episode forty-one: My kidneys go straight to voice mail

Welcome back, space monkeys! We hope you enjoyed your six-week excursion ashore. Watch your step, the gangplank is slippery and also there's no oxygen out here, so look lively. Take your seats, please; we'll be setting adrift...sorry, a-sail again soon. No eating, please; we just got the toilets clean. Now. Where were we.....? You've been listening to: Bonnie Brantley as Jessie Kevin Hall as Greg Tim Sherburn as Colin Eric Perry as Joe Richard Cowen as Leet June Clark Eubanks as the Albatros Aaron Clark as le Bichon Frise David S. Dear as Dr. Theo Bromae Shannon Perry as Madeline and Olivia with a special appearance by Sarah Golding, and Richard Nadolny as your Narrator Our music was composed and performed by John Faley, and our artwork is by Lucas Elliott. This episode was directed by June Clark Eubanks. Oz 9 is written and produced by Shannon Perry. If you want to support the show, we'd love to see pics of you on Twitter, showing off your Oz 9 merch from Tee Public, or have you join our Patreon at patreon.com/Oz9podcast/. Even one dollar a month earns you some cool swag and our everlasting gratitude. Until next time, Space Monkeys, welcome home.  TRAILER: Relativity Podcast

Comedy Fiction
Published: July 19, 2020, 11:01 a.m.

Oz 9 hiatus episode: We'll always have ...

If you've ever wondered about our crew's lives before they got wrapped up in the drama of the Oz 9, well, keep wondering, because you're not going to learn a damn thing from this disaster of an episode.  You're listening to: Eric Perry as Dr. von Haber Zetzer and Sarah Golding as pretty much everybody else. Except Richard Nadolny as the Narrator. Our theme is by John Faley; the other music in this episode comes from several artists on Storyblocks. Our art is by Lucas Elliott. This episode was directed by June Clark Eubanks and was written and produced by Shannon Perry. Season 3 starts in one week (provided we don't blow ourselves up before then), so until July 19, Space Monkeys....

Comedy Fiction
Published: July 12, 2020, 11 a.m.

Oz 9: The Season Two Crew

If you think Oz 9 looks like chaos from the front, well, it's just as raggedy and unkempt 'round the back (if slightly less dangerous). In this bonus episode for our hiatus, our 4 newest cast members, David S. Dear, Sarah Golding, Kevin Hall, and Iri Alexander, gathered to talk about life as a voice actor and the swirling tornado of imminent doom that is existence aboard the Oz 9. We'll be back with our first episode of Season Three on July 19, 2020, so until then, Space Monkeys, stay silly.  

Comedy Fiction
Published: July 5, 2020, 9:57 p.m.

The Oz 8000 Biosphere: Portrait of a Refuge

The Oz ships failed under mysterious circumstances entirely caused by their on-board crews or natural disaster wholly unrelated to Gated Galaxies or its subsidiaries, officers, or agents. G2 accepts no responsibility or liability for loss of liberty, limb, or life due to incorrect use of machinery, gross negligence, intentional or reckless misconduct. By simply existing, you acknowledge that life is inherently dangerous and often fatal and absolve Gated Galaxies of any and all injury you may incur whilst voluntarily engaging in the hazardous activity known as living. That said, Welcome to the Oz 9 Bioswamp!

Comedy Fiction
Published: June 9, 2020, 6:23 a.m.

episode forty: Be prepared to lose body hair

It's the end of Season 2, and our crew are still dumb, still in space, and still hovering at the edge of death. Thanks to all the zig zagging around the galaxy, they're nearly back where they started, and the forniculator still hasn't been fixed. So, if you've been with us for the past 39 episodes, well, you probably could have skipped this bit. Let's hope Season 3 is better. In Season 2, you heard from: Iri Alexander as Julie Bonnie Brantley as Donna and Jessie Aaron Clark as le Bichon Frise and Ben June Clark Eubanks as Glenda and the Albatros Richard Cowen as Leet and Tiberius David S. Dear as Dr. Theo Bromae John Faley as Brandon the YouTube guy Sarah Golding as Mrs. Sheffield Kevin Hall as Greg, Felonius, Spotty Bosh, Tour Guide, and Radu the Handsome Eric Perry as Dr. von Haber Zetzer, Joe, Howard, and Mr. Southers Shannon Perry as Olivia and Madeline Tim Sherburn as Colin, Emily, and Buck And Richard Nadolny as your Narrator. Guest appearances in Season Two included Jessica Vest from “Cassie and the Spectral Shade,” Kyle Jones of “The Discussing Network,” Raymond Morse of “5 and Thirty with Ruk,” Karin Heimdahl of “Y2K Podcast”, Travis Hull, Susan Franzen, Eric Davis, and Barbara McGarry. Thank you all! Our theme and other music — including Madeline's Theme in this episode — were composed and performed by John Faley. Our artwork is by Lucas Elliott. Oz 9 is written and produced by Shannon Perry. Thanks so very much to all our patrons and supporters:  David S. Dear of A Ninth World Journal Alex Kirk Anthony Dallape of Cardinal Sins podcast Barry Heap Kim Cole of Chaotic Goodness podcast Corey Pfautsch Craig Edwards, "the Media Guy" D.J. Sylvis of Monkeyman Productions Diana Wittenbrock James Jamtaas of Creatorz Anon podcast Dwayne Farver of Manifestations podcast Eden and Tom Minucci Emily Swanson Eric Davis Evan Melhouse Daniel French of Fishbonius Sound Design Janis Westin Jessica Vest Julie Stewart Kari David Karin Heimdahl of Y2K podcast Kate Wallinga of Ignorance was Bliss podcast Kiyomi and Greg Yim Louisa Wagner Helo Crepaldi, otherwise known as “Madam Kittypaldi” Maissa Bessada Marnie Warner Nicole Acquavella Raymond Morse of 5 and 30 with Ruk podcast Lee and Karen Shackleford of the Relativity Podcast Rick Croft RJ Stonecipher of The Ladies of Strange podcast Shosuro Ajo Steven and Jas of Witchever Path podcast T. H. Wyman Talon Stradley of Newon's Dark Room podcast Tamsin Cheyne Michael Curtis of The Awkward Screw podcast Timothy J. Ramaekers of The Awkward Screw podcast Travis and Shannon Hull Nick Wesselman Until Season 3, Space Monkeys!

Comedy Fiction
Published: May 24, 2020, noon

episode thirty-nine: From last cluck to a bucket of extra crispy

Episode 39 means one more until the end of Season 2, and where we're going is no clearer than the muck at the bottom of the bioswamp. But hey, you've gotten this far, you might as well stick with us a little longer. Eventually, it'll all make sense. Or not. Probably not. You've been listening to: Bonnie Brantley as Jessie Kevin Hall as Greg and Felonius Eric Perry as Joe, Dr. von Haber-Zetzer, Mr. Southers, and Howard Iri Alexander as Julie David S. Dear as Dr. Theo Bromae Aaron Clark as le Bichon Frise Tim Sherburn as Colin, Buck, and Emily Richard Cowen as Leet and Tiberius June Clark Eubanks as the Albatros Shannon Perry as Olivia and Madeline, and Richard Nadolny as your Narrator Until next time, space monkeys!

