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Pulp-Pourri Theatre is an all-new audio drama anthology series that has its origins in vintage pulp fiction but presents its stories - a mix of original stories and adaptations - in the modern way. Produced and directed by Pete Lutz, and starring the Narada Radio Company.

Narada Radio Company Audio Drama Pete Lutz

    • Performing Arts
    • 4.8, 41 Ratings

Pulp-Pourri Theatre is an all-new audio drama anthology series that has its origins in vintage pulp fiction but presents its stories - a mix of original stories and adaptations - in the modern way. Produced and directed by Pete Lutz, and starring the Narada Radio Company.

    OLD-TIME RADIO ESSENTIALS Ep. 14 - DONOVAN'S BRAIN

    OLD-TIME RADIO ESSENTIALS Ep. 14 - DONOVAN'S BRAIN

    It's Season Two of Old-Time Radio Essentials! And to kick off our new round of classic dramas, Pete, Paul and Dave bring you this episode of SUSPENSE from 1945, "Donovan's Brain", starring Orson Welles! Come for the radio drama, stay for the scintillating (OK, that's a bit much, but at least we hope you find it interesting) discussion afterward! 
    And since we're on the subject of discussion, we hope to determine whether this entry meets the following criteria:
    1. Is it truly representative of that series? (Can anyone point to it and say, "Yes, that is what [NAME OF SERIES] was all about.")
    2. Is it an episode worthy of inclusion in any and every OTR aficionado's private collection?
    So with this in mind, we three bring you, as our fourteenth installment (but first official episode of S2), this episode of Suspense from 1945. We'll introduce the show, play it in its entirety, then discuss it at length. Thanks for joining us, and we hope you enjoy it! 
    Please show your support of the podcast by doing any of the following!
    To comment on how we might improve OTR-E, or give suggestions for future discussions, please write to us at f6point3@gmail.com . Put the word "Essentials" in the subject line.

    Your feedback means a lot to us! A review at iTunes or at your usual podcatcher would be appreciated.
    FIND THIS SHOW PLUS HUNDREDS OF OTHER WONDERFUL AUDIO DRAMAS AT www.mutualaudionetwork.com !

    • 1 hr 29 min
    ADVENTURES OF THE FEDERATED TEC #1 "ARSON PLUS"

    ADVENTURES OF THE FEDERATED TEC #1 "ARSON PLUS"

    WELCOME TO THE PILOT EPISODE OF A VERY SPECIAL SERIES...
    "Adventures of the Federated Tec"! A series of 8 initial episodes of 7 dramatized stories featuring Dashiell Hammett's nameless detective. We call him the Federated Tec, but you probably know him as something else. We've chosen Hammett's first few stories that have moved into the public domain, and have done our best to stay true to the originals -- and why not? The originals are just fine, as far as we're concerned.
    So here is episode one, "Arson Plus", Hammett's first published story, from 1923. We hope you enjoy it and will join us for future episodes. 
    ADVENTURES OF THE FEDERATED TEC WAS CONCEIVED BY PETE LUTZ AND DEVELOPED BY PETE LUTZ AND MARK SLADE. "Arson Plus" was dramatized, directed and produced by Pete Lutz. Mixing and post-production was by Daniel French of Fishbonius Productions.
    Our Cast consisted of the following players:
    THE FEDERATED TEC, DEPUTIES McHALE and MACKLIN, the ESTATE AGENT, SERGEANT O'GAR, and the NIGHT CLERK: Pete Lutz
    SHERIFF TARR: Paul Arbisi 
    DEPUTY McCLUMP: Mark Kalita
    MR. COONS: Joe Stofko 
    MR. ALLIS, MR. PRINGLE, MR. LUCE and THE HOTEL MANAGER: John Bell 
    HENDERSON and the BANK MANAGER: Jeff Moon
    MRS. JABINE and the Voice of the TELEGRAM: Geri Elliff 
    PHILO: Frank Guglielmelli
    EVELYN TROWBRIDGE: Rhiannon McAfee
    PHILO'S SON: Rudy Good
    MR. JEFFERS and YOUR ANNOUNCER: Monte Bratten
    Theme and Incidental music composed and performed by Dr. Ross Bernhardt
    Join us again soon for Episode Two – THE GATEWOOD CAPER!

    • 39 min
    BONUS! 2020 HORROR LIMERICK CONTEST!

    BONUS! 2020 HORROR LIMERICK CONTEST!

    WELCOME, FIENDS! It's the recitation of our winning horror-based limerick contest for 2020, mainly to give our sweet Cadavera something to do during the hiatus of our Cellar run. So she and her old seafarin' pal, Cap'n Billy Bones, got together and recited the limericks sent in by our listeners. We received quite a few, and liked them so much we couldn't decide on any winners, so we had Cadavera and Billy recite nearly all of them! We hope you enjoy 'em. Here's the list, in order, of our bright poets. Thanks to all of you for entering!
    NANCY BUELER
    GARETH SEVERN
    BARRY GRIMES
    JASON D. JOHNSON
    DANA GONSALVES
    ROBERT CHAUNCEY
    LEANNE KING
    CHRIS MESSERSMITH
    KRISTIE DAIGLE
    KAREN TARDIFF
    JILL KORN
    STU HUTCHINSON
    JAMES SONGSTER
    PHILBOYD STUDGE
    FEDERAL STONECIPHER
    Dr.FRED STURDLEY
    CHAUNCEY HAWORTH
    JOE GRIFFIN
    LOTHAR TUPPAN
    DAVID AULT
    MARK BRUZEE
    JOHN BELL
    SARAH GOLDING
    GLENN HARDPOINTER
    JACK WARD
    And remember, fiends, after this hiatus, during which our producer is working on a number of other projects, we'll be back to the good ol' "Cellar" line-up. So thanks for your patience, and keep listening!

