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"
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"
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!"
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..."
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
Paterson Joseph stars as the Marquis de Carabas in this brand-new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Neil Gaiman's spin-off short story, set in the magical world of Neverwhere. Returning us to London Below, this enchanting tale continues the story of one of the most colourful characters from Neverwhere - the cool, charming, resourceful Marquis de Carabas, who trades in favours and always has a plan.
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.
"This is not the full book"
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 ..."
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.
Gaining telepathic abilities when his coin lands on its edge, bank clerk Hector B. Poole learns about the difference between other people's plans and fantasies.
"If you liked radio drama this series "The Twilight zone this is it. FIVE stares"
Ichabod Crane, a lanky, lean, superstitious school master, arrives to teach the children of Sleepy Hollow. As he vies for the attention of the lovely Katrina Van Tassel, his rival for her attention is the town rowdy, Brom Bones. Brom tries to scare Ichabod away with local superstitions and ghost tales. And soon enough the ill-fated schoolmaster encounters a terrifying legend come to life: the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow.
"Return of the Classic!"
Stephen Fry and John Bird star as masters of spin Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe in all 22 episodes of the BBC Radio 4 series. Prentiss McCabe is a London-based 'government-media relations consultancy', and in each episode Charles and Martin are embroiled in the machinations of the British political system. This complete collection includes all 21 episodes of the four series broadcast between 2000 and 2004, plus the special 2006 episode. Duration: 11 hours approx.
Here is a new audio edition of the acclaimed BBC Radio 4 dramatisations of Anthony Trollope's gently satirical tales of provincial life, available together in one download. Nearly 20 hours of ironic, witty, and wonderfully written drama is contained in this audiobook. The cast includes Anna Massey, Alex Jennings, David Haig, Rosemary Leach, Kenneth Cranham, Emma Fielding, and Brenda Blethyn.
"Who would have thought I'd like this?"
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 people of Earth are preparing for war - a war that could potentially destroy the planet. Explorers are sent to Mars to find a new place for humans to colonize. Bradbury's Mars is a place of hope, dreams, and metaphor, where a fine dust settles on the great empty cities of a silently destroyed civilization. It is here the invaders have come to despoil and commercialize, to grow and to learn - first a trickle, then a torrent, rushing from a world with no future toward a promise of tomorrow. The Earthman conquers Mars... and then is conquered by it.
"Adaptation of the Revised Edition"
On the evening of October 30th, 1938, Earth went to war with Mars. Martians invaded New Jersey! Here is the famous panic-inducing broadcast that shook the world, starring Orson Welles.
"Great Romp in History"
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.
Today on Bennington, the show starts off with a visit from Nick DiPaolo, who is hosting a political show for the week at SiriusXM. The crew reads some more reviews from Chris and Vito's Big Brother Podcast, talk about great Halloween costumes, and discuss theories for Westworld.
We start off the show with comedian Vic Henley in studio with Opie as they discuss Morgan Spurlock's new documentary, Rats, and talk about rat experiences in New York City. Next, comedian D.C. Benny joins Vic and Opie talking about performing in China, the 2016 Presidential Election, and Dr. Steve calls in because Vic was once diagnosed as fat.
Today on Bennington, the crew decides who out of this years Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominees deserve to be inducted. Amy Schumer causes some controversy during her show in Tampa. Tim Tebow is sucking it up in the Arizona Fall League. The Benningtons revisit Tom Segura's Mike Tyson story and Gail asks everyone what their least favorite Halloween candy is.
We start with comedians Chris Distefano, Rich Vos, and Bonnie McFarlane in studio with Opie discussing Rich and Bonnie's relationship, Chris' depression, sugar, the documentary 13th, and the American prison system. Next, we have comedian Jim Breuer and musician Michael Tichy in studio. Breuer had to remove a tick from his penis and recently appeared on CBS' Kevin Can Wait.
Today on Bennington, Vito asks a question that drove the rest of the Bennington crew and listeners crazy, Gail tells everyone about her strange weekend, Ron announces that he will be doing an UnMasked with Tom Segura and talks about Russell Crowe's new beef.
