Author: Carolyn Ducker

Podcast Review: RABBITS

Rabbits is the latest in the lineup from Pacific Northwest Stories. With its first season complete, Rabbits is a real treat for the conspiracy theorist in all of us!  Plot of Rabbits Rabbits is an ancient game that has moved to the internet. When Carly Parker’s friend, Yumiko goes missing while playing, she uncovers a deep mystery. Rabbits has lured people in for centuries with the promise of an unclear prize should players win the game. Inserting itself into modern geek culture, Rabbits is relevant, and lures new people in almost daily. The real question is, R U playing? ...

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Podcast Review: LUCYD

Lucyd, the story of an Irish woman named Lucy just looking to fix her nightmare problem. For anyone a little scared of Freddy Krueger, you know where she’s coming from. If you’re looking for a supernatural good time, look no further than Lucyd.  Plot of Lucyd Lucy Dylan, in Cork, Ireland, is instructed to record her thoughts to help her sleep by her psychiatrist, Dr. Phillip Moore. Nightmares plague Lucy, and they’re getting worse. A single entity is pervading most of her dreams, and this entity terrifies Lucy to no end. But is it just in her dreams, or...

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Podcast Review: THE EARTH COLLECTIVE

Itching for the next installment of Mad Max? Soothe your ears with The Earth Collective, a mysterious podcast about a ragtag group of humans on the planet Oasus. Mankind’s last hope.  Plot of The Earth Collective Joseph Crane is one of mankind’s last historians. He’s also a mechanic, one of the last alive. The shreds of humanity travel around a new world, Oasus, in caravans.  Their main goal is survival. History isn’t well liked. Botanists are treated like royalty. Anyone who can be helpful is, anyone who isn’t is left behind. The dead are discarded. The world seems bleak...

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Podcast Review: MARSFALL

The first colonists on a newly terraformed Mars. Are they alone? Will they be able to survive? Or, like Earth’s Roanoke Colony, will they disappear among the stars, never to be heard from again? Marsfall is the story of these colonists. If you miss shows like Transmissions from Colony One and Wolf 359, you’ll enjoy this podcast!  Plot of Marsfall In the year 2047, the first colonists arrive on Mars. The 7th group of colonists are lead by Jacki O’Rania and her AI companion ANDI. An accident occurs as the group lands on Mars, leading to mass casualties. Disaster...

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Podcast Review: THE PHENOMENON

The Phenomenon is a phenomenal new podcast from Luciola Creative. Based on the book by R.K. Katic, this podcast is an exciting and scary sci-fi romp that sucks listeners in from the first minutes and hangs on tight. You might want to listen in an interior room.  Plot of The Phenomenon “Do not look outside. Do not look at the sky. Do not make noise.” So begins the Phenomenon. The government has been on “high alert” for years. Across the nation, people are running, trying to find interior rooms without windows to protect themselves. Looking at the sky can cause...

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Podcast Review: HOMECOMING

Haven’t gotten enough of Oscar Isaac? Do you have the post Star Wars Blues? Looking for a little political thriller? Look no further than Homecoming, a star-studded, enthralling plunge into what it means to feel.  Plot of Homecoming Heidi Bergman (Catherine Keener) is a social worker for the Homecoming Initiative. Her client, Walter Cruz (Oscar Isaac) is a war veteran with a spotty history. For some reason, he’s been selected to work with Bergman and the Homecoming Initiative, a deeply secretive section of the federal government. Cruz works through his life in her office, and often has audio of...

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Podcast Review – DREAM STATE

A political plot, possible treason, multiple dimensions, what more could you ask of Dream State? The newest podcast from Tynan Media, Dream State will have you hooked from the first episode! Wholly original, this podcast will hopefully stay around for a long time!  Plot of Dream State Months after the kidnapping of the president’s daughter, interrogations are taking place. Those involved with the case, Nat, Claire, and others are questioned about their parts in the abduction of the president’s daughter. Rosemary Kennedy was abducted from inside the car in the motorcade, and no one knows how. The Center of...

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Podcast Review: CONVERSATIONS WITH PEOPLE WHO HATE ME

This year, Dylan Marron (best known as the voice of Carlos the Scientist on Welcome to Night Vale) used his unique presence on the internet to sculpt something new out of the miasma of hatred spewed at him. Mr. Marron is a very outspoken voice on the internet for those left of center, and often receives hateful backlash via Facebook comments, messaging, or through his email. Some messages are disturbing, others could be merely written off as someone having a bad day. He reacts and interacts with humor, self-critique, understanding, and poise. In the season of “New Year, New Me”,...

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Podcast Review: THE BRIDGE

The Bridge. It spans the Atlantic, connecting the Americas to Europe. It’s job? To replace airplanes as the primary form of travel over the vast ocean. Did it work? For a time, but it has fallen into disrepair. For anyone who loves a mystery, a dash of horror, and a briny deep sea beneath, this podcast is for you!  Plot of The Bridge In the early 90’s, a transoceanic bridge crossed the Atlantic ocean. A series of ill-informed decisions and disastrous accidents and events mean the bridge is now rather derelict. Although it is still occasionally used, it’s not...

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Podcast Review: UNDER PRESSURE

From Procyon Podcasts comes Under Pressure, the story of Dr. Jamie McMillan-Barrie and her adventures about two miles under the ocean. If you’re into games like Subnautica, or books like 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (hint), then you’ll adore this podcast!  Plot of Under Pressure The newest crew member on the Amphitrite Station is Dr. Jamie McMillan-Barrie. She has her doctorate in romantic literature, but don’t let that fool you. She has her wits about her. Amphitrite is the deepest stationary base occupied by humans. There is a list of obvious, survival based rules, total darkness outside, and a...

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