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Radio Play: "The Mixer"

This episode of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre is a bit different from our usual shows: It's narrated from a dog's perspective. 

This story is called "The Mixer," and it was written by one of our favorite authors, P.G. Wodehouse. The tale was first published in a 1915 edition of Strand Magazine in the United Kingdom. The story made its appearance in the United States the next year when it was published in Red Book. 

It is part of a collection of miscellaneous stories by Wodehouse in a volume called The Man with Two Left Feet. All the stories within the volume had appeared earlier in various periodicals. And now, Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre is proud to present an audio adaptation of "The Mixer."

The Players

  • Dog: Ian Buchanan
  • Mother Dog and Helen: Joy Jackson
  • Lady and Nurse: Barb Buchanan
  • Boss, Caretaker, Peter's Father: Darren Hellwege
  • Shy Man, Chauffeur: Joe Bogue
  • Fred, Jack, and Friend: Brad Buchanan
  • Peter, Toto, and Bill: Joe Hayes
  • Narrator: Brad Buchanan


  • Original author: P.G. Wodehouse
  • Script adaptation: Brad Buchanan
  • Engineer: Darren Hellwege
  • Post-production: Debbie Johnson
  • Podcast posting: Kellie Moore

This podcast originally aired on Friday, Feb. 20. Tune in to KBIA every Friday at 6:30 p.m. to hear more from the Maplewood Barn Radio Players, or listen to our archives right here on KBIA.org. You can find our full season lineup on maplewoodbarn.com.