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Jabberwocky Audio Theater

Jabberwocky Audio Theater (aka JAT) is a group of storytellers writing, recording, and podcasting out of Deepest Springfield. Inspired by the classic shows of Radio’s Golden Age, JAT aims to create well-crafted tales to entertain and engross modern audiences.Learn more about us at www.jabberaudio.com.We hope you join us on the journey.

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Jabberwocky Audio Theater (aka JAT) is a group of storytellers writing, recording, and podcasting out of Deepest Springfield. Inspired by the classic shows of Radio’s Golden Age, JAT aims to create well-crafted tales to entertain and engross modern audiences.Learn more about us at www.jabberaudio.com.We hope you join us on the journey.

Rank #1: Through the Looking Glass, Episode One

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For this inaugural episode, we’ll have a variety of stories, plus a preview of what’s to come.

  • “The Street Musicians” by Andrew Lang, read by Tom Kramer
  • “The Fox and the Grapes” by Aesop, read by Bjorn Munson
  • “The Owl and the Pussycat” by Edward Lear, read by Kim Davenport
  • “The Ant and the Dove” by Aesop, read by Bjorn Munson

Oct 25 2019

17mins

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Rank #2: Rogue Tyger - Ep 16: Lost and Found (part 1 of 5)

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Enling, Tormar, and Aidan have just escaped a wrecked ship before it careens into a minefield. With them is a mysterious robot. But can they be picked up before their enemies aboard the Silver Star get them first?

May 03 2019

13mins

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Rank #3: Rogue Tyger - Ep 1: The Pilot (part 1 of 5)

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Aidan Vosky, a youth trapped on an uneventful planet in the backwater Haapsalu system longs to travel among the stars. He goes to the spaceport in an effort to join the crew of one of the vessels... but may get more than he bargained for when he meets the crew of the Tyger.

Apr 22 2018

10mins

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Rank #4: Rogue Tyger - Ep 18: Lost and Found (part 3 of 5)

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On a mission to rescue royal diplomats, the crew journeys to a distant moon. Will they arrive in time?

May 17 2019

10mins

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Rank #5: Quorum - The Messenger's Tale

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Washington, DC, September 2011. A city as renowned for pushing papers as for pushing deadlines.But even now, with the capital city clinging to its archaic traditions, 21st century technology is forcing even this town to adapt -- upending industries once deemed indispensable. That said, change in the heart of American government still occurs at a glacial pace.

Rated AD-PG, so parental guidance is suggested Contains multiple variations of someone being called an ass, one instance each of “son of a bitch” as well as “crazy bitch” and taking JC’s name in vain. Plus, misogyny, car crashes and related violence, and cold calculations that affect human lives.

Dec 27 2019

28mins

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Rank #6: Rogue Tyger - Ep 24: Cat and Mouse (part 4 of 5)

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Trapped in a nebula, the crew of the Tyger search for a way out as enemy ships begin to close in.

Jun 28 2019

10mins

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Rank #7: Rogue Tyger - Ep 27: The End Run (part 2 of 5)

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Can the crew of the Tyger deliver Princess Nalini al-Zamin safely to Acheron?

Jul 19 2019

13mins

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Rank #8: Quorum - The Gambler's Tale: Outstanding Debts (part 1 of 10)

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Throughout history, there has always been a chasm between the bulk of humanity and the enigmatic circle who hold true dominion. Those whose influence remains shrouded, save for the rare instances when their designs cross into the outside world... and the real-world repercussions of their schemes can play out with dramatic results.

Oct 26 2018

24mins

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Rank #9: Through a Glass, Darkly - Ep 5

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"The Old Nurse's Story" (Part 2 of 2) by Elizabeth Gaskell, performed by Carol McCaffrey

Dec 20 2019

30mins

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Rank #10: Rogue Tyger - Ep 17: Lost and Found (part 2 of 5)

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Trying to evade the vengeful Sylvia Malabar and her ship, the Silver Star, the crew of the Tyger follow a course given to them by a mysterious robot. 

