Decoder Ring Theatre

Reviews For Decoder Ring Theatre

This podcast is great fun. I have been listening since the first Red Panda series -way back when he was Canada's greatest superhero saving Canada from evil. All of Gregg's stories and dramatizations are excellent, full of wit and mystery. They harken back to the hardboiled series of our parents (or grandparents) days. I'm not sure if I reviewed this podcast before, but it deserves another.
Every single thing Decoder Ring Theatre creates is absolutely incredible!!! I listen to the stories over and over, and they never get old. Gregg is a brilliant writer and every single voice actor is amazingly talented and creative!
5 star this one it’s GOoOOoOioOIoOoD
All the stories from Decoder Ring Theatre are fun, witty and entertaining. Recommend it to everyone.
The Red Panda and Black Jack Justice are neatly plotted, entertainingly paced stories peopled by evolving and likable characters. The best qualities of my favorite heroes distilled and improved upon. Abagail Branagan sounds like more of the same. Thanks Gregg and Clarissa!
Abigail Brannigan ~ I’m a fan already, after only one episode... thanks Gregg for continuing to write! And to Clarissa for continuing to read, I’ve missed your voice. Y’all are the best ❤️😘


Cosplaying jack! woo
The storylines; the production; the sound quality; the actors - all Fantastic!! The consistency of all these qualities considering the longevity of this podcast deserves Way more attention!! Greg Taylor and crew - BRAVO!
That’s my favorite
A very informative program on opioid addiction. I understand the problem better now. It is sobering and tragic.
I have been listening to this podcast for the past 10 years and I have enjoyed it since. Even if you were not around when radio theatre 🎭 age was going, you still can appreciate the media form. I recommend it for all ages. -Thank You ;)
This podcast is my favorite and I would recommend it to anyone I know. Pleeeeeaaaasse ohhh pleeaase make mor episodes.😫😫😫😫
Gregg Taylor and his compatriots have created (at least) two universes of triumph and tragedy, with fascinating characters and intriguing plots. Each episode of the Red Panda and Black Jack Justice stands on its own, but each builds a more complete workd within its respective world. Top notch acting, writing, and production values. A joy to listen to, for any fan of superheroes (Red Panda), private investigators (Black Jack Justice), old-time radio, or jsut plain good writing and likable characters.
Very well written and performed. I've listened to probably every podcast in the superhero and detective categories, and Red Panda and Black Jack Justice are THE BEST! They are both fresh, witty, engaging, smart, and free of cliches. I can't believe that each do not have their own tv series yet, because the characters and performers are very deserving.
I have been listening to this group for almost a decade and they continue to produce high quality programs. While others have fallen by the wayside, DRT has just gotten stronger and expand. Keep up the good work
Absolutely love the show! This has been on my very short “wait tensely for the next episode” list since I first heard them.
From the first episode to the last, they're all well written and all well worth your time.
Really enjoy the Red Panda and the strong female character. The repartee is exceptionally good, between the main characters. Also enjoy the other serials.
Fun. Easy to keep up with the individual distinct characters. The Happy Horror host could learn from this. 10/10 Horrifyingly empty coffee cups
This podcast has some of the best content I have heard The shows are some of the best shows - from the production value, to story, to excellent voice casting, this podcast is awesome!!
this podcast puts out some of the best radio drama content there is. the characters are compelling, charming and well developed. the chemistry between the actors the quality of performance and writing for the story arcs are all superb. i love this show.
I found this podcast last year, and it quickly became one of my favorites. When they started with the audiobook of Black Jack Justice, I stopped listening, waiting for them to get the entire book finished. I bought the book, read it, and pined for the last chapter to drop on it. It finally has and I am "re-reading" it now. Which is to say, I am following along as Jack and Trixie tell me the story again. I have heard them so much that even while I read on my own I heard their voices, but now to hear all of it as they tell me... it is fantastic. Red Panda, Black Jack Justice, and the episodes that are stand alone stories, are all incredible. If you liked programs like The Shadow, or just the idea of old time radio dramas, this is the perfect podcast for you. Start at the first episode, and listen to then end. You will not be disappointed.
I love everything these guys and gals produce, keep it up!
A fellow member of the FB group, Podcasts We Listen To, recommended Black Jack Justice to those fans of film noir-style detective stories. As a kid, I devoured Raymond Chandler and Robert Parker, so I thought BJJ would right up my alley, and I was right. I love these characters, I love the minimal sound, and the snappy dialouge seems spot on to the 1940's. Love it!
I've been gone for a while and started back up at Dance of the Dead and I have to say that the visuals, the storyboard/comics that play along with the podcast on my iPhone are fantastic! Not what I was envisioning, but compelling and exciting regardless. I think I'll listen without the visuals the first time and then watch the second time through. Keep it up. I always look forward to the next Decoder Ring Theatre broadcast. There is nothing quite like it made in the last 50 years.
I just discovered this show and what a find! I've been looking for something like this for years. Love it! Keep up the great work everyone and I'll keep listening.
My wife's best friend introduced me to Decoder Ring Theater. My wife likes Black Jack Justice but I absolutely LOVE The Red Panda. And I love what they've done with the Web Comics Podcast version. I totally look forward to each episode. I'm 43 years old and listening to Red Panda makes me feel like I'm 13 again. AND I dressed up as The Red Panda for Halloween! BUT there's more, I got my 80 year old dad to listen to the back podcast episodes as well! He also enjoys it! I would easily give Decoder Ring Theater 10 stars!
