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Life's not easy for Doug Eiffel, the communications officer for the U.S.S. Hephaestus Research Station, currently on Day 448 of its orbit around red dwarf star Wolf 359. He's stuck on a scientific survey mission of indeterminate length, 7.8 light years from Earth. His only company on board the station are stern mission chief Minkowski, insane science officer Hilbert, and Hephaestus Station's sentient, often malfunctioning operating system Hera. He doesn't have much to do for his job other than monitoring static and intercepting the occasional decades-old radio broadcast from Earth, so he spends most of his time creating extensive audio logs about the ordinary, day-to-day happenings within the station. But the Hephaestus is an odd place, and life in extremely isolated, zero gravity conditions has a way of doing funny things to people's minds. Even the simplest of tasks can turn into a gargantuan struggle, and the most ordinary-seeming things have a way of turning into anything but that. Wolf 359 is a radio drama in the tradition of Golden Age of Radio shows. Take one part space-faring adventure, add one part character drama, and mix in one part absurdist sitcom, and you get Wolf 359. New episodes are released every two weeks.

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    • Science-Fiction

Life's not easy for Doug Eiffel, the communications officer for the U.S.S. Hephaestus Research Station, currently on Day 448 of its orbit around red dwarf star Wolf 359. He's stuck on a scientific survey mission of indeterminate length, 7.8 light years from Earth. His only company on board the station are stern mission chief Minkowski, insane science officer Hilbert, and Hephaestus Station's sentient, often malfunctioning operating system Hera. He doesn't have much to do for his job other than monitoring static and intercepting the occasional decades-old radio broadcast from Earth, so he spends most of his time creating extensive audio logs about the ordinary, day-to-day happenings within the station. But the Hephaestus is an odd place, and life in extremely isolated, zero gravity conditions has a way of doing funny things to people's minds. Even the simplest of tasks can turn into a gargantuan struggle, and the most ordinary-seeming things have a way of turning into anything but that. Wolf 359 is a radio drama in the tradition of Golden Age of Radio shows. Take one part space-faring adventure, add one part character drama, and mix in one part absurdist sitcom, and you get Wolf 359. New episodes are released every two weeks.

    Zero Hours: A New Series From The Wolf 359 Crew

    Zero Hours: A New Series From The Wolf 359 Crew

    Hello Dear Listeners! 

    We're re-activating the Wolf 359 feed for a very special announcement from the man of a thousand voices, Zach Valenti himself. The creative team behind Wolf 359 has just released a brand-new audio drama anthology series called Zero Hours. 

    We think it's pretty neat, and so we wanted share the first episode, which features a couple other voices you're probably familiar with... 

    We hope you enjoy, and you can check out the rest of Zero Hours at www.zerohourspodcast.com.

    • 38 Min.
    Mini Episode: Space Rage

    Mini Episode: Space Rage

    Faced with yet another affront to his dignity, Communications Officer Eiffel expresses his frustrations the only way he knows how - through the miracle of radio. 

    Written by Zach Valenti, Sarah Shachat, and Gabriel Urbina. Directed by Gabriel Urbina. Performed by Zach Valenti and Emma Sherr-Ziarko. Original music by Alan Rodi. Originally commissioned by Spoke. 

    • 4 Min.
    Mini Episode: Step One

    Mini Episode: Step One

    Forced to deal with the unique challenge of figuring out how to put on a space suit, Communications Officer Eiffel does his best to break it down into small, manageable steps.

    Written by Zach Valenti, Sarah Shachat, and Gabriel Urbina. Directed by Gabriel Urbina. Performed by Zach Valenti. Original music by Alan Rodi. Originally commissioned by Spoke. 

    • 5 Min.
    Mini Episode: Adventure of a Lifetime

    Mini Episode: Adventure of a Lifetime

    Communications Officer Eiffel explores the far reaches of the Hephaestus, and goes on a journey like no other.

    Written by Zach Valenti, Sarah Shachat, and Gabriel Urbina. Directed by Gabriel Urbina. Performed by Zach Valenti. Original music by Alan Rodi. Originally commissioned by Spoke. 

    • 4 Min.
    Special Announcement: Pryce and Carter's DSSPPM and Three New Mini Episodes!

    Special Announcement: Pryce and Carter's DSSPPM and Three New Mini Episodes!

    It's been one year since the release of our finale episode! To commemorate the occasion, we are finally releasing the full version of Pryce and Carter's Deep Space Survival Procedure and Protocol Manual, as well as three new mini episodes. Happy Holidays!

    • 2 Min.
    One Year Later... What Has the Wolf 359 Team Been Up To?

    One Year Later... What Has the Wolf 359 Team Been Up To?

    Fire up the old podcasting apps, and join Doug Eiffel himself, Zach Valenti, for a whirlwind update on what some of the cast and crew have been up to this year.

    • 10 Min.

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One of the very best fiction podcasts

tl;dr
Wolf 359 is an award-winning sci-fi podcast with a great plot, the most talented voice-actors, gripping writing, relatable characters, amazing sound effects and music and you should start listening to it now.

And the long version of this review:
Seven and a half light-years away from earth the USS Hephaestus floats in space. A lazy pop culture-crazy communications officer, a strict commander who knows Pryce and Carter's Deep Space Survival Procedure and Protocol Manual by heart, a sarcastic AI and a mad scientist have to deal with all sorts of technical problems, secret plans, a plant monster, the Empty Man, the Dear Listeners and all the problems Eiffel's mad plans caused.

The plot is consistent and the episodes range from really creepy horror (the Empty Man) to incredibly funny episodes (Funzo), but there's always a lot of humour.
The characters are unique, consistent and amazingly loveable.
The music by composer Alan Rodi is great too. And that's not just the theme song, but all the music in every episode, every character's theme song is amazing. The soundtrack is available on bandcamp, too and the song titles are just incredible.

The voice acting is great (especially Zach Valenti's) and the voices are really easy to tell apart, even when later the cast is expanded to eight actors.

The sound is always cristal clear, the sound effects are on point and support the narrative in a way that expands the audio format. There's even an episode (Quiet, please) where silence is a major plot device and it is one of the best episodes.

An if that's not enough: Wolf 359 has trigger warnings before each episode, no advertisements, special mini-episodes, special two hour-long episodes, LGBTQ+ characters, no romantic relationships (but relationships that are even more touching) and strong female characters. And if that's not enough reason for you to start listening now: The show ended in December 2017, so you can now binge-listen all 61 episodes of it!
The first episode is understandably not on the same level as the later episodes, but just listen to it and I promise you, you'll be hooked at the latest at episode 9.

lenitz ,

Addicting

Great Podcast! It starts out a bit slow but once things get rolling I couldn't stop listening. It's very well made and extremely atmospheric

Alex Gabe ,

Excellent SciFi Podcast!

Great SF with all the classic elements, humor, and interesting and engaging characters. Slow build and then it really takes off! Highly recommended for all scifi fans.

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