Steampunk: Gallery of Curiosities “The Revivalist” and “Ariadne”

in Radio Drama, Radio Riel Steampunk

by Gabrielle Riel on Sunday, 21 August, 2016

It’s a Steampunk Sunday today! Tune in to Radio Riel Steampunk for The Gallery of Curiosities “The Revivalist” and “Ariadne” at 6:00pm North American Pacific time. You can learn more about The Gallery of Curiosities at .

Tonight, it’s a Mad Science Double Feature with two stories about strange inventions and the men who made them.

First up, an inventor is invited by an adventurous couple to demonstrate his machine in their home, a demonstration that will be more than he bargained for.

About the Author
Stephen S. Power’s novel, The Dragon Round, was just published by Simon & Schuster. His short fiction has recently appeared in Everyday Fiction, Swords and Sorcery, and the Stupifying Stories Showcase, and it will soon appear in Deep Magic. He tweets at @stephenspower, his site is, and he lives in Maplewood, New Jersey.

About the Narrator
John Longenbaugh is a Seattle-based writer and playwright, and the creator of the Steampunk adventure serial BRASS, which is available as an audio drama, a series of stage plays and a short film. For more on John go to, and for more on BRASS go to

Story music: Mesmerize, Ossuary 6 – Air, Promising Relationship by Kevin MacLeod (

Next, a somewhat madder scientist anticipates the destruction and despair that will be caused by his brand new giant spider automaton. What could possibly go wrong?

About the Author
Jennifer R. Povey writes all kinds of science fiction and fantasy. She also enjoys trying to get 1,000 pound hooved animals to do what she says and playing grown-up pretend with her friends and trying to do as much of the Grand Tour as she can.

About the Narrator
Richard Elen is a recording engineer, writer, and designer based in Cambridge, England. He is Technical Director of internet radio station Radio Riel, and co-host/editor of Designing Worlds, a weekly online TV show about design and designers in virtual environments. He also creates marketing materials for clients in the consumer and professional audio fields.

Story music: Ghost Processional – Alternate, Distant Tension by Kevin MacLeod. Humpty Dumpty Music Box by BackBeatProductions via Pond5.


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