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COPPERHEART is an Audio Drama set in an alternate reality during a Nuclear Winter. Over 2,000 people (civilians, scientists, and military personnel) live underground in a multi-leveled USRB (United States Reconstruction Bunker) in Groom Lake, Nevada. They're all just waiting out the clock, preparing future generations to re-claim the surface of the earth...until a visitor arrives.

COPPERHEART: A RiggStories Audio Drama Michael J Rigg, RiggStories.com

    • Fiction
    • 4.6 • 218 Ratings

COPPERHEART is an Audio Drama set in an alternate reality during a Nuclear Winter. Over 2,000 people (civilians, scientists, and military personnel) live underground in a multi-leveled USRB (United States Reconstruction Bunker) in Groom Lake, Nevada. They're all just waiting out the clock, preparing future generations to re-claim the surface of the earth...until a visitor arrives.

    COPPERHEART: An Introduction

    COPPERHEART: An Introduction

    This is the introduction for the show that will tell you a little something about the show runner, what the show is about, and introduce you to the cast. Our original teaser trailer is also here.

    www.riggstories.com/copperheart
    Contact the Show: copperheartaudiodrama(at)gmail.com
    Twitter: @CopperheartPod
     
    IN THIS EPISODE (Cast and Twitter):
    RODA - Alicia Atkins - @RecklessAnarchy
    DUNN - Graham Rowat - @GrahamNY
    EDEN - Colin Morris - @vonExplaino
    BAXTER - Jarred Worley - @HattiePalms
    I.R.I.S. - Sarah Ruth Thomas - @SarahRuthVoice
    PINARSKI – Aiya Islam @TellerFarsight
    LEUTER – Haley C. McCarthy - @haleymccvo
    ALBY – Jenn Avril - @JennAvril
    PENBROOK – Hedley Knights - @hedley_k
    KIPLING – Rupert Faullhurst - @JupiterSpire
    SIMCOE – Victoria Juan - @VictoriaJuan21
    OGILVY – Dylan Chambers - @D33DAA
    O'BANNON – Brian Penaloza - @CptSugarBear
    J. RODA – W. Arthur Maurici - @Wart_M
    MORSE – Allison Brandt - @Worst_Hero_Ever
    SERN – Georgia P. McKenzie
    KARR – S.H. Cooper - @MsPippinacious
    SHILLER – Kenneth Faircloth, Jr.
    MERRICK – Martin Savill - @Obsolete_Mech
    DEENA – Evan Tess Murray - @evantessuraea
    HORNER – James Duncan
    HICKSON – Ray Volk - @RayVolk1
    A.R.I.S. - David Steele - @DavidOSteele
    HAYDEN – Chris Magilton - @ChrisMagilton
    SELLERS – Michael J Rigg - @MichaelRigg
    DeCOSTA – Marina Sandoval - @Supermaryn
    JOHANSON – Emil Hagg - @luciferagenda
     
    MUSIC BY: Astral Fogg, USRB HOUSE BAND: Broken Machines
    WRITTEN, PRODUCED, and MIXED by Michael J Rigg

    • 10 min
    FILE GL5100 – Project Silver Box

    FILE GL5100 – Project Silver Box

    Deep within United States Reconstruction Bunker EL27, Staff Sergeant John “Jack” Sellers enjoys some time off, oblivious to the harsh Nuclear Winter raging outside, and the new orders pending from his superior that would change his life.

    www.riggstories.com/copperheart
    Contact the Show: copperheartaudiodrama@gmail.com
    Twitter: @CopperheartPod
     
    IN THIS EPISODE:
    A.R.I.S. – by David Steele - @DavidOSteele – www.steeleempire.com
    HAYDEN – by Chris Magilton - @ChrisMagilton – www.amongthestarsandbones.com
    SELLERS – by Michael J Rigg - @MichaelRigg – www.riggstories.com

    • 19 min
    GL5101A - GL51 Part 1

    GL5101A - GL51 Part 1

    CONTENT ADVISORY:
    This episode contains adult language and situations, tense situations, sudden noises, and crude humor.
    In PART ONE of the COPPERHEART pilot episode, we meet the senior staff of USRB.GL51. During a routine monthly status meeting, Major Baxter attempts to undermine Director Roda with an order that infringes upon the privacy of the senior staff. A dispute over the use of body cameras ends when an earthquake strikes.

