The original Star Trek series debuted in 1966 and has spawned five TV series spin-offs and a dozen feature films, with an upcoming one from Paramount arriving in 2016. The Fifty-Year Mission is a no-holds-barred oral history of five decades of Star Trek, told by the people who were there. Hear from the hundreds of television and film executives, programmers, writers, creators, and cast as they unveil the oftentimes shocking story of Star Trek's ongoing 50-year mission.
"Best book I've ever heard on making pop culture"
Experience one of television’s greatest science fiction series: The Twilight Zone. This collection of episodes is fully dramatized for audio and features a full cast, music, sound effects, and performances by some of today’s biggest celebrities.
"ELVES CAN'T LIE"
A BBC Radio six-part adaptation of Neil Gaiman's best-selling novel, starring James McAvoy as Richard and Natalie Dormer as Door. Beneath the streets of London there is another London. A subterranean labyrinth of sewers and abandoned tube stations. A somewhere that is Neverwhere....
"Absolutely Perfect Casting"
This landmark production, perhaps the most ambitious radio project ever attempted, began when Star Wars creator George Lucas donated the story rights to an NPR affiliate. Writer Brian Daley adapted the film's highly visual script to the special demands and unique possibilities of radio, creating a more richly textured tale with greater emphasis on character development.
"Beyond the film..."
A Special Edition of the original radio series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978 and recently voted the Nation's Favourite Audiobook in a Guardian poll. Starring Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Mark Wing-Davey, Susan Sheridan and Stephen Moore, these six episodes (Fit the First to Fit the Sixth) have been remastered to modern-day standards by Dirk Maggs, and for the first time feature Philip Pope's arrangement of the familiar theme tune.
"Difficult to listen to in the car!"
Bilbo Baggins, a gentle hobbit who loves the comforts of home, reluctantly joins a company of dwarves on a journey to recover plundered gold from a fierce dragon. It's a tale of high adventure and astonishing courage, and a magical prelude to the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
"Many years of enjoyment"
Between 1980 and 1988 on BBC television and radio, the exploits of the Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP (Paul Eddington) - later Prime Minister - kept the British nation enthralled. Helped - and hampered - by his diligent Permanent Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby (Nigel Hawthorne) and his Principle Private Secretary Bernard Woolley (Derek Fowlds), Hacker and his department became synonymous with government bureaucracy and administrative double dealing.
"Does this work as an audiobook? Yes, Minister ..."
The first ever broadcast dramatisation of Ursula Le Guin's seminal science fiction novel. On an alien world in the middle of an ice age, one man prepares for the biggest mission of his life. Alone and unarmed, Genly Ai has been sent from Earth to persuade the people of Gethen to join the Ekumen, a union of planets. But it's a task fraught with danger.
A Special Edition of the original radio series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978 and recently voted the Nation's Favourite Audiobook in a Guardian poll.
Starring Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Mark Wing-Davey, Susan Sheridan and Stephen Moore, these six episodes (Fit the First to Fit the Sixth) have been remastered to modern-day standards by Dirk Maggs, and for the first time feature Philip Pope's arrangement of the familiar theme tune.
"Possible Reason For Some Low Ratings"
Mickey is startled to find a statue of Rose in a museum; a statue that is 2,000 years old. The Doctor realises that this means the TARDIS will shortly take them to Ancient Rome, but when it does, he and Rose soon have more on their minds than sculpture.
"Be Careful What You Wish For"
Dragnet was perhaps the most famous and influential police procedural drama in media history. The series gave millions of audience members a feel for the boredom and drudgery, as well as the danger and heroism, of real-life police work.
Actor and producer Jack Webb's aims in Dragnet were for realism and unpretentious acting. He achieved both goals, and Dragnet remains a key influence on subsequent police dramas in many media.
"The Grandfather of Law and Order"
Finding comedy in everything and everything in comedy. Ron Bennington has been a stand-up comedian and comedy club owner and promoter. He's also been part of two legendary radio shows, the Ron and Ron Radio Network and the Ron and Fez show. All of that experience comes together for Bennington. Three hours of talk entertainment with nationally known comedians.
