23 episodes

Under the Electric Stars is a cyberpunk adventure about Metropolis West, one of the last cities standing after a nuclear war. Caine Reyes, the fastest driver in the Metropolis, has been trying to pay back the debt their family fell into years ago. After their bot gets broken, Caine runs into the rebel group Zero Zero and gets caught up in the rising revolution.

Under the Electric Stars Eli Ramos, Aster Podcasting Network

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    • 4.3 • 20 Ratings

Under the Electric Stars is a cyberpunk adventure about Metropolis West, one of the last cities standing after a nuclear war. Caine Reyes, the fastest driver in the Metropolis, has been trying to pay back the debt their family fell into years ago. After their bot gets broken, Caine runs into the rebel group Zero Zero and gets caught up in the rising revolution.

    Episode 4: Follow the Lead

    Episode 4: Follow the Lead

    Kaleo and Ava have been stuck at home for the last few days, with a case quickly growing cold and a grudge the size of the whole Metropolis against each other. But when a mysterious drive appears, prompting the duo to find its sender before he disappears, they’ve got to join forces again and follow their one and only lead. Featuring an indulgent Hackers (1995) reference, an automat machine, and one really cool bow tie.

    Find us on our website at undertheelectricstars.com! Transcripts are available on our website.
    Follow us on social media!
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    Team
    Matheus Nogueira as Kaleo Hale
    Serena El-Hajali as Ava Jafari
    Dylan Vodzak as Levi Hale
    Setaareh Nikbin as Niusha Jafari
    Everett Yang as Hayden Dunajski
    Katriel Rose as Nell Palomo
    Stephanie Arata as Elizabeth Haven.
    Additional voices were provided by yours truly, Kai Ramos, Jenny Pan, and Alex Kingsley.

    Thanks to Lucas, Ferris, Ezra Lee Buck, Chris Magilton, Audrey Pham, Yan, Joshua Hazeghazam, Eliseo Ramos, Cole Gordon, Seth Timple, Calliope Monroe, Aidan Bainso, Inigo Sherwani, Heather Granger, Psy13, Kyla Worrell, Tyler Jay, and Ma Cristina, our patrons for Aster Podcasting Network. (patreon.com/mxeliramos)

    Music
    "Multiplication" by Bluemount_Score
    "Executive Image" by Zapsplat.com
    "Happy Dance" by Alex MakeMusic
    "Tense Detective Looped Drone" by ZakharVahala
    "Romantic Violin Suite" by GoodBMusic
    "Drum&Bass Rock Pendulum Inspired Instrumental" by Hyde - Free Instrumentals | https://soundcloud.com/davidhydemusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en_US
    "Lost Ambient Lofi - Sad Background Music" by Lesfm
    "Ethereal Wasteland Music 1" by astrofreq
    "Modular Ambient 3" by sscheidl
    "Intervention" by Scott Buckley
    "Resonance" by Scott Buckley
    "Parasite" by Scott Buckley

    From freesound.org
    “Open&closeLaptop(wakesup)T17.WAV” by n_audioman (https://freesound.org/people/n_audioman/sounds/318650/)
    “real?_world_recordings » shopping mall ambience.wav” by Tomlija (https://freesound.org/people/Tomlija/sounds/99566/)
    “Free Dancehall Air Horn Sound Effect (EFX)” by neilyhype (https://freesound.org/people/neilyhype/sounds/557337/)
    “Retro Game sounds » jingle.wav” by MakoFox (https://freesound.org/people/MakoFox/sounds/132361/)
    “Machines - Mechanical » Vending Machine.wav” by CBJ_Student (https://freesound.org/people/CBJ_Student/sounds/547388/)
    “Public Spaces » Qantas Club Changi.mp3” by digifishmusic (https://freesound.org/people/digifishmusic/sounds/36435/)
    “2013_LesCorts_Foley » crush_hit_metallic_voice.mp3” by sonsdebarcelona (https://freesound.org/people/sonsdebarcelona/sounds/187790/)
    “Bubblegum Machine Variations” by CUeckermann (https://freesound.org/people/CUeckermann/sounds/444804/)

    From Zapsplat.com
    Ringtone, modern, digital, smartphone style 2
    Chair sit down on sofa
    Springs sit down on sofa
    Footsteps female wedges wood slow
    Game sound, loading, waiting tone, mallet loop 2
    IMPACT BODY FALL Concrete Leather 02
    Human body fall hard thud 001
    Body punch, clothing, jacket impact 1 - 7
    Footsteps Female - Stiletto Heels Wood Floor Slow 03
    Food court in shopping mall, busy lunchtime, people chat and eat, chair movements, Sydney CBD, Australia
    Glass patio sliding door slide 2
    Drone cavernlike subtle airy

