11 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

    • Fiction
    • 4.6 • 30 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.

    Mid-Season Break | Badlands Cola will return on Oct. 18!

    Mid-Season Break | Badlands Cola will return on Oct. 18!

    Hey there listeners. We're just dropping in to let you know that the show is taking a brief mid-season break.

    Don't be sad: we'll be back before you know it! Badlands Cola will return to its bi-weekly schedule October 18th with Episode 8, "Get Thee Behind Me."

    We're hard at work polishing up the last few episodes for you; we can't wait to end Season One with a bang.

    In the meantime, stay safe and healthy, and we shall see you on October 18th.

    www.BadlandsCola.com

    • 1 min
    1.07 | Melinda, More Or Less

    1.07 | Melinda, More Or Less

    An empty electronics store. A beacon in the Badlands. Call me.



    CONTENT WARNINGS:

    This episode contains explicit language, horror themes, physical violence, and references to cults, blood, abduction, and death.



    TRANSCRIPT:

    https://bit.ly/BadlandsColaEp107Transcript



    CREDITS:

    Liz Morey (they/them) is Sunny. 

    Briggon Snow (he/him) is Strathcona. 

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

    Aryn Rozelle (she/her) is Melinda Moon. 

    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

    • 24 min
    1.06 | Rewind

    1.06 | Rewind

    A midnight shower. A 2AM truth. A severed foot.



    CONTENT WARNINGS:

    This episode contains a moderate jump scare, explicit language, horror themes, physical violence, and references to cults, death, and blood/gore/body horror.



    TRANSCRIPT:

    https://bit.ly/BadlandsColaEp106Transcript



    CREDITS:

    Liz Morey (they/them) is Sunny.

    Briggon Snow (he/him) is Strathcona.

    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

    • 21 min
    1.05 | Buried

    1.05 | Buried

    Something that is missing. An unwelcome warning. Secrets on tape, shuffling in the dark.



    We once again have a wonderful podcast recommendation for you! Stay tuned to the end of this episode for a trailer from a show we think you'll love: Spectre. Give 'em a try! https://www.spectrepod.com/ 



    CONTENT WARNINGS:

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



    TRANSCRIPT:

    https://bit.ly/BadlandsColaEp105Transcript



    CREDITS:

    Briggon Snow (he/him) is Strathcona. 

    Liz Morey (they/them) is Sunny. 

    Faye Holliday (she/they) is Flo the Diner Cashier. 

    Danielle Bryn (she/her) is Hawthorne. 

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

    Ron Guan (he/him) is Jasper Moon. 

    Aryn Rozelle (she/her) is Melinda Moon. 

    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

    • 39 min
    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.

    https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Demoiselle_Dner/ 

    https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Monplaisir/

    © 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

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

F Off June ,

Thoroughly Enjoyed

Decided to try something new to listen to and picked out a few audio drama podcasts. I am so glad I found this. Couldnt stop listening through all available episodes and can’t wait for the rest of the show!

Razorblyde ,

Very enjoyable so far

Five episodes in and it’s a fun listen

Me x 7 ,

Enjoyable so far

This is off to a good start. Slow burn mystery set against dinosaur bones.

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