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Jan 5, 2024

S2 E7 - Women, Politics & Murder

Our hero is hired by the widow of a wealthy building contractor to find out who murdered her husband. The Tec soon finds out, however, that he has more suspects than he knows what to do with.

Starring The Narada Radio Company.

Adapted by Pete Lutz from the story by Dashiell Hammett.

CAST:

ANNOUNCER: Darren Rockhold

Pete Lutz as THE TEC

Geri Elliff as MRS. GILMORE

Rhiannon McAfee as THE MAID

Jason D. Johnson as O'GAR

Angela Young as CARA KENBROOK

Jeff Moon as STANLEY TENNANT

Frank Gugliemelli as THE CABLE CAR MOTORMAN and LT. McTIGHE

Paul Arbisi as OFFICER KELLY and

John Bell as the POLICE SERGEANT and OTHER COPS

Theme and incidental music by Dr. Ross Bernhardt, other music sourced from the Public Domain

Mixing and sounds by Fishbonius Sound Design

This production was supervised by Pete Lutz

Dec 19, 2023

The short-lived noirish radio detective series "Pat Novak for Hire" is probably better loved now than it was in the late 1940s, thanks to its darkly-comic quips and the dry-as-dust performance of Jack Webb in the title role (just before his blockbuster turn on "Dragnet.") Novak - the man, like the show - was one of those "hard-boiled" types - he may bounce or crack, but he doesn't break easily. Novak shows are loved for their Raymond Chandler-esque plots and style, where the lead character never met a crook or a lady he couldn't describe with a delirious simile. Project Audion offers up a brand-new episode penned for Project Audion by long-time network television writer Casey Keller. Mr. Keller's script matches the late-1940s originals blow for blow, dame for dame, gunshot for gunshot, metaphor for metaphor. Step into the perpetual foggy night of the San Francisco waterfront to meet "Pat Novak, For Hire" in our transcribed-live adventure. 

Pat Novak: PETE FERNBAUGH (WV)

Jocko Madigan: TOM KONKLE (CA)

Inspector Helleman: TEE QUILLAN (TN)

Hannah Gordon: JOANNE KURMAN (CA)

Stripper 1: DONNA PATTON (TN))

Stripper 2: JULIE HOVERSON (WA)

Jack Silver: KIM TITUS (TX)

Announcer/Goon: LOTHAR TUPPAN (CA)

Goon: BOB MILLS (CA)

Coroner: CASEY KELLER (CA)

Written by Casey Keller

Sound, Direction, and Production by Larry Groebe

Sep 24, 2023

BIG STAGE AUDIO THEATRE: Laura

Adapted, produced and directed by Pete Lutz, from the screenplay by Jay Dratler, et al., this full-length presentation brings the story to life in your imagination. NARADA RADIO COMPANY

With the voice talents of:

Carole Krohn as LAURA

Les Marsden as WALDO LYDECKER

Tom Konkle as MARK McPHERSON 

Rachel Pulliam as ANNE TREADWELL  

Dana Gonsalves as SHELBY CARPENTER and

Geri Elliff as BESSIE; with

Additional voices by Pete Lutz and 

Darren Rockhold as the ANNOUNCER

Music composed and performed by Dr. Ross Bernhardt.

Aug 18, 2023

S2 E6 - The Girl With the Silver Eyes - Part Two

In this thrilling conclusion to the latest two-part adventure, our nameless sleuth finally meets the "girl" in question -- only to find out that she's left a trail of dead men behind her, and she wouldn't mind a bit if the Tec was just one more corpse to step over.

Starring The Narada Radio Company.

Adapted by Pete Lutz from the story by Dashiell Hammett.

CAST:

ANNOUNCER: Darren Rockhold

Pete Lutz as THE TEC

Geri Elliff as the HOTEL SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR

Mark Kalita as DICK FOLEY and TIN-STAR JOPLIN

Rhiannon McAfee as JEANNE DELANO

Jason D. Johnson as R. F. AXFORD

Jeff Moon as TAG KILCOURSE

John Bell as PORKY GROUT

Frank Gugliemelli as THE VOICE IN THE CROWD and the BANK TELLER

Ian Federgreen as ROACH

Dana Gonsalves as BURKE PANGBURN and

Joe Stofko as THE OLD MAN

Theme and incidental music by Dr. Ross Bernhardt, other music sourced from the Public Domain

Mixing and sounds by Fishbonius Sound Design

This production was supervised by Pete Lutz

Jul 14, 2023

S2 E5 - The Girl With the Silver Eyes - Part One

Our nameless sleuth is called in by a lovesick young poet to find his runaway fiancee -- but soon finds that his client is in too deep. Is it love, or...something else?

