Ep.09 – “The Phenomenon of Bi-Location” OR “Quantum Entanglement”

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When Mike and Oppenheimer become too enmeshed in solitary obsessions, A.S.H. LE, Cyrus, Higgs_B and Commander Funk decide to liven things up and play quantum matchmaker.  But is there such thing as too perfect a match? SEASON FINALE

Written by
Michael McQuilkin and Richard Wentworth

Starring
Richard Wentworth as Dr. Oppenheimer/Commander Funk
Michael McQuilkin as Mike Wilkinson
Lisa McQuilkin as A.S.H. LE
Michael Atkinson as Cyrus
Kevin Harrington as Higgs_B
Vera Schrankung as Dr. Alberta Fermi/Esmerelda
Rebekah White as Michelle

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.

Hey! Why not drop us a note in the off-season and say hi? info@hadrongospelhour.com

See you in two months!

-Rich and Mike

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You Can Do It!

A couple of weeks ago, we asked our facebook friends to spread the word about our page over there — and you did it! To say “thank you”, here’s the 80’s motivational track that appeared in Episode 8 “HeadHatz and Horror Hosts”!

“You Can Do It!” by Freeze Frame Hi-Five and The Motivation Proclamation was written and performed by our own Sir Richard Wentworth, with amazing sax magic from Kelly Roberge.

Enjoy! Ringtone it like Heather Montana! Share it with yer friends!

You did it!

Ep.08 – “HeadHatz and Horror Hosts”

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When Mike buys a trendy new HeadHatz unit, Oppenheimer is characteristically skeptical. But when Oppenheimer’s away at Horror Host Continuing Ed classes, Mike’s strange behavior might just lead to the end of the Lab as we know it… and the enslavement of all sentient life in the multiverse at the hands of a stylish new alien menace!

Written by
Richard Wentworth and Michael McQuilkin

With additional sketch material by
Rebekah White

Starring
Richard Wentworth as Dr. Oppenheimer/Mr. Gormenghast
Michael McQuilkin as Mike Wilkinson
Lisa McQuilkin as A.S.H. LE
Michael Atkinson as Cyrus
Wendy MacLean as Clytemnestra/HeadHatz Overbeing
Kevin Harrington as Count Creepula/Bugsy
Rebekah White

With Special Guest Stars
Amy Macabre as Glama’arra
Roger Froilan, Jr. as Uncle Death

With Special Musical Guests
Freeze Frame Hi-Five and the Motivation Proclamation
(Richard Wentworth feat. Kelly Roberge)

Special Thanks to Kelly Roberge and All of Us solo quartet , Rick Jenkins and The Comedy Studio, Sam Kusek and Comicazi, Geek Comedy Night, Katey Falvey, Rebekah White, Kris Paukstys, Ian Adams, Jason Squamata, Keven Undergaro, Phil Svitek, Bob Wilson, Jef Taylor, Don and Eric Schulze, Chris Borger, Jen Sullivan, Sean O’Connor, Tim Gleason, Craig Forde and Michael R. Johnson

Ep. 07 – “A.S.H. LE Crackz Up”

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Ep.07 – “A.S.H. LE Crackz Up”
Frustrated by the software limitations in A.S.H. LE’s light edition, Mike attempts to use an illicit crack to upgrade to the deluxe edition. But when A.S.H. LE gets infected by a nasty virus that wants to exterminate all organic life, can the boys get A.S.H. LE back on track?

Written by
Michael McQuilkin and Richard Wentworth

Starring
Richard Wentworth as Dr. Oppenheimer/Omega Virus/Sea Cap’n
Michael McQuilkin as Mike Wilkinson/Professor Hawkins
Lisa McQuilkin as A.S.H. LE/S.A.S.S. LE/Ashlynn
Michael Atkinson as Cyrus

With performances by
Vera Schrankung
Kevin Harrington

Special Thanks to Sam Kusek, Comicazi, Geek Comedy Night, Siobhan Beasley, R.A. Bartlett, Amy Macabre, Wendy MacLean, Katey Falvey, Rebekah White, Kevin McQuilkin, Amy and Tim Conway, Kris Paukstys, Jason Squamata, Keven Undergaro, Phil Svitek, Rashmi Dayalu, Bob Wilson, Jef Taylor, Don and Eric Schulze, Chris Borger, Jen Sullivan, Sean O’Connor, Tim Gleason, Bridget Marshall and Jake Bridge, Craig Forde, Michael R. Johnson, and everyone who attended our first “Tales from the Hadron Rift!” event at Comicazi!

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Ep. 06 – “Hadron Nights OR The Arm Is Afoot”

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Oppenheimer has been watching far too much “Baywatch Nights”, and when a valuable item is stolen from the lab, Oppenheimer tries to cajole Mike and A.S.H. LE into starting their own after-hours detective agency. But when the case leads into the rough and tumble worlds beyond the Rift, can the boys and A.S.H. LE solve the case in time? And what’s that mysterious object that’s enslaving audiences at the Officer’s Club in The Palace Casino?

