ZBS Radio Hour: two new adventures

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by Elrik Merlin on Saturday, 3 September, 2011

Today on the ZBS Radio Hour, at 11am and 7pm Pacific — that’s 7pm and 3am UK time — we start two brand new adventures — Dreams of the Blue Morpho and Saratoga Springs!

The hour kicks off with a new tale starring our intrepid explorer Jack Flanders as he begins a series of new escapades under the title Traveling Jack. The story we begin this week is Dreams of the Blue Morpho.

Jack Flanders recieves a call from Costa Rica: it’s his old friend , Mojo Sam. Mojo has a problem, and her name is Amy Nelson. She has been experiencing a strange phenomenon: a “light” appears, hovering nearby, sometimes in the trees, sometimes outside her window, sometimes above her bed. This happens whenever she’s involved in a relationship. The light is rarely seen by others, but they feel there’s something “witchy” about Amy. Even though she is not in the least bit “witchy”, it’s enough to send men scurrying.

Amy Fled Costa Rica, where she was born, but the light has followed her. She asked mojo (who plays piano st Señor Frog’s), “Can you help me?” But Mojo can’t figure out what causes this light. Jack flies down to Costa Rica to help out, but he too is baffled, and a little frightened when he has a harrowing encounter with the light. Something very powerful is happening and it may be traced back to the old African gods.

Jack is followed at the bottom of the hour with something quite different from ZBS: Saratoga Springs is about life in small‐town America, originally produced as a series of 4‐minute daily episodes for National Public Radio. Many of these episodes, dealing with the lives and loves of a whole cast of wacky characters in this charming town of Saratoga Springs, are brilliant little gems. Some of the finest and funniest things ZBS has ever done are in here. We do hope you enjoy a very different series of stories from the brilliant people at ZBS — one of the world’s finest sources of independent radio drama.

And don’t forget that if you like want you hear and want to hear more, you can download mp3s or buy CDs from the ZBS.org web site — and hear samples of all the shows we’ve ever played on Radio Riel — and many more.


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