Friday, December 30, 2011

Journey #24 - Sherlock Holmes in "New Year's Eve Off The Scilly Isles"

The ocean lines Gigantic faces fire at sea. Can Sherlock Holmes discover the terrorists plot in time?


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The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes was an old-time radio show which ran from late 1939 to mid 1947. Most episodes were written by the team of Dennis Green and Anthony Boucher.

John Stanley was the third actor to play Sherlock Holmes, proceded by Basil Rathbone and Tom Conway. Nigel Bruce Played Doctor Watson through the entire series.

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Journey #23 - The Mansion by Henry van Dyke
















John Weightman is a wealthy and generous man, if it provides rewards for himself, but what does he have to learn of freely giving of himself?


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Henry van Dyke was born on November 11 , 1852 in Germantown, Pennsylvania.  He graduated from Princeton University in 1873 and from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1877 and served as a professor of English literature at Princeton between 1899 and 1923. He was also the pastor of the Brick Presbyterian Church, in New York City, and served as U.S. minister to the Netherlands from 1913-16, right around the beginnings of WWI.
Among his popular writings are two other Christmas stories The Other Wise Man (1896), and The First Christmas Tree (1897). Various religious themes of his work are also expressed in his poetry, hymns and the essays collected in the books Little Rivers and Fisherman’s Luck .

Cast of characters:
Josh Roseman as Narator, and Dr. McLean
Rish Outfield (of the Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine) as John Weightman
Big Anklevich (of the Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine) as the Keeper of the Gate
Julie Hoverson (of the 19 Nocturne Boulevard) as Mrs. Weightman
Marshal Latham as Harold Weightman

Other related links:
My Chistmas book list
Thomas S. Monson Christmas Devotional talk
Have I Done Any Good?
Podcastle 188: The Ghost of Christmas Possible

Several sound effects were found at freesound.org.

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Side Trip #2 - Misfit by Marshal Latham

T.R.I.P.P. fights against being labeled a misfit.


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Big Thanks to J. E. Ignatius McNeill for his excellent reading!  You can listen to other stories he has narrated over at the Dribblecast.

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Journey #22 - "19 Santa Clauses" starring Vincent Price as The Saint

Simon Templar gets mistaken for a thief in a santa suit and then must solve the mystery.


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Based on a popular movie series, The Saint ran on NBC radio from 1944-1951 and starred Vincent Price inthe title role. The series was also adapted as a comic strip, a British television series starring Roger Moore, and 1997 film starring Val Kilmer.

Theme music by Man In Space and the Vince Guaraldi Trio 

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Journey #21 - Dream Engine, Part 2 by Tim Pratt



































Episode art by Howard Lyon

When Howlaa and Wisp follow the Fat Man back to his world, they must unravel the mystery behind the dream engine..


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Listen to Part 1 of Dream Engine

Stay updated with Tim Pratt on his blog. Check out more with these characters, and this world, in Tim's YA online novel, The Nex.

Cast of characters:
Renee Chambliss (author of Dreaming of Deliverance) as Wisp
Rish Outfield (of the Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine) as the Regent
Bryan Lincoln (of the Fullcast Podcast) as the Fat Man, and the dreamer
Abigail Hilton (of the Fullcast Podcast and Guild of the Cowry Catchers) as the dreamer's wife
Marshal Latham as Howlaa Moor

Music used in this production: Calm at Heaven Disrupted by Industrial Water

Several sound effects were found at freesound.org.
Theme music: Liberator by Man In Space.


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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Side Trip #1 - Pardon by Marshal Latham





Is being picked for the Selection more important than friendship?


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Big Thanks to Bryan Lincoln (of the Fullcast Podcast) for producing the episode for me!!

Cast of characters:
This cast is entirely made up of members of the A.I.E. guild in World of Warcraft (hence the gaming names as pseudonyms):

Bryan Lincoln (of My Epic Heals, and the Fullcast Podcast ) as the Narrator
Zhug (of Convert To Raid and the Independent Music Podcast) as Massasoit
RevnGeek (of RevnGeek's Paraody Palace) as Bradford
Shmage as Cranberry
Koltrane  (of Convert To Raid) as Mashed, and the President
Eade (of My Epic Heals) as One of the men

Music used in this production:  "Fit for a king" by Josh Woodward

Several sound effects were found at freesound.org.

Theme music: Surfs Down by Man In Space.

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Journey #20 - Dream Engine, Part 1 by Tim Pratt



































Episode art by Howard Lyon

Howlaa and Wisp are are assigned by the Regent to rid Nexington-on-Axis of a murderous naked fat man.


