10 episodes

Kaleidotrope Podcast is a queer romantic comedy podcast set on a slightly magical college campus and playing around with romance tropes, particularly fanfiction tropes.



The plot centers around Drew and Harrison, two reluctant college radio co-hosts-turned-accidental-advice-givers who find themselves in the middle of the campus’s oldest mystery: Do happy endings really happen at Sidlesmith? Can you really find your trope?



And if the magic isn’t real, what does that mean for two polar opposites who find themselves falling for each other twice a week for half an hour on a suddenly popular radio show?

Kaleidotrope: A Romantic Comedy Kaleidotrope: A Romantic Comedy

    • Performing Arts
    • 4.8, 120 Ratings

Kaleidotrope Podcast is a queer romantic comedy podcast set on a slightly magical college campus and playing around with romance tropes, particularly fanfiction tropes.



The plot centers around Drew and Harrison, two reluctant college radio co-hosts-turned-accidental-advice-givers who find themselves in the middle of the campus’s oldest mystery: Do happy endings really happen at Sidlesmith? Can you really find your trope?



And if the magic isn’t real, what does that mean for two polar opposites who find themselves falling for each other twice a week for half an hour on a suddenly popular radio show?

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
120 Ratings

120 Ratings

apt342 ,

Kaleidotrope

This show is absolutely fantastic! I’m having to slow my pace and listen to the same episode multiple times because I don’t want to get to the end not knowing for sure if there is going to be a season two! I can literally feel the emotion during some portions that I literally find myself having to sit down and listen to every word while holding my breath! So good! So amazing! Rivals any good television program! This deserves some kind of podcast award! I cannot say enough about this show! Congrats to the cast and crew for making this show happen! Whatever I have to do to ensure there is another season, I will do it, click it, pay it, follow it, support it, promote it.... WHATEVER! Very well done! Congrats! - 08/13/19

Pixiechu ,

High hopes but ultimately disappointed

Fresh off of listening to Penumbra and Gimlet’s Two Princes, two beautifully produced queer podcasts, Kaleidotrope came highly recommended. And while the concept in theory seemed like a dream come true, the execution was far from that.

Compared to those other podcasts Kaleidotrope is obviously an amateur production. The sound quality is a bit off, there could be more background and foley, it lacks polish. Aside from the two leads who are standouts the rest of the voice acting is either average or below. The pacing is extremely odd, revolving around a plot point that is extremely obvious the outcome early on and play it out for far too long. It starts strong in the beginning but drags on in later episodes to the point even the leads’ chemistry could not save it.

Someone in a review says it feels like someone wrote a fanfic for their school AU otp with little idea of a plot and with the amount of banter vs substance it feels that way. It’s a shame because it has good building blocks-the leads are great voice actors and there were a few moments in their talks about love they brought up genuinely good, emotional points. The concept is interesting if a bit trite/not well-explained. Their dynamic is genuinely good and believable.

However, a good couple can only carry a show so far and by ep 10 I was skipping parts because I was so bored. Kaleidotrope had potential that could have been saved by better pacing and production, but ultimately its a pass for me.

Kira42 ,

Hopefully a season two?

I've really been missing this show since the first (??) season ended. Loved the banter and conversations between Harrison and Drew, and think it's a really loving exploration of tropes - not trying to overturn or tear them down, but investigate them in a fun and engaging way.

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