12 episodes

The Pocket Radio Theater is a Rochester, NY based radio theater troupe. Writing, voice acting, and editing stories about a variety of characters and places, the PRT keeps the art of storytelling alive via podcasting. New episodes on the 15th of every month!

The Pocket Radio Theater The Pocket Radio Theater

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The Pocket Radio Theater is a Rochester, NY based radio theater troupe. Writing, voice acting, and editing stories about a variety of characters and places, the PRT keeps the art of storytelling alive via podcasting. New episodes on the 15th of every month!

    Cops and Robbers

    Cops and Robbers

    When a robbery goes badly, people get hurt. This radio drama premiered on WRUR 88.5 FM Rochester on 11/3/15.

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    Written, Directed, and Edited by Karl Sparks
    Voice Actors:
    Gene Schnell – Alex Gibbons
    Clark Chapman – David LaMantia
    Stephen Rich – Frankie Dioguardi
    Officer Corbin Lichtinger – Rowland Smith
    Officer William Caplan – Dan Brennan
    The Thief – Karl Sparks 
    The Dispatcher – Karl Smith, Sr. 
    The Negotiator – Shivani Dudhia

    The Pocket Radio Theater theme is by The Pueblano Boys 2011https://soundcloud.com/pueblano-boys-2011. Used with permission.
    Flaming Wreckage is by Ball of Flame Shoot Fire, off their Grumpy Little Bird EP. Check out their music at BallofFlameShootFire.bandcamp.com. Used with permission.

    Special Thanks to Kedar Shashidhar and Alex Keller (both of WRUR) and Michael Black (of WXXI) for help with getting the drama on FM.

    This Radio Drama uses these sounds from freesound:
    Patting down pillow by DariaChic (http://www.freesound.org/people/Dariachic/)
    Car Door Slam 35 by patchen (http://www.freesound.org/people/patchen/)
    One bell, ship time by Benboncan (http://www.freesound.org/people/Benboncan/)
    policeSiren by FatLane (http://www.freesound.org/people/FatLane/)
    break_through_blocked_door by nothayama (http://www.freesound.org/people/nothayama/)
    door shutting by Nathan_Lomeli (http://www.freesound.org/people/Nathan_Lomeli/)
    Dog Bark by exuberate (http://www.freesound.org/people/exuberate/)
    RemingtonGunshot by fastson (http://www.freesound.org/people/fastson/)
    Crash by bone666138 (http://www.freesound.org/people/bone666138/)
    microwave beep by KeyKrusher (http://www.freesound.org/people/KeyKrusher/)
    Lock 1 by le_abbaye_Noirlac (Tessa Elieff, http://www.freesound.org/people/le_abbaye_Noirlac/)
    running hard surface by bevangoldswain (http://www.freesound.org/people/bevangoldswain/)
    Chrysler LHS tire squeal 3 (04-25-2009) by audible-edge (http://www.freesound.org/people/audible-edge/
    Various other sounds released under the creative commons license 0 were also used, and the authors thank the talented audio folks who contribute to freesound.org, as well as the staff and volunteers of freesound.org.

    • 14 min
    John Falls into Another Dimension

    John Falls into Another Dimension

    A Lovecraftian Horror story, this drama follows one man through a series of increasingly unsettling events. This radio drama premiered on WRUR 88.5 FM Rochester on 11/3/15.
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    Written by Matthew John Payea
    Directed and Edited by Karl Sparks
    Voice Actors:
    Narrator – Karl Sparks
    John – Greg Madejski
    Dispatcher – Justin C. Schilling
    Female Cop – Kira Redzinak
    Cigarette Smoker – Pete
    Male Cop – Matt Payea
    Emme – Mallory Scott
    Samuel – Chapin Cavender
    David – Tony Dipiazza

    The Pocket Radio Theater theme is by The Pueblano Boys 2011 https://soundcloud.com/pueblano-boys-2011. Used with permission.
    In the Pines is a traditional tune, performed here by The Crater Lake Boys 2011. Used with permission.

    Special Thanks to Kedar Shashidhar and Alex Keller (both of WRUR) and Michael Black (of WXXI) for help with getting the drama on FM.

    This Radio Drama uses this sounds from freesound.org:
    Switch ON – Livingroom by MastersDisaster (http://www.freesound.org/people/MastersDisaster/)
    04377 man crawling on carpet – looping by Robinhood76 (http://www.fxprosound.com/)
    Grind 02, Grind 03, and Grind 04 by LG (http://www.freesound.org/people/LG/)
    Shutting car door by cameronmusic (http://www.cameronmusic.co.uk/)
    Vintage Telephone Hanging Up by crz1990 (http://www.freesound.org/people/crz1990/)
    car_ignition_start_sound by Di_Rodrigues (http://www.freesound.org/people/Di_Rodrigues/)
    8mmprojector_start-run-stop_18fps by nemoDaedalus (http://www.freesound.org/people/nemoDaedalus/)
    CAÑO 1 (corto) by wichogarcia (http://www.freesound.org/people/wichogarcia/)
    SFX_WINE-Uncork-POURS by HDM2013 (http://www.freesound.org/people/HDM2013/)
    Various other sounds released under the creative commons license 0 were also used, and we thank the talented audio folks who contribute to freesound.org, as well as the staff and volunteers of freesound.org.