May 10 2019

12mins

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Rank #11: Rogue Tyger - Ep 6: Flatrock (part 1 of 5)

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The Tyger has left the Haapsalu system for the celebrated Frontier port of Flatrock. But what fates await Reg Macorum and his crew, especially Aidan?

Jul 27 2018

12mins

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Rank #12: JAT Chat # 5

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Bjorn and Bill talk about all the shows that will be coming up for our 2019 season including a special live performance in the DC area on May 25th at Escape Velocity.

Apr 26 2019

16mins

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Rank #13: Rogue Tyger - Ep 3: The Pilot (part 3 of 5)

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The crew of the Tyger must assess the damage done to their ship and themselves, all while trying to escape the ruthless enemy ships pursuing them.

Apr 22 2018

8mins

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Rank #14: Quorum - The Gambler's Tale: Outstanding Debts (part 2 of 10)

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Down-on-his-luck poker player Jimmy Harmon finds himself back in Las Vegas in an attempt to replenish his meager bankroll. But it appears that one of his less-than-reputable creditors, Wiktoria Sałkiewicz, has caught up to him... and is not particularly scrupulous as to how she recovers her investment.

Nov 02 2018

24mins

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Rank #15: Through the Looking Glass - Ep 2

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"A Tale of the Tontlawald" read by Anna Coughlan

Nov 01 2019

28mins

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Rank #16: Rogue Tyger - Ep 10: Flatrock (part 5 of 5)

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Aidan finds himself facing down the barrel of blaster in the hands of a dead man -- even while agents of the Zenocrate Cartel hunt him and Captain Macorum down in the wilds of the Two-Forty. Tune in to the exciting conclusion of Flatrock!

Aug 24 2018

11mins

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Rank #17: Rogue Tyger - Ep 2: The Pilot (part 2 of 5)

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The crew of the Tyger are being pursued by a mysterious ship right after leaving the spaceport of Haapsalu. Are these simple, run-of-the-mill commerce raiders or something more sinister? More to the point, can they escape?

Apr 22 2018

7mins

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Rank #18: Through the Looking Glass - Ep 3

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"The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood" performed by Belen Pifel

Nov 08 2019

24mins

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Rank #19: Through a Glass, Darkly - Ep 2

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"The Rats in the Walls" (Part 1 of 2) performed by William R. Coughlan

Nov 29 2019

28mins

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Rank #20: Behind Rogue Tyger - Episode 2: Brooks Tegler

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A behind-the-scenes interview with Brooks Tegler who plays Reg Macorum on JAT's new series, Rogue Tyger.

Music: Kevin MacLeod

Rating: AD-G. It's just an interview.

Dec 06 2010

15mins

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Quorum — The Gambler’s Tale: “All That Glitters,” Part 6 of 10

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July 2012. Having eluded his ill-intentioned pursuers with the help of skilled performance driver Eleanor Wallis, Jimmy Harmon meets up with his ex-girlfriend Robin. Upon learning that her involvement in the sequence of events that led to her coworkers’ disappearance remains undiscovered, Jimmy hatches a plan to recover the hidden documentation that may shed light on the group’s hidden motives… a plan that requires the assistance of a less-than-reputable acquaintance from his Las Vegas days.

Rated AD-PG, so parental guidance is suggested

Contains semi-adult language (two instances of “SOB,” severeal uses of “crap” or variants thereof, “screwed up,” “God” used as an exclamation, uses of “damn” and associated variations, use of JC’s name in vain, and two uses of “hell”), horse-race gambling (horse racing), a dead body, a surprisingly detailed depiction of identity theft, and trespassing.

