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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.

Wolf 359 Kinda Evil Genius Productions

    • Science Fiction
    • 4.9 • 375 Ratings

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.

    Unseen: A New Series from the Makers of Wolf 359

    Unseen: A New Series from the Makers of Wolf 359

    Listen to the first episode of UNSEEN, the new audio fiction podcast from the makers of Wolf 359, Zero Hours, and Time:Bombs.

    • 42 min
    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 and Three New Mini Episodes!

    Special Announcement: Pryce and Carter's 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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
375 Ratings

375 Ratings

Doofus UK ,

Super character-led comedy/drama

Starts slowly, as the writers lay down character and plot, but still entertaining even then. Builds layer upon layer after that to create a wonderfully compelling tall tale. Only niggle is that in the final season the ambient music volume is too loud. Great writing.

MiroGregio ,

Hooked

I didn’t know what to think about this pod when I first started listening. I have a very specific taste when it comes to podcasts, which often means the early episodes have to make an impression on my to keep me around for longer than one episode. I have to say I am really enjoying Wolf 359 the writing is great, I feel like I can really connect with the characters and the humour hits that sweet spot. It reminds me of a cross between a drama and red dwarf, and I love it. An excellent pod I would definitely recommend it to others.

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Loved it

I loved this so much. I listen to it everyday when I’m going to college. I’m kinda sad I’ve finished it so quick

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