Starring The Narada Radio Company.

Adapted by Pete Lutz from the story by Dashiell Hammett.

CAST:

ANNOUNCER: Darren Rockhold

Pete Lutz as THE TEC

Dana Gonsalves as BURKE PANGBURN

Rhiannon McAfee as JEANNE DELANO 

Jason D. Johnson as R. F. AXFORD

Geri Elliff as MRS. CLUTE

Daniel French as MR. CLEMENT

Angela Young as the TRANSFER COMPANY CLERK and the DETECTIVE AGENCY CLERK

Frank Guglielmelli as the ELEVATOR BOY and the BANK TELLER

Ian Federgreen as MR. FALL

John Bell as PORKY GROUT and

Joe Stofko as THE OLD MAN

Theme and incidental music by Dr. Ross Bernhardt

Mixing and sounds by Fishbonius Sound Design

May 21, 2023

S2E4: The House in Turk Street

While on the search for a missing boy, the Tec inadvertently runs afoul of some crooks, who think he's after them. Full of crosses and double-crosses! Starring The Narada Radio Company.

Adapted by Pete Lutz from the story by Dashiell Hammett.

CAST:

ANNOUNCER: Darren Rockhold

THE TEC: Pete Lutz

MRS. QUARRE: Geri Elliff

MR. QUARRE: Paul Arbisi

HOOK: Mark Kalita

ELVIRA: Rhiannon McAfee

TAI: Jeff Moon

THE OLD MAN: Joe Stofko

OTHER VOICES: Daniel French

Theme and incidental music by Dr. Ross Bernhardt

Mixing and sounds by Fishbonius Sound Design

Apr 8, 2023

PROJECT AUDION - THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES: "Murder in the Casbah"

Sherlock Holmes is such an iconic figure, and so well-suited for radio, that the detective was on the air for over 20 years (starting in 1930) and portrayed by a half dozen actors. None, however, were better than Nigel Bruce and Basil Rathbone, who owned the roles from 1939-1946. Project Audion recreates an episode from December 3, 1945 entitled "Murder in the Casbah" which was sponsored by Petri Wine. Audion's transcribed-live edition features a cast of voice actors performing from England, Hollywood, and multiple locations in between.

Holmes: David Ault, UK

Watson: Paul Arbisi, IL

Announcer: Lec Zorn, IN

Miss Tretfield: M J Cogburn, TX

Col. de Brisson: Trevor Rines, CA

Rafi: Jacob Palka, IL

Leaming/Commissioner: Joe Mendell, UK

Ayisha: Grace Wagner, IL

Milton: John Mauldin, TN

Waiter/ Dr. Porter: Robert Mills, CA .

..and produced and directed by Larry Groebe in Texas

Jan 27, 2023

S2E3: One Hour

The Tec is called in when a print shop owner is run down in the street by a stolen car. He goes looking for the perps, and when he finds them, the secret they're keeping may cost our hero his life! Adapted by Pete Lutz from the story by Dashiell Hammett.

CAST:

ANNOUNCER: Darren Rockhold

THE TEC: Pete Lutz

RICHMOND: Noah Diamond

CROSTHWAITE: Paul Arbisi

COFFEE: Jeff Moon

SOULES: Mark Kalita

THE OLD MAN: Joe Stofko

OTHER VOICES: John Bell

Theme and incidental music by Dr. Ross Bernhardt

Mixing and sound design by Fishbonius Sound Design

Nov 24, 2022

Season Three of Old-Time Radio Essentials continues! This time it's Paul's pick -- and he's rooted around until he found a real "gem" for us to enjoy and discuss. (NARADA RADIO COMPANY)

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 thirty-first number (but 6th official episode of S3), this episode of Philo Vance, from 10/12/48. 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 Lux Radio Theatre!

Nov 5, 2022

The second of two shows, performed at KCAL's annual live dinner theatre, at the First Vineyard Winery in Nicholasville, Kentucky, on Saturday, October 29, 2022. KCAL OLD-TIME RADIO TROUPE

2nd episode: Mystery in the Air – "Mask of Medusa"

Cast (in order of appearance):

Norman Cline (Announcer and Paul)

David Damron (Lorre)

Doug Fain (Aristide)

Steve Watts (Karl and Father)

Susan Clements (Greta and 1st girl)

Connie McDonald (Miss Akins)

Galisa Watts (2nd girl)

Denise Cline (Magda)

Carolyn Threlkeld (Ilse)

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 

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!

