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Hadron Gospel Hour

Sci-fi Audio Comedy/Adventure for Weirdos and Other Living Things

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Ep.03 – “Pen Pals”

When Oppenheimer’s pen pal Sla’arg comes to stay at the Hadron Bunker, Mike isn’t sure that hosting the former interdimensional ultracriminal is such a good idea. And when Mike learns more about the scope of Sl’aaarg’s crimes — and his interest in the Hadron Weapon — it’s a race against time to stop him from destroying the Lab… and what’s left of the multiverse! Written by Richard Wentworth and Michael McQuilkin Special Guest Stars Lots of cats Starring Richard Wentworth as Dr. Oppenheimer/Sla’arg/Commander Funk Michael McQuilkin as Mike Wilkinson/Guard/Ensign Crankcase Lisa McQuilkin as A.S.H. LE Michael Atkinson as Cyrus Wendy MacLean as CuddlePod Technical Support Production assistance from Katey Falvey and Rebekah White Special Thanks to Tim Conway, Kris Paukstys, Kevin Harrington, Rashmi Dayalu, Bob Wilson, Chris Borger, Jennifer Sullivan, Sean O’Connor, Tim Gleason and Eric and Don Schulze

39mins

18 Nov 2013

Rank #1

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Ep.04 – “Parallel Pioneers”

When the peace and quiet of the Hadron Lab is shattered by a group of disembodied Dungeons and Dragons players, Mike and Oppenheimer must roll for initiative and get to the bottom of this 20-sided dilemma! 32 minutes. Audio adventure/comedy Written by Michael McQuilkin and Richard Wentworth With additional sketch material by Lisa McQuilkin Starring Richard Wentworth as Dr. Oppenheimer Michael McQuilkin as Mike Wilkinson and Ed/Caldor Lisa McQuilkin as A.S.H. LE/Tammy Rebecca Courtney as Talia/Penny Michael Atkinson as Cyrus Wendy MacLean as Tiffany/Sarah Special Guest Star Kevin Harrington as Greywen/Tim and Wyndgarde Production assistance from Katey Falvey and Rebekah White Special Thanks to Wendy MacLean, Tim Conway, Kris Paukstys, Jason Squamata, Keven Undergaro, Phil Svitek, Rashmi Dayalu, Bob Wilson, Jef Taylor, Don and Eric Schulze, Chris Borger, Jen Sullivan, Sean O’Connor, Tim Gleason AD&D Consultant Kevin Harrington

31mins

2 Dec 2013

Rank #2

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Ep. 05 – “Hadron Holiday Special!”

It’s Christmas Eve in the Lab, but Mike and Oppenheimer just can’t get into the holiday spirit.  Can some special visitors help the gang in the Hadron Bunker discover the true meaning of the holiday season? And also Bitcoin mining? And Intellectual Property? (Comedy, Science Fiction/Adventure – 48 minutes) Written by Michael McQuilkin and Richard Wentworth With apologies to Frank Capra, Charles Dickens, Charles M. Schulz, George Lucas, Garrison Keillor and Donny and Marie Osmond Starring Richard Wentworth as Dr. Oppenheimer/Commander Funk/Spirit #2/Spirit #3 Michael McQuilkin as Mike Wilkinson/Crankcase Lisa McQuilkin as A.S.H. LE Michael Atkinson as Cyrus/Spirit #1 Kevin Harrington as HIGGS_B Vera Schrankung as Lady Rubylith/Esmerelda Wendy MacLean as Beth Special Musical Guest Dolphinwolf (Bruce Dolphen, Geoff Wolfe, Kai Wolfe) performing “Welcome Christmas/War in Whoville” Special Thanks to Katey Falvey, Rebekah White, Geek Comedy Night, Sam Kusek and Comicazi, Kevin McQuilkin, Tim Conway, Kris Paukstys, Jason Squamata, Keven Undergaro, Phil Svitek, Rashmi Dayalu, Bob Wilson, Jef Taylor, Don and Eric Schulze, Chris Borger, Jen Sullivan, Sean O’Connor, Tim Gleason HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE! SEE YOU FOR MORE QUANTUM WEIRDNESS IN 2014!-Mike, Rich and the whole HGH gang!

