Bradbury 13 was a series of radio adaptations of Ray Bradbury stories. The series was created by Michael McDonough, who also adapted the stories, directed and produced the programs in 1983 and '84. Bradbury 13 aired nationally on NPR Playhouse on over 250 radio stations. Ray Bradbury introduced each episode, and Paul Frees acted as the announcer of each of the thirteen stories. Original music was composed by Roger Hoffman and Greg Hansen.

Bradbury 13
Running time30 minutes
Home stationKBYU-FM Provo Utah
AnnouncerRay Bradbury
Created byMichael McDonough
Directed byMichael McDonough
Produced byMichael McDonough
Executive producer(s)Dean Van Uitert
Edited byMichael McDonough
Narrated byPaul Frees
Recording studioBrigham Young University
Original release1983 (1983) –
1984 (1984)
No. of episodes13
Sponsored byNational Public Radio

Bradbury 13 has achieved a cult status with many fans over the years, especially with those who enjoy radio drama.

The series won a Peabody Award and two Gold Cindy awards.[1]


  • The Ravine
  • Night Call, Collect
  • The Veldt
  • There Was An Old Woman
  • Kaleidoscope
  • Dark They Were And Golden Eyed
  • The Screaming Woman
  • A Sound Of Thunder
  • The Man
  • The Wind
  • The Fox and The Forest
  • Here There Be Tygers
  • The Happiness Machine


  1. ^ "Bradbury 13". Archived from the original on 2014-08-18. Retrieved 2014-07-25.