Celebrate Columbus Day with the UBU HOUR's loving tribute of this great explorer, the radio drama BIG MAN LITTLE WORLD. This stirring historical radio drama recounts Christopher Columbus's "discovery" of some islands off of Asia, which he knew could become the fabled Western route to the Far East, leaving China and India ready to be plundered for the crown of Spain. Written and produced by Rolf Semprebon 16:10 minutes (22.2 MB)
Turn on Cable News for Presidential election coverage and what do you get: ALL TRUMP ALL THE TIME. Here's a short funny radio peice that makes fun of politicians and the media that so inadaquately covers them. 7:10 minutes (9.84 MB)
A PLAGUE OF WORDS - A bizarre disease is transmitted through language in this futuristic surreal radio play. A doctor, a general, a scientist and a priest vie for public support for their own solutions.. meanwhile an Oracle utters cryptic messages that might be a clue or might be the cause of what's killing the world.. Written and produced by Rolf Semprebon 20:47 minutes (28.54 MB)
The Ubu Hour production of HITCH-HIKE HUSSY.. from the Sept 2015 Ubu Hour.. A lurid tale full of sex and violence, based on the 1959 pulp novel of the same name, as well as inspired by the 1950s film noir classic "Kiss Me Deadly." Here's a chance to hear this radio noir thriller without sitting through the 10 minutes of filler that opened the September 2015 Ubu show.. 35:13 minutes (48.37 MB)
This is episode 16 of the Spirit of the Forest, an audio drama / dark comedy produced by Oregon resident Dan Crall. Each episode, in its own way, reflects upon the sadness, the absurdity, and normalcy of modern life.
On this edition, we open with a report on the tragic death of world famous family band, The Cans. We follow with a visit to a pond in the forest, covered in algae and cottonwood seeds, under an intense sun.
This is episode 15 of The Spirit of the Forest, an audio drama / dark comedy created by Oregon resident Dan Crall. This program reflects upon the sadness, the absurdity, and normalcy of modern life. 37:18 minutes (34.15 MB)
Mr. Grey has returned to town after 15 years and no one knows why. Competeing gangsters second guess each others motives. In an old hotel, events rapidly spiral out of control in this violent and surreal audio drama.
Inspired by Shakespeare, film noir, David Lynch, Paul Auster's "The New York" trilogy, THE RETURN OF MR GREY is a gripping radio theater thriller.
Originally aired as part of the August 2015 Ubu Hour program. 32:04 minutes (44.05 MB)
It seems there’s been nothing but bad news in America lately. The death of Sandra Bland in a Texas jail, the House passing a bill that prohibits the labeling of GMO foods. However, what most of us consider bad news can, for a select few, be the stuff dreams are made of.
Written and produced by Ken Jones, and featuring Larry Andrews, Grace Marian, George Anheuser Bush, and a Non-GMO Project Verified Rolf Semprebon. 8:07 minutes (11.14 MB)
Welcome to another exciting episode of the 1930s radio play, The Brothers Karamatzoh – the story of a mediocre comedy team from New York City. On tonight’s Ubu Hour, we present Act Two – an introduction to Milton, the fourth, and least talented, Karamatzoh Brother. He can’t sing, he can’t dance, he can’t tell jokes. But boy, can he sell furniture.
Written and produced by Ken Jones, and featuring Grace, Rob, Galen, and the very talented fifth Karamatzoh Brother, Rolf Semprebon.
13:27 minutes (18.47 MB)
THE UNSPEAKABLE: An audio peice about those things we can not say.. When truths are too painful to confront... When one can't confront something in the past... THE UNSPEAKABLE: Charred memories, emptiness, the desparate need to forget the unforgettable. THE UNSPEAKABLE: A different, more serous side of the Ubu Hour.. 17:51 minutes (16.34 MB)