12 episodes

Your friends are moving on. You're figuring out how to move forward. NEXT STOP is an audio sitcom about your mid-to-late 20s when everyone is changing around you—and you worry that you might not catch up. When longtime roommates Cam and Ally search for someone to replace their newly engaged former roommate, they stumble upon the iconoclast and ridiculous Samuel Clemens. Across its ten-episode first season, NEXT STOP follows these roommates’ trials through work, relationships, friendships and more.

NEXT STO‪P‬ Multitude

    • Comedy Fiction
    • 3.8 • 253 Ratings

Your friends are moving on. You're figuring out how to move forward. NEXT STOP is an audio sitcom about your mid-to-late 20s when everyone is changing around you—and you worry that you might not catch up. When longtime roommates Cam and Ally search for someone to replace their newly engaged former roommate, they stumble upon the iconoclast and ridiculous Samuel Clemens. Across its ten-episode first season, NEXT STOP follows these roommates’ trials through work, relationships, friendships and more.

    Happy Endings

    Happy Endings

    Ally is in the final round of interviews for her dream job, but it would require her to leave the city. And she hasn’t told anyone about that possibility. Her fear triggers a spur-of-the-moment tour around the city for Samuel, full of flashbacks and esoteric sight-seeing.

    About
    NEXT STOP is a Multitude production written and created by Eric Silver. You can read more about the show, including our full cast list and episode transcripts, at http://nextstopshow.com. We’re on Twitter and Instagram @NextStopShow. Join our Patreon (http://patreon.com/nextstopshow) to gain access to behind-the-scenes content, additional scenes, bloopers, and the opportunity to have your name included in the credits of Episode 10. Buy a full-length version of the theme song at http://nextstopshow.com/merch, and learn more about Multitude at http://multitude.productions

    Credits
    Written and Created by Eric Silver
    Directed, Edited, and Sound Designed by Brandon Grugle
    Executive Produced by Amanda McLoughlin
    Assistant Directed, Casting, and Additional Editing by Julia Schifini

    Starring 
    Yemie Sonuga (she/her/hers) as Ally Lonergan
    Nick Fondulis (he/his/him) as Cameron Chabon
    Ian Henry Walls (he/his/him) as Samuel Clemens

    With
    Justin McElroy (he/him/his) as David Boreanaz 
    Emma Sherr-Ziarko (she/her/hers) as Interviewer
    Mélisa Brenier-Sanders (she/her/hers) as Gillian 
    Anya Krawcheck (she/her/hers) as Lydia

    Production
    Music by Evan Cunningham
    Additional Scoring by Brandon Grugle
    Art by Allyson Wakeman
    Script Consulting by Octavia Bray
    Production Consulting by Lauren Shippen
    Engineered by Cara Ehlenfeldt

    This podcast was recorded under the SAG-AFTRA Collective Bargaining Agreement using a cash advance from Patreon. Read more about the production process, download our free resources for fiction podcasters, and find pronouns and bios for all cast and crew at http://nextstopshow.com
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    • 36 min
    Cam vs. Work Expectations

    Cam vs. Work Expectations

    Cam has gotten what he’s always wanted: Internet fame! Of course, that glow is short-lived as his short-tempered boss gives him way too much responsibility. Gillian is furious at him for using their lives as content, and Lydia won’t talk to him because he may or may not have been flirting with her while he was drunk the night before.

    About
    NEXT STOP is a Multitude production written and created by Eric Silver. You can read more about the show, including our full cast list and episode transcripts, at http://nextstopshow.com. We’re on Twitter and Instagram @NextStopShow. Join our Patreon (http://patreon.com/nextstopshow) to gain access to behind-the-scenes content, additional scenes, bloopers, and the opportunity to have your name included in the credits of Episode 10. Learn more about Multitude at http://multitude.productions

    Credits
    Written and Created by Eric Silver
    Directed, Edited, and Sound Designed by Brandon Grugle
    Executive Produced by Amanda McLoughlin
    Assistant Directed, Casting, and Additional Editing by Julia Schifini

    Starring 
    Yemie Sonuga (she/her/hers) as Ally Lonergan
    Nick Fondulis (he/his/him) as Cameron Chabon
    Ian Henry Walls (he/his/him) as Samuel Clemens