I once had a conversation with an audio drama producer about Decoder Ring Theatre (DRT). I was defending DRT's house style of uncomplicated productions using mono sound files, sparce sound effects, and simple old time radio organ transition music. But what make DRT stand apart is the quality of the writing. Creator Gregg Taylor's fluent understanding of story and character is astounding. I don't think I have yet to meet a producer who is as prolific. He is a master of the long game with fully realized story arcs that will span seasons, and characters who are fully fleshed out people in a genre where cliche' is king. DRT's monthly podcast alternates with the masked crime fighting episodes of The Red Panda Adventures, and gritty gumshoe investigations of Black Jack Justice. The Red Panda Adventures details the exploits of Canada's greatest masked hero, the Red Panda who is an amalgam of Batman, The Green Hornet, and The Shadow. I find that a lot of the time what makes this show diffrent is that the story takes place in the gutters between the panels of the huge exsploisons and bare knuckle brawls. Gregg Taylor works out what makes the characters tick, you not only care about the heroes, but also the villians. He really alllows you to see into the villians minds, which does not justify the villians actions, but lays out their motivations. You get to see them as not nessacarily evil, but sometime as tragic and sympathetic. Then you have the cool noire' mysteries of Black Jack Justice. Featuring the Ol' square jaw himself: Privet investigator Jack Justice, and his partner Trixie Dixon: Girl Detective. The banter between Jack and Trixie make listening a joy, but then add the motley cast of supporting characters and you have a smart and sassy audio drama that you will look forward to every month. So if you are looking for a quality audio drama in the style of Old Time Radio, or just a great listen, go no further than Decoder Ring Theatre! Original Review 01/07/2006 This is a really cool Podcast. It is called Decoder Ring Theater, it's a throwback to the Golden Age of Radio. It follows the Adventures of The Red Panda. He is a Canadian Superhero fighting against the Axis Powers in WWII. It's a Humor/Adventure Radio Drama, audio quality is fair, but the writing is smart and fun. Great fun for adults and children. I highly recommend checking it out.
My 10 year old who can hardly put down a book (mysteries, fantasies) is GLUED to her ipod for more Red Panda and Flying Squirrel adventures. Sometimes she even speaks with a wonderful 1940's accent.
Excellent audio drama series. Good stories with just the right touch of humor
Delightfully entertaning, and makes me happy every time I listen. I wish there was more entertainment of this caliber out there!
. . as inspired silliness, the equal of Welcome to Night Vale and Coxwood History Fun Park. Without them, I would rate the show 4 stars (thought there are some 5-star episodes. And it’s worth your time listening to find out for yourself which they are. ;)
I am so pleased to find a witty, sharp, well written take on the old time detective genre. As a listener of clasic radio drama I highly recommend this show as exceeding the standards of the past.
I look forward to more, I neglected all my other pods. My wife said my vocabulary changed. I was willing to drive anyware. I was hooked. It was a great time.
Very creative with great banter. Good character development - best to start with the first and work forward
If you have any intrest in audio drama, you owe it to yourself to check out Decoder Ring Theatre. The combination of respect for the old-school radio shows as well as the snappy rat-a-tat dialog add up to a packeage that is impossible to resist. Check it out!
This is my new favorite podcast! The Red Panda Adventures is like old time radio but eminently modern in appeal. The 30s/40s patter, the plots, the writing, the acting - it’s all excellent. I could let kids listen with confidence, but there’s adult appeal that’s just…amazing! I almost never write reviews, but I think anyone who loves old radio, or superheroes, or suspense drama would enjoy Decoder Ring Theatre. They almost make me want to move to Canada!
Must admit, I was pleasantly surprised to find that these stories come out of Canada (no offense meant). First rate writing & production. Try it; you'll like it! And I got one more thing to say, see: that Dixon dame - hubba, hubba, hubba!
His output is just amazing. The quality of the show is excellent! My only regret is that I am caught up with all the episodes of Black Jack and Red Panda and now have to wait until new ones come out. If you like really good radio theatre, take a listen...start at the beginning.
Incredibly creative, funny, and engaging stories with amazing production quality.
I work a 9 hour shift in a Government building. Not exactly the most exciting thing ever. These shows make the time go by much faster and furthermore, make it enjoyable. Whenever I see a list of "top podcasts" I get sad when this show isn't listed. I recommend it to everyone.
There are a lot of audio drama podcasts out there, but Decoder Ring Theatre rises above them in terms of quality and depth. While most episodes are self-contained, when you take them as a whole they create universe as rich as comic book. The performances are fantastic and you can't help fall in love with the characters. If you love some good old pulp action than I highly recommend giving it a listen.
Black Jack Justice and Red Panda are both amazing, the voice casts, snappy writing and the quality of production make every episode special. My favorite Red Panda episode so far: "Monkeyshines", I was laughing so hard, I had to pull over my car, pause the show, and finish it when I got home. Next to the relationship between RP and FS, the supervillains are the best part. Keep up the good work.
I wish there were 10 stars, i would give it a 10. While I do listen to Black Jack Justice, my main reason for subscribing is for The Red Panda. What an awesome cast, great writing. I hope that people keep supporting this podcast so we can continue to receive them. Thanks cast and crew for all your hard work, and please know that your fans really appreciate all that you do and all your hard work. Please keep them coming and don't ever stop writing and producing The Red Panda. UPDATE: they also have comics that came out earlier and they just released a few more recently. Gregg also has a few BBJ and RP books available, and they are all awesome. Support the podcast with a subscription (starting at $3/month), and by purchasing his books and comics. You won't be disappointed. Thanks, DeVoiD.
Get them Nazis Red Panda! Justice will be served!!!
A wonderful parody of old time radio and a great original story in its own right.
I have been listening to this for about 3 years I'm only11 I love it very intense
This is the only fiction podcast I keep subscribing to every time a change devices. Good, old fashioned story telling with a modern sense of humor.