Hubris is a labor of love from a chaotic group of podcasters who decided a 24-hour podcast challenge sounded like a good idea. We assembled several Creative Teams from a large group of podcasters from around the world, made up of writers, audio producers, and voice actors to create a single-episode fiction podcast within a 24-hour period from start to finish.
Let Me Tell You A Story
Round 7, Group 1: Team Hubris-To-Go
Transcript here. Content warnings for memory loss, unreality, manipulation, mild body horror, fight noises, and possession.
When a group of acquaintances meet to discuss a monster who defies description and feeds on memory, old grievances come to light. Belief is subjective, and in the dark they will find that things are not always what they seem.
This episode was written by Ken Apana-Korley and Milo Jordan Baum and edited by Nikko Goldstein. It was directed by Minali Venkatesh, with dialogue editing and sound design by Ted Heavner. The transcript was done by Kylan. The production of this episode was coordinated by Milo Jordan Baum. Michael Fischer, Priest, Rioter 2, and Julius Caesar were played by Emmett Moon. Whitney Jones-Fischer, Thomas, Rioter 1, and Caesar’s General were played by Sophie Borjón. Trevor Collins, Priest’s Wife, Rioter 3, and the Whispering Monster were played by Milo Jordan Baum.
Round 7, Group 2: Team Pizza Party
Transcript here. Content warnings for discussion but no depiction of gore, cannibalism, sexual innuendo, summoning, and murder.
Recorded round-table discussions of the human-monster exchange program at Creormorne Community College and the Orpheum Academy of the Occult.
This episode was written by Karina Sinha and Sarah Rosina Winkler and edited by Anna Stein. It was directed by Sivan Raz, with dialogue editing and sound design by Kathryn Stanley. The transcript was arranged by Micah Nathan Bradley. The production of this episode was coordinated by Molly Alexander. Alma Larson was voiced by Maddie Girouard. Daemoris was voiced by Rebecca Hansson. Robbie Middleton was voiced by Molly Alexander. Pin Cushion and Zain Marblewound were voiced by Anna Stein. Edward Boothe was voiced by Micah Nathan Bradley. Marlo Burns was voiced by Sivan Raz. Fer Isdall was voiced by Karina Sinha.
Music: Chord Guitar 001 by Sascha Ende; free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/556-chord-guitar-001
Music: Perspectives by Kevin MacLeod; free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/4207-perspectives
Music: Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod; free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome
The music used is licensed under CC BY 4.0: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
Round 7, Group 3: MashCon 2024
Transcript here. Content warnings for brutal deaths, gore, child endangerment, and body horror.
In 201X, MashCon was an anime convention that quickly becomes a deadly disaster zone.
This episode was written by Resa & Mik Koats and edited by Jack Fulmin. It was directed by Angela Yih, with dialogue editing by Tris Oaten and sound design by Nathan Comstock. Music was made by Tris Oaten. The transcript was done by Mik Koats. The production of this episode was coordinated by Nzingha Primus. Cay Jhou was cosplayed by Yvelyn T, Jess was cosplayed by Nathan Comstock, Nicky was cosplayed by Jack Fulmin, November was cosplayed by Angela Yih. Other voices by Nzingha Primus, Mik Koats, Tris Oaten, and Resa.
This team took 25 hours for production.
Round 7, Group 0: Team Hubris
Transcript here. Content warnings for body horror and a missing person.
Nobody can reach Nina on the phone. When she finally leaves Ozzy a message, things get weird.
This episode was written by Caroline Mincks, with dialogue editing by Caroline Mincks and Tal Minear. The transcript was done by Anne Baird. The production of this episode was coordinated by the Hubris of our hearts. Ozzy was played by Anne Baird. Astrid and Jack were played by Caroline Mincks. Nina was played by Tal Minear.
Round 6, Team 1: Pepe Silvia.
3032, Earth. After fifteen years, Dane ‘Smiley’ Valencia is back at his hometown in the middle of the desert to collect an inheritance, but the murder of his childhood best friend is all the welcoming he finds. As he tries to find the culprit, he learns everyone in town has changed —the desert and his past won’t be kind.
Content Warnings: Murder, mentions of violence related to the murder, mentions of death, cults, mentions of alcohol, guns, threats, mentions of bombs.
This episode was written by David Orión Pena and edited by Nikko Goldstein. It was directed by John Glasfeld, with dialogue editing and sound design by Kathryn Stanley and music composition by Ras Sethu. The transcript was arranged by Charlie Caruso-Neal. The production of his episode was coordinated by Molly Alexander. Dane “Smiley” Valencia was voiced by JJ Jensen. Anika “Rider” Gaur was voiced by Ras Sethu. Harper “Jester” de la Cruz was voiced by Maddie Girouard. Sawyer “Mercy/The Infamous” Kanagawa was voiced by Charlie Caruso-Neal. Riley “Hollow” Lee was voiced by Marnie Warner. Sam “Dawn” Douglas was voiced by Ari Delyne. Mikhail “The Kid” Gray was voiced by Sivan Raz.
This team took 25.5 hours for production.
Round 6, Team 2: Cheesed To Meet You
Convinced the recent string of mouse disappearances has to do with a plot by the cats of the house, one mouse sets out to convince the city's elite of the danger before it's too late.
Content Warnings: political and police corruption; referenced disappearances; implied murder of anthropomorphized mice; and implied drug use.
This episode was written by Sean Drabik and edited by Anna Stein. It was directed by Rocky Goldman, with dialogue editing and sound design by Rebecca Liu. Original music was made by Rocky Goldman. The transcript was done by Hann Lightwood. The production of this episode was coordinated by Milo Jordan Baum. Mayor McWhiskery was played by Sean Drabik. Conspiracy Mouse Greg was played by Rocky Goldman. Orphanage Mouse was played by Anna Stein. Brie-Anne Hart of The Daily Squeaker Media Corporation and Deep Throat Cat were played by Milo Jordan Baum. And Police Chief Monterey was played by Hann Lightwood.
I can't wait to hear more!
I'm biased because I created two of the episodes, but purely as a fan I LOVE this show! Each round we are given one prompt and from there each team created something incredibly. Each episode is full of so much talent, creativity, and you wouldn't believe this was created in just 24 hours. I look forward to hearing more!
Short and sweet!
This is a delightful anthology of short audio fiction centered around the eponymous theme: hubris. Each of the stories has their own unique charm. You'll meet ghosts, magical artificers, and even vampires.
The individual productions were create start to finish in a 24 hour span, and they have the energy and creativity that only comes from a pressure cooker environment. Despite the tight timeline, the stories are each well produced, well written, and well acted.
Definitely give this a listen!