Ubu Hour

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Ubu Hour Feb 2016

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Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 02/01/2016 - 11:00pm - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 12:00am
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Ubu Hour Feb 2016

Tonight Ubu Hour presents:

2034: WELCOME TO THE HOLY LANDS:  Refugees flee famine and religious extremists in robes.  Five decades after 1984, we offer a disturbing future dystopia, in this audio drama about refugees, religious extremists in robes, and a huge wall on the southern border. 

I MIGHT LIKE S.E.X. IF I KNEW WHAT IT STOOD FOR: In this 50s sitcom, secretary Doris plots how to woo her clueless boss,  Rock, into marriage, and hilarity and hijinx ensue.

Plus more...


 

Hello Larry/What I Don't Know Won't Hurt You

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Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 01/04/2016 - 11:00pm - Tue, 01/05/2016 - 12:00am
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Ubu Hour Jan 2015
Tonight on the Ubu Hour:

HELLO LARRY:   The sitcom Hello, Larry, which ran two forgettable seasons on NBC starting in 1979, featured McLean Stevenson as a radio talk show host and single dad raising two teenage daughters in Portland, Oregon. The show was voted one of the worst of all time by TV Guide. Number 12 to be exact. On tonight’s Ubu Hour, we present a long-lost episode.

50 Guns at Dusk/Hello Larry

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Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 12/07/2015 - 11:00pm - Tue, 12/08/2015 - 12:00am
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50 Guns at Dusk

Tonight we air the sequal to last month's Ubu Cowboy classic, "Massacre at Ash Ranch."  50 GUNS AT DUSK promises more thrills, gun battles and excitement, as our heroes, Varla and Sally, arrive to Portland at the dawn of the 1860s.  What starts as a search for a missing brother becomes a lurid and violent revenge tale in the heart of old Portland's infamous North End. Tune in to this gripping radio theater melodrama about corrupt politicians, greedy developers and a gang of shanghaiing criminals.  .     

Also: HELLO LARRY

3 Deaths at Ash Ranch and More

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 11/02/2015 - 11:00pm - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 12:00am
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3 Deaths at Ash Ranch
Tonight on Ubu Radio Theater:    

We go back to the late 1850s, for a riveting Western set in Oregon Territory. A grisley massacre, and a kidnapping, some mysterious strangers at the local saloon.. Even Mormons and a future President make an appearance. Can Sheriff Ocker solve the crime of the 3 DEATHS AT ASH RANCH?

Also, another Ubu cinema plunderphonics adventure..    

and some other stuff too, on UBU HOUR radio theater..

Hitch-Hike Hussy/I Have Something to Show You

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Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 09/07/2015 - 11:00pm - Tue, 09/08/2015 - 12:00am
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Hitch-Hike Hussy/I Have Something to Show You
Tonight on the Ubu Hour: A radio adaptation based loosely on the 1959 pulp novel HITCH-HIKE HUSSY... A lurid tale of sex, violence, drugs and hitch hiking...

Also.. the Cinema Plunderphonics peice I HAVE SOMETHING TO SHOW YOU... another crazy trip into movie mash-ups as characters search to find meaning in a world gone mad..

And some special surprises as well... tune in to another thrilling episode of THE UBU HOUR!. .

Ubu Hour Aug 2015

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Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 08/03/2015 - 11:00pm - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 12:00am
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Ubu Hour Aug 2015
Tonight on the Ubu Hour:

MONSANTO DREAMS:  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. And that’s just a start. However, on tonight’s Ubu Hour, we find out that what most of us consider bad news can, for a select few, be the stuff dreams are made of.

Elephant

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 07/06/2015 - 11:00pm - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 12:00am
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ELEPHANT (based on Eugene Ionesco's "Rhinoceros"

Tonight, on Ubu Masterpiece Radio Theater, the audio play ELEPHANT, based on Eugene Ionesco's RHINOCEROS, a classic of the French Theater of the Absurd.   Instead of rhinos, people start turning into elephants in this surreal story that critiques conformity and mass movements...     Written by Rolf Semprebon and performed by Alexander, Yvette, Babar, Yahuda Bangs, Victor Rattlehead, Twilight Callisty, Rolf, Matama Jones, Randy Saucepan, Chris Andrea, and William Resnick.          

untitled Ubu Hour show...

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 06/01/2015 - 11:00pm - Tue, 06/02/2015 - 12:00am
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Ubu June 2015
Oh, no... tonight promises to be another train-wreck of a show, when no one shows up with a script for the radio theater...How much can things devolve into complete chaos in an hour?  All participants in tonight's episode deny the existance of thier participation... Perhaps it's all just a bad dream for them, for the listeners, and for everyone else who contributes to the quality programming that is heard at any other time on KBOO radio, but tonight between 11 pm and midnight. This hour will be best forgotten by those few who will actually listen.. as the Ubu stumbles into another utter disaster of wasted time on the airwaves.....

