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Ubu Hour on 02/02/15

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Ubu Hour
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Mon, 02/02/2015 - 11:55pm - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 12:00am
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Experimental radio theater with dada/surreal elements

Ubu February 2015

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Ubu Hour
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Mon, 02/02/2015 - 11:00pm - 11:55pm
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Ubu Feb 2015
Tonight on the Ubu Hour:

Mayor Sharkey Scales conspires with Ubur while Jason has a hissy fit, in a new episode of THE CITY THAT ONCE WORKED.

Also, in MO AND CHARLIE, we make fun of the Prophet. 

And more....
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Jan 2014 Ubu

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Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 01/05/2015 - 11:00pm - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 12:00am
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Jan 2014 Ubu
The UBU HOUR is on suspension, so tonight we debut a new radio theater show, THE MIME RADIO THEATER PROJECT, bringing the art of mime to the radio for the very first time ever. For our 1st show we bring MIMIN' WITH THE LYMAN'S, a 7 to 8 member mime troupe from the Seattle area, who will provide an hour of mime for a studio audience as well as the listeners out in the airwaves.

As for the UBU HOUR, this was what would have aired if not for the suspension:

Ubu Holiday show 2014

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Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 12/01/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 12:00am
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Ubu Holiday edition Dec 2014
It's holiday time here at UBU HOUR.. and tonight we celebrate several holidays that occur on this day, December 1st, from Self-Governance Day (celebrated in Iceland), to Military Abolition Day (Costa Rica), to World Aids Day.

Also we catch up on the latest on the War on Christmas with our friends at  Faux News, Swill O'Reily and Ann Coultergeist.

And we offer a new version of the Dickens Christmas classic, as The City That Once Work's scrooge mayor gets visited by some strange apperitions.

And we'll bring you another episode of Thrilling Tales from the Bible... 

It's an action packed Ubu for the holidays....   

A Special Investigative Report

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Ubu Hour
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Mon, 11/03/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:00am
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Special Investigative Report

This month the Ubu Hour is off the air. Instead, Normally at this time KBOO programs radio theater, however tonight we offer the listener a SPECIAL INVESTIGATIVE REPORT that delves into a secret cult that has allegedly infiltrating a certain media source. Reporter Bob Crawley conducts a full scale investigation after being tipped off by a caller to More Talk Radio, and leaves no stone unturned in this hour-long investigation.  Do not miss this devastating report on cults, the media, power, secrecy and more. 

KARAMATZOH PÈRE and THE LOST YEARS

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Ubu Hour
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Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:00am
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Ubu Hour presents: KARAMATZOH PÈRE and THE LOST YEARS
Tonight Ubu Hour radio theater brings you:

KARAMATZOH PÈRE:  Welcome to another exciting episode of the 1930s radio play, The Brothers Karamatzoh by Orson Dostoyevsky – the story of a mediocre comedy team from New York City.  The Karamatzoh Brothers are to the Ritz Brothers what the Ritz Brothers are to the Marx Brothers.  And, if you've never heard of the Ritz Brothers, that will give you some idea. On tonight’s Ubu Hour, we present Act One – how Milton’s father came to America and acquired the family name.

Nine Years

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Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:00am
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Nine Years/Cats Are Psychopaths/My Fathers Belt
Tonight the Ubu Hour offers three very different radio plays

NINE YEARS - Ron Dimijad has just been released from prison after serving nine years. Soon he'll be home with his wife and daughter. His new life is about to begin.. but what lies in wait?   With the plot stolen from an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, NINE YEARS offers a new take on the classic radio theater suspense drama. 

CATS ARE PSYCHOPATHS - An experimental radio drama about cats and psychopaths. Maybe about other things too. Actually no one really knows what this peice is about.. the spaces between the lines? The corporate take-over of the airwaves? Dedicated to many different cats we know..

The Blackmailers

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Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 07/07/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:00am
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Ubu Hour: The Blackmailers

Tonight the Ubu Hour presents THE BLACKMAILERS, a psychological thriller murder mystery with shifting points of view. .
                      A religious fanatic attempts to blackmail a pair of adulterers. A sex tape. An attempt rape. A dead body in a motel room. A woman fleeing the scene of the crime. A man trapped in a bathroom. A husband willing to do anything to cover up the crimes of his wife. Secrets and lies.. and somewhere beneath it all.. the truth.. these are all elements in the Ubu radio drama THE BLACKMAILERS



THE OPENING and THE FROZEN DISNEY

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Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 06/02/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 12:00am
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THE OPENING and THE FROZEN DISNEY
Tonight the UBU HOUR offers:

THE OPENING:  Hugh rides his bike through the city streets at dusk, and catches hints of dialog . A man talks on a cellphone. A couple chat at an outdoor patio. A woman waits outside a movie theater.  and then he finds himself with all these people at the opening of a strange film and a torrent of raw emotions that it provokes. .  

