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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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Oct 25, 2020

Season Two of Old-Time Radio Essentials continues! In this installment, Pete, Paul and Dave present another of Pete's selections, this time an episode of "Escape": THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER, adapted from Poe's classic Gothic horror tale. Will our discussion lead to property values in the 19th century? TUNE IN AND FIND OUT! 

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 seventeenth installment (but 4th official episode of S2), this episode of "Escape" 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! 

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.

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

Oct 18, 2020

As a special bonus for our listeners we present my audio adaptation of the classic horror film starring Bela Lugosi, "WHITE ZOMBIE". One of three special productions for the 2020 Transcontinental Terror series taking place on the Mutual Audio Network. Enjoy!

The story and dialogue were by Garnett Weston, and the screenplay was by Frank Lawrence and Laura Mae. It was adapted for audio and directed by Pete Lutz. Our cast consisted of the following players:

KRISTY GLICK as Madame "Murder" Legendre   

KENDRA MURRAY as Madeline

AILEEN CORPOS as Dr. Bruner         

PHILBOYD STUDGE as Beaumont and the Carriage Driver

MARK KALITA as Neil

CHUCK WILSON as Silver

EBONY ROSE and DAWN ROBERTSON as the Maids

And JACKIE AYERS as the Vulture

ZOMBIE VOICES were provided by Carl Thomas, John Bell, Jack Ward, and Arno Eggsleft

Your ANNOUNCER was C. K. Standard

Music was by Dr. Ross Bernhardt, Kevin MacLeod, Claude Debussy and Reinhardt Gliere. 

Oct 11, 2020

Simultaneously launched today on the Mutual Audio Network for Transcontinental Terror 2020, we present our first of three for this year, entitled "What the Cat Dragged In", written by Will Anderson and Pete Lutz. 

CAST:

Jessica Rainville as MAGGIE

Austin Beach as MATT

Philboyd Studge as MR. HERMS and THE E.M.T.

Delaney Brittingham as THE LITTLE GIRL

John Bell as SERGEANT KAPINSKY

Rachel Pulliam as OFFICER GARRITY and

Ryo-Ohki and Olive as THE CAT

ANNOUNCER: C. K. Standard

Our theme was "Private Reflection" by Kevin MacLeod, obtained under an Attribution Creative Commons License. 

Directed & Produced by Pete Lutz

Private Reflection by Kevin MacLeod:

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4241-private-reflection

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Sep 28, 2020

With a planned release on World Audio Drama Day, October 30th, DO I SPECTER? I'LL SAY I DO! Is bound to go down in the history books as something that somebody wrote and a few other people performed! Who can ask for better than that, I ask you? Anyway, here's a sneak preview of three musical numbers that will be performed in this all-new comedy! 

First you'll hear Jamison Protoplasm and his father Woodrow Fillmore Protoplasm singing a snippet of "I've Never Met a Ghost (That I Believed In); that's followed by a small smackerel of Lillian Stately and Jamison singing the love duet, "Phantom Love"; and finally we'll hear Rigatoni playing a sample his obligatory piano solo (with his brother Shadow coming in on the harp towards the end).

Enjoy, and be sure to return to this spot (or a similar spot, or a polka-dot, or even a paisley -- whatever you like) on October 30th to hear the whole dang thing!

SONGS (c) 2020 by Pete Lutz

Composed by Pete Lutz, orchestrated by Dr. Ross Bernhardt; singers: Nick Wommack, Todd Faulkner, Jackie Ayers

Sep 6, 2020

Season Two of Old-Time Radio Essentials continues! In this installment, Pete, Paul and Dave welcome Essential Listener Kelly, who brings us this episode of OUR MISS BROOKS from 1950, "School on Saturday", starring Eve Arden! Will our post-show discussion cause Kelly to give us all detention? TUNE IN AND FIND OUT! 

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 sixteenth installment (but 3rd official episode of S2), this episode of Our Miss Brooks from 1/20/50. 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.

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

Sep 5, 2020

Here's part 2 of our fourth and final Sonic Summerstock Playhouse offering for 2020, a beautiful Norwegian folk tale interpreted by Louis MacNiece for BBC Radio and originally broadcast in 1959. There was no recording available for us to take inspiration from, so we did everything based on the script's dialogue and sound/music cues. In my humble opinion, this is one of the most lovely audio dramas I've ever produced, and I hope you enjoy it. 

