I’m not proud of that pun either, but do you know how hard it is to make a good pun that also fits the theme? It’s difficult bi-leave me. If my terrible puns weren’t enough of a clue, this is another queer audio drama recommendation. But this one is very special, so keep on scrolling to find out why.
The After Disaster Broadcast by J. J. Ranvier follows Jo Prendergast, a former radio host, broadcasting her experience with the post-apocalyptic world. The world has ended after the eruption of the Yellowstone Supervolcano. While trying to survive and find other survivors, Jo stumbles upon two other women, Scout and Jee-hyun, who are traveling to Chicago. Jo convinces them to let her join them on their trip. While they are traveling, Jo broadcasts their location, the people they encounter, her thoughts, and advice for survivors. As always, I don’t want to spoil too much of the podcast for you, so go listen.
The After Disaster Broadcast has ten episodes with multiple minisodes for your listening pleasure.
This is seriously one of the best post-apocalyptic comedy podcasts. I don’t know about you, but I have gotten so tired of how they portray women in these stories. Once the world ends women stop sweating, they stop menstruating, and have a flawless face of makeup. I could write a book about the terrible representation of women and queers in post-apocalyptic, but then I’d never finish writing this recommendation. J. J. Ranvier doesn’t shy away from issues that women, queers, and queer women face, it may be a comedy audio drama, but it occasionally gets VERY REAL. This is a podcast that you really don’t want to miss.
The After Disaster Broadcast cover art was taken from @AfterDisasterBC