10 episodes

Academy Award® winner Rami Malek stars in this apocalyptic thriller as a small-town radio DJ fighting to protect his family and community after the power grid goes down nationwide, upending modern civilization.

BLACKOUT stars and is executive produced by Rami Malek and produced by QCode and Endeavor Audio.

BLACKOUT
Written and created by Scott Conroy.
Directed by Shawn Christensen.

BLACKOUT is presented by Sonos.

New Episodes Tuesdays.

Blackout Endeavor Audio

    • Arts
    • 4.6, 974 Ratings

Academy Award® winner Rami Malek stars in this apocalyptic thriller as a small-town radio DJ fighting to protect his family and community after the power grid goes down nationwide, upending modern civilization.

BLACKOUT stars and is executive produced by Rami Malek and produced by QCode and Endeavor Audio.

BLACKOUT
Written and created by Scott Conroy.
Directed by Shawn Christensen.

BLACKOUT is presented by Sonos.

New Episodes Tuesdays.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
974 Ratings

974 Ratings

Desynk ,

Loved

I loved the podcast. You do a really great job setting up the sound environment. Looking forward to more.

LR2007 ,

Overrated

I listened to the entire season on a long drive waiting for it to get better. It never did. Many reviews rave about the acting and sound and I don’t know why. I thought the acting was terrible. Many of the characters were cheesy and annoying. The story line was very predictable too. Too many commercials for such short episodes and too much variability in sound level (sometimes very quiet and other times very loud). I wouldn’t recommend this podcast to anyone.

Will_B_ ,

Tremendous effort, can’t believe it’s free - but one big gripe

This harkens back to a BBC radio era of audio story telling that I think is really cool, and very much want to support. The production value here is off the charts. The sound design and mixing are atmospheric and immersive. I feel guilty listening for free, and wanted to at least support it with a positive review.

But I do have a big gripe that cost it a star: the majority of the characters (with the merciful exception of Malek) perform New Englander accents, and they are not good at it. Maybe it bothers me more because I grew up in the area and can more easily tell when it sounds wrong, but it was extremely distracting. In an otherwise immersive production, it was a constant reminder that these people were actors. I haven’t looked it up, but if you told me that any of the actors pretending to have New Englander accents actually have one - or even grew up in the area - I’d eat my shoe.

The story is not quite gripping enough to make me forget, either. It’s got some good hooks, but I didn’t quite find myself gripped by it in the same way as, say, Serial season 1.

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