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Pulp-Pourri Theatre Audio Drama

Pulp-Pourri Theatre is an all-new audio drama anthology series that has its origins in vintage pulp fiction but presents its stories in the modern way. Produced and directed by Pete Lutz, and starring the Narada Radio Company.
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Sep 18, 2017

Posted here for Audioverse Award consideration, this is the theme for the western serial, "Jake Dimes, Range Detective". It was composed by Pete Lutz and arranged/performed by Dr. Ross Bernhardt. First aired as the theme in October 2016.

Aug 20, 2017

Four our third annual feature created especially for Jack Ward's Sonic Society Summerstock Playhouse, the Narada Radio Company stars in a remake of the classic Old-Time Radio program, "Meridian 7-1212", which originally aired on CBS Radio in 1939. 

I'm very proud of this production and I believe you'll enjoy hearing it as much as we enjoyed making it.

Cast of MERIDIAN 7-1212: 

ANNOUNCERS – Derek Lutz, Ashe Thurman

Time service operators: 

DOT DAY – Aileen Corpos

MISS TANNER – Rhiannon McAfee

HELEN CLEARY – Angela Young

MISS WALLACE, THEIR SUPERVISOR – Geri Elliff  

Other phone operators:   

HOTEL OPERATOR – Rhiannon McAfee

BRITISH OPERATOR – Sarah Golding

BRITISH OVERSEAS OPERATOR – Alex Moore

AMERICAN OPERATOR – Stephanie Jordan  

Other players:

WRITER FOR MANHATTANITE MAGAZINE – Jackie Ayers

JIM FAWCETT – Peter M. Howard

MR. BRADLEY, MANAGER OF TIME SERVICE – Pete Lutz

JOHN – Joe Martinez

GRACE, HIS WIFE – Nancy Gaugler

JOE AND SCOTT, AMERICAN DRUNKS IN LONDON – Pete Lutz, Dana Gonsalves

PERCIVAL, BRITISH DESK CLERK – Jason D. Johnson

ED, A LAWYER – Alan Clower

NEAL, HIS ASSISTANT – Micah Blain

JOHNSON, A CRIMINAL – Nick Wommack

Aug 13, 2017

Friends, as you may know, Pulp-Pourri Theatre is in its fourth and final season. We're not going away entirely, but we are on hiatus while our director is working on other projects and gearing up to bring you not only our final five episodes, but also What-Comes-Next.

So please enjoy this promo, and don't forget about us in the meantime! We love our listeners and we do this audio drama thing for you.

Pete and the Narada Radio Company

Jul 23, 2017

HERE'S ANOTHER "LOST" EPISODE from the vaults – a tale of the "Average Joe", the Everyman. A light-hearted look at one man's post-war journey toward making a new, better life for himself. This is "Holy Moses Murphy", originally released in March, 2014, and was Episode 5 of Season 1.

 

CAST:

ANNOUNCER: Lisa Ayala

EDDIE CROSBY: Austin Tower

HOLY MOSES MURPHY: Carl Yowell

MARY MONTGOMERY: Katherine Crawford

MIKE HANNIGAN: Larry Hutchison

BOX LUNCH GUY: Pete Lutz

 

SPECIAL FEATURES CAST:

Derek Lutz, Pete Lutz

Jul 16, 2017

Originally released elsewhere on 7-10-14, "Tall, Dark & 4-F" is a romance adapted from a story by Vina Lawrence that appeared in a 1943 issue of "New Love" magazine. 

CAST OF CHARACTERS:

ANNOUNCER: Lisa Ayala

SALLY BLAINE: Katherine Crawford

NICK THOMAS: Nick Wommack

EDDIE PHILLIPS: Austin Hanna

JOHN PHILLIPS: Skeeter Ullman

MRS. BLAINE: Lisa Espinoza

DIANE: Canela Pennington

MOLLY JONES: Nicole Sanchez

SPECIAL FEATURES:

"INSOMNIA THEATRE" with Micah Blain, Lisa Espinoza, Pete Lutz, Andres Elizondo II

"STOOPNAGLE'S COFFEE" commercial with Dana Gonsalves

"PHILBOYD STUDGE INTERVIEW" with Skeeter Ullman and Pete Lutz

 

WITH THIS RELEASE we announce our hiatus! If you heard the opening statement you know why. See you back here in a few months!