    • 32 min
    The Bootleggers Ep. 9: Here Come the Furies

    The Bootleggers Ep. 9: Here Come the Furies

    Nick washes up on the shore next to the Saint Ignatius Church at the base of the high falls. He’s alive, but injured and exhausted. Father Aldo Baldoni quietly takes him in to nurse him back to health, but the good father soon finds it’s hard to keep a secret in Rochester.
    http://www.pocketradiotheater.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/The-Bootleggers-Ep.-9_-Here-Come-the-Furies.mp3
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    Written, Directed, and Edited by Karl Sparks.
    Voice Actors (in order of audibility):
    Nick Lullaby – Clarence Ling
    Father Aldo Baldoni – Justin C. Schilling
    Richard – Chapin Cavender
    Rocco Perri – A. Frickium

    The Pocket Radio Theater theme is by The Pueblano Boys 2011 https://soundcloud.com/pueblano-boys-2011. Used with permission.
    Wild Horse was written by Iron John Logan https://www.reverbnation.com/ironjohnlogan. Used with permission.
    Our closing music is “Maple Leaf Rag” by Scott Joplin (written in 1899), recorded by Zachary Brewster-Geisz using orchestra software – this recording was released under a Public Domain Mark 1.0 license and downloaded on 3/7/15 from the following URL: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Joplin/Frog_Legs_Ragtime_Era_Favorites/03_-_scott_joplin_-_maple_leaf_rag

    Special Thanks to Clark Chapman for a useful discussion about the history of religion in Upstate New York.
    Special Thanks to Emma King for a useful discussion about Catholic Theology.

    Photography by Carrie Klocke.

    This Radio Drama uses this sounds from freesound.org:
    decemberrain by eclipseprophet http://www.freesound.org/people/eclipseprophet/
    Various other sounds released under the creative commons license 0 were also used, and we thank the talented audio folks who contribute to freesound.org, as well as the staff and volunteers of freesound.org.

    • 18 min
    The Bootleggers Ep. 8: Some Things Can Be Done As Well As Others

    The Bootleggers Ep. 8: Some Things Can Be Done As Well As Others

    With the vicious gangsters Nick Lullaby and Rocco Perri in open war with each other, our bootlegging heroes Blue Nose and Wendy try to turn this gang war to their advantage by burning down Rocco’s warehouse while Nick is inside it stealing from Rocco. This goes poorly for everyone involved.
    http://www.pocketradiotheater.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/The-Bootleggers-Ep.-8_-Some-Things-Can-Be-Done-As-Well-As-Others.mp3
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    Written, Directed, and Edited by Karl Sparks.
    Voice Actors (in order of audibility):
    Katie – Mallory Scott
    Frankie – Matt Payea
    Blue Nose – Karl Sparks
    Wendolyn Marie O’Harren – Kira Redzinak
    Nick Lullaby – Clarence Ling
    Ruddy Chesterfield – Jon Baker
    Night Watchman 1 – Tejas Khire
    Night Watchman 2 – Hung Li Chung
    Spider – Tony Dipiazza
    Rowland Smith – Himself
    Pims Laduke – Sam Weinblum
    Curly Francis– Karl Smith
    “Taxes” Pat – Patrick Nelson

    The Pocket Radio Theater theme is by The Pueblano Boys 2011 – https://soundcloud.com/pueblano-boys-2011. Used with permission.
    Boy Gone Bad (instrumental) was written by Meridian Splendor, and was commissioned for this podcast.
    Coo Coo Bird is a traditional mountain tune, performed here by Jake Book – http://jakebook.bandcamp.com/
    Our closing music is “Maple Leaf Rag” by Scott Joplin (written in 1899), recorded by Zachary Brewster-Geisz using orchestra software – this recording was released under a Public Domain Mark 1.0 license and downloaded on 3/7/15 from the following URL: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Joplin/Frog_Legs_Ragtime_Era_Favorites/03_-_scott_joplin_-_maple_leaf_rag

    Photography by Carrie Klocke.

    Special thanks to WRUR’s The Sting (thesting.wrur.org/) for the use of their recording studio and expertise.

