Episode 20 – Once More with Feeling

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Jake doesn’t know what’s happened, where he is, or what this is all for. And then he does recognize himself, and realizes this is where everything comes to a climax. This is the second wave of the storm, much worse than the first. 

Written and produced by Alex C. Telander

Jake played by Chris Fletcher.

Monica played by Georgia Mckenzie.

Music composed by Chris Fletcher. 

Sounds effects are courtesy of the incredible people at Freesound.org.

For a transcript of this episode, please visit our website.

Reviews are the lifeblood of podcasts. Reviews are one way people discover new podcasts. Reviews are how people learn what a podcast is about, what they might like about the podcast. Five-star reviews get podcasts highlighted and featured and mentioned on podcast apps.

So you can show your love for Ostium by supporting us on Patreon, or you could write us a five-star review on iTunes or whatever podcast app you use. This is a really big deal for Ostium, so much so that we’re doing a special giveaway for it.

What’s up for grabs? Well, I’m glad you asked. We’re giving away a paperback copy of the Ostium book: Population Zero. But what’s even more special about it is it’s signed by Team Ostium. You’ve got autographs from Chris Fletcher, the voice of Jake; Georgia Mckenzie, the voice of Monica; Sara Warren, our incredible artist; and Alex C. Telander, who writes all the episodes and is writing these words right now. Yeah. I know. Pretty special, huh?

This giveaway will run from the release of Episode 18 through the release of Episode 20 up to just before midnight Pacific Time on Saturday, June 2nd. So two weeks after Season 2 is complete. What do you need to do to be entered? Just leave us a review on iTunes or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Shoot an email to ostiumpodcast@gmail.com to let us know and you’re entered. A winner will be randomly drawn and announced on Sunday, June 3rd and the book will be mailed to that person. Simple as that. So . . . Time to get reviewing!

And if you need some inspiration, here are a few recent entries:

From Rumorian: I’m listening to a lot of audiodramas and this is one of my favorites. The premise is fascinating and every episode is fun to listen to. Apparently they have already planned out the whole series and I can’t wait to find out where it’s all heading.

And from Tug35919: I just started listening to Ostium, and I’m taken by the plot so far. I’m really excited to find out where the story will go. Much more catching up to do!

This week’s podcast recommendation is The Box: When Addison Gilmore found the old lockbox of journals filled with entries about bizarre and terrifying events, she thought she’d stumbled upon a unique mass participation fiction project. But as she shares those stories and digs into their contents, it becomes increasingly clear that these journals are more than they seem… and she’s in over her head.

The Box is just a wonderful podcast that draws the reader in right from the start with its fascinating protagonist, and keeps them hooked as the interesting and complex world is revealed. Thirty-one episodes have been released and while the show has been on hiatus for some time, I recently heard the show will be coming back eventually, so get caught up now!

And . . . That’s a wrap for season two. A huge thank you to all our listeners who’ve kept listening since season one, and an equally sized thank you to our new listeners. We sadly did not reach any of our support goals, but our hiatus will be much shorter this time, with season 3 beginning on September 2nd. The next two seasons will be a little different than the first two as we follow the story arc of our characters, but this is an ongoing story and sometimes it won’t be always clear why something is happening, but remember: everything in Ostium happens for a reason. You just have to be patient. And then I’ve got some really big surprises for season five that I’ve hinted at a few times on social media. So be sure to follow us on Twitter with the handle @ostiumpodcast. And you can follow me personally via @bookbanter.

So what can you expect during this shorter hiatus: you will get the five mini episodes of Enigmatic Mysteries of the Unknown that were released for a patrons during Season 2. And at the end of those I’ll put together a special long episode with all ten installments of EMU, so you can get the complete story in one chunk. Trust me, it’s going to be important for future seasons. And after that I hope to put together each season into one super long episode so new listeners can choose to go with the “big gulp” version to catch up. I’ll also be remastering the sound for season one so it’ll have a clearer, more even sound for you listeners.

As for our supporters on Patreon and our website, you will continue to get a new Ostium File every two weeks and I’ll be putting up the outtakes from season 2 bit by bit as well. Remember, you can become a supporter of Ostium for just $2 a month and get access to all this great bonus content.