Comedy Fiction
Published: May 10, 2020, 11 a.m.

episode thirty-eight: I forgot to untie the technician

Look, I've been up all night, and seriously the first person to speak to me may find themselves trying to pour coffee into a stump. Like, where their head used to be, not a tree, that was supposed to be sort of threatening and scary. Never mind. Make sure you listen right to the end as there's treats and stuff you won't want to miss.  Oh, and Head 1 finally gets a name. It's ... epic. Really. You’re listening to: Iri Alexander as Julie Tim Sherburn as Colin, Emily, and Buck Kevin Hall as Greg Sarah Golding as Mrs. Sheffield June Clark Eubanks as Glenda and the Albatros Bonnie Brantley as Donna and Jessie Richard Cowen as Leet Aaron Clark as Ben and le Bichon Frise Eric Perry as Head 1 (wanna learn his new name? listen to the episode) Mr. Southers, Joe, and Dr. von Haber-Zetzer Shannon Perry as Olivia and Madeline Introducing David S. Dear as Dr. Theo Bromae Richard Nadolny as your Narrator SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ALLI SCHLEISMAN and ROSA DELGADO of Elaine's Cooking for the Soul podcast.  And THANK YOU to David S. Dear of A Ninth World Journal podcast! Our music is by John Faley, our artwork is by Lucas Elliott, and Oz 9 is written and produced by Shannon Perry. Remember, space monkeys, stay safe and wash your hands.... Especially if you've touched anything on the Oz 9, yuck.

Comedy Fiction
Published: April 26, 2020, 2:49 p.m.

episode thirty-seven: Hung up like a deli chicken

Despite Joe's best attempts to keep the Oz 9 free of ... icky things, a very large, armed, and presumably hostile icky thing has taken over the bridge. This has just been one of those space voyages, hasn't it?  You're listening to: Iri Alexander as Julie Bonnie Brantley as Jessie Aaron Clark as le Bichon Frise Eric Perry as Joe, Head 1, and Dr. von Haber Zetzer Richard Cowen as Leet and Tiberius June Clark Eubanks as the Albatros Shannon Perry as Olivia and Madeline Kevin Hall as Greg and Felonius Tim Sherburn as Colin and Emily, And Richard Nadolny as your Narrator. Our music is composed and performed by John Faley; our artwork is by Lucas Elliott. We have new artwork, so be sure to check out the Oz 9 shop in Tee Public! Oz 9 is written and produced by Shannon Perry. We want all our space monkeys to stay safe and well, so be sure to wash your hands regularly. If that’s becoming a drag, check out the podcast Listen, Rinse, Repeat for episodes just the right length for washing your hands. That’s Listen, Rinse, Repeat. Be well, space monkeys! And make sure to listen for the trailer of Y2K, a fabulous podcast by Karin Heimdahl. Available on Podchaser or wherever you hear your favorite podcasts.

Comedy Fiction
Published: April 12, 2020, 3:29 p.m.

episode thirty-six: There once was a garçon from Bordeaux

Pod poetry is generally considered to be the 3rd worst in the universe. If you have a weak liver or any sort of cheese allergy, you might want to check with a doctor before listening to this episode. You're listening to: Bonnie Brantley as Jessie and Donna Richard Cowen as Leet and Tyberius Iri Alexander as Julie Sarah Golding as Mrs. Sheffield June Clark Eubanks as the Albatros Tim Sherburn as Colin and Buck Kevin Hall as Greg Eric Perry as Joe and Mr. Southers Aaron Clark as le Bichon Frise and Ben Shannon Perry as Olivia and Madeline, and ONLY Richard Nadolny as your Narrator Our music is composed and performed by John Faley. Our artwork is by Lucas Elliott. Oz 9 is written and produced by Shannon Perry. Thanks to Allan Hopfensperger for this episode’s Naming Head One contribution. These are some crazy times, Space Monkeys, so take care and be well!

Comedy Fiction
Published: March 30, 2020, 2:49 a.m.

episode thirty-five: Rabid egret eggs and something vaguely chivelike

Beans — BIG beans — are about to be spilled aboard the Oz 9, and that could spell trouble for the crew. Especially if the beans land in a very particular way that happens to spell "trouble." And someone aboard the Oz 9 is not doing their job. I realize I should probably narrow that down for you, as it's a hefty list, but just listen up and you'll figure it out.  You’ve been listening to: Bonnie Brantley as Jessie Aaron Clark as le Bichon Frise Eric Perry as Dr von Haber-Zetzer, Joe, and Head 1 Tim Sherburn as Colin and Emily Richard Cowen as Leet Kevin Hall as Greg June Clark Eubanks as Glenda and the Albatros Shannon Perry as Olivia and Madeline A special guest appearance by Kyle Jones, and  Richard Nadolny, as your Narrator. Our music is by John Faley, our artwork is by Lucas Elliott, and Oz 9 is written and produced by Shannon Perry. Thanks to Dwayne Farber of Manifestations podcast for this week’s Naming Head One contribution. And welcome to our newest patrons: Lee of Relativity Podcast, and Kim Cole of Chaotic Goodness podcast. Until next time, space monkeys!

Comedy Fiction
Published: March 15, 2020, noon

episode thirty-four: Fly, you beautiful bastard, fly

What do you do when your Otologostealth X13 runs out of charge?  That wasn't actually a rhetorical question — the manual is in Ancient Mesopotamian (we think) and none of the charging cables we have fits. Anyone? Anyway, we say goodbye to a crewmate this episode, so get your hanky ready or use your sleeve or whatever, just prepare to have your innards stepped on in the name of emotional manipulation. You're listening to: June Clark Eubanks as Glenda and the Albatros Kevin Hall as Greg Eric Perry as Mr. Southers, Dr. von Haber-Zetzer, and Joe Bonnie Brantley as Donna and Jessie Shannon Perry as Olivia and Madeline Tim Sherburn as Colin and Buck Aaron Clark as le Bichon Frise and Ben Richard Cowen as Leet With Sarah Golding as Mrs. Sheffield Introducing Iri Alexander as Julie and Richard Nadolny as your Narrator Thanks to Jessica Vest for this week’s suggestion for Naming Head One. Music by John Faley; art by Lucas Elliott; Oz 9 was written and produced by Shannon Perry.  Until next time, space monkeys!

Comedy Fiction
Published: March 1, 2020, 11:18 p.m.

episode thirty-three: If you say so, Frog Butt

No one said life in space would be easy. Though if they'd listened closely, the people buying seats on the Oz ships might have heard G2 officials mutter under their breath about how easy death in space was going to be ... Anyway, it's a Thursday aboard the Oz 9, which means Leet is optimistic about their chances of survival. He's alone in that, but hey, he's a rebel.  You're listening to: Richard Cowen as Leet Tim Sherburn as Colin Bonnie Brantley as Jessie June Clark Eubanks as the Albatros Kevin Hall as Cal who we’re probably going to call Greg from now on Aaron Clark as le Bichon Frise Eric Perry as Joe and Dr. von Haber Zetzer Shannon Perry as Olivia and Madeline, and Richard Nadolny as your narrator Special thanks to Kiyomi for naming our zebra Greg, and thanks to Dwayne for this episode's #NamingHeadOne suggestion. Until next time, Space Monkeys!

Comedy Fiction
Published: Feb. 16, 2020, 1 p.m.

episode thirty-two: It's stuck in my cravat

I've pretty much decided that some weeks ago, I ate the fugu, and everything since has been some sort of weird fever dream. I mean, that's the only thing that makes sense, right? RIGHT? You’ve been listening to: Kevin Hall as Cal and Greg the Zebra Bonnie Brantley as Jessie Eric Perry as Joe, Dr. von Haber Zetzer, and Head One Tim Sherburn as Colin and Emily Richard Cowen as Leet Aaron Clark as le Bichon Frise June Clark Eubanks as the Albatros Shannon Perry as Olivia and Madeline and Richard Nadolny as your Narrator. Our theme music and other music is composed and performed by John Faley. Our artwork is by Lucas Elliott. Oz 9 is written and produced by Shannon Perry. Until next time, space monkeys.