Ubu Hour May 2015

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 05/04/2015 - 11:00pm - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 12:00am
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Ubu Hour May 2015
UBU HOUR - Radio Theater..
Tonight we adapt the 1973 motion picture F FOR FAKE to an audio drama.. starring Orson Welles and Lush Rimbaugh.. 

and we also have yet another plunderphonic audio drama peice FOOTSTEPS AND DOORS.


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The New Adventures of Wonder Woman

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 04/06/2015 - 11:00pm - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 12:00am
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Wonder Woman
Tonight on UBU HOUR ACTION HERO RADIO, we bring you an aduio drma about the comic book heroine WONDER WOMAN. A totally new adventure, uncensored and  unauthorized by DC Comics...   Wonder Woman takes on a band of rapists known as the Wolf Pack, and a sinister group of burka-wearing terrorists who want to destablize one of our allies in the Middle East.  

And then there's the drama HOW'S THE BOOK COMING ALONG, a plunderphonic audio drama about imagination, writer's block, fictionalization and some other stuff.

Audio

Ubu Enchained Acts 4-5

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program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sat, 08/23/2008

Last two acts of Ubu Enchained, audio drama adaptation of the Alfred Jarry play done by the Ubu Hour for the 2008 Surrrealism and Dada Festival on KBOO.  

Ubu Hour July Extra Stuff

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Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 07/06/2008

Additional material aired on July Ubu Hour... including a 2 minute ad for slavery, a 2-minute Faux News break and a 4 -minute promo for the upcoming Dada & Surrealism special at the end of August.

Citizen McKane (aka Citizen McCain)

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 07/06/2008

 The Ubu Hour Radio Theater Production of Citizen McKane. Based on the famous Orson Welles movie, we follow the rise of Charles Foster John McCain from Vietnam POW to President of America, as a group of investigative reporters tries to discover the meaning of McKane's last words, "Rosebud."

Ice Flow Ad

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 06/01/2008

What to do about those terminally ill people eating up your inheretence. Ice Flow has the solution.  This ad for Ice Flow ran on the Ubu Hour as part of the Most Dangerous Game episode.

  • Title: Ice Flow
  • Length: 3:50 minutes (3.52 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Faux News Break

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 06/01/2008

This short Faux News Break ran between parts One and Two of The Most Dangerous Game. More stuff to do with Ice Flow, with popular conservative talk hosts Swill O'Riled and Anne Coultergeist.

  • Title: Faux News Break
  • Length: 5:09 minutes (4.71 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

The Most Dangerous Game Part 1

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 06/01/2008

Blood-lusting hunters pursue a trio of scantily-clad strippers in the Oregon Wilderness.  Part 1 of THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME, one of the Ubu Hour's most contriversal radio dramas. Based loosely on the Richard Connelly story and using actual sound bits and dialog from a couple of early productions of this story from the 1940s (including one with Orson Welles for the show SUSPENSE) this version is incredibly violent, lurid and profane. Cheney and Scalia join General Zaroff for the hunt. Do not listen to this if you are easily offended!

The Most Dangerous Game Part 2

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 06/01/2008

 

Blood-lusting hunters pursue a trio of scantily-clad strippers in the Oregon Wilderness.  Second and final (Part 2) of THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME, one of the Ubu Hour's most contriversal radio dramas. Based loosely on the Richard Connelly story and using actual sound bits and dialog from a couple of early productions of this story from the 1940s (including one with Orson Welles for the show SUSPENSE) this version is incredibly violent, lurid and profane. Two blokes named Cheney and Scalia join General Zaroff for the hunt. Do not listen to this if you are easily offended!

Empires Rise and Empires Fall

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Tue, 05/06/2008

A Missing Peice of March 2008 Ubu

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 05/04/2008

A missing peice of the March 2008 Ubu Hour, more collaging of movies and the voice of the leader... This peice was lost a couple weeks before that show aired, and then found again later...

Election 2008:Hellbound For Glory

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 05/04/2008

Hellorie Clitoris enlists the help of her former enemies and Satan (who's a woman!) to beat back her young, chrismatic rival. With appearances by Swill O'Riled, Ksnarl Rove, Fawn Maggoty, Ann Coultergeist, and very special appearances by Dubya and Laura Tush who are probably preparing to flee the country to Paraquay even as we speak....

 

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