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Radio Drama Revival

228 EpisodesProduced by Elena Fernández Collins | Hug House ProductionsWebsite

Radio Drama Revival is dedicated to showcasing the diversity and vitality of modern audio fiction.

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Hi Nay - Motzie Dapul

February 15th, 2023


Horror is more than just the white final girl riding off in the sunset covered in blood; it’s a genre booming with marginalized, oppressed, and …

Hi Nay - 'Bulok'

January 4th, 2023


When the monsters you faced in your homeland come out of the shadows in the new city you’re living peacefully in, what can you do but face them head …

This Planet Needs a Name - Evan Tess Murray & Trace Callahan

December 21st, 2022


Hope is not the lonely candle in the dark. Hope is the light of the candle in the dark, and you have to light the candle yourself. Hope needs sustenance, hope needs energy put into it in order for it to survive. We’re …

This Planet Needs a Name - 'Prologue: The Nameless Crew'

December 7th, 2022


Do you believe, in your heart of hearts, that somewhere else far away there is a planet where we could sustain human life? And do you believe we …

Primordial Deep - Jordan Cobb

September 28th, 2022


What is it about lyrical, beautiful descriptions about the horrifying that makes you both lose your breath and lose your sleep? We discuss the ocean, …

Primordial Deep - 'Tiamat'

September 21st, 2022


What creatures live down in the deep? What horrors will tread through your nightmares of water and darkness? Discover the bottom of the ocean in Primordial Deep, right here on Radio Drama Revival

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Zero Hours - Sarah Shachat & Zach Valenti

September 14th, 2022


It’s interesting how we always return to the apocalypse, both as a concept of our inevitable future, and as an event that has already occurred. We’re …

Zero Hours - 'These Familiar Spirits'

September 7th, 2022


It’s the end of the world as we know it — or maybe not. You can only find out by counting down with Zero Hours.

Like what you hear? Us too. You can support Long Story Short Productions and Zero Hours at

Meteor City - Madelyn Dorta

December 22nd, 2021


Sometimes, when you visit a place, it is electrifying. It’s a place that digs deep into your soul, into your bones, until it shows up in your art. …

Meteor City - 'Patty Melt'

December 8th, 2021


Recovery from disaster is long, arduous, and complex, especially when corporations move in to take over your home, transforming it into something you don’t recognize. Join Bianca as she returns to Meteor City, right …

Dos: After You - David Orión Pena

November 17th, 2021


The gray reality of Deck is a vehicle for discussing love, loss, and identity for writer David Orión Pena, creator of Dos: After You. Join us for our interview right here on Radio Drama Revival.

Like what you hear? Us …

Dos: After You - Episodes 1 through 5

November 3rd, 2021


If you fell in love with a god, would you follow them down to the ends of the earth? The home is hungry, and the flesh is weak, with Dos: After You

Of Fae & Fiends - Fred Greenhalgh

October 6th, 2021


How do you tell entertaining stories for kids about difficult topics? How do you do that by being kind to your audience and to yourself? We're …

Of Fae & Fiends - 'Tapes in the Attic'

September 29th, 2021


Monsters may not always have fangs and sometimes they eat children, but in the land of Faerie the courageous can fight back. Join Lizzie on her …

OBSIDIAN - Safiyah Cheatam & Adetola Abdulkadir

September 22nd, 2021


Why are we afraid of the novel, the new--and how do we handle that fear? What can we learn about Afrofuturism through a non-Western lens? Who are we as parents, and what does being a parent mean? Host Elena Fernandez …

OBSIDIAN - 'Off the Grid' & 'Sunset, Sunrise'

September 15th, 2021


What kinds of futures sit at the intersections of Blackness, science, technology and storytelling? Explore and discover those imaginings with …

Going Deep: Digital Responsibility and Privacy

June 30th, 2021


As we come to the close of the first half of our season, here’s an episode that we’ve been champing at the bit to get to: a going deep episode, getting down to the nitty and gritty about digital privacy and …

Patreon Content - Blackmail File

June 23rd, 2021


When you work on a large team, every person has their job to do... but what happens when you trust your audio editors and line producers with your audio files? Bloopers, of course! This audio was originally released for …