We begin the show with comedian Sherrod Small and Club Soda Kenny in studio with Opie to talk about stealing cable, Fleetwood Mac's Peter Green, and Amy Schumer's recent show in Tampa. Chuck calls in because he hates NFL quarterback Cam Newton's suit. We also debate if ginger ale is qualified as a soda and if Bob Dylan can still sing.
"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."
We start off the show with comedians Vic Henley and Theo Von in studio with Opie discussing dangerous animals, sharing getting too high stories, Donald Trump Jr. audio from Opie and Anthony is a part of a new Wikileaks discussing sexual harassment in the work place, and they discuss the Donald Trump sexual assault accusers.
Today on The Opie Radio Show, comedians Vic Henley and Chris Distefano are in-studio as Opie continues to struggle with back issues. Donald Trump is facing sexual abuse allegations, the hottest teacher is found, Anonymous plans to release a Bill Clinton video, and we debate if this is the end of civilization. Next, we discuss Lewis Black's appearance from yesterday, SiriusXM DJ Dennis Falcone once again walks right into the studio to tell his Donald Trump story and talk about his record collection, old radio stories, and raising wolves as pets.
Today on Bennington, JK Simmons comes by to talk about his new movie The Accountant. The gang messes around and talks about what Premier League Club Gail should root for, Trump and Giuliani kissing each other, and Gail, Chris & Vito get some cool hats. Glenn Tilbrook & Chris Difford from Squeeze come in, perform live, and talk to Ron & Gail.
This book contains material from various radio features based on letters sent in by listeners telling of strife, triumph, romance, loss, gain - in fact, all the aspects of life that touch us every day. This is volume one of 10, each containing 20 stories. This volume contains stories such as "Sleeping with the Boss", "My Fat Friend", and "I Want to Drown Our Puppies". The song that was originally played on the radio is mentioned at the end of each story.
Today on The Opie Radio Show, comedian Chris Distefano is in-studio with Opie talking about everything that has them fired up as of late. Comedian Lewis Black in-studio talking Pixar's Inside Out and the 2016 Presidential election. Next, comedian Theo Von joins Chris, Lewis, and Opie in-studio as Lewis tells the story of a baby scare. And finally, Chris and Theo take shots at each other, there's a professional dry-humper, cuddle parties, and SiriusXM DJ Whoo Kid is in-studio.
Today the Benningtons ask the listeners who they thought should be knighted if America were to ever start knighting our rock legends. Millenials are not eating Big Macs and it seems that Vito and Gail have never had one either. Ron has everyone decide "Smash or Trash" for some Trump protest songs by bands like Death Cab for Cutie and singer Aimee Mann and he reads Chris & Vito some reviews of their Big Brother Podcast Big Brother & The Holding Kompany.
Today the Benningtons look at some videos of the always viral Donald Trump, Gail asks what everyone thought about Hipster Neighborhoods, Chris acts weird, we find out Vito loves Third Eye Blind, and Tammy Pescatelli stops by to hang out.
Today on The Opie Radio Show, comedians Rich Vos and Chris Distefano are in-studio while Opie deals with back issues. We discuss the NFL, hockey, Tiger Woods withdrawing from competition, and the new offensive Halloween costumes are already being released. Next, two-neighbors are having a dispute over noise. Former major league baseball star, Pedro Martinez used an "offensive gesture" when discussing the Cleveland Indians, and we discuss fake racial outrage. And finally, musician Doyle Bramhall II is in-studio playing tracks off his latest album, Rich Man.
Ellis and Elise are installing security cameras around Camp Waterlogg as Andy and Lkie enjoy spooky stories by the guests of Ranger Joe and Lorie's pre-Halloween party. Meanwhile, Sgt. Lefty and Olive Pitts meet the camp's new dog Sophie. It's Halloween when Mrs. Terrwilliger, Sgt. Lefty, and Olive Pitts think the camp is haunted by the ghost of Pierre Terrwilliger (played by special guest star Fred Frees). It is really Ellis and Elise accidentally playing his last will video over the camp's new security system.
Today on Bennington, the gang tries to surprise Gail with special guest Brock O'Hurn and then that big idiot Vito gets in the middle of everything. The Benningtons talk about Westworld and how it totally relates to the world we live in today and the idea of instincts in humans and animals. The gang also gives up some in-depth analysis on last night's presidential debate.
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 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 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 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.