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Crystal Skillman's THE NEW WORLD (Found Audio Horror)
How do you describe a missing world? Crystal Skillman's chilling THE NEW WORLD follows a mysterious speaker's audio diary after she wakes up to find her partner missing. Directed by Sarah Storm, the story is told by Ali Bailey. A selection from The Scary Stories Podcast (anchor.fm/scarystoriesra) randomactsnetwork.com @thescarystoriespodcast 
11:34
September 17, 2022
"Knock Knock" 🔥 Scary Stories Around the Fire
From The Scary Stories Podcast (anchor.fm/scarystoreiesra)  After moving into a new home, a young couple is terrorized by a mysterious force. Written by Bryan Renaud Told by Angie Campbell Featuring Shannon Leigh Webber and Aaron Holland @thescarystoriespodcast randomactsnetwork.com 
11:29
August 20, 2022
The Moonlight Order (Extended Version)
An extended treat from the Scary Stories Podcast (anchor.fm/scarystoriesra)  Featuring "The Moonlight Order," "The Boogeywoman," and "The Monster Downstairs." For two hundred years, a small group of storytellers gathered in a clearing in the woods to tell stories. They called themselves The Moonlight Order. But in 1993, someone brought a guest that changed everything. Written by Bryan Renaud. Starring Shannon Leigh Webber, Sarafina Vecchio, Aaron Holland, Shaina Summerville, Dana Macel, and Bryan Renaud.  @thescarystoriespodcast randomactsnetwork.com 
28:30
July 20, 2022
Project Mohole 🍃 The High Five Show
A selection from The High Five Show (www.anchor.fm/thehigh5show)  In early 1961, researchers attempted to drill through the earth's crust and obtain a sample of the Mohorovičić discontinuity, or Moho. Since they cut a hole into it, they called it...Project Mohole. With host "Alex Guarnaschelli." @thehigh5show randomactsnetwork.com
09:14
July 03, 2022
Red Riding Hood 🎥 Home Movies
Set in a medieval village haunted by a werewolf, a young girl falls for an orphaned woodcutter, much to her family's displeasure. The script is based on the 2011 film from director Catherine Hardwicke ("Twilight") and features sexier, more adult themes than your typical fairytale. The cast of “Red Riding Hood” includes Shannon Leigh Webber, Angie Campbell, Kieran Cronin, Merrick McWherter, Daria Koon, Dylan Kerr, Hannah Mary Simpson, Howard Raik, Sam Rude, Kelly Hogan, Aaron Holland, Abby Gilster, Meggie Edwards, and Theresa Liebhart. In HOME MOVIES, professional actors recreate a Hollywood film at home - in one take. Episodes include "Twilight," "Red Riding Hood," and "Die Hard."
01:46:50
July 01, 2022
Pizza Rat Pizza & Child Casino!
If you're a kid with crippling gambling addiction, there's no better place to celebrate your special occasion than Pizza Rat Pizza and Child Casino! A clip from MPR Radio. anchor.fm/mprr youtube.com/randomacts @channel13series @randomactsnet
01:40
June 27, 2022
"Trojan" by Bianca Phipps | Frat House Scary Story
A selection from the Scary Stories Podcast! anchor.fm/scarystoriesra  @thescarystoriespodcast randomactsnetwork.com 
12:30
June 22, 2022
In Conversation: Aaron Holland & Shannon Leigh Webber
Enjoy a behind-the-stories conversation with Aaron Holland and Shannon Leigh Webber from the Scary Stories Around the Fire Podcast! In a game of spooky questions, they chat about favorite horror movies, urban legends, and more. Listen to the Scary Stories podcast at anchor.fm/scarystoriesra randomactsnetwork.com @thescarystoriespodcast @randomactsnetwork 
14:16
June 18, 2022
Drunk Man Finds Himself
Parks and Recreation Director Donna Voorhees is coming to you from the Mascoutah Community Center Basement Studios with the most urgent updates for the day. Teens are turning over outhouses, a local church was desecrated, and poor Billy Coins had to forfeit the apple-bobbing competition. anchor.fm/mprr  @channel13series
03:05
June 15, 2022
Terry Crews | Ask a Black Guy
Ben F. Locke presents "Ask a Black Guy," where he responds to various celebrities in need of advice.  Also available to watch at youtube.com/randomacts.  @randomactsnet 
01:24
June 08, 2022
True Scary Stories: Haunted Colleges
From the Scary Stories Podcast (anchor.fm/scarystoriesra) enjoy an episode of Listener Tales about creepy college campuses. Thank you Colleen, Abby, and Daria for your tales!  @thescarystoriespodcast randomactsnetwork.com 
16:56
June 02, 2022
June is Gay Month!
