A collection of podcasts exploring the culture in pop culture. Our shows range from the general (flagship show The Chronic Rift) to the specific (The Batcave Podcast). We look at literature (Dead Kitchen Radio), movies (The Weekly Podioplex), family (Generations Geek), gaming (The Cardboard Jungle), and more.

Categories

Public Access Show Episode
general
Mighty Movie Podcast
The Cinefantastique Spotlight
Presenting the Transcription Feature
Batcave Podcast
The Weekly Podioplex
The Cardboard Jungle
Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast
The CFQ Interview
The Chronic Rift Spotlight
SciFi Diner Podcast
Generations Geek
Mighty Movie's Temple of Bad
G2V Podcast
The Chronic Rift In Review
HG World
It Has Come to My Attention
The Chronic Rift Roundtable
This and That With Him and Her
Dead Kitchen Radio
Doctor of the Dead
The Dan and Travis Show
The Dome
Watching the Skies
The HTD Express
Who's Talking
All Hail the Scream Queen
WCRS Radio Stage
Shazam/Isis Podcast
Marvel Cinematic Universe
The OSI Files
Home Game Show Version Podcast
Doctor Who & Mister Drew
The Chronic Rift Podcast
Guardian of Forever Podcast
The Hornet's Sting

Archives

2018
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January

2017
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January

2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January

2015
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January

2014
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January

2013
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January

2012
December
November
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January

2011
December
November
September
August
July
June
May
March
February

2010
December
April
March
February
January

2009
December
November
October
August
March
February
January

2008
December
November
October
September

October 2018
S M T W T F S
     
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31

Syndication

WCRS Radiostage returns with the final run of episodes from their catalogue.  In "The Mirror", a young couple buys a mirror in which they can see the faces of the dead - when the moon is right.  What will the mirror reveal?

Direct download: Rstage21_theMirror.mp3
Category:WCRS Radio Stage -- posted at: 6:58am EDT
Comments[0]

Everyone's favorite technophobe detective is back in time to solve a crime with a Christmas theme.  A local mall Santa has been murdered.  With a list of naughty enough suspects, Can Justin figure it out in time to ensure that everyone has a Merry Christmas?  Or will he need some help from an unlikely source?  Take a listen and have yourself a very deadly Christmas.

Direct download: Rstage22_murderInAOneHoresOpenSleigh.mp3
Category:WCRS Radio Stage -- posted at: 6:05pm EDT
Comments[0]

A couple get lost in the fog, have a car accident, and look for help in a small town called Whistle Stop.  And that's only the beginning of the story.  It's another story for the blind from WCRS Radiostage.

Direct download: Rstage25_whistleStop.mp3
Category:WCRS Radio Stage -- posted at: 7:43pm EDT
Comments[0]

John returns to the world of oddities and antiquities with the story of a young man trying to desperately salvage a relationship with a young doctor in residence.  In an act of demonstrating his commitment to her, he purchases an antique stethoscope.  The resident quickly realizes that the instrument has the ability to heal people of the most serious illnesses.  And what was meant to heal a relationship causes more of a rift as the young doctor becomes more and more obsessed with helping the world with its ills.

Direct download: Rstage19_theHealingTouch.mp3
Category:WCRS Radio Stage -- posted at: 7:01pm EDT
Comments[0]

Author Michael Giorgio crafts a story about a couple looking to get away from the city and begin a new life.  They stumble upon the welcoming town of Havencroft and are warmly welcomed.  But what lies beneath the surface of this idyllic town?  What is "Havencroft's Secret"?

Direct download: Rstage17_havencroftsSecret.mp3
Category:WCRS Radio Stage -- posted at: 5:00am EDT
Comments[0]

Justin Case returns in an all new mystery.  Riding the success of his previous adventure, Justin finds himself invited to a high society dinner.  Where at first he seems to be dismissed as a curiosity, he is quickly looked upon to help in the solving of a murder of one of the guests.  Check out the other Justin Case mystery, "Murder On the Air" here in the network as well as the other great audio dramas produced by WCRS Radiostage as a service for the blind.

Direct download: Rstage18_murderInHighSociety.mp3
Category:WCRS Radio Stage -- posted at: 8:48am EDT
Comments[0]

 

WCRS Radiostage returns with a new Brick Wall Mystery.  Author MJ Byran and his literary alter ego are called upon to help someone who is being threatened by a ghost.  Is this the real deal or is there something more to it?  Written by David Binkley.

