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Mercury: A Broadcast of Hope

Mercury: A Broadcast of Hope

What do you do when you're trapped in a radio station during the zombie apocalypse? You help people.

Rory Rammer, Space Marshal

Rory Rammer, Space Marshal

Come away with us now to the far-off future days of 1985AD, after men have landed on the moon! When Space Marshal Rory Rammer and his sidekick, Skip Sagan, guard the rule of law and the rights of the innocent...from the skies of Earth to the orbit of the Moon!Created and written by Ron N. Butler

Nairobi Jack

Nairobi Jack

Nairobi Jack Rackham has a boatload of debt and not enough business coming in to pay it off. Can the Martin Expedition help him and Dusty Jim Slayback out of their jam? Or is the threat of the Zandari too much for the intrepid explorer?

Dash Cardigan

Dash Cardigan

The year is 3157 and Earth Central is under attack from the intergalactic empire known as The Dark. In desperation, they attempt to summon Lord Cardigan, leader of the Charge of the Light Brigade! Unfortunately, what they get is Dash Cardigan, out of work actor. Can Dash overcome his shortcomings and defend Earth Central from the malevolent Delyna Delyn and the cyborg Krelyn led by The Basilisk?

Featured Series

    Rory Rammer Series

    Come away with us now to the far-off future days of 1985AD, after men have landed on the moon! When Space Marshal Rory Rammer and his sidekick, Skip Sagan, guard the rule of law and the rights of the innocent from the skies of Earth to the orbit of the Moon!

    Created and written by Ron N. Butler

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ARTC Originals

Original audio drama guaranteed to stir the soul and inspire the imagination

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    Rory Rammer Series

    Come away with us now to the far-off future days of 1985AD, after men have landed on the moon! When Space Marshal Rory Rammer and his sidekick, Skip Sagan, guard the rule of law and the rights of the innocent from the skies of Earth to the orbit of the Moon!

    Created and written by Ron N. Butler

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  • An Atlanta Christmas

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    An Atlanta Christmas

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    Welcome, welcome one and all to our family Christmas! To every family Christmas that ever was or ever will be! Behold the traditional Christmas tree weighted down with ornaments and decorations! Every five year old's Christmas wish writ large and come true!

    Christmas is memories. Come share a few of our favorites, from an elementary-school pageant only a parent could love, to a holiday spent overseas in 1915, to office parties where strangers force themselves into festive patterns — and sometimes discover that they become what they pretend to be. Learn what goes on behind the beard of a shopping-mall Santa, and what the reaction might have been the first time a family wanted to decorate a tree in the parlor.

    Also available for the first time in this collection: Three very different perspectives on the same Civil War holiday; songs of the season by Alton Leonard and Juliana Finch; and more!

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    All Hallows’ Moon

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    All Hallows’ Moon

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    The setting is the Old West: Mother Lode, New Mexico. A handful of people — drovers, saloon girls, barkeep, preacher and sheriff — wait in a saloon on a stormy Hallowe’en night. They wait for the dawn, when they will go their separate ways, and Mother Lode will truly become a ghost town.

    But the storm brings the unexpected arrival of a girl who might or might not be from Boston, a gun fighter who might or might not be dead, and a gambler who might or might not be the Devil.Mark Time Award logo

     

    Award winner! – The Mark Time Award –  The Silver Ogle Award for Best Original Story and Production, 1998

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  • Blues for Johnny Raven

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    Blues for Johnny Raven

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    Private Detective Johnny Raven has a unique perspective. Living on The Loop will do that to you. And what’s The Loop? It’s a world. A world of sound and narration. A world where the ultimate currency is Ambiance and the ultimate fear is being left in the Background.

    Singer Gloria Kinsolving needs help. She thinks someone is trying to kill her. Can Johnny Raven protect her from notorious Ambiance dealer Lorenzo Gold and his fearsome bodyguard, Prowse? Will Benny the Gospel provide the critical clue? And what makes Raven so much better at his job than other detectives?

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  • Dancer in the Dark, The

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    Dancer in the Dark, The

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    Cletius Tremaine, Professor Emeritus of Archaeology at Miskatonic University, has seen a number of very strange and frightening things. Yet for the most frightening he did not have to travel to the deserts of Africa or the lush jungles of Asia or even the lofty peaks of the Andes. For that he had to go to the lethargic little town of Blankenship, Georgia and the Malatowa Mounds.

    Can his expertise with pre-historic myth cycles, his knowledge of the Cthulhu Archetype, and his studies of the Golderazig Codex help him unearth the secrets of the mysterious Dancer in the Dark?

