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Ostium is a fictional podcast about a man who discovers a secret town with many doors that lead him to strange and interesting places.

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Ostium is a fictional podcast about a man who discovers a secret town with many doors that lead him to strange and interesting places.

    Episode 42 - Slumberland

    Episode 42 - Slumberland

    Slumberland invites your ears to visit Slumberland, a small island town in the US. Come along with Thomas Edward M, the freelance soundman. He's been hired to meet the locals and record their oral histories for the town's time capsule. The unfolding history of the town mixes folklore, paranormal, mystery and humor.

    I had this podcast recommended to me a couple years ago and was delighted to find a lot to catch up on. It was the first show I listened to that had episodes on the shorter side and it did take me a little getting used. I marathoned it pretty quickly and now I avidly await each new episode and know it’s always going to be a delight. The creator does a great job of creating a whole unique world with this island and its strange and unusual characters, as well as taking listeners back into the past and how things came to be. I heartily recommend you start the show from the beginning, each episode is a little gem in this deep and wondrous jewelry box.

    This episode was written by Alex C. Telander.

    The part of Monica is performed by Georgia Mckenzie.

    The part of Thomas Edward M is performed by Tom Mansell.

    Sound design was done by Hail and Well Met Podcasts. Check out more of their great work at http://www.hailandwellmetpodcasts.com.

    The Ostium theme song was composed by Chris Fletcher.

    Slumberland sound effects and music are courtesy of the wonderful people at Freesound.org.

    You can find a transcript to this episode here: https://ostiumpodcast.com/episode-42-slumberland/

    Please join us for a Discord chat session about this episode, Ostium Season 5, and whatever else we feel like talking about on January 25th at 8PM Pacific Time, 11PM Eastern. You can find a link to the Ostium Network Discord in the show notes.

    If you enjoy Ostium, you should check out some of our spin off shows, including Manifestations and the Circe Podcast. If you really enjoy Ostium and would like to support us, please go to http://www.ostiumpodcast.com/support where you can make one-time donations or help us out on Patreon, as well as get some cool rewards to all our Ostium Network shows for as little as $2 a month.

    The next episode will release in two weeks, and we’ll find out where Jake is headed next.

    • 14 min
    Episode 41 - The Earth Collective

    Episode 41 - The Earth Collective

    The Earth Collective is a sci-fi audio drama delivered as a first hand account from the eyes of Joseph Crane, Humanity's "last historian," as he attempts to chronicle their survival in rolling cities known as The Collective, fleeing from a malicious entity only found on the dark side of the planet.

    I remember discovering this podcast either just as it debuted in February 2017 or shortly after and the story drew me in right away. The creator has clearly done so much work in world building and making it complex and fascinating. With each episode, it feels like you’re going deeper into a work of epic science fiction. And the great thing is even though the show is now in it’s third season, there’s still so much story to tell about the world of Oasus, and its people.

    If you enjoyed this crossover episode, subscribe to the Earth Collective, start at the beginning and be transported to a distant world where a future humanity is eking out a new life on a strange planet.

    This episode was co-written by Mike Troup and Alex C. Telander.

    The part of Jake Fisher is performed by Chris Fletcher.

    The part of Joseph Crane and “Man” is performed by Mike Troup.

    Sound design was done by Hail and Well Met Podcasts. Check out more of their great work at http://www.hailandwellmetpodcasts.com.

    The Ostium theme song was composed by Chris Fletcher.

    For a transcript of this episode please follow this link: https://ostiumpodcast.com/episode-41-the-earth-collective-transcript/

    Please join us for a Discord chat session about this episode, Ostium Season 5, and whatever else we feel like talking about on January 11th at 8PM Pacific Time, 11PM Eastern. You can find a link to the Ostium Network Discord here: https://discord.gg/nxZvahE.

    If you enjoy Ostium, you should check out some of our spin off shows, including Manifestations and the Circe Podcast. If you really enjoy Ostium and would like to support us, please go to http://www.ostiumpodcast.com/support where you can make one-time donations or help us out on Patreon, as well as get some cool rewards to all our Ostium Network shows for as little as $2 a month.

    The next episode will release in two weeks, and we’ll find out where Monica ended up.

    • 23 min
    The Complete Ostium Season Four - Part Three

    The Complete Ostium Season Four - Part Three

    Welcome to the Complete Ostium Season Four - Part One. In this final "supercut" part you'll get the last two episodes of the season:

    Episode 39 - Last Accidental Hero (Part One)
    Episode 40 - Last Accidental Hero (Part Two)

    All episodes written and produced by Alex C. Telander.

    The voice of Jake is performed by Chris Fletcher.
    The voice of Monica is performed by Georgia Mckenzie
    The voice of the Zhang is performed by Emily Wang.
    The voice of Dave is performed by Alex C. Telander.

    The music featured in Episode 39, all from the Free Music Archive, is "The Signals," "Sleepwalker V," "United Voyagers," "Waltz - The Inevitability," and "Glow in Space," all by Sergey Cherimisinov.

    The music featured in Episode 40, all from the Free Music Archive, is "Seven Lights," "Sleepwalker IV," "Sleepwalker III," and "Night Snowfall," all by Sergey Cherimisinov.

