Unshackled! with Radio Drama Production on Bott Radio


Christian talk radio with Radio Drama Production

Unshackled! is radio drama produced in a unique way. As it has been since 1945, writers, actors, and musicians combine to create a dramatic presentation that demonstrates the power of God to reach and change man. Today, Unshackled! is still produced very much as it has always been. Original music is still woven "live" through the story at the time of production. Sound effects occur as the story unfolds before an appreciative live audience. Unshackled! is a ministry of Pacific Garden Mission. Known as the Old Lighthouse, Pacific Garden Mission has since 1877 preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ to lost men and women of the street while at the same time meeting their material and physical needs.

Recent Episodes

May 9

Program 3669 Dave Walker Pt 1

3669 Dave Walker Part 1 (Tragedy, Doubt, Prayer) Dave Walker’s brother died leaving a pregnant wife, who also died suddenly while the child was a baby. Dave and his wife Penny took in the girl, Deirdre, and then another death in the family followed. Dave was convinced God was just an onlooker who didn’t care about the lives of humans. Then, after nursing a man back to health following a horrific accident, he saw that even as a doctor, he hadn’t changed the man’s life. This motivated him to seek God until he learned that God was the only one who had the power to bring true wholeness and healing to himself and his patients. He started praying for his patients, and saw the difference it made on many different levels.

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3668 Katie Depew Part 2 (Desperation, Drugs, Redemption) Katie was trapped in an endless cycle of addiction and abuse when she reached out for God’s help. While her life straightened out, her boyfriend’s did not, and his arrest put her new beginning in jeopardy. She found friendship and help from church family and her boyfriend even accepted Jesus. But her hope faded as she witnessed him turn back to drugs and alcohol. She cut ties with him and ended up dating and marrying an associate Pastor and starting a family. She shared her true story in the book Free Indeed, and now she works in ministry to reach people lost in the same darkness she was in.

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3667 Katie DePew Part 1 (PG) (Depression, Abuse, Hope) Katie had a good family life but her depression led her to toxic behavior and abusive relationships. She was drinking, doing drugs, cutting herself, and worshiping satan before leaving high school. Pregnant, and still with her drug-dealer boyfriend Chris, she decided she didn’t want to raise a baby and pursued an abortion. After her boyfriend tried to strangle her, she attempted suicide. Eventually, she pleaded with God for help and for the first time in her life, Katie experienced hope...but she wasn't out of the woods yet.

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3666 Thomas Classic (Rebellion, Disillusionment, Communism) Thomas turns from religion to communism and then to nothing, losing family and friends along the way. Snapping to attention for the call to colors in the Army, he realizes an unconscious return to patriotism. When the sermon at his father’s funeral offers no hope of the future, he stumbles upon Pacific Garden Mission where he discovers the hope of eternal life in Jesus Christ.

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Have you ever felt the world was unfair? So did Jimmy MacPhee. His sense of injustice grew into a hatred. Until he killed a man. And then he confronted the one person he had been avoiding all his life: himself. Hear Jimmy's astonishing true story from death row to abundant life on the next UNSHACKLED!

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