36 episodes

A multi award-winning dystopian sci-fi drama of loss, isolation and hope, about a woman navigating a post-apocalyptic future.

Chaika Karin Heimdahl

    • Fiction
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

A multi award-winning dystopian sci-fi drama of loss, isolation and hope, about a woman navigating a post-apocalyptic future.

    Episode 9: Our guests are darkly lodged

    Episode 9: Our guests are darkly lodged

    Chaika wakes up in confusion and pain. What happened to her ship? Where are her friends? And why does no-one believe her?

    This is the first episode of season 2. The remaining 7 episodes of the season will release fortnightly.

    Want more Chaika? Check out our bonus series Chaika: Dust Storm, available on Patreon and as a one-time purchase. This micro fiction series bridges seasons 1 and 2. For more information, please check out our Patreon https://www.patreon.com/y2kpod or https://y2kpod.com/chaikads/.

    ***CONTENT WARNING** Please note that Chaika is created for an adult audience and features depictions of emotional distress. This episode features scenes depicting imprisonment and non-gory medical treatment.

    CHAIKA is a multi award-winning dystopian sci-fi drama of loss, isolation and hope, about a woman navigating a post-apocalyptic future.

    Featured trailers:
    Newsletter: Fiction Podcast Weekly https://www.thepodcasthost.com/fictionpodcastweekly/ Sci-fi audio drama: The Madness of Chartrulean https://www.chartrulean.com/.

    Chaika is written, produced, directed and narrated by Karin Heimdahl (she/her) https://podvibes.co/@karinheim

    Cast: 
    Chaika - Danyelle Ellet (she/her) https://goodpointepodcasts.com/Second - Hem Brewster (any pronouns) https://www.theluckydie.com/Commander - Emma Laslett (she/they) https://twitter.com/HouseofhubrisUYUT - Roma Garustovich (he/him) http://www.roma-garustovich.com/HYGGE - Charlotte Norup (she/her) https://twitter.com/Charlotte_NorupLEQU - Sam Yeow (she/her) https://www.samyeow.com/COMODO - Alexandre Laguna (he/him) https://www.instagram.com/lagunalexandre/

    Chaika's award-winning theme is by Chris Gregory, please check out his audio fiction anthology podcast, Alternative Stories and Fake Realities https://alternativestories.com/the-alternative-stories-and-fake-realities-podcast/ and sci-fi show The Dex Legacy https://www.thedexlegacy.com/

    Transcripts https://y2kpod.com/chaika-transcripts/

    Chaika is a Y2K Production. You can support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/y2kpod from as little as 1 US dollar a month and get bonus content as well as early access to every episode. If you like the show, please also tell your friends about Chaika, talk us up on social media using #chaikapod or rate and review the show in your favourite podcatcher. Thank you so much!

    Looking for merch? We have it! Check out https://y2kpod.com/about/merch/

    For more information please visit https://y2kpod.com/chaika/ You can also find us on twitter (X), instagram and facebook @chaikapod, on Bluesky at https://bsky.app/profile/y2kpod.bsky.social or e-mail us chaikapod@gmail.com

    Additional music:

    Interloper by Kevin MacLeod
    Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/3919-interloper
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Dreams Become Real by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3678-dreams-become-real
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Long note One by Kevin MacLeod
    Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/3992-long-note-one
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Hitman by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3880-hitman
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Heartbreaking by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3863-heartbreaking
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Bittersweet by Kevin MacLeod
    Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/3440-bittersweet
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Implosions On The Ground by Micah Dahl Anderson from ArchesAudio.com


    Sound effects are either created by us, contributed by the amazing Maddy Searle https://snazzytapir.com/, or from https://freesound.org/

    • 27 min
    Episode 10: I could not see to see

    Episode 10: I could not see to see

    Chaika learns that she is not the only prisoner on the Mars base. and makes an unexpected acquaintance.

