22 episodes

Lara Campbell used to believe in the paranormal. Now she pretends to believe in
it for money. But when her ex-partner goes missing near the Oregon Bigfoot
Highway, she may have to re-evaluate everything she thought she knew. BELIEVER
is a spooky fiction audio drama about ghosts, cryptids, demons, cosmic entities,
and the fake psychic who doesn't believe they exist. New episodes every other
Tuesday.

Believer: A Paranormal Mystery Julie Saunders

    • Fiction
    • 4.6 • 149 Ratings

Lara Campbell used to believe in the paranormal. Now she pretends to believe in
it for money. But when her ex-partner goes missing near the Oregon Bigfoot
Highway, she may have to re-evaluate everything she thought she knew. BELIEVER
is a spooky fiction audio drama about ghosts, cryptids, demons, cosmic entities,
and the fake psychic who doesn't believe they exist. New episodes every other
Tuesday.

    1.01 - Charity

    1.01 - Charity

    Fake psychic Lara Campbell travels to Charity, Oregon to check on her
    ex-girlfriend, Rose. This is the first episode of the season, and the best place
    to start listening. REMASTERED as of October 13, 2020!
    The transcript for this episode is available here
    [https://believerpodcast.com/transcripts/episode-101]. For episode notes, cast
    and crew information, or to support the show, please visit BelieverPodcast.com.
    CONTENT NOTES
    This episode contains discussions of child death, grief, and manipulation. There
    are also loud knocking sounds, squishy noises, and dog whining/barking (which
    may cause dogs to react if played over speakers).
    CREDITS
    Cast (in order of appearance):
    * Lara Campbell - Julie Saunders
    * Rose Boone - Mara Hernandez
    * Deborah Lee - Jenna Saunders
    * Rev. Mitchell Boone - David Pinion
    * Kathy Petersen - Laura Baggett
    * Sodapop, World's Greatest Dog - Archie
    * Jake Talbott - Jason Markoff
    * Mayor Terri Boone - Rosa Delgado

    Written, Directed, and Produced by Julie Saunders
    Remastered and sound designed by David Weaver
    Theme song composed by Aaron Ferenc
    Sound Credits:
    * Dog sniffing: https://freesound.org/people/ivolipa/sounds/260248/
    * More dog sounds: https://freesound.org/people/170084/sounds/408200/
    * Dog running:
    https://freesound.org/people/15GPanskaBokstefflova_Nicola/sounds/461521/
    * Dog yawn: https://freesound.org/people/jinxycat49/sounds/490164/
    * Dog shake: https://freesound.org/people/giddster/sounds/435368/
    * Clock: https://freesound.org/people/straget/sounds/405423/
    * Mitchell's machines: https://freesound.org/people/nofeedbak/sounds/21869/
    * EKG alarm: https://freesound.org/people/guitarguy1985/sounds/65401/
    * Misc: Audio Drama Network Hub
    * Misc: Adobe Stock

    Lara's phone's voice was generated at https://filmmusic.io/voiceovers
    The ending song was "Lucky Charm," by Mimi Oleson, courtesy of Epidemic Sound.
    This episode was sponsored by Saunders & Associates LLC

    • 21 min
    1.02 - Dead Zone

    1.02 - Dead Zone

    Lara goes on a Squatch Walk, which leads to an...unusual discovery. Sodapop
    proves much more helpful than local law enforcement.
    If this is your first time listening, go back to Episode 1: "Charity," and start
    there.
    This is a REMASTERED version of this episode, with additional sound design by
    David Weaver.
    The transcript for this episode is available here
    [https://believerpodcast.com/transcripts/episode-102].
    For bios, credits, and more information, visit BelieverPodcast.com
    [https://www.believerpodcast.com]
    CONTENT NOTES
    Wild animal death, illness, hospitalization, discussions of public health,
    gaslighting.
    CREDITS
    CAST
    * Dr. Penelope Simmons - Samantha Ronceros
    * Lara Campbell - Julie Saunders
    * Jake Talbott - Jason Markoff
    * Guy Who Can't Find Keys - Brett Saunders
    * Camille Simmons - Sara Gorsky
    * Mayor Terri Boone - Rosa Delgado
    * Sheriff Tate - Regen Wilson
    * Rose Boone - Mara Hernandez
    * Sodapop, World's Greatest Dog - Basil Archimedes Hornberger (Archie)

    MUSIC
    * Intro: "Julie's Melody," by Aaron Ferenc
    * Thought music: "Altostratus," by Franz Gordon
    * Outro music: "All More," by Lax Superlative

