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April 2, 2021 Saluting the release of "Godzilla Vs. Kong" with part two of Delos W. Lovelace's novelization of "King Kong," read by Stefan Rudnicki, on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler. Also, Stefan Rudnicki introduces commentary about the original "King Kong" by authors Jack Williamson, Larry Niven, and Orson Scott Card. Plus, Christina M. Rau reads her poem "I Am A Landlocked Mermaid."


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March 26, 2021 The Destinies Audiobook Sampler prepares for the release of “Godzilla Vs. Kong” with part one of Delos W. Lovelace's novelization of the original 1933 “King Kong,” read by Stefan Rudnicki. In honor of the late Leonard Nimoy’s 90th birthday, you'll hear him performing "Alien" from his 1967 album "Mr. Spock's Music From Outer Space." Patrick Thomas returns with a letter to "Dear Cthulhu" from a woman who wonders what to do with her baby.


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March 19, 2021 Saluting the debut of "Zack Snyder's Justice League" with the full-length Destinies Radio Theater adventure, "Super Powers: Darkseid...of the Moon," written by DC Comics' Andrew Helfer. When astronauts on the moon uncover the Tower of Darkness, secret base of the New God Darkseid and his minions Steppenwolf and Mantis, the astronauts are captured and the Super Powers Team are called to rescue them. Superman, Green Lantern, Flash, Red Tornado, Firestorm, and Doctor Fate must battle the energy vampire Mantis even as the moon is being blasted out of Earth's orbit. Will the heroes triumph?

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March 12, 2021 "Graphic Detail" # 231: Howard Margolin celebrates his 37th anniversary with the Voice of Science Fiction by speaking with Glenn Greenberg, who returns for his record-breaking 29th appearance to discuss his Back Issue #126 article "Green Genes," tracing the legacy of the Green Goblin, as well as the "Star Trek 55th Anniversary" Bookazine, which he wrote.


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March 5, 2021 The Destinies Audiobook Sampler honors the memory of pilot Chuck Yeager, the first man to break the sound barrier, who recounts his experiences in Europe during World War II in Part 2 of “Yeager.” Christopher DeFilippis returns after 9 months to discuss his re-watch of “Star Trek: Enterprise” in Volume 2, Number 203 of "DeFlip Side." Plus, the Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on the music from “Star Trek: Enterprise.”


February 26, 2021 The Destinies Audiobook Sampler honors American hero General Chuck Yeager, the first pilot to fly faster than the speed of sound, who died on December 7, 2020 at the age of 97, with Part 1 of “Yeager.” The celebrated general tells his own story in his own voice, including how he learned to fly, and how he met his wife, Glennis. Speaking of breaking the sound barrier, Christina M. Rau reads her poem "How a Sound Can Shatter Glass." Plus, Checkfield's "First Flight" and Alan Parsons' "Blue Blue Sky."


February 19, 2021 The Destinies Radio Theater, in honor of the upcoming debut of “Superman and Lois” on the CW, presents "The Punishment of Superboy," starring Speed Racer's Peter Fernandez and narrator Jackson Beck, from the 1966 album "The Official Adventures of Superman." The Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Jay Gruska's score for “Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.” Christina M. Rau relates the joys and pains of having super-powers in her poems "Bounding" and "At First.” Plus, Patrick Thomas' "Dear Cthulhu" answers a letter from a woman who wonders if her daughter will become a serial killer.


February 12, 2021 Experience a 75-year flashback and travel to the Golden Age of Radio as the Destinies Radio Theater presents "The Man Who Couldn't Die," starring Richard Widmark, as originally aired on the February 12, 1946 episode of "Inner Sanctum Mysteries." Alex Gregory kills his fiancee's father to obtain the secret of eternal life, but his murderous schemes backfire after he finally attains immortality.

February 5, 2021 Destinies is pre-empted by WUSB's semi-annual Rygel marathon:

Sorry, that should be Reggae Marathon.

January 29, 2021 Remembering actress Mira Furlan (9/7/55-1/20/21) with her songs "I Don't Know Who You Are" and "The Touch of Your Hand," from the 1998 album "Trying to Forget" by The Be Five. In Destinies' 36th annual memorial to the crews of the space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, you'll learn how Rick Husband was accepted into NASA's astronaut program in part eleven of High Calling: The Courageous Life and Faith of Space Shuttle Columbia Commander Rick Husband, written and read by Evelyn Husband. Patrick Thomas' "Dear Cthulhu" answers a letter from a woman who wants to introduce her son to the world of swinging. Plus, Christina M. Rau performs her poems "How Do We Determine What Mars Is Made Of?" and "Static."


January 22, 2021 The Destinies Radio Theater concludes its salute to the late actress Dame Diana Rigg, who stars as the Teller in "Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology," part 3 of the full-cast dramatization. In this final segment, learn the fates of Fenrir the giant wolf and his father Loki; find out the circumstances behind the death of Balder, and how that led to Ragnarok, the end of everything.


January 15, 2021 Continuing the salute to the memory of Dame Diana Rigg, with part two of "Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology" on the Destinies Radio Theater. This full cast dramatization of the tales of the gods of Asgard, stars Diana Rigg as the Teller, who relates the stories of the wall built around Asgard for protection, how Loki and Thor retrieved Thor's hammer from the Lord of the Ogres, and how All-Father Odin dealt with Loki's three illegitimate children.


January 8, 2021 Honoring the memory of Dame Diana Rigg, who died at the age of 82 on September 10th, 2020 as she stars as the Teller of "Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology," in part one of a three-part Destinies Radio Theater presentation. A full-cast dramatization of Neil Gaiman's magical retellings of the Norse myths, this BBC Radio 4 production invites you into a world of gods and monsters, tricks and trusts, fiery endings, and new beginnings.


January 1, 2021 The Destinies Film Review team (Howard Margolin, Dave Campfield, and Josephine Iannece) assembles live and virtually to discuss the long-awaited release of “Wonder Woman 1984,” which debuted simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max. Is the new film a worthy successor to the original? Why is the way that Steve Trevor is brought back turning out to be so controversial? Does Pedro Pascal's Maxwell Lord resemble a young Donald Trump? Why does Wonder Woman put on a suit of golden armor? Which parts of the story work and which are just plain stupid? Should the film be seen in a theater, and if so, what is it worth on the famous Destinies zero-to-nine dollars rating scale?

December 25, 2020 The Destinies Radio Theater salutes the release of Wonder Woman 1984 with part two of "Torment in Paradise," based on a 1982 DC Comics story arc by Dan Mishkin. When the Olympian-powered Aegeus attacks Paradise Island, Wonder Woman, Queen Hippolyte, and Steve Trevor team up to defend the island and the Amazons. Dave Campfield returns to review the recently-completed second season of The Mandalorian. And, Devo Spice performs his latest comedy rap song, "Mandalorian."


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