    With
    Anya Krawcheck (she/her/hers) as Lydia
    Trevor Anthony (he/him/his) as Harrison
    Mélisa Brenier-Sanders (she/her/hers) as Gillian 
    Kathryn Milewski (she/her/hers) as Ashley 
    Jordan Cobb (she/her/hers) as Deena
    Samantha Cooper (she/her/hers) as Service Person
    Brian David Gilbert (he/him/his) as Alarm Clock
    Kristen DiMercurio (she/her/hers) as Toothbrush
    Brian David Gilbert (he/him/his), Kristen DiMercurio (she/her/hers), and Cecilia Lynn-Jacobs (she/her/hers) as Shirts
    Cecilia Lynn-Jacobs (she/her/hers) as Ibuprofen
    Jordan Cobb (she/her/hers) as Subway Stranger #1 
    Zach Libresco (he/him/his) as Subway Stranger #2 
    Kristen DiMercurio (she/her/hers) as Subway Stranger #3 
    Kristen DiMercurio, Zach Libresco, Jessica Washington, Josh Rubino, Zach Valenti, and Jordan Cobb as Commuters
    Eric Silver (he/him/his) as Stranger on the Street

    Production
    Music by Evan Cunningham
    Additional Scoring by Brandon Grugle
    Art by Allyson Wakeman
    Script Consulting by Octavia Bray
    Production Consulting by Lauren Shippen
    Engineered by Cara Ehlenfeldt

    This podcast was recorded under the SAG-AFTRA Collective Bargaining Agreement using a cash advance from Patreon. Read more about the production process, download our free resources for fiction podcasters, and find pronouns and bios for all cast and crew at http://nextstopshow.com
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    • 36 min
    My Road to El Dorado

    My Road to El Dorado

    Gillian and Ashley have sent out their wedding invitations and Cam didn’t get one. Instead of asking them if his invite got lost in the mail, he follows Ally into work and drinks. Luckily, it’s the Road to El Dorado bar crawl, so there are plenty of bros dressed up as cartoonish Spaniards to drink with.

    About
    NEXT STOP is a Multitude production written and created by Eric Silver. You can read more about the show, including our full cast list and episode transcripts, at http://nextstopshow.com. We’re on Twitter and Instagram @NextStopShow. Join our Patreon (http://patreon.com/nextstopshow) to gain access to behind-the-scenes content, additional scenes, bloopers, and the opportunity to have your name included in the credits of Episode 10. Learn more about Multitude at http://multitude.productions

    Credits
    Written and Created by Eric Silver
    Directed, Edited, and Sound Designed by Brandon Grugle
    Executive Produced by Amanda McLoughlin
    Assistant Directed, Casting, and Additional Editing by Julia Schifini

    Starring 
    Yemie Sonuga (she/her/hers) as Ally Lonergan
    Nick Fondulis (he/his/him) as Cameron Chabon
    Ian Henry Walls (he/his/him) as Samuel Clemens

    With
    Anya Krawcheck (she/her/hers) as Lydia
    Zach Valenti (he/him/his) & Zach Libresco (he/him/his) as Lead Bros
    Kristen DiMercurio, Cecilia Lynn-Jacobs, Josh Rubino, Brian David Gilbert, Eric Silver, Mike Schubert, Heddy Hunt, and Nara DeMuro as Additional Bros
    Jordan Cobb, Samantha Cooper, Jessica Washington, Josh Rubino, Cecilia Lynn-Jacobs, Kristen DiMercurio, Zach Libresco, and Zach Valenti as Commenters

    Production
    Music by Evan Cunningham
    Additional Scoring by Brandon Grugle
    Art by Allyson Wakeman
    Script Consulting by Octavia Bray
    Production Consulting by Lauren Shippen
    Engineered by Cara Ehlenfeldt

    This podcast was recorded under the SAG-AFTRA Collective Bargaining Agreement using a cash advance from Patreon. Read more about the production process, download our free resources for fiction podcasters, and find pronouns and bios for all cast and crew at http://nextstopshow.com
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    • 29 min
    The Gang Throws a Birthday

    The Gang Throws a Birthday

    Samuel’s turning 30 and he doesn’t want to do anything about it. Ally cannot stand that, so she pushes Samuel to have the biggest and best birthday ever. Cam realizes that male friendships are weird so he doesn’t know what to get Samuel for his birthday, so he reaches out to his work-wife Lydia for advice.

