William Gibson’s Seminal Cyberpunk Novel, Neuromancer, Dramatized for Radio (2002)

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Who can call themselves fans of cyberpunk, or even modern science fiction, without having experienced William Gibson’s Neuromancer? That 1984 novel, which many see as the defining work of the sci-fi subgenre where, as Gibson himself put it, “high tech meets low life,” has gone through many print runs in many languages.


Hear Benedict Cumberbatch Read Kafka’s The Metamorphosis (Free For a Limited Time Only)

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If, on the 100th anniversary of its publication, you want to do a radio broadcast of a novella famously appreciated for its surface weirdness and more rarely appreciated for its sharp sense of humor, it only stands to reason that you’d hire a famous reader with famously appreciated surface oddness and more rarely appreciated sharp sense of


Hear Samuel Beckett’s Avant-Garde Radio Plays: All That Fall, Embers, and More

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Think of radio plays, and you most likely think (or I most likely think) of the form’s American “golden age” in the first half of the 20th century.


Listen to Playwright August Wilson’s American Century Cycle in Its Entirety: 10 Free Plays

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Two years ago, close to a hundred luminaries of the American theater (including several actresses familiar to wider audiences thanks to the miracle of TV) gathered at The Greene Space in New York City to record playwright August Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle.


Hear Ursula K. Le Guin’s Pioneering Sci-Fi Novel, The Left Hand of Darkness, as a BBC Radio Play

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Whether they consider it one of her most or least important works, fans of science-fiction writer Ursula K. Le Guin usually have a great deal to say about her best-known novel, 1969’s The Left Hand of Darkness.


A Sun Ra Christmas: Hear His 1976 Radio Broadcast of Poetry and Music

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Everybody spreads holiday cheer in their own way. On Christmas Day 1976, the eccentric jazz composer and bandleader did it by appearing on Blue Genesis, a show on the University of Pennsylvania’s radio station WXPN, reading his poetry with music.


Bob Dylan Reads “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” On His Holiday Radio Show (2006)

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Allow me to name just a few of the people I want to hear hosting and curating radio shows—former Sex Pistol’s singer John Lydon, former Clash frontman Joe Strummer, former Woody Guthrie impersonator Bob Dylan….


What We Heard 34 Years Ago on the Night John Lennon Was Shot: TV & Radio

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On December 8, 1980, the New England Patriots-Miami Dolphins game was winding down, the end of another Monday Night Football game.


Neil Gaiman Reads Bad, Fake Neil Gaiman Stories

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The American Public Media show, “Wits,” asked its listeners to write their “poorest imitations of Neil Gaiman’s writing.” And then they got Gaiman himself to read the best/worst submissions. You can watch the results above, and hear the complete radio show here.


Hear Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and 84 Classic Radio Dramas from CBS Radio Workshop (1956-57)

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We are, it appears, in the midst of a “podcasting renaissance,” as Colin Marshall has recently pointed out. And yet, like him, I too was unaware that “podcasting had gone into a dark age.


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