THE FROZEN DISNEY:  Rumor has it that Walt Disney was cryogenically frozen until some future time when science discovers a cure for death. True or not, Disneyland imagineers thought it would make for an entertaining theme park ride. On tonight’s Ubu Hour, we’re privileged to give our KBOO listeners a sneak preview.

Chafed Elbows

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 05/05/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 12:00am
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Chafed Elbows

Tonight from the Ubu Hour archives... CHAFED ELBOWS: Hapless Walter Dinsmore undergoes his annual November breakdown at the 1954 World’s Fair, has a love affair with his mother, recollects his hysterectomy operation, impersonates a cop, is sold as a piece of living art, goes to heaven, and becomes the singer in a rock band, but not necessarily in that order.

Audio

Golden Parachute

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 07/05/2009

Golden Parachute, a suspenseful audio-drama about wealth, money, class, estate taxes, and death.  Inspired by the fact that because of Bush's tax cuts for the rich several years ago, in 2010 the estate tax completely vanishes, adn then in 2011 it returns. So why would anyone want thier rich relatives to die in 2011 or afterward and pay estate taxes if they can die in 2010 and not pay a dime?

  • Artist: Rolf
  • Title: Golden Parachutes
  • Length: 30:21 minutes (27.79 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Dead Babies: Another Public Service Announcement from the Ubu Hour

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 07/05/2009

Another public service announcement from the Ubu Hour, where we care about the sanctity of life...

  • Title: Dead Babies
  • Length: 3:59 minutes (3.66 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Intro July 09

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 07/05/2009

The Intro to the July 2009 Ubu Hour show, with special guest Andrei Codrescu giving the station ID and the disclaimer...

The Obama Piece

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 05/31/2009

This is the untitled peice at the beginning of June's Ubu Hour..  First some right wingers come on to rant on how we don't satirize Obama like we've done to Bush and Cheney, and then we listen to a clip of O'Bomb'ya talk about his wonderful policies in Afghanastan and Pakistan.

Our Little Mayor Part 3

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 05/31/2009

Our Little Mayor Part 3 - Catch up on the latest adventures of Our Little Mayor Slam Assbuns and his problems with the media hounding him for consensual sex with another adult... This peice involves car crashes, 12-lane highway bridges, and a new soccor stadium.  Written and produced by G Violetta

An Evil, Evil Man

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 05/31/2009

AN EVIL, EVIL MAN - Starring the voice of Richard Bruce Cheney, this audio peice involves a former vice-president accused of torture and war crimes who appears again on the air waves for even more fear mongering.  A collage of scary sounds and creepy pronouncements from an evil, evil man. 

The Health Care Ad

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 05/31/2009

America means freedom, and nothing says freedom more than the freedom of health care... A major health care lobby gives us reasons to be against single-payer universal health care and for the profit-driven system that we have now.

  • Artist: Rolf
  • Title: The Health Care Ad
  • Length: 4:03 minutes (3.72 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Dinosaur Cage

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 05/31/2009

A short story by Seattle cartoonist Jim Woodring about the wonders of childhood and the mysteries of the great wide world is brought to the radio airwaves by director S.W. Conser and the One Take Pony players: David Chelsea, Zoe Loranger, Emily Young, and Mike Russell.

The Kidnappers

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program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 05/03/2009

The Kidnappers - A man comes home to find his wife has been kidnapped. A strange drama with many twists and turns, this peice was origanally written for the Writers On-the-air Workshop, and then adapted for the Ubu Hour.

Albert Camus's THE PLAGUE

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 05/03/2009

The Ubu Hour adapts Albert Camus's THE PLAGUE just in time for the swine flu pandemic... Actually we ran a longer version of this show 3 years ago, when people were worried about avian flu and how the Bush administration would react to it.  So we took that 1 hour show, chopped out all the Bush parts, added in a page of dialog about swine flu, and voila! A new Ubu episode...

 

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