Ubu Hour

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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."     

Ubu Hour on 01/03/11

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 01/03/2011 - 11:00pm - Tue, 01/04/2011 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
A new year of Ubu

An exciting new year of UBU begins tonight... An attempt bombing during the holiday tree lighting, a free dental clinic, and more on a new episode of THE CITY THAT ONCE WORKED.. Also a radio play about various drones, simply called DRONE.. We'll also have a Public Service Announcement from the Transportation Security Administration, some angry letters to the AARP, and some other surprises.. Tune in for a radio theater variety pack tonight on the UBU HOUR.

Ubu Hour on 12/06/10

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 12/06/2010 - 11:00pm - 11:55pm
Short Description: 
NEW SHOW! THE TOFU HOUR

We regret to inform our listeners that the UBU HOUR will not be airing in December. We are being pre-empted by a show called the TOFU HOUR.  So instead of another Ubu anti holiday disgust-fest, we get an hour of news and stuff about tofu and other soy products. Oh, well.

 

the photo is Tofu Man, by Ari Moore

Audio

2034: Welcome to the Holy Lands

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 02/01/2016
Welcome to the year 2034, fifty years after 1984. Refugees flee religious extremists in white robes. People try to cope in the face of out of control climate change and world upheaval.. The Ubu Hour presents the futuristic radio theater drama: 2034: WELCOME TO THE HOLY LANDS, a frightening dystopia where a narcistic media figure becomes President of the United States.  Written and produced by Rolf.

Also, included is the coda/prequal,  SO MUCH HATE, a media cut-up peice, which follows 2034 at the 29 minute point.. Both peices aired on the UBU HOUR on Feb 1, 2016.
  • Length: 37:05 minutes (50.94 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

I MIGHT LIKE S.E.X. IF I KNEW WHAT IT STOOD FOR

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 02/01/2016
I MIGHT LIKE S.E.X. IF I KNEW WHAT IT STOOD FOR: In this 50s sitcom, secretary Doris plots how to woo her clueless boss,  Rock, into marriage, and hilarity and hijinx ensue.  Originally aired on The Ubu Hour on Feb 1, 2016, this radio play was written and produced by Martin Dodge.
  • Length: 19:03 minutes (26.17 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

What I Don't Know Won't Hurt You

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 01/04/2016
What I Don't Know Won't Hurt You.... A strange radio drama about waking up and not knowing where you are.. something  mysterous is happening...  ...
originally aired Jan 2016 on the Ubu Hour..  

50 Guns at Dusk

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 12/07/2015
50 GUNS AT DUSK is the thrilling sequel to "3 Deaths at Ash Ranch."  In this radio theater Western, set in Portland, Oregon at the dawn of the 1860s, we follow our heroes Varla and Sally, as they deal with greedy developers, corrupt politicians, and a gang of shanghaiing criminals who operate out of Portland's notorious North End.  

And, if you missed "3 Deaths at Ash Ranch" 
https://kboo.fm/3deathsatashranch0


3 Deaths at Ash Ranch

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 11/02/2015
We go back to the late 1850s, for a riveting Western set in Oregon Territory. A grisley massacre, and a kidnapping, some mysterious strangers at the local saloon.. Even Mormons and a future President make an appearance. Can Sheriff Ocker solve the crime of the 3 DEATHS AT ASH RANCH?

This is 3 DEATHS wihout all the filler that also aired that night.
  • Length: 24:00 minutes (32.96 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

A Plague of Words

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 10/05/2015

A PLAGUE OF WORDS - A bizarre disease is transmitted through language in this futuristic surreal radio play.  A doctor, a general, a scientist and a priest vie for public support for their own solutions.. meanwhile an Oracle utters cryptic messages that might be a clue or might be the cause of what's killing the world..  Written and produced by Rolf Semprebon
  • Length: 20:47 minutes (28.54 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

All Trump All the Time

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 10/05/2015

Turn on Cable News for Presidential election coverage and what do you get: ALL TRUMP ALL THE TIME. Here's a short funny radio peice that makes fun of politicians and the media that so inadaquately covers them.
  • Length: 7:10 minutes (9.84 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Big Man Little World: The Heroic Adventures of Christopher Columbus

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 10/05/2015

Celebrate Columbus Day with the UBU HOUR's loving tribute of this great explorer, the radio drama BIG MAN LITTLE WORLD. This stirring historical radio drama recounts Christopher Columbus's "discovery" of some islands off of Asia, which he knew could become the fabled Western route to the Far East, leaving China and India ready to be plundered for the crown of Spain.  Written and produced by Rolf Semprebon   
  • Length: 16:10 minutes (22.2 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Hitch-Hike Hussy

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Wed, 09/09/2015
The Ubu Hour production of HITCH-HIKE HUSSY..   from the Sept 2015 Ubu Hour.. A lurid tale full of sex and violence, based on the 1959 pulp novel of the same name, as well as inspired by the 1950s film noir classic "Kiss Me Deadly."  Here's a chance to hear this radio noir thriller without sitting through the 10 minutes of filler that opened the September 2015 Ubu show.. 
  • Length: 35:13 minutes (48.37 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

The Return of Mr. Grey

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 08/03/2015
Mr. Grey has returned to town after 15 years and no one knows why. Competeing gangsters second guess each others motives. In an old hotel, events rapidly spiral out of control in this violent and surreal audio drama.      

Inspired by Shakespeare, film noir, David Lynch, Paul Auster's "The New York" trilogy, THE RETURN OF MR GREY is a gripping radio theater thriller.   

Originally aired as part of the August 2015 Ubu Hour program.   
  • Length: 32:04 minutes (44.05 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

 

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