Comedy Fiction
Published: Feb. 2, 2020, 1 p.m.

episode thirty-one and a half: Scrummy nuns and dodgy deacons

Otherwise known as "The Origin of Colin Smith," this mini ep gives some background into- Ah ah — you almost got me, there. Nope. I'm not telling. I'm afraid you'll have to listen like it's 2020 or something. You're listening to: Eric Perry as Mr. Southers Kevin Hall as Spotty Bosh and Richard Nadolny as your Narrator This episode was directed by June Clark Eubanks. Our theme and other music is by John Faley; our artwork is by Lucas Elliott. Oz 9 is written and produced by Shannon Perry.  Until next time, Space Monkeys.

Comedy Fiction
Published: Jan. 19, 2020, noon

episode thirty-one: Daydreams and teddy bear hugs

I... we... they... Seriously? This is... It just...  SERIOUSLY? You've been listening to: June Clark Eubanks as Glenda and the Albatros Bonnie Brantley as Donna and Jessie Tim Sherburn as Colin, Buck, and Emily Eric Perry as Mr. Southers, Head 1, and Dr. von Haber Zetzer Richard Cowen as Leet Aaron Clark as le Bichon Frise and Ben Shannon Perry as Olivia and Madeline Special thanks to guest star Sarah Golding as Mrs. Clara Sheffield And Richard Nadolny as your Narrator This episode is dedicated in loving memory to Kari David and Aunt Mary Kathryn. Safe travels, space monkeys. You’ll be missed.

Comedy Fiction
Published: Jan. 12, 2020, 5:59 p.m.

episode thirty: There's an armpit method?

It's the holiday season aboard the Oz 9, though how that happened when they launched in spring, like, a month ago, is anyone's guess.  But whatever the case, there's a mysterious box in Cargo Bay 7, and whether it was delivered by Santa or Satan... well, I guess you'll have to listen to find out, now won't you? You're listening to: Bonnie Brantley as Jessie Eric Perry as Head 1, Joe, and Dr. von Haber Zetzer Richard Cowen as Leet Tim Sherburn as Colin and Emily Aaron Clark as le Bichon Frise June Clark Eubanks as the Albatros Kevin Hall as Cal Shannon Perry as Madeline and Olivia, and Richard Nadolny as your Narrator. Our music is by John Faley; our artwork by Lucas Elliott. Oz 9 is written and produced by Shannon Perry. A very happy holidays to you, space monkeys!

Comedy Fiction
Published: Dec. 29, 2019, noon

episode twenty-nine and a half: The Annual Assassins Holiday Dinner

On December 4, 2019, Oz 9 did a live show at the South Side Podfest at Bar 171 in Chicago, Illinois.  It was the evening of the Annual Assassins Holiday Dinner. Of course, the Albatros and le Bichon Frise attended, with chaperone Cpt. Madeline, who was very upset to learn that no one with any sense at all ate the delicious-smelling food. Thank you to Nick Mataragas and Memoriam Development for creating this fun event and putting us on the list, thank you to Bar 171 for hosting us, and thank you to those who attended. Lady Trout’s henchmen will be visiting those who didn’t laugh enough, don’t think we didn’t see you. Special thanks to Susan Franzen and Eric Davis for traveling vast distances – though not as far as us, we’re from outer space, for crying out loud – to take on special assassin duties. You’ve been listening to: June Clark Eubanks as the Albatros Aaron Clark as le Bichon Frise Introducing Susan Franzen as the Minx and Eric Davis as the Hound dog Karin Heimdahl as Lady Trout, Bonnie Brantley as Jessie Shannon Perry as Olivia and Madeline, And Richard Nadolny as your Narrator. Until next time, Space Monkeys, Narrator out.  

Comedy Fiction
Published: Dec. 25, 2019, 2:55 p.m.

episode twenty-nine: A rather amorous gecko

Episode 29, in which we learn the meaning of the Scottish slang word "boaking." Repeatedly. In vivid color. In this episode, the world has gone topsy turvy — up is down, left is right, enemies are friends... But the fugu is still poisonous, and our crew are still idiotic and imperiled. And there's a gecko. An amorous one.  You’ve been listening to: Aaron Clark as le Bichon Frise Bonnie Brantley as Jessie Eric Perry as Dr. von Haber-Zetzer, Head 1, and Joe June Clark Eubanks as the Albatros Tim Sherburn as Colin and Emily Richard Cowen as Leet Kevin Hall as Cal Shannon Perry as Olivia and Madeline, and Richard Nadolny as your Narrator Our theme music was composed and performed by John Faley; our artwork is by Lucas Elliott. Oz 9 is written and produced by Shannon Perry. It’s nearly the holidays, and if you’re looking for an extra-special stocking stuffer, how about a personalized ring tone or voice mail for that special someone? Join our Patreon at the 7 dollar Space Monkey level or above, and get a message from the Oz 9 character of your choice! Supplies are limited in the holiday crush, so get your bid in early. Or find other fun Oz 9 merch at TeePublic. Until next time, space monkeys, Narrator out!

Comedy Fiction
Published: Dec. 15, 2019, 12:30 p.m.

episode twenty-eight: Not a sane pair of lederhosen on this ship

An episode so full of unexpected twist and turns, you should probably schedule an appointment with your chiropractor now.  Wet sandwiches, heat-resistant foxes, and some highly suspect popcorn flavoring are the very least of the crew's problems today, so be throw on some wooly slippers, grab a nibble that doesn't fight back, and enjoy NOT being on the Oz 9.  June Clark Eubanks as the Albatros Eric Perry as Head 1, Joe, and Dr. von Haber Zetzer Kevin Hall as Cal Aaron Clark as le Bichon Frise Bonnie Brantley as Jessie Richard Cowen as Leet Tim Sherburn as Colin and Emily Shannon Perry as Olivia and Madeline, and Richard Nadolny as your Narrator. Our theme and other music is by John Faley; our artwork is by Lucas Elliott. Oz 9 is written and produced by Shannon Perry. You can join us on board the 9 – for as long as there is a 9 – by becoming a patron at Patreon. And don’t forget to check out WiFiSciFi for a chance to see Oz 9 and five other amazing science fiction podcasts live this coming April.

Comedy Fiction
Published: Dec. 1, 2019, 9:03 p.m.

episode twenty-seven: Too chiseled to burn

Does it sometimes seem like everything that is trying to kill you wants to talk to you about it first? I mean, I don't really feel like I need to connect with you on an emotional level when I'm just trying to keep breathing. In episode 27, a very unexpected truth is revealed — but is it good news? Or very very bad indeed? Smart money's on bad. I'm going with bad. You're listening to: Tim Sherburn as Colin and Emily Eric Perry as Head 1 and Mr. Southers June Clark Eubanks as Glenda and the Albatros Bonnie Brantley as Jessie and Donna Kevin Hall as Cal Shannon Perry as Madeline and Olivia Aaron Clark as le Bichon Frise, and Richard Nadolny as your Narrator. Special thanks this week to Jamie Price for the sensitivity read. Our music is composed and performed by John Faley, and our artwork is by Lucas Elliott. Oz 9 is written and produced by Shannon Perry. Until next time, space monkeys!

