As a prelude to today’s episode, the beginning of a frightful month of audio horror stories here on the show, I’ve got to note that this week marks the middle of the “Begathon” pledge drive at WMPG, the station which generally gives air time, studio space, and access to a great audio-savvy volunteer army, making everything I do here on the show (and much of what I do with FinalRune) possible.
If you’re a regular listener, a fan of audio drama, or just generally philanthropic and see a need for more diversity in our media choices, please donate to WMPG to directly support a great local radio station and show that there’s support for offbeat programming like Radio Drama Revival. Donate online at their website or by calling 207-874-3000. Thank you!
Now, the episode — This is the premiere broadcast of a new work by Mind’s Eye Productions, an excellent audio theater operation run locally by the celebrated audiobook narrator William Dufris.
Dufris lends his amazing talent to his audio theater work and pairs it with excellent sound effects and eerie music, resulting in stories that will leave you unable to get out of bed for a while. Today’s story is a thrilling adaptation of William Hope Hodgson’s “The Derelict,” about a crew of sailors that finds a strange boat adrift in the endless ocean, and discovers all too gruesomely the reason for its abadonment.