Cornucopia Radio Podcast

Cornucopia Radio Podcast

United Kingdom

An open platform for original audio drama and comedy from writers and performers across the world


Cornucopia Radio Podcast 55: The Legend Of Nic and Joe - Christmas Special  

Nic and Joe are dead and Merlin the storyteller must try to rescue their legend from the mists of time, with one last story and a little help from a few familiar faces, like thingy and whatsit. The epic finale to the interminable series, tells of a Christmas miracle, which sees Nic and Joe come face to face with a new friend - in the vague snow-based shape of Dave Benson Phillips. What could possibly go wrong...?

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 54: Last Gambit in Lisbon  

During World War Two, Portugal remained neutral. Many of the people who found themselves there had little choice as to where they might live, work and even survive. Among those who had had little choice but to be in Portugal was Alexander Alekhine, the World Chess Champion. Alexander is a man looking for a life away from sitting alone in his hotel room with nothing but a chess board on a table and dinner in his lap. He is looking for inspiration, looking for his muse and ultimately, a way to return to his previous glory...

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 53: Welcome to Budley  

Welcome to Budley. Although not visible on any map or satnav, this village is home to sporting champions, failed soap stars, fitness innovators and a whole host of unique characters who once met, are never forgotten. Also whilst we want you to enjoy your stay in Budley, we accept no responsibility for financial loss and damages to person or property, including crimes committed by gnomes. So enjoy your stay and best of luck trying to find your way out.

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 52: Unglued  

Like all relationships it was based on a commonality. A relational glue that binds two people together. For Beth and Stew it was their daughter Holly. That was the glue that held the relationship together. But what happens to that relationship when the glue goes away? Did they ever really know each other? Can they survive a personal tragedy such as this? Unglued is a brand new audio drama from playwright Paul Kenny, about the death of a couple’s daughter and how they try to cope with the loss.

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 51: Radio Fore Extra  

Welcome back to the continuing story of “Radio Fore”; the secret, long forgotten mothballed sister station for ‘Radio 4′. It was supposed to be a fresh start, a bolder, less middle-class approach to talk radio, but it all went terribly wrong. Now, in the basement passages of Broadcasting House stalks a lumpen, ghoulish, benighted creature, once known as ‘Radio Fore’, the ill-shapen bastard offspring of its elder sibling. However, some of the recorded shows occasional leak into the public domain…

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 50: Budge and Sundance  

Across the galaxy, a great evil empire has arisen. One which threatens the existence of every living creature in the entire cosmos. Never before has there been such a need for heroes to stand up and make a difference, as only those most noble of heart and strong in spirit can turn back the tide. And this story tells the tale of the two greatest heroes of them all. Two simple small Budgerigars, on a small insignificant little blue planet known as Earth, who are about to embark on an epic adventure which will save the universe. Or maybe not.

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 49: Bits and Bobs  

Jeannie is an American citizen who relocated to Sheffield with her family several years ago and whose US driving license expired shortly after arrival. However with 20 year of driving experience under her belt she felt confident about obtaining a UK license. That is until she had to take the test. Until she meet her instructors.

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 48: Your Life in Our Hands  

Imagine a world without consequence. A world in which your actions no longer lead directly to your death. A world in which our specially trained team monitor you every minute of every day and if we think you are about to have an accident, we freeze time, fill out the required paperwork, charge you a standard high rate premium fee, restart time and place you back just out of harms way.

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 47: The King of Rome  

A pigeon race as every fancier knows begins with a basket. But with a hundred different finish lines, each one a backyard loft. When does a pigeon race end? In 1913 Charlie Hudson entered one of his pigeons in a race from Rome to England. On the day of the big race, a storm blew in and a thousand birds were swept away and never seen again. Apart from one.

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 46: True Colours  

Have you ever stopped and wondered about the colour of the things that surround you? For example, have you ever wondered why an orange is called an orange? Was it named after the colour, or was the colour named after the fruit? Chances are you might not consider the colour of the life that surrounds you as very important, but it wouldn't take much to shift your reality around. It wouldn’t take much at all...

