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Oct 21, 2022

From DREAMS & SCREAMS PRODUCTIONS comes a 5-part audio horror series called The Somnilyte Sessions, produced by Sara Brooke Christian, PhD. Here we present the first two episodes, "Welcome to the Institute" and "Ice Crystals". Episodes 3 & 4 will be released in November, and the finale is promised soon. Enjoy!

  • Episode 1 Welcome to the Institute

A new patient, Rebekah, checks in to a mental health facility called The SomniLyte Institute in hopes of getting treatment for her sleep disorder.

Written by Kyra Smith and Ethan Hunter

Cast: Emily Gray, Chase Bernard, Sydni Meyers, Victoria Myssik, Théo Lambert-Scott, Henry Southwick, Sophia Brazda, Hannah Thibodeaux, Anna Broussard, Samantha Staggs, Abbe Gail Gross, Marq Parks, Zachary Ochinko, Robin Talbot, Brandon Persica

  • Episode 2 Ice Crystals

Rebekah experiences her first full session inside The Ether and enters a dreamscape meant to help uncover the root of her fears.

Written by Aaron Wood and Sara Brooke Christian

 Cast: Emily Gray, Chase Bernard, Sydni Meyers, Victoria Myssik, Théo Lambert-Scott, Henry Southwick, Sophia Brazda, Hannah Thibodeaux, Anna Broussard, Samantha Staggs, Abbe Gail Gross, Marq Parks, Zachary Ochinko, Robin Talbot, Brandon Persica

Oct 15, 2022

Horror Fest '22: Project Audion 35: Midworld

In this specially curated collection for Halloween 2022, we will be presenting a wide selection of old-time radio (and other) horror programs. For our sixth, we are proud to present a remake of a radio play that was broadcast only once, in 1939: MIDWORLD, "Return of the Werewolf", from the Texas State Network.

Horror stories work so well as audio drama because all the awful deeds take place in your mind's eye. That's why radio spawned such classic shows as Lights Out, Quiet Please, Inner Sanctum, and...Midworld? Project Audion brings back to life a late-night radio horror show that has been dead for 83 years: a series which was only heard on the two dozen stations of the then-new Texas State Network. A single Midworld script is all that survives from it - a tale of werewolves and ghosts set in the Canadian wilderness. This is the first time the show has been performed since 1939. Watch our voice actors from across the US perform via Zoom, or close your eyes and just listen...if you dare!

CAST:

Bob Beaumont in California

George Taylor in Tennessee

Frank Guglielmeli in Pennsylvania

and helmed and produced by Larry Groebe in Texas

Oct 14, 2022

Horror Fest '22: Stay Tuned for Terror (double-feature)

In this specially curated collection for Halloween 2022, we will be presenting a wide selection of old-time radio (and other) horror programs. For our fifth, we are proud to present the only two known-to-exist episodes of the series "Stay Tuned for Terror", written, selected and adapted by Robert Bloch. So here we present, as a single installment, episodes 31 and 32 of that late 1940s series:

"The Boogey Man Will Get You" and "Lizzie Borden Took an Axe". 

Neblett Radio Productions, Chicago, c. 1947

(Obtained from archive dot org.)

Oct 13, 2022

HORROR FEST '22: Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

In this specially curated collection for Halloween 2022, we will be presenting at least four radio programs originally aired on BBC radio. For our fourth, another dramatized tale by Ray Bradbury, "Something Wicked This Way Comes."

Composer ..... David Paul Jones
Sound ..... Paul Cargill
Produced/Directed by Pauline Harris

Set in 1960's Illinois this gem of modern Gothic literature is the memorable story of two boys, James Nightshade and William Halloway, and the evil that grips their small Midwestern town with the arrival of a "dark carnival" one Autumn midnight. These two innocents, both aged 13, (Will is born one minute before Halloween, and Jim one minute after) save the souls of the town (as well as their own). This is a vivid variation on the eternal theme of the fight between Good and Evil. A thrilling, chilling, richly kaleidoscopic sound world ensues; a shimmering mirror maze that reflects your older or younger self, depending on your desires, and a magic carousel that plays Chopin's Funeral March forwards - with each rotation you gain a year, and rotating backwards - you get younger.

