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Ubu Hour Feb 2016

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 02/01/2016 - 11:00pm - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 12:00am
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Ubu Hour Feb 2016

Tonight Ubu Hour presents:

2034: WELCOME TO THE HOLY LANDS:  Refugees flee famine and religious extremists in robes.  Five decades after 1984, we offer a disturbing future dystopia, in this audio drama about refugees, religious extremists in robes, and a huge wall on the southern border. 

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.

Plus more...


 

Hello Larry/What I Don't Know Won't Hurt You

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 01/04/2016 - 11:00pm - Tue, 01/05/2016 - 12:00am
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Ubu Hour Jan 2015
Tonight on the Ubu Hour:

HELLO LARRY:   The sitcom Hello, Larry, which ran two forgettable seasons on NBC starting in 1979, featured McLean Stevenson as a radio talk show host and single dad raising two teenage daughters in Portland, Oregon. The show was voted one of the worst of all time by TV Guide. Number 12 to be exact. On tonight’s Ubu Hour, we present a long-lost episode.

50 Guns at Dusk/Hello Larry

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 12/07/2015 - 11:00pm - Tue, 12/08/2015 - 12:00am
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50 Guns at Dusk

Tonight we air the sequal to last month's Ubu Cowboy classic, "Massacre at Ash Ranch."  50 GUNS AT DUSK promises more thrills, gun battles and excitement, as our heroes, Varla and Sally, arrive to Portland at the dawn of the 1860s.  What starts as a search for a missing brother becomes a lurid and violent revenge tale in the heart of old Portland's infamous North End. Tune in to this gripping radio theater melodrama about corrupt politicians, greedy developers and a gang of shanghaiing criminals.  .     

Also: HELLO LARRY

3 Deaths at Ash Ranch and More

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 11/02/2015 - 11:00pm - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 12:00am
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3 Deaths at Ash Ranch
Tonight on Ubu Radio Theater:    

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?

Also, another Ubu cinema plunderphonics adventure..    

and some other stuff too, on UBU HOUR radio theater..

Hitch-Hike Hussy/I Have Something to Show You

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 09/07/2015 - 11:00pm - Tue, 09/08/2015 - 12:00am
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Hitch-Hike Hussy/I Have Something to Show You
Tonight on the Ubu Hour: A radio adaptation based loosely on the 1959 pulp novel HITCH-HIKE HUSSY... A lurid tale of sex, violence, drugs and hitch hiking...

Also.. the Cinema Plunderphonics peice I HAVE SOMETHING TO SHOW YOU... another crazy trip into movie mash-ups as characters search to find meaning in a world gone mad..

And some special surprises as well... tune in to another thrilling episode of THE UBU HOUR!. .

Ubu Hour Aug 2015

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 08/03/2015 - 11:00pm - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Ubu Hour Aug 2015
Tonight on the Ubu Hour:

MONSANTO DREAMS:  It seems there’s been nothing but bad news in America lately. The death of Sandra Bland in a Texas jail, the House passing a bill that prohibits the labeling of GMO foods. And that’s just a start. However, on tonight’s Ubu Hour, we find out that what most of us consider bad news can, for a select few, be the stuff dreams are made of.

Elephant

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 07/06/2015 - 11:00pm - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
ELEPHANT (based on Eugene Ionesco's "Rhinoceros"

Tonight, on Ubu Masterpiece Radio Theater, the audio play ELEPHANT, based on Eugene Ionesco's RHINOCEROS, a classic of the French Theater of the Absurd.   Instead of rhinos, people start turning into elephants in this surreal story that critiques conformity and mass movements...     Written by Rolf Semprebon and performed by Alexander, Yvette, Babar, Yahuda Bangs, Victor Rattlehead, Twilight Callisty, Rolf, Matama Jones, Randy Saucepan, Chris Andrea, and William Resnick.          

untitled Ubu Hour show...

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 06/01/2015 - 11:00pm - Tue, 06/02/2015 - 12:00am
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Ubu June 2015
Oh, no... tonight promises to be another train-wreck of a show, when no one shows up with a script for the radio theater...How much can things devolve into complete chaos in an hour?  All participants in tonight's episode deny the existance of thier participation... Perhaps it's all just a bad dream for them, for the listeners, and for everyone else who contributes to the quality programming that is heard at any other time on KBOO radio, but tonight between 11 pm and midnight. This hour will be best forgotten by those few who will actually listen.. as the Ubu stumbles into another utter disaster of wasted time on the airwaves.....

Ubu Hour May 2015

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 05/04/2015 - 11:00pm - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Ubu Hour May 2015
UBU HOUR - Radio Theater..
Tonight we adapt the 1973 motion picture F FOR FAKE to an audio drama.. starring Orson Welles and Lush Rimbaugh.. 

and we also have yet another plunderphonic audio drama peice FOOTSTEPS AND DOORS.


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The New Adventures of Wonder Woman

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 04/06/2015 - 11:00pm - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 12:00am
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Wonder Woman
Tonight on UBU HOUR ACTION HERO RADIO, we bring you an aduio drma about the comic book heroine WONDER WOMAN. A totally new adventure, uncensored and  unauthorized by DC Comics...   Wonder Woman takes on a band of rapists known as the Wolf Pack, and a sinister group of burka-wearing terrorists who want to destablize one of our allies in the Middle East.  

And then there's the drama HOW'S THE BOOK COMING ALONG, a plunderphonic audio drama about imagination, writer's block, fictionalization and some other stuff.

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...

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 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.

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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