Meet the Cast of Captain Radio: Jonny Eberle as Doctor Orban

Every villain thinks they’re the hero of the story, and that’s certainly true of the sinister Doctor Orban, the primary antagonist in season one of “The Adventures of Captain Radio.” Today, we journey to the Throne of Jupiter and come face-to-face with Captain Radio’s most lethal enemy to find out what makes the mad scientist tick.

This week, we’re continuing our series of interviews with the cast and crew of our science fiction audio drama podcast. William McDonald interviews Jonny Eberle about his dual role as the writer/creator of the series and the voice actor playing Doctor Orban. Check out the video to learn about the inspiration behind the show, why Jonny’s always wanted to play a mustache-twirling bad guy, and get a few of the secrets behind the show’s homemade sound effects:

Set in the distant future, “The Adventures of Captain Radio” follows the exploits of the masked hero Captain Radio as he fights the forces of evil. If you like your rocket ships with a side of robots and ray guns, you’ll love this retrofuturistic sci-fi serial. You can find “The Adventures of Captain Radio” wherever you listen to podcasts. Listen to the show now!

Obscure Studios Talks Audio Drama on the Grit City Podcast

This week, you can catch Obscure Studios president Jonny Eberle on The Grit City Podcast! The Grit City Podcast has a simple premise—in every episode, the hosts sit down with Tacoma-based creatives and entrepreneurs over a couple of drinks to learn more about them and their projects.

In this episode, Jonny joins the crew for a hard cider and talks about the inspiration behind the creation of our science fiction audio drama podcast, “The Adventures of Captain Radio,” learning to be his own foley artist, his enduring love for Sherlock Holmes and why he’s drawn to storytelling in the first place, the prospect of artificial intelligence replacing writers, and the good ol’ public domain.

Listen to the episode on The Grit City Podcast website or find the complete conversation below:

“The Adventures of Captain Radio” is a scripted, serialized science fiction audio drama podcast. It’s distributed free through all major podcast players, including Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotify, and Amazon Music; directly via RSS feed; and anywhere fine audio fiction is found. If you like your rocket ships with a side of robots and rayguns, you’ll love this retrofuturistic show. Listen now on obscurestudios.net. You can support the show and help fund future seasons by donating on Ko-Fi or buying merch on TeePublic.

You can learn more about Jonny Eberle and his writing projects outside of Obscure Studios on his personal website: jweberle.com.

Meet the Cast of Captain Radio: DeLano Hays as Ace

It wouldn’t be “The Adventures of Captain Radio” without Ace, our hero’s trusty robotic sidekick who consistently rises above their programming to save the day. As part of our ongoing series of interviews, we’re sitting down with the cast of our sci-fi audio drama podcast. Join us today as we meet DeLano Hays, who provides the voice of Ace. Check out the video below to hear how DeLano took inspiration from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and the difficult task of infusing a robot with just the right amount of humanity:

Set in the distant future, “The Adventures of Captain Radio” follows the exploits of the masked hero Captain Radio as he fights the forces of evil. If you like your rocket ships with a side of robots and ray guns, you’ll love this retrofuturistic sci-fi serial. You can find “The Adventures of Captain Radio” wherever you listen to podcasts. Listen to the show now!

Meet the Cast of Captain Radio: Rob Peters as Orion

We’re back with another exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of “The Adventures of Captain Radio,” our sci-fi audio drama podcast. Each week, we’ll introduce you to another member of the show’s cast and learn about their creative process bringing the world of Captain Radio from our imagination to your ears.

Today, Will McDonald, producer and the voice of Captain Radio, sits down with Rob Peters, who lends his voice to the character of Orion—smuggler, animal lover, and reluctant ally in the fight against evil. Check out their conversation:

Set in the distant future, “The Adventures of Captain Radio” follows the exploits of the masked hero Captain Radio as he fights the forces of evil. If you like your rocket ships with a side of robots and ray guns, you’ll love this retrofuturistic sci-fi serial. You can find “The Adventures of Captain Radio” wherever you listen to podcasts. Listen to the show now!

Meet the Cast of Captain Radio: William McDonald as Captain Radio

“The Adventures of Captain Radio” is an ensemble story, with every character completing their own arc throughout Season 1, but the glue holding it all together is the lead, Count Xavier of Alpha Centauri—better known to the galaxy as Captain Radio.

This week, we’re continuing our series of interviews with the cast and crew of our science fiction audio drama podcast. Today, writer and director Jonny Eberle chats with voice actor William McDonald, who anchors the podcast with his performance as Captain Radio. Check out the video here to learn about Will’s creative process and the surprising inspiration for the character’s distinctive voice:

Set in the distant future, “The Adventures of Captain Radio” follows the exploits of the masked hero Captain Radio as he fights the forces of evil. If you like your rocket ships with a side of robots and ray guns, you’ll love this retrofuturistic sci-fi serial. You can find “The Adventures of Captain Radio” wherever you listen to podcasts. Listen to the show now!

Meet the Cast of Captain Radio: Abigail Stokely as Andromeda

We are so lucky to work with amazingly talented voice actors at Obscure Studios. Over the next few weeks, we want you to meet the folks behind the microphone. Join us as we learn more about their creative process as we chat with the cast of “The Adventures of Captain Radio,” our science fiction audio drama podcast.

Today, show producer and voice of Captain Radio Will McDonald sits down with Abigail Stokely, who brought the character of Andromeda to life:

Set in the distant future, “The Adventures of Captain Radio” follows the exploits of the masked hero Captain Radio as he fights the forces of evil. If you like your rocket ships with a side of robots and ray guns, you’ll love this retrofuturistic sci-fi serial. You can find “The Adventures of Captain Radio” wherever you listen to podcasts. Listen to the show now!

