Guild of Adventurers - Episode One - Welcome to the Guild

Hey everyone, Alex here. While we’re in our mid-season hiatus I thought you might enjoy hearing the first episodes of the shows we’ve done crossovers with for the first half of season 5. Three adventurers travel the world of Kalanthus, uncovering hidden mysteries lost to the ravages of time in this story-driven, D&D; based podcast.Here’s the first episode of Guild of Adventurers.For more info about this episode and the show, check out: https://hailandwellmetpodcast.com/guildofadventurers/

Science Fiction
Published: Aug. 23, 2020, 7 a.m.

Greater Boston - Episode One - Family Riddles

Hey everyone, Alex here. While we’re in our mid-season hiatus I thought you might enjoy hearing the first episodes of the shows we’ve done crossovers with for the first half of season 5. Greater Boston is a bi-monthly full-cast audio drama set in the Boston metro area, blending the real and the unreal, the historical and the fantastical. It all begins with the death of Leon Stamatis, a man so enamored of predictability that the least hint of uncertainty makes life unbearable. But by leaving the world, he has irrevocably changed it.Here’s the first episode of Greater Boston.For more info about this episode and the show, check out: https://greaterbostonshow.com/

Science Fiction
Published: Aug. 16, 2020, 7 a.m.

Standard Docking Procedure - Episode One - Space Steaks Part One

Hey everyone, Alex here. While we’re in our mid-season hiatus I thought you might enjoy hearing the first episodes of the shows we’ve done crossovers with for the first half of season 5. Welcome to Pseudopolis, a space station filled with people just trying to get through the work day without breaking anything important. Join an ensemble cast of characters as they overcome such classic sci-fi sitcom problems like forgetting one's keys on a spacewalk, cooking food with a rocket, and tracking down a missed connection in virtual reality!Here’s the first episode of Standard Docking Procedure.For more info about this episode and the show, check out: https://dockingpod.com/

Science Fiction
Published: Aug. 9, 2020, 7 a.m.

Kane and Feels - Episode One - The Frozen Child

Hey everyone, Alex here. While we’re in our mid-season hiatus I thought you might enjoy hearing the first episodes of the shows we’ve done crossovers with for the first half of season 5. In a city that never sleeps, the veil between waking and dreaming can fray at the edges. Enter Lucifer Kane, an academic whose knowledge of the other side is unparalleled, and Brutus Feels, an empathic ex-cop with fists of iron. If you’ve strayed where you shouldn’t; heard what you oughtn’t; or looked where you mustn’t, you may require the services of Kane and Feels: Paranormal Investigators.Here’s the first episode of Kane and Feels.For more info about this episode and the show, check out: https://kaneandfeels.wordpress.com/

Science Fiction
Published: Aug. 2, 2020, 7 a.m.

Superstition - Episode One - Welcome to Superstition

Hey everyone, Alex here. While we’re in our mid-season hiatus I thought you might enjoy hearing the first episodes of the shows we’ve done crossovers with for the first half of season 5. Superstition is a southwestern Gothic mystery audio drama about a private eye, a bartender, a cop, a missing girl, an old mystery and one very spooky town in Arizona.Here’s the first episode of Superstition.For more info about this episode and the show, check out: https://www.superstitionpodcast.com/

Science Fiction
Published: July 26, 2020, 7 a.m.

The Glass Appeal - Episode One - Trade Secret

Hey everyone, Alex here. While we’re in our mid-season hiatus I thought you might enjoy hearing the first episodes of the shows we’ve done crossovers with for the first half of season 5. Jason Cawfield, known as the global tinker, has been imprisoned in the Confederacy Supermax Prison for a crime he claims he didn’t commit. He’s a tinker, a biohacker, and a part of Tinker International which is a volunteer organization that’s now associated with bio warfare.Here’s the first episode of The Glass Appeal.For more info about this episode and the show, check out: https://glassappeal.libsyn.com/

Science Fiction
Published: July 19, 2020, 7 a.m.

Kalila Stormfire's Economical Magick Services - Case One - Transformation

Hey everyone, Alex here. While we’re in our mid-season hiatus I thought you might enjoy hearing the first episodes of the shows we’ve done crossovers with for the first half of season 5. Glamour spell gone wrong? Astral projection got you untethered? Want to know why your angry dead rich father is haunting you? Consider Kalila Stormfire’s Economical Magick Services. After a controversial fallout with her coven, Kalila Stormfire must juggle complex clients and an anonymous critic hellbent on besmirching her new business. The decaying urban block where Kal operates appreciates her affordable experience in a broad range of supernatural ailments and remedies. Still, Kal is not sure if her talent is enough to stop whoever has been posting bad reviews and persuading customers to cancel appointments. If you like stories about minority witches in modern-day working class neighborhoods, meddling love goddesses, and morally ambiguous spellcraft…this is the tale for you.Here’s the first episode of Kalila Stormfire's Economical Magick Services.For more info about this episode and the show, check out: https://www.kalilastormfire.com/

Science Fiction
Published: July 12, 2020, 7 a.m.

The Bridge - Episode One - Bedtime Stories

Hey everyone, Alex here. While we’re in our mid-season hiatus I thought you might enjoy hearing the first episodes of the shows we’ve done crossovers with for the first half of season 5. It's an alternate 2016, and Watchtower 10 sits in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, keeping lonely watch over the Transcontinental Bridge. Each watchtower sits hundreds of feet away from the Bridge, broadcasting regular traffic reports to ensure that proper safety precautions are taken. These lighthouses (for cars) are filled with a carefully selected (and very capable) crew.Watchtower 10's necessary personnel happen to be: a generalist DJ who spends her free time relaying folklore from abandoned parts of the Bridge, her supervisor (who's only there because he lost a bet), an unfailingly optimistic Bridge Travel Agent, and a groundskeeper who has a thing for romantic comedies. Here’s the first episode of the Bridge.For more info about this episode and the show, check out: http://www.thebridgepod.com/

Science Fiction
Published: July 5, 2020, 7 a.m.

Slumberland - Episode One - Seashell

Hey everyone, Alex here. While we’re in our mid-season hiatus I thought you might enjoy hearing the first episodes of the shows we’ve done crossovers with for the first half of season 5. Slumberland invites your ears to visit Slumberland, a small island town in the US. Come along with Thomas Edward M, the freelance soundman. He's been hired to meet the locals and record their oral histories for the town's time capsule. The unfolding history of the town mixes folklore, paranormal, mystery and humor.Here’s the first episode of Slumberland.For more info about this episode and the show, check out: https://slumberland.libsyn.com/

Science Fiction
Published: June 28, 2020, 7 a.m.

The Earth Collective - Episode One - Hello

Hey everyone, Alex here. While we’re in our mid-season hiatus I thought you might enjoy hearing the first episodes of the shows we’ve done crossovers with for the first half of season 5. The Earth Collective is a sci-fi audio drama delivered as a first hand account from the eyes of Joseph Crane, Humanity's 'last historian', as he attempts to chronicle their survival in rolling cities known as The Collective, fleeing from a malicious entity only found on the dark side of the planet.Here’s the first episode of The Earth Collective.For more info about this episode and the show, check out: https://www.theearthcollectivestory.com/

Science Fiction
Published: June 21, 2020, 7 a.m.

Behind the Collective

We are living in unprecedented times. Not just with the pandemic, but with our country, and the rest of the world, speaking up and fighting against racism that has been going on for centuries. Changes need to happen at every level of our society. If you can, please help support Black Lives Matter: https://www.thecut.com/article/george-floyd-protests-how-to-help-where-to-donate.htmlI’d also like to recommend season two of Scene on Radio, Seeing White, which goes into the history of systemic racism in the United States: https://www.sceneonradio.org/seeing-white/ And the latest episode of Point Mystic where you get to hear from an activist known as Xochitl in her own words of what it is to be Black in America: https://radiopublic.com/point-mystic-6rNAXq/s1!cd286_______________________________________________________________________________________________________Earlier this year, I was invited by Mike Troup of the Earth Collective to participate in a new show, Behind the Collective, where we put each other in the hot seat and ask questions about each other’s shows. In this particular episode, we talked about each of our first episodes, which led to discussions about writing, creativity, storytelling, and podcasting. Mike has graciously allowed us to run this episode of Behind the Collective for the Ostium listeners. Enjoy!

Science Fiction
Published: June 14, 2020, 7 a.m.

Episode 51 - Middle Below

Middle Below is an audio drama about ghosts, cats, and the slightly odd people who look after them.' There is a world that runs parallel to ours, a world filled with ghosts. They call it 'The Below.’ Middle:Below is the story of a disgruntled traveler, a frustrated writer, a slightly nervous ghost and a very enigmatic cat. Whatever adventures await them, we can be certain, that bad things will happen.I first came across David Devereux’s writing and acting in the fantastic Tin Can Audio which pulls you right in from the start. When I heard about the new show Middle Below I was immediately interested and excited, and the first season has been everything I hoped for and more. Well written, extremely well acted, funny, happy, sad and even scary at times. I was over the moon to get the chance to make this crossover happen and to bring out worlds together. If you haven’t listened to Middle Below yet, you really should.This episode was co-written by David Devereux and Alex C. Telander.The part of Jake is performed by Chris Fletcher.The part of Taylor is performed by David Devereux.The part of Gil is performed by David Pellow.And the part of Sans the cat is performed by Megan “Bucky” Buchanan.Sound design was done by David Devereux, with editing and production by Hail and Well Met Podcasts. Check out more of their great work at hailandwellmetpodcasts.com.For a link to a transcript of this episode please follow this link: https://ostiumpodcast.com/episode-51-middle-below-transcript/Just to remind you that we’ll be going on our first ever mid-season hiatus after this episode and returning with Episode 52 in September. If you’re still looking to get your Ostium fix, you should check out our Patreon at patreon.com/ostiumpodcast where you can get access to a lot of neat rewards and bonus features. We’re in the process of revamping our Patreon with lots of great new goodies for patrons at all levels, so if you can support us, we would be very grateful as everything we make goes to paying our actors, having a website, and all the other minutiae of running a podcast network. I wanted to also mention as a patron of the Ostium Network Patreon, you’ll have access to bonus content for our other three shows including the Circe Podcast, the Manifestations Podcast, and my writing podcast, Writing Walks. One new perk we’ll be offering patrons at the $5 is a chance to join a monthly Zoom chat with various members of the cast and crew. Once again that’s patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. Hope to see you there.And if not, we’ll see you in September. Stay safe, stay home, and listen to podcasts.

Science Fiction
Published: May 24, 2020, 1:52 p.m.

Episode 50 - Guild of Adventurers

Firstly, thank you so much for continuing to listen to Ostium. With everyone going on right now, Team Ostium hope it provides a nice warm light during these pretty bleak times. That being said, we will be going on our first mid-season hiatus with the release of the next episode after this one. I want to give all our future crossover shows every opportunity to get their side of the recording done, but I also understand this is really hard right now. So we’ll be going on a three month break and returning with Episode 52 on September 6th. We also want send out a massive thank you to all our Patrons who continue to support the show, without you we wouldn’t be able to pay our actors, or have a website, or many other things that keep the lights on for the Ostium Network. So thank you. And Team Ostium wants to extend an extra large thank you and warm welcome to our newest patron, Nse. Three adventurers travel the world of Kalanthus, uncovering hidden mysteries lost to the ravages of time in this story-driven, D&D; based podcast.While I have played many a D&D; campaign in my younger years, I have yet to fully immerse myself in the world of actual play podcasts, fortunately my talented sound guys of Hail and Well Met Podcasts happen to do exactly this for fun in their great show. So if you’re looking for the right D&D; podcast to get started with, and you enjoyed this crossover, then you’d better start at the beginning of Guild of Adventurers.This episode was written by Tarran Merlo and Mike Nye.The part of Monica is performed by Georgia Mckenzie.All other parts are performed by Tarran Merlo.Sound design was done by the same guys who wrote this episode, Hail and Well Met Podcasts. Check out more of their great work at hailandwellmetpodcasts.com.The Ostium theme song was composed by Chris Fletcher.Music featured in this episode is: “Arcadia,” “Lightless Dawn,” “Lobby Time,” “Lord of the Land,” “Rites,” “Symmetry,” “Higher,” “Variation on Egmont,” “Verano Sensual,” and “Wholesome” all by Kevin MacLeod. And “Cellophane Sam” by Looking Back. All under a Creative Commons license.For a link to a transcript of this episode please follow this link: https://ostiumpodcast.com/episode-50-guild-of-adventurers-transcript/.We’re all going through very hard times right now and we wanted to thank you first for listening to this episode. We hope you enjoyed it and we hope it provided a little merriment to your day. If you are perhaps interested in supporting the show, the best way to do that is through Patreon. Everything we make primarily goes to paying our actors for all the Ostium Network shows. We’ve got more shows planned, including an anthology series, and we want to be able to pay and support our actors. So if you can spare as little as $2 a month, that will go a long way, and also grant you access to a ton of bonus material. Just head on over to patreon.com/ostiumpodcast.Our next episode arrives in a fortnight.

Science Fiction
Published: May 10, 2020, 6:30 a.m.

Episode 49 - Greater Boston

Greater Boston is a bi-monthly full-cast audio drama set in the Boston metro area, blending the real and the unreal, the historical and the fantastical. It all begins with the death of Leon Stamatis, a man so enamored of predictability that the least hint of uncertainty makes life unbearable. But by leaving the world, he has irrevocably changed it.I was a little late to the . . . Greater Boston train, but I’m so happy I managed to get aboard. The characters, the world, the story. It’s all so wonderful and enjoyable to listen to. You care for the people. You care for the Red Line. There are not many shows that can make you do that. If you haven’t listened to this special show, start at the beginning and prepare to be taken on a most unique journey.This episode was written by Alex C. TelanderThe part of Jake is performed by Chris Fletcher.The part of the narrator is performed by Alexander Danner.The part of the stranger is performed by Mike Gagney.Sound design was done by Hail and Well Met Podcasts. Check out more of their great work at hailandwellmetpodcasts.com.The Ostium theme song was composed by Chris Fletcher.For a link to a transcript of this episode please follow this link: https://ostiumpodcast.com/episode-49-greater-boston-transcript/.We’re also running a special promotion right now where if you leave us a review for any of our shows - Ostium, Circe, or Manifestations - you can be entered to win a podcast t-shirt of your choice from TeePublic. All you need to do is leave a review on iTunes or Podchaser or anywhere that lets you leave a podcast review, and then either take a picture or sent me the link at ostiumpodcast@gmail.com. We’ll be doing a drawing at the end of every month for all new reviews for that month, and one lucky winner will get a Teepublic t-shirt of their choice. Remember, if you’re the only one who enters this month, then you automatically win! And there will be one lucky winner every month for the rest of 2020.The next episode drops in two weeks.

Science Fiction
Published: April 26, 2020, 6:28 a.m.

Episode 48 - Standard Docking Procedure

Welcome to Pseudopolis, a space station filled with people just trying to get through the work day without breaking anything important. Join an ensemble cast of characters as they overcome such classic sci-fi sitcom problems like forgetting one's keys on a spacewalk, cooking food with a rocket, and tracking down a missed connection in virtual reality!This is the scifi comedy sitcom in space we’ve all been waiting for. Hijinks will ensue, and on a station the size of Pseudopolis it feels like just about anything can happen.This episode was originally written and recorded for International Podcast Month 2019. This episode was co-written by Elena Fernandez Collins, Gavin Gaddis, and Alex C. Telander.The part of Monica is performed by Georgia Mckenzie.The part of BARK33P is performed by Gavin Gaddis.The part of Marisol is performed by Elena Fernandez Collins.Sound design was done by Hail and Well Met Podcasts. Check out more of their great work at hailandwellmetpodcasts.com.The Ostium theme song was composed by Chris Fletcher.The music featured in this episode, all from the Free Music Archive, is: “Suchtrupp,” “Mines of the Dogants, “Tanz de Gelben Elefants, and “Repeater Station” by Lobo Loco, and “Future Soundtrack” by Adam Henry Garcia.For a link to a transcript of this episode please follow this link: https://ostiumpodcast.com/episode-48-standard-docking-procedure-transcript/.We’re all going through very hard times right now and we wanted to thank you first for listening to this episode. We hope you enjoyed it and we hope it provided a little merriment to your day. If you are perhaps interested in supporting the show, the best way to do that is through Patreon. Everything we make primarily goes to paying our actors for all the Ostium Network shows. We’ve got more shows planned, including an anthology series, and we want to be able to pay and support our actors. So if you can spare as little as $2 a month, that will go a long way, and also grant you access to a ton of bonus material. Just head on over to patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. Our next episode arrives in two weeks.

Science Fiction
Published: April 12, 2020, 6:43 a.m.

Episode 47 - Kane and Feels

In a city that never sleeps, the veil between waking and dreaming can fray at the edges. Enter Lucifer Kane, an academic whose knowledge of the other side is unparalleled, and Brutus Feels, an empathic ex-cop with fists of iron. If you’ve strayed where you shouldn’t; heard what you oughtn’t; or looked where you mustn’t, you may require the services of Kane and Feels: Paranormal Investigators.If you’re looking for something to satisfy your Sherlock Holmes fix, Kane and Feels is probably the closest you’re going to get. Along with the supernatural lilt. The voice actors, who also co-write the show, feel like they’ve been acting and working together for years, so your always happy to be taken along for a paranormal ride with them.Also fun fact: the blokes behind Kane and Feels actually recorded their lines at the British Library for this special crossover.The part of Jake is performed by Chris Fletcher.The part of Lucifer Kane is performed by Jack Fitzpatrick.The part of Brutus Feels is performed by Oliver Morris.Sound design was done by Hail and Well Met Podcasts. Check out more of their great work at hailandwellmetpodcasts.com.The Ostium theme song was composed by Chris Fletcher.For a link to a transcript of this episode please follow this link: https://ostiumpodcast.com/episode-47-kane-and-feels-transcript/We’re also running a special promotion right now where if you leave us a review for any of our shows - Ostium, Circe, or Manifestations - you can be entered to win a podcast t-shirt of your choice from TeePublic. All you need to do is leave a review on iTunes or Podchaser or anywhere that lets you leave a podcast review, and then either take a picture or sent me the link at ostiumpodcast@gmail.com. We’ll be doing a drawing at the end of every month for all new reviews for that month, and one lucky winner will get a Teepublic t-shirt of their choice. Remember, if you’re the only one who enters this month, then you automatically win! And there will be one lucky winner every month for the rest of 2020.

Science Fiction
Published: March 29, 2020, 6:30 a.m.

Episode 46 - Superstition

Superstition is a southwestern gothic mystery audio drama about a private eye, a bartender, a cop, a missing girl, an old mystery and one very spooky town in Arizona.I can remember gearing up for the release of this show and how excited I was. The premise alone had me totally hooked. And that killer logo. The music for the show sets the scene so well. With each episode you’re completely enveloped by the atmosphere. And the diverse cast do such a great job of portraying fascinating characters. And there’s just something about Jack St. James and her attitude to everything that makes me just love her. This episode was co-written by Sarah Kolb and Alex C. Telander.The part of Monica is performed by Georgia Mckenzie.The part of Jack St. James is performed by Kira Apple.Sound design was done by Hail and Well Met Podcasts. Check out more of their great work at hailandwellmetpodcasts.com.The Superstition theme song, Deserts 3, was composed by Playing in Tongues.The Ostium theme song was composed by Chris Fletcher.For a link to a transcript of this episode please follow this link: https://ostiumpodcast.com/episode-46-superstition-transcript.Please join us for a Discord chat session about this episode, Ostium Season 5, and whatever else we feel like talking about on March 21st at 8PM Pacific Time, 11PM Eastern. You can find a link to the Ostium Network Discord in the show notes.If you enjoy Ostium, you should check out some of our spin off shows, including Manifestations and the Circe Podcast. If you really enjoy Ostium and would like to support us, please go to ostiumpodcast.com/support where you can make one-time donations or help us out on Patreon, as well as get some cool rewards to all our Ostium Network shows for as little as $2 a month.Come back in two weeks for our next episode.

Science Fiction
Published: March 15, 2020, 6:30 a.m.

