97 episodes

Ostium is a fictional podcast about a man who discovers a secret town with many doors that lead him to strange and interesting places.

Ostium Podcast The Ostium Network

    • Fiction
    • 4.4, 220 Ratings

Ostium is a fictional podcast about a man who discovers a secret town with many doors that lead him to strange and interesting places.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
220 Ratings

220 Ratings

theangrygoblin ,

Cool premise

Great story so far. My only complaint is sometimes the voice acting can be a bit wooden. I’ve certainly heard worse and it’s not super off-putting, but it might bother the pickier listener. I will certainly continue listening because the premise and storyline are really cool. It definitely has an eerie and mysterious vibe going on, so if that’s your thing I highly recommend

Copilot dc3 ,

Good but could be much better.

The story for this podcast is first rate and compelling. Production quality including Foley noises etc. are excellent. The music is even good if not obviously low budget.
My problem really is with the voice acting. I appreciate the low-key understated delivery approach of the main character. When we add the female lead the dialogue falls flat because the characters are not listening to one another. In fact the first dialogue episode sounds like cold table read. For me what adds reality to dialogue are the non dialogue cues like breathing, sighs, chuckles etc. From listening to parts of episode 6 you might think that the actors read their parts in separate rooms directly into the microphone at all times.

Written dialogue also suffers from the Gilmore girls-like plethora of adjectives for every day conversation. The fact that the actors stumble over the pronunciation of words only adds to the feeling that the dialogue is unnatural.

Also not a fan of the F word in every paragraph. Is a artifact of podcast culture where people think they’re being edgy by writing dialogue laced profanity?

Still Ostium carries me forward because the story and situations are imaginative. Hoping this podcast matures because it has great potential!

Light worker 73 ,

Could be better.

These people need acting lessons. It sounds like they’re reading instead of acting. There needs to be more dialog.

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