48 episodes

Archive 81 is a fiction podcast about horror, cities, and the subconscious.

New episodes will be released every other Wednesday.

Start from "01 - A Body In A New Place"

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Archive 81 is a fiction podcast about horror, cities, and the subconscious.

New episodes will be released every other Wednesday.

Start from "01 - A Body In A New Place"

    Introducing Wolverine: The Lost Trail PLUS Exclusive Archive 81 Music (Out of Universe)

    Introducing Wolverine: The Lost Trail PLUS Exclusive Archive 81 Music (Out of Universe)

    While we work on Season 4 of Archive 81, we’re bringing you something special this week: a preview of season 2 of Marvel’s podcast, Wolverine: The Lost Trail. Episodes 1 and 2 are out right now, free, wherever you get podcasts. We also have some fun Left of the Dial music for you at the end.
    Subscribe to Wolverine: The Lost Trail in Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wolverine-the-lost-trail/id1343499710?mt=2 
     

    • 12 min
    35 - Left of the Dial: When The Open Road Is Closing In

    35 - Left of the Dial: When The Open Road Is Closing In

    The end of a road trip.
    Once again, we've further updated our merch store. Buy things here: dead-signals.myshopify.com/collections/all
    Twitter: twitter.com/Archive81  
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/Archive81/
    Website: archive81.com
    Email: archive81podcast@gmail.com
    Tumblr: archive81.tumblr.com
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/archive81
    Merch: dead-signals.myshopify.com/collections/all
    This episode was brought to you by our generous Patreon supporters. Join them, and get access to cool rewards: www.patreon.com/archive81

    • 1 hr 10 min
    OUT OF UNIVERSE - A Conversation With Ella Watts

    OUT OF UNIVERSE - A Conversation With Ella Watts

    So... Episode 3 of Left of the Dial will be delayed until Wednesday June 5th. Sorry about that. To make it up to you, Marc had a lovely conversation about Archive 81 with Ella Watts, an audio drama maven and the producer of The Orphans, a sci-fi podcast.
    Here's her twitter: https://twitter.com/GejWatts
    And her podcast: https://twitter.com/OrphansAudio
    Hopefully you enjoy the conversation, Marc had a VERY long day and this was VERY last minute. 
    See you again on June 5th.
    Twitter: twitter.com/Archive81 
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/Archive81/ 
    Website: archive81.com
    Email: archive81podcast@gmail.com 
    Tumblr: archive81.tumblr.com
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/archive81 
    Merch: dead-signals.myshopify.com/collections/all
     
     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    34 - Left of the Dial: Trucker's Atlas

    34 - Left of the Dial: Trucker's Atlas

    There's some preaching and some banjo playing. This is the second episode of a three episode miniseries.
    As a note, we've updated our merch store! It now has even more stuff! There are sports bras, crop-tops, booty shorts, mugs, posters, towels, hoodies, t-shirts, and more. Buy things here: dead-signals.myshopify.com/collections/all
    Twitter: twitter.com/Archive81  
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/Archive81/
    Website: archive81.com
    Email: archive81podcast@gmail.com
    Tumblr: archive81.tumblr.com
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/archive81
    Merch: dead-signals.myshopify.com/collections/all
    This episode was brought to you by our generous Patreon supporters. Join them, and get access to cool rewards: www.patreon.com/archive81
     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    33 - Left of the Dial: The Passenger

    33 - Left of the Dial: The Passenger

    We go on a road trip. This is the first episode in a three-episode miniseries.
    Twitter: twitter.com/Archive81  
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/Archive81/
    Website: archive81.com
    Email: archive81podcast@gmail.com
    Tumblr: archive81.tumblr.com
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/archive81
    Merch: dead-signals.myshopify.com/collections/all
    This episode was brought to you by our generous Patreon supporters. Join them, and get access to cool rewards: www.patreon.com/archive81

    • 43 min
    OUT OF UNIVERSE - Season 3 Q and A

    OUT OF UNIVERSE - Season 3 Q and A

    Dan and Marc answer questions and talk about the future of Archive 81. Somehow, we get into a tangent about Simon and Garfunkel.
    Our next Archive 81-related thing will be a miniseries called "Left of the Dial." We reserve the right to change this. Goodbye for a little bit. But we'll be back
    Twitter: twitter.com/Archive81 
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/Archive81/ 
    Website: archive81.com
    Email: archive81podcast@gmail.com 
    Tumblr: archive81.tumblr.com
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/archive81 
    Merch: dead-signals.myshopify.com/collections/all

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

Modified Dog ,

Weird fiction with a crispy coating of black humor and chunks of creamy science

This podcast explores malevolent architecture, audible body horror, magic, and tape recorders, among other things. I binged on the 3 (currently available) seasons in a week or two.

Each season is different, and expands the world in interesting directions. You need to listen to them all for the full experience, but if you have trouble with the shifts, try the next season; you can come back later, once you see how great the next destination is.

I love weird fiction, and don't mind use of familiar tropes, done well, but this is an original story and world without plots that you've encountered before. Themes and ideas from SF support an atmosphere of cosmic horror, while including some excellent black humor, and enough pure weirdness to delight. The characters are good and their struggles moving.

The 3 seasons are fairly separate stories, with links in the form of a common world and history, as well as encounters and gradually-revealed relationships between seasons.

You don't really have any choice — listen and enjoy.

The First Witch from Macbeth ,

🎖

The stars keep disappearing every time I press the fifth one so I hope this sticks. Beautiful podcast. I keep replaying it because I can’t seem to mesh the exact story together, which I don’t know is an intended effect or not but that’s okay since it only enhances the feeling the podcast leaves. Can also hit you in the emotions without warning, I was so upset about the last episode in the first season that I didn’t pick up the podcast again for a while. I won’t do that again. 6/5 stars that hopefully don’t vanish.

SheyneF ,

Ending up loving it

I listened to season 1 of Archive 81 in 2016 and really enjoyed it. But then season 2 hit and the dramatic thematic change really threw me off so I stopped.
Recently delving back into narrative horror podcasts I decided to give it another listen.

Going on with the knowledge that the tone would shift between seasons, was a very different experience. I binged it all and can confidently say I enjoyed the hell out of it.

It is well produced with excellent sound design. During some of the body horror scenes, a bit too good... Post season one: if you are squeamish about body horror tread lightly (I got caught washing dishes/elbow deep in water during a particularly gory scene).

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