Well, I think I’ve talked your ears off for long enough and stalled enough so that this episode crosses over the hour mark. So for now, it’s goodbye from me, sayonara to Ostium Season 2, and here’s to lots more interesting Ostium happenings in the very near future.

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Ostium File #144

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In celebration of the Ostium Twitter account hitting 1000 followers, here’s a very special release of Ostium File #144 for everyone to enjoy.

If you enjoy this episode, you can get lots more Ostium Files by supporting Ostium on Patreon, as well as lots of other content. You will also get your own unique door number, and eventually, your very own Ostium File.

When you made the decision to become a patron of the Ostium Podcast, you were assigned a number, a door unique to you. There was a reason for that. It is possible that Ostium has not always been abandoned, not always population zero. Perhaps at one time there were people – from the future? The past? – who traveled through the doors of Ostium to different places in time and space to learn and educate and record their experiences. Perhaps these recordings are still in existence . . .

Welcome to . . . The Ostium Files.

To the patron who entered through Door #144, this is your story.

Written and produced by Alex C. Telander

Performed by Justy Gee. If you enjoy this performance, be sure to check out her awesome podcast, Starless.

Music composed by Chris Fletcher

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Episode 19 – Home by the Sea

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Jake and Monica are taken back in time – they think – to a place out of Jake’s past: a house he has fond memories of that has now become a veritable house of horrors. This is the eye of the storm where things are anything but calm. 

Written and produced by Alex C. Telander

Jake played by Chris Fletcher.

Monica played by Georgia Mckenzie.

Music composed by Chris Fletcher. 

All artwork is done by Sara Warren.

Sounds effects are courtesy of the incredible people at Freesound.org.

For a transcript of this episode, please visit ostiumpodcast.com.

Reviews are the lifeblood of podcasts. Reviews are one way people discover new podcasts. Reviews are how people learn what a podcast is about, what they might like about the podcast. Five-star reviews get podcasts highlighted and featured and mentioned on podcast apps.

So you can show your love for Ostium by supporting us on Patreon, or you could write us a five-star review on iTunes or whatever podcast app you use. This is a really big deal for Ostium, so much so that we’re doing a special giveaway for it.

What’s up for grabs? Well, I’m glad you asked. We’re giving away a paperback copy of the Ostium book: Population Zero. But what’s even more special about it is it’s signed by Team Ostium. You’ve got autographs from Chris Fletcher, the voice of Jake; Georgia Mckenzie, the voice of Monica; Sara Warren, our incredible artist; and Alex C. Telander, who writes all the episodes and is saying these words right now. Yeah. I know. Pretty special, huh?

This giveaway will run from the release of Episode 18 through the release of Episode 20 up to just before midnight Pacific Time on Saturday, June 2nd. So two weeks after Season 2 is complete. What do you need to do to be entered? Just leave us a review on iTunes or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Send us a link of that review to ostiumpodcast@gmail.com and you’re entered. A winner will be randomly drawn and announced on Sunday, June 3rd and the book will be mailed to that person. Simple as that. So . . . Time to get reviewing!

This week’s podcast recommendation is Lucyd: Lucyd is a supernatural drama, following a young woman dealing with unusual and frightening events surrounding her mysterious nightmares, and what follows her into the waking world. Set in Cork, Ireland, and told through the lens of ‘found-footage’-style audio recordings, both knowingly made by the characters and recorded without their knowledge, LUCYD explores elements of occult horror and psychological drama, as well as humor, romance, and dreams.

A wonderful discovery. Irish accents. High quality recording. And some cool Irish mythology. This show is fun and interesting and definitely addicting. So . . . Join us . . .

Thank you so much for listening and see in you in two weeks for the season 2 finale: Episode 20: Once More with Feeling.

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Episode 18: People in Glass Houses

Jake is really worried that something’s very wrong with him. He and Monica travel through a door and, as per Jake’s prediction, it is the future where there are some very strange things in stall for them.

Written and produced by Alex C. Telander
Jake is played by Chris Fletcher.
Monica is played by Georgia Mckenzie.
All music is composed by Chris Fletcher.
All artwork is done by Sara Warren.
Sounds effects are courtesy of the incredible people at Freesound.org.