    • 35 min
    OTR ESSENTIALS EP 13 - PANDEMIC SPECIAL!

    OTR ESSENTIALS EP 13 - PANDEMIC SPECIAL!

    WELCOME TO SEASON TWO OF OLD-TIME RADIO ESSENTIALS!
    Well, friends, here we are, two or three (or four) months into this COVID-19 pandemic, so Paul, Dave and I decided to kick off our second season with something reflecting the times. And so we present "The Peoria Plague", a one-shot original radio drama about an alien invasion and deadly plague that was produced by radio station WUHN in Peoria, Illinois, in 1972. While it has familiar overtones of "The War of the Worlds" 1938 broadcast, this program seems to have had no effect whatsoever to radio audiences of its day -- we could find nothing that reported how listeners reacted. Anyway, we three discuss that and many other things about this broadcast, and we hope you enjoy it. Remember to stay safe, keep your social distance, and DON'T DRINK THE TAP WATER! (P.S. watch out for Zombies...)

    • 1 hr 27 min
    QUARANTINE BONUS: BIALYSTOCK & BLOOM MEET!

    QUARANTINE BONUS: BIALYSTOCK & BLOOM MEET!

    In this audio reenactment of the hilarious scene from the original film of "The Producers", by Mel Brooks, Max Bialystock, a down-and-out theatrical producer, meets Leo Bloom, a young accountant, sent to do his books. Just a few moments before this scene begins, Leo had walked into Bialy's office, and witnessed the older man in a somewhat compromising position with a much older lady. In the course of this later encounter, Bialy and Leo spar verbally over business and ethics, and whether the two have ever met. Featuring Pete Lutz as Bialystock and Jordan Bruster as Bloom, recorded (over Skype) specially for the entertainment of COVID-19 shut-ins. Enjoy!
     
    We do not own the rights to this work, and infringement is not intended.

    • 14 min
    THE CELLAR Episode 9 - THE SHADOW ON THE SCREEN

    THE CELLAR Episode 9 - THE SHADOW ON THE SCREEN

    "Do you dare to go down into...THE CELLAR?"
    Welcome to the ninth number in our continuing horror/suspense anthology series! Our stories are either original, or inspired by, or adapted from pulp fiction and classic literature, but they're guaranteed all-new productions, and no repeats from other series.  
    We at the Narada Radio Co. hope you are all doing well during the COVID-19 situation, and will continue to do so. This is a scary time, so we're doing our best to provide some scary fictitious stuff to distract you from reality.  See below for info on some upcoming special productions!
    And with that in mind...we proudly present "The Shadow on the Screen", adapted by our director Pete Lutz, from a pulp-fiction story by Henry Kuttner -- An up-and-coming Hollywood horror-film director wants to buck studio rules and make a true masterpiece of horror, so he seeks guidance from a shunned master of the craft -- with somewhat gruesome results! ENJOY, my friends!
    CADAVERA QUIVRY: Angela Young
    ANNOUNCER: Graham Rowat
    RADIO REPORTER: Gareth Severn 
    FILM PRODUCER: Alan Clower 
    TOD GREENE: Jeff Billard 
    ANA HERNANDEZ: Ebony Rose 
    ANDY WORTH: Jonathan Montgomery 
    EDITOR: Russ Walker 
    ARNOLD KEENEN: Orlando Segarra 
    FILM VOICE: Darren Rockhold 
    WOMEN (2 voices): Sarah Leight 
    SUSIE: Kristi Copeland 
    MUSIC: Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com
    SOUND EFFECTS: freesound.org and the Public Domain
    COMING NEXT MONTH, exclusive to the Mutual Audio Network: Two special, short audio plays, produced especially for the stay-at-home folks. They're not virus-related, they're just for entertainment, so make sure you're subscribed to Mutual on your podcatcher. The first one is 'BURN!', which will release 4/5; the second is 'THE MAN WITHOUT A FACE', launching 4/12. DON'T MISS 'EM!

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Streakerpincher ,

Pete Lutz, Johnny Logan was a JOCKEY!!

The frankfurters are horse meat. “Pickle in the middle and the mustard on top, or the mustard in the middle and Johnny Logan on top.” Jockeys are “up” on a horse!! This is an awesome show and can’t wait to hear more!!

DavidFeldmann ,

A fun series!

I’m a big fan of radio dramas and it’s good to see new productions that carry on the tradition of audio plays into the 21st century. Very worthwhile!

Weebo Mantoukas ,

A truly solid anthology show

Pulp-Pourri Theatre has been around for a little while now and it's fantastic. As with most anthology shows, you never quite know what you're going to get, but you will always be pleasantly surprised. The most recent Poe stuff is great!

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