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Radio Drama Revival is dedicated to showcasing the diversity and vitality of modern audio fiction. Now in our 13th year!

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Radio Drama Revival is dedicated to showcasing the diversity and vitality of modern audio fiction. Now in our 13th year!

    OBSIDIAN - Safiyah Cheatam & Adetola Abdulkadir

    OBSIDIAN - Safiyah Cheatam & Adetola Abdulkadir

    Why are we afraid of the novel, the new--and how do we handle that fear? What can we learn about Afrofuturism through a non-Western lens? Who are we as parents, and what does being a parent mean? Host Elena Fernandez Collins discusses these questions and more with Safiyah Cheatam & Adetola Abdulkadir of OBSIDIAN.

    Like what you hear? Us too. You can support OBSIDIAN on their website.

    Learn more about how to support Radio Drama Revival on our website.

    This episode was recorded in the unceded territory of the Akimel O’odham people. Colonizers named this place Mesa, Arizona.

    If you are looking for ways to support or donate to Native communities, the Quileute are fundraising to move their at-risk community to higher ground, and out of the tsunami zone, so that their culture and heritage can thrive for generations to come. Their first objective is to move the Quileute Tribal School, which is currently located right next to the beach, endangering the lives of children and the future of the Quileute tribe. You can learn more and donate at https://mthg.org/.

    • 41 min
    OBSIDIAN - 'Off the Grid' & 'Sunset, Sunrise'

    OBSIDIAN - 'Off the Grid' & 'Sunset, Sunrise'

    What kinds of futures sit at the intersections of Blackness, science, technology and storytelling? Explore and discover those imaginings with OBSIDIAN, a speculative fiction anthology based in Afrofuturism.

    Like what you hear? Us too. You can support OBSIDIAN on their website.

    Mentioned in the Episode:


    Safiyah Cheatam's article "Making a Case for W.E.B. Du Bois as a Proto-Afrofuturist".

    Learn more about how to support Radio Drama Revival on our website.

    This episode of Radio Drama Revival was recorded in the unceded territory of the Kalapuya people, the Clatskanie Indian Tribe, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, and the Atfalati tribe. Colonizers named this place Beaverton, Oregon.

    If you are looking for ways to support or donate to Native communities, the Quileute are fundraising to move their at-risk community to higher ground, and out of the tsunami zone, so that their culture and heritage can thrive for generations to come. Their first objective is to move the Quileute Tribal School, which is currently located right next to the beach, endangering the lives of children and the future of the Quileute tribe. You can learn more and donate at https://mthg.org/.

    • 49 min
    Going Deep: Digital Responsibility and Privacy

    Going Deep: Digital Responsibility and Privacy

    As we come to the close of the first half of our season, here’s an episode that we’ve been champing at the bit to get to: a going deep episode, getting down to the nitty and gritty about digital privacy and responsibility with Serena Rahhal, one of the creators of Signed, Venus.

    Like what you hear? Us too. You can support Serena Rahhal and her podcast Signed, Venus at ko-fi.com/signedvenus.

    The Radio Drama Revival team wants to indicate our unwavering support for the colonized and imprisoned people of Palestine. You can learn more about the reality of what has been and is currently happening in Palestine at decolonizepalestine.com.

    Serena and the RDR team would like you to consider donating to the London Community United Against Hate campaign, a crowdfund launched after a Muslim family was targeted and killed in a hate crime in London Ontario. The funds are being donated on behalf of the deceased to long term projects in the community. You can donate today, June 30th, at https://www.launchgood.com/campaign/london_community_united_against_hate#!/ .

    Learn more about how to support Radio Drama Revival on our website.

    This episode of Radio Drama Revival was recorded in the unceded territory of the Kalapuya people, the Clatskanie Indian Tribe, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, and the Atfalati tribe. Colonizers named this place Beaverton, Oregon.

    If you are looking for ways to support or donate to Native communities, the Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society are seeking donations to build a new center. KAFS offers many services and programs for urban-located Indigenous people, such as healthcare initiatives, outreach programs for children and youths, childcare, food hamper and nutrition programs. You can support them at https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/newfriendshipcentre, which is linked in the episode description.