For a transcript of this episode, please visit our transcripts page.

Reviews are the lifeblood of podcasts. Reviews are one way people discover new podcasts. Reviews are how people learn what a podcast is about, what they might like about the podcast. Five-star reviews get podcasts highlighted and featured and mentioned on podcast apps.

So you can show your love for Ostium by supporting us on Patreon, or you could write us a five-star review on iTunes or whatever podcast app you use. This is a really big deal for Ostium, so much so that we’re doing a special giveaway for it.

What’s up for grabs? Well, I’m glad you asked. We’re giving away a paperback copy of the Ostium book: Population Zero. But what’s even more special about it is it’s signed by Team Ostium. You’ve got autographs from Chris Fletcher, the voice of Jake; Georgia Mckenzie, the voice of Monica; Sara Warren, our incredible artist; and Alex C. Telander, who writes all the episodes and is saying these words right now. Yeah. I know. Pretty special, huh?

This giveaway will run from the release of Episode 18 through the release of Episode 20 up to just before midnight Pacific Time on Saturday, June 2nd. So two weeks after Season 2 is complete. What do you need to do to be entered? Just leave us a review on iTunes or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Send us a link of that review to ostiumpodcast@gmail.com and you’re entered. A winner will be randomly drawn and announced on Sunday, June 3rd and the book will be mailed to that person. Simple as that. So . . . Time to get reviewing!

This week’s podcast recommendation is The Bridge: Welcome to the Transcontinental Bridge!It’s an alternate 2016, and Watchtower 10 sits in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, keeping lonely watch over the Transcontinental Bridge. Unbeknownst to the general public (but totally knownst to each watchtower’s crew), these stations also hold a secret that could potentially destroy the world…or save it.

This is another great podcast for the world it’s created, with so much backstory and mythology that hasn’t been told yet, so you’re hooked to the next episode waiting to learn more about what’s going on in the main story, but also to hear more about the history of this strange world.

Thank you so much for listening and see in you in two weeks with Episode 19: Home by the Sea.

Episode 17: Rapa Nui

While Jake starts to doubt his sanity for the first time, he and Monica journey to an interesting place with some very large statues.

This episode was written and produced by Alex C. Telander. Jake was performed by Chris Fletcher. Monica was performed by Georgia Mckenzie. The music was composed by Chris Fletcher. All artwork was done by Sara Warren. Sounds effects are courtesy of the incredible people at Freesound.org.

If you love Ostium, remember there are a number of ways you can support the show: you can help us out on Patreon or through our website at ostiumpodcast.com/support. And remember: there are only three episodes left of season 2 and then we’ll be on break until September. Unless we hit one of our support goals, in which case you’ll get new Ostium sooner! You can also leave us a rating and review. You can buy our merchandise, and don’t forget about the Ostium book. You can tell your family and friends and spread the the word on social media. And don’t forget to listen to us on Radio Public. Or . . . All the above. Any effort, no matter how little, is appreciated.

Today’s podcast recommendation is The Earth Collective: The Earth Collective is a story of Mankind’s survival on Oasus, a distant planet, far from earth. They live in rolling cities to stay bathed in constant sunlight, running from The Dark, a malicious entity that resides on the dark-side of the planet. The world-building in this podcast is simply magnificent. I felt like I was both watching a great science fiction movie series, and reading an epic science fiction book series. The world is so immense and complex and I’m always waiting for the next episode to learn more about this unique world.

Thanks for listening and all your support, and join us in two weeks for Episode 18: People in Glass Houses.

Episode 16: Ancient Ones

In this new episode of Ostium, the happy couple talk about their happy night together and then go through a new door and find themselves in what looks to be a rocky desert.

This episode was written and produced by Alex C. Telander. The voice of Jake is performed by Chris Fletcher; the voice of Monica is performed by Georgia Mackenzie. All the music was composed by Chris Fletcher. Graphic design and artwork is done by Sara Warren. Sound effects are courtesy of the awesomely incredible people at the Freesound Project.