Null/Void - Cole Burkhardt

June 16th, 2021


This week's interview is chock full of content, and we wouldn't have it any other way! Join Ely and our guest Cole Burkhardt, creator of Null/Void, …

Null/Void - '101' and '102'

June 9th, 2021


Join us this week with a podcast about capitalism and corporate overreach, and how it insidiously makes its way into our lives and takes over -- it's

Me & AU - Andrea Klassen

June 2nd, 2021


Fandom and romance and werewolves in Canada can all go together, as you’ll learn in this interview Andrea Klassen of Me & AU. Join us as Andrea …

Me & AU - 'Welcome to Selkirk' & 'Werewolf Hypothesis'

May 26th, 2021


Beware of sleepy little Canadian towns, because you might just find a werewolf -- or fall in love. Find out if you belong in Selkirk, or Kamloops, …

Moonbase Theta, Out - D.J. Sylvis

May 19th, 2021


Following our showcase of Moonbase Theta, Out, host Elena Fernández Collins chats with creator D.J. Sylvis about their inspiration for the show, …

Moonbase Theta, Out - 'Twenty' through 'Sixteen'

May 12th, 2021


Moonbase Theta, Out is a serialized micofiction exploration of love, loneliness, and, y'know, the moon. Join us for this showcase before our interview with the creator next week.

Like what you hear? Us too. You can …

VALENCE - Wil Williams & Katie Youmans

May 5th, 2021


What does your magic sound like, and what does it really represent? How do writers live on in their characters? And just why is David Rheinstrom back in the host seat? Find out all that and more in this week's interview …

VALENCE - 'Pros and Cons'

April 28th, 2021

In a world where magic is real and reviled, you'll need to trust and love yourself in order to survive -- and you can’t do that without a little help. Join Liam Alden as he begins this journey, and remember to protect …

The Deca Tapes - Lex Noteboom

April 21st, 2021


Conspiracy and mystery make for ripe subjects, and this interview with Lex Noteboom, creator of The Deca Tapes, has it all! Join Lex and Ely as they discuss European bike trips, inspiration for The Deca Tapes, and …

The Deca Tapes - 'The Cleaner'

April 14th, 2021


What’s left of you if all you have is your purpose in a job? Is there enough to even have a personality? Experience what happens when ten people only have their duties in their workplace and nothing else, not even …

Dispatch from the Desert Planet - Morgan Maxwell

April 7th, 2021


We're back from our interplanetary broadcasted journey with an interview with Morgan Maxwell, where she and Ely discuss why audio as a medium, afrofuturism, being a critical fan, and what to expect from season 2 of

Dispatch from the Desert Planet - 'Solidarity and Salutations!', 'Horoscopes', and 'Deepest Gratitude'

March 31st, 2021


This week, we've got a sci-fi satire that takes the real world and makes it hyperbolic... but it doesn't need much fiddling to be full-on wild. This …

Margaritas & Donuts - Faith McQuinn

March 24th, 2021


This week, Ely interviews Faith McQuinn of Observer Pictures, the creator of Margaritas & Donuts. The two talk about the importance of food in storytelling, the strange way marginalized identities are used in …

Margaritas & Donuts - 'Sideways' & 'Not Breakfast'

March 17th, 2021


Let's kick back with a rom-com and some great drinks and snacks. Listen in for our showcase of Observer Pictures's Margaritas & Donuts.

Moment of …

Folxlore - Bibi June & Ross McFarlane

March 10th, 2021


We're opening up our 2021 season of interviews with an interview with Bibi June and Ross McFarlane. Tune in as they and Ely discuss what it's like creating in 2020, messy queer representation, queer joy, and tropes in …

Folxlore - 'Werehouse' & 'Static'

March 3rd, 2021


Content warning: paranoia, references to homophobia, unreality, child loss, scenes of mental and emotional breakdown

Glasgow is a city of contradictions, where the weather changes on a whim, it seems, and where it’s …

Desperado - Samy Souissi

December 31st, 2020


In our last episode of the season, host Ely talks to Samy Souissi, creator of Desperado, about death gods, found families, urban fantasy, and more.

Like what you hear? Us too. You can support Desperado on Patreon.

