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"True or False Face/Holy Rat Race"

Aired March 9/10, 1966

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The mysterious False Face and his elusive sidekick, Blaze, are back in Gotham City for a crime wave filled with confusion, false clues, and guises galore!  But who is False Face?  It's not just the identity of the villain that is in question, but the actor who portrays him as well.


Joining John to talk about this single outing for the master of disguise is HG World's Jay Smith.


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The famous issue of Life Magazine was released this week.

Jay Smith is the creator and executive producer for the Parsec Award-winning audio drama series HG World.  Since 2009, Jay and his company of players and producers have been telling the story of survivors in the middle of a global zombie uprising.  Now in its third season, this "satellite" production has featured dozens of actors across four continents making it a production truly on a global scale.  Since its debut, episodes of HG World and its spin-off series, the Parsec finalist The Diary of Jill Woodbine and The Googies have been downloaded close to a million times.


Inspired by the golden age of radio, Hidden Harbor Mysteries presents a story inspired by stylish pulp era radio adventures like The Shadow, Sam Spade, The Green Hornet, and I Love a Mystery. Performed by a stellar cast, Hidden Harbor hopes to integrate classic radio storytelling with some modern twists.  Jay draws from the work of Orson Welles, Arch Obelor and looks to modern audio dramatists like Douglas Adams and Dirk Maggs as inspiration to create a rich, realistic world of survival horror laced with dark comedy and compelling human drama.


Jay holds a BA in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University and is working on his Master of Fine Arts from Seton Hill University’s innovative Writing Popular Fiction program.  He attends and speaks at various science fiction and literary conventions about podcasting, writing, audio drama, and zombies.  HG World can be heard by subscribing through iTunes or visiting the show web site


Batman 113

Batman 113

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The idea of False Face as a villain was created by Bill Finger and appeared in issue 113 of Batman Comics.  The plot of this issue is not used in the episode, only the idea of a quick change artist villain.

Famous hoofer/actor/singer Fred Astaire hosted the Hollywood Palace on March 12, 1966.  He commented in his opening monologue about the growing popuarity of the Batman series.  ABC was known as the American Batman Network..

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