    This Radio Drama uses these sounds from freesound.org:
    Crash by bone666138 (http://www.freesound.org/people/bone666138/)
    Big Splash by darcydunes (http://www.freesound.org/people/darcydunes/)
    Revolver Drop 2-01 by SirStallsworth (http://www.freesound.org/people/SirStallsworth/)
    gun cock by gpenn76 (http://www.freesound.org/people/gpenn76/)
    Pistol_DistantShot by Vosvoy (http://www.myspace.com/vosvoy)
    Glass Bottle Break by captainvince (vincewongsound.wix.com/filmaudio)
    JK Bottle Break by cmusounddesign (http://www.freesound.org/people/cmusounddesign/)
    Idling Truck by n_audioman (http://www.freesound.org/people/n_audioman/)
    Opening and closing pocket watch by JakLocke (http://www.freesound.org/people/JakLocke/)
    Glas_Multiple_Slices_Drop_On_Floor_Debris_01 by TheSoundcatcher (http://thesoundcatcher.com/)
    Waterfall by inchadney (http://www.inchadney.com/sounds.html)
    Moving Boxes and Bags by kemitix (http://paulwcampbell.flavors.me/)
    Old Car Starting in Winter by unfa (http://unfamusic.com/)
    car door slam 35 A by patchen (http://www.freesound.org/people/patchen/)
    Various other sounds released under the creative commons license 0 were also used, and we thank the talented audio folks who contribute to freesound.org, as well as the staff and volunteers of freesound.org.

    • 16 min
    The Bootleggers Ep. 7: R for Rum

    The Bootleggers Ep. 7: R for Rum

    Joshua Rich is an upstanding citizen – a husband, a father, a farmer, a godly man. But the thing about fate is that when circumstances conspire against a fellow, all of those worldly recommendations mean nothing. And when gangsters are the method through which a man’s fate is received? Expect armageddon. 
    http://www.pocketradiotheater.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/The-Bootleggers-Ep.-7_-R-for-Rum.mp3
    The Bootleggers Ep. 7: R for Rum (Downloadable mp3 – right click the link and choose “Save Link As…”)

    This episode was primarily recorded in Rochester, NY, but secondary recording sessions happened in Pittsburgh, PA, Baltimore, MD, Hoboken, NJ, and Portland, OR. This is our first truly transcontinental podcast episode!

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    Written, Directed, and Edited by Karl Sparks
    Recording Engineered by Magnifique Nsengimana
    Voice Actors (in order of audibility):
    Joshua Rich – Peter Bryk
    Sam Standard – Dillion Shrock
    Ruddy Chesterfield – Jon Baker
    Seamus McCafferty – Elliot Kindler
    Marshal Tate – Greg Madejski
    Sergeant Mather – Tom Hilimire
    Wendolyn Marie O’Harren – Kira Redzinak
    Blue Nose – Karl Sparks
    Frankie – M. J. P.
    Spider – Tony Dipiazza
    Operator – Rachel Ezra
    Consierge – Justin Schilling
    Vinny ‘Lunchbox’ Gallows – Corbin Lichtinger

    The Pocket Radio Theater theme is by The Pueblano Boys 2011 – https://soundcloud.com/pueblano-boys-2011. Used with permission.
    Boy Gone Bad (instrumental) was written by Meridian Splendor, and was commissioned for this podcast.
    Our closing music is “Maple Leaf Rag” by Scott Joplin (written in 1899), recorded by Zachary Brewster-Geisz using orchestra software – this recording was released under a Public Domain Mark 1.0 license and downloaded on 3/7/15 from the following URL: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Joplin/Frog_Legs_Ragtime_Era_Favorites/03_-_scott_joplin_-_maple_leaf_rag

    Photography by Carrie Klocke.

    Special thanks to WRUR’s The Sting (thesting.wrur.org/) for the use of their recording studio and expertise.

    This Radio Drama uses these sounds from freesound.org:
    dressing-nylons by sound_ims (http://www.freesound.org/people/sound_ims/)
    CrackingDryWood by HerbertBoland (http://www.freesound.org/people/HerbertBoland/)
    m240 by Matt_G (http://www.freesound.org/people/Matt_G/)
    wind on lanyards by jimsim (http://www.freesound.org/people/jazbavac/)
    Bullet passes by Audionautics (http://www.freesound.org/people/Audionautics/)
    Footsteps on a gravel road by thorvandahl (http://www.freesound.org/people/thorvandahl/)
    we-run-along-the-shore-road by floating tree (http://www.freesound.org/people/floating%20tree/)
    Car passes by jakobthiesen (http://jakobthiesen.flavors.me/)
    Auto_with_fadeout by phenoxy (http://www.freesound.org/people/phenoxy/)
    Diesel_start_idle2 by phenoxy (http://www.freesound.org/people/phenoxy/)
    20060329.diesel.engine by dobroide (http://www.freesound.org/people/dobroide/)
    DieselCarThrottles by phenoxy (http://www.freesound.org/people/phenoxy/)
    car_inside_driving_fast_diesel_engine_tire_sound by Loffy (http://howtowritecitations.com/)
    Counting Dollar Bills by engreitz (http://www.freesound.org/people/engreitz/)
    Glass Steps by Black Snow (https://www.facebook.com/blacksnowproductions)
    small horn by tm1000 (http://www.andrewsnagy.com/)
    Various Shotgun Pumps by jeseid77 (http://www.freesound.org/people/jeseid77/)
    munition_shells by plingativator (http://www.freesound.org/people/plingativator/)
    130609-mapa sonoro évora exp 01 by zemp (http://www.freesound.org/people/zemp/)
    Dial by CGEffex (http://www.freesound.org/people/CGEffex/)
    Picking up and putting down a telephone by CGEffex (http://www.freesound.org/people/CGEffex/)
    Various o