Learn …

Desperado - `Something Older than Mexico', `Muhomono` & `Old Souls Like to Bargain`

December 23rd, 2020


Desperado is one part folklore, one part road trip, one part rag-tag team of death god champions learning more about themselves and each other. Join …

VEGA - Ivuoma Okoro

December 16th, 2020


In this conversation between host Elena Fernández Collins and Ivuoma Okoro, creator of VEGA, hear conversations about moving to LA only to find the …

VEGA - 'The One with Dr. Drake Mukro' & 'The One Inside Inebrio's (Part I)'

December 9th, 2020


A bounty hunter looks for her next target--and she's the best at what she does. But what happens when one of her marks gets away? Listen in to our showcase of Ivuoma Okoro's VEGA!

Like what you hear? Us too. You can …

Windfall - Adam and Bob Raymonda

November 19th, 2020


In this interview with two of Windfall's creators, siblings Adam and Bob Raymonda, hear details about music, sound, and texture--but also about …

Windfall - 'Bottom Feeder' & 'Pickpocket'

November 11th, 2020


Things are dire in the city of Windfall. The childish monarch, Wanda, rules over her people with little care for who they are. A team of all-powerful …

NIGHTLIGHT - Tonia Ransom

November 4th, 2020


Join Ely in this conversation with NIGHTLIGHT creator Tonia Ransom, in which the two discuss the rise of Black horror, tension and suspense in fiction, what makes a good twist ending, and more.

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NIGHTLIGHT - '307: Last Stop on Route Nine'

October 28th, 2020


This Halloween season, we bring you a spotlight of NIGHTLIGHT, a podcast of Black horror fiction by creator and producer Tonia Ransom. Buckle in--it's going to be a wild, chilling ride.

Like what you hear? Us too. You …

I Am in Eskew - Muna Hussen and Jon Ware

October 21st, 2020


In this conversation with Muna Hussen and Jon Ware of I Am In Eskew, hear discussions of horrific architecture, isolation, greed and love, and …

Interview with the Writers Guild of America

October 18th, 2020


In this special bonus episode, learn how the Writers Guild of America is helping provide resources for audio fiction creators!

  • More about the WGA …

I Am in Eskew - 'Correspondence'

October 14th, 2020


Let's kick off Spooky Month with I Am In Eskew, a completed story filled with body horror and other creeping terrors.

Like what you hear? Us too. You can support the podcast on their website.

Moment of Wil …

Moonface - James Kim

September 30th, 2020


In this interview with Moonface's James Kim, we tackle questions of emotional processing, collaboration, and the differences between public radio and …

Moonface - 'Moaning'

September 23rd, 2020


Explore the discomfort of disconnect in identity with James Kim's MOONFACE, a realistic, semi-autobiographical audio drama mini-series about a gay Korean-American man's struggle to come out to his mother using the …

Temujin - Roshan Singh

September 16th, 2020


In this week's interview, host Elena Fernández Collins talks with Temujin creator Roshan Singh about colonization, Shakespeare, the histories of …

Temujin - Acts 1 & 2

September 9th, 2020


What if you were forced to tell your history at the end of an arrow aimed at your head? That's the onset for this adaptation of Temujin, known as The …

Childish - Rye Dorsey and Zachary Goldberg

September 2nd, 2020


In this episode of Radio Drama Revival, join host Ely as they talk with Rye Dorsey and Zachary Goldberg, the creators of Childish, about everything …

Childish - 'RAz-N-The-Hood'

August 26th, 2020


Have you ever been so inspired by someone that you want to walk in their shoes, experience what they experienced to get a taste of their success? That's how protagonist Dante feels about Donald Glover, aka Childish …

Fred's Students: A Celebration of New Fiction

August 19th, 2020


This week, we have something special for you. Host Emeritus Fred Greenhalgh presents the graduating class of his free online audio drama training course, “So You Wanna Make Audio Drama?” in partnership with the amazing …

How We Work: RDR

April 29th, 2020


In this very extremely special episode, the RDR team breaks down how we make an episode from start to finish, as inspired by our listener Leslie Joyce. Then, we talk some big, exciting changes for RDR's upcoming season.

Rose Drive - Raul Vega

April 22nd, 2020


The final interview of the season! Hear David talk to the wonderful Raul Vega about his background in music, his similarities and differences to …

Rose Drive - 'It's Quiet Uptown' & 'The Lost Child'

April 15th, 2020


This week, join us for a strange, surreal journey down Rose Drive. It's a story about memory, conspiracy, truth, and lies, from the perspective of an unreliable narrator returning to his Northern California home.

About …

Mabel - Becca De La Rosa and Mabel Martin

April 8th, 2020


It's time for Ely's interview with the creators of Mabel, Becca De La Rosa and . . . (squints to read more closely) Mabel Martin? Yes pals, that's right. Mabel Martin.

Like what you hear? Us too. You can support Mabel

Mabel - 'The Letters' & 'Really Red'

April 1st, 2020


It's the chilling story of identity, the unknown, and a love that flourishes despite the odds--it's the story of Mabel. Join this episode's host, …

Timestorm - Dania Ramos and Michael Aquino

March 25th, 2020


This week, hear David interview Dania Ramos and Michael Aquino of Timestorm. Topics of discussion include:

  • Puerto Rican history
  • The choice to not …

Timestorm - "The Storm" "...Will Change Everything", and "Atabey"

March 18th, 2020


Journey back in time for a story about family, history, memory, and the lives of two kids in Newark with Puerto Rican heritage. This week, we're …

The Ordinary Epic - Jordan Stillman and Brandon M. Crose

March 11th, 2020


It's stories on stories this week as David interviews Jordan Stillman and Brandon M. Crose of The Ordinary Epic. Hear them discuss:

  • How they met

The Ordinary Epic - 'The Group' and 'The Dip'

March 4th, 2020


It's an actual play in an audio drama! Here's our showcase of The Ordinary Epic, a story about the stories we make together in tabletop roleplaying …

Radio Drama Revival - Trailer

February 27th, 2020


Radio Drama Revival is one of the internet’s longest-running anthology audio drama shows, with the goal of showcasing the diversity and vitality of …

We Fix Space Junk - Hedley Knights and Beth Crane

February 26th, 2020


Sci-fi, puppets, tinder, and fatbergs--this interview with We Fix Space Junk creators Hedley Knights and Beth Crane's got it all.

Like what you hear? Us too. You can support Battlebird Productions on Patreon.

About …

We Fix Space Junk - 'Escape from Hargan IV' and 'The Flight of the Submarine'

February 19th, 2020


Space and junk, yes--but also capitalism, debt, and wild, surreal adventures. Join us for this showcase of the spectacular first two episodes of We …

Super Ordinary - Marissa Tandon (Recorded at AFF)

February 12th, 2020


This week, join host Elena Fernández Collins in a super interview with super creator Marissa Tandon of superhero audio drama, Super Ordinary! This …

Super Ordinary - 'Mail Dump', '#HarrisonTheIntern', & 'Punk’d'

February 5th, 2020


When superpowers and anxiety collide, how do you make sure your story is straight instead of being seen as the villain? Join us for this showcase of …

ARCS - Jordan Adika

January 15th, 2020


What makes a good DM? What makes for good improv? And what makes for some really good goofs? Well, the delightful pairing of host David Rheinstrom …

ARCS - 'A Knock at the Door'

January 8th, 2020


An exciting adventure from Atypical Artists, the studio behind The Bright Sessions, ARCS is a D&D actual play podcast with great characters, immersive sound design, killer music, and blindly quick quips from DM …

The Two Princes - Kevin Christopher Snipes

January 1st, 2020


This week, host David interviews Kevin Christopher Snipes of Gimlet's The Two Princes. It's a spoilery discussion of queer elders, masculinity, and . …

The Two Princes - 'Once Upon a Time' and 'Prince and Thief'

December 25th, 2019


Tale as old as time--or is it? This week, we're spotlighting The Two Princes, Gimlet's foray into young adult fiction. It's a fairytale that centers …

Nym's Nebulous Notions - Lee Davis-Thalbourne and Erin Kyan

December 18th, 2019


U.S. versus Australian conspiracy theories, the importance of accessibility in art, and a great deal of monster smooch inquiry from David: it's our …

Nym's Nebulous Notions - Episodes 1 to 3

December 11th, 2019


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Superstition - Sarah Kolb

May 23rd, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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


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

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


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


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

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

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

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

Station Blue - 'McMurdo' & 'Thirsty'

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 …

Lake Clarity - Episodes 1 and 2

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 …

Palimpsest - 'Anneliese', Chapters One and Two

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 of …

Jules and James - Jennifer Schwed

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 David …

Jules and James - Episode 1

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 …

Marsfall - Dan Lovley and Erik Saras

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.

