Episode 151 – Victorians in Space! (Well, not quite…)

19_wit_wizardry_draft_01blastoffpatrolWelcome back, audio drama fans, and a special hello to our new listeners tonight!

For this episode, we decided to bring out some new and old stories, to make everyone feel at home.  We start out with a lovely Victorian tale with a twist in 19 Nocturne Bouelvard‘s “Wit and Wizardry“.  After that, it’s a full tale from our old favorite ‘Two-Minute Danger Theater‘ with the Blast-Off Patrol Adventure, “The Killer Robots from Space“.

And before you tune in, a follow-up announcement — our cast for the MAT 2015 Features has been decided!  Congratulations to everyone who was selected, and a big thank-you to everyone who tried out.  If you didn’t make it in this year, be sure to check in later in the year when we may have more stories to produce.  We’d love to hear from you again!


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Posted by on March 21, 2015 in Announcement, Episodes


Episode 150 – In Memoriam: John S. Kuhn

John-KuhnHello MAT listeners, and any new visitors to our site this week.  Tonight’s show is a special episode to remember John S. Kuhn, Artistic Director of Actors Theatre of Columbus and a friend and supporter of MAT.  John passed away last Saturday from an apparent heart attack; he was 62.

John was a leader in the Columbus theatre community; well-respected, creative and imaginative, and dedicated to the art of theatre and its various avenues of performance.  Beneath a strong sense of professionalism he was also kind-hearted, understanding and eager to help, encouraging others to pursue their talents and their dreams.  And as he encouraged others, he was also there to help in whatever way he could, no matter how small, no matter how busy his own schedule became.  He never stopped creating, never stopped bringing the joys of theatre and performance to so many of us.

In tonight’s show, I talk about John and what he meant to MAT and the Columbus theatre community, followed up by excerpts of his performance in the title role of King Lear, as presented by the Actors Theatre of Columbus in 2007.  (Special thanks to Nick Baldasare who provided the recording that made this possible.)


Because of the nature of this show and the audience tuning in, we will have the show available for download for a limited time.  You can download the full, hour-long program by right-click/saving here.


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Episode 148 – A Terror and A Twisted Tale

auditions2And another lovely yet chilly evening of audio drama to you, dear listeners! Tonight we have some stories from new and old friends on our show, but before we kick things off we have an audition announcement.

Now that our winners for our scriptwriting competition have been selected, it’s time to pick a cast to bring these stories to life!  If you live in the Columbus, OH area and are interested in working out your voice acting chops, we will be holding auditions alongside Actors’ Theatre of Columbus on February 21-22, down at the German Village Meeting Haus on S.3rd Street, from 10am to 5pm.  Come in, fill out an audition form and try out for some parts!  Monologues are optional for MAT auditions; we will have lines for you to read during your session. For more information, check out our Facebook page or the Actors’ Theatre website at for audition forms, character lists and story summaries.  NOTE: You do NOT need to sign up for a time slot to come in for an audition!  Just let the Check-In desk know that you are there for MAT auditions ONLY, and we’ll get you sorted!

If you can’t make our auditions, you can also record a monologue or character lines on your computer and send them to us by email. Full email submission details will be posted on the MAT website by Sunday, February 22nd. Auditions will be accepted until Friday, March 6th, at 11pm CST. Submissions from within the Columbus, Ohio area are preferred, as we will hold group rehearsals with cast members before recording.

rtp-prx_mediumATropicalHorror700As for tonight, our first story of the night is a nautical tale of terror from 19 Nocturne Boulevard, entitled “A Tropical Horror“. After that, we’re visited by the Radio Theatre Project and one of their Grampa Ed’s twisted fairy tales: “A Bride for Prince Charming“. Enjoy tonight’s listening, and we hope to see you this weekend!

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Posted by on February 21, 2015 in Announcement, Episodes


Episode 147 – coming soon….

We had some hiccups with posting this episode.  We’ll get it posted soon!broken radio

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Posted by on February 6, 2015 in Uncategorized


Episode 146 – Panda and Squirrel Hunt a Ghost Ship

red-panda-adventures.0x170We’re back!  Thanks for everyone’s patience with our last-minute re-run last week – as promised, this week it’s an all-new episode with more adventure stories from our favorite Canadian Crime-Fighting Duo, The Red Panda and Flying Squirrel.  We’re nearing the end of this first season of The Red Panda Adventures – just one more show after this, which will also be the show where we announce the winners of this year’s Scriptwriting Competition!

Another reminder, right now we’re in deliberations on how to make MAT better for you. If you have suggestions of what you’d like to hear on MAT, whether it’s suggestions of new stories or new topics and things to explore on our show, let us know! You can email us at – we love hearing from listeners and knowing what it is you like about (or dislike) about the show.

And with that said, we bring you tonight’s tales.  We present you with The Red Panda Adventures with Episodes 9 and 10 – “The Shadow Hunter” and “The Ghost Ship”, by Decoder Ring Theatre. Enjoy!


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Posted by on January 24, 2015 in Episodes, Feedback


Episode 145 – Submissions are Closed!

red-panda-adventures.0x170We’re back once again, and tonight is the night – rather, it’s the official close to submissions for our scriptwriting competition of 2015!  We’ve been welcoming submissions of original short audio dramas for a writing competition each year, with the winning submission to be produced and aired on WCBE 90.5 FM Columbus on Midnight Audio Theatre. Thank you to everyone who has submitted to the contest; our judges will be beginning their review process shortly and we should have winners announced by the end of the month. Good luck everybody!

As for our selections tonight, tonight’s feature is more exciting tales from the escapades of the Red Panda and Flying Squirrel!  Coming up it’s “Dead or Alive” and “The Curse of Beaton Hall”, Episodes 7 and 8 of The Red Panda Adventures by Decoder Ring Theatre.

And that’s it for tonight! And don’t forget – over the next few months, we’re going to be taking a look at our program, see what things we can improve upon to make this show even better for all of you loyal listeners out there.This is a great time to email us at to share your thoughts and suggestions with us. And thank you again to everyone who submitted to our Scriptwriting Competition! Good luck to all of you.


Episode 144 – Canada’s Greatest Superheroes Welcome the New Year

red-panda-adventures.0x170Good evening, audio drama listeners, and Happy New Year! We have arrived in 2015, a brand-new year for a brand-new season of audio drama!  Over the next few months, we’re going to be taking a look at our program, see what things we can improve upon to make this show even better for all of you loyal listeners out there. If you’re a listener of the show, either for the first time or since first episode, this is a great time to email us at to share your thoughts and suggestions with us.  We love to know your thoughts and want to make sure that we’re bringing you the stories and random anecdotes that you want to hear!  So speak up!

As for tonight’s feature, we’re bringing you two more stories from the first season of The Red Panda Adventures series by Decoder Ring Theatre. It’s Red Panda and Flying Squirrel in the back-to-back adventures of “The Devil’s Due” and “Death Danced at Midnight”.  Enjoy!


(And don’t forget – our scriptwriting competition is ending on January 9th, so if you have a story you think would work awesomely for radio, head over to our website at to our competition page for more information. There’s no age restriction, no previous experience necessary, no genre specifics – we’re just looking for an audio drama script up to 15 minutes long – that’s about 15-20 pages – and 4 central characters. Winners chosen will have their stories produced for radio and internet broadcast on Midnight Audio Theatre. There’s more information at our webpage, so please check it out and spread the word!)

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Posted by on January 3, 2015 in Episodes, Feedback


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