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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.

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...

Ubu Hour on 03/04/13

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 03/04/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 03/05/2013 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Ubu Hour March 2013

Tonight on the Ubu Hour we bring you the noir suspense drama THE DEPTH OF NIGHT, written and produced by Rolf Semprebon. A bizarre tale of surveillance, murder and more.

Followed by JAZZ BOOK ON TAPE, a surreal audio play written and produced by Jason Samilski

And some other stuff too! 

Audio

The Crapture

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 05/02/2011

The C-Rapture...or should it be called the Crap-ture...  This is an excerpt from the Kapitalist Manifesto, and orginally aired back on July 4th 2005 as part of a "Patriotic Show" and recycled for the May 2011 show...  The ocean levels are rising, the environment is turning toxic, but certain people in power don't care.. they have another plan, while the rest of us get LEFT BEHIND....

  • Length: 14:53 minutes (34.06 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 320Kbps (CBR)

FCC show excerpt

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 05/02/2011

An exerpt from the infamous FCC show, which originally ran in Feb 2007 (when the FCC jacked up the fines for indecency and profanity) and then re-broadcasted for May 2011.. What we have here is basically the beginning of the show, where the performers are asking the FCC agents who are monitering the show what they can or can not do... ie what is the difference between indecency (which is permitted after 10 pm) and obscenity (which is not premitted at any time) .. and what are the seven deadly words...  

  • Length: 18:36 minutes (42.56 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 320Kbps (CBR)

Japan

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 04/04/2011

This is a collage piece about the current events in Japan with which we opened the April 2011 Ubu Hour (with no explanations as to what is going on... )   It begins with some very pretty Japanese music and ends with Ann Coulter telling everyone that radiation is good for you....

  • Length: 14:00 minutes (12.82 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Nick Ray Knows Best

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 04/04/2011

Aboard a ship some shady figures plot a murder.. It's a noirish audio drama NICK RAY KNOWS BEST, written by John Severin and produced by Rolf Semprebon, which aired as part of the April 2011 Ubu Hour. . Also special thanks to Alexander Lumiere of the Sudden Radio Project.

  • Length: 13:33 minutes (12.41 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

The American Cultural Revolution

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 04/04/2011

THE AMERICAN CULTURAL REVOLUTION.. A quickly thrown-together peice to fill out the April 2011 Ubu show.. Really just a rant which exposes the American Cultural Revolution..  

  • Length: 12:22 minutes (11.33 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Dawn of the Exploding Eyes

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 03/07/2011

A bard once said that the eyes are the windows of the soul,  but what happens when the windows explode violently out of your head?  DAWN OF THE EXPLODING EYES continues where "NIGHT" left off, as a new group of people find themselves victims of a terrifying phenomena in this over-the-top horror audio drama..

Please note: this program contains profanity, extreme violence, and even a scene with skull fucking. Listener discretion strongly advised.  

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  • Length: 34:30 minutes (31.59 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Close the Door

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 03/07/2011

Another weird Ubu Hour audio drama...

  • Length: 21:36 minutes (19.77 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

A Single Evil Man

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Tue, 02/08/2011

From the Feb 2011 UBU HOUR we bring you:   A SINGLE EVIL MAN "shoots off" soundbites and more to "gun down" our targets: guns, violent rhetoric, anti-Americanism, Second Amendment remedies, domestic terrorism, blood libel, death threats, deranged killers, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck and Frances Fox Piven. (Frances who?) .. This originally aired in two parts, at the beginning and the end of the show, with an episode of THE CITY THAT ONCE WORKED in the middle.
 

  • Length: 42:59 minutes (39.35 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

The City That Once Worked Episode ?? Feb 2011

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 02/07/2011

A new episode of The CITY THAT ONCE WORKED offers more local political satire...  this time involving scheming FBI agents trying to get The City That Once Worked back enmeshed in the Joint Terrorism Task Force... 

 

  • Genre: Other
  • Year: 2011
  • Length: 16:51 minutes (15.42 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 48kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

TSA PSA

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 01/03/2011

Here's a Public Service Announcement for the Transportation Security Administration.... Find out about exciting career opportunities at the TSA...

  • Length: 8:54 minutes (13.24 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 208Kbps (VBR)

 

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