Posts by: Action Dan

Episode 31: Danse Danse Macabre

They can’t get rid of me, you know. Do you know why? Because I know where the bodies are buried. The sweet, valuable bodies.

That’s right, AST is going all dark and deathy. The best way to listen to this episode is to turn off the lights and close your eyes. Unless you’re in a car.

Come with us to the strangest shop in London, where body parts sell like hot cakes and every item in the bagging area is unexpected.

Episode 30: Gravitational Push

How does one make oneself a success? Is it by finding something one enjoys and making that a profession? Or by pursuing a successful profession that already exists?

Frankly, we don’t know or care. We have other things to worry about. I mean, there’s another royal baby for Queen’s sake.

Come now to Cambridge, where a couple of quacks are battling over the soul of a young lady who only has one letter in her name. Pile in!

(Featuring a special, surprise guest at the end. Although you can spoil the surprise by reading the credits.)

Episode 29: Radio Times

“Satellite, satelliiiite, of looooove…” Lou Reed was, no doubt, thinking about the launch of the first satellite, Sputnik, when he wrote those seminal words in 1972 (he may have written them before 1972 of course, we just can’t say right now, and it’s irrelevant to my point).

Of course, not everyone was happy about the launch of Sputnik. Telegraph operators were people of particular vision who could, no doubt, see their days were numbered. And of course there was a Space Race going on.

Britain wasn’t involved in the Space Race, but as always like to stick its nose in. A nose that is never far from a spectacular sneeze. Join some crazy Britishers in this episode, as they track Sputnik back in the oldenish times when it happened. To the dials!

Episode 28: DN-Hey!

If I told you to put some of your bodily fluids in a bag and send it to me, what would you say? You absolute animal.

Nowadays you can do this, and some chap or chapette will tell you everything you’ve always wanted to know about your fluid’s history. One man who wants to try it, is chunky Patrick.

Will the results be positive for adventure? Negative for the simple life? Are you ready to find out? Let’s go…

Episode 27: It's All Rover

Space exploration. When you think about it, it’s just like darts. Hurling projectiles into the dark depths hoping to get  a treble-twenty. You could get glory, or end up drinking in a pub on a Tuesday afternoon while everyone else is at work. Good place to meet NASA scientists.

THEY’VE SENT A ROVER TO MARS! It will collect rocks. They always do. BUT WHAT ELSE COULD HAPPEN? Let’s program this baby for adventure. BEEP BOOP BEEP. There we go. Everyone strap in!

Episode 26: Lark-eology

The desert. Unchanged for millions of years. Yet witness to a prophecy come true. That one day, people will dig and find stuff. And some of that stuff will be interesting.

Get out your shovel, scratch your beard and let’s get digging. Have we found the missing link? Do we need to? Does everything need to be linked? Things are going to get deadly…


Derek – Dan Bond
Harry – Rory Morrison
Mike – Brian Mackenwells
Alice – Kat Steiner
Jade – Wendy Bradley
Legolas – Dan Booth

Written by Dan Bond & Brian Mackenwells

Produced by Dan Booth

Some sound effects provided by Freesound.org

Features “The Duel” from Bensound

Episode 25: Have Yourself A Crabby Little Christmas Island

What things remind you of Christmas? Holly? Mince pies? Mulled wine? Crabs?

Prepare to enter a new era of Christmas where we huddle around the fire and eat crabs and cranberry sauce. Of course, what we’ve done here is played on the fact there is a place called Christmas Island and there are loads of crabs there. Concepts so good they have to be explained.

Come and find out what adventure lies before you this holiday season! Will Christine and Burton solve the mystery of the crabs? Do they need to? Is it that time of year already? Did you keep the receipt so I can take it back and exchange it for gift vouchers, which I’ll then sell for slightly less cash so I can blow the money on fun times? This way Christmassy creatures…

Episode 24: Ron-spiracy

Have you been talking about me? You have, haven’t you? Behind my back! To everyone! You’ve been talking about the noise I make when I eat kippers! Never trust anyone. That’s what my financial adviser used to say. Never. Trust. Anyone.

It’s easy to see how conspiracy theories take hold. They suggest there is order behind unrelenting chaos. But no, there is nothing but chaos.

Come and enjoy some marginally organised chaos – Ron and Jim have been chosen to be part of the UK’s first manned space flight. But is everything as it seems?…

No.