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Sound Affects: A Radio Playground

Mar 29, 2020 9:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Talk/Radio Theater

With Jerry Stearns

Where "radio play" is the important part of the phrase. Hosted by Jerry Stearns.

A showcase of audio theater, featuring the best of contemporary audio theater, snippets from Old Time Radio drama, spoken word comedy, and talk about and with some of the skillful practitioners of the Theater of the Mind, we'll bring the best there is from around the world to your ears.

You can find more about the program and a weekly schedule of what's on the show at the Sound Affects website.

Sound Affects: A Radio Playground
9:34 PM
Special Segments: Rick Fleshtone's Minute Mysteries


Tapes of this came to us from the Martian Archives back around 1995. Nothing about this shows up on an Internet search, so I can only tell you that their credits say "A Harkin Theater Presentation of a Martian Archives Production." This particular show is a radio detective mystery in nine short episodes. It is seriously silly with jokes that parody the radio detective genre, and by breaking the fourth wall.

I intersperse the episodes with faux commercials from the likes of Bob and Ray, Shockwave, Stevens & Grdnic, the Firesign Theatre, Robert Klein, and The Little City In Space.

10:18 PM
Special Segments: The Zombie Sketch

Four zombies roam the urban wilderness crying out for brains, brahms and brewskis. Satire from Big Fun Radio Funtime, and production of Fearless Comedy. Written by Jerry Stearns and Brian Price. Directed by Tim Wick.