 

Jul 9, 2017

I'm honestly shocked that I hadn't posted this before now, our 2015 entry for the Sonic Society's Summerstock Playhouse: Our pretty decent remake of the Lux Radio Theater's 1951 adaptation of Carol Reed's 1949 film, "The Third Man". 

In case you didn't know, the Summerstock Playhouse brings you, every Summer, a handful of old-time radio remakes from modern-day audio drama producers. As I indicated above, this was our first entry, and I'd already released our production from last year, "Good Ghost" from the Quiet, Please radio series. It's no coincidence that I went looking for our first production -- earlier this week I wrapped post-production on this year's entry, "Meridian 7-1212" from the 1939 Columbia Workshop series broadcast. This new one will be featured at the Sonic Summerstock in the last weekend of July. 

Find the Summerstock Playhouse at http://sonicsociety.org/category/sonic-summer/ There's a special thing going on this summer to honor the memory of our dear friend Bill Hollweg: click on the link to find out more.

Meantime, here's the cast of THE THIRD MAN. Enjoy the show!

CAST OF CHARACTERS:

Announcer  – Lisa Marie Ayala
John Milton Kennedy  – Larry Hutchison
William Keighley – Christian Ferris
Harry Lime – Pete Lutz
Holly Martins – Alan Clower
Major Calloway – Jason D. Johnson
Sergeant Paine – Dana Gonsalves
Baron Kurtz – Nick Wommack
The Porter – Eric Lutz
The Porter's Wife – Tamara Merson Wren
Hotel Clerk – Kevin Schuster
Anna Schmidt – Leanne King
Landlady – Merilee Robinson
Dr. Winkel – John Valadez
Libby Collins, Hollywood Reporter – Darrin Ruiz
Mr. Popescu – Jordan Bruster-Campo
Viennese Bystander – Christian Ferris
Little Boy – Bailey Roberts 
Father – Skeeter Ullmann
Irene Winston, Actress – Kendra Womack
Captain Brodsky – Carl Yowell
German Policemen – Pete Lutz 
Priest – Dana Gonsalves

Jul 2, 2017

Welcome back to Pulp-Pourri Theatre, this is our all-new episode, "Ghost Lanterns", adapted from a story by Alan B. LeMay, that originally appeared in the 12/20/22 issue of Adventure magazine. Our producer/director, Pete Lutz, wrote this adaptation in 2014.

Our cast includes the creator of THE SONIC SOCIETY podcast, Mr. Jack Ward, who introduces this episode.

Others in the cast include:

Lisa Ayala – ANNOUNCER

Nick Wommack – THE MATE

Pete Lutz – CAP DORKIN

Owen McCuen – BILL GRIMES

Carl Yowell – JOE BATES

Russ Walker – SHARKY STEVE

Alan Clower – MR. HARRIS

Jason D. Johnson – CAPT. GRAVES

Derek Lutz – JIMMY THE COOK

 

Please stay with us to the end to hear a very special public service announcement. ENJOY THE SHOW!

Jun 18, 2017

Just in time for Father's Day, here's the new mini-sode, which we call "A Word from Our Sponsors". Just a few loose commercials that would have run during "The Narada Audio Drive-In", were that still running as scheduled, but too good to let sit around, if you want my opinion. 

Anyway, here are commercials from longtime sponsors Arrowhawk Trail Mix, Stoopnagle's Coffee, and The Turnbuckle Television Cartel, featuring the voices of (in order of appearance): ASHLEY CARROLL, BOB CARO, and (Special Guest Voice) JULIA MORIZAWA of "The Bright Sessions Podcast". 

Following these spots is a special announcement, so please stay with us till the end.

 

 

Spots and jingles written by Pete Lutz

Music for Turnbuckle Television Cartel spot by Kevin MacLeod of Incompetech dot com

Other music from the Public Domain

Jun 11, 2017

Here's our special re-release of Chapter 5, originally part of the Narada Audio Drive-In #5, now coupled with the ALL-NEW, never-before-released Chapter 6!

