- 1. Introduction: Narrator describes "Post Mortem", its author, and the Golden Windmill Radio Drama Contest. (00:21)
- 2. The radio drama begins with a cheerful mortician working in the morgue. The two characters talk as they conduct an autopsy on a young boy. (00:25)
- 3. The spirit of the body on the table begins to talk about himself as the mortician conducts the autopsy. (02:17)
- 4. The boy discusses his life before dying and the mortician begins to talk back. (02:27)
- 5. The mortician and boy begin to discuss the problems with the living world. (02:41)
- 6. The boy describes what he wanted out of life. (04:47)
- 7. They discuss the boy's upcoming funeral. They talk about being emotional. (03:52)
- 8. The boy describes the situation leading up to his death (03:00)
- 9. They talk about what will happen to the boy's body after the autopsy. (02:36)
- 10. The mortician thinks about the life of his own son as the boy begins to fall asleep and drift away. (03:20)
- 11. The radio drama concludes (02:39)
- Main contributor
A recording of Benjamin Bradford’s Post Mortem, a radio drama that won first place in the Golden Windmill Radio Drama Contest. The drama follows a mortician and the spirit of a young boy as they perform an autopsy. They discuss the boy’s short life, the mortician’s career aspirations, and the situation leading up to his death. The drama concludes with the mortician considering the life of his own son and the boy drifting away.
Marsh, Walter; Stocker, John; Robinson, Dawn; Nunn, Marv; Radio Nederland; Corporation for Public Broadcasting
- Physical Description
1 audiotape (analog) (31:52) : 7 in.
Not a part of the Afro-American in Indiana radio series.
- Other Identifiers
Other: OR 184; Collection Identifier: SC 165; MDPI Barcode: 40000001813411