13 episodes

“Buick City, 1:00 AM” is a podcast opera about a woman traveling back in time to 1984 to prevent the murder of her father, an auto-worker in Flint, Michigan.

Buick City 1AM Jason Cady

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 34 Ratings

“Buick City, 1:00 AM” is a podcast opera about a woman traveling back in time to 1984 to prevent the murder of her father, an auto-worker in Flint, Michigan.

    Buick City 1AM Episode 1

    Buick City 1AM Episode 1

    Wayne Collins was murdered in the parking lot of Buick City on the night of Reagan’s 1984 re-election. His daughter, Elena, time-travels from 2018 to find and stop the murderer. Her first step upon arriving, several months before the murder, is to go under cover and connect with her family members.
    Music & Story by Jason Cady
    Annie-Sage Whitehurst, Elena Collins
    Joshua R. Pyne, Wayne Collins
    Nathaniel Kent, Skip Collins
    Halley Devestern, Tammy Collins
    Scott Watson, Bud
    Anya Krawcheck, Joy Whitaker
    Katie Eastburn, Vocals
    Elyse Kakacek, Vocals
    Eric McKeever, Vocals
    Shawn Lovato, Bass
    Aaron Siegel, Drums
    Jason Cady, Modular Synthesizer, Piano, Pedal Steel Guitar
    Jeff Cook, Engineer
    Ann Heppermann & Martin Johnson, Recording & Sound Design

    • 26 min
    Buick City 1 AM Episode 2

    Buick City 1 AM Episode 2

    Wayne and Bud open .45 & Dime, a store that sells books, records, and guns. Elena reveals to her brother Skip that she’s a time-traveler from the future and is here to try to prevent the murder of their father. Tammy catches Wayne out with her sister, Joy, at a Coney Island.

    • 20 min
    Buick City 1:00 AM—Episode 3

    Buick City 1:00 AM—Episode 3

    Elena interviews Wayne for The Flint Voice. Tammy suspects that Wayne is having an affair with her sister, Joy. Gordon buys a gun. Tammy and Elena discuss Ferraro’s election prospects while target shooting. A man, looking for Bud, comes into .45 & Dime and threatens Wayne.

    • 21 min
    Buick City 1:00 AM—Episode 4

    Buick City 1:00 AM—Episode 4

    The Final Episode. Elena and Skip go on a stakeout. Wayne accuses Bud of stealing money from their shop. Elena and Tammy shop at the Genesee Valley Mall. Gordon accuses Joy of having an affair. Elena hides in Wayne’s car on election night to catch the killer.

    • 22 min
    Song for Skip (reprise)

    Song for Skip (reprise)

    • 2 min
    The Same Answer for Every Question (reprise)

    The Same Answer for Every Question (reprise)

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

henhenhenryryry ,

sounds like nothing else

This beautifully pushed the form forward and sounds like nothing you've ever heard before in your podcast app

Juan A1 ,

A true diamond 💎

I feel deeply connected to the psychic energy of this experience. The narrative, music, & flow of the opera absolutely granted me the space to be transported in time and place. I couldn’t recommend this enough!! Truly.

wurlitherapy ,

Wonderful and unique

Love this podcast! Highly recommend

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