Jeremy Brett NPR Interview

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The NPR interview with Jeremy Brett points out exactly why his Sherlock Holmes is the best Holmes (Brett champions sticking to the original Strand Magazine publications – as Arthur Conan Doyle wrote Holmes as Sidney Paget drew Holmes).

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An NPR Star Wars adaptation photo circa 1981

January 25, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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I’ve been surfing through a batch of late 1970s and early 1980s Playboys.

From page 50 of the March 1981 issue, check out this photo from the recording of the NPR adaptation of Star Wars:

Playboy, March 1981 - Star Wars NPR

The accompanying article, by Judson Klinger, quotes John Madden, the director, saying “Mark Hamill is a sensational radio actor – he has an incredible ear for it.”

And a legendary voice acting career began right there.

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NPR: Mark Haddon on The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-time

September 30, 2011 by · 1 Comment
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NPR Weekend EditionI’m both intrigued and excited about the prospects of talking about The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time. From the very first chapter, Chapter 2 (!), the narration grabbed me. The main character, Christopher, is awesomely neurodivergent and the story he’s telling is absolutely compelling. I love that it has such stunningly low stakes.

Here’s an NPR interview with author Mark Haddon from 2003.

Martha Woodroof of member station WMRA profiles author Mark Haddon, whose novel The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time features a 15-year-old math whiz with Asperger’s Syndrome who tries to discover who killed a dog with a garden fork.

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KCUR interview with Noël Sturgeon, James Gunn and Elspeth Healey about Theodore Sturgeon

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KCURKCUR, Kansas City’s NPR station, recorded an interview with Noël Sturgeon, James Gunn and Elspeth Healey talking about “the life, works and literary papers of Theodore Sturgeon.” Here’s the file |MP3|

[via aboutsf.com]

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Radio Drama Revival: Moon Graffiti

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Radio Drama RevivalRadio Drama Revival‘s Episode #221 features a short, but very moving, audio dramatization called Moon Graffiti. It depicts what might have happened one clear summer night in July, 1969. It is followed by an interview with Jonathan Mitchell, its producer.

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“That’s one small step for a man; one giant leap for mankind.” We all know the quote, the triumphant story. It seems written in stone. But Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong came within inches of tragedy when they landed Apollo 11. Moon Graffiti imagines what it might have sounded like if things had gone a little differently. Based on a contingency speech written by William Safire for Richard Nixon titled “In the Event of Moon Disaster.”

Produced by Jonathan Mitchell
Edited by Hillary Frank

Cast:
Matt Evans as Neil Armstrong
Ed Herbstman as Buzz Aldrin
John Ottavino as Richard Nixon

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Radio Drama Revival: Bradbury 13: A Sound Of Thunder

March 30, 2011 by · 1 Comment
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Radio Drama RevivalIf there is an exemplar of the excellence in modern American audio drama production it has to be the stunning centerpiece in the Bradbury 13 series: A Sound Of Thunder |READ OUR REVIEW|. And Radio Drama Revival has it! This podcast is an absolute must hear! It features the complete production as well as an excellent new interview with Bradbury 13 creator Michael McDonough. As host Fred Greenhalgh sez:

“[It's] one of the most splendid productions ever to grace the annals of radio drama history. If you ever doubted how stereo sound changed the way we designed sound effects, let this production convince you.”

That’s no hyperbole. When you put on a pair of stereo headphones you’ll be absolutely be blown away by the greatness that is A Sound Of Thunder.

Bradbury 13Bradbury 13 – A Sound Of Thunder
Adapted from the story by Ray Bradbury; Performed by a full cast
1 |MP3| – Approx. 58 Minutes [AUDIO DRAMA]
Podcaster: Radio Drama Revival
Podcast: March 11, 2011
“They were going back sixty million years to kill a dinosaur. And they mustn’t step on one single blade of grass, or all of future civilization might be destroyed.” First broadcast on NPR in 1984. Short story first published in Collier’s, June 28, 1952.

Podcast feed: http://feeds2.feedburner.com/RadioDramaRevival

First published in the June 28,1952 issue of Colliers Weekly

Ray Bradbury's A Sound Of Thunder, illustrated by Frederick Siebel

Illustration from Planet Stories:
Planet Stories - A Sound Of Thunder

Illustration by Franz Altschuler from Playboy, June 1956:
Playboy, June 1956 - A Sound Of Thunder by Ray Bradbury - illustrated by Franz Altschuler

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