On December 25th, 2007, movie star and heiress Julie Capsom crashed her car into a tree in Northern California, walked into a nearby clearing, and vanished, leaving behind a male torso in her trunk. 10 years later, reporter Bea Casely and private detective Brenda Bentley are going to reopen the case. Each has a personal tie to the story. Each thinks they know what happened. And each knows the other is going to screw this whole thing up. Join Bea, Brenda, and the rest of the Good People at Wheyface Radio as they attempt to answer once and for all: what happened to Julie Capsom?
Babalu is an independently produced podcast and its makers are currently running a crowdfunding campaign that will help them produce the rest of season one. If you'd like to learn how you can support this series, visit uneasytiger.com or https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kimberlytruong/babalu
CW for Babalu pilot: Extensive discussions of suicide
Created & written by Kimberly Truong. For further cast and crew credits, please visit uneasytiger.com
An Arden Christmas Carol
Team Arden unites to make Andy's unusual Christmas wish a reality.
More Things in Heaven and Earth
Season two ends, as all comedies must, at a wedding, where everybody's lives will change forever (or at least until next season). Also: The BAD people?!
CONTENT WARNING: This episode features adult language, discussions of death, discussions of familial and medical abuse, loud noises, and large crowd scenes.
A Piece of Work
Several months after Team Arden leaves Elsinore, acclaimed journalist Rowan Dabrowski examines their reporting for flaws. Also: A duck hunt!
This episode features the song "I Know the End," written by Phoebe Bridgers, Christian Lee Hutson, Conor Oberst, and Marshall Vore, and performed by Phoebe Bridgers. It is used with permission of Dead Oceans. You can find it on Phoebe Bridgers's album Punisher.
Behind the Scenes of Arden S2
Hey folks! While we finalize our last two episodes of the season, we wanted to share these clips from our Patreon-exclusive discussions with the cast and crew on what it took to make Arden S2. From songs to explosions, to finding the voice of Andy Wheyface to creating an authentic journey for Olivia Breckenridge, we hope you enjoy this peek behind the curtain. SPOILERS for all episodes up through Episode 211, "Angels, Ministers of Grace, Etc."
Angels, Ministers of Grace, Etc.
Bea and Brenda try to clarify a few things about the Hamill case and about their friendship. Dana tries to clarify a few things about her father’s death. Red tries to clarify a few things about love. Also: A great recipe for honey mustard sauce!
CONTENT WARNING: This episode features loud noises, adult situations, adult language, discussions and depictions of violence, discussion but not depiction of animal violence, discussions of murder, discussion of gore, medical abuse, familial abuse, and suicide.
A Lot To Like
It took me several tries to get into S2 of Arden. I had to find just the right mood, kept trying, and finally did. Had a blast. So I’m revising this review. I still had trouble distinguishing two of the actors who have very similar sounding voices and mannerisms ... they both also pull similar fake voices for emphasis, and their characters fulfill very similar functions within the plot, so it’s really hard to follow which of the two is speaking. That’s a significant issue. Plus, all the bickering is really tedious and abrasive to me. The side plots … I just get confused. But the use of music was a lot of fun. Most of the acting was outstanding. And if you’re in the right listening mood to focus, the writing does some fun stuff with suspension of disbelief and reliability and shifting of POV characters that’s worthy of proper literary review and discussion. Sound wise, there are some issues with inconsistent volume and painful sudden spikes in sound to be weary of.
Season 2 is great!
This show just keeps getting better! Season 2 really drew me in with compelling characters and clever adaptations of Shakespeare. A clever critique of the true crime with writing that makes me laugh out loud. This show is truly unlike anything else I’ve listened to and I was sad when finally reached the end, it felt like I was saying goodbye to friends. Give it a listen!
The story is great and really had me hooked since the beginning. I couldn’t wait to hear more. My only complaint is that the hosts’ “banter” gets tiring at times and seems to drag on. Season 2 is great! The penultimate episode is not my favorite but oh well.