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

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    • Science Fiction
    • 4.3 • 281 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.

    Episode 53 - Starless

    Episode 53 - Starless

    A post-apocalyptic audio drama, in which rampant fires have destroyed not only lives and the earth, but what little civilization was left. Rhana is on a mission to restore humanity to the world.

    While only a few episodes of Starless were ever released, due to the creator being unable to continue to with the show, what was released was compelling and engrossing. When we arranged to do a crossover episode, I was excited about writing it, considering for the last three years I have dealt with devastating fires in some shape or form, living in Northern California. It was a future I could comprehend, and an empathy I could identify with. While the main feed for Starless is no longer available, listeners are able to access it on archive.org. A link is in the show notes.

    This episode was written by Alex C. Telander.

    The part of Jake is performed by Chris Fletcher.

    The part of Rhana is performed by Justy Gee.

    Sound design was done by Hail and Well Met Podcasts. Check out more of their great work at hailandwellmetpodcasts.com.

    For a link to a transcript of this episode please follow this link: https://ostiumpodcast.com/episode-53-starless-transcript/.

    If you enjoy Ostium and would like to support the show, you can do so on our Patreon at patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. We’ve updated our rewards structure with lots of new bonus goodies like new miniseries, a special zoomcast about how podcasts are made called From the Sound Up, postcards for patrons, and a zoom chat with members of team Ostium and patrons every couple of months. You can find all this and more at patreon.com/ostiumpodcast.

    Thanks for listening and our next episode will release in two weeks.

    • 15 min
    Episode 52 - Manifestations

    Episode 52 - Manifestations

    A person from 2019 is out of place, and out of time. They discover how the Earth has changed. How can so much destruction become something good and hopeful? Join our narrator as they discover where they are, when they are, and the mystery surrounding how they got there.

    On July 15th, 2018, Dwayne sent me his fanfic for Door 129. I’d invited Ostium fans to submit they’re own Ostium door stories and Dwayne got in touch with an Ostium door idea he had about Centralia, which he wrote and recorded, and we put it together and released it. And then people started asking Dwayne what happened next after his Ostium door story? And thus Manifestations was born. Dwayne originally said he wasn’t a writer, and now has his very own audiodrama that’s really good and I’m looking forward to season two. So be sure to check out season one of Manifestations, which you can marathon right now.

    This episode was written and directed by Dwayne Farver.

    The part of Alan is performed by Dwayne Farver.

    The part of Monica is performed by Georgia Mckenzie.

    The part of QILA is performed by Penelope Dyer.

    The theme music is Breathe by Chill Carrier.

    Sound design was done by Hail and Well Met Podcasts. Check out more of their great work at hailandwellmetpodcasts.com.

    For a link to a transcript of this episode please follow this link: https://ostiumpodcast.com/episode-52-manifestations-transcript/.

    If you enjoy Ostium and would like to support the show, you can do so on our Patreon at patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. We recently updated our rewards structure with lots of new bonus goodies like new miniseries, a special zoomcast about how podcasts are made called From the Sound Up, postcards for patrons, and a zoom chat with members of team Ostium and patrons every couple of months. You can find all this and more at patreon.com/ostiumpodcast.

    Thanks for listening and our next episode will release in two weeks.

    • 11 min
    Middle Below - Episode One - Continue

    Middle Below - Episode One - Continue

    Hey everyone, Alex here. While we’re in our mid-season hiatus I thought you might enjoy hearing the first episodes of the shows we’ve done crossovers with for the first half of season 5.

    An audio drama about ghosts, cats, and the slightly odd people who look after them. There is a world that runs parallel to ours, a world filled with ghosts. They call it 'The Below.’ Middle:Below is the story of a disgruntled traveller, a frustrated writer, a slightly nervous ghost and a very enigmatic cat. Whatever adventures await them, we can be certain, that bad things will happen.

    Here’s the first episode of Middle Below.

    For more info about this episode and the show, check out: https://www.tincanaudio.co.uk/middle-below.

    • 14 min
    Guild of Adventurers - Episode One - Welcome to the Guild

    Guild of Adventurers - Episode One - Welcome to the Guild

    Hey everyone, Alex here. While we’re in our mid-season hiatus I thought you might enjoy hearing the first episodes of the shows we’ve done crossovers with for the first half of season 5.

    Three adventurers travel the world of Kalanthus, uncovering hidden mysteries lost to the ravages of time in this story-driven, D&D based podcast.

    Here’s the first episode of Guild of Adventurers.

    For more info about this episode and the show, check out: https://hailandwellmetpodcast.com/guildofadventurers/

    • 33 min
    Greater Boston - Episode One - Family Riddles

    Greater Boston - Episode One - Family Riddles

    Hey everyone, Alex here. While we’re in our mid-season hiatus I thought you might enjoy hearing the first episodes of the shows we’ve done crossovers with for the first half of season 5.

    Greater Boston is a bi-monthly full-cast audio drama set in the Boston metro area, blending the real and the unreal, the historical and the fantastical. It all begins with the death of Leon Stamatis, a man so enamored of predictability that the least hint of uncertainty makes life unbearable. But by leaving the world, he has irrevocably changed it.

    Here’s the first episode of Greater Boston.

    For more info about this episode and the show, check out: https://greaterbostonshow.com/

    • 31 min
    Standard Docking Procedure - Episode One - Space Steaks Part One

    Standard Docking Procedure - Episode One - Space Steaks Part One

    Hey everyone, Alex here. While we’re in our mid-season hiatus I thought you might enjoy hearing the first episodes of the shows we’ve done crossovers with for the first half of season 5.

    Welcome to Pseudopolis, a space station filled with people just trying to get through the work day without breaking anything important. Join an ensemble cast of characters as they overcome such classic sci-fi sitcom problems like forgetting one's keys on a spacewalk, cooking food with a rocket, and tracking down a missed connection in virtual reality!

    Here’s the first episode of Standard Docking Procedure.

    For more info about this episode and the show, check out: https://dockingpod.com/

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
281 Ratings

281 Ratings

Airikag ,

Enthralled and amazed.

This is the only podcast that I have been able to listen to over and over. His voice is so comforting, the story line and crossovers are amazing. Keep listening. Trust me.

Skareda macka ,

Great show

The podcast starts out very believable and ventures further and further into sci fi. Very imaginative. Fun listen. I really enjoyed binging on the provided complete season compilations!

I may or may not be a witch ,

I was so hoping it would improve, initial concept was not bad.

It started pretty good. For being told in a very odd mix of audiobook and audio drama. And being written in the voice of a straight white man. Even the black lead lady has the same cadence ad the Whiteman. The romantic subplot feels SUPER forced. It’s a self insert. There’s no proper story arcs and almost no character development, I’ve listened to season four in hopes the creators storytelling would, you know, improve and evolve. But it doesn’t. The acting is subpar and the most boring and flat narration, and SERIOUSLY LEARN NOT TO MAKE WET MOUT NOISES WHEN YOU TALK FOR FRACKS SAKE.

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