The Audio Verse Awards Nominee Showcase Podcast

The Audio Verse Awards Nominee Showcase Podcast

By The Audio Verse Awards
Welcome to the Audio Verse Awards Nominee Showcase Podcast: your destination for the latest Audio Verse Awards nominees! All productions showcased here were nominated by community members like you. So take a listen! Only YOU can decide which of these nominees make it into the Finals!
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2019 Showcase: Sumeria
Hi this is Mark Luckie, writer, editor and producer of Sumeria, a podcast about a group of space travelers searching for their home...somewhere in the universe. I'm loading Episode One of the debut season of the podcast for your listening enjoyment. All set to launch? http://sumeriapodcast.com
32:47
October 10, 2019
2019 Showcase: Splintered Caravan
Splintered Caravan is a Cyberpunk Audio drama focused on the lives of Caravan runners (specialized brains and guns for hire) as they survive their ruthless, unforgiving world the only way they know how; together. Where there’s credits, there’s a job, no matter what needs doing. Get swept up in the action and intrigue of their story as the runners experience sacrifice, connection and consequences surrounding their infamous lifestyle. The bonds you choose to make in this world will either save you or send you under, but remember; A Caravan comes first…Always. https://www.splinteredcaravan.com/
55:32
October 6, 2019
2019 Showcase: Once It's Begun
This is Saul Gillingham, co-writer and creator of ONCE ITS BEGUN, a post apocalyptic western revenge story. You’re about to hear a trailer for series 1 of the show. I hope you enjoy! Thank you for listening.  https://onceitsbegun.com/
01:04
October 6, 2019
2019 Showcase: We Cantrip - A DandD Podcast
http://wecantrip.libsyn.com
1:45:38
October 6, 2019
2019 Showcase: Marsfall
https://marsfallpodcast.com/
10:34
October 6, 2019
2019 Showcase: All My Fantasy Children
"I am recording now, so we will record in 3, 2... Hi, this is Jeff Stormer." "This is Aaron Catano-Saez" "And this is All My Fantasy Children, a character creation, storytelling and world-building podcast powered by listener prompts." "This is Episode 97, Arcana Dimdae: Whispers of Order" "What we do on All My Fantasy Children is we take, every week, a listener-submitted prompt. We spin that prompt into an original fantasy character using some of our favorite tabletop roleplaying games. And we populate a shared universe called Fantasy every single episode, week by week, story by story." "That's right!" "And that's pretty much it, we hope you enjoy!" http://allmyfantasychildren.com
55:18
October 6, 2019
2019 Showcase: Project Nova
Project Nova is an original Audio Drama created by Aaron Sarka and produced by Evil Kitten Productions. http://www.evilkittenproductions.com Project Nova follows the lives of four subjects of a secret scientific project.  Who are they?  Why are they here?  What is Project Nova? Project Nova is written and directed by Aaron Sarka Starring: Sarah Sarka as Armstrong T.J. Anderson as Vespucci Jon Penick as Battuta Rachel Craig as Eberhardt Aaron Sarka as The Computer The Project Nova theme is by Aaron Sarka. All  other music is composed by Kevin McLeod and can be found at incompetech.com https://www.evilkittenproductions.com
18:26
October 6, 2019
2019 Showcase: Arden
This is Emily VanDerWerff, Co-Creator on Arden, which is about the missing person case of Julie Capsom, a starlet who vanished in 2007 leaving behind a male torso in her trunk, and Bea Casely and Brenda Bentley, the reporter and detective who are hired ten years later to find her. The following is a highlight reel from Season One, comprising some of our favorite moments from the show, and highlighting the work of everyone who was nominated for the longlist. Thank you for listening. https://www.ardenpodcast.com
40:28
October 6, 2019
2019 Showcase: Astral Queen
Hello! Sarah Golding here - Astral Queen dialogue editor and voice actor as Captain Kelly and the AI Computer in this one off script - a winner of the first ADPP Script writing competition by the amazing Paul Spencer. This was edited and sound designed by Eli McIlveen with original music by Tom Rory Parsons and guest appearances from Mark Lubienski Steel and Graham Rowat. Love a northern accent me. Find out what happens when a space cruise ship Captain finds out that its’ AI has mysteriously jettisoned all of its passengers, and the ship is heading bow first towards a crash land on a distant planet.... Enjoy. And do check out the other gazillion ADPP winners made by amazing audio drama royalty involving a myriad of recognisable AD names on the Audio Drama Network Spreaker site. And also if you wanna voice act pls listen to MADIVA podcast and look out in the audio drama hub fb page for more Audio Drama Hub Virtual Pub sessions to learn from those making it about the craft of Audiodrama! Thank you so much for listening ya Legends!
