Earplay Weekday Theatre

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


23654. Earplay Weekday Theatre. 1975. Program #14. NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "Hyenas," ("Plea For A Despised Predator"). Sustaining. The conclusion of the story. A sound portrait of the animal. Very well-done. Heard on WPBH-FM on June 16, 1981, the program was originally released as one one hour broadcast. Peter Leonhard Braun (producer, writer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23652. Earplay Weekday Theatre. 1975. Program #14. NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "Hyenas," ("Plea For A Despised Predator"). Sustaining. An excellent sound portrait of the animal, fine sound patterns, very well-done, but not for the squeamish. Broadcast on WPBH-FM on June 11, 1981, the program was originally released as one one hour broadcast. Peter Leonhard Braun (producer, writer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23649. Earplay Weekday Theatre. June 3, 1981. Program #1. NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "Middleman Out". Sustaining. An authentic sounding cops and robbers story about a drug bust, with good original music. Dick Riley (writer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23651. Earplay Weekday Theatre. June 9, 1981. Program #2. NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "Middleman Out". Sustaining. The conclusion of the story. A bluff with an empty gun, and the middleman is out. Dick Riley (writer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23656. Earplay Weekday Theatre. June 23, 1981. Program #2. NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "I Never Sang For My Father". Sustaining. The second part of the story only. An unusual Father's Day drama, well-written human interaction. Robert Anderson (writer), Melvyn Douglas. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23657. Earplay Weekday Theatre. June 24, 1981. Program #1. NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "Summer On A Mountain Of Spices". Sustaining. A well-written and produced look at a Jewish Catskill resort, just after the war. Very enjoyable listening. Harvey Jacobs (writer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23658. Earplay Weekday Theatre. June 25, 1981. Program #2. NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "Summer On A Mountain Of Spices". Sustaining. A concluding visit to the Willow Spring Motel on V-J Day. Well done, especially the sculptured chicken liver. Harvey Jacobs (writer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23660. Earplay Weekday Theatre. July 1, 1981. Program #1. NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "The Maze". Sustaining. A determined scientist has discovered a drug that apparently increases the intelligence of rats, and is determined to try it on his daughter. Stewart Farrar (writer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23661. Earplay Weekday Theatre. July 2, 1981. Program #2. NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "The Maze". Sustaining. A well-done realization of the traditional mad scientist theme. Stewart Farrar (writer), Ralph Bell, Ray Owens. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23662. Earplay Weekday Theatre. July 7, 1981. NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "Fireworks," "In Fireworks Lie Secret Codes". Sustaining. Two stories about fireworks for the Fourth of July, and fireworks within the mind. Megan Terry (writer of "Fireworks"), John Guare (writer of "In Fireworks Lie Secret Codes"). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23663. Earplay Weekday Theatre. July 14, 1981. NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "Three Billion Millionaires". Sustaining. A fable about the beginning of the world, told in the style of "Peter and the Wolf." Diane Lampert (writer), Russ Reid (narrator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23664. Earplay Weekday Theatre. July 15, 1981. Program #1. NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "Twenty Years Of Twilight". Sustaining. A retirement home horror story. Brutally honest. Marian Waldman (writer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23665. Earplay Weekday Theatre. July 16, 1981. Program #2. NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "Twenty Years Of Twilight". Sustaining. The conclusion of the story. The twentieth anniversary of the "Twilight Nursing Home." Human and emotional, good radio. Marian Waldman (writer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23666. Earplay Weekday Theatre. July 21, 1981. NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "Introduction To A Prune Danish," "Departures". Sustaining. A brief comedy. A ballet of sound, music, and words. Interesting. Norman Kline (writer of "Introduction To A Prune Danish"), David Kranes (writer of "Departures"). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23667. Earplay Weekday Theatre. July 23, 1981. NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "Gimpel, The Fool". Sustaining. The entertaining story of old Russia, but lousy radio. Isaac B. Singer (author), Carl Schmidt. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23668. Earplay Weekday Theatre. July 28, 1981. NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "Sermon". Sustaining. An interesting philosophical discourse, but being a single voice recital, with no music or effects, exceedingly poor radio. David Mamet (writer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

