lopezThis week on The Marketplace of Ideas, Colin Marshall talks to
Thomas Lopez, audio drama producer and president of the <ahref=”http://www.zbs.org”>ZBS Foundation. Since the early 1970s, Lopez has penned and produced hundreds of hours of radio fiction with ZBS’ trademark lush sound, wise insight and oddball humor, creating such iconic characters as the bumbling yet adventurous international (and interdimensional) explorer Jack Flanders and Ruby, the hard-bitten galactic gumshoe. ZBS’ latest series, Two-Minute Film Noir, packs full-fledged homages to the classic cops-and-mobsters sensibility, complete with gags and a soundtrack, into 120 or fewer seconds.

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