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It's an alternate 2016, and Watchtower 10 sits in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, keeping lonely watch over the Transcontinental Bridge. Each watchtower sits hundreds of feet away from the Bridge, broadcasting regular traffic reports to ensure that proper safety precautions are taken. These lighthouses (for cars) are filled with a carefully selected (and very capable) crew.

Watchtower 10's necessary personnel happen to be: a generalist DJ who spends her free time relaying folklore from abandoned parts of the Bridge, her supervisor (who's only there because he lost a bet), an unfailingly optimistic Bridge Travel Agent, and a groundskeeper who has a thing for romantic comedies.

Unbeknownst to the general public (but totally knownst to each watchtower's crew), these stations also hold a secret that could potentially destroy the world...or save it.

The Bridge is a fictional serialized fantasy podcast about the monsters we fear, the monsters we can become, and the stories we leave behind.

The Bridge The Bridge Podcast

    • Science Fiction
    • 4.6, 70 Ratings

It's an alternate 2016, and Watchtower 10 sits in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, keeping lonely watch over the Transcontinental Bridge. Each watchtower sits hundreds of feet away from the Bridge, broadcasting regular traffic reports to ensure that proper safety precautions are taken. These lighthouses (for cars) are filled with a carefully selected (and very capable) crew.

Watchtower 10's necessary personnel happen to be: a generalist DJ who spends her free time relaying folklore from abandoned parts of the Bridge, her supervisor (who's only there because he lost a bet), an unfailingly optimistic Bridge Travel Agent, and a groundskeeper who has a thing for romantic comedies.

Unbeknownst to the general public (but totally knownst to each watchtower's crew), these stations also hold a secret that could potentially destroy the world...or save it.

The Bridge is a fictional serialized fantasy podcast about the monsters we fear, the monsters we can become, and the stories we leave behind.

    A Review and a Return

    A Review and a Return

    Hello travelers!

    Check out Rebecca Mahoney's STARRED Kirkus review for her debut YA novel, THE VALLEY AND THE FLOOD!

    https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/rebecca-mahoney/the-valley-and-the-flood/

    Pre-order THE VALLEY AND THE FLOOD here:

    https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780593114353

    CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR AMAZING REVIEW, REBECCA!!!

    We're also excited to announce our official return to the Transcontinental Bridge this fall! Be on the lookout for more specifics soon!

    • 2 min
    Another Special Announcement

    Another Special Announcement

    This still isn't our end-of-hiatus announcement, but we're hoping to bring you that soon! 

    For now, Chris Martin brings you some awesome news!

    Are you ready?!?



    ALEX BROWN SIGNED WITH A LITERARY AGENT!!! AHHHHH!!!

    Alex is thrilled to be represented by Hannah Fergesen of KT Literary!!! She can't to bring you even more stories in the future...some of which might not be in podcast form! :D 

    But for now, she's going back to work on the next full-length episode of The Bridge! More info soon!

    • 1 min
    A Special Announcement

    A Special Announcement

    THE ONE, THE ONLY, REBECCA MAHONEY HAS DONE SOMETHING SUPER COOL

    Are you ready?

    You're not ready.

    You're ready!!!

    REBECCA MAHONEY HAS A BOOK DEAL, Y'ALL!!! IT'S AMAZING AND WONDERFUL AND THE WHOLE BRIDGE IS CELEBRATING TODAY (Bob is THRILLED thank you for asking)!

    CONGRATULATIONS, REBECCA!!! WE'RE SO PROUD OF YOU!!!

    Please listen to the announcement for more details on Rebecca's AMAZING story!

    • 1 min
    The Enemy of Good

    The Enemy of Good

    When two familiar faces reappear, the Watchtower 10 crew is divided on what to do with them. Roger breathes in some crisp ocean air. Etta misses an important plot point. Bertie wonders what calm feels like. And Kate makes a call.

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    • 38 min
    Episode 13: Simple Fear

    Episode 13: Simple Fear

    A confrontation, an arrival, and four impossible conversations.

    Content Warning: Mentions of hallucinations/scenarios where a character might be experiencing hallucinations.

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    • 33 min
    Episode 12: Nothing Personal

    Episode 12: Nothing Personal

    The Watchtower 10 crew prepares Frank for his covert mission at the Hunt Club. Ideologies are debated, stories are told, and a responsibility is forgotten.

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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

Sfbutdarhji ,

If I could give it more than five stars i would

I started the bridge on spring break and ended up finishing it in one go. It’s one of my absolute favourite podcasts I’ve listened to. The characters are all unique and each have their own mysteries and motives, the plot is exciting, and the soundtrack is absolutely stunning.

I’ve listened to it a lot, and everytime I have I’ve figures out something new, or some opinion or point of view I have changed.

It’s so well written, and the ocean creatures and the way it’s written makes you think that maybe, if we ended up building something like the bridge, it could all be real. After all, there’s a lot out there we haven’t found...yet.

Under.Star ,

Hands down one of the best podcasts

Welcome to the Transatlantic Highway. Enjoy eldritch terrors, creepy puppets, and haunted highways. Characters surly, wonderful, bright, sometimes mysterious, and always loveable.
This makes my top five podcasts. I have too many questions after every episode. I have too much love for every single character. It’s like weird like Night Vale, addictive like Mabel, and creepy a la Small Town Horror and the best part is that it is nothing like anything I’ve ever listened too.
Binged it all in less than three days.

imsosorrybutigotta ,

Good concept, poor execution

They've built an excellent world, with a very interesting concept. BUT the dialogue is too cringey to listen to. No one talks like that. It's hard to tell if the acting is good because the lines are bad. The music plays constantly, and it is distracting. It's lovely music. But the podcast relies far too much on the beautiful music. It's bad writing. Just really bad, awkward writing. The ideas are great, and I get the disjointed structure. BUT it is missing a lot of cohesion and clarity. They rely on a lot of cliches as well, which is very unfortunate considering the creativity in world building. This made me sad.

The main antagonists are basically Team Rocket, and do not generate any fear, tension, creepiness, or otherwise antagonistic feelings. Whenever they talk, all I hear are Jesse and James looking for Pikachu.

By the time I am supposed to care about the characters (i.e. when things start to happen that threaten their safety), I do not care at all. Again, this is a writing issue.

I really really love the Lovecraftian feel, and the eerie nature of the Watchtower, and the rest of the worldbuilding. I am genuinely in love with the idea. I just wish the writing was at that same level.

If you're bored and looking for something neat, go for it. But if you want something to be really invested in, then this might not be your thing. It's pretty OK.

(I know it's free content for me, and I do appreciate it. I'm leaving this review so that hopefully it gets better, and not because I'm ungrateful. I comment because I care.)

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