An entry in the Sonic Summerstock Playhouse for 2016, "Good Ghost" was reenacted from a 1948 episode of the classic radio show "Quiet, Please".
We honor the passing of our friend and shipmate, Bill Hollweg, fellow audio drama producer and a very sweet, very generous man.
ANNOUNCER: Dana Gonsalves
ERNEST CHAPPELL/GUS: Pete Lutz
THE VOICE: Merilee Robinson
SCHUSTER: Carl Yowell
ADA: Debby Leal
ROLLO: Skeeter Ullman
Originally released 11/20/15, "Right Number, Wrong Party", Episode 2 of Season Three of Pulp-Pourri Theatre, is an original play by Jack J. Ward, one of two guest playwrights for this season. It is the story of a hero cop with feet of clay, and a phone call that never should have been answered. Music by Kevin MacLeod of incompetech dot com. Starring the Narada Radio Company. Pulp-Pourri Theatre theme composed and performed by Rich Wentworth. Special features between-the-acts were written by Pete Lutz.
CAST OF RIGHT NUMBER, WRONG PARTY:
HOST: Pete Lutz
ANNOUNCER: Lisa Ayala
BENNETT HADLEY: Julio Herrera
KITTERSTEIN: Maurice Curran
TELEPHONE OPERATOR/911 OPERATOR: Kristy Glick
SHARON HADLEY: Ophelia McBride
WAITER: Jim Baldridge Garst
COLIN PARRISH: George Hatfield
LOUDSPEAKER VOICE: Nancy Gaugler
SPECIAL FEATURES CAST:
"Extreme Laundry Folding Competition" Segments:
ANNOUNCER: Darren Rockhold
PHILBOYD STUDGE: Pete Lutz
POLLY COTTEN: Aileen Corpos
SGT MAJOR TIM PLAIT WHISTLE: HMCM Mark Hacala, USN (Ret)
PPT is now on Stitcher! Subscribe here: www.stitcher.com/podcast/pulppourri-theatre If you like our show, please leave a review here, or at iTunes. Thank you!
I can hear you cry, "WHAT!? Two new NADIs in ONE MONTH? Pete, what's the matter with you?" Well, sometimes that's what happens, and now, with the launch of NADI #5, we're only one month behind instead of two.
With this episode we announce our membership in the new "Fatecrafters" Network of shows. Listen for the special trailer between 1 and 2 for a new show by our friends and co-members at Audioblivious Productions!
THIS PRODUCTION IS RATED PG for mild adult language. Parental Guidance is suggested.
1. "MR. HANDY-DANDY, THE D.I.Y. GUY", with Bralynn Bell as the host and Chuck Wilson as Rock Virgo, the world-famous Mr. H-D, it's a spoof on Home Improvement shows.
2. "JAKE DIMES, RANGE DETECTIVE". In chapter 5, "Hog-Tied", our hero unwittingly finds himself face-to-face with the leader of the payroll robbing ring, and the lovely Chris Greenslate receives a puzzling note from Jake.
ANNOUNCERS: Glenn Higbee and Darren Rockhold
JAKE DIMES: Dana Gonsalves
BIRCH HICKAM: Tommy Gragg
BRAX: Bill Hollweg
CHRIS GREENSLATE: Kristen DiMercurio
LUPE: Debby Leal-Ramirez
3. PULP-POURRI THEATRE S4 E5: "HANDS OF THE HIGH PRIEST"
Adapted from a WEIRD TALES story by M. G. Moretti, we learn what happens to the members of an archaeological expedition that steals the "eye" of a stone idol. A creepy chiller that's not for the timid soul!
GUEST VOICE: Jon Grilz of the "Small Town Horror" podcast www.smalltownhorrorpodcast.com
ANNOUNCER: Lisa Ayala
WARDEN: Derek Lutz
GUARD: Micah Blain
McKENZIE: Pete Lutz
JOHNSON: Ross Bernhardt
HENDERSON: Christian Ferris
RADIO VOICE: Darren Rockhold
SPECIAL MUSIC STINGS composed for Pulp-Pourri Theatre by Tom Parsons http://www.soundcloud.com/rory-parsons
RATED PG-13. A CO-PRODUCTION OF 63audio and LEAP AUDIO. This is the story of two gay couples and their fight to challenge the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8, which went into effect in the first decade of the 21st century. Prop. 8 essentially made it illegal for same-sex couples to marry. Fashioned from actual dialog, TV political ads and court transcripts, "8" is a moving, gripping drama that you must share with your family and friends.
