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Welcome to our new scifi comedy audiodrama 'Pod To Pluto' and say hello to Jemima Belafonte and her sarcastic Pod computer, as they try and keep each other company during a very long 4.6 billion mile trip to Pluto to go turn off a lightbulb. Written by Peter Richard Adams. Starring Laura England and Wayne Russell.
 
The brainchild of and hosted by J Ferron Hiatt, writer and playwright, 40 Story Radio Tower, is a live variety show performed and recorded on stage of the Mauch Chunk Opera House then re-mastered for a podcast/broadcast. It is an evening of artists and writers presenting all original radio theatre, poetry, spoken word, comedy and more. Each episode features an extended immersion in the work of a singular musical guest.
 
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Welcome back to ‘Pod To Pluto’ our comedy scifi audiodrama about a lonely space engineer on her way to Pluto to go turn off a lightbulb. In the first episode of this new series, we find Jemima lazily dreaming of saving the entire galaxy from the evil Lightbulbians. Meanwhile, Pod has come up with a number of interesting ways to celebrate their thir…
 
‘Pod to Pluto’ our very own comedy audiodrama, audiofiction, scifi sitcom returns later this summer for six new episodes in which we’ll finally arrive at Pluto!! The new series (which is written by Peter Richard Adams and stars Laura England and Wayne Russell) will feature dangerous quantum cats, evil sisters, too much cardboard, spacebook social n…
 
musical guest, HAMELL ON TRIAL PLUS: (3:00) I Wore a Nighty For Christmas, T.J. Albright (9:45) Pennsy Dutch Elves and the Shoemaker, Lynn Highland, Keith Barrett Shron, Jarrod Yuskauskas, Hayley Zavislak and Marissa Miller (23:00) Buddy System, with Jarrod Yuskauskas and Keith Barrett Shron (32:00) Christmas Play, with Lynn Highland, Anthony Cundr…
 
James sits alone in his flat dreading the things that lurk outside. Margaret silently considers how much time she has left as a machine rhythmically measures her heartbeat. Kathy slowly worries about what she has lost and Jane tries to come to terms with what she now has to cut away. It is a season of change for all four of them and that's when the…
 
In deep space, it’s cold, empty and vast. Which means you’re also very unlikely to find any other spacecraft in the outer reaches of the solar system. After all, nobody ever travels this far out from Earth unless they’ve been forced to because of some unfortunate employment offer which they now regret. So the chances of finding another identical sp…
 
When you’re stuck in your office 24 hours a day for the next five years like space engineer Jemima Belafonte is. You at least know that no matter how dull the days might be, you’ll be earning a sizeable overtime wage. That is, unless you happen to be ‘ring fenced’ in a “challenging but exciting because change is nothing to fear” employment restruct…
 
The story we’re about to tell, is set in the near future and is all about an intrepid, young, handsome, and heroic class 9 service Pod on a dangerous mission to the outer regions of the known galaxy and the only person with him is a dumb human called Jemma. Well, at least that’s how the story develops in the new award-winning novel that Pod has wri…
 
The future comes for us all eventually. No matter how many times we have fought the good fight. So on the morning of September 1838, the HMS Temeraire, known as the ‘Fighting Temeraire’, was towed down the Thames to her final destination. On that day, the artist William Turner looked upon the scene and immortalised it in what was later to become th…
 
It’s one of the seven wonders of the galaxy! One of the true great sights! A view that has been known to cause strong men, men who have spent their entire life dedicated to the cause of atheism, to fall to their knees and thank God for having been allowed life!So, is this a description of the majesty of Saturn’s rings, or just the glory of a KFC fa…
 
A birthday comes but once a deep space solar cycle for Pod, who was born 23 years ago today! Pod still thinks it looks just as glistening and new as that moment when the Astro Dock Mid-Wifery team handed it to his mummy, who flicked it’s engage button while his father cut the umbilical matrix (it really was horrible what happened to his father). Ho…
 
musical guest, LUNA TART PLUS: (6:40) Ren Fair, a new recruit tries out her talents at the turkey leg booth. with Helen Van Pelt, Mary M. Malmquist, Marissa Miller, T.J. Albright, Keith Barrett Schron, (16:57) Jim Thorpe news with T.J. Albright and sponsor, Relaxation Estates with Anthony and James Cundro (22:00) Report From the Coal Region and the…
 
Things get pretty lonely when you’re two hundred thousand miles away from home. Especially when you’re spending the first of half a decade’s worth of ‘Christmas Eves’ alone with just your sarcastic shipboard AI for company (and a lot of desiccated coconut) So Jemima thinks that maybe explaining the Nativity to Pod will help it understand the holida…
 
The gavel slams onto its pedestal and the audience burst into applause. All around them, the gallery is buzzing with conversations from its many occupants, who mingle amongst the different paintings, photographs and sculptures that reside in this beautiful and luxurious endless white room. At the back, beaming with pride; stands Oscar Johansson. He…
 
Deep underneath the waves of the ocean, two young women are on an adventure to see what hides within these hidden dark depths. Yet, danger lurks within this alternative steampunk world and soon Evie and Savannah realise that their submersible might also become their permanent tomb.So as the lights slowly fail and the air becomes cold, the only thin…
 
