Posts by: Action Dan

Episode 37: A Point-Mass Carol


Woooooaaaahhhhh! Wooooooaaaaaahhhhh! Scared? Enough to make you rethink your life choices and embrace the Christmas spirit? Of course. That’s how it always works.

We have gone totally Christmas Carol crazy in this episode. Get ready for mistletoe, mulled wine, carol singers and our old friend Sir Isaac Newton. It’s our gift to you.

Episode 36: Radio Blah Blah


Travelling around the country is fun. And you can increase the fun by searching the airwaves to find local radio stations to listen to. The playlists, attitudes, and opinions have remained remarkably stable over the past 30 years. And that’s exactly what we all need more of in our lives.

One such radio station is about to get embroiled in the evil machinations of Dr Stroiker – who, because he’s a doctor, is up to naughty science shenanigans. Obviously. That’s what they do. Come listen, friends!

Vote for us! Please! Go on!

Audio Verse Awards Finalist 2015Good news! We’ve been shortlisted in 3 categories in the 2015 Audio Verse Awards!

This is recognition for the sheer amount of nonsense we manage to cobble together every month in the name of entertainment.

Specifically, we’ve been nominated for:

  • Best Original Anthology/Variety Show
  • Best Original Short-Form, Serial Comedy
  • Best Original, Short-Form, Small Cast, Serial Production

And, as it’s nearly Christmas (nearly) we’d like to ask you for a present. We’d like you to vote for us. Please. Go on. Do it.

  1. Go to the Audio Verse Awards website
  2. Sign in somehow (there are options)
  3. Vote for who you like (you do have to pick one in every category – so if you haven’t heard of any of them just choose at random or something – but make sure you vote for Action Science Theatre!)
  4. Feel good about yourself for the rest of the day!

Episode 35: Dolly Mixture

Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool? Yes sir, yes sir, and due to the fact I’ve been cloned it’s very similar to the wool you already have. Ah, I love a classic nursery rhyme.

Get ready for this, as there’s a lot of skulking and flashbacks. Make a good 70’s cop duo wouldn’t they? Skulking and Flashbacks – wa-a-a wa-a-a wa-a-a. Anyway, ears at the ready, and let’s get it on.

Episode 34: Uncivil Engineering

Nemesesises’s. We all have one. Whether it’s the newsreader who always seems to be giving all the bad news DIRECTLY TO YOU, or the man whose evil plans you keep thwarting. Or that guy who’s sleeping with your girl / boyfriend. Yep. Now you know. We’ve all known for ages.

Stop whatever it is you’re doing and listen to this tale of Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s greatest rival who you’ve never heard of because we just made him up. Listening to this episode is best done while dressed in period costume.

Episode 33: The Good, The Bad, and The Scientist


Which is best? Cowboys, ninjas, or pirates? The answer is cowboys. Well, it is right now.

In this, the latest slice of drool-encouraging action science, we meet cowboys. And we don’t just mean the cast.

Join Sheriff Brady and his assistant / sidekick / deputy, Parker, as they attempt to foil the machinations of that most evil of creatures. A woman. With jars.

Episode 32: Broom Raider

Bah bah bah bah! Bah bah bah! Bah bah bah bah! Bah bah bah bah bah!

You recognise it don’t you? Don’t you? Come on. No it’s not that one. The other one. The one with the guy in the hat. No I can’t just tell you in case the lawyers are reading. You’ll figure it out.

Join us Actioneers, as we venture between two worlds. One real, the other inside the mind of a man with a broom. You can almost taste the excitement. And it tastes like custard. Play, play, play!

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 liked 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!