The 4 Spookiest HGH episodes EVER, plus: suggested listening for World Audio Drama Day!

Hadronauts! Can you feel it? That chill in the air?

That eldritch wind means it will soon be that most magical and spooky of days… World Audio Drama Day! Yes indeed, dear listeners, World Audio Drama day is coming up this Friday, October 30th (the anniversary of Orson Welles’ legendary War of The Worlds broadcast). here in the Hadron Bunker thought we might share with you some seasonally appropriate HGH episodes from the Hadron Vault… as well as some ooky suggestions from elsewhere in the podcast and audio drama multiverse! We’ve kept the focus on modern, more recently produced programs — but feel free to suggest your faves in the comments.

 

1000626_176157052579783_1356946060_n

Hadron Gospel Hour Ep. 2 “Fright n’ Roll Nightrock”
http://www.hadrongospelhour.com/hadron-gospel-hour-episode-02-fright-n-roll-nightrock/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNk80mgxkhc

Mike and Oppenheimer spend Halloween caught in the middle of a brutal battle between the forces of good and evil! Featuring Jon Mikl Thor (THOR, Rock n’ Roll Nightmare)

 

Hadron Gospel Hour Ep. 9 “Headhatz and Horror Hosts”
http://www.hadrongospelhour.com/ep-08-headhatz-and-horror-hosts/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCWvxU7Hzds

Mike buys an evil new hat that proves more trouble than it’s worth, and Oppenheimer takes classes from Mr. Gormenghast to become a better Horror Host. With special guests Amy Macabre and Roger Froilan, Jr. (Television’s Uncle Death).

 

HGH LIVE at ITVFest

Hadron Gospel Hour Bonus Track “A Ghost In The The Machine” (LIVE)
http://www.hadrongospelhour.com/bonus-track-hgh-live-at-itvfest-2015-a-ghost-in-the-the-machine-or-the-copperpot-conundrum/

On Halloween, Mike and Oppenheimer hold a seance to rid the Bunker of a haunted shortwave radio… with predictably disastrous results. Recorded live at ITVFest in September 2015.

10897796_333117856883701_2597365229219979470_n

Hadron Gospel Hour Bonus Track “War Of The War Of The Worlds” (LIVE, Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZrwa3npX3Y

Hadron Gospel Hour’s live “tribute” to H.G. Wells and Orson Welles’ groundbreaking masterpiece of radio terror, in which the gang in the Hadron Lab rehearse their live tribute to H.G. Wells and Orson Welles’ groundbreaking masterpiece of radio terror. Recorded live at The Literary Roast at The American Repertory Theater’s Club Oberon in December 2014.

 

10264296_333089546886532_5360455949958671088_n

…And even more spoooky audio drama action!

Thanks to our pals at the Audio Drama (Radio Drama) Lovers FB page for the suggestions!

Campfire Theater
Ghosts of Flannan Lighthouse
http://campfireradiotheater.podbean.com/e/ghosts-of-flannan-lighthouse/

Night Delivery
http://campfireradiotheater.podbean.com/e/night-delivery/

HartLife NFP/Our Fair City
The Rats In the Walls (Parts 1 & 2)
http://www.ourfaircity.com/…/the-rats-in-the-walls-pt-1/
http://www.ourfaircity.com/2012/01/part-two/

“Silence, a fable”
http://www.ourfaircity.com/2012/10/silence-a-fable/

“record/record”
http://www.ourfaircity.com/2014/11/recordrecord/

Mark Slade
Hangman’s Dozen, Ep. 4: Mr. Beelzy
https://archive.org/details/MISTERBEELZY

It’s About Time
S01E03-Bride of Dracula – A trip back to Transylvania to raise sales at Halloween
http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/3146780

Sonic Society
Episode 310- Passengers One by One
http://sonicsociety.org/episode-310-passengers-one-by-one/

