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.

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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.

Episode 14 – Voyager

Jake begins the episode talking about something called the Voyager program, then leads to he and Monica going through door #42 and on the other side finding themselves very far from Ostium both in space and time.

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 our 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 the Victoriocity (www.victoriocity.com/): A detective comedy drama set in even Greater London in 1887. In this vast metropolis, Inspector Archibald Fleet and journalist Clara Entwhistle investigate a murder, only to find themselves at the centre of a conspiracy of impossible proportions.

I’m not a huge fan of comedic podcasts because I like more stories serious and gripping, but Victoriocity manages to do both incredibly well. There’s the non-stop dry British humor that has me constantly laughing out loud, along with the cool steampunkish world of this alternate London where technology has gone in some very interesting directions. Plus you get to hear from Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. What’s not to like?

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 15: Columbia.

Ostium Episode 13: Anjikuni

Jake learns he’s started having some pretty serious nightmares and wakes up screaming. He tries to send a message to Dave to give him an update. Jake and Monica venture through a new door where things are pretty darn cold; you might want to put a coat on for this one.

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 the The White Vault: 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 the Arctic Circle and unravel what lies waiting in the ice below.

To say this show is chilling is not only a bad pun, but it actually makes the listener feel physically cold. What with the great sound effects and the emotion of the characters, you really get the sense that they’re in this frigid point almost at the top of the world. Plus, if you’re a fan of accents, you’ll get your share in this show with German, Italian, British and even Icelandic. So what are you waiting for?

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 14: Voyager.

Episode 12: Cultum Ossium

At the beginning of the episode, Monica unwinds a little after learning about some of Jake’s choices in the previous episode. Jake has also started having nightmares. The dynamic duo venture through the next door and find themselves within a cave . . . a cave . . . of bones.

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. 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 our 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 the Marsfall Podcast. Marsfall is a new science-fiction series that follows the first colonists settling on the planet Mars. Led by their fearless commander Jacki O’Rania, and assisted by the colonial artificial intelligence unit ANDI, our colonists strive to make a home on the Red Planet while exploring its deeper mysteries.

The recording values are great with this show. The characters feel real and believable, each with their own quirks and failings. Living on such a harsh planet is not easy in any way, and the show does a great job of showing this. But it’s also well balanced with humor, mostly thanks to Andy the quirky AI. Be sure to check it out.

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 13: Anjikuni.