That’s Why the Lady is a Brass: a Chat with Kate Kraay

Kate Kraay has played the role of Lady Brass since its first audio episode, as well as onstage (The Launch Party) and on film (Lair of the Red Widow, The Kinesigraph). As we approach the close of the fourth season, we realized that we hadn’t done a profile on Kate–a pretty huge omission, seeing how important she’s been to BRASS! … Read More

BRASS Episode 36: The Price of Eloquence

Lord Brass and Ab’d discuss realpolitik, Cyril has an audience with an archbishop, the Crime Minister gives a geometry lesson, and Gwendolyn plans a heist.

Politics and the Imagination

I rarely look to politics for artistic inspiration. I don’t think most writers do. But even the most apolitical of artists can find their imaginations snagged by momentous events, particularly when that old bromide “we’re living through history” is regularly evoked. Rarely has History, of the national, international and global sort, been so relentless in establishing omnipresence in our lives. … Read More

BRASS Season Four: Previously….

The story of the Brass Family returns for its final (for now) chapter, Season Four, starting in two weeks. If you could use a gentle reminder of a plot line or two, give this a listen! (Though no guarantee that it won’t leave you MORE confused….)

BRASS Stacks 14: The Open Window by Saki

Our latest Stacks is this classic story by H.H. Munro, the illimitable Saki. A young man of nervous temperament meets a young woman with a tale to tell. Narrated by our Gwendolyn Brass, the lovely Katherine Grant-Suttie.

BRASS Stacks 13: Gabriel Ernest

We return to our favorite short story writer, Saki, for this classic tale of a disquieting encounter with a strange young man.

BRASS Stacks 11: When the Door Opened by Sarah Grand

A witty parable about the problem of assuming too much about one’s spouse, “When the Door Opened” was written by the Irish author Sarah Grand, one of the pioneers of fiction dealing with the “New Woman.” It’s read by renowned radio actor Larry Albert, best known for playing the titular detective in “The Adventures of Harry Nile” as well as … Read More