Radio Drama Revival

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

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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 classics, such as we'll hear today, "A Christmas Carol." You know the drill, Ebeneezer Scrooge is a jerk and...

2015 has only just begun! In this episode, Gareth Stack, Irish audio producer and playwright, interviews the masterful Roger Gregg in his podcast series "Mad Scientists of Music." Roger is, of course, founder of Crazy Dog Audio Theatre and one of the...

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 something. Ainesh has always been a...

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 worse. This cheeky tale, "It's Grim Up North," is a historic radio sitcom about the plight of Rome's...

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 OTR detective and makes it...

In the dry days of the temperance movement, some of the more savvy entrepreneurs found great opportunity in selling illegal booze. With sleazy underground operations, come sleazy underground politicians - most of whom are not welcome. Classic noir...

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 multiverse, and is trapped outside of spacetime in his sentient lab A.S.H. LE (Lisa McQuilkin), with...

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 Wayland of "We're Alive" about...

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, in Cyber Bob and the Digital...

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. Lewis, "The Sting of the Dark Tower" (not to be confused with Stephen King's Dark Tower!). C.S. Lewis...

This week, we mark the passing of legendary humorist Stan Freberg (1926 - 2015), whose influence on comedy - and radio comedy in particular - cannot be overstated. Speaking to the legacy of the fine Mr. Freberg is Radio Drama Revival guest host David...

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, high-concept stories and sultry sounds and music. Of this week's tale, "The Night I Met Confusion" he writes:...

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 School senior Lida Garuzo, had always been considered peaceful; filled with plenty of friends, good...

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 adventure series. Biological or ‘B-life’ was overtaken by A-life centuries ago and now the balance of...

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, socially-volatile environment of a high security prison in Los Angeles. KC Wayland's Wayland...

Holy moley what a show we have for you this week! Announcements: FinalRune Productions worked on the forthcoming audio saga Locke & Key for Audible Our friends at Aural Stage Studios are raising funds for their new series Otherworldlies and also...

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 of Pleasure Town followed up...

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 girlfriend, a wet T-shirt model for...

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 girlfriend, a wet T-shirt model for...

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 T-shirt model for Sports...

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 by the team of Hartlife NFP who now are in their spectacular 6th season of Over-The-Top...

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 production re-imagines Poe's tale of...

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... its keepers vanished. Will a blood-stained journal reveal a clue to their dark fate or resurrect an...

Happy #WorldAudioDramaDay!! We feature a most fitting production - the collaboration of audio producers across the Northeast (and the world) in a production created in just a few weeks to make a Halloween release day (and be pretty darn good in the...

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 scientist Abraham all struggle to...

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 Sultan Al-Ghuri (Raad Rawi) with...

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 first nine years, and focus on the...

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 relevant given today's...

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 married mediums, Sadie and...

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 drama, and whether or not...

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 in town in Episode 1 of the fabulous indie sitcom WOODEN OVERCOATS. Later in the show, I talk with...

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 hilarious, is a delight to listen to - and its stars are a delight to talk to! Wolf 359 is the story of a...

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 plucky British astronauts descend...

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 media-savvy Millenial, and her...

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, I'll talk with Wildclaw company member, Foley artist, and friend of the show Ele Matelan. She's...

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 inside a bunker, deep beneath the...

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 Sessions. Dr. Joan Bright is a...

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 cyberpunk adventure from the 80s that's sultry, smart, and fun. Ruby's a proud member of the Wondery...

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 play Episode 1 of aP: "Hypothesis", and stick around for a rollicking good time of a conversation with...

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, celebrating the Ogle Awards, is "Next Year's Girl" - The Willamette Radio Workshop's 2004 Gold Ogle...

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 feeling beaten down by the...

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, Boston. All that and more is...

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 fiction the likes of which you've never heard. It's intimate, it's internal, and it's cinematic, all at...

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 Fourble Board" from QUIET,...

This week, we're taking a little detour into UNCANNY COUNTY, the brainchild of playwrights Alison Crane and Todd Faulkner, both proud children of Oklahoma. I play an episode of theirs, "Coulrophobia" (which is about spooky, spooky clowns!), and then...

