• 01:59

    Radio Drama "Two For One Special" - 5pm PST

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    "Reflective Longings" and "Speak To Me Distillation Finale"


     


    Synopsis (Reflective Longings):  An old man, on his way to death's door, mentally travels back in time to pinpoint a major regret that haunts him.


    Rated:  Public for all audiences


    Written and Adapted By:  Tim Pylypiuk


    Starring:  Bill Boutin, Tim Pylypiuk, Phoebe Murer and Maria Illiou


    Soundtrack By:  Michio Mamiya & Oryphes, Ken R. Gao, and Mychael Danna


    Note:  Dedicated to my nieces Chloe and Ellie (Elinor)
     


     


    Synopsis (Speak To Me Distillation Finale):   Concluding what began last week on "The Grooming Hour", a seven episode mini-serial, written and translated by Tim Pylypiuk called and broadcasted before on Radio Drama, is given the summation treatment by the cast, distilling the complex chronicle of Tattoo Artist Apprentice Keven Holtz journey towards peace as a sexual abuse survivor into a cliff-notes edition that will conclude with a very important message for this episode's closing.


    Rated:  PG-13 for language and graphic subject matter/situations


    Written and Adapted by:  Tim Pylypiuk


    Starring:  Tim Pylypiuk, Phoebe Murer, Maria Illiou and Bill Boutin


    Soundtrack By:  Claude-Michel Schonberg & Colm Wilkson

  • 01:54

    Radio Drama "Doll Bones: Episode Three" - 3pm PST

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    Synopsis:  Three 12 year olds who have been friends for a long time face the pearls of puberty while solving the mystery behind a rare, supposedly haunted China Doll.  In Episode Three, Zach, Poppy and Alice face the dark of late night, crazy old men, near brushes with authories, and have a picnic in the early stages of their quest to bury the Haunted Bone China Doll and help a dead girl named Elinor rest in enternal peace.


    Rated:  PG-13 for scary situations and images


    Written By:  Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles)


    Illustrated By:  Eliza Wheeler


    Adapted By:  Tim Pylypiuk


    Character Sketch By:  Eliza Wheeler


    Starring:  Tim Pylypiuk, Phoebe Murer, Maria Illiou, and Bill Boutin


    Music By:  Maurice Chavalier, Moby, Danny Elfman, James Horner, Tim Hayword & Shayne Clark, and Dead Can Dance


     


    Doll Bones available on Amazon.ca and wherever books are sold


    Listen to Episode Two here.

  • 02:00

    Writer's Block "Tune Up" - 10am PST/Radio Drama "The Grooming Hour" - 11pm PST

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    Writer's Block "Tune Up" - 10am to 11am PST


     


    Tim Pylypiuk embarks on another solo effort to bring you another episode that returns to its roots with a simple oddysy on writing and asks the listener thought-provoking questions like "What do you want to write?" and asks budding writers to consider the path they wish to take when dipping their hands into the ink pool.  It's a "Tune Up" as only Writer's Block can bring.


     


    Radio Drama "The Grooming Hour"  - 11am to 12pm PST


     


    Host Tim Pylypiuk is joined by Bill Boutin, 2014 Naturally Autistic Awards nominee in the Literary Arts category and veteran singer/songwriter/poet for another hour of grooming and polishing.  First is a song to talk about, one that made the top 100 in soundclick called Just Getting By, written in 2005 by Bill Boutin.  Then a performance of this Radio Play, exclusive for The Grooming Hour:


     


    The Heart Of The Fan Letter:  Part One


    Synopsis:  A healer experiences a break down and is saved by the music of a singer/songwriter he has never heard of, from a place far from the world he resides in in Louisville, Kentucky.  By the end of Part One, he makes it his goal to find out more information on her.


    Rated:  Public for everyone.


    Written and Adapted By:  Tim Pylypiuk


    Starring:  Bill Boutin and Tim Pylypiuk


     


     


     


     


     

  • 02:19

    Radio Drama "The Skowl's Call" - 5pm PST

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    Broadcast Of May 19th, 2012 Episode


     


    Synopsis: A young boy named Matt finds himself displaced after a car accident kills his mother and stepfather. Forced to live his with his father and stepmother in the country, he struggles to adjust but is aided by his brother Milton. Together, the two of them form a bond, unaware of the dark secret haunting their land in the form of a creature called The Skowl, keeper of nature whom they will eventually have to face with their lives on the line.


    Rated PG-13: For scary situations and violence


    Written By: Tim Pylypiuk


    Performed By: Tim Pylypiuk


    Music By: Aphex Twin, Sigur Ros, Joanna Newsome, Akira Yamaoka, and Bachir Attar and The Master Musicians of Jajouka


    Read the review by Radio Drama Reviews Online

  • 01:06

    Radio Drama "Paving My Way Act I" - 5pm PST

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    Broadcasted on Saturday, September 14th, 2013


     


    Synopsis:  From true events, this first act chronicles Tim Pylypiuk's early exposure to Bjork's music in 1999 to 2004 then onward after his departure from ANCA.  In all this, he feels a deep inspiration and connection unparalled, causing him to write and send his first fan letter.  Exploring this reaction deeper, though, unearths something that shocks him into a personal journey of individuation.


    Rated:  Everyone


    Written By:  Tim Pylypiuk


    Adapted By:  Tim Pylypiuk


    Performed By:  Tim Pylypiuk and Maria Iliou


    Music By:  Bjork

  • 02:59

    Writer's Block "Sci-Fi" 5pm PST & Radio Drama "The Grooming Hour" 6pm PST

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    5pm to 6pm - Writer's Block "Sci-Fi"
    Synopsis:  On this episode, host Tim Pylypiuk and co-host Bob Delaney take one last parting look at the Western involving humorous deconstruction before blasting off into the nether regions of Science-Fiction, plotting a course from early authors like Jules Verne and H.G. Wells to the classic staple of Gene Roddenbury's Star Trek.
     