    • 45 min
    Episode 3: Ready, Set, Go

    Episode 3: Ready, Set, Go

    Sebastian Reyes, the brother that Caine thought they'd lost forever, is standing right in front of them. He's got a new look, new friends, and even a new nickname, but a few years apart can't possibly change a whole lifetime's relationship... right? In the meantime, Zero Zero splits up and finds out a little more about Cair Mallplex. Featuring sibling antics, friendship wins, and a case of mysteriously disappearing parts.

    Find us on our website at undertheelectricstars.com! Transcripts are available on our website.

    Follow us on social media!
    Twitter ➠ twitter.com/utes_podcast
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    Team
    John Patneaude as Sebastian Reyes
    Rhea Anne as Caine Reyes
    Philomena Sherwood as Tari de Whitte
    Rue Dickey as Ganymede Moreno
    Chaitrika Budamagunta as Lola Sunn
    Kevin Paculan as Vic Vass
    Robin Guzman as Jet
    Serena El-Hajali as Ava Jafari
    Matheus Nogueira as Kaleo Hale
    Katriel Charoite as Nell Palomo
    Christine Kim as Su-jin Yi
    Rey Ángel Yoáli Olachea Martinez as Indra
    Bridget Guziewicz as Ronan Moreno

    Thanks to Lucas, Ferris, Ezra Lee Buck, Chris Magilton, Audrey Pham, Yan, Joshua Hazeghazam, Eliseo Ramos, Cole Gordon, Seth Timple, Calliope Monroe, Aidan Bainso, Inigo Sherwani, Heather Granger, Psy13, Kyla Worrell, Tyler Jay, and Ma Cristina, our patrons for Aster Podcasting Network. (patreon.com/mxeliramos)

    Music
    "Riverline" by Tri-Tachyon (https://soundcloud.com/tri-tachyon/albums))
    "Back to Guitars -Relaxing Background Music" by Nesrality
    "Cinematic Horror Drone" by sscheidl
    "Machine Talk" by George-Sundancer
    "Overcast" by GeriArt
    "Soundscape - D125" by Tri-Tachyon (https://soundcloud.com/tri-tachyon/albums))
    "Modular Ambient 03" by sscheidl
    "Morning Light - Ambient Acoustic Guitar Background Music For Videos" by Lesfm
    "Dust (Ambient Guitar)" by Tri-Tachyon (https://soundcloud.com/tri-tachyon/albums))
    "Reyes Family Theme" by Eli Ramos

    From Freesound.org
    “Computer Beeps 2” by LPHypeR (https://freesound.org/people/LPHypeR/sounds/564590/))
    “Alert (1)” by Beetlemuse (https://freesound.org/people/Beetlemuse/sounds/529626/))
    “Tuning on a cheap AM radio” by CGEffex (https://freesound.org/people/CGEffex/sounds/98338/))
    "Bashing, Cardboard Box, Interior, A.wav" by InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk) of Freesound.orghttps://freesound.org/people/animatik/sounds/376171/
    "Footsteps, Concrete A.wav" by InspectorJ of Freesound.org (freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/336598/)

    From Zapsplat.com
    Telephone receiver lift (kiosk)
    Hang up telephone receiver, phone booth
    Large shopping mall, voices, environment, ambience, footsteps
    Single footsteps, gentle, high hell on concrete, pavement
    Body, big comfy chair, sit, cloth
    Eating a wasabi pea
    Eating a potato chip, crisp, single bite, crunch 3
    Game Tone Toggle Scroll (Zapsplat)
    Designed drone, airy and cavernous, cave, subtle
    Single footstep, boot, soft and gentle on concrete 1 - 7 (Zapsplat)
    Metal spanner, wrench, 13mm, drop on hard surface 2
    Drill bit put down on work bench 4

    • 42 min
    Episode 2: Turning Point

    Episode 2: Turning Point

    The journey's been unbearably long (for a number of reasons), but Zero Zero pushes ever onwards towards their goal. The night glitters dangerously and not just with lights--dangers still await them as they draw closer to their destination, for the road is not as empty as it seems. Featuring the greatest band that never was, skeptics of blurry pics, and a reappearance that might change everything.
    Trigger warnings: Loud sounds, fire, cars and truck honking.