Episode 45 - The Glass Appeal

Jason Cawfield, known as the global tinker, has been imprisoned in the Confederacy Supermax Prison for a crime he claims he didn’t commit. He’s a tinker, a biohacker, and a part of Tinker International which is a volunteer organization that’s now associated with bio warfare.A show that was recommended to me by Hail and Well Met Podcasts, and was one of the last additions to this crossover season. It’s a great show that keeps you guessing over what will happen next, especially when you think you’ve got a good grasp on things. Engaging characters and an interesting world made it an easy choice when the creator inquired about doing a crossover.This episode was written by Elijah Gabriel and Alex C. Telander.The part of Jake Fisher is performed by Chris Fletcher.The part of Jason Cawfield is performed by Kyle Gould.The part of Dr. Stella Venezia is performed by S. H. Cooper.The part of Officer Alexander Patser is performed by Justin McCarthySound design was done by Hail and Well Met Podcasts. Check out more of their great work at hailandwellmetpodcasts.com.The Ostium theme song was composed by Chris Fletcher.The Glass Appeal theme song is “Out of Reach” by Zach Wojtowicz For a link to a transcript of this episode please follow this link: https://ostiumpodcast.com/episode-45-glass-appeal-transcript/.Please join us for a Discord chat session about this episode, Ostium Season 5, and whatever else we feel like talking about on March 7th at 8PM Pacific Time, 11PM Eastern. You can join the Ostium Network Discord here: https://discord.gg/FNWvDT.We’re also running a special promotion right now where if you leave us a review for any of our shows - Ostium, Circe, or Manifestations - you can be entered to win a podcast t-shirt of your choice from TeePublic. All you need to do is leave a review on iTunes or Podchaser or anywhere that lets you leave a podcast review, and then either take a picture or sent me the link at ostiumpodcast@gmail.com. We’ll be doing a drawing at the end of every month for all new reviews for that month, and one lucky winner will get a Teepublic t-shirt of their choice. Remember, if you’re the only one who enters this month, then you automatically win! And there will be one lucky winner every month for the rest of 2020.And finally, please join us in two weeks for our next episode.

Science Fiction
Published: March 1, 2020, 7:30 a.m.

Episode 44 - Kalila Stormfire

Glamour spell gone wrong? Astral projection got you untethered? Want to know why your angry dead rich father is haunting you? Consider Kalila Stormfire’s Economical Magick Services. After a controversial fallout with her coven, Kalila Stormfire must juggle complex clients and an anonymous critic hellbent on besmirching her new business. The decaying urban block where Kal operates appreciates her affordable experience in a broad range of supernatural ailments and remedies. Still, Kal is not sure if her talent is enough to stop whoever has been posting bad reviews and persuading customers to cancel appointments. If you like stories about minority witches in modern-day working class neighborhoods, meddling love goddesses, and morally ambiguous spellcraft…this is the tale for you.I can remember hearing the first teasers and chatter about this show when the amazing Lisette Alvarez first announced it was being released. My initial thought was how a show like this hadn’t been done already, quickly followed by . . . I can’t wait to hear it! Every episode in its two seasons has been a delight, from the early days when we were just getting to know Kalila, to the expanding complex and diverse cast, to the growing and fascinating world. I continue to so look forward to hear where this story goes next.This episode was co-written by Lisette Alvarez and Alex C. Telander.The part of Monica is performed by Georgia Mckenzie.The part of Kalila Stormfire is performed by Lisette Alvarez.Sound design was done by Hail and Well Met Podcasts. Check out more of their great work at hailandwellmetpodcasts.com.The Kalila theme song is courtesy of Ondrosik at freesound.org.The Ostium theme song was composed by Chris Fletcher.For a link to a transcript of this episode please follow this link: https://ostiumpodcast.com/episode-44-kalila-stormfires-economical-magical-services/.Please join us for a Discord chat session about this episode, Ostium Season 5, and whatever else we feel like talking about on February 21nd at 8PM Pacific Time, 11PM Eastern. You can join the Ostium Network Discord here: https://discord.gg/nxZvahE.If you enjoy Ostium, you should check out some of our spin off shows, including Manifestations and the Circe Podcast. If you really enjoy Ostium and would like to support us, please go to ostiumpodcast.com/support where you can make one-time donations or help us out on Patreon, as well as get some cool rewards to all our Ostium Network shows for as little as $2 a month.The next episode will release in two weeks, and we’ll find out where Jake ended up.

Science Fiction
Published: Feb. 16, 2020, 7:30 a.m.

Episode 43 - The Bridge

It's an alternate 2016, and Watchtower 10 sits in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, keeping lonely watch over the Transcontinental Bridge. Each watchtower sits hundreds of feet away from the Bridge, broadcasting regular traffic reports to ensure that proper safety precautions are taken. These lighthouses (for cars) are filled with a carefully selected (and very capable) crew.Watchtower 10's necessary personnel happen to be: a generalist DJ who spends her free time relaying folklore from abandoned parts of the Bridge, her supervisor (who's only there because he lost a bet), an unfailingly optimistic Bridge Travel Agent, and a groundskeeper who has a thing for romantic comedies. Unbeknownst to the general public (but totally knownst to each watchtower's crew), these stations also hold a secret that could potentially destroy the world...or save it.The Bridge is a fictional serialized fantasy podcast about the monsters we fear, the monsters we can become, and the stories we leave behind.I can’t remember how I stumbled upon this amazing show, but as soon as I read the premise, I was already hooked. And then once I started listening I was even more drawn in by the interesting characters, the explored history and mythology of the world, as well as its complete unpredictability. I never know what’s going to happen next, but I know I very much want to know. If you haven’t listened to this show, do yourself a favor, and subscribe now.This episode was written by Alex C. Telander.The part of Jake is performed by Chris Fletcher.The part of Etta is performed by Alex Brown.Sound design was done by Hail and Well Met Podcasts. Check out more of their great work at hailandwellmetpodcasts.com.The music used in this episode was composed and performed by the inimitable Sarah Fairchild. The Bridge theme song was composed by the equally fantastic Jake Hull.The Ostium theme song was composed by Chris Fletcher.Also used in this episode was Hot Swing by Kevin Macleod under a Creative Commons license.For a link to a transcript of this episode please follow this link: https://ostiumpodcast.com/episode-43-the-bridge-transcript/.Please join us for a Discord chat session about this episode, Ostium Season 5, and whatever else we feel like talking about on February 8th at 8PM Pacific Time, 11PM Eastern. You can find a link to the Ostium Network Discord in the show notes.We’re also running a special promotion right now where if you leave us a review for any of our shows - Ostium, Circe, or Manifestations - you can be entered to win a podcast t-shirt of your choice from TeePublic. All you need to do is leave a review on iTunes or Podchaser or anywhere that lets you leave a podcast review, and then either take a picture or sent me the link at ostiumpodcast@gmail.com. We’ll be doing a drawing at the end of every month for all new reviews for that month, and one lucky winner will get a Teepublic t-shirt of their choice. Remember, if you’re the only one who enters this month, then you automatically win! And there will be one lucky winner every month for the rest of 2020.The next episode will release in two weeks, and we’ll find out where Monica is headed to next.

Science Fiction
Published: Feb. 2, 2020, 7:34 a.m.

Episode 42 - Slumberland

Slumberland invites your ears to visit Slumberland, a small island town in the US. Come along with Thomas Edward M, the freelance soundman. He's been hired to meet the locals and record their oral histories for the town's time capsule. The unfolding history of the town mixes folklore, paranormal, mystery and humor.I had this podcast recommended to me a couple years ago and was delighted to find a lot to catch up on. It was the first show I listened to that had episodes on the shorter side and it did take me a little getting used. I marathoned it pretty quickly and now I avidly await each new episode and know it’s always going to be a delight. The creator does a great job of creating a whole unique world with this island and its strange and unusual characters, as well as taking listeners back into the past and how things came to be. I heartily recommend you start the show from the beginning, each episode is a little gem in this deep and wondrous jewelry box.This episode was written by Alex C. Telander.The part of Monica is performed by Georgia Mckenzie.The part of Thomas Edward M is performed by Tom Mansell.Sound design was done by Hail and Well Met Podcasts. Check out more of their great work at http://www.hailandwellmetpodcasts.com.The Ostium theme song was composed by Chris Fletcher.Slumberland sound effects and music are courtesy of the wonderful people at Freesound.org. You can find a transcript to this episode here: https://ostiumpodcast.com/episode-42-slumberland/Please join us for a Discord chat session about this episode, Ostium Season 5, and whatever else we feel like talking about on January 25th at 8PM Pacific Time, 11PM Eastern. You can find a link to the Ostium Network Discord in the show notes.If you enjoy Ostium, you should check out some of our spin off shows, including Manifestations and the Circe Podcast. If you really enjoy Ostium and would like to support us, please go to http://www.ostiumpodcast.com/support where you can make one-time donations or help us out on Patreon, as well as get some cool rewards to all our Ostium Network shows for as little as $2 a month.The next episode will release in two weeks, and we’ll find out where Jake is headed next.

Science Fiction
Published: Jan. 19, 2020, 7:31 a.m.

Episode 41 - The Earth Collective

The Earth Collective is a sci-fi audio drama delivered as a first hand account from the eyes of Joseph Crane, Humanity's "last historian," as he attempts to chronicle their survival in rolling cities known as The Collective, fleeing from a malicious entity only found on the dark side of the planet.I remember discovering this podcast either just as it debuted in February 2017 or shortly after and the story drew me in right away. The creator has clearly done so much work in world building and making it complex and fascinating. With each episode, it feels like you’re going deeper into a work of epic science fiction. And the great thing is even though the show is now in it’s third season, there’s still so much story to tell about the world of Oasus, and its people. If you enjoyed this crossover episode, subscribe to the Earth Collective, start at the beginning and be transported to a distant world where a future humanity is eking out a new life on a strange planet.This episode was co-written by Mike Troup and Alex C. Telander.The part of Jake Fisher is performed by Chris Fletcher.The part of Joseph Crane and “Man” is performed by Mike Troup. Sound design was done by Hail and Well Met Podcasts. Check out more of their great work at http://www.hailandwellmetpodcasts.com.The Ostium theme song was composed by Chris Fletcher.For a transcript of this episode please follow this link: https://ostiumpodcast.com/episode-41-the-earth-collective-transcript/Please join us for a Discord chat session about this episode, Ostium Season 5, and whatever else we feel like talking about on January 11th at 8PM Pacific Time, 11PM Eastern. You can find a link to the Ostium Network Discord here: https://discord.gg/nxZvahE.If you enjoy Ostium, you should check out some of our spin off shows, including Manifestations and the Circe Podcast. If you really enjoy Ostium and would like to support us, please go to http://www.ostiumpodcast.com/support where you can make one-time donations or help us out on Patreon, as well as get some cool rewards to all our Ostium Network shows for as little as $2 a month.The next episode will release in two weeks, and we’ll find out where Monica ended up.

Science Fiction
Published: Jan. 5, 2020, 7:30 a.m.

The Complete Ostium Season Four - Part Three

Welcome to the Complete Ostium Season Four - Part One. In this final "supercut" part you'll get the last two episodes of the season:Episode 39 - Last Accidental Hero (Part One)Episode 40 - Last Accidental Hero (Part Two)All episodes written and produced by Alex C. Telander.The voice of Jake is performed by Chris Fletcher.The voice of Monica is performed by Georgia MckenzieThe voice of the Zhang is performed by Emily Wang.The voice of Dave is performed by Alex C. Telander.The music featured in Episode 39, all from the Free Music Archive, is "The Signals," "Sleepwalker V," "United Voyagers," "Waltz - The Inevitability," and "Glow in Space," all by Sergey Cherimisinov.The music featured in Episode 40, all from the Free Music Archive, is "Seven Lights," "Sleepwalker IV," "Sleepwalker III," and "Night Snowfall," all by Sergey Cherimisinov.Did you know there are many ways you can help support Ostium? You can tell a friend about the show, or talk about Ostium on social media. You can leave us a review on iTunes and let us know and we’ll send you a free sticker as a thank you. And if you really want to help us out, you can support us on Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast, where you’ll get access to a whole bunch of bonus content like outtakes, the Ostium Files, and even early access to new episodes. So check it out.

Science Fiction
Published: Dec. 15, 2019, 7:30 a.m.

FINAL INTRODUCTION TO WRITING WALKS . . . Writing Walks 2 - How I Became a Writer & How We're Always Writing

This is the last introduction to the Writing Walks. Be sure to search for Writing Walks and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.In this second episode of Writing Walks, Alex takes a walk around the Laguna de Santa Rosa Regional Park, as he talks about the big and notable steps in his life that led to him becoming a writer, starting way back in the early days of high school. He then talks about the concept of how as writers we're always writing in some shape or form, whether we realize it or not. And he ends the episode with his recommendation for the podcast We're Alive.If you enjoyed this first episode, be sure to subscribe, and if you have the time, leave a rating and review on iTunes. Episodes will be release on the first of the month. And if you'd like to support the show, you can do so through Alex's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/alexctelander. The Patreon is just getting started and if you have some ideas about what you'd like to see on there, or get from it, be sure to message Alex on Patreon.You can also reach Alex any time either on Twitter at @writingwalks, or email him at writingwalks@gmail.com.The next episode will be released January 1st, 2020.

Science Fiction
Published: Dec. 2, 2019, 8 a.m.

FINAL INTRODUCTION TO THE CIRCE PODCAST . . . 03 - Book One - Toll - Chapter Two - Moró

This is the last introduction to the Circe Podcast. Be sure to search for the Circe Podcast and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.In Chapter Two: Moró, we learn a little of Thyra's childhood and how she came to be in the care of one of the great Circe, Clystra, as well as paying witness to our first piece of magic.The Circe Podcast is written and produced by Alex C. Telander.The role of Thyra is performed by Arden Rachel.The role of Clystra is performed by Emma Sherr-Ziarko.This episode was sound engineered by the talented blokes at Hail and Well Met podcasts. If you're looking for some other shows once you've finished Circe, be sure to check out their work at hail and well met podcast dot com"The music featured in this episode is “Sunrise” by Kickhat, as well as “Lost Time” and “Almost New” by Kevin MacLeod under the Creative Commons License.A transcript of this episode is available here: https://ostiumpodcast.com/03-book-one-toll-chapter-two-moroThe Circe Podcast is a podcast of the Ostium Network. You can support Circe, as well as all other Ostium Network shows by supporting us on Patreon at patreon.com/ostiumpodcast, where you can get access to a whole variety of bonus material including mini episodes for Ostium, Circe, and Manifestations, as well as the Ostium Files, and the Behind the Ostium series. You will also get access to a new Circe mini series all about her lost love, Pragma, and behind the scenes episodes about Circe called Circe Confidential. Once again, that’s patreon.com/ostiumpodcast.Thank you so much for listening to the Circe Podcast. This story came out of the character of Thyra as she took me along on her journey which is very far from over, and I’m delighted to have you all with me for the ride.

Science Fiction
Published: Nov. 18, 2019, 5:55 a.m.

INTRODUCING THE CIRCE PODCAST . . . 02 - Book One - Toll - Chapter One - Archí

In Chapter One: Archí, we learn of how the planet Albion and its many creatures and inhabitants and unusual typography came to be..The Circe Podcast is written and produced by Alex C. Telander.The role of Thyra is performed by Arden Rachel.This episode was sound engineered by the talented blokes at Hail and Well Met podcasts. If you're looking for some other shows once you've finished Circe, be sure to check out their work at hail and well met podcast dot com"The music featured in this episode is “Sunrise” by Kickhat, as well as “Lost Time” and “Almost New” by Kevin MacLeod under the Creative Commons License.A transcript of this episode is available here: https://ostiumpodcast.com/02-book-one-toll-chapter-one-archiThe Circe Podcast is a podcast of the Ostium Network. You can support Circe, as well as all other Ostium Network shows by supporting us on Patreon at patreon.com/ostiumpodcast, where you can get access to a whole variety of bonus material including mini episodes for Ostium, Circe, and Manifestations, as well as the Ostium Files, and the Behind the Ostium series. You will also get access to a new Circe mini series all about her lost love, Pragma, and behind the scenes episodes about Circe called Circe Confidential. Once again, that’s patreon.com/ostiumpodcast.Thank you so much for listening to the Circe Podcast. This story came out of the character of Thyra as she took me along on her journey which is very far from over, and I’m delighted to have you all with me for the ride.

Science Fiction
Published: Nov. 11, 2019, 8 a.m.

The Complete Ostium Season Four - Part Two

Welcome to the Complete Ostium Season Four - Part One. In this second of three "supercut" parts you'll get the middle four episodes of season four including:Episode 35 - Skyland MountainEpisode 36 - PeakEpisode 37 - SAY HAI TO THE AIEpisode 38 - The Story of SteveAll episodes written and produced by Alex C. Telander.The voice of Jake is performed by Chris Fletcher.The voice of Monica is performed by Georgia MckenzieThe voice of the Zhang is performed by Emily Wang.The voice of Dave is performed by Alex C. Telander.The music featured in Episode 35, all from the Free Music Archive, is "Wireless" and "Awkward Silences Version A" by Lee Rosevere, "Cedar Waxwing" by Chad Crouch, and "Rotisserie Graveyard" by Doctor Turtle.The music featured in Episode 36, all from the Free Music Archive, is "Dissolve," "Sky With Milk" and "Hjrta Riva" by Bismaratta.The music featured in Episode 37, all from the Free Music Archive, is "Sleepers" by Sergey Cheremisov.The music featured in Episode 38, all from the Free Music Archive, is: "Osprey," "American Wigeon," and "Stellars Jay" by Chad Crouch, and "2" by Bismaratta.Did you know there are many ways you can help support Ostium? You can tell a friend about the show, or talk about Ostium on social media. You can leave us a review on iTunes and let us know and we’ll send you a free sticker as a thank you. And if you really want to help us out, you can support us on Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast, where you’ll get access to a whole bunch of bonus content like outtakes, the Ostium Files, and even early access to new episodes. So check it out.

Science Fiction
Published: Nov. 10, 2019, 7:30 a.m.

The Complete Ostium Season One (REMASTERED) - Part Three [RE-RELEASE]

A re-release due to episode no longer being available in regular feeds.Welcome to the complete Ostium Season One (Remastered) - Part Three. I know. That's a mouthful. So let's break it up into its separate parts. The Complete Ostium Season One: That's right, we're releasing the entire season one without the chit-chat before and after the episode so new fans can gobble up the whole season much faster and quickly get caught up. Remastered: When I first started making Ostium, it was my introduction to podcasts and sound design and producing. Since then I've learned a lot, and wanted to clean up and equalize the sound so the episodes were more even and cleaner, also there were a few sound effects I wanted to fix. Part Three: I've divided this "complete" season one into three parts. Because Part One is two hours long. Part Two is an hour and 24 minutes long. Part Three is two hours and three minutes long. These parts follow the three story-arcs of the first season. Part Three consists of episodes eight through ten, as Jake and Monica travel back to the future, and to some very familiar places to Jake. Episode 8: Back to the Future Episode 9: Avalon Episode 10: A Crack in the Edge of the World, Part One All episodes were written and produced by Alex C. Telander. The part of Jake Fisher is performed by Chris Fletcher. The past of Monica is performed by Georgia Mckenzie. Interstitial music pieces were composed by Chris Fletcher. Background music is courtesy of the incredible people at the Free Music Archive. All sound effects are courtesy of the talented people at Freesound.org. If you enjoyed this and would like more Ostium as well as to support the show, consider helping us out on Patreon for as little as $2 a month where you'll get access to many bonus mini episodes, upcoming outtakes for season 2, and special mini episodes called The Ostium Files. When you become a patron, you will be assigned a unique door number, and will one day get your very own Ostium File. So consider supporting Ostium now!

Science Fiction
Published: Nov. 6, 2019, 7:30 a.m.

INTRODUCING . . . The Circe Podcast: 01 - Book One - Toll - Prologue - Elefthería

In the prologue to Book One: Toll, we get to meet Thyra for the first time and how she has come to tell the story of her past life.The Circe Podcast is written and produced by Alex C. Telander.The role of Thyra is performed by Arden Rachel.This episode was sound engineered by the talented blokes at Hail and Well Met podcasts. If you're looking for some other shows once you've finished Circe, be sure to check out their work at hail and well met podcast dot com"The music featured in this episode is “Sunrise” by Kickhat, as well as “Lost Time” and “Almost New” by Kevin MacLeod under the Creative Commons License. The Circe Podcast is a podcast of the Ostium Network. You can support Circe, as well as all other Ostium Network shows by supporting us on Patreon at patreon.com/ostiumpodcast, where you can get access to a whole variety of bonus material including mini episodes for Ostium, Circe, and Manifestations, as well as the Ostium Files, and the Behind the Ostium series. You will also get access to a new Circe mini series all about her lost love, Pragma, and behind the scenes episodes about Circe called Circe Confidential. Once again, that’s patreon.com/ostiumpodcast.Thank you so much for listening to the Circe Podcast. This story came out of the character of Thyra as she took me along on her journey which is very far from over, and I’m delighted to have you all with me for the ride.

Science Fiction
Published: Nov. 3, 2019, 8 p.m.

INTRODUCING . . . Writing Walks 1 - Why & Inspiration

In this first episode of Writing Walks, Alex takes a walk around Crane Creek Regional Park, and talks about why he's making a podcast about writing, what he hopes to get out of it, and what he hopes listeners get out of it too. In the second part of the show he talks about inspiration, where writers can draw inspiration from, and what he finds most inspires him to write. He ends the episode with a book recommendation: Clive Barker's "Coldheart Canyon."If you enjoyed this first episode, be sure to subscribe, and if you have the time, leave a rating and review on iTunes. Episodes will be release on the first of the month. And if you'd like to support the show, you can do so through Alex's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/alexctelander. The Patreon is just getting started and if you have some ideas about what you'd like to see on there, or get from it, be sure to message Alex on Patreon.You can also reach Alex any time either on Twitter at @writingwalks, or email him at writingwalks@gmail.com.The next episode will be released December 1st.

