17 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.

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Badlands Cola | A Strange Audio Drama Renee Taylor Klint

    • Fiction
    • 4.7 • 76 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.

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    Feed Swap | Give Me Away

    Feed Swap | Give Me Away

    Hi listeners! It's Renee, and today we're doing something a little different with the feed.



    Now that Badlands Cola is complete (for now) we thought we would use this post-season downtime to share some really cool shows with you. Today, we're swapping feeds with a show called Give Me Away!



    Give Me Away is an ensemble science fiction podcast about a spaceship that crashes in the Nevada desert...and screams.

    The screams of thousands of extraterrestrial political prisoners uploaded into its horrific mainframe. The only way to free them... is to transfer them into the bodies of humans willing to share their minds with an alien second consciousness. But who would volunteer for that? Graham Shapiro, divorced and adrift at age 50, is one of the first to raise his hand.



    I don't know about you, but this is the time of year where I crave bingeable content. Hook me in the first few minutes, and then throw me a pile of episodes that I can sink my teeth into, lose an afternoon to. And...oh wow, Give Me Away is 100% that. I'm so grateful that their team reached out to me because this...might be my favourite show right now?



    The pacing is impeccable, there's this beautiful prickly tension that just slowly ramps up throughout, and most of all, it does the thing that I personally think the best sci fi does, which is capture your imagination with some seriously human questions like...how much of your mind, body, and soul would you give up (honestly!) to save a stranger from the outer reaches of space?



    Give Me Away is an expertly produced show about radical hospitality, so give their pilot episode a listen now, and then make sure you check Episode 2 out at Gideon-Media.com, or wherever you get your podcasts. Enjoy!


    TRANSCRIPTS:

    Transcripts for Give Me Away are available at www.gideon-media.com/transcripts.



    CREDITS:

    Give Me Away is written by Mac Rogers, directed by Jordana Williams, sound designed by Bart Fasbender, music composed by Adam Blau, assistant directed by Marty McGuire, and produced by Cara Ehlenfeldt. Cover art by Kate Kosma.

    Featuring Sean Williams, Hanna Cheek, Kevin R. Free, Nat Cassidy, Diana Oh, Dani Martineck, Rebecca Comtois, Alba Ponce de León, Jorge Cordova, Lori Elizabeth Parquet, and Stephanie Willing.

    • 33 min
    1.12 | Some Velvet Morning

    1.12 | Some Velvet Morning

    Sunrise milkshakes. A watcher at the window. An end.



    CONTENT WARNINGS: 

    This episode contains explicit language, horror themes, emotional breakdown, blood/injuries, and references to cults, emotional abuse, pregnancy/miscarriage, gun violence, and death. 



    TRANSCRIPT: 

    https://bit.ly/BadlandsColaEp112Transcript



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    Hey folks, Renee here! 

    I just wanted to quickly jump in at the end here and say: thank you, thank you, thank you for being a part of this show. Whether you were just tuning in every other week, leaving reviews, sharing on social media, you've really made an impact, and we're so appreciative of your love.  

    If you would like to stay with us and support the show past its first season, I highly recommend you subscribe to our newsletter. The two things we get asked most about are season two and merch. We might not have anything concrete to announce about either of those things just yet…but if and when we do, you’re going to hear about it first through the newsletter.   

    You can sign up for that by heading over to https://www.BadlandsCola.com  

    And…that’s it for me here! I’m going to keep it short and sweet and, for the last time for now: Good night!



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    CREDITS:

    Liz Morey (they/them) is Sunny. 

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

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

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

    Danielle Bryn (she/her) is Hawthorne. 

    Aryn Rozelle (she/her) is Melinda Moon. 

    Briggon Snow (he/him) is Strathcona. 

    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

    • 33 min
    1.11 | The Mud, Pt. 2

    1.11 | The Mud, Pt. 2

    Mel's wrath makes craters. 



    CONTENT WARNINGS:

    This episode contains gunfire, death, explicit language, horror themes, blood/injuries, physical violence, misogyny, emotional abuse, and references to cults. 



    TRANSCRIPT:

    https://bit.ly/BadlandsColaEp111Pt2Transcript



    CREDITS:

    Ron Guan (he/him) is Jasper Moon.

    Liz Morey (they/them) is Sunny.

    Briggon Snow (he/him) is Strathcona.

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

    Aryn Rozelle (she/her) is Melinda Moon.

    Newton Schottelkotte (they/them) is the Cultist.

    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

    • 26 min
    1.11 | The Mud, Pt. 1

    1.11 | The Mud, Pt. 1

    The final call.



    CONTENT WARNINGS:

    This episode contains explicit language, horror themes, claustrophobia, blood/injuries, emotional breakdown, and references to physical violence, death, and cults.



    TRANSCRIPT:

    https://bit.ly/BadlandsColaEp111Pt1Transcript



    CREDITS:

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

    Liz Morey (they/them) is Sunny. 

    Briggon Snow (he/him) is Strathcona. 

    Ron Guan (he/him) is Jasper 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

    • 21 min
    1.10 | EXIT

    1.10 | EXIT

    IT NEVER ENDS IT NEVER ENDS IT NEVER ENDS IT NEVER ENDS IT 



    This week's recommended show is one of the best Weird Fiction audio dramas out there! It's time to take a trip to the ranch: Wireland Ranch, that is. Seriously, go read their description (it's unhinged in the best way) and tell us you're not sold. https://shows.acast.com/wirelandranch 



    CONTENT WARNINGS:

    This episode contains explicit language, horror themes, intense depictions of fear, emotional breakdown, threats, and references to physical violence, death, and cults. 



    TRANSCRIPT:

    https://bit.ly/BadlandsColaEp110Transcript



    CREDITS: 

    Liz Morey (they/them) is Sunny.

    Briggon Snow (he/him) is Strathcona.

    Ron Guan (he/him) is Jasper Moon.

    Aryn Rozelle (she/her) is Melinda Moon.

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

    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 

    • 33 min
    1.09 | Sparville

    1.09 | Sparville

    A frantic chase. A family secret unearthed. An unexpectedly long hotel stay.



    Renee's recommended audio drama for you is perfect for the Halloween season. Stay tuned until the end of this episode to hear a trailer for Hallway To Nowhere,   a microfiction horror podcast about isolation, escape, and that which is almost familiar. Definitely check them out, because Renee needs people to discuss theories with! https://hallwaytonowhere.carrd.co/



    CONTENT WARNINGS:

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



    TRANSCRIPT:

    https://bit.ly/BadlandsColaEp109Transcript



    CREDITS:

    Liz Morey (they/them) is Sunny.

    Danielle Bryn (she/her) is Hawthorne.

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

    Briggon Snow (he/him) is Strathcona.

    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

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

BSpiva ,

One of my favorite Podcasts

…and I’ve listened to hundreds. I m loving this podcast. The voice acting for Sunny is superb! Love the dialogue. Love the building tension in the story. Love the sound effects and the music is spot on to create that building tension of the best horror stories. Thank you all for creating such brilliant audio fiction and for sharing it!

offthehookbyjillian ,

Strange but captivating

I binged this over 2 days. What really hooked me was the character development. Not as scary as some of the other horror audio dramas out there or as suspenseful, but I loved the characters.

Tulips21 ,

Phenomenal☄️

Heartfelt, dark, entertaining, all at the same time! Please, please please🙏🏻 keep this pod going! First time I have ever sobbed at the end of a pod season! Stirs up feelings, I didn’t know I had, just amazing work. Thanks everyone🤗 highly recommend it❣️

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