Incomparable Radio Theater

The Incomparable Radio Theater is a series of original radio shows that pays homage to classic mid-20th century radio while also giving a nod to modern pop culture. It’s produced by the people who bring you The Incomparable podcast network.

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    November 23, 2023 Jokes Seth Could Tell
    3.11 Meanwhile, Corrections

    Giving thanks for our members and listeners, we answer some listener comments, correct some mistakes, apologize to some sponsors, and make references to other references. Listener Blair is also mentioned.

    This episode was originally released last month as part of the First Class podcast feed for members. Sign up to support the show, you’ll get access to First Class and so much more.

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    February 28, 2023 What’s that?
    3.10 Where or When: A Box Just for Wishes

    A preview of Where or When, episode 5, in which Will does a little research into the possibility of time travel, Olivia wonders why he’s listening to podcasts, Luna gets to know Frank Sinatra, and that’s when things get weird…wait, is that Matthew? And…another Matthew? And what is that box in the corner? It’s not a box? What’s that? Are we Glenning? Times blend, universes collide, same old, same old for him…

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    November 30, 2022 Another production from the Radio Theater
    3.9 Where or When: The Second Hand Unwinds

    Check out our co-production with Lost Girls Theatre, a time-traveling beach read of a romcom, Where or When, created by Andie Arthur and David J. Loehr.

    Meet Liv and Will, living their happily ever after. She’s an event planner, he’s a university librarian. All is right with their world.

    And then, the university is bequeathed an estate named Avalon…

    Get lost with us in the worlds of Where or When.

    If you enjoyed this episode and want to hear more, the first five episodes are already available here, with five more to go this season. The timelines get ever more tangled, and what’s that? Could a certain time traveler familiar to Radio Theater listeners show up at some point? Could be…

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    August 30, 2022
    3.8 Galaxy Scouts: Very Different Today

    The doctor awoke floating in an escape pod in a most peculiar way, he was feeling very still, and there was nothing he could do…but he doubts his spaceship knows which way to go…

    Welcome to the fourth Galaxy Scouts Prelude, a series of short episodes setting the scene for the upcoming miniseries Galaxy Scouts’ Greene.

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    May 12, 2022 Coming soon…
    3.7 Galaxy Scouts: Greene — Free Preview

    As part of our network membership drive, we’re bringing you the opening scene of Episode 1 of Galaxy Scouts: Greene, the miniseries coming soon to the Incomparable Radio Theater.

    If you just can’t wait to hear the rest of this episode, become a member today and find the complete Episode 1, Legends and Maps, in the First Class Lounge feed. And stay tuned for some more of the Galaxy Scouts Prelude shorts coming soon here, leading up to the premiere of Greene.

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    February 28, 2022 A most dangerous game…
    3.6 Galaxy Scouts: In the Vastness of Night

    In which we meet the intrepid bounty hunter Tycho Bass on a most dangerous mission. Brought to the tidally-locked planet Proxima B, Tycho faces a quarry unlike any he’s faced before…himself. What is his patron playing at? And who exactly is his patron anyway? And who is the little voice in his head?

    Welcome to the third Galaxy Scouts Prelude, a series of short episodes setting the scene for the upcoming miniseries Galaxy Scouts’ Greene.

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    December 24, 2021 And to all a good night…
    3.5 The Wise Man

    As David prepares for Christmas Eve on the Incomparable Zeppelin, Travis performs a short piece about the wise men, we learn that chestnuts are overrated, and who’s that up on the roof after the milk and cookies? Happy holidays from the Radio Theater!

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    November 30, 2021 Where are the Galaxy Scouts?
    3.4 Galaxy Scouts: Starcross’d

    A cat burglar. An interview. And what does all this have to do with Scoutmaster Greene?

    This is the second Galaxy Scouts Prelude, a series of short episodes setting the scene for the upcoming miniseries, Galaxy Scouts’ Greene.