Science Fiction
Published: Nov. 2, 2019, 5:06 a.m.

IPM 2019 - Ostium Podcast Minisode - Long Land Spiced Tea

This special Ostium mini episode was a special feature for International Podcast Month. You can find more special episodes from a bunch of different podcasts, as well as blog posts and more at internationalpodcastmonth.com. And be sure to use the hashtag #IPM2019 when mentioning this episode or anything else related to International Podcast Month.It was co written by Alex C. Telander, Gavin Gaddis, and Elena Fernandez Collins, and produced by Alex C. Telander.The voice of is Monica is performed by Georgia MckenzieThe voice of BARK33P is performed by Gavin Gaddis.The voice of Marisol is performed by Elena Fernandez Collins.Sound effects are courtesy of freesounds.org.The music featured in this episode, all from the Free Music Archive, is: “Suchtrupp,” “Mines of the Dogants, “Tanz de Gelben Elefants, and “Repeater Station” by Lobo Loco, and “Future Soundtrack” by Adam Henry Garcia.For more info on the Ostium Podcast check out ostiumpodcast.com.

Science Fiction
Published: Oct. 27, 2019, 6:55 a.m.

The Complete Ostium Season Four - Part One

Welcome to the Complete Ostium Season Four - Part One. In this first of three "supercut" parts you'll get the first four episodes of season four including: Episode 31 - One is Still the Loneliest NumberEpisode 32 - Two Can be as Bad as OneEpisode 33 - Old DigsEpisode 34 - New DigsAll episodes written and produced by Alex C. Telander.The voice of Jake is performed by Chris Fletcher.The voice of Monica is performed by Georgia MckenzieThe voice of Dave is performed by Alex C. Telander.The music featured in Episode 31 is "Earth" by ENOT.The music featured in Episode 32, all from the Free Music Archive, is: "A Garden and a Library," "Multitudes," and "Thinking of You" by Gillicuddy; and "European Starling,"Sandhill Crane, and "Red-Winged Blackbird" by Chad Crouch. The music featured in Episode 33 is "To Begin" by ENOT.The music featured in Episode 34, all from the Free Music Archive, is: "A Garden and a Library," "Multitudes," and "Thinking of You" by Gillicuddy; and "European Starling,"Sandhill Crane, and "Red-Winged Blackbird" by Chad Crouch. Did you know there are many ways you can help support Ostium? You can tell a friend about the show, or talk about Ostium on social media. You can leave us a review on iTunes and let us know and we’ll send you a free sticker as a thank you. And if you really want to help us out, you can support us on Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast, where you’ll get access to a whole bunch of bonus content like outtakes, the Ostium Files, and even early access to new episodes. So check it out.

Science Fiction
Published: Oct. 6, 2019, 6:30 a.m.

Circé Podcast Trailer

Science Fiction
Published: Sept. 30, 2019, 4:38 a.m.

Behind the Ostium with Team Ostium Part 3

Earlier this summer, Team Ostium had the chance to sit down and have a nice long chat. You’ll get to hear from Georgia Mckenzie, who performs the character Monica, Chris Fletcher who performs the character Jake, and myself, Alex C. Telander. I write and produce the show, and also do the voice of Dave/Steve. In the third and final part of this special Behind the Ostium, we have the second half of our Q&A; session, as we attempt to answer fan questions, as well some tricky ones I came up with to try and stump them. If you enjoy this chat, you should really consider becoming a patron of Ostium. For just $2 a month, you can get access to the entire Behind the Ostium series. We cover all of season one, as Duane and I talk about each episode, and right now we’re working through our World Building series. You’ll also get access to all the Ostium Files, with news ones coming, outtakes, and lots more. Plus, by supporting Ostium you’ll help fund the show and help pay our actors. You can find all this and more at patreon.com/ostiumpodcast.

Science Fiction
Published: Sept. 22, 2019, 6:30 a.m.

MANIFESTATIONS S01 E05 Beginnings

This is the last MANIFESTATIONS episode to be submitted through the OSTIUM feed, so be sure to subscribe to MANIFESTATIONS wherever you get your podcast.Manifestations is a podcast of the Ostium Network. Where is Alan now? "Not where he thinks," is an understatement.Written, acted, and produced by Dwayne Farver.With input and help from Alex C. Telander. Transcripts are a downloadable PDF at http://podmanifest.libsyn.com/ Our intro music is Breathe, by Chill Carrierhttps://chillcarrier.bandcamp.com/https://www.chillcarrier.de/The end credit music is Sunshine, by Cobycrackerhttps://cobycracker.bandcamp.com/ Also heard in the episode was From Other Suns, by Evan Kinghttps://evanking.bandcamp.com/ https://www.youtube.com/user/EvanKingAudiohttps://twitter.com/EvanKingAudioAnd, Eventide, by Rob Risleyhttps://robrisley.bandcamp.com/ You can find us on most social media at PodManifesthttps://twitter.com/PodManifesthttps://www.instagram.com/podmanifest/https://www.facebook.com/podmanifest/https://podmanifest.tumblr.com/Or, look for us at podmanifest.com As long as we have access to the temporal feed, we will transmit more of our story each Wednesday and Saturday. We hope you join us.

Science Fiction
Published: Sept. 15, 2019, 2:23 a.m.

MANIFESTATIONS S01 E04 The Fire

Manifestations is a podcast of the Ostium Network. This episode will take Alan somewhere he's been before, but it's completely different from what he remembers. He will also discover things aren't what they appear. Or maybe it's just him. Written, acted, and produced by Dwayne Farver.With input and help from Alex C. Telander. Transcripts are a downloadable PDF at http://podmanifest.libsyn.com/ Our intro music is Breathe, by Chill Carrierhttps://chillcarrier.bandcamp.com/https://www.chillcarrier.de/The end credit music is Sunshine, by Cobycrackerhttps://cobycracker.bandcamp.com/ Also heard in this episode is background music composed by Chris Fletcher for the Ostium podcast. Sound effects are from freesound.org You can find us on most social media at PodManifesthttps://twitter.com/PodManifesthttps://www.instagram.com/podmanifest/https://www.facebook.com/podmanifest/https://podmanifest.tumblr.com/Or, look for us at podmanifest.com As long as we have access to the temporal feed, we will transmit more of our story each Wednesday and Saturday. We hope you join us.

Science Fiction
Published: Sept. 12, 2019, 4:53 a.m.

MANIFESTATIONS S01 E01 The Office

Manifestations is a podcast of the Ostium Network.Thank you for downloading our premier episode. Here, we introduce you to Alan. This is his story, but is this just another normal day at work? Written, acted, and produced by Dwayne Farver.With input and help from Alex C. Telander.We want to thank Amy Kline for providing the voice of, The Boss. Transcripts are a downloadable PDF at http://podmanifest.libsyn.com/ Our intro music is Breathe, by Chill Carrierhttps://chillcarrier.bandcamp.com/https://www.chillcarrier.de/The end credit music is Sunshine, by Cobycrackerhttps://cobycracker.bandcamp.com/ Sound effects are from freesound.orgOfficesound CC BY 3.0 https://freesound.org/people/Zabuhailo/sounds/167235/Door-open-close CC0 1.0 https://freesound.org/people/amholma/sounds/344360/Cell-ringtone CC0 1.0 https://freesound.org/people/fennelliott/sounds/379416/ You can find us on most social media at PodManifesthttps://twitter.com/PodManifesthttps://www.instagram.com/podmanifest/https://www.facebook.com/podmanifest/https://podmanifest.tumblr.com/Or, look for us at podmanifest.comAs long as we have access to the temporal feed, we will transmit more of our story each Wednesday and Saturday. We hope you join us.

Science Fiction
Published: Sept. 10, 2019, 3:31 a.m.

MANIFESTATIONS S01 E02 The Store

Manifestations is a podcast of the Ostium Network. Alan needs to pick up a few things at the store. Just another normal errand, or a sign of things to come? Written, acted, and produced by Dwayne Farver.With input and help from Alex C. Telander.We want to thank Matt Kline for providing the voice of Scott. Transcripts are a downloadable PDF at http://podmanifest.libsyn.com/ Our intro music is Breathe, by Chill Carrierhttps://chillcarrier.bandcamp.com/https://www.chillcarrier.de/The end credit music is Sunshine, by Cobycrackerhttps://cobycracker.bandcamp.com/ Sound effects are from freesound.orgGrocery Background CC0 1.0 https://freesound.org/people/sagetyrtle/sounds/99646/Shopping Carts CC0 1.0 https://freesound.org/people/cgrote/sounds/133841/ You can find us on most social media at PodManifesthttps://twitter.com/PodManifesthttps://www.instagram.com/podmanifest/https://www.facebook.com/podmanifest/https://podmanifest.tumblr.com/Or, look for us at podmanifest.com As long as we have access to the temporal feed, we will transmit more of our story each Wednesday and Saturday. We hope you join us.

Science Fiction
Published: Sept. 10, 2019, 3:30 a.m.

MANIFESTATIONS S01 E03 The Car

Manifestations is a podcast of the Ostium Network. CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains a moderately stressful situation Here we follow Alan on a drive to the Doctor's office, but things take a turn when he notices something odd in the sky. Written, acted, and produced by Dwayne Farver.With input and help from Alex C. Telander. Transcripts are a downloadable PDF at http://podmanifest.libsyn.com/ Our intro music is Breathe, by Chill Carrierhttps://chillcarrier.bandcamp.com/https://www.chillcarrier.de/The end credit music is Sunshine, by Cobycrackerhttps://cobycracker.bandcamp.com/ Also heard in this episode was the song, Flashbacks, by Alma Mater.https://almamaterpa.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/AlmaMaterBandPA/They are a local alternative punk/rock band from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area of Pennsylvania. They’ve given me permission to play the full track of Flashbacks at the end of the credits. If you enjoy it, head to bandcamp.com to listen to their other work. I found their music long after my story was written, but it fit like a glove. Sound effects are from freesound.orgCar Keys/Stopping CC0 1.0 https://freesound.org/people/deleted_user_7146007/sounds/383425/Car Signal/Engine CC0 1.0 https://freesound.org/people/vintage2005/sounds/274781/Phone dialing beeps CC0 1.0 https://freesound.org/people/muses212/sounds/76927/ You can find us on most social media at PodManifesthttps://twitter.com/PodManifesthttps://www.instagram.com/podmanifest/https://www.facebook.com/podmanifest/https://podmanifest.tumblr.com/Or, look for us at podmanifest.com As long as we have access to the temporal feed, we will transmit more of our story each Wednesday and Saturday. We hope you join us.

Science Fiction
Published: Sept. 10, 2019, 3:27 a.m.

Behind the Ostium with Team Ostium Part 2

Earlier this summer, Team Ostium had the chance to sit down and have a nice long chat. You’ll get to hear from Georgia Mckenzie, who performs the character Monica, Chris Fletcher who performs the character Jake, and myself, Alex C. Telander. I write and produce the show, and also do the voice of Dave/Steve. In the second part of this special Behind the Ostium, we have a full on Q&A; session, as we attempt to answer fan questions, as well some tricky ones I came up with to try and stump them.If you enjoy this chat, you should really consider becoming a patron of Ostium. For just $2 a month, you can get access to the entire Behind the Ostium series. We cover all of season one, as Duane and I talk about each episode, and right now we’re working through our World Building series. You’ll also get access to all the Ostium Files, with news ones coming, outtakes, and lots more. Plus, by supporting Ostium you’ll help fund the show and help pay our actors. You can find all this and more at patreon.com/ostiumpodcast.

Science Fiction
Published: Sept. 9, 2019, 5:26 p.m.

Behind the Ostium with Team Ostium Part 1

Earlier this summer, Team Ostium had the chance to sit down and have a nice long chat. You’ll get to hear from Georgia Mckenzie, who performs the character Monica, Chris Fletcher who performs the character Jake, and myself, Alex C. Telander. I write and produce the show, and also do the voice of Dave/Steve. In the first part of this special Behind the Ostium, we all talk about what’s been going on in our lives in 2019 and what we’re working on now. If you enjoy this chat, you should really consider becoming a patron of Ostium. For just $2 a month, you can get access to the entire Behind the Ostium series. We cover all of season one, as Duane and I talk about each episode, and right now we’re working through our World Building series. You’ll also get access to all the Ostium Files, with news ones coming, outtakes, and lots more. Plus, by supporting Ostium you’ll help fund the show and help pay our actors. You can find all this and more at patreon.com/ostiumpodcast.

Science Fiction
Published: Aug. 25, 2019, 6:30 a.m.

Episode 40 - Last Accidental Hero Part Two

Welcome to the season four finale.  Written and produced by Alex C. Telander The part of Jake performed by Chris Fletcher The part of Monica performed by Georgia Mckenzie The part of Steve performed by Alex C. Telander The part of the unknown creature performed by Arden Rachel. Sound effects are courtesy of the wonderful people at Freesound.org. You can find a transcript of this episode here. The music featured in this episode, all from the Free Music Archive, is: "Sleepwalker IV," "Sleepwalker III," "Seven Lights," and "Night Snowfall" by Sergey Cherimisinov. Did you know there are many ways you can help support Ostium? You can tell a friend about the show, or talk about Ostium on social media. You can leave us a review on iTunes and let us know and we’ll send you a free sticker as a thank you. And if you really want to help us out, you can support us on Patreon, where you’ll get access to a whole bunch of bonus content like outtakes, the Ostium Files, and even early access to new episodes. So check it out. Thanks so much for listening. ~ ~ ~ Every day now there’s something on the news about climate change. Whether it’s big corporations, small towns, entire countries, or indigenous groups affected. It’s across the entire globe, and we’re all involved. But there are times where it feels there’s only so little we can do. We recycle as much as we can. We pay attention to where we shop and buy what we need. But ultimately, we end up feeling pretty helpless. Every day now there’s something on the news about climate change. Whether it’s big corporations, small towns, entire countries, or indigenous groups affected. It’s across the entire globe, and we’re all involved. But there are times where it feels there’s only so little we can do. We recycle as much as we can. We pay attention to where we shop and buy what we need. But ultimately, we end up feeling pretty helpless. Arcadia Power is a place where you can make a difference. If you sign up for Arcadia Power, you can feel good knowing that 100% of the energy being supplied to your home - whether you rent or own - is being supplied by clean, renewable sources.  I was using PG&E before and thought it was going to be a hassle to switch. It wasn’t; it was so easy. I even got to pick what type of renewable energy I wanted. I went with wind power and each month I get to see a graph with a breakdown of my renewable energy usage and my “clean impact.” All the information you need is at arcadiapower.com/ostium-podcast. I know it’s not a lot. But I will fully admit I feel a little better about myself now, knowing I’m doing what I can to help fight climate change. And now you can too just by signing up, plus you’ll be helping support this show too. So . . . Win-win! Just head on over to arcadiapower.com/ostium-podcast.

Science Fiction
Published: Aug. 11, 2019, 6:30 a.m.

Introducing MANIFESTATIONS Trailer #2

On August 17 and 18th, 2019, we’ll be at FlameCon https://www.flamecon.org/ in New York City.  “The Worlds Largest Queer Comic Con.” We’re attending as fans, but would love to meet you.  Please say hi if you see someone walking around in a blue Manifestations shirt, or maybe one with the Tractus star logo.  We’ll have some show related prizes to share.   Transcripts are a downloadable PDF at http://podmanifest.libsyn.com/   Our intro music is Breathe, by Chill Carrier https://chillcarrier.bandcamp.com/ https://www.chillcarrier.de/ The music heard here is Sunshine, by Cobycracker https://cobycracker.bandcamp.com/ You can find them at bandcamp.com   Sound effects are from freesound.org CC0 1.0 https://freesound.org/people/Nbs%20Dark/sounds/91898/ CC0 1.0 https://freesound.org/people/Nbs%20Dark/sounds/91899/ CC0 1.0 https://freesound.org/people/Nbs%20Dark/sounds/94189/ CC0 1.0 https://freesound.org/people/dotY21/sounds/370163/ CC0 1.0 https://freesound.org/people/qubodup/sounds/443026/ CC0 1.0 https://freesound.org/people/pointparkcinema/sounds/407237/   You can find us on most social media at PodManifest https://twitter.com/PodManifest https://www.instagram.com/podmanifest/ https://www.facebook.com/podmanifest/ https://podmanifest.tumblr.com/ Or, look for us at podmanifest.com Thank you for listening.  We hope you join us, on our journey.

Science Fiction
Published: Aug. 4, 2019, 5:27 a.m.

Episode 39 - Last Accidental Hero Part One

Jake, Monica, Zhang and Dave attempt to solve the mystery behind the strange explosions occurring across the rock of Gibraltar. They of course find out way more than they bargained for. Written and produced by Alex C. Telander The part of Jake performed by Chris Fletcher The part of Monica performed by Georgia Mckenzie The part of Dave performed by Alex C. Telander Sound effects are courtesy of the wonderful people at Freesound.org. You can find a transcript of this episode here. The music featured in this episode, all from the Free Music Archive, is: "The Signals," "Sleepwalker V," "United Voyager," Waltz - The Inevitability," and "Glow in Space" by Sergey Cherimisinov. Did you know there are many ways you can help support Ostium? You can tell a friend about the show, or talk about Ostium on social media. You can leave us a review on iTunes and let us know and we’ll send you a free sticker as a thank you. And if you really want to help us out, you can support us on Patreon, where you’ll get access to a whole bunch of bonus content like outtakes, the Ostium Files, and even early access to new episodes. So check it out. Thanks so much for listening and we’ll see you in two weeks for the final episode of the season. ~ ~ ~ Every day now there’s something on the news about climate change. Whether it’s big corporations, small towns, entire countries, or indigenous groups affected. It’s across the entire globe, and we’re all involved. But there are times where it feels there’s only so little we can do. We recycle as much as we can. We pay attention to where we shop and buy what we need. But ultimately, we end up feeling pretty helpless. Every day now there’s something on the news about climate change. Whether it’s big corporations, small towns, entire countries, or indigenous groups affected. It’s across the entire globe, and we’re all involved. But there are times where it feels there’s only so little we can do. We recycle as much as we can. We pay attention to where we shop and buy what we need. But ultimately, we end up feeling pretty helpless. Arcadia Power is a place where you can make a difference. If you sign up for Arcadia Power, you can feel good knowing that 100% of the energy being supplied to your home - whether you rent or own - is being supplied by clean, renewable sources.  I was using PG&E before and thought it was going to be a hassle to switch. It wasn’t; it was so easy. I even got to pick what type of renewable energy I wanted. I went with wind power and each month I get to see a graph with a breakdown of my renewable energy usage and my “clean impact.” All the information you need is at arcadiapower.com/ostium-podcast. I know it’s not a lot. But I will fully admit I feel a little better about myself now, knowing I’m doing what I can to help fight climate change. And now you can too just by signing up, plus you’ll be helping support this show too. So . . . Win-win! Just head on over to arcadiapower.com/ostium-podcast.

Science Fiction
Published: July 28, 2019, 5:06 a.m.

Episode 38 - The Story of Steve

Jake decides to tell his story to Jake and Monica. The whole story. Written and produced by Alex C. Telander The part of Jake performed by Chris Fletcher The part of Monica performed by Georgia Mckenzie The part of Dave performed by Alex C. Telander Sound effects are courtesy of the wonderful people at Freesound.org. You can find a transcript of this episode here. The music featured in this episode, all from the Free Music Archive, is: "Osprey," "American Wigeon," and "Stellars Jay" by Chad Crouch, and "2" by Bismaratta. Did you know there are many ways you can help support Ostium? You can tell a friend about the show, or talk about Ostium on social media. You can leave us a review on iTunes and let us know and we’ll send you a free sticker as a thank you. And if you really want to help us out, you can support us on Patreon, where you’ll get access to a whole bunch of bonus content like outtakes, the Ostium Files, and even early access to new episodes. So check it out. Thanks so much for listening and we’ll see you in two weeks. ~ ~ ~ Every day now there’s something on the news about climate change. Whether it’s big corporations, small towns, entire countries, or indigenous groups affected. It’s across the entire globe, and we’re all involved. But there are times where it feels there’s only so little we can do. We recycle as much as we can. We pay attention to where we shop and buy what we need. But ultimately, we end up feeling pretty helpless. Every day now there’s something on the news about climate change. Whether it’s big corporations, small towns, entire countries, or indigenous groups affected. It’s across the entire globe, and we’re all involved. But there are times where it feels there’s only so little we can do. We recycle as much as we can. We pay attention to where we shop and buy what we need. But ultimately, we end up feeling pretty helpless. Arcadia Power is a place where you can make a difference. If you sign up for Arcadia Power, you can feel good knowing that 100% of the energy being supplied to your home - whether you rent or own - is being supplied by clean, renewable sources.  I was using PG&E before and thought it was going to be a hassle to switch. It wasn’t; it was so easy. I even got to pick what type of renewable energy I wanted. I went with wind power and each month I get to see a graph with a breakdown of my renewable energy usage and my “clean impact.” All the information you need is at arcadiapower.com/ostium-podcast. I know it’s not a lot. But I will fully admit I feel a little better about myself now, knowing I’m doing what I can to help fight climate change. And now you can too just by signing up, plus you’ll be helping support this show too. So . . . Win-win! Just head on over to arcadiapower.com/ostium-podcast.

