Ep. 16 – “The Ballad of Freddie Plastic” OR “You Say to Hero, I say Tomorrow”

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SUPER HERO? OR SUPER MENACE?

When a clueless security guard is caught in a nuclear meltdown at the plastics factory, Mike and Oppenheimer witness the birth of a powerful new superhuman — but will mild-mannered Freddie Plasington choose to be a hero …or villain? And just who is pulling Freddie’s strings?

Plus, the gang in the Hadron Bunker attempts to answer the age old question: Marvel? Or DC? (Answer: The suburbs are weird.)

(Science fiction/Comedy) 41 minutes

Written by
Michael McQuilkin and Richard Wentworth

Starring
Richard Wentworth as Dr. Francis “Oppenheimer” Valdini/Suburban Children/Suburban Husband
Michael McQuilkin as Mike Wilkinson/Purse Snatcher/”Boss”
Lisa McQuilkin as A.S.H. LE
Michael Atkinson as Cyrus/Cop Number Two
Kevin Harrington as Higgs_B

Special guests
Tim Conway as Freddie Plasington/Freddie Plastic
Katey Falvey as Purse Lady/Cop Number One
Wendy MacLean as Suburban Wife

*Please note: this Hulk origin panel sequence is only for comparison purposes. Freddie Plastic’s origin is far cooler. – Ye Eds

 

Ep. 15 – “Higgs_B Takes A Holiday” OR “Bubble Universe On 34th Street”

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Higgs_B’s annual cycle of stasis forces him out of the Hadron Bunker for a day, where he meets Jimmy, a young man with a lot of questions… and nowhere near enough answers. Can a low-powered Higgs_B help Jimmy in his cross-country quest for meaning? And will the gang in the Lab burn down the place while he’s gone?
(Science fiction/Comedy) 43 minutes

Written by
Michael McQuilkin and Richard Wentworth

Starring

Richard Wentworth as Dr. Francis “Oppenheimer” Valdini/Mr. Mylar/The Professor/Commander Funk
Michael McQuilkin as Mike Wilkinson/Mark/Bert
Lisa McQuilkin as A.S.H. LE/Elaine Dorrance
Michael Atkinson as Cyrus/Sexton/Ernie
Kevin Harrington as Higgs_B

Special guests
Nick Colen as Jimmy
Rebekah White as Pan-Am Stewardess

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Ep. 14 – “Legs In The Business” OR “A Tale of Two Cyruses”

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Mike, Oppenheimer and Commander Funk must travel to the Mining World* to find Cyrus after a bungled experiment leaves him in C-Monet’s body on the eve of ProductCorp’s Interdimensional Superstar competition. But will they manage to avoid the evil science wizard Barry Starr? Meanwhile, Higgs_B and A.S.H.LE must entertain a new guest in the hall. Featuring the return of C-Monet!
(Science fiction/Comedy) 44 minutes

Written by
Michael McQuilkin and Richard Wentworth

Starring

Richard Wentworth as Dr. Francis “Oppenheimer” Valdini/Commander Funk
Michael McQuilkin as Mike Wilkinson/Miggs/Interdimensional Superstar Announcer
Lisa McQuilkin as A.S.H. LE
Michael Atkinson as Cyrus/C-Monet
Kevin Harrington as Higgs_B/Chud
Heather Henderson as Denoose
Andrea Hogan as Rose Arcana
Kelly Roberge as Himself

With musical guests
Veterans of the Cola Wars performing “It’s Mandatory”
Cruiser Strange performing “Staircases”
Cyrus and The Lower Half performing “Man In The Wall”

Special thanks to Kelly Roberge and Don Schulze for your musical contributions to “Man In The Wall”!

*See episode 6

 

FREE Hadron Gospel Hour LIVE Show October 25th!

HGH LIVE October 25th

 

 

THIS IS A FREE EVENT!

Attention Boston-area Hadronauts! Geek Central and Pandemonium Books & Games invites you to join the creators and cast of Hadron Gospel Hour for a FREE evening of LIVE sci-fi comedy/adventure antics! Celebrate our first anniversary with a BRAND NEW, LIVE EPISODE of HGH — plus, live ‘Tales from the Hadron Rift’ sketches and standup from special guests Shawn Carter and Christa Weiss (Unscene Comedy)!

This is an early evening show from 5pm – 7pm — after which we will most likely be heading to Comicazi‘s FREE Halloweeniversary party up the street in Somerville!

So c’mon! See some comedy, then hang out with the Hadronauts!

Once again, this is a FREE event! We’d love to see you!

Does quantum comedy go well with adult beverages?
YOU BE THE JUDGE!

 

Hadron Gospel Hour Episodes Now On YouTube

Hello Hadronauts!

We’ve heard from a number of you that it’d be more convenient for you to enjoy Hadron Gospel Hour via YouTube. Being a benevolent entertainment conglomerate, we took your comments seriously and have begun uploading our back catalog to YouTube!

Beginning with our next episode (Episode 14), we’ll begin uploading new episodes simultaneously to iTunes and YouTube so that everyone has access to the new stuff at the same time, and no one gets left out.

SO! If you’re getting on the HGH YouTube train, subscribe right now and make sure you get the goods! Go here to listen and subscribe (and “like”, and comment, etc). Thanks folks!

