The Monat Dixon Line
By Donald Monat and June Dixon
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We're Donald Monat and June Dixon, two writer-producer-performers whose professional work together has taken them to three different continents in more than fifty years of constant production for the theatre, radio, television, film and the simple, printed word. Our podcast, The Monat-Dixon Line includes contemporary comment and samples of many aspects of our work including satirical comedy sketches … original songs from musical shows we helped to create … and excerpts from some of our radio & television programs that we hope you’ll enjoy.
||Clean15: A new helping of classic satire and unusual song||This episode features some hysterical examples of strangulated English in foreign hotels and other businesses … the challenges of teaching the 3 Rs in a new, ultra-liberal school … a big, production number from the musical "The Game's...||9/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14: A short radio play titled “Through Glasses Darkly”||The latest episode of our podcast brings you another original radio play from our series ‘Comedy International’. This one stars Virginia McKenna & Rex Garner as a short-sighted young lady and an optometrist in a very tight situation!||5/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13: More offbeat satire, and a song from our first TV musical||This edition features some thoughts on how a British duke, famous for his stately home, might work out as the manager of his country's touring cricket team ... a 2-part song from our first musical comedy for television ... and a stirring saga of the...||3/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12: Back to our regular format with more offbeat satire and song||A new episode that features a different look at the first Apple salesman .... a song for a right-wing US senator and his daughter on a mission to Latin America ... a fragment from a recently discovered Elizabethan play that might be the work of Master..||12/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11: The eleventh episode – which contains a complete radio play||This episode, like #6, contains a complete radio play from our series ‘Comedy International”. It stars the distinguished British actor, Leslie Philips, as a reluctant spy in the crazy world of the 1970s.||10/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10: Our tenth selection of classic radio satire in words and music||This episode features the challenges of big-city traffic problems and the people who cause them ... a song for a civil service stripper ... and a mysterious detective story that may hound your dreams.||7/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9: Our ninth session of classic satire and unusual songs||A new episode with some offbeat thoughts on the rewards of yachting, a musical tribute to the charms and talents of showgirls, and the adventures of a passionate follower of the legendary Lady Chatterley.||5/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8: A new sampling of satire & song from our vintage recordings||This episode features some thoughts on the selling of men's wear that might just suit your needs, a lively song for two traveling detectives, and the revelations of a veterinary psychiatrist.||4/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7: a New Year retrospective that looks back to 1964||This episode celebrates the New Year of 2014 with a remembrance of what we were doing 50 years ago in satirical comedy, and also features a great song of the time that has become a classic ballad.||1/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6: More original comedy - this time with a complete, short radio play.||This episode features an original comedy starring Sidney James as a government clerk who daydreams of becoming a rich and famous computer genius.||10/15/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5: More unusual satire and song from Donald & June at the Monat-Dixon Line||This new edition features some advice for a local politician desperately seeking publicity … a ballad for a ballerina with a height problem … and a surprising saga of Elizabethan showbiz.||9/10/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4: A jumbo-sized fourth session, with extracts from two live-audience, comedy shows.||This episode features highlights from two of our radio comedy shows, including a recreational drug-user's creative path to redemption ... a celebratory song from a lady who knows just what to do on a Roman holiday ... and three brief, satirical...||7/18/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3: Another session of songs & satire touching on sex, political correctness & a troubador’s troubles.||The third episode of the offbeat podcast from the Monat-Dixon Line. This one includes a couple of suggestions for spicing up senior citizens’ travel plans ...some thoughts on how a UN committee might rewrite the Declaration of Independence ......||5/13/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2: More Satire & Songs - with a wacky Health Guru & a singing Cleopatra||Episode two of the podcast from the Monat-Dixon Line. This one features a chaotic interview with an ageing expert on healthy living ... some thoughts on the frustrations of telephone answering systems ... the Queen of Egypt's love-life ......||3/8/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1: Satire & Songs - with a Shipwreck & Sherlock Holmes||The first episode of a new podcast introduces two, British-born writers and performers with a unique blend of satirical comedy and unusual songs in a wide-ranging, audio entertainment. This one features a different kind of...||1/11/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
They just don't make 'em like this anymore!
Classic comedy for everyone!
If you didn't already know that Donald Monat and June Dixon were huge radio stars back in the day, you will after listening to this! They are funny, talented, and it's so great that podcasting has given us all a way to revisit their talent!
Monat Dixon Line
Wonderful! Highly recommend!! Looking forward to the next installment!