Nov 26 2021

35mins

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Quorum — The Gambler’s Tale: “All That Glitters,” Part 5 of 10

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July 2012. Having eluded his ill-intentioned pursuers with the help of skilled performance driver Eleanor Wallis, Jimmy Harmon meets up with his ex-girlfriend Robin. Upon learning that her involvement in the sequence of events that led to her coworkers’ disappearance remains undiscovered, Jimmy hatches a plan to recover the hidden documentation that may shed light on the group’s hidden motives… a plan that requires the assistance of a less-than-reputable acquaintance from his Las Vegas days.

Rated AD-PG, so parental guidance is suggested

Contains semi-adult language (two instances of “SOB,” severeal uses of “crap” or variants thereof, “screwed up,” “God” used as an exclamation, uses of “damn” and associated variations, use of JC’s name in vain, and two uses of “hell”), horse-race gambling (horse racing), a dead body, a surprisingly detailed depiction of identity theft, and trespassing.

Nov 19 2021

27mins

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Quorum — The Gambler’s Tale: “All That Glitters,” Part 4 of 10

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July 2012. After accepting an unusual assignment from venture capitalist Anton Kreitzer — a commission shared with the enigmatic Eleanor Wallis and the overtly dramatic Ken Ford — Jimmy Harmon finds himself in the crosshairs of a vicious killer. Narrowly escaping his assailant, Harmon must scramble to stay ahead of his pursuer while ensuring his fellow assignees avoid similar — and potentially lethal — consequences.

Rated AD-PG, so parental guidance is suggested

Contains semi-adult language (one “SOB,” one “damn,” and two uses of “hell”), gambling (of the horse-track variety), malicious pistol-wielding, hand-to-hand violence, unlawful entry, the discovery of a dead body, evasion of legal authorities, and failure to properly obey the rules of the road (though seatbelts are thankfully employed).

Nov 12 2021

30mins

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Quorum — The Gambler’s Tale: “All That Glitters,” Part 3 of 10

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July 2012. After finally joining in on the most exclusive private poker game in Los Angeles — a goal for which he may have ulterior motives — Jimmy Harmon works to help his former girlfriend Robin unearth the sinister forces that may be killing her coworkers… without rendering her their next victim. In the meantime, he takes on a mysterious assignment from venture capitalist Anton Kreitzer, once again encountering the brash hustler Ken Ford and the enigmatic yet alluring Eleanor Wallis.

Rated AD-PG, so parental guidance is suggested Contains semi-adult language (several instances of “hell” and “damn” and variations thereof, “asshat,” JC’s name in vain, and “screw” in a non-explicit context), drinking of alcoholic beverages, gambling (poker and horse betting), discussion of breaking and entering, malicious threatening by pistol, and even more inscrutable Cockney dialect.

Nov 05 2021

29mins

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Quorum - The Gambler’s Tale: “All That Glitters,” Part 2 of 10

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July 2012. After keeping a low profile for months in Los Angeles, poker player Jimmy Harmon at last has the opportunity to gain a seat at an exclusive high-stakes underground game — but before he can join in, he must contend with the return of his former girlfriend Robin, desperate for his help after being unwittingly drawn into a mystery that may have led to murder… a mystery that may have her next on the killer’s list.

Rated AD-PG, so parental guidance is suggested Contains semi-adult language (a few instances of “crap,” “damn” and variations thereof, and “hell,” JC’s name in vain, “piss,” and “screw” in a non-explicit context), the depiction of the unpleasant consequences of drinking (enough rum to blind a pirate), actual drinking (beer, in the absence of a Screaming Viking), irresponsible pistol use, references to murder, gambling (maybe not poker, depending on your definition, but horse racing and proposition betting definitely count), and a virtually indecipherable Cockney dialect.

Oct 29 2021

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Quorum - The Gambler’s Tale: “All That Glitters,” Part 1 of 10

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July 2012. After dealing with Las Vegas mobsters and other ambitious criminal elements, former online poker pro Jimmy Harmon has returned to his old haunts in Los Angeles. Eager to rebuild both his life and his bankroll, Jimmy finds himself drawn back into intrigue as he ventures into the world of Hollywood high-stakes underground poker — meeting potential allies and adversaries along the way… as well as an unexpected individual from his past.

