The Never Rad Miscellany is the brain child of veteran audio drama podcaster Conrad Miszuk, creator of Kakos Industries. The Never Rad Miscellany is a podcast that produces a variety of dramatized audio fiction, all with a focus on science fiction or the surreal. This project was created to merge the international nature of entertainment on the Internet and the local artistic community in Phoenix, Arizona. The majority of the Never Rad Miscellany will be recorded live in front of an audience in Phoenix. Find tickets or subscribe!
Writer/ Director/ Editor/ Producer
Conrad Miszuk (he/him) is a writer, musician, filmmaker, and podcaster from Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated with a film degree from Arizona State University, and worked for a time as a television editor. He created the popular audio drama Kakos Industries in 2014, and is now the creator and director of the Never Rad Miscellany. He also writes Digiternia and is many of the voices. The Universe isn’t quite sure why it made Conrad, but it’s feeling pretty neutral about it now.
Writer | Dark Sovereign
Blash’uka Kathular (Translation: Briauna Kittle) (She/Her, They/Them) burst into existence at a very young age. With an impossible name to spell and a can-do attitude, Briauna tore open the fabric of time and space to deliver The Dark Sovereign upon this mortal world. Other hobbies include stealing souls for her ghost army, channeling the voices of those long dead, and crochet. Among other things, Briauna is also the voice of Det. LaFemme in AGAS.
Writer | Phoenix Lights
Kitt Keller (she/her) is an eldritch being from Tempe, AZ. She was born and raised in either Phoenix or the remotest corners of the Andromeda galaxy, where she learned podcraft, gene splicing, tentacle karate, and rhythmic gymnastics. She lives in a yellow brick house with untold numbers of dust mites, all named “Jim” and loves to read, sleep, eat tacos, drink milkshakes, and then do all of those things again. A mystery wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a tomato-basil tortilla, Kitt also writes poetry.
Writer | A Gentleman About Space
Matthew “Matt” Braman (he/him) is a writer and musician from Phoenix Arizona. He has been performing original music at local venues for over 20 years. An alumnus of the Scottsdale Community College Motion Picture and Television Program, Matthew has worked on feature films including the Academy Award-winning Transamerica.
Sound and Tech
Cody Hazelle is a Phoenix-native producer and songwriter specializing in psychedelia. Lately he’s been way too into Chess and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
(fae/faer) William Crook is not biological. Fae have advanced beyond the boundaries of flesh. Fae are a being of alloys and light, circuitry and sensor arrays, energy and raw consciousness. You merely see faer interface—the mask fae present to this world—edited to protect your fragile minds.
(she/her) The Never Rad Miscellany is Jamie’s first venture into audio drama, and she couldn’t be more thrilled. Jamie has a BA in Theatre from ASU (2013) and is typically seen performing live on stage. She is a co-founder and company director of Howl Theatre Project, a Phoenix theatre company dedicated to producing new and innovative work. Howl’s credits include Lavender Was by co-founder and company director Stephen Kass, and several works by co-founder Chris Danowski including The New Phoenicians(created in collaboration with the ensemble), Hotel Athena, r u mad, Ophelia?, endofplay/7, and romeo&juliet/VOID.
Ryan L. Jenkins
(she/her) Ryan L. Jenkins’ stage credits include Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew and Macbeth with Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival; Harlem Shakespeare Festival’s All-Female Othello, and Southwest Shakespeare Festival’s Fall 2018 repertory of Frankenstein, and Pericles, Prince of Tyre. She has also worked with Paradise Valley Community College theatre, iTheatre Collaborative, Stray Cat Theatre, and Nearly Naked Theatre. Ryan earned her acting BFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and has been living and acting in Arizona since 2015
(she/her) Jenae Hirsch is an honors student majoring in theatre with a concentration in acting at Arizona State University. She has most recently performed in the film Marionette, the play Between Two Worlds, and voice acted for the podcast, What Happened at Great Times Amusements?. Besides acting, she loves photography, movie nights, and her cat. She would like to thank her family and friends for their unwavering support
(he/him)is an actor based in Phoenix, AZ. This is his first foray into the world of voice acting. Ricco is primarily a theatre actor whom has performed for Mesa Encore Theatre, Brelby Theatre Company, Arizona State University (Mainstage and Music Theatre/Opera) Hale Theatre, Childsplay, and the Phoenix Theater Company. Ricco has also been a featured guest host on The Sneak Diss Sneaker Podcast.