Journalist Eric Boehlert and Clear Channel CEO John Hogan on this edition of Fresh Air. Eric Boehlert writes for the online magazine Salon. He´s been covering the story surrounding Clear Channel Communications Inc., a media conglomerate that owns 1,200 radio stations nationwide. Last January it was the subject of an inquiry by the Senate commerce committee because of claims that Clear Channel ´´bullies artists, replaces local programming with automated formats and uses hard-nosed tactics against competitors.´´ John Hogan is the CEO of Clear Channel Radio, a part of Clear Channel Worldwide, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. It includes TV stations, outdoor advertising displays and live entertainment productions and venues throughout the US and in 65 countries around the world. (Broadcast Date: July 23, 2003) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/030723/rt_whyy_030723_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have we been visited by extraterrestrial beings? Did these ´´ancient aliens´´ contribute to the birth of human civilization? Do our ancient monuments contain evidence of their presence? Join Philip Coppens, star of the History Channel´s Ancient Aliens series, as he reveals an array of astonishing truths about our history, including a radically different understanding of the pyramids and how they were constructed. Then join Jim Marrs, author of Our Occulted History: Do the Global Elite Conceal Ancient Aliens? and explore a secret world as he exposes the truth about ancient aliens and their connection to modern rulers. In this presentation, you will see how ancient technology has helped advance certain families and monarchies throughout history and separated the people in power from the rest of us. Today they control industry and the media, while continuing to dictate how we live our lives! Who are the sky gods? Where are they from? Learn the truth about the alien presence on Earth. This comprehensive collection includes over three hours of amazing UFO research! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Marrs, Philip Coppens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/real/000464/rt_real_000464_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The fourth BBC 4 radio series starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. The pair have also starred in Channel 4´s Peep Show and won numerous BAFTAS, national comedy awards, and Chortle awards. Sketches and biting satire are featured, with a cast of four, including David and Robert, performing in front of a live audience. Topics covered in previous series have included ´Numberwang´, ´Big Talk´, ´Dinner Guests´ and the snooker commentators. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Mitchell, Robert Webb. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/003130/rt_bbcw_003130_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Everyone has a story. The following interview is taken from the best of Andrew Denton´s award-winning Enough Rope series, ranking among the most penetrating discussions from the 2000s with celebrities, larger-than-life personalities, and average Joes. Matt Lucas and David Walliams are without doubt the most successful and famous English comedy duo of this century. From three successful TV series to an extraordinary live stage show that´s played to more than a million people, to a book, everything they do turns to gold or vomit, or sometimes streams of unstoppable wee. From Little Britain, David Walliams and Matt Lucas. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Lucas, David Walliams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/001579/bk_boli_001579_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Comedian and political commentator Al Franken on this edition of Fresh Air. His new book is Lies and the Lying Liars who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right. Franken recently made headlines when the Fox News Channel tried to sue him over the phrase ´´fair and balanced,´´ which Fox claimed as its own. Fox lost, and Franken got lots of publicity for the book, and it is now a best seller. Al Franken is an alumnus of Saturday Night Live, where his most memorable character was the simpering self-help sap Stuart Smalley. His last book was Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot. (Broadcast Date: September 3, 2003) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/030903/rt_whyy_030903_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Everyone´s favorite western, Gunsmoke, debuted June 26, 1952, on the CBS radio airwaves, starring William Conrad as Matt Dillon, and ran until June 18, 1961, making it the longest running dramatic series in radio history. While the radio show was still on the air, the television version of Gunsmoke debuted on CBS Television, starring James Arness as Matt Dillon, and ran for 20 years, making it the longest running dramatic television show in history. This amazing audio collection contains 42 episodes from the fifth radio season, and are the live cast recordings from the original on-air performances. Digitally remastered. Gunsmoke is a trademark of CBS. Publisher´s Note: To maintain the authenticity of these original radio broadcasts, each episode in this collection is presented exactly as it was broadcast on the air, including commercials (some for products which could be advertised at the time, i.e., alcohol and tobacco) as well as promos for upcoming shows on the same radio channel. We have chosen to leave these broadcasts intact to preserve the unique time period in which they were created. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Conrad. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/012163/bk_acx0_012163_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Everyone´s favorite western, Gunsmoke, debuted June 26, 1952, on the CBS radio airwaves starring William Conrad as Matt Dillon, and ran until June 18, 1961 - making it the longest running dramatic series in radio history. While the radio show was still on the air, the television version of Gunsmoke debuted on CBS Television, starring James Arness as Matt Dillon, and ran for 20 years, making it the longest running dramatic television show in history. This amazing audio collection contains 53 episodes from the second radio season, and are the live cast recordings from the original on-air performances. Digitally remastered. Gunsmoke is a registered trademark of CBS. Producer´s Note: To maintain the authenticity of these original radio broadcasts, each episode in this collection is presented exactly as it was broadcast on the air, including commercials (some for products which could be advertised at the time, i.e., alcohol and tobacco) as well as promos for upcoming shows on the same radio channel. We have chosen to leave these broadcasts intact to preserve the unique time period in which they were created. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Conrad. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/012178/bk_acx0_012178_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For eight years Colonial Radio´s comedy series The All New Dibble Show played weekly on Sirius XM Radio. When the station went off the air in July of 2013 - so did Dibble. This is the final broadcast episode of CRT´s long running satellite radio hit. While The All New Dibble Show will continue on with new episodes, it has the honor of being on the air weekly since September 25, 2005. (It only went off the air for two weeks from then till 2013!) The character that started creator Jerry Robbins on the road to modern radio drama, Dibble, first appeared in 1987, but had his first 13 episode radio series in 1990. When CRT began producing serious productions, Dibble went on a little vacation, returning in 2003 with the show we now have today - live from the Town Hall Theater in glorious Mayham, Massachusetts! When it was announced that the Book Radio channel was being taken off the Sirius XM schedule, it was decided that Dibble should have the last word for CRT. After all, he´s only 3´3"; but he tells it like it is! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jerry Robbins, The Colonial Radio Players. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/008865/bk_acx0_008865_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A BBC Radio 4 drama by Dan Allum, ‘Atching Tan’ was recorded on location on a Traveller site, with all Traveller parts cast from the Traveller community. Originally broadcast as the ‘Afternoon Play’ on 23 November 2010.Lovvie Arkley is torn. Does she marry childhood sweetheart Nelius and live a traditional yet isolated Traveller life? Or does she renounce her culture to pursue a career in the outside ‘Gorgia’ world? Drama teacher John threatens to tip the balance. ‘Atching Tan’ first started life as a 15 minute radio drama pilot on BBC Three Counties, then went on to run over three years across eight counties in Eastern England on six BBC local radio stations. The successful series helped develop Traveller writers and actors, many of whom had never written or acted before and indeed come from a culture that views drama as an alien world. Several of the Travellers developed through the local radio series were cast in this play, and a number of the writers and performers have since gone on to work at the Bristol Old Vic, Channel 4, Soho Theatre and The Royal Court.With Candis Nergaard as Lovvie, Damian Le Bas as Nelius and Brodie Ross as John. Also starring Maryanne Loveridge, Sharon Loveridge and Dean Loveridge. With music by Howard Jacques, ‘Atching Tan��� was produced by Charlotte Riches and directed by Fiona Kelcher. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maryanne Loveridge, Sharon Loveridge, Dean Loveridge. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/004452/rt_bbcw_004452_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Poetic. Patriotic. Petrifying. Arch Oboler, the prominent radio writer, producer and director, was a man possessed of noble ideals and a knack for the nefarious - capable of stoking both the fires of fear and the passion of national pride to a fever pitch. His way with words often led listeners deep inside a character´s mind, following their stream-of consciousness straight to the heart of a universal truth. His pioneering work in narrative techniques and sound effects raised radio from mere medium to genuine art form. Oboler was deeply devoted to the war effort, producing plays of men and women answering the call in spite of everything, and inspiring citizens on the home front to do the same. But, in a frightening world, perhaps he made people brave by poking a bit of fun at fear itself with his terrifying tales of the undoing of misguided souls. This 10-hour tribute featuring many recordings available here for the first time, includes 20 digitally restored and remastered episodes, performances by James Cagney, Lloyd Bridges, Ingrid Bergman, Peter Lorre, Irene Dunn, Ronald Colman, Dinah Shore, Mary Astor, Olivia De Haviland, Boris Karloff, and more. Episodes Include: Arch Oboler´s Plays: "Bathysphere" 11-18-39 "Nobody Died" 12-16-39 "Johnny Got His Gun" 03-09-40 "Strange Morning" 04-05-45 "Love; Love, Love" 05-03-45 "An Exercise in Horror" (A Peculiar Comedy) 05-24-45 "Lust for Life" 08-16-45 "Rocket from Manhattan" 09-20-45 "Lights Out: Cat Wife" 04-06-38 "What the Devil" 10-06-42 "Knock at the Door" 12-15-42 "Valse Trieste" 12-29-42 "Everything For the Boys: Knuckles" 01-25-44 "The House I Live In" 05-30-44 "Everyman´s Theat... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Lorre, James Cagney, Lloyd Bridges, Mary Astor, Ingrid Bergman, Dinah Shore, Boris Karloff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/000875/rt_radi_000875_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.