Comedy Fiction
Published: Nov. 17, 2019, noon

episode twenty-six: The death of Karen

Earth is starting to feel the loss of its most dependable consumers, it's chaos all 'round, and I got a fricking paper cut putting this episode together, so if you want to know what it's about, well, I guess you'll just have to listen, won't you. Just a reminder that you can see (and support) a live appearance of Oz 9, plus Relativity, Sage and Savant, Moonbase Theta Out, A 9th World Journal, and Girl in Space, by joining our Indiegogo! Lots of great perks for those who join, so if you can, we'd love for you to be one of them.  You've been listening to: Eric Perry as Mr. Southers, Dr. von Haber-Zetzer, Head 1, and Joe June Clark Eubanks as Glenda and the Albatros Bonnie Brantley as Donna and Jessie Kevin Hall as Matt Tim Sherburn as Colin, Buck, and Emily Richard Cowen as Leet Shannon Perry as Olivia and Madeline Aaron Clark as Le Bichon Frise and Richard Nadolny as your Narrator. Our music is composed and performed by John Faley, and our artwork is by Lucas Elliott. Oz 9 is written and produced by Shannon Perry. Until next time, space monkeys, Narrator out!

Comedy Fiction
Published: Nov. 3, 2019, 11 a.m.

It's an Oz 9 Halloween

It's the Oz 9, so of course they even manage to screw up Halloween.  What do you do if there's an open and empty coffin in the hold of your ship?  No, really, what do YOU do, because we've got bugger all for ideas. You've been listening to Richard Cowen as Leet Tim Sherburn as Colin Eric Perry as Joe Bonnie Brantley as Jessie Kevin Hall as Radu the Handsome June Clark Eubanks as the Albatros Aaron Clark as le Bichon Frise Shannon Perry as Olivia and Madeline and Richard Nadolny as your Narrator Our spooky music was composed and performed in record time by the amazing John Faley. Special thanks to Tanya Faley for her spooky hyperventilating. Our artwork is by Lucas Elliott. Oz 9 is written and produced by Shannon Perry.

Comedy Fiction
Published: Nov. 1, 2019, 4:07 a.m.

episode twenty-five: Hey, Doc, can I pet this?

Leet's in Dr. von Haber Zetzer's lab, and you know no good can come of that. Colin is lethally in need of a nap, and the Albatros is on the hunt for a husband.  Things are weird aboard the Oz 9, and that's saying something. You’ve been listening to: Bonnie Brantley as Jessie Aaron Clark as le Bichon Frise June Clark Eubanks as the Albatros Richard Cowen as Leet Tim Sherburn as Colin Kevin Hall as the Tour Guide Shannon Perry as Madeline and Olivia Eric Perry as Head 1, Dr. von Haber Zetzer and... (dot dot dot) And Richard Nadolny as your Narrator Our music was composed and performed by John Faley. Our artwork is by Lucas Elliott, and Oz 9 is written and produced by Shannon Perry. Don’t forget: the WiFiSciFi Live event is happening in April 2020, and you can be a part of it. Six podcasts, including Girl in Space, 9th World Journal, Moonbase Theta Out, Relativity, Sage & Savant, and yours truly Oz 9, will be taking the stage in Seattle, Washington, for one unforgettable evening. Help us make it happen by contributing to our Indiegogo. You’ll get some great benefits as well as helping bring podcasting to an even bigger audience. Support independent audio drama; go to wifiscifi.org for more details and a link to our fundraising page. Until next time, space monkeys, Narrator out!

Comedy Fiction
Published: Oct. 13, 2019, 7:28 p.m.

episode twenty-four: Is it really an esophagus anymore?

There's an assassin in memory storage ... that's just not something you hear every day, is it? Colin's eaten a highly questionable olive, Dr. von Haber Zetzer is learning about strange cultural phenomena, and something about different kinds of peas. It's another day aboard the Oz 9. Maybe their last day. As usual. You're listening to: Eric Perry as Dr. von Haber Zetzer and Head One Tim Sherburn as Colin Bonnie Brantley as Jessie June Clark Eubanks as the Albatros Aaron Clark as le Bichon Frise Richard Cowen as Leet Shannon Perry as Madeline and Olivia Richard Nadolny as the narrator And introducing Kevin Hall, as Spotty Bosh. Our theme and other music were composed and performed by John Faley, with additional arrangement by Eliott Faley. Our artwork is by Lucas Elliott, and Oz 9 is written and produced by Shannon Perry. We hope to see you at PodTales on October 20 in Boston, and we really hope to see you in Seattle next April for the WiFiSciFi science fiction live podcast extravaganza! Check out wifiscifi dot org for more details! Until next time, space monkeys ...

Comedy Fiction
Published: Sept. 29, 2019, 11 a.m.

episode twenty-three and a half

Who doesn't love a good origin story, amirite? Here's hoping you also love a mediocre one.  Even a sort of lousy one that involves a lot of people with fishy sounding names (you'll get that joke once you've heard it).  This is our cameo-laden bonus episode, literally dripping with the talents of some of our favorite folks.  You're listening to:  Barbara McGarry as Minister Agata Kalhoty Raymond Morse as Dr. Skinner Jessica Vest as Dr. Flounder Karin Heimdahl as Lady Trout Travis Hull as the Giant Squid Aaron Clark as le Bichon Frise June Clark Eubanks as the Albatros Kevin Hall as the Armadillo, and Richard Nadolny as the Narrator With sincere thanks to a bunch of VERY good sports and a thank you to all our patrons and supporters of every kind. Our theme and other music were composed and performed by John Faley. Our artwork is by Lucas Elliott. Oz 9 is written and produced by Shannon Perry.

Comedy Fiction
Published: Sept. 22, 2019, 11 a.m.

episode twenty-three: All of ze tings in zis vun

I think the lesson to be learned from this episode is, if you ever attend a cocktail party at Dr. von Haber Zetzer's, maybe don't eat the appetizers. You’ve been listening to:   June Clark Eubanks as Glenda   Bonnie Brantley as Jessie  Tim Sherburn as Colin and Buck   Aaron Clark as le Bichon Frise  Richard Cowen as Leet  Eric Perry as Dr. von Haber Zetzer and Mr. Southers  Shannon Perry as Olivia  And Richard Nadolny as your narrator.  Our theme and other music were composed and performed by John Faley. Our artwork is by Lucas Elliott. Oz 9 is written and produced by Shannon Perry.  Would you like a truly distinctive ring tone or voice mail message? Become a patron at the Space Monkey level, and get an MP3 suitable for a voice mail or ring tone, from the character of your choice. Sign up at patreon dot com slash Oz 9 podcast, all one word.  And while we’re at it, we’d like to take a moment to thank ALL our patrons: Michael Curtis, David Dear, Courtney Waters, Craig Edwards, Diana Wittenbrock, Emily Swanson, Frederick James, Helo Crepaldi, Jessica Vest, Julie Stewart, Karin Heimdahl, Marnie Warner, Nicole Acquavella, Raymond Morse, RJ Stonecipher, Talon Stradley, Thobias Thorsell, Timothy Raemakers, Travis and Shannon Hull, Wilder Goldberger, Nick Wesselman, Fishbonius Sound Design, and Kari David. We truly appreciate your support!    