26:00
October 5, 2019
2019 Showcase: Merely Roleplayers
This is Matt, host on Merely Roleplayers, which is about a real London theatre company jumping through decidedly not-real stories in lots of different genres. This is Act One of season seven, “Upstaged!", where the company enter a nationwide televised theatre competition to raise money to save a children’s theatre programme. Thank you for listening. https://www.mattboothman.com/merelyroleplayers/
48:52
October 5, 2019
2019 Showcase: Radio Free Detroit
This is James Palmer, producer on Radio Free Detroit, an in character, in universe podcast set in the cyberpunk future of Shadowrun in 2080; we have a mix of monologued pieces and audio drama, and the primary character is Ziggy the Troll Shadowrunning Philosopher, a big man, with cybernetic arms, big thoughts, and a perennial love of ice cream. This is Episode 5 of our crossover audio drama, called Blackout, and takes place in the fall of 2080 in the communal living space occupied by our characters after a nationwide blackout enters its second week. Thank you for listening. http://ziggydatroll.podbean.com/
08:54
October 5, 2019
2019 Showcase: X Why Podcast
This is Melissa Sheldon, Writer, Producer, and occasional actor on X Why Podcast, which is an anthology series of short stories based around themes of all kinds, chock-full of social commentary, sarcasm, bad and good jokes, and showcases the immense talent of indie voice actors & writers from all over the internet. This is episode 4: Relationship Planet. In this episode we have a nature documentary-style study of the wide world of dating. We study the mating rituals of the New England frat boy, the devious manipulations of predatory flirts, dangerous ways for women to unwind, and the way some relationship predators take advantage of our vulnerable and loving selves. Tune in monthly to X Why podcast on your podcatcher of choice. And thank you for listening. http://soundcloud.com/xwhypodcast
40:31
October 5, 2019
2019 Showcase: The Moonologue Sessions
Hello Sarah Golding here - Producer and wannabe Voice actor and Writer of some parts of The Moonologue sessions. I set it up with my production company Quirky Voices to celebrate the moon landings 50th anniversary, man, as I DO LOVE SPACE very much and the moon - and encouraged folks to submit some new writing - I DO LOVE NEW WRITING - short monologues to be performed by some of the best and my most favourite of favourite Audio Drama voice acting chums. So, this is a collection of monologues interspersed with some daft story of me and Tanja Milojevic and her dog Nabu and some - Nabu - I always say it wrong - and some strange doll called Mr Twinkletoes journeying to the moon in a rocket powered by the words of the monologues. Howcoolisthat? Thanks to Tanja and winning monologue writers Haydn Davis, Dany Ellet, Faith McQuinn, William J Meyer, J Christian Ellet, Fiona Thraille, Maya Peace, Sara-Mae Tuson, Emily C Snyder, Cheyenne Bramwell, Karin Heimdahl and performers Jordan Cobb, Madison Upton, Cheyenne Bramwell, Bret Maskil-Watts, Lucille Valentine, Erika Sanderson, Fiona Thraille, Tanja Milojevic, Karim Kronfl, Angélique Lazarus and James Oliva! I adore you all (I hope you do too) Thanks also to the Audioverse team and to you for listening - please do share this gently entertaining gem....and watch out for more script writing opportunities with Quirky Voices! Here’s the Moonologue Sessions Parts 1, 2 and 3. Enjoy! https://www.buzzsprout.com/199207
1:59:26
October 5, 2019
2019 Showcase: Wheels of Justice
My name is K. Thomas Zipperer, and I’m one of the writers behind the true crime comedy “Wheels Of Justice”. Wheels of Justice is a one hour standalone audio drama covering the fictional investigation into who pushed the Governor of Texas down a staircase in his wheelchair. In this scene, our main protagonists, Bob and Zipp, meet with a wheelchair salesman in an attempt to gather some information about the case. https://soundcloud.com/nrq-podcast/wheels-of-justice
05:09
October 5, 2019
2019 Showcase: Fun City
Hey there! I'm Mike Rugnetta, I'm Shannon Odell, I'm Nick Guercio, I'm Jenn de la Vega, I'm Bijan Stephen and I'm Taylor Moore. We are the cast of Fun City, a Shadowrun Actual Play RPG podcast about a group of career criminals living in a super-future, post-climate apocalypse New York City who are trying to navigate the moral grey areas of contemporary life. Also there are jokes. This is episode one, where you get to meet the crew, and the guy who wants to hire them to do a crime. Thanks for listening! https://fun-city.simplecast.com/
59:04
October 5, 2019
2019 Showcase: Still Lives
This is Colton Flick. I was one of the writers, vocal directors, and audio editors for Still Lives [pronounced like a noun] -- or Still Lives [pronounced like a verb], if you prefer. It's a pun! Our show is about the last five people on Earth hearing a knock at the door, and trying to come to terms with the fact that they may not actually be the last five people on Earth. We think of it as a pastoral post-apocalypse. This is our first episode, "The Quiet," written by Ríoghnach Robinson. Thank you so, so much for listening! https://stilllivespodcast.com
20:36
October 5, 2019
2019 Showcase: Ballad of the Seven Dice