Science Fiction
Published: July 14, 2019, 6:30 a.m.

Introducing MANIFESTATIONS: A Podcast of the Ostium Network

Manifestations is a podcast of the Ostium Network. Thank you for downloading our trailer.  We're on schedule to release on August 31st, 2019.  And then on each Wednesday and Saturday. Here, we introduce you to Alan.  This is his story.  We walk through clips from the first few episodes. We're starting our with some short format shows to get to know Alan, then we move to around 15-20 minute episodes for the remainder of the season. Written, acted, and produced by Dwayne Farver. With input and help from Alex C. Telander.  Our intro music is Breathe, by Chill Carrier https://chillcarrier.bandcamp.com/ https://www.chillcarrier.de/ The music heard here is Sunshine, by Cobycracker https://cobycracker.bandcamp.com/   Sound effects are from freesound.org Officesound CC BY 3.0 https://freesound.org/people/Zabuhailo/sounds/167235/ Grocery Background CC0 1.0 https://freesound.org/people/sagetyrtle/sounds/99646/ You can find us on most social media at PodManifest https://twitter.com/PodManifest https://www.instagram.com/podmanifest/ https://www.facebook.com/podmanifest/ https://podmanifest.tumblr.com/ Or, look for us at podmanifest.com Thank you for listening.  We hope you join us, on our journey.

Science Fiction
Published: July 10, 2019, 11:54 p.m.

Episode 37 - SAY HAI TO THE AI

Jake, Monica and Dave get to meet Zhang and learn a lot more about the Ostium Network than they ever bargained for. Written and produced by Alex C. Telander The part of Jake performed by Chris Fletcher The part of Monica performed by Georgia Mckenzie The part of Dave performed by Alex C. Telander The part of Zhang is performed by Emily Wang. Sound effects are courtesy of the wonderful people at Freesound.org. You can find a transcript of this episode here. The music featured in this episode, all from the Free Music Archive, is: "Sleepers" "by Sergey Cherimisov.  Did you know there are many ways you can help support Ostium? You can tell a friend about the show, or talk about Ostium on social media. You can leave us a review on iTunes and let us know and we’ll send you a free sticker as a thank you. And if you really want to help us out, you can support us on Patreon, where you’ll get access to a whole bunch of bonus content like outtakes, the Ostium Files, and even early access to new episodes. So check it out. Thanks so much for listening and we’ll see you in two weeks. ~ ~ ~ Every day now there’s something on the news about climate change. Whether it’s big corporations, small towns, entire countries, or indigenous groups affected. It’s across the entire globe, and we’re all involved. But there are times where it feels there’s only so little we can do. We recycle as much as we can. We pay attention to where we shop and buy what we need. But ultimately, we end up feeling pretty helpless.Every day now there’s something on the news about climate change. Whether it’s big corporations, small towns, entire countries, or indigenous groups affected. It’s across the entire globe, and we’re all involved. But there are times where it feels there’s only so little we can do. We recycle as much as we can. We pay attention to where we shop and buy what we need. But ultimately, we end up feeling pretty helpless. Arcadia Power is a place where you can make a difference. If you sign up for Arcadia Power, you can feel good knowing that 100% of the energy being supplied to your home - whether you rent or own - is being supplied by clean, renewable sources.  I was using PG&E before and thought it was going to be a hassle to switch. It wasn’t; it was so easy. I even got to pick what type of renewable energy I wanted. I went with wind power and each month I get to see a graph with a breakdown of my renewable energy usage and my “clean impact.” All the information you need is at arcadiapower.com/ostium-podcast. I know it’s not a lot. But I will fully admit I feel a little better about myself now, knowing I’m doing what I can to help fight climate change. And now you can too just by signing up, plus you’ll be helping support this show too. So . . . Win-win! Just head on over to arcadiapower.com/ostium-podcast.

Science Fiction
Published: June 30, 2019, 6:30 a.m.

Episode 36 - Peak

At the peak, emotions will be frayed, feelings will be stretched, and choices will be made. Things come to a peak . . . at the peak. Written and produced by Alex C. Telander The part of Jake performed by Chris Fletcher The part of Monica performed by Georgia Mckenzie The part of Dave performed by Alex C. Telander The part of Zhang is performed by Emily Wang. Sound effects are courtesy of the wonderful people at Freesound.org. You can find a transcript of this episode here. The music featured in this episode, all from the Free Music Archive, is: "Dissolve," "Sky With Milk, and "Hjrta Riva" by Bismaratta.  Did you know there are many ways you can help support Ostium? You can tell a friend about the show, or talk about Ostium on social media. You can leave us a review on iTunes and let us know and we’ll send you a free sticker as a thank you. And if you really want to help us out, you can support us on Patreon, where you’ll get access to a whole bunch of bonus content like outtakes, the Ostium Files, and even early access to new episodes. So check it out. Thanks so much for listening and we’ll see you in two weeks. ~ ~ ~ Every day now there’s something on the news about climate change. Whether it’s big corporations, small towns, entire countries, or indigenous groups affected. It’s across the entire globe, and we’re all involved. But there are times where it feels there’s only so little we can do. We recycle as much as we can. We pay attention to where we shop and buy what we need. But ultimately, we end up feeling pretty helpless.Every day now there’s something on the news about climate change. Whether it’s big corporations, small towns, entire countries, or indigenous groups affected. It’s across the entire globe, and we’re all involved. But there are times where it feels there’s only so little we can do. We recycle as much as we can. We pay attention to where we shop and buy what we need. But ultimately, we end up feeling pretty helpless. Arcadia Power is a place where you can make a difference. If you sign up for Arcadia Power, you can feel good knowing that 100% of the energy being supplied to your home - whether you rent or own - is being supplied by clean, renewable sources.  I was using PG&E before and thought it was going to be a hassle to switch. It wasn’t; it was so easy. I even got to pick what type of renewable energy I wanted. I went with wind power and each month I get to see a graph with a breakdown of my renewable energy usage and my “clean impact.” All the information you need is at arcadiapower.com/ostium-podcast. I know it’s not a lot. But I will fully admit I feel a little better about myself now, knowing I’m doing what I can to help fight climate change. And now you can too just by signing up, plus you’ll be helping support this show too. So . . . Win-win! Just head on over to arcadiapower.com/ostium-podcast.

Science Fiction
Published: June 16, 2019, 6:30 a.m.

Team Ostium AMA!

Hey everyone, Alex C. Telander here. Just wanted to give a quick announcement that Team Ostium will be doing an “ask us anything” Q&A; recording session this Sunday, so if you have any questions for Chris, Georgia, or myself, about Ostium, or the characters or the writing or anything you want to know about us, then shoot me an email at ostiumpodcast@gmail.com and I’ll be sure to pose the question and get you an answer this weekend. The recording is going to be a special Behind the Ostium we’ll be releasing on the regular feed once Season 4 is all done, as Team Ostium talks a little about our lives, what’s been going on, where things are headed, and all things Ostium. So you can look forward to that special release some time this fall. Thanks for listening.

Science Fiction
Published: June 5, 2019, 4:29 a.m.

Episode 35 - Skyland Mountain

Things come to a head, as Jake and Dave look to confront who else is in the Ostium Network, while Monica comes face to face with her own fellow traveler on the Rock of Gibraltar. The question remains . . . are they on the same plane of existence? The same iteration of the Ostium Network? Written and produced by Alex C. Telander The part of Jake performed by Chris Fletcher The part of Monica performed by Georgia Mckenzie The part of Dave performed by Alex C. Telander Sound effects are courtesy of the wonderful people at Freesound.org. You can find a transcript of this episode here. The music featured in this episode, all from the Free Music Archive, is: "Wireless" and "Awkward Silences Version A" by Lee Rosevere; "Cedar Waxwing" by Chad Crouch, and "Rotisserie Graveyard" by Doctor Turtle.  Did you know there are many ways you can help support Ostium? You can tell a friend about the show, or talk about Ostium on social media. You can leave us a review on iTunes and let us know and we’ll send you a free sticker as a thank you. And if you really want to help us out, you can support us on Patreon, where you’ll get access to a whole bunch of bonus content like outtakes, the Ostium Files, and even early access to new episodes. So check it out. Thanks so much for listening and we’ll see you in two weeks. ~ ~ ~ Every day now there’s something on the news about climate change. Whether it’s big corporations, small towns, entire countries, or indigenous groups affected. It’s across the entire globe, and we’re all involved. But there are times where it feels there’s only so little we can do. We recycle as much as we can. We pay attention to where we shop and buy what we need. But ultimately, we end up feeling pretty helpless.Every day now there’s something on the news about climate change. Whether it’s big corporations, small towns, entire countries, or indigenous groups affected. It’s across the entire globe, and we’re all involved. But there are times where it feels there’s only so little we can do. We recycle as much as we can. We pay attention to where we shop and buy what we need. But ultimately, we end up feeling pretty helpless. Arcadia Power is a place where you can make a difference. If you sign up for Arcadia Power, you can feel good knowing that 100% of the energy being supplied to your home - whether you rent or own - is being supplied by clean, renewable sources.  I was using PG&E before and thought it was going to be a hassle to switch. It wasn’t; it was so easy. I even got to pick what type of renewable energy I wanted. I went with wind power and each month I get to see a graph with a breakdown of my renewable energy usage and my “clean impact.” All the information you need is at arcadiapower.com/ostium-podcast. I know it’s not a lot. But I will fully admit I feel a little better about myself now, knowing I’m doing what I can to help fight climate change. And now you can too just by signing up, plus you’ll be helping support this show too. So . . . Win-win! Just head on over to arcadiapower.com/ostium-podcast.

Science Fiction
Published: June 2, 2019, 6:21 a.m.

Episode 34 - New Digs

Jake and Dave continue checking out this new Gibraltar, as well as learning more about the Ostium Network. Dave is also learning some very important things about himself, which he's going to have to tell Jake about real soon. Written and produced by Alex C. Telander. The voice of Jake is performed by Chris Fletcher. The voice of Dave is performed by Alex C. Telander Sound effects are courtesy of the wonderful people at Freesound.org. You can find a transcript of this episode here. The music featured in this episode, all from the Free Music Archive, is: "A Garden and a Library," "Multitudes," and "Thinking of You" by Gillicuddy; and "European Starling,"Sandhill Crane, and "Red-Winged Blackbird" by Chad Crouch.  Did you know there are many ways you can help support Ostium? You can tell a friend about the show, or talk about Ostium on social media. You can leave us a review on iTunes and let us know and we’ll send you a free sticker as a thank you. And if you really want to help us out, you can support us on Patreon, where you’ll get access to a whole bunch of bonus content like outtakes, the Ostium Files, and even early access to new episodes. So check it out. Thanks so much for listening and we’ll see you in two weeks. ~ ~ ~ Every day now there’s something on the news about climate change. Whether it’s big corporations, small towns, entire countries, or indigenous groups affected. It’s across the entire globe, and we’re all involved. But there are times where it feels there’s only so little we can do. We recycle as much as we can. We pay attention to where we shop and buy what we need. But ultimately, we end up feeling pretty helpless.Every day now there’s something on the news about climate change. Whether it’s big corporations, small towns, entire countries, or indigenous groups affected. It’s across the entire globe, and we’re all involved. But there are times where it feels there’s only so little we can do. We recycle as much as we can. We pay attention to where we shop and buy what we need. But ultimately, we end up feeling pretty helpless. Arcadia Power is a place where you can make a difference. If you sign up for Arcadia Power, you can feel good knowing that 100% of the energy being supplied to your home - whether you rent or own - is being supplied by clean, renewable sources.  I was using PG&E before and thought it was going to be a hassle to switch. It wasn’t; it was so easy. I even got to pick what type of renewable energy I wanted. I went with wind power and each month I get to see a graph with a breakdown of my renewable energy usage and my “clean impact.” All the information you need is at arcadiapower.com/ostium-podcast. I know it’s not a lot. But I will fully admit I feel a little better about myself now, knowing I’m doing what I can to help fight climate change. And now you can too just by signing up, plus you’ll be helping support this show too. So . . . Win-win! Just head on over to arcadiapower.com/ostium-podcast.

Science Fiction
Published: May 19, 2019, 6:30 a.m.

Episode 33 - Old Digs

Monica decides to get a "beauty" treatment as well as check out some of the unvisited locales of the Ostium Network. Written and produced by Alex C. Telander. The voice of Monica is performed by Georgia Mckenzie. Sound effects are courtesy of the wonderful people at Freesound.org. The music featured in this episode, all from the Free Music Archive, is "To Begin" by ENOT. Did you know there are many ways you can help support Ostium? You can tell a friend about the show, or talk about Ostium on social media. You can leave us a review on iTunes and let us know and we’ll send you a free sticker as a thank you. And if you really want to help us out, you can support us on Patreon, where you’ll get access to a whole bunch of bonus content like outtakes, the Ostium Files, and even early access to new episodes. So check it out. Thanks so much for listening and we’ll see you in two weeks. ~ ~ ~ Every day now there’s something on the news about climate change. Whether it’s big corporations, small towns, entire countries, or indigenous groups affected. It’s across the entire globe, and we’re all involved. But there are times where it feels there’s only so little we can do. We recycle as much as we can. We pay attention to where we shop and buy what we need. But ultimately, we end up feeling pretty helpless.Every day now there’s something on the news about climate change. Whether it’s big corporations, small towns, entire countries, or indigenous groups affected. It’s across the entire globe, and we’re all involved. But there are times where it feels there’s only so little we can do. We recycle as much as we can. We pay attention to where we shop and buy what we need. But ultimately, we end up feeling pretty helpless. Arcadia Power is a place where you can make a difference. If you sign up for Arcadia Power, you can feel good knowing that 100% of the energy being supplied to your home - whether you rent or own - is being supplied by clean, renewable sources.  I was using PG&E before and thought it was going to be a hassle to switch. It wasn’t; it was so easy. I even got to pick what type of renewable energy I wanted. I went with wind power and each month I get to see a graph with a breakdown of my renewable energy usage and my “clean impact.” All the information you need is at arcadiapower.com/ostium-podcast. I know it’s not a lot. But I will fully admit I feel a little better about myself now, knowing I’m doing what I can to help fight climate change. And now you can too just by signing up, plus you’ll be helping support this show too. So . . . Win-win! Just head on over to arcadiapower.com/ostium-podcast.

Science Fiction
Published: May 5, 2019, 6:30 a.m.

Episode 32 - Two Can be as Bad as One

Jake and Dave find themselves on the Rock of Gibraltar and also part of the Ostium Network somehow. But this place is very different from the one that Dave has visited in his past. There are some very stark differences . . . Written and produced by Alex C. Telander. The voice of Jake is performed by Chris Fletcher. The voice of Dave is performed by Alex C. Telander Sound effects are courtesy of the wonderful people at Freesound.org. The music featured in this episode, all from the Free Music Archive, is: "A Garden and a Library," "Multitudes," and "Thinking of You" by Gillicuddy; and "European Starling,"Sandhill Crane, and "Red-Winged Blackbird" by Chad Crouch.  Did you know there are many ways you can help support Ostium? You can tell a friend about the show, or talk about Ostium on social media. You can leave us a review on iTunes and let us know and we’ll send you a free sticker as a thank you. And if you really want to help us out, you can support us on Patreon, where you’ll get access to a whole bunch of bonus content like outtakes, the Ostium Files, and even early access to new episodes. So check it out. Thanks so much for listening and we’ll see you in two weeks. ~ ~ ~ Every day now there’s something on the news about climate change. Whether it’s big corporations, small towns, entire countries, or indigenous groups affected. It’s across the entire globe, and we’re all involved. But there are times where it feels there’s only so little we can do. We recycle as much as we can. We pay attention to where we shop and buy what we need. But ultimately, we end up feeling pretty helpless.Every day now there’s something on the news about climate change. Whether it’s big corporations, small towns, entire countries, or indigenous groups affected. It’s across the entire globe, and we’re all involved. But there are times where it feels there’s only so little we can do. We recycle as much as we can. We pay attention to where we shop and buy what we need. But ultimately, we end up feeling pretty helpless. Arcadia Power is a place where you can make a difference. If you sign up for Arcadia Power, you can feel good knowing that 100% of the energy being supplied to your home - whether you rent or own - is being supplied by clean, renewable sources.  I was using PG&E before and thought it was going to be a hassle to switch. It wasn’t; it was so easy. I even got to pick what type of renewable energy I wanted. I went with wind power and each month I get to see a graph with a breakdown of my renewable energy usage and my “clean impact.” All the information you need is at arcadiapower.com/ostium-podcast. I know it’s not a lot. But I will fully admit I feel a little better about myself now, knowing I’m doing what I can to help fight climate change. And now you can too just by signing up, plus you’ll be helping support this show too. So . . . Win-win! Just head on over to arcadiapower.com/ostium-podcast.

Science Fiction
Published: April 21, 2019, 6:30 a.m.

Ostium Hit Half a Million Downloads So Here's a Special Ostium File For You!

The Ostium Podcast has surpassed 500,000 downloads, a feat none of Team Ostium could ever have believed possible. It is all thanks to you wonderful fans and listeners and we are so appreciative. To celebrate this achievement, we're releasing this special Ostium File #242. Written and directed by Georgia Mckenzie. Voice Acted by Matthew Rives. Music composed and performed by Matthew Rives. To find out more about Matthew, check out his Instagram. Thank you again and here's to hitting a million downloads in the future!

Science Fiction
Published: April 16, 2019, 4 p.m.

Episode 31 - One is Still the Loneliest Number

Monica has found herself back at sort of a square one again: alone in the Ostium Network. So she does what she does best: she starts snooping around. Written and produced by Alex C. Telander. The voice of Monica is performed by Georgia Mckenzie. Sound effects are courtesy of the wonderful people at Freesound.org. The music featured in this episode, all from the Free Music Archive, is "Earth" by ENOT. Did you know there are many ways you can help support Ostium? You can tell a friend about the show, or talk about Ostium on social media. You can leave us a review on iTunes and let us know and we’ll send you a free sticker as a thank you. And if you really want to help us out, you can support us on Patreon, where you’ll get access to a whole bunch of bonus content like outtakes, the Ostium Files, and even early access to new episodes. So check it out. Thanks so much for listening and we’ll see you in two weeks.

Science Fiction
Published: April 7, 2019, 6:30 a.m.

Ostium Season 4 Promo

Ostium Season 4 is coming! Here's a little teaser to give you an idea of what to expect. The first episode of Season 4 drops next Saturday, April 6th 11:30pm PST. Thanks for listening.

Science Fiction
Published: March 31, 2019, 6:30 a.m.

The Complete Ostium Season Three Part Three - Once More Into the Darkness

This super-cut episode was written and produced by Alex C. Telander. The part of Jake is performed by Chris Fletch. The Part of Dave is performed by Alex C. Telander. The music was composed by Chris Fletcher. You can help support Ostium and allow me to pay my actors more and get us to events like Podcon by supporting us on Patreon at patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. For as little as $2 a month, you gain access to lots of bonus material like outtakes, more Ostium Files like this one, the Welcome to Your Door series of Ostium vignettes, the Behind the Ostium behind the scenes series, and your very own door number. At the $5 level we’ll send you a cool Ostium sticker. At the $10 level you’ll get access to new episodes of Ostium a whole week sooner. So why not consider becoming a patron at patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. Thank you for your support and see you into two weeks with the start of Season 4.

Science Fiction
Published: March 24, 2019, 6:30 a.m.

The Complete Ostium Season Three - Part Two

This super-cut episode was written and produced by Alex C. Telander. The part of Monica is performed by Georgia Mckenzie. The music was composed by Chris Fletcher. You can help support Ostium and allow me to pay my actors more and get us to events like Podcon by supporting us on Patreon at patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. For as little as $2 a month, you gain access to lots of bonus material like outtakes, more Ostium Files like this one, the Welcome to Your Door series of Ostium vignettes, the Behind the Ostium behind the scenes series, and your very own door number. At the $5 level we’ll send you a cool Ostium sticker. At the $10 level you’ll get access to new episodes of Ostium a whole week sooner. So why not consider becoming a patron at patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. Thank you for your support and see you into two weeks.

Science Fiction
Published: March 10, 2019, 7:30 a.m.

The Complete Ostium Season Three - Part One

This super-cut episode was written and produced by Alex C. Telander. The part of Monica is performed by Georgia Mckenzie. The music was composed by Chris Fletcher. You can help support Ostium and allow me to pay my actors more and get us to events like Podcon by supporting us on Patreon at patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. For as little as $2 a month, you gain access to lots of bonus material like outtakes, more Ostium Files like this one, the Welcome to Your Door series of Ostium vignettes, the Behind the Ostium behind the scenes series, and your very own door number. At the $5 level we’ll send you a cool Ostium sticker. At the $10 level you’ll get access to new episodes of Ostium a whole week sooner. So why not consider becoming a patron at patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. Thank you for your support and see you into two weeks.