    Find us on our website at undertheelectricstars.com!
    Transcripts are available on our website.
    Follow us on social media!
    Twitter ➠ twitter.com/utes_podcast
    Tumblr ➠ undertheelectricstarspodcast.tumblr.com

    Team
    Rhea Anne as Caine Reyes
    Rey Ángel Yoáli Olachea Martinez as Indra
    Kevin Paculan as Vic Vass
    Christine Kim as Su-jin Yi
    Robin Guzman as Jet
    Chaitrika Budamagunta as Lola Sunn
    Rue Dickey as Ganymede Moreno
    Philomena Sherwood as Tari de Whitte
    Katriel Rose as Nell Palomo
    Setaareh Nikbin as Niusha
    Serena El-Hajali as Ava Jafari
    Matheus Nogueira as Kaleo Hale
    John Patneaude as Sebastian Reyes.
    Thanks to Lucas, Ferris, Fran Carr, Ezra Lee Buck, Mildred Ramos, Chris Magilton, Audrey Pham, Joshua Hazeghazam, Cole Gordon, Seth Timple, Calliope Monroe, Aidan Bainso, Inigo Sherwani, Heather Granger, Psy13, and Kyla Worrell, our patrons for Under the Electric Stars. (patreon.com/mxeliramos)

    Music
    Purple Light is Fading by MokuseinoMaguro from Pixabay
    Robots Talk After All by astrofreq from Pixabay
    Accelerator by Yoshinori Tanaka | https://soundcloud.com/yoshinori-tanaka-guitar
    Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com
    Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Pixabay 1 min Piano Arp by DeepMusicEveryDay from Pixabay
    Way Between the Shadows by MokuseinoMaguro from Pixabay
    Great Guitar Piece by Palle1958 from Pixabay
    Riverline by Tri-Tachyon https://soundcloud.com/tri-tachyon

    From Freesound.org
    “Truck engine running under.wav” by aburrman (https://freesound.org/people/abuurman/sounds/130015/)
    “Electro Coil Diaries vol.1 » Electric Crackle Ticking” by Headphaze (https://freesound.org/people/Headphaze/sounds/158706/)
    “car windows roll up” by scriotxstudios (https://freesound.org/people/scriotxstudios/sounds/354002/)
    “Vehicles » cars in motion passby gas engine truck medium speed mono NTG3.wav” by Soundholder (https://freesound.org/people/Soundholder/sounds/425526/)
    “Car Ignition” by iainmccurdy (https://freesound.org/people/iainmccurdy/sounds/433772/)
    "Footsteps, Concrete A.wav" by InspectorJ of Freesound.org (freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/336598/)

    From Zapsplat.com
    Knife, dagger blade draw, pull from sheath 4
    Kitchen knife slide, place into plastic protective sheath 2
    Fire, small wood, with roar, hiss and crackle
    Large fire burning
    Aston Martin Rapide Car, engine start, drive away
    Chevy Stepside pick up truck, 1973, engine start, rev then off, grill perspective
    Garbage truck arrive, mechanical arm empty dustbin, then drive away
    Fireball pass by 2
    Fireball whoosh, pass by, crackle
    Robot power up, initiate, ascend
    Medium fireball, close
    Fire, flames, small, from gas, air or wind blow, movement, rage 3
    Opening the hatch of a small tank.
    Game sound, futuristic science fiction style beep, positive tone 1
    Sitting down on sofa, spring noise 2
    Science fiction blaster gun, charge then shoot, dull, fire blank 2
    Footsteps, shoes, jump and land on metal floor, platform
    Boys sneaker, single footstep on concrete 1 - 6
    Single footstep, boot, soft and gentle on concrete 1 - 7
    Blustery wind recorded from slightly open window (internal recording), palm trees rub against window and house, air con whir from across the road. Version 2
    Fireball pass by 1
    Plastic halloween mask handling 2
    Chair sofa person sit down soft cushioned
    Footsteps on wood (speedygonzo)
    Sitting down on sofa, spring noise 1
    Game tone, toggle or scroll, plucked 2
    Science fiction computer console or control panel beep tone 1
    Dark atmos

    • 26 min
    Episode 1: Decisions

    Episode 1: Decisions

    Night falls on Metropolis West all at once, a darkness that swallows the gigantic city and leaves only the blinking constellations of the skyscrapers' lights. Tonight, the sound of a radio carries new voices to each listener, whoever they might be. Tomorrow, Zero Zero leaves Metropolis West behind. Featuring sparkling personalities, the return of Caine's patter-talk, and long walks through the city.

    Trigger warnings: Discussion around family abandonment, yelling, getting chased, violence, loud sounds (23:49).

