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Episode 26: Missing Persons
New and original tales of missing persons and unexplained disappearances.
Recorded live at The Slipper Room on March 26th, 2017.
Part 1: The Lady of the Highway
Who is this lady of the highway? If you happen to see her — what is it exactly that she wants to show you?
Part 2: The Disappearing Kiss
It’s last call at the bar, but before the last shot is poured, a few eerie accounts of strange disappearances will be shared in secret.
Part 3: Expiration Date
Shana learns that while there’s no use crying over spilt milk, the photo on the carton staring back at her holds another story altogether…
Part 4: Connect the Dots
An eerie imagining of what might have happened in the true-life mystery of wealthy New York socialite Dorothy Arnold, who vanished in 1910 never to be seen again.
Episode 25: Love After Death
Is there love after death? We shall spend a darkly romantic evening seeking the answer to that query.
Recorded live at The Slipper Room on February 26th, 2017.
Part 1: The Roses of Popayán
How can the persistent aroma of roses be explained on a long-deserted lot in a crumbled city… where there are no flowers to be found?
Part 2: The Mizpah
Inspector Terry and his dutiful constable Thomas find themselves to be a little out of their depth as they are called to the Dockeray home to investigate a strange theft. They unearth something far more sinister in the process…
Part 3: All They Had to do was Dream
Two long lost lovers reunite and discover they can carry on a passionate affair while still many miles apart…
Part 4: Beyond the Grave
A tale of life, love, and laughter in the face of the inevitable among a group of senior citizens.
Episode 24: Snowbound in Sunken Harbor
What happens when an unexpected blizzard leaves the people of Sunken Harbor at the mercy of a strange malevolent force?
Recorded live at The Slipper Room on January 29th, 2017.
Prologue: Snowbound in Sunken Harbor
Despite nary a warning about it in the local weather forecast, a mysterious blizzard has fallen upon the little coastal Long Island town of Sunken Harbor leaving many of its citizens isolated and trapped. It all begins with a mysterious old house and an even more mysterious phone call.
Part 1: Snowbound in Sunken Harbor
Sheriff Ulster and his undersized crew struggle to aid the many people in need of assistance during the snowstorm while the eccentric Englishman Mr. Sheldon is deeply worried about the whereabouts of his teenaged niece.
Part 2: Snowbound in Sunken Harbor
Mayor Belfair has a strange encounter while stuck in a train car on the Long Island Rail Road, Sheriff Ulster and Mr. Sheldon brave the storm to rescue a downed snow plow — and can it be that the occultist Simon Perdido has returned with new intentions both cryptic and sinister?
Part 3: Snowbound in Sunken Harbor
The third and final chapter of “Snowbound In Sunken Harbor.” Mayor Belfair, Sheriff Ulster & Mr. Sheldon are confronted with the unnerving mystery of the historic Chappy House.
Episode 23: Siblings
Blood might be thicker than water but nothing is thicker than the complex tensions we'll explore when brother and sisterly love, hate and everything in between are thrown into a pressure cooker of intense rivalry.
Recorded live at The Slipper Room on November 27th, 2016.
Part 1: They Heard You Too
A curious sibling reunion takes place within the walls of Pilgrim State Psychiatric Center.
Part 2: Quintessence
The once-famous Kelvin Quintuplets reunite for the first time in many years on a tawdry daytime TV talk show only to find themselves inching toward exposing their darkest demons.
Part 3: The Devil You Know
Can the well-to-do Jacobs family survive a rush of intrigues and deceptions?
Part 4: Blood Sisters
A wandering nobleman and his trusty squire find warmth, shelter and darkly romantic adventure in the mysterious House of Novak.
Episode 22: Holiday Haunts 2016
Our annual Holiday Haunts show is here to chill you to the bone and give you an overdose of holiday cheer!
Recorded live at The Bickford Theatre at The Morris Museum in Morristown, New Jersey on Sunday, December 4th 2016.