    www.riggstories.com/copperheart
    Contact the Show: copperheartaudiodrama@gmail.com
    Twitter: @CopperheartPod
     
    IN THIS EPISODE:
    MORSE – Allison Brandt – www.callingdarknesspodcast.libsyn.com
    CAPCOM – Chris Magilton – www.amongthestarsandbones.com
    HICKSON – Ray Volk – www.riggstories.com/srap
    DUNN – Graham Rowat – www.grahamrowat.com
    I.R.I.S. - Sarah Ruth Thomas – www.sarahruthvoice.com
    BAXTER – Jarred Worley – www.wrightwoodstudios.com
    RODA – Alicia Atkins – www.thebeaconpodcast.com
    O'BANNON – Brian Penaloza – www.nerdypointofview.com
    PINARSKI – Aiya Islam – www.soundcloud.com/user-379491833-371443336
    LEUTER – Haley C McCarthy – www.haleycmccarthy.com
    SHILLER – Kenneth Faircloth, Jr – Twitter: @VoicedByKenneth
    SIMCOE – Victoria Juan – www.callingdarknesspodcast.libsyn.com
    ALBY – Jenn Avril – Twitter: @JennAvril
    OGILVY – Dylan Chambers – www.arcada.space/factions/delta-corp
    KIPLING – Rupert Faullhurst – https://teapoweredtheatre.com
    JIM – W. Arthur Maurici - Twitter: @Wart_M
    PENBROOK – Hedley Knights – https://battlebirdproductions.com
    DECOSTA – Marina Sandoval – https://supermaryn.wixsite.com/MarinaScandoval
    JOHANSON – Emil Hagg – https://CastingCall.Club/m/LuciferAgenda
    (Please see our full cast at www.riggstories.com/copperheart)
     
    PRODUCTION:
    Created, Written, Produced, Directed, Edited, Mixed, and Casting by – Michael J Rigg ;)
    Original music, soundtrack, and episodic scoring by – Astral Fogg (hear more on iTunes)
    The Blue Danube Waltz by Johann Strauss used via music-mass-reproduction license from EnvatoMarket

    • 23 min
    GL5101B – GL51 Part 2

    GL5101B – GL51 Part 2

    CONTENT ADVISORY:
    This episode contains mature language, violence (fist fighting), graphic descriptions of death, sex-themed humor.
    In PART TWO of the COPPERHEART pilot episode, the plot unfolds as the senior council of GL51 moves to investigate what they believe to be a crashed Earth Return Vehicle (ERV). As Pinarski and Leuter attempt to keep Baxter distracted, Roda, Penbrook, and Alby steal a heavy shielded vehicle from the military motor pool.

    www.riggstories.com/copperheart
    Contact the Show: copperheartaudiodrama@gmail.com
    Twitter: @CopperheartPod
     
    IN THIS EPISODE:
    PINARSKI – Aiya Islam – www.soundcloud.com/user-379491833-371443336
    LEUTER – Haley C McCarthy – www.haleycmccarthy.com
    O'BANNON – Brian Penaloza – www.nerdypointofview.com
    I.R.I.S. - Sarah Ruth Thomas – www.sarahruthvoice.com
    RODA – Alicia Atkins – www.thebeaconpodcast.com
    ALBY – Jenn Avril – Twitter: @JennAvril
    PENBROOK – Hedley Knights – https://battlebirdproductions.com
    JIM – W. Arthur Maurici - Twitter: @Wart_M
    BAXTER – Jarred Worley – www.wrightwoodstudios.com
    SIMCOE – Victoria Juan – www.callingdarknesspodcast.libsyn.com
    MERRICK – Martin Savill – Twitter: @Obsolete_Mech
    DECOSTA – Marina Sandoval – https://supermaryn.wixsite.com/MarinaScandoval
    JOHANSON – Emil Hägg – https://CastingCall.Club/m/LuciferAgenda
    (Please see our full cast at www.riggstories.com/copperheart)
     
    PRODUCTION:
    Created, Written, Produced, Directed, Edited, Mixed, and Casting by – Michael J Rigg
    Original music, soundtrack, and episodic scoring by – Astral Fogg (hear more on iTunes)
    The Blue Danube Waltz by Johann Strauss used via music-mass-reproduction license from EnvatoMarket