Science Fiction
Published: Feb. 24, 2019, 7:27 a.m.

Ostium File #73

This Ostium File was written and produced by Alex C. Telander It was performed by Alanna Fox. The music was composed by Chris Fletcher. If you enjoyed this Ostium File, you might consider becoming a patron at patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. For as little as $2 a month, you gain access to lots of bonus material like outtakes, more Ostium Files like this one, the Welcome to Your Door series of Ostium vignettes, the Behind the Ostium behind the scenes series, and your very own door number. At the $5 level we’ll send you a cool Ostium sticker. At the $10 level you’ll get access to new episodes of Ostium a whole week sooner. So why not consider becoming a patron at patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. In two weeks I’ll be releasing the super-cut of Season 3 in three parts, much like I did for Seasons One and Two last summer. And that should get you all caught up for the start of Season 4 in April. Thanks for listening and see you in two weeks!

Science Fiction
Published: Feb. 10, 2019, 7:30 a.m.

Ostium File #17

This Ostium File was written and produced by Alex C. Telander It was performed by Sam Joan. The music was composed by Chris Fletcher. If you enjoyed this Ostium File, you might consider becoming a patron at patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. For as little as $2 a month, you gain access to lots of bonus material like outtakes, more Ostium Files like this one, the Welcome to Your Door series of Ostium vignettes, the Behind the Ostium behind the scenes series, and your very own door number. At the $5 level we’ll send you a cool Ostium sticker. At the $10 level you’ll get access to new episodes of Ostium a whole week sooner. So why not consider becoming a patron at patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. In two weeks, I’ll be releasing another Patreon-exclusive Ostium File for you guys, and two weeks after that I’ll be releasing the super-cut of Season 3 in three parts, much like I did for Seasons One and Two last summer. And that should get you all caught up for the start of Season 4 in April. Thanks for listening and see you in two weeks!

Science Fiction
Published: Jan. 27, 2019, 7:06 a.m.

Podcon Announcement

A little announcement about Ostium and Podcon.

Science Fiction
Published: Jan. 13, 2019, 7:30 a.m.

Episode 30 - Fade to Black

Jake makes some big decisions with the help of Dave to make things right in Ostium, but possibly at the cost of their own lives. And we have now, sadly, come to the end of season 3. Hope you enjoyed it. Please keep listening to the whole of this outro for lots of important Ostium-related details. Season 4 takes our intrepid friends to a very interesting place where they get up to many strange adventures. We’re going to be taking a bit of break to get it all recorded and ready for you wonder fans. The first episode of season four will drop April 7th, 2019. Now, there is a way you can get season four started sooner, and that’s by become a patron of Ostium on Patreon. For as little as $2 a month you can get access to your very own door number and special short story, as well as the ongoing Ostium Files series and outtakes. There are also many more rewards at levels, such as behind the scenes specials, access to the music and artwork of Ostium, and even videos. If we hit our first goal of having 50 patrons support Ostium, you’ll get season four started a whole month earlier, on March 3rd, 2019. If we hit our second goal of 75 patrons, season 4 will start on February 3rd. And if we somehow hit 100 patrons in the next week, season 4 will begin January 6th without any hiatus. So here’s what you need to do. First, become a patron. You can change your tier level whenever you want. Second, tell your friends, family, complete strangers about Ostium and about become a patron so everyone can get season 4 Ostium started sooner. It’s as simple as that. This episode was written and produced by Alex C. Telander. The voice of Jake is performed by Chris Fletcher. The voice of Dave is performed by Alex C. Telander. The voice of the unknown creature was performed by Arden Rachel. The music was composed by Chris Fletcher. Thank you everyone who listened or talked or has ever mentioned Ostium. You listeners are a big part of why we do this, the other smaller part is we love doing it. And don’t worry, there’s going to be many, many more seasons of Ostium coming. For anyone attending Podcon, two of us from Team Ostium will be there: Georgia, the voice of Monica, and myself. So if you see someone wearing an Ostium shirt and looking lost, chances are it’ll be me, so come on over and say hi. Don’t worry, I’ll be feeling just as shy and awkward as everyone else. I’m also going to be giving away a bunch of copies of the Ostium book, so don’t forget to mention that. I don’t care if you’re a podcast fan, a podcast creator or actor, you’re an Ostium fan and I’d be happy to give you a copy of the Ostium book and autograph it if you like. I’ll be doing another announcement or two before we get to the weekend of Podcon. But for now. This is me, Alex C. Telander, closing the book on season three and looking ahead to season four. Thank you all again, so much, for support this little idea that has become a big show that Team Ostium loves so much to make.

Science Fiction
Published: Dec. 23, 2018, 7:30 a.m.

BONUS! Episode 29 - Syzygy Outtakes

Because the Ostium Podcast has somehow, unbelievably managed to reached over 400,000 downloads, here's a bonus for all our wonderful listeners: the outtakes to the latest episode, Episode 29 - Syzygy, which we think turned out to be pretty amusing. Enjoy, and from all of Team Ostium, thank you so much.

Science Fiction
Published: Dec. 12, 2018, 4:45 a.m.

Episode 29 - Syzygy

The two voices from the other side of the blackness decide to talk to each other. This episode was written and produced by Alex C. Telander.  The voice of Jake Fisher was performed by Chris Fletcher. The voice of Dave was performed by Alex C. Telander. The music was composed by Chris Fletcher. Drumming for the theme song was performed by my brother, Dan Telander, at the Bakermoon Studios in Berlin. If you enjoyed it, you can hear more of Dan’s drumming with the band Modern Earl. Any sounds effects used are courtesy of the amazing people at freesound.org. Tweaked audio is helping us out this season, and if you’re looking to get a new pair of headphones, or upgrade the ones you’ve got, they have a whole range of cool models on their website at tweakedaudio.com. If you find something you like, be sure to enter the offer code OSTIUM and get 33% off your order, plus a free backpack. So that’s tweakedaudio.com, offer code OSTIUM. For a transcript of this episode, and lots of other info on everything Ostium, check out ostiumpodcast.com. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Just search for Ostium podcast. We also have a store on Teepublic. If you enjoy the show and would like to support us, please consider joining our Patreon where you can get some neat rewards and support a good show. You can also leave Ostium a review on iTunes and be sure to let us know and we’ll send you a free sticker as a token of our appreciation. Thanks so much for listening, we really appreciate it, and see you in two weeks.

Science Fiction
Published: Dec. 9, 2018, 7:44 a.m.

Episode 28 - Dark Side of the Moon

Another voice calls from the other side of the blackness . . . This episode was written and produced by Alex C. Telander.  The voice of Jake Fisher was performed by Chris Fletcher. The music was composed by Chris Fletcher. Drumming for the theme song was performed by my brother, Dan Telander, at the Bakermoon Studios in Berlin. If you enjoyed it, you can hear more of Dan’s drumming with the band Modern Earl. Any sounds effects used are courtesy of the amazing people at freesound.org. Tweaked audio is helping us out this season, and if you’re looking to get a new pair of headphones, or upgrade the ones you’ve got, they have a whole range of cool models on their website at tweakedaudio.com. If you find something you like, be sure to enter the offer code OSTIUM and get 33% off your order, plus a free backpack. So that’s tweakedaudio.com, offer code OSTIUM. For a transcript of this episode, and lots of other info on everything Ostium, check out ostiumpodcast.com. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Just search for Ostium podcast. We also have a store on Teepublic. If you enjoy the show and would like to support us, please consider joining our Patreon where you can get some neat rewards and support a good show. You can also leave Ostium a review on iTunes and be sure to let us know and we’ll send you a free sticker as a token of our appreciation. Thanks so much for listening, we really appreciate it, and see you in two weeks.

Science Fiction
Published: Nov. 25, 2018, 7:30 a.m.

Episode 27 - The Other Side

An unknown voice from the other side . . . This episode was written, produced and performed by Alex C. Telander.  The music was composed by Chris Fletcher. Drumming for the theme song was performed by my brother, Dan Telander, at the Bakermoon Studios in Berlin. If you enjoyed it, you can hear more of Dan’s drumming with the band Modern Earl. Any sounds effects used are courtesy of the amazing people at freesound.org. Tweaked audio is helping us out this season, and if you’re looking to get a new pair of headphones, or upgrade the ones you’ve got, they have a whole range of cool models on their website at tweakedaudio.com. If you find something you like, be sure to enter the offer code OSTIUM and get 33% off your order, plus a free backpack. So that’s tweakedaudio.com, offer code OSTIUM. For a transcript of this episode, and lots of other info on everything Ostium, check out ostiumpodcast.com. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Just search for Ostium podcast. We also have a store on Teepublic. If you enjoy the show and would like to support us, please consider joining our Patreon where you can get some neat rewards and support a good show. You can also leave Ostium a review on iTunes and be sure to let us know and we’ll send you a free sticker as a token of our appreciation. Thanks so much for listening, we really appreciate it, and see you in two weeks.

Science Fiction
Published: Nov. 11, 2018, 7:30 a.m.

A Couple Announcements

Hey everyone, Alex C. Telander here. A couple of announcements. First, the Audioverseawards final voting is now going on. This is the last week of voting. I’m up for a writing in an ongoing series award for Ostium, so if you like what I write, please head on over to audioverseawards.net, click on the button that says VOTE FOR FINALISTS and vote for me, and all your other favorite podcasts. Second, and continuing the theme of voting, this Tuesday, November 6th is voting day for the midterm elections here in the United States, and I want to offer a reward for everyone who votes. The reward is the new episode of Ostium Episode 27: The Other Side, which you’ll get five days before the regular release. All you have to do is email a photo of you wearing you’re I VOTED sticker to ostiumpodcast@gmail.com and I’ll email you the new episode. Simple as that! So make sure you head out to the polls on Tuesday to vote and get yourself an early release of the new Ostium episode!

Science Fiction
Published: Nov. 4, 2018, 6 a.m.

Episode 26 - Into the Black

As Monica reaches the end of the story of her relationship with the Ostium Network, she realizes something, then comes up with a plan . . . This episode was written and produced by Alex C. Telander. The voice of Monica is performed by Georgia Mckenzie.  The music was composed by Chris Fletcher. Drumming for the theme song was performed by my brother, Dan Telander, at the Bakermoon Studios in Berlin. If you enjoyed it, you can hear more of Dan’s drumming with the band Modern Earl. Any sounds effects used are courtesy of the amazing people at freesound.org. Tweaked audio is helping us out this season, and if you’re looking to get a new pair of headphones, or upgrade the ones you’ve got, they have a whole range of cool models on their website at tweakedaudio.com. If you find something you like, be sure to enter the offer code OSTIUM and get 33% off your order, plus a free backpack. So that’s tweakedaudio.com, offer code OSTIUM. For a transcript of this episode, and lots of other info on everything Ostium, check out ostiumpodcast.com. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Just search for Ostium podcast. We also have a store on Teepublic. If you enjoy the show and would like to support us, please consider joining our Patreon where you can get some neat rewards and support a good show. You can also leave Ostium a review on iTunes and be sure to let us know and we’ll send you a free sticker as a token of our appreciation. Thanks so much for listening, we really appreciate it, and see you in two weeks.

Science Fiction
Published: Oct. 28, 2018, 6:30 a.m.

STOP. RIGHT. NOW.

THIS IS THE OSTIUM NETWORK. YOU ARE MEDDLING IN MATTERS YOU CANNOT POSSIBLY UNDERSTAND. STOP. RIGHT. NOW.

Science Fiction
Published: Oct. 27, 2018, 5:30 a.m.

YOU WILL DESIST!

YOU WILL DESIST IN YOUR ATTEMPTS TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE OSTIUM NETWORK.

Science Fiction
Published: Oct. 21, 2018, 5:10 p.m.

Episode 25 - The Rock

Monica opens up about the Ostium Network. What went on there. What her purpose was there. How Steve fits into it all. And most importantly . . . what's the big deal about the rock of Gibraltar? This episode was written and produced by Alex C. Telander. The voice of Monica is performed by Georgia Mckenzie.  The music was composed by Chris Fletcher. Drumming for the theme song was performed by my brother, Dan Telander, at the Bakermoon Studios in Berlin. If you enjoyed it, you can hear more of Dan’s drumming with the band Modern Earl. Any sounds effects used are courtesy of the amazing people at freesound.org. Tweaked audio is helping us out this season, and if you’re looking to get a new pair of headphones, or upgrade the ones you’ve got, they have a whole range of cool models on their website at tweakedaudio.com. If you find something you like, be sure to enter the offer code OSTIUM and get 33% off your order, plus a free backpack. So that’s tweakedaudio.com, offer code OSTIUM. For a transcript of this episode, and lots of other info on everything Ostium, check out ostiumpodcast.com. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Just search for Ostium podcast. We also have a store on Teepublic. If you enjoy the show and would like to support us, please consider joining our Patreon where you can get some neat rewards and support a good show. You can also leave Ostium a review on iTunes and be sure to let us know and we’ll send you a free sticker as a token of our appreciation. Thanks so much for listening, we really appreciate it, and see you in two weeks.

Science Fiction
Published: Oct. 14, 2018, 6:54 a.m.

ANY FURTHER INCURSIONS . . .

ANY FURTHER INCURSIONS OF THE OSTIUM NETWORK MUST STOP IMMEDIATELY, AND WILL BE MET WITH HARSH PUNISHMENT.

Science Fiction
Published: Oct. 13, 2018, 4:25 a.m.

This is the Ostium Network . . .

THIS IS THE OSTIUM NETWORK.   AN ATTEMPT HAS BEEN MADE TO INFILTRATE OUR SYSTEM.   THIS WILL STOP.   NOW.

Science Fiction
Published: Oct. 7, 2018, 6:30 a.m.

Episode 24 - Musings of a Tea Drinking Woman

Things are blown wide open in this episode, as Monica reveals Steve's origin story, how she came to have a son, her past life, and how she came in contact and began working for an institution known as The Ostium Network. This episode was written and produced by Alex C. Telander. The voice of Monica is performed by Georgia Mckenzie.  The voice of Qiao Zhang is performed by Emily Wang The voice of Wayne is performed by Tarran Merlo. The music was composed by Chris Fletcher. Drumming for the theme song was performed by my brother, Dan Telander, at the Bakermoon Studios in Berlin. If you enjoyed it, you can hear more of Dan’s drumming with the band Modern Earl. Any sounds effects used are courtesy of the amazing people at freesound.org. Tweaked audio is helping us out this season, and if you’re looking to get a new pair of headphones, or upgrade the ones you’ve got, they have a whole range of cool models on their website at tweakedaudio.com. If you find something you like, be sure to enter the offer code OSTIUM and get 33% off your order, plus a free backpack. So that’s tweakedaudio.com, offer code OSTIUM. For a transcript of this episode, and lots of other info on everything Ostium, check out ostiumpodcast.com. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Just search for Ostium podcast. We also have a store on Teepublic. If you enjoy the show and would like to support us, please consider joining our Patreon where you can get some neat rewards and support a good show. You can also leave Ostium a review on iTunes and be sure to let us know and we’ll send you a free sticker as a token of our appreciation. Thanks so much for listening, we really appreciate it, and see you in two weeks.

Science Fiction
Published: Sept. 29, 2018, 6 p.m.

Episode 23 - Miss-Direction

Monica confesses some more about what she did to Jake and how she was able to control him, with a little help. This episode was written and produced by Alex C. Telander. The voice of Monica is performed by Georgia Mckenzie. The voice of Lucy Kimura is performed by Julia Morizawa. The music was composed by Chris Fletcher. Drumming for the theme song was performed by my brother, Dan Telander, at the Bakermoon Studios in Berlin. If you enjoyed it, you can hear more of Dan’s drumming with the band Modern Earl. Any sounds effects used are courtesy of the amazing people at freesound.org. Tweaked audio is helping us out this season, and if you’re looking to get a new pair of headphones, or upgrade the ones you’ve got, they have a whole range of cool models on their website at tweakedaudio.com. If you find something you like, be sure to enter the offer code OSTIUM and get 33% off your order, plus a free backpack. So that’s tweakedaudio.com, offer code OSTIUM. For a transcript of this episode, and lots of other info on everything Ostium, check out ostiumpodcast.com. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Just search for Ostium podcast. We also have a store on Teepublic. If you enjoy the show and would like to support us, please consider joining our Patreon where you can get some neat rewards and support a good show. You can also leave Ostium a review on iTunes and be sure to let us know and we’ll send you a free sticker as a token of our appreciation. Thanks so much for listening, we really appreciate it, and see you in two weeks with Episode 24: Musings of a Tea Drinking Woman.

Science Fiction
Published: Sept. 16, 2018, 6:30 a.m.

Special Delivery

Well, we did it. Actually: you guys did. Ostium has now been downloaded over 300,000 thousand times, which is just mind-blowing. So thank you to everyone who has listened, told a friend about the show, tweeted or left a review, or done anything to help Ostium. From Team Ostium to you, it means so much, and we are deeply grateful. And now here’s a special mini episode we did for International Podcast Month, called “Special Delivery.” Enjoy. This special mini episode was written and produced by Alex C. Telander. It was inspired by a conversation I was having with two people on Twitter and I swear I wrote down their Twitter handles in my notes and now they’re gone. So hopefully you remember who you are, and thanks for chatting with me and being the spark for this Ostium mini episode. The voice of Jake was performed Chris Fletcher, who also composed all the music. The voice of Monica was performed by Georgia McKenzie. The voice of the pizza delivery person was performed by Elena Fernández-Collins. For a transcript of this mini episode, and lots of other info on everything Ostium, check out ostiumpodcast.com. If you enjoyed this mini episode and would like to support us, please consider joining our Patreon where you can get some neat rewards and support a good show. You can also leave Ostium a review on iTunes and be sure to let us know and we’ll send you a free sticker as a token of our appreciation.

Science Fiction
Published: Sept. 14, 2018, 5:34 a.m.

Episode 22: A Long Time Coming

Monica delves deeper into her past with the Ostium Network, as well as thinking over the choices she made going through the doors with Jake. This episode was written and produced by Alex C. Telander. The voice of Monica is performed by Georgia Mckenzie. The music was composed by Chris Fletcher. Drumming for the theme song was performed by my brother, Dan Telander, at the Bakermoon Studios in Berlin. If you enjoyed it, you can hear more of Dan’s drumming with the band Modern Earl. Any sounds effects used are courtesy of the amazing people at freesound.org. Tweaked audio is helping us out this season, and if you’re looking to get a new pair of headphones, or upgrade the ones you’ve got, they have a whole range of cool models on their website at tweakedaudio.com. If you find something you like, be sure to enter the offer code OSTIUM and get 33% off your order, plus a free backpack. So that’s tweakedaudio.com, offer code OSTIUM. For a transcript of this episode, and lots of other info on everything Ostium, check out ostiumpodcast.com. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Just search for Ostium podcast. We also have a store on Teepublic. If you enjoy the show and would like to support us, please consider joining our Patreon where you can get some neat rewards and support a good show. You can also leave Ostium a review on iTunes and be sure to let us know and we’ll send you a free sticker as a token of our appreciation. Thanks so much for listening, we really appreciate it, and see you in two weeks with Episode 23: Miss-Direction.

Science Fiction
Published: Sept. 2, 2018, 6:30 a.m.

Episode 21 - The Loneliest Number

At the beginning of Season 3, Monica is stuck in Ostium and she has no idea how to get out, or even if she can get out. She's also utterly and completely alone. Guess it's time to start sharing some Ostium secrets. This episode was written and produced by Alex C. Telander. The voice of Monica is performed by Georgia Mckenzie. The music was composed by Chris Fletcher. Drumming for the theme song was performed by my brother, Dan Telander, at the Bakermoon Studios in Berlin. If you enjoyed it, you can hear more of Dan’s drumming with the band Modern Earl. Any sounds effects used are courtesy of the amazing people at freesound.org. Tweaked audio is helping us out this season, and if you’re looking to get a new pair of headphones, or upgrade the ones you’ve got, they have a whole range of cool models on their website at tweakedaudio.com. If you find something you like, be sure to enter the offer code OSTIUM and get 33% off your order, plus a free backpack. So that’s tweakedaudio.com, offer code OSTIUM. For a transcript of this episode, and lots of other info on everything Ostium, check out ostiumpodcast.com. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Just search for Ostium podcast. We also have a store on Teepublic. If you enjoy the show and would like to support us, please consider joining our Patreon where you can get some neat rewards and support a good show. You can also leave Ostium a review on iTunes and be sure to let us know and we’ll send you a free sticker as a token of our appreciation. Thanks so much for listening, we really appreciate it, and see you in two weeks with Episode 22: A Long Time Coming.

Science Fiction
Published: Aug. 19, 2018, 6 a.m.

