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Ubu Hour on 01/02/12

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 01/02/2012 - 11:00pm - 11:55pm
Short Description: 
Snowblood

Tonight Ubu Hour radio theater presents SNOWBLOOD, a radio theater adaptation of the 1973 Japanese film "Lady Snowblood," which was also the main inspiration behind Tarantino's "Kill Bill" movies.  Snowblood is an extremely dark and violent revenge drama that will leave you at the edge of your seat.  Written by Rolf and performed by Margorie Van Hoople, Rolf, Rascoe, John, Noah Vail, Kirsten, Danielle Parks, Conch, Andrew and Ras Danny.  

   

Ubu Hour on 11/07/11

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 11/07/2011 - 11:00pm - Tue, 11/08/2011 - 12:00am
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CLASS WARFARE!!!!!

Tonight UBU HOUR presents the radio play CLASS WARFARE... a gripping drama ripped from todays headlnes that begins with the enumeration of the rules of Class Warfare, as the one percent become more and more desperate when the class struggle is exposed, and then expands outward into the Occupy movement.. Written and produced by Rolf Semprebon and performed by Zoey, Laurie, Randy Saucepan, Cindy Loo Hoo, Demolition Devin, Dodge, Andrew, Erin Yankee, Stephanie, Noah, Phaedra, Robert Barncor, Rolf  and Skippy...

Ubu Hour on 10/03/11

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 10/03/2011 - 11:00pm - Tue, 10/04/2011 - 12:00am
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Oct 2011 Ubu Hour

Tonight on Ubu Radio Theater we bring you another episode of THE CITY THAT ONCE WORKED, and a parody of Kurasawa's film Yojimbo, called YO! JIMBO!..  and there might be some other surprises as well..

Ubu Hour on 09/05/11

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 09/05/2011 - 11:00pm - Tue, 09/06/2011 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
ALICE IN PLUNDERLAND or ALEC IN WONDERLAND

Ubu Hour Radio Theater presents ALEC IN WONDERLAND/ or ALICE IN PLUNDERLAND. The White Rabbit brings Alice back to Wonderland, to combat ALEC (The American Legislative Exchange Council), The Red Queen (Michele Bachmann) and the utterly Mad Tea Party as they subvert freedoms to allow the large corporations and the rich and powerful to become even richer and more powerful. It's a strange, surreal trip that involves militaristic playing cards, horny rodents, mad hatters, Jabbersquawks who spew the airwaves with hate propaganda, and a talking cake who says "EAT ME!" Learn how the trickle down theory of economics benefits the poor and disposessed... A non-stop adventure into the bizarre, strange and profane...

 

Ubu Hour on 08/01/11

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 08/01/2011 - 11:00pm - Tue, 08/02/2011 - 12:00am
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August 2011 Ubu

Tonight on the Ubu Hour..

Someone pisses in the reservoir and the economy still sucks in a new episode of THE CITY THAT ONCE WORKED.

A radio show's act of audio terrorism becomes exposed in THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME REVEALED.

And an angry letter from a roommate and more.. Tune in for the usual vile bile of the UBU HOUR...

Ubu Hour on 07/04/11

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 07/04/2011 - 11:00pm - 11:55pm
Short Description: 
Ubu Patriotic Show

Yet another Ubu Hour Patriotic Show, to celebrate the 4th of July. We'll air an audio-dramatization of the play THE REPUBLICRAT, written by Justin McCarley, and there will be many other things too. 

Ubu Hour on 06/06/11

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 06/06/2011 - 11:00pm - Tue, 06/07/2011 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Ayn Rand's ATLAS SHRUGGED

Tune in tonight for Ubu Hour and Radio Freedomlandia's radio theater adaptation of  Ayn Rand's huge novel, ATLAS SHRUGGED, about a dystopian world where big goverment, regulations, unions and taxation hinder the innovators and industrialists who struggle to make profits..  ATLAS SHRUGGED, the libertarian wet-dream, is now an Ubu Hour audio drama... and we pair it with a peice entitled FREEDOMLANDIA where a pair of lucky travellers find themselves in an Ayn Randian paradise where evil government has been replaced with the benificience of the rich people... .  

(please note: this version of Atlas Shrugged has not been authorized by the Ayn Rand Institute, and is in no way associated with the recent film release..)   

Ubu Hour on 05/02/11

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:00pm - 11:55pm
Short Description: 
The Next Ubu Show

As a Spring Membership Drive special, the Ubu Hour will air some highlights from earlier shows.... 

In other words, it's mostly re-runs....

Well, yeah, but we've got part of the infamous FCC show from 2007, as well as THE cRAP-TURE from Kapitalist Manifesto #8,  another bit from the TORTURER'S APRENTICE, and a lot more surprises.. 

In other words, it's mostly re-runs.. 

Well, yeah.. I guess so..

Ubu Hour on 03/07/11

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 03/07/2011 - 11:00pm - Tue, 03/08/2011 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Dawn of the Exploding Eyes

The eyes are the windows of the soul, a bard once said, but what happens when those windows are violently shattered.

Ubu Hour on 02/07/11

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 02/07/2011 - 11:00pm - Tue, 02/08/2011 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Ubu and the Arizona Shooting

Whereas others have used the recent shootings in Arizona as a time of mourning and reflection, the UBU HOUR uses this tragic event for totally crass and offensive satire... Tonight we present two "high caliber" audio dramas that "target" themes around what happened that day in Arizona . 

A new episode of The CITY THAT ONCE WORKED "takes aim" with more local political satire, through the "target scope" of the Arizona event, as local politicians, FBI agents and hipsters are put in the "crosshairs."     

Audio

Rainy Night

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 11/04/2013
Radio drama RAINY NIGHT (followed by some movie cutups).. From the November 2013 Ubu Hour..
  • Length: 38:26 minutes (35.18 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Ubu Oct 2013

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 10/07/2013
Here's what's on tonight's Ubu Hour 0:00 Dead air, as the Ubu-istas seem unprepared to start their live radio theater stuff.. in fact they haven't even finished the scripts.. 8:30 Another Episode of the City That Once Worked.. 29:20 The live radio theater script.. 35:50 A docudrama about the largest school massacre ever to happen in the United States.. 50:35 A short tribute to a long-time jazz programmer who was once on KBOO and provided one of the best moments in KBOO's 45-year history. 51:30 Excerpts from the Ubu Membership Meeting.. We hear Pa Ubu (as played by Zed Craugh) explain everything that's wrong with Ubu and why Ubu is doomed to failure. This is easily the best thing in the show, and why they chose to stick it in last ten minutes, when most people have tuned out or have fallen asleep is beyond me..
  • Length: 59:39 minutes (54.61 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Ubu Oct 2013

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 10/07/2013
Here's what's on tonight's Ubu Hour 0:00 Dead air, as the Ubu-istas seem unprepared to start their live radio theater stuff.. in fact they haven't even finished the scripts.. 8:30 Another Episode of the City That Once Worked.. 29:20 The live radio theater script.. 35:50 A docudrama about the largest school massacre ever to happen in the United States.. 50:35 A short tribute to a long-time jazz programmer who was once on KBOO and provided one of the best moments in KBOO's 45-year history. 51:30 Excerpts from the Ubu Membership Meeting.. We hear Pa Ubu (as played by Zed Craugh) explain everything that's wrong with Ubu and why Ubu is doomed to failure. This is easily the best thing in the show, and why they chose to stick it in last ten minutes, when most people have tuned out or have fallen asleep is beyond me..
  • Length: 59:39 minutes (54.61 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

The Avenger

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 09/02/2013

Air date: 9/2/13

In THE AVENGER, our hero is a masked crusader who secretly surveys his community at night - monitering his neighbors, especially the hot wife of a Senior Software Developer.   Written by Ren Green, produced by Rolf

  • Length: 10:32 minutes (9.64 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Naked Came I

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 09/02/2013

air date: 9/2/13

The lurid noir thriller NAKED CAME I involves a heroic rescue of a woman after a botched kidnapping attempt.. A sexy violent story with raw emotions.. contains profanity and violence... listener discretion advised.. written and produced by Rolf

  • Length: 42:48 minutes (39.18 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Ubu Hour Sept 2013

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 09/02/2013

Tonight's Ubu Hour features two different tales about HEROES and their HEROIC deeds.....

In THE AVENGER, our hero is a masked crusader who secretly surveys his community at night - monitering his neighbors, especially the hot wife of a Senior Software Developer.   (10 1/2 minutes)

The lurid thriller NAKED CAME I involves a heroic rescue of a woman after a botched kidnapping attempt.. A sexy violent story with raw emotions..  (43 minutes)

  • Length: 59:51 minutes (54.79 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Aug 2013 Ubu Hour

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 08/05/2013

This show includes:

1st 20 miknutes: A short commentary on the Zimmerman verdict, which now allows anyone to go out and shoot someone in their neighborhood, and a peice titled "Dead Baby Joke # 9," about a state legislator enacting a law to change the dates of birth on all state records to reflect the date of birth as date of conception as opposed to date the baby came out of the womb, supposedly to protect innocent children.  .. also some movie cutup filler... 

2nd 20 minutes: A surreal peice about one of the Ubu Hour writers, who has not been able to come up with any scripts since his girlfriend left him, and who now bikes around stalking women, as the rest of the Ubu-istas are despirate to find material to fill up the show. 

Last 20 minutes: A short peice on a type of fence known as the "Duh Fence,"  and another piece on Freedom... also probably more cinema plunderphonics filler..  

  • Length: 59:36 minutes (54.57 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Zones

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 01/07/2013

ZONES - A suspense audio drama in a world divided into three zones, with walls seperating each of them....This was part of the January 2013 Ubu Hour

  • Length: 43:05 minutes (39.45 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Innaugeration Day at The City That Once Worked:

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 01/07/2013

The City That Once Worked Episode 94: Innaugeration Day.. It's innaugeration day in the nation's capital and in the City that Once Worked... More adventures with Faux News gasbags Swill O'Riled and Ann Coutergeist, sleazy Mayor-elect Snarky Scales, and more ...originally aired on Ubu Hour Jan 2013

Ubu Hour December 2012

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 12/03/2012

Tonight on Ubu Hour we bring you another episode of The City that Once Worked, and Thrilling Tales From the Old Testament... Here's where stuff is at..

begining to 1 1/2 minutes.. intro to the show..

1 1/2 min - 16 min The City That Once Worked: Swill O'Riled and Ann Coultergeist discover a new front on the war on Christmas: The Mayan Calender predicts the world will end a few days before December 25th.

16 Min - 59 min Tales from the Bible: Tonight's episode is Judges 19.

59 min  - end: The outro..

  • Length: 60:42 minutes (55.57 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

 

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