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By Fred Greenhalgh
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FinalRune Productions creates stories for the ear -- original, high-quality audio drama fiction that is edgy and genre-busting, an old medium re-envisioned for a contemporary audience. Featured in the Wall Street Journal on February 25, 2010.
||The Cleansed – Season 1 – Episode 8||The stage has been set for an incredible battle. John Prophet is locked up, awaiting his fate at the hands of the Dwellers’ justice. Their “BOL” in rural Maine seems far, far away from the troubles afflicting old New York, but this feeli||10/6/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Cleansed – Season 1 – Episode 7||With horrors behind them and uncertainty ahead of them, Luke and Maria must come to terms — the road without each other is too frightening. Meanwhile, they have a new friend, one of the Dwellers who shows them beneath the surface of a world that has||9/7/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Cleansed – Season 1 – Episode 6||Rage burns in David’s blood, as hot and incendiary as the coals which lit the crops of The Refuge into a blaze that may leave his people hungry as the brutal winter comes on. As David and his buddy Chris careen on the biodiesel powered ATV “Mo||8/4/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Cleansed – Season 1 – Episode 5||In the wake of the nightmare that was Tully’s barn, Sam appears ready to go to battle. But there is no battle left, and no chance to help but to mop up the mess. Marc, a wounded young warrior from the Dwellers, tries to keep his lips tight about his||7/6/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Cleansed – Season 1 – Episode 4||Having made her decision to continue on the journey, Maria follows John’s direction and steers their canoe downriver. But evils lay before them in this torn land. In a bleak homely homestead in the woods, amidst stacks of rusted up junk cars and a h||6/1/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Cleansed – Season 1 – Episode 3||Dawn is a dim glow on the horizon of the Refuge when savage cries echo from the horizon. Moments later, the chalky rain-starved land turns into an inferno that David and his motley survivors must stop at all costs. Further down the river, Prophet collapse||5/4/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Cleansed – Season 1 – Episode 2||Our sprawling, epic post-apocalyptic series is here! Be sure to catch up what happened 15 years prior to the start of Season 1 in our Prologue Episode. Far from the safety of the Refuge lies the City of Corinth, a broken place that once called itself Ne||4/6/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Cleansed – Season One – Episode 1||Fifteen years have passed since the "Battle of Bangor," the brutal assault on a small Maine city that set off the shattering of Northern New England during The Breaking.||3/9/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Intensive Care||Alex wakes in a run-down New England hospital with foggy memories of a car accident. He asks nurses about his missing girlfriend, Elizabeth, but can't seem to get any answers. In fact, he can't seem to get anything straight from anyone. And - was that a s||10/28/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Cleansed – Episode Zero||Some time in the not so distant future, the world as we know it is starting to unravel. The United States is mired in unwinnable wars, gas is scarce and the transportation system grinds to a halt. Homegrown terrorists take out the electric grid. Food is s||10/31/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||The War on Poverty||In a back back *back* door meeting in the White House, the President and his most trusted advisors discuss a new conflict which is unavoidable, absolutely essential to America... This new conflict, nay, War, will be a War fought against one of the most pe||8/20/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Troll of Stony Brook||An awkward teenager, Jamie, is driving home one night from a party when he hits something - something big. His pushy co-worker, Rick, talks him into going back to the scene of the accident... and what they find will change them both forever.||7/2/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Open Season: A Joe Gunther Novel||An old lady tormented by lewd phone calls blasts a man with a shotgun as he walks in through the door, and Brattleboro's everyman detective, Joe Gunther, is called out to investigate.||2/24/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Three Skeleton Key||Three men who tend the light at a reclusive island off the coast of French Guiana see a rogue ship adrift in the Atlantic. The reason for the derelict ship soon becomes obvious - it has been overrun by hundreds of thousands of ferocious ship's rats.||12/23/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Live Halloween Show 2009||In Halloween, 2009 FinalRune Productions hosted our first live radio drama at the University of Southern Maine's Talbot Lecture Hall in Portland, Maine. Hear this bone-chilling audio experience in its entirety!||10/31/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Live 2009 Halloween Radio Show – 90 Minutes of Delicious Audio Horror||As a trick – or maybe a treat? – we dig into the archives for our 2009 Halloween radio show. This was FinalRune’s only live show like this… and did we do it right! Five original radio plays, full cast, foley FX, live music, and pla||10/28/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sorry, Wrong Number||A bedridden neurotic woman dials a number and is accidentally connected to a call between two men who are plotting a murder. She becomes increasingly frantic as no one takes her fright seriously and time begins to run out.||10/24/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mad Horse OTR||FinalRune had the awesome opportunity to collaborate with Portland, Maine-based Mad Horse Theater Company in the re-creation of some classic old-time radio plays.||9/25/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Most Dangerous Game||Wealthy big-game hunter Sanger Rainsford falls off his boat in the middle of the Caribbean and finds himself on a curious island. He finds the mansion of General Zaroff, a Cossack who has a taste for the hunt, and will go to any extreme to keep himself en||9/24/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Waiting for a Window||An unexpected tropical storm forces Norman D. Waits to moor his ship at a remote island. There he meets dozens of others who are likewise waiting for better weather before they sail on. Yet, that better weather never seems to come, and setbacks keep on ha||7/8/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||Dark Passenger||Two teenage friends start scaring each other on the drive to a dismal "haunted" house in foggy Downeast Maine. But when their innocent fun starts to become all too real, they soon realize what true terror is.||8/28/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
||Fall of the Hero||Sir Grace was the most valiant of all knights, decked in glorious armor that glowed in the sun and a record of dragon-slaying and maiden saving on par with none. But a battle with a renowned wizard with ambiguous ambitions forces Sir Grace to consider thi||4/28/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
||Tales from Williamsville||How do one repressed arsonist, a sexually-charged geriatric, a slimy drug dealer and a soccer mom on steroids combine in the most exciting thing to happen in Williamsville since 1936?||4/14/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
||Drizzle||The unconventional Christmas story of a business man whose life is changed by a random encounter with a stranger.||4/10/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Blind Man’s Confession||A chilling audio horror story: A young man's joyride one October night turns into a hell he could never imagine. Originally published in Blue Murder Magazine.||4/8/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
||Day of the Dead||A tale inspired by the myth of Orpheus. A young man heads to New Orleans in search of his missing lover, and finds something he never expected: himself.||4/4/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
I like it, I like it a lot
Hey you got'a listen to these guys, imaginative and fun.
Great acting, great production.
I just stumbled across this podcast and I am hooked. I really hope there will be more!