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Ubu Holiday show 2014

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 12/01/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Ubu Holiday edition Dec 2014
It's holiday time here at UBU HOUR.. and tonight we celebrate several holidays that occur on this day, December 1st, from Self-Governance Day (celebrated in Iceland), to Military Abolition Day (Costa Rica), to World Aids Day.

Also we catch up on the latest on the War on Christmas with our friends at  Faux News, Swill O'Reily and Ann Coultergeist.

And we offer a new version of the Dickens Christmas classic, as The City That Once Work's scrooge mayor gets visited by some strange apperitions.

And we'll bring you another episode of Thrilling Tales from the Bible... 

It's an action packed Ubu for the holidays....   

A Special Investigative Report

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 11/03/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Special Investigative Report

This month the Ubu Hour is off the air. Instead, Normally at this time KBOO programs radio theater, however tonight we offer the listener a SPECIAL INVESTIGATIVE REPORT that delves into a secret cult that has allegedly infiltrating a certain media source. Reporter Bob Crawley conducts a full scale investigation after being tipped off by a caller to More Talk Radio, and leaves no stone unturned in this hour-long investigation.  Do not miss this devastating report on cults, the media, power, secrecy and more. 

KARAMATZOH PÈRE and THE LOST YEARS

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Ubu Hour presents: KARAMATZOH PÈRE and THE LOST YEARS
Tonight Ubu Hour radio theater brings you:

KARAMATZOH PÈRE:  Welcome to another exciting episode of the 1930s radio play, The Brothers Karamatzoh by Orson Dostoyevsky – the story of a mediocre comedy team from New York City.  The Karamatzoh Brothers are to the Ritz Brothers what the Ritz Brothers are to the Marx Brothers.  And, if you've never heard of the Ritz Brothers, that will give you some idea. On tonight’s Ubu Hour, we present Act One – how Milton’s father came to America and acquired the family name.

Nine Years

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Nine Years/Cats Are Psychopaths/My Fathers Belt
Tonight the Ubu Hour offers three very different radio plays

NINE YEARS - Ron Dimijad has just been released from prison after serving nine years. Soon he'll be home with his wife and daughter. His new life is about to begin.. but what lies in wait?   With the plot stolen from an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, NINE YEARS offers a new take on the classic radio theater suspense drama. 

CATS ARE PSYCHOPATHS - An experimental radio drama about cats and psychopaths. Maybe about other things too. Actually no one really knows what this peice is about.. the spaces between the lines? The corporate take-over of the airwaves? Dedicated to many different cats we know..

The Blackmailers

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 07/07/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Ubu Hour: The Blackmailers

Tonight the Ubu Hour presents THE BLACKMAILERS, a psychological thriller murder mystery with shifting points of view. .
                      A religious fanatic attempts to blackmail a pair of adulterers. A sex tape. An attempt rape. A dead body in a motel room. A woman fleeing the scene of the crime. A man trapped in a bathroom. A husband willing to do anything to cover up the crimes of his wife. Secrets and lies.. and somewhere beneath it all.. the truth.. these are all elements in the Ubu radio drama THE BLACKMAILERS



THE OPENING and THE FROZEN DISNEY

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 06/02/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
THE OPENING and THE FROZEN DISNEY
Tonight the UBU HOUR offers:

THE OPENING:  Hugh rides his bike through the city streets at dusk, and catches hints of dialog . A man talks on a cellphone. A couple chat at an outdoor patio. A woman waits outside a movie theater.  and then he finds himself with all these people at the opening of a strange film and a torrent of raw emotions that it provokes. .  

THE FROZEN DISNEY:  Rumor has it that Walt Disney was cryogenically frozen until some future time when science discovers a cure for death. True or not, Disneyland imagineers thought it would make for an entertaining theme park ride. On tonight’s Ubu Hour, we’re privileged to give our KBOO listeners a sneak preview.

Chafed Elbows

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 05/05/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Chafed Elbows

Tonight from the Ubu Hour archives... CHAFED ELBOWS: Hapless Walter Dinsmore undergoes his annual November breakdown at the 1954 World’s Fair, has a love affair with his mother, recollects his hysterectomy operation, impersonates a cop, is sold as a piece of living art, goes to heaven, and becomes the singer in a rock band, but not necessarily in that order.

Ubu Hour April 2014

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Ubu Hour April 2014
Here's what the Ubu Hour has for you for April:

RICK STEVES’ BEAVERLAND THROUGH THE BACK DOOR:  Join us for this radio travelogue, as Rick tours one of Oregon’s oldest communities – Beaverland -- a magical little town located just a stoned throw away from the bustling metropolis of Portland.

THE CITY THAT ONCE WORKED is having a disagreement over who is going to control the water, and then there's that 22 pound cat...

IT WAS LIKE A NIGHTMARE..  She killed a man in cold blood. A surreal tale of murder and love and mystery created from cinema plunderphonics ..   

The Triumph of the Swill and The State That Once Worked

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 03/03/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
March Ubu Hour
            Ubu Hour radio theater... tonight the radio peice TRIUMPH OF THE SWILL... no one's really sure what this peice is about, something to do with audio terrorism, talk radio, capitalism, the enviroment and other things... 

            Also, another episode of the CITY THAT ONCE WORKED.. actually this one mostly takes place in the state capital south of The City That Once Works, as Governor Crotch-slobber tries to build the twenty-lane bridge to nowhere...