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Listen to Part 2 of Dream Engine

Stay updated with Tim Pratt on his blog. Check out more with these characters, and this world, in Tim's YA online novel, The Nex.

Cast of characters:
Renee Chambliss (author of Dreaming of Deliverance) as Wisp
Rish Outfield (of the Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine) as the Regent
Bryan Lincoln (of the Fullcast Podcast) as the Fat Man
Marshal Latham as Howlaa Moor

Music used in this production:  Calm at Heaven Disrupted by Industrial Water

Several sound effects were found at freesound.org.

Theme music: Liberator by Man In Space.

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Journey #19 - Midshipman Hornblower: The Man Who Saw God by C.S. Forester (presented by BBC)

Horatio Hornblower faces restlessness and questions of faith while at sea.


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The radio series "The Hornblower Story" (1968-69) was adapted from four of the Hornblower books by C.S.Forester. Dramatised into 20 half-hour parts by Val Gielgud, it was produced by Trevor Hill, and directed by Trevor Hill and Christopher Hayton Webb.  Music by Johnny Pearson, special effects by David Fleming-Williams, Jack Hollinshead in conjunction with the Sea Training Association.

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Journey #18 - The Veldt by Ray Bradbury (presented by Dimension X)

George and Lydia wanted the best for their children, so they bought the automated nursery along with the other advanced household amenities. But was it the best for George and Lydia?

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Dimension X aired on NBC radio from April 8, 1950 to September 29, 1951. The first 13 episodes were broadcast live, and the remainder were pre-recorded. Fred Wiehe and Edward King were the directors, and Norman Rose was heard as both announcer and narrator.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Journey #17 - Hop Frog by Edgar Allan Poe























Hop Frog is often the butt of the King's jokes and cruelty, along with the Royal Council, but Hop Frog still agrees to help them with a masterful ruse at the masquerade.


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Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809 and became an American author, poet, editor and literary critic. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre, as well as the genre of science fiction.  He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.  Poe died in 1849,  in Baltimore, under mysterious circumstances, but he left us with a legacy of tales of wonder and woe, the marvelous and the macarbe. 

Cast of characters:
John "Widgett" Robinson (of Need Coffee Dot Com) as Narrator
Big Anklevich (of the Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine) as Hop Frog
Marshal Latham as the King, and his ministers

Check out the 32 days of Halloween

Music used in this production:

Theme music by Man In Space and Soundtrax for the Non-Existing Movies

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Journey #16 - Three Skeleton Key by George Toudouze (Escape)

Rats, Vincent Price, and a lonely lighthouse...


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This March 17, 1950 production of "Three Skeleton Key" is based on a 1937 Esquire magazine short story by the French writer George Toudouze; and was adapted for Escape in 1949 by James Poe.  It features Vincent Price in the lead role.


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Friday, October 14, 2011

Journey #15 - The Box by Christopher Munroe

There is a box in the corner of his room; and he will not open it.


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The author, Christopher Munroe, lives in Calgary, Alberta, where he works, lives, and maintains his flash fiction blog.  His fiction has been featured on Drabblecast, Dribblecast, and the Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine.

Graeme Dunlop, the reader of this story is the host and editor of the YA speculative fiction podcast, Cast of Wonders.  He is also the audio editor for Pseudopod, and the submissions editor for CastMacabre.

Music used in this production:

Theme music by Man In Space and Soundtrax for the Non-Existing Movies

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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Journey #14 - Double Feature: Chicken Heart & Revolt of the Worms (Lights Out)


A double dose of science experiments going bad with disastrous results.


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Lights Out was one of the first radio series devoted mostly to horror and the supernatural, predating Suspense and Inner Sanctum. Versions of Lights Out aired on different networks, at various times, from January 1934 to the summer of 1947 and the series eventually made the transition to television.  It featured two of the most creative writers at the time, Wyllis Cooper, and Arch Oboler.

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Friday, September 30, 2011

Journey #13 - The Trial of Thomas Jefferson by David Barr Kirtley

Time travel allows the UN to go back, capture Hitler, and execute him.  But why stop there?



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Art for this episode was provided by Nathan Hale.  Check out more of his work here.

Cast of characters:

Rish Outfield (of the Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine) as Narator, UN soldiers, and Thomas Jefferson
Big Anklevich (of the Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine) as Nazi soldier, and The Chairman
Abigail Hilton (of the Fullcast Podcast and Guild of the Cowry Catchers) as Cassie
Marshal Latham as Sol
Dave Thompson (of PodCastle) as the young paralegal

Music used in this production:
Die Braune Kompanie
Relent by Kevin MacLeod

Several sound effects were found at freesound.org.