Direct download: Rstage16_theGhostThatKilled.mp3
Category:WCRS Radio Stage -- posted at: 10:26am EDT
Comments[0]

Here's the story about a guy who volunteers on one of those call-in help lines - but gets a bit too involved.

Direct download: Rstage15_1-800Helpline.mp3
Category:WCRS Radio Stage -- posted at: 6:20pm EDT
Comments[0]

We pay another visit to the Old Curiosity Shop.  This time around, a frustrated reader, tired of the mass market offerings of large publishing corporations turns to the Old Curator, looking for a book that wasn't written by committee.  The book he winds up with really draws him into the tale.  if you're enjoying this series, please let us know by visiting our website - chronicrift.com or our Facebook page.

Direct download: Rstage14_theUltimateStory.mp3
Category:WCRS Radio Stage -- posted at: 7:29pm EDT
Comments[0]

WCRS Radio Stage returns for the new year with a new story by a new author.  They present an interesting story by Michael Giorgio about a bank robbery that goes wrong and what the hostages have to do - and what they do to each other.

Direct download: Rstage13_aChoiceOfVictims.mp3
Category:WCRS Radio Stage -- posted at: 8:53am EDT
Comments[0]

Just in time for Christmas Day, we present a Chrsitmas tale written by series creator David Binkley.  A woman wakes to find herself on a bus headed for Cleveland - where she had run away from 18 years before.

Direct download: Rstage12_homeForChristmas.mp3
Category:WCRS Radio Stage -- posted at: 12:11pm EDT
Comments[0]

Here's another audio mystery, this time by the all-around god-like being of The Chronic Rift Network, John S. Drew.  After the success of THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP, John pitched the idea of a mystery series to the producers of WCRS Radio Stage and this is the first in a series of three.  Justin Case is an old-fashioned detective who likes doing things the old-fashioned way.  He doesn't have a smart phone, doesn't use a computer - he still reads the newspaper!  He's down on his luck though as his ways don't seem to impress many of today's clientele.  But he gets a break when he's hired to find the killer of a late night radio talk show host who died while on the air.  All indications are it was a heart attack, but Justin has to prove it's otherwise.

Direct download: Rstage11_murderOnTheAir.mp3
Category:WCRS Radio Stage -- posted at: 6:00am EDT
Comments[0]

WCRS Radio Stage returns this month with a double dose of audio drama mysteries.  Up first, producer David Binkley presents a new Brick Wall Mystery in which author M.J. Byron travels to a writers convention and gets involved in a murder mystery.  Can his alter ego, Brick Wall solve the crime?

Direct download: Rstage09_aConventionalMurder.mp3
Category:WCRS Radio Stage -- posted at: 8:00am EDT
Comments[0]

 

John's got a new story to tell, a purchase from the ledger of the Old Curiosity Shop.  This time, the story concerns a watch the curator recently acquired.  He's not sure if he should sell it.  The last owner was an astronaut down on his luck, having been thrown out of time and being given the chance to change his life.  Would you buy "The Watch"?

Direct download: Rstage08_theWatch.mp3
Category:WCRS Radio Stage -- posted at: 6:00am EDT
Comments[0]

We return to the WCRS Radiostage with another audio production created as a service for the blind back in the early 2000s.  Based on a short story written by producer David Binkley and Michael Elliot, Elliot drafts the audio play for this take on Sherlock Holmes in a story set twenty years after the last documented story by Sr. Arthur Conan Doyle.  The story always read like an audio drama, so it made sense for David to produce it as such.

 

RIGHT CLICK THE IMAGE TO SAVE THE EPISODE TO YOUR COMPUTER.

Direct download: Rstage07_theSherlockHolmesAssignment.mp3
Category:WCRS Radio Stage -- posted at: 7:02am EDT
Comments[0]

(RIGHT CLICK THE IMAGE TO SAVE THE EPISODE TO YOUR COMPUTER)

Welcome to a new audio drama anthology series here on The Chronic Rift Network!  David Binkley is the producer and director of the WCRS Radio Stage program.  He has always loved old radio dramas so in 2000 when , a radio reading service for the blind, took their studios to digital he started preparing scripts that could relive those thrilling days of yesteryear. He assembled friends and volunteers and they laid down the voice tracks with sound effects and music inserted in post production.

Welcome to a new audio drama anthology series here on The Chronic Rift Network!  David Binkley is the producer and director of the WCRS Radio Stage program.  He has always loved old radio dramas so in 2000 when , a radio reading service for the blind, took their studios to digital he started preparing scripts that could relive those thrilling days of yesteryear. He assembled friends and volunteers and they laid down the voice tracks with sound effects and music inserted in post production.