The Complete Ostium Season Two - Part Three

Welcome to the complete Ostium Season Two. The Complete Ostium Season One (Remastered) is now available in three big parts, and you'll be getting the same deal with Season Two, releasing TODAY! Giving you the chance to listen to both seasons, just in time for Season 3, with the release of Episode 21: The Loneliest Number dropping August 19th. This second part consists of the last three episodes, as Jake reaches a precipice and must make a big decision. Episode 18: People in Glass Houses Episode 19: Home by the Sea Episode 20: Once More with Feeling All episodes were written and produced by Alex C. Telander. The part of Jake Fisher is performed by Chris Fletcher. The past of Monica is performed by Georgia Mckenzie. All music was composed by Chris Fletcher. Background music is courtesy of the incredible people at the Free Music Archive. All sound effects are courtesy of the talented people at Freesound.org. If you enjoyed this and would like more Ostium as well as to support the show, consider helping us out on Patreon for as little as $2 a month where you'll get access to many bonus mini episodes, upcoming outtakes for season 2, and special mini episodes called The Ostium Files. When you become a patron, you will be assigned a unique door number, and will get a chance to find out what's behind your special door. So consider supporting Ostium now!

Science Fiction
Published: Aug. 16, 2018, 3:08 a.m.

The Complete Ostium Season Two - Part Two

Welcome to the complete Ostium Season Two. The Complete Ostium Season One (Remastered) is now available in three big parts, and you'll be getting the same deal with Season Two, releasing TODAY! Giving you the chance to listen to both seasons, just in time for Season 3, with the release of Episode 21: The Loneliest Number dropping August 19th. This second part consists of the middle four episodes, as Jake and Monica find themselves in in many different places in time, and in some very familiar places to Jake. Episode 14: Voyager Episode 15: Columbia Episode 16: Ancient Ones Episode 17: Rapa Nui All episodes were written and produced by Alex C. Telander. The part of Jake Fisher is performed by Chris Fletcher. The past of Monica is performed by Georgia Mckenzie. All music was composed by Chris Fletcher. Background music is courtesy of the incredible people at the Free Music Archive. All sound effects are courtesy of the talented people at Freesound.org. If you enjoyed this and would like more Ostium as well as to support the show, consider helping us out on Patreon for as little as $2 a month where you'll get access to many bonus mini episodes, upcoming outtakes for season 2, and special mini episodes called The Ostium Files. When you become a patron, you will be assigned a unique door number, and will get a chance to find out what's behind your special door. So consider supporting Ostium now!

Science Fiction
Published: Aug. 15, 2018, 2 p.m.

The Complete Ostium Season Two - Part One

Welcome to the complete Ostium Season Two. The Complete Ostium Season One (Remastered) is now available in three big parts, and you'll be getting the same deal with Season Two, releasing over the next three weeks, giving you the chance to listen to both seasons, just in time for Season 3, with the release of Episode 21: The Loneliest Number dropping September 2nd. This first part consists of the first three episodes, as Jake and Monica find themselves in a different Ostium and are taken through some very strange doors. Episode 11: A Crack in the Edge of the World, Part Two Episode 12: Cultum Ossium Episode 13: Anjikuni All episodes were written and produced by Alex C. Telander. The part of Jake Fisher is performed by Chris Fletcher. The past of Monica is performed by Georgia Mckenzie. All music was composed by Chris Fletcher. Background music is courtesy of the incredible people at the Free Music Archive. All sound effects are courtesy of the talented people at Freesound.org. If you enjoyed this and would like more Ostium as well as to support the show, consider helping us out on Patreon for as little as $2 a month where you'll get access to many bonus mini episodes, upcoming outtakes for season 2, and special mini episodes called The Ostium Files. When you become a patron, you will be assigned a unique door number, and will get a chance to find out what's behind your special door. So consider supporting Ostium now!

Science Fiction
Published: Aug. 12, 2018, 5:07 a.m.

The Complete Ostium Season One (REMASTERED) - Part Two

Welcome to the complete Ostium Season One (Remastered) - Part Two. I know. That's a mouthful. So let's break it up into its separate parts. The Complete Ostium Season One: That's right, we're releasing the entire season one without the chit-chat before and after the episode so new fans can gobble up the whole season much faster and quickly get caught up. Remastered: When I first started making Ostium, it was my introduction to podcasts and sound design and producing. Since then I've learned a lot, and wanted to clean up and equalize the sound so the episodes were more even and cleaner, also there were a few sound effects I wanted to fix. Part Two: I've divided this "complete" season one into three parts. Because Part One is two hours long. Part Two is an hour and 24 minutes long. Part Three is two hours and three minutes long. These parts follow the three story-arcs of the first season. Part Two consists of episodes five through seven, as we are introduced to Monica, Jake gets to know Monica, and they have some unexpected visitors. Episode 5: A.W.O.L. Episode 6: Dialogues Episode 7: Visitors All episodes were written and produced by Alex C. Telander. The part of Jake Fisher is performed by Chris Fletcher. The past of Monica is performed by Georgia Mckenzie. Interstitial music pieces were composed by Chris Fletcher. Background music is courtesy of the incredible people at the Free Music Archive. All sound effects are courtesy of the talented people at Freesound.org. If you enjoyed this and would like more Ostium as well as to support the show, consider helping us out on Patreon for as little as $2 a month where you'll get access to many bonus mini episodes, upcoming outtakes for season 2, and special mini episodes called The Ostium Files. When you become a patron, you will be assigned a unique door number, and will one day get your very own Ostium File. So consider supporting Ostium now!

Science Fiction
Published: July 15, 2018, 6:30 a.m.

The Complete Ostium Season One (REMASTERED) - Part One

Welcome to the complete Ostium Season One (Remastered) - Part One. I know. That's a mouthful. So let's break it up into its separate parts. The Complete Ostium Season One: That's right, we're releasing the entire season one without the chit-chat before and after the episode so new fans can gobble up the whole season much faster and quickly get caught up. Remastered: When I first started making Ostium, it was my introduction to podcasts and sound design and producing. Since then I've learned a lot, and wanted to clean up and equalize the sound so the episodes were more even and cleaner, also there were a few sound effects I wanted to fix. Part One: I've divided this "complete" season one into three parts. Because Part One is two hours long. Part Two is an hour and 24 minutes long. Part Three is two hours and three minutes long. These parts follow the three story-arcs of the first season. Part One consists of the first four episodes, as Jake discovers and learns what Ostium can do. Episode 1: Population Zero Episode 2: CROATOAN Episode 3: 38°20'N, 17°15'W Episode 4: First Contact All episodes were written and produced by Alex C. Telander. The part of Jake Fisher is performed by Chris Fletcher. Interstitial music pieces were composed by Chris Fletcher. Background music is courtesy of the incredible people at the Free Music Archive. All sound effects are courtesy of the talented people at Freesound.org. If you enjoyed this and would like more Ostium as well as to support the show, consider helping us out on Patreon for as little as $2 a month where you'll get access to many bonus mini episodes, upcoming outtakes for season 2, and special mini episodes called The Ostium Files. When you become a patron, you will be assigned a unique door number, and will one day get your very own Ostium File. So consider supporting Ostium now!

Science Fiction
Published: June 30, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

The Complete EMU (Part Two)

Welcome to the Complete EMU, Part Two. This second part includes episodes seven through eleven that were released to our patrons during the second season of Ostium. As I said in my introduction to Part One, I’m releasing the complete EMU because Dave will become a focal character in Season 3 of Ostium and I want everyone to be caught up on the whole story. Enjoy the continuing tales of Dave, as he travels through Ostium, and brings his story to its conclusion. These episodes were written, produced, and voiced by Alex C. Telander. Guest voice actors in these episodes were Kurt Smith in EMU installment 9, and Paul Bae in EMU installment 10. If you like Ostium, please consider supporting our on Patreon for as little as two dollars a month, where you’ll get access to mini episodes including The Ostium Files. As a supporter you’ll get your very own special door, and, eventually, your very own Ostium File. If you would like to just make a one-time donation, you can also do so through our website. And if you haven’t already, please gives us a rating and review on iTunes, as this makes Ostium more visible to new listeners, and the more listeners and support we get, the longer Ostium will run. Ostium Season 3 will return with Episode 21 on September 2nd. Thank you.

Science Fiction
Published: June 17, 2018, 6:30 a.m.

The Complete EMU (Part One)

Welcome to the Complete Enigmatic Mysteries of the Unknown, or EMU, as it’s amusingly known. Part One. This first part includes the first six mini episodes that were originally released to patrons during season one, and then released to everyone else during the hiatus between seasons one and two. The reason I’ve chosen to re-release these in two long comprehensive episodes is because Dave, the creator and host of EMU, becomes an important character in season 3 of Ostium, so I want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to be completely caught up with the whole story. Now, since I’m re-releasing these episodes, I could easily clean-up and remaster them for sound quality, but I’m choosing to keep them as they are. Dave is not an audio producer, he’s just a guy who wanted to make a show about some thoughts and ideas he had. I feel the - at times - inferior audio quality adds more to his character. So, sit back - if you’re sitting - and if you’ve never experienced Enigmatic Mysteries of the Unknown before, prepare to be . . . englightened . . . These episodes were written, produced, and voiced by Alex C. Telander. If you like Ostium, please consider supporting us on Patreon for as little as two dollars a month, where you’ll get access to mini episodes including The Ostium Files. As a supporter you’ll get your very own special door, and, eventually, your very own Ostium File. If you would like to just make a one-time donation, you can also do so through our website, ostiumpodcast.com. And if you haven’t already, please gives us a rating and review on iTunes, as this makes Ostium more visible to new listeners, and the more listeners and support we get, the longer Ostium will run. Ostium Season 3 will return with Episode 21 on September 2nd. Thank you.

Science Fiction
Published: June 3, 2018, 6:30 a.m.

Episode 20 - Once More with Feeling

Jake doesn't know what's happened, where he is, or what this is all for. And then he does recognize himself, and realizes this is where everything comes to a climax. This is the second wave of the storm, much worse than the first.  Written and produced by Alex C. Telander Jake played by Chris Fletcher. Monica played by Georgia Mckenzie. Music composed by Chris Fletcher.  Sounds effects are courtesy of the incredible people at Freesound.org. For a transcript of this episode, please visit our website. Reviews are the lifeblood of podcasts. Reviews are one way people discover new podcasts. Reviews are how people learn what a podcast is about, what they might like about the podcast. Five-star reviews get podcasts highlighted and featured and mentioned on podcast apps. So you can show your love for Ostium by supporting us on Patreon, or you could write us a five-star review on iTunes or whatever podcast app you use. This is a really big deal for Ostium, so much so that we’re doing a special giveaway for it. What’s up for grabs? Well, I’m glad you asked. We’re giving away a paperback copy of the Ostium book: Population Zero. But what’s even more special about it is it’s signed by Team Ostium. You’ve got autographs from Chris Fletcher, the voice of Jake; Georgia Mckenzie, the voice of Monica; Sara Warren, our incredible artist; and Alex C. Telander, who writes all the episodes and is writing these words right now. Yeah. I know. Pretty special, huh? This giveaway will run from the release of Episode 18 through the release of Episode 20 up to just before midnight Pacific Time on Saturday, June 2nd. So two weeks after Season 2 is complete. What do you need to do to be entered? Just leave us a review on iTunes or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Shoot an email to ostiumpodcast@gmail.com to let us know and you’re entered. A winner will be randomly drawn and announced on Sunday, June 3rd and the book will be mailed to that person. Simple as that. So . . . Time to get reviewing! And if you need some inspiration, here are a few recent entries: From Rumorian: I’m listening to a lot of audiodramas and this is one of my favorites. The premise is fascinating and every episode is fun to listen to. Apparently they have already planned out the whole series and I can’t wait to find out where it’s all heading. And from Tug35919: I just started listening to Ostium, and I’m taken by the plot so far. I’m really excited to find out where the story will go. Much more catching up to do! This week’s podcast recommendation is The Box: When Addison Gilmore found the old lockbox of journals filled with entries about bizarre and terrifying events, she thought she'd stumbled upon a unique mass participation fiction project. But as she shares those stories and digs into their contents, it becomes increasingly clear that these journals are more than they seem... and she's in over her head. The Box is just a wonderful podcast that draws the reader in right from the start with its fascinating protagonist, and keeps them hooked as the interesting and complex world is revealed. Thirty-one episodes have been released and while the show has been on hiatus for some time, I recently heard the show will be coming back eventually, so get caught up now! And . . . That’s a wrap for season two. A huge thank you to all our listeners who’ve kept listening since season one, and an equally sized thank you to our new listeners. We sadly did not reach any of our support goals, but our hiatus will be much shorter this time, with season 3 beginning on September 2nd. The next two seasons will be a little different than the first two as we follow the story arc of our characters, but this is an ongoing story and sometimes it won’t be always clear why something is happening, but remember: everything in Ostium happens for a reason. You just have to be patient. And then I’ve got some really big surprises for season five that I’ve hinted at a few times on social media. So be sure to follow us on Twitter with the handle @ostiumpodcast. And you can follow me personally via @bookbanter. So what can you expect during this shorter hiatus: you will get the five mini episodes of Enigmatic Mysteries of the Unknown that were released for a patrons during Season 2. And at the end of those I’ll put together a special long episode with all ten installments of EMU, so you can get the complete story in one chunk. Trust me, it’s going to be important for future seasons. And after that I hope to put together each season into one super long episode so new listeners can choose to go with the “big gulp” version to catch up. I’ll also be remastering the sound for season one so it’ll have a clearer, more even sound for you listeners. As for our supporters on Patreon and our website, you will continue to get a new Ostium File every two weeks and I’ll be putting up the outtakes from season 2 bit by bit as well. Remember, you can become a supporter of Ostium for just $2 a month and get access to all this great bonus content. Well, I think I’ve talked your ears off for long enough and stalled enough so that this episode crosses over the hour mark. So for now, it’s goodbye from me, sayonara to Ostium Season 2, and here’s to lots more interesting Ostium happenings in the very near future.

Science Fiction
Published: May 20, 2018, 2:30 p.m.

Ostium File #144

In celebration of the Ostium Twitter account hitting 1000 followers, here's a very special release of Ostium File #144 for everyone to enjoy. If you enjoy this episode, you can get lots more Ostium Files by supporting Ostium on Patreon, as well as lots of other content. You will also get your own unique door number, and eventually, your very own Ostium File. When you made the decision to become a patron of the Ostium Podcast, you were assigned a number, a door unique to you. There was a reason for that. It is possible that Ostium has not always been abandoned, not always population zero. Perhaps at one time there were people - from the future? The past? - who traveled through the doors of Ostium to different places in time and space to learn and educate and record their experiences. Perhaps these recordings are still in existence . . . Welcome to . . . The Ostium Files. To the patron who entered through Door #144, this is your story. Written and produced by Alex C. Telander Performed by Justy Gee. If you enjoy this performance, be sure to check out her awesome podcast, Starless. Music composed by Chris Fletcher

Science Fiction
Published: May 13, 2018, 7:59 p.m.

Episode 19 - Home by the Sea

Jake and Monica are taken back in time - they think - to a place out of Jake's past: a house he has fond memories of that has now become a veritable house of horrors. This is the eye of the storm where things are anything but calm.  Written and produced by Alex C. Telander Jake played by Chris Fletcher. Monica played by Georgia Mckenzie. Music composed by Chris Fletcher.  All artwork is done by Sara Warren. Sounds effects are courtesy of the incredible people at Freesound.org. For a transcript of this episode, please visit ostiumpodcast.com. Reviews are the lifeblood of podcasts. Reviews are one way people discover new podcasts. Reviews are how people learn what a podcast is about, what they might like about the podcast. Five-star reviews get podcasts highlighted and featured and mentioned on podcast apps. So you can show your love for Ostium by supporting us on Patreon, or you could write us a five-star review on iTunes or whatever podcast app you use. This is a really big deal for Ostium, so much so that we’re doing a special giveaway for it. What’s up for grabs? Well, I’m glad you asked. We’re giving away a paperback copy of the Ostium book: Population Zero. But what’s even more special about it is it’s signed by Team Ostium. You’ve got autographs from Chris Fletcher, the voice of Jake; Georgia Mckenzie, the voice of Monica; Sara Warren, our incredible artist; and Alex C. Telander, who writes all the episodes and is saying these words right now. Yeah. I know. Pretty special, huh? This giveaway will run from the release of Episode 18 through the release of Episode 20 up to just before midnight Pacific Time on Saturday, June 2nd. So two weeks after Season 2 is complete. What do you need to do to be entered? Just leave us a review on iTunes or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Send us a link of that review to ostiumpodcast@gmail.com and you’re entered. A winner will be randomly drawn and announced on Sunday, June 3rd and the book will be mailed to that person. Simple as that. So . . . Time to get reviewing! This week's podcast recommendation is Lucyd: Lucyd is a supernatural drama, following a young woman dealing with unusual and frightening events surrounding her mysterious nightmares, and what follows her into the waking world. Set in Cork, Ireland, and told through the lens of 'found-footage'-style audio recordings, both knowingly made by the characters and recorded without their knowledge, LUCYD explores elements of occult horror and psychological drama, as well as humor, romance, and dreams. A wonderful discovery. Irish accents. High quality recording. And some cool Irish mythology. This show is fun and interesting and definitely addicting. So . . . Join us . . . Thank you so much for listening and see in you in two weeks for the season 2 finale: Episode 20: Once More with Feeling.

Science Fiction
Published: May 6, 2018, 6 a.m.

Episode 18 - People in Glass Houses

Jake is really worried that something's very wrong with him. He and Monica travel through a door and, as per Jake's prediction, it is the future where there are some very strange things in stall for them.Thank you so much for listening and see in you in two weeks with Episode 19: Home by the Sea.

Science Fiction
Published: April 22, 2018, 3 a.m.

Episode 17 - Rapa Nui

While Jake starts to doubt his sanity for the first time, he and Monica journey to an interesting place with some very large statues. This episode was written and produced by Alex C. Telander. Jake was performed by Chris Fletcher. Monica was performed by Georgia Mckenzie. The music was composed by Chris Fletcher. All artwork was done by Sara Warren. Sounds effects are courtesy of the incredible people at Freesound.org. If you love Ostium, remember there are a number of ways you can support the show: you can help us out on Patreon or through our website at ostiumpodcast.com/support. And remember: there are only three episodes left of season 2 and then we’ll be on break until September. Unless we hit one of our support goals, in which case you’ll get new Ostium sooner! You can also leave us a rating and review. You can buy our merchandise, and don’t forget about the Ostium book. You can tell your family and friends and spread the the word on social media. And don’t forget to listen to us on Radio Public. Or . . . All the above. Any effort, no matter how little, is appreciated. Today’s podcast recommendation is The Earth Collective: The Earth Collective is a story of Mankind's survival on Oasus, a distant planet, far from earth. They live in rolling cities to stay bathed in constant sunlight, running from The Dark, a malicious entity that resides on the dark-side of the planet. The world-building in this podcast is simply magnificent. I felt like I was both watching a great science fiction movie series, and reading an epic science fiction book series. The world is so immense and complex and I’m always waiting for the next episode to learn more about this unique world. Thanks for listening and all your support, and join us in two weeks for Episode 18: People in Glass Houses.

Science Fiction
Published: April 8, 2018, 5 a.m.

Episode 16 - Ancient Ones

In this new episode of Ostium, the happy couple talk about their happy night together and then go through a new door and find themselves in what looks to be a rocky desert. This episode was written and produced by Alex C. Telander. The voice of Jake is performed by Chris Fletcher; the voice of Monica is performed by Georgia Mackenzie. All the music was composed by Chris Fletcher. Graphic design and artwork is done by Sara Warren. Sound effects are courtesy of the awesomely incredible people at the Freesound Project (www.freesound.org). Ostium will continue to be ad free thanks to our great and wonderful patrons who support the show through our website at www.ostiumpodcast.com/support, or through our Patreon page at www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. Why not consider becoming a supporter of our show? For as little as $2 a month you can get access to exclusive mini episodes, including something called The Ostium Files. It’s a series playing around with the idea of what if you could go through an Ostium door to the time and place of you’re choosing . . . Where would you go? There are also lots of other rewards like episode transcripts with illustrations, music, and special early access to new episodes of Ostium. Plus if we hit our support goals, you’ll get access to Ostium Season 3 MUCH sooner. If we hit our top goal, Season 3 will start right after Season 2, without any break. So check it out at www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. Whatever you can spare will be greatly appreciated and means so much to us. You can also support Ostium by leaving us a review on the podcast listening app of your choice, or simply by telling your friends, or mentioning how much you enjoy this podcast on social media. And of course, there’s also our merchandise store with a whole variety of goodies likes mugs, t-shirts and even fancy pillow cases, all at www.ostiumpodcast.com/store. Also if you’re looking for a good book to read, "Ostium Book One: Population Zero" is out now on Amazon in ebook, paperback, and a fancy full-color illustrated edition (www.amazon.com/gp/product/1549878514). This week’s podcast recommendation is Duggan Hill: On a back country road outside the hamlet of Duggan Hill, Saskatchewan, a woman named Sasha Ismond goes missing without a trace. She had been travelling from Vancouver for the past day, and was mere minutes away from her father's home. The last person she spoke to was her former partner, Zoe, a journalism student at the University of British Columbia. This is a collection of recovered audio recordings from the subsequent investigation into her disappearance, recorded during the summer of 2015. Similar to Rose Drive, Duggan Hill is a growing mystery that at first you want to know what exactly happened to Sasha, but as the mystery grows, you start to wondering what the exactly the hell is going on in this strange town. Finally, thanks for listening. Without you, there wouldn’t be any point in doing this podcast. So thank you and see you in two weeks with Episode 17: Rapa Nui.

