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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.
      
   

January 2014 UBU

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 01/06/2014 - 11:00pm - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
January 2014 UBU
Do we have a fabulous show for you tonight, on the first Ubu of 2014, as we continue to bring you edgy radio theater.

Some of what tonight's show has to offer are as follows:

SOYLENT GREEN DAMAGE CONTROL - What happens after your corporation has been caught selling dead people as food? A comedic look at behind the scenes with the executives of the Soylent Green corporation after they've been exposed.

Yet another episode of THE CITY THAT ONCE WORKED, where in a good-will gesture Mayor Snarly Hales opens up his house to the citizenry of the City That Once Worked.

The Ubu 2013 Christmas Show

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 12/02/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
The Ubu Christmas Show
     Fuck! December has barely started and Ubu Hour is assaulting and insulting the listener audience with another one of their so-called Christmas shows..
             The War on Christmas has begun! And the Ubu Hour is proud to bring you the opening salvo!  

Audio

FCC show excerpt

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 05/02/2011

An exerpt from the infamous FCC show, which originally ran in Feb 2007 (when the FCC jacked up the fines for indecency and profanity) and then re-broadcasted for May 2011.. What we have here is basically the beginning of the show, where the performers are asking the FCC agents who are monitering the show what they can or can not do... ie what is the difference between indecency (which is permitted after 10 pm) and obscenity (which is not premitted at any time) .. and what are the seven deadly words...  

  • Length: 18:36 minutes (42.56 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 320Kbps (CBR)

Japan

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 04/04/2011

This is a collage piece about the current events in Japan with which we opened the April 2011 Ubu Hour (with no explanations as to what is going on... )   It begins with some very pretty Japanese music and ends with Ann Coulter telling everyone that radiation is good for you....

  • Length: 14:00 minutes (12.82 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Nick Ray Knows Best

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 04/04/2011

Aboard a ship some shady figures plot a murder.. It's a noirish audio drama NICK RAY KNOWS BEST, written by John Severin and produced by Rolf Semprebon, which aired as part of the April 2011 Ubu Hour. . Also special thanks to Alexander Lumiere of the Sudden Radio Project.

  • Length: 13:33 minutes (12.41 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

The American Cultural Revolution

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 04/04/2011

THE AMERICAN CULTURAL REVOLUTION.. A quickly thrown-together peice to fill out the April 2011 Ubu show.. Really just a rant which exposes the American Cultural Revolution..  

  • Length: 12:22 minutes (11.33 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Dawn of the Exploding Eyes

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 03/07/2011

A bard once said that the eyes are the windows of the soul,  but what happens when the windows explode violently out of your head?  DAWN OF THE EXPLODING EYES continues where "NIGHT" left off, as a new group of people find themselves victims of a terrifying phenomena in this over-the-top horror audio drama..

Please note: this program contains profanity, extreme violence, and even a scene with skull fucking. Listener discretion strongly advised.  

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  • Length: 34:30 minutes (31.59 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Close the Door

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 03/07/2011

Another weird Ubu Hour audio drama...

  • Length: 21:36 minutes (19.77 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

A Single Evil Man

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Tue, 02/08/2011

From the Feb 2011 UBU HOUR we bring you:   A SINGLE EVIL MAN "shoots off" soundbites and more to "gun down" our targets: guns, violent rhetoric, anti-Americanism, Second Amendment remedies, domestic terrorism, blood libel, death threats, deranged killers, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck and Frances Fox Piven. (Frances who?) .. This originally aired in two parts, at the beginning and the end of the show, with an episode of THE CITY THAT ONCE WORKED in the middle.
 

  • Length: 42:59 minutes (39.35 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

The City That Once Worked Episode ?? Feb 2011

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 02/07/2011

A new episode of The CITY THAT ONCE WORKED offers more local political satire...  this time involving scheming FBI agents trying to get The City That Once Worked back enmeshed in the Joint Terrorism Task Force... 

 

  • Genre: Other
  • Year: 2011
  • Length: 16:51 minutes (15.42 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 48kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

TSA PSA

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 01/03/2011

Here's a Public Service Announcement for the Transportation Security Administration.... Find out about exciting career opportunities at the TSA...

  • Length: 8:54 minutes (13.24 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 208Kbps (VBR)

Drone

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 01/03/2011

Drone - An audio drama peice about various drones...

  • Length: 16:05 minutes (23.94 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 208Kbps (VBR)

 

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