The Black Mass — Oil of Dog by Ambrose Bierce

in Radio Drama, Radio Riel Main, The Black Mass, Weekly Programme

by Elrik Merlin on Wednesday, 31 October, 2012

Tune in to The Black Mass today at 11am and 7pm Pacific Time (18:00 and 02:00 UK time this week, due to the time change), with the latest in our continuing series of chilling landmark radio dramas by some of literature’s most famous authors.

The Black Mass was produced by Erik Bauersfeld and John Whiting at KPFA in Berkeley, California between 1963 and 1970, and is presented by kind permission of Erik Bauersfeld and Bay Area Radio Drama.

Today we present

by Ambrose Bierce

All voices: Erik Bauersfeld
Technical Production by: John Whiting
Adapted and Produced by: Erik Bauersfeld

His father made a popular elixir from boiled dogs. His mother disposed of unwanted babies. The resourceful son found a way of combining their industries.

In conjunction with the broadcast, for listeners who are resident of Second Life, there will be an in‐world listening party for the 7pm Pacific performance, at the Bucket of Blood Public House in New Babbage:

Next week at the same time: Oh, Mirror, Mirror by Nigel Kneale.

Read more about The Black Mass on the Bay Area Radio Drama web site.
Our logo for the series was designed specially by Terry Lightfoot of To A T Designs.

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