Cornucopia Radio Podcast

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Cornucopia Radio Podcast 62: Reluctant Genius By Henry Slesar
15 Sep 2017 @ 05:19 am

It is said that life crawled up from the slime of the sea bottom and became ‘Human’ because of some inherent greatness that was bred into us before the dawn of time. But perhaps this urge was not as formless as we might have first thought… For this experimental production w had three different people read out the same short story in its entirety. We then edited/mixed these voices together; creating this unique multicast recording. Please note: This work was originally written for the January 1957 edition of ‘Amazing Stories’ magazine. Copyright on this publication was not renewed, and it is now in the public domain.

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 61: The Origins of Comic-Book Boy
13 Jul 2017 @ 08:44 am

They are stories of heroism, strength and of courage. Stories in which one person can stand up against the darkness that surrounds us, and say with total conviction and self-belief; that they are the ‘light’. We see pages full of colour and life, in which kinetic action moves across the panels. Dancing in front of our eyes, filling our imagination with endless possibilities... Comics are a way of life for so many people, but do we truly understand their power? More importantly; if that power was ever unleashed, would it be used for good or for evil? So today, we're asking the question. What would we create?

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 60: One Last Time
1 Apr 2017 @ 09:43 am

While a backyard tree bellows silently in the wind; Barbara Knox attends her husband David’s crematorium service. Naturally she is sad but also secretly, a little angry. You see, there are unresolved issues between the two of them and questions that still remain unanswered. However as we will soon discover in our new audiodrama; David's story isn't yet over. He needs her help and somehow he finds a way to turn back to Barbara. For one last time...

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 59: Dylan and Blod
12 Jan 2017 @ 02:03 am

Dylan and Blodwyn are sat on a welsh mountainside about to start their weekly picnic. However the picnic basket remains closed and we can only but guess what they’ve brought along to eat. Who knows, perhaps they’ve forgotten to bring anything at all? It’s happened before... They’ve been sat in silence for some time now. The sky remaining overcast and the air hanging heavy and thick. Suddenly, Blodwyn recalls the question she wanted to ask. The question she knew she had to ask. She turns to Dylan and begins to speak... Hear the original radio series at:

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 58: Stone
8 Dec 2016 @ 07:17 am

Long ago when the universe was young. Alicia Harker, the Twelfth Daughter of Destiny, took the mettle of a dead god and forged it into a bronze hand. That hand would bestow good fortune on anyone who owned it. She then discarded it by a roadside, where it might be found and passed from person to person, bringing good fortune to those who’d done nothing to deserve it. And once every hundred years, she sets out on an adventure to discover it and see what its latest beneficiary’s made of a luck so randomly granted. At least, that was the plan… Stone is a new light hearted fantasy-drama about the purposes we bestow in the objects we own. Written by Stephen Walker, author of cult hits ‘Danny Yates Must Die’ and ‘Mr Landen Has No Brain’.

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 56: Unrespected
8 Dec 2016 @ 07:03 am

From the legendary ‘City of Steel’ comes a little stripped down radio satire. Tackling the big issues of the day with wit, wisdom and an old radio sound-effects LP from 1982 that we found at a car boot. Join us as we take a deeper look at a beleaguered NHS and Library network. Visit the island of a crazed TV obsessed scientist. Try to live life without modern technology. Detail our woes at Job Center Plus. We take a quick trip to Florida and lastly, celebrate the joys of gay marriage with man eating tigers! One thing is for sure. We’re all Unrespected!

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 57: Spring Poetry Collection
19 Apr 2016 @ 05:01 am

Spring is a magical time of year; when bountiful possibility appears in front of us and everything is reborn anew. So to celebrate the start of the season, we’ve created a lush soundscape of classical spring poetry, sounds of nature and amazing instrumental musical pieces. It’s all designed to take you to a place more magical than this... We also encourage you to listen to this while walking about in whatever local nature surrounds you. Wherever you are in the world, we hope this podcast can help you experience your own personal and unique start to spring. Performed By Christopher Bellamy & Jeannie McGinnis Produced by Peter Beeston 1. Spring by John Clare / Alexandre Klinke - Solitude 2. A Light Exists in Spring by Emily Dickinson / Kevin MacLeod - Meditation Impromptu 3. Spring Carol by Robert Louis Stevenson / Jon Luc Hefferman - Curious 4. The First Spring Day by Christina Rossetti / Kai Engell - Summer Days 5. One Day In Spring by Rabindranath Tagore / Raphae - Eor Ir Itum 6. Spring Quiet by Christina Rossetti / Alistair Cameron - Gymnopedie 7 My Bonnie Blue by Robert Burns / Aislinn - Dusty window 8 There Will Come Soft Rains by Sara Teasdale / Zinaida Trokai - The Spirit of Russian Love 9. End Credits Music / Josh Woodward - Sleep Well My Dear

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 55: The Legend Of Nic and Joe - Christmas Special
16 Dec 2015 @ 12:26 pm

CHAPTER VI: THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD Nic and Joe are dead and Merlin the storyteller must try to rescue their legend from the mists of time, with one last story and a little help from a few familiar faces, like thingy and whatsit. The epic finale to the interminable series tells of a Christmas miracle, which sees Nic and Joe come face to face with a new friend - in the vague snow-based shape of Dave Benson Phillips. What could possibly go wrong...? Written and performed by Nic Bowden and Joe Lister Streep. Also starring Simon Atherton, Emma Smyth, Matt Risby and Jo Beadle Special guest stars, Jessica-Jane Stafford and Dave Benson Phillips Additional voices by Anton Belton, Sarah Deery, Kirsty McDonald, MrJac, Rob Myles, Sean Nelis and Iain Orkisz

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 54: Last Gambit in Lisbon
29 Nov 2015 @ 01:41 am

During World War Two, Portugal remained neutral. Many of the people who found themselves there had little choice as to where they might live, work or even survive. Among those who had had little choice was Alexander Alekhine, the World Chess Champion. Alexander is a man looking for a life away from sitting alone in his hotel room, with nothing but a chess board on a table and dinner in his lap. He is looking for inspiration, looking for his muse and ultimately; a way to return to his previous glory. And perhaps he has found it...

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 53: Welcome to Budley
23 Jul 2015 @ 02:18 am

Welcome to Budley! Although not visible on any map or satnav, this coastal “hamlet of no hope” is home to sporting champions, failed soap stars, fitness innovators and a whole host of unique characters, who once met, are never forgotten. Also whilst we want you to enjoy your stay in Budley, we accept no responsibility for financial loss and damages to person or property (including crimes committed by gnomes).