November 27, 2020

“Temujin: An Audio Drama” Adaptation

“Temujin: An Audio Drama” Adaptation

TEMUJIN: AN AUDIO DRAMA is an audio-only historical drama adaptation launched in 2020 adapting the Central Asian epic The Secret History of the Mongols. This epic follows the rise of Temujin – who would become Genghis Khan – and the fall of Jamukha – the Gur Khan, his most bitter rival and dearest friend. Told from Jamukha’s perspective on what seems like the last night of his life, TEMUJIN reveals a rarely-told moment that shaped human history: the ill-fated bond shared between two young warlords caught between rivalry and friendship, empire-building and tender brotherhood. Click here for Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Written and directed by Roshan Singh Sambhi, with Sound Design and Composition by Nathaniel Mah, this amazing multi-cultural audio production has been nominated 16 times across all 9 eligible categories of the Audio…

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November 13, 2020

11th Hour Audio Productions by Owen McCuen

11th Hour Audio Productions   by Owen McCuen

  From the twisted and dark audio files of 11th Hour Audio Productions, comes a little belated Halloween Horror. But first, a little about this collaborative company: October, 2011, producers, actors and designers from FinalRune productions and Aural Stage Studios gathered in a mill in Biddeford, Maine to record, post-produce and release a horror production for Transcontinental Terror. The result was James Comtois’ Ogle Award-winning “Intensive Care.” Alex wakes in a run-down New England hospital with foggy memories of a car accident. He asks nurses about his missing girlfriend, Elizabeth, but can’t seem to get any answers. In fact, he can’t seem to get anything straight from anyone. And – was that a scream in the distance? Sometime back in September 2015 they decided they wanted to produce a quick horror audio drama, just for fun. In Intensive Care fashion,…

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October 30, 2020

“Bleeding of the Hedges” — An Audio Drama

“Bleeding of the Hedges” — An Audio Drama

“Bleeding of the Hedges Arc 2: The City of Brambles,” written by Carol Foley and Joshua J. Price, is a fantasy story of a world where normal humans and Fae are struggling to co-habitate in the same world. With many different supernatural creatures discovering their powers, the humans are nervous that they will take control. For some, it’s political, for others, being different is a death sentence. It has been 23 years since the daughter of the god Pan was sent to the modern world and raised by mortals. As a young adult, she has risen to fame as a pop star. Her presence is awakening more and more of her kind which has the mortal world in a state of panic. Sides are being chosen and a war between Fae and humans is rising….

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October 16, 2020

“The Rats In The Walls,” by H.P. Lovecraft

“The Rats In The Walls,” by H.P. Lovecraft

From the twisted mind of H.P. Lovecraft and the talented hands and voice of Julie Hoverson, comes the adaptation, “The Rats In The Walls.” Narrated by Julie Hoverson, H.P. Lovecraft weaves the tale of an American widow, Mrs. Delapore, moving into her old family home in England. During her first night, Mrs. Delapour is immediately alerted to the fact that her house seems to be haunted by rats. Unfortunately, out of all the people in the house, she is the only one who can hear them. Only the cats seem to be aware that something sinister is going on, and they yowl in the dead of night to alert her that something is definitely wrong. As she continues her investigation, Mrs. Delapour finds there are many disturbing rumors surrounding her house, and all that live…

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October 2, 2020

Harlan Guthrie Presents “Malevolent,” An Audio Drama

Harlan Guthrie Presents “Malevolent,” An Audio Drama

“Malevolent” is an H.P. Lovecraft-esque thriller audio drama by Harlan Guthrie. Arkham Private Investigator, Arthur Lester wakes up with no memory of who he is, with a strange, eerie voice to guide him through the darkness. Blind, terrified, and confused, his journey begins with a series of mysteries to solve: How is he going to navigate the world without the use of his sight? What was he doing before he lost his memory? And how is he going to stay alive long enough to figure out what happened? Malevolent follows Arkham Investigator Arthur Lester as he unravels the mysterious circumstances that have befallen him. In part 2 Arthur encounters a mysterious girl who sets him on a path to finding her. . .though that path may be a dark and treacherous one.  During this final…

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September 18, 2020

“Juno Steel and the Prince of Mars”

“Juno Steel and the Prince of Mars”