    You may think you know the Scouts, but this is a whole new Galaxy…

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    May 31, 2021 Not your father’s Galaxy Scouts
    3.3 Galaxy Scouts: Lost in the Stars

    A raging space battle. A pilot in freefall. A rescuer in the nick of time…or not?

    Welcome to the first Galaxy Scouts Prelude, a series of short episodes setting the scene for the upcoming miniseries, Galaxy Scouts’ Greene.

    You may think you know the Scouts, but this is a whole new Galaxy…

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    February 27, 2021 The Thrilling Conclusion!
    3.2 Knight Must Fall

    After snowstorms and blackouts, the conclusion to the Revengers’ adventure at last!

    John Squire and Anna Steele find themselves playing a deadlier game than the role playing adventure they were invited to attend. Another member of the ministry has gone missing, as has his game token. Did Butler do it? Why does that bartender look so familiar? What project is Mrs. M hiding? And who—or what—is staying in the guest house? Who? Who?

    Featuring a preview of the upcoming Galaxy Scouts miniseries—yes, you heard me, it’s a whole miniseries.

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    December 25, 2020 A Radio Theater Christmas Surprise
    3.1 …and to All a Good Knight

    It’s a Christmas miracle, the Radio Theater is back on the air! Tonight’s episode features the Revengers, two British spies facing the impossible—and often the improbable. Because nothing says “Happy Holidays” like cold blooded murder and intrigue…

    Someone is killing off Ministry analysts in the middle of team building exercises which hardly seems sporting, all things considered. John Squire and Anna Steele get pulled into a most dangerous competition indeed. Who is Rabbit? What does the rook mean? What unspeakable things have occurred in the Archives? Why does the bartender seem so familiar? And will Squire and Steele prevail or will this be a total Christmas party kill?

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    May 19, 2018 Main Stem Murder Squad
    2.6 Away We Go

    When murder strikes in the heart of Manhattan, two cops walk the dark side of the theatre district to solve the case. Broadway is their beat, and it’s five minutes to curtains. Also, the foley artist tries announcing, there’s some exciting news about the show, and David is apparently still delirious in the Canadian Rockies. (But the news about the show is for real. Honest.)

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    January 25, 2018 “The Monty Ashley Show”
    2.5 I’ll Write Now

    Sunday night at seven? That means it’s time for The Monty Ashley Show! What are Monty and his friends doing for New Year’s Eve? And isn’t it a bit late for that? Feuding aunts, wacky neighbors, an announcer entirely too entranced by gelatin, and a lot of mistaken identities later, will we ever find out how the cream gets in the cow? Don’t count on it. And is that really the band you hired? Good thing they work cheap. Steve is not in this one, but Chris is hair. Also, where the hell is David, and how is your mattress anyway?

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    January 10, 2018 Full Fathom Five: “The Lens of Navarrone”
    2.4 A Mysterious Place Filled With Wonders

    This week in technothrills, a science team at the South Pole experimenting with new food sources finds something has gone horribly wrong. Naturally, the call goes out for Pip Morgan and the Full Fathom Five, the undersea adventurers and international rescue team. Can they solve the mystery of what happened to the missing scientists before they turn up missing themselves? Join Pip, Jake, the Cochran Twins, and Professor Alatriste on their most dangerous adventure yet!

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    January 3, 2018 See you next week
    2.3b A Tip of Kindness

    David’s in the zeppelin on a manhunt this week, but enjoy a word from one of our newest sponsors.

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    December 25, 2017 Two-Fisted Tales of Tesla: “Dream a Little Dream”
    2.3 Almost Like Being…

    Dot is unstuck in time, unconscious in the Teslalator. Tesla is stuck on the spice mining planet of Brigadune, trapped without said Teslalator or any other way out. Malin is alive on a planet doomed to extinction, living her life in non-linear time. Or is Dot living her life instead? How can that be? How do you spell philomaxtlen anyway? Also, mistress, how long can a servobot survive without maintenance? And who just came into the bar anyway? All this and more in the exciting conclusion of this Two-Fisted Tale of Tesla!

