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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.Published in