Ubu Hour

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Ubu Hour on 09/05/11

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 09/05/2011 - 11:00pm - Tue, 09/06/2011 - 12:00am
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ALICE IN PLUNDERLAND or ALEC IN WONDERLAND

Ubu Hour Radio Theater presents ALEC IN WONDERLAND/ or ALICE IN PLUNDERLAND. The White Rabbit brings Alice back to Wonderland, to combat ALEC (The American Legislative Exchange Council), The Red Queen (Michele Bachmann) and the utterly Mad Tea Party as they subvert freedoms to allow the large corporations and the rich and powerful to become even richer and more powerful. It's a strange, surreal trip that involves militaristic playing cards, horny rodents, mad hatters, Jabbersquawks who spew the airwaves with hate propaganda, and a talking cake who says "EAT ME!" Learn how the trickle down theory of economics benefits the poor and disposessed... A non-stop adventure into the bizarre, strange and profane...

 

Ubu Hour on 08/01/11

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 08/01/2011 - 11:00pm - Tue, 08/02/2011 - 12:00am
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August 2011 Ubu

Tonight on the Ubu Hour..

Someone pisses in the reservoir and the economy still sucks in a new episode of THE CITY THAT ONCE WORKED.

A radio show's act of audio terrorism becomes exposed in THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME REVEALED.

And an angry letter from a roommate and more.. Tune in for the usual vile bile of the UBU HOUR...

Ubu Hour on 07/04/11

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 07/04/2011 - 11:00pm - 11:55pm
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Ubu Patriotic Show

Yet another Ubu Hour Patriotic Show, to celebrate the 4th of July. We'll air an audio-dramatization of the play THE REPUBLICRAT, written by Justin McCarley, and there will be many other things too. 

Ubu Hour on 06/06/11

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 06/06/2011 - 11:00pm - Tue, 06/07/2011 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Ayn Rand's ATLAS SHRUGGED

Tune in tonight for Ubu Hour and Radio Freedomlandia's radio theater adaptation of  Ayn Rand's huge novel, ATLAS SHRUGGED, about a dystopian world where big goverment, regulations, unions and taxation hinder the innovators and industrialists who struggle to make profits..  ATLAS SHRUGGED, the libertarian wet-dream, is now an Ubu Hour audio drama... and we pair it with a peice entitled FREEDOMLANDIA where a pair of lucky travellers find themselves in an Ayn Randian paradise where evil government has been replaced with the benificience of the rich people... .  

(please note: this version of Atlas Shrugged has not been authorized by the Ayn Rand Institute, and is in no way associated with the recent film release..)   

Ubu Hour on 05/02/11

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:00pm - 11:55pm
Short Description: 
The Next Ubu Show

As a Spring Membership Drive special, the Ubu Hour will air some highlights from earlier shows.... 

In other words, it's mostly re-runs....

Well, yeah, but we've got part of the infamous FCC show from 2007, as well as THE cRAP-TURE from Kapitalist Manifesto #8,  another bit from the TORTURER'S APRENTICE, and a lot more surprises.. 

In other words, it's mostly re-runs.. 

Well, yeah.. I guess so..

Ubu Hour on 03/07/11

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 03/07/2011 - 11:00pm - Tue, 03/08/2011 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Dawn of the Exploding Eyes

The eyes are the windows of the soul, a bard once said, but what happens when those windows are violently shattered.

Ubu Hour on 02/07/11

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 02/07/2011 - 11:00pm - Tue, 02/08/2011 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Ubu and the Arizona Shooting

Whereas others have used the recent shootings in Arizona as a time of mourning and reflection, the UBU HOUR uses this tragic event for totally crass and offensive satire... Tonight we present two "high caliber" audio dramas that "target" themes around what happened that day in Arizona . 

A new episode of The CITY THAT ONCE WORKED "takes aim" with more local political satire, through the "target scope" of the Arizona event, as local politicians, FBI agents and hipsters are put in the "crosshairs."     

Ubu Hour on 01/03/11

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 01/03/2011 - 11:00pm - Tue, 01/04/2011 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
A new year of Ubu

An exciting new year of UBU begins tonight... An attempt bombing during the holiday tree lighting, a free dental clinic, and more on a new episode of THE CITY THAT ONCE WORKED.. Also a radio play about various drones, simply called DRONE.. We'll also have a Public Service Announcement from the Transportation Security Administration, some angry letters to the AARP, and some other surprises.. Tune in for a radio theater variety pack tonight on the UBU HOUR.

Ubu Hour on 12/06/10

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 12/06/2010 - 11:00pm - 11:55pm
Short Description: 
NEW SHOW! THE TOFU HOUR

We regret to inform our listeners that the UBU HOUR will not be airing in December. We are being pre-empted by a show called the TOFU HOUR.  So instead of another Ubu anti holiday disgust-fest, we get an hour of news and stuff about tofu and other soy products. Oh, well.

 

the photo is Tofu Man, by Ari Moore

Ubu Hour on 11/01/10

Program: 
Ubu Hour
Air date: 
Mon, 11/01/2010 - 11:00pm - 11:55pm
Short Description: 
The Night of the Exploding Eyes & Rime of the Ancient Mariner

The day after halloween and the day before the Day of the Dead... Tune in for an Ubu Hour Double Feature

First up.. The eyes are the windows to the soul, Shakespeare once said, but what happens if the windows explode? NIGHT OF THE EXPLODING EYES is a jarring, gorey, shocking tale about.. well, eyeballs exploding out of people's heads..

And then.. Sailors face death on a ghost ship in Samuel Coleridge's long and haunting poem THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER...

 

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)

The City That Once Worked Episode ?

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

Another wacky episode of THE CITY THAT ONCE WORKED.. this one involves FBI agents, an angry Muslim teenager, a free dental clinic, and the city's annual Holiday Tree raising...

  • Length: 21:04 minutes (31.35 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 208Kbps (VBR)

Golden Oldies Intro

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

The intro to this month's Ubu Hour... dedacated to all that radio brings.. golden oldies, classic rock, talk radio and all the other stuff meant to put you in a comfortable place so other voices can try to sell you something. Sure this is only an "intro" to the show, but it's 10-minutes long and gives one a good idea about how low the Ubu Hour is willing to go in an effort to be different but really not being different at all.
 

  • Length: 10:48 minutes (16.08 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 208Kbps (VBR)

 

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