    • 51 min
    Patreon Content - Blackmail File

    Patreon Content - Blackmail File

    When you work on a large team, every person has their job to do... but what happens when you trust your audio editors and line producers with your audio files? Bloopers, of course! This audio was originally released for supporters of our Patreon account.

    If you'd like access to more bonus content like this and support the show, you can support Radio Drama Revival at Patreon.com/RadioDramaRevival.

    Learn more about how to support Radio Drama Revival on our website.

    This episode was recorded in the unceded territory of the Lenni Lenape people. Colonizers named this place Point Pleasant, New Jersey.

    If you are looking for ways to support or donate to Native communities, the Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society are seeking donations to build a new center. KAFS offers many services and programs for urban-located Indigenous people, such as healthcare initiatives, outreach programs for children and adults, childcare, and food hamper and nutrition programs. You can support them at https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/newfriendshipcentre, spelled C-E-N-T-R-E, which is linked in the episode description.

    • 8 min
    Null/Void - Cole Burkhardt

    Null/Void - Cole Burkhardt

    This week's interview is chock full of content, and we wouldn't have it any other way! Join Ely and our guest Cole Burkhardt, creator of Null/Void, as they talk about the evil of legalese and corporations, supporting indie creators, data privacy, and making Explicitly Black Queer Art

    Like what you hear? Us too. You can learn more about Null/Void on Cole's website.

    Content Warnings: Discussions about capitalism and all that it touches, climate change and pollution, racism, and queerphobia.

    Null/Void and Radio Drama Revival would like you to donate and support The Trevor Project, a national US organization providing crisis and suicide intervention to LGBTQ+ youth under twenty-five. You can donate to them or become a fundraiser at give.thetrevorproject.com.

    Learn more about how to support Radio Drama Revival on our website.

    This episode of Radio Drama Revival was recorded in the unceded territory of the Kalapuya people, the Clatskanie Indian Tribe, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, and the Atfalati tribe. Colonizers named this place Beaverton, Oregon.

    If you are looking for ways to support or donate to Native communities, the Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society are seeking donations to build a new center. KAFS offers many services and programs for urban-located Indigenous people, such as healthcare initiatives, outreach programs for children and youths, childcare, food hamper and nutrition programs. You can support them at https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/newfriendshipcentre, which is linked in the episode description.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Null/Void - '101' and '102'

    Null/Void - '101' and '102'

    Join us this week with a podcast about capitalism and corporate overreach, and how it insidiously makes its way into our lives and takes over -- it's Null/Void by Cole Burkhardt.

    Like what you hear? Us too. You can learn more about Null/Void on Cole's website.

    Content Warnings: Detailed inner thoughts of depression and self-hate, mentions of death and suicide, and a brief deadly traffic incident and descriptions of its aftermath.

    Null/Void and Radio Drama Revival would like you to donate and support The Trevor Project, a national US organization providing crisis and suicide intervention to LGBTQ+ youth under twenty-five. You can donate to them or become a fundraiser at give.thetrevorproject.com.

    Moment of Anne:


    Jarvis Johnson on YouTube
    Sad Boyz podcast
    Radio Drama Revival episode "ARCS - Jordan Adika"

    Learn more about how to support Radio Drama Revival on our website.

    This episode of Radio Drama Revival was recorded in the unceded territory of the Kalapuya people, the Clatskanie Indian Tribe, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, and the Atfalati tribe. Colonizers named this place Beaverton, Oregon.

    If you are looking for ways to support or donate to Native communities, the Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society are seeking donations to build a new center. KAFS offers many services and programs for urban-located Indigenous people, such as healthcare initiatives, outreach programs for children and youths, childcare, food hamper and nutrition programs. You can support them at https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/newfriendshipcentre, which is linked in the episode description.

    • 44 min

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212 Ratings

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Everyone involved with this show is working so hard taking Audio Drama Fiction Podcasts seriously. They do their research, find quality podcasts to showcase, and then interview the creators ... usually in two sequential episodes. It’s a great way to find new audio dramas or a find deeper enjoyment of your favorite shows.

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