12 episodes

James and Terrance share DNA, but they aren’t brothers. They aren’t even friends. 
As a civil advisor for the LAPD, James relies on Terrance— his genetic clone—to help him pass mandatory drug testing. But when Terrance suddenly goes missing, and multiple clones end up murdered, a case of mistaken identity forces James to inhabit his double’s life, risking that the secret of his addiction will unravel his carefully composed lies.

First designed as biotech property and then raised in foster care, Echoes live on the outskirts of society; genetic clones of their sources, but rarely accepted into their lives. That’s what Terrance should have been for James— a stranger he never even knew existed— but instead, their lives became dangerously intertwined. 

After Terrance misses their usual exchange of clean urine for cash, a man with a gun shows up instead. In order to stay alive, James pretends he’s Terrance, setting off a dangerous chain of events that quickly spiral out of his control. Inhabiting his clone’s life is the easy part; James is used to lying. He’s lied to his traditional, well-off Chinese parents about where he goes at night, to his coworkers at the LAPD about his drug habit, and to Terrance, about how severe his addiction really is. 

It never occurred to him that Terrance was keeping secrets, too. 

As he learns about the history of clones, James begins to question the biggest secret of all: the one his parents kept when they, like many others, chose to clone their children. 

When clones are murdered and James is blackmailed by someone who knows his true identity, finding Terrance becomes only half the mission. Because the clues left in his wake lead to a conspiracy even more cold blooded than murder— and if James can prove it, the lines and lies that divide his world and the clones will be shattered forever.

Echo Park is a Realm production starring Harry Shum Jr., written by Curtis C. Chen, Monte Lin, Millie Ho, Sloane Leong, and Jenn Reese. Listen Away.

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James and Terrance share DNA, but they aren’t brothers. They aren’t even friends. 
As a civil advisor for the LAPD, James relies on Terrance— his genetic clone—to help him pass mandatory drug testing. But when Terrance suddenly goes missing, and multiple clones end up murdered, a case of mistaken identity forces James to inhabit his double’s life, risking that the secret of his addiction will unravel his carefully composed lies.

First designed as biotech property and then raised in foster care, Echoes live on the outskirts of society; genetic clones of their sources, but rarely accepted into their lives. That’s what Terrance should have been for James— a stranger he never even knew existed— but instead, their lives became dangerously intertwined. 

After Terrance misses their usual exchange of clean urine for cash, a man with a gun shows up instead. In order to stay alive, James pretends he’s Terrance, setting off a dangerous chain of events that quickly spiral out of his control. Inhabiting his clone’s life is the easy part; James is used to lying. He’s lied to his traditional, well-off Chinese parents about where he goes at night, to his coworkers at the LAPD about his drug habit, and to Terrance, about how severe his addiction really is. 

It never occurred to him that Terrance was keeping secrets, too. 

As he learns about the history of clones, James begins to question the biggest secret of all: the one his parents kept when they, like many others, chose to clone their children. 

When clones are murdered and James is blackmailed by someone who knows his true identity, finding Terrance becomes only half the mission. Because the clues left in his wake lead to a conspiracy even more cold blooded than murder— and if James can prove it, the lines and lies that divide his world and the clones will be shattered forever.

Echo Park is a Realm production starring Harry Shum Jr., written by Curtis C. Chen, Monte Lin, Millie Ho, Sloane Leong, and Jenn Reese. Listen Away.

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    Addictive Personality

    Addictive Personality

    Desperate for a clean sample, James goes to Echo Park in search of his missing clone, Terrance—but danger is waiting.

    Echo Park is a Realm production starring Harry Shum Jr., written by Curtis C. Chen, Monte Lin, Millie Ho, Sloane Leong, and Jenn Reese. Listen Away.

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    • 38 min
    Imposter Syndrome

    Imposter Syndrome

    James assumes Terrance’s identity, but a surprise encounter puts his mission, cover, and career at risk.

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    • 49 min
    Cascade Effect

    Cascade Effect

    James finally finds what he’s been looking for, but the consequences may be dire.

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    • 41 min
    Hero Complex

    Hero Complex

    Another victim is discovered and James, blaming himself, goes off the rails.

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    • 44 min
    Attachment Disorder

    Attachment Disorder

    With James incapacitated, Terrance is forced to infiltrate James’ world, where he uncovers a shocking new lead.

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    • 56 min
    Intermatamorphosis

    Intermatamorphosis

    Hot on the trail of his latest lead, Terrance finds a new suspect, and this one hits close to home.

    Echo Park is a Realm production starring Harry Shum Jr., written by Curtis C. Chen, Monte Lin, Millie Ho, Sloane Leong, and Jenn Reese. Listen Away.

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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
231 Ratings

231 Ratings

Jesusfreakgirl12 ,

Depends on the style you like

Personally, I don’t enjoy that there is only 1 voice acting out all the characters. I think it’s confusing and makes it hard to tell who’s talking. If you’d be fine with that, it’s a very interesting podcast with some great world-building. Not the best Realm has done production-wise though.

ThatOneGhostie ,

I mean… I like it 🤷🏻‍♀️

It really does depend on what you like to listen to. I was kinda bored and didn’t really see the appeal at the beginning, but I didn’t have anything else to listen to so I just kept on going thru the episodes. It was too gradual to notice at first, but episode by episode, I got pulled into the story. Don’t read all the one star reviews left by spineless worthless snowflakes (capitalism rules 😙), all they have to say about literally everything is negative. I’d recommend just listening to at least 3-4 episodes, and if you still really don’t like it then great. But you might just find yourself pulled into the story. (Bookburners is DEF better tho, and Interleaper is also awesome 👏) Just finished it, SUPER excited for a second season!!!!!

Fkdlskc ,

Too political

It’s an alright story but every now and then, they try to shoe horn in these political buzzwords that really pull you out of the story. I listen to podcasts like this for escapism. I don’t need to be preached to.

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