This is what Kurt Andersen considers a holiday tale … melting ice caps and extraterrestrial spies? Kurt’s story, "Human Intelligence," was produced for radio by Jonathan Mitchell, and stars Melanie Hoopes, John Ottavino, and Ed Herbstman. The unabridged version was published last year in Stories: All New Tales, an anthology edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio.
Here’s a real blast from the past. It’s an episode of Operation Luna, the first series of Journey Into Space, a classic British science-fiction radio drama first broadcast in 1953: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journey_Into_Space
This has a particularly poignant appeal to me. It stars my great-uncle Alan Keith: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Keith
Episode 16 of Radio Drama Revival contains Dreamseed’s "Buried in Falling Sand": a foreboding tale of a future where the salvation of the worker comes in the form of a little yellow pill.
WOW. This week I have the great pleasure of presenting to you, rendered in brilliant stereo sound, this gem of a short story by the grand master Robert A. Heinlein, By His Bootstraps.
We again have to thank the esteemed Yuri Rasovsky, who produced these works for the Beyond 2000 series which aired on NPR. You can download many many more stories from this collection on Audible – search for 2000x.