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The Joe Frank Wiki is a collaborative knowledge base dedicated to the work of pioneering radio artist Joe Frank.

We are currently working on 357 articles, and we need your help to complete this study of Joe's material. If this is your first time here, please see the About Page. This is a fan-maintained page, and as such is not directly affiliated with Joe Frank or

To listen to Joe's material, visit Numerous shows are available for free streaming. Site membership provides access to all of Joe's programs. Individual shows and series can also be purchased on CD and mp3 download. They make thoughtful gifts.

Programs By SeriesPrograms By Type

WBAI and NPR Playhouse (1979-1984)

Work In Progress (1986-1992)

In The Dark (1993-1995)

Somewhere Out There (1996-1997)

The Other Side (1999-2001)

Online (2004-2009)

UnFictional (2012-2015)


Free Shows

Absurd Monologue

Improv Actors

Serious Monologue

Scripted Actors

Narrative Monologue

Karma Style

Real People

Sound Effects

Found Tape

Pledge Drive

Panel Discussion


Call In Show


Mock Interview




Absurd Lists


Programs By Cast Member

Larry Block | Zak Block | Ryan Cutrona | Harry Dennis | Jack Kornfield | Arthur Miller | Lester Nafzger | Gregory Poe | David Rapkin | Julie Renick | Debi Mae West | Grace Zabriskie

Featured Articles

External Links

  • The only authorized way to obtain or hear Joe's material online is at, his official web site
  • The Joe Frank Index is a handy launchpad for exploring all Joe Frank shows by date, name, series, or type, with show-specific links to and the other resources including this Wiki, the FAQ, and the discussion groups.
  • Richard Looney created a Joe Frank FAQ but he hasn't updated it since 2003
  • The Name That Joe page has a transcription of the opening words of almost all programs
  • Joe was interviewed by Terry Gross on Fresh Air