Silent Radio Is Back!

 

Get ready to gather around the old Philco console and turn down the lights! On Wednesday and Thursday this week, March 24 and 25, you’re invited to tune in to Ricochet Silent Radio, our long running theater of the mind. Once again, Tales of the Pit conjures up images you can’t see, and sounds you can’t hear, in our newest radio-scripted adventure, Utah Wheels and Rails, a work of fan fiction featuring actual Ricochet members.

In today’s world, what does it take to be actually countercultural? Culturally, Salt Lake City is a world away from Hollywood. Utah is (mostly) new territory for RSR; in 2016, we published a satirical takedown of the Sundance Film Festival. The new story reflects interest, respect and sometimes amusement at the very different ways of that city, as well as being a tribute to some of the cyber-friendships we’ve formed online. Who are the real non-conformists? You’ll find them right here.

Jason Rudert has been the offbeat, likable hero of several RSR stories. Cat III plays Kevin Hart to Rudert’s Dwayne Johnson; Oscar Wilde to his Apollinaire; Krafft-ebing to his Freud; Louis-Ferdinand Celine to his Sartre. Most of Jason and Cat’s dialog is in their own words, and even the other Ricochet Utahns are speaking words, mostly of their own, that were located, cut, and pasted into conversations. These members include @cudouglas, @theroyalfamily, @ltpwfdcm and @Thelonious.

One thing you won’t get in Utah Wheels and Rails is snarkiness regarding the LDS Church. No polygamy jokes, nothing about Black Priesthood or 1857. But that doesn’t mean we have to be solemn. Not at all. BYU’s Studio C enjoys quite a few laughs, and so will we.

It’s going to be something more like Brigham’s Eleven. Or 48 HRS…in Temple Square. Because Jason and the Mormonauts just sounded a little too on-the-nose.

So sit back, and let us put imaginary voices in your head. Join us on our excursion to the Beehive State. Catch the buzz! On Wednesday and Thursday this week, only on Ricochet Silent Radio.

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  1. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    Nothing ever happens in Utah. 😈

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  2. Gary McVey Contributor
    Gary McVey
    @GaryMcVey

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Nothing ever happens in Utah. 😈

    Come back in , oh, 43 hours!

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  3. Randy Weivoda Moderator
    Randy Weivoda
    @RandyWeivoda

    Yippee!!

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  4. Gary McVey Contributor
    Gary McVey
    @GaryMcVey

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    Yippee!!

    Glad to have you aboard, Randy! Ricochet Silent Radio has no better friend than you!

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  5. Living High and Wide Member
    Living High and Wide
    @OldDanRhody

    Hmmm… 17 “likes” from 6 “post views:”  That’s efficiency!

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  6. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    Living High and Wide (View Comment):

    Hmmm… 17 “likes” from 6 “post views:” That’s efficiency!

    Gary is stacking the deck.

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  7. thelonious Member
    thelonious
    @thelonious

    Do you mean 1847 instead of 1857? I don’t know anything of significance that happened in 1857 in our fair state. I also think Black Priesthood would be an awesome blacksploitation silent radio addition. A bunch of urban jive talkin about the Pearl of Great Price would be enthralling. 

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  8. Gary McVey Contributor
    Gary McVey
    @GaryMcVey

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Living High and Wide (View Comment):

    Hmmm… 17 “likes” from 6 “post views:” That’s efficiency!

    Gary is stacking the deck.

    The funny thing is, I didn’t ask for the post view counter. I guess that in the words of 1970s car marketing, it’s a mandatory option! 

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  9. Gary McVey Contributor
    Gary McVey
    @GaryMcVey

    thelonious (View Comment):

    Do you mean 1847 instead of 1857? I don’t know anything of significance that happened in 1857 in our fair state. I also think Black Priesthood would be an awesome blacksploitation silent radio addition. A bunch of urban jive talkin about the Pearl of Great Price would be enthralling.

    “Jivey League’s Big Bendover in Wendover is charting! With more soul than you can control!”

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  10. Codename: Bunsen Honeydew Coolidge
    Codename: Bunsen Honeydew
    @ltpwfdcm

    Imma be famous! Thanks @garymcvey!

    The autograph line starts outside the prison, please bring photo ID…

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  11. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    Codename: Bunsen Honeydew (View Comment):

    Imma be famous! Thanks @ garymcvey!

    The autograph line starts outside the prison, please bring photo ID…

    He doesn’t try to work me in any more. I’m to ideosink … idiozink … I’m too hard to characterize.

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  12. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    Percival (View Comment):
    I’m to ideosink … idiozink … I’m too hard to characterize.

    Idiosyncratic?