    About
    NEXT STOP is a Multitude production written and created by Eric Silver. You can read more about the show, including our full cast list and episode transcripts, at http://nextstopshow.com. We’re on Twitter and Instagram @NextStopShow. Join our Patreon (http://patreon.com/nextstopshow) to gain access to behind-the-scenes content, additional scenes, bloopers, and the opportunity to have your name included in the credits of Episode 10. Learn more about Multitude at http://multitude.productions

    Credits
    Written and Created by Eric Silver
    Directed, Edited, and Sound Designed by Brandon Grugle
    Executive Produced by Amanda McLoughlin
    Assistant Directed, Casting, and Additional Editing by Julia Schifini

    Starring 
    Yemie Sonuga (she/her/hers) as Ally Lonergan
    Nick Fondulis (he/his/him) as Cameron Chabon
    Ian Henry Walls (he/his/him) as Samuel Clemens

    With
    Anya Krawcheck (she/her/hers) as Lydia
    Samantha Cooper (she/her/hers) as Service Person

    Production
    Music by Evan Cunningham
    Additional Scoring by Brandon Grugle
    Art by Allyson Wakeman
    Script Consulting by Octavia Bray
    Production Consulting by Lauren Shippen
    Engineered by Cara Ehlenfeldt

    This podcast was recorded under the SAG-AFTRA Collective Bargaining Agreement using a cash advance from Patreon. Read more about the production process, download our free resources for fiction podcasters, and find pronouns and bios for all cast and crew at http://nextstopshow.com
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    • 32 min
    The Train Office

    The Train Office

    Samuel has finally pushed himself into following his dream of writing for a TV show… but that doesn’t mean he can’t procrastinate to an unholy degree. On his way to a coffee shop to write, he’s distracted by the magnetic and devious Nessie MacLean, the CEO of a startup that turns trains into co-working spaces. Cam and Ally have to save Samuel, but does really he need to be saved? Yes, yes he does.

    About
    NEXT STOP is a Multitude production written and created by Eric Silver. You can read more about the show, including our full cast list and episode transcripts, at http://nextstopshow.com. We’re on Twitter and Instagram @NextStopShow. Join our Patreon (http://patreon.com/nextstopshow) to gain access to behind-the-scenes content, additional scenes, bloopers, and the opportunity to have your name included in the credits of Episode 10. Learn more about Multitude at http://multitude.productions

    Credits
    Written and Created by Eric Silver
    Directed, Edited, and Sound Designed by Brandon Grugle
    Executive Produced by Amanda McLoughlin
    Assistant Directed, Casting, and Additional Editing by Julia Schifini

    Starring 
    Yemie Sonuga (she/her/hers) as Ally Lonergan
    Nick Fondulis (he/his/him) as Cameron Chabon
    Ian Henry Walls (he/his/him) as Samuel Clemens

    With
    Maya Rosewood (she/they) as Nessie McLean
    Jo Young (she/her/hers) as Sam’s Mom
    Cecilia Lynn-Jacobs (she/her/hers) as 311 Operator
    Jessica Washington (she/her/hers) as 911 Operator
    NJ Agwuna (she/her/hers) as Train Operator

    Production
    Music by Evan Cunningham
    Additional Scoring by Brandon Grugle
    Art by Allyson Wakeman
    Script Consulting by Octavia Bray
    Production Consulting by Lauren Shippen
    Engineered by Cara Ehlenfeldt

    This podcast was recorded under the SAG-AFTRA Collective Bargaining Agreement using a cash advance from Patreon. Read more about the production process, download our free resources for fiction podcasters, and find pronouns and bios for all cast and crew at http://nextstopshow.com
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    • 31 min
    The Boreanaz Paradox

    The Boreanaz Paradox

    Samuel’s mom is coming to visit and he’s a nervous wreck. Samuel tries to get his mom on the phone as she’s led through the city by famous actor David Boreanaz. Ally cannot control herself because she is a massive Boreanazite... and she happens to be waiting for a terrible package company to deliver a life-size pillow of his torso.

