90 episodes

SIU Press and WSIU present Blanket Fort Radio Theater, a project highlighting works published by SIU Press. This series includes work from students in the SIUC Creative Writing Program, who have taken SIU Press books and brought them to life. Join us each Thursday for a new installment of Blanket Fort Radio Theater.Inside the Blanket Fort features special segments: Meet the producers, get previews and reviews of episodes, and get a special glimpse behind the blankets.

Blanket Fort Radio Theater Amy Etcheson

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 37 Ratings

SIU Press and WSIU present Blanket Fort Radio Theater, a project highlighting works published by SIU Press. This series includes work from students in the SIUC Creative Writing Program, who have taken SIU Press books and brought them to life. Join us each Thursday for a new installment of Blanket Fort Radio Theater.Inside the Blanket Fort features special segments: Meet the producers, get previews and reviews of episodes, and get a special glimpse behind the blankets.

    The Undaunted Women of Nanking - Episode 1

    The Undaunted Women of Nanking - Episode 1

    In this first episode we learn about Illinois native Minnie Vautrin and Tsen Shui-fang as they provide shelter to thousands of women and children in the aftermath of the 1937 Japanese occupation of Nanking, China.

    • 19 min
    BFRT: Survived by One - Episode 15

    BFRT: Survived by One - Episode 15

    The trial of Tom Odle concludes, and he is sentenced.

    • 13 min
    BFRT: Survived by One - Episode 16

    BFRT: Survived by One - Episode 16

    Tom Odle describes life on Death Row.

    • 16 min
    Collaborative "Blanket Fort Radio Theater" Preps for Launch

    Collaborative "Blanket Fort Radio Theater" Preps for Launch

    WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU Press Interim Co-Director Amy Etcheson and SIU Senior Fiction Writer Pinckney Benedict about the new Blanket Fort Radio Theater - a new podcast collaboration between WSIU, SIU Press, and SIUC's Creative Writing Program.

    • 7 min
    BFRT: A Knight of Another Sort - Episode 1

    BFRT: A Knight of Another Sort - Episode 1

    In this episode, we meet Charlie as he emigrates from Russia to America, escapes a murder conviction, and settles in southern Illinois, his home for the rest of his life.

    • 19 min
    BFRT: A Knight of Another Sort - Episode 2

    BFRT: A Knight of Another Sort - Episode 2

    In 1913, southern Illinois bootlegger and former cowboy Charlie Birger moves to the small mining community of Ledford, where he quickly ingratiates himself by selling liquor to the locals and providing them with employment.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

beaumontague ,

I DIG IT

Really dug this. Producation and voice acting are pretty high quality. The stories are also quite compelling. It is, in my own words, certifiably dope!

Patterson92NewJersey ,

Like a really good audiobook

Haven’t made it through the whole series yet, but this is a really interesting look at local history! Intro theme is super catchy too.

LaurenLR ,

Highly recommend

A wonderful listen episode after episode. Loved listening during the morning commute or an afternoon cleaning! Well done

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