A FISH IN THE SEA PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: The Screaming Skull
In the second annual edition of The Chilling Tales of Yuletide, we have a full-length adaptation of the 19th century short story, The Screaming Skull.
After the death of his friends, Dr and Mrs Pratt, Captain Braddock takes up residence in their former home. Yet he soon becomes convinced that the skull he found in the upstairs bedroom screams every night, haunting him, and that it was the cause of Dr Pratt's death. When investigators Miller and Shaughnessy (a believer and skeptic respectively) arrive to learn more about the situation on the night before Christmas Eve, Captain Braddock explains the haunting, as well as his theory that the skull belonged to Mrs Pratt and that her husband killed her. A half-tormented man himself, Captain Braddock is erratic in his explanations and retellings, and even Shaughnessy's skepticism is slowly put to the test as the haunting of the skull begins to drag them into the tale of murder and betrayal and guilty consciences.
Based on the story by Frances Marion Crawford and adapted by Lana O'Kell.
Sound Editor: Tori Taylor
Captain Charles Braddock: Pete Lutz
Miller: Joshua Chadwick
Shaughnessy: Lana O'Kell
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Continuing our special run of Christmas and holiday shows, we proudly present this episode of Pulp-Pourri Theatre, A CHRISTMAS CORNUCOPIA. Originally launched in 2016, this comes from Season Four of that series. Enjoy and have a very merry holiday season! NARADA RADIO COMPANY
PULP-POURRI THEATRE S4 E3: A CHRISTMAS CORNUCOPIA
1. SCROOGE & MARLEY'S REUNION (Live recording):
Pete Lutz, Micah Blain, Jason D. Johnson, Ross Bernhardt, Julio Herrera
2. Robert Frost's STOPPING BY WOODS ON A SNOWY EVENING:
3. BIX BIXBY BOOK REVIEW 1 (Dickens's "A Christmas Carol"):
Melody Gaines, Nick Wommack, Austin Hanna, Pete Lutz
4. THE MARCH SISTERS' CHRISTMAS (Live recording):
Pete Lutz, Victoria Fancki, Jessica Matthews, Paige Walker, Debby Leal-Ramirez, Wendy Sauer, Merilee Robinson, Richard Robinson
5. George Wither's A CHRISTMAS CAROL (1622)
Austin Hanna, Geri Elliff, George Hatfield, Kristy Glick
6. THE BICKERSONS' CHRISTMAS EVE:
Dana Gonsalves, Victoria Fancki, Pete Lutz
7. BIX BIXBY BOOK REVIEW 2 (Better Homes & Gardens Cook Book):
Pete Lutz, Nick Wommack
Continuing our special run of Christmas and holiday shows, we proudly present the Narada Radio Company and their solitary holiday offering -- but it's a lulu, kiddies!
Based on the hit stage play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, and adapted for radio several times in the 1940s (and from two of which productions ours is derived), The Man Who Came to Dinner is a rollicking comedy that tells the story of a tyrannical celebrity who gets injured around Christmastime in a small town in Ohio; and of his eventual comeuppance by his friends and loved ones. Filled with colorful characters and comical situations, this is a Holiday Treat that can't be beat.
Adapted from the 1949 Hotpoint Holiday Hour and 1950 Lux Radio Theatre broadcasts, directed and produced by Pete Lutz. For entertainment purposes only, no infringement is intended. Our Narada Radio Company players were...
Darren Rockhold as Your Announcer
Les Marsden as Sheridan Whiteside
Victoria Fancki as Maggie
Rhiannon McAfee as Lorraine Sheldon
Geri Elliff as Mrs. Stanley
Duane Noch as Mr. Stanley
Rachel Pulliam as Miss Preen
Stephanie Stearns Dulli as Sarah
Bob Beaumont as Dr. Bradley
Jessica Mathews as Harriet Stanley
Dana Gonsalves as Bert Jefferson
Tom Konkle as Beverly Carlton and
Pete Lutz as Banjo, Radio Voice, Michaelson, Expressmen, and Westcott
Music was by Dr. Ross Bernhardt
Continuing our special run of Christmas and holiday shows, we proudly present the KCAL Old-Time Radio Troupe, in live performance earlier this month, performing an episode of Our Miss Brooks, entitled “Christmas Gift Mix-Up”. This program originally aired 12/20/53.