Jul 10, 2021

NARADA RADIO COMPANY

We proudly present episode eight, "Night Shots", adapted by Mark Slade from Hammett's seventh published Op story, in 1924. This is the season one finale, and we hope you enjoy it and will join us for season 2, coming soon. 

Join us for mystery and adventure as the Tec takes a case at a farm in the little town of Knownburg, where the invalid patriarch, recovering from pneumonia, was awakened by a shot fired through his window! The deputy sheriff is baffled, and the chief suspect seems to be the son-in-law...in fact, he dares the Tec to find evidence against him! It's non-stop action and intrigue as our hero does his best to get to the bottom of this whodunit -- before the elderly gent -- or anybody else -- gets killed.

ADVENTURES OF THE FEDERATED TEC WAS CONCEIVED BY PETE LUTZ AND DEVELOPED BY PETE LUTZ AND MARK SLADE.

"Night Shots" was directed by Pete Lutz, mixed and mastered by Daniel French of Fishbonius Sound Design. 

Our Cast consisted of the following players:

ANNOUNCER: Darren Rockhold

THE FEDERATED TEC/FARM HANDS 2 & 3: Pete Lutz

GALLAWAY: Jeff Moon

MRS. GALLAWAY: Rachel Pulliam

DRIVER/SHANDY/MR. FIGG/FARM HAND 1: John Bell

MISS CAYWOOD: Angela Young

MR. EXON: Frank Guglielmelli

DR. RENCH: Paul Arbisi

MRS. FIGG: Geri Elliff

THE OLD MAN: Joe Stofko

Theme and certain incidental passages by Dr. Ross Bernhardt

BE SURE TO FIND AND LISTEN TO ALL EPISODES, RIGHT HERE ON MOONLIGHT AUDIO!

Jun 2, 2021

We proudly present episode seven: part 2 of "The Tenth Clew", adapted by Pete Lutz from Hammett's sixth published Op story, in 1924. We hope you enjoy it and will join us for future episodes. 

In the exciting conclusion to "The Tenth Clew", the Tec and O'Gar start looking into the associates and companions of the murdered man, but not without some risk! Our hero does some traveling and ends up soaked, with a considerable lump on his skull; and for a long time it seems as if the killer will never be found. Join the Tec and Detective Sgt. O'Gar of the SFPD as they work their way closer to the solution of the murder.

ADVENTURES OF THE FEDERATED TEC WAS CONCEIVED BY PETE LUTZ AND DEVELOPED BY PETE LUTZ AND MARK SLADE.

"The Tenth Clew" was directed by Pete Lutz, mixed and mastered by Daniel French of Fishbonius Sound Design. 

Our Cast consisted of the following players:

ANNOUNCER: Darren Rockhold

THE FEDERATED TEC: Pete Lutz

SGT. O'GAR: Jason D. Johnson

CHARLES GANTVOORT: John Bell

MESSENGER BOY: Jessica Rainville

FAKE DEXTER: Jordan Bruster

DEXTER MADDEN: Jeff Moon

FERRYMAN: Frank Guglielmelli

CREDA DEXTER: Rhiannon McAfee

OLD MAN: Joe Stofko

VOICE OF HAMMETT: Paul Arbisi

THEME/INCIDENTAL MUSIC: Dr. Ross Bernhardt

Join us next time for episode eight, our Season 1 finale, "Night Shots"!

BE SURE TO FIND AND LISTEN TO ALL EPISODES, RIGHT HERE ON MOONLIGHT AUDIO!

May 11, 2021

We proudly present episode six, part 1 of "The Tenth Clew", adapted by Pete Lutz from Dashiell Hammett's sixth published Op story, in 1924. We hope you enjoy it and will join us for future episodes. 

The Tec is summoned to the home of a wealthy businessman, but his client never shows up -- and later turns up murdered in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Strewn about the victim are a number of strange objects, which puzzle the Tec and Detective Sgt. O'Gar for a not inconsiderable time. Part 1 of "The Tenth Clew" lays out these objects, and introduces a number of interesting characters...including an unforgettable love triangle! Join the Tec and O'Gar as they work to untangle the confusing web of clues/clews left behind by person or persons unknown! 

