Jason Cawfield, known as the global tinker, has been imprisoned in the Confederacy Supermax Prison for a crime he claims he didn’t commit. He’s a tinker, a biohacker, and a part of Tinker International which is a volunteer organization that’s now associated with bio warfare.
Crossover Episode: Tinker Checkup 3
Someone unexpected comes and interrupts Jason's tinker checkup.
Written by Elijah Gabriel and Alex C. Telander.
Chris Fletcher as Jake Fisher
Kyle Gould as Jason Cawfield
S.H. Cooper as Dr. Stella Venezia
Justin McCarthy as Officer Alexander Patser
Jake Fisher by Chris Fletcher.
Sound design was done by Hail and Well Met Podcasts.
Ostium Theme: by Chris Fletcher.
TGA Them: “Out of Reach” by Zach Wojtowicz
Minisode 1: Criminally Charged
Jason comes face to face with Agent Azeri, who's now in charge of his case and their first meeting goes as planned... But for who?
Episode 10.5: Tinker Checkups 2
After what Jason's learned, he's gotta act like everything's normal and going well. That includes going to his mandatory checkups
Episode 10: Small Alarming Truths
Lucas comes back from his business trip and informs Jason of the half bad news. Alexander also has some news for the couple.
Episode 9: Goodbyes are Never Fun
Alexis comes to visit her brother one last time... before she goes back home to face her own demons.
Episode 8: As The Shadows Wait
Brian comes back to visit his friend and this time with some... news
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Worth the Binge
I binged this show within two days of discovering it. TGA uses a creative episodic structure to carefully and expertly unfold its world for the listener. I’d hate to spoil any details, but there’s some Biohacking and some Conspiracy and some Love and Friendship and do I really need to say more...
I can’t recommend this series enough. Go listen. It’s worth the binge.
Technically, this podcast has many issues. The main actor of this podcast gives a whiny, one-note reading of every line he has, and while I can understand having an unlikeable protagonist, he is not written as such.
For that matter, the writing sounds like it could've used more edits, since it is choppy and at times sounds like the writer is trying too hard to be smart. All of the characters' voices (in writing, not in performance) sound like the same exact person, which leads to boring, self-serving interactions that do nothing for nobody. Worldbuilding is delivered as blatant exposition. There is little to no integration and everything must be explained to an uninformed listener, rather than allowing them to figure out what may have happened. Again, this sounds like yet another podcast where the creator/writer didn't bring in anyone else to double-check their writing (and the overall story, which doesn't flow well at all, it just sort of happens).
Most of the other actors are decent, if not great. The sound engineering is tolerable, though not impressive, it is still adequate and serves the story (and is largely the reason why this review is not one star). The sound itself is decent and crisp, for the most part, the guard's audio overpowers others--whether this is due to levels, pitch, or resonance, I am not sure, but it is especially noticeable in episodes such as #4.
Overall, it could use a lot more cleanup. It's particularly worrisome when the descriptions for each episode do not use proper punctuation--several are written like post-it notes, which doesn't match the tone of the podcast.