Exploring Harlem Unbound and Haunted West with Chris Spivey

Mystery Program showrunner, Cap Blackard, and Keeper, Luke Stram, interview Chris Spivey of Darker Hue Studios, author of the award-winning Call of Cthulhu sourcebook, Harlem Unbound. 
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Published: Aug. 20, 2020, 4:57 p.m.

Harlem Queen - Historical Fiction Audio Drama

If you enjoy our slice of 1920s historical fiction, then you've got to check out this audio drama exploring the life and times of Madame Stephanie St. Clair. 
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Published: June 17, 2020, 4:05 a.m.

Cthulhu Cthommentary: The Black Birth - Terror Comes A-Knocking

Cthulhu Cthommentary is an episode by episode exploration of the dark recesses of Mystery Program, exclusive to Patreon. Hear what awaits you beyond the veil, beyond the mystery… 
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Published: May 29, 2020, 4 a.m.

Q&A Part 2: Favorite Scenes, Horror and Love, & Series 3 Preview

The cast and crew discuss their favorite moments of the show, unpack "Lot X"'s uncanny intersection of love and horror, reveal a preview of Series 3: "Night in Howling House", and more! 
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Published: May 18, 2020, 4:01 a.m.

Q&A Part 1: Secrets of the Mystery Program Process, Alternate Timelines, & More

Go behind the nightmare of The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program's second series with the cast and crew! We're lifting the veil and answering questions asked by YOU! 
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Published: May 18, 2020, 4 a.m.

Trailer - Series 2: The Terrible Secret of Lot X - All Episodes Out Now!

Wealthy occultist, Estelle Thorpe’s latest auction win proves to be a Pandora’s Box of horror. To solve the paranormal mysteries she’s uncovered, she’s assembled an unlikely crew of curiosity-seekers. 
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Published: Oct. 11, 2019, 9:07 p.m.

Come See Us at PodTales! Oct 20th, Cambridge, MA

We're going to PodTales a festival of audio drama and audio fiction. It's free, it's in Cambridge, MA, and it's on October 20th. Meet showrunner and voice of Estelle, Cap Blackard, and the voice of Oswald, John Sebastian La Valle 
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Published: Oct. 10, 2019, 1:52 p.m.

Part 10 :: Loose Ends

Now that the immediate danger has passed, are there answers to be found? And if so, are our investigators prepared to face them? 
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Published: March 13, 2019, 3:27 p.m.

Part 9 :: Curtain Call

Do our inexperienced investigators stand a chance in hell of repelling the walking, waking nightmare to come, or will they give in to the delirium and gibbering inflicted upon those who have truly seen the unseen? One way or another, this episode is really gonna bring the house down. Get Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program shirts and more: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/the-nerdy-show-network?ref_id=8986 Credits: Written & Performed by: Luke Stram – The Keeper Cap Blackard | boR | Nicky Holland | Joshua LaForge | John Sebastian LaValle Cast (In Order of Appearance): Cap Blackard as The Narrator/ The Announcer Melody Perera as Anjana Ramakrishnan Nicky Holland as Cherry Featherbottom boR as Kenneth Roger Cap Blackard as Estelle Thorpe James Barbarossa as Pelham Grenville Joshua LaForge as Moses Ruben Cubbenfield John Sebastian LaValle as Oswald Sinclair Musical Spotlight: Archimedes Plutonium by Ramona Falls Original Score: Ryan McQuinn and Mike McQuinn Sound Design: Colin Peterson Editing: Colin Peterson & Cap Blackard Story Editing: Cap Blackard For links and more info, head to the main episode page: https://nerdyshow.com/2019/02/the-call-of-cthulhu-mystery-program-episode-9-curtain-call 
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Published: Feb. 27, 2019, 7:52 a.m.

Part 8 :: Dénouement

Our heroes rush to stop a diabolical stage play that... if performed wouldn't just be their dénouement, but perhaps the climax of the world as we know it. 
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Published: Feb. 13, 2019, 5:44 a.m.

Part 7 :: Dust to Dust

Having endured grotesque nightmares, our investigators venture to a remote cabin where horrors await and arcane sciences make flesh dust and flesh again. 
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Published: Jan. 16, 2019, 4:50 a.m.

Part 6 :: Nightmares & Interludes

At a complete loss for words and some loss of sanity, the investigators head back to Thorpe Manor to regroup. 
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Published: Jan. 2, 2019, 5 a.m.

Part 5 :: From Above

A mid-day break-in gives way to sinister scenes and disturbing clues for the gents, while the ladies share occult follies and metaphysical memories - keeping watch for danger on the horizon. 
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Science Fiction
Published: Dec. 19, 2018, 5 a.m.

Part 4 :: Chicanery at the Tannery

The investigators have made a chilling revelation that may shed some light on the darkened path ahead: if the contents of one man’s automobile can unleash such hell, what horrors hide in the rest of his estate? 
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Published: Dec. 5, 2018, 5 a.m.

