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On Wed from 07:00 pm EST to 07:30 pm EST


A half-hour of compelling spoken word and sound design, fiction and non-fiction, produced by Dan Bernard and Michael Townsend

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So far (and upcoming), listeners have heard (listed in reverse order):

Offline 44 4/14
Transience Book ii Chapter 6 written by Kenneth W. Beek, read by Dan Bernard, produced by Michael Townsend
ACAB Ale written, produced and performed by Dan Bernard
Transience Book ii Chapter 7 written by Kenneth W. Beek, read by Dan Bernard, produced by Michael Townsend
For The Drugs performed by Chip Edgar, written and directed by Dan Bernard, produced by Michael Townsend
Transience Book ii Chapter 8 written by Kenneth W. Beek, read by Dan Bernard, produced by Michael Townsend
Irrational Jack’s Used Car Lot written and performed by Dan Bernard, produced by Michael Townsend
WMPG ID voiced by Mark Honan, produced by Michael Townsend

Offline 43 4/7
Zero Hour by Ray Bradbury, performed by Julie Nye, directed by Dan Bernard, produced by Michael Townsend
whatever performed by Julie Nye, produced by Michael Townsend
Rex Toothacher’s Exurban Race Track written, performed and produced by Dan Bernard
Jackie Hancock Life Insurance ’21 written and performed by Dan Bernard, produced by Michael Townsend

Offline 42 3/31
Transience Book ii Chapter 5 written by Kenneth W. Beek, read by Dan Bernard, produced by Michael Townsend
A Planet Named Joe Part 2 by S.A. Lombino (a.k.a Ed McBain), performed by Cloud Morris with Dan Bernard, produced by Michael Townsend

Offline 41 3/24
Transience Book ii Chapter 4 written by Kenneth W. Beek, read by Dan Bernard, produced by Michael Townsend
Squonk Cigarettes written and produced by Dan Bernard
A Planet Named Joe Part 1 by S.A. Lombino (a.k.a Ed McBain), performed by Cloud Morris with Dan Bernard, produced by Michael Townsend
Octophonic Sound written by Dan Bernard, produced by Michael Townsend

Offline 40 3/17
Fauci Begathon Pitch written and performed by Dan Bernard, produced by Michael Townsend
Transience Book ii Chapters 1, 2 & 3 written by Kenneth W. Beek, read by Dan Bernard, produced by Michael Townsend
In between, faux commercials: Quazax 9 written and produced by Dan Bernard, featuring Hilary Aptowitz and Tom Walsh; Jeff Bezos and Tony Fauci for Spring ’21 Begathon by Dan Bernard, produced by Michael Townsend; Preacher for Begathon Is Coming by Dan Bernard, produced by Michael Townsend

Offline 39 3/10
Transience Book i Chapter 15 cont. and Chapter 16 by Kenneth W. Beek, read by Dan Bernard, produced by Michael Townsend
A Little Journey by Ray Bradbury, performed by Krista Simonis, produced by Michael Townsend

Offline 38 3/3
Transience Book i Chapters 13, 14 and some of 15 by Kenneth W. Beek
“Dori-Ann Gray” faux commercial written and produced by Dan Bernard, performed by Rebecca Haugh
The Skyscraper Who Decided To Have a Child from Rootabaga Stories by Carl Sandburg, read and produced by Dan Bernard
“Gunco” faux commercial written and produced by Dan Bernard

Offline 37 2/24
Transience Book i Chapters 10, 11 and 12 by Kenneth W. Beek
Business As Usual: Jackie Hancock Life Insurance; Empty Mart; Fantarona; Bankers Life and Animosity written by Dan Bernard
The Wooden Indian and the Shaghorn Buffalo from Rootabaga Stories by Carl Sandburg, read and produced by Dan Bernard

Offline 36 2/17
Transience Book i Chapters 8 and 9 by Kenneth W. Beek
Wal-Mart Trailer Park by Dan Bernard, featuring Moira Driscoll
An Interview with Cloud Morris

Offline 35 2/10
Transience Book i Chapter 7 by Kenneth W. Beek
Amy Winehouse Offline Promo by Julie Nye
A Bad Day For Sales by Fritz Leiber
Behind The Monkees by Dan Bernard
Jeff Bezos and Tony Fauci for Spring ’21 Begathon by Dan Bernard

Offline 34 2/3
Transience Part 3 (Book i Ch. 3-6)</em by Kenneth W. Beek
Comedy Commercials: “Cash For Kidneys”; “Gold For Guns” by Dan Bernard