CAST (in order of appearance):
Announcer: Steve Watts
Miss Brooks: Connie McDonald
Mrs. Davis: Denise Cline
Walter: David Damron
Conklin: Doug Fain
Boynton: Norman Cline
Harriet: Galisa Watts
Mr. Stone: Steve Watts
Directed by Doug Fain. The KCAL troupe performs in their own theater in Jessamine County, Kentucky.
Continuing our special run of Christmas and holiday shows, we proudly present this episode of Pulp-Pourri Theatre, "Karpen".
Orig. rel. 12/18/14, "Karpen" was adapted from the Pulp Fiction story by Robert Neal Leath. This was Episode 3 of Season 2 of Pulp-Pourri Theatre, an anthology audio series. This is a contemporary retelling of the 16th-century "Wandering Jew" legend, set during Christmastime, 1938. Adapted, Directed and Produced by Pete Lutz, and starring the Narada Radio Company. All materials such as sound effects and incidental music in this production were sourced from the public domain.
ANNOUNCER: Lisa Ayala
JOHN ALBERTSON/KARPEN/STURMER: Pete Lutz
JACK MURPHY: Christian Ferris
SILVERSTEIN: Jack Ward
BRENDA KARPEN: Tanja Milojevic
ELEVATOR BOY/COP: Kyle Bauer
BAHKMETEFF/CALLIERI: Dana Gonsalves
TAGUCHI: Skeeter Ullman
TELEPHONE VOICE #1: Nancy Gaugler
TELEPHONE VOICE #2: Bubba Jones
Continuing our special run of Christmas and holiday shows, we proudly present the latest release from our friends at Project Audion: My True Story: A Christmas to Remember.
Project Audion's December classic radio recreation is a lost episode from a virtually-lost series - how’s that for a Christmas present from the past! “My True Story" was on the air from 1943 to 1962 on three networks, but it's all but forgotten today, as maybe 10 vintage recordings survive from perhaps 5,000 original broadcasts!
A daily cousin to the daytime soap operas, "My True Story" produced a nearly hour-long complete drama five days a week - an astonishing achievement. Our Christmas Eve 1958 episode (#3,833), also titled "The Orphan In The Auditorium," asked the question, "What happens to a child who unexpectedly meets Santa Claus?"
It's full of poignant, heart-tugging emotion for the holidays, and was recreated from an original script saved by the 10 year old actress who played “Dot,” with a far-flung Zoom-based cast performing live…
Wendy: Holly Adams, NY
Dot: Rachel Pulliam, MO
Momma / Mother Sams: Sharon Grunwald, NJ
Santa: Ken Raney, TX
Announcer: John Bell, AL
Rachel Pulliam directed, and Larry Groebe created the music and handled production
Continuing our special run of Christmas and Holiday-themed shows, we are proud to present: The Holiday Spirit by Will Anderson
Synopsis: During an argument between two hobos, Clay and Hobo Joe, about Clay’s claims of having been a country music star, Clay’s dog, Tyger, gets injured. In steps a vet who takes Tyger to his clinic. The celebration of successful surgery is interrupted when local business bully Snerdly storms in, demanding the rent payment for the clinic by five o’clock that evening. Will the formerly famous Golden Voice of the High Plains be able to save the clinic – especially after Snerdly informs them of an injunction by Song-Pluggers Incorporated, against Clay playing his old material? Make a great new family tradition with this fun, heartwarming (and slightly subversive) Holiday tale!
Rating: AD General/Suitable for all audiences
Cast (in order of appearance) :
“Golden Voice of the High Plains” Clay McGruder: Eric Chercover
Hobo Joe: Josh Brewer
Tyger, Clay’s loyal canine companion: Bernie Cesena
Kindly veterinarian Monty Morton: Steve Coon
Snerdly the evil landlord: Jeffrey Weinstock
Cadwalls the eviler well-heeled one percenter: Ted Clayton
Safeley’s sunflower cooking oil ad interstitial
Martha, 1940’s housewife: Bernie Cesena
Lois, Martha’s across-the-fence neighbor: Shelly Hinck
Winslow, Martha’s husband: Ted Clayton
Safeley’s sunflower cooking oil pitchman: Josh Brewer
The Holiday Spirit was written by Will Anderson, directed by Stacey Pattison, and recorded and edited by Jim Bollella.
Music performed by Eric Chercover and Will Anderson.
Title art designed by Kim Patishnock.