    • 16 min
    The Bootleggers Ep. 6: Glory, Glory!

    The Bootleggers Ep. 6: Glory, Glory!

    As Father Dioguardi might say, we are all called to serve the Lord in different ways. Some are the Lord’s stethoscope, some are the Lord’s eyes, some are thorns in the side of the Lord. Not many, however, are called to be the Lord’s fireax. On May 11, 1921, Maude Booth was, and this is her story.
    http://www.pocketradiotheater.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/The-Bootleggers-Ep.-6_-Glory-Glory.mp3
    The Bootleggers Ep. 6: Glory, Glory! (Downloadable mp3 – right click the link and choose “Save Link As…”)

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    Written, Directed, and Edited by Karl Sparks.
    Recording Engineered by Magnifique Nsengimana
    Voice Actors (in order of appearance):
    Madame DeBlanche – Bronwyn Lucas
    Wendolyn Marie O’Harren – Kira Redzinak
    Lucille Wharton – Laura Shum
    Mrs. Chamberlin – Jennifer Mackiewicz
    Maude Booth – Kelli Connolly
    Women of the WCTU: Robynne Smith, Brooke Nelson, Melissa Smith, Rachel Fabi
    Ruddy Chesterfield – Jonathan Baker
    Pete – Magnifique Nsengimana
    Nick Lullaby – Clarence Ling
    Waiter – Karl Sparks

    The Pocket Radio Theater theme is by The Pueblano Boys 2011 – https://soundcloud.com/pueblano-boys-2011. Used with permission.
    Boy Gone Bad (instrumental) was written by Meridian Splendor, and was commissioned for this podcast.
    Battle Hymn of the Republic was written by Julia Ward Howe, and was recorded by the U.S. Army Band. As a government production, this recording is in the public domain. Downloaded on 6/10/15 from the following URL: https://archive.org/details/TheBattleHymnOfTheRepublic_993
    Our closing music is “Maple Leaf Rag” by Scott Joplin (written in 1899), recorded by Zachary Brewster-Geisz using orchestra software – this recording was released under a Public Domain Mark 1.0 license and downloaded on 3/7/15 from the following URL: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Joplin/Frog_Legs_Ragtime_Era_Favorites/03_-_scott_joplin_-_maple_leaf_rag

    Photography by Carrie Klocke.

    Special thanks to WRUR’s The Sting (thesting.wrur.org/) for the use of their recording studio and expertise.

    Special thanks to Ruthie McNeely for a useful discussion of historical background.

    This Radio Drama uses these sounds from freesound.org:
    Glass Break by Tobiasz ‘unfa’ Karoń (http://unfamusic.com/)
    crumpling paper by stinkpit (http://www.freesound.org/people/stinkpit/)
    Door Slam by viznoman (http://www.freesound.org/people/viznoman/)
    Chair squeak by sacredmatt (http://www.freesound.org/people/sacredmatt/)
    Ducks Geese & Birds in a Park by digifishmusic (http://www.digifishmusic.com/)
    Cough (2) by OwlStorm (http://nataliekirk.com/)
    cough by cmusounddesign (http://www.freesound.org/people/cmusounddesign/)
    Empty (medium) Room – Tone | Stereo MS by sons_pt (http://www.freesound.org/people/sons_pt/)
    match strike 03 by Corsica_S (https://www.facebook.com/corsica.ess)
    dressing-nylons by sound_ims (http://www.freesound.org/people/sound_ims/)
    LIGHTBULB SMASH 002 by sandyrb (http://www.freesound.org/people/sandyrb/)
    big smash no 2 by drewkelly (http://www.freesound.org/people/drewkelly/)
    QUICK_SMASH_002 by JoelAudio (http://www.freesound.org/people/JoelAudio/sounds/135461/)
    HEAVY_SMASH_002 by JoelAudio (http://www.freesound.org/people/JoelAudio/sounds/135461/)
    Various other sounds released under the creative commons license 0 were also used, and we thank the talented audio folks who contribute to freesound.org, as well as the staff and volunteers of freesound.org.

    • 21 min

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