Part 3 :: The Price of Knowing

Housed within the hallowed halls of the Miskatonic University library is one of the few known copies of TheNecronomicon - a tome of the unknown - of death, and power. Seekers of arcane knowledge are drawn to it. So it should be no surprise that Estelle Thorpe’s path has led her here. While half of the troupe journey to the wilds of Essex, Ms. Thorpe is accompanied by gambler, Kenneth Roger, and good time girl, Cherry Featherbottom, to consult the impossibly rare book. A book which the late Charles Pell, presumed dead peddler of obscurities, had hoped to reference in his nefarious dealings. For links and more information, head to the main episode page: https://nerdyshow.com/2018/11/the-call-of-cthulhu-mystery-program-episode-3-the-price-of-knowing Credits: Written & Performed by: Luke Stram – The Keeper Cap Blackard | boR | Nicky Holland | Joshua LaForge | John Sebastian LaValle Cast (In Order of Appearance): Cap Blackard as The Narrator/ The Announcer Eleanor Edwards as The Librarian Cap Blackard as Estelle Thorpe boR as Kenneth Roger Graham Rowat as Professor Henry Armitage Nicky Holland as Cherry Featherbottom John Sebastian LaValle as Oswald Sinclair Joshua LaForge as Moses Ruben Cubbenfield Melody Perera as Anjana Ramakrishnan Musical Spotlight: The Valley by Coach Hop Original Score: Ryan McQuinn and Mike McQuinn - Neon Dolphin Sound Design: Colin Peterson Editing: Colin Peterson & Cap Blackard Story Editing: Cap Blackard 
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Published: Nov. 21, 2018, 5 a.m.

Part 2 :: X Marks the Spot

Estelle Thorpe, a wealthy seeker of occult secrets, has unearthed a mystery and assembled an unlikely crew of curiosity-bound compatriots to solve it. The quandary? An auction win of unusual items including an account a of a missing boy in the town of Essex and a map pointing to the woods in the West. While Ms. Thorpe follows a lead to Miskatonic University, her assistant Anjana, escorts war-worn mountain man, turned celebrated author, Moses Cubbenfield and self-styled "Hobo King" Oswald Sinclair to the place where X marks the spot. For links and more information, head to the main episode page: https://nerdyshow.com/2018/11/the-call-of-cthulhu-mystery-program-episode-2-x-marks-the-spot Credits: Written & Performed by: Luke Stram – The Keeper Cap Blackard | boR | Nicky Holland | Joshua LaForge | John Sebastian LaValle Cast (In Order of Appearance): Cap Blackard as The Narrator/ The Announcer Joshua LaForge as Moses Ruben Cubbenfield Melody Perera as Anjana Ramakrishnan John Sebastian LaValle as Oswald Sinclair Cap Blackard as Gek Luke Stram as The Hobo Musical Spotlight: Cut the Body Loose by Astronautalis Original Score: Ryan McQuinn and Mike McQuinn - Neon Dolphin Sound Design: Colin Peterson Editing: Colin Peterson & Cap Blackard Story Editing: Cap Blackard 
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Published: Nov. 7, 2018, 5 a.m.

Part 1 :: The Dark Bidding

Wealthy occultist, Estelle Thorpe's latest auction win is an unusual one to say the least: a collection of sordid sundries that could unlock great secrets... or a Pandora's Box of horror. To solve the paranormal mysteries she's uncovered, Ms. Thorpe has assembled an unlikely crew of curiosity-seekers: Moses; mountain man turned renowned novelist, Cherry; a floozie who's more than she seems, Oswald; a hobo king, Estelle's cunning assistant Anjana, and Kenneth; a notorious gambler. Will they be able to glean answers from the shadows looming over New England or will they succumb to the maddening call of the Terrible Secret of Lot X? For links and more information, head to the main episode page: https://nerdyshow.com/2018/10/the-call-of-cthulhu-mystery-program-episode-1-the-dark-bidding Written & Performed by: Luke Stram - The Keeper Cap Blackard | boR | Nicky Holland | Joshua LaForge | John Sebastian LaValle Cast (In Order of Appearance): Cap Blackard as The Narrator/ The Announcer Joshua LaForge as The Auctioneer Luke Stram as The Strange Man Cap Blackard as Estelle Thorpe Doug Banks as The Policeman Nicky Holland as Cherry Featherbottom boR as Kenneth Rodger Melody Perera as Anjana Ramakrishnan Joshua LaForge as Moses Ruben Cubbenfield John Sebastian LaValle as Oswald Sinclair Musical Spotlight: H.P. Joelcraft by Julian Velard Original Score: Ryan McQuinn and Mike McQuinn - Neon Dolphin Sound Design: Colin Peterson Editing: Colin Peterson & Cap Blackard Story Editing: Cap Blackard 
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Published: Oct. 24, 2018, 4:01 a.m.

Series 2 :: Meet the Cast

Meet the cast... all so young and naive... These poor fools have no idea what horrendous, sanity-rending torment they're about to endure in this all new tale: "The Terrible Secret of Lot X". For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Science Fiction
Published: Oct. 24, 2018, 4 a.m.

Series 2: The Terrible Secret of Lot X :: Meet the Cast

Meet the cast... all so young and naive... These poor fools have no idea what horrendous, sanity-rending torment they're about to endure in this all new tale: "The Terrible Secret of Lot X". 
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Published: Oct. 24, 2018, 4 a.m.