Comedy Fiction
Published: Sept. 15, 2019, noon

episode twenty-two: It wasn't an olive

Name three animals that can see in the dark. What happens when an animal that couldn't... suddenly can? Given that it's happening aboard the Oz 9, my guess is that it isn't good. Strange things are afoot aboard our ship, and most of them are the crew. You’ve been listening to: Bonnie Brantley as Jessie June Clark Eubanks as the Albatros Tim Sherburn as Dick, Colin, and Emily Eric Perry as Doctor von Haber Zetzer and Head 1 Aaron Clark as le Bichon Frise and Martin Richard Cowen as Leet Shannon Perry as Madeline and Olivia And Richard Nadolny as your narrator. We’d like to take a moment to tell you about WiFiSciFi, a live podcasting event coming up in April 2020. Enjoy live performances of Oz 9, Relativity, Sage & Savant, 9th World Journal, Girl in Space, and Moonbase Theta Out – two performances, one memorable night in Seattle, Washington. You can find more information at wifiscifi.org or follow event announcements on Twitter at WiFiSciFiLive. And keep an eye out for our upcoming Indiegogo; we have some amazing patron rewards planned! Oz 9 is written and produced by Shannon Perry; our artwork is by Lucas Elliott, and our theme and other music are composed and performed by John Faley. Until next time, space monkeys, Narrator out.

Comedy Fiction
Published: Sept. 1, 2019, 7:26 p.m.

episode twenty-one: You're not getting a tombstone

You're never going to guess what's going on aboard the Oz 9... Well, yes, you're right, they are in danger of their lives... And yes, right again, they've made a bunch of dumb mistakes that got them here... Ok, FINE, I guess you can guess, smart ass, congratulations.  You've been listening to:  Tim Sherburn as Colin and Emily  June Clark Eubanks as the Albatros  Aaron Clark as le Bichon Frise  Richard Cowen as Leet  Bonnie Brantley as Jessie and Donna  Eric Perry as Joe, Dr. von Haber Zetzer, and Head 1  Shannon Perry as Olivia and Madeline,   John Faley as Brandon the YouTuber,  and Richard Nadolny, as your Narrator.  Our theme and other music was composed and performed by John Faley. Our artwork is by Lucas Elliott. Oz 9 is written and produced by Shannon Perry. Thanks as ever to our wonderful patrons. If you'd like to show your support of Oz 9, check out our sites on Etsy and TeePublic for very fun merch, or consider becoming a patron and getting some nifty rewards. 

Comedy Fiction
Published: Aug. 18, 2019, noon

Oz 9 hiatus episode All Together Now

It's the much-awaited (or not really), highly anticipated (or sort of mediumly anticipated) Full Cast Q & A, including the guy who does our music! We had a rare opportunity to gather the entire cast of Oz 9 together in one room, so we quickly made a plan to cast even more doubts on our status as functioning adults by making everyone answer questions.  Thanks to some awesome patrons and Podcast Junkie discord server family, we had fun questions to ask, answer, and not have a clue about.  So much gratitude to Kyle Jones, Raymond Morse, Jessica Vest, Travis Hull, Paul Nicholls, and Eddie Louise Clark for the fantastic Qs (and we apologize in advance for our As).  You're listening to: Bonnie Brantley Richard Nadolny Eric Perry Richard Cowen June Clark Eubanks Aaron Clark Tim Sherburn John Faley  Shannon Perry Our theme music (which "perfectly sets the tone," thank you, Kyle) is by John Faley. There are a couple of spoilers within, so if you haven't heard all of Season 1, you may want to do that first. 

Comedy Fiction
Published: Aug. 11, 2019, 12:30 p.m.

Hiatus episode 2: And the Rest

A behind-the-scenes, into-the-chaos peek into how Oz 9 gets made and why it's .... the way it is. There are some spoilers here, so be sure you listen to the whole of Season 1 (maybe 2 or 3 times) before you take this on. You've been listening to: Eric Perry (Joe, Dr. von Haber Zetzer, Head 1, Mr. Southers) Bonnie Brantley (Jessie, Donna, Lucretia Nibble-Biscuit) Shannon Perry (Madeline, Olivia) Richard Nadolny (Narrator) Our theme music was composed by John Faley, and our artwork is by Lucas Elliott.

Comedy Fiction
Published: Aug. 1, 2019, 4:15 a.m.

Cast interviews: Colin, Leet, LBF, the Albatros

Oz 9 podcast is on a hiatus between seasons one and two, but you didn't think you were getting off the hook that easily, did you? Goodness, no.  In this spoiler-ridden, one-f-bomb-droppin' bonus episode (and we use the word "bonus" with some optimism), four of our cast members chat about life aboard the Oz 9.  Join: June Clark Eubanks (the Albatros and Glenda) Aaron Clark (le Bichon Frise and Ben) Tim Sherburn (Colin, Emily/Head two, Buck Nubbins) and Richard Cowen (Leet) Our theme music was composed and performed by John Faley. 

Comedy Fiction
Published: July 21, 2019, 4:21 p.m.

episode twenty: In space, no one can hear you stupid

Somewhere aboard the Oz 9, a bomb is ticking. Actually, a crap-ton of things are going wrong aboard the Oz 9; this is just the biggest and most likely to kill our crew the soonest. It's the final episode of Season 1, and our crew is, yes, yes, let's say it all together shall we? in mortal peril.  The difference this time is – if they don't survive it, we might not either.  You’re listening to: June Eubanks as the Albatros Aaron Clark as le Bichon Frise Richard Cowen as Leet Tim Sherburn as Colin and Emily Eric Perry as Joe, Dr. von Haber-Zetzer and Head 1 Shannon Perry as Olivia and Madeline Bonnie Brantley as Jessie and Donna, and Richard Nadolny as the Narrator Our theme and other music were composed and performed by John Faley. Our artwork is by Lucas Elliott. Oz 9 is written and produced by Shannon Perry. Sound FX from Freesound: https://freesound.org/people/peepholecircus/sounds/171705/ https://freesound.org/people/Diboz/sounds/211683/ Thanks to Jessica Vest for submitting her awesome sandwich recipe, which we double-dog dare her to try.

Comedy Fiction
Published: July 14, 2019, 11 a.m.

episode nineteen: Peeing in a bucket and eating pocket lint

If you've ever been in mortal peril, you know the most crucial decision you'll make in that situation is your choice of writing implement.  No? Well, that makes you smarter than this crowd, but before your head swells up just in time for bikini season, remember, we are talking about the dumbest bunch of sofa cushions ever to have their own theme song. Things have never been good aboard the failing, flailing Oz 9, but they've recently taken a turn for the worse. And, given that all the left-side engines are out, they just keep turning. With just 2 episodes left in Season 1 of Oz 9, the crew is running out of time. Join us as they waste a bunch of it, trying to survive another day. You're listening to: June Eubanks as the Albatros Aaron Clark as le Bichon Frise Richard Cowen as Leet Tim Sherburn as Colin and Emily Eric Perry as Joe and Head 1 Shannon Perry as Olivia and Madeline Bonnie Brantley as Jessie, and Richard Nadolny as the Narrator Our theme and other music were composed and performed by John Faley. Our artwork is by Lucas Elliott. Oz 9 is written and produced by Shannon Perry. Sound FX from Freesound: https://freesound.org/people/peepholecircus/sounds/171705/ https://freesound.org/people/Diboz/sounds/211683/

Comedy Fiction
Published: June 30, 2019, 1 p.m.

episode eighteen: I speak a little oregano

You know that one colleague at work who is just hopeless? Tries earnestly to do the job, help out, and be useful, but usually ends up spilling his beer on the control panel and shorting out half the city? Yeah, would you mind taking him back because WE HAVE ENOUGH IDIOTS UP HERE, THANKS. Sorry. Seriously the best part of this whole episode is when someone named Kenzie tries to order Thai food.  You've been listening to:  Kenzie Whipkey as herself Aaron Clark as le Bichon Frise June Eubanks as Glenda and the Albatros|B Bonnie Brantley as Donna Eric Perry as Joe and Mr. Southers Tim Sherburn as Colin and Buck Nubbins Richard Cowen as Leet Shannon Perry as Madeline and Olivia, and Richard Nadolny as your Narrator Our theme and other music are composed and performed by John Faley. Oz 9 is written and produced by Shannon Perry.  If you like Oz 9 and would like to help support us, check out our shop on TeePublic and our new shop on Etsy, or consider becoming a patron. We’d also love a review on iTunes or whatever podcatcher you prefer. You can also come hang out with us and a bunch of much cooler podcasters and fans on Discord!