Hey there, I’m Lucas Duff I am the GM and editor of Ballad of the Seven Dice. Our Show is a 5e podcast, like many others out there. What we do that’s a little different is not only do we have our fully produced actual play podcast, meaning sfx, music, ambiance, you name it, but we also do audio drama episodes between our main episodes. So our story takes place in the forgotten realms, where it is a bit of an alternate timeline because I liked some stuff from 3.5 and just kind of jumbled it all together. Essentially the Forgotten Realms has become somewhat of a battlegrounds where people from many many different worlds have been dragged here and they’re all being forced to fight in this eldritch war, they are not quite sure who their patrons are. They know that there is a person, a woman known as Dorem Highfyre, who is trying to summon something so ancient and evil to destroy all the gods, because she believes that will free everyone from the God’s control, but what that’s actually going to do is destroy existence entirely. So these beings are all being summoned from different worlds to try to stop her and they are called the Chosen. The reason that they are called the chosen is because they are given these parasites that are placed on their left hand that gives them each a unique ability. Kind of think of it like a little bit like super powers. So our main players have Time, Chaos, Fire, and Blood. Those are their powers that they use on top of already their Dungeons and Dragons classes they’ve already chosen. Our story heavily focuses on roleplaying, drama, we do have plenty of goofs as it is unavoidable in these kind of things, and we try to make sure that we tell the most of the story. The audio drama episodes are there to tell the story of the npcs, the villains, the other characters they interact with in this world and what they're up to and what they’re doing and it helps really shape things. So if you’re in the mood for crazy otherworldly beings, giant wars, and some pretty good times trying to save the world then by all means give us a listen. I’ve included an episode called “No One Gets Out” where we had two guests, Tea and Jason, play where they are trying to escape from the city of Arkham with one of the NPCs that the players have met, Diar’rna. Basically it is to show you the kind of theme that we have, that there is a very dark underlying theme. So I won’t keep you any longer, I’ll just go ahead and let you listen to that episode, enjoy! https://www.balladofthesevendice.com/
45:27
October 5, 2019
2019 Showcase: The Lucky Die
This is Hem "Volonda" Cleveland. I am the producer and dungeon mistress on The Lucky Die podcast. The podcast is a 5e Dungeons and Dragons actual play podcast, where three convicted criminals have to save the world as the gods around them re dying. This is episode 81 of The Lucky Die and it is called "Power Plays". It is after the group have had a major loss and after they've had a very large meeting of all their allies and try to pursue a path, as  world, to try and save themselves. Thank you for listening. https://theluckydie.com/
1:40:46
October 4, 2019
2019 Showcase: Scared Shirtless
This is Jesse Duvall, writer of Scared Shirtless. This is episode 0: The Man and the Moon. The Steward is an eldritch being: immortal, unchanging and haunted, but also fascinated by humans and their little lives.  The Steward creates places and things.  Ideas float past him and are made solid.  In this episode, we'll meet the Steward, and learn a little bit about what they bring to the small town of Greenville. Thank you for listening. www.scaredshirtlesstees.com
05:49
October 4, 2019
2019 Showcase: Magic Questboys of Dragontown
Hey! We are the Magic Quest Boys of Dragontown. We are a new, improvisational, epic, fantasy, comedy, story telling podcast. Basically, we're playing Dungeons & Dragons, okay? And it's awesome. Our Dungeon Master is incredible and he wrote the whole campaign. Don't worry if you haven't played Dungeons & Dragons before, you're going to love it. Everybody loves it. It's the best. Our tale is about four unlikely heroes who are thrust into saving the world in what will surely be the greatest story ever told. Check us out! https://magicquestboys.libsyn.com/
55:52
October 4, 2019
2019 Showcase: Penance RPG
Hello, This is Dragon, I’m a cast member of Penance RPG and manage our social media. We a role play podcast – so we record our role playing games and fully edit them for release. Our podcast contains various adventure campaigns with several different groups of players. We aim to promote collaborative storytelling through character interaction with their environment and improvisation to solve the various problems and tasks they encounter. We mostly use high-fantasy but low magic settings, whereby many mystical creatures, species and peoples are commonplace throughout. The players creativity is a strong influence on the direction of the story and many elements of the world are a direct consequence of their previous actions. The following Episode is from our adaptation of Out of the Abyss, a pre-written D&D adventure which we adapted in its entirety for our listeners in 2019. The Tale tells the story of a small group of adventurers who had been captured and imprisoned in the underdark but manage to break free and are making their way through this strange and wonderous land, experiencing the bizarre environment and peoples found in this place, for context, the party have just fled from a city where a dragon had also been imprisoned, after inspiring that dragon to revolt and set ablaze all its captors. The party now find themselves on the cusp of a small village of mushroom people, called Myconids, one of whom was imprisoned with them when they escaped.. We hope you enjoy Abyss 3. The Fun’gi Festival, and Thank you for listening.