47mins

28 Dec 2013

Rank #3

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Ep. 06 – “Hadron Nights OR The Arm Is Afoot”

Oppenheimer has been watching far too much “Baywatch Nights”, and when a valuable item is stolen from the lab, Oppenheimer tries to cajole Mike and A.S.H. LE into starting their own after-hours detective agency. But when the case leads into the rough and tumble worlds beyond the Rift, can the boys and A.S.H. LE solve the case in time? And what’s that mysterious object that’s enslaving audiences at the Officer’s Club in The Palace Casino? Featuring a “Tales from the Hadron Rift!” sketch segment recorded LIVE at Comicazi in Somerville, MA on January 11th! Written by Richard Wentworth and Michael McQUilkin Starring Richard Wentworth as Dr. Oppenheimer Michael McQuilkin as Mike Wilkinson/Barry Starr Lisa McQuilkin as A.S.H. LE Michael Atkinson as Cyrus/C-Monet Kevin Harrington as Subdermal Sal With performances by Vera Schrankung Wes Hazard Matt Chaves Special Musical Guest Michael Atkinson and The Affected Area (Mike Atkinson and Richard Wentworth) Special Thanks to Sam Kusek, Comicazi, Geek Comedy Night, Siobhan Beasley, R.A. Bartlett, Amy Macabre, Wendy MacLean, Katey Falvey, Rebekah White, Kevin McQuilkin, Amy and Tim Conway, Kris Paukstys, Jason Squamata, Keven Undergaro, Phil Svitek, Rashmi Dayalu, Bob Wilson, Jef Taylor, Don and Eric Schulze, Chris Borger, Jen Sullivan, Sean O’Connor, Tim Gleason, Bridget Marshall and Jake Bridge, and everyone who attended our first “Tales from the Hadron Rift!” event at Comicazi! Photo by Katey Falvey. L-R: Michael McQuilkin, Richard Wentworth, Matt Chaves Photo by Katey Falvey. From L-R: Michael McQuilkin, Kevin Harrington, Matt Chaves, Richard Wentworth Photo by Katey Falvey. From L-R: Siobhan Beasley, Amy Macabre, Wes Hazard, Kevin Harrington, Michael Atkinson, Richard Wentworth, Michael McQuilkin, Vera Schrankung

47mins

13 Jan 2014

Rank #4

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Ep. 12 – “The Sinister Secret of StarNasty” (OR: “A Mike in the Mechanics”)

When Mike moves into an old dead storage room in the Hadron Bunker, he discovers a mysterious videogame. Two agents from the Transdimensional Trig stake out the Lab.  Mike and Oppenheimer debate pronunciation of videogame titles and a comic book artist. Mike fights for the Users. New information is learned, and quickly forgotten. (Science fiction/Comedy. 44 minutes) Written by Richard Wentworth  and Michael McQuilkin Starring Michael McQuilkin as Mike Wilkinson Richard Wentworth as Dr. Francis “Oppenheimer” Valdini/Commander Funk/StarNasty/The Omega Virus Lisa McQuilkin as A.S.H. LE Michael Atkinson as Cyrus Kevin Harrington as Higgs_B Phoebe Angle as SID Shawn Carter as TROY 2.0 Paul Gannon as Paul Steven Lyons as Simmons Eli Silverman as Eli With additional sketch material by Katey Falvey Note: This episode contains a fragment of Cory Doctorow‘s brilliant novel Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, used in accordance with Creative Commons license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd-nc/1.0/ Go check out Cory’s books. He’s an amazing futurist and end user rights advocate, and we hear he smells real nice, too!

43mins

8 Sep 2014

Rank #5

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Ep.10 – “HGH Season One Sketch-tacular!”

Join Michael McQuilkin and Richard Wentworth as they host a king-sized retrospective look at their favorite sketches and previously unreleased music from Season One of Hadron Gospel Hour! Written by Michael McQuilkin and Richard Wentworth Starring Richard Wentworth Michael McQuilkin Lisa McQuilkin Michael Atkinson Kevin Harrington Wendy MacLean Vera Schrankung Rebekah White Katey Falvey Matt Chaves Featuring music by Esotronica Freeze-Frame Hi-Five and The Motivation Proclamation (feat. Kelly Roberge) C-Monet and The Affected Area Special Thanks to everyone who’s listened to, downloaded, rated/reviewed, or told a friend about our little show in our first season. You are too numerous to mention here, but you know who you are. And you’ve made this season a great success. THANK YOU.

1hr 44mins

17 Apr 2014

Rank #6

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Ep. 14 – “Legs In The Business” OR “A Tale of Two Cyruses”

Mike, Oppenheimer and Commander Funk must travel to the Mining World* to find Cyrus after a bungled experiment leaves him in C-Monet’s body on the eve of ProductCorp’s Interdimensional Superstar competition. But will they manage to avoid the evil science wizard Barry Starr? Meanwhile, Higgs_B and A.S.H.LE must entertain a new guest in the hall. Featuring the return of C-Monet! (Science fiction/Comedy) 44 minutes Written by Michael McQuilkin and Richard Wentworth Starring Richard Wentworth as Dr. Francis “Oppenheimer” Valdini/Commander Funk Michael McQuilkin as Mike Wilkinson/Miggs/Interdimensional Superstar Announcer Lisa McQuilkin as A.S.H. LE Michael Atkinson as Cyrus/C-Monet Kevin Harrington as Higgs_B/Chud Heather Henderson as Denoose Andrea Hogan as Rose Arcana Kelly Roberge as Himself With musical guests Veterans of the Cola Wars performing “It’s Mandatory” Cruiser Strange performing “Staircases” Cyrus and The Lower Half performing “Man In The Wall” Special thanks to Kelly Roberge and Don Schulze for your musical contributions to “Man In The Wall”! *See episode 6