It's June and That Means Gay Gay Gay! A clip from CHANNEL 13, Home of Mascoutah Public Access.  Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/VQIUQ6x_eos Enjoy Mascoutah Public Access Radio: www.anchor.fm/mprr randomactsnetwork.com
00:29
June 01, 2022
Selfy | Creepy Horror Short
"Selfy" is an original horror short written and performed by Dana Macel. It was featuring in "Scary Stories: Dark Web", our 2020 digital production. Enjoy the Scary Stories Podcast: anchor.fm/scarystoriesra @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com youtube.com/randomacts
02:17
May 19, 2022
Martha Davis, "Goodbye Honey, Goodbye"
Martha Davis performs "Goodbye Honey, Goodbye" at the Apollo Theater. Performances from "Show Time at the Apollo" were recut into a theatrical release in 1955, titled "Rhythm and Blues Revue." @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com 
03:17
May 16, 2022
Hampagne: The Sparkling Beverage For Ham Lovers
Drink New Hampagne! The Creamy, Juicy Sparkling Beverage from O'Fallon Farms.  A clip from Channel 13, Home of Mascoutah Public Access! Watch at YouTube.com/RandomActs, or listen to MPR Radio at anchor.fm/mprr @channel13series @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com 
00:53
May 12, 2022
Twilight Saga Trivia
Comedian Gina Palm joins The Last Podcast co-hosts Sheena Thornton and Bryan Renaud for a round of Twilight Saga Trivia! Listen to The Last Podcast at anchor.fm/lastpodcastra, or at YouTube.com/RandomActs.  @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com 
07:42
May 09, 2022
Crust V. Bubblez: Let's Get Our Pants Back!
Johnny Crust (Channel 13 & MPR Radio) will NOT stand by and let Ms. Bubblez Cleanery keep stealing pants from the community!  Watch full episodes of Channel 13 at YouTube.com/RandomActs, and listen to MPR Radio at anchor.fm/mprr.  @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com 
01:07
May 05, 2022
J.K. Rowling | Ask a Black Guy
J.K. Rowling writes a letter to a Black Guy asking for advice regarding her many recent problematic statements. Featuring and written by Ben F. Locke.  @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com 
01:33
May 02, 2022
The New Girl (1960)
In order to secure a lucrative government contract, a company must agree to a non-discrimination clause, which requires that a certain number of its positions be filled by minorities. This means that the company's administrative office, which consists entirely of white employees, must integrate its staff.An African-American girl is hired, and there are those in the office who are not, to put it mildly, happy about it. Walt Disney Company distributed this anti-racism educational short in 1960, featuring Ed Asner & Gail Fisher. Directed by Lewis Freedman. @randomacts randomactsnetwork.com 
30:36
April 28, 2022
In Conversation: The Last Podcast
Co-hosts of "The Last Podcast" Sheena Thornton and Bryan Renaud sit down for "In Conversation" and play Bowl of Questions! They take shots, chat celebrity obsession, and...realize they have the same favorite movie? Listen to "The Last Podcast" at anchor.fm/lastpodcastra. Featuring candid conversations of all kinds, the show launched in September 2021.  @lastpodcastra @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com 
10:42
April 26, 2022
How to Make a 3 Cheese Blend
Channel 13's Brandi Kasper is thrilled to share her most popular recipe! A delicious three-cheese blend for pizza, pasta - or just eat it with a spoon. Watch the entire series at YouTube.com/RandomActs, or listen to MPR Radio at www.anchor.fm/mprr.  Featuring Bryan Renaud @channel13series randomactsnetwork.com 
02:31
April 21, 2022
Introducing The High Five Show!
Follow THE HIGH FIVE on your favorite apps: anchor.fm/thehigh5show Enjoy our latest HIT! One topic. Five minutes. For stoners, by stoners. Because sometimes you just need a high five.  @thehigh5show
00:23
April 20, 2022
Disney After Dark's Weed TV Show
It's time for "Get Dis Smoke Out Dis House" on Disney After Dark! Will this week's contestant clear the smell of weed from her apartment before the landlord arrives?  Featuring Dru Miers, Jack William Rodgers, and Kelsey Buckley. Written and directed by Dru Miers and Jack William Rodgers. Originally streamed as part of "Reefer & Madness!" during RATFest as a fundraiser for The Actors Fund. @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com 
05:37
April 18, 2022
Reefer Madness!
Reefer Madness (originally made as Tell Your Children and sometimes titled The Burning Question, Dope Addict, Doped Youth, and Love Madness) is a 1936 American film about drugs, revolving around the melodramatic events that ensue when students are lured by pushers to try weed - from a hit and run, to manslaughter, suicide, conspiracy to murder, assault, hallucinations, and descent into madness. The film was directed by Louis J. Gasnier.  Originally financed by a church group, the film was intended to be shown to parents as a morality tale to teach them about the dangers of cannabis use. Soon after the film was shot, it was purchased by producer Dwain Esper, who re-cut the film for the exploitation circuit, escaping censorship under the guise of moral guidance. The film has since spawned a cult following, with multiple theatrical adaptations (including an Off-Broadway run starring Kristen Bell and Alan Cumming) and a film version of the musical in 2005 which added Ana Gasteyer and Neve Campbell ("Scream") to the cast.  @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com 
01:05:41
April 17, 2022
Joe Biden | Ask a Black Guy
In "Ask a Black Guy," public figures write to Ben F. Locke for advice on a recent mistake. In this throwback episode, Ben responds to Joe Biden during his most recent presidential campaign.  @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com 
01:18
April 14, 2022
True Crime: Astroworld | The Last Podcast
On November 5, 2021, Travis Scott's Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas, was declared a mass casualty event. After a stampede, ten people lost their lives while hundreds were sent to the hospital. Conspiracies and rumors immediately spread. Was the entire event a satanic ritual? Were people injected with drugs? Is it fair to blame Travis Scott? Co-Hosts: Bryan Renaud and Sheena Thornton. A selection from THE LAST PODCAST - stream at www.anchor.fm/lastpodcastra  Trigger warning: This episode contains graphic descriptions that some may find distressing. www.facebook.com/lastpodcast www.instagram.com/lastpodcastra www.twitter.com/lastpodcastra www.randomactsnetwork.com
30:10
April 12, 2022
In Conversation: The Diplomats
Director Salvio Gado, Associate Producer Brandon Rodriguez, and actors Courtney Feiler & Chase Wheaton-Werle answer questions about THE DIPLOMATS. In the fall of 2016, close friends Annie and Carlos are reunited for the first time after he moved to Florida with his husband. While it first seems their relationship hasn’t changed, an unexpected guest raises questions that cause them to confront their reality and the foundations of their friendship. OnStage Blog calls it “often funny, but also poignant...a deep reflection of the broader situation.” Watch at YouTube.com/RandomActs. @randomactsnet randomactschicago.com
03:54
April 09, 2022
"I threw a chair..." | Nelson Diaz-Marcano Bonus Clip
A short bonus clip from our episode of "In Conversation" featuring playwright Nelson Diaz-Marcano interviewed by Samantha Garcia. Catch the full interview here on the feed or at YouTube.com/RandomActs. We presented Nelson's play "The Diplomats" virtually in fall 2020. Learn more at RandomActsNetwork.com @randomactsnet 
05:45
April 07, 2022
"Magnolia is Big and Strong" Audio Short
An FBI agent interrupts his colleague's vacation with an important update on their case. "Magnolia is Big and Strong" is written by Erika Hakmiller and features Ben F. Locke, Christian Siebert and Alexandra Alontaga. The play streamed live in April 2020 as part of the RATFest Digital Fringe Festival, with proceeds going to the Actors Fund.  @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com 
06:54
April 05, 2022
20 Questions with Absolutely Amanda!
Absolutely Amanda is a talented and BEAUTIFUL INFLUENCER based near Chicago !! It's time to get UP CLOSE & perSONAL!!! Amanda answers YOUR questions such as FILMS, FOOD, CELEBRITIES and MORE.  Thx 4 listening! Pls like & subscribe. @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com 
03:11
April 02, 2022
Felicia (1965)
FELICIA (1965) shows the life of a young black girl in Los Angeles, California. The film presents her observations about life in a segregated community, expressing some of her hopes and frustrations.    Directed by Bob Dickson and Alan Gorg  Feat. Felicia Bragg   @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com 
12:53
March 31, 2022
"Question" Audio Short
A mother and son connect via video chat in this short play by Crystal Skillman (Mary & Max: The Musical, Adventure Time). Directed by Hersh Ellis, this early version of the script features Salma Shaw and Tony Aidan Vo, and was presented as part of the RATFest Digital Fringe Festival in April 2020.  Featuring "Deep in February" from Gaby Alter's "Yes Gabriel."   www.gabyalter.com  
14:17
March 29, 2022
Crystal Skillman & Hersh Ellis | In Conversation
In this unedited and unfiltered interview, host Ali Bailey chats with writer Crystal Skillman and director Hersh Ellis about their upcoming projects and what it's like to keep creating during a pandemic.  This episode of "In Conversation" discusses Crystal's short "Question" which is available to stream here on the feed as well as at youtube.com/randomacts.  @RandomActsNet randomactsnetwork.com  Crystal is an award-winning writer who creates darkly funny, high-concept work with heart and edge. Random Acts has been honored to produce her piece "The New World" live on stage in 2019 as well as part of our "Scary Stories" podcast (www.anchor.fm/scarystoriesra). She also served as a writer on our microbudget film "Scary Stories: Dark Web" which premiered in 2020 and features a cameo from horror legend Tony Todd.   As a playwright she is a four time NYT Critics’ Pick, as well as an award-winner as a bookwriter for the musical  MARY AND MAX  (with composer  Bobby Cronin ), and her comic book credits include work for Marvel and “Adventure Time”. You can watch the trailer of her NYTimes Critics’ Pick OPEN here or listen to the popular audio drama KING KIRBY (with writer Fred Van Lente) released from Broadway Podcast Network this year. ​A passionate believer in art and activism, Crystal is the author of the play RAIN AND ZOE SAVE THE WORLD, a coming of age story of two teenage climate activists, which has been optioned for a premiere next year and political thriller PULP VÉRITÉ (The Kilroys) presented earlier this year at the Playwrights’ Center in the Ruth Easton New Play Series. ​Upcoming work in television includes the animated series EAT FIGHTER (Based on her WebToon comic), the YA animated series COSMIC CRITTERS, and the musical half hour comedy OVERNIGHT SUCCESS (Co-Conceiver Lauren Elder, Kampfire Films). Crystal's new audio drama THE MAGICIAN'S MAGICIAN launches soon from Broadway Podcast Network.
39:28
March 28, 2022
All Dressed Up Costumes
Channel 13's Johnny Crust stars in this spot for All Dressed Up Costumes - the best costume rental place ever!  www.AllDressedUpCostumes.com @channel13series @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com  all dressed up costumes provides design, rental & manufacturing services for theatrical productions, themed weddings, period gowns/suits, mascots, special events, haunted houses, and television/film.
01:19
March 26, 2022
Amy Cooper | Ask a Black Guy
Celebrities and more write to a Black Guy for advice. Today, Ben F. Locke responds to Amy Cooper.  written by & featuring Ben F. Locke @Randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com 
01:14
March 23, 2022
Whitney Chitwood Stand-Up
Whitney Chitwood is a Chicago-based, nationally touring comedian & a lesbian squirrel in a shoebox who was recently called "Inspiring!" by the incomparable Maria Bamford. Whit's debut album "The Bakery Case" (Stand Up! Records) premiered at number 1 on the iTunes and Amazon comedy charts, was played in its entirety twice by Sirius XM, and was in the Top 10 on the Billboard Comedy Charts! Originally streamed as part of #SafeSpace in April 2020, a fundraiser for The Actors Fund.  @whitchitwood   https://whitneychitwood.com/   paypal.me/randomactschi   randomactsnetwork.com @randomactsnet
09:02
March 22, 2022
"The Batman" Film Review
Dick Richards reviews "The Batman."  A clip from our newest series, "MPR Radio", now available at www.anchor.fm/mprr Dick Richards is host of "Dick at the Movies," on Channel 13 and MPR Radio. Both series are available at YouTube.com/RandomActs.  @channel13series @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com 
03:18
March 21, 2022
Sophia Lucia's "Freak Show Cabaret"
Sophia Lucia's experimental variety show "Freak Show Cabaret" is known in local hideouts from Chicago to Paris! Random Acts was proud to stream this installment during our RATFest Digital Fringe Festival in April 2020.  Sophia on BandCamp: https://sophialucia.bandcamp.com/album/freak-show-cabaret @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com 
22:54
March 18, 2022
Happy St. Patrick's Day from Your Local News!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Is there anything more chaotic than the local news? If we're ever in need of inspiration for Channel 13, we know where to look. @channel13series RandomActsNetwork.com 
00:45
March 16, 2022
Announcing MPR Radio, the latest series from Random Acts
Mascoutah Public Access is on the air! The world of "Channel 13" expands as Random Acts launches our first scripted audio comedy, "MPR Radio." Featuring long-lost recordings from a small-town radio station in the Midwest, the cast includes Shannon Leigh Webber, Aaron Holland, Bryan Renaud, and more reprising their roles from Channel 13, plus new voices and surprises.  www.anchor.fm/mprr @channel13series randomactsnetwork.com 
00:38
March 16, 2022
Emma Grace Live at #SafeSpace
Local artist Emma Grace performs a set at #SafeSpace in December 2018.  @Randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com 
08:50
March 14, 2022
O'Fallon Hams: The Meat America Deserves
Local celebrity Jackie O'Fallon stars in this long-forgotten commercial for O'Fallon Hams.  Channel 13 is Home of Mascoutah Public Access. Stream at YouTube.com/RandomActs and listen to Mascoutah Public Radio on your favorite audio apps: www.anchor.fm/mprr  @channel13series randomactsnetwork.com  Featuring Ashlyn Seehafer, written by Bryan Renaud. 
01:10
March 12, 2022
Luck O' the Irish Drawing (Sponsored by O'Fallon Hams)
Happy St. Patrick's Day from Channel 13, Home of Mascoutah Public Access! Parks and Recreation Director Donna Voorhees is coming at you from the Mascoutah Community Center Basement Studios with today's community bulletins, and the annual St. Patrick's Day Luck o' the Irish Drawing! Featuring long-forgotten advertisements, including an appearance by Ham Girl Jackie O'Fallon!  Stream the entire series at YouTube.com/RandomActs! Featuring Shannon Leigh Webber and Ashlyn Seehafer. Written by Bryan Renaud. @channel13series @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com 
06:20
March 11, 2022
How to Make a Green Ham (CH13)
Brandi Kasper stops by to share her famous recipe for Green Eggs and Ham! "A Bit of Brandi" airs on Channel 13, Home of Mascoutah Public Access. Stream the entire series at YouTube.com/RandomActs.  Featuring and written by Bryan Renaud.  @channel13series @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com 
03:18
March 10, 2022
St. Patrick's Day Police Blotter
Shannon Leigh Webber, Gardy Gilbert, and Bryan Renaud read highlights from the infamous Chicago Police Blotter on St. Patrick's Day.  @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com
04:13
March 09, 2022
How to Make a Leprechaun Mask
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with your very own homemade Leprechaun Mask!  Mascoutah's Martha Stewart Brandi Kasper teaches you all of the best tips and tricks for the perfect holiday craft.  "A Bit of Brandi" airs on Channel 13, Home of Mascoutah Public Access.  Stream the entire series at YouTube.com/RandomActs.  Written by and featuring Bryan Renaud. @channel13series @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com 
03:30
March 08, 2022
A Birthday Message, The Penis Phantom, and Other Community Bulletins (CH13)
Channel 13's Donna Voorhees is coming to you from the Community Center Basement Studios with the most pressing local updates.  Featuring Shannon Leigh Webber, written by Bryan Renaud.  Channel 13 is Home of Mascoutah Public Access. Watch the entire series at YouTube.com/RandomActs.  @channel13series @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com 
02:14
March 07, 2022
Mariah Furlow on Mae Bomb Bae
Random Acts company member Mariah Furlow introduces her small business, Mae Bomb Bae. www.maebombbae.com  @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com 
01:30
March 05, 2022
Enjoy New Ham Paste! (CH13)
Real Human Person Regina Jones is here to tell you something that will change your life! O'Fallon Ham Paste is the new meal replacement and/or condiment you'll never go without again! From Channel 13, Home of Mascoutah Public Access. Stream the entire series at YouTube.com/RandomActs.  Featuring Colleen DeRosa. Written by Bryan Renaud.  @channel13series @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com 
00:47
March 03, 2022
In Conversation: Nelson Diaz-Marcano
Playwright Nelson Diaz-Marcano sits down with Samantha Garcia to discuss "The Diplomats", and so much more. Also available to stream at YouTube.com/RandomActs.  @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com  Nelson Diaz-Marcano is a Puerto Rican playwright based in New York City. His plays have been developed by Milagro Theatre, the William Inge Theatre Festival, Wordsmyth, Classical Theatre of Harlem, and The Parsnip Ship among others. His work has received awards from the Samuel French OOB Festival, the Fresh Fruit Festival, and the Downtown Urban Arts Festival. ndmstrikes.com
20:50
March 03, 2022
Weather with Tinsley Guiles (CH13)
Randall Rhodes may have fallen down into a sink hole, but Channel 13's fill-in Weather Tech Tinsley Guiles is on the way to provide the most current weather updates for Mascoutah!  Channel 13 is Home of Mascoutah Public Access.  @channel13series @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com
01:25
March 02, 2022
Kanye West | Ask a Black Guy
In this episode of Ben F. Locke's "Ask a Black Guy", he responds to Kanye's remarks during his "campaign rally" for his "Presidential run" on July 19, 2020. His statements on abortion and gun violence immediately caused controversy, but the most widely-shared statement was that "Harriett Tubman never actually freed the slaves." Stream all of "Ask a Black Guy" at YouTube.com/RandomActs @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com 
01:29
March 02, 2022
GET A JOB! (CH13)
In this long-lost commercial from Mascoutah Public Access, a resident advertises the upcoming Jobs Fair. Stream "Channel 13" at YouTube.com/RandomActs!  Featuring Gardy Gilbert. Written by Bryan Renaud.  @channel13series @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com 
01:18
February 28, 2022
"Even" Talkback Discussion
The team of "Even" discusses the play reading with members of the audience.  Play synopsis: What if white people agreed to be slaves for 400 years? After a newly enacted Peace Treaty and America's recent race war, Regina and Tamir have risen to power. EVEN asks us what "equality" really means, and explores the effects of slavery on Black people through the lens of white bodies. Featuring Danyelle Monson, Kyra Jones, Nik Whitcomb, Ben F. Locke, J. Michael Wright, Elise Davis, Adhana Reid, and Aja Singletary. Written by Ben F. Locke @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com
33:23
February 28, 2022
"Even" Full Play Reading
What if white people agreed to be slaves for 400 years? "Even" asks us what "equality" really means, and explores the effects of slavery on Black people through the lens of white bodies.   Featuring Danyelle Monson, Kyra Jones, Nik Whitcomb, Ben F. Locke, J. Michael Wright, Elise Davis, Adhana Reid, and Aja Singletary. Written by Ben F. Locke  Also available to stream at Youtube.com/RandomActs.  "2 Pilots, 2 Plays" originally streamed every Friday in February 2021. For more information, visit RandomActsNetwork.com.  @randomactsnet 
01:24:48
February 28, 2022
Time talks 2 Pilots, 2 Plays
Time (from PRO-BLACK) sits down to discuss the importance and relevancy of Ben F. Locke's work. Random Acts presented "2 Pilots, 2 Plays" in February 2021, featuring four readings from Ben F. Locke.  The full team includes Manny Buckley, Elise Marie Davis, Spenser Davis, Tyler DeLoatch, Salvio Gado, Kyra Jones, Alex Levy, Ben F. Locke, RjW Mays, Joshua X. Miller, Danyelle Monson, Eric Lindahl, Shariba Rivers, William Anthony Sebastian Rose II, Aja Singletary, Time, Nik Whitcomb, J. Michael Wright, and Rainey Wright. Also available to stream at Youtube.com/RandomActs! @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com 
01:49
February 27, 2022
Audition for Dr. Quinn LIVE! (CH13)
Patty Baalz announces auditions for the upcoming production of "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" presented by the Macoutah Community Center Theatre Players!  Channel 13 is Home of Mascoutah Public Access. Stream the series now at YouTube.com/RandomActs! Featuring Colleen O'Connor. Written by Bryan Renaud. @channel13series @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com
01:02
February 27, 2022
ALL THE WAY HOME (1957) - Housing Discrimination in 1950s America
An examination of what happens in a community when a Black family stops in front of a 'FOR SALE' sign. Directed by Lee R. Bobker. Written by Murel Rukeyser. 
29:28
February 27, 2022
Mental Health Moment (CH13)
Betty Anne Boomer (The Boomer Twins) is featured in a Mental Health Awareness campaign on Channel 13, home of Mascoutah Public Access.    Featuring Tina Naponelli. @channel13series @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com
00:30
February 26, 2022
2 Pilots, 2 Plays Responses
Aja Singletary (stage directions & other roles) and viewers Aziza Macklin & Karissa Murrell Myers share their thoughts on 2 PILOTS, 2 PLAYS and Ben F. Locke's work. @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com
02:31
February 26, 2022
Thanks for 100k! (CH13)
Channel 13's Donna Voorhees is here to thank YOU for getting us to ONE-HUNDRED THOUSAND VIEWS!  @channel13series @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com
01:25
February 25, 2022
Reading the Comments: CHANNEL 13
Channel 13 stars Aaron Holland and Shannon Leigh Webber sit down to read some of your comments! Whether good, bad, or...spam - it's all on the table.    CHANNEL 13 is home of Mascoutah Public Access. Stream the whole series at YouTube.com/RandomActs. @channel13series @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com 
03:60
February 24, 2022
Don't Be a Sucker (1947)
Originally produced by the US Department of War, DON'T BE A SUCKER is an anti-racist, anti-fascist short made to educate viewers about prejudice and discrimination, and made the case for desegregation of the Armed Forces.  Featuring Paul Lukas, Richard Lane, Felix Bressart, Bob Bailey, Robert Adler, Chick Chandler, George Chandler, Kurt Kreuger, and Frank O'Connor 
17:22
February 24, 2022
All-You-Can-Handle Buffet Commercial (CH13)
Local "Celebrity" Jackie O'Fallon introduces the new O'Fallon Family Buffet, Mascoutah's only All-You-Can-Handle Eatery!  Channel 13 is Home of Mascoutah Public Access. Watch the entire series now at YouTube.com/RandomActs.  Featuring Ashlyn Seehafer Written by Bryan Renaud @channel13series randomactsnetwork.com 
01:12
February 22, 2022
"Pro-Black" Talkback Discussion
The cast and members of the audience discuss the reading of Ben F. Locke's PRO-BLACK.  When Brayden's childhood friend reaches out to confess his love, he's forced to confront whether he can keep his Pro-Black image intact from within an interracial relationship.  ​FEATURING Ben F. Locke, Time, Alex Levy, Tyler DeLoatch, and Aja Singletary. This discussion was originally presented virtually as part of the 2 PILOTS, 2 PLAYS series in February 2021. 
20:10
February 21, 2022
"Pro-Black" Pilot Reading
When Brayden's childhood friend reaches out to confess his love, he's forced to confront whether he can keep his Pro-Black image intact from within an interracial relationship.  ​FEATURING Ben F. Locke, Time, Alex Levy, Tyler DeLoatch, and Aja Singletary. The reading of "Pro-Black" was originally streamed live in February 2021 as part of Random Acts' 2 PILOTS, 2 PLAYS series featuring Ben F. Locke's work.  Also available at Youtube.com/RandomActs.  @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com 
26:26
February 21, 2022
"Scary Stories Around the Fire" One Hour of Campfire Stories
Enjoy a preview of our ongoing audio anthology Scary Stories Around the Fire. If you're not too scared, make sure to subscribe on your favorite audio apps: anchor.fm/scarystoriesra  Featuring THE BOOGEYWOMAN, TROJAN, THE NEW WORLD, KNOCK KNOCK, and MARY'S STORY. Written by Bryan Renaud, Savanna Rae, Crystal Skillman and Bianca Phipps. Starring Shannon Leigh Webber, Sarafina Vecchio, Aaron Holland, Shaina Summerville, Samantha Garcia, Courtney Feiler, Ali Bailey, Angie Campbell, and Dana Macel. Guest Direction by Sarah Storm.  @thescarystoriespodcast @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com 
55:47
February 17, 2022
Johnny Crust Will Get You Off! (CH13)
Attorney Johnny Crust, Man of the Law, is here to help YOU!  This commercial features REAL LIFE, HUMAN PEOPLE - not actors!  An audio clip from CHANNEL 13, Home of Mascoutah Public Access. Featuring Aaron Holland, Colleen DeRosa, and Gardy Gilbert Written by Bryan Renaud @channel13series @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com 
01:59
February 16, 2022
"Contact" Comedy Short
In this comedy short featuring Mariah Furlow and Becca Russo, two roommates connect over the phone despite being separated by only their bedroom walls. Written by Ben F. Locke, the short premiered during our RATFest virtual Fringe festival in April 2020.  Also available to stream at YouTube.com/RandomActs. @random features audio content from Random Acts Network, producers of "Scary Stories Around the Fire," "The Last Podcast," "Channel 13," and more. Enjoy interviews, previews, bonus content and more. @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com
07:10
February 16, 2022
Dating (The Last Podcast)
In this Valentine's Day treat from The Last Podcast, Sheena and Bryan chat about dating apps, sexuality, nudes, and keeping your crazy in check. TW: discussion of consent and sexual assault.  Additional voiceover by Ali Bailey. @lastpodcastra @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com 
27:05
February 14, 2022
"Following" Talkback Discussion (Comedy Thriller Play)
Darnell is an app designer on the rise. He enjoys the newfound fame and attention until he realizes someone may be stalking him. Following forces us to question what it means to be an ally, asking if there's any such thing as true selflessness when it comes to choosing between right and wrong.    FEATURING Ben F. Locke, Joshua X. Miller, Rainey Wright, Salvio Gado, Spenser Davis, and Aja Singletary Also available to stream at YouTube.com/RandomActs.
