Category Archives: Festivals

#18-When Johnny Comes Marching Home & The End of the War of the Worlds as We Know It

Audio tonightThis week’s podcast offers a special surprise.  Two weeks ago, we talked about my impressions of the Hear Now Festival for 2015.  But, I had no audio clips that were actually a part of the 2015 Festival.  Those clips are now available.  So, I’m using this week’s podcast to share two of the best radio plays that I heard during the festival.  We start with the award winning When Johnny Comes Marching Home and close with a short comedy sketch based on the War of the Worlds in honor of Orson Welles’ birthday.

#16-Hear Now Festival, Impressions and Samples

Barbara-Rosenblat & George Taylor at the Hear Now Festival of 2015

Barbara-Rosenblat & George Taylor at the Hear Now Festival of 2015

We’ve just returned from a week away attending the Hear Now Festival in Kansas City, MO.  HEAR Now is the audio equivalent of a film festival for contemporary audio story-telling in all its forms: live and scripted solo performances, multi-voiced performance, classic radio drama, experimental narrative, and much more.  In this podcast, I share my impressions on the festival and share some samples from the participants in this festival.  (No, these samples don’t come from this festival, but from other sources.)

I mention several web-sites in this podcast.  For your convenience, here are the links you may want to peruse:

Hear Now Festival

Meta Book


Right Between the Ears

Marideth Sisco

Other sites you may wish to book at:

Firesign Theater (Legendary audio theater group)

Shots in the Night (Kansas City based radio theater)