126 episodes

It's Spring 2142 (a Tuesday), and Gated Galaxies has launched its 400 Oz-8000 ships, each carrying 50,000 "resting guests" to, hopefully, a new home on a shiny, brand-new planet. Except this whole "terraform and take over" idea isn't actually the plan; the real plan is far more nefarious and involves a great deal of cackling. But those aboard the ships don't know that, so off they toodle (those that make it out of Earth's atmosphere, at least), all shiny and optimistic. This is the story of one of those ships – the Oz 9 – and its tiny crew of hopeless incompetents. So far, they've been in space half an hour and several hundred people are dead. So... bright future, clearly.

Oz 9 Gated Galaxies

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    • 4.7 • 310 Ratings

It's Spring 2142 (a Tuesday), and Gated Galaxies has launched its 400 Oz-8000 ships, each carrying 50,000 "resting guests" to, hopefully, a new home on a shiny, brand-new planet. Except this whole "terraform and take over" idea isn't actually the plan; the real plan is far more nefarious and involves a great deal of cackling. But those aboard the ships don't know that, so off they toodle (those that make it out of Earth's atmosphere, at least), all shiny and optimistic. This is the story of one of those ships – the Oz 9 – and its tiny crew of hopeless incompetents. So far, they've been in space half an hour and several hundred people are dead. So... bright future, clearly.

    episode eighty-one: Hangover remedies and really good sunscreen

    episode eighty-one: Hangover remedies and really good sunscreen

    Yes, I KNOW we said January, but hey, it's January somewhere, right?
    The Oz 9 crew are finally (?) done with their plant-based emergency and have broken free of the Milky Way Galaxy. They're currently lurking in a galaxy that (if you're looking at it sideways and are 8 years old) has a vaguely rude shape. That should keep them entertained for a while.
    Anyway, they might actually get off the 9 and explore a strange new world here soon, so now's probably a good time to say goodbye. Before they, you know, poke an alien.
    Please stay through the end credits to hear a very cool trailer for a very good show.
    And we haven't gotten any reviews for, like, AGES, sooooo, if you wanted to, you could, like, leave us one or something. No biggie.
    You've been listening to:

    Tim Sherburn as Colin

    Shannon Perry as Madeline and Olivia

    Bonnie Brantley as Jessie

    Chrissi Talyn Saje as Julie

    Eric Perry as Joe

    Sarah Golding as Mrs Sheffield

    David S Dear as Dr Theo Bromae

    Kevin Hall as Greg

    Kyle Jones as Narrator 2, and

    Chris Nadolny Gourley is your Narrator.


    Our theme and other music is composed and performed by John Faley. Our artwork is by Lucas Elliott (who also did our COMIC BOOK and our cool pin set!! https://oz9podcast.etsy.com). Sarah Golding is our dialogue editor. Oliver Morris is our sound designer. Oz 9 is written by Shannon Perry but if you say so in public, she'll deny it. 
    Oz 9 is a proud member of the Fable & Folly network. Please support our partners here: https://fableandfolly.com/partners/. And be sure to check out the other great Fable & Folly shows at https://fableandfolly.com/.
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    • 23 min
    episode eighty-two: Keep your knickers out of the biscuit tin

    episode eighty-two: Keep your knickers out of the biscuit tin

    Our crew land on a strange planet ... and find someone truly strange. 
    BUT: here's your chance to hear a chunk of Dr. Theo's novel as our turnip greens attempt to evade what Joe refers to as "the stupidest way to die we've come up with yet."
    You've been listening to:

    Chrisi Talyn Saje as Julie

    Shannon Perry as Madeline

    Sarah Golding as Mrs Sheffield

    Tim Sherburn as Colin

    Eric Perry as Joe

    Bonnie Brantley as Jessie

    Kevin Hall as Greg

    Kyle Jones as Narrator 2 and

    Chris Nadolny Gourley as your Narrator


    **Guest starring Ash Hunt as Officer Lowell, courtesy of Oblivity, the brilliant podcast by Rob Stringer.**
    If you're not familiar with Oblivity podcast, you're really missing out. Stay tuned for a tasty sample, then find more here: https://www.oblivitypodcast.com/. Oblivity is one of our favorite shows of all time, so make sure you check them out!
    John Faley writes our music; Lucas Elliott is responsible for our artwork. Sarah Golding is our dialogue editor, and sadly, Shannon Perry sound designed this mess.
    Oz 9 is a proud member of the Fable & Folly network. Please support our partners here: https://fableandfolly.com/partners/. And be sure to check out the other great Fable & Folly shows at https://fableandfolly.com/.
    Thanks for listening, space monkeys. Now go do something useful to make up for it.
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    • 30 min
    Bonus: Livestream for the Cure and Oz 9

