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AD Review: The White Vault Season 1

The White Vault is a horror podcast that takes place north of the Arctic circle while its night time for six months during a major storm.

From their Libsyn page:

Explore the far reaches of the world’s horrors in the audio drama podcast The White Vault. Follow the collected records of a repair team sent to Outpost Fristed in the vast white wastes of Svalbard and unravel what lies waiting in the ice below. This Fool and Scholar Production is intended for mature audiences.

The White Vault is written by K. A. Statz, produced by Travis Vengroff, and mixed by Brandon Strader. Spanish translation by Guillermo Tenorio. Russian Translation by Natalia Serebryansky and Ekaterina Ptashkina with assistance by Sergey Serebryanskiy. Music by Brandon Boone.

Dr. Rosa De La Torre is voiced by Lani Minella, Dr. Karina Schumacher-Weiß is voiced by Kessi Riliniki, Walter Heath is voiced by David Ault, Graham Casner is voiced by Peter Lewis, Jónas Þórirsson is voiced by Eyþór Viðarsson, and the Documentarian is voiced by Hem Cleveland.

Thank you for listening to our Fool and Scholar Production. To support this podcast and our other works, please become a Patron on Patreon.com today.

As you can see from above, this podcast has an international cast, which gives it a flavor I’ve not heard before, you don’t have American’s pretending to be a nationality they aren’t. They also had native speakers translate the other languages into fluent versions of the language instead of just relying on Google Translate, to handle it.

I would suggest listening to this binge-style, all ten episodes will make for a quick listen and leave you to wanting more! This does lead us to the one downside, season 2 isn’t expected to be released until October of 2018, which even of this writing is still five months away.

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AD: Review Boom Season 1

Boom is an audio drama that seems to break new ground, at least from what I’ve heard. It’s the first audio drama made by Observer Pictures.

This show starts off with 28-year-old Porter, who has finally asked Genevieve on a date. They’ve known each other since they were 13. The following day he comes over for breakfast, and finds her wearing a suicide belt begging him to leave so he doesn’t get hurt also.  She winds up dying, and he gets badly hurt.

Unlike most series I’ve seen / heard, instead of following the police investigation it follows Porter’s recovery, both physically and mentally and the new / old friends he meets along the way.

Unlike most of the shows I’ve listened to which were in some way fantastical, this series is totally down to earth. The characters are engaging, and feel real very quickly.

The first season has already been released, its made of 10 episodes and 2 Bonus episodes.  They have already started releasing the second season, so I’d recommend you listen now to the first before it gets to big! This is certainly a show you need to listen to all the episodes to know what is going on.

The tenth episode (season one finale), adds a twist to the show which seems to be a driving force to the second season.

I’d recommend you listen to it! You can find how to subscribe by clicking on this link.

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Review 1: TERMS Season 1

Synopsis: On election night, two-term president Oliver Pierce watches in disbelief from the White House as Charles Dunwalke wins a controversial electoral college victory. With only 73 days before Dunwalke’s inauguration, president Pierce makes a secret decision to act, with historic and possibly catastrophic consequences.

This podcast has had a few times where life has acted like fiction. The ideas for this podcast were started up way back in 2015, long before Trump announced he was going to run for President, however he did wind up saying some of the same things that fictional Dunwalke said while he was running for President.

This podcast could also be classified as a Podiobook if the directors wanted to call it that, as each episode picks up where the former one ended which you don’t find a lot of in episodic stories. This is one of the very few podcasts that I binged listened to each episode in the first season in quick succession, just to find out what is going to happen next.

While this show may not have any actors in it that most audio drama listeners would be familiar with, the group was already well acquainted due to them all working as actors in the Dallas, TX, USA area.

I highly recommend you listen to this podcast, the one thing I wish it had done was offer a version without the intros and outros. Hopefully someday this would be added as one of their Patreon levels, in the future.

Currently they are producing season 2.

Terms Web Site

Terms Patreon page

Other places to read / listen to information about the Terms website:

Dallas News reviews Terms

Audio Drama Production Podcast

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Episode 12: Eric Busby

Hi all, we are back this time chatting with Eric Busby of both Eric Busby Presents and Darker Projects.

Hopefully I asked your most burning question!

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Status of Podcast

I realize this is rather bad timing, as I had just started the show up. I’m currently running a fundraiser to replace my main computer as its now broken.

Due to this I’m unable to edit any audio currently. However I am trying to replace it with a small fundraiser that I’m running Kickstarter like.

If you are interested in helping out or participating in it please check out http://www.chrisamoody.com/computer-fundraiser/

Thank you,

Chris

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Episode 11: John Ballentine

Sorry for the long delay everyone, but Audio Cinema Review is back!

Tonight we are talking to John Ballentine who is the writer and producer of  Campfire Radio Theater.

Hopefully this episode will get you through till The Sonic Society starts up the Summerstock 2013 for the next episode, hopefully this chat will help pass the time.

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Above and Below: Pilot : Review

Hi all, I know its been a long time since there has been anything from us. There will be an audio version of this review soon.

Today we are doing a review of a new Audio Drama called “Above and Below.”

The main character of this audio drama is Marcus Reachman, played by Daniel Macnaughton, who is the only private detective in Midnight City.

Not sure really where Midnight City is, as its never actually defined. However it seems to be taking place either in an alternate earth or far into the future. This area seems to be divided into numbered districts and the higher the number the worse condition you live in.

The voice acting for this is very good, which going by the fact that the entire cast at minimum has acting on other audio dramas, and at most having starred in plays and films.

While the promo is done very well as far as the audio quality is concerned, I do have to say the story while interesting does have several well known clichés. This entire episode’s mystery is the old classic “victim was killed in a locked room locked from the inside.” How many different ways can you do this kind of mystery from?

I would recommend that you check out this audio drama, hopefully they will be releasing the second episode soon.

 

Voice acting: 10/10

Originality:  7/10

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Bad weather

Please pray for the people of the towns of Henryville & Marysville Indiana. The 2 towns were totally destroyed by tornado’s today. We had a long stretch of storms roll through and a number of people died.

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Reviews

Sorry for the delay, Chris has a new schedule & I have had some issues here in this neck of the woods. We have a show lined out & we will get it out.

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Episode 10: Gypsy Audio

Tonight we chat with Gwendolyn Jensen-Woodard and Alex Gilmour of Gypsy Audio.  Items we discuss is how they got started, what they are looking to bring out, and what they are bringing out.

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