Episode 204: Distracted Multitude

Arden, season 2, episode 4 - "Distracted Multitude"   On one eventful day, Bea investigates the mysteries of love, Brenda investigates the mysteries of death, and Lorena gets a flat tire. Also: Andy Wheyface meets his match!   CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains adult language, drinking, loud noises, and brief moments of homophobia and transphobia.   Written by Lenny Burnham and Christopher Dole Directed by Sara Ghaleb Recording Engineer - Ernesto Hurtado Editor – Chad Ellis Composer - Christopher Hatfield Featuring "Now Is the Time,” written by Laura Stratford, performed by Libby Woodbridge   Starring: Michelle Agresti as Bea Casely Tracey Sayed as Brenda Bentley Shannon Estabrook as Rosalind Ursula and Townie #2 Charlita Gaston as Pamela Pink Benjamin Watts as Andy Wheyface Mia Drake as Lorena Christopher Libby Woodbridge as Dana Hamill Saoirse Ó Súilleabháin as Olivia Breckenridge   Guest starring: Zach Grenier as Clyde Hamill Rebecca Metz as Trudy Hamill Oscar Jordan as Paul Breckenridge Mike Bash as Jake Wunder, Ranch Hand #1, and Townie #1 Nelinda Palomino as Alexandria “Red” Dutton Kirk Novak as Nelson Fairfield Katie Wright as Helen Fairfield Tal Minear as Mel Grant Patrizio as Nashville Osric and Ranch Hand Mike Bash, Benjamin Watts, and Oscar Jordan as Ranch Hands Katie Wright and Omar Andrade as College Students Travis Reaves as Art David Mishmerheisen as Benny   Arden was created and executive produced by Emily VanDerWerff, Christopher Dole, and Sara Ghaleb. Our co-executive producers are Chad Ellis, Libby Hill, and Ernesto Hurtado. Our logo was designed by Dylan Farr. Our sponsors: Tab for a Cause and Purple Carrot

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Published: July 27, 2020, 6:54 a.m.

Episode 203: The True Crime Podcast's The Thing

Team Arden heads to Elsinore, Montana, to solve the murder of Dan Hamill. Or figure out if Dan Hamill was even murdered at all. Or something. Also: the dead speak! CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains adult language, loud noises, vivid discussion of gore and violence, discussions of alcoholism, discussions of suicidal/self-harm thoughts Written by Allison Solano and Emily VanDerWerff Directed by Sara Ghaleb Recording Engineer - Ernesto Hurtado Editor – Ernesto Hurtado Composer - Christopher Hatfield Featuring "Show ‘Em I Mean Business,” written by Laura Stratford, performed by Libby Woodbridge Additional Music by Fell From The Tree   Starring: Michelle Agresti as Bea Casely Tracey Sayed as Brenda Bentley Shannon Estabrook as Rosalind Ursula Charlita Gaston as Pamela Pink Benjamin Watts as Andy Wheyface Mia Drake as Lorena Christopher Libby Woodbridge as Dana Hamill   Guest starring: Zach Grenier as Clyde Hamill Rebecca Metz as Trudy Hamill Oscar Jordan as Paul Breckenridge Mike Bash as Jake Wunder Katie Wright as News Anchor Jennifer Liao, Grant Patrizio, and Katie Wright as Callers Emily VanDerWerff as Janitor Yorick The Ghost as The Ghost Arden was created and executive produced by Emily VanDerWerff, Christopher Dole, and Sara Ghaleb. Our co-executive producers are Bridge Geene and Ernesto Hurtado. Our logo was designed by Dylan Farr.

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Published: July 20, 2020, 6 a.m.

Episode 202: Brenda Bentley Measures Up!

