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Rivers of the Mind is a psychedelic Urban Fantasy/Superhero audio drama set in the Texas Hill Country. It centers around an underground laboratory concealed underneath a water treatment facility--formerly a part of the MK Ultra program, but today used to test secret technology for space travel. It's first main character, John is a homeless geologist who takes LSD outside of the lab one night and develops the ability to read minds, who is eventually joined by Meagan, a cashier at Walmart who receives "The Gift of Language" from a field of psychedelic mushrooms, and Sapphire, the ghost of a test subject who died in the 1960s. The show also features a "show within a show" following a police officer whose memory was erased by John just as he developed empathic superpowers, and an internet conspiracy theorist trying to help him discover the truth. (S1E2, S1.5E1, S1.5E3, S1.5E5, and S1.5E6, plus all of Season 2.5)

Rivers of the Mind Timothy Vilgiate

    • Science Fiction

Rivers of the Mind is a psychedelic Urban Fantasy/Superhero audio drama set in the Texas Hill Country. It centers around an underground laboratory concealed underneath a water treatment facility--formerly a part of the MK Ultra program, but today used to test secret technology for space travel. It's first main character, John is a homeless geologist who takes LSD outside of the lab one night and develops the ability to read minds, who is eventually joined by Meagan, a cashier at Walmart who receives "The Gift of Language" from a field of psychedelic mushrooms, and Sapphire, the ghost of a test subject who died in the 1960s. The show also features a "show within a show" following a police officer whose memory was erased by John just as he developed empathic superpowers, and an internet conspiracy theorist trying to help him discover the truth. (S1E2, S1.5E1, S1.5E3, S1.5E5, and S1.5E6, plus all of Season 2.5)

    S3E9: Lonely Gods

    S3E9: Lonely Gods

    Sapphire wanders into Ntia, where she has been remembered as a male river god, and speaks with some of the people who live there. 

    Features Sophie Doss as Sapphire, Daniel Rojas as Shedalai, Cindy Verzwyvelt as Nyra, and Nicholas Kline as a crowd member. 

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    • 30 min
    S3E8: Constellations

    S3E8: Constellations

    Dedjerba and John share a pot of tea, and discuss their travels while Sapphire heads out to see the city. John continues to try to figure out the nature of the alternate reality they are trapped in.


    Featuring Michael Merriam as Dedjerba, Timmy Vilgiate as John, and Sophie Doss as Sapphire. Music provided by priest and strings ("H(n)A(o)T(t)E, W(n)A(o)N(t)T") and Soapstone Tpcastt ("The Miner's Ballad.") in addition to Hollow Sky by Timmy Vilgiate. See Libsyn for full sound effects credits.

    • 25 min
    S3E7: The Journey to Ntia

    S3E7: The Journey to Ntia

    John and Sapphire journey along the river Ia with their new friend Dedjerba, arriving at the city Ntia. 

    Timmy Vilgiate played the part of John, Eurycleo, and several miscellaneous sailors and crowd members, Michael Merriam played the part of Dedjerba, Sophia Doss played the part of Sapphire, and Nicholas Kline played the part of Telemakso. 

    Rivers of the Mind is written, produced, and scored by Timmy Vilgiate. Sound effects were provided by Freesound.org. See Libsyn page for full effects credits.

    • 30 min
    S3E6: 1000 Years of Sleep

    S3E6: 1000 Years of Sleep

    Sapphire and John rest beside the river Ia, still unsure of the real nature of the world in which they are stranded. 

    NOTE: The show contains material that may be disturbing or triggering to some people. 


    Timmy Vilgiate played the parts of John and Eurycleo, Sophie Doss played the part of Sapphire, Nicholas Kline played the part of Telemakso, and Michael Merriam played the part of Dedjerba. The show was written, produced, and scored by Timmy Vilgiate.

    • 28 min
    S3E5: Becoming Smoke / / Avoid Crowded Areas

    S3E5: Becoming Smoke / / Avoid Crowded Areas

    A mysterious entity welcomes Meagan to the outer darkness, and introduces her to power beyond her comprehension.

    Warning: Contains material and content that is inappropriate for children and that may disturbing for some people. Features two large cannon shots. 

    CAST

    Kyla Valenti: Meagan

    The Voice of Many Prisms: The Voice of Many Prisms

    Timothy Vilgiate: John, Crowd, Timothy Vilgiate

    speech2text(.)org: Salvia

    • 30 min
    S3E4: Peace and Love

    S3E4: Peace and Love

    John and Sapphire respond to their new situation in Oi, unsure whether or not it is safe or right to intervene in the city's affairs.

    Rivers of the Mind was written and produced by Timmy Vilgiate, who also played the part of John. Sophia Doss played the part of Sapphire, and C.j. Hackett played the part of the prophet. Crowd voices were provided by Hugo Delgado and Michael Merriam. See Libsyn for full sound effect credits.

    • 28 min

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