Comedy Fiction
Published: June 16, 2019, 1 p.m.

episode seventeen and a half: Between the wormhole and the Rinse McGoo

It's that kind of day, innit? One minute, you're out having a quick ciggie next to the tip, and then the world goes all wobbly, and suddenly you're aboard someone else's spaceship, only it's held together with duct tape and optimism and crewed by the biggest bunch of idiots who ever graced the skies, and there's something ... or possibly someone ... all over your boots. Big thanks to the Mark Restuccia of the Best in Galaxy podcast for lending us C4 for a while. You can have him back now. You've been listening to: Eric Perry as Joe and Head  Tim Sherburn as Colin and Emily Bonnie Brantley as Jessie June Eubanks as the Albatros Aaron Clark as le Bichon Frise Richard Cowen as Leet Shannon Perry as Madeline and Olivia Me, Richard Nadolny, as your narrator, and Guest starring Mark Restuccia as C4 and Stooch This mini-episode fits in a wormhole somewhere between episodes 16 and 17. Or maybe 17 and 18. Or maybe 4 and 42, who knows? Our theme and other music were composed and performed by John Faley. Oz 9 is written and produced by Shannon Perry. For more fun in space, visit our website: Oz-9.com.

Comedy Fiction
Published: June 9, 2019, 1 p.m.

episode seventeen: So the deed could not be done

The episode that finally answers the critical question: why do robots climb like cows? There's an arm under the sofa, Jessie's dangling from a shelf in Maintenance Bay 15, and we learn what ligatures are for. It's, like, Day 7? 8? aboard the Oz 9, and things haven't gotten any better. Does anyone know a good pycnologist? You've been listening to: Aaron Clark is le Bichon Frise June Eubanks is the Albatros and Glenda Bonnie Brantley is Jessie and Donna Eric Perry is Joe, Head 1, and Dr. von Haber-Zetzer Tim Sherburn is Colin and Emily Richard Cowen is Leet Shannon Perry is Olivia and Madeline and Richard Nadolny is your Narrator  From Freesound: https://freesound.org/people/peepholecircus/sounds/171705/ The theme music was composed and performed by John Faley. Oz 9 is written and produced by Shannon Perry. Assistance with French was provided by the Butler family. The cast would like to thank our most recent new patrons, Melissa Hartman, Emily Swanson, and Travis Hull. If you'd like to help support Oz 9 (and boy howdy do we need support – also duct tape and neosporin), you can become a patron and get some fun rewards and stuff on our Patreon page.  

Comedy Fiction
Published: June 2, 2019, 1 p.m.

episode sixteen: We are not breathing the passengers

'Allo, little piggies!  The notorious assassin le Bichon Frise is circling our crew like a vulture who hopes his prey drops soon because he's tired and hungry and a little cranky and frankly probably a little dehydrated and his blood sugar's low, he just knows it, and this dry desert air is doing NOTHING for his skin. He's ready to do some assassaning, but this bloody crew just will not cooperate.  Oh, and pod 666 just popped open, so it's anyone's guess what happens next.  Featuring the talents of: Bonnie Brantley as Jessie and Donna Tim Sherburn as Colin and Head 2 Eric Perry as JOe, Head 1, and Mr. Southers Richard Cowen as Leet Aaron Clark as le Bichon Frise June Eubanks as the Albatros Shannon Perry as Madeline and Olivia, and Richard Nadolny as the Narrator Our music is composed and performed by John Faley, with additional arrangement by Elliot Faley. Oz 9 is written and produced by Oz 9. Visit our website at https://oz-9.com to check out our merchandise, find links to us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and make your way to our Patreon page.  Sound effects from Freesound: https://freesound.org/people/peepholecircus/sounds/171705/

Comedy Fiction
Published: May 19, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

episode fifteen: Heroic Running!

Here's a shocker: the Oz 9 crew's lives are in danger. Suffocation, toxic gas, a loose assassin, the risk of being crushed under their own denseness–perils lurk around every corner and certainly between slices of bread. Still, they've managed to make it through 14 episodes, so there may be hope for them yet. Oh, who are we kidding. These people would starve to death on a broken carousel.  You've been listening to:   Tim Sherburn as Colin and Head 2 or “Emily” Bonnie Brantley as Jessie Eric Perry as Joe and Head 1 Aaron Clark as le Bichon Frise Richard Cowen as Leet Shannon Perry as Olivia and Madeline Richard Nadolny, as your Narrator, and Introducing June Eubanks as Glenda Our theme music and other music was composed and performed by John Faley. Oz 9 is written and produced by Shannon Perry. Sound effects from Freesound https://freesound.org/people/timgormly/sounds/170957/ https://freesound.org/people/peepholecircus/sounds/171705/

Comedy Fiction
Published: May 5, 2019, 1 p.m.

episode fourteen and a half

It's late, and there's an assassin loose aboard the Oz 9, but Leet isn't going to let that interrupt his conversation with sleeping people.  After all, in at least a dozen conversations, only one of them called him stupid. Leet really REALLY needs a pen pal. You're listening to: Richard Sherburn as Leet Aaron Clark as Ben Shannon Perry as Olivia and Richard Nadolny as the Narrator Our theme and other music was composed and performed by John Faley; Oz 9 is written and produced by Shannon Perry. Thanks as always to all our patrons, and welcome to our two newest, David Dear and James Jamtaas! You can be cool like David and James by becoming a patron of Oz 9 on Patreon.  Sound effects by Freesound: https://freesound.org/people/sean.townsend/sounds/202917/ https://freesound.org/people/SvennSound/sounds/421798/ https://freesound.org/people/tim.kahn/sounds/18069/ https://freesound.org/people/Willary1/sounds/346198/

Comedy Fiction
Published: April 28, 2019, 1 p.m.

episode fourteen: Of baguettes and bastards

Captain Jessie is now aboard the Oz 9, which is great, except she brought her assassin with her (pro tip: don't do that), and he's managed to get a hold of some fairly crucial information about the Oz 9.  Will our pointless but slightly endearing crew survive? More importantly, who will hire the Narrator if they don't? You've been listening to: Shannon Perry as Madeline and Olivia Bonnie Brantley as Jessie Richard Cowen as Leet Tim Sherburn as Colin and Head 2 Eric Perry as Joe, Mr. Southers, and Head 1 Aaron Clark as le Bichon Frise and Richard Nadolny as your Narrator (email for rates) Our music is composed and performed by John Faley with additional arrangement by Elliot Faley.  Oz 9 is written and produced by Shannon Perry. Sound effects from Freesound: https://freesound.org/people/peepholecircus/sounds/171705/ https://freesound.org/people/Diboz/sounds/211683/

Comedy Fiction
Published: April 21, 2019, 7:29 p.m.

episode thirteen: Aim for the mime

You know how the little fluffy dogs are always the meanest? Well, this bichon frise is no exception. He's coming for Captain Jessie, and things are looking bad for the fearless, tartan-clad leader of the 6748.  Join our intrepid- sorry, that's insipid, crew as they try to help Jessie *pouf* her way to safety. With: Richard Cowen as Leet Tim Sherburn as Colin Eric Perry as Joe Bonnie Brantley as Jessie Aaron Clark as le Bichon Frise Shannon Perry as Madeline and Olivia, and Richard Nadolny as the Narrator. Our music is composed and performed by John Faley.  Oz 9 is written and produced by Shannon Perry Sound effects from Freesound: https://freesound.org/people/peepholecircus/sounds/171705/ https://freesound.org/people/Diboz/sounds/211683/ Want to help the Oz 9 limp safely to a terraformable planet? Or at least stay up in space rather than plummeting noisily to a fiery conclusion (sorry, Sweden!)? You can support us by buying Oz 9 merchandise or becoming a patron on Patreon.  Thank you!