FinalRune
Intensive Care
http://www.finalrune.com/intensive-care/

Pulp-Pourri Theatre
Tame Me This Beast
https://archive.org/details/PPTEp08TameMeThisBeast
Monster of His Making
https://archive.org/details/PPTEp6MonsterOfHisMaking
Lights
https://archive.org/details/PPTlightsepisode4
Nymph of Damnation
https://archive.org/details/PPTS2E7

The Theatre In Your Mind
The Cure
https://soundcloud.com/thetheaterinyourmind/the-cure

King Falls AM
All The Pretty Flowers
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/king-falls-am/id1016760065?mt=2&i=354727123
https://audioboom.com/boos/3692780-episode-twelve-all-the-pretty-flowers

Marc Alan Nicholson
The Room: A Binaural 3D Sound Experience
https://youtu.be/bX-ZVm_a08g

Locked Into Vacancy Radio
Ep. 22. Chi Beta Justice – Dungeons and Vampires
http://lockedintovacancy.com/e/ep-22-chi-beta-justice-dungeons-and-vampires/

Tanis
http://www.tanispodcast.com/

BONUS TRACK! HGH Live at ITVFest 2015: “A Ghost in The The Machine” OR “The Copperpot Conundrum”

Play

Rich and Mike introduce this special, vaguely spooky episode of the show, recorded LIVE on September 26, 2015 the Independent Television and Film Festival in West Dover, Vermont!

When the gang in the Hadron Bunker trace the cause of Mike’s insomnia to a seemingly haunted shortwave radio, Oppenheimer is determined to make contact with the spirit world — but when the gang get more than they bargained for, will our heroes ever sleep again?

(Science fiction/Comedy) 35 minutes

Written by
Michael McQuilkin and Richard Wentworth

Starring
Richard Wentworth as Dr. Francis “Oppenheimer” Valdini/Oscar Copperpot
Michael McQuilkin as Mike Wilkinson
Lisa McQuilkin as A.S.H. LE
Kevin Harrington as Higgs_B

Production assistance from
Katey Falvey and Wendy MacLean

Special thanks to
Phillip Gilpin, Jr. and the entire ITVFest organization, Ned and Royal at The Mountaineer Inn in West Dover, VT., Auston Habershaw, Dan Milano, Jeff Burns and Super Geeked Up — and of course, our HGH team who couldn’t be with us: Michael Atkinson (thoughts and prayers, buddy!), Tim Conway and Rebekah White

HGH LIVE at ITVFest

Ep. 17 – “This Particle, Doomed!” OR “The Incident At Universe 603-X”

Play

When Mike heads to a U.F.O. convention to track down his legendary childhood hero Googar-Zoozar, he gets more than he bargained for. Meanwhile, Higgs_B cosplays as Bubo the owl and meets The Investikids — but will he survive the meeting? And will Oppenheimer get his Baywatch Nights memorabilia?

(Science fiction/Comedy) 35 minutes

Written by
Richard Wentworth and Michael McQuilkin

Starring
Richard Wentworth as Dr. Francis “Oppenheimer” Valdini/Commander Funk/Hi-Score/Merchant/Dewey D
Michael McQuilkin as Mike Wilkinson/I.Q. Jones
Lisa McQuilkin as A.S.H. LE
Michael Atkinson as Cyrus/Googar-Zoozar
Kevin Harrington as Higgs_B

Introducing
Googar-Zoozar
and
The Investikids

Special thanks
…and bon voyage to terrific fella and ultra-Hadronaut Sam Kusek!
Knock ’em dead on the West Coast, Sam!

Sam Kusek

We love you Sam! We’ll see you out west SOON!

 

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

Play

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”

Play

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

Greyhound Americruiser MC-12 2758

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

Play

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

 

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

Play

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

Play

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

10487449_10153312538962281_6772252092135328737_n

 

Ep. 07 – “A.S.H. LE Crackz Up”

Play

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!

155890_208226672706154_720106035_n

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

Play

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