7 episodes

Badlands Cola is a cinematic mystery/horror audio drama about eldritch fossils, hate-flirting, and liminal nightmares that yawn wide in the night. In a desert town full of strange fossils and even stranger people, a hard-hearted PI and a broken-down radio DJ attempt to dig up the skeletal past of a cult before it can reform.

Badlands Cola | A Strange Audio Drama Renee Taylor Klint

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    • 4.6 • 11 Ratings

Badlands Cola is a cinematic mystery/horror audio drama about eldritch fossils, hate-flirting, and liminal nightmares that yawn wide in the night. In a desert town full of strange fossils and even stranger people, a hard-hearted PI and a broken-down radio DJ attempt to dig up the skeletal past of a cult before it can reform.

    1.04 | The Big Dinosaur

    1.04 | The Big Dinosaur

    A grudging partnership. An empty paleontology centre. A disturbing vision in the dead of the desert night.



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    CONTENT WARNINGS:

    This episode contains explicit language, horror themes, breaking and entering, and references to alcohol, law enforcement, cults, death, emotional abuse, and misogyny.



    TRANSCRIPT:

    https://bit.ly/BadlandsColaEp104Transcript



    CREDITS:

    Liz Morey (they/them) is Sunny. 

    Briggon Snow (he/him) is Strathcona. 

    Elvis Barkdale II (he/him) is Dr. Gillespie. 

    Ron Guan (he/him) is Jasper Moon. 

    Dustin Vuong Nguyen (he/him) is Dr. Levesque. 

    Written, directed, and produced by Renee Taylor Klint (she/her). 

    This episode sound designed and mixed by Russ More (he/him). 

    Special thanks to Artists’ Representative Giancarlo Herrera and consultants Cole Burkhardt (he/him), Jacqueline Cho (they/them), and Tal Minear (they/them).



    ADDITIONAL NOTES:

    Find us at www.BadlandsCola.com and as Badlands Cola on Twitter, YouTube, and Tumblr.

    This episode features tracks from two incredible indie artists who generously allow their music to be used in commercial projects for free through CC0 1.0. A huge thank you to Demoiselle Döner for the track "Soulagement" and to Monplaisir for the tracks "Two Left" and Unknown Title.

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    © Renee Taylor Klint

    • 24 min
    1.03 | Mustang

    1.03 | Mustang

    An escape from suburbia. A family dinner. A new face, masking old secrets. Very old.



    We have a special treat for our listeners! Stay tuned to the end of this episode for a trailer from a show we think you'll love: Where The Stars Fell. Check 'em out! https://wherethestarsfell.com/



    CONTENT WARNINGS:

    This episode contains explicit language, horror themes, blood/injuries, and references to cults and death.



    TRANSCRIPT:

    https://bit.ly/BadlandsColaEp103Transcript



    CREDITS:

    Liz Morey (they/them) is Sunny.

    Briggon Snow (he/him) is Strathcona.

    Danielle Bryn (she/her) is Hawthorne.

    Ron Guan (he/him) is Jasper Moon.

    Written, directed, and produced by Renee Taylor Klint (she/her).

    This episode sound designed and mixed by Sarah Buchynski (she/her) of Polarity Audio Works.

    Special thanks to Artists’ Representative Giancarlo Herrera and consultants Cole Burkhardt (he/him), Jacqueline Cho (they/them), and Tal Minear (they/them).



    ADDITIONAL NOTES:

    Find us at www.BadlandsCola.com and as Badlands Cola on Twitter, YouTube, and Tumblr.



    © Renee Taylor Klint

    • 24 min
    1.02 | The Raptor

    1.02 | The Raptor

    Bad news in the Badlands. A house that doesn’t exist. A second tape.



    CONTENT WARNINGS:

    This episode contains explicit language, horror themes, firearms, breaking and entering, and references to cults, death, and law enforcement.



    TRANSCRIPT:

    https://bit.ly/BadlandsColaEp102Transcript



    CREDITS:

    Liz Morey (they/them) is Sunny.

    Ron Guan (he/him) is Jasper Moon.

    David J. Dixon (he/him) is Dt. Nicholson.

    Dustin Vuong Nguyen (he/him) is Dr. Levesque.

    Elvis Barkdale II (he/him) is Dr. Gillespie.

    Danielle Bryn (she/her) is Hawthorne.

    Written, directed, and produced by Renee Taylor Klint (she/her).

    This episode sound designed and mixed by Russ More (he/him).

    Special thanks to Artists’ Representative Giancarlo Herrera and consultants Cole Burkhardt (he/him), Jacqueline Cho (they/them), and Tal Minear (they/them).



    ADDITIONAL NOTES:

    Find us at www.BadlandsCola.com and as Badlands Cola on Twitter, YouTube, and Tumblr.



