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Narada Radio Company Audio Drama

Graduating from "Pulp-Pourri Theatre", the Narada Radio Company will be presenting a variety of series in the coming years. We begin with "The Cellar", a planned series of one dozen episodes in the horror/suspense genre. Produced and directed by Pete Lutz.
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Aug 18, 2019

Episode 5 -- "A Connecticut Yankee", The Ford Radio Theatre

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 fifth installment (and Paul's choice), this episode of The Ford Radio Theatre from 1947. 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! 

To comment or give suggestions for future discussions, please write to us at f6point3@gmail.com .

Your feedback means a lot to us! A review at iTunes would be appreciated and tell us how we might improve.

FIND THIS SHOW PLUS HUNDREDS OF OTHER WONDERFUL AUDIO DRAMAS AT www.mutualaudionetwork.com !

 

Aug 13, 2019

SCRIPT-WRITING CONTEST!

To celebrate the Narada Radio Company’s Six Hundredth*‡ Anniversary of making Audio Dramas, we announce a Very Special Contest: Write a Horror Script for our new series, “The Cellar”!

Here are the VERY SIMPLE RULES:

1. Script must be original, not an adaptation, although it may contain characters that are currently in the Public Domain. Script must not have been previously produced. Subject matter is your choice – it can be scary, morbid, thrilling, violent, tongue-in-cheek, sexy, or whatever you decide. Adult language is OK, but keep in mind that the human brain gets tired quickly of hearing an overabundance of F-bombs, so don’t overdo it.

2. Script must run at least 22-25 pages long (giving it an approximate half-hour run time). Format is your choice, so long as it can be easily read. It must also be written as an audio drama (i.e., no visual cues).

3. Script must include the following items or will be subject to immediate disqualification:
a. At least one monster or supernatural creature.
b. Sound effects and music cues
c. A MacGuffin (something that drives the plot: an item that is lost and is being sought; or anything of importance to the main character that others may or may not be hiding/keeping from him-her/also searching for) - can be anything but must be obvious.

4. Scripts must not have heavy third-person narration. If one of your characters provides some narration that’s fine, but don’t overdo it. Let dialogue, music and SFX tell the story.

5. There is NO entry fee. First Place and Second Place winners will receive trophies and a slot in “The Cellar” series run. Third Place winner will receive a certificate and consideration toward future production. Decision of judges is final.

6. All entrants will retain possession of copyrights to their work, but First/Second/Third Place (if option is picked up) winners must agree to delay any new production until after it is showcased in “The Cellar”.

7. Contest is open to anybody, and deadline is 10-27-19, the Six Hundredth*‡ Anniversary of the initial release of “The Big Trip Up Yonder” – Season 1, Episode 1 of Pulp-Pourri Theatre. That’s just a short time away, so GET BUSY WRITING! BUSY, BUSY, BUSY!!

E-MAIL SCRIPTS TO f6point3@gmail.com. Scripts received after the deadline will be deleted.

*Sorry, that’s actually the Sixtieth Anniversary.
No, no, it’s the SIXTH, actually, sorry again!

Jul 28, 2019

"Do you dare to go down into...THE CELLAR?"

Welcome to Episode Four of our all-new horror/suspense anthology series! Our stories are either original, or inspired by, or adapted from pulp fiction and classic literature. Season One of THE CELLAR already has 17 episodes written and cast, with 24 total episodes planned. Expect eerie or suspenseful tales from authors such as Ray Bradbury, August Derleth, Henry Kuttner and Robert Bloch! Not only these, but you can expect an audio adaptation of a weird Grand Guignol play, Pete Lutz's own adaptation of a play by Eugene O'Neill, plus several original tales from Pete and guest playwright Mark Slade. The possibilities are endless, the thrills are non-stop, and the stories are the best possible ones we could find and/or create. 

With that in mind we proudly present "The Evil Twin" by R. Anthony, one of several pen names for pulp-fiction writer Anthony M. Rud, adapted by Pete Lutz. It concerns a prominent doctor and surgeon, treating a young man who is...more than he seems. Enjoy!

