8 episodes

Limited Capacity is a collection of six short stories about the strange and twisted ways we interact with the internet, and with each other. Punctuated with dark humour and surprising twists, each episode blurs the lines between horror, thriller, mockumentary and satire. The stories take on digital appropriation, toxic positivity, a self-help podcast for people who hate self-help and a talking chicken. Each immersive episode is packed with intimate and jarring stories that are both completely familiar and somehow confoundingly alien. It’s like Black Mirror for your ears. From the fiendishly clever mind of Rob Norman, co-creator of the hit podcast Personal Best.

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    • Arts
    • 4.5 • 85 Ratings

Limited Capacity is a collection of six short stories about the strange and twisted ways we interact with the internet, and with each other. Punctuated with dark humour and surprising twists, each episode blurs the lines between horror, thriller, mockumentary and satire. The stories take on digital appropriation, toxic positivity, a self-help podcast for people who hate self-help and a talking chicken. Each immersive episode is packed with intimate and jarring stories that are both completely familiar and somehow confoundingly alien. It’s like Black Mirror for your ears. From the fiendishly clever mind of Rob Norman, co-creator of the hit podcast Personal Best.

    Limited Capacity Introduces: Sorry About The Kid

    Limited Capacity Introduces: Sorry About The Kid

    How do you forget your favourite person in the world? Alex remembers everything about the day a speeding police car killed his brother. But his brother, alive? Those memories are lost. And now, 30 years later, Alex wants them back. In this emotional four-part series, Alex unearths his childhood grief — with help from family, friends, and a therapist who witnessed his brother’s death. What happens when trauma and memory collide? Sorry About The Kid is a deeply personal meditation on the losses that define us. Hosted by Alex McKinnon. Produced with Mira Burt-Wintonick (WireTap, Love Me). More episodes are available at hyperurl.co/sorryaboutthekid

    • 30 min
    Slow Burn

    Slow Burn

    For celebrities looking for love, regular online dating apps aren’t really an option. That’s why authors, actors and artists are flocking to Bala, the exclusive dating app for the creative elite. Bala is a place for celebrities to feel normal, relax and find their true soulmate. When struggling actor Lizzie Miller gets an invite to try it out, she finds something much more insidious than love.

    • 34 min
    He Who Boils Rivers with a Look

    He Who Boils Rivers with a Look

    The app NextDoor creates online communities based on user postal codes. When roleplayer “Connor” stumbles across an imaginary town (with an unassigned postal code), he finds what he’s been missing in real life: a close family that supports and accepts him. But despite the community’s willingness to stay hyper positive, real world disorder creeps in and threatens the boundaries of this fragile, make-believe world.

    • 40 min
    Better Fitter Roger-er

    Better Fitter Roger-er

    “Real” patients. “Real” trauma. “Real” therapy. Each week therapist and podcast host Lucetta Davis takes you inside a session with one of her clients. One of them, Roger, just got dumped by his girlfriend – who’s also his boss. He’s tired of being walked all over. In this episode, Roger shares some news with Dr. Davis: he’s signed up for a second therapy podcast – one that also comes with a self-help app.

    • 34 min
    Kill the Chicken

    Kill the Chicken

    Ronnie Wells walked away from a very successful voiceover career to create an educational cartoon called Polo The Chicken. Just as his new YouTube channel starts to take off, the alt-right starts to appropriate Polo’s likeness to spread hate. Online activists strike back and Ronnie finds himself a pawn in an all-out meme war.

    • 35 min
    The Blue Checkmark

    The Blue Checkmark

    A celebrity might go on vacation but their social accounts can’t stop posting. Enter: Zoe.

    When fitness influencer Gigi leaves for a trip, Zoe is recruited to not just be her social media manager – she’s asked to be a full stand-in for Gigi’s life. Things get complicated when Zoe goes rogue and her client’s ex-boyfriend starts asking questions.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

GatzaA ,

Great for fan of Black Mirror or The Program

Great production value and the scripts are really well done. Leaves you thinking about how the world is and where we are heading.

gigi271 ,

Yup!

Such a unique podcast. It’s a wild ride!!

tweent ,

Welp

The Blue Checkmark. Reads a bit too like the real life Gabby Petito tragedy. Too. Soon.

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