Starlight Radio Dreams is a smorgasbord of auditory entertainment, combining classic radio drama-style serials with comedic sketches and improv. Join up-and-coming Internet celebrity Devin Showtime and her uncle, former Hollywood great Burlington Showtime, as they host a series of hilarious antics, fabulous guests, and amazing stories.
Sherlock in Time: Scandal in Nottingham, Pt 1
Popular culture since 1891 just wouldn’t be quite as popular or as cultured without the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, specifically the one which are now in the public domain and fair for plebs like us to use with abandon. So, please enjoy this mixing of cultured, highbrow literature with time travel silliness and social commentary. Stay tuned for part 2 as, legally speaking, there’s nothing to stop us from doing it again.
Written and directed by Jared McDaris. Featuring the vocal talents of: Arielle Leverett as Holmes. Ansel Burch as Waton. Jared McDaris as Priest. Kat Evans as Witch.
Audio edited by Jared McDaris. The Starlight Radio Dreams theme song was written and performed by Arne Parrott.
SRD Shorts: The Painted Lady
It is a fact universally acknowledged that going to a ball leads to drama and just as society today can’t get enough of the Bachelor, it seems the drama between Lady Bucksley and Lord Grishenwald was just as gripping. Will they? Won’t they? Either way, the local set are sure to be watching keenly!
Written by Cassandra Rose. Directed by Ansel Burch. Featuring the vocal talents of: Jared McDaris as Lord Thornton Grishenwald. Arielle Leverett as Lady Eloise Bucksley. Ansel Burch as Sir Reginald Drake III.
Audio edited by Ansel Burch. The SRD theme was written and performed by Arne Parrott.
SRD Shorts: The Curse of Tammy Taters
Tammy Taters has been haunting the airwaves ever since she first used podcasting as the natural outlet for her vengeful poltergeist energies. Having not been freed from this plane yet, she returns as a guest of sorts on Phantom Smashers. I think we can all agree, she steals the show.
Written and directed by Jared McDaris. Featuring the Vocal Talents of: Jared McDaris as Tod. Ansel as Morty. Kat Evans as Tammy Taters. Sound edited by Jared McDaris. The SRD Theme Song was written and performed by Arne Parrott.
Starlight Radio Dreams S5E10
Our dear host Burlington has been brought out to the edge of Chciago’s
light pollution for another amazing show full of variety and laughs which
were super seasonal back in October. This episode is full of demons and
other scary things like aliens and fascist punks. Join us for this full
replay of our October livestream and, if you’re so inclined, check it out
with visuals on YouTube.
Written by Jared McDaris, Ansel Burch and Cassandra Rose. Directed by Jared
McDaris and Ansel Burch.
Featuring the vocal talents of: Sarah Moore, Julia Kessler, Kim Fukawa,
Lisa Burton, Kat Evans, Jared McDaris and Ansel Burch.
Audio edited by Jared McDaris and Ansel Burch.
The SRD Theme song was written and performed by Arne Parrott.
SRD Shorts: Flight of the Space Cowboy
Shoot for the stars we said. Perhaps we never thought anyone would actually follow through on that as a literal life goal. Yet, the number of people with holiday snapshots from beyond the von Karman line is growing already. In this fantasy short about aliens, that is. What an awful signifier of the wealth equalities present in this fictional world private space travel is…
Written and Directed by Jared McDaris. Featuring the vocal talents of: Kat Evans as Leebox. Ansel Burch as Dayv. Jared McDaris as Bob and Skiorr Cosmox.
Audio edited by Jared McDaris. The SRD Theme Song was written and performed by Arne Parrott.
SRD Shorts: Hue and Cry
We’ve all been there. The best thing for us is often right in front of our faces but we don’t have the sense to see it. Look at grilled cheese? When was the last time you had one of those? Opportunities missed, every one. Can Elizabeth help save Chloe from the curse of missing the satisfaction of an opportunity that’s right in front of her? Find out in this lovely new short!
Written by Cassandra Rose. Directed by Ansel Burch. Featuring the vocal talents of: Kate Evans as Chloe. Sarah Moore as Elizabeth.
Audio edited by Ansel Burch. The SRD Theme Song was written and performed by Arne Parrott.
I love this, it's just like SNL only better.
Public Domain Adventure Team ROCKS!
"Why no one has made it big with such a simple idea is beyond words. Thankfully, the folks at Starlight Radio Dreams do it rather well in their recurring segment, titled: “Public Domain Adventure Team.”
As the title suggests, it stars characters in the public domain. Think the Avengers or Justice League, but with literary classics. The cast includes Jane Eyre, Beowulf, Mr. Toad (The Winds in the Willows), and the Ghost of Christmas Past (A Christmas Carol).
... One of the more fascinating elements about the show is that it is a live performance. The engaged audience adds to the level of enjoyment on the podcast. Like yawning, laughter is contagious, and you’re certainly laughing with the audience every time a joke lands. For those who hate laugh tracks in sitcoms, might get annoyed at the constant laughter, but you can’t deny it adds to the overall experience of the live performance—which is by far the most entertaining aspect of this production company, even while listening by yourself with the theater of the mind."
Saw them live for the Chicago Podcast Festival in October 2017 and had a blast. Ghost Bros!