They’re Made Out of Meat

Radio Drama

Friday, November 04, 2011

We humans are pretty hot stuff — the most highly evolved species on the planet, or so we like to think. This parable by science-fiction writer Terry Bisson suggests otherwise. To some space aliens who think they’ve seen it all, we’re not just primitive. We’re gross.

Terry Bisson’s “They’re Made Out of Meat” was first published in Omni in 1991. Our version was performed by Miriam Tolan and Russ Armstrong; Jonathan Mitchell produced and directed.

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Comments [9]

Phil Wyrick

I remember hearing this on the radio that day and just had to hear it again. It is really something! Unexplainably amazing!

Dec. 24 2011 03:06 AM
william john from bellingham, washington

You got that right...

Nov. 14 2011 09:03 PM
Ethen

The reason I love this is because it's so creepy.

Nov. 11 2011 04:01 PM

Thist remains one of the funniest pieces I have every read. Thank you Kurt; though I must say I prefer reading it rather than listening to the radioplay. That whole voice thing, it's just so, well, flapping meaty.

Nov. 07 2011 07:56 PM
Jerry Crystal from Simsbury land without power, CT

The spirit of Rod Serling lives on. Great job studio 360!

Nov. 07 2011 12:00 PM
SAMUEL LEE ALBERT from CT

This is a great short. the voice actors, brilliant. the writing serperb. i would like to have it in my mp3 collection. placing ot between songs in playlists. i am also interested in reding the publish work. I first listened to it on the radio, and was completely entertained. think to myself , this is why i listen to the radio. bravo studio 360 ! this was the peice that drew me to visit and tune it.

Nov. 07 2011 12:11 AM
T.S.

I love this story. It's abridged, but I feel this movie REALLY captures the spirit in kind of absurd style:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaFZTAOb7IE

Nov. 06 2011 02:59 PM

This story has inspired some writing, and I've already told every physical therapist in the world about it. I hope they're listening.

Nov. 06 2011 09:32 AM
Ed Vassar

I understand . . .

Nov. 06 2011 08:23 AM

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