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.
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.
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As Georgia Hardstark says in My Favorite Murder podcast, “You’re in a cult, call your dad!” Unfortunately for this character, he can’t call his dad. As you can tell from the title and the first sentence, the recommendation involves a cult.
Heretic by Bryan Marler is about Jack and the doomsday cult he grew up in. Jack explains what it was like growing up in this cult, and the effect it had on him. There were three laws that the brothers and sisters of the cult had to follow:
- The word of the Prophet is the word of God. Obey the word of the Prophet.
- Transgressors of the word of the Prophet will be chastised.
- Blasphemers of the word of the Prophet are heretics, they will NOT be tolerated.
Jack eventually left the cult, but was he able to escape it?
Heretic started February 2, 2018 and has four episodes with a new one released every Monday. Trust me, you won’t want to miss this podcast. Bryan Marler really brought Jack to life and gives the listener a creepy experience.
I, like many, have an obsession with cults. I love religion, mythology, folklore, and the psychology involved in those topics, so it’s no surprise that I am also fascinated by cults. This audio drama is about a destructive cult that is like Waco and Jonestown where the members live on a compound. It is a frightening tale because as much as Jack believes that he has escaped, he hasn’t.
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