Written by the author of the recent hit TV miniseries, "When We Rise", Dustin Lance Black.
Featured in the cast were: (*indicates Narada Radio Company members)
Austin Beach* (of Audioblivious Prod.) as Charles Cooper
Bob Caro* as Evan Wolfson
Shannon Grace* as Maggie Gallagher
Christian Ferris* as David Blankenhorn
MJ Cogburn as Dr Cott
Jeremy Hennessy* (of Audioblivious Prod.) as Dr. Gregory Herek
Michael Cogburn as Elliot Perry
Mason Cogburn as Spencer Perry
John Washington* as Dr. Tam
Keane Lutz* as Ryan Kendall
Kristy Glick* as Sandy Stier
Melody Gaines* as Kris Perry
Kyle Bauer* as Dr. Ilan Meyer
Maurice Curran* as Jeff Zarillo
Omar Lopez* as Paul Katami
Lisa Marie Ayala* as the Court Clerk
Victoria Fancki* as the Journalist
And special Guest stars:
Pete Lutz* as Judge Vaughn Walker
Jack Ward* (of Electric Vicuna Prod.) as David Boies
Timm Gillick as Dr. Gary Segura
Mark Bruzee* as Theodore Olson
Nick Wommack* as the Narrator
This play was written by Dustin Lance Black
Produced by Pete Lutz for 63audio
Mark Bruzee for Leap Audio
Post-production by Mark Bruzee
Line Director was Pete Lutz
“Love Don’t Know a Reason” by Michael Callen was used without permission.
8 was originally funded by The American Foundation for Equal Rights and Broadway Impact.
For more information or to schedule your own staged reading of “8” go to:
This has been a co-production of 63audio and Leap Audio.
Here's the trailer for our next release, an audio drama called "8" by Dustin Lance Black, author of the "When We Rise" TV miniseries currently being aired. "8" is about California's Proposition 8, which questioned the legality and necessity of same-sex marriage, and which was voted in by Californians in the first decade of the 21st century. Two same-sex couples went to court to challenge that law, and this play details these people's court battles and what was going on in their private lives as well.
"8" is a co-production of LEAP Audio Productions and 63audio, and was co-directed by Mark Bruzee of LEAP and Pete Lutz (of you-know-what). The production is performed by members of the LEAP players and the Narada Radio Company. Mark adapted the play for audio.
THIS PRODUCTION WILL BE LAUNCHED SIMULTANEOUSLY BY LEAP AND 63audio on MONDAY, 3/20/17. THERE WILL BE NO SUNDAY EPISODE LAUNCH HERE, DUE TO THIS LAUNCH.
A special re-release from the vaults, this one is a show I created for Mark Slade's "The Hangman's Dozen" anthology series. It's called "Four Minus One", and was originally released as a co-production of 63audio and 4077th/All Better Audio, on 2/26/16.
Set during the days when "Old Time Radio" was just "Radio", Four Minus One is about actress Marjorie Vining, longtime star of the hit radio series, "The Librarian of Coreyville". When she senses her co-star is scheming to steal her role, Marjorie seeks assistance from a local gypsy fortuneteller, who takes her down a long road of curses and revenge.
Spirit Voice: JASON D. JOHNSON
Radio Show Announcer: REX GABRIEL
Bill Baker: PETE LUTZ
Lina McNally: KATIE LOFTIN
Marjorie Vining: KRISTY GLICK
Gypsy: GERI ELLIFF
Frankie: NICK WOMMACK
Wink Winkler: ALAN CLOWER
Stationmaster: DANA GONSALVES
Addie: GRIFFIN GREENE
Studio Engineer: CHRISTIAN FERRIS
End Credits: FEDERAL STONECIPHER
“The Librarian of Coreyville” Theme composed and performed by DR. ROSS BERNHARDT
We're back! At long last, the 4th installment of NADI is here and ready to enjoy!
