54 episodes

The Orphans is a cinematic sci-fi audio drama about survival in a harsh universe: castaways on a hostile world, A.I.s with unprecedented emotions, strangers who share faces, love and loss in a far-flung future. Each season explores a new vantage point in an ever-expanding and inter-connected galaxy!

The Orphans Omniverse

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    • 4.7 • 282 Ratings

The Orphans is a cinematic sci-fi audio drama about survival in a harsh universe: castaways on a hostile world, A.I.s with unprecedented emotions, strangers who share faces, love and loss in a far-flung future. Each season explores a new vantage point in an ever-expanding and inter-connected galaxy!

    GeoFFRy Presents :: Roanoke Falls

    GeoFFRy Presents :: Roanoke Falls

    GeoFFRy presents Roanoke Falls, the chilling new podcast from executive producer John Carpenter. Check out Roanoke Falls by heading over to Realm.fm or searching in your podcast app of choice. Thanks fo Realm for their support.
    Listener discretion is strongly advised. This story is for mature audiences and contains murder, gore, oppressive religion, sexism, and misogyny.
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    • 25 min
    Vael :: Welcome to New Harbour

    Vael :: Welcome to New Harbour

    ** Content Warning at Bottom of Show Notes**
    OUR NEW SHOW | TRANSCRIPT | MERCH | SOCIALS | DISCORD
    Welcome to the City of New Harbour, the shining metropolis of Vael, home to magic, monsters and machines! Join Maerydyth Wynvere, Isadora Ravenwood, Torbrennan and Zongroff Gral'Shaak as they journey through the city and uncover the threads of a supernatural mystery!
    GM: Zachary Fortais-Gomm
    NPC Voices & Music: James Barbarossa
    Isadora: Maddy Searle
    Zongroff: Elizabeth Campbell
    Maerydyth: L C Girling
    Torbrennan: Pip Gladwin
    System: 13th Age

    Content Warnings:

    Intense Images of Destruction

    Abduction & Kidnapping

    Fantasy Threat and Violence


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    • 1 hr 24 min
    :: Start Here ::

    :: Start Here ::

    Welcome to The Orphans! Find out more about the series at our website www.orphanspod.com!

    Find our affiliates here: www.fableandfolly.com/partners

    Subscribe to our NEWSLETTER!

    To Support The Orphans go to: www.Patreon.com/LightandTragic or www.OrphansPod.com
    Transcripts available here: https://www.orphanspod.com/transcripts

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    • 6 min
    Our New Show :: Realms of Peril & Glory

    Our New Show :: Realms of Peril & Glory

    SUBSCRIBE NOW | TRANSCRIPT | MERCH | NEWSLETTER | SOCIALS
    Welcome to Realms of Peril & Glory, an ALL NEW Actual Play Podcast brought to you by the brilliant creators of The Orphans. Each season journeys through a new story, a new setting, and a new system, all the while telling incredible collaborative stories through the medium of TTRPG. From D&D to Nibiru, we've got it all! Join us, won't you?
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    • 1 min
    Flynt & Steele :: Spring Special

    Flynt & Steele :: Spring Special

    ** Content Warning at Bottom of Show Notes**
    OUR NEW SHOW | NO ADS & MORE! | TRANSCRIPT | |MERCH! | DISCORD
    Flynt & Steele were the perfect pairing until something went wrong.

    Find our affiliates here: www.fableandfolly.com/partners

    Written by: Abby Cole
    Directed by: James Barbarossa
    Sound Design: Zachary Fortais-Gomm
    Executive Producer: Zachary Fortais-Gomm

    Starring:
    Declan Galpin as William Steele
    LC Girling as Olivia Flynt
    Felix Trench as Charles Saintclair
    Aimee Kember as Nora Briggs

    Content Warnings:

    No Jump Scares

    Graphic First Person Depiction of Warfare

    Explosions

    Themes of Oppression

    Illusion to Mass Atrocity

    Internal Perspective on Collapsing Building

    Major Distress


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    • 23 min
    The Creator :: Halloween Special

    The Creator :: Halloween Special

    ** Content Warning at Bottom of Show Notes**
    The Creator is the spine tingling tale of the man who brought the clones into being and the inner turmoil of his mind. This spooky tale is written and read by James Barbarossa.

    Find our affiliates here: www.fableandfolly.com/partners

    To Support The Orphans go to: www.Patreon.com/LightandTragic or www.OrphansPod.com
    Transcripts available here: https://www.orphanspod.com/transcripts

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    Executive Producer: Zachary Fortais-Gomm

    Content Warnings:
    -No Jump Scares
    -Unsettling Imagery
    -Themes of oppression
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    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
282 Ratings

282 Ratings

~ Violet ~ ,

Lots of heart

It’s a SciFi clone story exploring individualism via characters who show us their whole heart. Likability, charm. That’s what draws me in.

It’s also a slow burn mystery, where resolutions feel perpetually postponed. And lots of very bad things happen. Who is getting the worst of it? Why? There are pretty direct and depressing parallels to reality. Sometimes it hard to get your bearings between scenes.

The sound design is interesting and appropriate to the story, with great musical elements. But it is also very hard to find a good way to listen. There are lots of painful volume shifts and piercing harsh noises, with voices altered in ways that make your ears tire very fast. That’s all relevant to the plot & setting, but it’s difficult to experience. Earphones are out because of the volume shifts, but even on speakers the harsh sounds become too painful, so you have to be ready to mute/adjust in an instant. Luckily, episodes are pretty short, so working through each one in spare moments is possible. It’s just a bit hard to listen clear through in one sitting.

xenophobicgods1 ,

To the guy who said “we love the show not You”

There would be no show without the creator so please speak for yourself there is no we here. The show can from the creators mind obviously and I love the show and the creator awesome job!!!!!

K Bart ,

My new favorite

WOWZA 🙌❤️

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