The Fourth Tower of Inverness concludes!

TODAY on Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio — Fri­day, Decem­ber 17th…

The Fourth Tow­er of Inver­ness  comes to a close today. Tune in at Noon and 4pm SLT/Pacific Time / 8pm and mid­night in the UK to see how it all pans out. To begin with, Jack has acci­den­tal­ly bopped the Madon­na Vam­pi­ra on the head, think­ing she was an intruder…

Here’s a lit­tle hint of what happens:


Arriv­ing at the Inver­ness estate, Jack Flan­ders encoun­ters strange hap­pen­ings at the old Vic­to­ri­an man­sion. Jack is told that there are only three tow­ers in Inver­ness, even though he is cer­tain he has seen a fourth. An old juke­box, which he can­not locate, plays a haunt­ing 50’s tune just before an acci­dent hap­pens. Jack pur­sues the hid­den juke­box, search­ing through slid­ing pan­els, hol­low walls, and under­ground pas­sage­ways until final­ly he dis­cov­ers the entrance to the Fourth Tow­er that only he can see. In all these years, eight peo­ple have ven­tured into the Tow­er, nev­er to be seen again. Jack is the ninth…

Upon enter­ing the tow­er, Jack dis­cov­ers steps that spi­ral end­less­ly upward. On each lev­el there is a door, and as our hero opens each door he steps into dif­fer­ent dimen­sions: strange worlds of myth and mys­ti­cal fantasy.

The Fourth Tow­er of Inver­ness is clas­sic radio, a humor­ous adven­ture, with many lev­els of mean­ing behind the mys­tery. It is a beau­ti­ful alle­go­ry of illu­sion and real­i­ty. This clas­sic sto­ry is filled with all kinds of teach­ings, from Ram Dass play­ing on the Wurl­itzer of Wis­doms, to the Tibetan wheel-of-life, to Sufi sto­ries, all woven into a humor­ous adventure.

Jack Flan­ders – Robert Lorick
Lit­tle Frie­da – P.J. Orte (Billed as Pat Anderson)
Nar­ra­tor and Dr. Mazo­ola – Dave Herman
The Madon­na Vampyra – Lau­ra Esterman
Chief Wampum and Old Far-See­ing Art – Meat­ball Fulton
Lord Hen­ry Jowls – Mur­ray Head
Meanie Eenie & Lady Sarah Jowls – Valerie Mamches
Intro-Out­ro themes – Paul Combs
Out­ro-Announc­er – Mark Stone
Voice in Whirl­itzer – Ram Dass

Engi­neer­ing – Bob­by Bielec­ki (Billed as Vir­gil Snakeskin)
Writ­ten and direct­ed — Meat­ball Fulton

On Jan­u­ary 7th, we’ll be start­ing the next ZBS Jack Flan­ders series, Moon Over Moroc­co - ten hour-long episodes! Mean­while, next week — Christ­mas Eve — at the same time, tune in for a spe­cial record­ing of Charles Dick­ens’ A Christ­mas Carol.

About ZBS

“ZBS is a not-for-prof­it arts orga­ni­za­tion. They have been in exis­tence since 1970. For 50 years they’ve been pro­duc­ing radio/audio sto­ries. These are com­ic and cos­mic adven­tures, sci­ence fic­tion, mys­ti­cal mys­ter­ies – some with spir­i­tu­al wis­doms woven with­in. Their inten­tion has always been to raise con­scious­ness by using the media, radio and audio. Of course, some of these sto­ries are just down right fun, fine fam­i­ly enter­tain­ment. Laugh­ter is a great heal­er, as you know. We’re all liv­ing in the Cos­mic Joke, and one day we may actu­al­ly “get” the punch line. But in the mean­time, remem­ber, kind­ness to oth­ers, peo­ple, plants, ani­mals, even the earth and the clouds, we can all do. It makes us feel bet­ter, it prob­a­bly even makes the clouds feel bet­ter. We hope you enjoy their stories.

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