Rated AD-PG, so parental guidance is suggested

Contains gambling (if you consider poker gambling — but betting on horse races definitely falls into that category), drinking alcoholic beverages (quality Scotch, a Harvey Wallbanger, and as it turns out, a fair amount of rum), cigar smoking, a reference to illegal drug use, irresponsible pistol wielding, and multiple instances of semi-adult language (“ass” and “dumbass,” several uses of “damn,” “SOB” and “hell,” use of JC’s name in vain, “dicking,” and “crap”).

Oct 22 2021

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Previously on Quorum… (The Gambler’s Tale: Outstanding Debts & The Messenger’s Tale)

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A professional poker player finds himself embroiled in a deadly plot involving everyone from gangsters to nefarious government agents. A bicycle messenger on her last day must avoid both schemers intend on foiling her final delivery and the malicious antics of her courier competitors. All while a mysterious cabal of conspirators manipulates events behind the scenes. Join us as we revisit the events of The Gambler’s Tale: Outstanding Debts and The Messenger’s Tale in advance of The Gambler’s Tale: All That Glitters.

Rated AD-PG, so parental guidance is suggested

Contains semi-adult language (several instances of “hell” and “damn” and variations thereof, including GD, “crap,” “pissant,” “half-assed,” several uses of SOB, JC’s name in vain, and “Oh my God” used as an exclamation), fisticuffs, multiple incidents of gunfire, car-bombing, several instances of vehicular assault (up to and including homicide), kidnapping, discovery of a dead body, intimations of murder, references to exotic dancing and prostitution, references to illegal drug use, several instances of unsafe driving (and biking), and conspiracy with a shocking lack of care for its violent consequences.

Oct 15 2021

30mins

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JAT Jot # 12

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Associate Artistic Director William R. Coughlan has a lot to share while wearing his hat as writer/director of Quorum.

Go ahead and give it a listen, but in the meantime, our new dedicated podfeed for Quorum is live! (RSS feed is here).

Sep 21 2021

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JAT Chat # 8 - July 2021

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Bjorn and Bill talk about how 2020 changed up how we make audio fiction here at Jabberwocky Audio Theater and we do a deep dive into Quorum.

Jul 23 2021

27mins

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Through a Glass, Darkly - Ep 9

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“The Flowering of the Strange Orchid” by H.G. Wells (first published in the Pall Mall Budget, August 2nd, 1894).

Narrated by William R. Coughlan, with Brooks Tegler as Winter-Wedderburn and Anna Coughlan as his housekeeper.

Edited, mixed and mastered by William R. Coughlan.

Post-production services supplied by Tohubohu Productions, LLC.

Rated AD-G. Contains bloodsucking, botany, and an idle British gentleman.

Jul 16 2021

25mins

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Through a Glass, Darkly - Ep 8

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“The Black Cat” by Edgar Allen Poe (first published in the Saturday Evening Post, August 19th, 1843).

Performed by Tal Aviezer, who appears courtesy of Red Monkey Theater Group.

Edited, mixed and mastered by William R. Coughlan.

Post-production services supplied by Tohubohu Productions, LLC.

Rated AD-PG, parental guidance suggested. Contains the torture and killing of an animal as well as a human murder.

May 14 2021

24mins

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Through a Glass, Darkly - Ep 7

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“The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allen Poe (first published in James Russel Lowell's The Pioneer, January 1843).

Performed by Tegan Cohan, who appears courtesy of Howl at the Moon Audio.

Edited, mixed and mastered by William R. Coughlan.

Rated AD-PG, parental guidance suggested. Contains murder, dismemberment, and someone who insists they are not mad a bit too much.

