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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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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.

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" 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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