1st & 3rd features: Rated G for General Audiences
2nd feature: Rated PG for Parental Guidance due to mild adult language
1. TURNBUCKLE TELEVISION CARTEL PRESENTS: "IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST"
Your all-new prescription for laughter!
Starring: Darren Rockhold, George Hatfield, Omar Lopez, Nancy Gaugler, Derek Rhein and Angela Young
2. JAKE DIMES, RANGE DETECTIVE Chapter Four: "Arrested!"
Jake gets taken in by the Sheriff of Prickly Pear; we learn what happens to Briar Buck.
Starring: Glenn Higbee, Darren Rockhold, Glenn Hascall, Evy Elizondo, Debby Leal-Ramirez, Joe Stofko, Jeff Niles, Dana Gonsalves, Mark Bruzee, Kristen DiMercurio and Nancy Bueler
3. PULP-POURRI THEATRE S4 E4: "ARSON PLUS" by Dashiell Hammett
Hammett's first story featuring The Continental Op, from 1923! A rollicking jaunt through arson, murder and some other crimes!
Starring: Cannonball Kelly, special guest Ed Champion, Pete Lutz, Alan Clower, Austin Hanna, Skeeter Ullman, Ross Bernhardt, Owen McCuen, Lisa Espinoza, Jason D. Johnson, Gene Giggy, Teddi Giggy, Micah R. Blain, Kevin Schuster, Diana DeHoyos, Katie Loftin, Maurice Curran, Nick Wommack, George Hatfield and Peter D. Howard
I'm happy to report that progress has been made on the latest Narada Audio Drive-In episode, and I'll be able (if my luck holds out) to launch it NEXT SUNDAY!
Meantime, please enjoy this offering of our funny bits from Season 2 (the second helping)!
As I continue working on the many projects I've foolishly gotten involved in (but wouldn't miss for the world), I want to keep up my practice of releasing something every Sunday, because I hope you've all come to expect it and depend on it.
This week's offering is part 1 of S2's line-up of fictitious commercials and special features, and I hope you will enjoy them as much as, if not more than, S1's offerings in this same vein. We've got more of your favorite features, like the Philboyd Studge Interviews, Emergency Apothecary, the Bix Bixby Book Review, and very special trailers from your friends at Repellent Pictures and the Turnbuckle Television Cartel!
Part 2 next week! Meantime, enjoy!
As I am still working on several projects at once, one of which is the newest episode of Narada Audio Drive-In, I almost forgot to load something for your podcast feed, dear friends! Here is part 2 of our S1 compilation of the special features and fictitious commercials from Pulp-Pourri Theatre!
One of the other projects is an all-new serial planned for release in S5, called "Lola, Queen of the Circus". I am currently working on the edits for Chapter 4, and so far things are looking very exciting! I'm writing now because February is NADSWRIM, the National Audio Drama Script Writing Month. It was during this month two years ago that I wrote "Jake Dimes, Range Detective" (most of it, anyway), and I hope to get quite a bit of this new serial written during February, while still living up to my commitment of bringing you Episode 4 of NADI.
Meantime, enjoy this offering from the past, and look for part 1 of S2's compilation next week!
Everybody loves to hear the words, "We'll be back with more Pulp-Pourri Theatre, after this important message," because that means it's comedy time! Yes, here are the commercials for fictitious products and special features from the very first season of PPT. We had kind of a rocky start with these, but once we got to S1 E4, we really hit our stride. Please enjoy these comedy treats and tidbits, and watch for Part 2, coming next week!
Originally released 3/27/15, "This Guy Walks Into a Bar" is an original play written by guest playwright Mike Murphy. This is Episode 6 of Season 2 of "Pulp-Pourri Theatre", an anthology series created in the style of Old-Time Radio. Adapted, Directed and Produced by Pete Lutz, and starring the Narada Radio Company. Certain music passages by Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com, and by the Water Tower Bucket Boys. All materials such as sound effects and incidental music in this production were sourced from the public domain. Commercials for fictitious products were written and produced by Pete Lutz.