May 07 2021

20mins

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JAT Jot # 11

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It's almost summer, and we wanted to let you know about some new episodes airing soon, plus progress on Quorum.

May 06 2021

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JAT Jot # 10

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It's Spring 2021 and time to update you on what we're up to in Deepest Springfield.

This March, we're working on Quorum and also expanding the world of Rogue Tyger.

For the bio and character portrait of Grannie Kochowa, check out: https://www.jabberaudio.com/2021/03/17/imperium-encyclopedia-in-depth-grainne-kochowa/

Mar 20 2021

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JAT Jot # 9

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A new year and a new update for what's up in Deepest Springfield for January 2021.

Don't forget to follow us on Twitter @JabberAudio.

And check out the bio and character portrait of Dr. Shen Enling at: https://www.jabberaudio.com/2021/01/10/imperium-encyclopedia-in-depth-shen-enling/

Jan 11 2021

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JAT Jot # 8

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An update for December 2020. We briefly update what we've been up to including new entries in the Encyclopedia of the Imperium on jabberaudio.com.

If you want the specific link to Aidan Vosky's expanded encyclopedia entry, it's at: https://www.jabberaudio.com/2020/12/09/imperium-encyclopedia-in-depth-aidan-vosky/

Dec 12 2020

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JAT Jot # 7

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An update for November 2020. We talk about some of the added entries to Rogue Tyger's Encyclopedia of the Imperium and other goodies you can check out on our website, jabberaudio.com.

If you want the specific link to Reg Macorum's expanded encyclopedia entry, it's at: https://www.jabberaudio.com/2020/11/16/imperium-encyclopedia-in-depth-reg-macorum/

Nov 17 2020

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Through a Glass, Darkly - Ep 6

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“The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe (originally published 1845)

“The Masque of the Red Death” by Edgar Allen Poe (originally published 1842)

Both performed by William R. Coughlan 

Rated AD-PG, parental guidance suggested. “The Raven” is essentially typical Poe existential dread which, unless you’ve recently seen Hitchcock’s “The Birds” should be fine. “The Masque of the Red Death,” however, may be upsetting to people hit hard by the global pandemic due to its depiction of the titular disease.

Oct 30 2020

28mins

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JAT Jot # 6

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An update for October 2020. We have an update on our Fall schedule and what's in the works for 2021 and beyond.

Oct 11 2020

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Through the Looking Glass - Ep 16: Prince Prigio, part 6 of 6

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Enjoy the sixth and final part of "Prince Prigio" our special multi-part, multi-voice fairy tale (that comments on fairy tales) for "Through the Looking Glass," performed by Bjorn Munson and the JAT Players.

Rated AD-G for general audiences. Contains harumphs, tears, laugher, and fairy-tale style (vs. Lovecraft style) reanimation, which makes the death of a pet more palatable.

Oct 02 2020

27mins

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Absolutely spectacular!

By DanCardinald - Apr 16 2020
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This is an amazing audio theater group! Everything they broadcast is great. Their mystery series Quorum was 10/10 but I think I like Rogue Tyger a even better than that. This medium of entertainment really deserves to be revived as Jabberwocky is trying to do. They appear to be doing it on a shoestring budget which just speaks to the creative spirit and energy they bring to the table. Too much entertainment these days is just canned and repetitive, selling to the lowest common denominator. Jabberwocky has made some seriously amazing stuff and I can’t wait for them to release more!!! -Dan

Great attention to detail

By ezgo22 - Feb 11 2019
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I listened to Rogue Tyger and Quorum and I am now a diehard fan. Rogue Tyger is exactly the kind of space adventure throwback I love while Quorum, surprised me by being a stealth neo-noir with an uncommonly down to earth plot, sprinkled with loads of real world details. I googled the factoid about the sewers because I had a hunch that the show was pulling from a real world setting and I was right. The action is great, the characters are competent and trade witty banter, and the villains give them a good run for their money. Excellent work!