The Resistible Rise of J. R. Brinkley
Trailer - The Iron Heel

Trailer - The Iron Heel

April 29, 2021

A trailer for our new three-part audio drama, The Iron Heel.  Adapted from Jack London's 1908 dystopian novel, with a socialist bent.  Featuring the folk music of the Little Red Songbook. Available starting May 1, please search for it wherever you get your podcasts.

Part 4: Brinkley in Court

Part 4: Brinkley in Court

October 26, 2020

The final episode of The Resistible Rise of J. R. Brinkley, by Edward Einhorn.  Brinkley (Tony Torn) moves forward with his lawsuit for libel against Dr. Morris Fishbein (Joshua Wolf Coleman), which inspires some moving testimony from a man named Jimmy (Craig Anderson).  After the episode, host Dan Butler interviews country music expert Dr. Tracey Laird.

Part 3: Brinkley in Texas

Part 3: Brinkley in Texas

October 26, 2020

Part 3 of The Resistible Rise of J. R. Brinkley, by Edward Einhorn.  Brinkley (Tony Torn) and his wife Minnie (Jenny Lee Mitchell) move down to Texas and start a new radio station coming out of Mexico, finding an even bigger audience for country music and medical themed programming down there.  But an old nemesis from the American Medical Association, Dr. Morris Fishbein (Joshua Wolf Coleman), reappears.  After the episode, host Dan Butler interviews country music expert Dr. Sam Parler.

Part 2: Brinkley for Governor

Part 2: Brinkley for Governor

October 26, 2020

Part 2 of The Resistible Rise of J. R. Brinkley, by Edward Einhorn.  Dr. Brinkley's medical license is under attack from the American Medical Association, and his radio license is under attack from the Federal Radio Commission.  Only one thing to do: run for governor of Kansas. After the episode, host Dan Butler interviews Dr. Seth Cotlar and the real history of Brinkley and America in the 1920's and 30's.

Part 1: Doctor Brinkley

Part 1: Doctor Brinkley

October 26, 2020

Part 1 of The Resistible Rise of J. R. Brinkley.  It is the 1920's, and Dr. John R. Brinkley (Tony Torn) has a dream: to cure impotence by surgically inserting goat gonads into humans. The dream will take him from being an obscure doctor in Milford, Kansas to one of the most famous physicians in the country, with his own radio station to boot.  Afterwards, host Dan Butler interviews writer/director Edward Einhorn.

It’s a Lie - Brinkley Preview

It’s a Lie - Brinkley Preview

October 10, 2020

Preview: In the Pines, a song from The Resistible Rise of J. R. Brinkley, our upcoming four-part audio drama podcast about a con man/politician who became famous for his cure for impotence: implanting goat testicles into human testicles.

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