CAST:

ANNOUNCER: Graham Rowat

CADAVERA QUIVRY (Your Ghostly Host): Angela Young

DR PAUL BRENNEN: Joe Stofko

JOHN PENDLETON: Jonathan Montgomery

DR FREDERICK HOFFMAN: Curt Johnson

NURSE CUMMINGS: Debby Leal-Ramirez

NURSE AYALA: Tanja Milojevic

DUTY NURSE: Sarah Golding

DR HALLER: Rachel Rumler

 

"The Cellar" theme by Tom Rory Parsons

Sound effects from freesound dot org and the public domain

"The Cellar" was conceived, produced and directed by Pete Lutz, and stars the Narada Radio Company. This is a 63audio production, mixed and mastered in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Jul 23, 2019

Episode 4 -- "Rommel's Treasure", The Goon Show

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 fourth installment (and Pete's choice), this episode of The Goon Show from 1955. 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! 

To comment or give suggestions for future discussions, please write to us at f6point3@gmail.com .

Your feedback means a lot to us! A review at iTunes would be appreciated and tell us how we might improve.

FIND THIS SHOW PLUS HUNDREDS OF OTHER WONDERFUL AUDIO DRAMAS AT www.mutualaudionetwork.com !

 

Jun 30, 2019

"Do you dare to go down into...THE CELLAR?"

Welcome to Episode Three of our all-new horror/suspense anthology series! Our stories are either original, or inspired by, or adapted from pulp fiction and classic literature. Season One of THE CELLAR already has 17 episodes written and cast, with more to come. Expect eerie or suspenseful tales from authors such as Ray Bradbury, August Derleth, Henry Kuttner and Robert Bloch! Not only these, but you can expect an audio adaptation of a weird Grand Guignol play, AND Pete Lutz's own adaptation of a Lon Chaney-starred silent film. The possibilities are endless, the thrills are non-stop, and the stories are the best possible ones we could find and/or create. 

With that in mind we proudly present a tale by Robert E. Howard, adapted by Pete Lutz. Set in the dry, dusty plains of West Texas, we bring you the story of an impulsive cowpuncher and a wise old Mexican, and what happens when an ancient evil is released from its burial ground.

CAST:

ANNOUNCER: Graham Rowat

CADAVERA QUIVRY (Your Ghostly Host): Angela Young

STEVE BRILL: Lothar Tuppan

JUAN LOPEZ: Juan Perez

TEACHER/NURSE: Julie Hoverson

DOC CASHION: Edward Champion

SHERIFF MAYCOMB: Mark Rigsby

Music for this episode especially composed and performed by Dr. Ross Bernhardt

The Cellar theme composed by Tom Rory Parsons

Stay tuned till the end, for a preview of Episode Four!

Sound effects from the PD and from freesound.org and from Creative Commons License

Jun 16, 2019

Episode 3 -- "The Little People", Lights Out

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 third installment (and Jane's choice), this episode of "Lights Out" (aka "Lights Out Everybody"), from a rebroadcast in 1943 or '44. 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! 

To comment or give suggestions for future discussions, please write to us at f6point3@gmail.com .

Your feedback means a lot to us! A review at iTunes would be appreciated and tell us how we might improve.

FIND THIS SHOW PLUS HUNDREDS OF OTHER WONDERFUL AUDIO DRAMAS AT www.mutualaudionetwork.com !

 

Jun 2, 2019

"Do you dare to go down into...THE CELLAR?"

Welcome to Episode Two of our all-new horror/suspense anthology series! Our stories are either original, or inspired by, or adapted from pulp fiction and classic literature. Season One of THE CELLAR already has 17 episodes written and cast, with more to come. Expect eerie or suspenseful tales from authors such as Ray Bradbury, August Derleth, Henry Kuttner and Robert E. Howard! Not only these, but you can expect an audio adaptation of a Eugene O'Neill play, AND Pete Lutz's own adaptation of a Lon Chaney-starred silent film. The possibilities are endless, the thrills are non-stop, and the stories are the best possible ones we could find. 

