100 episodes

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.

Starlight Radio Dreams Starlight Radio Dreams

    • Comedy
    • 4.8 • 18 Ratings

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.

    SRD S6E1: Samuel Spruce in The Warehouse Always Wins

    SRD S6E1: Samuel Spruce in The Warehouse Always Wins

    We really outdid ourselves with this one, a full show length musical episode!. This extravaganza is not to be missed featuring all original music and the story of Samuel Spruce the little wooden boy as he struggles with what it means to both be good and do what you’re told. 

    This episode features the vocal talents of Kat Evans, Jared McDaris and Ansel Burch.This episode features the writing, directing editing and composing skills of Jared McDaris

    The SRD Theme song was written and performed by Arne Parrott.

    This will be the final podcast episode of Starlight Radio Dreams for the time being. The crew here at SRD are incredibly proud of the work we’ve done over the course of the pandemic. Since October 2020, it's been just Ansel, Jared, and Kat at the helm of the good ship SRD. Although we are no longer able to maintain our pace of production, we are deeply grateful to our Patreon backers and subscribers as well as the cast members, guests, and other artists who have been instrumental in keeping these radio dreams afloat.

    It is tough to say goodbye. We leave you with the pluckiness of Sam Spruce, wondering what beautiful opportunities tomorrow will bring. Please keep your eyes on this space for more information about what comes next. In the meantime, Keep Laughing and Keep Dreaming.

    SRD S5E12: The Nothing To Do With The Holidays Show

    SRD S5E12: The Nothing To Do With The Holidays Show

    For many outlets, the end of the year is a time to be bedecked with holly, evergreen, and the scent of baking spices. At SRD, we prefer to buck tradition and go to the alternate extreme. We’ve forbidden our host, Burlington Showtime, from mentioning any holiday for the duration. That means President’s Day, International Kiss a Puppy Day, and the Fourth of July are all off-limits. Can he make it? You’ll have to tune in to find out. On top of torturing a Hollywood Q-lister, we’re also bringing you a new, fantastical episode of Sam Spruce and all the murder, hauntings, folktales, and Christmas elves (don’t tell Burlington) you’ve come to expect from our madcap team. 

    This episode features the vocal talents of Kat Evans, Jared McDaris, and Ansel Burch.This episode features the writing skills of Cassandra Rose, Jared McDaris, and Ansel Burch. This episode was edited by Ansel Burch and Jared McDaris

    The SRD Theme was written and recorded by Arne Parrott.

    SRD Shorts: Me, My Elf and I. 2021

    SRD Shorts: Me, My Elf and I. 2021

    It has been said the times are rarely precedented and this was just as true in the holiday season of 2021 as it is now. Was this bit originally aired in December. Yes. Is it still hilarious? Yes, again. Bet on it.

    Written and directed by Jared McDaris.

    Jared McDaris as Crumble Bumbletum, Ansel Burch as Simon Sillypants. Kat Evans as Twinkle Sprinkle McBinkle. Arielle Leverett as Ziggy Wigglypoo.

    Audio edited by Jared McDaris. The SRD Theme song was written and performed by Arne Parrott.

    Samuel Spruce, The Little Wooden Boy in: The Frosty Wood

    Samuel Spruce, The Little Wooden Boy in: The Frosty Wood

    Once upon a time, a little wooden boy ventured out into the snowy wood. As should be no surprise to anyone, this works out poorly in the short term but well in the long term. How will he survive? What sorts of dangers and people will he meet? There, my friends, lies a story.

    Written, Composed and Directed by Jared McDaris. Featuring the vocal talents of: Kat Evans as Samuel Spruce the Little Wooden Boy. Jared McDaris as Narrator and Ludwig the Squirrel. Ansel Burch as Milty the Bee and Jiminy.

    Audio edited by Jared McDaris. The SRD Theme Song was written and performed by Arne Parrott.

    SRD Shorts: The Reveal

    SRD Shorts: The Reveal

    This is our final short from Cassandra Rose for a while. * Gasp! * We know.
    Shocking, right? We’re so thrilled for her and the company that had the
    good judgement to hire her for an amazing, time-consuming job. That said,
    it’s appropriate to have a revelation to present for you to whet your
    appetite for this piece.

    Kat Evans as Detective Graveling, Mrs. Evelyn Davenport and Ms. Eugenia
    Marshall.
    Jared McDaris as Mr. Hollins.
    Ansel Burch as Burgs.

    Audio edited by Ansel Burch.
    The SRD Theme Song was written and performed by Arne Parrott.

    SRD Shorts: The Invisible Detective

    SRD Shorts: The Invisible Detective

    This episode is for all of you who have been craving a dose of gun smoke and dramatic lighting in your audio comedy. Isidore is the invisible detective, the only gumshoe in the city with the spirit to investigate a death from the afterlife.

    Written and directed by Ansel Burch. Featuring the vocal talents of: Jared McDaris as Isidore. Kat Evans as Alice. Ansel Burch as Ernie.

    Audio edited by Ansel Burch. The SRD Theme Song was written and performed by Arne Parrott.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

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I love this, it's just like SNL only better.

Audio Drama Reviews ,

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!

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