Gremlin Time

If you're looking to hear a good story, tune in Gremlin Time.  The bedtime radio show for grown-ups, broadcasts on the 3rd Monday of every month.  Sad stories that make deep people happy. Tales of action & mystery to challenge the intellectal. Funny stories for the serious minded.  And accounts of  terror & romance for the too comfortable. 

 A full hour on the 3rd Monday of every month as part of KBOO's 11PM Monday Radio Theatre Block.

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Episode Archive

Gremlin Time presents "A Martian Odyssey" by Stanley G. Weinbaum

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Gremlin Time
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Mon, 01/18/2016 - 11:00pm - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 12:00am
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The bedtime radio show for ground ups.
Tonight, we present a landmark of classic science fiction, "A Martian Odyssey" by Stanley G. Weinbaum. With this story the genre moved beyond the rayguns and rockets  type of heroic adventure stories and into the surrealistic.  Dick Jarvis, a member of the first expedition to Mars, has crashed in the Mare Chronium and instead of waiting to be rescued he decides to walk back to the base camp across the Martian surface. Along the way he meets and befriends some truly alien creatures. First published in 1934, it is still included on lists of the best Science Fiction stories ever written. it will be presented by Red Ryder.

Gremlin Time on 12/21/15

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Gremlin Time
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Mon, 12/21/2015 - 11:00pm - Tue, 12/22/2015 - 12:00am
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Radio Theater

Gremlin Time

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Gremlin Time
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Mon, 11/16/2015 - 11:00pm - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 12:00am
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The bedtime radio show for ground ups.
Tonight a short story by Ray Bradbury called Night. About the fear a young boy and his mother experience while left alone on a a hot summer night. Also, an episode of the rare classic radio drama produced and starring Jack Webb, Pete Kellys Blues. Set in Kansas City in the 1920's, Pete is a jazz cornet player who heads up a small band scrambling by to make a living and play their kind of pure music. Tonight, a desperate woman pleads with Pete to help her track down a recording his band had made a few weeks ago. At first Pete shrugs her off, but then her mobster boyfriend also wants Pete to track down the disc.

Gremlin Time presents "The Horror From The Mound" by Robert E. Howard

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Gremlin Time
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Mon, 10/19/2015 - 11:00pm - Tue, 10/20/2015 - 12:00am
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The bedtime radio show for grown ups.

It's October and time for a spooky story . Tonight, The Horror From The Mound, a Weird Western Tale by the creator of the genre Robert E. Howard. Ex cowboy Steve Brill is ready to give up after a hard year trying to make a living as a farmer in the rough Hill Country of West Texas. And in spite of being warned not to, he attempts to open up an ancient Indian burial mount that sits on the edge of his property. Thinking that there may be some sort of treasure buried inside. Instead, he resurrects a screaming forgotten fear from the black lost ages.

Gremlin Time on 09/21/15

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Gremlin Time
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Mon, 09/21/2015 - 11:00pm - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 12:00am
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Radio Theater

Gremlin Time presents Inspector Magriet and The Third Man.

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Gremlin Time
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Mon, 08/17/2015 - 11:00pm - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 12:00am
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The bedtime radio show for grpwn ups.
Tonight murder and mystery set in Europe. First, Inspector Magriet follows up on a tip that takes him to a restaurant in Montmartre to uncover a murder. Professor Kitty joins us to read " In The Rue Pigalle" by George Simeon. And in keeping with our continental theme we will present in our second part "See Naples and Live"; a radio adventure featuring Orson Welles as Harry Lime.

Gremlin Time presents "Scut Farkus and the Murderous Mariah" by Jean Shepherd

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Gremlin Time
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Mon, 07/20/2015 - 11:00pm - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 12:00am
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the bed-time radio show for grown ups
Tonight, Gremlin Time presents "Scut Farkus and the Murderous Mariah", a short story by Jean Shepherd, the author of "A Christmas Story". Also set during Shepherd's childhood, as he challenges the class bully after he finds a secret weapon. This is a remix of a classic program that was first aired in 1980 and features Red Ryder. In our second hour, we present another classic radio drama.