To kick off the holiday season, MINDSTREAM PLAYERS PRESENT: The Haunting of Ebenezer Scrooge, or: The Festivus Incident
Original Script Written by Tom Konkle and Kurtis Bedford
Jude Gerard Prest
and carolers Jim Blanchette and Lisa Wyett
Sound mix by Vince Colavitti
Directed by Tom Konkle
Old Time Radio Theatre offers our very first holiday episode, “Holiday Affair” from Lux Radio Theatre! When a widowed comparison shopper attempts to return a toy train, a smitten store clerk is fired and she finds herself caught in a love-triangle during the Christmas season. SOLE TWIN AUDIOS
With the voice talents of Gina Moravec, John Farrington, Dorothy Farrington, Karl Werner, Jack West, Wyatt Henry, Alexxandra Macedo, Eleiece Krawiec, Jerry Kokich, Ever Lui, and Tiffany Perdue.
Incidental music was composed by Ross Bernhardt.
Find more at https://anchor.fm/
THE NARADA RADIO COMPANY presents our third live performance of the great Lux Radio Theatre broadcast of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, performed on the stage of Port Aransas Community Theatre, Port Aransas Texas, between December 4th and 12th, 2021.
Ten voice actors created the town of Bedford Falls, bringing to listeners all of the familiar characters from the film. Live music and a mix of live and pre-recorded sound effects completed the illusion. Audiences were mesmerized by the imagery, and laughed their heads off during the commercials (all mention of Lux was deleted and new spots for a fictitious product were substituted, to great comedic effect), AND they went home satisfied.
We hope you enjoy this recording, and we wish you a very happy holiday season, plus a prosperous 2022!
Dana Gonsalves as GEORGE BAILEY
Michele Barnett as CLARENCE
Chuck Wilson as JOSEPH, POP BAILEY, RANDALL, and GOOD OL' REX THE WONDER DOG
Jessica Mathews as FRANKLIN, MARY BAILEY, MRS. THOMPSON and ZUZU
Pete Lutz as ANNIE, MR. POTTER, OLD MAN COLLINS, MR. MARTINI, NICK, THE BRIDGEKEEPER, and BERT THE COP
Aileen Corpos as DR. CAMPBELL, MRS. HATCH, MR. WELCH, a BANK EMPLOYEE, ED, CHARLIE and COUSIN TILLY
Jordan Bruster as A BOY, HARRY BAILEY, TOM, EUSTACE, SAM WAINWRIGHT and PETE BAILEY
John Bell as MR. GOWER, JOE, UNCLE BILLY, ERNIE THE TAXI DRIVER, THE ANGRY MAN, and THE SHERIFF
Dawn Robertson as a BOY, MRS. BAILEY, THE WORRIED WOMAN, a BANK EMPLOYEE, and JANIE BAILEY
Ross Bernhardt as THE BYSTANDER, HORACE, and MR. CARTER
YOUR ANNOUNCERS were John Bell and Dawn Robertson.
Festershield Cigarettes Commercials Cast:
Pete Lutz as the FESTERSHIELD ANNOUNCER
Aileen Corpos as MRS. SNAGWARIS
John Bell as THE CLERK and the DISPATCH VOICE
Dawn Robertson as THE DRIVER
Jordan Bruster as the TEENAGER and the CRYING KID
Michele Barnett as the MOM
Dana Gonsalves as THE TROOPER
Chuck Wilson as SANTA CLAUS ... and
Jessica Mathews, Chuck Wilson, Ross Bernhardt and Jordan Bruster as YOUR FESTERSHIELD QUARTET!
Music by Dr. Ross Bernhardt
Adapted for live performance and directed by Pete Lutz
WELCOME TO THE NORTH POLE! Here's "Santa's Inbox", a new podcast wherein good ol' St. Nick reads e-mails and letters from boys and girls all over the world -- and you get to see a little bit behind the scenes of Santa's North Pole organization. In this, our final installment, Santa's facing a problem that's quite common these days: Supply chain interruptions! Listen to how he and his faithful elf, Stinky, deal with them. With the voices of Pete Lutz and John Bell, plus a poem recitation; a song by C. E. Ayr, performed by Andy Brownlie; and an original children's story, written by C. E. Ayr, and read by Jenne Gray. Merry Christmas from the Narada Radio Company! (Simultaneously released on the Mutual Audio Network on 12/24/21.)