Cast:

Will: Theo Gregory

Jim: Joseph Lindsay

Charlie: Henry Goodman

Mr Dark: Kenneth Cranham

Mr Coogar: Gerard McDermott

Lightening rod salesman: Gerard McDermott

Miss Foley: Barbara Barnes

Dust Witch: Buffy Davis

Robert: Taran Stanzler

Young Miss Foley: Amelia Clarkson

Jed: Ethan Brooke

Originally aired 11/04/2011 on BBC Radio

(Obtained from archive dot org.)

Oct 13, 2022

HORROR FEST '22: Leviathan 99 by Ray Bradbury

In this specially curated collection for Halloween 2022, we will be presenting at least four radio programs originally aired on BBC radio. Next up, a dramatized tale by Ray Bradbury, "Leviathan 99."

A fantastical adaptation of Moby Dick, Ray Bradbury takes audiences past the moon and the stars in search of the greatest and brightest comet in the universe. Join a deranged captain, an eight-foot-tall telepathic spider, and our reluctant hero. You can call him Ishmael.
 
Originally aired on BBC Radio 3, 3 May 1968 
Adapted and produced by H. B. Fortuin
Stars Denys Hawthorne as Ishmael  
 
(Obtained from archive dot org.)
Oct 13, 2022

HORROR FEST '22: The Chamois by Daphne du Maurier

In this specially curated collection for Halloween 2022, we will be presenting at least four radio programs originally aired on BBC radio. Next up, another dramatized tale by Daphne du Maurier, "The Chamois."

When Stephen decides to fly to Greece, it's for one reason only.  He's determined to rid himself of a secret fear - a fear so painful that he'll try anything to conquer it...
Stephen …. Christopher Cazenove
Stephen’s Wife …. Anna Cropper
The Storekeeper …. Alexis Gallnos
The Storyteller …. Gabriel Woolf
Zus …. Nikolas Janis
Dramatised by Michael Bartlett.
Producer: Derek Hoddinott
First broadcast on the BBC World Service in April 1974.
 
(Obtained from archive dot org.)
Oct 13, 2022

HORROR FEST '22: The Alibi by Daphne du Maurier

In this specially curated collection for Halloween 2022, we will be presenting at least four radio programs originally aired on BBC radio. First up, a dramatized tale by Daphne du Maurier, "The Alibi."

To change your life in middle age can be a traumatic experience.  For James Fenton, his sudden decision leads him along a strange street into a strange house - and an experience from which he'll never recover.
James Fenton …. Tony Britton
Anna …. Sarah Badel
Edna …. Katherine Parr
The Inspector …. Geoffrey Beevers
The Storyteller …. Gabriel Woolf
Dramatised and produced by Derek Hoddinott.
First broadcast on the BBC World Service in May 1974.

(Obtained from archive dot org)

Oct 11, 2022

In this original production written, directed and produced by Rachel Pulliam,  a famous, blind host during the Golden Age of radio is fired when his beloved horror serial is canceledOnce he learns his replacement is a 12-year-old, will it destroy him, or can the show still go on?

This script was the 2020 First Prize Winner in the Marian Thauer Brown Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition.

CAST: (in order of appearance)

ANNOUNCER: Rachel Pulliam

RITA: Raven Anderson

CECIL ELLIOTT: Glenn Hascall

VINCENT TIERNEY: John Bell

EMERSON CAMPBELL: Pete Lutz

SECURITY GUARD: Ian Shaffer

SANDRA TIERNEY: Marisha Tapera

RICHARD NESBIT: Boyd Barrett

LUCY HENSHAW: Delaney Brittingham

JUNE HENSHAW: Andrea Richardson

HOTEL CLERK: Bethany Baldwin

MARTY JENKINS: Joe Stofko

MISS EAGLE: Sharon Grunwald

'WESTON U' SPOT: Nicee Wagner

'WESTON U' SPOT: Jalen Frisbee

ALISTAIR BELLAMY ('THE COTTAGES' SPOT): Dan Ware

POLICEMAN: Jarman Day

Dedicated to the loving memory of Viktor Aurelius and Jeff Niles

Music: Dr. Ross Bernhardt

Sound effects: Gina Moravec and freesound.org

Art: Karl Nordman

Oct 6, 2022

An alternative universe where Dark Shadows and Strange Paradise meet....when the mysterious Betty Hanscombe arrives back in her hometown, one has to wonder what she is running away from and what new terrors lie in store for her... 
 

Cast:

Announcer: Bruce Busby
Betty Hanscombe: Rhiannon McAfee
Elizabeth Collins: Meredith Jones
Roger Collins: Nathan Woltering
Bennet Hanscombe: Peter Wishinski
Jason McGuire: Adam Blanford
Victor Wells: Jake McAskill 
Train Conductor: Jerry Kokich
Sep 30, 2022

Originally released 7/17/22 for the Sonic Summerstock Playhouse, we present Rachel Pulliam and Sole Twin Audio‘s adaptation of “Ring Once for Death” from their Patchwork Classics series.


CAST 
Announcer/Host – Sharon Grunwald 
Whistling Man – Ross Bernhardt 
Edith Williams – Gina Moravec 
Dr. Mark Williams – Richard Braddock 
Sam Kee, Jr. – Caleb Bressler 
State Trooper – Stephen Murray 
Driver – Zachary Silva (right) 
Diana – Rachel Schumacher 
Voices – Charity Spencer, Billy Flynn, Sean Madsen, and Steve Fait 

MUSIC
Ross Bernhardt 

Produced/Directed by: Rachel Pulliam    

Sep 30, 2022

Originally released 7/31/22 for the Sonic Summerstock Playhouse, this remake of a 1980s Nightfall episode (that thrilling radio series from Canada) was produced by John Ballentine of the Campfire Radio Theatre. Enjoy!

Sep 29, 2022

As performed (live) by the KCAL Old Time Radio Troupe from Nicholasville, Kentucky at their fall 2022 "Mixed Nuts" show.

Cast includes:

Norman Cline (Gildersleeve)

David Damron (Leroy)

Connie McDonald (Marjorie)

Denise Cline (Birdie and commercials)

Susan Clements (Leila)

Doug Fain (Peavey)

Steve Watts (Judge Hooker)

Cooper Bartlett (Dr. Hargrave).

Song by Rachel Williams and sound effects by Eddie Clements. www.kcalotr.com

Sep 27, 2022

(Orig. rel. date 2/7/22) Season Three of Old-Time Radio Essentials continues! This time it's Paul's pick -- and he's bringing us an (ahem) unusual episode of Gangbusters for us to (ahem) enjoy and discuss.

And since we're on the subject of discussion, we hope to determine whether this entry 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 twenty-eighth number (but 3rd official episode of S3), this episode of Gangbusters - The Case of Harry "Red" Bever, yes, you read that right, from 1945. 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! 

Please show your support of the podcast by doing any of the following!

To comment on how we might improve OTR-E, or give suggestions for future discussions, please write to us at f6point3@gmail.com . Put the word "Essentials" in the subject line.

Your feedback means a lot to us! A review at iTunes or at your usual podcatcher would be appreciated.

Next Time: An episode of The Red Skelton Program, and a guest programmer!

Sep 26, 2022

FINDING HIS VOICE (Suspense/Thriller) The voice-over business intensifies into a deadly game of cat and mouse between three people. The hunter and the hunted crisscross through the worlds of film, radio, and television – until everything ultimately depends on the sound of a single voice. Features a full cast, engaging sound effects, and original music. Voices in the Wind Audio Theatre.

Cast

 John Bell as Steven Peters
Laura Van Veen as Gloria Peters
David Ault as Zach

Also featured were: Danny Bowman, Keith Burnett, Bill Craven, Joe Curt, Noelle Dupuis, Kenya Dworkin, Eva Eig, David Farquhar, Niko Gerentes, James Hebblethwaite, Hayden Peter Lee, Dash Lucas, Marssie Mencotti, Nicholas Stroud, Rob Tymec, and Judith Norton Wasik.

Written and directed by George Zarr

Runtime: 66 minutes

Performance ©2018 Design Sound Productions / Voices in the Wind Audio Theatre

Sep 21, 2022

Originally released as part of the 2022 Sonic Summerstock Playhouse series, Sole Twin Audios brings Patrick Hamilton's play to life in this recreation of a "lost" episode of Suspense, "Rope." In the confines of a single apartment, Brandon and Tom have committed murder and have brazenly invited over the victim's sister and their sophisticated author-friend, Rupert Cadell. Will they escape the noose, or is the classic phrase true: Murder Will Out. 
 