44mins

24 Nov 2014

Rank #7

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Ep.09 – “The Phenomenon of Bi-Location” OR “Quantum Entanglement”

When Mike and Oppenheimer become too enmeshed in solitary obsessions, A.S.H. LE, Cyrus, Higgs_B and Commander Funk decide to liven things up and play quantum matchmaker.  But is there such thing as too perfect a match? SEASON FINALE Written by Michael McQuilkin and Richard Wentworth Starring Richard Wentworth as Dr. Oppenheimer/Commander Funk Michael McQuilkin as Mike Wilkinson Lisa McQuilkin as A.S.H. LE Michael Atkinson as Cyrus Kevin Harrington as Higgs_B Vera Schrankung as Dr. Alberta Fermi/Esmerelda Rebekah White as Michelle Special Thanks to everyone who’s listened to, downloaded, rated/reviewed, or told a friend about our little show in our first season. You are too numerous to mention here, but you know who you are. And you’ve made this season a great success.  THANK YOU. Hey! Why not drop us a note in the off-season and say hi? info@hadrongospelhour.com See you in two months! -Rich and Mike

41mins

22 Mar 2014

Rank #8

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Ep. 07 – “A.S.H. LE Crackz Up”

Ep.07 – “A.S.H. LE Crackz Up” Frustrated by the software limitations in A.S.H. LE’s light edition, Mike attempts to use an illicit crack to upgrade to the deluxe edition. But when A.S.H. LE gets infected by a nasty virus that wants to exterminate all organic life, can the boys get A.S.H. LE back on track? Written by Michael McQuilkin and Richard Wentworth Starring Richard Wentworth as Dr. Oppenheimer/Omega Virus/Sea Cap’n Michael McQuilkin as Mike Wilkinson/Professor Hawkins Lisa McQuilkin as A.S.H. LE/S.A.S.S. LE/Ashlynn Michael Atkinson as Cyrus With performances by Vera Schrankung Kevin Harrington Special Thanks to Sam Kusek, Comicazi, Geek Comedy Night, Siobhan Beasley, R.A. Bartlett, Amy Macabre, Wendy MacLean, Katey Falvey, Rebekah White, Kevin McQuilkin, Amy and Tim Conway, Kris Paukstys, Jason Squamata, Keven Undergaro, Phil Svitek, Rashmi Dayalu, Bob Wilson, Jef Taylor, Don and Eric Schulze, Chris Borger, Jen Sullivan, Sean O’Connor, Tim Gleason, Bridget Marshall and Jake Bridge, Craig Forde, Michael R. Johnson, and everyone who attended our first “Tales from the Hadron Rift!” event at Comicazi!

41mins

27 Jan 2014

Rank #9

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Ep.08 – “HeadHatz and Horror Hosts”

When Mike buys a trendy new HeadHatz unit, Oppenheimer is characteristically skeptical. But when Oppenheimer’s away at Horror Host Continuing Ed classes, Mike’s strange behavior might just lead to the end of the Lab as we know it… and the enslavement of all sentient life in the multiverse at the hands of a stylish new alien menace! Written by Richard Wentworth and Michael McQuilkin With additional sketch material by Rebekah White Starring Richard Wentworth as Dr. Oppenheimer/Mr. Gormenghast Michael McQuilkin as Mike Wilkinson Lisa McQuilkin as A.S.H. LE Michael Atkinson as Cyrus Wendy MacLean as Clytemnestra/HeadHatz Overbeing Kevin Harrington as Count Creepula/Bugsy Rebekah White With Special Guest Stars Amy Macabre as Glama’arra Roger Froilan, Jr. as Uncle Death With Special Musical Guests Freeze Frame Hi-Five and the Motivation Proclamation (Richard Wentworth feat. Kelly Roberge) Special Thanks to Kelly Roberge and All of Us solo quartet , Rick Jenkins and The Comedy Studio, Sam Kusek and Comicazi, Geek Comedy Night, Katey Falvey, Rebekah White, Kris Paukstys, Ian Adams, Jason Squamata, Keven Undergaro, Phil Svitek, Bob Wilson, Jef Taylor, Don and Eric Schulze, Chris Borger, Jen Sullivan, Sean O’Connor, Tim Gleason, Craig Forde and Michael R. Johnson

44mins

17 Feb 2014

Rank #10