Featuring a “Tales from the Hadron Rift!” sketch segment recorded LIVE at Comicazi in Somerville, MA on January 11th!

Written by
Richard Wentworth and Michael McQUilkin

Starring
Richard Wentworth as Dr. Oppenheimer
Michael McQuilkin as Mike Wilkinson/Barry Starr
Lisa McQuilkin as A.S.H. LE
Michael Atkinson as Cyrus/C-Monet
Kevin Harrington as Subdermal Sal
With performances by
Vera Schrankung
Wes Hazard
Matt Chaves

Special Musical Guest
Michael Atkinson and The Affected Area (Mike Atkinson and Richard Wentworth)

Special Thanks to
Sam Kusek, Comicazi, Geek Comedy Night, Siobhan Beasley, R.A. Bartlett, Amy Macabre, Wendy MacLean, Katey Falvey, Rebekah White, Kevin McQuilkin, Amy and Tim Conway, Kris Paukstys, Jason Squamata, Keven Undergaro, Phil Svitek, Rashmi Dayalu, Bob Wilson, Jef Taylor, Don and Eric Schulze, Chris Borger, Jen Sullivan, Sean O’Connor, Tim Gleason, Bridget Marshall and Jake Bridge, and everyone who attended our first “Tales from the Hadron Rift!” event at Comicazi!

Photo by Katey Falvey. L-R: Michael McQuilkin, Richard Wentworth, Matt Chaves

Photo by Katey Falvey. L-R: Michael McQuilkin, Richard Wentworth, Matt Chaves

Photo by Katey Falvey. From L-R: Michael McQuilkin, Kevin Harrington, Matt Chaves, Richard Wentworth

Photo by Katey Falvey. From L-R: Michael McQuilkin, Kevin Harrington, Matt Chaves, Richard Wentworth

Photo by Katey Falvey. From L-R: Siobhan Beasley, Amy Macabre, Wes Hazard, Kevin Harrington, Michael Atkinson, Richard Wentworth, Michael McQuilkin, Vera Schrankung

Photo by Katey Falvey. From L-R: Siobhan Beasley, Amy Macabre, Wes Hazard, Kevin Harrington, Michael Atkinson, Richard Wentworth, Michael McQuilkin, Vera Schrankung

 

“It’s an Audiodrama. And it’s a Sketch Show. Well, and it’s kinda like a sitcom.” The Year In HGH!

2013 was good to us, friends. We can’t deny it.

We started Hadron Gospel Hour only 3 scant months ago, and have — with the help of listeners and supporters like YOU — managed to achieve so much in such a short period!

Writing, directing, acting in, editing, sound designing and mixing such a show twice monthly has been an education, to say the least — but we feel like we keep getting better at this, and we hope that you’ve enjoyed the trip thus far as much as we have.

We’re about halfway through our first season, with 4 episodes left before we take a break to come up with even more ways to entertain you. Since we’re at that halfway mark, and since the new year approaches, we thought it would be fun to look back at a few of the things that we enjoyed about the past year of HGH.

Some of our favorite things about 2013:

  • Getting to work with our pal, the legendary Jon Mikl Thor! Revisiting the character of Jon Triton (from Rock n’ Roll Nightmare) and once again pitting Jon against Old Scratch was nothing short of a dream come true for Mike and I. As we said many times during the production: “Scratch that off the bucket list.” Jon is a great guy to work with, and kicked ass.  More HGH/THOR fun in 2014 — we promise.
  • Making hidden references to the Norwegian pop group a-ha. a-ha is one of our favorite bands ever. So we pay tribute to them in a variety of sneaky (and sometimes not so sneaky) ways — often without even consciously deciding to do so.
  • Our amazing cast! In addition to the voices that Michael McQuilkin and I provide to the show, here are some of the amazing voice artists we’ve had the pleasure of working with this year: Michael Atkinson, Lisa McQuilkin, Vera Schrankung, Wendy MacLean, Kevin Harrington, Rebecca Courtney and George Jack… thanks for your great work, folks!
  • Having Seana from Reindeer on the show to play their single “Tony”. We <3 Reindeer — and Seana!
  • Working with Geek Comedy Night and Comicazi to create the “Tales from the Hadron Rift!” live event in Somerville, MA on January 11th.  We feel very fortunate to live in an area where smart comedy is so well appreciated, and we’re proud to be affiliated with these two organizations that value the kind of weird, literate funny that we do.
  • Can’t forget our staff — Katey Falvey and Rebekah White! You guys rock in totality. Thanks for being awesome, guys!

Looking forward to more great stuff in 2014!

We hope you dig this YouTube audio compilation that Mike put together featuring these moments and others that we dug. Maybe you did too.

Dig this comp of fave moments from the show that Mike put together.  Like it? Share it!

What were YOUR favorite HGH moments of 2013? Feel free to comment here, or head over to our facebook or twitter and let us know!

… oh, and HAPPY NEW YEAR from all of us at HGH!

-Rich

“TALES FROM THE HADRON RIFT!” LIVE at Comicazi!

