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The Sound of Adventure! All-new, full-cast adventure and mystery radio drama programs. New episodes on the 1st of the month, year-round


Black Jack Justice (70) - Chess Pains  

Celebrate the arbitrary milestone of seventy delightful episodes with Lord and Lady Flatfoot! Once again our intrepid heroes are thrust into a situation that falls well short of their customary bailiwick, is well and truly outside of their comfort zone and for which they are deeply, deeply unqualified. It’s enough to give a person Chess Pains!

Red Panda Adventures (117) - Harbinger of Doom  

Peace and prosperity are back at long last, and the city has a new protector to help keep it that way. There’s only one thing that could go wrong: the impending arrival of an armada from beyond the stars to enslave mankind. If August Fenwick is to help protect the Earth, he may need some help from the case files of his old friend in the red mask to recall the Harbinger of Doom!

Black Jack Justice (69) - As The Northern Star  

There are certain things in life that feel fixed… immutable, as if they had never changed and they never would. But the world outside the window changes every day, and a great war is being fought, without a single shot being fired. In times like these, even the Northern Star can change his stripes... or something.  

Red Panda Adventures (116) - Twas the Night Before  

From the secret case files of the Red Panda, and a most unlikely source, comes the most thrilling Christmas adventure of the Terrific Twosome of Toronto's crime-fighting career. No matter how little holiday spirit you might have had, no one could resist when... 'Twas the Night Before!

Black Jack Justice (68) - The Born Loser  

It has been observed more than once that life isn't fair, even if the mass of humanity cannot possibly be as deserving of a thumb on the scales of fate as they think that they are. Still, it is just possible that from time to time the universe does conspire to heap misfortune on the narrow shoulders of one poor specimen, and turn that benighted soul into... The Born Loser! 

Red Panda Adventures (115) - Tower of Terror  

A new era begins in the telling of the Terrific Twosome of Toronto's exploits. Join us for the first trip into heroic history as we explore the untold tale of... the Tower of Terror!

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Black Jack Justice (67)  - The Dead Duck  


Your private detective and your fairy godmother have very different roles. Chief amongst the differences is the fact that “making your dreams come true” is not often the gumshoe’s lot in life. But wouldn’t it be nice if, just once, someone would do something about theirs? Even if it means that someone is a… Dead Duck?


Red Panda Adventures (114) - The Final Problem  

The journey of a thousand miles began with a single step into the shadows of darkness and desperation. Will it end in a blaze of glory or the brilliance of the limelight? Is this truly The Final Problem?

Black Jack Justice (66) - Full Fathom Five  

Sometimes miracles happen, and sometimes they don't. And sorting out which is which and when and why can be a heckuva job for even the most hard-boiled of private eyes. Secrets and lies won't bring a sailor home from the sea... or will they?

Red Panda Adv (113) - Exit, Stage Left  

When you've always been the life of the party, it can be hard to slip away. And when the party in question is the never-ending battle between good and evil, it can be nearly impossible. With their friends and allies taking their final bows, and with a super-powered protégée waiting in the wings, will our heroes stay for an encore, or will they take their Exit, Stage Left?

Black Jack Justice (65) - The One That Got Away  

The jaunty angle at which our girl detective chooses to wear her hat does occasionally come with a price, and every once in a great while, that price encompasses something which she actually notices and just possibly cares about. It is entirely possible that this might be the story of one of those times.


Red Panda Adventures (112) -  The Pentacle  

Since the end of the war, the formerly allied nations have been engaged in a mad scramble to control Germany's captured mad scientists. Ever wonder what happened to the Wizards? The Red Panda and the Flying Squirrel race to stop disaster at the hands of... The Pentacle!

Black Jack Justice (64) - The Road to Hell  


People have a lot to say about good intentions. Opinions vary. Some say they are the chains that bind us, some say they are the graces that separate us from the animals. But the one thing that everyone can agree on is that when you find yourself up to your knees in them, you're probably travelling The Road to Hell.


Red Panda Adventures (111) The Chimes at Midnight  

Times change so quickly, it can be difficult to keep track. Is that the youngest spotter in your crime-fighting network beside you, or is it a cub reporter, or a war hero... or has he become something different... something more? Sometimes you need another perspective to tell. Sometimes the only clue is the ringing of the Chimes at Midnight! 

Black Jack Justice (63) - My Heart Belongs to Mummy  

There's nothing worse for a bodyguard than when the body that you're guarding suddenly goes missing. Unless the body in question is thousands of years old and disinclined to travel under its own power. Then it is a little bit worse. It really is.

Red Panda Adventures (110) - The Mind of Terror  

An electronic brain the size of a Studebaker, a mechnical titan the size of a skyscraper and a secret that is bigger than either of them. Is the most perilous problem really the Red Panda's "ghost" puzzle, or is it The Mind Of Terror?

Black Jack Justice (62) - Strange Bedfellows  

The most powerful man in town wants Jack and Trixie off the job they're working on, and he means right now, brother. Just one problem. They're pretty unemployed, even by their standards. This is going to get socially awkward, and then possibly dead, isn't it?

Red Panda Adventures (109) - The Ghost  

Peace and prosperity has been restored, and the nation's fighting men are finding their roles in the Toronto of tomorrow. But it isn't as easy for some as it is for others. Some choose a vocation of crime, some long to cover it and one seems to have become... a Ghost.

Black Jack Justice (61) - The Rat Trap  

Sometimes the problems that bring people to the grey-green doors of the mighty world headquarters of Justice and Dixon are not as big as they might imagine. Sometimes they are simple people, befuddled by a problem outside of their experience, and assuming a degree of complexity that does not otherwise exist. Those are good days. This isnt one of them.

MTST 06 - The Learning Curve or the Rise of Francis.  

Decoder Ring Theatre is proud to present Mark Time Show Time, a Showcase series celebrating scripts originally written for live performance by Great Northern Audio, in conjunction with the awards ceremony of the Mark Time and Ogle Awards.


This Week: The Learning Curve or the Rise of Francis

What does it take to jump-start an economy? Why, consumers! So what do politicians do to jump-start an economy? They create millions of new consumers by emancipating creatures and monsters, real and fictional. But is the public ready to accept creature-made entertainment features? They're politicians, what do they care? 

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