CONGRATULATIONS to Playwright Mike Murphy and the cast of this episode, for their mutual wins in the 2015 Audio Verse Awards! Mike won for Best Writing in an Original, Long-Form, Stand-Alone Production, and the Episode itself won for Best Original, Long-Form, Stand-Alone Drama!
SEAN FITZGERALD: Bo Kratz
MATT WILSON: Christian Ferris
MEBLA: Nancy Bueler
MR. MARKS: Jack Ward
OFFICER MacGILLICUDDY: Nick Wommack
ANNOUNCER: Pete Lutz
SPECIAL FEATURES CAST:
Aileen Corpos, Nick Wommack, Micah Blain, Andres Elizondo II, Nancy Gaugler, Pete Lutz
Here it is, the fourth and final round of the fake commercials and special features from Season 3 of Pulp-Pourri Theatre! The little gems of comedy from the twisted mind of show creator Pete Lutz are presented here in no particular order, guaranteed to entertain the way they did the first time you heard 'em! It's about 18 minutes of sheer ridiculosity!
All commercials and special features are conceived and written by Pete Lutz, with the exception of "Happy Endig's Massage & Spa" in this mini-sode, which was conceived and written by Mark Hacala (and performed by my son, Derek Lutz).
Here it is, the third round of the fake commercials and special features from Season 3 of Pulp-Pourri Theatre! The little gems of comedy from the twisted mind of show creator Pete Lutz are presented here in no particular order, guaranteed to entertain the way they did the first time you heard 'em! Parts 3 is at 30 min. or so, so I'm not identifying it as a "mini-sode", but Part 4 will run at about 17 min, so I will be.
Starring various members of the Narada Radio Company. We hope your New Year's month is going swimmingly! Part 4 will be coming your way next week.
Here it is, the second round of the fake commercials and special features from Season 3 of Pulp-Pourri Theatre! The little gems of comedy from the twisted mind of show creator Pete Lutz are presented here in no particular order, guaranteed to entertain the way they did the first time you heard 'em! Parts 2 and 3 are at 30 min. or so each so I'm not identifying them as "mini-sodes".
Starring various members of the Narada Radio Company. We hope your New Year is going swimmingly! Part 3 will be coming your way next week.
Here it is, the first round of the fake commercials and special features from Season 3 of Pulp-Pourri Theatre! The little gems of comedy from the twisted mind of show creator Pete Lutz are presented here in no particular order, guaranteed to entertain the way they did the first time you heard 'em!
Starring various members of the Narada Radio Company. Happy New Year! Part 2 will be coming your way in January 2017.
Happy Holidays! For your Seasonal entertainment, here's a nice mix of the old-and-new: Some original material and a few old-time radio remakes in the ol' Christmas spirit! We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it for you.
HERE'S OUR LINEUP:
BIX BIXBY BOOK REVIEW (Dickens's "A Christmas Carol") CAST:
CARMEN MYLANTA: Melody Gaines
BIX BIXBY: Nick Wommack
CAVALRY CORPORAL: Austin Hanna
CAVALRY COLONEL: Pete Lutz
JAKE DIMES CHAP. 3 CAST:
ANNOUNCER: Glenn Higbee
JAKE: Dana Gonsalves
BRIAR BUCK: Austin Beach
SHERIFF CONROY: Jeff Niles
CHRIS GREENSLATE: Kristin DiMercurio
HICKAM: Tommy Gragg
MOLLY: Nancy Bueler
CHICK: Gene Giggy
COOK: Paul J. Patterson
BRAX: Bill Hollweg
JOE: Mark Kalita
COWBOY 1: Dayn Leonardson
COWBOY 2: Owen McCuen
ADDITIONAL VOICES: Skeeter Ullman, Pete Lutz
PULP-POURRI THEATRE S4 E3: A CHRISTMAS CORNUCOPIA CAST:
1. SCROOGE & MARLEY'S REUNION:
Pete Lutz, Micah Blain, Jason D. Johnson, Ross Bernhardt, Julio Herrera
2. Robert Frost's STOPPING BY WOODS ON A SNOWY EVENING:
3. THE MARCH SISTERS' CHRISTMAS:
Pete Lutz, Victoria Fancki, Jessica Matthews, Paige Walker, Debby Leal-Ramirez, Wendy Sauer, Merilee Robinson, Richard Robinson
4. George Wither's A CHRISTMAS CAROL (1622)
Austin Hanna, Geri Elliff, George Hatfield, Kristy Glick
5. THE BICKERSONS' CHRISTMAS EVE:
Dana Gonsalves, Victoria Fancki, Pete Lutz
Originally released 12/16/15, "Murder on Santa Claus Lane" is Pulp-Pourri Theatre's holiday offering for 2015. Adapted from a pulp-fiction story by William G. Bogart which first appeared in "G-Men Detective" magazine, our story is set in 1943 Hollywood, around Christmastime. This production was adapted, produced and directed by Pete Lutz. Enjoy, and Happy Holidays from the Narada Radio Company!