Art representing the story "The Little House Who Walked" by Carolina Sartor (top), and the song "I Like To Tickle And Be Tickled" by Phil Burns (bottom)
Written, produced and directed by Pete Lutz with major contributions by John Bell
WELCOME TO THE NORTH POLE! Here's "Santa's Inbox", a new podcast wherein good ol' St. Nick reads e-mails and letters from boys and girls all over the world -- and you get to see a little bit behind the scenes of Santa's North Pole organization. This time, Santa must deal with the interviews of three candidates who are applying for a rare vacancy within the elfin ranks, and these candidates are...unique, to say the least! With the voices of Pete Lutz, Jean Williams, and John Bell, plus an original children's story, "The Princess and the Dragon", written and read by C. E. Ayr. Merry Christmas from the Narada Radio Company! (Originally released on the Mutual Audio Network on 12/17/21.)
Art representing the story "The Princess and the Dragon" by Phil Burns
Written, produced and directed by Pete Lutz
EPISODE 4 LAUNCHES CHRISTMAS EVE!
WELCOME TO THE NORTH POLE! Here's "Santa's Inbox", a new podcast wherein good ol' St. Nick reads e-mails and letters from boys and girls all over the world -- and you get to see a little bit behind the scenes of Santa's North Pole organization. This time, some characters from the "Bell's in the Batfry" podcast, hoping to help Santa win the "War on Christmas", send him some unusual livestock. With the voices of Pete Lutz and John Bell, plus an original children's story, "The Hunchback Turtle of Bethune", written and read by C. E. Ayr. Merry Christmas from the Narada Radio Company! (Originally released on the Mutual Audio Network on 12/10/21.)
Art representing the story "The Hunchback Turtle of Bethune" by Carolyn Sartor
Written, produced and directed by Pete Lutz
WELCOME TO THE NORTH POLE! Here's "Santa's Inbox", a new podcast wherein good ol' St. Nick reads e-mails and letters from boys and girls all over the world -- and you get to see a little bit behind the scenes of Santa's wacky North Pole organization. With the voices of Pete Lutz and John Bell, plus an original children's story, "Jack the Little Giant", written and read by C. E. Ayr. Merry Christmas from the Narada Radio Company! (Originally released on the Mutual Audio Network on 12/3/21.)
Art representing the story "Jack the Little Giant" by Phil Burns
Mired in the havoc of the holidays and a contentious divorce, an exhausted single mother confronts a mall Santa who has concocted a frighteningly twisted plan. CAMPFIRE RADIO THEATER
Warning: Contains explicit language and graphic content.
Written, directed and produced by John Ballentine
Original music score by Kevin Hartnell
For the holidays, Project Audion, for its 25th production, turns to Charles Dickens' classic "A Christmas Carol."
There were many adaptations of this tale during the Golden Age of Radio, but one of the cleverest and most charming was when it was transplanted to the Old West for a Christmas episode of the Jimmy Stewart western "The Six Shooter" which aired from 1953 to 1954. The story of Eben and Jake - and how and why Stewart's character Britt Ponsett tells it - makes for a delightful half hour.
Originally broadcast on NBC, 12/20/1953. Our cast for this recreation is our most wide-ranging in both location and age:
BRITT PONSETT: Ric Spiegel, TX
JOHNNY CARVILLE: Austin Mosher, NY
EBEN SCROOGE: Stanley Dyrector, CA
BOB CRATCHITT: Chris Marcellus, UT
BELLE / MRS CRATCHITT: Rachel Pulliam, MO
AUNT MILLIE: Denise Cline, KY
NEPHEW: Ken Raney, TX
ANNOUNCER: Paul Arbisi, IL and
JAKE MARLEY: Joe Mendell, UK
GHOST: Richard Huitema, FL
Sound is by Ken Raney, with direction, production, & music by Larry Groebe
COMING THIS MONTH TO THE MUTUAL AUDIO NETWORK: Santa's Inbox!
Here's a promo for a special holiday podcast, which will start the day after (American) Thanksgiving: Friday, November 26th, and continue every Friday until Christmas Eve. Send your emails with Christmas Wish Lists, or special dedications to that certain someone, and Santa Claus will read them out loud, mentioning your first name only, and the city where you live (you can opt out of this bit).
Don't wait to get started -- send yours to firstname.lastname@example.org ! Parents should send their kids' messages on their behalf. Make sure you're subscribed to the Mutual Audio Network. Thanks from Santa and Stinky the Elf!