ADVENTURES OF THE FEDERATED TEC WAS CONCEIVED BY PETE LUTZ AND DEVELOPED BY PETE LUTZ AND MARK SLADE.

"The Tenth Clew" was directed by Pete Lutz, mixed and mastered by Daniel French of Fishbonius Productions. 

Our Cast consisted of the following players:

ANNOUNCER: Darren Rockhold

THE FEDERATED TEC: Pete Lutz

SGT. O'GAR: Jason D. Johnson

CHARLES GANTVOORT: John Bell

DETECTIVE: Jeff Moon

WHIPPLE/VOICE: Mark Kalita

ABERNATHY: Frank Guglielmelli

CREDA DEXTER: Rhiannon McAfee

THEME/INCIDENTAL MUSIC: Dr. Ross Bernhardt

Join us next time for episode seven, "The Tenth Clew (part 2)"! AND BE SURE TO HEAR ALL EPISODES OF THIS SERIES, RIGHT HERE ON MOONLIGHT AUDIO!

Apr 7, 2021

We proudly present episode five, "Bodies Piled Up", adapted by Pete Lutz from Dashiell Hammett's fifth published Op story, in 1923. We hope you enjoy it and will join us for future episodes. NARADA RADIO COMPANY

It's murders galore and a bathtub full of intrigue as the Tec puzzles over a hotel closet full of dead men! 

ADVENTURES OF THE FEDERATED TEC WAS CONCEIVED BY PETE LUTZ AND DEVELOPED BY PETE LUTZ AND MARK SLADE.

"Bodies Piled Up" was directed and produced by Pete Lutz. 

Our Cast consisted of the following players:

ANNOUNCER: Darren Rockhold

THE FEDERATED TEC/ELEVATOR MAN: Pete Lutz

MR. STACEY: Frank Guglielmelli  

THE MAID: Angela Young  

THE DOCTOR/LANDRY/DET. DEAN: John Bell   

DET. O'GAR: Jason D. Johnson  

DET. PHELS/GUY CUDNER: Paul Arbisi

DICK FOLEY: Mark Kalita  

ORRETT:  Jeff Moon

THE OLD MAN: Joe Stofko

THEME/INCIDENTAL MUSIC: Dr. Ross Bernhardt

Join us next time for episode six, "The Tenth Clew (part 1)"! AND BE SURE TO HEAR ALL EPISODES OF THIS SERIES, RIGHT HERE ON MOONLIGHT AUDIO!

Apr 1, 2021

We proudly present episode four, "The Black Hat that Wasn't There", adapted by Mark Slade from Dashiell Hammett's fourth published Op story, "IT", in 1923. We hope you enjoy it and will join us for future episodes. 

A businessman hires the Tec to locate his missing partner, who seems to have absconded with some very valuable bonds. Throw in a double love-triangle and you've got fireworks galore, and a very surprising conclusion! 

ADVENTURES OF THE FEDERATED TEC WAS CONCEIVED BY PETE LUTZ AND DEVELOPED BY PETE LUTZ AND MARK SLADE.

"The Black Hat that Wasn't There" was directed and produced by Pete Lutz. Mixing and post-production was by Daniel French of Fishbonius Sound Design.

Our Cast consisted of the following players:

ANNOUNCER: Darren Rockhold

THE FEDERATED TEC: Pete Lutz

ZUMWALT:  Jeff Moon

MILDRED: Angela Young

QUIMBY: Mark Kalita

PULLMAN EMPLOYEE: Paul Arbisi

TAXI CHAUFFEUR: John Bell 

PHOTOGRAPHER/SODA JERK: Frank Guglielmelli

CITY DETECTIVE: Jason D. Johnson

EVA DUTHIE: Jessica Rainville

MRS. EARNSHAW: Geri Elliff

THE OLD MAN: Joe Stofko

THEME/INCIDENTAL MUSIC: Dr. Ross Bernhardt

Join us next time for episode five, "Bodies Piled Up"! AND BE SURE TO HEAR ALL EPISODES OF THIS SERIES, RIGHT HERE ON MOONLIGHT AUDIO!

Jan 13, 2021

SLIPPERY FINGERS by Dashiell Hammett (MYSTERY)

We proudly present episode three, "Slippery Fingers", adapted by Pete Lutz from Hammett's third published Op story, in 1923. We hope you enjoy it and will join us for future episodes. 

The Tec is hired by the adult son of a wealthy man, who was found murdered in his study under unusual circumstances. Fingerprints were found on the murder weapon but they can't be traced to anybody. Join the Tec for an unusual look into police procedure and specialized criminal activity! 

