New WBEZ podcast PleasureTown is part cable drama, part early radio program
WBEZ brings a new web show cast from a mold that is one part old-time radio, one part contemporary cable drama (think HBO’s Deadwood, or darker AMC dramas) and one part gripping literature. PleasureTown marries smart writing, dramatic themes, mysterious characters and dark comedy as it sets out to tackle contemporary issues. Set in the fictional Oklahoma settlement which bears its name, PleasureTown introduces to an ever-growing cast of characters-some spirited and uplifting, others shady and scandalous. We hear from the two creators and narrators of the new podcast, Erin Kahoa and Keith Ecker.