Palimpsest is a (mostly) single-voiced audio drama about memory, identity, and the things that haunt us. Each ten-episode season is a unique and self-contained story, exploring the spaces between horror, fantasy, and psychological realism. #embracewhathauntsyou
Episode 408: Snowblind (ii)
Fire and ice. Grandfathers. Clocks. A talk on the stairs.
Episode 407: Outside
Ash spends time in the back yard. Things are shown. There is blood.
CW: This episode contains graphic depictions of violence and gore.
Episode 406: Snowblind (i)
Trapped, but not alone.
This episode contains graphic depictions of violence and gore.
Episode 405: Ginny
The storm continues. New friends? Something in the chimney, something under the stairs.
Episode 404: Day Four/Five/Five and a Half
Jack is a problem. Old photos. Looks like snow.
Episode 403: Day Four
Nightmares and hard talks. The attic opens.
Absolutely beautiful story telling! I’ve listened to every season multiple times and usually with first person podcasts it sometimes can feel like someone reading you a book and therefore become easily ignored in the background BUT NOT WITH THIS PODCAST!
While the story’s character changes with every season, it’s engaging and the story teller leaves the listener enraptured into her world and mind, waiting with baited breath till the next episode to find out what really happened.
The story is incredibly well written and finds an unique balance between hiding important information in the supposedly mundane comments you might not catch if your not careful and painting you a detailed picture of her world.
I’ve never heard anything like it and each season gets better and better and truly pushes the envelope on what a first person story can do and how it can impact you. The themes are genuine and organic and are folded between the sentences so artfully that you don’t even realize your addressing them until you’ve reached the end with a profound realization and certainty.
One of my favorites!
Bravo! I really enjoyed the first two seasons, but the third was spectacular. It helps that I’m a huge fan of the the source material that served as inspiration—even if not so much for the author of said material.
The show has always done so much with relatively little in terms of sound design. Yet, they fill that space with engaging stories and intriguing protagonists and supporting cast.
I put off listening to the third season as I wasn’t quite intrigued by the description of a spy during WWII. Well, I was wrong. It’s simply the thin veil that shrouds the real story...
This is one to skip
I wanted to like this podcast. I liked the idea of an anthology. It’s not very well written or done. The dialogue is not believed and feels contrived at times. I listened to all of season one, 2 episodes of season two and two episodes of four. While it does seem like the podcast has tried to improve its sound staging, it still feels very “college radio”, but not in a good way. I was hoping for better based on the reviews. I listen to a lot of fiction podcast, and there’s some really good productions. This is one I would skip if you are looking for really good storytelling, dialogue and sound production.