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Life's not easy for Doug Eiffel, the communications officer for the U.S.S. Hephaestus Research Station, currently on Day 448 of its orbit around red dwarf star Wolf 359. He's stuck on a scientific survey mission of indeterminate length, 7.8 light years from Earth. His only company on board the station are stern mission chief Minkowski, insane science officer Hilbert, and Hephaestus Station's sentient, often malfunctioning operating system Hera. He doesn't have much to do for his job other than monitoring static and intercepting the occasional decades-old radio broadcast from Earth, so he spends most of his time creating extensive audio logs about the ordinary, day-to-day happenings within the station. But the Hephaestus is an odd place, and life in extremely isolated, zero gravity conditions has a way of doing funny things to people's minds. Even the simplest of tasks can turn into a gargantuan struggle, and the most ordinary-seeming things have a way of turning into anything but that. Wolf 359 is a radio drama in the tradition of Golden Age of Radio shows. Take one part space-faring adventure, add one part character drama, and mix in one part absurdist sitcom, and you get Wolf 359. New episodes are released every two weeks.

Wolf 359 Kinda Evil Genius Productions

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    • 4.9 • 3.6K Ratings

Life's not easy for Doug Eiffel, the communications officer for the U.S.S. Hephaestus Research Station, currently on Day 448 of its orbit around red dwarf star Wolf 359. He's stuck on a scientific survey mission of indeterminate length, 7.8 light years from Earth. His only company on board the station are stern mission chief Minkowski, insane science officer Hilbert, and Hephaestus Station's sentient, often malfunctioning operating system Hera. He doesn't have much to do for his job other than monitoring static and intercepting the occasional decades-old radio broadcast from Earth, so he spends most of his time creating extensive audio logs about the ordinary, day-to-day happenings within the station. But the Hephaestus is an odd place, and life in extremely isolated, zero gravity conditions has a way of doing funny things to people's minds. Even the simplest of tasks can turn into a gargantuan struggle, and the most ordinary-seeming things have a way of turning into anything but that. Wolf 359 is a radio drama in the tradition of Golden Age of Radio shows. Take one part space-faring adventure, add one part character drama, and mix in one part absurdist sitcom, and you get Wolf 359. New episodes are released every two weeks.

    Unseen: A New Series from the Makers of Wolf 359

    Unseen: A New Series from the Makers of Wolf 359

    Listen to the first episode of UNSEEN, the new audio fiction podcast from the makers of Wolf 359, Zero Hours, and Time:Bombs.

    • 42 min
    Zero Hours: A New Series From The Wolf 359 Crew

    Zero Hours: A New Series From The Wolf 359 Crew

    Hello Dear Listeners! 

    We're re-activating the Wolf 359 feed for a very special announcement from the man of a thousand voices, Zach Valenti himself. The creative team behind Wolf 359 has just released a brand-new audio drama anthology series called Zero Hours. 

    We think it's pretty neat, and so we wanted share the first episode, which features a couple other voices you're probably familiar with... 

    We hope you enjoy, and you can check out the rest of Zero Hours at www.zerohourspodcast.com.

    • 38 min
    Mini Episode: Space Rage

    Mini Episode: Space Rage

    Faced with yet another affront to his dignity, Communications Officer Eiffel expresses his frustrations the only way he knows how - through the miracle of radio. 

    Written by Zach Valenti, Sarah Shachat, and Gabriel Urbina. Directed by Gabriel Urbina. Performed by Zach Valenti and Emma Sherr-Ziarko. Original music by Alan Rodi. Originally commissioned by Spoke. 

    • 4 min
    Mini Episode: Step One

    Mini Episode: Step One

    Forced to deal with the unique challenge of figuring out how to put on a space suit, Communications Officer Eiffel does his best to break it down into small, manageable steps.

    Written by Zach Valenti, Sarah Shachat, and Gabriel Urbina. Directed by Gabriel Urbina. Performed by Zach Valenti. Original music by Alan Rodi. Originally commissioned by Spoke. 

    • 5 min
    Mini Episode: Adventure of a Lifetime

    Mini Episode: Adventure of a Lifetime

    Communications Officer Eiffel explores the far reaches of the Hephaestus, and goes on a journey like no other.

    Written by Zach Valenti, Sarah Shachat, and Gabriel Urbina. Directed by Gabriel Urbina. Performed by Zach Valenti. Original music by Alan Rodi. Originally commissioned by Spoke. 

    • 4 min
    Special Announcement: Pryce and Carter's and Three New Mini Episodes!

    Special Announcement: Pryce and Carter's and Three New Mini Episodes!

    It's been one year since the release of our finale episode! To commemorate the occasion, we are finally releasing the full version of Pryce and Carter's Deep Space Survival Procedure and Protocol Manual, as well as three new mini episodes. Happy Holidays!

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
3.6K Ratings

3.6K Ratings

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I love it

I’ve relistened to this podcast more times than I can count. Good quality audio and sound effects. Suspenseful yet humorous, and the characters are all fairly interesting and well written. I’ve never written a review for a podcast, despite my many hours of listening, but for once I want to contribute. This is a fantastic story, please listen to it!

gabbyw:) ,

wow

i’ve already recommended wolf 359 to my family and friends, some of whom are not regular podcast listeners, and they all enjoyed it as much as i did! wolf359 is brilliant, thought provoking, and engaging while being humorous enough to make you hungry for more. the characters are well written and complex, and it almost feels like you yourself are a dear listener connecting with the lives of the members of the u.s.s. Hephaestus. the sound design is immersive and contributes wonderfully to the plot. with over 30 hours of content, the w359 team has provided just enough story to make you leave the story different than you started it, yet doesn’t drag the story out longer than needed. the actors are beyond talented, and zach valenti in particular does an amazing job connecting with the listener, even from outside of his role. i cannot recommend this podcast more and i look foreword to a relisten. in fact, i was so hungry for more content that i listened to more work by the team behind w359 (my favorite being time:bombs!) and i cannot recommend them enough! they are currently releasing episodes for their new podcast unseen, so i would def recommend checking out all of their work!

natedawg06 ,

Pryce and Carter’s

I liked this show enough to actually buy the digital version of Pryce and Carter’s Deep Space Survival Procedure Protocol Manual, and I would highly recommend anyone to buy it. It has all 1001 tips, which can be hilarious.

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