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 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.

Episode 11: A Crack in the Edge of the World, Part Two

Kicking off Ostium Season 2, in “Episode 11: A Crack in the Edge of the Word, Part Two,” Jake and Monica find themselves back in Ostium where things are all kind of different . . . again. But it’s not until they go on a little field trip that they learn what’s REALLY happened to Ostium.

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.

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 GONE podcast. The description alone is enough to hook anyone: There’s no way to plan for being alone. There’s no way to plan for what comes next. This is a story about what happens when the world goes dark, and everyone else is gone.

The quality and sound is great, and the voice of the narrator – who is also the creator and writer for the show – is clear and very well acted. It’s one of those shows that just sucks you in right from the beginning with a compelling story and then you can’t stop listening because you don’t know where the story’s going to go next. GONE does have a Patreon page too, so once you gobbled up every episode, be sure to leave a review for the show or support them on Patreon. You could even do it while you’re choosing to support Ostium. You know: support two independent self-supported podcasts in one visit.

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 12: Cultum Ossium.