1:33:31
October 4, 2019
2019 Showcase: Parasitecology
Hello, this is Rob Trevino, co-creator of Parasitecology and other podcasts from ohthehumanity.com. We’d like to thank those who nominated us for the Audio Verse Awards. Audio fiction for us and, dare I say, our fellow nominees, is a labor of love and listener support is incredibly important to all creators. We appreciate it greatly. Parasitecology is a darkly comic sci-fi audio drama about Javier Duran — a suicidal nerd — and his alien parasite best friend, who has taken the name of Cher Gandhi Statham.  After a traumatic episode, the pair strikes a deal: Cher gets free room and board, living in Javier’s brainstem.  And Javier gets something he has never had: control over his spiraling emotions and crippling anxieties. Their bond grows… until they stumble upon a devious plot endangering both their worlds, perpetrated through viral social media campaigns.  But how can they save the world if they can’t get out of bed? There are 14 episodes in the first series of Parasitecology, with each being about 25 minutes. There’s comedy, action, drama, car chases, heartfelt sacrifices, homicidal electric scooters, uncomfortable work happy hours, and much, much more. If you haven’t listened, we hope you give the show a try. Please note: While Parasitecology is a comedy, it incorporates the serious and, for us, highly personal topic of mental health, including dealing with anxiety, depression and suicide. If you or a loved one in the United States is at risk of self-harm, please: get help and call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. Thank you for your time and consideration and we hope you enjoy our silly show about serious things. ohthehumanity.com
25:47
October 4, 2019
2019 Showcase: Once
Hello, this is Florence Hood, I curate Once, a short fiction podcast. Each week we release a unique piece of audio fiction created by our team of writers and performers. After this introduction, you can listen to a collection of lines and moments from our first episodes. If you’re intrigued and would like to listen to our full episodes, you can find us on soundcloud.com/oncefictionpod, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Enjoy https://soundcloud.com/oncefictionpod
02:00
October 4, 2019
2019 Showcase: Victoriocity
This is Dominic Hargreaves, producer of Victoriocity. Victoriocity is a detective comedy drama set in a reimagined Victorian past, and is written by Chris and Jen Sugden. The story follows Inspector Archibald Fleet and journalist Clara Entwhistle, who in season one investigated the murder of an eminent scientist in the vast metropolis of Even Greater London. In season two, Fleet and Clara have a new case, investigating a mysterious kidnapping. This episode - the first of season 2 - features all the Audioverse award nominees from the show: Tom Crowley is Inspector Fleet, and Layla Katib is Clara Entwhistle. The episode was directed by Nathan Peter Grassi; and music is by Jon Ouin. Thank you for listening. https://www.victoriocity.com/
39:20
October 4, 2019
2019 Showcase: Second Best: a DnD Adventure
This is Stephen Buckley, cast member and Dungeon Master on Second Best: A D&D Adventure. Second Best is a D&D 5th Edition “actual-play” podcast created and performed by a cast of professional comedians. In the fantasy world of Second Best, The Finest are the sought-after and much respected heroes tasked with keeping order in a dangerous, chaotic time. Our story  is not about them. Rather, Second Best follows The Finest’s second-string “clean up crew” formally known as The Tranquility Team, who find themselves in over their heads and way past their pay grade when they become singularly responsible for an artifact that could change the future - and past - of their universe. This is Episode #31, Part 5 of a story arc called Dockblocked. Stranded in the icy, far-off kingdom of Nydahar, our heroes have aligned themselves with a crew of pirates who have promised to take them home. We love this episode because it showcases our humor and spontaneity (with a fully improvised musical moment we dare not to get stuck in your head), as well as some earnest moments of drama, plus an exciting finale with original music composed by cast member Marty Scanlon. Thank you for listening! http://secondbestdnd.com
1:23:25
October 4, 2019
2019 Showcase: The Hidden People
