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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?

Arden Wheyface Radio

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    • 4.4 • 533 Ratings

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?

    To Bea or Not to Bea

    To Bea or Not to Bea

    With Brenda Bentley still missing, Bea and the rest of the team at Wheyface Radio struggle to record a simple intro for Arden's second season. Also: a high-stakes game of chance!
     
    CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains adult language, drinking, fighting, loud noises, discussion though not depiction of gore, and brief prison scenes.
     
    Written by Christopher Dole, Sara Ghaleb, and Emily VanDerWerff
    Directed by Sara Ghaleb
    Recording Engineer - Ernesto Hurtado
    Editor - Christopher Dole
    Composer - Christopher Hatfield
    Featuring "Love, Ire, & Spite" by Love Underwater
     
    Starring:
    Michelle Agresti as Bea Casely
    Tracey Sayed as Brenda Bentley
    Shannon Estabrook as Rosalind Ursula
    Charlita Gaston as Pamela Pink
    Benjamin Watts as Andy Wheyface
    Mia Drake as Lorena Christopher
    Libby Woodbridge as Dana Hamill
     
    Guest starring:
    Mike Bash as Reality Show Host and Guard
    Christopher Dole as Announcer
    Adam Emperor as Sidekick
    Jennifer Liao as Terry Gross Type
    Daniel Mills as Award Presenter
    Tal Minear as Judge
    Grant Patrizio as Late Night Host
    Emily VanDerWerff as Janitor Yorick
     
    Special guest stars:
    Emma Sherr-Ziarko as Bea Impersonator
    Michaela Swee as Brenda Impersonator
    Lindsay Zana as Julie Capsom 
     
    Arden was created and executive produced by Emily VanDerWerff, Christopher Dole, and Sara Ghaleb. Our co-executive producers are Chad Ellis, Libby Hill, and Ernesto Hurtado. Our logo was designed by Dylan Farr.
     
    SPONSORS:
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    • 50 min
    Brenda Bentley Measures Up!

    Brenda Bentley Measures Up!

    Arden, season 2, episode 2 - "Brenda Bentley Measures Up"
     
    When Brenda runs into an old flame, she's drawn into a web of mystery, lies, and wolves on the campus of Vienna College. Also: terror on the Nile!
     
     
    CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains adult language, drinking, fighting, gunfire, loud noises, intense action sequences, police sirens, sexual harassment, adult subjects, discussion though not depiction of sex work, and brief prison scenes.
     
     
    Written and Directed by Christopher Dole and Sara Ghaleb
    Recording Engineer - Ernesto Hurtado
    Editors - Christopher Dole and Bridge Geene
    Composer - Christopher Hatfield
    Featuring "This Too Shall Pass" by Eric Holm
     
    Starring:
    Michelle Agresti as Bea Casely and Rachel
    Tracey Sayed as Brenda Bentley
    Shannon Estabrook as Rosalind Ursula
    Charlita Gaston as Pamela Pink
    Benjamin Watts as Andy Wheyface and Dr. Zodicus
     
    Guest starring:
    Julia Schifini as Vanessa Duke
    Chad Ellis as Gabriel Hayes
    Tal Minear as Isabelle
    Daniel Mills as Charlie Russell
    Jennifer Liao as Reporter
    Katie Wright as Attendant
    Mike Bash as Guard
    Lauren Bancroft, Sara Ghaleb, Nelinda Palomino, and Savanna Parra as Students
     
    Arden was created and executive produced by Emily VanDerWerff, Christopher Dole, and Sara Ghaleb. Our co-executive producers are Chad Ellis, Libby Hill, and Ernesto Hurtado. Our logo was designed by Dylan Farr.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The True Crime Podcast's The Thing

