No One Receiving
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On February 14th, 2020, Earthlings receive a warning that pop radio is polluting the galaxy, and if it isn’t shut down, Earth will be blown to smithereens. Beth Kane and her buddy Ryan are music snobs who want to live. Even though they think the aliens kinda have a point, they become activists and organize an anti-pop protest to save the Earth. Their campaign ends in failure. The government is concerned the alien signal might be a hoax so they decide to let the radio waves keep on flowing, just in case. Ryan decides to focus on crossing items off his bucket list while Kane comes up with a desperate plan to save her own skin. When the aliens’ final deadline comes Kane steals a spaceship to survive the big blast. Fortunately for Kane, the ship includes Bobby, a needy juvenile AI programmed to help people. Together, they embark on a voyage through the galaxy to seek out fellow survivors and start a new life. No One Receiving was written and directed by Maggie MacDonald, produced and engineered by Brainchild Podcasts (Max Cotter and Aleda DeRoche), with music by Stew Crookes and art by Eric Kostiuk Williams. Starring John Southworth, Maggie MacDonald, Patti Schmidt, Keith Cole, Mary Messhausen, Brian Taylor, Owen Pallett, Mike Barry, Amy Fung, Mark Askwith, Laura Barrett, Vish Khanna, Bob Wiseman, Mike Haliechuk, Evan Davies, Christine Korte, Alex Cheesman, Jon Marshall, and Shaun Brodie. Based on the play “No One Receiving” by Maggie MacDonald.
||CleanEpisode 1: Intelligent life||Beth Kane and her Buddy Ryan are hanging out at a record store when an alien signal interrupts daily life. Earth’s pop radio is terrible, and the aliens demand the Earthlings shut it down, or the blue planet will be blown to smithereens. The...||2/27/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: The Golden Record||Kane loses all hope of finding fellow Earthlings. Homesick, she breaks down and confesses to liking the Spice Girls. Celine Dion? Unimpeachable. Bobby urges her to put on a brave face and create a podcast, in case someone, somewhere, is listening. No...||2/27/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Justified True Beliebers||Kane wakes up screaming in a strange, and I mean strange, ship, the Baby Baby Baby. Two human survivors with terrible taste in music have rescued her, but Kane doesn’t approve of their plans for her. She decides to take drastic measures. This...||2/27/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Welcome to the Trash Planet||Kane is taken to planet Epsilon Geise, where the aliens who blew up Earth came from. A new dictator, Pony Golden, rules the planet now. Pony’s quest for trashy entertainment gives Bobby the chance to be almost human, and pits Kane against Bobby. No...||2/27/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: The Show Must Not Go On||Alien dictator Pony Golden hosts a concert of Earth pop to celebrate his rule. Kane tries to sabotage the show, but it is hard to rebel against an alien who also happens to be a huge fan. Just when Kane wonders what the point of it all is, she meets...||2/27/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 0: This is Your Last and Final Warning||There is intelligent life on other planets; unfortunately, the aliens also have intelligent taste in music. On February 14th, 2020, Earthlings receive a warning that pop radio is polluting the galaxy, and our only hope for survival is to shut down pop..||2/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
Scratches me where I itch. Good mix of hard sci fi and humor. Can’t wait for more!!
Spaceships and planets and hilarious political commentary
Zany, pithy, grim and resilient. Extremey satisfying!