Arden, season 2, episode 2 - "Brenda Bentley Measures Up"   When Brenda runs into an old flame, she's drawn into a web of mystery, lies, and wolves on the campus of Vienna College. Also: terror on the Nile!     CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains adult language, drinking, fighting, gunfire, loud noises, intense action sequences, police sirens, sexual harassment, adult subjects, discussion though not depiction of sex work, and brief prison scenes.     Written and Directed by Christopher Dole and Sara Ghaleb Recording Engineer - Ernesto Hurtado Editors - Christopher Dole and Bridge Geene Composer - Christopher Hatfield Featuring "This Too Shall Pass" by Eric Holm   Starring: Michelle Agresti as Bea Casely and Rachel Tracey Sayed as Brenda Bentley Shannon Estabrook as Rosalind Ursula Charlita Gaston as Pamela Pink Benjamin Watts as Andy Wheyface and Dr. Zodicus   Guest starring: Julia Schifini as Vanessa Duke Chad Ellis as Gabriel Hayes Tal Minear as Isabelle Daniel Mills as Charlie Russell Jennifer Liao as Reporter Katie Wright as Attendant Mike Bash as Guard Lauren Bancroft, Sara Ghaleb, Nelinda Palomino, and Savanna Parra as Students   Arden was created and executive produced by Emily VanDerWerff, Christopher Dole, and Sara Ghaleb. Our co-executive producers are Chad Ellis, Libby Hill, and Ernesto Hurtado. Our logo was designed by Dylan Farr.

Comedy Fiction
Published: July 13, 2020, 7:56 a.m.

Episode 201: To Bea or Not to Bea

With Brenda Bentley still missing, Bea and the rest of the team at Wheyface Radio struggle to record a simple intro for Arden's second season. Also: a high-stakes game of chance!   CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains adult language, drinking, fighting, loud noises, discussion though not depiction of gore, and brief prison scenes.   Written by Christopher Dole, Sara Ghaleb, and Emily VanDerWerff Directed by Sara Ghaleb Recording Engineer - Ernesto Hurtado Editor - Christopher Dole Composer - Christopher Hatfield Featuring "Love, Ire, & Spite" by Love Underwater   Starring: Michelle Agresti as Bea Casely Tracey Sayed as Brenda Bentley Shannon Estabrook as Rosalind Ursula Charlita Gaston as Pamela Pink Benjamin Watts as Andy Wheyface Mia Drake as Lorena Christopher Libby Woodbridge as Dana Hamill   Guest starring: Mike Bash as Reality Show Host and Guard Christopher Dole as Announcer Adam Emperor as Sidekick Jennifer Liao as Terry Gross Type Daniel Mills as Award Presenter Tal Minear as Judge Grant Patrizio as Late Night Host Emily VanDerWerff as Janitor Yorick   Special guest stars: Emma Sherr-Ziarko as Bea Impersonator Michaela Swee as Brenda Impersonator Lindsay Zana as Julie Capsom    Arden was created and executive produced by Emily VanDerWerff, Christopher Dole, and Sara Ghaleb. Our co-executive producers are Chad Ellis, Libby Hill, and Ernesto Hurtado. Our logo was designed by Dylan Farr.   SPONSORS: NEXT STOP, a new audio sitcom from Multitude TAB FOR A CAUSE, a way to raise money for charity while browsing the Internet  

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Published: July 6, 2020, 6 a.m.

Arden Returns July 6th

We're back! Season 2 premieres July 6th. Enjoy this clip from Episode 203!

Comedy Fiction
Published: June 30, 2020, 2:07 p.m.

IGG MINISODE: Calls From The Void

Brenda Bentley guest stars on fellow Wheyface Radio program "Calls from the Void". Among the topics of discussion: FMK for monsters, whether or not certain marsupials are aliens, and Brenda's very own alien encounter. Written and directed by Sara Ghaleb Starring: Tracey Sayed as Brenda Bentley James Oliva as Dr. Lhereux Jennifer Liao as Caller #1 Emily VanDerWerff as Caller #2 Tal Minear as Caller #3 Mike Bash as Caller #4

Comedy Fiction
Published: Feb. 10, 2020, 7 a.m.

IGG Minisode: Proof of Concept

SUPPORT OUR CAMPAIGN ON INDIEGOGO: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/arden-season-2-a-town-called-elsinore/x/22459255#/ Facing some difficult choices, Wheyface Radio makes a test. Starring Shannon Estabrook, Benjamin Watts, Sara Ghaleb, and Michelle Agresti (kinda?). Written and directed by Christopher Dole.

Comedy Fiction
Published: Feb. 3, 2020, 7 a.m.

IGG MINISODE: Wheyface Radio Programming

SUPPORT ARDEN S2 INDIEGOGO: https://igg.me/at/ardenpodcast/x/22459255#/   Ever wondered what else is on Wheyface Radio? Wonder no more! Starring Charlita Gaston as Pamela Pink, Benjamin Watts as Andy Wheyface, and Shannon Estabrook as Rosalind Ursula

Comedy Fiction
Published: Jan. 27, 2020, 7 a.m.