With that in mind we proudly present Paul Witcover's tale, "Moonlight Becomes Magenta", adapted by my friend and fellow audio dramatist Mark Slade. Set in old Mexico, we hear the story of a young boy forced by fate to seek vengeance against the man who killed his father, and the supernatural elements that helped him do it. Viva la revolución!

CAST:

ANNOUNCER: Graham Rowat

CADAVERA QUIVRY (Your Ghostly Host): Angela Young

PABLITO as an Adult: Nick Wommack

BENITEZ: Juan Perez

PABLO: Orlando Segarra

JAVIER: Micah Blain

YOUNG PABLITO: Debby Leal-Ramirez

CESAR: Joe Martinez

MAGENTA: Christin Espinoza

With Additional Voices by Merilee Robinson, Jonathan Montgomery, Lisa Michaud, Aileen Corpos, Mark Bruzee, Derek Rhein, Jessica Mathews, Dyanna Garza and Pete Lutz

"The Cellar" theme composed and performed by Tom Rory Parsons

Stay tuned til the end, for a preview of Episode Three!

Music from the Public Domain, and/or thru a Creative Commons License, and from Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com

Sound effects from the PD and from freesound.org and from Creative Commons License

May 19, 2019
 

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! 

To comment or give suggestions for future discussions, please write to us at f6point3@gmail.com .

Your feedback means a lot to us! A review at iTunes would be appreciated and tell us how we might improve.

FIND THIS SHOW PLUS HUNDREDS OF OTHER WONDERFUL AUDIO DRAMAS AT www.mutualaudionetwork.com !

Apr 7, 2019

Episode 1 -- "Treasure Island", The Mercury Theatre On the Air

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 first installment, the 2nd episode of Orson Welles's Mercury Theatre series, "Treasure Island", originally broadcast July 18th, 1938. 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! 

To comment or give suggestions for future discussions, please write to us at f6point3@gmail.com .

Mar 10, 2019

"Do you dare to go down into...THE CELLAR?"

Welcome to Episode One of our all-new horror/suspense anthology series! Our stories are either original, or inspired by, or adapted from pulp fiction and classic literature. Season One of THE CELLAR already has 15 episodes written and cast, with more to come. Expect eerie or suspenseful tales from authors such as Ray Bradbury, Paul Witcover, August Derleth, Henry Kuttner and Robert E. Howard! Not only these, but you can expect an audio adaptation of a Eugene O'Neill play, AND Pete Lutz's own adaptation of a Lon Chaney-starred silent film. The possibilities are endless, the thrills are non-stop, and the stories are the best ones possible we could find. 

Our first one is an original tale by our director, inspired by an episode of Arch Oboler's "Lights Out" (but he can't remember which one). George McDingle is a guy who's been under the thumb of the world his entire life. But one morning he awakens with a massive headache...and a strange new power. Will he use it for good...or evil? Listen and find out! 

Our hostess with the mostest, Cadavera Quivry, will be on hand for every installment, introducing the show and opening her big book of weird stories just for you! So sit back and get (un)comfortable, and enjoy our first trip down to...THE CELLAR! 

CAST:

ANNOUNCER: Graham Rowat

CADAVERA QUIVRY: Angela Young

GEORGE McDINGLE: Christian Ferris

DOCTOR BANNISTER: Thomas Goodwin

TRUCK DRIVER: Pete Lutz

SHELLEY DORSEY: Angela Young

SURGEON: Steve Blizin

"The Cellar" theme composed and performed by Tom Rory Parsons

Stay tuned til the end, for a preview of Episode Two, AND a promo from one of our fellow creators!

Feb 11, 2019

Here it is, at long last: the 12th and final chapter of our original Western serial, entitled "Rescue!" I find it hard to believe that I wrote this in early 2016 and started producing it late that same year, and am only now finishing it. But I hope you will feel that it has been a good journey, and worth the wait.

