Modern day Madison is zapped into old time radio dramas. No technology, no Starbucks, and no one is PC! Will Madison survive? Follow along as she teams up with radio icons like Sergeant Joe Friday, Marshal Matt Dillon and Sherlock Holmes. Original radio scripts adapted to give a fun look at the way things were and the way things are today.
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar Ep. 16 - Trailer
PREMIERES FEBRUARY 1st! Celebrate our one year anniversary with an EXTENDED episode of Madison on the Air! From 1955-1962, “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar” was produced as a 5 part weekday serial. We have taken one of those shows and put it together into one long playing episode. Madison tries her hand at selling life insurance, only to have one of her first clients die under mysterious circumstances. The man with the action packed expense account, insurance investigator Johnny Dollar, is sent to discover the truth. Madison tags along, hoping to mentor under Johnny, as they speak to a widow, the stripper girlfriend, professional gamblers, a steamy Latina, an erudite bartender and more. Gun shots, fist fights and some tasty Mediterranean food in our episode entitled, “The Caylin Matter.” MadisonOnTheAir.com
Bonus Feature - Dry Cleaners
BONUS FEATURE! The history of Dry Cleaning? Boring... but wait! Explosions, urine, cancer and... part of the slavery abolitionist movement! Listen as Madison chats with Jonathan Winstead about dry cleaners! MadisonOnTheAir.com
Ep. 15 - The Saint
When Madison reads about her own death in the obituaries, she takes her existential crisis to the doorstep of Simon Templar. Can The Saint discover the truth behind Madison's reported demise? Throw in missing jewels, a French temptress, a determined cabbie and a dry cleaner and you'll get the adventure of: "The Corpse Said Ouch." TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE: MadisonOnTheAir.com
The Saint Ep. 15 - Trailer
PREMIERES JANUARY 1st! When Madison reads about her own death in the obituaries, she takes her existential crisis to the doorstep of Simon Templar. Can The Saint discover the truth behind Madison’s reported demise? Throw in missing jewels, a French temptress, a determined cabbie and a dry cleaner and you’ll get the adventure of: “The Corpse Said Ouch.” MadisonOnTheAir.com
Bonus Feature - The Jack Benny Program - "Christmas Shopping 1941"
BONUS FEATURE! Join us for a Christmas SHORT! This episode from The Jack Benny Program is condensed, but otherwise the actual dialogue from the original broadcast, circa 1941. Madison steps into the shoes of Jack Benny on a deeply frustrating Christmas shopping spree. Enjoy our little tribute to Jack Benny, and Merry Holidays! MadisonOnTheAir.com
Bonus Feature - Department Store Santas
BONUS FEATURE! Madison sits down with Paul Arbisi, the voice of the department store manager in our "Candy Matson" episode, to discuss the history of those sweaty laps of luxury items, Department Store Santas! MadisonOnTheAir.com
Madison On The Are is a highly creative radio drama that both pokes fun and pays homage to old radio serials from yesteryears. Perhaps the most impressive aspect though is the high quality production. The cast is crisp and well directed, the music transitions are on point, and the sound effects give life to every setting. Madison herself is a great comedic foil to the entire premise while taking nothing away from the plot of each episode. There's also a wide variety of genres, from westerns to Golden Age superheroes, that gets you coming back for more. Give this a listen and subscribe now!
I’m in love with this podcast! It’s a totally unique premise. Hilarious and endearing! You don’t need to be a fan of old time radio shows to love this, but if you are a fan, it’s beyond awesome. I love Madison more and more with each episode. Such an undiscovered gem! Absolutely give this a listen
A Celebration of Podcasting’s Roots!
On the surface, you might think this podcast is just making fun of old fashioned radio programs and their often out dated premises. But as a fan of those old shows, I can hear these folks are fans too! It’s definitely more of a celebration of podcasting’s roots in these old radio shows. And although the show is played for laughs, that doesn’t detract from the respect and care the show runners put into every episode! A definite must listen!