Part 8 :: Behold, The Mother!

The quest to solve one murder has become much more than our investigators could ever have imagined. In the occultist squalor of the Hetfield estate, Father Grandfather stumbled upon a plot to conjure forth The Mother of Pus – a horrifying being beyond the realm of human comprehension. There, in that rotting house, a demon spawn struck; and was dealt with by the Father's own brand of fiery justice. Baffled by the inexplicable horrors they've born witness to, Sam, Hank, Deloras and Cyril return to Arkham tasked with no less than trying to foil the coming end times. For links and more info, head to the main episode page: https://nerdyshow.com/2015/10/the-call-of-cthulhu-ep8/ 
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Published: Oct. 19, 2015, midnight

Part 7 :: The Hetfield Horror

Our investigators stand on the precipice of answers or oblivion in this hellish mystery. Having learned of their murdered housemate's double life, they've traveled to her home town: the rural village of Dunwich. The locals have warned that Hillary Hetfield, the mother of the deceased, is crazed - and someone, or something has been roaming the countryside desiccating pets and livestock. The party drives deeper into the rural land toward the Hetfield house; unnerved and ready for trouble. For links and more info, head to the main episode page: http://nerdyshow.com/2015/10/the-call-of-cthulhu-7/ 
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Published: Oct. 16, 2015, midnight

Part 6 :: The Truth's Slimy Trail

The renters at Big Mama's Boarding House have uncovered a dark secret. The young woman they knew as Hannah Pickering was but a mask worn by her true self: the debased and tormented Miriam Hetfield. Having read Miriam's haunting diary, Cyril and Deloras, along with the deranged Father Grandfather, return to the boarding house to share their grim discovery with Sam and Hank Jr. It's now daybreak and the morning sun finds them considering the twisted past of their deceased friend, and the answers that may wait for them in her hometown – the backwater village of Dunwich. For links and more info, head to the main episode page: http://nerdyshow.com/2015/10/the-call-of-cthulhu-6/ 
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Published: Oct. 12, 2015, midnight

Part 5 :: The Sordid Shadow Within

The deceased typist, Hannah Pickering, is not what she seems! In her housemates' investigation of the poor girl's murder, Cyril and Deloras find themselves in the slums where "Hannah" goes by the name Miriam and has a tawdry reputation. They hope to discover more as they venture up to her attic apartment. Meanwhile, after examining the scene of the crime, Ex-Federal agent Spade is convinced the young woman died from a bear attack - even though experienced tracker Hank Jr. can find no proof of animal or man having caused her untimely demise. The two return to the boarding house, ready to make their next move. For links and more info, head to the main episode page: http://nerdyshow.com/2015/10/the-call-of-cthulhu-5/ 
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Published: Oct. 11, 2015, midnight

Part 4 :: Hot Leads and Dirty Deeds

The housemates of Big Mama's Boarding House have split up in their investigation of their murdered acquaintance, Hannah Pickering. Ex-Federal Agent Spade and Hank Jr. are canvassing the countryside surrounding the murder site: a farm house and putrid public dump. Meanwhile, smooth-talking Cyril and dapper Miss Delaney, head to an address found on a page torn from Hannah's diary. The whereabouts of the crazed bible salesman Father Grandfather are unknown. For links and more info, head to the main episode page: http://nerdyshow.com/2015/10/the-call-of-cthulhu-4/ 
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Published: Oct. 4, 2015, midnight

Part 3 :: Divide and Conquer

Following the mysterious murder of Hannah Pickering, her housemates have been conscripted by Arkham Police Detective Hardin to see if they can discover any leads. Ex-Federal Agent Sam Spade heads the novice task force and together they travel to the site of Miss Pickering's murder – a rural roadside near the city dump, where, not twelve hours prior, the discovery of her desecrated body shook a young police officer to his very core. Meanwhile, the crazed Bible salesman, Father Grandfather, has run off to conduct his own investigation and prove his mad theory... that it was a demon who struck the poor girl down. For links and more info, head top the main episode page: http://nerdyshow.com/2015/10/the-call-of-cthulhu-3/ 
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Published: Oct. 3, 2015, midnight

Part 2 :: A Murder Most Mysterious

Five unlikely companions find themselves faced with a mystery and a benefactor that can make it worth their while to solve it. 
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Published: Sept. 28, 2015, midnight

Part 1 :: Terror Comes A-Knocking

Five housemates of dubious moral fiber must band together to solve a murder most foul. 
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Science Fiction
Published: Sept. 26, 2015, midnight

Series 1 :: Meet the Cast

Before you dive into the insanity of improvised audio drama horror, meet the players and learn a little bit about how we use tabletop roleplaying to help us weave these sinister stories. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Science Fiction
Published: Sept. 24, 2015, 4 a.m.

Series 1: The Black Birth :: Meet the Cast

Before you dive into the insanity of improvised audio drama horror, meet the players and learn a little bit about how we use tabletop roleplaying to help us weave these sinister stories. 
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Science Fiction
Published: Sept. 24, 2015, 4 a.m.

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