Ep. 13 – “Product® Placement” OR “How To Secede in Business By Really Trying”

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When a rogue sales professional breaks ranks with ProductCorp® and drops in on Mike and Oppenheimer, it’s up to the gang in the Hadron Bunker to help him find a new job — or face the wrath of the ProductCorp® Armada! But can Cyrus, ASHLE and Higgs_B get the hang of the ad game before it’s too late?
(Science fiction/Comedy) 41 minutes

Written by
Michael McQuilkin and Richard Wentworth

Starring

Richard Wentworth as Dr. Francis “Oppenheimer” Valdini/Rick
Michael McQuilkin as Mike Wilkinson/Mitch
Lisa McQuilkin as A.S.H. LE
Michael Atkinson as Cyrus
Kevin Harrington as Higgs_B
Christine McGlade as Miss Ellen Müllenmeister
Rick Canavan as Tim

Many thanks to Christine “Moose” McGlade for guesting on this episode! You Can’t Do That On Television was a huge influence on our comedy aesthetic, and Christine was a huge part of why that show worked. Working with Christine and witnessing her top-notch timing and characterization is a complete thrill, and a dream come true — we hope she’ll come back to the Hadron Bunker soon!

Christine “Moose” McGlade is our special guest!

Christine McGlade as Moose on “You Can’t Do That On Television”. Moose is one of Television’s all-time greatest voices of reason.

Rick Canavan hosts The Comedy Studio in Harvard Sq. Cambridge every Friday night. He claims his nickname was also “Moose”.

Ep. 12 – “The Sinister Secret of StarNasty” (OR: “A Mike in the Mechanics”)

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When Mike moves into an old dead storage room in the Hadron Bunker, he discovers a mysterious videogame. Two agents from the Transdimensional Trig stake out the Lab.  Mike and Oppenheimer debate pronunciation of videogame titles and a comic book artist. Mike fights for the Users. New information is learned, and quickly forgotten.
(Science fiction/Comedy. 44 minutes)

Written by
Richard Wentworth  and Michael McQuilkin

Starring
Michael McQuilkin as Mike Wilkinson
Richard Wentworth as Dr. Francis “Oppenheimer” Valdini/Commander Funk/StarNasty/The Omega Virus
Lisa McQuilkin as A.S.H. LE
Michael Atkinson as Cyrus
Kevin Harrington as Higgs_B
Phoebe Angle as SID
Shawn Carter as TROY 2.0
Paul Gannon as Paul
Steven Lyons as Simmons
Eli Silverman as Eli

With additional sketch material by
Katey Falvey

Note: This episode contains a fragment of Cory Doctorow‘s brilliant novel Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, used in accordance with Creative Commons license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd-nc/1.0/ Go check out Cory’s books. He’s an amazing futurist and end user rights advocate, and we hear he smells real nice, too!

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Hadron Gospel Hour LIVE @Boston Comic Con 2014!

On Sunday Aug. 10th the Hadron Gospel Hour podcast INVADES Boston Comic Con for a very special afternoon of LIVE Sci-fi Comedy/Adventure radio drama!

See a special LIVE episode of Hadron Gospel Hour, and LIVE “Tales from the Rift” comedy sketches, starring our amazing cast:
Richard Wentworth
Michael McQuilkin
Lisa Perry Mcquilkin
Michael Atkinson
Kevin Harrington (Geek Week Comedy)

With standup comedy from special guests:
Ken Reid (TV Guidance Counselor podcast)
Rick Canavan (The Comedy Studio)
and others to be announced!

The fun starts at 2 pm, at The Boston Button Factory at 50 Melcher St. Boston MA 02210 (right around the corner from the Boston Comic Con at the Seaport World Trade Center) and your seat is available for just $8 via http://hadrongospelhour.brownpapertickets.com/! Tix will also be available at the door for $10.

Sign on to the fb event page for updates.

Season Two of Hadron Gospel Hour has begun! Listen to all of our episodes here for FREE.
Or listen on iTunes at:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hadron-gospel-hour/id726162003

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Ep. 11 – “Fragment Runner” (OR “Do Robot Runners Dream of Electric Blades?”)

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Mike and Oppenheimer visit a near-future timeline with an abundance of Esmerelda fragments — and Artificial Intelligences. A.S.H. LE wrestles with her feelings about free will. Oppenheimer learns about biomechanoid-first language. Cyrus talks about his family. Higgs_B is pleased. (Science fiction/Comedy. 34 minutes)

Written by
Michael McQuilkin and Richard Wentworth

Starring
Richard Wentworth as Dr. Francis “Oppenheimer” Valdini/Leon X/Kang
Michael McQuilkin as Mike Wilkinson/Detective Blardd/Bartender/Professor Hawkins
Lisa McQuilkin as A.S.H. LE
Michael Atkinson as Cyrus
Kevin Harrington as Higgs_B
Matt Chaves as The Designer
Rebecca Courtney as Kozplay

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Ep.10 – “HGH Season One Sketch-tacular!”

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Join Michael McQuilkin and Richard Wentworth as they host a king-sized retrospective look at their favorite sketches and previously unreleased music from Season One of Hadron Gospel Hour!

Written by
Michael McQuilkin and Richard Wentworth

Starring
Richard Wentworth
Michael McQuilkin
Lisa McQuilkin
Michael Atkinson
Kevin Harrington
Wendy MacLean
Vera Schrankung
Rebekah White
Katey Falvey
Matt Chaves

Featuring music by
Esotronica
Freeze-Frame Hi-Five and The Motivation Proclamation (feat. Kelly Roberge)
C-Monet and The Affected Area

Special Thanks to everyone who’s listened to, downloaded, rated/reviewed, or told a friend about our little show in our first season. You are too numerous to mention here, but you know who you are. And you’ve made this season a great success. THANK YOU.
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