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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.

Ubu Hour on 07/05/10

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 07/05/2010 - 11:00pm - Tue, 07/06/2010 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
The NEW UBU

Has the Ubu Hour fallen in a rut in recent months, relying on movie cut-ups, tired sequals, and re-runs of
old programs? Tonight we change all that as we bring you THE NEW UBU with two new radio programs.  

DOUCHE-LAND UBU ALICE
A two part piece about the Ubu's attempt to finish a new script about a man trapped in a room with a voice that tries to convince him to kill himself. Or maybe it's about something else instead. 

OUR LITTLE MAYOR PART 20
Another tale of the abuse and misuse of power in Portland, as the Ubu Hour gets taken over by outside forces in the aftermath of a previous contraversy. Or maybe it's about something else...

Ubu Hour on 06/07/10

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 06/07/2010 - 11:00pm - 11:55pm
Short Description: 
If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horse Do?

Tonight the Ubu Hour airs a radio theater adaptation of Reverend Estus Pirkle's
1971 movie classic, IF FOOTMEN TIRE YOU, WHAT WILL HORSES DO? In this fascinating
audio drama, Reverend Pirkle warns us of how Communism plans to take over America,
or maybe, with the Obama presidency, they already have! The Pelosi socialized helath
care nightmare is only the next step! This audio drama, based on true facts, will
wake you up to the evils of socialism, and give you important advice on how to
get America back on the right path. Otherwise in the next 24 months we'll all be
forced to chant for 17 hours a day: "COMMUNISM IS GOODD! CHRISTIANITY IS STUPID!"

Audio

Kill Her!: The Exes of Eve Part 1

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 07/02/2012

A woman who can remember nothing. Dead bodies in a room with strange echoes.  The Ubu Hour brings you a bizarre avant-noir audio drama The Exes of Eve Part 1: THE AXES OF EVE HILL..Written by Rolf Semprebon and performed by Ursalyn, Plurrr, Noah Veil, Rolf, Don, Dr. Spo and Comrade Joe.

 

  • Title: Kill Her!
  • Length: 39:37 minutes (72.53 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 256Kbps (CBR)

The Death Noise

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 07/02/2012

Radio terrorism strikes at the heart of Ubu. It's the explosive audio drama THE DEATH NOISE, written by Noah Madrano and peformed by Rolf, Dr Spo, Comrade Joe, Kyra Masala, Noah Madimijad, and Kirsten.

  • Title: The Death Noise
  • Length: 14:13 minutes (26.03 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 256Kbps (CBR)

Faux News Special: The War on Women

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 07/02/2012

O'Riled and Coultergeist get hot under the collar in THE WAR ON WOMEN.

  • Length: 4:00 minutes (7.32 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 256Kbps (CBR)

In the Valley of Desire and Death

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 06/04/2012

A strange map to a mysterious treasure in the Oregon wilderness. A missing artist who drew the map. Competing groups hunting for something when they don't know what it is. These are only some of the elements in the riveting suspense audio drama of tonight's Ubu Hour, as we bring you IN THE VALLEY OF DESIRE AND DEATH, a gripping psychological radio theater thriller epic. 

Please note this program contains nudity, violence, and sex and is for mature audiences only.

Zombie Apocalypse Bloodbath Massacre

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 05/07/2012

Zombies!Tonight we offer a rather horrifying piece involving zombies.. Listen to this at your own risk. Also near the beginning, there's a fake ad for the Pee Palace, and a short peice where people ask you the listener for contributions. This radio station and this website exist because people like you donate money to us. Please click on the tip jar at the top of your screen and help us out, and keep wierd shit like this on the airwaves and on the web for download.

Ubu Drops the F-Bomb

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 04/02/2012

Due to the nature of this show, we are only able to provide a short excerpt for podcast. Our appologies to all those who missed the entire show while it aired.

  • Length: 5:36 minutes (5.13 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Lost and Found

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 03/05/2012

LOST AND FOUND, a rather strange audio drama about.. well.. being lost, mostly.  Various people find themselves lost in in a strange city.. but what does it mean to be lost?

  • Length: 27:57 minutes (25.58 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

March 2012 Ubu Hour

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 03/05/2012

Here's the entire March 2012 Ubu Hour ...

and the runsheet goes

0:00 INTRO -

4:40 LOST AND FOUND - A rather strange audio drama about.. well.. being lost, mostly.  Various people find themselves lost in in a strange city.. but what does it mean to be lost?

32:37 CHLOE BRINGS OUT THE DEAD

49:20 OUTRO 

 

  • Length: 58:53 minutes (53.91 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Mr Chick Goes to the Occupy

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 02/06/2012

What is the opposite of Occupy? Find out in this hilarious sketch called Mr. Czech Goes to the Occupy...

  • Length: 10:56 minutes (10.01 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

A Stranger on a Journey

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 02/06/2012

This is what happens when Ubu Hour runs out of plots.. the show was only half over, and there were no more scripts. A mysterious stranger enters the airroom. A bizarre look at the limits of radio theater...

  • Length: 28:10 minutes (25.79 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

 

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