Joe Frank: Return Engagement

Joe Frank: Return Engagement

19 min

“Radio noir,” selected from 230-plus hours of Frank's original programs. Each hour can contain a philosophical exploration, an intimate confession, an absurd comedy, a dark tragedy; all of which he takes to the farthest edge while bringing the listener along for the alternately emotional and/or enlightening ride...

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For one night only on Saturday, November 13th, Joe Frank, Peabody award winning radio writer and performer, brings his exceptional storytelling style to the Village Recording Studio.

A father and son, and a romantically involved couple, involved in painful relationships.

The longing for love of a landlady and the bitterness of a woman scorned.

An Italian adventurer muses over the high points of his life, and a woman sacrifices herself for her French boyfriend.

A prostitute's dream of spiritual longing, the nature of God, Dial-a-Prayers from around the country, and other stories of religious faith and the betrayal of believers.

Grandiose business failures are celebrated: a ski resort built in the Sahara, an encyclopedic computer chip implanted in the brain; a teleportation booth to solve the problem of…

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