CAST:

Conner Howard as the Announcer 
Justin Fife as Brandon
Theodore Perez as Tom
Rachel Schumacher as Leila 
Adam Blanford as Rupert Cadell
 
CREW:
Directed and Produced by Rachel Pulliam
Music by Ross Bernhardt
Suspense Re-imagining by David Krause
Artwork by Joshua Mongardini 
 

Sole Twin Audios Network

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVr7i77UhXoJndazF61sfBw

Anchor: anchor.fm/soletwinaudios

Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sole-twin-audios-network/id1584499329

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3qai0RAq48iQG2JJJwAy4K

Sep 21, 2022

THE DAYCARE DASH (Comedy) Meet Julie, a modern-day urban single mom just trying to pick up her daughter Tina at the daycare center on time. Can Julie make it before the late fees set in? Ka-Ching, Ka-Ching. She has forty minutes to get to the garage and get crosstown. So on your marks, get set, GO...

CAST

GEORGIA LEE SCHULTZ - Julie

KEITH BURNETT - Lou and Cop

BRADY VAN VAERENBERGH - Man in Street and Man in Car

JOHN FRAY - Jeremy

BILL CRAVEN - Truck Driver

EMMA MCDONALD – Tina

Directed by George Zarr

Recording Engineer and Post Production – David Farquhar

Runtime: 11:19

Performance ©2022 Design Sound Productions / Voices in the Wind Audio Theatre

Sep 16, 2022

S2E2: Zigzags of Treachery, part 2

In the conclusion of our Season 2 premiere,  the life of an innocent woman hangs in the balance, and only a letter can save her – if the Tec can find it in time! Adapted from the Continental Op story of the same name by Dashiell Hammett, originally published in the March 1, 1924 issue of "Black Mask" magazine. Starring The NARADA RADIO COMPANY

Adapted and directed by Pete Lutz

Post-production by Fishbonius Sound Design

Theme and certain musical passages by Dr. Ross Bernhardt

Darren Rockhold as YOUR ANNOUNCER

Pete Lutz as THE TEC

Noah Diamond as ATTORNEY VANCE RICHMOND

Jason D. Johnson as O'GAR

Frank Guglielmelli as MR. STACEY

Jeff Moon as DR. ESTEP 

Geri Elliff as EDNA ESTEP

Mark Kalita as DICK FOLEY

Jordan Bruster as BOB TEAL

Paul Arbisi as LEDWICH and HAMMETT'S VOICE

Rachel Pulliam as THE MAID and

Joe Stofko as THE OLD MAN 

Sep 15, 2022

(orig. launch 12/25/21) Season Three of Old-Time Radio Essentials is here! It's our Christmas Special, and Dave's pick -- and he's bringing us a thrilling episode of Rocky Fortune for us to enjoy and discuss.

And since we're on the subject of discussion, we hope to determine whether this entry 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 twenty-seventh number (but 2nd official episode of S3), this episode of Rocky Fortune - The Plot to Murder Santa Claus, from 1953. 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! 

Please show your support of the podcast by doing any of the following!

To comment on how we might improve OTR-E, or give suggestions for future discussions, please write to us at f6point3@gmail.com . Put the word "Essentials" in the subject line.

Your feedback means a lot to us! A review at iTunes or at your usual podcatcher would be appreciated.

Next Time: An episode of Gangbusters!

 

Sep 14, 2022

Fred Allen is a name unfamiliar to most people today, but for two decades his radio show set the standard for the best of American humor. His comedy and satirical influence can be seen in everything from Looney Tunes to Saturday Night Live. Robert L. Mills, comedy writer for Bob Hope, has crafted a "new" Fred Allen show for Project Audion which successfully recalls the time Allen had the #1 program on the airwaves (in the late 1940s).

We'll visit "Allen's Alley" with Senator Claghorn, Mrs. Nussbaum, and others; take on "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" in a movie parody, and welcome guest stars Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, thanks to a coast-to-coast cast of sterling vocal talent which includes:

FRED ALLEN: John Bell, AL

MOODY / CASSIDY / BANDITO: Pete Lutz, TX

PORTLAND / MRS. NUSSBAUM: Julie Hoverson, WA

KENNY DELMAR: Ken Jeffries, CA

CLAGHORN / GRIZZY: Harry Middlebrooks, CA

EDGAR BERGEN: Robert L. Mills., CA

CHARLIE MCCARTHY: Scott McKinley, NJ

with Direction & Production by Larry Groebe, TX

Sep 9, 2022

Dark Paradise: a retrospection of two Gothic Soap Operas, "Dark Shadows" and "Strange Paradise." In this introductory episode, Host Rachel Pulliam discusses the beginnings of both soap operas. This will be a monthly series, airing on the first Monday of the month.
Original music composed specially for "Dark Paradise" by Ross Bernhardt
 
Find episodes here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKayK8CXBhM&t=271s 
Sep 9, 2022

ENJOY THIS REMAKE OF A CLASSIC OTR SHOW BY SOLE TWIN AUDIOS! 