Gremlin Time

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Gremlin Time
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Mon, 06/15/2015 - 11:00pm - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 12:00am
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The bedtime radio show for grpwn ups.
From the pages of Black Mask Magazine, we present "Bodies Piled Up", a Continental Op mystery by Dashiell Hammett. While the Op is filling in as a house detective at the Montgomery Hotel, one of the maids makes a grisely discovery, which leads the Op to a deadly shot out in a night club. Read tonight by Fortunato. Also, more two fisted, classic radio action with another episode of private eye Richard Diamond, starring Dick Powell and Virginia Grey.

Gremlin Time

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Gremlin Time
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Mon, 05/18/2015 - 11:00pm - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 12:00am
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Crime stories by Damon Runyon and Blake Edwards
A couple of crime stories tonight. First, our 3D Radio Theater Players presents "Johnny One Eye" by Damon Runyon; a mobster hides out in an abandoned house after being ambushed, there he befriends a beat up kitten he calls Johnny. To fill out the hour, Fortunato presents a classic  from radio's golden age, featuring Dick Powell as Private Investigator Richard Diamond. Diamond is given a photograph that leads to a number of corpses in a mystery called "The Photographer's Card".

Gremlin Time on 04/20/15

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Gremlin Time
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Mon, 04/20/2015 - 11:00pm - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 12:00am
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Radio Theater

Audio

"Two Corpses on a Barge" by George Simeon, read by Professor Kitty

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Mon, 04/15/2013

A barge is found drifting into a lock along a French canal, on board are discovered two corpses, a man and a woman, both hung. Inspite of an arrested suspect, the case resists resolution. Chief Inspector Magriet is called in from Paris to look for the solution. The inspector locates the local cafe, which proves to be the heart of the canal community, and settles in to drink some local wine, listen to everyone's story of events, observe the flow of life along the canels, order some more wine, and figures out the truth. This classic detective story is read by Professor Kitty, and hosted by Fortunato.

  • Length: 28:49 minutes (26.39 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Two astounding tales by Eleanor Arnason and Gene Wolfe

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Mon, 01/21/2013

From the outer limits of the imagination,"The Warlord of Saturn's Moons", a Nebula Award nominated story, written by Eleanor Arnason.  This unique tale of rockets and ray guns, evokes the early styles of pulp science fiction, and will be read by Professor Ginger Kitty. A dashing, red haired heroine in a rocket sled,  pursued across the frozen surface of Titan by the deadly forces of an evil warlord, is just the beginning of this, our first story of the evening. Also, Fortunato reads the short story "Useful Phrases", by Gene Wolfe. A lonely, used book store owner discovers an strange little book that is filled with peculiar phrase written in an unfamiliar foreign language. At first, he believes it is originates from some out of the way country in Asia. But, as he starts to study the alien language, and even search for people who speak it, he receives some odd visitors.

  • Length: 58:51 minutes (53.88 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

The Great Orpheum Gravy Boat Riot by Jrean Shephard

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Gremlin Time
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Mon, 09/17/2012

During the years of the Great Depression, small movie theaters would offer contests, and special giveaway events to attract ticket buyers. In tonight's story, Jean Shepherd recalls the weekly contests and special events that Mr Doppler, the owner of the Orpheum Theater of Holman, Indiana, would stage along to attract customers. All seems well until the master showman builds up local expectations too high with one giveaway too many, and suffers the consequences. Fortunato hosts, and special guest Woody Creek returns to read tonight's nostalgic tale, which comes from the 1966 collection In God We Trust; All Others Pay Cash , by Jean Shepherd.

