The Resistible Rise of J. R. Brinkley
by Untitled Theater Company No. 61
October 26, 2020 2:37 pm
The Resistible Rise of J. R. Brinkley is a four part audio drama podcast, set in the 1920’s and 30’s, about a the true story of a quack doctor/politician who first became famous for his cure for impotence: implanting goat testicles into human testicles. It uses comedy and country music to illustrate Brinkley’s life as he moved from being a small town doctor to a millionaire to a candidate for governor of Kansas to a conservative talk radio star with an ear for country music. Hosted by Dan Butler, known best for playing Bulldog on Frasier, starring Tony Torn as Brinkley, and produced by Untitled Theater Company No.61, a Theater of Ideas based in New York. Written and directed by Edward Einhorn. Each episode also contains a short interview with an expert about the background of the story, including the history of country music.
The final episode of The Resistible Rise of J. R. Brinkley, by Edward Einhorn. Brinkley (Tony Torn) moves forward with his lawsuit for libel against Dr. Morris Fishbein (Joshua Wolf Coleman), which inspires some moving testimony from a man named Jimmy (Craig Anderson). After the episode, host Dan Butler interviews country music expert Dr. Tracey Laird.
Part 4: Brinkley in Court6 months ago
Part 3: Brinkley in Texas6 months ago
Part 2: Brinkley for Governor6 months ago
Part 1: Doctor Brinkley6 months ago
It's a Lie - Brinkley Preview7 months ago