    Bonus: Livestream for the Cure and Oz 9

    The Livestream for the Cure starts on May 17 and probably ends abruptly with much screaming on SATURDAY (not Sunday, ooops) May 20th at 8 pm when the Oz 9 crew takes over.
    We hope you'll join us. 
    Learn more here: LivestreamForTheCure.com.
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    • 3 min
    episode eighty-three: In short, she is baked

    episode eighty-three: In short, she is baked

    I went back and read the opening paragraph that was here originally, and even I don't understand it, so I must have been really tired or possibly in a hostage situation when I wrote it. Anyway, it's gone, and though this means the subtitle now makes zero sense, it's still an improvement.
    In this episode, Olivia's I-drops (iDrops?) have gotten mixed up with some other substances, and, well, if you thought added chaos might cancel out existing chaos....nope. It just piles on.
    You've been listening to:

    Eric Perry as Dr. von Haber Zetzer and Joe

    Shannon Perry as Olivia and Madeline

    Sarah Rhea Werner as Pipistrelle

    Chrisi Talyn Saje as Julie

    David S Dear as Dr Theo Bromae

    Bonnie Brantley as Jessie

    Kevin Hall as Greg

    Tim Sherburn as Colin

    Sarah Golding as Mrs Sheffield

    Aaron Clark as Le Bichon Frise

    Kyle Jones as Narrator 2 and

    Chris Nadolny Gourley is your Narrator.


    Our music is by John Faley. Our artwork is by Lucas Elliott. Sarah Golding is our dialogue editor, and Shannon Perry sound designed this episode (and asks that you just go with it). Oz 9 is written by Shannon Perry.
    Oz 9 is a proud member of the Fable & Folly network. Please support our partners here: https://fableandfolly.com/partners/. And be sure to check out the other great Fable & Folly shows at https://fableandfolly.com/.
    You can find all episode transcripts with their episodes on our website, https://oz-9.com. You might want to consider a tetanus shot before you go, though.
    Until next time, space monkeys.
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    • 23 min
    episode eighty-four: Would it help if I spoke stupid?

    episode eighty-four: Would it help if I spoke stupid?

    Exploration of the Oz 9 continues, and it's not going well. Though we did find some goldfish. And some bumper cars. 
    Traveling via vending machine is just unpredictable and not nearly as filling as you might imagine, but the crew are blundering around the ship from room to room and sandwich to sandwich, flirting with cowboys and this sentence is a bit long so I'm stopping now. 
    You've been listening to

    Eric Perry as Joe

    Bonnie Brantley as Jessie and Lady Nibble-Biscuit

    Chrisi Talyn Saje as Julie

    Kevin Hall as Greg

    Shannon Perry as Olivia and Madeline

    Sarah Rhea Werner as Pipistrelle

    David S Dear as Dr Theo Bromae

    Sarah Golding as Mrs Sheffield

    Aaron Clark as Le Bichon Frise

    Kyle Jones is Narrator Two, and

    Chris Nadolny Gourley is your Narrator


    Our theme and other music is composed and performed by John Faley. Our artwork is by Lucas Elliott (who also did our COMIC BOOK and our cool pin set!! https://oz9podcast.etsy.com). Sarah Golding is our dialogue editor. Chrisi Talyn Saje is our sound designer. Oz 9 is written by Shannon Perry. 
    Oz 9 is a proud member of the Fable & Folly network. Please support our partners here: https://fableandfolly.com/partners/. And be sure to check out the other great Fable & Folly shows at https://fableandfolly.com/.
    Join us again next time, Space Monkeys, and stay out of the bowely bits. 
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    • 27 min
    episode eighty-five: Dirty, greasy oligarchs

    episode eighty-five: Dirty, greasy oligarchs

    Exploring the Oz 9 isn't like exploring brave new worlds in the manner of highly questionable colonialists of eras past. Except for the alligators. And the swampy bits. Also not knowing what's safe to eat (hint: not bloody much). And the near-fatal encounters on a daily basis. 
    OK, so it's actually quite a bit like exploring brave new worlds, except for the bravery.
    Just... listen to the episode. Try to stay out of the quagmires, and if you do get quagged, at least wipe your feet before you go wandering around the ship. 
    You've been listening to

    Eric Perry as Joe

    Bonnie Brantley as Lady Nibble Biscuit and Jessie

    Tim Sherburn as Colin

    Sarah Golding as Mrs Sheffield

    Shannon Perry as Madeline and Olivia

    Special thanks to J Michael DeAngelis from Mission: Rejected for taking on the role of The Cowboy.

    Kyle Jones is Narrator 2, and

    Chris Nadolny Gourley is your Narrator.


    Special special thanks to Thomas Golding for the Ragtime music in our Old Time Western bar!
    Our theme and other music is composed and performed by John Faley. Our artwork is by Lucas Elliott (who also did our COMIC BOOK and our cool pin set!! https://oz9podcast.etsy.com). Sarah Golding is our dialogue editor. Chrisi Talyn Saje is our sound designer. Oz 9 is written by Shannon Perry. 
    Oz 9 is a proud member of the Fable & Folly network. Please support our partners here: https://fableandfolly.com/partners/. And be sure to check out the other great Fable & Folly shows at https://fableandfolly.com/.
    Be sure to join us next time as the mystery of the ketchup pen is finally solved! Maybe.
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    • 25 min

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310 Ratings

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