20 episodes

In the city of New Candler, magic is scarce by design. A tech mogul wants to keep it that way. And a magic user wants freedom. Welcome to New Candler, cultural epicenter of the United States. | VALENCE is a serial fiction podcast meant for adult audiences. See our website for transcripts and content warnings for each episode.

VALENCE Hug House Productions

    • Drama
    • 4.0 • 79 Ratings

In the city of New Candler, magic is scarce by design. A tech mogul wants to keep it that way. And a magic user wants freedom. Welcome to New Candler, cultural epicenter of the United States. | VALENCE is a serial fiction podcast meant for adult audiences. See our website for transcripts and content warnings for each episode.

    Trailer Drop: Scoring Magic Season 2

    Trailer Drop: Scoring Magic Season 2

    Scoring Magic is a Hug House documentary about the making of VALENCE, our serialized fiction podcast. Join us for our second season, dropping January 2nd, 20201, to hear about what it's been like creating during 2020.

    Support VALENCE by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence

    • 1 min
    Season 2 Trailer and Crowdfunding!

    Season 2 Trailer and Crowdfunding!

    It's time for our Season 2 IndieGogo crowdfunding--and the trailer for our second season! Our crowdfunding campaign lasts until September 30th, 2020, so make sure to support while you can. We have some pretty tempting rewards we promise you won't want to miss. You can find our crowdfunding campaign at bit.ly/VALENCEs2.

    Support VALENCE by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence

    • 5 min
    Monsoon

    Monsoon

    Season 1, Episode 12 (Season 1 Finale): "Monsoon"
    A storm of sorts breaks as the TEAm breaks into Reilley's facility. Also, a bunch of other things break.

    VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more.

    Content warnings:

    Depictions of magical violence throughout
    Discussions of familial death from 32:00 - 33:00

    Credits:

    Our theme was made by Raul Vega,
    With guitar by Travis Reaves.
    This episode was written by Wil Williams and Katie Youmans,
    With editing and sound design by Julia Schifini.

    Performances by, in order of appearance:


    Jordan Cobb as Sarah Harris,
    Josh Rubino as Liam Alden and Liam's Inner Voice,
    Ishani Kanetkar as Mahira Varma,
    John Westover as Nico Salvai,
    Dallas Wheatley as the security guard,
    Julia Schifini as Hailee (aka "Blondie"),
    Alex Welch as Noel Alden,
    Madison Dabbs-Petty as Elisha Dawes,
    Caleb Del Rio as Flynn Velasco,
    Elena Fernández Collins as Soledad Marquez,
    and Katie Chin as Grace Chen.

    Special thanks to:

    You. Thank you.

    Support VALENCE by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence

    • 36 min
    Covalent Bonds

    Covalent Bonds

    Season 1, Episode 11: "Covalent Bonds"
    The TEAm plans. But things don't always go according to plan. Why get comfortable with a situation instead of expecting the unexpected?

    VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more.

    Credits:

    Our theme was made by Raul Vega,
    With guitar by Travis Reaves.
    This episode was written by Katie Youmans,
    With editing and sound design by Julia Schifini.

    Performances by, in order of appearance:


    Josh Rubino as Liam Alden and Liam's Inner Voice,
    Katie Chin as Grace Chen,
    Jordan Cobb as Sarah Harris,
    Ishani Kanetkar as Mahira Varma,
    and John Westover as Nico Salvai,

    Special thanks to:

    Bob Raymonda
    dr.t.love
    Josh Timlen
    Karilyn Rust
    Kat Schwartz
    Michaela Voorhees

    Support VALENCE by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence

    • 23 min
    Recalibrate

    Recalibrate

    Season 1, Episode 10: "Recalibrate"
    The team shifts focus. It's time for everyone to reset their mindset.

    VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more.

    This episode of VALENCE is brought to you by Unwell. You can find Unwell right here on your podcatcher, or at https://www.unwellpodcast.com/.

    Credits:

    Our theme was made by Raul Vega,
    With guitar by Travis Reaves.
    This episode was written by Katie Youmans and Wil Williams,
    With editing and sound design by Julia Schifini.

    Performances by, in order of appearance:


    Jordan Cobb as Sarah Harris,
    Josh Rubino as Liam Alden and Liam's Inner Voice,
    Ishani Kanetkar as Mahira Varma,
    Katie Chin as Grace Chen,
    Tal Minear as the Firecreek barista,
    and Caleb Del Rio as Flynn Velasco.

    Shoutout to the real Firecreek Coffee in Flagstaff, Arizona. They didn't pay us or anything. I just really love it and miss it.

    Special thanks to:

    Andrea Klassen
    Fox Cooper
    Ian Flower
    Jimmy Chann
    Keegan Knoll
    Liam Belson

    Support VALENCE by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence

    • 25 min
    Scatter

    Scatter

    Season 1, Episode 9: "Scatter"
    The team pays respects.

    VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more.

    This episode of VALENCE is brought to you by Less is Morgue. You can find Less is Morgue right here on your podcatcher, or at https://lessismorgue.com/.

    Content warnings:

    Depictions of grief and mourning throughout
    Depictions of alcoholism from the beginning of the episode - 10:18
    Discussions of struggles with mental health throughout

    Credits:

    Our theme was made by Raul Vega,
    With guitar by Travis Reaves.
    This episode was written by Katie Youmans,
    With editing and sound design by Julia Schifini.

    Performances by, in order of appearance:


    Josh Rubino as Liam Alden and Liam's Inner Voice,
    Caleb Del Rio as Flynn Velasco,
    Jordan Cobb as Sarah Harris,
    Ishani Kanetkar as Mahira Varma,
    Elena Fernández Collins as Soledad Marquez,
    Leslie Gideon, Cole Burkhardt, Tal Minear, Erin Kyan, Leslie Joyce, Dick Joyce, and the attendees of the PRX Podcast Garage Exhibitor Party at Podtales 2019.

    Sorry, Podtales pals.

    Special thanks to:

    Adriana Alarcon
    Alice Tobin
    Alyna Gorman
    Damien Valencia-Hidenfelter
    Miranda Milovich
    Sebastian Chong

    Support VALENCE by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

JasmineBaggins ,

Smart work

What this podcast gets right it gets so, so right. The depiction of mental health struggles is particularly incredible, and the device of having a character’s negative self talk muted in the background during stressful situations is both brilliantly true and a perfect use of the medium. A definite recommend and looking forward to the next season.

RKJoyce ,

Very Entertaining

Listened to this while helping my daughter with a tedious project. It really made the time fly.

aDwarfNamedUrist ,

Wow

The realest, most human podcast I’ve ever listened to, fiction or nonfiction- and that’s no small feat. Wonderful, fleshed out characters, paired with an immersive world, with plenty of representation for minority groups. This podcast fills me with hope.

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