Review on Scott Roche Reviews

Audio drama critic Scott Roche reviews The Mask of Inanna on his website.

He reviews many other audio works on his site too – check it out!

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Mask of Inanna Played on WSCA 106.1 FM, Portsmouth Community Radio

WSCA 106.1 FM, Portsmouth Community Radio

We are psyched to announce that DJ John Lovering will be playing The Mask of Inanna on WSCA 106.1 FM, Portsmouth Community Radio (

The program will start between 6:08 and 6:12PM on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, January 8
  • Tuesday, January 15
  • Tuesday, January 22
  • Tuesday, January 29
  • Tuesday, February 5
  • Tuesday, February 12
  • Tuesday, February 19
  • Tuesday, February 26
  • Tuesday, March 5

You can listen to the radio stream from this link.

John will also be playing Dracula: The Voyage of the Demeter on Tuesday, December 18th at about  7:15 – 7:20PM. It stars Bob Stroud himself, James Scheffler!

Thanks be to John, and I hope New Hampshire enjoys our shows!

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The Roundtable Podcast

The Roundtable Podcast

Dave Robison and Brion Humphrey of The Roundtable Podcast interviewed me for a couple segments of their show.

Dave and Brion were absolutely wonderful and were a joy to work with. They have the energy of ten podcasts, all of them produced from L.A. Congrats, guys – it was a pleasure!

Their show is a highly entertaining yet educational exploration into the personal creative process of authors. They really love what they do and they reveal how different the process is for each of us. Check out their shows!

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“The Mask of Inanna” – 2012 Parsec Award Winner

It’s official! Announced at Dragon*Con…  The Mask of Inanna has won the 2012 Parsec Award for the Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Long Form) category (initial announcement). For those who don’t know, the Parsec Awards are one of the most prestigious audio drama awards out there.

Julia Lunetta picked up the award for me (shown to the right).

I’m just speechless right now. We were up against some tough competition who all deserved the award as much as we did. (I recommend checking out Second Shift which is awesome and stars a lot of the same cast I had.)

Thanks to everybody for the love and support we got.

Here’s a link to my acceptance speech, which Julia read at the ceremony. Listen to audio of Julia Lunetta and Brad Smith getting the award and giving the speech here (2.5MB MP3) – original source.



2012 Parsec Award Winner logo

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Video Lesson on Editing in Audacity

Hey folks, Brad Smith of Second Shift podcast, Bryan Lincoln of FullCast Podcast and I taught a class recently on the basics of audio work for podcasts and audio drama. I’d like to share a video of Brad’s presentation, in which Brad goes through the steps of how to edit voice and create special effects using the free software tool Audacity.

Brad’s Super Audacious Presentation!

Brad’s site also includes his source sound effects so you can make the same sound effects he did, and follow along at home.

This was a terrific class and I hope you learn something new for your own audio work!


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Review on Radio Drama Reviews Online

Audio drama critic Lawrence Raw reviews The Mask of Inanna on his website.

He reviews many other audio works on his site too – check it out!

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Back on Radio Drama Revival!

Season 2, Episodes 1 and 2 are being released on Fred Greenhalgh’s Radio Drama Revival podcast!

Link to Season 2, Episode 1, “Glory Days”.

Link to Season 2, Episode 2, “Smoking Monkey”. (Coming next week)

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Boston Free Radio Airing Season 1 9/19 – 10/17

Boston Free RadioThe Post-Meridian Radio Players are pleased to announce that Boston Free Radio will be airing Season 1 of The Mask of Inanna every Monday night at 10PM EST, starting tonight September 19 to October 17, 2011.

Boston Free Radio has a stream available over the live365 service which listeners can catch by clicking the “Launch the Boston Free Radio Player” link on their home page.

Boston Free Radio’s broadcast schedule is available here.

They will be broadcasting our second season in January 2012.

Again, we are very excited about this opportunity! Thanks to Boston Free Radio’s programming department and to PMRP’s own Chris Dekalb for making this happen!

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Doctor Who and the Starship of Madness – Arisia 2011

PMRP presents the video of our live show from the convention Arisia 2011 – Doctor Who and the Starship of Madness, written and directed by the same author as The Mask of Inanna:

Arisia 2011-Dr. Who: The Starship of Madness from sydweinstein on Vimeo.


UPDATE – This show will be performed again at the Long Island Doctor Who Convention on Saturday, November 9th, at 9:30PM EST.
Details here.