    SFX
    * Dog in leaves: https://freesound.org/people/cognito%20perceptu/sounds/83156/
    * Dog running: https://freesound.org/people/acclivity/sounds/74518/
    * Snap: https://freesound.org/people/Snapper4298/sounds/177495/
    * Bell: https://freesound.org/people/skirton101/sounds/494565/
    * Panting: https://freesound.org/people/keweldog/sounds/181767/
    * Dog yawn: https://freesound.org/people/jinxycat49/sounds/490164/
    * Dog shake: https://freesound.org/people/giddster/sounds/435368/
    * All others from Adobe Stock

    Next episode is due March 31st. In the meantime, listen to Under the Shroud
    [https://www.undertheshroud.com/], a supernatural noir audio drama about a
    half-demon taxi driver for Baltimore's underworld.

    • 20 min
    1.03 - The Night the Sky Fell

    1.03 - The Night the Sky Fell

    We find out more about the night the sky fell down on Charity - and learn some
    of Lara and Rose's backstory.
    If this is your first time listening, go back to Episode 1: "Charity," and start
    there.
    For bios, transcripts, and more information, visit BelieverPodcast.com
    [https://www.believerpodcast.com/]
    CONTENT NOTES
    Grief; familial loss; grating, high-pitched noises.
    CREDITS
    CAST
    * Rose Boone - Mara Hernandez
    * The Boys - Eliseo Velasquez [https://www.instagram.com/dual.burritos/], John
    Gifford [https://www.instagram.com/jagifford23], Enrique Garnica
    [https://www.instagram.com/enriquegvo/]
    * Lara Campbell - Julie Saunders
    * Jake Talbott - Jason Markoff
    * Mayor Terri Boone - Rosa Delgado
    * Camille Simmons - Sara Gorsky
    * Dr. Penelope Simmons - Samantha Ronceros
    * Sodapop, World's Greatest Dog - Basil Archimedes Hornberger (Archie)

    CREW
    * Composer - Aaron Ferenc
    * Written, Directed, Produced, Edited by Julie Saunders

    MUSIC
    * "Julie's Melody," by Aaron Ferenc
    * "Retrouvailles," by Ooyy
    * "Under My Oak Tree," by Johannes Bornlof
    * "Obsessions (Instrumental Version)", by Can't Find Ollie

    Music not composed by Aaron Ferenc was found on Epidemic Sound.
    [https://www.epidemicsound.com/]
    SFX
    Supplemental dog sounds:
    * https://freesound.org/people/ivolipa/sounds/260248/
    * https://freesound.org/people/170084/sounds/408200/
    * https://freesound.org/people/15GPanskaBokstefflova_Nicola/sounds/461521/
    * https://freesound.org/people/jinxycat49/sounds/490164/
    * https://freesound.org/people/giddster/sounds/435368/

    All other ambient and sound effects from Adobe Stock.

    • 19 min
    1.04 - The Voice of God

    1.04 - The Voice of God

    Lara investigates the twisted, apocalyptic sermons of Reverend Mitchell Boone.
    Things get...weird. If this is your first time listening, go back to episode
    1.01 - Charity and start there.
    The transcript for this episode is available at BelieverPodcast.com
    [https://believerpodcast.com/transcripts/episode-104].
    This week's podcast recommendation is Crypto Z [https://www.euphonie.media/], a
    brand new show from Euphonie Media.
    CONTENT NOTES
    * Apocalyptic Christian rhetoric, including scripture and hymn quotations
    * Mild language
    * Dog whiny noises
    * Cult content and behavior
    * Hallucinations and visual/auditory distortions
    * Respiratory distress
    * Sleepwalking

    CAST
    * Rev. Mitchell Boone - David Pinion
    * Sheriff Tate - Regen Wilson
    * Dr. Penelope Simmons - Samantha Ronceros
    * Camille Simmons - Sara Gorsky
    * Lara Campbell - Julie Saunders
    * SodaPop - Archie
    * Cult Chanters - the Saunders, Parshall, and Meeks families

    CREW
    * Written, Directed, Sound Designed by Julie Saunders
    * Theme song composed by Aaron Ferenc
    * Emotional support provided by Seth Ellsworth

    MUSIC
    * "Julie's Melody (Believer Theme)," by Aaron Ferenc
    * "We Will Be All," by Julie Saunders
    * "Eternal Moment," by Farrell Wooten
    * "Psalm 1001," by Isobel O'Connor
    * "Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming," Traditional
    * "The Perfectionist," by Brightarm Orchestra

    SFX
    * Camera sound: https://freesound.org/people/pooky1/sounds/431588/
    * Adobe Stock
    * Audio Fiction Hub