Welcome to Episode 2 of the Narada Audio Drive-In, the Pulp-Pourri Theatre Season Four Extra! In this special new format, we will present a triple-feature with every installment! So park your car, prop the speaker in the window, sit back, and enjoy the show! We've included some historic recordings from drive-in movies for your entertainment.
THIS EPISODE'S FEATURES:
1. (G) The Consumer Review: Just in time for Christmas, our consumer reviewer, Armhurst Suyderhoud, brings to our attention a child’s plaything with potential hazards.
2. (PG-L) Jake Dimes, Range Detective - Chapter 2: "Taming the Man-Killer"
Jake attempts to impress his boss and win over the opinions of his fellow ranch hands, by performing a dangerous task.
Music by Pete Lutz and Ross Bernhardt.
3. (PG-LV) Pulp-Pourri Theatre: "Black Roses", a study in terror. Written by Mark Slade.
A group of friends and thieves steal a valuable object and unleash an ancient creature, who is rather hungry.
Music by Tom Parsons. PPT Theme by Rich Wentworth.
Orig. rel. 12/18/14, "Karpen" was adapted from the Pulp Fiction story by Robert Neal Leath. This was Episode 3 of Season 2 of "Pulp-Pourri Theatre", an anthology series created in the style of Old-Time Radio. This is a contemporary retelling of the 16th-century "Wandering Jew" legend, set during Christmastime, 1938. Adapted, Directed and Produced by Pete Lutz, and starring the Narada Radio Company. All materials such as sound effects and incidental music in this production were sourced from the public domain. Commercials for fictitious products were written and produced by Pete Lutz.
ANNOUNCER: Lisa Ayala
JOHN ALBERTSON/KARPEN/STURMER: Pete Lutz
JACK MURPHY: Christian Ferris
SILVERSTEIN: Jack Ward
BRENDA KARPEN: Tanja Milojevic
ELEVATOR BOY/COP: Kyle Bauer
BAHKMETEFF/CALLIERI: Dana Gonsalves
TAGUCHI: Skeeter Ullman
TELEPHONE VOICE #1: Nancy Gaugler
TELEPHONE VOICE #2: Bubba Jones
Orig. rel. 9/11/15, "The Shadow's Legacy" is an original play by Pete Lutz, as an homage to the original Shadow radio series, based on characters appearing in those programs. This was Episode 9 of Season 2 of "Pulp-Pourri Theatre". Adapted, Directed and Produced by Pete Lutz, and starring the Narada Radio Company. Certain music passages by Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com. All materials such as sound effects and incidental music in this production were sourced from the public domain. Commercials for fictitious products were written and produced by Pete Lutz.
Orig. rel. 3-20-15, "A Trip to Eternity" is an all-new adventure of The Shadow, written by Scott Leslie. This was Episode 5 of Season 2 of "Pulp-Pourri Theatre". Adapted, Directed and Produced by Pete Lutz, and starring the Narada Radio Company. Certain music passages by Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com. Includes all of "Etude for Solo Violin" by James C. Burke, Ph.D. All materials such as sound effects and incidental music in this production were sourced from the public domain. Commercials for fictitious products were written and produced by Pete Lutz. This production is for entertainment purposes only, and is not to be sold. It is intended as an homage to the original radio series, and no infringement is intended.