Hello, Fictional Cafe Listeners! Penumbra Podcast is back again! Because you all seemed to enjoy it so much last time, we’re bringing you another story of that eccentric man from the future…who also seems stuck in the past. This time: Juno Steel and the Prince of Mars. If everyone is ready, we’re going to follow Juno Steel, a brooding, sharp-witted private eye on Mars, as he tangles with an elusive homme fatale, tracks dangerous artifacts of an ancient alien civilization, and faces his three greatest fears: heights, blood, and relationships. Juno Steel and the Prince of Mars (Pt. 1) http://www.thepenumbrapodcast.com/s1e4-juno-steel-and-the-prince-of-mars-p1 After an explosive murder case gone wrong, Detective Juno Steel is in the market for some slower work. His next client promises something quiet: a routine find-the-cheating-husband job. Well… it should be routine. Should be, being…

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September 4, 2020

“Another Shade of Crime” A Podcast by James Hayes

“Another Shade of Crime” A Podcast by James Hayes

How does a man survive 80 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit? What’s the true story about Hurricane Katrina? Why did 9-year-old Asha Degree pack a bag in the middle of a stormy night and disappear? And how did serial killer Samuel Little kill 80 people without the police finding out? These are the stories you won’t find on other podcasts. The stories that often go unnoticed. The victims that are lost to time. Producer and Writer James Hayes, Sound Engineer and Co-Producer Liam O’Brien, and Host Carl Ellis Grant will answer these questions in Another Shade of Crime. A monthly true-crime podcast about crimes committed to and by people of color.  Because crime does not discriminate. Episode 1: This is a story about the 1976 trial of Ronnie Long for burglary…

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August 21, 2020

“The Encounter,” A Collegiate Audio Drama

“The Encounter,” A Collegiate Audio Drama

Produced by The School of Visual and Performing Arts at Liberty University, The Encounter is a serialized radio drama that introduces its audience to two seemingly utopian societies. However, for a few young people the search for perfection and a greater truth lies just beyond their borders. Written by Jordon Jarrett, Colton Grellier, Kim Camancho and Phillip Sitterding, the story follows Picasso (Neal Brasher), Violet (Hannah Glavin),  Stylus (Cody Carwile) and many more talented voice actors on a journey of introspective discovery. Episode 1: Learn about one of the mountaintop cities–the Peak of Defiance. Picasso (Neal Brasher) hears a lovely song that haunts him, allowing him to see a vision of a third city that no one else can see. In Defiance, learn how the city runs and meet Ultraviolet (Hannah Glavin) and Stylus (Cody Carwile). Ultraviolet…

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August 7, 2020

“The Loser,” An Audio Adventure by Strange/Love

“The Loser,” An Audio Adventure by Strange/Love

“The Loser” is a fantasy-sci-fi story from Strange/Love, an audio fiction anthology created, written and Produced by William J. Meyer. While most podcasters out there develop their episodes to follow either a certain theme or storyline over the course of their “season,” Strange/Love prefers to release audio short stories of various genres with different voice actors. For example: “The Loser.” Jordon has always been the girl on the outside, listening to the police cruiser radio with her Mom and dreaming of being a dinosaur. But one weekend she is invited to a sleepover with the richest girls in town. For just one weekend, Jordan hopes to be accepted into the cool girls’ circle. But unfortunately for Jordan, the girls have something else planned. Unfortunately for the girls, Jordan has a trick up her sleeve as…

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July 24, 2020

“Anansi Chronicles,” An Audio Drama by Chad Sterling

“Anansi Chronicles,” An Audio Drama by Chad Sterling

“Sacrifice, is what makes a God great.” This is the first sentence that starts off the in-depth podcast that is the Anansi Chronicles by Chad Sterling. Unlike most stories that are created from the somewhat-crazed minds of their writers, (and this barista includes herself in that category of crazy as well), Sterling instead has gone out to unearth and display stories that were told for centuries around campfires, but over time have been forgotten or hidden. The first episode starts as a god leaves his kingdom in search of stories. Some time later, after Asa the witch is taken, Kamau the Obayifo undertakes a perilous journey to the ‘new world’. In episode two, Kamau undertakes a blood search for Asa. In episode three, history reads directly from the rare document written by the witch Asa…

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