Ubu Hour

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Episode Archive

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
Short Description: 
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.

Ubu Hour on 04/01/13

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 04/01/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 04/02/2013 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Unceasing Sea

It's April Fools day on the Ubu Hour.. so instead of the usual absurdist comedy and silliness,  we bring you THE UNCEASING SEA, a dark, serious radio drama about a couple near the end of their life, as they listen to the ocean and ruminate about life and death, language and climate change. 

And we bring you the plunderphonic radio theater peice BREATH DEEP.. which delves deep into madness and psychological thrills...

And as an extra special treat, we have BATTLE OF THE MEMBERSHIP DRIVE PITCHERS, where you'll hear many of your favorite KBOO fund raisers duke it out on the playing field raising money for the station and giving out the phone number in an exciting sports competition...

Audio

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)

February 2012 Ubu

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

Here's the (mostly) complete audio to the February 2012 Ubu Hour, even including some wacky bits where we ask for money for the station.. which reminds me, if you like stuff like this and want to continue to support it, click on the tip jar at the top right of your screen and donate to KBOO.

Here's the run-sheet of start times for different peices on the show.. 

0:00 Station ID/intro/first pledge break

9:20 Mr Czech Goes to the Occupy(also titled Mr. Chick Goes to the Occupy)

20:12 Second pledge break and some filler

25:15 A Stranger on a Journey

  • Length: 53:24 minutes (48.89 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Snowblood

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 01/02/2012

SNOWBLOOD is Ubu Hour's audio-drama adaptation of the 1973 Japanese film "Lady Snowblood," which was also the main inspiration behind Tarantino's "Kill Bill" movies.  Snowblood is an extremely dark and violent revenge drama that will leave you at the edge of your seat.  Written by Rolf and performed by Margorie Van Hoople, Rolf, Rascoe, John, Noah Vail, Kirsten, Danielle Parks, Conch, Andrew and Ras Danny.  

Warning: Contains profanity, violence, rape, sexual content. Mature audiences only.

  • Length: 54:17 minutes (74.54 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Dec 2011 Ubu

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 12/05/2011

Here's the complete December 2011 Ubu Hour, with a vaguely Christmas/holiday theme.. Below is a list of when the different sections play.. 

time      Item

0:00   A TEABAG CHRISTMAS CAROL:  A tea-bagger version of "A Christmas Carol" where Scrooge is the good guy because he wants to cut taxes on the "job creators" and cut benefits to the poor. 

7:23   FETUS POLICE : A new crime audio drama, featuring the adventures of the Fetus Homicide Division, investigating miscarriages for murder.

14:23   N17: A remix of an unfinished cut up done by No Soap Radio's Jim Larrance, involving news coverage of the N17 Occupy.  More great Jim Larrance media cut up downloads can be found at his blog at  http://cutupsound.blogspot.com/ 

28:46  BLACK MONDAY: A slight re-engineering of another Jim Larrance piece, Black Friday.. 

31:13 ?? : Some exerpts from the 2005 Ubu Christmas special.. there's a skit about shopping at Sprawl-Mart, and then some very silly singing of holiday songs.. Yes, the Ubu Hour has occasionally been guilty of re-runs and filler... 

45:18 The ending bits.. movie cut-ups thrown in with bits of holiday music...

  • Title: Ubu December 2011
  • Length: 55:56 minutes (76.81 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Fetus Police

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 12/05/2011

The Fetus Homicide Division is on the move, investigating every miscarriage for murder...   

  • Title: The Fetus Police
  • Length: 8:11 minutes (11.25 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Class Warfare

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 11/07/2011

Ubu Hour presents: CLASS WARFARE

This radio drama is a gripping drama ripped from todays headlnes that begins with the enumeration of the rules of Class Warfare, as the one percent become more and more desperate when the class struggle is exposed, and then expands outward into the Occupy movement.. Written and produced by Rolf Semprebon and performed by Zoey, Laurie, Randy Saucepan, Cindy Loo Hoo, Demolition Devin, Dodge, Andrew, Erin Yankee, Stephanie, Noah, Phaedra, Robert Barncor, Rolf  and Skippy... Orignally aired on Ubu Hour on November 7, 2011/

  • Length: 48:01 minutes (65.94 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Ubu Hour November 2011

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 11/07/2011

This is the entire Ubu Hour show that aired Nov 7, 2011..  the schedule of the show with starting times is...

0:00  A short intro/station ID.. 

1:15    Class Warfare.. A radio theater peice that starts off with the rules of class warfare as currently practiced by the one percenters who are winning the class war, and then goes on from there.

49:15 The Lawnmower Sketch - a short improvised peice.. lot's of profanity...

51:25 The end of the show, with some filler/movie cut up collage to pad out the hour..

  • Title: November 2011 UBU
  • Length: 57:31 minutes (78.98 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Yo! Jimbo!

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 10/03/2011

Ubu Hour attempts to adapt Akira Kurasawa's classic samurai film Yojimbo to radio theater... Yo! Jimbo! spoofs that film and other samurai material...

  • Length: 28:00 minutes (64.09 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 320Kbps (CBR)

The City That Once Worked: Lard's Hard

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 10/03/2011

A new episode of the City That Once Worked:

 Rightwing talkshow host Lard Lardon/ Gets an inappropriate hard on/ Jason fails to get an Ubu show/ so he decides to sabotage the whole..  okay, okay, in this episode people do not speak in rhyme, but still, it's another hilarious City that Once Worked..

  • Genre: Other
  • Year: 2011
  • Length: 25:19 minutes (57.94 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 320Kbps (CBR)

 

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