Theme music: Liberator by Man In Space

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Journey Into... Frustration and Delay

Sorry about the delay. Work has become intense. I just worked a 16 hour day plus travel. I was hoping to get the episode up tonight. All I have to do is record the intro/outro and get out the file. I will do my best.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Journey #12 - Midshipman Hornblower: The Cargo of Rice by C.S. Forester (presented by BBC)

Horatio Hornblower, now aboard the HMS Indefatigable, gets assigned on his first independant command; and he gets more than he bargained for with a cargo of rice.

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The radio series "The Hornblower Story" (1968-69) was adapted from four of the Hornblower books by C.S.Forester. Dramatised into 20 half-hour parts by Val Gielgud, it was produced by Trevor Hill, and directed by Trevor Hill and Christopher Hayton Webb.  Music by Johnny Pearson, special effects by David Fleming-Williams, Jack Hollinshead in conjunction with the Sea Training Association.

Theme music: Liberator by Man In Space

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Journey #11 - Midshipman Hornblower: The Even Chance by C.S. Forester (presented by BBC)

Horatio Hornblower accepts his first assignment aboard the HMS Justinian, and faces the bullying of a senoir midshipman, John Simpson.


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The radio series "The Hornblower Story" (1968-69) was adapted from four of the Hornblower books by C.S.Forester. Dramatised into 20 half-hour parts by Val Gielgud, it was produced by Trevor Hill, and directed by Trevor Hill and Christopher Hayton Webb.  Music by Johnny Pearson, special effects by David Fleming-Williams, Jack Hollinshead in conjunction with the Sea Training Association.

Theme music: Liberator by Man In Space

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Friday, September 2, 2011

Journey #10 - "Consequence" starring Jimmy Stewart (presented by Suspense)
















Dr. Phillip Martin takes an opportunity to adopt a new life, but it may only lead to lethal consequences.


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From the beginning of Jimmy Stewart's career in 1935 through his final theatrical project in 1991, he appeared in 92 films, television programs and shorts.

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Journey #9 - God-Shaped Box by D.K. Thompson

Two grieving scientists attempt to resurrect their son by trapping God in a box built to Old Testament specifications.


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The author, D.K. Thompson, is also co-editor of Podcastle, and often posts to his blog.  Also check out a couple of his other podcasted stories: Last Respects on Pseudopod, and Heart of Clay on Variant Frequencies.

This story was read by Lawrence Santoro, who also blogs.  A Kindle edition of his first solo book, Just North of Nowhere, can be found on Amazon.  He is also a frequent narrator at Starship Sofa.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Journey #8 - The Roads Must Roll by Robert A. Heinlein (presented by X-Minus One)

The nation faces economic falure when the enginneers who keep the roads rolling make a power play.


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Monday, August 8, 2011

Wrong Turns

Okay a couple of things that I messed up on.  I realized that I was linking to the wrong Man In Space music group so I went to change all of the links and ended up releasing The Machine Stops, part 2 earlier than intended.  I could have deleted the post, but the mp3 had already gone out to iTunes so what is the point.  Anyway, enjoy the back to back postings.

Journey #7 - The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster (part 2)























Kuno tries to escape the Machine, and then, the Machine stops.


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Cast of characters:

B.J. Harrison (of the Classic Tales Podcast) as Narator, and various voices
Julie Hoverson (of 19 Nocturne Boulevard) as Vashti
Marshal Latham as Kuno, and Vashti's friend
Alasdair Stuart (of Pseudopod) as Lecturer
Kelley Latham as Vashti's friend

Episode art from the Freise Brothers movie of "The Machine Stops"

Music used in this production:
Be Polite and Say Hello by Bone
End of the Era, Majestic Hills, and Lamentation by Kevin MacLeod

Several sound effects were found at freesound.org.

Theme music: Liberator by Man In Space

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Friday, August 5, 2011

Journey #6 - The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster (part 1)

Vashti begrudgingly leaves her safe home underground to visit her son, Kuno, who has wild notions of acting independent of The Machine.


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Cast of characters:
B.J. Harrison (of the Classic Tales Podcast) as Narator, and airship passengers
Julie Hoverson (of 19 Nocturne Boulevard) as Vashti
Marshal Latham as Kuno, and an airship passenger
Renee Chambliss as the Airship Attendant

Episode art from the Freise Brothers movie of "The Machine Stops"

Music used in this production:

Several sound effects were found at freesound.org.

Theme music: Liberator by Man In Space

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Journey Into... Promotion

Here is a simple promo I made for the podcast.  Listen, share, put it on your podcast, whatever.



And HERE is to link to download it.