    About
    NEXT STOP is a Multitude production written and created by Eric Silver. You can read more about the show, including our full cast list and episode transcripts, at http://nextstopshow.com. We’re on Twitter and Instagram @NextStopShow. Join our Patreon (http://patreon.com/nextstopshow) to gain access to behind-the-scenes content, additional scenes, bloopers, and the opportunity to have your name included in the credits of Episode 10. Learn more about Multitude at http://multitude.productions

    Credits
    Written and Created by Eric Silver
    Directed, Edited, and Sound Designed by Brandon Grugle
    Executive Produced by Amanda McLoughlin
    Assistant Directed, Casting, and Additional Editing by Julia Schifini

    Starring 
    Yemie Sonuga (she/her/hers) as Ally Lonergan
    Nick Fondulis (he/his/him) as Cameron Chabon
    Ian Henry Walls (he/his/him) as Samuel Clemens

    With
    Jo Young (she/her/hers) as Sam’s Mom
    Kristen Dimercurio (she/her/hers) as Quikship Employee
    Zach Valenti (he/him/his) & Zach Libresco (he/him/his) as Tourists

    Production
    Music by Evan Cunningham
    Additional Scoring by Brandon Grugle
    Art by Allyson Wakeman
    Script Consulting by Octavia Bray
    Production Consulting by Lauren Shippen
    Engineered by Cara Ehlenfeldt

    This podcast was recorded under the SAG-AFTRA Collective Bargaining Agreement using a cash advance from Patreon. Read more about the production process, download our free resources for fiction podcasters, and find pronouns and bios for all cast and crew at http://nextstopshow.com
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
253 Ratings

253 Ratings

Newtonloves17 ,

:)

I began listening to this about maybe a month or so ago and it was exactly what I needed to put a smile on my face during these times. I'm looking forward to seeing more from this series and I might check out the rest the team has created

vito_56 ,

Next Stop

Позитив на все сто процентов! Это подкаст гоняю по долгу и не надоел!

Richard KL ,

A Sitcom without the Cringe

This showis a wild, over the top sitcom. Things are dialed up to 11, and the characters are larger than life. It has the feel of a 90's sitcom but makes a concious effort to be socially aware and avoid harmful language and tropes as much as possible. It's queer, it's millenial, and it's a ton of fun.

Some other reviews have noted sound balancing issues with characters being relatively quiet and then getting excited and screaming. I never found myself having to adjust the volume, for what it's worth. I also really liked the sound design and ambient noise levels. The characters getting overexcited and yelling about things felt extremely relatable for me because that's generally the energy level my high school drama program operated at any time we weren't actively rehearsing.

The plots and characters are, like any sitcom, especially during a first season, bigger than life. The situations they find themselves in are bold, hilarious, and eminently relatable. The tropes are familiar, but the whole point of a sitcom is that you know the punchline and you're waiting to hear the specifics of just how deep a hole the characters dig themselves, or how far they will go. The whole season plays with the familiarity of relatable situations (finding a new roommate, figuring out how things work in the big city, public transit, etc) by finding a weird angle or an over the top expression of it.

My biggest criticism is that during the first episode it was tough to understand who was who. Cam was easy to identify because of the masculine presenting voice, but I had the show notes open to try to keep track of Gillian, Ally, and Ashley. Listening to the teaser episode helped cement Ally's voice, but it was still a little difficult at first to tell Gillian and Ashley apart. That said, it's a good motivating scene to start with (it's the driving factor behind the first season) but it suffers from being in an audio medium where we don't get the additional visual cues to help differentiate the characters. After the first episode, though, you start to recognize everyone's voices and Gillian and Ashley are there less frequently, so it gets easier pretty quickly.

Every time I've tried to watch an episode of Friends, I've walked away cringing because of something racist, sexist, ableist, etc. This show feels like it captures all the fun, zany atmosphere of 90's sitcoms without all of that. It's not perfect but it's loads better than anything else in the genre I've encountered.

Simply put, it's a fun, inclusive, whacky sitcom that's generally easy to listen to and scratches that itch. Definitely check it out.

P.S. The theme song is ridiculously catchy and will stick in your head forever.

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