May 22, 2020

“Rescues” — An Audio Adventure by Sam French

“Rescues” — An Audio Adventure by Sam French

“Rescues” is a podcast written by Sam French and produced by Kidpod Theater. The story follows Danny Mikkelson, (voiced by Isabel Liberstein) a thirteen-year-old girl learning to help her step-mom, Kaye, (Angela Kinsey) in their business of rehabilitating rescue dogs. One day, on the way home from school, Danny finds a poor, bedraggled creature that she believes is a rescue. The only problem is, when she gets it home, Danny and Kaye discover that while it might be a rescue, it definitely isn’t a dog. With supporting actors Amy Weaver, Jimmy Wong and Nicholas Thurkettle, this heart-felt, endearing show is a joy to listen to! To listen to more of “Rescues” go to Kid Pod Theater. To find new audio adventures every month, continue to follow our Audio Arts page.

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May 8, 2020

“Atlantis: The Lost Empire” — An Audio Arts Interview

“Atlantis: The Lost Empire” — An Audio Arts Interview

It’s been two decades since the Disney animated film Atlantis: The Lost Empire first hit theaters and for twenty years, writer Tab Murphy, believed that the classic steam-punk animated film that he created was a flop. While he couldn’t deny that he had enjoyed the writing and brainstorming process, it hadn’t done as well in the box office as he would’ve liked, causing him to believe it had been a failure. . .up until now. Recently, Tab came in contact with “Atlantis: The Lost Empireposting,” a Facebook group completely dedicated to reliving and reposting their favorite scenes, lines and characters from his movie. Surrounded by so many people of different ages, from different walks of life who had all been inspired and entertained by the film he had helped create, Tab was finally able to…

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April 17, 2020

“Cosmic Deletions,” An Audio Drama by David Copper

“Cosmic Deletions,” An Audio Drama by David Copper

Cosmic Deletions by David Copper is an audio drama about Kassidy, a broke, young woman who is recently unemployed, who gets a strange offer from a man, Max, who works for The Company who created everything. And that means everything.  And because of what she did to her boss at her last job, she is the perfect candidate to do something that Max cannot. Delete those who The Company deems unfit for the world they created. The only problem, Kassidy has her own agenda. She has her own deletions she wants to make. To listen and find more fun audio adventures, like Cosmic Deletions by David Copper, go to: https://www.fictionalcafe.com If you want to check out the website or meet the cast, go to: https://cosmicdeletions.com

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April 3, 2020

“Windfall: An Audio Drama,” by Bob Raymonda

“Windfall: An Audio Drama,” by Bob Raymonda

Windfall is a serialized audio drama created by Bob and Adam Raymonda and Christy Donato. Their story starts when the castle first appeared in the sky above the city of Windfall, its residents have been building upward. Now the city consists of towers where the wealthiest residents live at the top, while the poor eke out a living on the ground. Our podcast follows Cas, Shaima, and Argus, three brothers who live with their Uncle Vern after being orphaned during the grounder rebellion twenty years earlier. They find themselves drifting apart as Argus, the youngest, falls hopelessly in love with the much-older Helina, a foreign merchant haunted by her past. Cas, the middle brother, works in secret for the local crime boss. Shaima, the oldest, struggles to keep their uncle’s scrap shop from going under….

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February 28, 2020

“Parasitecology,” by Rob Trevino and Alan Gallauresi

“Parasitecology,” by Rob Trevino and Alan Gallauresi

A fun and witty comedy written and directed by Rob Trevino and Allan Gallauresu, this podcast features the relationship of Javier Duran (Rob Trevino), a suicidal nerd with crippling anxieties and his alien parasite, Cher Gandhi Statham (Alan Gallauresi). Their bond grows… until they stumble upon a devious plot endangering both their worlds, perpetrated through viral social media campaigns.  But how can they save the world if they can’t get out of bed? To listen to more episodes of Parasitecology, go to https://ohthehumanity.com Please note: While Parasitecology is a comedy, it incorporates the serious and, for us, highly personal topic of mental health, including dealing with anxiety, depression and suicide. If you or a loved one is at risk of self-harm, please: get help and call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. Episode 5…

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February 14, 2020

“Rhyme Spree,” by Decoder Ring Theatre

“Rhyme Spree,” by Decoder Ring Theatre

Hey Fictional Café Listeners, who likes Saturday morning cartoons featuring masked heroes? Well, so does Decoder Ring Theatre’s Gregg Taylor. He’s turned one of his comic books into a two part series, perfect for watching with your morning cereal! We hope you enjoy this installment of the “Night of the Red Panda” series. (And isn’t it handy that it’s the perfect story for Valentine’s week?) Rhyme Spree Part 1 Rhyme Spree Part 2 Thanks for listening! For more podcasts please visit our Podcast page.

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January 17, 2020

A Podcast Curtain Call for Decoder Ring Theater!

A Podcast Curtain Call for Decoder Ring Theater!

You love these audio adventures from Gregg Taylor and his crew at Decoder Ring Theater, and so do we! So here’s another for you this week. It isn’t part of any series, but rather one of Gregg’s special works: a science-fiction detective story. We hope you like it. We did! Please click the arrow below to listen to “ID0” – that’s Eye Dee Zero.

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January 11, 2020

Decoder Ring Theater is Back!

Decoder Ring Theater is Back!

Hello! The name’s Fink, Ruby Fink, Fictional Café’s Audio Arts Barista. Every 365 days there’s a strange tradition – for Earth’s population to cozy up with friends, watch a ball drop in New York City from the comfort of their homes, and make enough toasts to ensure the previous year is a hazy blur of memories. It’s human nature I suppose, to try and wipe out the worst of the old, in order to replace that with hope for the new. New diet and exercise plans, the promotion you’ve been hoping for, maybe dreams of a romance or two for those who are single and available . . . or at least aren’t attached enough to their current partner to remain exclusive. At this time of the New Year, change is not only accepted but…

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December 13, 2019

Revisiting “The Maltese Falcon” – A Special Podcast Performance by Fake Radio

Revisiting “The Maltese Falcon” – A Special Podcast Performance by Fake Radio

This week we feature a very special story and private-eye noir mystery: “The Maltese Falcon,” performed by the cast of Fake Radio with guest Lynne Stewart! While most podcasts and audio productions posted on Fictional Café have scripted and edited content, Fake Radio is one of the brave – and few – that insist on recording all their productions LIVE! The Maltese Falcon is Dashiell Hammett’s 1930 novel featuring his hard-boiled private eye, Sam Spade. In “old-time radio” plays, actors often were given a script and expected to put on the show for their listeners with very little rehearsal time, often having to improvise their way out of any mistakes. “The Maltese Falcon” has been made into a motion picture four times and several radio and audio adaptations as well. The Fake Radio version is…

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