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    December 20, 2017 Two-Fisted Tales of Tesla: “Only in My Dreams”
    2.2 All the Music of Life Seems to Be…

    Tesla and Dot are on their way to celebrate Christmas with Dot’s family when they stop at a planet that exists for only one day every one hundred years, but of course, it’s never that simple. Why is Dot suddenly dreaming of another life, another place…another family not her own? And why doesn’t Tesla recognize her anymore? And what’s with all the bagpipes? And will they in fact be home for Christmas? Holiday spice and temporal displacement in another exciting adventure of the Two-Fisted Tales of Tesla!

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    December 6, 2017 “Mahnke” and “Vallée de Nuit”
    2.1 And There’s a Creepy Doll

    The show is back, if not the announcer, as David explores the lore around a doll museum at last, Steve hears voices, and we get the community news from a mysterious town in the French-Canadian desert. And just where is Phil anyway?

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    November 23, 2017 Live from Cincinnati, part three
    1.15 The Fog: “Vengeance of the Scarab” (live)

    In which the Fog rolls in, and in, and in, and Maisie could use a lozenge. Recorded live at the Know Theatre, August 14, 2017

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    November 22, 2017 Live from Cincinnati, part two
    1.14 The Fog: “The Scarab Strikes!” (live)

    In which Margo does some detective work, and our hero seems to be missing in action…or is he? Recorded live at the Know Theatre, August 7, 2017

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    November 21, 2017 Live from Cincinnati, part one
    1.13 The Fog: “Kiss of the Scarab” (live)

    In which our hero is confronted with another masked avenger, and Margo sees a Broadway show because she knows a guy. Recorded live at the Know Theatre of Cincinnati, Ohio, July 31, 2017.

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    January 23, 2017 A trailer!
    2.0 Season 2 Teaser

    Coming later in 2017… a new season of The Incomparable Radio Theater, including an adventure of the Full Fathom Five!

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    July 4, 2016 A patriotic interlude
    1.12 In the Room, 1776

    John Adams and Benjamin Franklin declare things in Philadelphia on a date that will live in infamy.

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    December 24, 2015 Christmas Special 2015
    1.11 The Adventures of Timmy Preston in Farfutureland

    On their way to a science fair, Timmy and the Galaxy Scouts find themselves instead in the World of Tomorrow…or many worlds of many tomorrows… and yesterdays… not to mention the Happiest Place in the Galaxy…or is it? With our heroes scattered across time and space, will any of them be home in time for Christmas? Stay tuned!

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    November 24, 2015 “Marjorie Carter”, “There You Are”
    1.10 That’s What Sidhe Said

    When last we left Marjorie Carter, she was on the trail of her kidnapped sidekick, Milo, en route to Connemara and the mysterious Candle of Nuada. Also, if you’re curious about Charles Babbage’s analytical engine, There You Are!

    [This ends our run for 2015. See you in December for a Christmas special.]

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    November 19, 2015 The Many Lives of Paul Citron
    1.9 F for Frame

    In old Quebec, Paul Citron meets an old friend, winds up with an F, taunts a new friend, and makes out like a bandit—if the old friend can be believed…

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    November 10, 2015 Marjorie Carter, Freelance Adventuress
    1.8 Dublin or Nothing

    When her sidekick Milo is kidnapped, Marjorie Carter embarks on a car chase through the wilds of Ireland to uncover an ancient mystery.

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    November 3, 2015 Commander Jetpack
    1.7 Live & Let’s Spy

    Commander Jetpack rescues a mysterious man from peril in the skies before meeting his yet-more-mysterious partner and battling peril beneath the waves!

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    October 27, 2015 Two-Fisted Tales of Tesla, Part 2
    1.6 Eli’s Coming

    Tesla and Schrödinger try to track down a quartet of Mandroids on the Princeton campus, while Dot and Milton journey to the center of the Teslalator to evade a rogue Mandroid hand.

