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Check out ZBS Media's new audio drama: "The Night Has Begun"

ZBS Media and scripter/producer Meatball Fulton have produced a new audio series and are airing free episodes each Monday and Friday through Halloween on their website. Hear the first ep here.

If you haven't entered Fulton's funny/mystical/adventurous world before, you should get a kick out of it. I grew up hearing his fabulous Jack Flanders adventures on my local college radio station and enthusiastically recommend them to anyone who loves cool things.

Background info:
The spark that ignited The Night happened when Mr. Fulton was trekking through the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan and wandered into a room filled with carved wooden sculptures, masks, shields, totem poles, and a gigantic elaborately carved dugout canoe the size of a fallen tree.  When he saw this, he stopped in his tracks.  We’ve all seen primitive art, but these things were alive.

The Headhunters
It turned out to be the works of the Asmat headhunters of Irian Jaya, Indonesia.  Meatball began to wonder, “Why do I feel these things are breathing?”  When he began his research, he discovered that the carvers believe the spirits of their ancestors still live within the sculptures.  In fact, it’s the ancestor’s spirits that inspire their art and guide their hand.

The Story
And so Meatball began to wonder, is it possible to tap this energy he‘s feeling?  The Asmat, besides being headhunters, are also known for their curses.  Someone has done them wrong, then there’s nothing like a good curse to make things right, to restore the balance in their universe.

Best Old Time Radio Sites on the Web

Old-time Radio Logs
A huge list of logs recording the episodes and airdates for classic radio programs. A wonderful resource for collectors of old broadcasts.

The OTR Plot Spot
Offering concise, non-spoiler descriptions of individual episodes of famed old-time radio series.
Usenet group for fans of OTR.

Various radio programs of interest

NPR has a few online broadcasts folks here may be interested in.

First up, there's a feature on the Lone Ranger that old-time radio buffs may enjoy.

And for Beatles fans there's this interview with photographer Astrid Kirchherr, the band's friend from their Hamburg, Germany, days, and a feature on troubled Vee-Jay record label, which as the first U.S. company to issue the group's music.