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By Fathom
What Is Fathom?

What can you fathom?

Inspired by the radio serials of the ‘40s, we give you “Fathom,” an anthology series of short adventures that explore the fantastical, the mundane and everything in between.

Humans are complicated creatures. In these episodes we explore what makes them tick. Morality tales that become something else. Supernatural thrillers that are more realistic than they first appear. This is a strange time in a strange world.

What can you fathom?
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The Seed Vault - Episode 3 - The End Of Everything


Not so far from now and not so far away, the last of a species is faced with certain doom. Their leader is met with a crucial choice. A plea is sent out into the cosmos…
May 06, 2022
One More Thing On Harry's Final Birthday
His name is Harry Wise and today is the day he will die. Harry knows this. He also knows there is a promise he made to sister. A promise he has yet to fulfill. As he prepares for this one last thing, Harry thinks back on this life. On all of the people who thought they knew him. And how none of them did. Expect her...
April 01, 2022
A Fireside Chat - Part 1
Two people meet-cute at a backyard barbecue. Then, an offer is made. Things turn Faustian. Leaving only the choice to be made...This is Part 1 of 3.
March 03, 2022
Honesty is the Best Policy
A brutal ode to a 90s slasher film, this Fathom tale concerns "Stu Who Knew," a conflicted husband looking for advice.  And maybe a bit more...
January 20, 2022
Autopsy of a Body
The third in our "Body" series. A dead body disposed of, discovered, and now examined. Though, not quite we expect it to be examined.  What happens when something dead becomes...less dead? Can you fathom it?
September 27, 2021
In a shabby hotel room, a woman stands over a man tied to a chair. She's got a plan, and an idea of who this blackjack dealer really is.  It's a good plan...or is it?
August 19, 2021
God Sits On A Park Bench In Columbus, Ohio
A sad story. God takes in Earth one more time, before the apocalypse. She yearns for more as she anticipates the end. One might think God could do something about it.  She cannot.
May 31, 2021
Discovery Of A Body
Headphones Recommended! After a terrible crime is committed and the body is disposed of, a discovery is made...
April 30, 2021
Disposal of a Body
Headphones Recommended! Listen to the sounds of something awful, if you dare...
March 31, 2021
A nightmarish tale...told by a child.  Jay sits in a police station following something horrible.  A kind doctor attempts to get answers, only to leave with more questions. "See the world as if for the first time; see it through the eyes of a child, and you will suddenly find that you are free." - Deepak Chopra
March 03, 2021
Second Opinion - Episode 2
Today, the conclusion of our tale.  A doctor in too deep and against all of her better judgments. Far down a road paved with good intentions...
January 28, 2021
Second Opinion - Episode 1
Ingrid, a psychoanalyst, tells a unique story of love and heartbreak. It concerns a young woman, a sort-of friend, who comes to her for help. One more fractured romance and she may die of a broken heart. Stranger things have happened...
January 20, 2021
The Street Where You Live - Episode 2
It's Christmas Eve, and we open where we left off.  Young Tom has runaway from home moments after learning of his parents' impending separation. He seeks advice from Grandma Time, the mysterious woman in the neighborhood everyone is convinced is some sort of witch.  If only it were that simple.
December 30, 2020
The Street Where You Live - Episode 1
Tom tells us a story from his childhood. On a Christmas Eve many years back, he met...Grandma Time. In his neighborhood growing up, she was the local witch...or a necromancer. Young Tom seeks out advice from the mysterious woman...
December 24, 2020
The Man Who Did Not Sleep
Years after saying the wrong thing to the woman he loved, THE MAN WHO DID NOT SLEEP found himself a sideshow attraction due to his eternal case of insomnia.
November 06, 2020
Modern Warfare - Episode 2
Press play to learn why Brian enlisted and what tragedy keeps him motivated.  Keep listening to discover the final twist. What kind of patriot are you?
September 11, 2020
Modern Warfare - Episode 1
A cautionary tale with a little political commentary tossed in. When a soldier awakes from an induced slumber, he learns that his version of patriotism is perhaps more than he bargained for. Part One of Two...
September 09, 2020
One More Story Before I Go To Sleep
A lullaby that lasts a a lifetime. Here is a heartfelt tale from us at Fathom. One we feel everyone can relate to. The future is not certain, and that is alright.
August 21, 2020
Transformative Healing
A young man struggles with such bad headaches. The new medication does its work.  She said the pills would help. It will all be better soon...maybe.
August 07, 2020
The Confession - Episode 2 - The Man From Dublin
What happens when a life lost is found years later? Cameron Porter lives! The confession concludes...and maybe something else begins.
July 24, 2020
The Confession - Episode 1 - Cameron Porter Is His Name
A tape recorder is turned on. A man is ready to admit to everything to whomever's listening.  His name is Cameron Porter. But then that wasn't always his name. Here is the first of two parts of his story.
July 22, 2020
The Seed Vault - Episode 3 - The End Of Everything
The end of everything.  As the vault shakes and the world begins to crumble, we come to a resolution that may be far too little, far too late.
July 17, 2020
The Seed Vault - Episode 2 - What Just Happened
One man lies dead, a conspiracy comes to life. Panicked, the living man pleads for help. Enter someone with answers, though not the answers he expects.  The mystery of the cylinder lingers...
July 16, 2020
The Seed Vault - Episode 1 - Open It
Somewhere very cold and very dark and very secret, two men sit in a vault with a mysterious cylinder between them. They have both been told it is a rare strain of seed they are safe-guarding. One wants to open the cylinder to see for himself. The other does not. What happens next will change everything...
July 02, 2020