    CHAIKA is a multi award-winning dystopian sci-fi drama of loss, isolation and hope, about a woman navigating a post-apocalyptic future. Season 2 releases fortnightly October 2023 - January 2024.

    Want more Chaika? Check out our bonus series Chaika: Dust Storm, available on Patreon and as a one-time purchase. This micro fiction series bridges seasons 1 and 2. For more information, please check out our Patreon https://www.patreon.com/y2kpod or https://y2kpod.com/chaikads/.

    ***CONTENT WARNING** Please note that Chaika is created for an adult audience and features depictions of emotional distress. This episode features scenes depicting imprisonment and non-violent interrogation.

    Chaika is written, produced, directed and narrated by Karin Heimdahl (she/her) https://podvibes.co/@karinheim

    Cast: 
    Chaika - Danyelle Ellet (she/her) https://goodpointepodcasts.com/Second - Hem Brewster (any pronouns) https://www.theluckydie.com/Commander - Emma Laslett (she/they) https://twitter.com/HouseofhubrisUYUT - Roma Garustovich (he/him) http://www.roma-garustovich.com/COMODO - Alexandre Laguna (he/him) https://www.instagram.com/lagunalexandre/HYGGE - Charlotte Norup (she/her) https://twitter.com/Charlotte_NorupLEQU - Sam Yeow (she/her) https://www.samyeow.com/AURYN - Elissa Park (they/them) http://twitter.com/adoxtalks

    Featured trailer:
    Regina Prime https://t.co/dzAs07OnOA

    Chaika's award-winning theme is by Chris Gregory, please check out his audio fiction anthology podcast, Alternative Stories and Fake Realities https://alternativestories.com/the-alternative-stories-and-fake-realities-podcast/ and sci-fi show The Dex Legacy https://www.thedexlegacy.com/

    Transcripts https://y2kpod.com/chaika-transcripts/

    Chaika is a Y2K Production. You can support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/y2kpod from as little as 1 US dollar a month and get bonus content as well as early access to every episode. If you like the show, please also tell your friends about Chaika, talk us up on social media using #chaikapod or rate and review the show in your favourite podcatcher. Thank you so much!

    Looking for merch? We have it! Check out https://y2kpod.com/about/merch/

    For more information please visit https://y2kpod.com/chaika/ You can also find us on twitter (X), instagram and facebook @chaikapod, on Bluesky at https://bsky.app/profile/y2kpod.bsky.social or e-mail us chaikapod@gmail.com

    Additional music:

    Long note One by Kevin MacLeod
    Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/3992-long-note-one
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Implosions On The Ground by Micah Dahl Anderson from ArchesAudio.com

    Heartbreaking by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3863-heartbreaking
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Bittersweet by Kevin MacLeod
    Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/3440-bittersweet
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Lost Time by Kevin MacLeod
    Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/4005-lost-time
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Dreams Become Real by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3678-dreams-become-real
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Floating Cities by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3765-floating-cities
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Sound effects are either created by us, contributed by the amazing Maddy Searle https://snazzytapir.com/, or from https://freesound.org/

    • 28 min
    Episode 11: Still fascinated to presume

    Episode 11: Still fascinated to presume

    Chaika finds out more about the Mars residents, and finally talks to someone who believes her.

    CHAIKA is a multi award-winning dystopian sci-fi drama of loss, isolation and hope, about a woman navigating a post-apocalyptic future. Season 2 releases fortnightly October 2023 - January 2024.

    Want more Chaika? Check out our bonus series Chaika: Dust Storm, available on Patreon and as a one-time purchase. This micro fiction series bridges seasons 1 and 2. For more information, please check out our Patreon https://www.patreon.com/y2kpod or https://y2kpod.com/chaikads/.

    ***CONTENT WARNING** Please note that Chaika is created for an adult audience and features depictions of emotional distress. This episode features scenes depicting imprisonment and non-violent interrogation.

