DIY: At Home Birth on National Preserve Radio

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A satirical podcast that re-imagines Octavia Butler’s short science fiction story “Bloodchild” as a DIY radio show.

Music from Bensound.

A brief reflection: I wish we had recorded in a soundproof room, and with a higher quality microphone (actually, make that two higher quality mics, because my Theatre BA-approved voice kept smothering Lindsey’s low-key delivery). I’m proud of the script, and I’m grateful to Lindsey for veering us in a humorous direction, away from my self-serious brainstorm. I liked our professor Marina’s suggestion to include realistic screams as a counterpoint to the ironic dialogue. I think I need to spend more time in the uncanny valley. As an aside, big thanks to Eddie Pruette who graciously agreed to scream, moan, vomit and perform grubectomies on a moment’s notice. And I just realized I totally forgot to compensate him with falafel! Better get on that.

One thought on “DIY: At Home Birth on National Preserve Radio

  1. “I think I need to spend more time in the uncanny valley. ”
    yes! that is a good metric for your next works.

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