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

Jul 25

Program 3680 Bernard "Bud" Rauschenberger

3680 Bernard Bud Rauschenberger (Alcoholism, Debt, Hopelessness) As a child, Bud’s family only attended church on Christmas and Easter. He watched neighbors spend as much time at church as they did at the bar, and he doubted church was a transformative place. At fourteen, he and his best friend tried to make beer at home, and though that didn’t work out, he started a decades-long addiction to alcohol and cigarettes. Marrying and starting a family with his high school sweetheart, Nolene, didn’t change things. They just brought the kids to the bar with them. It wasn’t until Bud’s sister, Sally, invited him to her Bible study that his heart shifted. He gave His life to Jesus and got clean. He pursued restitution for the many debts he owed and started doing ministry work.

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3679 Robert Reinsch (Doubt, False Doctrine, Suffering, War) Robert’s parents become concerned when he begins reading a Bible different from their own, and he questions many of their practices based solely on church traditions. Then his cousin and closest friend is killed in combat, and he struggles to understand how a loving God can allow suffering. While serving in the military, Robert is led on a journey of deepening His faith in God. He eventually attends Bible College and becomes a pastor until his health forces him to retire, still trusting in God’s love.

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3678 Cecelia Cotlan (PG) (Infidelity, Alcoholism, Depression, Suicidal) From an early age, Cecelia made apologies for her wrong doings, but she never changed her willful behaviors. From her promiscuity in high school to her infidelities in marriage, Cecelia’s desires continually got her into trouble. She sincerely wanted to change but couldn’t find the answers she needed until she happened upon a different kind of power, a divine power, that would give her the strength to overcome it all.

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3677 Sharon Arinaitwe (Abuse, Missions, Witchcraft) Sharon was a sickly child and moved between her parents’ home and that of her aunt and uncle in rural Uganda. She was sent to the witch doctor to help with her medical concerns. When her twin sisters were born, her family turned their attention away from her and her dad grew abusive. This drove her to depression and suicidal thoughts. She resorted to drinking and lying; anything to stay away from home. She was trapped in a series of aimless jobs, until one day when she heard the Gospel message through UNSHACKLED!, she came to faith in Christ and joined the missionary team at her church.

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3676 The Fisherman Fourth Of July Classic: (Freedom, Patriotism, Fear, Faith Questions) A fishing excursion on the 4th of July becomes a lesson in freedom and faith. A progressive Theologian and a news reporter along with their families face a storm at sea...as well as a huge difference in opinion about Biblical doctrine. That is, until an old fisherman joins the group after his boat is swamped by the storm. His experiences, patriotism and beliefs open their eyes to what faith and freedom really mean

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