About Us

The Empire Podcasting System, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, produces high-quality radio drama using time-honored principles and the best contemporary actors.  Michael Byers, award-winning novelist and short-story writer, is the founder and director of Empire Podcasting.

Empire Podcasting's first show, Mary from Michigan Saves the World, debuted on June 11.

Mary from Michigan Saves the World is a revival of an old form: the radio soap.  Set in present-day Michigan and considering present-day issues, we tell the ongoing story of young Mary Marshall and her search for truth in a world of peril, fortune, and fate. 

The show is a 10- to 12-minute podcast posted at noon every weekday. 





Michael Byers

michael [at] empirepodcasting.com