39 episodes

Rivers of the Mind is a psychedelic Urban Fantasy/Superhero audio drama set in the Texas Hill Country. It centers around an underground laboratory concealed underneath a water treatment facility--formerly a part of the MK Ultra program, but today used to test secret technology for space travel. It's first main character, John is a homeless geologist who takes LSD outside of the lab one night and develops the ability to read minds, who is eventually joined by Meagan, a cashier at Walmart who receives "The Gift of Language" from a field of psychedelic mushrooms, and Sapphire, the ghost of a test subject who died in the 1960s. The show also features a "show within a show" following a police officer whose memory was erased by John just as he developed empathic superpowers, and an internet conspiracy theorist trying to help him discover the truth. (S1E2, S1.5E1, S1.5E3, S1.5E5, and S1.5E6, plus all of Season 2.5)

Rivers of the Mind Timothy Vilgiate

    • Science Fiction

Rivers of the Mind is a psychedelic Urban Fantasy/Superhero audio drama set in the Texas Hill Country. It centers around an underground laboratory concealed underneath a water treatment facility--formerly a part of the MK Ultra program, but today used to test secret technology for space travel. It's first main character, John is a homeless geologist who takes LSD outside of the lab one night and develops the ability to read minds, who is eventually joined by Meagan, a cashier at Walmart who receives "The Gift of Language" from a field of psychedelic mushrooms, and Sapphire, the ghost of a test subject who died in the 1960s. The show also features a "show within a show" following a police officer whose memory was erased by John just as he developed empathic superpowers, and an internet conspiracy theorist trying to help him discover the truth. (S1E2, S1.5E1, S1.5E3, S1.5E5, and S1.5E6, plus all of Season 2.5)

    S3E1: The Bird

    S3E1: The Bird

    After killing Ryan, John and Sapphire find themselves stranded in a decomposing psychic hexateron. 

    CAST

    C.j. Hackett: Ryan

    Christina Vilgiate: Ryan's Mom

    Timmy Vilgiate: John

    Sophia Doss: Sapphire

    • 27 min
    S2.5E7 Dear Mr. Heyerdahl

    S2.5E7 Dear Mr. Heyerdahl

    As he slowly comes to peace with the voice inside of his head that narrates his every thought and action, Dusty checks his emails to find people reporting that they have developed superhuman powers. 

    CAST
    Collin Estes: Dusty
    Timothy Vilgiate: The Narrator

    Written and produced by Timothy Vilgiate

    • 20 min
    S2.5E6: Sunday Morning

    S2.5E6: Sunday Morning

    Phillip has his coffee date with Marcia, and it goes differently than he expected. Grace meets up with Dusty to tell him about what she saw the night before. 

    CAST

    Timmy Vilgiate: Phillip

    Michelle Pearl: Grace, Marcia

    Collin Estes: Dusty, Coffee Shop Cashier

    PRODUCTION

    Written, recorded, and produced by Timmy Vilgiate

    • 34 min
    S2.5E5: Escape From Horizon One Part II

    S2.5E5: Escape From Horizon One Part II

    Phillip gets awakened in the middle of the night to help the police track down Meagan after she broke out of the military base. Grace struggles with her mysterious sensitivity to Ryan's disruptions to the timeline.

    CAST
    Michelle Pearl as Grace, Marcia

    Timmy Vilgiate as Phillip, Cameron

    text2speech dot org as Salvia divinorum

    C.j. Hackett as Ryan, Ryan, Ryan

    Aaron Mayfield as the Chief

    Collin Estes as Agent Carter

    Dominick Vilgiate as Jacob

    Jareth Spirio as Colonel Imes

    • 30 min
    S2.5E4: How Dusty Put the Gun Down

    S2.5E4: How Dusty Put the Gun Down

    On the verge of shooting at a car parked in front of his house because he believes it to be beaming a voice into his mind, Dusty starts to recall what happened to his father.

    Trigger warning: gunshots

    CAST
    Collin Estes: Dusty, Dr. Adam Haverford

    Michelle Pearl: Young Dusty

    Timothy Vilgiate: The Narrator, Social Worker

    Sophia Doss: Aunt Amelia

    PRODUCTION

    Writing, recording and music by Timmy Vilgiate
    Sound effects from Freesound.org, see webpage for full credits.

    • 28 min
    S2.5E3: Disinformation

    S2.5E3: Disinformation

    At the site of the explosion, Phillip meets Dr. Whitebalm for the first time, and Agent Carter attempts to see if he and Grace are working with "Dean Heyerdahl."

    CAST
    Collin Estes: Agent Carter
    Timmy Vilgiate: Phillip
    Michelle Pearl: Grace
    Isioma West: Dr. Whitebalm
    C.j. Hackett: Ryan

    Written and produced by Timmy Vilgiate

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

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I really like this, though I'm not sure how to describe it. Well-written and thoughtful, also, funny, without relying on a bunch of dopey "nerds are people too" meta-jokes or in-jokes. It's like a Spalding Gray monologue, kinda; expansive. More than worthwhile.

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