Season Two of Old-Time Radio Essentials continues! This installment is our second for 2021, and instead of rotating to Paul, we have brought in as our special guests, the co-hosts of THE MYSTERIOUS OLD RADIO LISTENING SOCIETY: Joshua, Tim, and Eric! Their choice for this episode is an entry in the Columbia Workshop series, called "A Radio Primer", written by Norman Corwin. (Dave couldn't make it for this episode but he'll be back next time!) Join us for a five-way discussion that is hilarious at times, but always informative!
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 twenty-first number (but 8th official episode of S2), this episode of The Columbia Workshop from 1941. 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!
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"Do you dare to go down into...THE CELLAR?"
Welcome to the twelfth 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.
And now, we proudly present our Season 1 Finale, "ILE", adapted by our director Pete Lutz, from stage play by celebrated American playwright Eugene O'Neill -- a story that asks the question, "Is it a good idea to bring your fragile wife along on a two-year whaling voyage?" Listen and find out, and ENJOY, my friends!
CADAVERA QUIVRY: Angela Young
ANNOUNCER: Graham Rowat
THE STEWARD and CAPT. KEENEY: Pete Lutz
BEN: George Hatfield
THE MATE: Mark Kalita
MRS. KEENEY: Ebony Rose
JOE: Gareth Severn
with CREWMEN'S VOICES by John Bell, Paul Arbisi & Pete Lutz
Music for this episode was performed by Ross Bernhardt
"The Cellar" theme composed and performed by Tom Rory Parsons
With Season One complete, "The Cellar" goes on a short hiatus as we prepare episodes for Season Two, plus a number of special productions for the 2021 Sonic Summerstock Playhouse. We thank you for listening and we hope you enjoyed the first dozen episodes of..."The Cellar"!
Fans of the Narada Radio Company -- all two of you -- will likely have noticed that Mr. John Bell has taken part in many of our productions over the course of the last two years or so. John is a man of many voices, and a fantastic sense of humor, and his own comedy series, "Bell's in the Batfry", has been going strong for more more than a dozen years.
As a tribute to the man, I wrote and performed all of the characters in a spoof of his show, which I called "Crade's in the Cattle", much in the same way John voices 99.9% of the characters in his show (he does bring in occasional guest voices).
You won't get the joke if you don't listen to BITB, so please go to the Mutual Audio Network and subscribe to the Friday Follies so you can hear a multitude of the back catalog; and to the Sunday Showcase, so you can hear new ones every other week. THEN come back and listen to this one.