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.

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    • 3.8 • 261 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.

    The One With the Proposals

    The One With the Proposals

    Roommates Cam Chabon and Ally Lonergan are surprised when their longtime friend and roommate Gillian proposes to her girlfriend Ashley at their newly opened subway station. When Gillian announces she’s moving out, Cam and Ally must find someone to replace her as soon as possible.

    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
    Mélisa Brenier-Sanders (she/her/hers) as Gillian 
    Kathryn Milewski (she/her/hers) as Ashley 
    Brandon Grugle (he/him/his) as Roommate Candidate #1
    Mike Schubert (he/him/his) as Roommate Candidate #2
    Eric Silver (he/him/his) as Roommate Candidate #3
    Amanda McLoughlin (she/her/hers) as Roommate Candidate #4
    Connor McLoughlin (he/him/his) as Roommate Candidate #5
    Julia Schifini (she/her/hers) as Roommate Candidate #6

    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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    • 30 min
    The Red Flag

    The Red Flag

    Now that Cam and Ally have secured recent city transplant and sweet weirdo Samuel Clemens as their roommate, they can get back to doing what they do best: making fools of themselves. Ally flirts with a train conductor who makes overly familiar PA announcements, and Cam bonds with a woman on the train about how much they hate those overly familiar train PA announcements.

    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
    NJ Agwuna (she/her/hers) as Mattie/The Subway Announcer
    Katherine Leidlein (she/they) as Lana

    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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    • 27 min
    Streaming and Screaming

    Streaming and Screaming

    Grumbling to himself on the train, Cam tears into the videos of streaming giant Bradisgoodatsoccer… and Bradisgoodatsoccer is there to hear him with open ears. Back at home, Samuel Clemens is adjusting to his life living with his new roommates, including respecting Ally’s nocturnal bartending sleep schedule.

    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
    Amir Royale (he/him/his) as Bradisgoodatsoccer/Isaac
    Samantha Cooper (she/her/hers) as Service Person
    Josh Rubino (he/him/his) as PCH Host

    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
    Intro to Samuel 101

    Intro to Samuel 101

    Cam and Ally are unsure about what Samuel does for work, which only seems more strange when Samuel pays for three months of rent at once. This leads to an involved heist as Ally distracts Samuel with a getting-to-know-you dinner at notorious Italian restaurant Joey Pepperoni’s Pasta Explosion while Cam calls in old-roommate-and-recently-never-there Gillian to break into Samuel’s computer.

    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
    Mélisa Brenier-Sanders (she/her/hers) as Gillian
    Samantha Cooper (she/her/hers) as Service Person
    Michaela Swee (she/her/hers) as Computer

    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
    Bushwick Tarentella Loop by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1300003 Artist: http://incompetech.com/

    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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    • 39 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
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    • 34 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

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
261 Ratings

261 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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