14 episodes

OFFICIAL SELECTION -- Tribeca Festival Audio Premieres. It’s 2098 and the Republic of Chicago has what the world needs: fresh water. But with new opportunities come new threats, especially for a pair of siblings on the South Side. Can the people come together to save their city—and each other?
Combining sci-fi and music, politics and poetry, Lake Song is a collective response to our times, and a shared dream of our future.

Lake Song Make-Believe Association

    • Fiction
    • 4.6 • 88 Ratings

OFFICIAL SELECTION -- Tribeca Festival Audio Premieres. It’s 2098 and the Republic of Chicago has what the world needs: fresh water. But with new opportunities come new threats, especially for a pair of siblings on the South Side. Can the people come together to save their city—and each other?
Combining sci-fi and music, politics and poetry, Lake Song is a collective response to our times, and a shared dream of our future.

    Singing Free | Episode 12

    Singing Free | Episode 12

    Series finale. After the storm, the city and its people ask: What do we do with our freedom?
    LAKE SONG is co-created by Laura Alcalá Baker, Sydney Charles, Mikhail Fiksel, Nate Marshall, Jeremy McCarter, Natalie Moore, and Kristina Valada-Viars.
    Starring Sydney Charles as Dee and Marcus D. Moore as Wade
    With Ayanna Bria Bakari, Billy Branch, Lorena Diaz, Delia Kropp, Daniel Kyri, Esme Perez, Deanna Reed-Foster, and A.C. Smith
    Original score composed by Mikhail Fiksel, featuring Billy Branch
    "Chicago Strut"
    Written and performed by Giorgio Di Campo
    Via Freesound
    For full credits and to learn more, visit lakesong.fm.
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    • 21 min
    Stretch Out Your Hand | Episode 11

    Stretch Out Your Hand | Episode 11

    Siren poses a final, deadly challenge for Wade, Dee, and everyone they love.
    LAKE SONG is co-created by Laura Alcalá Baker, Sydney Charles, Mikhail Fiksel, Nate Marshall, Jeremy McCarter, Natalie Moore, and Kristina Valada-Viars.
    Starring Sydney Charles as Dee and Marcus D. Moore as Wade
    With Ayanna Bria Bakari, Billy Branch, Lillian Charles, Eduardo Curley-Carrillo, Lorena Diaz, Delia Kropp, James Vincent Meredith, Esme Perez, Justin Reed, Deanna Reed-Foster, A.C. Smith, and Kristina Valada Viars
    Original score composed by Mikhail Fiksel, featuring Billy Branch
    "Lake Song Finale"
    Written by Sydney Charles, Mikhail Fiksel, and Jeremy McCarter
    Performed by Billy Branch, Sydney Charles, and the cast
    For full credits and to learn more, visit lakesong.fm.
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    • 28 min
    Boat Trouble | Episode 10

    Boat Trouble | Episode 10

    Dee and Wade try to repair what's been broken for so long.
    LAKE SONG is co-created by Laura Alcalá Baker, Sydney Charles, Mikhail Fiksel, Nate Marshall, Jeremy McCarter, Natalie Moore, and Kristina Valada-Viars.
    Starring Sydney Charles as Dee and Marcus D. Moore as Wade
    With Ayanna Bria Bakari, Delia Kropp, Daniel Kyri, Al'Jaleel McGhee, James Vincent Meredith, and Mia Park
    Original score composed by Mikhail Fiksel, featuring Billy Branch
    For full credits and more, visit lakesong.fm.
    Please rate/review wherever you listen to podcasts!

    • 24 min
    Spiraling | Episode 9

    Spiraling | Episode 9

    As the Siren plan tears the city apart, Wade investigates what's really going on; Dee, alone and grieving, tries to make a fresh start--and tries, and tries. . . .
    LAKE SONG is co-created by Laura Alcalá Baker, Sydney Charles, Mikhail Fiksel, Nate Marshall, Jeremy McCarter, Natalie Moore, and Kristina Valada-Viars.
    Starring Sydney Charles as Dee and Marcus D. Moore as Wade
    With Ayanna Bria Bakari, Brenda Barrie, Rammel Chan, Lillian Charles, Eduardo Curley-Carrillo, Ian Paul Custer, Lorena Diaz, Eddie Martinez, James Vincent Meredith, Al'Jaleel McGhee, Mia Park, Deanna Reed-Foster, A.C. Smith, and Kristina Valada Viars
    Original score composed by Mikhail Fiksel, featuring Billy Branch
    "Dee's Shanty (Reprise)"
    Written and performed by Sydney Charles
    For full credits and more, visit lakesong.fm.
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    • 29 min
    Fair Share | Episode 8

    Fair Share | Episode 8

    In spite of Wade's promises, the Siren plan begins to disrupt the city; Dee, bewildered by Mira, runs from her grief.
    LAKE SONG is co-created by Laura Alcalá Baker, Sydney Charles, Mikhail Fiksel, Nate Marshall, Jeremy McCarter, Natalie Moore, and Kristina Valada-Viars.
    Starring Sydney Charles as Dee and Marcus D. Moore as Wade
    With Ayanna Bria Bakari, Billy Branch, Delia Kropp, Daniel Kyri, and James Vincent Meredith
    Original score composed by Mikhail Fiksel, featuring Billy Branch
    For full credits and more, visit lakesong.fm.
    Please rate/review wherever you listen to podcasts!

    • 15 min
    Outsiders | Episode 7

    Outsiders | Episode 7

    It's 2099, and Siren is remaking Chicago. Wade revels in his newfound success, but Dee struggles to hold onto her place in the family.
    LAKE SONG is co-created by Laura Alcalá Baker, Sydney Charles, Mikhail Fiksel, Nate Marshall, Jeremy McCarter, Natalie Moore, and Kristina Valada-Viars.
    Starring Sydney Charles as Dee and Marcus D. Moore as Wade
    With Ayanna Bria Bakari, Billy Branch, Eduardo Curley-Carrillo, Delia Kropp, Esme Perez, Deanna Reed-Foster, A.C. Smith, and AnJi White
    Original score composed by Mikhail Fiksel, featuring Billy Branch
    "Sweet Home Chicago"
    Written by Robert Leroy Johnson
    MPCA Kings of Spades / Standing Ovation and Encore Music
    By arrangement with Concord
    For full credits and more, visit lakesong.fm.
    Please rate/review wherever you listen to podcasts!

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

I-will listen ,

Great storyline

I have been listening to podcasts for over 2 years now and I have never been so compelled to leave a review. Nor have I ever left a review for any other podcast. I really enjoyed the storyline and the music. Most of all the message really hit home. I look forward to listening to more podcasts from Make Believe media. Keep up the great work.

ck do ufk ,

Great story

I am enthralled, and I just love the music

gerrrace ,

Wow

I was going to wait until the end of the series to give a rating, but I just listened to episode 11 and was moved to tears. I listen to podcasts while I clean houses and had to stop cleaning a sink because my tears were making it hard to see. This story is original, heartfelt, deep, and very well acted. The music is outstanding as well. Thank you!!

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