Poet, comedian, voice artist, producer, anthologist, teacher - David Ossman has worn a dizzying number of hats in his nearly forty years of work in the audio medium. As one-quarter of the Firesign Theatre since 1966, he has co-created over 20 albums. He also wrote the liner notes for "The Best of Bill Cosby" while he worked for Warner Brothers Records in the 1960's, and he was a guest on Chad and Jeremy's critically-acclaimed album "Of Cabbages and Kings".
He has produced major series and programs for National Public Radio, American Public Media, WETA in Washington D.C, WGBH in Boston, and Pacifica. On top of this impressive list of credentials, he has produced, directed and voiced innumerable programs, advertisements and other audio ephemera for various commercial and non-commercial radio outlets all over the globe. His voice credits go back to the early sixties and stretch right up through Pixar's "A Bug's Life", released in 1998. He has voiced many characters on the animated series "The TICK", and his "straight" narrator's voice has graced the likes of PBS's "NOVA", NPR's "The Sunday Show" and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's "I Want To Take You Higher", a nationally-broadcast multi-program tribute to the psychedelic era.
Phil Proctor and David Ossman of the legendary comedy troupe Firesign Theatre discussed the group's history and new double-LP compilation. Open Lines followed in the latter half of the show. More »