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Episode Archive

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

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)

Alice in Plunderland/ALEC in Wonderland

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 09/05/2011

Ubu Hour Radio Theater presents ALEC IN WONDERLAND/ or ALICE IN PLUNDERLAND. The White Rabbit brings Alice back to Wonderland, to combat ALEC (The American Legislative Exchange Council), The Red Queen (Michele Bachmann) and the utterly Mad Tea Party as they subvert freedoms to allow the large corporations and the rich and powerful to become even richer and more powerful. It's a strange, surreal trip that involves militaristic playing cards, horny rodents, mad hatters, Jabbersquawks who spew the airwaves with hate propaganda, and a talking cake who says "EAT ME!" Learn how the trickle down theory of economics benefits the poor and disposessed... A non-stop adventure into the bizarre, strange and profane...

  • Length: 50:06 minutes (34.4 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 22kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

Sleepless Nights

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 08/01/2011

This peice derived from an angry roommate letter, so the writer of the peice is in fact Anonymous (or perhaps Ann Nahnonomus) but it was read by Viirginia Furr and produced by the Notorous NT

  • Length: 3:21 minutes (4.59 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

 

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