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  13. Gary McVey Contributor
    Gary McVey
    @GaryMcVey

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):
    I’m to ideosink … idiozink … I’m too hard to characterize.

    Idiosyncratic?

    Ah, good to have both of you in one place! Percival, the only reason we haven’t “heard” from you on RSR lately is you’re part of the “Masterminds” timeline, as is Arahant. You guys generally appear on Richard Lincoln’s 1951-1955 shows, but occasionally show up in other parts of the franchise, like the Rhody-Balzer timeline. Once in a while on Judge Mental shows. 

    Jason Rudert’s timelines are usually separate from yours. 

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  14. Gary McVey Contributor
    Gary McVey
    @GaryMcVey

    Codename: Bunsen Honeydew (View Comment):

    Imma be famous! Thanks @ garymcvey!

    The autograph line starts outside the prison, please bring photo ID…

    I’m discreet about that. To protect your privacy. I just refer to it as a secure government facility in Gunnison with exceptionally sturdy walls. Nobody’ll figure that out, right?

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  15. Judge Mental Member
    Judge Mental
    @JudgeMental

    Gary McVey (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):
    I’m to ideosink … idiozink … I’m too hard to characterize.

    Idiosyncratic?

    Ah, good to have both of you in one place! Percival, the only reason we haven’t “heard” from you on RSR lately is you’re part of the “Masterminds” timeline, as is Arahant. You guys generally appear on Richard Lincoln’s 1951-1955 shows, but occasionally show up in other parts of the franchise, like the Rhody-Balzer timeline. Once in a while on Judge Mental shows.

    Jason Rudert’s timelines are usually separate from yours.

    What I’m hearing is that it’s safe to read this one.

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  16. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    Judge Mental (View Comment):
    What I’m hearing is that it’s safe to read this one.

    It has Jason in it.

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  17. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Judge Mental (View Comment):
    What I’m hearing is that it’s safe to read this one.

    It has Jason in it.

    That puts a limit on how safe it can be.

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  18. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    Where us @jasonrudert anyway? We haven’t seen him around lately.

    Anybody checked for him in his usual haunts?

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  19. Matt Balzer, Imperialist Claw Member
    Matt Balzer, Imperialist Claw
    @MattBalzer

    Percival (View Comment):

    Codename: Bunsen Honeydew (View Comment):

    Imma be famous! Thanks @ garymcvey!

    The autograph line starts outside the prison, please bring photo ID…

    He doesn’t try to work me in any more. I’m to ideosink … idiozink … I’m too hard to characterize.

    If we ever get another live show I’m lobbying to bring back the “Millionaire Monologue Minute”. That was the second-best part of the first one, the first being the “Shut up, Jason” running gag.

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  20. Gary McVey Contributor
    Gary McVey
    @GaryMcVey

    Percival (View Comment):

    Where us @ jasonrudert anyway? We haven’t seen him around lately.

    Anybody checked for him in his usual haunts?

    I sent him the first half of the story a few weeks ago to get his okay. He’s been busy; imagine ever being too busy for a Ricochet session? I can’t either. Some nonsense about “work”. Hope he can come by. 

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  21. Gary McVey Contributor
    Gary McVey
    @GaryMcVey

    Matt Balzer, Imperialist Claw (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    Codename: Bunsen Honeydew (View Comment):

    Imma be famous! Thanks @ garymcvey!

    The autograph line starts outside the prison, please bring photo ID…

    He doesn’t try to work me in any more. I’m to ideosink … idiozink … I’m too hard to characterize.

    If we ever get another live show I’m lobbying to bring back the “Millionaire Monologue Minute”. That was the second-best part of the first one, the first being the “Shut up, Jason” running gag.

    If you and the missus choose to sell that condo in Orange County, I bet you’ll instantly qualify to deliver the “Millionaire Monologue Minute” first person!

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  22. Codename: Bunsen Honeydew Coolidge
    Codename: Bunsen Honeydew
    @ltpwfdcm

    Gary McVey (View Comment):

    Codename: Bunsen Honeydew (View Comment):

    Imma be famous! Thanks @ garymcvey!

    The autograph line starts outside the prison, please bring photo ID…

    I’m discreet about that. To protect your privacy. I just refer to it as a secure government facility in Gunnison with exceptionally sturdy walls. Nobody’ll figure that out, right?

    Well, more like layers of chain-link fencing and razor wire than actual walls as you’d find in much older “secure government facilities”

    • #22
  23. Gary McVey Contributor
    Gary McVey
    @GaryMcVey

    Ladies and gentlemen, here’s the show!

    • #23
  24. Boss Mongo Member
    Boss Mongo
    @BossMongo

    Gary, just got back from a trip.  I’ma need a minute to get caught up.

    • #24