This is Megan Burnside, executive producer of The Hidden People, a creepy modern fantasy that begins with a murder mystery and slowly pulls back the curtain on a hidden world of dark action and adventure. This is episode four, which will give you an idea of the characters and their world as they deal with the fallout from the murder of Mackenna and Thomas's parents. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to start from the beginning to experience the entire story. Season one will have twenty-two episodes released every other week throughout the remainder of the year. Thank you for listening. We hope you enjoy The Hidden People. https://hiddenpeoplepodcast.com
28:25
October 4, 2019
2019 Showcase: Tales from the Aletheian Society
Hi, I'm Stoo Goff, I'm the composer and audio engineer for Tales from the Aletheian Society, which is a comedy horror audio drama about the misadventures of a society of Victorian occultists. http://hunterhoose.co.uk
29:58
October 3, 2019
2019 Showcase: Witches of the City
This is Kate Butler, and I play Lia Rowse on Witches of the City, which is about magic and the power that comes with it. This is Episode 1. 15-year-old Lia Rowse is the youngest member of her coven and is completing her application to the Witchcraft Guild of North America. In Lia’s application tapes, she is required to answer a series of questions in order to prove why she should be accepted to the guild, But in answering these questions, Lia seems to have something to hide. But, then again, so does the Guild. Thank you for listening. https://citywitchespodcast.tumblr.com/
15:53
October 3, 2019
2019 Showcase: The Magpies Podcast
This is Rhi, the GM and producer on the Magpies Podcast, which is a Blades in the Dark actual play. It’s about a band of criminals-turned-vigilantes who are struggling to survive in the haunted, industrial-fantasy city of Duskwall. They pull of daring heists, stick it to the rich and powerful, and forge unbreakable bonds of friendship. This is Season 1, Episode 7, and it sees the Magpies fulfilling a debt to another criminal gang. You’ll get a sense of who the Magpies are as characters, what the city of Duskwall is like, and see them pull off a risky shipboard score. It’s exciting and dramatic and more than a little bit spooky: everything the Magpies is about. I hope you enjoy it! https://magpiespodcast.net/
1:04:20
October 3, 2019
2019 Showcase: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Hello, this is Russell McGee, the writer and director of this adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, which was originally presented on Halloween in 2018. The name Frankenstein is world-renowned, but what do you really know of Shelley’s original vision? This faithful adaptation presents the 'creature' as an intelligent being that has suffered the injustice of mankind. In celebration of the two hundredth anniversary of Shelley’s creation, we felt it was important to emphasis Shelley’s text and allow the creature to speak for itself, in Shelley’s own words. To that end, we cast a female actor as the creature to help lift Shelley’s voice from the text. We hope you enjoy our production of Frankenstein, thank you for listening.  http://www.hearnowfestival.org/programs-320780.html
1:19:50
October 3, 2019
2019 Showcase: Discovery Mountain
Hi, I'm Steve Phillips, Producer of Discovery Mountain. Discovery Mountain is a dramatized audio series where listeners experience adventure, mystery, campfire songs, and, most importantly, where they get to know Jesus. Each season of the show is based around a Bible story, with a modern-day parallel occurring in the small but friendly town of Discovery Mountain. The Bible story itself is dramatized, too, thanks to the power of the characters’ imaginations. You can hear both storylines in this episode—episode 5, “David and Goliath,” from Season 10, called “Oshkosh or Bust!” In that season, the Discovery Mountain Pathfinder Club is headed to the big Pathfinder Camporee in Oshkosh, Wisconsin—if they can ever make it there! You can find the rest of Season 10 and all our seasons on DiscoveryMountain.com. Happy listening! https://www.discoverymountain.com/
29:23
October 3, 2019
2019 Showcase: The Dead Letters Podcast
Hi everyone, this is V.P. Morris. I'm the sole writer, creator, and host of The Dead Letters Podcast. The show is a suspenseful audio drama focusing on the lives of a five women, who over history, have received letters that warn of death and destruction if they don't do as the sender says. In Season One we follow Fiona Weatherly, a college student in modern times who must deal with the chaos that comes with receiving her dead letters. This clip is from Episode One where Fiona encounters a stranger at her door who gives her a mysterious letter. I hope you enjoy the show and thank you for listening! http://deadletterspodcast.podbean.com