23669. Earplay Weekday Theatre. July 29, 1981. Program #1. NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "Fire In The Hole". Sustaining. A drama of the Vietnam War. A by-the-book officer, hated by his own men, crawls into a Vietcong tunnel by himself, after his patrol refuses his order to follow. Tim O'Brien (writer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23670. Earplay Weekday Theatre. July 30, 1981. Program #2. NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "Fire In The Hole". Sustaining. The conclusion. Tim O'Brien (writer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23671. Earplay Weekday Theatre. August 4, 1981. BBC origination, NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "Microcosm," "Falling," "Thoughts". Sustaining. A subtle think-piece about a retired chap whose hobby is building models of ships and planes that have met with disaster...but he builds them before the accident! "Thoughts" is a study in stretch-time, while falling to Earth. J. C. Wilshire (writer of "Microcosm"), Jonathan Rabin (writer of "Falling"). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23672. Earplay Weekday Theatre. August 11, 1981. NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "Prairie du Chien". Sustaining. An excellent sound portrait of the ragtime era. Salesmen are on a train playing cards, while one of them tells a fascinating story. Well written, well performed, and fine sound and music. Bravo! David Mamet (writer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23673. Earplay Weekday Theatre. August 12, 1981. Program #1. NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "Canadian Gothic". Sustaining. A drama/romance between an Indian and Canadian white girl. Well done. Johanna N. Glass (writer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23674. Earplay Weekday Theatre. August 13, 1981. Program #2. NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "Canadian Gothic". Sustaining. The conclusion. Johanna N. Glass (writer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23675. Earplay Weekday Theatre. August 19, 1981. Program #1. NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "Alms For The Middle Class". Sustaining. A divorced father and his son "Buffalo" have a confrontation. Stuart Hampbell (writer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23676. Earplay Weekday Theatre. August 20, 1981. Program #2. NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "Alms For The Middle Class". Sustaining. The conclusion. Stuart Hampbell (writer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23677. Earplay Weekday Theatre. August 26, 1981. NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "Lone Star". Sustaining. A ballad of infidelity and wrecked Thunderbirds. Primarily for Texans. James McClure (writer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23678. Earplay Weekday Theatre. August 27, 1981. Program #1. NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "Laundry and Bourbon". Sustaining. A slice-of-life conversation during a Southern afternoon. James McClure (writer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23680. Earplay Weekday Theatre. September 1, 1981. Program #2. NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "Laundry and Bourbon". Sustaining. An afternoon comedy of the South. Grows on you. James McClure (writer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23681. Earplay Weekday Theatre. September 2, 1981. NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "Woody Guthrie...The Early Years". Sustaining. A one man music and song performance, told in the first person. Well done. Tom Taylor (writer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23682. Earplay Weekday Theatre. September 3, 1981. NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "Woody Guthrie...The Union Days". Sustaining. Woody's songs of protest and life in the dustbowl. Good radio, well-done. Tom Taylor (writer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23684. Earplay Weekday Theatre. September 8, 1981. NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "Woody Guthrie: An American Voice". Sustaining. This program contains material from the previous two shows. Tom Taylor (writer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23687. Earplay Weekday Theatre. September 29, 1981. NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "The Leap," "Photographs". Sustaining. "The Leap" is a philosophical dialogue, somewhat meaningless and confusing. "Photographs" is a humorous dialogue between British scientists who have actually photographed the human soul...and it's ugly! Donald Barthelme (writer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23688. Earplay Weekday Theatre. September 30, 1981. NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "Stuffings". Sustaining. Would you marry a taxidermist? A good comedy about a lady taxidermist and her fiance. James Prideaux (writer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23689. Earplay Weekday Theatre. October 1, 1981. NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "I Hope I Never Get To Monmouth". Sustaining. A good story about three insurance men in a bar. A story that says a lot about success and failure in the business world. Kaye Kynion (writer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23691. Earplay Weekday Theatre. October 6, 1981. NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "Where Are They Now?". Sustaining. A re-union at a very British Public School. Tom Stoppard (writer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

Report contains 34 programs.