Science Fiction
Published: March 25, 2018, 6:08 a.m.

Episode 15 - Columbia

Jake is starting to sleep a little better now, but he's worried about Dave. The next door is a long walk from the clock tower and leads them to a place that is both strange and familiar to Jake. This episode was written and produced by Alex C. Telander. The voice of Jake is performed by Chris Fletcher; the voice of Monica is performed by Georgia Mackenzie. All the music was composed by Chris Fletcher. Graphic design and artwork is done by Sara Warren. Sound effects are courtesy of the awesomely incredible people at the Freesound Project (www.freesound.org). Ostium will continue to be ad free thanks to our great and wonderful patrons who support the show through our website at www.ostiumpodcast.com/support, or through our Patreon page at www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. Why not consider becoming a supporter of our show? For as little as $2 a month you can get access to exclusive mini episodes, including something called The Ostium Files. It’s a series playing around with the idea of what if you could go through an Ostium door to the time and place of you’re choosing . . . Where would you go? There are also lots of other rewards like episode transcripts with illustrations, music, and special early access to new episodes of Ostium. Plus if we hit our support goals, you’ll get access to Ostium Season 3 MUCH sooner. If we hit our top goal, Season 3 will start right after Season 2, without any break. So check it out at www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. Whatever you can spare will be greatly appreciated and means so much to us. You can also support Ostium by leaving us a review on the podcast listening app of your choice, or simply by telling your friends, or mentioning how much you enjoy this podcast on social media. And of course, there’s also our merchandise store with a whole variety of goodies likes mugs, t-shirts and even fancy pillow cases, all at www.ostiumpodcast.com/store. Also if you’re looking for a good book to read, "Ostium Book One: Population Zero" is out now on Amazon in ebook, paperback, and a fancy full-color illustrated edition (www.amazon.com/gp/product/1549878514). This week’s podcast recommendation is Rose Drive: 7 friends are interviewed after a 10 year high school reunion tragedy occurs. Welcome to Southampton. Are You Listening? This is Markus Hill. If you’re here, you’ve agreed to help me find Forrest Sutherland. I can’t do this alone. Told through a series of interviews in an ongoing investigation, Rose Drive starts out seemingly innocuous, but then you can’t help thinking and wondering and trying to put the pieces together in your head . . . And before you know it, you’re anxiously awaiting the next episode! Finally, thanks for listening. Without you, there wouldn’t be any point in doing this podcast. So thank you and see you in two weeks with Episode 16: Ancient Ones.

Science Fiction
Published: March 11, 2018, 7:12 a.m.

Episode 14 - Voyager

Jake begins the episode talking about something called the Voyager program, then leads to he and Monica going through door #42 and on the other side finding themselves very far from Ostium both in space and time. This episode was written and produced by Alex C. Telander. The voice of Jake is performed by Chris Fletcher; the voice of Monica is performed by Georgia Mackenzie. All the music was composed by Chris Fletcher. Graphic design and artwork is done by Sara Warren. Sound effects are courtesy of the awesomely incredible people at the Freesound Project (www.freesound.org). Ostium will continue to be ad free thanks to our great and wonderful patrons who support the show through our website at www.ostiumpodcast.com/support, or through our Patreon page at www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. Why not consider becoming a supporter of our show? For as little as $2 a month you can get access to exclusive mini episodes, including something called The Ostium Files. It’s a series playing around with the idea of what if you could go through an Ostium door to the time and place of you’re choosing . . . Where would you go? There are also lots of other rewards like episode transcripts with illustrations, music, and special early access to new episodes of Ostium. Plus if we hit our support goals, you’ll get access to Ostium Season 3 MUCH sooner. If we hit our top goal, Season 3 will start right after Season 2, without any break. So check it out at www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. Whatever you can spare will be greatly appreciated and means so much to us. You can also support Ostium by leaving us a review on the podcast listening app of your choice, or simply by telling your friends, or mentioning how much you enjoy this podcast on social media. And of course, there’s also our merchandise store with a whole variety of goodies likes mugs, t-shirts and even fancy pillow cases, all at www.ostiumpodcast.com/store. Also if you’re looking for a good book to read, "Ostium Book One: Population Zero" is out now on Amazon in ebook, paperback, and a fancy full-color illustrated edition (www.amazon.com/gp/product/1549878514). This week’s podcast recommendation is the Victoriocity (https://www.victoriocity.com/): A detective comedy drama set in even Greater London in 1887. In this vast metropolis, Inspector Archibald Fleet and journalist Clara Entwhistle investigate a murder, only to find themselves at the centre of a conspiracy of impossible proportions. I’m not a huge fan of comedic podcasts because I like more stories serious and gripping, but Victoriocity manages to do both incredibly well. There’s the non-stop dry British humor that has me constantly laughing out loud, along with the cool steampunkish world of this alternate London where technology has gone in some very interesting directions. Plus you get to hear from Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. What’s not to like? Finally, thanks for listening. Without you, there wouldn’t be any point in doing this podcast. So thank you and see you in two weeks with Episode 15: Columbia.

Science Fiction
Published: Feb. 25, 2018, 7:04 a.m.

Episode 13 - Anjikuni

Jake learns he's started having some pretty serious nightmares and wakes up screaming. He tries to send a message to Dave to give him an update. Jake and Monica venture through a new door where things are pretty darn cold; you might want to put a coat on for this one. This episode was written and produced by Alex C. Telander. The voice of Jake is performed by Chris Fletcher; the voice of Monica is performed by Georgia Mackenzie. All the music was composed by Chris Fletcher. Graphic design and artwork is done by Sara Warren. Sound effects are courtesy of the awesomely incredible people at the Freesound Project (www.freesound.org). Ostium will continue to be ad free thanks to our great and wonderful patrons who support the show through our website at www.ostiumpodcast.com/support, or through our Patreon page at www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. Why not consider becoming a supporter of our show? For as little as $2 a month you can get access to exclusive mini episodes, including something called The Ostium Files. It’s a series playing around with the idea of what if you could go through an Ostium door to the time and place of you’re choosing . . . Where would you go? There are also lots of other rewards like episode transcripts with illustrations, music, and special early access to new episodes of Ostium. Plus if we hit our support goals, you’ll get access to Ostium Season 3 MUCH sooner. If we hit our top goal, Season 3 will start right after Season 2, without any break. So check it out at www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. Whatever you can spare will be greatly appreciated and means so much to us. You can also support Ostium by leaving us a review on the podcast listening app of your choice, or simply by telling your friends, or mentioning how much you enjoy this podcast on social media. And of course, there’s also our merchandise store with a whole variety of goodies likes mugs, t-shirts and even fancy pillow cases, all at www.ostiumpodcast.com/store. Also if you’re looking for a good book to read, "Ostium Book One: Population Zero" is out now on Amazon in ebook, paperback, and a fancy full-color illustrated edition (www.amazon.com/gp/product/1549878514). This week’s podcast recommendation is the The White Vault (http://whitevault.libsyn.com/): Explore the far reaches of the world’s horrors in the audio drama podcast The White Vault. Follow the collected records of a repair team sent to Outpost Fristed in the vast white wastes of the Arctic Circle and unravel what lies waiting in the ice below. To say this show is chilling is not only a bad pun, but it actually makes the listener feel physically cold. What with the great sound effects and the emotion of the characters, you really get the sense that they’re in this frigid point almost at the top of the world. Plus, if you’re a fan of accents, you’ll get your share in this show with German, Italian, British and even Icelandic. So what are you waiting for? Finally, thanks for listening. Without you, there wouldn’t be any point in doing this podcast. So thank you and see you in two weeks with Episode 14: Voyager.

Science Fiction
Published: Feb. 11, 2018, 7:44 a.m.

Ostium Files Teaser

Here are the first couple minutes of the premier of the Ostium files . . . When you made the decision to become a patron of the Ostium Podcast, you were assigned a number, a door unique to you. There was a reason for that. It is possible that Ostium has not always been abandoned, not always population zero. Perhaps at one time there were people - from the future? The past? - who traveled through the doors of Ostium to different places in time and space to learn and educate and record their experiences. Perhaps these recordings are still in existence . . . Welcome to . . . The Ostium Files. To the patron who entered through Door #25, this is your story. Written and produced by Alex C. Telander Performed by Ethan Connor Ireland Music composed by Chris Fletcher To get access to the Ostium Files and many other mini episodes and bonus content, support the Ostium Podcast via Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast) or through the Ostium website via Paypal (https://ostiumpodcast.com/support/) and choose your support door wisely. When you have chosen your door, you will be assigned a unique door number, which will one day become your very own . . . Ostium File.

Science Fiction
Published: Jan. 28, 2018, 11:56 p.m.

Episode 12 - Cultum Ossium

At the beginning of the episode, Monica unwinds a little after learning about some of Jake's choices in the previous episode. Jake has also started having nightmares. The dynamic duo venture through the next door and find themselves within a cave . . . a cave . . . of bones. This episode was written and produced by Alex C. Telander. The voice of Jake is performed by Chris Fletcher; the voice of Monica is performed by Georgia Mackenzie. All the music was composed by Chris Fletcher. Graphic design and artwork is done by Sara Warren. Sound effects are courtesy of the awesomely incredible people at the Freesound Project (www.freesound.org). Ostium will continue to be ad free thanks to our great and wonderful patrons who support the show through our website at www.ostiumpodcast.com/support, or through our Patreon page at www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. Why not consider becoming a supporter of our show? For as little as $2 a month you can get access to exclusive mini episodes, including something called The Ostium Files. It’s a series playing around with the idea of what if you could go through an Ostium door to the time and place of you’re choosing . . . Where would you go? There are also lots of other rewards like episode transcripts with illustrations, music, and special early access to new episodes of Ostium. Plus if we hit our support goals, you’ll get access to Ostium Season 3 MUCH sooner. If we hit our top goal, Season 3 will start right after Season 2, without any break. So check it out at www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. Whatever you can spare will be greatly appreciated and means so much to us. You can also support Ostium by leaving us a review on the podcast listening app of your choice, or simply by telling your friends, or mentioning how much you enjoy this podcast on social media. And of course, there’s also our merchandise store with a whole variety of goodies likes mugs, t-shirts and even fancy pillow cases, all at www.ostiumpodcast.com/store. Also if you’re looking for a good book to read, "Ostium Book One: Population Zero" is out now on Amazon in ebook, paperback, and a fancy full-color illustrated edition (www.amazon.com/gp/product/1549878514). This week’s podcast recommendation is the Marsfall Podcast. Marsfall (http://marsfallpodcast.com/) is a new science-fiction series that follows the first colonists settling on the planet Mars. Led by their fearless commander Jacki O’Rania, and assisted by the colonial artificial intelligence unit ANDI, our colonists strive to make a home on the Red Planet while exploring its deeper mysteries. The recording values are great with this show. The characters feel real and believable, each with their own quirks and failings. Living on such a harsh planet is not easy in any way, and the show does a great job of showing this. But it’s also well balanced with humor, mostly thanks to Andy the quirky AI. Be sure to check it out. Finally, thanks for listening. Without you, there wouldn’t be any point in doing this podcast. So thank you and see you in two weeks with Episode 13: Anjikuni.

Science Fiction
Published: Jan. 28, 2018, 7:03 a.m.

Episode 11 - A Crack in the Edge of the World, Part Two

Kicking off Ostium Season 2, in "Episode 11: A Crack in the Edge of the Word, Part Two," Jake and Monica find themselves back in Ostium where things are all kind of different . . . again. But it's not until they go on a little field trip that they learn what's REALLY happened to Ostium. This episode was written and produced by Alex C. Telander. The voice of Jake is performed by Chris Fletcher; the voice of Monica is performed by Georgia Mackenzie. All the music was composed by Chris Fletcher. Graphic design and artwork is done by Sara Warren. Ostium will continue to be ad free thanks to our great and wonderful patrons who support the show through our website at www.ostiumpodcast.com/support, or through our Patreon page at www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. Why not consider becoming a supporter of our show? For as little as $2 a month you can get access to exclusive mini episodes, including something called The Ostium Files. It’s a series playing around with the idea of what if you could go through an Ostium door to the time and place of you’re choosing . . . Where would you go? There are also lots of other rewards like episode transcripts with illustrations, music, and special early access to new episodes of Ostium. Plus if we hit our support goals, you’ll get access to Ostium Season 3 MUCH sooner. If we hit our top goal, Season 3 will start right after Season 2, without any break. So check it out at www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. Whatever you can spare will be greatly appreciated and means so much to us. You can also support Ostium by leaving us a review on the podcast listening app of your choice, or simply by telling your friends, or mentioning how much you enjoy this podcast on social media. And of course, there’s also our merchandise store with a whole variety of goodies likes mugs, t-shirts and even fancy pillow cases, all at www.ostiumpodcast.com/store. Also if you’re looking for a good book to read, "Ostium Book One: Population Zero" is out now on Amazon in ebook, paperback, and a fancy full-color illustrated edition (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1549878514). This week’s podcast recommendation is the GONE podcast (http://gonepodcast.podbean.com/). The description alone is enough to hook anyone: There’s no way to plan for being alone. There’s no way to plan for what comes next. This is a story about what happens when the world goes dark, and everyone else is gone. The quality and sound is great, and the voice of the narrator - who is also the creator and writer for the show - is clear and very well acted. It’s one of those shows that just sucks you in right from the beginning with a compelling story and then you can’t stop listening because you don’t know where the story’s going to go next. GONE does have a Patreon page too, so once you gobbled up every episode, be sure to leave a review for the show or support them on Patreon. You could even do it while you’re choosing to support Ostium. You know: support two independent self-supported podcasts in one visit. Finally, thanks for listening. Without you, there wouldn’t be any point in doing this podcast. So thank you and see you in two weeks with Episode 12: Cultum Ossium.

Science Fiction
Published: Jan. 14, 2018, 7:31 a.m.

Stocking Up (Monica's Version)

Jake and Monica decide the need a little break from Ostium town proper, and decide to go on a bit of joyride. Get a bite to eat in the nearest town and get some supplies. This is Monica's take on the trip. Music by Axletree, courtesy of the Free Music Archive. Ostium now has a merchandise store, check it out: www.redbubble.com/people/ostiumpodcast/shop?asc=u If you want more Ostium, why not become a patron on our Patreon page www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast, where for just $2 a month you'll get access to an exclusive brand new mini episode every two weeks (and this includes all through the offseason); and during the regular season of the show you'll get access to new episodes a full week before everyone else. Alternatively, you could also make a one-time donation and help support Ostium on our website, www.ostiumpodcast.com. And if you wouldn't mind leaving Ostium a review on whatever app or program you use to listen to podcasts and that way people can see what you're saying to convince them to listen to Ostium. Thanks for listening and see you in two weeks for Monica's take on this interesting trip!

Science Fiction
Published: Dec. 31, 2017, 7:35 a.m.

Stocking Up (Jake's Version)

Jake and Monica decide the need a little break from Ostium town proper, and decide to go on a bit of joyride. Get a bite to eat in the nearest town and get some supplies. This is Jake's take on the trip. Music by Axletree, courtesy of the Free Music Archive. Ostium now has a merchandise store, check it out: www.redbubble.com/people/ostiumpodcast/shop?asc=u If you want more Ostium, why not become a patron on our Patreon page www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast, where for just $2 a month you'll get access to an exclusive brand new mini episode every two weeks (and this includes all through the offseason); and during the regular season of the show you'll get access to new episodes a full week before everyone else. Alternatively, you could also make a one-time donation and help support Ostium on our website, www.ostiumpodcast.com. And if you wouldn't mind leaving Ostium a review on whatever app or program you use to listen to podcasts and that way people can see what you're saying to convince them to listen to Ostium. Thanks for listening and see you in two weeks for Monica's take on this interesting trip!

Science Fiction
Published: Dec. 17, 2017, 7:43 a.m.

Ostium Season 1 Outtakes

You don't always get it right on the first take. And sometimes you don't get it right on the second, third, or fourth. Sometimes you say completely the wrong line, or something else that just makes no sense . . . but it's funny. And sometimes you start having conversations about what you're saying, which is also funny. Fortunately, things are digital now and we don't have to worry about how many reels of tape we're using. So lots more gets recorded. Most of it doesn't end up in the final cut. A lot of it is funny. Here are the choicest outtakes for Ostium Season One. Ostium now has a merchandise store, check it out: www.redbubble.com/people/ostiumpodcast/shop?asc=u If you want more Ostium, why not become a patron on our Patreon page www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast, where for just $2 a month you'll get access to an exclusive brand new mini episode every two weeks (and this includes all through the offseason); and during the regular season of the show you'll get access to new episodes a full week before everyone else. Alternatively, you could also make a one-time donation and help support Ostium on our website, www.ostiumpodcast.com. And if you wouldn't mind leaving Ostium a review on whatever app or program you use to listen to podcasts and that way people can see what you're saying to convince them to listen to Ostium. Thanks for listening and see you next week for a brand new mini episode!

Science Fiction
Published: Dec. 10, 2017, 7:05 a.m.

The Music of Ostium Season One

Here's your complete soundtrack to Ostium Season One, featuring all the music played during the first season, plus a bunch of extra tracks, all written and performed by our talented composer, Chris Fletcher (who is also the voice of Jake). And here's the detailed tracklist for your records: SIDE A: 1. Season One Theme Song 2. Ostium 1-1 3. Ostium 1-2 4. Ostium 1-3 5. Ostium 1-4 6. Ostium 1-5 7. Ostium 2-1 8. Ostium 2-2 9. Ostium 3-1 10. Ostium 3-2 11. Ostium 4-1 12. Ostium 4-2 13. Ostium 4 (Unused Track) 14. Season One Alternate Theme Song (Unused Track) 15. Population Zero 4 (Demo) 16. Population Zero 2 (Demo) 17. Popilation Zero 13 (Demo) 18. Outtake 1 (Demo) SIDE B: 19. The Late Late Show Theme 20. Scary 21. D Thing 22. I've Gotta Close My Eyes 23. Another Chance to Fly 24. Sandy (The Sands of Time) 25. Irish Pop Song Be sure to listen for info about Ostium at Podcon. Ostium now has a merchandise store, check it out: www.redbubble.com/people/ostiumpodcast/shop?asc=u If you want more Ostium, why not become a patron on our Patreon page www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast, where for just $2 a month you'll get access to an exclusive brand new mini episode every two weeks (and this includes all through the offseason); and during the regular season of the show you'll get access to new episodes a full week before everyone else. Alternatively, you could also make a one-time donation and help support Ostium on our website, www.ostiumpodcast.com. And if you wouldn't mind leaving Ostium a review on whatever app or program you use to listen to podcasts and that way people can see what you're saying to convince them to listen to Ostium. Thanks for listening and see you next week for the Season One Outtakes!

Science Fiction
Published: Dec. 3, 2017, 7:31 a.m.

Season 1 Musicology Part Two

The second of a two-part series on the musicology of Ostium Season 1, where Alex C. Telander sits down with Chris Fletcher - the voice of Jake and the composer behind the music - and talks about how the music for Ostium started, how he works, what some of his influences are, and much more. Be sure to listen for info about Ostium at Podcon. Ostium now has a merchandise store, check it out: www.redbubble.com/people/ostiumpodcast/shop?asc=u If you want more Ostium, why not become a patron on our Patreon page www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast, where for just $2 a month you'll get access to an exclusive brand new mini episode every two weeks (and this includes all through the offseason); and during the regular season of the show you'll get access to new episodes a full week before everyone else. Alternatively, you could also make a one-time donation and help support Ostium on our website, www.ostiumpodcast.com. And if you wouldn't mind leaving Ostium a review on whatever app or program you use to listen to podcasts and that way people can see what you're saying to convince them to listen to Ostium. Thanks for listening and see you in two weeks.

Science Fiction
Published: Nov. 19, 2017, 7:05 a.m.

Season 1 Musicology Part One

The first of a two-part series on the musicology of Ostium Season 1, where Alex C. Telander sits down with Chris Fletcher - the voice of Jake and the composer behind the music - and talks about how the music for Ostium started, how he works, what some of his influences are, and much more. Ostium now has a merchandise store, check it out: www.redbubble.com/people/ostiumpodcast/shop?asc=u If you want more Ostium, why not become a patron on our Patreon page www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast, where for just $2 a month you'll get access to an exclusive brand new mini episode every two weeks (and this includes all through the offseason); and during the regular season of the show you'll get access to new episodes a full week before everyone else. Alternatively, you could also make a one-time donation and help support Ostium on our website, www.ostiumpodcast.com. And if you wouldn't mind leaving Ostium a review on whatever app or program you use to listen to podcasts and that way people can see what you're saying to convince them to listen to Ostium. Thanks for listening and see you in two weeks.

