World Theater Day (Radio Dramas)

Radio theater is theater of the mind.

You have to construct symbols in your mind as you eavesdrop on the story from your safe remote location on the receiving side of the transmission.

Let’s open the time capsule to the 30s and 40s and explore the classic Radio Drama from the period.

In honor of World Theater Day, we have collected two extremely rare programs.

These two classic suspense thrillers survived only as air-check tapes. Alex Velocity, your host, will talk about how these programs were obtained during the podcast, so tune in! But first, dim the lights and find a quiet corner alone.

We’ve made an attempt to sonically improve them to make them easier to listen to, without taking away from the characteristic sound of old time radio which was done with primitive monophonic equipment.

Program 1 – The Halls of Fantasy – “The Jewels of Kali”
Ancient Hindu legend predicts certain death to anyone who defiles the lost temple of Kali. Do you think there is anything to those old stories? And if they are true, exactly who or what carries out the curse?

Program 2 – The Haunting Hour – “The Hands of Mister Smith”
Its a creepy tail of uncontrollable urges to do unspeakable things with your hands. Enter the mind of a confused criminal.

Further Exploration:
World Theater Day, The Halls of Fantasy, The Haunting Hour, YesterdayUSA, Dr Mabuse

St Patrick’s Day with Tom


Our music director, Tom Star, is actually Irish-American. Until now he had never really made himself familiar especially with traditional Irish music and culture.

This was the year he decided to change all that and share the culture of his grandparents with his friends and BANGWAVE listeners!

Tom spent the week researching Irish traditional and contemporary music to prepare for his St Patrick’s Day Party. This will be the first time he ever gave a party for this occasion.

After a week of listening and soaking it all in, Tom has distilled it down to one hour for all the listeners to enjoy in podcast format.

You’ll also hear a few examples of American consumerist Irish kitch such as the Lucky Charm’s commercials of the 1970s and 80s.

We’ll also look into the origins of St Patrick’s Day and the phrase “No Irish Need Apply”. We think everyone will enjoy this informative, cultural and entertaining program!

Ireland Landscape

Further Exploration:
St Patrick,  Bloody Sunday


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