10 episodes

Art History student Clara Torres disappears while working on her thesis about Ursula Blum, a avant-garde painter from the 20th century. Five years later, journalist Emma Clark decides to travel to Switzerland to continue Clara's investigation and narrate in a podcast what she discovers about the mystery surrounding both women.

Blum is an audio drama produced by El Extraordinario, created, written, and directed by Carmen Pacheco and Manuel Bartual.

Starring Charlotte Vega, Joe Manjón, Nikki García and Natalia Tena.

For more information, visit: myswitzerland.com/BLUM

Blum El Extraordinario

    • Fiction
    • 4.6 • 90 Ratings

Art History student Clara Torres disappears while working on her thesis about Ursula Blum, a avant-garde painter from the 20th century. Five years later, journalist Emma Clark decides to travel to Switzerland to continue Clara's investigation and narrate in a podcast what she discovers about the mystery surrounding both women.

Blum is an audio drama produced by El Extraordinario, created, written, and directed by Carmen Pacheco and Manuel Bartual.

Starring Charlotte Vega, Joe Manjón, Nikki García and Natalia Tena.

For more information, visit: myswitzerland.com/BLUM

    Episode 1. The Message

    Episode 1. The Message

    Journalist Emma Clark travels to Switzerland in order to continue her investigation into her boyfriend's old flatmate Clara Torres, an art student who mysteriously vanished. Before her disappearance, Clara had become obsessed with a 20th century avant-garde painter, Ursula Blum. Why did Clara disappear? How could Ursula Blum be connected?


    Blum is an audio drama produced by El Extraordinario, created, written, and directed by Carmen Pacheco and Manuel Bartual.

    This episode stars Charlotte Vega, Joe Manjón, Jason Fernández, Rocío León, Isabelle Stoffel y Marcus H.

    Sound design by Ignacio Cantisano and Andreu Quesada.
    Original music by Van Delay.
    Production by Marina Alonso-Carriazo and Marcus H.
    Executive production by Marcus H and Marina Alonso-Carriazo.

    For more information, visit:
    http://MySwitzerland.com/BLUM

    • 22 min
    Episode 2. The Score

    Episode 2. The Score

    Shortly after arriving in Switzerland, Emma visits a small exhibition dedicated to Ursula Blum at a cultural center in Geneva. The building where the center is located used to be a sanatorium, the same one where Ursula spent her last years of life.


    Blum is an audio drama produced by El Extraordinario, created, written, and directed by Carmen Pacheco and Manuel Bartual.

    This episode stars Charlotte Vega, Joe Manjón, Nikki García, Héloïse Guerrier e Isabelle Stoffel.

    Sound design by Ignacio Cantisano and Andreu Quesada.
    Original music by Van Delay.
    Production by Marina Alonso-Carriazo and Marcus H.
    Executive production by Marcus H and Marina Alonso-Carriazo.

    For more information, visit:
    http://MySwitzerland.com/BLUM

    • 18 min
    Episode 3. The Visit

    Episode 3. The Visit

    Emma visits two of the paintings that Ursula painted in the sanatorium. To do this, she meets with Christina, an employee of one of the museums in Basel. With Christina's help, Emma begins to understand what Ursula seemed to be trying to represent with her paintings.



    Blum is an audio drama produced by El Extraordinario, created, written, and directed by Carmen Pacheco and Manuel Bartual.

    This episode stars Charlotte Vega, Joe Manjón, Jason Fernández, Rocío León, Isabelle Stoffel y Marcus H.

    Sound design by Ignacio Cantisano and Andreu Quesada.
    Original music by Van Delay.
    Production by Marina Alonso-Carriazo and Marcus H.
    Executive production by Marcus H and Marina Alonso-Carriazo.

    For more information, visit:
    http://MySwitzerland.com/BLUM

    • 19 min
    Episode 4. The Miracle

    Episode 4. The Miracle

    After discovering some information about Clara's life with the help of one of her friends, Emma travels to Lugano to see the last painting Ursula painted. There she hears a local legend attributed to the painter.

    Blum is an audio drama produced by El Extraordinario, created, written, and directed by Carmen Pacheco and Manuel Bartual.

    This episode stars Charlotte Vega, Joe Manjón, Olivia Delcán, Riccardo Rigamonti, Isabelle Stoffel and Kaspar Simmen.

    Sound design by Ignacio Cantisano and Andreu Quesada.
    Original music by Van Delay.
    Production by Marina Alonso-Carriazo and Marcus H.
    Executive production by Marcus H and Marina Alonso-Carriazo.

    For more information, visit:
    http://MySwitzerland.com/BLUM

    • 20 min
    Episode 5. The Legend

    Episode 5. The Legend

    Emma travels to St. Gallen to visit its abbey, where she hopes to obtain information about the neumes that appear in Ursula Blum's scores. Upon leaving the abbey, Emma approaches the cemetery where Ursula is buried.



    Blum is an audio drama produced by El Extraordinario, created, written, and directed by Carmen Pacheco and Manuel Bartual.

    This episode stars Charlotte Vega, Joe Manjón y Thomas Bischofberger.

    Sound design by Ignacio Cantisano and Andreu Quesada.
    Original music by Van Delay.
    Production by Marina Alonso-Carriazo and Marcus H.
    Executive production by Marcus H and Marina Alonso-Carriazo.

    For more information, visit:
    http://MySwitzerland.com/BLUM

    • 23 min
    Episode 6. The Photograph

    Episode 6. The Photograph

    After a discussion with David, Emma decides to give a scientific perspective to her investigation with the help of a neurologist working in Geneva. The next day she visits the Photo Elysée at Plateforme 10 in Lausanne, where she hopes to find some old photographs that provide new information about Ursula Blum.


    Blum is an audio drama produced by El Extraordinario, created, written, and directed by Carmen Pacheco and Manuel Bartual.

    This episode stars Charlotte Vega, Joe Manjón, Nikki García, Paloma Bloyd, David Laferriere and Isabelle Stoffel.

    Sound design by Ignacio Cantisano and Andreu Quesada.
    Original music by Van Delay.
    Production by Marina Alonso-Carriazo and Marcus H.
    Executive production by Marcus H and Marina Alonso-Carriazo.

    For more information, visit:
    http://MySwitzerland.com/BLUM

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

Podsster ,

Scenic Audio

Beautiful design makes you forget this story is fiction. Fun to hear a fiction show set elsewhere other than a sci-fi America.

abbycupp ,

Great Podcast

Really enjoyable and compelling! Made me forget it was fiction!

mspassell ,

6885456 stars!!!

The only thing that kept reminding me that it wasn’t real was that it felt absolutely cinematic.

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