88 episodes

Ostium is a fictional podcast about a man who discovers a secret town with many doors that lead him to strange and interesting places.

Ostium Podcast Ostium Podcast

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    • 4.4, 206 Ratings

Ostium is a fictional podcast about a man who discovers a secret town with many doors that lead him to strange and interesting places.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
206 Ratings

206 Ratings

Copilot dc3 ,

Good but could be much better.

The story for this podcast is first rate and compelling. Production quality including Foley noises etc. are excellent. The music is even good if not obviously low budget.
My problem really is with the voice acting. I appreciate the low-key understated delivery approach of the main character. When we add the female lead the dialogue falls flat because the characters are not listening to one another. In fact the first dialogue episode sounds like cold table read. For me what adds reality to dialogue are the non dialogue cues like breathing, sighs, chuckles etc. From listening to parts of episode 6 you might think that the actors read their parts in separate rooms directly into the microphone at all times.

Written dialogue also suffers from the Gilmore girls-like plethora of adjectives for every day conversation. The fact that the actors stumble over the pronunciation of words only adds to the feeling that the dialogue is unnatural.

Also not a fan of the F word in every paragraph. Is a artifact of podcast culture where people think they’re being edgy by writing dialogue laced profanity?

Still Ostium carries me forward because the story and situations are imaginative. Hoping this podcast matures because it has great potential!

Eugene Sweetwater ,

Great Story

Absolutely addicting. 108 work hours in one week and this is a go to. I can’t imagine not having this story to help through the long days.

CF_Texas ,

Good show

Season 1 was great! I’m having a hard time staying with it on season 2. Monica is not my favorite this second time around. I’m glad Jake is doing most of the narrative. He can explain all that’s going on in a way that I can picture it as if I was there, he has a very natural way of describing everything. Monica, however sounds like she’s reading straight from a script, sounds too rehearsed. Overall, I really like it! Thank you!!

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