This is the time of year I wished I lived in the southern hemisphere. 🥵 If you too are struggling with the heat or other crazy climate stuff, we shall commiserate together.
A huge shout out to Ostium Network for becoming the latest creative shop to support The End. They make a variety of fiction podcasts, and their flagship show—Ostium—has been publishing episodes since 2016. Thanks, Alex and crew, for your support! (And if you're reading this paragraph with jealousy in your heart and a few coins in your pocket, perhaps you'll consider supporting us too?)
Also—astute readers of The End will notice that this issue's two Featured titles were highlighted in issues just a few weeks ago. Since then, I've listened to both of them in their entirety and found them worthy of the coveted Featured spots. So if you missed them when I first told you about them, here's your second chance with my compliments.
Narrated southern gothic ghost story from Daryl Lisa Fazio
When human bones are discovered in a Mississippi river bed, Fran Boden—a loner with peculiar gifts—returns to her small town to probe the origins of her mother’s long-ago disappearance and confront the ghosts of her family, both living and dead.
Written and Performed by Daryl Lisa Fazio, from her novel manuscript of the same name. With intro/outro music by Phillip DePoy.
Series complete as of 12 Oct 2022
Listening time: 9h 01m
Evo's notes: A very subtle "ghost story" (I'd say urban fantasy or weird brain powers) with a compelling narrator who puts you right in the scene. I quickly ignored the small production imperfections.
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It’s 1984, and Daniel Knox is on the run. He’s spent his entire life evading mysterious creatures that are disguised as everyday people - the ones he calls 'Shadows’. Preying on humans in secret, the Shadows are an enigma even to Daniel. But he knows one thing for sure - the Shadows’ true nature can’t be seen by anyone but him.
Samite is a slow-moving horror series that delves into the dark history behind a BBS that was started in 1981. Starring Amando McClaine and Christine Celozzi, Samite is a 12-part story that connects to a much larger world.
A future reborn through augmented reality gives way to the greatest sport the world has ever known. Project Pulse, a three-on-three battle of wills in an ever changing arena, became the center of the world. And for a young, blind boy with a suffering family, the draw to step on that field and prove himself is simply too hard to resist.
A thousand years after the advent of biological immortality, civilization has crumbled and humanity is trapped in a technological dark age. In the ruins of what was once a global empire, the surviving immortals rule as monarchs over the mortal commoners, but the winds of change are coming.
Season 1 finale released 20 Oct 2022
Listening time: 4h 36m
Season 2 slated for Jun 2024
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Returning on 3 Aug 2023:
Small Victories, a dramatized modern fiction from WGC Productions, returns for Season 2.