“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!
We didn’t set out to make a podcast, but these things happen when you least expect them. What started out as a throwaway gag movie title in a video we made a decade ago found new life in the dark days of the pandemic. Now, over a year after Jonny started writing the first script for Captain Radio and the Mutant Mole People from the Eleventh Dimension, we’re nearly ready to share it with the world.
The Adventures of Captain Radio is set in the distant future. Over the course of a six-episode series, we join Captain Radio, a masked vigilante fighting the forces of evil, his trusty robotic sidekick Ace, and interstellar criminal Orion as they travel across the stars to rescue Andromeda from the clutches of a mad scientist, outwit deadly space sirens, seek the mysteries of a reclusive order of monks, and race to stop a conspiracy to destroy the known universe. The show is fun and campy—and every episode ends with a cliffhanger in the style of the great radio dramas of the 1930s and ’40s.
New episodes will start beaming to your earbuds in early 2022, but you can listen to a trailer for the season right now wherever you enjoy your favorite podcasts. Just search “The Adventures of Captain Radio” in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, and other fine purveyors of audio drama. If you like what you hear, do us a favor and subscribe to the feed. That way, you’ll be notified when the first episode drops. Once we’re in the swing of things, we also hope you’ll leave us a rating and review, and share it with your friends.
This podcast has been a labor of love. In addition to being produced by Jonny Eberle and Will McDonald, our talented main cast includes Will McDonald, Rob Peters, DeLano Hays, Scott Kennedy, Abigail Stokley, Jonny Eberle, and Bailey Cunningham. Tami King designed our gorgeous logo (coming soon to some merch near you), and Bailey Cunningham composed our theme music. We’re so thankful for everyone who’s contributed their time to make this a reality.
Now, without further ado, check out the brand new trailer for our first-ever podcast, The Adventures of Captain Radio: