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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

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    • 5.0, 5 Ratings

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)

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I really like this, though I'm not sure how to describe it. Well-written and thoughtful, also, funny, without relying on a bunch of dopey "nerds are people too" meta-jokes or in-jokes. It's like a Spalding Gray monologue, kinda; expansive. More than worthwhile.

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