Ubu Hour

Experimental radio theater with dada/surreal elements...

Episode Archive

January 2014 UBU

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 01/06/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 12:00am
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

UBU EATS EASTER:Book of Holes Part 2

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 04/05/2010

The day after Easter, The Ubu Hour rips into that holiday in part 2 of the Book of Holes, an hour long surreal audio drama about Adam, Eve and the Serpent, the power of words, and the epic battle between the pagan Goddess of fertility, Ostara, and the Zombie king and his followers, who want to turn her celebration of sex into worship of the tortured and murdered son-of-a-god. The following peice contains lurid sex and violence, moments of extreme audience abuse, profanity, descriptions of bodily fluids, and other things too unpleasent to mention here. 

Proceed at your own risk! The Book of Holes is dangerous and can corrupt your mind!   

Written and directed by Rolf, and with voices by Brittney, Colleen, Conch, G Violetta, George Mcgovern,
Lisping Hibiscus, Pookie, Rascoe, Rolf, Steven, and Walter A Geller.
 

 

  • Length: 58:38 minutes (40.27 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 22kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

The Midas Reverse

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 02/01/2010
THE MIDAS REVERSE, an audio-drama that mixes Greek mythology with film noir. Eddy Odyssus sets out from a reformatory in search of Ithaca and his long lost Penelope. Unfortunately poor Eddy has trouble distinguishing fact from the Greek myths that have carried him through his bad childhood in an orphanage. Written by Rolf Semprebon and voices performed by Noah Eaton, Nia, Namby Pamby, Kurt, Rolf, G Violetta, Conch and Sweettooth. Contains violence, nudity, sexual content, and profanity.
  • Length: 46:09 minutes (31.69 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 22kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

Dog Biscuit

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program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 01/04/2010

DOG BISCUIT - For all the dog lovers out there, a piece about a man on a business trip away from his family and his beloved dog Rex. Why does everything seem slightly different to him?  Twilight Zone inspired
weirdness, with voices by G Violetta, In the Red, Jeff Kipilman, Rabia, Rascoe, Semprebon and Sweet-tooth.
 

  • Length: 18:24 minutes (16.84 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

CLIMATE CHANGE DEBATE

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 01/04/2010

CLIMATE CHANGE DEBATE - The Ubu Hour brings in some newsy types and a couple scientists on opposing sides of the climate change debate. After all, isn't that what we need? More debates... Voices by
Alicia, Noah, Rambo, Rolf and Sweet-tooth.

  • Length: 10:16 minutes (9.4 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Teen Crusaders for Moralty

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 01/04/2010

During the January 2010 Ubu Hour, some female youths identifying themselves as the Teen Crusaders for Morality took over the air waves, to replace the foul and profane Ubu Hour with their own radio theater show. Here's the aircheck of what happened before we were able to broadcast the actual Ubu Hour from the second air room... also because we ran out of material about 6 minutes early, we aired the end of the Teen Crusaders show, since they never realized their mics had been disconnected from the airsignal, and were still doing their show... So this is it.. the beginning of their show, and the end....  which served as bookends to the Ubu Hour show since we were little short on material...   

  • Length: 11:58 minutes (10.95 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Three Cautionary Tales of Power

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program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 01/04/2010

Viv Ubu narrates only two different tales of abuse of power.. from the local to the national... (please note that part of this show has been deleted for reasons which may or may not be divulged in The Ubu Hour in the distant future.) 

The Book of Holes

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program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 12/07/2009

The Ubu Hour's holiday offering is a surreal dada-eque assault on good taste called THE BOOK OF HOLES. This is the radio version of a live stage show, about this strange Book of Holes, an ancient text of contradictions that has the power to brainwash people, and the birth of the Holey baby Jesus, .. Featuring the voices of Alicia, Andrew, Autowrecker, Carla, Conch, G Violetta, King Fader, Noah, Rambo, Rolf, Sweet-Tooth, and Tomodachi... WARNING:  This program contains lurid violence and sex, profanity and beastiality.  

  • Length: 50:16 minutes (34.52 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 22kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

Where Did It All Go Wrong

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 11/02/2009

WHERE DID IT ALL GO WRONG?     His partner is in a coma in the hospital. When she awakes she will think everything is different, reality and illusion are fused... What the terrible and frightening truth will be revealed? 

This political horror drama is based on the song St James Infirmary Blues. Another version of Where Did It All Go Wrong was produced by the Willamette Radio Workshop as part of their Halloween Extravaganza TALES FROM THE ST JAMES INFIRMARY.  For more info go to:
http://www.facebook.com/l/110b3;www.radiowork.com/

The Soul Jumpers

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program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 11/02/2009

THE SOUL JUMPERS: Renee and Evan are brutally murdered in a motel on the outskirts of Portland. DEA agent Jack is sent in to investigate reports of XPand, a strange new drug that literally takes people into another world. When he hooks up with femme-fatale Liz, he doesn't realize what he's in for. Throw in a bunch of violent and bloodthirsty Blackwater contractors, hired by the pharmaceutical industry to aquire the XPand...

THE SOUL JUMPERS is a sexy noir thriller that becomes a sci-fi mindblower. Inspired by Philip K Dick and the movie TWELVE MONKEYS.

  • Length: 45:43 minutes (41.85 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Health Care Debate

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program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 09/07/2009

The Ubu Hour Health Care Debate, where a couple of shills from the health care industry try to convince a bunch of people that our corporate profit-driven health system is the best in the world.  It even ends with the late great Richard Francis reading a poem about health care lobbyists and capitalism.

 

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