Part 1: A Question I Ask
In this first installment of our “Holiday Haunts,” Ali Silva welcomes you into her parlor to observe a most strange and mysterious object.
Part 2: The Philosopher's Clone
The wealthy and aristocratic Von Kleist family are about to receive a most remarkable Christmas gift… But are they prepared for what it might bring into their home?
Part 3: A Fine Furnished House
The solution to a young married couple’s Christmas woes, a quaint and cozy furnished house, comes with a few slight catches…
Part 4: The Executor of the Will
Irene Belle Reilly is about to leave behind a massive fortune but is having trouble finding a proper home for her very rare and beloved collection of mechanical figures.
Episode 21: Strange Anatomy
This month our show presents stories of the mysterious and the misshapen: of our bodies betraying us and of us betraying our bodies--along with other morbid delights and surprises.
Recorded live at The Slipper Room on October 30, 2016.
Part 1: The Story of Adam Rainer
This little vignette, a remarkable and true account of one of the greatest flukes in medical history, will astound the listener. Also included are some exciting announcements and updates for fans of our show.
Part 2: Foot in Mouth
Marco Reyes has a very unique problem when it comes to controlling a truly unruly appendage.
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Part 3: Pearlroth
Norbert Pearlroth, the eccentrically brilliant head researcher for Ripley’s Believe It or Not, is drawn into an adventure both macabre and perilous.
Part 4: The Flight of the Silver Swan
A young woman imprisoned in a horribly deformed body discovers a mysterious hidden talent.
Episode 20: Laugh, Clown, Laugh
Join us for an evening of dark entertainment as we kick off a brand new season of strange and thrilling original dramas with tales of cracked comedians, jaded jesters and outright lunatics. Side-splitting to be sure.
Recorded live at The Slipper Room on September 26th, 2016.
Part 1: Too Soon, Too Soon
Larry Learner is a stand-up comedian—a struggling stand-up comedian. And a thief. Theft of material is a major sore spot in the highly competitive world of stand-up comedy. This is the story of one of the worst kinds of theft imaginable and the terrible cost that came along with it.
Part 2: Bucky & Becky
This story about the old-time brother and sister comedy duo Becky & Bucky Beans is several things. It's a radio documentary that spans from the slapstick era of silent films to the golden age of old-time radio. It's funny and it's sad. It's also a ghost story.
This episode is a special collaboration with our friends at the WCZY public radio show and podcast "Audio File Search." Extra special thanks to host Alex Severn for joining us at The Slipper Room and sharing this fascinating story.
Part 3: Don't Kill the Bit
Maurice the Marvelous and his lovely assistant, Nora, venture out of their comfort zone to put on a princess party. Will their sidekick clown, Bumpty, be onboard? Listen to find out what Bumpty has up his sleeve. What starts out as an innocent children's birthday party may end up making your blood run cold.
Episode 19: Mother, Darling
For our season two finale we're wrapping up a special gift just for mother with strange tales of maternal mayhem, menace, and mystery.
Recorded live at The Slipper Room on May 29th, 2016
Episode 18: Return to Sunken Harbor
What's happening to the little coastal town of Sunken Harbor? A peaceful calm is about to betray something deeply unsettling ready to step out from the forests, the fields and the shoreline...
Recorded live at The Slipper Room on April 24th, 2016
Episode 17: Irish Ghost Stories 2016
Three new radio plays culled from deep within the bogs--the myths, the mysteries and the ghosts of Erin.
Recorded live at The Slipper Room on March 28th, 2016
Episode 16: Haunt Couture
Ready yourselves for an evening of stylishly sinister tales-- ready to wear and scare, twisted tighter than Scarlette’s corset!
Recorded live at The Slipper Room on February 28th, 2016
Episode 15: Ghosts of New York
Tales of specters, forgotten phantoms and things you may or may not have seen worming their way into the core of The Big Apple. Yes, this month we'll be aiming our otherworldly radio dramatic ear into our own backyard: New York City...