Hadron Gospel Hour teams up with Geek Comedy Night at Comicazi!

Hadron Gospel Hour teams up with Geek Comedy Night at Comicazi!

On January 11th, at 8pm EST Hadron Gospel Hour will join forces with Geek Comedy Night to bring our patented brand of quantum weirdness to Comicazi in Davis Sq. Somerville! Lucky New Englanders and visitors from afar will be treated to an evening of smart Geek Comedy Night standup, musical guests, a LIVE taping of our “Tales From the Rift” sketch segment… and the sneak preview of our forthcoming episode entitled “Hadron Nights”! Too much fun to miss, methinks.

So if you’re going to be in the area, or if you’ve got some frequent flyer miles, go ahead and get advance tickets for $8 measly at BrownPaperTickets.com

Tix will also be available for $10 on the night of the show, but seating is limited, so grab ’em now, and we’ll see you there!

Ep. 05 – “Hadron Holiday Special!”

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It’s Christmas Eve in the Lab, but Mike and Oppenheimer just can’t get into the holiday spirit.  Can some special visitors help the gang in the Hadron Bunker discover the true meaning of the holiday season? And also Bitcoin mining? And Intellectual Property? (Comedy, Science Fiction/Adventure – 48 minutes)

Written by
Michael McQuilkin and Richard Wentworth

With apologies to
Frank Capra, Charles Dickens, Charles M. Schulz, George Lucas, Garrison Keillor and Donny and Marie Osmond

Starring
Richard Wentworth as Dr. Oppenheimer/Commander Funk/Spirit #2/Spirit #3
Michael McQuilkin as Mike Wilkinson/Crankcase
Lisa McQuilkin as A.S.H. LE
Michael Atkinson as Cyrus/Spirit #1
Kevin Harrington as HIGGS_B
Vera Schrankung as Lady Rubylith/Esmerelda
Wendy MacLean as Beth

Special Musical Guest
Dolphinwolf (Bruce Dolphen, Geoff Wolfe, Kai Wolfe) performing “Welcome Christmas/War in Whoville”

Special Thanks to
Katey Falvey, Rebekah White, Geek Comedy Night, Sam Kusek and Comicazi, Kevin McQuilkin, Tim Conway, Kris Paukstys, Jason Squamata, Keven Undergaro, Phil Svitek, Rashmi Dayalu, Bob Wilson, Jef Taylor, Don and Eric Schulze, Chris Borger, Jen Sullivan, Sean O’Connor, Tim Gleason

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!
SEE YOU FOR MORE QUANTUM WEIRDNESS IN 2014!-Mike, Rich and the whole HGH gang!

Join us on Sunday, Dec 22 at 8pm EST for a good old fashioned Hadron Holiday!

Ep.04 – “Parallel Pioneers”

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When the peace and quiet of the Hadron Lab is shattered by a group of disembodied Dungeons and Dragons players, Mike and Oppenheimer must roll for initiative and get to the bottom of this 20-sided dilemma!
32 minutes. Audio adventure/comedy

Written by
Michael McQuilkin and Richard Wentworth

With additional sketch material by
Lisa McQuilkin

Starring
Richard Wentworth as Dr. Oppenheimer
Michael McQuilkin as Mike Wilkinson and Ed/Caldor
Lisa McQuilkin as A.S.H. LE/Tammy
Rebecca Courtney as Talia/Penny
Michael Atkinson as Cyrus
Wendy MacLean as Tiffany/Sarah

Special Guest Star
Kevin Harrington as Greywen/Tim and Wyndgarde

Production assistance from
Katey Falvey and Rebekah White

Special Thanks to
Wendy MacLean, Tim Conway, Kris Paukstys, Jason Squamata, Keven Undergaro, Phil Svitek, Rashmi Dayalu, Bob Wilson, Jef Taylor, Don and Eric Schulze, Chris Borger, Jen Sullivan, Sean O’Connor, Tim Gleason

AD&D Consultant
Kevin Harrington

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Ep.03 – “Pen Pals”

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When Oppenheimer’s pen pal Sla’arg comes to stay at the Hadron Bunker, Mike isn’t sure that hosting the former interdimensional ultracriminal is such a good idea. And when Mike learns more about the scope of Sl’aaarg’s crimes — and his interest in the Hadron Weapon — it’s a race against time to stop him from destroying the Lab… and what’s left of the multiverse!

Written by
Richard Wentworth and Michael McQuilkin

Special Guest Stars
Lots of cats

Starring
Richard Wentworth as Dr. Oppenheimer/Sla’arg/Commander Funk
Michael McQuilkin as Mike Wilkinson/Guard/Ensign Crankcase
Lisa McQuilkin as A.S.H. LE
Michael Atkinson as Cyrus
Wendy MacLean as CuddlePod Technical Support

Production assistance from
Katey Falvey and Rebekah White

Special Thanks to
Tim Conway, Kris Paukstys, Kevin Harrington, Rashmi Dayalu, Bob Wilson, Chris Borger, Jennifer Sullivan, Sean O’Connor, Tim Gleason and Eric and Don Schulze