Unshackled! with Radio Drama Production on Bott Radio

Unshackled!

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

Nov 21

Program 3697 "The Ingrate" Thanksgiving Classic

3697 The Ingrate Thanksgiving Classic (Thanksgiving, Pride, Gratitude) On an unsuccessful hunting trip, Ethan scoffs at his brother’s faith and sense of gratitude, specifically, that anything of value comes free. But after a blizzard, a horrific road accident, and his brother’s life-threatening injuries, Ethan is compelled to rethink his prideful stance and lack of gratitude. It’s only when a simple farmer comes to their rescue, that Ethan sees that is there is goodness and holiness and love in the world. And best of all, a Savior who bids us, come.

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3696 William Tyndale (Historical Figure, Sacrifice, Martyr) Based on a true story, this William Tyndale episode is about international politics, cold-blooded betrayal, and false justice that ends in the criminal Tyndale’s death. William Tyndale translated the Bible from the original Greek into English for all of England, even though the Catholic Church and even the king stood against him. This compelling historical account is about victorious faith and spiritual triumph over some of the greatest political and corrupt religious forces known in the 16th century.

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3695 Laurie Sexton (PG) (Abuse, Shame, Hopelessness) Unwanted since birth, Laurie Sexton lived a deprived childhood filled with abuse and neglect. Everything happened in God’s name in her mother’s twisted version of Christianity. Not even running away got her far. Finally, more afraid of the one true God than the one that dominated her, her mother, Laurie gave her life to Christ to avoid eternal damnation. Having a loving savior gave her strength to face other challenges and rise above them discovering how to live in the Spirit.

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3694 Jordan Northrup Pt 2 (Alcoholism, Military, Divorce) When Jordan joined the military, he hoped it would keep him in line. But in his downtime, he was able to continue his partying and drinking with great, negative consequences. He struggled to maintain relationships, his health deteriorated, and he grew to have very low self-esteem and self-worth. Jordan was a Christian and wondered why God hadn’t rescued him from this destructive path. Several times when he thought he had transformational moments turned out not to last, and he fell back into his old habits. It wasn’t until his career and marriage fell apart and he turned to a Christian counselor that he began to discover the part that he had to play in his own healing. With God’s help, he began the journey towards sobriety, one day at a time.

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3693 Jordan Northrup Pt 1 (Alcoholism, Divorce, Self-esteem) Jordan was born to parents who loved the Lord and made an effort to root him and his brothers in God’s love. But when his parents divorced and a move took him across the country to Maine, Jordan began to withdraw and struggled to fit in socially. His stutter didn’t help give him any confidence speaking up in class. After high school, he found drinking as an outlet to combat his social anxiety and make new friends. Before long, he was addicted. When Jordan joined the military, he went through periods of sobriety but always looked forward to his next chance to binge. Once he admitted he had a problem, Jordan tried and failed to fix it on his own. When his roommate started a Bible study, Jordan found the support he needed to stop drinking, but his challenges were not over.

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