  • Length: 62:11 minutes (56.94 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Tribute to Ray Bradbury

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Mon, 06/18/2012

In honor of his recent passing, we will present two short stories written by Ray Bradbury. From 1946 comes, "The Night", one of his first works to be published in the slick paper fiction magazines, selected at the time for publication by a young editor named Truman Capote. On a hot summer night, a young boy and his mother wait for his older brother to return home. As they go out into the night to look for him, the young boy begins to realize that there are dangers lurking in the darkness.Reading this story is Mrs White. Our second story, will be read by Fortunato, and is entitled "The Foghorn"(1951), an old lighthouse keeper, and his new assistant, realize that their fog horn is attracting something monstrous from the primeval depths of the ocean. Elements of this story were adapted to the screen as "The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms", and it has influenced many surrealistic, giant monster movie masterpieces from "Godjira" to "Cloverfield" and "The Host."

  • Title: Ray Bradbury Tribute
  • Length: 46:32 minutes (42.61 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Social Error by Damon Runyon

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Gremlin Time
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Wed, 04/18/2012

Handsome Jack has fallen for Midgie Maldune, Mister Ziegfield's new chorus girl. But she doesn't care for 'tough guys'. Which distresses Jack so much he ends up shooting a parrot! And things really get complicated. A story by Damon Runyon, read to us by Napoles Yellow.

A Piece of Pie by Damon Runyon

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Gremlin Time
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Mon, 03/19/2012

It's New York verses Boston! We present a short story by Damon Runyon, entitled A Piece of Pie, about  an eating contest, that also becomes a battle of the sexes! Miss Violet Strumberger sits down across the dining table to uphold the honor of the Big Apple, and a $10,000 bet, against Bean Town's champion eater Joel Duffel. She is only doing this because Nicely Nicely Jones, whom many up and down Broadway recognize as one of the greatest eaters in history, is now engaged to be married to her best friend, Miss Hilda Slocum. Who, insists that Nicely go on a diet to lose 120 pounds before they can get married! And then things really get complicated! Another great story set in New York of the 1920s by Damon Runyon. Read to us by Napales Yellow.

 

Mrs Union Station by Douglas Welch

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Gremlin Time
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Mon, 02/20/2012

Long before there were role playing video games there were model railroads. Tonight's story, 'Mrs Union Station', by Douglas Welch, is about how a young couple's marrage is about to be destroyed by the alure of railroads and model trains.

  • Length: 42:33 minutes (38.95 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

The Secret of the Nautilus by Michael Mallory

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Gremlin Time
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Mon, 01/16/2012

Fortunato reads a Steam Punk Adventure, 'The Secret of The Nautilus' by Michael Mallory. A sequel to the classic 19th Century,  techno-thrillers by Jules Verne. What is the catastrophic secret Captain Nemo must hide within the sunken hull of The Nautilus?  Who is the mysterious stranger, Captain Nemo fears will resurface and then board his beloved submersible to retrive this secret? And, what are the sinister plans of a mysterious group of  power hungry, ruthless men, who have been pursuing this secret for decades?  All will be revealed on tonight's story.

  • Length: 47:48 minutes (43.76 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

History Lesson by Arthur C. Clarke

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Gremlin Time
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Mon, 11/21/2011

Just posting the last part of a recent show that featured three short stories by science fiction  master Arthur C. Clarke, the author of Childhood's End, The City and the Stars, and Rendezvous with Rama.  This story appears in the collection Expedition to Earth. As with much of Clarke's work, this story  speculates on mankind's place in the cosmos.

  • Length: 23:52 minutes (21.85 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

From the Tidless Sea by William Hope Hodgson

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Gremlin Time
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Mon, 10/17/2011

Fortunato presents a classic nautical horror story by William Hope Hodgson. After surviving a tremendous storm at sea, a  ship is blown into the endless conglomerate of weeds know as the Sargasso Sea. Something dangerous lurks unseen in the trackless wilderness of weeds. And begins to pick off the crew one by one in the moonless night.

 

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