    The True Crime Podcast's The Thing

    Team Arden heads to Elsinore, Montana, to solve the murder of Dan Hamill. Or figure out if Dan Hamill was even murdered at all. Or something. Also: the dead speak!
    CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains adult language, loud noises, vivid discussion of gore and violence, discussions of alcoholism, discussions of suicidal/self-harm thoughts
    Written by Allison Solano and Emily VanDerWerff
    Directed by Sara Ghaleb
    Recording Engineer - Ernesto Hurtado
    Editor – Ernesto Hurtado
    Composer - Christopher Hatfield
    Featuring "Show ‘Em I Mean Business,” written by Laura Stratford, performed by Libby Woodbridge
    Additional Music by Fell From The Tree
     
    Starring:
    Michelle Agresti as Bea Casely
    Tracey Sayed as Brenda Bentley
    Shannon Estabrook as Rosalind Ursula
    Charlita Gaston as Pamela Pink
    Benjamin Watts as Andy Wheyface
    Mia Drake as Lorena Christopher
    Libby Woodbridge as Dana Hamill
     
    Guest starring:
    Zach Grenier as Clyde Hamill
    Rebecca Metz as Trudy Hamill
    Oscar Jordan as Paul Breckenridge
    Mike Bash as Jake Wunder
    Katie Wright as News Anchor
    Jennifer Liao, Grant Patrizio, and Katie Wright as Callers
    Emily VanDerWerff as Janitor Yorick
    The Ghost as The Ghost
    Arden was created and executive produced by Emily VanDerWerff, Christopher Dole, and Sara Ghaleb. Our co-executive producers are Bridge Geene and Ernesto Hurtado. Our logo was designed by Dylan Farr.

    • 59 min
    Distracted Multitude

    Distracted Multitude

    Arden, season 2, episode 4 - "Distracted Multitude"
     
    On one eventful day, Bea investigates the mysteries of love, Brenda investigates the mysteries of death, and Lorena gets a flat tire. Also: Andy Wheyface meets his match!
     
    CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains adult language, drinking, loud noises, and brief moments of homophobia and transphobia.
     
    Written by Lenny Burnham and Christopher Dole
    Directed by Sara Ghaleb
    Recording Engineer - Ernesto Hurtado
    Editor – Chad Ellis
    Composer - Christopher Hatfield
    Featuring "Now Is the Time,” written by Laura Stratford, performed by Libby Woodbridge
     
    Starring:
    Michelle Agresti as Bea Casely
    Tracey Sayed as Brenda Bentley
    Shannon Estabrook as Rosalind Ursula and Townie #2
    Charlita Gaston as Pamela Pink
    Benjamin Watts as Andy Wheyface
    Mia Drake as Lorena Christopher
    Libby Woodbridge as Dana Hamill
    Saoirse Ó Súilleabháin as Olivia Breckenridge
     
    Guest starring:
    Zach Grenier as Clyde Hamill
    Rebecca Metz as Trudy Hamill
    Oscar Jordan as Paul Breckenridge
    Mike Bash as Jake Wunder, Ranch Hand #1, and Townie #1
    Nelinda Palomino as Alexandria “Red” Dutton
    Kirk Novak as Nelson Fairfield
    Katie Wright as Helen Fairfield
    Tal Minear as Mel
    Grant Patrizio as Nashville Osric and Ranch Hand
    Mike Bash, Benjamin Watts, and Oscar Jordan as Ranch Hands
    Katie Wright and Omar Andrade as College Students
    Travis Reaves as Art
    David Mishmerheisen as Benny
     
    Arden was created and executive produced by Emily VanDerWerff, Christopher Dole, and Sara Ghaleb. Our co-executive producers are Chad Ellis, Libby Hill, and Ernesto Hurtado. Our logo was designed by Dylan Farr.
    Our sponsors: Tab for a Cause and Purple Carrot

    • 1 hr 2 min
    More Kin, Less Kind

    More Kin, Less Kind

    Arden, season 2, episode 5 - "More Kin, Less Kind”
    Bea and Brenda investigate the Hamill family and learn more about Clyde and Trudy Hamill than they ever wanted to, as Rosalind and Dana grow ever closer. Also: Coyotes!
    CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains adult language, drinking, loud noises, intense family situations, discussions and depiction of mental illness, discussions of familial abuse - both physical and emotional, descriptions of a suicide attempt, and discussions of alcoholism.
    Written by Mara Woods-Robinson
    Directed by Christopher Dole
    Recording Engineer - Ernesto Hurtado
    Editor – Christopher Dole
    Composer - Christopher Hatfield
    Featuring "Gutless,” written by Laura Stratford, performed by Libby Woodbridge
     