This week, say goodbye to Spooktember and HELLO TO SHOCKTOBER! *Thunderbolt* We’re beginning a month of spookitude, commencing with John Ballentine and Campfire Radio Theater. This piece is called “Woods Ferry”, about a band of weekend treasure...

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 middle, and a woman whose life split with it. Claire O'Hanlon was a young woman in 1989 --an Irish...

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 opened up doorways to other worlds? Where would it lead, and could you handle what you found on the...

We're belatedly celebrating World Audio Drama Day by bringing you two fabulous and spooky productions from 11th Hour--the annual tradition wherein audio dramatists of every stripe come together and make spine-tingling, spur-of-the-moment audio fiction...

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 first four seasons of Our...

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 Hamilton, HECTOR VS THE FUTURE is...

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 AND THE WANDERERS, a constantly-evolving production that puts fun, ingenuity, and optimism where you'd...

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, to helm this show. And what better way to honor our tenth anniversary than with a star-studded...

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 Flanders hears a voice calling his name. Deep within, he discovers a woman who appears to have risen up out...

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, and her history working with...

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 Flanders hears a voice calling his name. Deep within, he discovers a woman who appears to have risen up out...

Multimedia artist Richard Penner joins me for a chat about his surreal, experimental microfiction show, The Infinite Now, a program that features a mysterious entity known only as The TIMESCANNER. Richard and I talk about the origins of the show, the...

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 Flanders hears a voice calling his name. Deep within, he discovers a woman who appears to have risen up out...

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 play their revised Part I of Juno Steel and the Murderous Mask, and chat about genre fiction, the...

Re-play of the 2012 BBC Series "The Mumbai Chuzzlewits," adapted by Ayeesha Menon from the Charles Dickens novel "Martin Chuzzlewits," and transposed to Modern India. Produced by John Dryden of Goldhawk Productions. Convinced his relatives are after...

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 thriller-adventure for middle...

Re-play of the 2012 BBC Series "The Mumbai Chuzzlewits," adapted by Ayeesha Menon from the Charles Dickens novel "Martin Chuzzlewits," and transposed to Modern India. Produced by John Dryden of Goldhawk Productions. Convinced his relatives are after...

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. Presidency. The outgoing president does everything in his power to stop him, by pulling out some...

Re-play of the 2012 BBC Series "The Mumbai Chuzzlewits," adapted by Ayeesha Menon from the Charles Dickens novel "Martin Chuzzlewits," and transposed to Modern India. Produced by John Dryden of Goldhawk Productions. Convinced his relatives are after...

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 and Dan Powell, the evil minds behind Archive 81 and The Deep Vault. They discuss the horror fiction...

Today RDR from the Vault launches a series of episodes highlighting Roger Gregg, playwright master of Dublin, Ireland. Roger pioneered his own audio sound, a wacky blend of Captain Beefheart sonic assault and an intimate, fine theatre sensibility. He...

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 THE HANDMAID'S TALE -- specifically, the 2000 production by John Dryden that ran recently on Secrets,...

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 myth of Orpheus done by...

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 conclude our two-part...

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 myth of Orpheus done by...

This week, Alexander Charles Adams of SMASH/CUT joins me to discuss their piece, “Hi, I’m Mattie (HIM)”. Matthew Cavan is an actor and drag queen in Belfast, Northern Ireland; he came out about his HIV-positive status in 2010, and has since faced...

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, and a longtime scholar of audio drama. We discuss the history of the form, and areas of his particular...

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 collaborative audio fiction piece created for 11th Hour Productions by the folks at Audioblivious...

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 https://soundcloud.com/oneillandfreeman Check out James O'Neill's terrific sculpture work:...

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 Springheel'd Jack Saga, visit their...

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 old life (or attempted to)....

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 mission is to create inclusive...

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. It's a fantasy world where the most immediate dangers aren't dragons or wizards, but yuppies...

This week, it's the Stories of Mahabharata, retold by Sudipta Bhawmik, a multitalented playwright, storyteller, and engineer. With music and immersive sound design by Avi Ziv, Bhawmik animates this ancient Indian epic, rendering it in English to...

