Call Me Sunshine Wheatgrass Moonstone

If you think that this recommendation is going to be all flower power and free love, you are going to be disappointed. I have an issue with places that market themselves as a utopia, a place free from worldly problems. It’s why I instantly recoil at any mention of a commune, it’s always a lie, and Ullara is no different.

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Six Cold Feet by Josh Donellan is described as “a fiction anthology podcast about music, mystery, and the places we escape to when the real world disappoints us.” The first season is about a man named River, who’s sister, Harmony, went missing.  River documents his search by creating a podcast, like The Box or Archive 81. As River’s search continues, you begin to learn more about his life and how he and his sister came to Ullara. There are hints throughout the early episodes that let you know that something isn’t quite right about River’s life in Ullara. Utopias always have a dark side hidden under the perfect facade.

Season one of Six Cold Feet finished February 2, 2018 with 10 episodes. Each episode is around 20 – 25 minutes so it’s really easy to binge listen.

Once I started this audio drama, I couldn’t stop until I finished all 10 episodes. The writing for this podcast in incredible, you will love every single second. I cannot wait for their next season.

Check out Six Cold Feet on Twitter, visit their website, and donate to their Patreon. Listen and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.

The cover art for Six Cold Feet was taken from their @SixColdFeet

Never trust a place that calls itself Haven

I’m going to assume that you’ve all played video games and have watched movies. Whenever a place is named Haven or Sanctuary, it always ends up being some type of insidious scheme. People are either going to be servants of some monster overlord, they become test subjects for a large corporations, or it’s a combination of monsters and corporations. Y’all just need to stay away from places named Sanctuary, Zhu’s Hope, or Haven.

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The Haven Chronicles by Patrick Pierson is about a group of soldiers and their investigation into Haven after receiving a distress signal from a scientist. The story is told by the team members explaining their version of events. But nothing is as it seems, and even their memories are being called into question. Each member’s story seems to be slightly different, but these differences are important. As the story continues, they begin to question reality and begin to question if they have actually left Haven. If I continue,  I will run the risk of spoilers, and you should just go listen yourself. Just know that you should never trust a place called Haven.

I really love this podcast, as soon as you think you know what’s going on, there’s another twist. If you enjoy those reality bending stories, the ones where you question if it’s all in the character’s imagination, then you will love it. I recently listened to it again since new episodes came out, and I discovered things I missed the first time. I missed a few of the tv and movie references the first time I listened.

Find The Haven Chronicles on Twitter, and be sure to check out their website. Subscribe to them wherever you listen to podcasts. Also, if you enjoy it listening to the podcast, check out their patreon.

The Haven Chronicles cover art was taken from @HavenChronicles

I can’t even walk down a long gravel road alone anymore

I remember the good ol’ days back when I had a short list of fears:

  1. Losing my mom in a store
  2. The wooden sailor statue at the seafood restaurant
  3. The wolf monster that would snatch me from my bed if I wasn’t sleeping
  4. The monsters that lived in the vents
  5. Someone kidnapping me while using public restrooms

I could keep going, but it’s not actually a short list and it’s not important. What is important, is knowing that little Alex would’ve gladly strolled down a gravel road by themselves in the middle of the night. Thanks to Andy Garland, I won’t be going on any solitary, moonlit strolls down gravel roads, so I might make it to 28.

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Duggan Hill by Andy Garland is about Sasha Ismond, who goes missing while just outside of Duggan Hill. Sasha just disappeared without a trace, the only clues available come from recordings of the last few phone calls made to her former partner, Zoe. Being the last person to talk to her, Zoe feels that it’s her duty to unravel the mystery surrounding Sasha’s disappearance. She travels to Duggan Hill to search for clues, but they lead to even more questions. Finding answers seems impossible when “What do you remember?” becomes a difficult question to answer.

Duggan Hill has an incredible cast and crew that come together to create the mysterious thriller. There are currently six episodes out, and you’ll enjoy every second.

This audio drama is full of twists and turns, you will not be able to guess what is coming. I love everything about this! I highly recommend listening to this podcast, you won’t be disappointed.

Be sure to check out Duggan Hill on Twitter, their website, and subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen.

Just in case you needed this warning, don’t go walking alone especially at night.

Duggan Hill art was by Kara LaRose