    Find us on our website at undertheelectricstars.com! Transcripts are available on our website.
    Follow us on social media!
    Twitter ➠ twitter.com/utes_podcast
    Tumblr ➠ undertheelectricstarspodcast.tumblr.com

    Team
    Serena El-Hajali as Ava Jafari
    Matheus Nogueira as Kaleo Hale
    Stephanie Arata as Elizabeth Haven
    Robin Guzman as Jettison
    Kevin Paculan as Vic Vass
    Rhea Anne as Caine Reyes
    Rey Ángel Yoáli Olachea Martinez as Indra
    Christine Kim as Su-jin Yi
    Chaitrika Budamagunta as Lola Sunn

    Thanks to Lucas, Ferris, Fran Carr, Ezra Lee Buck, Mildred Ramos, Chris Magilton, Audrey Pham, Joshua Hazeghazam, and Cole Gordon, our patrons for Under the Electric Stars.
    (patreon.com/mxeliramos)

    Attributions for songs and sound effects
    "Get a Job" by Mugzy

    Fragments Of Bangkok by Eugenio Mininni (Provided by Mixkit)

    Hybrid Cinematic Gaming Cyberpunk | URU by Alex-Productions | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx0_M61F81Nfb-BRXE-SeVA
    Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com
    Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

    Brahe by Punch Deck | https://soundcloud.com/punch-deck
    Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com
    Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

    Special thanks to LABS and Spitfire for use of their digital instruments.

    “Film projector” by Metzik (https://freesound.org/people/Metzik/sounds/393408/)
    “running up stairs.aif” by MAJ061785 https://freesound.org/people/MAJ061785/sounds/85561/
    “Walk » 09-Man walking stairs.wav” by 14GPanskaHonc_Petr (https://freesound.org/people/14GPanskaHonc_Petr/sounds/419172/)
    “robot step short medium-heavy.wav” by keemocore (https://freesound.org/people/keemocore/sounds/148309/)
    “Dark ambient scream.wav” by JomelleJager (https://freesound.org/people/JomelleJager/sounds/256643/)
    "Footsteps, Concrete A.wav" by InspectorJ of Freesound.org (freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/336598/)
    "Seatbelt, Out, A.wav" by InspectorJ (https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/318678/)

    From Zapsplat.com
    Kitchen room tone with oven fan
    Office executive chair, person sit down, recorded underneath
    Office chair on wheels roll on tiled floor, one wheel slightly jammed 4
    Airliner internal passenger call bell ring, single tone
    Dog, puppy barking, several weeks old, ridgeback cross bullmastiff 4
    Wooden box or small case pick up from hard surface 1
    Alarm clock beeps, digital 3
    Plastic buckets, spades and other beach toys in plastic box rummage 1
    Metal and glass impact, hit, smash 10
    Heavy duty plastic trunk or similar object move, slide, scrape on lightly gritty solid floor 2
    Metal roller shutter door close and open, internal recording. Version 2
    Industrial environment, ambience, heavy machinery
    Game sound, futuristic science fiction style beep, positive tone 3
    Door, abandoned house, old wooden wardrobe, middle door, key lock and unlock various intensities and speeds
    Torch (small) turn off or on
    Robot motorised movements 1
    Robot motorised movements 2
    Alien robot insect, critter chirp 8
    Highly charged robot transform, movement, metallic and mechanical sound. Version 1
    Glitchy electric robot burst
    Large metal flashlight spin on hard ground 1
    Highly charged robot transform, movement, metallic and mechanical sound. Version 7
    Epic metal impact, metallic clicking elements on top and generic reverb.
    Impact, heavy and large crash of mostly wood, meta

    • 26 min
    Season 2 Teaser

    Season 2 Teaser

    Previously on Season 1 of Under the Electric Stars...

    Music
    Sleepless City by Keys of Moon | https://soundcloud.com/keysofmoon
    Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com
    Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 1 min
    UTES Interstitial: Lola

    UTES Interstitial: Lola

    Years in the past... Lola Sunn is gearing up for what's supposed to be the biggest presentation of her life. She's top of her class in the Prodigy program, the favorite of her director, and widely popular with her cohort. She's a woman who needs no introduction for the meteoric rise that she's had. But underneath everything, who really is the woman they call Lola Sunn? Featuring seaweed chips, "gal pals", and estranged family relationships.

    Trigger warnings: Light medical talk around prosthetics, ableism, gaslighting, alcohol, a loud crashing sound (31:49), yelling.