Chapter 5, "Hog-Tied", and Chapter 6, "Red-Headed Stranger", were written, directed and produced by Pete Lutz, and star the Narada Radio Company.

JAKE DIMES: Dana Gonsalves

CHRIS GREENSLATE: Kristen diMercurio

FRED GREENSLATE: Joe Stofko

BIRCH HICKAM: Tommy Gragg

Other voices as mentioned in closing credits.

Jun 4, 2017

Coming to you from the Good Quality Value Network (GQVN), this segment features presenters Buffy Mae Updike and Grady September Morning, demonstrating the wonderful and one-of-a-kind new household product, "The Cheez-Finger"! 

BUFFY MAE UPDIKE: Kendra Womack

GRADY SEPTEMBER MORNING: John Washington

Music: "Deadly Roulette" by Kevin MacLeod

"Grandstand" theme from the BBC archives

This mini-sode was written, produced and directed by Pete Lutz

**Your comments either here or at iTunes are greatly appreciated! Thanks for listening.

May 28, 2017

AT LAST! AT LAST! The newest episode of Pulp-Pourri Theatre! Many apologies for making you wait, and I hope you find it was worth it.

"The King's Prerogative" tells the story of a poor man who is released from prison by the king of Trayga, but only if he performs a special favor for the monarch. Written by Mike Murphy and adapted by Pete Lutz, it's the tale of deceit, murder and witchcraft!

Stay tuned after the show to hear promos for two of my favorite podcasts!

CAST:

ANNOUNCER: Lisa Ayala

KING: Edward Champion of Gray Area Productions

GUARD 1: Omar Lopez

PRAG: Micah Blain

QUEEN: Lisa Michaud

GUARD 2: Christian Ferris

NARA: Ashley Kristeen Vega

KOLCH: Jessica Matthews

CAPTAIN OF THE KING'S GUARD: Owen McCuen

LADIES-IN-WAITING: Fiona Thraille, Sarah Golding, Mj Cogburn, Tanja Milojevich, Ashe Thurman

MUSIC COMPOSED BY TOM RORY PARSONS

May 25, 2017

Because I am unable to post more than one episode per month on my free account at Podcast Garden, I am posting this here and then on June 1st I'll post it there. But I couldn't let this wait any longer -- it's a wonderful interview with one of the most talented and sought-after voice actors I know, Tanja Milojevic. In this installment we chat about her many roles over the years, her personal accomplishments, our many mutual friends and acquaintances, and her goals for the future. We actually chatted for more than an hour, and the conversation came freely as if we were two old pals. But here are the best 53 minutes of that conversation. Enjoy!

May 21, 2017

Here are chapters 3 & 4 in the continuing saga of our Old West hero, Jake Dimes! Our chapters are entitled, "Ambush on the Trail", and "Arrested!" 

I'm happy to say that we have received two fantastic reviews at iTunes, so if you get a chance to see them, please do. I agree with their sentiments wholeheartedly, of course. :-) And while you're there, why not leave a review yourself? It takes but a mere pittance of time and you'll feel so goo-ooood afterwards! 

Thanks for being loyal fans, and if you're just joining us for the first time, please listen to chapters 1 & 2 before you listen to this one. Thank you!

May 14, 2017

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

Narada Audio Drive-In is no more but both Pulp-Pourri Theatre and Jake Dimes are, so we're re-issuing the first five chapters so you can hear them as standalone eps before we launch the all-new sixth chapter!

Enjoy! "The King's Prerogative", our next Pulp-Pourri Theatre presentation, is still in production but will be released before the end of May. (I hope...)

Thanks for being loyal listeners! Show your love by leaving us a short review at iTunes. We haven't had a new one in several months and could use a little cheering up. ;-)



May 11, 2017

Please listen to Pete's special announcement about the future of the Narada Audio Drive-In, Pulp-Pourri Theatre, and Jake Dimes Range Detective. 