Ostium will continue to be ad free thanks to our great and wonderful patrons who support the show through our website, or through our Patreon page. Why not consider becoming a supporter of our show? For as little as $2 a month you can get access to exclusive mini episodes, including something called The Ostium Files. It’s a series playing around with the idea of what if you could go through an Ostium door to the time and place of you’re choosing . . . Where would you go? There are also lots of other rewards like episode transcripts with illustrations, music, and special early access to new episodes of Ostium.

Plus if we hit our support goals, you’ll get access to Ostium Season 3 MUCH sooner. If we hit our top goal, Season 3 will start right after Season 2, without any break. So check it out at www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. Whatever you can spare will be greatly appreciated and means so much to us.

You can also support Ostium by leaving us a review on the podcast listening app of your choice, or simply by telling your friends, or mentioning how much you enjoy this podcast on social media.

And of course, there’s also our merchandise store with a whole variety of goodies likes mugs, t-shirts and even fancy pillow cases, all at www.ostiumpodcast.com/store. Also if you’re looking for a good book to read, “Ostium Book One: Population Zero” is out now on Amazon in ebook, paperback, and a fancy full-color illustrated edition.

This week’s podcast recommendation is Duggan Hill: On a back country road outside the hamlet of Duggan Hill, Saskatchewan, a woman named Sasha Ismond goes missing without a trace. She had been travelling from Vancouver for the past day, and was mere minutes away from her father’s home. The last person she spoke to was her former partner, Zoe, a journalism student at the University of British Columbia. This is a collection of recovered audio recordings from the subsequent investigation into her disappearance, recorded during the summer of 2015.

Similar to Rose Drive, Duggan Hill is a growing mystery that at first you want to know what exactly happened to Sasha, but as the mystery grows, you start to wondering what the exactly the hell is going on in this strange town.

Finally, thanks for listening. Without you, there wouldn’t be any point in doing this podcast. So thank you and see you in two weeks with Episode 17: Rapa Nui.

Episode 15: Columbia

Jake is starting to sleep a little better now, but he’s worried about Dave. The next door is a long walk from the clock tower and leads them to a place that is both strange and familiar to Jake.

This episode was written and produced by Alex C. Telander. The voice of Jake is performed by Chris Fletcher; the voice of Monica is performed by Georgia Mackenzie. All the music was composed by Chris Fletcher. Graphic design and artwork is done by Sara Warren. Sound effects are courtesy of the awesomely incredible people at the Freesound Project.

Ostium will continue to be ad free thanks to our great and wonderful patrons who support the show through our website, or through our Patreon. Why not consider becoming a supporter of our show? For as little as $2 a month you can get access to exclusive mini episodes, including something called The Ostium Files. It’s a series playing around with the idea of what if you could go through an Ostium door to the time and place of you’re choosing . . . Where would you go? There are also lots of other rewards like episode transcripts with illustrations, music, and special early access to new episodes of Ostium.

Plus if we hit our support goals, you’ll get access to Ostium Season 3 MUCH sooner. If we hit our top goal, Season 3 will start right after Season 2, without any break. So check it out at www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. Whatever you can spare will be greatly appreciated and means so much to us.

You can also support Ostium by leaving us a review on the podcast listening app of your choice, or simply by telling your friends, or mentioning how much you enjoy this podcast on social media.

And of course, there’s also our merchandise store with a whole variety of goodies likes mugs, t-shirts and even fancy pillow cases, all at www.ostiumpodcast.com/store. Also if you’re looking for a good book to read, “Ostium Book One: Population Zero” is out now on Amazon in ebook, paperback, and a fancy full-color illustrated edition.

This week’s podcast recommendation is Rose Drive: 7 friends are interviewed after a 10 year high school reunion tragedy occurs. Welcome to Southampton. Are You Listening? This is Markus Hill. If you’re here, you’ve agreed to help me find Forrest Sutherland. I can’t do this alone.

Told through a series of interviews in an ongoing investigation, Rose Drive starts out seemingly innocuous, but then you can’t help thinking and wondering and trying to put the pieces together in your head . . . And before you know it, you’re anxiously awaiting the next episode!

Finally, thanks for listening. Without you, there wouldn’t be any point in doing this podcast. So thank you and see you in two weeks with Episode 16: Ancient Ones.