01:33
October 2, 2019
2019 Showcase: Directive
Hi! My name is David Magadan and I'm the Voice of Frank, writer and creator of the show Directive which is a Sci Fi podcast about a man that takes a 20 year job looking after sleeping passengers on the way to a new planet, only problem is he's alone. This is episode number 5. Please note that this content is rated R, and for the best listening experience please use headphones. Thanks so much for listening. https://www.directivepod.com/
14:06
October 2, 2019
2019 Showcase: These Flimsy Rituals
Hi, I'm Thryn. I play Belka on These Flimsy Rituals, a narrative-first actual play podcast focused on telling small stories in big worlds. We launched in 2018 and are just nearing the end of our first campaign, Tiding. It explores a decaying, autumnal world shaped by huge, shambling god husks. We follow two caravans, banded together by disaster, trying to forge a new life beneath the shadows of the titans. We're playing a custom powered by the apocalypse game built around spirit, body and emotion. The episode that you're about to listen to is Tiding 18, Forces at Play. Storyteller Belka, Scout Bris, Spellweaver Venz and tenacious child Challa, have been travelling to the town of Eulogy in the hope of finding help. After resting for the night at the perplexing, haunting home of Tiller Bract - a rancher whose memories have been taken from them - we begin with a knock at the door. http://flimsyrituals.com
42:21
October 2, 2019
2019 Showcase: Calling Darkness
Hi, I’m S.H. Cooper, co-writer and voice actor for Bridgette on Calling Darkness. We are beyond thrilled to be nominated for an Audioverse Award and I wanted to take a moment to introduce our show. Co-written by myself and Gemma Amor, Calling Darkness is a horror comedy that follows six women who come together for an acting seminar, only to accidentally summon a demon. With the dead refusing to stay down and darkness taking hold, the girls have to set aside their many...many...many differences and work together if they want to survive. It helps that they conveniently have a paranormal investigator and one sexy priest at their disposal. Kind of. Featuring Kate Siegel of Netflix’s Haunting of Hill House as the Narrator, Graham Rowat as the demon lord Lialga, and a talented female-led cast, Calling Darkness combines all that is humorous and horrible when it comes to unleashing hell right into your living room. We are happy to share episode 6, Cheek to Cheek, written by Gemma Amor, as a sample of what Calling Darkness is all about. Please be advised that this program does contain adult themes and situations and may not be suitable for younger audiences. https://callingdarknesspodcast.libsyn.com/
44:08
October 2, 2019
2019 Showcase: The Crimson Files
Hi!  My name is Scott Murray, and I am the creator of The Crimson Files Fiction podcast.  That means I do everything behind the scenes as a writer, director producer and editor.  The Crimson Files is an action/comedy superhero-themed fiction podcast.  The stories follow The Crimson Crane and her team (two web streamers, a mad scientist, a thrill driver and a grandmother) as they work together to protect the city of Fort Henson. This is Episode 4 of Season 2.  It’s called Dying a Hero…taken from that famous line in The Dark Knight where Harvey Dent says, “You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.”  That’s very relevant in this episode. I honestly think it’s the best episode to date for a variety of reasons…but mainly it’s because the audience gets so much from this episode.  I worked really hard to create a unique villain in this story, and in this episode, you hear the character of Gina become that villain.  She is dating Wyatt, who live streams our superhero in action and he’s famous for that. Gina wanted him to make her famous as a superhero called Gladiatra.  She is secretly working with a villain named Shattersmash to increase her legitimacy in the city of Fort Henson.  It all hasn’t gone to plan.  So, Gina has started to force her way into the action. By the time she does that in this episode…she goes from joining The Crimson Crane to fighting the Crimson Crane.  By the end, she’s teams up with Shattersmash to remove Wyatt’s broadcast partner Reggie from the team.  It’s basically the beginning of act two, and everything changes. A lot of work goes into this show, and I want to thank you for listening. https://www.thecrimsonfiles.com