Recorded live at The Slipper Room on January 31st, 2016
Episode 14: Holiday Haunts 2015
An all new holiday themed show for 2015! Yuletide flavored tales so chilling not a creature will be stirring. Catch the holiday spirit before it catches you.
Recorded live at The Slipper Room on December 27th, 2015
Episode 13: Feast of Fear 2015
Our Thanksgiving "Feast of Fear" is back for 2015 with a plentiful serving of sumptuous suspense with a side of hale and hearty horrors!
Recorded live at The Slipper Room on November 15th, 2015
Episode 12: Something's Moving - Tales of Automatons
What are automatons you might ask? Automatons are mechanical figures that can mimic the movements and actions of living beings. It is quite an ancient art actually. Our tales this month will leave you wide-eyed with wonder and awe and with more than a little unease.
See video of the special guest we had at the show here
HUGE thanks to our friends at the Morris Museum for bringing our special guest from the Murtogh D. Guinness Collection. Check out the museum at www.morrismuseum.org
Recorded live at The Slipper Room on October 25th, 2015
Episode 11: Unraveled Travel
As summer fades and people return from their holiday vacations, we thought it would be an apt time to recount our own cryptic tales from some twisted travelogues for an evening of Unraveled Travel, our season 2 premiere!
Recorded live at The Slipper Room on September 27th, 2015
Episode 10: London Fog
Spine tingling terrors and mysteries lurk and wait for you in the London Fog! Spend a day in the life of Madame Tussaude and her gallery of waxworks! Thrill to the first ever American adaption of MR James' horror classic "Lost Hearts" and much more! Our Season 1 finale is ready to bring you chills from across the pond...
Recorded live at The Slipper Room on May 31st, 2015
Episode 9: After the Storm
The FMT crew visits a little coastal town called Sunken Harbor as we chronicle the before and after effects of a terrible storm that loosens some strange forces in the forests, fields and beaches.
Recorded live at The Slipper Room on April 26th, 2015
Episode 8: Irish Ghost Stories
We're throwing some extra turf on the fire for a special round of otherworldly tales inspired by the ghostly legends from the land of Erin! Raise a glass of Irish whiskey, sit back, and let us take you to the old country.
Recorded live at The Slipper Room on March 29th, 2015
Episode 7: Shadows of New Orleans
FMT creeps on down to the Crescent City for a festival of frightful fantasy. We're throwing everything we've got into this particular pot of gumbo! And we mean everything...
Recorded live at The Slipper Room on February 22nd, 2015
Episode 6: The Apartment Complex
Our first show of 2015 presents new, thrilling tales that explore the dark and mysterious side of apartment dwelling. Once you experience this show you may think twice about renewing that lease...
Recorded live at The Slipper Room on February 2nd, 2015
Episode 5: Holiday Haunts
We're making a list and checking it twice--so you'd better be there or we'll hang you like a stocking. FMT brings you holiday creeps and yuletide freaks in our 2014 holiday special!
Recorded live at The Slipper Room on December 21st, 2014
Episode 4: Feast of Fear 2014
FMT has set the table for Thanksgiving 2014; our Feast of Fear, with three corrosive courses, will stick to your ribs and may never come off!
Recorded live at The Slipper Room on November 23rd, 2014
Episode 3: Masques and Disguises
For Halloween FMT unmasks and unveils fresh new terrors whose horrifying secrets will leave you gasping for breath...
Recorded live at The Slipper Room on October 26th, 2014
Episode 2: Childhood Fears
Our second episode has a special theme that strikes squarely in the hearts of us all, just in time for the back to school set: childhood fears! Join us for an evening of new scares and laughs performed in the inimitable and unique style that only Ms. Ali Silva and her cunning cast of cretins can deliver!
Recorded live at The Slipper Room on September 28th, 2014
Episode 1: Southern Gothic
We give homage to the Southern Gothic genre in our Manhattan debut at The Slipper Room! Expect all the thrills, chills, and laughs that only Fireside Mystery Theatre can bring!
Recorded live at The Slipper Room on May 25th, 2014