Angel Leigh McCoy as Helga

Karim C. Kronfli as Father and the North Wind’s Groom

Rachel Pulliam as Halvor and Longnose

Julia Eve as Mother and the Female Troll

Gareth Severn as the Prince and the Bear

Alex Moore as the Three Crones

Pete Lutz as the East Wind, the Parrot, and the Male Troll

Julie Hoverson as the West Wind and the Stepmother

Dana Gonsalves as the South Wind and the Prisoner 

Nick Wommack as the North Wind 

Additional voices by Alex Moore and Pete Lutz

Music composed and performed/sung by Dr. Ross Bernhardt

Produced & Directed by Pete Lutz

 

Sep 4, 2020

COMING SOON to this feed, especially for World Audio Drama Day 2020 -- an all-new comedy tribute to those masters of comedy mayhem, the Marx Brothers! 

DO I SPECTER? I'LL SAY I DO! was written by Pete Lutz and inspired by his life-long love of Los Hermanos Marx, and includes representations of all four brothers, plus other familiar character archetypes from their films -- except this time, they're placed in a situation unlike any seen in their 13 movies. 

This new feature is cast with wonderful voices (a mix of amateur and professional actors) and terrific gags, which Marxian experts have deemed worthy of the brothers themselves! It includes two brand-new songs, "I Never Met a Ghost That I Believed In", and "Phantom Love", composed and with lyrics by Pete Lutz, and orchestrated by Dr. Ross Bernhardt, who has himself composed many wonderful musical passages for the Narada Radio Company.

So here is the opening fanfare and the overture for DO I SPECTER? I'LL SAY I DO!, and we sincerely hope you like it and will come back at the end of October to hear the full program!

Aug 30, 2020

Here's part 1 of our fourth and final Sonic Summerstock Playhouse offering for 2020, a beautiful Norwegian folk tale interpreted by Louis MacNiece for BBC Radio and originally broadcast in 1959. There was no recording available for us to take inspiration from, so we did everything based on the script's dialogue and sound/music cues. In my humble opinion, this is one of the most lovely audio dramas I've ever produced, and I hope you enjoy it. Part 2 follows next week!

Angel Leigh McCoy as Helga

Karim C. Kronfli as Father and the North Wind’s Groom

Rachel Pulliam as Halvor and Longnose

Julia Eve as Mother and the Female Troll

Gareth Severn as the Prince and the Bear

Alex Moore as the Three Crones

Pete Lutz as the East Wind, the Parrot, and the Male Troll

Julie Hoverson as the West Wind and the Stepmother

Dana Gonsalves as the South Wind and the Prisoner 

Nick Wommack as the North Wind 

Additional voices by Alex Moore and Pete Lutz

Music composed and performed/sung by Dr. Ross Bernhardt

Produced & Directed by Pete Lutz

 

Aug 30, 2020

Created especially for Sonic Summerstock Playhouse 2020, we present a loving re-creation of several sketches from my favorite radio comedy duo, Bob & Ray. These sketches were drawn from their 1980s-era radio show for NPR. Directed by Pete Lutz and post-produced by John Bell, with music by Dr. Ross Bernhardt.

JOHN BELL as Bob Elliott

PETE LUTZ as Ray Goulding

Aug 28, 2020

Created especially for Sonic Summerstock 2020, we present a lost episode of the Old-Time Radio series, QUIET, PLEASE, entitled "Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall". Oliver is a man in an unhappy marriage, and under the thumb of his tyrannical boss. It seems the only way he can get any relief is to tell his troubles to his friend Eddie, over the phone. As we listen, we learn that someone else is listening, and has an unusual solution to Oliver's problems. Produced & directed by Pete Lutz

CAST:

OLIVER/ERNEST CHAPPELL: Pete Lutz

EVERWEIN: Dana Gonsalves

CAROLINE: Kristy Glick

DICTAGRAPH VOICE: Dawn Robertson

MUSIC: Dr. Ross Bernhardt

 

Aug 23, 2020

"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, 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.

