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Welcome to Violence

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 02/03/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Welcome to Violence
      
People have often complained that the Ubu Hour wallows in far too much sex and violence. On tonight's show, WELCOME TO VIOLENCE, we give you a solid hour of mostly violence, with a little bit of sex thrown in. How is this any different than other Ubu shows? We've done away with such minor contriviences like dialog, plot, and characters.. to bring you a show packed solid with violence and sex. Gun battles, fist fights, car chases, explosions.. Think of it as a cake that's all frosting with just bits of crumbs of cake in this hour-long mashup of scenes of violence and sex taken from movies.
      
   

January 2014 UBU

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 01/06/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
January 2014 UBU
Do we have a fabulous show for you tonight, on the first Ubu of 2014, as we continue to bring you edgy radio theater.

Some of what tonight's show has to offer are as follows:

SOYLENT GREEN DAMAGE CONTROL - What happens after your corporation has been caught selling dead people as food? A comedic look at behind the scenes with the executives of the Soylent Green corporation after they've been exposed.

Yet another episode of THE CITY THAT ONCE WORKED, where in a good-will gesture Mayor Snarly Hales opens up his house to the citizenry of the City That Once Worked.

The Ubu 2013 Christmas Show

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 12/02/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
The Ubu Christmas Show
     Fuck! December has barely started and Ubu Hour is assaulting and insulting the listener audience with another one of their so-called Christmas shows..
             The War on Christmas has begun! And the Ubu Hour is proud to bring you the opening salvo!  

Ubu Hour December 2013: A Rainy Night/Patchouli Moonbow and more

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 11/04/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 11/05/2013 - 12:00am
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November 2013 Ubu
Tonight on UBU HOUR Radio Theater we have a grab-bag of treats for you..  including:

PATCHOULI MOONBOW, HIPPIE TIME TRAVELER: Caught in a temporal vortex created by a malfunctioning I-phone during a heavy sweat lodge session at Burning Man, Patchouli Moonbow now travels through time dispensing advice to the unlightened throughout history.. In tonight's episode Patchouli travels to 1943 Warsaw and hilarity ensues.

A RAINY NIGHT:  On a typical Portland winter rainy night, James feels insecure when his girlfriend Sara leaves on her bike for some nebulous reason. When he begins to watch an old noir film on television, things begin to get surreal, as the levels begin to unfold.. 

Oct 2013 Ubu

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 10/07/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 10/08/2013 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Oct 2013 Ubu

Tonight on the Ubu Hour we have a full-packed show, as we present another episode of THE CITY THAT ONCE WORKED, as well as several other dramas, all peformed on live radio theater, done with Ubu Hour's excellent productions values to make this the finest radio theater experience for your Monday night enjoyment.  

Ubu Hour on 09/02/13

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 09/02/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 09/03/2013 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Two Tales of Heroes: THE AVENGER and NAKED CAME I

Tonight on the Ubu Hour we have 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.   

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.. 

Ubu Hour on 08/05/13

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 08/05/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 08/06/2013 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
August Ubu Hour

It's a variety-packed Ubu Hour for August, as we present some short politcal peices, a couple short movie mashups, and some surreal stuff as well...  including:

Bicycle Peice #7.. where Roy and Viv Ubu are desperite for ideas for scripts, and their main script writer is out riding a bike and stalking women.

Another Dead Baby Joke... Yes, it's yet another dead baby joke. Some might think the Ubu Hour is obsessed with dead babies, but it's not us! It's these various state legislators who are obsessed with dead babies, and what they are doing is not a very funny joke.

And also some stuff about the Zimmerman verdict, freedom, different kinds of fences, and more...  

Bicycle Peice 

Ubu Hour on 07/01/13

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 07/01/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 07/02/2013 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
CITIZEN KOCH

Tonight Ubu presents CITIZEN KOCH. This radio theater docu-drama is actually the tale of another peice called "Citizen Koch," a documentary about the influence of money on politcals since the Supreme Court ruled on Citizens United a few years ago. Unfortunately, that documentary will not be shown on a lot of PBS stations.. we will bring you that story, concerning the Koch Brothers, WNET Public Television in NYC, and the power of money. Part docu-drama, part spoof, you won't want to miss this Ubu episode..

Ubu Hour on 06/03/13

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 06/03/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Fingers

A naked man is discovered at the side of the road. He is in shock and fear. He repaats the word "fingers" over and over again..  24-hours earlier he was fine when he began the journey that took him beyond the edge and put him in this state.. Tune in to radio theater suspense and chills, with the audio drama FINGERS, adapted for radio theater from the 1941 movie "The Five Million Fingers of Damien Hand."   

Ubu Hour on 05/06/13

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 05/06/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Ubu Hour May 2013

More crazy radio theater on Ubu Hour... tonight we bring you:

A new episode of THE CITY THAT ONCE WORKED, where sinister forces attempt to poison Portland's water supply with toxic waste chemicals from fertilizer manufacturing.. 

And THE BIG RUN: Have you ever dialed a wrong number, and then started up a conversation with a complete stranger? Thus begins a sequence of events, in a twisted tale about hypnosis, domestic terrorism, in the explosive psychological thriller... THE BIG RUN.

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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...

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)

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...

Robot Skit

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Thu, 04/09/2009

This untitled melodrama too crass for our normal voice talent, so the entire peice is performed by robot voices...  
 

 

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