    • 30 min
    GL5101-SB – Preliminary Reports

    GL5101-SB – Preliminary Reports

    CONTENT ADVISORY:
    This episode contains mature language.
    In the Communications Tower of United States Reconstruction Bunker EL27, Staff Sergeant John “Jack” Sellers begins piecing together what happened with USRB.GL51. A lot of strange data has been coming through from AREA 51. It's time to figure it all out, starting with that “earthquake.”

    www.riggstories.com/copperheart
    Contact the Show: copperheartaudiodrama@gmail.com
    Twitter: @CopperheartPod
    IN THIS EPISODE:
    A.R.I.S. – by David Steele - @DavidOSteele – www.steeleempire.com
    HAYDEN – by Chris Magilton - @ChrisMagilton – www.amongthestarsandbones.com
    SELLERS – by Michael J Rigg - @MichaelRigg – www.riggstories.com

    • 17 min
    GL5102 – Archimedes

    GL5102 – Archimedes

    CONTENT ADVISORY:
    This episode contains mature language; a weapon is drawn; and there are indications of, and references to, domestic abuse.
    In this episode we return to GL51 shortly after Director Roda is released from Security Holding. A lot of strange things have been going on with the crashed Earth Return Vehicle, and the mysterious astronaut in Medical under Dr. Penbrook's care. Now it's time for Roda to meet “Archimedes,” the cryptic object that's been buried in AREA 51 for decades, and see if it has anything connection to the recent mysteries.

    www.riggstories.com/copperheart
    Contact the Show: copperheartaudiodrama@gmail.com
    Twitter: @CopperheartPod
     
    IN THIS EPISODE:
    RODA – Alicia Atkins – www.thebeaconpodcast.com
    ALBY – Jenn Avril – Twitter: @JennAvril
    O'BANNON – Brian Penaloza – www.nerdypointofview.com
    JENKINS – by Chris Magilton - @ChrisMagilton – www.amongthestarsandbones.com
    OGILVY – Dylan Chambers – www.arcada.space/factions/delta-corp
    KIPLING – Rupert Faullhurst – https://teapoweredtheatre.com
    THE VOICE – Colin Morris – https://vonexplaino.com/
    I.R.I.S. - Sarah Ruth Thomas – www.sarahruthvoice.com
    COMMS OFFICER – Marina Sandoval – https://supermaryn.wixsite.com/MarinaScandoval
    (Please see our full cast at www.riggstories.com/copperheart)
     
    PRODUCTION:
    Created, Written, Produced, Directed, Edited, Mixed, and Casting by – Michael J Rigg – https://riggstories.com/
    Original music, soundtrack, and episodic scoring by – Astral Fogg (hear more on iTunes)

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
218 Ratings

218 Ratings

-liz's-Dad- ,

Captivating

I’ve been binging the story. The sarcasm is priceless. I’m planning on re-listening once I’m done with the lust for the story. I’m anticipating a similar experience as rewatching Back To the Future.

Be prepared for plot twists and whiplash. Let the story unfold instead of judging and categorizing it too soon. No, the characters are not plastic and may not be how they first appear.

Yes, the profanity is a little gratuitous. It’s also realistic for the circumstances.

I’m very close to calling this one “original.”

Me x 7 ,

Profanity equals amateurish writing

I am not easily offended by profanity but in this show it comes across as an amateur attempt at being edgy. It is not used to punctuate dialogue but to just happen all the time. I made it to the episode with the character who is victim of domestic violence pleading with an AI character to not tell on her husband, yes it was as cringe as it sounds. Characters are cliches and live within that single boundary. Decent production value and some worthy voice acting.

PhelineCat ,

Profanity? Really?

Another reviewer commented on profanity; I honestly didn't notice but have been caught up in the story. They may want to listen to Lexicon Valley. John McWhorter has insight into changing language, regardless of how we feel about it.

When I like a podcast I scour the surrounding areas for what I may have missed or what accompanies the one I just finished … in this case there's a Steam Punk Actual Play podcast. oh dear. Steam Punk is fine. Actual Play? I have my doubts, but I'll give it a try.

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