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

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 Productions.

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"!

Aug 19, 2020

As a lifelong fan of the Marx Brothers, especially Groucho, I felt compelled during my "songwriting period" (1993-94, a time in my life where a lot of shit was hitting the fan, and all of these songs kept pushing their way out as a way to cope) to pen a tune about the man. This is it. The guitar is by my best friend at the time, Bart "Goat" Gauthreaux, who served with me in the Navy and never said no when it came time to help me with a song, or just to jam for hours, him playing, me singing. 

After a Persian Gulf cruise, where most of these songs were written, Goat and I met in his living room one afternoon and recorded all of the songs we'd made together on a tape recorder with a built-in microphone. High-class, right? But it was all we had, and I'm glad we did it. For Posterity. For the memories. For our friendship.

So...the sound quality isn't all that great, but the guitar melody comes out nicely and so does my nearly thirty-years-younger voice, like a sweet bell, I'm proud to say. This is my tribute to a great man who is still loved by many, not really forgotten, as I allude to in the song.

Aug 14, 2020

Every summer since 2015, the Narada Radio Company has produced at least one remake of an Old-Time Radio program in celebration of Sonic Summerstock Playhouse. About a month after they're initially launched at Mutual Audio Network, I generally re-launch them here for my regular audience. 

This year and for the two years previous, we've put out four remakes per season, each from a different radio series. It's a lot of work and it forces me to put the regular series on hiatus, because I'm just this one guy, you know? But I love doing it, and I love participating in these audio community projects. We're a family of creators, and if we can come together and collaborate at least once per year, then we are doing a wonderful thing, in my humble opinion.

So for Summerstock 2020, the first of Narada's four installments is this 1952 episode of the excellent OTR series, Night Beat, which starred Frank Lovejoy as Randy Stone, a reporter for the fictitious Chicago Star newspaper. I recommend you seek out this series, there are lots of free downloads available. You will love it, I guarantee. But listen to this one first. We have a top-notch cast which includes regular Narada players like Darren Rockhold and  Angela Young, plus Mutual Audio stalwarts like Lothar Tuppan, Jeff Billard, and John Bell. Next week's outlay will be another sample of a wonderful series, so don't miss it!

CAST:

ANNOUNCER – Darren Rockhold

RANDY STONE – Pete Lutz

EDIE – Angela Young

JIM GUTHRIE – Lothar Tuppan

RILEY JOHNSON – Jeffrey Billard

TINCHER – John Bell

FIRE CAPTAIN – James Scully

DOCTOR – Gareth Severn

P.A. SYSTEM VOICE  – Rachel Pulliam

MUSIC COMPOSED BY Dr. Ross Bernhardt

Aug 2, 2020

Season Two of Old-Time Radio Essentials continues! In this installment, Pete, Paul and Dave bring you this episode of THE SHADOW from 1946, "Gang Doctor", starring Bret Morrison! Will our post-show discussion have the ability to cloud men's minds? TUNE IN AND FIND OUT! 

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 fifteenth installment (but 2nd official episode of S2), this episode of The Shadow from 1946. 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.

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

Jul 28, 2020

Back in 2006-07 I had a gig at KCCT, a Corpus Christi radio station that was an "Air America" affiliate for about a year. I got in good with the program director and learned audio production, gaining some valuable experience, etc., and eventually developing my own weekly show, "ArtScene", showcasing local events in the artistic community. When I learned that composer/performer Marvin Hamlisch was going to be performing with the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra, I was able to gain a telephone interview with him, and I found him to be very friendly, engaging and enthusiastic. Here's the bulk of the interview -- the Symphony's managing director arrived and we chatted for a few minutes but I have eliminated those bits. 

The brilliant Mr. Hamlisch passed on in 2012, one of a very small community of artists who have achieved "EGOT": Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Awards; and one of two people who have achieved EGOT plus Pulitzer. He was an American Treasure and is sorely missed.

Jun 28, 2020

It's Season Two of Old-Time Radio Essentials! And to kick off our new round of classic dramas, Pete, Paul and Dave bring you this episode of SUSPENSE from 1945, "Donovan's Brain", starring Orson Welles! Come for the radio drama, stay for the scintillating (OK, that's a bit much, but at least we hope you find it interesting) discussion afterward! 