    Chaika is written, produced, directed and narrated by Karin Heimdahl (she/her) https://podvibes.co/@karinheim

    Cast: 
    Chaika - Danyelle Ellet (she/her)  https://goodpointepodcasts.com/Second - Hem Brewster (any pronouns)  https://www.theluckydie.com/Commander - Emma Laslett (she/they)  https://twitter.com/HouseofhubrisUYUT - Roma Garustovich (he/him)  http://www.roma-garustovich.com/COMODO - Alexandre Laguna (he/him)  https://www.instagram.com/lagunalexandre/HYGGE - Charlotte Norup (she/her)   https://twitter.com/Charlotte_NorupLEQU - Sam Yeow (she/her)   https://www.samyeow.com/AURYN - Elissa Park (they/them)  http://twitter.com/adoxtalks

    Featured trailer:
    Red Odyssey https://denouncermedia.com/

    Chaika's award-winning theme is by Chris Gregory, please check out his audio fiction anthology podcast, Alternative Stories and Fake Realities https://alternativestories.com/the-alternative-stories-and-fake-realities-podcast/ and sci-fi show The Dex Legacy https://www.thedexlegacy.com/

    Transcripts https://y2kpod.com/chaika-transcripts/

    Chaika is a Y2K Production. You can support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/y2kpod from as little as 1 US dollar a month and get bonus content as well as early access to every episode. If you like the show, please also tell your friends about Chaika, talk us up on social media using #chaikapod or rate and review the show in your favourite podcatcher. Thank you so much!

    Looking for merch? We have it! Check out https://y2kpod.com/about/merch/

    For more information please visit https://y2kpod.com/chaika/ You can also find us on twitter (X), instagram and facebook @chaikapod, on Bluesky at https://bsky.app/profile/y2kpod.bsky.social or e-mail us chaikapod@gmail.com

    Additional music:

    Bittersweet by Kevin MacLeod
    Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/3440-bittersweet
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Heartbreaking by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3863-heartbreaking
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Reaching Out by Kevin MacLeod
    Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/4265-reaching-out
    Licensed under CC BY 4.0: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Floating Cities by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3765-floating-cities
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Dreams Become Real by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3678-dreams-become-real
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Sound effects are either created by us, contributed by the amazing Maddy Searle https://snazzytapir.com/, or from https://freesound.org/

    • 29 min
    Episode 12: They could not hold me long

    Episode 12: They could not hold me long

    Auryn brings good news, and UYUT shows his hand.

    CHAIKA is a multi award-winning dystopian sci-fi drama of loss, isolation and hope, about a woman navigating a post-apocalyptic future. Season 2 releases fortnightly October 2023 - January 2024.

    Want more Chaika? Check out our bonus series Chaika: Dust Storm, available on Patreon and as a one-time purchase. This micro fiction series bridges seasons 1 and 2. For more information, please check out our Patreon https://www.patreon.com/y2kpod or https://y2kpod.com/chaikads/.

    ***CONTENT WARNING** Please note that Chaika is created for an adult audience and features depictions of emotional distress. This episode features scenes depicting imprisonment and non-violent interrogation.

    Chaika is written, produced, directed and narrated by Karin Heimdahl (she/her) https://podvibes.co/@karinheim

    Cast: 
    Chaika - Danyelle Ellet (she/her) https://goodpointepodcasts.com/Second - Hem Brewster (any pronouns)  https://www.theluckydie.com/Commander - Emma Laslett (she/they) https://twitter.com/HouseofhubrisUYUT - Roma Garustovich (he/him) http://www.roma-garustovich.com/COMODO - Alexandre Laguna (he/him)  https://www.instagram.com/lagunalexandre/HYGGE - Charlotte Norup (she/her)  https://twitter.com/Charlotte_NorupLEQU - Sam Yeow (she/her)  https://www.samyeow.com/AURYN - Elissa Park (they/them)  http://twitter.com/adoxtalksENOCH - David Ault (he/him)  http://www.davidault.co.uk/