Welcome to Violence

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 02/03/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Welcome to Violence
      
People have often complained that the Ubu Hour wallows in far too much sex and violence. On tonight's show, WELCOME TO VIOLENCE, we give you a solid hour of mostly violence, with a little bit of sex thrown in. How is this any different than other Ubu shows? We've done away with such minor contriviences like dialog, plot, and characters.. to bring you a show packed solid with violence and sex. Gun battles, fist fights, car chases, explosions.. Think of it as a cake that's all frosting with just bits of crumbs of cake in this hour-long mashup of scenes of violence and sex taken from movies.
      
   

Audio

Mr Chick Goes to the Occupy

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 02/06/2012

What is the opposite of Occupy? Find out in this hilarious sketch called Mr. Czech Goes to the Occupy...

  • Length: 10:56 minutes (10.01 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

A Stranger on a Journey

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 02/06/2012

This is what happens when Ubu Hour runs out of plots.. the show was only half over, and there were no more scripts. A mysterious stranger enters the airroom. A bizarre look at the limits of radio theater...

  • Length: 28:10 minutes (25.79 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

February 2012 Ubu

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 02/06/2012

Here's the (mostly) complete audio to the February 2012 Ubu Hour, even including some wacky bits where we ask for money for the station.. which reminds me, if you like stuff like this and want to continue to support it, click on the tip jar at the top right of your screen and donate to KBOO.

Here's the run-sheet of start times for different peices on the show.. 

0:00 Station ID/intro/first pledge break

9:20 Mr Czech Goes to the Occupy(also titled Mr. Chick Goes to the Occupy)

20:12 Second pledge break and some filler

25:15 A Stranger on a Journey

  • Length: 53:24 minutes (48.89 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Snowblood

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 01/02/2012

SNOWBLOOD is Ubu Hour's audio-drama adaptation of the 1973 Japanese film "Lady Snowblood," which was also the main inspiration behind Tarantino's "Kill Bill" movies.  Snowblood is an extremely dark and violent revenge drama that will leave you at the edge of your seat.  Written by Rolf and performed by Margorie Van Hoople, Rolf, Rascoe, John, Noah Vail, Kirsten, Danielle Parks, Conch, Andrew and Ras Danny.  

Warning: Contains profanity, violence, rape, sexual content. Mature audiences only.

  • Length: 54:17 minutes (74.54 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Dec 2011 Ubu

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 12/05/2011

Here's the complete December 2011 Ubu Hour, with a vaguely Christmas/holiday theme.. Below is a list of when the different sections play.. 

time      Item

0:00   A TEABAG CHRISTMAS CAROL:  A tea-bagger version of "A Christmas Carol" where Scrooge is the good guy because he wants to cut taxes on the "job creators" and cut benefits to the poor. 

7:23   FETUS POLICE : A new crime audio drama, featuring the adventures of the Fetus Homicide Division, investigating miscarriages for murder.

14:23   N17: A remix of an unfinished cut up done by No Soap Radio's Jim Larrance, involving news coverage of the N17 Occupy.  More great Jim Larrance media cut up downloads can be found at his blog at  http://cutupsound.blogspot.com/ 

28:46  BLACK MONDAY: A slight re-engineering of another Jim Larrance piece, Black Friday.. 

31:13 ?? : Some exerpts from the 2005 Ubu Christmas special.. there's a skit about shopping at Sprawl-Mart, and then some very silly singing of holiday songs.. Yes, the Ubu Hour has occasionally been guilty of re-runs and filler... 

45:18 The ending bits.. movie cut-ups thrown in with bits of holiday music...

  • Title: Ubu December 2011
  • Length: 55:56 minutes (76.81 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Fetus Police

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 12/05/2011

The Fetus Homicide Division is on the move, investigating every miscarriage for murder...   

  • Title: The Fetus Police
  • Length: 8:11 minutes (11.25 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Ubu Hour November 2011

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 11/07/2011

This is the entire Ubu Hour show that aired Nov 7, 2011..  the schedule of the show with starting times is...

0:00  A short intro/station ID.. 

1:15    Class Warfare.. A radio theater peice that starts off with the rules of class warfare as currently practiced by the one percenters who are winning the class war, and then goes on from there.

49:15 The Lawnmower Sketch - a short improvised peice.. lot's of profanity...

51:25 The end of the show, with some filler/movie cut up collage to pad out the hour..

  • Title: November 2011 UBU
  • Length: 57:31 minutes (78.98 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Class Warfare

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 11/07/2011

Ubu Hour presents: CLASS WARFARE

This radio drama is a gripping drama ripped from todays headlnes that begins with the enumeration of the rules of Class Warfare, as the one percent become more and more desperate when the class struggle is exposed, and then expands outward into the Occupy movement.. Written and produced by Rolf Semprebon and performed by Zoey, Laurie, Randy Saucepan, Cindy Loo Hoo, Demolition Devin, Dodge, Andrew, Erin Yankee, Stephanie, Noah, Phaedra, Robert Barncor, Rolf  and Skippy... Orignally aired on Ubu Hour on November 7, 2011/

  • Length: 48:01 minutes (65.94 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Yo! Jimbo!

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 10/03/2011

Ubu Hour attempts to adapt Akira Kurasawa's classic samurai film Yojimbo to radio theater... Yo! Jimbo! spoofs that film and other samurai material...

  • Length: 28:00 minutes (64.09 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 320Kbps (CBR)

The City That Once Worked: Lard's Hard

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 10/03/2011

A new episode of the City That Once Worked:

 Rightwing talkshow host Lard Lardon/ Gets an inappropriate hard on/ Jason fails to get an Ubu show/ so he decides to sabotage the whole..  okay, okay, in this episode people do not speak in rhyme, but still, it's another hilarious City that Once Worked..

  • Genre: Other
  • Year: 2011
  • Length: 25:19 minutes (57.94 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 320Kbps (CBR)

 

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