17:42
February 13, 2022
Audio Dating: Messages from Sexy Local Singles (CH13)
Looking for love? Well, listen up! We've got audio messages from three eligible bachelors. Call now!  From Channel 13, Home of Mascoutah Public Access. Stream the whole series at YouTube.com/RandomActs. Featuring Christian Siebert, Gardy Gilbert, and Brandon Rodriguez  @channel13series randomactsnetwork.com @randomactsnet 
02:19
February 13, 2022
How to Make a Valentine (CH13)
Just in time for Valentine's day, enjoy this recently unearthed recording of Brandi Kasper's Valentine tutorial. Catch step-by-step instructions for making the perfect holiday craft. Brandi is the host of "A Bit of Brandi," on Tuesday nights at 3:40am.  Channel 13 is the Home of Mascoutah Public Access.     randomactsnetwork.com @randomactsnet @channel13series   support:  paypal.me/randomactschi @randomacts on venmo $randomactschi on cash app
05:03
February 11, 2022
"Chosen Fam" Talkback Discussion
The CHOSEN FAM team discusses the pilot, representation and more.   Also available to watch at YouTube.com/RandomActs.  CHOSEN FAM is written by Ben F. Locke & William Anthony Sebastian Rose II. @randomactsnet www.randomactsnetwork.com 
15:00
February 11, 2022
Twilight - Live Film Reading
Featuring Angie Campbell, Garrett Lutz, Kieran Cronin, Dylan Kerr, Shannon Leigh Webber, Hannah Mary Simpson, Jack William Rodgers, Alexis Aranda, Hansley Bordes, Alex Titarenko, and Mariah Koss A loving tribute to the feature film, based on the book by Stephanie Meyer. Original stream March 2021. Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/GRAGcwJ6lmI
01:32:08
February 10, 2022
Evening Weather Update (CH13)
Donna Voorhees is coming to you from the Mascoutah Community Center Basement Studio with tonight's Evening Weather Update!  Channel 13 is Home of Mascoutah Public Access. Stream the comedy series now at Youtube.com/RandomActs. Written by Bryan Renaud, featuring Shannon Leigh Webber.  SUPPORT: paypal.me/randomactschi      randomactsnetwork.com @randomactsnet @channel13series  
01:37
February 10, 2022
In Conversation: Ben F. Locke
Ben F. Locke joins Bryan Renaud to talk about the ongoing 2 PILOTS, 2 PLAYS series, taking control of his career & how we move forward after the pandemic.   “It’s time we tell our stories. Not just of trauma, but joy, adventure and the extraordinary.” - Ben F. Locke   Stream the video at Youtube.com/RandomActs. The cast for 2 PILOTS, 2 PLAYS includes Manny Buckley, Elise Marie Davis, Spenser Davis, Tyler DeLoatch, Kyra Jones, Alex Levy, Ben F. Locke, RjW Mays, Joshua X. Miller, Danyelle Monson, Eric Lindahl, Adhana Reid, Shariba Rivers, Salvio Gado, William Anthony Sebastian Rose II, Aja Singletary, Time, Nik Whitcomb, J. Michael Wright, and Rainey Wright.   randomactsnetwork.com @randomactsnet @channel13series   support:  paypal.me/randomactschi @randomacts on venmo $randomactschi on cash app
11:20
February 10, 2022
"Following" Play Reading (Comedy Thriller)
Darnell is an app designer on the rise. He enjoys the newfound fame and attention until he realizes someone may be stalking him. Following forces us to question what it means to be an ally, asking if there's any such thing as true selflessness when it comes to choosing between right and wrong.    FEATURING Ben F. Lock, Joshua X. Miller, Rainey Wright, Salvio Gado, Spenser Davis, and Aja Singletary   randomactsnetwork.com @randomactsnet   support:  paypal.me/randomactschi @randomacts on venmo $randomactschi on cash app
01:35:42
February 10, 2022
Mambo's Gone Mad (1954) All-Black Variety Show
A "lost" variety show presented on television in 1954, featuring all Black talent. RandomActsNetwork.com @randomactsnet
10:08
February 09, 2022
Mortal Kombat Review (CH13's Dick at the Movies)
Channel 13's Dick Richards reviews the new feature film "Mortal Kombat."  Channel 13 is home of Mascoutah Public Access. Stream now at Youtube.com/RandomActs.  RandomActsNetwork.com @channel13series
02:01
February 09, 2022
Introducing The Last Podcast from Random Acts
Co-hosts Bryan Renaud and Sheena Thorton host candid conversations of all kinds, covering pop culture, games, true crime, and so much more. Featuring special guests.  Check out The Last Podcast directly: https://anchor.fm/lastpodcastra @lastpodcastra randomactsnetwork.com @randomactsnet
01:09
February 03, 2022
Letter from Birmingham Jail | Martin Luther King Jr.