Science Fiction
Published: Nov. 5, 2017, 6:01 a.m.

Ten Questions with Alex

In the final of the four-part "Ten questions" series, listeners get to hear from yours truly, Alex C. Telander, writer and producer for Ostium. Music featured in this mini episode is by Marcos H. Bolanos courtesy of the Free Music Archive. Ostium now has a merchandise store, check it out: www.redbubble.com/people/ostiumpodcast/shop?asc=u If you want more Ostium, why not become a patron on our Patreon page www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast, where for just $2 a month you'll get access to an exclusive brand new mini episode every two weeks (and this includes all through the offseason); and during the regular season of the show you'll get access to new episodes a full week before everyone else. Alternatively, you could also make a one-time donation and help support Ostium on our website, www.ostiumpodcast.com. And if you wouldn't mind leaving Ostium a review on whatever app or program you use to listen to podcasts and that way people can see what you're saying to convince them to listen to Ostium. Thanks for listening and see you in two weeks.

Science Fiction
Published: Oct. 22, 2017, 6:06 a.m.

Ten Questions with Sara

In the third of the four-part "Ten questions" series, listeners get to hear from our resident artist, Sara Warren. Music featured in this mini episode is by Komiku courtesy of the Free Music Archive. Ostium now has a merchandise store, check it out: www.redbubble.com/people/ostiumpodcast/shop?asc=u If you want more Ostium, why not become a patron on our Patreon page www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast, where for just $2 a month you'll get access to an exclusive brand new mini episode every two weeks (and this includes all through the offseason); and during the regular season of the show you'll get access to new episodes a full week before everyone else. Alternatively, you could also make a one-time donation and help support Ostium on our website, www.ostiumpodcast.com. And if you wouldn't mind leaving Ostium a review on whatever app or program you use to listen to podcasts and that way people can see what you're saying to convince them to listen to Ostium. Thanks for listening and see you in two weeks.

Science Fiction
Published: Oct. 22, 2017, 6:01 a.m.

Ten Questions with Georgia

In the second of the four-part "Ten questions" series, listeners get to hear from the talented voice of Monica. Music featured in this mini episode is by Komiku courtesy of the Free Music Archive. Ostium now has a merchandise store, check it out: www.redbubble.com/people/ostiumpodcast/shop?asc=u If you want more Ostium, why not become a patron on our Patreon page www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast, where for just $2 a month you'll get access to an exclusive brand new mini episode every two weeks (and this includes all through the offseason); and during the regular season of the show you'll get access to new episodes a full week before everyone else. Alternatively, you could also make a one-time donation and help support Ostium on our website, www.ostiumpodcast.com. And if you wouldn't mind leaving Ostium a review on whatever app or program you use to listen to podcasts and that way people can see what you're saying to convince them to listen to Ostium. Thanks for listening and see you in two weeks.

Science Fiction
Published: Oct. 8, 2017, 6:09 a.m.

Ten Questions with Chris

In the first of the four-part "Ten questions" series, listeners get to hear from the voice of Jake Fisher and all around music guy, Chris Fletcher. Music featured in this mini episode is courtesy of the Free Music Archive. Ostium now has a merchandise store, check it out: www.redbubble.com/people/ostiumpodcast/shop?asc=u If you want more Ostium, why not become a patron on our Patreon page www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast, where for just $2 a month you'll get access to an exclusive brand new mini episode every two weeks (and this includes all through the offseason); and during the regular season of the show you'll get access to new episodes a full week before everyone else. Alternatively, you could also make a one-time donation and help support Ostium on our website, www.ostiumpodcast.com. And if you wouldn't mind leaving Ostium a review on whatever app or program you use to listen to podcasts and that way people can see what you're saying to convince them to listen to Ostium. Thanks for listening and see you in two weeks.

Science Fiction
Published: Oct. 8, 2017, 6:03 a.m.

EMU 6 - The End of the Beginning

In the final EMU mini episode of the season, Dave finally makes it to the States. The question remains whether he can find this secret town called Ostium, and if and when he does, will he find Jake and Monica inside? Written and performed by Alex C. Telander. Warning, this episode contains explicit language. Ostium now has a merchandise store, check it out: www.redbubble.com/people/ostiumpodcast/shop?asc=u If you want more Ostium, why not become a patron on our Patreon page www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast, where for just $2 a month you'll get access to an exclusive brand new mini episode every two weeks (and this includes all through the offseason); and during the regular season of the show you'll get access to new episodes a full week before everyone else. Alternatively, you could also make a one-time donation and help support Ostium on our website, www.ostiumpodcast.com. And if you wouldn't mind leaving Ostium a review on whatever app or program you use to listen to podcasts and that way people can see what you're saying to convince them to listen to Ostium. Thanks for listening and see you in two weeks.

Science Fiction
Published: Sept. 24, 2017, 6:03 a.m.

EMU 5 - Transatlanticism

In this latest installment from EMU, Dave recounts his harrowing journey across the Atlantic, with the goal of reaching the hallowed grounds of the hidden town known as Ostium. Written and performed by Alex C. Telander. Warning, this episode contains explicit language. Ostium now has a merchandise store, check it out: https://www.redbubble.com/people/ostiumpodcast/shop?asc=u If you want more Ostium, why not become a patron on our Patreon page www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast, where for just $2 a month you'll get access to an exclusive brand new mini episode every two weeks (and this includes all through the offseason); and during the regular season of the show you'll get access to new episodes a full week before everyone else. Alternatively, you could also make a one-time donation and help support Ostium on our website, www.ostiumpodcast.com. And if you wouldn't mind leaving Ostium a review on whatever app or program you use to listen to podcasts and that way people can see what you're saying to convince them to listen to Ostium. Thanks for listening and see you in two weeks.

Science Fiction
Published: Sept. 10, 2017, 6:41 a.m.

Musings on the Map Table

While Monica is still enjoying some shuteye, Jake plants himself in front of the map table and has some very deep contemplations about it. Written by Alex C. Telander. Performed by Chris Fletcher. If you want more Ostium, why not become a patron on our Patreon page www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast, where for just $2 a month you'll get access to an exclusive brand new mini episode every two weeks (and this includes all through the offseason); and during the regular season of the show you'll get access to new episodes a full week before everyone else. Alternatively, you could also make a one-time donation and help support Ostium on our website, ostiumpodcast.com. And if you wouldn't mind leaving Ostium a review on whatever app or program you use to listen to podcasts and that way people can see what you're saying to convince them to listen to Ostium. Thanks for listening and see you in two weeks.

Science Fiction
Published: Aug. 27, 2017, 6:02 a.m.

Nighttime Blues

Jake has some introspective thoughts after his showdown with Brandon in Episode 7: Visitors, as he drives back to Ostium. Written by Alex C. Telander. Performed by Chris Fletcher. Background music featured in this episode was by Shadows of the Snow, courtesy of the Free Music Archive. If you want more Ostium, why not become a patron on our Patreon page www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast, where for just $2 a month you'll get access to an exclusive brand new mini episode every two weeks (and this includes all through the offseason); and during the regular season of the show you'll get access to new episodes a full week before everyone else. Alternatively, you could also make a one-time donation and help support Ostium on our website, ostiumpodcast.com. And if you wouldn't mind leaving Ostium a review on whatever app or program you use to listen to podcasts and that way people can see what you're saying to convince them to listen to Ostium. Thanks for listening and see you in two weeks.

Science Fiction
Published: Aug. 13, 2017, 6:01 a.m.

The Crinkle in the Wrapper

In this mini episode, Monica has some introspective thoughts and contemplations while walking around Ostium. Written and performed by Georgia Mackenzie If you want more Ostium, why not become a patron on our Patreon page www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast, where for just $2 a month you'll get access to an exclusive brand new mini episode every two weeks (and this includes all through the offseason); and during the regular season of the show you'll get access to new episodes a full week before everyone else. Alternatively, you could also make a one-time donation and help support Ostium on our website, ostiumpodcast.com. And if you wouldn't mind leaving Ostium a review on whatever app or program you use to listen to podcasts and that way people can see what you're saying to convince them to listen to Ostium. Thanks for listening and see you in one week.

Science Fiction
Published: Aug. 6, 2017, 2:08 p.m.

Save the Clock Tower

Having recently arrived at this strange town called Ostium, Monica decides to go on a bit of an adventure and find out what exactly is going on with this whole clock tower thing. Does the clock wind up? Can she get it working again? Does it have a chime? And how exactly does one get to the the top of that clock tower? Written by Alex C. Telander Performed by Georgia Mackenzie Background music by BG Subset, courtesy of the Free Music Archive. If you want more Ostium, why not become a patron on our Patreon page www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast, where for just $2 a month you'll get access to an exclusive brand new mini episode every two weeks (and this includes all through the offseason); and during the regular season of the show you'll get access to new episodes a full week before everyone else. Alternatively, you could also make a one-time donation and help support Ostium on our website, ostiumpodcast.com. And if you wouldn't mind leaving Ostium a review on whatever app or program you use to listen to podcasts and that way people can see what you're saying to convince them to listen to Ostium. Thanks for listening and see you in two weeks.

Science Fiction
Published: July 16, 2017, 6:40 a.m.

EMU 4 - The Beginning of the End

In the fourth installment of Enigmatic Mysteries of the Unknown, Dave is physically and emotionally reeling from the nuclear plant disaster. (For more info, check out Ostium Episode 4.) He also talks about Jake's latest adventure passing through a door in Ostium. Written and performed by Alex C. Telander. Warning, this episode contains explicit language. We've partnered with @Podchaser, a new website for podcast listeners to rate and review their favorite podcast episodes! Visit the website at beta.podchaser.com and review your favorite episodes from our show. Use the key "ostiumpodcast" to gain exclusive access. Only the first 100 listeners can join, so hurry over! If you want more Ostium, why not become a patron on our Patreon page www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast, where for just $2 a month you'll get access to an exclusive brand new mini episode every two weeks (and this includes all through the offseason); and during the regular season of the show you'll get access to new episodes a full week before everyone else. Alternatively, you could also make a one-time donation and help support Ostium on our website, www.ostiumpodcast.com. And if you wouldn't mind leaving Ostium a review on whatever app or program you use to listen to podcasts and that way people can see what you're saying to convince them to listen to Ostium. Thanks for listening and see you in two weeks.

Science Fiction
Published: July 2, 2017, 6:06 a.m.

EMU 3: Revelations

In the third installment of Enigmatic Mysteries of the unknown featuring one Dave Fothergill Attenborough Windsor, our host discusses some solicited theories from listeners as to what could possibly be the true story behind Ostium. Written and performed by Alex C. Telander. We've partnered with @Podchaser, a new website for podcast listeners to rate and review their favorite podcast episodes! Visit the website at beta.podchaser.com and review your favorite episodes from our show. Use the key "ostiumpodcast" to gain exclusive access. Only the first 100 listeners can join, so hurry over! If you want more Ostium, why not become a patron on our Patreon page www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast, where for just $2 a month you'll get access to an exclusive brand new mini episode every two weeks (and this includes all through the offseason); and during the regular season of the show you'll get access to new episodes a full week before everyone else. Alternatively, you could also make a one-time donation and help support Ostium on our website, www.ostiumpodcast.com. And if you wouldn't mind leaving Ostium a review on whatever app or program you use to listen to podcasts and that way people can see what you're saying to convince them to listen to Ostium. Thanks for listening and see you in two weeks.

Science Fiction
Published: June 18, 2017, 5:56 a.m.

EMU 2: Lost

Dave has some more secrets and personal details to share in this second EMU episode: Lost. Written and performed by Alex C. Telander. If you want more Ostium, why not become a patron on our Patreon page www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast, where for just $2 a month you'll get access to an exclusive brand new mini episode every two weeks (and this includes all through the offseason); and during the regular season of the show you'll get access to new episodes a full week before everyone else. Alternatively, you could also make a one-time donation and help support Ostium on our website, www.ostiumpodcast.com. And if you wouldn't mind leaving Ostium a review on whatever app or program you use to listen to podcasts and that way people can see what you're saying to convince them to listen to Ostium. Thanks for listening and see you in two weeks.

Science Fiction
Published: June 4, 2017, 6:13 a.m.

EMU 1: In the Beginning

Welcome to the Ostium offseason. In the first mini episode you get to meet one David Fothergill Attenborough Windsor, host of the new show Enigmatic Mysteries of the Unknown, talking about his discovery of something very strange. Written and performed by Alex C. Telander. If you want more Ostium, why not become a patron on our Patreon page www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast, where for just $2 a month you'll get access to an exclusive brand new mini episode every two weeks (and this includes all through the offseason); and during the regular season of the show you'll get access to new episodes a full week before everyone else. Alternatively, you could also make a one-time donation and help support Ostium on our website, www.ostiumpodcast.com. And if you haven't already, please leave us a review on iTunes or whichever app you listen to your podcasts on. Why not join me in reviewing one of the shows you listen to every #AudioDramaSunday. If you're looking for some other podcasts to listen be sure to check out our recs page: https://ostiumpodcast.com/ostium-%E2%99%A5-podcasts/ See you in two weeks with another mini episode!

Science Fiction
Published: May 20, 2017, 4:27 a.m.

Episode 10 - A Crack in the Edge of the World, Part One

In the Ostium Season One finale, "A Crack in the Edge of the World, Part One," Jake and Monica . . . well, you're just going to have to listen to the episode to find out. Written and produced by Alex C. Telander. Performed by Chris Fletcher and Georgia McKenzie. Warning, this episode contains explicit language. Please help and support Team Ostium by rating and reviewing on iTunes, as well as checking out our Patreon page at www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. Perks include mini episodes, all the music to Season 1, transcripts featuring full-color covers and illustrations, outtakes, and access to new episodes a week before regular release. And don't forget to subscribe and tell your friends. And finally from Team Ostium to you: Thanks for listening to season one and see you in season two! In the meantime, enjoy lots of upcoming mini episodes and outtakes, and lots of other good stuff.

Science Fiction
Published: May 7, 2017, 6:07 a.m.

Episode 9 - Avalon

Jake and Monica are ready to venture through Door #5 and find out what's on the other side. Will Jake know where they are? Will he have some intrinsic link to this location in time? And will they be able to find out something before the blackness comes . . ? Written and produced by Alex C. Telander. Performed by Chris Fletcher and Georgia McKenzie. Warning, this episode contains explicit language. Please help and support Team Ostium by rating and reviewing on iTunes, as well as checking out our Patreon page at www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. Perks include mini episodes, all the music to Season 1, transcripts featuring full-color covers and illustrations, outtakes, and access to new episodes a week before regular release. And don't forget to subscribe and tell your friends. And finally from Team Ostium to you: Thanks for listening.

Science Fiction
Published: April 23, 2017, 7:01 a.m.

Episode 8 - Back to the Future

In the beginning of Episode 8 - Back to the Future, Monica goes on a solo mission to try out something with a door in Ostium, and things don't go according to plan. Later on, after a heart-to-heart discussion, Jake and Monica realize they need to visit an old haunt and sort some things out. Written and produced by Alex C. Telander. Performed by Chris Fletcher and Georgia McKenzie. Warning, this episode contains explicit language. Please help and support Team Ostium by rating and reviewing on iTunes, as well as checking out our Patreon page at www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. Perks include mini episodes, all the music to Season 1, transcripts featuring full-color covers and illustrations, outtakes, and access to new episodes a week before regular release. And don't forget to subscribe and tell your friends. And finally from Team Ostium to you: Thanks for listening.

Science Fiction
Published: April 9, 2017, 7 a.m.

Episode 7 - Visitors

In Episode 7, Jake and Monica face off with some visitors entering Ostium. Later on, Jake takes his last trip to his home and meets an old friend. Written and produced by Alex C. Telander. Performed by Chris Fletcher, Georgia McKenzie and Alex C. Telander. Warning, this episode contains explicit language. Please help and support Team Ostium by rating and reviewing on iTunes, as well as checking out our Patreon page at www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. Perks include mini episodes, all the music to Season 1, transcripts featuring full-color covers and illustrations, outtakes, and access to new episodes a week before regular release. And don't forget to subscribe and tell your friends. And finally from Team Ostium to you: Thanks for listening.

Science Fiction
Published: March 26, 2017, 6:07 a.m.

Episode 6 - Dialogues

In Episode 6, Jake and Monica sit down over a good meal and some hot tea and have a heart to heart chat about Ostium, life in Ostium, and all things . . . Ostium. Written and produced by Alex C. Telander. Performed by Chris Fletcher and Georgia McKenzie. Warning, this episode contains explicit language. Please help and support Team Ostium by rating and reviewing on iTunes, as well as checking out our Patreon page at www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. Perks include mini episodes, all the music to Season 1, transcripts featuring full-color covers and illustrations, outtakes, and access to new episodes a week before regular release. And don't forget to subscribe and tell your friends. And finally from Team Ostium to you: Thanks for listening.

Science Fiction
Published: March 12, 2017, 7:19 a.m.

Ostium Episode 5 - A.W.O.L.

In Episode 5: A.W.O.L. listeners get to meet a new character. Written and produced by Alex C. Telander. Performed by Georgia McKenzie. Warning, this episode contains explicit language. Please help and support Team Ostium by rating and reviewing on iTunes, as well as checking out our Patreon page at www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. Perks include mini episodes, all the music to Season 1, transcripts featuring full-color covers and illustrations, outtakes, and access to new episodes a week before regular release. And don't forget to subscribe and tell your friends. And finally from Team Ostium to you: Thanks for listening.

Science Fiction
Published: Feb. 26, 2017, 8:01 a.m.

Episode 4 - First Contact

In Episode 4 - First Contact, Jake learns about some big changes in his life and the world, before he travels to Ostium. He now knows he's not alone in this special town, and as he passes through Door 4 he wonders if he'll have any company. Also what world will he be taken to this time? Written by Alex C. Telander Performed by Chris Fletcher, who also composed the interstitial music pieces. Background music by Ketsa and The Angulars, courtesy of the Free Music Archive. Warning, this episode contains explicit language. Please help and support Team Ostium by rating and reviewing on iTunes, as well as checking out our Patreon page at www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. Perks include mini episodes on the Enigmatic Mysteries of the Unknown, a sub-plot to Ostium, all the music to Season 1, transcripts featuring full-color covers and illustrations, and access to new episodes a week before regular release. And don't forget to subscribe and tell your friends. And finally from Team Ostium to you: Thanks for listening.

Science Fiction
Published: Feb. 12, 2017, midnight

Episode 3 - 38°20'N, 17°15'W

Jake travels back to Ostium, this time with some specific goals in mind: to find out what is exactly behind those doors in the clock tower, and to discover what might be behind Door #3. Written by Alex C. Telander Performed by Chris Fletcher, who also composed the interstitial music pieces. Background music by 2Kutup courtesy of the Free Music Archive. Warning, this episode contains explicit language. Please help and support Team Ostium by rating and reviewing on iTunes, as well as checking out our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. Perks include mini episodes on the Enigmatic Mysteries of the Unknown, all the music to Season 1, transcripts featuring full-color covers and illustrations, and much more. And don't forget to subscribe and tell your friends. And finally from Team Ostium to you: Thanks for listening.

Science Fiction
Published: Jan. 29, 2017, midnight

Episode 2 - CROATOAN

In Episode 2, Jake Fisher finally gets inside the secret town of Ostium and sees the many doors up close, and then ventures to find out what is behind those doors. Written by Alex C. Telander. Performed by Chris Fletcher. Interstitial music pieces by Chris Fletcher. Background music by 2Kutup courtesy of the Free Music Archive. For more information go to ostiumpodcast.com. To help support Ostium, please visit our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. There you'll find lots of perks like mini episodes, transcripts with original artwork, music, and more.

Science Fiction
Published: Jan. 15, 2017, midnight

Episode 1 - Population Zero

In the debut episode of the Ostium podcast, listeners get to meet Jake Fisher for the first time and learn about a special place called Ostium. Episode 1 - Population Zero was written and produced by Alex C. Telander. Music and the voice of Jake Fisher is by Chris Fletcher. For more information, go to ostiumpodcast.com.

Science Fiction
Published: Jan. 1, 2017, 8:16 a.m.

Ostium Teaser Number Three

The third and final Ostium teaser for Season 1. Episode 1 will be released January 1, 2017. Listen, follow and subscribe on SoundCloud or iTunes.

Science Fiction
Published: Dec. 30, 2016, 5:51 a.m.

Ostium Teaser Number Two

In the second Ostium teaser, listeners get to hear the first few minutes of Episode 1, meeting Jake Fisher for the first time and wondering . . . what comes next? The premiere episode of Ostium is coming January 1, 2017. Follow Ostium on Twitter @ostiumpodcast. You can get news, updates and all things Ostium by following Ostium on Wordpress or the social media platform of your choice.

Science Fiction
Published: Dec. 18, 2016, midnight

Ostium Teaser Number One

The first teaser for a new podcast called Ostium debuting January 1 2017.

Science Fiction
Published: Dec. 3, 2016, midnight

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