Comedy Fiction
Published: April 7, 2019, 1 p.m.

Oz 9 Mini Episode 10 and a half

What happens when a homicidal, two-headed robot gets shoved into an empty (empty??) storage bay without arms or hope of release? Good question. Listen in and find out.  This special mini-episode slots in between episodes 10 and 11. To get early access to mini-episodes, join our Patreon at any level.  As always, huge thanks to all our Patrons! You're listening to: Eric Perry as Head One Tim Sherburn as Head Two Richard Nadolny as the Narrator Our theme music and other music was composed and performed by John Faley. Oz 9 is written and produced by Shannon Perry.  

Comedy Fiction
Published: March 31, 2019, 4 p.m.

episode twelve: A bucket full of mime

A pod has popped open, and something is roaming loose aboard the Oz 9. Something silent.... but ... deadly? Jessie, Captain of the neighboring Oz 6748, may have good reason to fear for her life,  AND Olivia explains the MRDR protocol, which is just as bad as it sounds. Not sure if you knew this yet, but Gated Galaxies is kind of crap. You've been listening to: Tim Sherburn as Colin Eric Perry as Joe Richard Cowen as Leet Shannon Perry as Olivia and Madeline Bonnie Brantley as Jessie Introducing Aaron Clark as le Bichon Frise, and Richard Nadolny as the Narrator Our theme and other music is composed and performed by John Faley. Oz 9 is written and produced by Shannon Perry. Sound effects from Freesound: https://freesound.org/people/peepholecircus/sounds/171705/ https://freesound.org/people/Diboz/sounds/211683/ Special thanks to our first patrons! Join them in supporting Oz 9 by subscribing at https://www.patreon.com/Oz9podcast. 

Comedy Fiction
Published: March 24, 2019, 4 p.m.

episode eleven: She might do some lasting pickles

It's Day Two And we're as startled as you are that anyone's still alive. Day two on the Oz 9 sees the crew celebrating fewer fatalities (sorry, Matt) at least on board (sorry, Sweden) and making a critical discovery about cheese. But the two-headed repairbot is awake again and wreaking some havoc, Madeline needs to warn Jessie about her crew, and apparently, if someone invites you to go on an adventure in space, don't go back for your purse or to the porta-loo. You've been listening to: Tim Sherburn as Head Two and Colin/Colon Eric Perry as Head One, Joe, and Dr. von Haber-Zetzer Richard Cowen as Leet Shannon Perry as Olivia and Madeline Bonnie Brantley as Jessie, and Richard Nadolny as the Narrator Our theme and other music is composed and performed by John Faley. Oz 9 is written and produced by Shannon Perry. If you like Oz 9 and would like to support us, you can purchase some sweet swag at teepublic.com/user/oz9. Come find us on Twitter (you can start with @Oz9podcast and branch out from there). Our apologies to 1/8th of Sweden. This episode is dedicated to Matt. May he rest in pees.  

Comedy Fiction
Published: March 10, 2019, 7:37 p.m.

episode ten: Fixing the ejaculax

Will Madeline and Joe be able to fix the copulatron and attach it to the forniculator before they realize neither of these things actually exists? Is Leet doomed to spend most of his journey inside a healer pod? Are there any sensible podcasts looking for a reliable, experienced narrator? And no, I'm not "asking for a friend." You've been listening to Episode 10 of Oz 9, Fixing the Ejaculax.  Featuring... Eric Perry as Head one and Joe, Richard Cowen as Leet, Tim Sherburn as Head two, Buck Nubbins, Colin, and random alarmed guy, Bonnie Brantley as Jessie, Shannon Perry as Madeline and Olivia, Steven Crider as Rock Brickwell, and Richard Nadolny, as your Narrator. Our theme and other music was composed and performed by John Faley. Oz 9 is written and produced by Shannon Perry, with special thanks to Shannon Valentine Hull for editing expertise. For Beebs. Sound effects from Freesound: https://freesound.org/people/luffy/sounds/3536/ (record scratch) https://freesound.org/people/peepholecircus/sounds/171705/ https://freesound.org/people/unchaz/sounds/150954/ https://freesound.org/people/Breviceps/sounds/453388/  

Comedy Fiction
Published: Feb. 24, 2019, 11:42 p.m.

episode nine: Mind the gap

In which: Colin makes a sausage-scented discovery, Rock and Donna talk murder, we learn about automatic chopsticks, and Olivia confesses that she might not be … all there. You’re listening to: Tim Sherburn as Colin Eric Perry as Joe Richard Cowen as Leet Shannon Perry as Olivia Bonnie Brantley as woman’s voice and Donna John Faley as man’s voice Steven Crider as Rock and Richard Nadolny as the Narrator   Oz 9 is written and produced by Shannon Perry. Our theme music and other music is composed and performed by John Faley, with additional arrangement by Elliot Faley.   Want that sweet tee the Narrator was talking about? You can find it and other merch in our store. And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Stay tuned for announcements on our upcoming Patreon launch…!   Sound effects from Freesound: https://freesound.org/people/Yin_Yang_Jake007/sounds/435359/  https://freesound.org/people/EverydaySounds/sounds/125064/ https://freesound.org/people/vrodge/sounds/119554/ https://freesound.org/people/Diboz/sounds/211683/ https://freesound.org/people/JoelAudio/sounds/136542/ https://freesound.org/people/peepholecircus/sounds/171705/

Comedy Fiction
Published: Feb. 11, 2019, 2:58 a.m.

episode eight: Things that go stupid in the night

In which It's "night" on the Oz 9, and the crew is literally and figuratively stumbling around in the dark. Back on earth a cub reporter and a private dick are hot on Mr. Southers' heels, asking the sorts of questions that might get them an invitation to sleep with the fishes. You're listening to: Eric Perry as Joe, Mr. Southers and Dr. Van Haber Zetzer Bonnie Brantley as Jessie and Donna Richard Cowen as Leet Tim Sherburn as Colin and Buck Nubbins Introducing Steven Crider as Rock Brickwell and Richard Nadolny as your narrator. Oz 9 is written by Shannon Perry, who also plays Madeline and Olivia. Our music is composed and performed by John Faley. Additional sound effects provided by Roxy. Follow us on Twitter, and check out some saucy Oz 9 merchandise on Tee Public. Sound effects from Freesound: https://freesound.org/people/peepholecircus/sounds/171705/ https://freesound.org/people/Breviceps/sounds/453388/ https://freesound.org/people/Suburbanwizard/sounds/417994/ https://freesound.org/people/Diboz/sounds/211683/ https://freesound.org/people/JoelAudio/sounds/136542/ https://freesound.org/people/fredzed/sounds/416385/ https://freesound.org/people/SieuAmThanh/sounds/397787/ https://freesound.org/people/Filmscore/sounds/436939/ https://freesound.org/people/vrodge/sounds/119554/ 