PMRP on the guest list.

Episode 5 was delayed slightly due to this live show we put on at Arisia 2011:

Doctor Who and the Starship of Madness

Written, directed and special-effected by lil old Whovian me (Alicia E. Goranson), with  awesome audio programming and soundtrack by Neil Marsh, this was our blurb:

Suffering Shoggoths! The Roaring Twenties have just begun! Flappers! Gin joints! Deep Ones? The Doctor joins forces with H.P. Lovecraft to investigate attacks in Boston by monstrous entities, and the eccentric Professor Whiteman who appears to be behind it all! What is the secret of the Professor’s amazing chair that can seemingly cure the insane? What is “Miskatonic University”? What will happen to the world when C’thulhu rises?

Presented by The Post-Meridian Radio Players, the cast included:
Andy Hicks as The Doctor (go check out his fantastic musical 2010!)
Alyssa Osiecki as Violet Brooks
Andy Lebrun as H. P. Lovecraft (yes, that’s our Leonard Allen!)
and Special Guest Star Ron Lacy as Nyar la’Hotep
Tom Champion, Mindy Klenoff, Michael McAfee and Brad Smith

The Boston Phoenix enjoyed it:

Friday night, I attended Dr. Who: The Starship of Madness, a live radio play by the Post-Meridian Radio Players about H.P. Lovecraft meeting Dr. Who. The rest of the characters were original — as far as I know — and the whole thing was hilarious. I’m a pretty casual Dr. Who fan, but I still got all of the jokes, and the Lovecraft interludes were a nice touch.

Also ToasterLabs enjoyed it as well:

…for those in the Boston area, The Post-Meridian radio players are putting on two performances of their radio play The Starship of Madness, March 25th and 26th. I saw this group at Arisia and they were incredible, very talented. I highly recommend you go. How can you beat seeing a live Doctor Who radio story!?

We had two additional performances of this show on Friday March 25th at 8:00pm and Saturday March 26th at 3:00pm.

Urban Promise Church, 52 Russell St, Somerville, MA 02144 (across from the Domino’s by Davis Square)

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The Big Broadcast of 1946 – PMRP Live in Somerville, MA!

The Post-Meridian Radio Players present The Big Broadcast of 1946!

The Post-Meridian Radio Players, the folks who do The Mask of Inanna, present The Big Broadcast of 1946, a live Halloween tribute to the Golden Age of Radio! Featuring The Sirens of War, a short play by the author of The Mask of Inanna herself!

Location: The Somerville Theatre in Somerville, MA (Directions)

October 28-30, 2010 @ 7:30
October 31st, 2010 @ 2: PM

The Big Broadcast of 1946 showcases local actors and artists performing an old-time radio-style show featuring two programs:  The Frank Cyrano Byfar Hour and Tomes of Terror. Presented first is the October 27th, 1946 episode of The Frank Cyrano Byfar Hour, a Boston-based comedy/variety series from the 1930s and 40s, directed by Somerville resident Rob Noyes. This “rediscovered Boston radio classic” features a colorful cast of local characters including a crimson-dyed-in-the-wool Harvard man and a rootin’ tootin’ cowgirl from the Old West End. The program, performed in the style of radio comedians Jack Benny and Fred Allen, will feature a “Special Guest Appearance” by Hollywood horror legend Boris Karloff, played by Somerville’s own Tom Champion.

An episode of the chilling radio horror series Tomes of Terror will follow, hosted by the charming-yet-creepy character, The Bookkeeper, and her beleaguered assistant, Giles. Set in the mysterious Library, the program features two macabre tales. The first is But Oh, What Happened to Hutchings!, a dark tale of Victorian medical malpractice, written by Canadian playwright Roy Sallows and directed by Somerville resident Gilly Rosenthol.  The second tale is The Sirens of War, a wartime thriller set on the Missouri River, written by Franklin resident Alicia E. Goranson and directed by Jess Viator, another Somerville resident.

Live music for the show will be provided by members of the well-known Somerville troupe, Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band and others, including an occasional appearance by a Theremin and other electronic instruments.

“We are thrilled to have been asked back to the Somerville Theatre this year.” said Neil Marsh, Founder and Artistic Director of PMRP. “Last year’s show, which featured a Boston-based adaptation of Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds broadcast, was a huge success, bringing in over 1100 people. The folks at the Somerville were delighted!”

More information at the website:

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