Our cast for this chapter:

Dana Gonsalves as JAKE DIMES

Victoria Fancki as CHRIS

Austin Beach as BUCK

Jeff Niles as SHERIFF CONROY

David Ault as SPICER

Joe Stofko as FRED GREENSLATE

Tommy Gragg as HICKAM

Mark Kalita as JOE

Lothar Tuppan as BRAX and

Nancy Bueler as MOLLY

ANNOUNCERS: Glenn Higbee, Darren Rockhold

JAKE DIMES THEME composed by Pete Lutz, performed by Dr. Ross Bernhardt

Beginning in March, our new series, "The Cellar", will be available thru the all-new MUTUAL AUDIO DRAMA NETWORK! So be sure to look for our offerings, plus all the other new productions from my friends, at mutualaudionetwork dot com!

Feb 3, 2019

PART 4 OF 4. Another special audio-novelette from the archives, this tale by G. Frederic Pelham, Jr, is taken from the pages of Adventure magazine. It concerns a raiding party of British soldiers in World War I and their commander, all killed under curious circumstances. The story is told through reports and testimony of surviving military personnel. 

Narrated by Pete Lutz, recorded during February, 2014.

Music credits: 

1-3: "Rue Britannia" by Arthur Laycock

4: "Lili Marlene" by Willy Schneider

Feb 1, 2019

PART 3 OF 4. Another special audio-novelette from the archives, this tale by G. Frederic Pelham, Jr, is taken from the pages of Adventure magazine. It concerns a raiding party of British soldiers in World War I and their commander, all killed under curious circumstances. The story is told through reports and testimony of surviving military personnel. 

Narrated by Pete Lutz, recorded during February, 2014.

 

Jan 31, 2019

Another special audio-novelette from the archives, this tale by G. Frederic Pelham, Jr, is taken from the pages of Adventure magazine. It concerns a raiding party of British soldiers in World War I and their commander, all killed under curious circumstances. The story is told through reports and testimony of surviving military personnel. 

Narrated by Pete Lutz, recorded during February, 2014. Please listen to Part 1, a short introduction, before enjoying Part 2.

Jan 31, 2019

Another special audio-novelette from the archives, this tale by G. Frederic Pelham, Jr, is taken from the pages of Adventure magazine. It concerns a raiding party of British soldiers in World War I and their commander, all killed under curious circumstances. The story is told through reports and testimony of surviving military personnel. 

Narrated by Pete Lutz, recorded during February, 2014. 

Part 1 is a short introduction, so part 2 is also being released today. Enjoy this treat from five years ago!

Jan 25, 2019

A special "audio-novelette" from the archives, this is the fourth and final chapter of a story by Edith and Ejler Jacobson, taken from a 1938 issue of DIME MYSTERY MAGAZINE, narrated by Pete Lutz, recorded in January 2014. 

Can one man stop a diabolical plot to turn the wealthiest inhabitants of New York -- including the girl he loves -- into the living dead?

NEXT WEEK -- ANOTHER AUDIO-NOVELETTE!

Jan 25, 2019

A special "audio-novelette" from the archives, this is the third of four chapters of a story by Edith and Ejler Jacobson, taken from a 1938 issue of DIME MYSTERY MAGAZINE, narrated by Pete Lutz, recorded in January 2014. 

Can one man stop a diabolical plot to turn the wealthiest inhabitants of New York -- including the girl he loves -- into the living dead?

 

Jan 23, 2019

A special "audio-novelette" from the archives, this is the second of four chapters of a story by Edith and Ejler Jacobson, taken from a 1938 issue of DIME MYSTERY MAGAZINE, narrated by Pete Lutz, recorded in January 2014. 

Can one man stop a diabolical plot to turn the wealthiest inhabitants of New York -- including the girl he loves -- into the living dead?

 

Jan 21, 2019

A special "audio-novelette" from the archives, this is the first of four chapters of a story by Edith and Ejler Jacobson, taken from a 1938 issue of DIME MYSTERY MAGAZINE, narrated by Pete Lutz, recorded in January 2014. 

Can one man stop a diabolical plot to turn the wealthiest inhabitants of New York -- including the girl he loves -- into the living dead?

 

CHAPTER TWO TOMORROW!

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