Posts by: Action Dan

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.

Episode 23: Much Ado About 4.2 Billion Km

Pluto! Pluto! Here, Pluto!

Pluto is a long way away, and is a barren, featureless rock. No wait, that’s Australia (just kidding, kangaroo lovers!).

Some people can’t make up their minds about things. Spaciticians can’t make up their minds whether something is a planet, or a speck on their telescope. So Pluto has always provided them with a tough challenge.

Is it a planet? Is it a floaty rock? Let battle commence!

We interrupt this programme for an announcement

Hello dear blog reader / podcast listener  / audio drama aficionado,

We have a small announcement to make. Due to commitments from all AST members we have taken the decision to go on hiatus for a few months. Those of you used to getting an episode every month will, no doubt, be disappointed, confused and possibly very angry about this. May we suggest perhaps you have a nice cup of tea?

There we are, that’s better isn’t it?

So, thank you for listening / reading over the past 2 years. We hope when we do return you’ll continue to enjoy AST – like you’d enjoy the smell of freshly cut grass on a summers day.

See you soon (well we wont see you, obviously).

VIVA AST!

Episode 22: Determined Sex

Sex. It’s everywhere. Whilst you’re reading this there will be several incidents of sex happening nearby. Does that make you feel dirty? Well, let us cleanse you. In an audio sense.

Back in the early 1900s, we didn’t really understand what made men and women different. But now we do, and thank goodness. Eh? Come and meet Tabbie Stephens, a woman ahead of her time, as she wanders in to a male-dominated world. Our world. Will she find what she’s looking for? We know you will…