    Featured trailer:
    The Love Talker https://thelovetalker.com/cast/

    Chaika's award-winning theme is by Chris Gregory, please check out his audio fiction anthology podcast, Alternative Stories and Fake Realities https://alternativestories.com/the-alternative-stories-and-fake-realities-podcast/ and sci-fi show The Dex Legacy https://www.thedexlegacy.com/

    Transcripts https://y2kpod.com/chaika-transcripts/

    Chaika is a Y2K Production. You can support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/y2kpod from as little as 1 US dollar a month and get bonus content as well as early access to every episode. If you like the show, please also tell your friends about Chaika, talk us up on social media using #chaikapod or rate and review the show in your favourite podcatcher. Thank you so much!

    Looking for merch? We have it! Check out https://y2kpod.com/about/merch/

    For more information please visit https://y2kpod.com/chaika/ You can also find us on twitter (X), instagram and facebook @chaikapod, on Bluesky at https://bsky.app/profile/y2kpod.bsky.social or e-mail us chaikapod@gmail.com

    Additional music:

    Heartbreaking by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3863-heartbreaking
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Dreams Become Real by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3678-dreams-become-real
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Dark Times by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3611-dark-times
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Sound effects are either created by us, contributed by the amazing Maddy Searle https://snazzytapir.com/, or from https://freesound.org/

    • 28 min
    Episode 13: And the first watch of night is given

    Episode 13: And the first watch of night is given

    Chaika ponders good and evil, while Second is troubled.

    CHAIKA is a multi award-winning dystopian sci-fi drama of loss, isolation and hope, about a woman navigating a post-apocalyptic future. Season 2 releases fortnightly October 2023 - January 2024.

    Want more Chaika? Check out our bonus series Chaika: Dust Storm, available on Patreon and as a one-time purchase. This micro fiction series bridges seasons 1 and 2. For more information, please check out our Patreon https://www.patreon.com/y2kpod or https://y2kpod.com/chaikads/.

    ***CONTENT WARNING** Please note that Chaika is created for an adult audience and features depictions of emotional distress. This episode features scenes depicting reactions to mass death, and an anxiety attack from 17.12 to 19.20.

    Chaika is written, produced, directed and narrated by Karin Heimdahl (she/her) https://podvibes.co/@karinheim

    Cast: 
    Chaika - Danyelle Ellet (she/her) https://goodpointepodcasts.com/Second - Hem Brewster (any pronouns)  https://www.theluckydie.com/Commander - Emma Laslett (she/they)  https://twitter.com/HouseofhubrisUYUT - Roma Garustovich (he/him) http://www.roma-garustovich.com/COMODO - Alexandre Laguna (he/him)  https://www.instagram.com/lagunalexandre/HYGGE - Charlotte Norup (she/her)  https://twitter.com/Charlotte_NorupLEQU - Sam Yeow (she/her)  https://www.samyeow.com/AURYN - Elissa Park (they/them)  http://twitter.com/adoxtalksENOCH - David Ault (he/him)  http://www.davidault.co.uk/

    Featured trailer:
    The Dex Legacy https://www.thedexlegacy.com/

    Chaika's award-winning theme is by Chris Gregory, please check out his audio fiction anthology podcast, Alternative Stories and Fake Realities https://alternativestories.com/the-alternative-stories-and-fake-realities-podcast/ and sci-fi show The Dex Legacy.

    Transcripts https://y2kpod.com/chaika-transcripts/

    Chaika is a Y2K Production. You can support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/y2kpod from as little as 1 US dollar a month and get bonus content as well as early access to every episode. If you like the show, please also tell your friends about Chaika, talk us up on social media using #chaikapod or rate and review the show in your favourite podcatcher. Thank you so much!