Kraft Music Hall w/Bing Crosby 44-12-21 Christmas Show
Philco Radio Time w/Bing Crosby 47-12-24 Christmas Show
Yes, it's a full hour of music and comedy when Bing and his special guests gather round the microphone for the holidays. In these two examples of Bing's standard Christmas fare, we'll hear the 1944 Kraft Music Hall show, and the one from Philco Radio Time in 1947.
We hope you've enjoyed these holiday selections, personally selected by Moonlight Audio Theatre's curators. OLD TIME-RADIO
THE NEW ADVENTURES OF NERO WOLFE: The Case of the Slaughtered Santas (CHRISTMAS)
Sydney Greenstreet stars as the title character, which originated in the novels by Rex Stout. Wolfe is reluctant to take on a strange case involving the murders of several bell-ringing, corner-standing Santa Clauses. Originally aired 12/22/50. OLD-TIME RADIO
THE SIX-SHOOTER: "Britt Ponset's Christmas Carol"
Welcome to Old-Time Radio Essentials, a monthly podcast dedicated to the discussion and evaluation of various episodes of Old-Time Radio. As our title suggests, we look for and try to select those episodes that truly represent a particular series, and belong in every OTR aficionado's collection. And so we present, as our 2nd annual Christmas Special, this episode of the Western series starring James Stewart, "The Six-Shooter". Join us for the full episode, and stay for the discussion afterwards! Co-hosts Pete, Paul and Dave have years of experience listening to classic radio shows and you'll have fun listening to the deconstruction.
For more episodes of this series, search "Old-Time Radio Essentials" at naradaradio.libsyn.com
PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT LIGHTS WHITE HOUSE CHRISTMAS TREE, 1941 (CHRISTMAS)
In this historic broadcast direct from the White House, hear FDR's words as he lights the White House Christmas tree, just two weeks or so after the attack on Pearl Harbor. With greetings from the Girl and Boy Scouts of America, songs from a choir, and statements from both Pres. Roosevelt and special guest Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Great Britain, who was visiting Washington at the time. (OLD-TIME RADIO)
HOTPOINT HOLIDAY HOUR: "The Man Who Came to Dinner" starring Jack Benny (CHRISTMAS)
In this delightful radio adaptation of the famous Kaufman & Hart script, Jack Benny plays the curmudgeonly Sheridan Whiteside, who takes over the home of a wealthy family in an Ohio town, after he is injured in a fall. While the role wasn't written with Benny in mind, Jack's personality is infused with Whiteside's and the play truly becomes his. Enjoy! (OLD-TIME RADIO)
LUX RADIO THEATRE: Miracle on 34th Street (CHRISTMAS)
In this delightful adaptation of the classic Holiday film, Lux presents the story of Kriss Kringle, who gets hired as 'the best store Santa Claus ever" by Macy's Department Store in New York City. But is he truly old Saint Nick, as the children come to believe, or just a deranged old coot? Find out for yourself as you listen in delight to "Miracle on 34th Street"! Originally aired on CBS radio, 12-20-48.
SANTA'S STOLEN TOY SACK, A Jake Dimes Christmas Number
In this special Christmas Western adventure, Jake Dimes, Range Detective returns to tell a heartwarming tale of the Old West, so have a seat and lend us yore ears, pard'ners! Adapted, produced and directed by Pete Lutz, from a pulp Western story written by S. Omar Barker. Starring THE NARADA RADIO COMPANY.
Dana Gonsalves as JAKE DIMES
Glenn Hascall as MR. PINKELSON
Austin Beach as BRIAR BUCK
John Bell as POP JECKLIN
Owen McCuen as OLD JOE McGILLIS
Juan Perez as JACK JAQUEZ
Agnes McCuen as CAP
Eloise McCuen as KITTY
Aubrey Miller as MARTHA and
Sebastian Ruiz as EDDIE
with additional voices by Lisa Michaud, Philboyd Studge, Ana Ruiz, Evy Elizondo, Crosby Miller, Eva Huckaby, Ian Robertson and Jacqueline Robertson.
Music passages came from "The Winter's Passed" by Wayne Barlow, plus the traditional Christmas carols "Wexford Carol" and "The Holly and the Ivy".
The Jake Dimes Theme was composed by Pete Lutz, arranged and performed by Dr. Ross Bernhardt.