In the far North, near the US-Canadian border, there sits a little town where everything is a bit different. After a meteorite splashed down in 1975, all wireless communication was knocked out except for the tiny, low-power radio station operating out of the town´s historic opera house. Now, 40 years later, the station, known simply as Radio Icebox, is fighting against mysterious aliens, zombie turkeys, disappearing gypsy women, men in black, and more! And it all keeps coming back to that meteorite.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeffrey Adams, Victoria Olson, Scotta Turner, Cody Boyer, Aela Mackintosh, James Yount, Declan Lowthian. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/iceb/000010de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
THE CABIN NEXT DOORWhen the Regal family moves into a idyllic lake home for a few weeks of family fun, they don´t think much of the dilapidated and obviously abandoned cabin next door. But as mysteries begin to pile up around the ancient structure, the Regal kids decide to do a little sleuthing to pass the time. Starring Brock Krahnke and Anna Remus. The first production ever by the Icebox Radio Theater. ´´SUMMER PEOPLE´´ And now, a word from our sponsor! A movie trailer for a film NEVER coming to a theater near you. ´´THE ICEBOX PROPERTY´´ A Texas woman comes to her husband´s home town, Icebox Minnesota to get some Northland flavor, and check out the possibility of inheriting a piece of prime property. But when neighbors challenge ownership on the beautiful lakeshore land, tempers flare and bullets fly in this borderland mystery. Written by Kenna Clayton, and starring Karen Schickle. ´´THE CUSTOMS GUARD´´ Written especially for a fundraiser at Backus Community Center in International Falls, this short playlet features a different look at an ordeal all border dwellers frequently face: Going through customs 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anna Remus, Brock Krahnke, Karen Schickle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/iceb/000002de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
BUZZSomething´s wrong above the usually tranquil waters of Rainy Lake in this science-fiction comedy. The mosquitoes of Minnesota are legendary. But could they carry away lifestock? Two kids and one very dumb secret agent need to figure it all out before it´s too late. Starring Steve Sinclair, Veryan Erwin and Jessica Liggins. ´´TALL BEARS´´ All across Northern Minnesota, towns in search of a way to separate themselves from the crowd build landmarks. Huge statues of fish, twine balls and other attention-getters dot the landscape. In International Falls, Smokey Bear graces the city center in all his 30-foot glory. But one summer, with drought chocking the landscape and the fire danger in the nearby national park high, Smokey disappeared. While the police chief searched for logical explanations, his 12-year-old daughter (and paranormal expert) Heather went to work on finding out the TRUE story with nearly deadly results. Starring Rachel Adams. ´´THE TRUNK´´ When you live along an international border, the temptation to smuggle a small item or two (Cuban cigars, illicitly caught fish) across can be quite strong. When two women are asked to smuggle a box of steaks across, they readily agree. But the night is Halloween, and when the ´´steaks´´ end up eating a customs guard, there appears to be no way out in this comedy sketch from the Icebox of the Nation. Recorded before a live audience. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Sinclair, Veryan Erwin, Jessica Liggins, Rachel Adams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/iceb/000001de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Minnie Billings, Come HomeWith nowhere to go after the death of her husband, an old woman returns to the tiny town she left decades earlier. As the strain of living in an unfamiliar climate, and trying to reconnect with her daughter-in-law, builds, Minnie begins to hear voices in the large house she lives in. Soon, she must confront the demons of her past or fall victim to the harsh, Minnesota winter. Recorded in front of a live audience. Starring Lynda Faith.´´The Dunes´´When a bitter, repressed woman buys an isolated old house reputed to be haunted, she attempts to hide behind her faith as means of overcoming the strange things going on around her. But as the tension mounts and the danger increases, she is forced to choose between reality and the carefully arranged world she has created for herself. Until reality plays a hand. This spooky drama was originally produced as part of a Halloween special starring Liane Lehtinen.´´The Ravenibrt´´ Artistic Director Jeffrey Adams offers his own interpretation of the classic poem by Edgar Allen Poe, with original sound effects and music. Recorded before a live audience. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lynda Faith, Liane Lehtinen, Jeffrey Adams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/iceb/000003de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How Love Came to Louie PolanskiIn this Valentine´s Day special, young Louie Polanski, a Wisconsin teen growing up in the early 1960s, travels down the eternal path of his first crush. But can Louie ask out the girl of his dreams without being murdered by the huge, athletic competition for her affections? Recorded before a live audience on Valentine´s Day, 2008. Starring Veryan Erwin, Rachel Adams and Justin Kapla, and written by David Finney. ´´The Mermaid´´Louis Jordan never really liked the lake shore. It was his wife, Madelyn, who loved his family cabin. After she dies tragically, Louis forces himself to the dilapidated little shack along the rocky shore to try and figure out how his life could possibly go on without her. Then, a mysterious creature appears at Louis´ dock, promising the possibility of magic by her very existence. Louis falls under the spell of the Rainy Lake Mermaid, only to discover that she does not have his best interests at heart, and that the path to a new life was within his reach all along. Recorded in front of a live audience. Starring Gene Gee and Aela Nordrum. ´´In from the Cold´´When two ice fishermen come in from the cold for ´´a steak and a beer´´, they discover their favorite restaurant transformed for Valentine´s Day. In a room dedicated to couples, two fishing buddies discover they have more in common with the lovers than they originally thought. A little slice of the Northland comedy for the Day of Love. Recorded before a live audience. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Veryan Erwin, Rachel Adams, Justin Kapla, Gene Gee, Aela Nordrum. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/iceb/000004de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´A.I.´´: A young programmer works long hours in the lab on the latest A.I. project. Funny that he can´t ever remember leaving... ´´Gorblat´s Jig´´: It´s alien abduction meets fishing derby in this hilarious short subject. Recorded before a live audience. ´´A Distant Land´´: Years after leaving the planetary colony where she grew up, a woman returns as an Inspector General, only to discover that things have changed beyond imagining in this sci fi drama. ´´The Super Happy Sugar Elves´´: It´s the terrifying world of children´s animation as written by an over-caffeinated, over-stressed horror writer. It´s the Super Happy Sugar Elves!!! ´´The Wind & the Cold´´: A couple drive thru a blizzard to be together at a mountain cabin. But as the weather worsens, so do their moods until she marches impulsively out into the storm only the elements themselves have similar problems. ´´Heads & Tails´´: Two women go fishing to get away from men, only to be bothered by a merman on the hunt for a mate. ´´Special Offer´´: In a future world where all of us live in cubes made of interactive screens, a teenager learns the horrible price of questioning her ´´service providers´´ wisdom. Recorded before a live audience. ´´Ice Lair of the Elder God´´: Two teens text and email back and forth to unravel the mystery of a dark island on a Northern Lake until things take a tragic turn. Recorded before a live audience. ´´Northern Gothic´´: A fanciful tale of resolute young girl coming to live at the mysterious mansion of her strange uncle in the style of the Addams Family or A Series of Unfortunate Events. ´´The Mermaid´´: When a widower decides to brood his life away at the family cabin, a chance encounter with a magical creature of the lake changes his mind about love. Recorded before a live audience. ´´Baiting Bumpo´´: A surly ice-fisherman who just wants to be left alone meets the King of the Walleye who makes him a tantalizing offer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeffrey Adams, Aela Mackintosh, Jim Yount, Karen Shickell, Cody Boyer, Rachel Adams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/iceb/000009de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Up north on the very edge of America is the town of Icebox, Minnesota. And in tiny Icebox there is a family of three lovely ladies; a daughter, a mother, and a grandmother who together run the local newspaper. And trouble simply cannot leave these three ´´Scoop Sisters´´ alone. One: ´´Fourth Estate Sale´´, part one, ´´The Pilot Episode´´: When a woman loses her job, her marriage, and everything but her daughter and the clothes on her back, there´s nothing to do but return home to her hippie mother and her new newspaper. Two: ´´Fourth Estate Sale´´, Part 23, ´´Foundation Logic´´: The Scoop Sisters are back. When a local family forms a community foundation to help people, everything seems fine until a long-lost half brother throws a monkey wrench into things. Can the Scoops get things straightened out before the foundation´s logic goes all haywire? Four: ´´New School Blues´´, part one: Those mavens of mystery are back. When Mary struggles with a difficult teacher, the ´´Sisters´´´ attempts to understand what´s what leads to a full-scale investigation! Five: ´´New School Blues´´, part 26: ´´The Spook Skiff´´: Those mavens of mystery are back with a special Scare-Season offering! The owner of a local boat needs help promoting it as a haunted vessel complete with real ghost. But what secrets does the ship-bound spectre hold, and how does it all involve The Scoop Sisters! Seven: ´´Wanted: Man!´´: The Scoop Sisters return with another exciting adventure. Personal ads are a new thing for the Sister´s newspaper, but when the first ad works a little too well, a mystery unfolds that needs the girl´s special attention. Eight: ´´Faster, Pussycat! Steal! Steal!´´: When a retired jewel thief moves to tiny Icebox, Minnesota, Mel is understandably wary. But when his treasured cat turns up missing, Jasmine and Mary rush to help. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/iceb/000007de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A sampling of comedy from the Icebox Radio Theater, with much of it recorded in front of a live audience! 1) Coffee Landing World Conquest 02:25: An actual commercial for a local coffee shop. 2) The Customs Guard 8:31: An IBRT classic. A woman in a hurry and a customs guard with WAY too much time on his hands. 3) Have you Anything to Declare? 28:31: Peter Linus is the very definition of an ´´Ugly American´´, viewing Canada as the 51st state until the very fabric of the universe warps to change his mind. 4) The Great Debate 1:25: Two towns, two paper mills. The Debate. 5) In from the Cold 10:02: Two ice fishermen come in from the shack on Valentine´s Day only to discover their favorite watering hole transformed for romance. 6) QICE: The Pilot 29:18: A podcaster finally gets up the courage to ask the local radio station for airtime, and soon finds himself embroiled in wacky goings-on in this sitcom pilot. 7) Bad Sound Effects Playhouse 2:35: When does a banana not sound like a banana?8) Epoxy 1:47: It´s a lip gloss. It´s a moisturizer. It´s an industrial adhesive. 9) QICE Waiting for Ruddleman 27:31: The gang at your favorite community station is back and this time the FCC is in the house. 10) Super Happy Sugar Elves Extravaganza! 9:15: When a horror writer is forced to write an animated kids show on extreme deadline, the results are less than steller. 11) QICE The Pen Is Flightier Than the Sword 28:45: Gary auditions new shows for Black Mask Theater while a fancy-pants stylist tries to turn Bill into the TV star. 12) All Class Reunion 8:05: In small towns, local high schools often hold ´´All Class Reunions´´ in which all students, past and present, all get together for one big party. But what would happen if ALL the classes came together? 13) Yens and Dougie in ´´Fish-O-Rama´´ 25:58: Those Northland geniuses are back with a plan to win the local fis... 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/iceb/000006de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.