Comedy Fiction
Published: Jan. 30, 2019, 3:14 a.m.

episode seven: The biggest bunch of mindless wankers

In which Leet is accosted by someone (or thing) and bunged into airlock 7, Olivia gets tetchy about Leet's imminent demise, There's an enormous amount of bickering, and We discover the limits of that whole "two heads better than one" nonsense. You're listening to: Richard Nadolny as the Narrator Bonnie Brantley as Jessie and the Recruiter Eric Perry as  Joe and Head 1 Tim Sherburn as Colin and Head 2 and Richard Cowen as Leet Oz 9 is written by Shannon Perry, who also plays Madeline and Olivia Our theme and other incidental music was written and performed by John Faley.   Sounds effects from Freesound: https://freesound.org/people/peepholecircus/sounds/171705/ https://freesound.org/people/Breviceps/sounds/453388/ https://freesound.org/people/Suburbanwizard/sounds/417994/ https://freesound.org/people/Diboz/sounds/211683/ https://freesound.org/people/JoelAudio/sounds/136542/ https://freesound.org/people/fredzed/sounds/416385/ https://freesound.org/people/SieuAmThanh/sounds/397787/

Comedy Fiction
Published: Jan. 13, 2019, 11:11 p.m.

episode six: Dark and starting to collect liquid

In which Leet reveals a certain fascination with some heavenly orbs... More pods go squelchy... We discover how the crews of the Oz fleet were assembled, and ... The narrator reveals a Very Big Secret. You're listening to: Richard Cowen as Leet Bonnie Brantley as Jessie and the Interviewer Tim Sherburn as Colin and Dick Eric Perry as Joe and Dr. Frederich von Haber-Zetser Richard Nadolny as the Narrator Oz 9 is written by Shannon Perry, who also plays Madeline and Olivia Our theme music and other incidental music was written and performed by John Faley. Sound effects from Freesound: https://freesound.org/people/peepholecircus/sounds/171705/ https://freesound.org/people/Suburbanwizard/sounds/417994/ https://freesound.org/people/ehohnke/sounds/242235/ https://freesound.org/people/lchapman1980/sounds/439895/ https://freesound.org/people/Ch0cchi/sounds/15294/ https://freesound.org/people/jayfrosting/sounds/333415/ https://freesound.org/people/jayfrosting/sounds/333412/ https://freesound.org/people/Kinoton/sounds/371562/    

Comedy Fiction
Published: Jan. 7, 2019, 3:31 a.m.

episode five: There's a zombie in the corridor

Heave a sigh of relief: Leet’s symmetry has been restored. Might suggest you breathe through your mouth, though, as there’s a rapidly decomposing dead person in the corridor. Messing up Joe’s clean floors. Seriously, zombies are why we can’t have nice things. Not clear on the Cumberbatch/penguin reference? https://youtu.be/9GHPNKUMf70?t=200 Starring Richard Cowen as Leet Bonnie Brantley as Lady Lucretia Nibble-Biscuit Tim Sherburn as Colin Eric Perry as Joe and Richard Nadolny as the Narrator Oz 9 is written by Shannon Perry, who also plays Madeline and Olivia Our theme music and other incidental music was written and performed by John Faley. Sound effects from Freesound: peephole circus (door) https://freesound.org/people/peepholecircus/sounds/171705/ sieuamthanh (alarm) https://freesound.org/people/SieuAmThanh/sounds/397787/ iamgiorgio (fire extinguisher) https://freesound.org/people/Iamgiorgio/sounds/371839/ screamstudio (air raid siren) https://freesound.org/people/ScreamStudio/sounds/412171/ wizage (gulps) https://freesound.org/people/Wizage/ nexotron (engine noise) https://freesound.org/people/Nexotron/sounds/371282/ okieactor (gunshot) https://freesound.org/people/okieactor/sounds/415912/ fredzed (airlock) https://freesound.org/people/fredzed/sounds/416385/

Comedy Fiction
Published: Dec. 23, 2018, 3:26 a.m.

episode four: Space is great for sulking

Episode four in which Olivia gasses the crew, Leet's symmetry is imperiled, and the janitor and the AI debate the relative value of the tooth fairy. Starring Richard Cowen as Leet Bonnie Brantley as Jessie Tim Sherburn as Colin Eric Perry as Joe and Richard Nadolny as the Narrator Oz 9 is written by Shannon Perry, who also plays Madeline and Olivia Our theme music and other incidental music was written and performed by John Faley. Sounds from Freesound: https://freesound.org/people/JustInvoke/ (cracked tooth) https://freesound.org/people/SieuAmThanh/sounds/397787/ (alarm) https://freesound.org/people/mikaelfernstrom/sounds/68709/ (revving engine) https://freesound.org/people/audible-edge/sounds/76804/ (squealing tires) https://freesound.org/people/Diboz/sounds/211683/ (sounds of the bridge) https://freesound.org/people/Nexotron/sounds/371282/ (engine hum) https://freesound.org/people/peepholecircus/sounds/171705/ (door)

Comedy Fiction
Published: Dec. 13, 2018, 1:27 a.m.

episode three: Great heaving chesticles

Have you ever thrown the last of your milkshake out the car window, only to have it splat on the windshield of the car behind you? OK, imagine doing that with liquified human remains, in space, where there are no windshield wipers. Or gas stations with handy squeegee things. What happens next? You might get a really irritated comms call from the next ship in line, who are, incidentally, also about to hit you. You're listening to: Bonnie Brantley as Jessie Richard Cowen as Leet Richard Nadolny as The Narrator Eric Perry as Joe Shannon Perry as Madeline and Olivia Theme and incidental music written and performed by John Faley.   Sound effects available on Freesound: Spaceship Engine – just noise.wav by Nexotron Sci fi door by peepholecircus Electric zap by JoelAudio Bridge ambient sounds: https://freesound.org/people/Diboz/sounds/211683/  Car handbrake sound by audible-edge: https://freesound.org/people/audible-edge/sounds/76804/

Comedy Fiction
Published: Dec. 4, 2018, 3:59 a.m.

episode two: I had a cake all to meself

Still smoking from the launch pad, our band of space explorers can't quite get a grip on this whole "survival" idea. So I wouldn't get too attached to them. 

Comedy Fiction
Published: Nov. 24, 2018, 1:03 a.m.

episode one: What the f&#* is that smell??

On an otherwise unexceptional Tuesday in 2042, Gated Galaxies fired off 400 of its Oz 8000™ ships, each with 50,000 “resting guests” tucked into stasis pods, plus a skeleton crew of up to half-a-dozen total no-hopers. It was a win-win for G2, as they’re known, as the Oz 8000 model was about to be declared “unfit for journeying to the nearest 7-Eleven, much less interstellar space” and recalled. G2 had a very large fleet of the 8000s, and a slight head start on the recall, as they’d paid off the head inspector to delay her report by promising the ships would be stripped and sold for parts. Instead, the ships were spit-shined, outfitted with some black market YugoPods™, and space aboard quietly sold to very very rich people on the promise that somewhere up there, screamingly wealthy and privileged lives away from the riff raff of Earth were to be had. To their credit, there was a lot of screaming, so they had that right. This is the story of one of those ships, the Oz 9, and the utterly futile attempts of its crew to fulfill its stated mission: to deliver the passengers safely to their new, terraformed planet. At its unstated (and unknown) mission – to make Gated Galaxies even richer by doing some sneaky, underhanded and occasionally homicidal things – it was a massive success.

Comedy Fiction
Published: Nov. 18, 2018, 1:31 a.m.

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