One of the many special features that would appear between-the-acts of episodes of the Pulp-Pourri Theatre series is the Philboyd Studge Interview: intrepid reporter Studge traveled the globe, chatting with interesting, yet wholly fictitious, people who might have an unusual occupation; or an unusual name; or own a business with an unusual name. In this installment, Philboyd interviews a potato chip inspector with an interesting hobby. Enjoy!
Written by Pete Lutz
DeVour "Maurice" Bunch: Derek Rhein
Philboyd Studge: Himself
PROJECT AUDION #15: The Life of Riley
Project Audion came into existence about a year ago, formed as a result of the COVID pandemic, with creator Larry Groebe seeking a way to bring actors together and provide entertainment for folks stuck at home. In this fifteenth edition of the series, it's PA's recreation of the classic radio (later TV) situation comedy "The Life of Riley" and the charming 1950 episode "The Rileys' First Date” -- originally aired for Thanksgiving, but re-created for Valentine's Day, 2021. Audion’s edition comes complete with recreated laugh track.
Directed by Tom Wilkens, and starring a truly transcontinental cast:
Here's the Narada Radio Company's very first entry for the Sonic Society's Summerstock Playhouse: a remake of the Lux Radio Theater's 1951 adaptation of Carol Reed's 1949 film, "The Third Man".
In case you didn't know, the Summerstock Playhouse brings you, every Summer, a handful of old-time radio remakes from modern-day audio drama producers. As I indicated above, this was our first entry. We've participated in every festival since 2015 and will be releasing more remakes this summer. Enjoy the show!
Announcer – Lisa Marie Ayala
John Milton Kennedy – Larry Hutchison
William Keighley – Christian Ferris
Harry Lime – Pete Lutz
Holly Martins – Alan Clower
Major Calloway – Jason D. Johnson
Sergeant Paine – Dana Gonsalves
Baron Kurtz – Nick Wommack
The Porter – Eric Lutz
The Porter's Wife – Tamara Merson Wren
Hotel Clerk – Kevin Schuster
Anna Schmidt – Leanne King
Landlady – Merilee Robinson
Dr. Winkel – John Valadez
Libby Collins, Hollywood Reporter – Darrin Ruiz
Mr. Popescu – Jordan Bruster-Campo
Viennese Bystander – Christian Ferris
Little Boy – Bailey Roberts
Father – Skeeter Ullmann
Irene Winston, Actress – Kendra Womack
Captain Brodsky – Carl Yowell
German Policemen – Pete Lutz
Priest – Dana Gonsalves
Episode 2 -- "Jack Tries to Get Rose Bowl Tickets", The Lucky Strike Program starring Jack Benny
Welcome to Old-Time Radio Essentials, a new podcast wherein a specific episode from a selected OTR series is presented, and then discussed by three co-hosts: Pete Lutz, Jane St. John and Paul Arbisi; to determine whether or not it meets the following criteria:
1. Is it truly representative of that series? (Can anyone point to it and say, "Yes, that is what [NAME OF SERIES] was all about.")
2. Is it an episode worthy of inclusion in any and every OTR aficionado's private collection?
So with this in mind, we three bring you, as our second installment (and Paul's choice), this episode of what was popularly called "The Jack Benny Program", originally broadcast 01-04-1948. We'll introduce the show, play it in its entirety, then discuss it at length. Thanks for joining us, and we hope you enjoy it!
Do you dare to go down into...THE CELLAR?"
Welcome to the eighth number in our continuing horror/suspense anthology series! We proudly present "Skulls in the Stars", adapted by our director Pete Lutz, from a pulp-fiction story by Robert E. Howard -- Solomon Kane wanders the swamps and moors of old England and meets up with an evil entity -- but can he defeat it before it defeats him? ENJOY, my friends!
Co-producer: JOHN BELL
Music by Dr. ROSS BERNHARDT
Cast in Order of Appearance:
CADAVERA QUIVRY: Angela Young
DOCTOR: Carl Yowell
WOMAN: Tanja Milojevic
BOY: Zoe Jenkins
SOLOMON KANE: Owen McCuen
THE GHOST: Jason D. Johnson
GHOST'S VICTIM: Russ Walker
EZRA THE MISER: Sarah Golding
VILLAGERS 1, 2, 3, 4: Jason D. Johnson, Russ Walker, Geri Elliff, Pete Lutz
CROWD: All Cast including John Bell
ANNOUNCER: Graham Rowat