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The Incomparable Radio Theater

Come with us now to those thrilling radio days of yesteryear…The Incomparable Radio Theater is a series of original radio shows that pays homage to classic mid-20th century radio while also giving a nod to modern pop culture. It’s produced by the people who bring you The Incomparable Podcast.

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This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

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0.1: Galaxy Scouts; The Fog

In anticipation of our first original season of Incomparable Radio Theater coming later this year, we’re re-presenting the material from the two previous radio theater episodes of The Incomparable as a sort of “season zero.” In this episode, Timmy Preston and the Galaxy Scouts discover a mysterious stowaway and The Fog and Margo encounter a man and some menhirs. Plus: Carl Phillips and The Gotham News Roundup.

19mins

1 Apr 2013

Rank #1

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1.11: The Adventures of Timmy Preston in Farfutureland

On their way to a science fair, Timmy and the Galaxy Scouts find themselves instead in the World of Tomorrow…or many worlds of many tomorrows… and yesterdays… not to mention the Happiest Place in the Galaxy…or is it? With our heroes scattered across time and space, will any of them be home in time for Christmas? Stay tuned! Christmas Special 2015 David J. Loehr Sponsors Jumping Jupiter Hot Chocolate — Made with cocoa and chili pepper, just like the Aztecs used to drink! Show Notes & Links Written by David J. Loehr Directed by Serenity Caldwell Produced by Jason Snell Edited by Jason Snell and David J. Loehr Original music by Christopher Breen Philip Michaels as Incomparable Radio Theater Announcer Lex Friedman as Finley Quality Network Announcer Andy Ihnatko as Timmy Preston Announcer Steve Lutz as Timmy Preston Monty Ashley as Scoutmaster Greene Kate Glasheen as Sarah Sidney Serenity Caldwell as Penelope Steven Schapansky as Alex Michael B. Johnson as Dr. Chuck David J. Loehr as Galt Sidney Travis Bedard as Benjamin Vultan Pierce Jason Snell as Arcturus Erika Ensign as Jasmine Scott McNulty as Dungeon Master Lisa Schmeiser as Beatrix Austin Tichenor as Harold Hill Lauren Snell as Marian Moises Chiullan as Scoutmaster Songh Robot voices by Monty Ashley, Jason Snell, Glenn Fleishman, David J. Loehr, Moises Chiullan. Commercial interruptions by the Incomparable Radio Theater players, featuring Iain MacKinnon as Donald Wenceslas. Support this show and other shows like it on The Incomparable network by becoming a member. Members get early access to podcasts, bonus episodes, and more.

50mins

24 Dec 2015

Rank #2

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1.1: Jumpin' Jupiter!

Season Premiere: An “old friend” of Scoutmaster Greene’s makes trouble for Timmy and the Galaxy Scouts.

21mins

22 Sep 2015

Rank #3

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0.2: Two-Fisted Tales of Tesla; Jenny Lane

Tesla and Dot meet Jules Verne and Georges Seurat; Jenny Lane tries to sort through a series of red herrings in order to find a murderer. Plus, Melkot Elevators and Grantham Manor Tea Biscuits.

25mins

1 May 2013

Rank #4

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2.1: And There's a Creepy Doll

The show is back, if not the announcer, as David explores the lore around a doll museum at last, Steve hears voices, and we get the community news from a mysterious town in the French-Canadian desert. And just where is Phil anyway? "Mahnke" and "Vallée de Nuit" David J. Loehr Show Notes & Links Written, directed, and edited by David J. Loehr Original music by Christopher Breen David J. Loehr as the Narrator Erika Ensign as Nora Steve Lutz as Henry Kathy Campbell as Miss Emily Moises Chiullan as Cecil Travis Bedard as Prof. Duffy Iain MacKinnon as La Meteo with Chip Sudderth, James Thomson, and Jason Snell Support this show and other shows like it on The Incomparable network by becoming a member. Members get early access to podcasts, bonus episodes, and more.

