Radio Drama Revival

Radio Drama Revival

Creating an audio drama anthology showcase

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You're the bedrock! The pillar that supports us! You are a FRIEND OF THE SHOW, and that's how we'll refer to you. Every contributor of $1 or more gets:

  • access to our no-ads stream before episodes officially release to the broader public
  • access to our Discord server to get info on upcoming shows and discussion with our team and other Radio Drama Revival fans
  • every month, join us for a live meet-up and chat with the host, Ely, and members of the RDR crew as they are available to talk about the show, podcasts we're loving, and whatever weird fact Ely learns from David that month. There's always one.
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RDR Insider!

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By tripling your support, you are giving us triple the resources to have great conversations and signal-boost great storytellers.

You'll get all the rewards from the Friend of the Show tier, as well as:

  • Extended interview cuts and extras!
  • Behind the scenes goofs and video secrets!
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RDR Associate Producer

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Associate producers get a real look into the guts of the show. If you want to see how the sausage gets made—if, indeed, you want to help make the sausage yourself!—then this is the backer tier for you.

You'll get all of the Friend of the Show and RDR Insider rewards, as well as:

  • Access to the #Interviews channel of our Discord, where you can submit questions for upcoming interviews on RDR!
  • You will get access to unedited listening notes from Ely, an inside look at their question design process, questions we ended up not asking, and more!
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About Radio Drama Revival

Who We Are

Radio Drama Revival is a weekly podcast featuring the best of contemporary audio drama (work produced after the golden age of radio). We also occasionally dabble in exploring earlier audio works from a cultural/historical perspective.

Broadcast and podcast since 2007, we have over 450 hours of original, contemporary audio fiction here for your listening pleasure.

Our host is Elena Fernández Collins!
Our line producer is Wil Williams!
Our interviews producer is Eli Hamada McIlveen!
Our associate producer is Sean Howard!
Our submissions editor is Rashiko Rao!
Our marketing manager is Anne Baird!
Our researcher is Heather Cohen!
And our executive producers (and hosts emeritus) are Fred Greenhalgh and David Rheinstrom!

You can read all about us on our About Page.

What We Do

RDR is a beacon, a signal-repeater, a lighthouse in the dark! Our mission is to "showcase the diversity and vitality of modern audio fiction", and we do that in a couple of ways:

1. Playing other people's shows! We've featured scores of wonderful creations on the podcast, some you won't be able to find anywhere else.

2. Interviewing creators! We've talked to people like Lauren Shippen from The Bright Sessions, Eli McIlveen from Alba Salix, Royal Physician, David K Barnes and Andy Goddard from Wooden Overcoats,Mischa Stanton and Daniel Manning from ars PARADOXICA, and many more! We strive to discuss craft, history, and above all else, delight!

3. Going Deep! This is what we call it when we bring on experts to discuss something audio drama-related, but not necessarily something new. Here's David and Gabriel Urbina from Wolf 359, discussing Gabriel's favorite episode of the classic horror radio show Quiet, Please. Here's a discussion with Prof. Neil Verma about an episode of Lights Out. And here's a discussion about hoax fiction with podcast critic (and now line producer!) Wil Williams.

Why We Do It

We love audio fiction. It's intimate, it's intense, it's beautiful, it's cheap, it's expansive, it's uproarious, it's accessible, it's enabling a new generation of creators to take stories into their own hands, and it's good.

And now, a message from our host, Elena Fernández Collins:

Hello, and welcome to the Radio Drama Revival Patreon. Thank you so much for joining us as we continue our trek into the teenage years of this podcast. I am delighted, appreciative, and honored by your faith in us. This team wants to bring some important changes to RDR: we'd like to hire a transcriber to get transcripts out on time without putting even more pressure on our crew, we want to pay our crew fairly and equitably, and we want to put on events for you!

This is Radio Drama Revival, where it's important to remember: all storytellers welcome.

21 of 50 patrons
If we hit 50 patrons, Ely will host a special episode of Radio Drama Revival with both of the hosts emeritus, Fred Greenhalgh and David Rheinstrom.

Hitting this goal would mean being able to pay our crew more, and hire a part-time transcriber for the show.
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