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By Amanda Morden
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About this project

Hangman Radio is an entirely from scratch classic radio production. We aim to create a fantastic theater of the mind production in every oddly dark show we create. The topics of the show are loosely based on actual historic characters and events which have a seedy underbelly shown in each program. 

All programs begin as a live performance at Shakers in Milwaukee. They are then canned and podcast. You can find our existing shows here: www.hangmanradio.com.

Each show is a sizable project beginning with the writing of source material, to scripting it to fit radio, to scoring original musical charts. It is a wonderfully challenging creative project for all involved. 

Written and directed by a female team, Hangman Radio's shows will make you laugh and gasp, and occasionally cry. Topped with some of the midwest's finest voice actors, a phenomenal house band, and quick-witted Foley artists, not a single show is to be missed. 

Strap on some headphones, and immerse yourself in a world of stories that will capture your heart and mind.

Risks and challenges

Hangman Radio is heading into its second season. Season 1 was almost entirely self-funded, with the exception of a few sponsors.

Scheduling:

With 5 to 7 voice actors, and a 5 to 6 piece band, one of the most inherent challenges is casting and scheduling. We have shown that in the first season, that we have been able to overcome this obstacle while still maintaining a timely schedule.

One final take:

We perform each show at Shakers in Milwaukee where we record the show in front of a live audience. With that in mind, not every performance is squeaky clean and free of flubs. Because of the quality of our professional actors, those missteps are few and far between. It's a nice reminder that we are dealing with human voice actors and a live band. Not canned music and robot actors.

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    Any standard hand-made pizza pie at Shakers. The home of Hangman Tours, and a lovely place for a pizza.

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    A personalized postcard from your favorite Hangman Radio character. Or your most hated. Or the one you didn't even know you liked until you started getting mail from them.

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    Ticket to a Hangman Radio Show. Anytime. Anywhere (but mostly at Shakers, because that's where the shows are hosted).

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    Thank you in the credit at the end of the show. We thank our actors for their contributions. We thank you for yours.

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    Hangman Radio t-shirts. Soft Cream for the ladies and Natural Sepia for the fellas. Feel classic in these beautiful cotton logo tees that tout your love for your favorite radio production.

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    2 Hangman Radio coffee mugs. Why 2? Because you can't sip hot chocolate alone. Sit by the fire with these bad boys, and sip your heart out over a captivating tale told to you by the voices of Hangman Radio.

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    Red Suspenders. Dare you try your luck in these dashing beauties? See Episode 4, "The Red Suspenders" for your inspiration.

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    Hangman Tour of your choice for 2. Take a historic stroll through the gritty side of Milwaukee history, and see the sites where Hangman Radio's beloved characters once trod.

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    Season tickets to Hangman Radio shows. Don't miss a single one. Impress your friends with your quirky interest in old timey radio.

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    Your name as a character in one of our shows. Are you Melanie Smith? Weird. We have a character in our next show named Melanie Smith. Suddenly.

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    4 course chef's choice meal for 2 at Shakers. The home of Hangman Radio, Shakers offers mouth-watering world cuisine since 1986. Let the chef treat you to a lovely dinner.

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    Your name AND characteristics as a character. Or buy it for your girlfriend/ husband/ weird cousin/ whomever. Is your girlfriend the Melanie Smith that only eats dark chocolate and washes her hair thoroughly on Sundays? That's exactly the type of character we were thinking of including in the next show!

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    4 cooking lessons with Chef Bobaloo. Learn how to create award winning dishes from Milwaukee's master of Caribbean cuisine and the beloved announcer of Hangman Radio.

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    You are a guest actor in one of Hangman Radio's Shows. We wrote a part just for you.

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    Join the band for a Hangman Radio show. Fancy yourself the next Ismael Quintana? Well then, grab those maracas, and let Professor Pinkerton lead you into a musical performance that will live on in podcast for eternity.

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    Overnight stay in the haunted penthouse above Shakers for 2. This is where a brothel worker was murdered and hacked to pieces during the prohibition era. Also the topic of the last Hangman Radio Show. See: Season 1 Episode 5 "the Politician's Son".

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    Photo Shoot at the Internationally known Shakers. A photographers dream. Shakers has been the site of location shoots for major television networks and photographers for years. Let Shakers help bring out the photogenic in you. Photographer not included.

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    Shameless sponsor plug. We will be happy to write your product or business directly into the radio show. This will be captured for ever and re-broadcast. A great way to market yourself!

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    Private band appearance by Professor Pinkerton and the Magnificents. Make any occasion special with a personal appearance by Hangman Radio's talented jump jazz/ gypsy/ New Orleans style house band.

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    Your story as a radio show. Did you fight off 1000 Nazis with a cattle prod before being whisked away in helicopter? Did you learn ballet in Russia as a child only to break your dancing leg and become a world famous surgeon instead? Let us dramatize your story for you!

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