Season 2 Trailer: Introducing Dana Hamill

Arden is launching an IndieGoGo campaign to help fund Season 2! Early access! Exclusive merch! A Julie Capsom miniseries! The cast promises to join a softball team? For less than the price of a cup of coffee, you too can help! Find out more here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/arden-season-2-a-town-called-elsinore/x/22459255#/ And to commemorate the occasion: meet Dana Hamill, the subject of Season 2's case. Starring Shannon Estabrook as Rosalind Ursula and introducing Libby Woodbridge as Dana Hamill.   CW: Gun shot sound

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Published: Jan. 20, 2020, 12:45 a.m.

A Very Arden Thanksgiving

Join Bea, Rosalind, Pamela, and Andy as Wheyface Radio celebrates Thanksgiving in its own inimitable way. Turkeys, parades, presents, and more! Brought to you by Wheyface Industries. The Festive Good People. Featuring: Michelle Agresti as Bea Casely Shannon Estabrook as Rosalind Ursula Charlita Gaston as Pamela Pink Benjamin Watts as Andy Wheyface and Colin Kelly as Carl Produced by Emily VanDerWerff, Christopher Dole, and Sara Ghaleb Written by Emily VanDerWerff Directed by Sara Ghaleb and Christopher Dole Edited by Christopher Dole Recorded by Robert Clarke-Chan Sounds effects courtesy of Freesound.org

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Published: Nov. 28, 2019, 7 a.m.

Season 2 Teaser: Have You Seen Brenda Bentley?

Season 2 is on the way! But one of our co-hosts is missing, and things are getting a bit dicey. Have YOU seen Brenda Bentley? Submit to our Season 2 Tip Line to be entered in a raffle - and maybe get your theory addressed in Season 2...

Comedy Fiction
Published: July 17, 2019, 5:09 p.m.

Pilot Commentary: Emily VanDerWerff, Christopher Dole & Sara Ghaleb

Join show creators Emily VanDerWerff, Christopher Dole, and Sara Ghaleb for an in-depth look behind the scenes at the development of the pilot, "Aliens Did It". Thrill or cringe at the original 2016 pitch! Gasp at Andy Wheyface's aborted hostile takeover plotline! Discover what line Emily considers the most important in Arden's history! And discover the romantic tension between Bea Casely and...Ben Bentley?! All this and much, much more!

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Published: March 18, 2019, 6 a.m.

Episode 12: "Bea and Brenda Did It"

Bea and Brenda reach the end of the road and the end of their rope. CONTENT WARNING: Discussion (though not depiction) of sexual assault; explicit language; loud noises SPECIAL NOTE: Please stay tuned all the way through the credits and beyond for additional scenes.

Comedy Fiction
Published: Dec. 10, 2018, 7 a.m.

Episode 11: "The Monsters Who Did It"

The answers you came for.   CW: Explicit language, discussion (though not depiction) of sexual assault

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Published: Dec. 4, 2018, 6:21 p.m.

MINISODE: "Episode 11 (kind of): Italy Did It"

The Arden team hits a few snags upon their arrival in Verona.

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Published: Dec. 3, 2018, 9:52 a.m.

Episode 10: "The Friends We Made Along The Way Did It"

Join the crew on Wheyface Airlines Flight #10 to Verona, Italy, where Bea makes some new acquaintances, Pamela gets some news, and Brenda gets the best seat in the house.   CW: Vomiting, baby crying, electrocution

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Published: Nov. 26, 2018, 7 a.m.

Episode 9: Institutional Misogyny and a Culture of Sexist Attitudes Did It

Bea and Brenda switch personalities, and huge revelations, both personal and professional, are at hand.   CONTENT WARNING: Discussion of sexual assault from 8:18 to 10:00 Discussion of homophobia from 26:38 to 28:16   SOUND EFFECTS CREDITS: "fast-swing-air-swoosh" - This sound is part of the filmmakers archive by Dane S Casperson A rich collection of sound FX and Music for filmmakers by a filmmaker www.thefilmmakersarchive.com "Door, Front, Opening, A.wav" by InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk) of Freesound.org "Car Interior 3" by Meepalicious of Freesound.org "Inertior Car Moving on Cobblestones" by casssi of Freesound.org

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Published: Nov. 19, 2018, 7 a.m.

Wheyface Radio PRESENTS: AfterArden!

