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An Atlanta Christmas episode 1

Time: 22:29 Size: 10.5M

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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 morning writ large and come true!

For one day a year, the Theater of the Mind gives way to a warm hearth and a bowl of gingerbread — and when from the roof there arises a clatter, it’s neither a faceless monster nor a Martian.

It’s Christmas.

Christmas is memories.  For the next 5 podcasts, ARTC will be bringing you some of our favorite memories from our holiday programming, drawing heavily from Thomas E. Fuller’s An Atlanta Christmas, but with a few other surprises along the way.

This week we bring you The Ultimate Christmas Pageant and O Tannenbaum by Thomas E. Fuller, and Some Assembly Required, by Daniel Taylor.

These were recorded live in 2003 at Stone Mountain Park’s Fruitcake Festival.  Featured in the cast were the voices of Joyce Leigh, Daniel Taylor, Ron N. Butler, Neil Butler, Colin Butler, Daniel Kiernan, Clair Kiernan, Tamara Morton, Justin Ameri, Katie Brass, Megan Jackson, Juliana Finch, Sarah Taylor, Josh Adams, Jack Mayfield, and Caran Wilbanks.

Foley sound effects were created by Lili, Deanna Ameri, and Sheila Ameri.  Music performed by Brad Weage.  Sound engineering by David Carter, Ray Spitz, and Elayna Little.  The show was produced and directed by William Alan Ritch.

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Rory Rammer: The Lance of Justice/Time for Station Identification

Size: 15.05 MB Duration: 32:54

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Recorded at Camp Will-A-Way inside Ft Yargo State Park. This was one of my favorite shows, because the audience was especially appreciative, and I think that adds to a performance as much as anything else. Also, we performed outside and it didn’t rain, which is always a plus.

We also got a nice introduction from Annie Maxwell, which I have included.

This week’s shows:

Rory Rammer, Space Marshall in “The Lance of Justice.”


Time for Station Identification.

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Frontier Days part 1

Size: 13.6M Time: 29:08

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Ah, the ever-popular technical difficulties, how we do love thee.

So if you read the post that was previously in this spot you are expecting another episode of “Rory Rammer, Space Marshal”.  Unfortunately we’re having to push that back a bit, so look for it next week.  Sorry.

In the meantime, we bring you this.

In May of 2004 we were invited to perform at Stone Mountain Park’s Frontier Days Festival.  We eagerly accepted the opportunity…and then learned that the theme was Georgia between the Revolutionary War and the Civil War.  With our specialties being in the area of science fiction, fantasy, and horror…well, our selection of available material was a bit thin.

But our writers rose to the challenge and wrote us 11 new scripts, including rehearsals and rewrites, in about three months.  It was an exciting time and we got some great new material out of it.  Today we bring you a bit of historical bridging, “A Sage Conversation” by Augustus Baldwin Longstreet, “A Feast at Sycamore Grove” by Bill Arp, and we finish with “The Triumph of Natural Justice” by Ron N. Butler.

Oh, and we performed it outdoors on the Plantation Grounds, which just goes to prove that we can do a show just about anywhere.

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Atlanta Science Fiction Society

Time: 36:50 Size: 17.2M

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This program was recorded live at the Sandy Springs Public Library on Saturday, November 9, 2002 at 2:00pm.  Four years ago today we presented a selection of short subjects including Rory Rammer: The Last Vampire, Philip Meow-Lowe, PI, both by Ron N. Butler, and An Arkham Home Companion by Brad Strickland.  We also included a taste of the history of radio drama and a short sound effects demonstration.

In previous podcasts we presented fragments of shows, but this episode features the entire performance just as it exists in our archives.  We hope you enjoy it.

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Post-Halloween Extravaganza (Into the Labyrinth)

Time: 24:04  Size: 27.55 MB

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You say you can’t get enough Trick or Treating? You say that you spent most of October looking for TV special with the “Round-Headed Kid” on DVD? You say haven’t slept for 48 hours because of the insane sugar rush? Is that’s what’s troubling you, Pilgrim?

Seriously though. We have two shows from Into the Labyrinth 2005: Farm Report of the Worlds by Brad Strickland and Penny Dreadful, by Kelly Swilley

Farm Report of the Worlds: Imagine you’re waking up to AM Radio… the morning *after* the night that H.G. Wells’ Martians attacked.

Penny Dreadful: And what happens when a lost book by an unknown author suddenly and mysteriously appears on a library shelf?