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NOW PLAYING: Descendants, The Janus Descending Sequel: Book One - Inheritance

JANUS DESCENDING is limited series, science fiction/horror audio drama podcast, follows the arrival of two xenoarcheologists on a small world orbiting a binary star. But what starts off as an expedition to survey the planet and the remains of a lost alien civilization, turns into a monstrous game of cat and mouse, as the two scientists are left to face the creatures that killed the planet in the first place. Told from two alternating perspectives, Janus Descending is an experience of crossing timelines, as one character describes the nightmare from end to beginning, and the other, from beginning to the end.

DESCENDANTS is a two-season limited series science-fiction adventure/thriller, and the sequel of Janus Descending. The story begins where Janus Descending left off, at our lost crew's nightmarish homecoming, and follows Peter's older brother, Axel, through the aftermath of the Janus Disaster. Three days after the wreckage of the Adamantine was found, crashed on the barren plains of the Rosseter Moon Colony, the remains of the missing ship were brought back to Aphelion Industries. But something survived the crash, and now, it's beginning to spread. As the Gorgons begin their rampage to consume and multiply, Axel, Captain Rori, and the ARC Juno team must fight their way out of the quarantined facilities, and find a way to stay alive... but in doing so, they just might damn their world...

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    • 4.3 • 226 Ratings

NOW PLAYING: Descendants, The Janus Descending Sequel: Book One - Inheritance

JANUS DESCENDING is limited series, science fiction/horror audio drama podcast, follows the arrival of two xenoarcheologists on a small world orbiting a binary star. But what starts off as an expedition to survey the planet and the remains of a lost alien civilization, turns into a monstrous game of cat and mouse, as the two scientists are left to face the creatures that killed the planet in the first place. Told from two alternating perspectives, Janus Descending is an experience of crossing timelines, as one character describes the nightmare from end to beginning, and the other, from beginning to the end.

DESCENDANTS is a two-season limited series science-fiction adventure/thriller, and the sequel of Janus Descending. The story begins where Janus Descending left off, at our lost crew's nightmarish homecoming, and follows Peter's older brother, Axel, through the aftermath of the Janus Disaster. Three days after the wreckage of the Adamantine was found, crashed on the barren plains of the Rosseter Moon Colony, the remains of the missing ship were brought back to Aphelion Industries. But something survived the crash, and now, it's beginning to spread. As the Gorgons begin their rampage to consume and multiply, Axel, Captain Rori, and the ARC Juno team must fight their way out of the quarantined facilities, and find a way to stay alive... but in doing so, they just might damn their world...

    Prologue: Blood in the Water

    Prologue: Blood in the Water

    Back on Earth, the first scent of blood… and the hunt begins…
     
    In this episode of Descendants…
    Axel Crichton - Zach Libresco
    Damien Wilde - James Oliva
    Captain Rori Cassini - Julia Schifini
    Andrea - Nadine El Amami
    Peter - A. R. Olivieri
    Chel - Jordan Cobb
    Written, Directed & Produced by Jordan Cobb
    Sound Design by Julia Schifini
    with Dialogue Editing, Mixing & Mastering by Marisa Ewing and Hemlock Creek Productions
    Score by Daryl Banner
    Cover Art by Jordan Cobb
     
    Descendants is a No Such Thing Production. To donate, read transcripts, or find out more about us, visit nosuchthingradio.com or patreon.com/nosuchthingproductions

    Content Warning: Descendants is a science fiction adventure thriller with elements of horror, aimed at a mature audience, and as such, may contain material that is upsetting or triggering for certain people. Listener discretion is advised.

    • 14 min
    i. Resurgence

    i. Resurgence

    New hosts fight an old infection, as the invasion begins...
     
    In this episode of Descendants: Book One - Inheritance, "i. Resurgence"…
    Axel - Zach Libresco
    Rori - Julia Schifini
    Mol - Sarah Rhea Werner
    Declan - Giancarlo Herrera
    Ariel - Emma Sherr-Ziarko
    Andrea - Nadine El Amami
    Computer - Ellie Gossage
    Voice - Jordan Cobb
    Written, Directed & Produced by Jordan Cobb
    Sound Design by Julia Schifini
    with Dialogue Editing, Mixing & Mastering by Marisa Ewing and Hemlock Creek Productions
    Score by Daryl Banner
    Cover Art by Jordan Cobb
     
    Descendants is a No Such Thing Production. To donate, read transcripts, or find out more about us, visit nosuchthingradio.com or patreon.com/nosuchthingproductions

    Content Warning: Descendants is a science fiction adventure thriller with elements of horror, aimed at a mature audience, and as such, may contain material that is upsetting or triggering for certain people. THIS EPISODE contains mentions of alcoholism, mentions of murder, body horror/gore (mention of parasitic infection), gun violence, harsh language, verbal abuse, quarantines, depictions of mental breakdowns, animal attacks, and character death. Listener discretion is advised.
    This episode is sponsored by Primordial Deep, a high-seas action/thriller audio drama from No Such Thing Productions. When a long extinct sea creature washes up on the shores of Coney Island, marine biologist Dr. Marella Morgan is contacted by a secret organization to investigate the origins of the creature's sudden and unnatural resurgence. Soon, she and a team of explorers find themselves living on the research station The Tiamat, traveling along the abyssal plains as they search for answers far below the waves. But there are dangers in these ancient waters. Reawakened prehistoric monsters are rising from the deep -- jaws wide and waiting, and in the darkness, something is stirring.