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 fourteenth installment (but first official episode of S2), this episode of Suspense 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.

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

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, 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.

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

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 Productions.

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!

Jun 7, 2020

WELCOME, FIENDS! It's the recitation of our winning horror-based limerick contest for 2020, mainly to give our sweet Cadavera something to do during the hiatus of our Cellar run. So she and her old seafarin' pal, Cap'n Billy Bones, got together and recited the limericks sent in by our listeners. We received quite a few, and liked them so much we couldn't decide on any winners, so we had Cadavera and Billy recite nearly all of them! We hope you enjoy 'em. Here's the list, in order, of our bright poets. Thanks to all of you for entering!

NANCY BUELER

GARETH SEVERN

BARRY GRIMES

JASON D. JOHNSON

DANA GONSALVES

ROBERT CHAUNCEY

LEANNE KING

CHRIS MESSERSMITH

KRISTIE DAIGLE

KAREN TARDIFF

JILL KORN

STU HUTCHINSON

JAMES SONGSTER

PHILBOYD STUDGE

FEDERAL STONECIPHER

Dr.FRED STURDLEY

CHAUNCEY HAWORTH

JOE GRIFFIN

LOTHAR TUPPAN

DAVID AULT

MARK BRUZEE

JOHN BELL

SARAH GOLDING

GLENN HARDPOINTER

JACK WARD

And remember, fiends, after this hiatus, during which our producer is working on a number of other projects, we'll be back to the good ol' "Cellar" line-up. So thanks for your patience, and keep listening!

May 31, 2020

WELCOME TO SEASON TWO OF OLD-TIME RADIO ESSENTIALS!

Well, friends, here we are, two or three (or four) months into this COVID-19 pandemic, so Paul, Dave and I decided to kick off our second season with something reflecting the times. And so we present "The Peoria Plague", a one-shot original radio drama about an alien invasion and deadly plague that was produced by radio station WUHN in Peoria, Illinois, in 1972. While it has familiar overtones of "The War of the Worlds" 1938 broadcast, this program seems to have had no effect whatsoever to radio audiences of its day -- we could find nothing that reported how listeners reacted. Anyway, we three discuss that and many other things about this broadcast, and we hope you enjoy it. Remember to stay safe, keep your social distance, and DON'T DRINK THE TAP WATER! (P.S. watch out for Zombies...)

Apr 5, 2020

In this audio reenactment of the hilarious scene from the original film of "The Producers", by Mel Brooks, Max Bialystock, a down-and-out theatrical producer, meets Leo Bloom, a young accountant, sent to do his books. Just a few moments before this scene begins, Leo had walked into Bialy's office, and witnessed the older man in a somewhat compromising position with a much older lady. In the course of this later encounter, Bialy and Leo spar verbally over business and ethics, and whether the two have ever met. Featuring Pete Lutz as Bialystock and Jordan Bruster as Bloom, recorded (over Skype) specially for the entertainment of COVID-19 shut-ins. Enjoy!

 
We do not own the rights to this work, and infringement is not intended.
Mar 29, 2020

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

Welcome to the ninth number in our continuing horror/suspense anthology series! Our stories are either original, or inspired by, or adapted from pulp fiction and classic literature, but they're guaranteed all-new productions, and no repeats from other series.  

We at the Narada Radio Co. hope you are all doing well during the COVID-19 situation, and will continue to do so. This is a scary time, so we're doing our best to provide some scary fictitious stuff to distract you from reality.  See below for info on some upcoming special productions!

And with that in mind...we proudly present "The Shadow on the Screen", adapted by our director Pete Lutz, from a pulp-fiction story by Henry Kuttner -- An up-and-coming Hollywood horror-film director wants to buck studio rules and make a true masterpiece of horror, so he seeks guidance from a shunned master of the craft -- with somewhat gruesome results! ENJOY, my friends!

