In a hardboiled dystopian future, one major American city has been divided in two. Separated by much more than a river, one side is an unfinished technological marvel populated by mega-skyscrapers where the wealthy live, work, and play. The other is a forsaken wasteland where order is strictly maintained by a rogue group of cleric soldiers known as the street preachers. But this dichotomy is about to change. Slowly, quietly, clandestine forces are working to undermine the small piece of redemption the street preachers have brought to their concrete flocks. In the face of watching their second chance crumble to dust, some will fight to stop it. Others will kill to make it happen.A bold experiment in podcast fiction, The Failed Cities Monologues are told from the shifting perspectives of the characters who inhabit this world, twisted noir archetypes and cyberpunk warriors. Their lives and their stories are linked together by conspiracy, fate... and blood.
26. The Failed Cities Monologues XXVI - The Maven - The Failed Cities Monologues
-In this episode: For street mediators and their watchers, life and death lives in a shot glass placed over a smashed steel slug. Only one among their ranks can wrap up the story of the Failed Cities. The Maven is about to have the last word, and if you've come this f
25. The Failed Cities Monologues XXV - d'Anger - The Failed Cities Monologues
-In this episode: A good hustler knows when to get out of town. A good con woman leaves on their own terms. And a femme fatale does it in style...
24. The Failed Cities Monologues XXIV - Constable Klimenko - The Failed Cities Monologues
-In this episode: What's the difference between being heroism and self-preservation? Just ask Valeri Klimenko. While the whole city celebrates him as the man who caught notorious serial killer The Conductor, the constable-turned-detective sits in his darkened apartmen
23. The Failed Cities Monologues XXIII - Fera - The Failed Cities Monologues
-In this episode: Fera's past is written in her own scarred flesh. Tonight, watching her lifeblood run slowly into the gutters of the Failed Cities, hear that history recounted by Fera's own mind as she battles the one enemy that has threatened her for so long like no
22. The Failed Cities Monologues XXII - Truck - The Failed Cities Monologues
-In this episode: Tonight's the night. Truck's sharpening his blade to a razor edge, and a chance meeting with the reluctant Detective Klimenko has provided the set-up for him to carve out the revenge he's been chasing after at a 100 miles an hour . . .
21. The Failed Cities Monologues XXI - Sterne - The Failed Cities Monologues
-In this episode: Tonight, as street preachers poise for war, Rastafarian soldiers pray for battle, and The Stacks prepare for Judgment Day, Sterne is just trying to write the end of his novel before The Feral Twins write the end on him. And it's anybody's guess who'l