Sound Affects: A Radio Playground

Sound Affects: A Radio Playground

Where "radio play" is the central part of the phrase. Hosted by Jerry Stearns. Audio theater, a medium where almost everything is left to your imagination.

A showcase of audio theater, featuring the best of modern audio theater, snippets from Old Time Radio drama, spoken word comedy, and talk about and with some of the skillful practitioners of the Theater of the Mind, we'll bring the best there is to your ears.
Look for these feature segments:

• Selected Shorts: Short skits, excerpts from Old Time Radio, interviews with writers and producers of audio theater, unusual bits of audio art.
• Evening Matinee: Tonight's Feature Presentation. It might be an episode of a longer "novel length" work, or it might be a complete Firesign Theatre album from the 60s. Check the Sound Affects website for a schedule of upcoming features.
• The Thrilling Conclusion: A short piece of something silly. Single sketches, or part of an ongoing serial. The perfect thing to conclude your Sunday evening entertainment, that will let you go to sleep with a smile on your imagination.

You can find more about the program and a weekly schedule of what's on the show at the Sound Affects website.

Recent Playlists

7/6/2014 Sound Affects: A Radio Playground

Voices in the Wind Audio Theatre in Canada brings us Running to Detroit, the story of a mom and her daughter trying to do some cross-border shopping in Detroit, but an expired passport makes for some very unexpected adventures. Plus some short subjects.

6/29/2014 Sound Affects: A Radio Playground

The eighth episode in the Little City In Space’s nationally syndicated series from 1999.

6/22/2014 Sound Affects: A Radio Playground

A pair from the Great Northern Audio Theatre, including Villains on Parade, the Mark Time Radio Show from 2010, and High Moon, a short subject with the Big Showdown you’ve heard so much about.

6/15/2014 Sound Affects: A Radio Playground

The conclusion of Tread Softly BIll Lizard, where Bill gets out of the dimension he was in, and into who knows where. And Time Out For Bill Lizard, the original story of how Bill acquired the phone that acts as a gateway between dimensions. From Crazy Dog Audio Theatre.

6/8/2014 Sound Affects: A Radio Playground

Tread Softly Bill Lizard, Episodes 3 & 4, from Crazy Dog Audio Theatre in Dublin, Ireland. An odyssey through the Celtic imagination.

6/1/2014 Sound Affects: A Radio Playground

Tread Softly BIll Lizard by Roger Gregg. Bill Lizard is a Private Eye, and he has a phone that takes him to different dimensions. He’s on his own train of thought, and is thrown off, and he loses his phone. If he doesn’t find it he’s stuck there. So he’s off on a remarkable quest. Episodes 1 & 2 of 5 tonight.

5/25/2014 Sound Affects: A Radio Playground

The Little City in Space syndicated series, Episode 7. The Post Void Radio Theater does what they do best – be entirely silly. From that orbiting Airstream of fun comes Peter, Stu and Jerry and all the denizens of ‘out there’.

5/18/2014 Sound Affects: A Radio Playground

From the Wavefront Anthology at Electric Vicuna Productions we offer Alone in the Night, about a lonely Listening Post in deep space, that gets even lonelier.

5/11/2014 Sound Affects: A Radio Playground

Two plays about looking back to who used to be on TV, and both of them performed before a live audience. First Sundrive Boulevard from Crazy Dog Audio’s Crazy Dog Live album. And then Don’t Crush That Dwarf from the Firesign Theatre’s Back From the Shadows of their 25th Anniversary Tour album.

5/4/2014 Sound Affects: A Radio Playground

The Radio Repertory Theater of America presents Richmond Smokes a Joint. The story isn’t what you think from the title. Villain Jean Richmond is after lots of gold, and there’s gratuituous everything.

Sunday, 9:30pm to 10:30pm
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