    © Renee Taylor Klint

    • 29 min
    1.01 | No Vacancy

    1.01 | No Vacancy

    A haunting manifesto tape. A town built on dinosaur bones. Radio stations gone awry. Has Sunny’s latest private investigation case brought them to the sleepiest place in Canada, or have they stumbled upon something terrifying in the Badlands?



    CONTENT WARNINGS:
    This episode contains explicit language, horror themes, and references to cults, death, and law enforcement.



    TRANSCRIPT:
    https://bit.ly/BadlandsColaEp101Transcript



    CREDITS:

    Ron Guan (he/him) is Jasper Moon.

    Liz Morey (they/them) is Sunny.

    David J. Dixon (he/him) is Dt. Nicholson.

    Briggon Snow (he/him) is Strathcona.

    Ray O’Hare (he/him) is Bob the Store Owner.

    Sarah Roland (she/her) is the Lemonade Kid.

    Jason Larock (he/him) is Cassidy the Motel Owner.

    Written, directed, and produced by Renee Taylor Klint (she/her).

    This episode sound designed and mixed by Russ More (he/him).

    Special thanks to Artists’ Representative Giancarlo Herrera and consultants Cole Burkhardt (he/him), Jacqueline Cho (they/them), and Tal Minear (they/them).



    ADDITIONAL NOTES:
    Find us at www.BadlandsCola.com and as Badlands Cola on Twitter, YouTube, and Tumblr.

    The Badlands Cola theme song is "Few Colors" by OTNO. Visit our website for a full list of licensed music used in this episode.



    © Renee Taylor Klint

    • 24 min
    0.03 | Season 1, Final Trailer

    0.03 | Season 1, Final Trailer

    Premiering June 21st 2022. Badlands Cola is a cinematic mystery/horror audio drama. In a desert town full of strange fossils and even stranger people, a hard-hearted PI and a broken-down radio DJ attempt to dig up the skeletal past of a cult before it can reform.



    CONTENT WARNINGS:
    This trailer contains horror themes, and references to cults.



    TRANSCRIPT:
    https://bit.ly/BadlandsColaTrailer003Transcript



    CREDITS:

    Ron Guan (he/him) is Jasper Moon.

    Written, directed, and produced by Renee Taylor Klint (she/her).

    This trailer sound designed and mixed by Russ More (he/him).

    Special thanks to Artists’ Representative Giancarlo Herrera and consultants Cole Burkhardt (he/him), Jacqueline Cho (they/them), and Tal Minear (they/them).



    ADDITIONAL NOTES:
    Find us at www.BadlandsCola.com and as Badlands Cola on Twitter, YouTube, and Tumblr.



    © Renee Taylor Klint 2020-2022

    • 1 min
    0.02 | Season 1, Second Trailer

    0.02 | Season 1, Second Trailer

    Premiering June 21st 2022. Badlands Cola is an upcoming cinematic mystery/horror audio drama. In a desert town full of strange fossils and even stranger people, a hard-hearted PI and a broken-down radio DJ attempt to dig up the skeletal past of a cult before it can reform.



    CONTENT WARNINGS:
    This trailer contains horror themes, and references to cults and law enforcement.



    TRANSCRIPT:
    https://bit.ly/BadlandsColaTrailer002Transcript



    CREDITS:

    Liz Morey (they/them) is Sunny.

    David J. Dixon (he/him) is Dt. Nicholson.

    Ron Guan (he/him) is Jasper Moon.

    Written, directed, and produced by Renee Taylor Klint (she/her).

    This trailer sound designed and mixed by Russ More (he/him).

    Special thanks to Artists’ Representative Giancarlo Herrera and consultants Cole Burkhardt (he/him), Jacqueline Cho (they/them), and Tal Minear (they/them).



    ADDITIONAL NOTES:
    Find us at www.BadlandsCola.com and as Badlands Cola on Twitter, YouTube, and Tumblr.



    © Renee Taylor Klint

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

aes8289 ,

hidden gem (or… fossil? I guess?)

this might be the most promising audio drama I’ve heard in quite some time. it’s rare to find a show that makes you feel like you’ve stumbled onto something that’s going to be huge in a year or two, but I’m placing my bets on this one now. fellow audio drama addicts: think juno steel’s narrative style, sarcastic non-binary detective mc, and environmental sound design talent, then add alice isn’t dead’s aesthetic and skill for prose, and mix in just a bit of welcome to night vale in the music, the radio, and the eerie desert nights. I can’t wait to hear more ❤️

Jester8170 ,

Different

So far seems like a very interesting and unique story. The imagery gives me some FallOut: New Vegas vibes with an old fashioned mystery. While not FallOut it just has that feel and I love it. I’m happy to have found a NEW audio drama.

Books4ever19 ,

LOVE IT

Very interesting and scary.If you looking for a supernatural story this one’s for you. Every time an episode ends I’m left wanting answers.This show is similar to Stranger Things.Can’t wait for more episodes.

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