Ad Astral Podcast, Episode 26:

Here On Earth-Shownotes

Submitted by DJ Burnham on Wednesday 4th March 2015

(SuperGalactic Radio was written in September 2014 on the Greek island of Andros. This is its first appearance.)

I've been meaning to write something about the themes of ufos, alien abduction and crop circles for sometime. Whatever you believe I thought it might be fun to look at a couple of the most famous cases and adapt them into a radio play format. What inspired me to write it was watching The Fisher King again about 18 months ago with Robin Williams' fantastic performance. I sort of had his voice in my head when I wrote the part of Whatanat. Although the framework of the character and the story were already in place, I wrote it just a few weeks after he passed away. So, in a way, this episode is a tribute to one of the most original, energetic, and likeable of comedians.


The episode also contains a small tribute to the great Leonard Nimoy

The original artwork shows the Earth surrounded by a crop circle-like halo.


As mentioned in the podcast, Jon Wood's new album "These Tall Trees" is now available on iTunes: Here

Thanks to George and Gella Despotopoulos for making our stay at Villa Galazio in Batsi on Andros so enjoyable in September 2014: this story was written on the beach there.


Our Guest Voice Actors:




Jim and Rene Burnham (Dave's parents).

Jim is a keen gardner, especially roses, and before retiring had a remarkable career in the rail transport industry – as well as being a fellow of the Royal Institute of Marketing.

Rene is an accomplished artist, working in oils, watercolour, charcoals, ink and several other unusual mediums.




Jon Wood plays acoustic and electric guitar with folk rock band The Fold, as well as releasing his own solo project album One to Five. He can also be heard in bluesy, psychedelic, jazzy, progressive rock band The Unquiet Things and new project These Tall Trees.

As mentioned in the podcast, Jon Wood's new album "These Tall Trees" is now available on iTunes: Here

Solo singer-songwriter, & Jonassingersongwriter





Terry Clark: Has spent much of his time hiding behind trees and some say he's barking mad.

An early appearance in an Ibsen play as teenager marked the high point of his thespian career, after that it was all downhill...that is until Ad Astral revived his flagging fortunes




Carmen Vesztergom, "I am passionate about assisting people in letting go of what doesn’t serve them anymore and support them in recognising their potential & inner beauty. I believe we can all find personal happiness -and when we are truly happy, we can live with authenticity, looking to those around us to enrich our lives rather than to fulfil us."

Visit Carmen's website at:





Melanie Vevers: Likes riding her white bike around Brighton, exploring the British Isles and Crazy Clothes.







Pete Lambert, Grew up in South Africa. Loves wine, sport, good food, politics and travel. Cyclist, works in mental health. All-round international bad boy. Age: 58 and still looking good.







Ed Willis, fellow inmate of the asylum that is Guys Hospital with DJ Burnham and Colin Gerrard, and finally released a couple of years after them to confuse the inhabitants of Bedford in much the same way as the other two confuse the inhabitants of Brighton.

Kiklos in EP26







Anand, Mission Specialist (Head of Space Walks)

See Anand's fabulous photography at Anandimages






Ben du Boulay - "I listened to Journey into Space on the radio as a boy and (very much) more recently Ad Astral when I was far away in New Zealand last year. In both cases I was transported across space and time for a lovely while. So I was thrilled to be asked to attend Ad Astral HQ and take part in an episode. None of it was quite what I expected, except for the wonderful cheery and generous welcome from Dave and Sue. I am really looking forward to hearing how my words are slotted into the overall whole by Dave the Magician."

Jeremy Facthound in EP23 Life Bank in Episode 20 - 2013, Jeremy Facthound in Episode 23 - 2014







Nick Harper - Music in EP26 - 'Holiday on Earth: Origins' from the album 'NIX'.

Visit Nick's website here: Harperspace


See the video "An Introduction to Nick Harper":




Music behind end credits = Running Out by FoolBoyMedia of the Freesound Project

Sound Effects

Many come from The Freesound Project.

Other effects:

Various from Apple’s Garageband library.

Other effects tailor-made by Ad Astral.

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Garden ambience = Garden Evening by NLM of the Freesound Project
UFO flies past = ufo sighting.aif by plamdi of the Freesound Project
Dog Barks = Dog Barks by exuberate of the Freesound Project
Dog whines = Dog whining sound by Piink_Aces of the Freesound Project
Incoming ufo = Rhino-10.wav by patchen of the Freesound Project
UFO lands = UFO Landing.WAV by waterboy920 of the Freesound Project
UFO pulsating = UFONew.wav by dargoth of the Freesound Project
Dial base = analogic_dial_telephone.wav by trip_sound of the Freesound Project
Dial tone = Telephone dial tone Garageband
Hang up = Vintage Telephone Hanging Up by crz1990 of the Freesound Project
Jeep = Jeep in the Mountians #1.wav by Adam Wayne Gistarb of the Freesound Project
Field comms = telephone_bakelite_(w55)_dialing.wav by ShotgunPicker of the Freesound Project
Footsteps in wood = Walking On Dry Leaves Normalised.wav by Benboncan of the Freesound Project
Radio Static = Static by groovyrandomness of the Freesound Project
UFO takes off = UFO_Takeoff_Hover_Descend.wav by sonictechtonic of the Freesound Project
Comms incoming = Old Telephone Ringing in Garageband
2nd UFO takes off = SaucerDeparture.wav by zimbot of the Freesound Project
Cows = Herd Of Cows Mooing by tdes of the Freesound Project - studio tdes
Car horn = car horn.wav by THE_bizniss of the Freesound Project
Car skid/crash = CarStartSkidCrash.wav by musicmasta1 of the Freesound Project
News = News Background.wav by mansardian of the Freesound Project
End of News = News End Signature.wav by mansardian of the Freesound Project

Scene 4
Kitchen sounds = STE-022_kitchen_sounds.mp3 by annabloom of the Freesound Project
Lights fuse = lightbulbwink.wav by FreqMan of the Freesound Project
Spaceship Landing = space ship landing by Jaturo of the Freesound Project
Sci Fi ambience in Florence’s home = Kitchen scene sci fi ambience by Ad Astral
Levitation boots = Levitation boots by Ad Astral
Florence’s footsteps = Footsteps_Squeeky_Wood.aif by tmkappelt of the Freesound Project
Quorth’s ship hum = Spaceship hum by Ad Astral
Golden Liquid chamber = under_alien_ocean.mp3 by harri of the Freesound Project
Spaceship takeoff = Sci-fi 1.wav by juskiddink of the Freesound Project
Dinner served = CutleryOnPlate.wav by mikaelfernstrom of the Freesound Project
ST_silverwareOnPlate_wPush-off.wav by ScreenplayTheater of the Freesound Project

Scene 6
Space ship sounds = Spaceship Ambience by nick121087 of the Freesound Project

Scene 7
Whatanat’s message processed for transmission = weird_scifi_computer_sound3.wav by JarAxe of the Freesound Project
Whatanat’s message transmitted = Sci-Fi Whoosh.wav by sonicboom_sfx of the Freesound Project
Whatanat’s beacon = distress signal 2.wav by edge of october of the Freesound Project
Music behind end credits = Running Out by FoolBoyMedia of the Freesound Project

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