Wheyface Radio Presents: AfterArden! Telling you everything that just happened on Arden... after Arden! A special bonus minisode hosted by Rosalind Ursula and Andy Wheyface!

Comedy Fiction
Published: Nov. 15, 2018, 7 a.m.

Episode 8 "Family Did It"

Bea and Brenda discover everything they knew about the Julie Capsom case was wrong, and also visit a farmer's market.   Content Warning: Sounds of vomiting at 29:00 and 29:03 SFX Credit - The Wheyface Key Tracker: "UI Confirmation Alert, A4.wav" by InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk) of Freesound.org

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Published: Nov. 12, 2018, 7 a.m.

Episode 7 - "The Skunk Ape Did It"

Bea and Brenda go for a walk in the woods to see an old friend. Then they go to the movies to see an old friend.

Comedy Fiction
Published: Oct. 29, 2018, 6 a.m.

Episode 6: "Nobody Did Anything"

Bea and Brenda attempt to run their own shows. Brenda writes theme songs. Bea goes to a convention and faces listener-submitted questions. Meanwhile, Andy makes a discovery about himself.   SHOW NOTES: CONTENT WARNING: A brief scene of violence/fighting from 28:50-29:03 Electric shock/electrocution noises at 34:02/38:24-38:29   Americana - Aspiring by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1200092 Artist: http://incompetech.com/

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Published: Oct. 22, 2018, 6 a.m.

Episode 5 - "The Curse Did It"

Bea and Brenda dive into the chilling tale behind the Capsom Case Curse. What is the curse? Who ended up dead or doomed in the aftermath of Julie's disappearance? And are Bea and Brenda next?   Show notes: Audio Warning: there is a scene with screaming that lasts from 20:12 through 21:10. Adjust volume or skip ahead as needed.  Content Warning: This episode deals with death, including violent accidents, illness, and murder. It includes graphic descriptions of autopsies and crime scenes.  Censor bleep used this episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIpOnR7zpmg

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Published: Oct. 15, 2018, 6 a.m.

Episode 4 - "Shoddy Policework Did It"

What happened after Julie and Ralph disappeared? Why did the police investigate a man named Gerald Abernathy? Is Ralph really the torso found in Julie's trunk? And who burned Brenda's truck? (Only one of our hosts really cares about that last one.)

Comedy Fiction
Published: Oct. 8, 2018, 6 a.m.

Episode 3 - "Slick Roads Did It"

A powerful advocate fights on behalf of Arden! Meanwhile, Bea and Brenda investigate what happened in the final hours before Ralph and Julie went missing, trying to recreate Julie's final, doomed road trip.

Comedy Fiction
Published: Oct. 1, 2018, 6 a.m.

Episode 2 - "Horses Did It"

How did Julie Capsom and Ralph Montgomery meet? What's the best Halloween costume? Are tiny horses and ponies the same thing? Bea and Brenda ask the important questions and dig into the possibly tragic, possibly terrifying backstory of Julie and Ralph.

Comedy Fiction
Published: Sept. 24, 2018, 6:05 a.m.

Episode 1 - "Aliens Did It"

Forced into an unlikely partnership, Bea, a committed radio journalist, and Brenda, an unconventional private detective, team up for a new radio investigation into the 2007 disappearance of starlet, Julie Capsom. They'll unravel the mystery, or possibly unravel each other.

Comedy Fiction
Published: Sept. 24, 2018, 6 a.m.

Episode 0 - "Who Did It?"

Heiress Julie Capsom - missing. College student Ralph Montgomery - mostly missing. Ralph Mongomery's torso: In Julie Capsom's car. Both cases - unsolved for 10 years. Meet reporter Bea Casely and private detective Brenda Bentley, who are going to finally (well, maybe) solve this case. If they don't kill each other first. Episodes 1 and 2 will be released on Monday, September 24th. Please rate/review/subscribe! CW: Dismembered Torso Episode 0 - "Who Did It?" written and produced by Todd VanDerWerff, Christopher Dole & Sara Ghaleb. Edited by Elizabeth Aubert and Christopher Dole. Music composed by Christopher Hatfield. Logo designed by Dylan Farr. Starring: Michelle Agresti - Bea Casely Tracey Sayed - Brenda Bentley Featuring: Robert Fleet Grant Patrizio John Rael Mia Drake  

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Published: Sept. 3, 2018, 11:24 p.m.

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