    • 28 min
    Convergence - A Prologue

    Convergence - A Prologue

    Inevitably, the stars collide...
     
    In this special bonus episode of Descendants:
    Chel - Jordan Cobb
    Peter - A.R. Olivieri
    Axel - Zach Libresco
    Sound Design - Julia Schifini
    Composer - Daryl Banner
     
    Help us fund Descendants: Book One - Inheritance! Visit our IndieGoGo campaign at igg.me/at/NSTDescendants
    To read a transcript of this episode, or find out more about us, visit nosuchthingradio.com or patreon.com/nosuchthingproductions
    Content Warning: Descendants is a science fiction adventure thriller with elements of horror, aimed at a mature audience, and as such, may contain material that is upsetting or triggering for certain people.

    • 12 min
    ii. Slip the Mind

    ii. Slip the Mind

    When the only way out is Down, the mind begins to slip...
    In this episode of Descendants: Book One - Inheritance, "ii. Slip the Mind"...
    Axel - Zach Libresco
    Rori - Julia Schifini
    Simon - Ester Ellis
    Chel - Jordan Cobb
    Mol - Sarah Rhea Werner
    Declan - Giancarlo Herrera
    Quarantine Computer - Danielle Shemaiah
    Written, Directed & Produced by Jordan Cobb
    Sound Design by Julia Schifini
    with Dialogue Editing by Marisa Eqing and Hemlock Creek Productions
    Score by Daryl Banner
    Cover Art by Jordan Cobb
     
    Descendants is a No Such Thing Production. To donate, read transcripts, or find out more about us, visit us at nosuchthingradio.com, or support us on Patreon at patreon.com/nosuchthingproductions
    Content Warning: Descendants is a science fiction adventure thriller with elements of horror, aimed at a mature audience, and as such, may contain material that is upsetting or triggering for certain people. THIS EPISODE contains graphic depictions of animal attacks, depictions of mental breakdowns and hallucinations, harsh language, references to gun violence, mentions of character death, and quarantines. Listener discretion is advised.
     
    This episode is sposored by The White Vault, an award winning, intellectual horror fiction podcast, set in the Arctic wastes. Journey north with an international repair team to locate the source of a mysterious signal. Trapped in the white wastes, the team makes an ominous discovery and finds that they might not be alone... What terrors lurk beneath the ice? Find the complete White Vault series on Realm Media or wherever you listen to podcasts, and find out more about the show at www.thewhitevault.com. Subscribe now and delve the waiting horrors.

    • 24 min
    Clear Skies - A Prologue

    Clear Skies - A Prologue

    Back home, he waits for a signal...
     
    In this special bonus episode of Descendants:
    Axel - Zach Libresco
    Andrea - Nadine El Amami
    Technician - Kevin K. Gomez
    Damien Wilde - James Oliva
    Chel - Jordan Cobb
    Sound Design - Julia Schifini
    Composer - Daryl Banner
     
    Help us fund Descendants: Book One - Inheritance! Visit our IndieGoGo campaign at igg.me/at/NSTDescendants
    To read a transcript of this episode, or find out more about us, visit nosuchthingradio.com or patreon.com/nosuchthingproductions
    Content Warning: Descendants is a science fiction adventure thriller with elements of horror, aimed at a mature audience, and as such, may contain material that is upsetting or triggering for certain people.

    • 11 min
    iii. Those Below

    iii. Those Below

    Those left behind were never really left alone...
    In this episode of Descendants: Book One - Inheritance, "iii. Those Below"...
    Axel - Zach Libresco
    Rori - Julia Schifini
    Simon - Ester Ellis
    Ginger - Lindsay Zana
    Cerise - Emma Sher-Ziarko
    Written, Directed & Produced by Jordan Cobb
    Sound Design by Julia Schifini
    with Dialogue Editing by Marisa Ewing and Hemlock Creek Productions
    Score by Daryl Banner
    Cover Art by Jordan Cobb
    Descendants is a No Such Thing Production. To donate, read transcripts, or find out more about us, visit us at nosuchthingradio.com, or support us on Patreon at patreon.com/nosuchthingproductions
    Content Warning: Descendants is a science fiction adventure thriller with elements of horror, aimed at a mature audience, and as such, may contain material that is upsetting or triggering for certain people. THIS EPISODE contains animal attacks, mentions of blood/injury, harsh language, mentions of character death, and quarantines. Listener discretion is advised.
    This episode is sponsored by the  new season of The Jupiter Saloon. Jupiter Saloon is a sci-fi/comedy audio drama that takes place at a dive bar in space. Hang out with a bunch of intergalactic misfits as they find their way through a weird and dangerous universe. We're talking poker-playing space chimps, interdimensional pop star holograms, dance mom warbots, and one of the most explosive karaoke nights in existence. Trailer is up now and season one is dropping soon. Learn more at www.jupitersaloon.com.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
226 Ratings

226 Ratings

pinkacer ,

Good podcast

Best is binged. Listen twice to catch everything.

Louisa Lorenzo ,

It’s good!

I like it! Will there be a season 3?

@RitaEmma63 ,

Just falls short of great

If the producers could title the episodes in a more orderly way that would be MUCH appreciated. Also, there was some confusion about the parasitic predator and how it actually operates. Otherwise, the series is excellent. It's a smart story, with really good acting and very good sound effects. I heard some complaints about the static, but it was a good technique to introduce time jumps, shifts in perspective, etc.

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