Welcome to a new audio drama anthology series here on The Chronic Rift Network!  David Binkley is the producer and director of the WCRS Radio Stage program.  He has always loved old radio dramas so in 2000 when Written Communications Radio Service, a radio reading service for the blind, took their studios to digital he started preparing scripts that could relive those thrilling days of yesteryear. He assembled friends and volunteers and they laid down the voice tracks with sound effects and music inserted in post production.

The thought was to produce a half hour drama a month.  An ambitious goal considering that there was NEVER a regular radio drama series EVER broadcast out of Akron, Ohio.  Over the next twenty-four months they were able to produce twenty-two stories,  After that they put together an occasional story - mostly at Christmas.

Author Michael Giorgio crafts a story about a company that states that they can end all your problems - whatever they are.


Direct download: Rstage06_solutionsByHellinger.mp3
Category:WCRS Radio Stage -- posted at: 7:48am EDT
Comments[0]

(RIGHT CLICK THE IMAGE TO SAVE THE EPISODE TO YOUR COMPUTER)

 

 

Welcome to a new audio drama anthology series here on The Chronic Rift Network!  David Binkley is the producer and director of the WCRS Radio Stage program.  He has always loved old radio dramas so in 2000 when Written Communications Radio Service, a radio reading service for the blind, took their studios to digital he started preparing scripts that could relive those thrilling days of yesteryear. He assembled friends and volunteers and they laid down the voice tracks with sound effects and music inserted in post production.

The thought was to produce a half hour drama a month.  An ambitious goal considering that there was NEVER a regular radio drama series EVER broadcast out of Akron, Ohio.  Over the next twenty-four months they were able to produce twenty-two stories,  After that they put together an occasional story - mostly at Christmas.

Series creator David Binkley offers a psychological thriller when he explores the mind of the person who is involved in a hit and run incident in the story, "Hit and Running".  Keep an ear out for WCRS host Joe Callie as he plays the lead role in this story.


Direct download: Rstage05_hitRunning.mp3
Category:WCRS Radio Stage -- posted at: 3:28pm EDT
Comments[0]

(RIGHT CLICK THE IMAGE TO SAVE THE EPISODE TO YOUR COMPUTER)

Welcome to a new audio drama anthology series here on The Chronic Rift Network!  David Binkley is the producer and director of the WCRS Radio Stage program.  He has always loved old radio dramas so in 2000 when Written Communications Radio Service, a radio reading service for the blind, took their studios to digital he started preparing scripts that could relive those thrilling days of yesteryear. He assembled friends and volunteers and they laid down the voice tracks with sound effects and music inserted in post production. 


The thought was to produce a half hour drama a month.  An ambitious goal considering that there was NEVER a regular radio drama series EVER broadcast out of Akron, Ohio.  Over the next twenty-four months they were able to produce twenty-two stories,  After that they put together an occasional story - mostly at Christmas.

We continue our presentations with another story from series creator David Binkley.  Davis takes his turn with the hard-boiled detective genre in the form of Brick Wall.  Brick's first case - "Mystery by Accident".


Direct download: Rstage04_mysteryByAccident.mp3
Category:WCRS Radio Stage -- posted at: 6:48am EDT
Comments[0]

(RIGHT CLICK THE IMAGE TO SAVE THE EPISODE TO YOUR COMPUTER)

Welcome to a new audio drama anthology series here on The Chronic Rift Network!  David Binkley is the producer and director of the WCRS Radio Stage program.  He has always loved old radio dramas so in 2000 when Written Communications Radio Service, a radio reading service for the blind, took their studios to digital he started preparing scripts that could relive those thrilling days of yesteryear. He assembled friends and volunteers and they laid down the voice tracks with sound effects and music inserted in post production.

The thought was to produce a half hour drama a month.  An ambitious goal considering that there was NEVER a regular radio drama series EVER broadcast out of Akron, Ohio.  Over the next twenty-four months they were able to produce twenty-two stories,  After that they put together an occasional story - mostly at Christmas.

For the third installment in the series, we present a story that our own John S. Drew contributed.  John created his own anthology series, THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP, for WCRS Radio Stage.  In the premiere episode, the curator of a shop of odds and ends, tells the story of a man who purchased a special pair of rose colored glasses - and you know what happens if you view the world through rose colored glasses for too long.