Two lost stories from the Fourth Doctor's era: The Foe from the Future and The Valley of Death.
"What a treat! The Doctor and Leela"
Join Opie (Gregg Hughes) alongside comedian Jim Norton as they talk about today’s current events, take phone calls, and interview celebrities. For Adults Only: Explicit language. Must be 18 years of age to purchase.
"Ramon, bring me a spoiled family photo"
Felicity Jones, David Tennant and Benedict Cumberbatch star in BBC Radio 4's full-cast dramatisation of the novel by Jane Austen, one of the great English classics. Seeking a position in society, young Fanny Price goes to live with her rich aunt and uncle. But her life there is not as she might wish. Felicity Jones plays Fanny, whilst David Tennant is her cousin Tom and Benedict Cumberbatch his brother Edmund.
"How On Earth?"
Stephanie Cole ("Doc Martin"), Benedict Cumberbatch and Roger Allam ("The Thick Of It") star in the complete second series of the hit sitcom about the pilots of a tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.
John Finnemore (Dead Ringers & Mitchell & Webb) has written this brilliant new sitcom starring Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam & Benedict Cumberbatch. Cabin Pressure is set in a small airline business. The flipside of the glamorous world of international airlines.
"Mad Cap Comedy Silliness By The Experts"
The CBS Radio Workshop was an experimental series of productions, subtitled "radio's distinguished series to man's imagination" that ran between 27 January 1956 and 22 September 1957. The premiere production was Brave New World, narrated by Huxley himself, with a complicated sound-effects score that evidently took a long time to construct, and comprised a ticking metronome, tom-tom beats, bubbling water, an air hose, a cow's moo, an oscillator, and three kinds of wine glasses clicking together.
"OH, FOR FORD'S SAKE"
When Lister got drunk, he really got drunk! After celebrating his birthday with a Monopoly-board pub crawl around London, he came to in a burger bar on one of Saturns moons, wearing a lady's pink crimplene hat and a pair of yellow fishing waders, with no money and a passport in the name of "Emily Berkenstein". Joining the Space Corps seemed a good idea.
Everyone's favorite western, Gunsmoke, debuted June 26, 1952, on the CBS radio airwaves on starring William Conrad as Matt Dillon, and ran until June 18, 1961, making it the longest running dramatic series in radio history. This amazing audio collection contains 64 episodes from the first radio season, and are the live cast recordings from the original on-air performances.
"Flawed, but good, collection of the classic series"
The guys are off today, so here's one from the archives....We start the show with Rich Vos in studio, we talk about turkey bacon, we discuss Obama and gun control, and we talk about Making a Murderer. Ian Halperin calls in, we talk more about Making a Murderer, Chris Shearn from the YES Network calls in, Pete Davidson joins the show, and we talk about hoverboards. Pete talks about trying to get Rich on his podcast, and David Cross stops by to promote Todd Margaret.
Pamela Adlon drops by today to talk about her hit new series Better Things. The gang discusses the new list of highest paid comics and later speak with former Nightly Show and Daily Show Executive Producer Rory Albanese about the political season and last night's debate.
The guys are off today, so here's one from the archvies....We start the show with Vic Henley in studio, we talk about The Seven Five, and we discuss Making a Murderer. We talk about parrots, we discuss Donald Trump, we talk about having birds as pets, and we talk about tortoises. Walton Goggins stops by to discuss The Hateful Eight. Guns 'N Roses are reuniting, we learn about the Oregon militia situation, Tom Coughlin is stepping down from the Giants, and Opie unveils his new painting.
Today on Bennington, the gang discusses the upcoming presidential debate, Corey Feldman's voicemail, and Louis CK's ticketing policies. Rebecca Trent of The Creek and the Cave drops by to hang out.
The guys are off today, so here's on from the archives....We start the show with Jim Florentine in studio, we talk about David Bowie, the circus is retiring elephants, we discuss the cost of school, we talk about movies, Super Bowl I is going to re-air, and we talk about Eric's sports memorabilia.
We talk about Powerball and unlucky lottery winners, Kevin Brennan joins the show, and Kevin talks about his family and their reaction to his last appearance.