CADAVERA QUIVRY: Angela Young

ANNOUNCER: Graham Rowat

RADIO REPORTER: Gareth Severn 

FILM PRODUCER: Alan Clower 

TOD GREENE: Jeff Billard 

ANA HERNANDEZ: Ebony Rose 

ANDY WORTH: Jonathan Montgomery 

EDITOR: Russ Walker 

ARNOLD KEENEN: Orlando Segarra 

FILM VOICE: Darren Rockhold 

WOMEN (2 voices): Sarah Leight 

SUSIE: Kristi Copeland 

MUSIC: Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com

SOUND EFFECTS: freesound.org and the Public Domain

COMING NEXT MONTH, exclusive to the Mutual Audio Network: Two special, short audio plays, produced especially for the stay-at-home folks. They're not virus-related, they're just for entertainment, so make sure you're subscribed to Mutual on your podcatcher. The first one is 'BURN!', which will release 4/5; the second is 'THE MAN WITHOUT A FACE', launching 4/12. DON'T MISS 'EM!

Mar 22, 2020
Episode 12 -- "Tanglefoot", Quiet, Please (Season 1 Finale)

Welcome to Old-Time Radio Essentials, a podcast wherein a specific episode from a selected OTR series is presented, and then discussed by three co-hosts: Pete Lutz, Paul Arbisi, and newcomer David Feldmann; 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 twelfth installment (and David's first selection), this episode of Quiet, Please from 1949. 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.

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

FANS OF 'THE CELLAR'...we hope you enjoyed "Skulls in the Stars", and are looking forward to episode 9, "The Shadow on the Screen", which launches next week!

Mar 8, 2020

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

Welcome to the eighth number in our continuing horror/suspense anthology series! Our stories are either original, or inspired by, or adapted from pulp fiction and classic literature, but they're guaranteed all-new productions, and no repeats from other series.  I apologize from the bottom o' me heart for the delay in bringing you this new episode. I hope you will agree that the wait was well worth it.

I'm pleased to report that we ended up with a full dozen entries in our script-writing competition. Our judges came through with a spectacular top three, and there was a fourth that was pretty dang good, too -- so they all have won guaranteed slots in  season two of The Cellar. 

And now...we proudly present "Skulls in the Stars", adapted by our director Pete Lutz, from a pulp-fiction story by Robert E. Howard -- Solomon Kane wanders the swamps and moors of old England and meets up with an evil entity -- but can he defeat it before it defeats him? ENJOY, my friends!

Co-producer: JOHN BELL

Music by Dr. ROSS BERNHARDT

Cast in Order of Appearance:

CADAVERA QUIVRY: Angela Young

DOCTOR: Carl Yowell

WOMAN: Tanja Milojevic

BOY: Zoe Jenkins

SOLOMON KANE: Owen McCuen

THE GHOST: Jason D. Johnson

GHOST'S VICTIM: Russ Walker

EZRA THE MISER: Sarah Golding

VILLAGERS 1, 2, 3, 4: Jason D. Johnson, Russ Walker, Geri Elliff, Pete Lutz

CROWD: All Cast including John Bell

ANNOUNCER: Graham Rowat

VERY SPECIAL THANKS go to my outstanding script-doctors Robert Tinsley, Neil Jones and Craig Robotham.

NEXT EPISODE: "The Shadow on the Screen", to be released March 29th!

Feb 23, 2020
Episode 11 -- "C-Chute", X Minus One

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, Paul Arbisi, and newcomer David Feldmann; 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 eleventh installment (and Paul's selection), this episode of X Minus One from 1956. 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! 

Help us welcome new co-host David by doing any of the following!

To comment on how we might improve this podcast, 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.

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

FANS OF 'THE CELLAR'...don't worry, Cadavera will be back soon. Our next number, "Skulls in the Stars" has been sent to our composer, Dr. Ross Bernhardt, and he'll be starting to score this episode in the coming days.

Jan 19, 2020
Episode 10 -- "Opening a Gas Station", The Abbott & Costello Program

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 tenth installment (and Jane's selection), this episode of The Abbott & Costello Program 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! 

And on a sad note, we pay tribute and say farewell to one of our co-hosts. 

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

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FANS OF 'THE CELLAR'...don't worry, Cadavera will be back soon. Our next number, "Skulls in the Stars" is being guest-produced by my friend John Bell, of the "Bell's in the Batfry" podcast, and I'm going to produce several episodes as well before releasing them.

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