May 7, 2017

Just a brief promo telling you, our beloved listeners, what you can expect from us in 2018! Let the spine-tingling begin!! 

Apr 30, 2017

Originally released in November 2013, this is the absolute last original episode from the archives that we can post. And to be honest I didn't want to release this one because of the sound quality. But I've had it cleaned up a bit by Steve Blizin of the Drift and Ramble podcast (check his show out on iTunes, it's awesome), and I think it's ready to be heard (again). 

Here's our cast:

Dana Gonsalves as Larry Halder, Micah Blain as Lieutenant Rodson, Wendy Sauer as Mildred, Pete Lutz as Tony Cintrella, Geri Elliff as Clara Lorn, and Andres Elizondo II as Nick Tanner.  Additional voices were supplied by Kevin Schuster, Larry Hutchison, and Jordan Bruster-Campo....Your announcer was Lisa Ayala.

”What Bleeds is What Leads” was originally published as the short story “Red Dawn” by Don James, and appeared in the September 1946 issue of “Dime Mystery Magazine”.  It was adapted by Pete Lutz, who also directed and produced this program. 

Apr 23, 2017

One of the many special features that appear between-the-acts of episodes of Pulp-Pourri Theatre is the Philboyd Studge Interview: our intrepid reporter travels the globe, chatting with interesting, yet wholly fictitious, people who might have an unusual occupation; or an unusual name; or own a business with an unusual name. In search of the unusual, that's our Philboyd! Here they are, in order of appearance, beginning with his first one with a crack-filler on Mount Rushmore. The final interview is a never-before-released chat with a conspiracy theorist, conducted especially for this compilation. Enjoy!

All interviews written by Pete Lutz; Philboyd Studge plays himself.
 
ADDITIONAL CAST:
1: August Q. Crampheimer: Pete Lutz
2: Marion Wade Graveltop: Lisa Espinoza
3: ZVBXRPL Fingerman: Derek Lutz
4: Hamish Bogweiler: Larry Hutchison
5: The President of the United States: Skeeter Ullman
6: Sam Smirnoff: Nick Wommack
7: Fred & Felicity Fernandez: Derek Lutz & Jordan Bruster-Campo
8: DeVour "Maurice" Bunch: Derek Rhein
9: Announcer: Darren Rockhold; Polly Cotten: Aileen Corpos; SGTMAJ Tim Plait Whistle: Mark Hacala
10: Ivy Twining Vines: Nora Estela Gutierrez
Apr 16, 2017

Recording of a live performance of the Narada Radio Company, at RealmsCon 2015 in Corpus Christi, TX. Originally released 10/30/15, on archive dot org, in honor of World Audio Drama Day.

Our production has all the earmarks of a live performance: people coughing, folks walking in and out of the room, etc. Try not to let that distract you too much. 

"Inner Sanctum Mysteries: Death of a Doll" was originally broadcast on NBC radio in October 1948. 

CAST OF CHARACTERS:

ANNOUNCER: Lisa Espinoza
HOST/BEAU COUSINS: Jason D. Johnson
WILL HARPER: Pete Lutz
MR. JACKSON/KARA NANA/INSP. SHEA: Dana Gonsalves
THE DOLL/THE CLERK: Kristy Glick
McGRUNDY: George Hatfield
 
ORGANIST: Ross Bernhardt
Apr 9, 2017

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. 

CAST:

ANNOUNCER: Dana Gonsalves

ERNEST CHAPPELL/GUS: Pete Lutz

THE VOICE: Merilee Robinson

SCHUSTER: Carl Yowell

ADA: Debby Leal

ROLLO: Skeeter Ullman

 

Apr 2, 2017

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!

 

Mar 26, 2017

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.

CAST:

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!

CAST:

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

Mar 20, 2017

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
and
Mark Bruzee* as Theodore Olson
and
Nick Wommack* as the Narrator

This play was written by Dustin Lance Black
Produced by Pete Lutz for 63audio
and
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:
www.8theplay

This has been a co-production of 63audio and Leap Audio.

Mar 15, 2017

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.

Mar 12, 2017

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.

OUR CAST:

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

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