29:16
October 2, 2019
2019 Showcase: Crit Squad
Hello friends, Chris Henry here, sound designer and player of Sacha Stone on Crit Squad - An improv drama RPG show currently Running The Shadows of a cyberpunk corporate dystopia for your consideration. Please enjoy this excerpt from our Season Three opener, followed at around the 20 minute mark by a couple more scenes from past episodes that showcase some other moments that exemplify what we’re trying to do here at Crit Squad HQ. If you dig what you hear and want to find out more, visit critsquad.com. We’ll love you forever, and that’s a promise. Thanks for listening, and Welcome to Crit Squad. https://critsquad.com
32:15
October 2, 2019
2019 Showcase: DnD RAW
This is Tony, Dungeon Master for DnD RAW, an actual play with a party of friends who mostly follow rules as written for Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition with unearthed arcana material. In an interwoven campaign of interplanar threats, insidious plots, and wild adventures, we have two diverse parties, Serviceable Plots and Rumble Squad, who improvise compelling storytelling with laughs along the way. This episode of our actual play is Serviceable Plots #10: Sudden but Inevitable Betrayal. By this point in the campaign, the party has vowed to deliver Zouless the cleric safely to the capital city of the empire. With him, he carries the knowledge of a danger which threatens the entire realm and an amulet with great power. Along the way, the party had rescued a mysterious Githzerai named Dahk from some bandits who confirms the planar threat. Preferring to solve problems with words rather than violence, the party is thrust into a dramatic confrontation. Thank you for listening! http://dndraw.com
1:03:26
October 1, 2019
2019 Showcase: When All The Lights Have Gone Out
Hi there, this is Colyn deGraaff, the Creative Director of Cold Open Stories, and I’m pleased to tell you that our third production, When All Lights Have Gone Out was nominated in this year’s Audioverse Awards. When All Lights Have Gone Out is a tense science-fantasy thriller. It follows The Adepta Sororitas, an all-female division of a galaxy-spanning faith that has held humanity together for thousands of years. On the shrine world of Antiqua Resolve, four Sororitas arrive to a crumbling basilica and discover the city’s history, sparking a tense manhunt across the city and a battle of faith versus nihilism. Now this is a fan production staged in the universe of Warhammer 40,000, so we hope you enjoy, and thank you for listening. https://www.coldopenstories.com/release-when-all-lights-have-gone-out/
50:36
October 1, 2019
2019 Showcase: How It Ends
This is Stephanie Resendes and Micah Rodriguez, the showrunners for the How it Ends podcast. Our show follows the journey of our main character, Micah Velez-Jones, as she tries to uncover the meaning of her nightmares with the help of her two best friends, Elia Cabral and Devon Williams. The episode you are about to listen to is Episode 5 from Season 1. Micah, Devon, and Elia take a trip to her hometown to talk to an old friend of her late father’s. In this episode, things begin to unravel for Micah and she goes down a path she never saw coming. Warning: major spoilers ahead. Thanks for listening. https://howitendspodcast.com/
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October 1, 2019
2019 Showcase: The Musafirs
Hi! This is Mariam Ahmad, Creator and GM of The Musafirs, a decolonised actual play podcast set in Sarzameen, a South Asian fantasy setting. The following episode you're about to hear is our second one, where the main cast of characters meet for the first time - and it really sets the tone for the show. Thank you for listening. http://themusafirspodcast.com/
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October 1, 2019
2019 Showcase: Counterbalance
This is Kessi Riliniki, Writer, Producer, Graphic Artist and Voice Actor on Counterbalance, a High Fantasy Audio Drama Podcast. A hole has been torn into the weave that creates magic, allowing spirits that threaten the wellbeing of mortals to manifest. Counterbalance is about the journey of three people attempting to fix the hole, while trying to find out who caused it to rip in the first place. It is created by a cast of international people from all around the world. This is the trailer for Season 1.
