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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."     

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

Ubu Hour on 11/01/10

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 11/01/2010 - 11:00pm - 11:55pm
Short Description: 
The Night of the Exploding Eyes & Rime of the Ancient Mariner

The day after halloween and the day before the Day of the Dead... Tune in for an Ubu Hour Double Feature

First up.. The eyes are the windows to the soul, Shakespeare once said, but what happens if the windows explode? NIGHT OF THE EXPLODING EYES is a jarring, gorey, shocking tale about.. well, eyeballs exploding out of people's heads..

And then.. Sailors face death on a ghost ship in Samuel Coleridge's long and haunting poem THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER...

 

Ubu Hour on 10/04/10

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 10/04/2010 - 11:00pm - 11:55pm
Short Description: 
Ubu Membership Special

The Ubu Membership special.. though what's so special about it, is beyond me. Sure there's yet another episode of The City That Once Worked and a spoof about what one drinks at a Tea Party meeting, and some old play that Sudden Radio Project rejected, but probably the low point is the bit where Richard Francis and a couple friends tell big penis jokes.  Is this the best the Ubu Hour can do?  Why does valuable radio time have to be taken up by this inane drivial? Maybe someone will feel sorry for these pathetic people and donate money to the station.

YES, IT'S THE FABULOUS UBU MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL! LAUGHS, THRILLS AND MORE!

Ubu Hour on 09/06/10

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 09/06/2010 - 11:00pm - 11:55pm
Short Description: 
She Opens Her Eyes

The Ubu Hour airs SHE OPENS HER EYES, a lurid full length thriller with loads of sex and violence, some sci-fi elements, and a lot more.  

Ubu Hour on 08/02/10

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 08/02/2010 - 11:00pm - 11:55pm
Short Description: 
The City That Once Worked/The Pink Swastika

Two new Ubu Hour shows will air on this night. 

The contraversal history book, THE PINK SWASTIKA, written by Scott Lively and Kevin Abrams,
is now an Ubu Hour audio drama! The Ubu delves into Nazis, homosexuals, special rights, and the
 secret "agenda" in America today to take over our schools. 

Another major sex scandal rips through THE CITY THAT ONCE WORKED, when a masseuse accuses 
a former vice President of acting like a crazed sex poodle. Faux News air-bags Swill
O'Riled and Ann Coultergeist jump into the fray.

Audio

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

The City That Once Worked Epidsode 23C

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

Swill O'Riled and Ann Coultergeist discover another front on the war on Christmas.. the Mayan calander predicts the world will end a few days before December 25th! It's yet another hilarious episode of the City that Once Worked... originally aired on Dec 2012 Ubu Hour

Thrilling Tales from the Old Testament (Judges 19)

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

Thrilling Tales from the Old Testament... instead of the usual lurid sex and violence, for the holiday season Ubu Hour turned to the Holy Bible to present this heart-warming tale from Judges 19. Uplifting entertianment that the whole family can enjoy!   Originally aired on December 3, 2012 on the Ubu Hour.

  • Length: 43:32 minutes (39.86 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

The City That Once Worked Epidsode 23C

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

Swill O'Riled and Ann Coultergeist discover another front on the war on Christmas.. the Mayan calander predicts the world will end a few days before December 25th! It's yet another hilarious episode of the City that Once Worked...

  • Length: 14:31 minutes (13.29 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

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)

Obama's America 2016/Romney's America 2016

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 11/05/2012

An excerpt from Ubu Hour's Eve of Election Special, which aired Monday Nov 5th..  This peice alternates between two different peices, the radio theater versions of OBAMA'S AMERICA 2016 and ROMNEY'S AMERICA 2016. See what the world be like 4 years after the election...

  • Length: 23:11 minutes (21.23 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Freedom Teabag Radio

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 10/01/2012

It's Freedom Teabag Radio... this aired over part of Ubu Hour's 10th Anniversary

  • Length: 26:22 minutes (24.13 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Breaking Car Windows

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 08/06/2012

A 15-minute radio drama from Aug 2012 Ubu Hour, written and produced by Rolf Semprebon. It takes place late at night and is about a man with a strange dream, a woman with a big commitment, and some kids hanging outside in the darkness...

  • Length: 13:51 minutes (12.67 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

The Train Station aka We've Got To Get Out of This Place

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 08/06/2012

THE TRAIN STATION: A short 15-minute audio drama about a bunch of people stuck in a surrealist train station.

  • Length: 15:04 minutes (13.79 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

The Last Third of the Show Now in Crowd-O-Vision

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 08/06/2012

Here it is, the infamous last third of the Aug 2012 Ubu Hour radio theater show, broadcasted in Crowd-O-Vision. Crowd-O-Vision is a new 2-way radio device that puts the listeners in the radio theater..  One gets all the pleasures of the motion picture theater with none of the dangers..  

  • Length: 23:29 minutes (21.5 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

 

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