"It's been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, my hometown..." Garrison Keillor first did his monologue in 1974 to an audience of 20 in a St. Paul theater. Today, more than 2.2 million people tune in each week to hear the tall tales and sweet stories about the citizens of this small Minnesota town. It's a town where "the women are strong, the men are good-looking, and all of the children are above average."
Today on Bennington, the gang comes in hot, picking up from where they left off in the morning talking about lyrics from songs that make them mad. SNL alum Tim Meadows comes by. The crew then tries to come up with new words for common things that happen to them before Juliette Lewis comes by. The show wrapped up with a replay of the Louie Anderson UnMasked in honor of his Emmy win this past week.
The guys are off today, so here's one from the archives....We start the show talking about The Martian, Ricky Gervais won't apologize for a Caitlyn Jenner joke, Sherrod Small joins the show, and we talk about last night's State of the Union.
We talk about tonight's big Powerball, a group thought they won Powerball last weekend, Wisconsin is banning phrases at high school basketball games, the Rams are headed back to Los Angeles, and we discuss Stolen Valor.
With Opie out, Jim is joined by Mark Normand in studio. We talk about Anthony Weiner's new sexting scandal, the Charlotte shooting, and baby vaginas, Jim gets into an argument with a cabbie, and we talk about celebrities who almost died on 9/11. Joey Diaz joins the show, we talk about his family and Cuba, he talks about having a warrant in Seattle, and we discuss sleeping and apnea.
Ron is off today, so here's one from the archives....Today on Bennington, the guys discuss biopic movies and how accurate they really are, Pepper and Ron went to the set of Ghostbusters, they ask the age old question of whether a cat kicks or punches with their paws, and comedian Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling stops by the studio and tells some wild stories.
We start the show with Sherrod Small in studio. We talk about Oasis, Cliff Williams is leaving AC/DC, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are breaking up, Ian Halperin calls in, and a man in Charlotte is shot and killed by police. Dan Soder joins the show, we talk about Donald Trump not paying a winner at a golf tournament, we talk about the NFL, a woman farts through her vagina, Dr. Steve calls in, and we watch cyst videos.
The Bennington squad talks about Anthony Weiners latest scandal, the Brangelina split up, how "Weekend Dads" are different from "Everyday Dads", Tim Tebow's Mets debut, and Vito gives his description of how he thinks heaven works. Music legend Nile Rodgers comes by to talk about his music festival. Comedian Bobby Slayton comes by to hang out.
We start the show with Sherrod Small in studio. We talk about excursion weddings, Guillermo Del Toro's house, the Chelsea bombing suspect, and Chris Christie. We discuss Jeb Bush, a Pokémon Go player gets mugged, Donald Trump Jr. compares Skittles to refugees, Jamey Jasta remixes a Chip song, and a teacher is in trouble for saying inappropriate things to students. We talk about freckled boobs and look at bad vaginas.
Today on Bennington, the crew talks about James Woods movies because of his current war on Colin Kaepernick, how big Monday Night Football used to be, and cruise ships. The show is packed full of guests. Jeffrey Tambor comes by for a little to talk about season three of Transparent on Amazon and friend of the show Robert Kelly hangs out and tells some great stories about his son.
We start the show discussing the Emmy Awards, Opie's sister comes over to visit and brings dessert, Obama eats at a restaurant near Jim, more about the Emmys, Kevin Brennan joins the show, and we try to figure out why Kevin was bumped last week. We talk about apartments in NYC, Jim dries his feet, we meet the new intern, more about feet, we watch Corey Feldman's appearance on Today, Donald Trump and guns, and we discuss NFL players dropping the ball before getting into the end zone.
'Brother', by Nigel Fairs. Auron scientist Gustav Nyrron is back aboard the Liberator, on his way home. But Avon does not trust him, and soon a drugged Nyrron wakes to find himself in Avon’s clutches on a devastated world. In this desert, their pasts are waiting for them...and a devastating truth that will shake their very beliefs to the core. 'Poison', by Iain McLaughlin. Federation Freighter Antares is a ship with many secrets. Why is it making regular runs to a heavily guarded frontier world?