Our Commitment to Telling Diverse Stories

When I started Obscure Studios as a high school student interested in making short films, I’m not sure the words “diversity” and “inclusion” were in my vocabulary. I was a middle-class, straight, white kid—I had the privilege to ignore injustice and racism. As a rather clueless high schooler and later, as a still mostly clueless college student, many of my early works of creative output were riddled with stereotypes. We were making comedic videos for YouTube and our brand of comedy sometimes relied on hurtful stereotypes for the sake of a joke.

As I got older and my worldview expanded, I realized that even though my words didn’t come from a place of hate, they could still inflict harm. And I slowly began to perceive the injustices around me. Living in a border state, I became aware of immigration issues. I learned about the history of the native peoples whose land (upon which I was living) had been stolen. Many of my friends came out as gay, lesbian, or trans as debates about LGBTQIA+ rights began to dominate American cultural politics.

I knew that I, and by extension, Obscure Studios, couldn’t sit on the sidelines anymore. We had to take a stand in support of marriage equality, women’s rights, trans rights, immigrant and refugee rights, anti-racism, and a slew of other issues where we could lend our voice.

We had to be the best allies we could be.

It’s been a long road, but I’m glad to say we’ve taken steps as creators to empower and lift up diverse narratives whenever we can. Diverse voices matter more than ever. Today, I’m proud to announce Obscure Studios’ official diversity and inclusion statement, clearly outlining our commitments and goals to foster a storytelling community where everyone is welcome.

We still have a long way to go, but it’s a start.

With gratitude,

Jonny Eberle, President

Binge the Entire First Season of Our Sci-Fi Podcast Now

Is there anything better than settling into the weekend with some quality fiction to binge? Our exciting new science fiction audio drama, The Adventures of Captain Radio, recently wrapped up its explosive first season, and writer Jonny Eberle shared that he’s hard at work on season 2. That makes right now the perfect time to binge the first season, so you can be caught up when the continuing adventures of the heroic Captain Radio return to your podcast feed.

Season one tells a self-contained story over the course of six 20-minute episodes, so you can easily enjoy it in an afternoon. You can listen wherever you enjoy podcasts, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Amazon Music, or right here on our website. We believe in making audio fiction accessible to everyone, so we’ve also made transcripts available for each episode. If you like what you hear, we hope you’ll share it with a friend.

So here’s to canceling plans, ignoring your to-do list, and leaving the chores for another day. Thanks for listening!

The Season Finale of Captain Radio is Here!

It’s the season finale! Can our heroes defeat the forces of darkness and save the galaxy? Find out in the thrilling conclusion of Captain Radio and the Mutant Mole People from the Eleventh Dimension. If you’ve been holding off so you can binge the whole season at once, this is the moment you’ve been in waiting for.

The Adventures of Captain Radio is now available to stream on your favorite podcast player. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, and more. If you enjoy your rocketships with a side of robots and ray guns, we think you’ll enjoy the show.

As we draw this story to a close, we’re so thankful for all the people who’ve enthusiastically given their time and talents to make this show a reality. Please give a big round of applause to our main cast: Will McDonald as Captain Radio, Rob Peters as Orion, DeLano Hays as Ace, Scott Kennedy as the Narrator, Abigail Stokley as Andromeda, Jonny Eberle as Doctor Orban, and Bailey Cunningham as the Soldiers. Another huge thanks goes out to Bailey for composing our theme music, Tami King for designing our logo, and to our season one guest stars: Kaye Spivey; Kate Neale, Katie Grey, Scott Thorpe, and Rutger Wagner; Ted Fahy; Jura; and Ron Poe. From the sands of Mars to the fires of Hydra, you’re the best.

We’re a small, independent production studio—we’re not part of a large network and we don’t have a huge advertising budget—so if you want to support us, please subscribe and leave us a rating and review. That will help other people discover Captain Radio. You can also buy us a coffee on Ko-Fi. You can also support the show by purchasing a t-shirt, mug, sticker, or more from our TeePublic store. Thanks for listening!

The Adventures of Captain Radio is a production of Obscure Studios written and edited by Jonny Eberle with production help from Will McDonald. Starring Will McDonald, Scott Kennedy, DeLano Hays, Rob Peters, Abigail Stokley, Jonny Eberle, Bailey Cunningham, and Ron Poe. Transcripts, merch, and more at obscurestudios.net.

New Podcast Episode: The Dimension Gate

It’s the beginning of the end of the first season of The Adventures of Captain Radio! In Chapter Five: The Dimension Gate, our heroes arrive at the Throne of Jupiter, where a deadly trap waits for them.

The Adventures of Captain Radio is now available to stream on your favorite podcast player. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, and more. If you enjoy your rocketships with a side of robots and ray guns, we think you’ll enjoy the show. We’re a small, independent production studio—we’re not part of a large network and we don’t have a huge advertising budget—so if you want to support us, please subscribe and leave us a rating and review. That will help other people discover Captain Radio. You can also buy us a coffee on Ko-Fi. Thanks for listening!

You can also support the show by purchasing a t-shirt, mug, sticker, or more from our TeePublic store!

The Adventures of Captain Radio is a production of Obscure Studios written and edited by Jonny Eberle with production help from Will McDonald. Starring Will McDonald, Scott Kennedy, DeLano Hays, Rob Peters, Abigail Stokley, Jonny Eberle, and Bailey Cunningham.