Synopsis: Radio DJ Smiley Smith is known for pulling elaborate stunts for his listeners, but when he ventures into the house known as the "Death Trap," he may just get more than he is bargaining for. 

Featuring the voice talents of:

Alexa Chipman as the Announcer 

John Bell as Smiley Smith 

Dean T Moody - as the OTRT Ad/Charles MacDonald  

Pete Lutz as Mr. Thorpe 

Jerry Kokich as Mr. Reed 

CREW:

Directed and produced by Rachel Pulliam 

Cover artist: Rylir 

Music: Dr. Ross Bernhardt 

Suspense theme: by Bernard Herrman (re-imagined by David Krause)

Sound Effects were provided by www.freesound.org

Aug 27, 2022

In their final appearance for the 2022 Sonic Summerstock Playhouse, the Narada Radio Company proudly presents a remake of Lux Radio Theatre's LES MISERABLES, from the 1952 film starring Michael Rennie, Robert Newton and Debra Paget. 

ANNOUNCER: Darren Rockhold

JEAN VALJEAN – Les Marsden 

JAVERT – Pete Lutz 

COSETTE – Rhiannon McAfee 

ROBERT – Greg McAfee 

JUDGE/PROSECUTOR/GUSTAVE – Larry Groebe 

RIMBAUD/GENFLOU – Paul Arbisi 

BISHOP – Karim Kronfli

MME. MAGLOIRE – Pam Pailes 

CORPORAL/COCHESPAILLE – Dave Robison 

SILVERSMITH – Jack Ward 

MENTOU - Ross Bernhardt

FANTINE – Carole Krohn 

MATHIEU/REVOLUTIONARY – Lothar Tuppan 

BREVET/DUPUY – John Bell 

MARIUS/BYSTANDER – Dana Gonsalves 

Director/Producer: Pete Lutz

Music by Ross Bernhardt

Aug 21, 2022

(Orig. rel. 8/14/22) The United Artists of Mutual present: Danse Macabre, a segment from a 1938 broadcast of The Royal Desserts Hour. Written by Arch (Lights Out) Oboler, this short piece describes how composer Camille Saint-Saëns might have been inspired to write the piece that made him famous.

With the voices of John Bell as Old Jacques and The Stranger; and Pete Lutz as Rudy Vallee and Saint-Saëns. Mr. Bell and Mr. Lutz also play the voices of the ghosts in the graveyard.

Aug 21, 2022

(Orig. rel. 8/14/22) The United Artists of Mutual present: More Bob & Ray! Recorded especially for Sonic Summerstock Playhouse 2022, it features Jeff Billard in the roles of Bob Elliott, and Pete Lutz as the many voices of Ray Goulding, in a half-hour of zany sketches. Enjoy!

1. Show open/Public Service Message

2. Fern Ock Veek, Sickly Whale Oil Processor

3. Einbinder Flypaper commercial

4. Happy Birthday, Ken Vose!

5. Anxiety!

6. Monongahela Metal Foundry commercial

7. Search for Togetherness

8. Mr. Science

9. Closing

Aug 18, 2022

S2E1: Zigzags of Treachery, part 1

In our Season 2 premiere, a man comes face-to-face with his past, and his wife gets blamed for the mess he leaves behind! Adapted from the Continental Op story of the same name by Dashiell Hammett, originally published in the March 1, 1924 issue of "Black Mask" magazine. NARADA RADIO COMPANY

Adapted and directed by Pete Lutz

Post-production by Fishbonius Sound Design

Theme and certain musical passages by Dr. Ross Bernhardt

CAST:

ANNOUNCER: Darren Rockhold

THE TEC: Pete Lutz

VANCE RICHMOND: Noah Diamond

STACEY: Frank Guglielmelli

LUCY COE: Rachel Pulliam

ESTEP: Jeff Moon

EDNA ESTEP: Geri Elliff

DICK FOLEY: Mark Kalita

BOB TEAL: Jordan Bruster

LEDWICH: Paul Arbisi

BOYD: John Bell

THE OLD MAN: Joe Stofko

Series created by Pete Lutz & Mark Slade

FIND THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (8 EPISODES) HERE AT MOONLIGHT AUDIO!

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