    Starring:
    Michelle Agresti as Bea Casely
    Tracey Sayed as Brenda Bentley
    Shannon Estabrook as Rosalind Ursula
    Charlita Gaston as Pamela Pink
    Benjamin Watts as Andy Wheyface
    Mia Drake as Lorena Christopher
    Libby Woodbridge as Dana Hamill
    Saoirse Ó Súilleabháin as Olivia Breckenridge
     
    Guest starring:
    Zach Grenier as Clyde Hamill
    Rebecca Metz as Trudy Hamill
    Oscar Jordan as Paul Breckenridge
    Mike Bash as Jake Wunder
    Omar Andrade as Asher Casley
    Alex Welch as DJ Walkin
    Grant Patrizio as Gary Gallagher
    Jennifer Liao as Caller #1
     
    Arden was created and executive produced by Emily VanDerWerff, Christopher Dole, and Sara Ghaleb. Our co-executive producers are Chad Ellis, Libby Hill, and Ernesto Hurtado. Our logo was designed by Dylan Farr.
    This episode was sponsored by Tavour and Shaker and Spoon. Use promo code ARDEN at checkout for exciting discounts!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The More Deceived

    The More Deceived

    Our midseason finale! Rosalind uncovers a key piece of evidence. Dana gets in trouble. Olivia takes up knitting. And Bea and Brenda reveal the biggest secret of them all. Also: High stakes negotiations!
    CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains adult language, loud noises, brief violence, dead naming of a trans woman, intense family situations, discussions and depiction of mental illness, discussions of alcoholism, and adult situations.
    Written by Allison Solano
    Directed by Christopher Dole
    Recording Engineer - Ernesto Hurtado
    Editor – Chad Ellis
    Composer - Christopher Hatfield
    Featuring "Phantom Limb,” written by Laura Stratford, performed by Libby Woodbridge
     
    Starring:
    Michelle Agresti as Bea Casely
    Tracey Sayed as Brenda Bentley and Caller #1
    Shannon Estabrook as Rosalind Ursula
    Charlita Gaston as Pamela Pink
    Benjamin Watts as Andy Wheyface
    Mia Drake as Lorena Christopher
    Libby Woodbridge as Dana Hamill
    Saoirse Ó Súilleabháin as Olivia Breckenridge
     
    Guest starring:
    Zack Grenier as Clyde Hamill
    Rebecca Metz as Trudy Hamill
    Oscar Jordan as Paul Breckenridge
    Mike Bash as Jake Wunder and Pharmacist
    Ptolemy Slocum as Rowan Dabrowski
    Nelinda Palomino as Alexandria “Red” Dutton
    Jennifer Liao as Teresa Hollandaise
    Katie Wright as Gwen VanDenStern and MC
    Grant Patrizio as Deputy
    Kirk Novak as Normal Guy
     
    Arden was created and executive produced by Emily VanDerWerff, Christopher Dole, and Sara Ghaleb. Our co-executive producers are Chad Ellis, Libby Hill, and Ernesto Hurtado. Our logo was designed by Dylan Farr.
     
    Our sponsors this week: Shaker & Spoon and Purple Carrot. Be sure to use the promo code ARDEN for some great discounts!

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
533 Ratings

533 Ratings

SeriouslySnapeAlwaus ,

Ummm 4.5 ⭐️ actually

I liked both seasons, but I felt like season two had some nonsensical/unnecessary things that slowed it down. I also felt like transitioning from one episode to another, there were some elements that contradicted themselves. And, four-story continuity that kind of personally bugs me but it’s not a big deal over all. But I really like all the effort the actors put into their characters and the complexity of both seasons.🤟🏻(All my personal opinion of course)

effy effy effy ,

Great!

Amazing

~ Violet ~ ,

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.

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