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October 1, 2019
2019 Showcase: Meet/Cute
Hi, I'm Joseph H. White. I'm the head writer and creator of MEET/CUTE, which is about an audio sitcom about two podcasters who discover they each host a podcast with the same name. It's a podcast about podcasters making a podcast...Meta. With a dash of magical realism featuring the great city of Chicago (it really is its own character). It's part sit-com/part rom-com/all pod-com. Take a break. Have some fun. Enjoy MEET/CUTE. http://meetcute.podbean.com
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October 1, 2019
2019 Showcase: Campaign: Skyjacks
Hello heroes, this is James D’Amato and I am the Host and gamemaster for Campaign: Skyjacks. Skyjacks is an actual-play podcast featuring professional improvisers telling the story of a daring group of Sky Pirates in an original setting based on folktales and inspiration from the music of our favorite band: The Decemberists. On our show, we balance humor with gripping emotional storytelling. Our show features an original soundtrack and custom game mechanics to match our setting. This is our first episode where we meet our crew: Jonnit Kessler the 15 year old novice skyjack who dreams of becoming captain, Travis Matagot the trickster scoundrel who seeks wealth and power so long as he doesn’t have to work for it, Gable the seven-foot-tall genderfluid warrior with a mysterious past and strict moral code, and Drefwormwood the 19 year old ship doctor who also happens to dabble in necromancy. This group shares a secret that no one else on the crew knows: the captain has been dead for six months. Please enjoy! https://oneshotpodcast.com/campaign
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October 1, 2019
2019 Showcase: A Day in the Life; Stories from the sixth world
Hello and welcome chummers, I am Digital Doom, the host and writer of Shadowrun Survival Guide’s ‘A Day in the Life; Stories from the sixth world.’ Where we tell you stories about an average person on one of the worst days of their lives, whether it is from a corporation, a Shadowrunner, or any other reason in this mixed up Sixth world. The year is 2080 and corporations run the world. Governments have fallen or changed, people depend on technology and magic to survive. Meta-humanity is a mess of racism and lies. The stories that we tell and the interviews we conduct show just how messed up the 6th world can be. I bring you these stories because they are stories the mega corporations, government, and news agencies don't want heard. They show the impact everyone has on this fragged up 6th world. Sometimes the stories are good, but most often they are sad and just need to be told. These stories are all for the same reason, to give you a better Shadowrun feel, and to teach you a few things in the hope you survive. Our first episode I told you my story, and the reason that I am now telling stories instead of running the shadows, I am fraggin old. Our second episode told you the story of a good chummer of mine who has gone missing. I am still hoping to hear back from one of you with information of Shade's whereabouts. Our third story, the newest one that has posted, tells the story of Terrence, a weapons design engeiner that works for Ares and the day he lost almost everything. Stay tuned for more stories to come. We are conducting interviews, digging through corporate matrix nodes, and fact finding everything that comes our way. As always, if you hear a story that needs to be told, or if you have a rough idea for a story, you can send it to digitaldoom@shadowrunsurvivalguide.com and I will have a team go over the data to put together a solid story. If we use one of your stories we will always give you credit. After the legal dreck for all of our episodes we have a monthly Shadowrun tip. These tips are given to us from listeners and are good to keep you alive in this messed up criminal enterprise that we call Shadowrunning. Remember what I always say chummers, Keep your equipment clean, your guns ready, and your eyes open and you may just survive long enough to learn something. Thank you for listening. http://srsg.podbean.com
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October 1, 2019
2019 Showcase: Rusty Quill Gaming
This is Alexander J Newall, host and GM of the Rusty Quill Gaming podcast, an actual play podcast following a group of comedians, improvisers, gamers, and writers as they play through a custom game-world and extended campaign using the Pathfinder RPG system. Expect epic battles, critical misses, and surprise heartache as the party strive for fame and glory whilst cracking wise and trying not to kill one another. Not only that we frequently feature special guests and trial new systems in our one-off specials. This episode is Part One of our Honey Heist Holiday Special. It’s not part of our main narrative, but instead is the first part of a shorter, one-off adventure. In this episode we get to know our new characters as they begin their raid on Honeycon 2018. Also, they're bears. http://rustyquill.com/rusty-quill-gaming/
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October 1, 2019
2019 Showcase: The Magnus Archives
This is Alexander J Newall, Director on The Magnus Archives, a weekly horror fiction anthology podcast that follows the supernatural statements lurking in the archives of the Magnus Institute, an organisation dedicated to researching the esoteric and the weird. Join head archivist Jonathan Sims as he attempts to bring this seemingly neglected collection up to date supplementing them with follow-up work from his small but dedicated team. Individually, they are unsettling but together they begin to form a picture that is truly horrifying because as our investigators look into the depths of the archives, something starts to look back… This is Episode 132, Entombed. In this claustrophobic episode, our Protagonist the Archivist, heads into a bottomless coffin to rescue their colleague, an ex-police officer possessed by the spirit of the hunt who has been trapped there for months… Thank you for listening. http://rustyquill.com/the-magnus-archives/
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October 1, 2019
2019 Showcase: Stellar Firma
This is Alexander J Newall, Executive Producer on Stellar Firma, a weekly Science Fiction, Comedy podcast following the misadventures of Stellar Firma Ltd.'s highest born but lowest achieving planetary designer Trexel Geistman and his bewildered clone assistant David 7 as they attempt to take listener submissions and craft them into the galaxy's most luxurious, most expensive and most questionably designed bespoke planets. This is the first episode in the series and is titled: Troughs and Goo. We hope you enjoy i