Welcome back folks! This show we jump from the engagement of the live radio drama performance to using the radio as part of the storytelling itself. Normally we can’t treat ourselves to these kinds of stories on MAT, because of a certain radio drama that was broadcast on radio way-back-when, which caused enough panic that it tied up the ability of police and first-responders to react to crises. A little thing called “War of the Worlds” — I guess you’ve heard of it?
But while the FCC frowns on any broadcast that could induce that kind of panic, we think the story you hear tonight will keep you rapt with attention instead. It’s a series called ars PARADOXICA, created by Daniel Manning and Mischa Stanton. The story has gone through five years of development, starting as small set of 5-minute segments of Cold War-type number station codes and broadcast on late night radio at the college Daniel and Mischa both attended. Fast-forward to now, and the two developed the idea into the rich and intricate story of historical science-fiction. ars PARADOXICA presents the reports of a scientist who discovers time travel just before being transported back to the 1940s and falls into the hands of the US government at the height of World War II. It’s presented as a monthly podcast, with episodes playing out as eyewitness recordings, notes and reports, distorted by time (and perhaps something more sinister).
With believable characters and reactions and incorporating intriguing parts of US history – and so much time travel – we really like this series a lot, and hope you do too! Tonight we have the first two episodes of the series presented as one listening event: “Hypothesis” and “Blackout”.
And if you enjoyed the story, definitely check out their Patreon and Support pages to be a part of continuing this series and reveal extra story content. And look forward to next week when we’ll bring back more of ars PARADOXICA and promos of other audio dramas currently in the crowdfunding phase!
Don’t Forget to Check Out:
– ars PARADOXICA (and Patreon)
– War of the Worlds
– “‘Jitterbugs’ and ‘Crack-pots’ : Letters to the FCC about the ‘War of the Worlds’ Broadcast”