    6pm to 7pm - "The Grooming Hour"
    Synopsis:  Tim Pylypik hosts another session of grooming and fine-tuning with Bill Boutin and April Griffin, the latter making her debut on Radio today.  They will perform selected bits from Phoebe Murer's serial play Meltdown involving the introduction of Polly and Adam in Season Three before the show takes a turn into "Serious" mode with a distillated, cliff-notes version of Tim Pylypiuk's 7-part mini-serial "Speak To Me".  Bill and April will take on roles and, for those who know the entire play, will witness a fresh interpretation of them before Tim reveals the context behind this selection of work at the episode's conclusion.
    Rated:  (Meltdown) Pg-13 for Coarse Language
                 (Speak To Me)  PG-13 for Coarse Language, Strong and Intense situations and subject matter.
    "Meltdown" Written By:  Phoebe Murer
    Adapted By:  Tim Pylypiuk (with additional scenes and dialogue)
    "Speak To Me" Written By:  Tim Pylypiuk
    Both Starring:  Bill Boutin, April Griffin, and Tim Pylypiuk
    Soundtrack By:  (Speak To Me Scene #10) Claude-Michel Schonberg & Colm Wilkson

  • 01:23

    Radio Drama "Paving My Way - Act 3" - 5pm PST

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    Act Three (Originally broadcast Saturday, September 28th, 2013)


     


    Synopsis:   The chronicle concludes with Tim's fascination towards the work of Bjork's partner, Matthew Barney, and subsequent return to ANCA while holding his inspiration high like a flag.


    Rated:  Everyone


    Written By:  Tim Pylypiuk


    Adapted By:  Tim Pylypiuk


    Performed By:  Tim Pylypiuk, Phoebe Murer, and Maria Illiou


    Music By:  Bjork

  • 01:51

    Radio Drama "Doll Bones, Episode One" - 5pm PST

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    Episode One - Secret Worlds


     


    Synopsis:  Three 12 year olds who have been friends for a long time face the pearls of puberty while solving the mystery behind a rare, supposedly haunted China Doll.  In Episode One, Zack tries his best to juggle a phony front from peer pressure, family issues and his own growth spurts.


    Rated:  Public for all ages


    Written By:  Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles)


    Illustrated By:  Eliza Wheeler


    Adapted By:  Tim Pylypiuk


    Character Sketch By:  Eliza Wheeler


    Starring:  Tim Pylypiuk, Phoebe Murer, Maria Illiou, and Bill Boutin


    Music By:  Maurice Chevalier, Danny Elfman, Peter Gabriel, Bruce Springsteen, John Williams and Christina Perri


     


    Doll Bones available where books are sold and on Amazon.ca

  • 01:49

    Radio Drama "Paving My Way - Act 2" - 5pm PST

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    Act Two (Broadcasted Saturday, September 22nd, 2013)


     


    Synopsis:  In which Tim Pylypiuk, under the haze of uncertainity and self-conflict, emerges with a newfound acceptance of his writing and humanity before encountering a roadblock that forces him to look at Bjork as an individual and learn more about himself in the process.


    Rated:  Mature for language


    Written By:  Tim Pylypiuk


    Adapted By:  Tim Pylypiuk


    Performed By:  Tim Pylypiuk, Phoebe Murer and Maria Iliou


    Music By:  Bjork

  • 02:22

    Radio Drama "Doll Bones : Episode Two" - 3pm PST

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    Synopsis:  Three 12 year olds who have been friends for a long time face the pearls of puberty while solving the mystery behind a rare, supposedly haunted China Doll.  In Episode Two, the loss of his action figures drives Zach's already brittle identity to withdraw further as he prepares to break the news to Poppy and Alice.  By episodes end, Poppy discovers the morbid origin of the haunted Bone China Doll (aka The Great Queen) and convinces the others to leave on a quest related to it.


    Rated:  Public for all ages


    Written By:  Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles)


    Illustrated By:  Eliza Wheeler


    Adapted By:  Tim Pylypiuk


    Character Sketch By:  Eliza Wheeler


    Starring:  Tim Pylypiuk, Phoebe Murer, Maria Illiou, and Bill Boutin


    Music By:  Maurice Chavalier, Valiant Hearts Soundtrack, Kimya Dawson, Danny Elfman, The Proclaimers


     


    Doll Bones available where books are sold and on Amazon.ca

  • 02:01

    Writer's Block "Bleeding HeART" - 1oamPST/Radio Drama "Grooming Hour" 11am PST

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    Writer's Block "Bleeding HeART:  Mental Illness and Writing" - 10am to 11am PST


    In honor of the recent passing of Robin Williams, Tim Pylypiuk flies solo and examines the catch-22 of mental illness and writing while examining whether some artists are truly mentally ill or posesse a keen awareness that is more powerful than the "Average" mind.  Ultimately asking the question:  What is madness and is it something that can be quantified?


     


    Radio Drama "The Grooming Hour" - 11am to 12pm PST


     


    Synopsis:  Tim Pylypiuk joins Bill Boutin for another Grooming Session with a chance to share in Bill's work as an artist and advocate before performing a scene from Episode 3 of Season Four of Phoebe Murer's serial series "Meltdown".


    Rated:  Public for all audiences.


    Meltdown Written By:  Phoebe Murer


    Adapted By:  Tim Pylypiuk


    Music By:  Bill Boutin, Pink Floyd and Paul Williams


     


     


     

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