Marsfall - Prelude and Chapter 1

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, …

Victoriocity - Jen Sugden and Chris Sugden

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 …

Victoriocity - 'Even Greater London'

August 18th, 2018


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

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


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


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

Station to Station - 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!

Station to Station - 'Standard Operating Procedure'

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.

Hostile Worlds - 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!

Hostile Worlds - 'Our Small & Fragile Existence'

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

Wooden Overcoats - 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 …

Wooden Overcoats - 'Rudyard Takes a Hike'

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 …

Wolf 359 - 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.

Wolf 359 - '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, …

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

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, …

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, …

Gone - 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 …

Gone - 'Awakening'

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, …

Boom - 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 …

Boom - Season 2, 'Everything I Could'

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 …

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

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 …

Unplaced - Episodes 1 to 3

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 …

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

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 …

Love and Luck - Episodes 1 to 3, with Co-Host 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 …

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

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 …

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 …

Join The Party - Eric Silver and Amanda McLoughlin

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 …

Join The Party! - 'Wedding Party VI'

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 …

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

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 …

Bob Koester - '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, …

Earbud Theater - 'The Sounds Below'

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

Five Levels of Fear - Episode 1

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 …

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

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...

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

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 …

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

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 …

Boom - Episodes 1 and 2 & Interview with Faith McQuinn

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 …

Bronzeville - Episode 1 & Interview 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 …

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

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 …

Steal The Stars - Mac Rogers

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 …

We're Alive: Lockdown - KC Wayland

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 …

Double Feature: 'Deadly Manners' & '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, …

36 Questions - Ellen Winter and Chris Littler

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 …

A Scottish Podcast - Episode Mashup

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 …

Blood Culture - Episode 1 & Interview with Lance Dann

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 …

Inhale - Chapters 1, 2, and 3

September 2nd, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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


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 …

The Handmaid's Tale - 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 …

Archive 81 - Dan Powell and Marc Sollinger

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 …

TERMS - Lindsay Graham

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 …

The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel - Chris Tarry

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 …

The Penumbra - Sophie Kaner and Kevin Vibert

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 …

The Infinite Now - Richard Penner

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 …

The Sarah Awards - Ann Heppermann

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 …

Big Data - Ryan Estrada, PLUS 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, …

Wynabego Warrior, with Austin Beach

January 16th, 2017


This week, we’re playing Wynabego Warrior: The Tale of John Waynnabe (eagle screech), the wacky western epic by Audioblivious Productions. John is a mysterious drifter who drives around the West(ern part of Kentucky) in …

Jim Robbie and the Wanderers - Iri Sheremet and 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 …

Hector Vs. The Future - 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 …

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

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 …

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

The Dark Tome - Fred Greenhalgh

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 …

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

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 …

Campfire Radio Theater - '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 and …

Uncanny County - Alison Crane and Todd Faulkner

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 …

The Thing on the Fourble Board - With Guest Gabriel Urbina

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 …

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

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 …

Greater Boston - 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, …

Our Fair City - '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, …

ars PARADOXICA - 'Hypothesis' & Interview with 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: 'Ruby the Galactic Gumshoe' & Interview with 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 …

The Bright Sessions - Lauren Shippen

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 …

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

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 …

Deathscribe - 'Earwigs' & Interview with 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, …

Starlight Radio Dreams - 'The Merry Wench Wendy'

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 …

Kraken Mare - from Yap Audio

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 …

Wolf 359 - 'Extreme Danger Bug' & Interview 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 …

Wooden Overcoats – Episode 1 & Interview with 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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

Changing of the Guard with Fred Greenhalgh and David Rheinstrom

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 …
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