Nicholas Courtney, the man behind Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, remembers his time on Doctor Who, from The Web of Fear to Battlefield - and beyond! He's seen off Daleks, Cybermen and Yeti. He's witnessed Giant Robots running amok, met himself in the future and saved the world from the life-devouring Destroyer. He is, of course, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, alias actor Nicholas Courtney.
Today on Bennington, the gang discusses the bombings in NYC and New Jersey over the weekend, Vito's video compilation of Jimmy Fallon, Aaron Rodgers, Denzel Washington, and the 2016 Emmy awards. Disco Dan and Liam from booking stop by to hang out.
Today on Bennington, Michele drops by the studio to hang out. Impractical Joker Sal Vulcano stops by as well. The show concludes with a replay of UnMasked featuring Ron in conversation with Colin Quinn.
Family Guy and Philosophy brings together low-brow, potty-mouthed, cartoon humor and high-brow philosophical reflection to deliver an outrageously hilarious and clever exploration of one of TVs most unrelenting families. (Okay, its not that high-brow.)
Richard Wiseman chats with historian Professor Steven Watts about the life and work of Dale Carnegie, including the impact that How to Win Friends and Influence People has had on the modern-day self-help movement.
Richard Wiseman presents a special episode exploring the work of world-famous psychologist Stanley Milgram, including interviews with Thomas Blass on his electric shock studies and Kevin Corti on work turning humans into robots.
Richard Wiseman chats with Dr Stuart Ritchie, author of Intelligence: All That Matters, about whether the world is getting smarter and if brain training is good for you.
Richard Wiseman chats with social psychologist Robert Levine about his work measuring the pace of life around the world and how the speed of life affects your health, wealth and happiness.
Richard Wiseman chats with neuroscientist Professor Sophie Scott about the psychology of laughter, her work as a stand-up comedian and how to spot a fake laugh.
Richard Wiseman chats with psychologist Professor Karen Pine about the psychology of spending, a new approach to dieting and the importance of behavioural flexibility.
Richard Wiseman chats with parapsychologist Dr Caroline Watt about the history of extrasensory perception experiments, how to test for psychic abilities and the weight of the human soul.
Richard Wiseman chats with memory expert Kimberly Wade about her work exploring false memory, forensic psychology and how you can be made to remember something that never happened.
Richard Wiseman chats with social psychologist Adam Paza about how the colour red can increase your chances of finding your perfect partner, doing well at sport and boosting your brain power.
Richard Wiseman chats with health psychologist Katie Tapper about dieting and healthy eating, focusing on mindfulness, goal setting and social support.
Richard Wiseman chats with personality expert Sam Gosling about whether your personality is due to your genes or your upbringing and what your living space says about the real you.
Richard Wiseman chats with psychologist Brad Bushman about his research examining how a mirror can help you lose weight, the effects of playing violent video games and the best ways of avoiding anger.
Richard Wiseman chats with social psychologist Sally Farley about her work with the psychology of attraction, focusing on the roles played by mimicry, voice pitch, humour and gossiping.
Richard Wiseman chats with organisational psychologist Ron Friedman about how to get the most out of your job, the ups and downs of hot desking and whether organisations should encourage their employees to fall asleep.
Richard Wiseman chats with sleep scientist Penny Lewis about what happens in your brain every night of your life, how to learn while you are sound asleep and the latest cutting-edge research into sleep engineering.
Richard Wiseman chats with psychotherapist Tara Kraft about mindfulness, the power of smiling, how to overcome stress and why it's sometimes better to spend time with dogs rather than people.
Richard Wiseman chats with neuroscientist Professor Adrian Owen about the Captain Fearless magic show, his pioneering work on communicating with people in a vegetative state and his recent meeting with the Deli Lama.
Richard Wiseman chats with magician and historian Dr. Peter Lamont about Victorian séances, whether psychics possess genuine paranormal abilities and the legendary Indian rope trick.
Richard Wiseman chats with dance psychologist Peter Lovatt about his battle with dyslexia, how movement changes your mind, and work exploring dance and Parkinson's disease.