Posts by: Action Dan

What's long and hard and full of...

So, I thought I’d give Science Brian a break from doing the science post for our latest episode, and I’m going to take on this particular one. Handily, I know a lot about submarines. Really I do.

Let’s start at the beginning.

The submarine is named after Sir John Submarine, who at one time was proprietor of the largest chain of funeral directors in the British Empire. His company, ‘Submarine’s Emporium of Loved One Despatch’, buried some of the Empire’s most well-known colonial expansionists.

Episode 19: Wrecklessly Subordinate

Dive! Dive! Dive!

Whoah! Exciting huh? Your heart is pounding, adrenalin courses through your veins, and your left eye twitches uncontrollably.

Well calm down buddy, you can’t listen to audio drama with all that going on. Have a cup of tea and settle in for this aquatic adventure. Will they find Nemo? Will they Moby Dick? And why is severe head trauma so common in deep sea submersible vehicles?

Let’s get to it.

Episode 18: Christmas Crackerz

Well, I wish it could be Christmas every day.

It would certainly help the retail industry.

Talking of which, this one’s set in a shop. No ordinary shop though, one of those special Christmas shops that spring up everywhere and then disappear again like Shangri la. But better because you can buy tinsel.

Join Michael and Leon, the dynamic management team, as they use brains and brawn to help their team out of a snowy predicament. Will they turn the muzak off? Will they get out alive? And will they explain how to make explosives out of household items? Let’s get to it, ho, ho, ho…

Episode 17: Death by Dewey

Libraries are a great place for a snooze. You can stash yourself away in a quiet section (say, computer programming languages, pre-1990) and get yourself a good 20 minutes kip without being disturbed.

And you can keep that tip for free.

But the life of a librarian isn’t all shushing people and cleaning up sleepy drool. Sometimes (really not very often, mind) it can mean excitement and adventure (hardly at all in fact). Join Ruth Fletcher and her Dr Watson, Carla Bryson, as they attempt to introduce someone to the term “overdue”. Come this way my pretties, come this way…

Episode 16a: A Waste of Time

“We are pleased to present a guest episode of Action Science Theatre created especially for LabLit.com!”
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If you could travel back in time and bring anyone back to the modern day, who would it be? Our choice? We’d leave them where they were, but suggest more people wear hats. Very tall hats. A lot of you would probably say Shakespeare, but, well, that’s you isn’t it? Predictable. And slightly shifty looking.

Join us for a special episode created just for our friends at LabLit.com. It has the answers to everything, and so much more. What is Parkin? Who has the best carpets? And, of course, which is better; art or science? Check, check, check, check it out.

Episode 16: The Man with the Golden Game

Na na na na na, na na na… WAIT! They have trigger-happy lawyers. Stop that.

So this episode is about a spy. A spy who likes girls and drinking. But isn’t like any other spy character who likes those things. Oh no. It’s really a tribute to… No… No it isn’t a tribute to anything. Nothing to see here. Move along.

Join Norton Chambers as he gets kicked out of University and goes off to make a load of money. Like we all do. Except Norton gets himself mixed up in a heap of trouble. Will he make it through this adventure alive? Will you listen to the whole theme tune without skipping it? What did happen in the lifeboat? This way my dears, this way…

Mason Porter – David Ault
Dr Miles Nairdowell / Passer-by – Calum Mitchell
Norton Chambers – Brian Macken
Dean – Dan Bond
Holly Standout – Georgie Longley
Casino dealer / Guard – Ciara Kelly

Written by Dan Bond & Brian Macken

Produced by Dan Booth

Some sound effects provided by Freesound.org

Theme song

Lyrics by Dan Bond

Music by Dan Booth

Sung by Anna Trapmore

Episode 15: Green Man Cross Code LIVE!

Somewhere, in a field in Wales…

Some Nobel-prize-winning scientists have arrived at a science conference to share their knowledge. But it isn’t a conference. It’s a festival. With dirty people and music. And what’s more, they’ve lost their Nobel prizes. Which goes to show anyone can disappoint you given a long enough timescale.

Will they find their medals? Which food vans will the cast visit with their free meal tickets? Will everyone get sprayed with acid? Go, go go! Then go some more!

Tony Thompson – Dan Bond
Nicola Martel – Rhona Wells
Timandra Holt – Kirsten Summers
Dave / Concert-goer / Other concert-goer – Brian Macken
Audience – Themselves

Written by Dan Bond & Brian Macken

Produced by Dan Booth

Some sound effects provided by Freesound.org

The Odyssey of AST

Arizona State Route 98

This is NOT, repeat NOT the way we went.

What a merry band, were we,
Who set off in the name of AST,
On stage, we were set to perform,
In foreign lands, to invite scorn.

Producer Dan was the first to go,
His tiny car heavily laden, and slow,
Shortly followed by Science Brian, and partner,
Action Dan, girlfriend and dog were there, not long after.

Episode 14: Space Stationary

In space, no one can hear ice cream. But then no one can hear it on Earth either. Unless it’s being fed to a noisy child.

So, I bet you were all wondering the same thing we were: what if Commander Hadfield had been, rather than a lovely man, a bit of a dick? Well, now’s your chance to find out.

Come aboard the ISS (International Space Station for those out of the know) and find out what it’s like to live and work in space. Can the crew survive? Will anyone get naked? Will the visual jokes work in audio? Houston, we have a podcast…

“…an endless stream of excruciating puns, allusions to space series of the past (addicts of Star Trek and Space 1999 might find the podcast especially nostalgic), with the odd fart joke thrown in for good measure…”
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