Well, we’ve crossed about all the genres so far on the show, and this month we kick off with a stellar piece of contemporary science fiction by Dreamseed. In a not-too-distant future, workers of the world are saved by a pill that makes you forget your dayjob. It’s just one perpetual paid vacation in this sweet dream life, which one man soon finds slipping away… In the spirit of Philip K. Dick, with crisp professional production and a brilliant score, I’m very excited to be sharing Buried in Falling Sand this Thursday, May 3.
For the week of May 10th, we’ll be talking with Dreamseed’s Alexander Davis, one of audio drama’s most innovative new producers. Edgy scripts, excellent production and fresh sound and music are just the beginning of his ambitions to bring audio drama to the entertainment limelight. We’ll talk about the technology and stories that drive him.
Then put on your toga as we slip back to ancient Rome for Quicksilver Radio Theater’s performance of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. This contemporary interpretation of the 1599 play features all of the intrigue, betrayal, and passion even for those of us who had trouble finishing it in high school. The broadcast on the 17th and 24th is in tandem with a new film by writer/director Jay Stern, The Changeling — a story of desire, deceit and murder.
Finally, we close the month with an original by FinalRune Productions — the genre-bending fantasy story Fall of the Hero. Sir Grace was a lofty knight, revered throughout the land with a record of dragon-slaying on par with none. Yet, a confrontation with an infamous wizard forces him to face his greatest enemy yet: himself.
Join us every week for a trek through audio adventure and discussion about the forces driving this under-appreciated artform back to the ears of America. Live at Thursdays 1PM EST on WMPG or via podcast before the sun sets on Friday.