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 45  

This month we feature a collection of short comedy, drama and poetry that we have recently produced but has not yet been broadcast on the podcast. Featuring Wild Bill Hickok at the JobCentre, a different form of internet piracy, poems from the 'Rother Valley poetry collective' and a new radio play in which a young woman discovers that sometimes having the right answer does not always lead to the correct choice.

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 44: Flood  

Jenny is standing in her bedroom cleaning a pair of walking boots. She is in her underwear. There is a mirror, a small table, a rail of clothing and a double bed. A long nighty is on top of the bed and underneath it sits a small cardboard box. She patiently waits for her husband to return while outside the rain continues to fall as it has done all day. It is 2007 and the Sheffield flood has just started.

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 43: Radio Fore  

In the winter of 2007 under conditions of utmost secrecy. BBC managers created a now mothballed sister station for Radio4. Supposed to be a bolder and less middle-class approach to talk radio. It all went terribly wrong and the vast range of commissioned shows has never been heard by the pubic to this day. Until now...

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 42: Pot Noodles and Knickers  

Dave thought it seemed like a good idea at the time. An invigorating hiking trek across the peak district with his best friend Kevin. It would help him take his mind off all the relationship, family and work problems which had seemingly overwhelmed him of late. But unfortunately, the trip which awaited him would only contain injuries, secrets, lies, ramen style instant snack foods and incredible clumsy metaphors.

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 41: The Wires are Down  

Adam and Suzanne are in love but a question about their sexual past leads to jealousy and mistrust which they must overcome if the relationship is to survive. However the specter of Thatcherism casts a long shadow across the decades and highlights the class divide between them. Somehow they will both have to come to terms with their own expectations from life and each other.

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 40: We Dream Ourselves Each Day  

Sarah sits in the empty white room, staring blankly at the wall. She doesnt know why she is here and she doesnt know what they want. All she does know, is that out there, somewhere, her family is waiting and that she will do anything to find a way back to them. She will do whatever it takes.

Cornucopia Podcast 39: Christopher Walkens Xmas Storybook  

Our story takes place the night before Christmas, outside the magical and wondrous structure that is Santas Workshop. It is a scene of busy preparation and anticipation, as a years worth of hard work finally comes to fruition. So as Santas little helpers run around checking every final detail, and Santa himself suits up for a night of delivering presents to children across the world, the Reindeer find themselves preparing for the trip ahead in their own special way.

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 38: A Mothers Love  

When her son Tony, a comprehensive school Teacher, is sent to prison for abusing one of his 14 year old female pupils, his mother Christine is plunged into a nightmare. Set against the backdrop of her visits and letters post sentence, her confusion soon turns to anger as she is forced to examine her true feelings for her only child as his denial and minimisation brings with it a realisation that their relationship must change if it is to survive the sentence and beyond....

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 37  

Once again we return to the world of podcasting with three new short productions that all deal with that thing we lovingly call life. We start by exploring the highs and lows (plus the nail polish) of a local temping agency. We then jump back 70 years and listen to a surprisingly prophetic women hiding within the London underground during the blitz. Finally, we are introduced to Kaz and Donna, two young women who have nothing but their makeup, UggBoots and bus tickets to help them make it through the day.

Cornucopia Radio Podcast 36: The Tight Ann Hic  

Declan Deck has invented something which he feels will change the very nature of what we consider standing and what we consider sitting. He calls it an easy-to-erect-and-collapse-one-size-fits-all-canvas-covered-chair (although he’s flexible on future name changes). He thinks that perhaps a soon-to-be-launched, metal-clad, yet unsinkable boat (featuring four funnels, five decks & one lifeboat), will be the perfect place to demonstrate his new sessio-esque device. But somewhere, out in the Mid-Atlantic, sits a lonely and tone-deaf iceberg who has a very different idea…

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