ADVENTURES OF THE FEDERATED TEC WAS CONCEIVED BY PETE LUTZ AND DEVELOPED BY PETE LUTZ AND MARK SLADE. "Slippery Fingers" was dramatized, directed and produced by Pete Lutz. Mixing and post-production was by Daniel French of Fishbonius Sound Design.

Our Cast consisted of the following players:

ANNOUNCER: Darren Rockhold

THE FEDERATED TEC, HORSEY BOY 2: Pete Lutz

FREDERICK GROVER, BOB TEAL: Jordan Bruster

BARTON, DET. PHELS, VOICE OF HAMMETT: Paul Arbisi

NED ROOT, GEORGE FARR:  Jeff Moon

HORSEY BOY 1, DET. DEAN, MARQUIS HOTEL DETECTIVE: John Bell 

JOSEPH CLANE: Frank Guglielmelli

SGT. O'GAR: Jason D. Johnson

DICK FOLEY: Mark Kalita 

THE OLD MAN: Joe Stofko

THEME/INCIDENTAL MUSIC: Dr. Ross Bernhardt

Join us next time for episode four, "The Black Hat that Wasn't There"! AND BE SURE TO HEAR ALL EPISODES OF THIS SERIES, RIGHT HERE ON MOONLIGHT AUDIO!

Sep 1, 2020

We proudly present episode two, "The Gatewood Caper", adapted by Pete Lutz from Dashiell Hammett's second published story, in 1923. We hope you enjoy it and will join us for future episodes. 

The daughter of a business mogul is kidnapped and the father seems reluctant to cooperate with the snatchers -- until the Tec convinces him otherwise. Confusion and intrigue reign in this early Federated Tec tale!

ADVENTURES OF THE FEDERATED TEC WAS CONCEIVED BY PETE LUTZ AND DEVELOPED BY PETE LUTZ AND MARK SLADE. "The Gatewood Caper" was dramatized, directed and produced by Pete Lutz. Mixing and post-production was by Daniel French of Fishbonius Sound Design.

Our Cast consisted of the following players:

ANNOUNCER: Rich Wentworth

MR. GATEWOOD/MAN CALLING UP: John Bell 

THE FEDERATED TEC: Pete Lutz

MAID/APARTMENT MANAGER: Geri Elliff

SGT. O'GAR: Jason D. Johnson

DETECTIVE THODE: Mark Kalita 

AUDREY GATEWOOD: Angela Young

INSPECTOR LUSK: Paul Arbisi

THE OLD MAN: Joe Stofko

SALESPERSON: Frank Guglielmelli

TELEPHONE VOICE/"PENNY" QUAYLE:  Jeff Moon   

THEME/INCIDENTAL MUSIC: Dr. Ross Bernhardt

Join us next time for episode three, "Slippery Fingers"! AND BE SURE TO HEAR ALL EPISODES OF THIS SERIES, RIGHT HERE ON MOONLIGHT AUDIO!

Jul 2, 2020

Ask Answergirl is a unique eleven-part collaborative audio drama experience created by Central Michigan University College of the Arts and Media faculty and students. Each episode contains a mini-mystery designed to invite listeners to use their ears – and their brains – to solve the case before Zina.  But don’t lose sight of the forest for the trees and miss the far bigger mystery bubbling beneath the surface of the bucolic CPSU campus. Appropriate for listeners of all ages.

IN THIS EPISODE: It's a race against the clock as Zina works to unmask her cyberstalker in time to help Jordan expose the shady dealings of Dean Tukeva. Will Answergirl get the answers she's been looking for? Will the Pathfinder crew wind up with a big scoop, or even more problems?

“By day, Zina Roberts is The Pathfinder’s advice columnist Answergirl, but by night --- actually she turns in pretty early, because during the day she’s also Compass Point State University’s secret weapon against cheating and honor code violations. What will she expose this week? Why don’t we Ask Answergirl…” EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, WILL ANDERSON

Jul 2, 2020

Ask Answergirl is a unique eleven-part collaborative audio drama experience created by Central Michigan University College of the Arts and Media faculty and students. Each episode contains a mini-mystery designed to invite listeners to use their ears – and their brains – to solve the case before Zina.  But don’t lose sight of the forest for the trees and miss the far bigger mystery bubbling beneath the surface of the bucolic CPSU campus. Appropriate for listeners of all ages.