    3 CDs, approximately 2.5 hours, presented in 5 parts.

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  • Dash Cardigan – The Complete Season 1

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    Dash Cardigan – The Complete Season 1

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    James Thomas Brudenell. Lord Cardigan. Leader of the legendary Charge of the Light Brigade. But forget all that.

    The year is 3157 and humanity has explored the farthest reachest of the galaxy, their expansion stopped only by a vast empire known only as The Dark. In an attempt to save themselves, Earth Central uses the temporal grapple to attempt to retrieve Lord Cardigan from the Dawn Ages to lead them to triumph. But a malfunction leaves them with Dash Cardigan, unemployed actor, as their only hope against the seductive Delayna Delyn and menacing threat of The Basilisk!

    Featured on the Centauri Express Audio Magazine, Dash Cardigan is now offered for sale without all of the extra podcast accessories!

    Running time: Approximately 2 hours

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ARTC Adaptations

Well-crafted original adaptations of the best stories, from the classics to contemporary

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    At the Mountains of Madness

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    At the Mountains of Madness

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    In H P Lovecraft’s classic horror story, an old man consents to a radio interview. In that interview a number of terrible truths come out.

    The truth about an expedition to Antarctica in the 1920’s where everyone died horribly. The truth about an attempt to find the expedition’s mysterious killers. The truth about a desolate plateau in the heart of a frozen continent. The truth about life and intelligence on the planet Earth.

    And the truth about the prehistoric horror that still waits lurking… At the Mountains of Madness.

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  • At the Mountains of Madness LIVE

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    At the Mountains of Madness LIVE

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    In H. P. Lovecraft’s classic horror story, an old man consents to a radio interview in which a number of terrible truths come out…

    The truth about an expedition to Antarctica in the 1920s where everyone died horribly. The truth about a desolate plateau in the heart of a frozen continent. The truth about life and intelligence on the planet Earth.

    And the truth about the prehistoric horror that waits lurking… at the Mountains of Madness.

    Performed LIVE at Dragon*Con, September 5, 2010.

    Logo for The Ghosts ProjectMusic by The Ghosts Project, Paul Mercer and Davis Petterson!

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    Brides of Dracula, The

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    The Darker Side of Vampire…

    In a moonlit garden, three women with disturbing smiles wait. Their eyes gleam like opals and the only color in the silver night is the red of their lips. They long for what they wait for.

    And what they wait for comes quickly.

    “Bid me enter…”

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    Award winner! – Mark Time Award, Best Horror-Fantasy Production, 1997

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  • Call of C’thulhu, The

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    Call of C’thulhu, The

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    The classic story from H. P. Lovecraft that has inspired millions through literature, games, movies, comics, and the horror of their own imaginations.

    Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn

    An ancient evil awakens in the Southern Ocean, inspiring madness in all those who sense its coming.

    That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange aeons even death may die.
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  • Colour Out of Space, The

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    The “blasted heath” they called it. Five acres of grey desolation, like a sore eaten into the land.

    West of Arkham, the hills rise wild. There are dark little glens where the trees hang precariously, and where thin brooklets trickle, never having been touched by sunlight. There was once a road over the hills and through the valley, but people ceased to use it. The old folk have died or gone away, and the farms and villages are slowly decaying back into dark woods and narrow clearings.

    A family died up there. Of a poisoned well…

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  • Dunwich Horror, The

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    Ah, the sweet, sweet singing of the whip-poor-wills. Surely one of the most innocent, purest birdsongs one can know, plaintive and perfect in the clean morning light.

    Unless, of course, you happen to live near the decayed New England village of Dunwich. Unless, of course, you have seen the mad fires blazing from the ancient stone circles atop Sentinel Mountain. Unless, of course, you remember the horrible events of seventy years ago and happen to be familiar with the name “Whately.”

    Then the singing of whip-poor-wills isn’t so sweet and their patient waiting anything but innocent…

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What's your fancy? From classic science fiction to a strange trip through some original fantasy, we have just what you're looking for!

Our Story

The Atlanta Radio Theatre Company was founded in 1984 by radio personality William L. Brown and actor/director Patrick Stansbury.  ARTC is a non-profit educational corporation, dedicated to the production and distribution of quality audio drama.

The Timeline

Since our founding, ARTC has expanded substantially. As one of the few audio drama companies in the world to perform live regularly, we do between 6-8 shows per year primarily at speculative fiction conventions. We also publish a podcast, the Centauri Express Audio Magazine and release between 2-3 studio productions per year recorded at our own facility, ARTC Studio. Over the years we have been privileged to work with a number of extremely talented vocal performers, musicians, and writers and have access to a wide variety of voices and other talents.

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