuff of Myth, Part 2

May 19th, 2017

52:41

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 …

The Handmaid's Tale - Danny Ortberg

May 13th, 2017

39:31

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

52:53

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 …

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Willison

April 29th, 2017

33:34

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

50:44

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

Roger pioneered his own audio …

Archive 81 - Dan Powell and Marc Sollinger

April 15th, 2017

57:34

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

58:00

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

TERMS - Lindsay Graham

April 1st, 2017

1:19:53

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

57:53

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

The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel - Chris Tarry

March 19th, 2017

1:05:33

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

57:59

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

The Penumbra - Sophie Kaner and Kevin Vibert

March 4th, 2017

1:28:15

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

30:05

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 …

The Infinite Now - Richard Penner

February 18th, 2017

55:43

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

29:54

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 …

The Sarah Awards - Ann Heppermann

February 4th, 2017

37:33

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

30:16

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 …

Big Data - Ryan Estrada, PLUS 10 years of RDR!

January 21st, 2017

1:33:49

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, …

Jim Robbie and the Wanderers - Iri Sheremet and Laura Bramblette

December 24th, 2016

1:08:16

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 …

Hector Vs. The Future - Oðinn Örn Hilmarsson and Andy Goddard

December 10th, 2016

1:19:48

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 …

Our Fair City - Season 4 Finale & Interview with Jeffrey Gardner

November 26th, 2016

56:50

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 …

11th Hour Audio Productions - 'Heavenly Deception' & 'Cargo'

November 12th, 2016

1:29:25

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

The Dark Tome - Fred Greenhalgh

October 29th, 2016

43:51

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 …

The Wall in the Mind - Episode 1 & Interview with Gareth Stack

October 15th, 2016

1:15:00

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 …

Campfire Radio Theater - 'Woods Ferry'

October 1st, 2016

33:35

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

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

Uncanny County - Alison Crane and Todd Faulkner

September 3rd, 2016

1:25:35

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

The Thing on the Fourble Board - With Guest Gabriel Urbina

August 20th, 2016

1:04:45

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 …

The Truth - 'The Man in the Barn' & Interview with Jonathan Mitchell

August 6th, 2016

56:05

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 …

Greater Boston - Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason

July 23rd, 2016

1:14:05

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, …

Our Fair City - 'All The Life You'll Ever Need'

July 9th, 2016

51:43

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

33:16

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, …

ars PARADOXICA - 'Hypothesis' & Interview with Dan Manning and Mischa Stanton

June 25th, 2016

1:12:17

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: 'Ruby the Galactic Gumshoe' & Interview with Tom Lopez

June 18th, 2016

1:37:28

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 …

The Bright Sessions - Lauren Shippen

June 11th, 2016

55:41

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 …

Radiation World - Episode 1 & Interview with Hari Rai and Sahib Simran Khalsa

May 29th, 2016

1:05:08

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 …

Deathscribe - 'Earwigs' & Interview with Ele Matelan

May 14th, 2016

1:02:55

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, …

Starlight Radio Dreams - 'The Merry Wench Wendy'

April 30th, 2016

1:19:21

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 …

Kraken Mare - from Yap Audio

April 16th, 2016

29:02

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 …

Wolf 359 - 'Extreme Danger Bug' & Interview with Emma Sherr-Ziarko and Zach Valenti

April 1st, 2016

1:03:57

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 …

Wooden Overcoats – Episode 1 & Interview with David K. Barnes and Andy Goddard

March 18th, 2016

1:08:13

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 …

Hadron Gospel Hour - 'HeadHatz and Horror Hosts' & Interview with Rich Wentworth

March 4th, 2016

1:15:07

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 …

Beyond Belief - 'White Hunter, Drunk Heart' & Interview with Ben Acker

February 19th, 2016

53:10

This week:
Liquor!
Gods!
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 …

Alba Salix, Royal Physician - 'To Market, To Market' & Interview with Eli McIlveen

February 5th, 2016

1:05:07

This week:
Witchcraft!
Charlatans!
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 …

Changing of the Guard with Fred Greenhalgh and David Rheinstrom

January 15th, 2016

29:09

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 …

Tumanbay - 'A Head Start' & Interview with John Dryden

December 11th, 2015

1:12:44

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 …

The Cleansed - From FinalRune Productions

November 26th, 2015

1:25:34

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 …

Vultures Over Low Doves - From 11th Hour Audio Productions

October 31st, 2015

27:36

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

Ghosts of Flannan Lighthouse - From Campfire Radio Theater

October 23rd, 2015

38:13

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... …

HorrorScopes - The Masque of the Red Death

October 16th, 2015

1:06:46

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 …

Our Fair City - Season 1

October 2nd, 2015

1:01:52

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 …

Saratoga Fat Cats - Part 3

September 18th, 2015

1:02:58

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 …

Saratoga Fat Cats - Part 2

September 4th, 2015

45:20

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 …

Saratoga Fat Cats - Part 1

August 21st, 2015

49:25

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 …

Pleasure Town - Episode 1 & Interview with Keith Ecker

August 8th, 2015

44:26

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 …

Serendipity - Episode 1 & Interview with Ann Heppermann

July 24th, 2015

40:22

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

We're Alive - 'Lockdown' & Interview with KC Wayland

June 26th, 2015

47:06

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, …

Brad Lansky - 'Brad Lansky and the Rogue Era'

June 12th, 2015

1:36:59

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 …

FLUR: Blades of the Universe - By KJC Comics

May 29th, 2015

46:10

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 …

The Night I Met Confusion - From Theatre in the Dark Productions

May 8th, 2015

37:01

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, …

Stan Freberg - A Retrospective with David Rheinstrom

April 18th, 2015

24:41

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

The Sting of the Dark Tower - All Episodes

April 11th, 2015

1:06:59

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. …

Mark Time Radio Show - 'Cyber Bob and the Digital Nymph'

March 28th, 2015

43:36

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 Bob, …

BONUS: Radio Drama Revival Live from #SXSW2015

March 20th, 2015

22:12

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 …

The Hadron Gospel Hour - By Richard Wentworth and Michael McQuilkin

March 20th, 2015

48:10

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 …

Hangman Radio - 'Bodies in the Basement'

March 7th, 2015

33:54

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

Stiff Investigations - Live at the Hungry Brain August 18th, 2014

February 20th, 2015

1:01:32

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 …

The Weather Looks Grim Up North - From BBC Radio Cumbria

February 6th, 2015

41:17

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 …

Choices – By Gareth Stack

January 17th, 2015

2:01:42

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 …

Mad Scientists of Music - Gareth Stack Interviews Roger Gregg

January 7th, 2015

36:36

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

A Christmas Carol - By Voices in the Wind

December 24th, 2014

1:10:07

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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