Deep underground, in a secret location; a team of engineers and scientists are about to embark on a breakthrough experiment which could change our fundamental understanding of science and physics. But do these people actually understand what it is they are attempting and are they really correct in ignoring the dire warnings? They say monsters could…
 
musical guest, BIG FAT MEANIES PLUS: (3:00) special guest, Lila DeGessa ushering in spring. (11:41) Lynn and Helen, return with an Easter favorite from year’s past. (21:52) Spring 2028, J. Ferronhiatt. (34:15) The boss, with Marissa Miller, Hayley Zavislak, Keith Barrett Schron, Helen Van Pelt, Christian Gould, Lynn Highland, (55:55) Michael Newton…
 
It’s somehow always night-time in deep space, which means there is an awful lot of spare time for Jemima to think about odd random ‘stuff’ whilst trapped alone in the dark empty void. Especially her ‘very long’ distance relationship with her boyfriend Graham. So in this emotional season final of ‘Pod To Pluto’, she tries to contact him and get thin…
 
In Studio with, joe Ferronhiatt and De Tierra Caliente. Short story, What He Was, sound fx by Mary M. Malmquist. Special guest, De Tierra Caliente. One of a series of short pieces remastered in studio between live stage shows. Created and hosted by Joe Hiatt (ferronhiatt451.com) Company stage and sound manager, Mary M. Malmquist Original opening an…
 
Jemima thinks that Mars is just a barren, dull, lifeless hole. With the only people living there being lonely singing space miners. She says it’s just like a historical Welsh theme park; but with love spoons instead of rollercoasters. Pod is still going to dig a little deeper though, as he loves folk traditions and really wants to hear those funny …
 
It’s time for Jemima to exercise her democratic franchise! However like most elections it’s a two horse race and neither are very tempting. Yet there is one policy that’s rather appealing to her. Johnny December is playing a very home front campaign. Unlike his opponent Hairy Jenny; he’s standing on a ticket of cutting spending by curbing unnecessa…
 
So, what do you do to pass the time when you’re spending the next five years stuck in a tiny engineering pod? You can only play “Screamy-Screamy-Guessy-Guess” for so long. After all, it won’t take long before you can no longer distinguish a scream of simple competition, to a scream of crushing frustration!So how about a trip to the garbage-belt the…
 
Today is going to be the last day for Jemima working as a UK space engineer. Once she’s finished this final job on adult satellite hugemongouswowwows.com , she’s taking the engineering-pod back to Command & Control for her leaving party. It’s going to be glorious. She’s going to make a funny yet poignant speech. People will cry and tell her that th…
 
Today is going to be the last day for Jemima working as a UK space engineer. Once she’s finished this final job on adult satellite hugemongouswowwows.com , she’s taking the engineering-pod back to ‘Command & Control’ for her leaving party. It’s going to be glorious. She’s going to make a funny yet poignant speech. People will cry and tell her that …
 
Lonnie Taylor is not a man given to sudden whims or flights of fancy and doesn’t believe in most things until they can be proven to him. But one day in 2002, while deer hunting on Hayden Ridge in Lytle County. He suddenly found himself a true believer in Bigfoot. A creature he’d never previously given any thought to.‘Lonnie Taylor's Bigfoot Encount…
 
A Christmas special with Joe McGlaughlin, Elena McGlaughlin, Len Brunson, Christy McGorry, Vince Dejosio, Kyle O’Brian, Ed Stalosky, Doug McKafka and Dennis Dougherty PLUS: (5:54) Starbucks Christmas Freakout, alternative acts, with Keith Barrett Schron, Christian Gould, Marissa Miller, Christopher Wolfe, Lynn Highland, Helen Van Pelt (19:20) Audit…
 
Christmas special with musical guest, JAY SMAR PLUS: (4:50) Christmas Pageant, the children are taught a new Christmas program with Lynn Highland, Christopher Wolfe, Marissa Miller, Hayley Zavislak, Keith Barrett Schron, Helen Van Pelt and Christian Gould (16:14) Poet, Briana Kairewich (21:40) Nedbox Christmas, sometimes the warmest moments of the …
 
In Studio with, The Big Fat Meanies, Ghost Cheerleader, What Your Mom Talks About In the Bar, with Hanna and Shauna, and members of the 40 Story Radio Tower, Joe Ferron Hiatt, Mary M. Malmquist, Marissa Miller, Helen Van Pelt, Christian Gould and Hayley Zavislak Created and hosted by Joe Hiatt (ferronhiatt451.com) Company stage and sound manager, M…
 
musical guests, SWEARINGEN AND KELLI PLUS: (4:00) Shart Tank, a new show to find the lowest common denominator with Christopher Wolfe, Christian Gould, Helen van Pelt, Lynn Highland, Marissa Miller, Anthony Cundro and Michael Angelo Delmonico. (17:10) Lonely Girl 15 2063 (23:53) Couples Therapy with Marissa Miller, Christopher Wolfe and Lynn Highla…
 
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