23mins

6 Dec 2017

Rank #5

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1.12: In the Room, 1776

John Adams and Benjamin Franklin declare things in Philadelphia on a date that will live in infamy. A patriotic interlude David J. Loehr with Steve Lutz, Andy Ihnatko and Travis Bedard Support this show and other shows like it on The Incomparable network by becoming a member. Members get early access to podcasts, bonus episodes, and more.

4mins

5 Jul 2016

Rank #6

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1.10: That's What Sidhe Said

When last we left Marjorie Carter, she was on the trail of her kidnapped sidekick, Milo, en route to Connemara and the mysterious Candle of Nuada. Also, if you’re curious about Charles Babbage’s analytical engine, There You Are! [This ends our run for 2015. See you in December for a Christmas special.] "Marjorie Carter", "There You Are" David J. Loehr Sponsors Bushmill-O’Schmichaels Irish Whiskey: When mere retribution isn’t nearly enough. Show Notes & Links Written by David J. Loehr Directed by Serenity Caldwell Produced and edited by Jason Snell Original music by Christopher Breen MARJORIE CARTER, FREELANCE ADVENTURESS Dan Moren as Announcer Serenity Caldwell as Marjorie Carter Jessie Char as Lily Steve Lutz as Milo John Moltz as Belloq James Thomson as Angus MacInnes Chip Sudderth as Henchman THERE YOU ARE Steve Lutz as Announcer Allen Pike as Charles Babbage Serenity Caldwell as McMahon Karen Pike as Tate Unexpected Visitors as Themselves and Philip Michaels, your announcer Support this show and other shows like it on The Incomparable network by becoming a member. Members get early access to podcasts, bonus episodes, and more.

13mins

24 Nov 2015

Rank #7

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1.8: Dublin or Nothing

When her sidekick Milo is kidnapped, Marjorie Carter embarks on a car chase through the wilds of Ireland to uncover an ancient mystery. Marjorie Carter, Freelance Adventuress David J. Loehr Show Notes & Links Written by David J. Loehr Directed by Serenity Caldwell Produced and edited by Jason Snell Original music by Christopher Breen MARJORIE CARTER, FREELANCE ADVENTURESS Dan Moren as Announcer Serenity Caldwell as Marjorie Carter Jessie Char as Lily Steve Lutz as Milo John Moltz as Belloq James Thomson as Angus MacInnes Chip Sudderth as Henchman WHO SHOT MERLIN Philip Mozolak as Announcer Merlin Mann as Merlin and Philip Michaels, your announcer Support this show and other shows like it on The Incomparable network by becoming a member. Members get early access to podcasts, bonus episodes, and more.

8mins

10 Nov 2015

Rank #8

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1.9: F for Frame

In old Quebec, Paul Citron meets an old friend, winds up with an F, taunts a new friend, and makes out like a bandit—if the old friend can be believed… The Many Lives of Paul Citron David J. Loehr Sponsors Nikola Lozenges - They’re wireless! Show Notes & Links Written and Edited by David J. Loehr Directed by Serenity Caldwell Produced by Jason Snell Original music by Christopher Breen PAUL CITRON: “F for Frame” David J. Loehr as Paul Citron Lex Friedman as Announcer Serenity Caldwell as Lilo Tony Sindelar as Lobby Boy Philip Michaels as Olivier St. Laurence Commercial interruptions featuring Glenn Fleishman, Philip Michaels, John Siracusa, and David J. Loehr. and Philip Michaels, your announcer Support this show and other shows like it on The Incomparable network by becoming a member. Members get early access to podcasts, bonus episodes, and more.

17mins

20 Nov 2015

Rank #9

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1.4: Schrödinger's Dot

Tesla and Dot’s visit to Erwin Schrödinger at Princeton in 1934 is interrupted by a series of unexpected visitors.

23mins

13 Oct 2015

Rank #10