Offline 33 1/27
X Marks the Pedwalk by Fritz Leiber
Transience Part 2 (Book i Ch. 1 & 2) by Kenneth W. Beek

Offline 32 1/20
2BR02B by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Transience Part 1 by Chris Busby

Offline 31 1/13
Windsong Part 2 by Rose Wilson
Institute For Free-Floating Anxiety by Dan Bernard

Offline 30 1/6
Windsong Part 1 by Rose Wilson
Gaia Diet Water by Dan Bernard

Offline 29 12/30
I Saw My Roommate Having Sex in a Cage by Kate Greathead
How I Struck Gold by Quinn Davis
Musicophelia by Michael Townsend

Offline 28 12/23
The Popstar by Jia Tolentino
Happy Xmas (Deliveries Are Over) from BBC 1951 Newsreel

Offline 27 – 12/16/2020
Deconstructing The Shoe by Michelle Quick
The Broadcaster’s Son by Jay Pritchard

Offline 26 – 12/2/2020
Thought For Food by Alex Taylor
Gender and My Husband’s Stupid Record Collection by Sarah O’Holla
What Vanishes by Barney Norris

Offline 25 – 11/25/2020
Both Here and There by Alice Mishkin
Shade of Gary by Matthew David Brozik

Offline 24 – 11/18/2020
The Island by Erika Jost
Information Overload by Lavinia Plonka

Offline 23 – 11/11/2020
Garbage Like Us by Melissa Bachelor Warnke
How to Kill a Cat by Alex Ruczaj

Offline 22 – 11/4/2020
A Feature As Certain As Sunrise by Lauren Trimble
Macbethfest 2013 by Luke Burns

Offline 21 – 10/28/2020
A Single Painted Knot by Mariel Capanna
The Wisdom of Crowds by Rob Boffard
BONUS TRACK: “I’m Just A Vote” (PSA) by Dan Bernard

Offline 20 – 10/21/2020
In Defense of YA by Mickenzie Fasteland
Mongolian Gothic by Leah Wawro

Offline 19 – 10/14/2020
The Parasite That Grew Bigger Than The Animal by John R. Gordon
BONUS TRACK: Jackie Hancock Life Insurance by Dan Bernard

Offline 18 – 10/7/2020
Eating On The Go by Miriam Nice
Building The Future by Neal Schaffer
I’m The CEO? by Sally Carson

Offline 17 – 9/30/2020
Small-Town Aquarium Seal Tells It Like It Is by Anna Drezen
Borges and the other Buenos Aires by Matthew Bremner

Offline 16 – 9/23/2020
The Shell by Vivien Graveson
The Bare Utensils by Miriam Nice

Offline 15 – 9/16/2020
Unfolding by Sierra Bellows
Beijing House of Blues by Sara Schaff

Offline 14 – 9/9/2020
On Others by Cecilia Ekback
Skyping with David Lynch by David Griffith

Offline 13 – 9/2/2020
Rutgers Girl: Naked In Italy by Robert Kaplow
BONUS TRACK: Emptymart by Dan Bernard

Offline 12 – 8/26/2020
Prickwillow by Mary Chamberlain
I Know This Sounds Corny, But You’ve Been A Really Great Roommate To Steal From  by Lane Moore

Offline 11 – 8/19/2020
What’s With All the Padlocks? by Justin Valmassoi
BONUS TRACK: Boomerite 9 by Dan Bernard

Offline 10 – 8/12/2020
At The Peace Museum by Catherine Calabro
Marketing Is Bullshit by BJ Mendelson

Offline 9 – 7/29/2020
Of Cockfights and Adobo by Bianca Garcia
Father by Dave Lucas

Offline 8 – 7/22/2020
The Chickens Of Instagram by Erin Mann
Press Any Key For Love by Benjamin Mann

Offline 7 – 7/15/2020
Excerpts from The Boss by Victoria Chang
Surfacing by John Casteen

Offline 6 – 7/08/2020
Jane Doe by Laura McClellan
The King of Michigan by Michael Zack

Offline 5 – 7/01/2020
Denver: No Longer A Cow Town by Jenny Shank

Offline 4 – 6/24/2020
The Dead Kid by Melissa Bachelor Warnke
Variant Text by Kat Howard

Offline 3 – 6/17/2020
If I Ever Meet You by Danny Wallace
The League That Ate Itself by John Pritchard

Offline 2 – 6/10/2020
Prefatory Remarks by Teddy Wayne
The Limits of Empathy by Jack Cheng

Offline 1 – 6/03/2020
Wrestling George Costanza by Josh Gondleman
Feminism For Sale by Laurie Penny

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