Direct download: Rstage03_throughRoseColoredGlasses.mp3
Category:WCRS Radio Stage -- posted at: 6:17pm EDT
Comments[0]

(RIGHT CLICK THE IMAGE TO SAVE THE EPISODE TO YOUR COMPUTER)

Welcome to a new audio drama anthology series here on The Chronic Rift Network!  David Binkley is the producer and director of the WCRS Radio Stage program.  He has always loved old radio dramas so in 2000 when Written Communications Radio Service, a radio reading service for the blind, took their studios to digital he started preparing scripts that could relive those thrilling days of yesteryear. He assembled friends and volunteers and they laid down the voice tracks with sound effects and music inserted in post production.

The thought was to produce a half hour drama a month.  An ambitious goal considering that there was NEVER a regular radio drama series EVER broadcast out of Akron, Ohio.  Over the next twenty-four months they were able to produce twenty-two stories,  After that they put together an occasional story - mostly at Christmas.

The Chronic Rift Network is pleased to present these episodes, one a month for your listening pleasure.  You will hear mysteries, horror stories, Christmas tales, science fiction, and more.  In addition, our own John S. Drew contributed stories to the series.  Listen for his "The Old Curiosity Shop" and "Justin Case: Private Investigator" in the coming months.

For our second installment, we present "A Matter of Life and Death" by David Binkley.  When Mercy's mother has a heart attack, it brings out all sorts of questions regarding the life one leads and how one chooses to live it.  It all leads to the ultimate question that many of us face in our lifetime.


Direct download: Rstage02_matterOfLifeDeath.mp3
Category:WCRS Radio Stage -- posted at: 7:36am EDT
Comments[0]

(RIGHT CLICK THE IMAGE TO SAVE THE EPISODE TO YOUR COMPUTER)

Welcome to a new audio drama anthology series here on The Chronic Rift Network!  David Binkley is the producer and director of the WCRS Radio Stage program.  He has always loved old radio dramas so in 2000 when Written Communications Radio Service, a radio reading service for the blind, took their studios to digital he started preparing scripts that could relive those thrilling days of yesteryear. He assembled friends and volunteers and they laid down the voice tracks with sound effects and music inserted in post production.

The thought was to produce a half hour drama a month.  An ambitious goal considering that there was NEVER a regular radio drama series EVER broadcast out of Akron, Ohio.  Over the next twenty-four months they were able to produce twenty-two stories,  After that they put together an occasional story - mostly at Christmas.

The Chronic Rift Network is pleased to present these episodes, one a month for your listening pleasure.  You will hear mysteries, horror stories, Christmas tales, science fiction, and more.  In addition, our own John S. Drew contributed stories to the series.  Listen for his "The Old Curiosity Shop" and "Justin Case: Private Investigator" in the coming months.

For our first installment, we present "A Timeless Affair" by Michael Elliot and David Binkley.  The perfect birthday gift for a married young woman - a chance to glimpse into the future with a ticket to time travel.  While there, she meets another man and they fall in love.  But the reality of her future lover proves to be too much.

Direct download: Rstage01_aTimelessAffair.mp3
Category:WCRS Radio Stage -- posted at: 5:12am EDT
Comments[0]

(RIGHT CLICK THE IMAGE TO SAVE THE EPISODE TO YOUR COMPUTER)

Welcome to a new audio drama anthology series here on The Chronic Rift Network!  David Binkley is the producer and director of the WCRS Radio Stage program.  He has always loved old radio dramas so in 2000 when Written Communications Radio Service, a radio reading service for the blind, took their studios to digital he started preparing scripts that could relive those thrilling days of yesteryear. He assembled friends and volunteers and they laid down the voice tracks with sound effects and music inserted in post production. 

The thought was to produce a half hour drama a month.  An ambitious goal considering that there was NEVER a regular radio drama series EVER broadcast out of Akron, Ohio.  Over the next twenty-four months they were able to produce twenty-two stories,  After that they put together an occasional story - mostly at Christmas.

The Chronic Rift Network is pleased to present these episodes, one a month for your listening pleasure.  You will hear mysteries, horror stories, Christmas tales, science fiction, and more.  In addition, our own John S. Drew contributed stories to the series.  Listen for his "The Old Curiosity Shop" and "Justin Case: Private Investigator" in the coming months.

What we have here is simply a sampling of what you can expect.  The first episode will roll out on New Year's Day with future installments at the first of the month.  We hope you'll enjoy listening.


Direct download: Rstage_demo.mp3
Category:WCRS Radio Stage -- posted at: 7:19am EDT
Comments[0]

1