    • 14 min
    1.05 - Squatch Talk

    1.05 - Squatch Talk

    The inaugural episode of SQUATCH TALK, recorded in Jake Talbott's living room.
    In this episode, Jake's friend and prospective co-host, Abe Ramirez, brings
    Sasquatch questions and sightings from across the Oregon Bigfoot Highway. What
    is Bigfoot? Could he be an alien? A protector? Dare we say, a friend? Find out
    all this and more on SQUATCH TALK!
    The transcript for this episode is available here
    [https://believerpodcast.com/transcripts/episode-105]. See research notes and
    further reading at BelieverPodcast.com
    Due to recording delays from, well, everything, the main storyline of BELIEVER
    is going on hiatus. Please stay subscribed for bonus content (including spin-off
    and prequel episodes) as well as regular show recommendations and resources for
    self-care and activism.
    If you enjoyed Squatch Talk, you'll love King Falls AM.
    [http://www.kingfallsam.com/]
    CONTENT NOTES
    * Strong language
    * Harm to wild animals
    * Dissociative behavior

    CAST
    * Jake Talbott - Jason Markoff
    * Abe Ramirez - Enrique Garnica
    * Bill - Mark Fossen
    * Ben - Zichi Calhoun
    * Sheila - April Fossen
    * Rose Boone - Mara Hernandez
    * Dr. Penelope Simmons - Samantha Ronceros

    MUSIC
    * "Julie's Melody (Believer Theme)," by Aaron Ferenc
    * "C-Four," by Deskant
    * "Obsessions (Instrumental Version), by Can't Find Ollie

    • 13 min
    1.06 - The Rules

    1.06 - The Rules

    Happy Halloween! This is our first episode back from hiatus, and we're very
    excited to be here.
    Lara wakes up in the headquarters of Reverend Boone's cult - but will she be
    able to leave?
    Featuring a special trailer for Elaine's Cooking For the Soul
    [https://twitter.com/elainescooking?lang=en], a podcast featuring our very own
    Rosa Delgado as the host of a post-apocalyptic cooking show. Find them on social
    media @ElainesCooking or check them out on Spotify
    [https://open.spotify.com/show/0szXnWMVqBwTp1GblF1CS4?si=aXDhzttYTKeeV9oy25h-ig&dl_branch=1&nd=1].
    Transcript for this episode is available at BelieverPodcast.com.
    [https://believerpodcast.com/about/transcripts-1/transcript-106-the-rules]
    CONTENT NOTES
    * Cults
    * Imprisonment
    * Illness, sounds of medical equipment
    * Hallucinations
    * Loud noises, knocking sounds, dog sounds

    Written, Directed, and Produced by Julie Saunders. Sound Design by Ester Ellis.
    CAST
    * Sara Gorsky - Camille
    * Julie Saunders - Lara
    * Rosa Delgado - Terri Boone
    * David Pinion - Reverend Boone
    * Samantha Ronceros - Doctor Simmons
    * Mara Hernandez - Rose
    * Seth Ellsworth - Marcus/Juniper
    * Archie - SodaPop

    MUSIC
    * Aaron Ferenc - "Julie's Melody (Believer Theme)"
    * Jay Varton - "Eye For Detail"
    * Christian Andersen - "The Lure"
    * Walt Adams - "Devil in a Can"

    Music tracks (besides Believer Theme) courtesy of Epidemic Sound.
    [https://www.epidemicsound.com/campaign/invite-a-creator/?_us=Referral&_usx=z4hy21&utm_source=ref_program&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=z4hy21]
    Phone voice generated at: https://filmmusic.io/voiceovers
    Sponsored by Zencastr, an online recording and podcasting platform. Click this
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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
149 Ratings

149 Ratings

Nyan Matt ,

A Standout Audiodrama

I’ve listened to a LOT of fiction podcasts and this one is a standout. From the scripts to directing to the actors and sound design—I enjoyed every minute of it. The story keeps you guessing and the characters are engaging. Definitely give this one a listen.

dead_not_sleeping ,

Great show, super eerie

First episode is slow but a little ways through ep2 it settles into a haunting, lovely, rhythmic nightmare. Great experience

Stratguy666 ,

Fun and spooky

This is a great show. It’s well written with plenty of tension, has a tight narrative arc, excellent production, and the acting is very good.
One reviewer complained that the show is “woke.” This is nonsense, unless two adult women in a relationship enrages you for some dumb reason.
It’s really an excellent show. I came to it after finishing the White Vault and I look forward to following this writer.

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