The "Letter from Birmingham Jail", also known as the "Letter from Birmingham City Jail" and "The Negro Is Your Brother", is an open letter written on April 16, 1963, by Martin Luther King Jr. It says that people have a moral responsibility to break unjust laws and to take direct action rather than waiting for justice to come through the courts. Responding to being referred to as an "outsider", King writes: "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."     The letter, written in response to "A Call for Unity" during the 1963 Birmingham campaign, was widely published, and became an important text for the American Civil Rights Movement.  King wrote the first part of the letter on the margins of a newspaper, which was the only paper available to him. He then wrote more on bits and pieces of paper given to him by a trusty, which were given to his lawyers to take back to movement headquarters, where the pastor Wyatt Tee Walker and his secretary Willie Pearl Mackey began compiling and editing the literary jigsaw puzzle. He was eventually able to finish the letter on a pad of paper his lawyers were allowed to leave with him.   The letter was anthologized and reprinted some 50 times in 325 editions of 58 readers published for college-level composition courses between 1964 and 1968.  U.S. Senator Doug Jones led an annual bipartisan reading of the letter in the U.S. Senate during his tenure in the United States Senate in 2019 and 2020. paypal.me/randomactschi   randomactsnetwork.com @randomactsnet   
48:39
January 29, 2022
Community Updates with Donna Voorhees (CH13)
Channel 13 is the home of Mascoutah Public Access. Featuring Shannon Leigh Webber, written by Bryan Renaud. @channel13series randomactsnetwork.com
02:11
January 29, 2022
CHOSEN FAM | Comedy Pilot
After being dumped by his sugar daddy, Cameron finds himself back at home with his gay father, William. The same day, Cameron’s surrogate mother, Joselyn, finds her husband cheating on her, and turns to William for support. Now that they’re all under the same roof, can they get along long enough to become the ideal family?   CHOSEN FAM is written by Ben F. Locke & William Anthony Sebastian Rose II  ​  ​FEATURING Ben F. Locke, Eric Lindahl, Shariba Rivers, Manny Buckley, RjW Mays, William Anthony Sebastian Rose II, Aja Singletary Presented by Random Acts. RandomActsNetwork.com 
28:03
January 29, 2022
Gabby Petito | True Crime (The Last Podcast)
Gabrielle Petito was a young woman traveling on across the United States with her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, in their converted van. The trip began on July 2, 2021, and was planned to last four months; however, everything changed in late August when Laundrie returned to his home in Gabby's van, with his fiance nowhere to be found. Co-hosted by Sheena Thornton and Bryan Renaud.  The Last Podcast is presented by Random Acts. Learn more at RandomActsNetwork.com. 
50:26
January 29, 2022
Angela Davis Speech at Florida A&M (1979)
Civil rights leader Angela Davis speaks at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University's Black History Month convocation. Her remarks include statements on human rights, political prisoners, apartheid, education, health care, black poverty, and the civil rights movement. Produced by WFSU-TV.
08:36
January 03, 2022
Meg Stalter Stand-Up | #SafeSpace
HI, GAY! Meg Stalter (Hacks, Yearly Departed, Tooning Out The News) performs during Random Acts' #SafeSpace event. The New York Times called Meg "comedy's newest star," and New York magazine named Meg a "comedian you should and will know in 2019." Follow Meg at @MegStalter.  @randomactsnet randomactsnetwork.com 
08:42
January 03, 2022
Freak Show Cabaret: Holiday Edition
Sophia Lucia welcomes the new year with a special "Freak Show Cabaret."  Sophia Lucia is an experimental musician, performer, and writer. She is based out of Chicago & Paris. She writes and produces her own one-woman variety show entitled, 'Freak Show Cabaret!’ and recently released her debut album. Watch at youtube.com/randomacts.  Facebook: @sophialuciafreakshowcabaret Instagram: @freakshowcabaret Spotify: Sophia Lucia    randomactsnetwork.com facebook.com/randomactsnet instagram.com/randomactsnet twitter.com/randomactsnet
19:31
January 03, 2022
Skype Sex
"Skype Sex" is a short written by and featuring Savanna Rae and Bryan Renaud. The digital short premiered during the "Random Acts of Theatre Festival (RATFest)" in April 2020, and has gone on to be one of our most popular releases.  randomactsnetwork.com @randomactsnet 
10:19
January 03, 2022
The Betty White Show | WISH DAY (1954)
The Betty White Show is a television series that aired on KTLA in 1952 and 1953, and on NBC in 1954. The show was a daytime talk show that also featured entertainment segments that are typical of variety shows. Betty White served as both host and producer. While the show was a ratings success, the series was canceled after White refused demands to fire a black cast member.   randomactsnetwork.com facebook.com/randomactsnet instagram.com/randomactsnet twitter.com/randomactsnet
23:25
January 03, 2022