IN THIS EPISODE: Zina gets a letter questioning if telling a secret to a friend would be helping or hurting them. Meanwhile can you fill in the blanks why a competing paper on campus has started to *really* garner a devoted readership?  EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, WILL ANDERSON

Jul 2, 2020

Ask Answergirl is a unique eleven-part collaborative audio drama experience created by Central Michigan University College of the Arts and Media faculty and students. Each episode contains a mini-mystery designed to invite listeners to use their ears – and their brains – to solve the case before Zina.  But don’t lose sight of the forest for the trees and miss the far bigger mystery bubbling beneath the surface of the bucolic CPSU campus. Appropriate for listeners of all ages.

IN THIS EPISODE: It's lights, camera and action when Zina gets called in to investigate a classroom video that casts a poor profile on a CPSU professor. Can you figure out why she might not be ready for her close up before Zina does? EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, WILL ANDERSON

Jul 2, 2020

Ask Answergirl is a unique eleven-part collaborative audio drama experience created by Central Michigan University College of the Arts and Media faculty and students. Each episode contains a mini-mystery designed to invite listeners to use their ears – and their brains – to solve the case before Zina.  But don’t lose sight of the forest for the trees and miss the far bigger mystery bubbling beneath the surface of the bucolic CPSU campus. Appropriate for listeners of all ages.

IN THIS EPISODE: Zina investigates a case of on-line oddness in which it appears that a professor might not have the final say on a final grade. EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, WILL ANDERSON

Jul 2, 2020

Ask Answergirl is a unique eleven-part collaborative audio drama experience created by Central Michigan University College of the Arts and Media faculty and students. Each episode contains a mini-mystery designed to invite listeners to use their ears – and their brains – to solve the case before Zina.  But don’t lose sight of the forest for the trees and miss the far bigger mystery bubbling beneath the surface of the bucolic CPSU campus. Appropriate for listeners of all ages.

IN THIS EPISODE: Jordan gives Zina a letter from a student whose roommate stays constantly connected to their mother. Before she can offer advice, Dean Tukeva calls her in to figure out how a legacy student could be cheating on improvised oral presentations. Can you solve the case before Zina gets the final word? EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, WILL ANDERSON

Jun 12, 2020

WELCOME TO THE PILOT EPISODE OF A VERY SPECIAL SERIES...

"Adventures of the Federated Tec"! A series of 8 initial episodes of 7 dramatized stories featuring Dashiell Hammett's nameless detective. We call him the Federated Tec ("Tec" being short for detective), but you probably know him as something else. We've chosen Hammett's first few stories that have moved into the public domain, and have done our best to stay true to the originals -- and why not? The originals are just fine, as far as we're concerned.

We proudly present episode one, "Arson Plus", Hammett's first published story, from 1923. We hope you enjoy it and will join us for future episodes. 

In his first adventure, the Tec is called out to Sacramento County to help the Sheriff's Dept. with a strange arson case -- one that involves the death of a man who made a deep impression on everyone he met -- but whom nobody seemed to truly know. An exciting first outing for our unnamed detective!

ADVENTURES OF THE FEDERATED TEC WAS CONCEIVED BY PETE LUTZ AND DEVELOPED BY PETE LUTZ AND MARK SLADE. "Arson Plus" was dramatized, directed and produced by Pete Lutz. Mixing and post-production was by Daniel French of Fishbonius Sound Design.

Our Cast consisted of the following players:

THE FEDERATED TEC, DEPUTIES McHALE and MACKLIN, the ESTATE AGENT, SERGEANT O'GAR, and the NIGHT CLERK: Pete Lutz

SHERIFF TARR: Paul Arbisi 

DEPUTY McCLUMP: Mark Kalita

MR. COONS: Joe Stofko 

MR. ALLIS, MR. PRINGLE, MR. LUCE and THE HOTEL MANAGER: John Bell 

HENDERSON and the BANK MANAGER: Jeff Moon

MRS. JABINE and the Voice of the TELEGRAM: Geri Elliff 

PHILO: Frank Guglielmelli

EVELYN TROWBRIDGE: Rhiannon McAfee

PHILO'S SON: Rudy Good

MR. JEFFERS and YOUR ANNOUNCER: Monte Bratten

Theme and Incidental music composed and performed by Dr. Ross Bernhardt

Join us again soon for Episode Two – THE GATEWOOD CAPER! AND BE SURE TO HEAR ALL EPISODES OF THIS SERIES, RIGHT HERE ON MOONLIGHT AUDIO!

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