    Looking for merch? We have it! Check out https://y2kpod.com/about/merch/

    For more information please visit https://y2kpod.com/chaika/ You can also find us on twitter (X), instagram and facebook @chaikapod, on Bluesky at https://bsky.app/profile/y2kpod.bsky.social or e-mail us chaikapod@gmail.com

    Additional music:

    Heartbreaking by Kevin MacLeod 
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3863-heartbreaking 
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Dreams Become Real by Kevin MacLeod 
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3678-dreams-become-real 
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Bittersweet by Kevin MacLeod
    Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/3440-bittersweet
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Very Low Note by Kevin MacLeod 
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4581-very-low-note 
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    This House by Kevin MacLeod
    Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/4525-this-house
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Sound effects are either created by us, contributed by the amazing Maddy Searle https://snazzytapir.com/, or from https://freesound.org/

    • 28 min
    Episode 14: As waves arise when loud winds call

    Episode 14: As waves arise when loud winds call

    A fairly benevolent takeover.

    CHAIKA is a multi award-winning dystopian sci-fi drama of loss, isolation and hope, about a woman navigating a post-apocalyptic future. Season 2 releases fortnightly October 2023 - January 2024.

    Want more Chaika? Check out our bonus series Chaika: Dust Storm, available on Patreon and as a one-time purchase. This micro fiction series bridges seasons 1 and 2. For more information, please check out our Patreon https://www.patreon.com/y2kpod or https://y2kpod.com/chaikads/.

    ***CONTENT WARNING** Please note that Chaika is created for an adult audience and features depictions of emotional distress. This episode carries no further content warnings.

    Chaika is written, produced, directed and narrated by Karin Heimdahl (she/her) https://podvibes.co/@karinheim

    Cast: 
    Chaika - Danyelle Ellet (she/her) https://goodpointepodcasts.com/Second - Hem Brewster (any pronouns)  https://www.theluckydie.com/Commander - Emma Laslett (she/they) https://twitter.com/HouseofhubrisUYUT - Roma Garustovich (he/him)  http://www.roma-garustovich.com/HYGGE - Charlotte Norup (she/her)  https://twitter.com/Charlotte_NorupLEQU - Sam Yeow (she/her)  https://www.samyeow.com/AURYN - Elissa Park (they/them)  http://twitter.com/adoxtalksENOCH - David Ault (he/him)  http://www.davidault.co.uk/

    Chaika's award-winning theme is by Chris Gregory, please check out his audio fiction anthology podcast, Alternative Stories and Fake Realities https://alternativestories.com/the-alternative-stories-and-fake-realities-podcast/ and sci-fi show The Dex Legacy.

    Transcripts https://y2kpod.com/chaika-transcripts/

    Chaika is a Y2K Production. You can support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/y2kpod from as little as 1 US dollar a month and get bonus content as well as early access to every episode. If you like the show, please also tell your friends about Chaika, talk us up on social media using #chaikapod or rate and review the show in your favourite podcatcher. Thank you so much!

    Looking for merch? We have it! Check out  https://y2kpod.com/about/merch/

    For more information please visit https://y2kpod.com/chaika/ You can also find us on twitter (X), instagram and facebook @chaikapod, on Bluesky at https://bsky.app/profile/y2kpod.bsky.social or e-mail us chaikapod@gmail.com

    Additional music:

    Heartbreaking by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3863-heartbreaking
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    The Dread by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4491-the-dread
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Floating Cities by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3765-floating-cities
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    New Direction by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4120-new-direction
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Dreams Become Real by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3678-dreams-become-real
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Sound effects are either created by us, contributed by the amazing Maddy Searle https://snazzytapir.com/, or from https://freesound.org

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

TheRadcliff ,

Poetic and enthralling

The first episode of the second season is one of the most visceral audio experiences I've heard. Fome solitude to uncertainty, this show builds tension through well-executed emotional vulberability--everything from the writing to the acting to the music is essential in conveing Chaika's fragile emotional state, and the poems of the day are such a clever way to add additional emotinal context. Can't wait for the rest of season 2!

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