LAMONT CRANSTON/THE SHADOW: Pete Lutz
MARGOT LANE: Kendra Womack
COMMISSIONER WESTON: Paul J. Patterson
EDWARD JORDAN: Kevin Schuster
ANNA JORDAN: Cheyenne Gibbs
DR. HEINRICH: Dana Gonsalves
STEPHEN HEINRICH/POLICE SGT.: Jason D. Johnson
MICHAELS: John Valadez
THE BUTLER: Derek Lutz
POLICE FILE CLERK: Merilee Robinson
ANNOUNCERS: Darren Rockhold, Derek Rhein, Lisa Ayala, Pete Lutz
Orig. rel. 10-27-13, this is the very first episode of Pulp-Pourri Theatre, adapted from a short story by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. which first appeared in the 01/54 issue of Galaxy Science Fiction magazine. In the not-too-distant future, science has eliminated old age and death, but nobody thought ahead to the most important result: where are you going to put all these people who are now living forever?
Re-released as a tribute to the memory of Father Eduardo "Eddie" Garcia, who appears in the role of the Turnkey. Eddie passed away the week of November 14, 2016. Since he was a founding member of the Narada Radio Company, and since this was the only role I could nail such a busy, beloved man down for, we present this program, with all its faults.
ANNOUNCER: Lisa Ayala
EDDIE FORD: Philboyd Studge
GRAMPS FORD: Gene Giggy
COMMENTATOR 1: Michele Cotter
COMMENTATOR 2: Kevin Schuster
EMERALD FORD: Debby Leal-Ramirez
LOU FORD: Larry Hutchison
WILLY FORD: Andres Elizondo II
MORTY FORD: Jordan Bruster-Campo
TV ANNOUNCER 1: Micah Blain
TV ANNOUNCER 2: Wendy Sauer
TURNKEY: Eddie Garcia
Adapted, produced and directed by Pete Lutz. All music and SFX obtained thru a Creative Commons license and/or the public domain.
Like the title says, this live show was performed and recorded in 1989, staged as a mock radio broadcast to entertain the ladies of "WAVES National", an organization whose members had served or were still serving in the U.S. Navy. This show marks the first time I created an audio performance, and it would be roughly a dozen years before I did it again.
The performers are 26-year-old me and my good friend at the time, John Bayer, who was about the same age, probably. He shared my love of old-time radio and we had a lot of fun putting on this show, playing all of the characters the way radio comedy pioneers Bob & Ray would.
I lost touch with John Bayer after leaving Atlanta, but I hope he finds out about this and gets a chance to listen to it. Likewise, I hope you enjoy the younger version of myself, who was serving in the Navy at the time.
WAVES, by the way, stands for Women's Auxiliary Volunteer Emergency Service, which goes back to World War I. Nowadays all women serving in the Navy are full-fledged Sailors, serving on combat-ready ships and on submarines.
The comedy sketches in this program were written by Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding, with filler written by me.
Orig. rel. 5/6/14, "The Better Man" is adapted from an Untamed Frontier-Fiction short story of the same name by Harold DePolo, currently in the public domain. This is Season 1, Episode 7 of "Pulp-Pourri Theatre", which is adapted, directed and produced by Pete Lutz. All materials such as sound effects and incidental music in this production were sourced from the public domain.
ANNOUNCER: Lisa Ayala
THE OLD-TIMER: Gene Giggy
CHET RAND: Matthew Willoughby
GEORGES "BULLY" LAFITTE: Derek Lutz
SALLY DONOVAN "SQUARE DEAL" O'BRIEN: Geri Elliff
ROUX REGRETTE: Katherine Crawford
PROSPECTOR: Juan Perez
HALF-BREED JEAN: Dana Gonsalves
JIM THE TRAPPER: Micah Blain
ADDITIONAL VOICES: Teddi Giggy, Michele Cotter, Skeeter Ullman, Philboyd Studge
SPECIAL FEATURES CAST:
Derek Lutz, Darren Rockhold, Katherine Crawford, Philboyd Studge, Keane Lutz