    Did you know there are many ways you can help support Ostium? You can tell a friend about the show, or talk about Ostium on social media. You can leave us a review on iTunes and let us know and we’ll send you a free sticker as a thank you. And if you really want to help us out, you can support us on Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast, where you’ll get access to a whole bunch of bonus content like outtakes, the Ostium Files, and even early access to new episodes. So check it out.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    FINAL INTRODUCTION TO WRITING WALKS . . . Writing Walks 2 - How I Became a Writer & How We're Always Writing

    FINAL INTRODUCTION TO WRITING WALKS . . . Writing Walks 2 - How I Became a Writer & How We're Always Writing

    This is the last introduction to the Writing Walks. Be sure to search for Writing Walks and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

    In this second episode of Writing Walks, Alex takes a walk around the Laguna de Santa Rosa Regional Park, as he talks about the big and notable steps in his life that led to him becoming a writer, starting way back in the early days of high school. He then talks about the concept of how as writers we're always writing in some shape or form, whether we realize it or not. And he ends the episode with his recommendation for the podcast We're Alive.

    If you enjoyed this first episode, be sure to subscribe, and if you have the time, leave a rating and review on iTunes. Episodes will be release on the first of the month. And if you'd like to support the show, you can do so through Alex's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/alexctelander. The Patreon is just getting started and if you have some ideas about what you'd like to see on there, or get from it, be sure to message Alex on Patreon.

    You can also reach Alex any time either on Twitter at @writingwalks, or email him at writingwalks@gmail.com.

    The next episode will be released January 1st, 2020.

    • 24 min
    FINAL INTRODUCTION TO THE CIRCE PODCAST . . . 03 - Book One - Toll - Chapter Two - Moró

    FINAL INTRODUCTION TO THE CIRCE PODCAST . . . 03 - Book One - Toll - Chapter Two - Moró

    This is the last introduction to the Circe Podcast. Be sure to search for the Circe Podcast and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

    In Chapter Two: Moró, we learn a little of Thyra's childhood and how she came to be in the care of one of the great Circe, Clystra, as well as paying witness to our first piece of magic.

    The Circe Podcast is written and produced by Alex C. Telander.

    The role of Thyra is performed by Arden Rachel.

    The role of Clystra is performed by Emma Sherr-Ziarko.

    This episode was sound engineered by the talented blokes at Hail and Well Met podcasts. If you're looking for some other shows once you've finished Circe, be sure to check out their work at hail and well met podcast dot com"

    The music featured in this episode is “Sunrise” by Kickhat, as well as “Lost Time” and “Almost New” by Kevin MacLeod under the Creative Commons License.

    A transcript of this episode is available here: https://ostiumpodcast.com/03-book-one-toll-chapter-two-moro

    The Circe Podcast is a podcast of the Ostium Network. You can support Circe, as well as all other Ostium Network shows by supporting us on Patreon at patreon.com/ostiumpodcast, where you can get access to a whole variety of bonus material including mini episodes for Ostium, Circe, and Manifestations, as well as the Ostium Files, and the Behind the Ostium series. You will also get access to a new Circe mini series all about her lost love, Pragma, and behind the scenes episodes about Circe called Circe Confidential. Once again, that’s patreon.com/ostiumpodcast.

    Thank you so much for listening to the Circe Podcast. This story came out of the character of Thyra as she took me along on her journey which is very far from over, and I’m delighted to have you all with me for the ride.

    • 13 min
    INTRODUCING THE CIRCE PODCAST . . . 02 - Book One - Toll - Chapter One - Archí

    INTRODUCING THE CIRCE PODCAST . . . 02 - Book One - Toll - Chapter One - Archí

    In Chapter One: Archí, we learn of how the planet Albion and its many creatures and inhabitants and unusual typography came to be..

    The Circe Podcast is written and produced by Alex C. Telander.

    The role of Thyra is performed by Arden Rachel.

    This episode was sound engineered by the talented blokes at Hail and Well Met podcasts. If you're looking for some other shows once you've finished Circe, be sure to check out their work at hail and well met podcast dot com"

    The music featured in this episode is “Sunrise” by Kickhat, as well as “Lost Time” and “Almost New” by Kevin MacLeod under the Creative Commons License.

    A transcript of this episode is available here: https://ostiumpodcast.com/02-book-one-toll-chapter-one-archi

    The Circe Podcast is a podcast of the Ostium Network. You can support Circe, as well as all other Ostium Network shows by supporting us on Patreon at patreon.com/ostiumpodcast, where you can get access to a whole variety of bonus material including mini episodes for Ostium, Circe, and Manifestations, as well as the Ostium Files, and the Behind the Ostium series. You will also get access to a new Circe mini series all about her lost love, Pragma, and behind the scenes episodes about Circe called Circe Confidential. Once again, that’s patreon.com/ostiumpodcast.

    Thank you so much for listening to the Circe Podcast. This story came out of the character of Thyra as she took me along on her journey which is very far from over, and I’m delighted to have you all with me for the ride.

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

mrsmicmac ,

Love the Ostium, but the extra stuff no

I completely enjoy the story and can’t wait to see where our 3 characters go next, but all the extra stuff is just filler for me. I realize other folks might love the manifestations, but I’m not into it. I just want more Ostium please. Keep up the great story telling!

FastFoy ,

Where the hell am I

So the first season really drug me in and I was into it. But now like half way through season 3 and I feel like I’m completely lost and the story means nothing anymore.

Yup finished season 3 just now and I don’t want to see how stupid season 4 got. Where you on a meth fueled trip while writing this ????

Jennifer Mulraney ,

Slow

Great premise. Slow storytelling with wooden, emotionless voice acting. I’m hesitant to blame the actor for the shows failing though. I think it’s just poorly scripted.

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