Don’t forget, tonight at 10:00PM CBC Radio One, wi…

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Don’t forget, tonight at 10:00PM CBC Radio One, will be airing the BRAND NEW Science Fiction radio drama Birth. Written by Robert J. Sawyer and Michael Lennick and produced by Joe Mahoney. Tune in with your radio or if you are outside of Canada, with your browsers…

ALSO! You can get a behind the scenes peek, check out some of the photos taken during the recording… HERE

Posted by Jesse Willis

Our friend Joe Mahoney has posted a list and sched…

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Our friend Joe Mahoney has posted a list and schedule on his blog detailing the new CBC Radio Science Fiction series he told us about earlier this year. Joe wrote:

Here is the current line-up for a special SF radio play series we’re running on CBC Radio this summer, Friday nights at ten pm:

July 1 Someone Just for Me.
July 8 Birth
July 15 Bonehouse
July 22 Pig and Pepper
July 29 ManRadio
August 5 The Intercom
August 12 Ice Screams
August 19 The Thing from Beyond my Closet
August 26 Phantom
Sept 2 Castle Grove

I produced and directed Birth (July 8th), written by Michael Lennick and Robert J. Sawyer, and did sound effects for ManRadio and The Thing from Beyond my Closet.

I think Someone Just For Me, ManRadio and Ice Screams may all be something we’ve heard before, as they are all episodes from the 2004 CBC Radio series entitled Winter’s Tales. The rest are likely brand new, never before broadcast!

Posted by Jesse Willis

Review of Hunting For Robin Hood by Seth Feldman

Fantasy Audiobooks - Robin HoodHunting For Robin Hood
By Seth Feldman; with readings by Penelope Reed Doob
and Barry MacGregor
1 CD – Approx 1 Hour [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: CBC AUDIO Published: 2003
ISBN: 0660189143
Themes: / Non-Fiction / History / Mythology / Fantasy / Magic / England /

“Ballads, plays and movies tell of Robin Hood stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. But did he really exist? Seth Feldman cavorts with a merry band of scholars searching for the still elusive outlaw.”

Hunting For Robin Hood was first produced for broadcast on CBC Radio’s long running Ideas program. Ideas has been the standard-bearer for the intellectual and scholarly radio programming for decades. One would be hard pressed in Canada, or anywhere else in the English speaking world to find a consistently more enlightening program presenting scholarly lectures and documentaries in the fields of sociology, culture, arts, geopolitics, history, biography, science, technology or the humanities in a more accessible or entertaining way. If Ideas hasn’t covered it at some point, it probably doesn’t matter. With the wide commercial release of this and other CBC Audio CDs and cassettes the ephemeral radio broadcasts are preserved, marking the beginning of some of the very best audio non-fiction programs previously available only through costly direct order from the CBC. I’ve been an avid listener to Ideas since the 1980s. The program runs weeknights between 9PM and 10PM throughout most of Canada.

Hunting For Robin Hood interviews several Robin Hood scholars who trace the origins of the popular English hero. They touch on his roots in the “Green Man” mythology, something which ties Robin Hood to the fantasy realm, why he’s such a popular hero, his outlaw mystique, and even his ties to Morris dancing! Other surprising revelations include Maid Marian’s roots as a fertility goddess and the scattered origins of the rogues’ gallery of Robin Hood villains. Production values and sound quality are of course absolutely top notch, and the CD comes in an attractive DVD style Amaray case. Highly recommended to Robin Hood fans.

Posted by Jesse Willis