MindWebs was a half hour, weekly radio show, broadcast out of WHA Radio in Madison Wisconsin from 1976 to 1984. The show’s format and subject were, as the shows creator and narrator Michael Hanson would say “Short Stories from the Worlds of Speculative Fiction” and featured dramatic, enhanced, readings, of stories from some of the genres best writers, including, Arthur C Clarke, Ursula K Le Guin, Philip K Dick, Ray Bradbury, and many more. Mr. Hanson states that there were 169 shows which presented 188 stories from 135 authors.
The bad news is that currently, there are only 154 shows available to the Public Domain, and while many are in good condition, a large portion of them are of poor quality.
The good news is, that WMSE has announced that beginning Saturday, November 18, 2017, at the Stroke of Midnight, ‘The Final Frontier Radio‘ program will begin re-broadcasting and archiving every single episode of this fantastic series in it’s original ‘Studio Quality’. You will be able to listen to these new re-releases on the WMSE Live Radio Stream.
The MindWebs Project 2.0 is using open source platforms such as Winamp, Audacity, and StreamRipper, to easily collect, edit and save all 169 of these Remixed and Remastered treasured gems, and you can too.
If you would like to do it all on your own,
1) Install the Winamp media player to grab the WMSE live stream on Saturday nights at Midnight (Central Time Zone).
2) Install the Winamp StreamRipper addon to capture and save the first half hour of the show.
3) Install Audacity to trim and clean up the file.
Or, a little easier way,
1) Download the WMSE Archive Links from playlist two below.
2) Install Audacity to trim and edit the files.
Or finally, easiest of all,
1) Download our already completed files from playlist one.
This Playlist contains our trimmed, edited, and completed versions of the current New Mindwebs Remastered Episodes. They are in excellent condition and ready to be saved or streamed. This playlist will be updated with a New Remixed and Remastered new Mindwebs episode weekly.
- 02/25/2018 Pond Water by John Brunner MindWebs 2.0 30:57
- 02/18/2018 Paxtons World by Bill Pronzini MindWebs 2.0 31:04
- 02/11/2018 I Kill Myself by Julian Kawalec MindWebs 2.0 31:02
- 02/04/2018 April in Paris by Ursula K. Le Guin Mindwebs 2.0 31:26
- 01/28/2018 The Swimmer by John Cheever MindWebs 2.0 30:52
- 01/21/2018 That Only a Mother by Judith Merril MindWebs 2.0 30:57
- 01/14/2018 The Hall of Machines by Langdon Jones MindWebs 2.0 31:08
- 12/31/2017 The Weapon by Fredric Brown and The Castaway by Charles E Fritch Mindwebs 2.0 31:09
- 12/24/2017 The Food Farm by Kit Reed MindWebs 2.0 31:02
- 12/17/2017 Roller Ball Murder by William Harrison MindWebs 2.0 30:59
- 12/10/2017 Kaleidoscope by Ray Bradbury MindWebs 2.0 30:58
- 12/03/2017 Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut and The Haunted Space Suit by Arthur C Clarke MindWebs 2.0 30:51
- 11/26/2017 Happily Ever After by William F Noland and Born of Man and Woman by Richard Matheson MindWebs 2.0 30:30
- 11/11/2017 Descending by Thomas M. Disch MindWebs 2.0 29:26
- 10/29/2017 The Fog Horn by Ray Bradbury MindWebs 2.0 24:53
This Playlist contains the WMSE Archive Links. They are 3 hours long and will need to be trimmed and edited. They will also be updated weekly.
- 02/18/2018 Broadcast of Paxtons World by Bill Pronzini. WMSE Archive Links
- 02/1I/2018 Broadcast of I Kill Myself by Julian Kawalec WMSE Archive Links
- 02/04/2018 Broadcast of April in Paris by Ursula K. Le Guin WMSE Archive Links
- 01/28/2018 Broadcast of The Swimmer by John Cheever WMSE Archive Links
- 01/21/2018 Broadcast of That Only a Mother by Judith Merril WMSE Archive Links
- 01/14/2018 Broadcast of The Hall of Machines by Langdon Jones. WMSE Archive Links
- 12/31/2017 Broadcast of The Weapon by Fredric Brown and The Castaway by Charles E Fritch WMSE Archive Links
- 12/24/2017 Broadcast of The Food Farm by Kit Reed WMSE Archive Links
- 12/17/2017 Broadcast of Roller Ball Murder by William Harrison WMSE Archive Links
- 12/10/2017 Broadcast of Kaleidoscope by Ray Bradbury WMSE Archive Links
- 12/03/2017 Broadcast of Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut and The Haunted Space Suit by Arthur C Clarke WMSE Archive Links
- 11/26/2017 Broadcast of Happily Ever After by William F Nolan and Born of Man and Woman by Richard Matheson WMSE Archive Links
- 11/11/2017 Broadcast of Descending by Thomas Disch WMSE Archive Links
- 10/29/2017 Broadcast of The Fog Horn by Ray Bradbury WMSE Archive Links
To listen to the old collections of ‘MindWebs’, including a live radio broadcast, use the Related Links below. Some are in Studio Quality, some are not. Check this page weekly beginning Saturday, November 18, for updates and new episodes.