On February 14th, 2020, Earthlings receive a warning that pop radio is polluting the galaxy, and if it isn’t shut down, Earth will be blown to smithereens. Beth Kane and her buddy Ryan are music snobs who want to live. Even though they think the aliens kinda have a point, they become activists and organize an anti-pop protest to save the Earth. Their campaign ends in failure. The government is concerned the alien signal might be a hoax so they decide to let the radio waves keep on flowing, just in case. Ryan decides to focus on crossing items off his bucket list while Kane comes up with a desperate plan to save her own skin. When the aliens’ final deadline comes Kane steals a spaceship to survive the big blast. Fortunately for Kane, the ship includes Bobby, a needy juvenile AI programmed to help people. Together, they embark on a voyage through the galaxy to seek out fellow survivors and start a new life.
No One Receiving was written and directed by Maggie MacDonald, produced and engineered by Brainchild Podcasts (Max Cotter and Aleda DeRoche), with music by Stew Crookes and art by Eric Kostiuk Williams. Starring John Southworth, Maggie MacDonald, Patti Schmidt, Keith Cole, Mary Messhausen, Brian Taylor, Owen Pallett, Mike Barry, Amy Fung, Mark Askwith, Laura Barrett, Vish Khanna, Bob Wiseman, Mike Haliechuk, Evan Davies, Christine Korte, Alex Cheesman, Jon Marshall, and Shaun Brodie. Based on the play “No One Receiving” by Maggie MacDonald.