A finalist in the 2017 Austin Film Festival, The Amelia Project has already earned its place among the favorite podcasts of frequent podcast listeners. This podcast is exciting, funny, and intriguing. Jump in now, while The Amelia Project is fresh! 

Plot of The Amelia Project

“Congratulations. You’ve reached The Amelia Project. This phone call isn’t happening. If you’re not serious about this, hang up. Now.” – the Beginning of The Amelia Project’s voicemail message. 

Want to disappear? Escaping from something? The Amelia Project is here to help! Elaborate fake deaths are the game, and The Amelia Project plays with the big dogs. Anything from hanging, to poisonings, to more involved plans, they’ll help clients “die”, and then help them resettle after. Witness Protection has nothing on this operation. 

Review of The Amelia Project

A wide array of situations keeps this show fresh. A cult leader, a housewife, a politician, the elaborate scenarios they go to to wind up dead are numerous, creative, and hilarious. The reasons behind the disappearances are as varied as the people who employ The Amelia Project. A lot of research clearly goes into the writing of the show, and keeps listeners on their toes. 

The Amelia Project is dark comedy with the lightest tone. Where Black Mirror is a touch heavy handed, this podcast is so engrossing it’s easy to forget the characters are talking about death. Usually, I have an existential crisis after listening to the mechanics of death and dying, but somehow, The Amelia Project doesn’t make it seem all that horrible. This podcast is fairly easy to binge, and is short enough to listen to in a sitting, if a listener is dedicated enough. 

 “Amelia is at your service” is a fitting motto for this thoughtful, funny, and interesting audio drama. The dark humor is light enough, like cream in coffee, and make a usually avoided subject easy to digest. 

What You Need to Know

The Amelia Project premiered on the 1st of December, 2017. There are 14 episodes at this time. Episodes run from a minute (Prelude episodes) to about 30 minutes. Obviously, this podcast has mildly disturbing descriptions of death and suicide. Please keep this in mind before enjoying with young or sensitive listeners. 

Listeners who enjoy Victoriocity, EOS 10, and The Orbiting Human Circus (Of the Air!) will love this podcast! 

The Amelia Project is written by Phillip Thorn and Øystien Uslberg Brager. It is a production of Imploding Fictions and Open House Theatre. You can listen to episodes of The Amelia Project on iTunes, Stitcher, Libsyn, AudioFest, PodTail, GooglePlay, Podbean, Podible, Podchaser, Podcast Addict, RadioPublic, PlayerFM, Pocketcast, Overcast, and at AmeliaPodcast.com/Listen-Now

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Carolyn Ducker

Carolyn is married to science. She is a playwright and aspiring novelist. She is a werewolf enthusiast who loves gothic horror. In her spare time she writes poetry, and articles about podcasts for Geek Girl Authority.
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