    Find us on our website at undertheelectricstars.com!
    Transcripts are available on our website.

    Follow us on social media!
    Twitter ➠ twitter.com/utes_podcast
    Tumblr ➠ undertheelectricstarspodcast.tumblr.com

    Team
    Special thanks to Chaitrika Budamagunta and Anjali Kunapaneni for help with Telugu
    Chaitrika Budamagunta as Lola Sunn
    Stephanie Arata as Elizabeth Haven
    Shivani Ishwar as Sneha Suravaram
    Seshu Kavuri as Mohan Suravaram
    Vinay P. Nariani as Director Linwood
    Jenny Pan, Michelle Kelly, Bex Brzotoski as Cohort Members
    Katriel Rose and Philomena Sherwood as Investors

    Thanks to Lucas, Ferris, Fran Carr, Ezra Lee Buck, Mildred Ramos, Chris Magilton, Audrey Pham, Yansa, Joshua Hazeghazam, and Eliseo Ramos, our patrons for Under the Electric Stars. (patreon.com/mxeliramos)

    Attributions for sound effects and music
    Sound effects from Freesound
    “iPhone_Texting.wav” by MATRIXXX_ (https://freesound.org/people/MATRIXXX_/sounds/506962/)

    Sound effects from Zapsplat.com
    Doorbell chime, ring 1
    Science fiction door slide open 3
    Single footstep, gentle, high heel on wooden floor 1 - 8
    Science fiction door code accept 2
    Cutlery pick up from tiled table, clatter 4
    Person eating toast, crunch and chew
    Bowl with single cutlery item in down on table
    Food, cereal in a bowl with milk, single scoop with spoon 1
    Science fiction computer console, alarm, reminder 2
    Small jewelry box lid closing 1
    Hanging chains jingle, movement
    Grocery store – 1970s check out, registers, shopping carts, light voices, ambience
    Modern supermarket cash register, self service scanner beep. Version 3
    Empty beer bottle place into plastic bag 4
    Empty beer bottles in plastic bag movement, clink, rustle 2
    Door, store, open
    Door, store, close
    Party horn blow, paper tube roll out 4
    Party horn blow, paper tube roll out 2
    Party horn blow, paper tube roll out 10
    Champagne bottle cork pop open and drink poured into glass
    Can of soda, open, ring pull
    Bar/pub (small) ambience – busy with people talking and laughing 1
    Bar/pub (small) ambience – busy with people talking and laughing 2
    Chair sofa person sit down soft cushioned
    Cheap sliding door slide open or close 2
    Cheap sliding door slide open or close 4
    Office environment, ambience, busy, USA
    Theatre audience chatter, during intermission
    Kinoton Room Tone Soft Ventilation
    Crowd applause at professional snooker match 2
    Fast whoosh or swipe into glass smash. Version 1
    Large crowd gasp
    Science fiction nano machine, operation burst, click and hiss
    Large metal refrigerator door open 1
    Door, Slam, Big Stairway, Lush Reverb
    Impact, metal rod hit metal door 1
    Closed wooden garage door bash, impact, rattle 1
    Closed wooden garage door bash, impact, rattle 2
    Closed wooden garage door bash, impact, rattle 4
    Single footstep, gentle, high heel on concrete, pavement 1
    Single footstep, gentle, high heel on concrete, pavement 3
    Single footstep, gentle, high heel on concrete, pavement 4
    Single footstep, gentle, high heel on concrete, pavement 1
    Single footstep, gentle, high heel on concrete, pavement 10
    Single footstep, gentle, high heel on concrete, pavement 11
    Single footstep, gentle, high heel on concrete, pavement 12
    Computer room ambience, hum and airy noise of computers running and air conditioning unit
    Cyberpunk electronic equipment beep, ascend, power sound 3
    Cute sci-fi cyberpunk robot beep 3
    Game sound, science fiction style beep, action tone 3
    Metal crowba

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

pinigo ,

something refreshing!

each episode just gets better and better. the world of this show is so rich and vast. if you like story podcasts but haven’t given this a listen, you’re missing out!

Shaushau ,

Love love this story

I need more please

ECR-SYL-HJY ,

A Strong Start and Fascinating Story

From the very first line, complete with a wonderful pun, this podcast caught my attention. A great set of voice actors and snappy acting combined with clean, purposeful editing and a totally unique world have made this a show I'm eager to listen to- I just listened to the first two episodes in one sitting, and can't wait for more. Definitely a story to keep an eye on - I heartily encourage everyone to jump in on the ground floor of this very cool project.

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