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 exploring those questions today...

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 horror anthology series from the Paragon Collective, and what makes it special is its binaural...

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 deep space. Dalias's job, ostensibly, is to manage his alcoholic superior, Dr. Horace Urvidian—a...

We're premiering INHALE, the latest miniseries by Rick Coste, the unstoppable, unbelievably prolific audio drama producer from New England. Tracy Tanner is an unassuming librarian in the small town of Hemlock, Massachusetts—but Tracy isn't her real...

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 of not just a radio drama, but of an AR game that begins with this in-world website (as well as...

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 Scottish Podcast, the newest creation of former Audio Drama Production Podcast hosts Robert Cudmore...

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 company that brought you Limetown. 36 Questions is a fabulous PODCAST MUSICAL starring Jessie Shelton...

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, a new murder mystery show narrated by LeVar Burton (Star Trek, Reading Rainbow) and starring Kristen...

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 craft, zombies, and Force Multipliers of Art. We're gonna play an episode of We're Alive:...

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 production company, Gideon Media....

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 magnificently creepy fiction. We're...

Bronzeville is a story of the Great Migration: it follows Jimmy Tillman (Larenz Tate), a papermill worker from Arkansas who kills a strikebreaker and flees to Chicago to find a new life for himself, tracing the steps of millions of Black Americans who...

This week, we're presenting writer, director, and film professor Faith McQuinn's Boom, a story of loss, recovery, secrets, and murder. Porter, the protagonist, must deal with the murder of his best friend—and the police consider him the prime suspect....

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 one, and ain't that the tooth. So this episode is utterly wackadoo: imagine a musical comedy along the...

Northwestern University professor of Sound Studies Neil Verma joins me for a segment we call GOING DEEP. This week, we're exploring the classic horror of Arch Oboler's Lights Out, in a 1943 episode called "Murder in the Script Department". After the...

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... It's The Far Meridian by Eli...

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 McIlveen. You can find out more...

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 Christmas romantic comedy. Then stick around, because I interview the writer/director, Ashley...

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 about Christopher's family, and...

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 headway with his therapist, and...

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, gradually, he wasn't. Harry and his...

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 neo-noir that blends Jungian psychology with, in this case, Norse myth. In this week, Kane and Feels...

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 performers out of New York. Gather round the table and get immersed in DM Eric's tale of the Concentric...

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 played an episode of their show in Episode 492; join me as I chat with the two of them about: Making...

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 Polybius...

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 Mayan Crystal... a tale of adventure, sisterhood, anticolonialism, and magic, all taking place in...

Linguist, critic, and Bello Collective reviewer Elana Fernández-Collins joins me to present Love and Luck, a magical epistolary romance from Australia. It's here, it's queer; it's DELIGHTFUL, and nobody dies. So settle in to a warm and happy bubble...

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 -- it's a can't-miss for musical...

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 got a fantastic soundtrack. We play the first three episodes, and wonder—what's it like to be slowly...

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 series directors Ryan Natoli...

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 Syndrome, and how it plays into the way I feel about this excellent show. Hey: This episode contains...

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 cleaning robot, and the long road to...

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, claustrophobic horror podcast...

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 in podcasting LARPing?...

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, back for more: this time it's...

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, President Harding fighting a walrus, and, of course, teeth.

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, and its fantastic writing, music, and performances. Like all great science fiction, it is about...

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

Piffling's least favorite undertaker, Rudyard Funn, takes to the woods for an unorthodox funeral in this episode of the delightful British sitcom Wooden Overcoats. Their latest season digs deeper into the lives of their oddball characters, and it's...

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 role of (and the search for a better name for) the "straight man", attitudes to death, and Beth's...

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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 project that takes place in...

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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 Radio Drama Revival, consider signing...

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, heartwrenching acting, and...

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.

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 Wall Productions. http://meetjulesandjames.com/

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 interviews Jules and James creator, Jennifer Schwed on this week's episode of Radio Drama Revival.

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 the first two episodes of...