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    October 21, 2015 From the FQN Home Service
    1.5 The Go On Show

    Princeton, 1934: Tesla’s got amnesia, Schrodinger’s colleague has become a Mandroid, and Dot and a cat are trapped in the box with a robot…or not…wait…

    We seem to have misplaced the conclusion to last week’s episode. Please enjoy this rare episode of The Go On Show from our sister service in the UK. Thank you.

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    October 13, 2015 Two-Fisted Tales of Tesla
    1.4 Schrödinger’s Dot

    Tesla and Dot’s visit to Erwin Schrödinger at Princeton in 1934 is interrupted by a series of unexpected visitors.

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    October 6, 2015 “Doll Tearsheet, Private Eyeful”
    1.3 French-ish

    A prominent fashion designer is murdered, and his model girlfriend is the prime suspect. But when Doll Tearsheet begins to pull on one thread, the whole case starts to unravel…

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    September 29, 2015 “Sky Mounties”, “There You Are”
    1.2 O Canada

    When a bank robber vanishes in a mysterious phenomenon, the Sky Mounties go from the frying pan into the flyer!

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    September 21, 2015 “Timmy Preston: Galaxy Scout”, “Who Shot Merlin?”
    1.1 Jumpin’ Jupiter!

    Season Premiere: An “old friend” of Scoutmaster Greene’s makes trouble for Timmy and the Galaxy Scouts.

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    June 10, 2015 Live from San Francisco
    0.7 Layers: The World of Tomorrow (Live)

    Live from the Layers design conference in San Francisco, this is a new performance of original material from the Incomparable Radio Theater! (And yes, a full season of Incomparable Radio Theater is coming your way later this year.)

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    December 23, 2014 Previewing our 2015 season
    0.6 Rehearsing in the Zeppelin

    Did you know that we’re releasing a season of Incomparable Radio Theater in 2015? It’s true! In fact, right now we are rehearsing the script on the Incomparable Zeppelin… let’s listen, shall we?

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    December 25, 2013 “Too Many Telsas”
    0.5 Two-Fisted Tales of Tesla

    In a special holiday episode, Dot and Nik run into an unexpected set of fellow time travelers. And Dot is confronted with memories of her own Christmas past. Brought to you by Lohengrin Beer.

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    December 23, 2013 The Lives of Paul Citron; Marjorie Carter
    0.4 The Lives of Paul Citron; Marjorie Carter

    Paul Citron runs into a holy mess in postwar Vienna; Marjorie, Milo, and Rudolph venture deep into Finland’s interior to find a magic item and discover an old friend. Plus, regular holiday updates from Carl Phillips and the Gotham News Roundup. Brought to you by Kleinman’s House of Music and Bushmill-Schmichaels Distillery.

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    December 22, 2013 Season 0, Episode 3
    0.3 The Spooky Twist; The Fog

    A roller-derby champion discovers what it means to be a legend; Canadian separatists threaten a ship on New Year’s Eve, and only The Fog and Margo can stop them. Brought to you by Cornet Blue Disposable Facial Tissue and Chock Full Of Coffee.

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    May 1, 2013 Season 0, Episode 2
    0.2 Two-Fisted Tales of Tesla; Jenny Lane

    Tesla and Dot meet Jules Verne and Georges Seurat; Jenny Lane tries to sort through a series of red herrings in order to find a murderer. Plus, Melkot Elevators and Grantham Manor Tea Biscuits.

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    April 1, 2013 Season 0, Episode 1
    0.1 Galaxy Scouts; The Fog

    In anticipation of our first original season of Incomparable Radio Theater coming later this year, we’re re-presenting the material from the two previous radio theater episodes of The Incomparable as a sort of “season zero.”

    In this episode, Timmy Preston and the Galaxy Scouts discover a mysterious stowaway and The Fog and Margo encounter a man and some menhirs. Plus: Carl Phillips and The Gotham News Roundup.