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 Clarity, a site laden with challenging hikes and mysterious secrets. It's goofy, it's spooky, it's...

This week, we're playing the fantastic Station Blue from Chad Ellis as we take Horror Octorbor (trademark Clint Worthington and Alcohollywood) to its spoopiest extent yet: to ANTARCTICA! Matthew Leads is a driftless young man—and the Flower Company...

David hits us with some whaling truth and introduces Wondery's audio drama, Blackwood! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/blackwood/id1438804143?mt=2

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 Back, by Boom's Faith McQuinn, and Wolpertingers by Kessi Riliniki. Listen to more great horror and...

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 also a show with a mystery: what happened to actress and heiress Julie Capsom, when she disappeared...

David brings us back from the Thanksgiving holiday as he interviews Arden creators Sara Ghaleb, Todd Vanderwerff, and Christopher Dole. They discuss the origins of the show, the different writing styles that each of them contributes, and the...

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 psycho-noir from James Oliva and Alexander Danner. Hold on to the hand rails and take it slow! It's going to...

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 other Difficult Shit! - David! (pthbbbt) - Suburban ennui and the constraints of the mid-20th...

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 all, you'd be wrong, folks! Prepare yourself for a journey you will not soon forget!

David interviews the fascinating and eclectic Morgan Givens. Topics include the genesis and central message of Flyest Fables, Black, trans, queer/nb voices in SF/fantasy, the role of music in Flyest Fables, the inspirations for Morgan's character...

Back in November, friend of the show Jeffrey Gardner convened a roundtable of critics and creators in the audio fiction space: Elena Fernández-Collins of Audiodramatic and the Bello Collective Wil Williams of Wil Williams Reviews Prof. Sarah Montague...

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 Seattle's Capitol Hill. Only...

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 friends new and old, of what audio fiction is and can be, and what exciting changes we have in store....

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 a high-fantasy realm is as...

Boooooorn in the Middle Earth! This week, David interviews the wonderful Christian T. Kelley-Madera of The Once and Future Nerd. Topics include fantasy racism, power structures, dialects, confronting obstacles whether you're ready or not, and, of...

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 superhero teen drama brought to you by one of the minds behind Supernatural. Like what you hear? (Us...

It's a conversation about soap snow (snoap), Marvel's best genius, religion, masculinity, and so much more. This week, David interviews Meghan Fitzmartin, the creator of Red Rhino! You can find Red Rhino here: https://www.redrhinopodcast.com/ You can...

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 SPACE! Join us this week for delighting in The Whisperforge's goofiest piece of audio fiction,...

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 the two talk space, travel, and slang! Want to help Feston Pyxis get to his next destination? You can...

It's magic, storytelling, music, urban fantasy, psychology, and more on this week's Radio Drama Revival! Listen to our showcase of the fantastic Kalila Stormfire's Economical Magick Services, a podcast about a witch for hire helping her clients...

It's the patron witch of audiodrama themself, Lisette Alvarez! Join not only David but also interview pal and Radio Drama Revival submissions editor Elena Fernández Collins on this lovely interview about storytelling, fantasy, and when fiction...

Very superstitiouuuuuuuus Mountains in the desert Very superstitiouuuuuuuus Crimes 'bout to be sollllllved That's right folks, this week we're bringing you all Supersition, a desert gothic podcast set in Arizona, revolving around a...

This week, host David Rheinstrom asks Supersition creator Sarah Kolb all about noir, cosmic horror, and mountain town ghosts. Want to support Sarah Kolb? Good choice! You can support Supersition on Patreon here:...

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 podcast's first two episodes. Like...

You ready for some real pomo fomo? David Rheinstrom talks to Philip Thorne and Øystein Ulsberg Brager of the wonderful The Amelia Project about Brexit, buckwild experimental theater, magic, hot cocoa, and how they'd fake their own deaths--and how...

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 mini-series look into the past. You...

This week, join host David Rheinstrom in a conversation with podcast doula Keisha TK Dutes to talk about Bondfire's The Weeksvile Project, Brooklyn, Beyonce, and creating things for yourself. You can find more about the Weeksville Heritage Center...

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 big swoon. Like what you hear?...

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. Like what you hear? Us too....

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 many scary scaries, so even those who are worried about horror (like our own sweet David Rheinstrom)...

What makes a place a place? What makes something scary? This week, join both David Rheinstrom and Elena Fernández Collins as they interview Eleanor Hyde, one of the creators of the Midwest Gothic podcast, Unwell. Like what you hear? Us too. You can...

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 looking out at the night sky. Like...

This week, David talks to Jordan Cobb, audio drama extraordinaire, about breaking form, handling scares when you're a big ol' squishum, working with the influential (but mega morally yucky) works of Lovecraft, and revelations about character names, in...

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 Fable and Folly Productions. It's a silly show with high stakes, memorable characters, gorgeous sound...

This week, we're joined by show producers Sean Howard and Eli McIlveen (pictured), alongside performer Marisa King, to discuss their wonderful roleplaying-based audio drama, The End of Time and Other Bothers. We discuss: How Sean and Eli met! The...

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 blend of the surreal and the hyperreal, but also because of how it plays with form. In this week's Radio...

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 growth, of art, of humor, of . . . life? It's a brilliant conversation that, in true Paul Bae fashion,...

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 means. Join us in listening into the first episode of Girl in Space, and be sure to have some snackin'...

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 creations.

Like what you hear? Us too. You can support Sarah Rhea Werner on Patreon.

Oh no, your Moment of Wil was usurped by fate! Let it be known that this week, Wil wanted to recommend a great video about NASA's shaky territory with female astronauts--real girls in space. Wil will be back next week with more shenanigans. You can't stop them from shenaniganing forever, fate!

About Radio Drama Revival:

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  • Find Fred Greenhalgh on his website
  • Find Rashika Rao on Twitter
  • You can find the elusive Heather Cohen, but she'd prefer if you didn't

Radio Drama Revival is recorded in Washington, DC, which is the unceded territory of the Piscataway Indian Nation and the Piscataway Conoy Tribe.


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, drama, and insight into the pervasive issues faced by black communities.

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

About Radio Drama Revival:

  • Support Radio Drama Revival on Patreon
  • Find David Rheinstrom on Twitter
  • Support Wil Williams and Anne Baird on Patreon
  • Support Elena Fernández Collins on Patreon
  • Support Eli McIlveen and Sean Howard on Patreon
  • Find Fred Greenhalgh on his website
  • Find Rashika Rao on Twitter
  • There's the elusive Heather Cohen . . . right behind you . . .

Radio Drama Revival is recorded in Washington, DC, which is the unceded territory of the Piscataway Indian Nation and the Piscataway Conoy Tribe.


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 Renaissance's under-appreciated economic boom and business people, the power of exuding confidence, and the magic of finding a team who understands and appreciates your work.

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

About Radio Drama Revival:

Support Radio Drama Revival on Patreon Find David Rheinstrom on Twitter Support Wil Williams and Anne Baird on Patreon Support Elena Fernández Collins on Patreon Support Eli McIlveen and Sean Howard on Patreon Find Fred Greenhalgh on his website Find Rashika Rao on Twitter Heather Cohen? [lights cigarette] I haven't heard that name in a long time . . .

Radio Drama Revival is recorded in Washington, DC, which is the unceded territory of the Piscataway Indian Nation and the Piscataway Conoy Tribe.


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.

Like what you hear? Us too. You can learn more about Crazy Dog Audio Theater at RogerGregg.com

About Radio Drama Revival:

Support Radio Drama Revival on Patreon Find David Rheinstrom on Twitter Support Wil Williams and Anne Baird on Patreon Support Elena Fernández Collins on Patreon Support Eli McIlveen and Sean Howard on Patreon Find Fred Greenhalgh on his website Find Rashika Rao on Twitter You shall not find the elusive Heather Cohen

Radio Drama Revival is recorded in Washington, DC, which is the unceded territory of the Piscataway Indian Nation and the Piscataway Conoy Tribe.

"Moment of Wil" music from https://filmmusic.io "Graveyard Shift" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


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