16 episodes

An 11-part tale of mass psychosis in an all-too-familiar world. In this satire that remixes horror and thriller tropes, an influential woke entrepreneur develops an irrational OCD, making him easily manipulated to absurd and terrifying policy extremes by a fearmongering lobbying organization. Will he wake up before it's too late?

For the AI visual trailer and more details, visit https://safesociety.world

All episodes will be available for free, but Apollo+ subscribers (https://apollopods.com) get uninterrupted access to the entire show right now, early access.

From One Ocean Productions (Alberto and the Concrete Jungle https://rebrand.ly/humum4v). Written, directed, edited, and sound designed by Chris Shimojima (https://chrisshimojima.com). Starring Zack Segel, Marlain Angelides, Eric Marq, Langston Fishburne, and Jasmine Ashanti.

Safe Society Chris Shimojima | One Ocean

    • Fiction
    • 4.6 • 7 Ratings

An 11-part tale of mass psychosis in an all-too-familiar world. In this satire that remixes horror and thriller tropes, an influential woke entrepreneur develops an irrational OCD, making him easily manipulated to absurd and terrifying policy extremes by a fearmongering lobbying organization. Will he wake up before it's too late?

For the AI visual trailer and more details, visit https://safesociety.world

All episodes will be available for free, but Apollo+ subscribers (https://apollopods.com) get uninterrupted access to the entire show right now, early access.

From One Ocean Productions (Alberto and the Concrete Jungle https://rebrand.ly/humum4v). Written, directed, edited, and sound designed by Chris Shimojima (https://chrisshimojima.com). Starring Zack Segel, Marlain Angelides, Eric Marq, Langston Fishburne, and Jasmine Ashanti.

    Episode 1

    Episode 1

    Our Narrator begins "Journey to Tomorrow," an audio series that this year is honoring main character M (he/him/his). A glimpse at his youth shows the forces that heavily conditioned him. In the present, M introduces his company Rooting4U, which delivers personalized plant-based meals.

    CONTENT WARNINGS
    Moment of intense sound design and unsettling voices

    In order of appearance
    MARLAIN ANGELIDES as Narrator
    VINCE PHILLIP as M's Dad
    JOHN DOE as Young M
    AVA WRUBEL as Farah
    LIBBY COLLINS as Emily
    ÜMIT ÇELEBI as Gyorgy
    ZACK SEGEL as M
    and
    CHRIS SHIMOJIMA as various, morphed by AI

    From One Ocean Productions (Alberto and the Concrete Jungle https://rebrand.ly/humum4v). Written, directed, edited, and sound designed by Chris Shimojima (https://chrisshimojima.com).
    Re-recording mixer and additional sound design Charlie Braham (https://www.charlie-braham.com)
    Original music Felix Lindsell-Hales (https://www.felixlindsell-hales.com)
    Co-producer William 'Gubi' Chiriboga (https://gubicreative.com)

    If you're liking Safe Society, please leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/3xchzpM), or other platforms, and subscribe now for future episodes.

    For the AI visual trailer and more details, visit https://safesociety.world

    Full credits are on the site and IMDb (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt28515315)

    All episodes will be available for free, but Apollo+ subscribers (https://www.apollopods.com) get uninterrupted access to the entire show right now, early access.

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    • 16 min
    Episode 2

    Episode 2

    M demos the personalized Rooting4U meals and persuades his audience. B (he/him/his) feels the revolution brewing inside him...

    CONTENT WARNINGS
    Mild language, allusion to body horror and disturbing creatures, moment of sudden shrill and unsetlling sound design

    In order of appearance
    MARLAIN ANGELIDES as Narrator
    ZACK SEGEL as M
    ERIC MARQ as B
    and
    CHRIS SHIMOJIMA as various, morphed by AI

    From One Ocean Productions (Alberto and the Concrete Jungle https://rebrand.ly/humum4v). Written, directed, edited, and sound designed by Chris Shimojima (https://chrisshimojima.com).
    Re-recording mixer and additional sound design Charlie Braham (https://www.charlie-braham.com)
    Original music Felix Lindsell-Hales (https://www.felixlindsell-hales.com)
    Co-producer William 'Gubi' Chiriboga (https://gubicreative.com)

    If you're liking Safe Society, please leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/3xchzpM), or other platforms, and subscribe now for future episodes.

    For the AI visual trailer and more details, visit https://safesociety.world

    Full credits are on the site and IMDb (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt28515315)

    All episodes will be available for free, but Apollo+ subscribers (https://www.apollopods.com) get uninterrupted access to the entire show right now, early access.

    Sign up for The Shimojima Scrapbook newsletter (https://shimojimascrapbook.beehiiv.com)

    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/safe-society-world/donations

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    • 16 min
    Episode 3

    Episode 3

    Amidst a global virus, M's coworkers, his wife Sofia (she/her/hers, mixed race, and on the spectrum), and incessant media coverage convince him to be irrationally proactive. Safe Society takes notice.

    CONTENT WARNINGS
    Moderate language, moments of unsettling sound design and voices

    In order of appearance
    MARLAIN ANGELIDES as Narrator
    DEANNA ANTHONY as Testimonial Voice
    ZACK SEGEL as M
    ERIC MARQ as B
    JASMINE ASHANTI as Sofia
    PHOEBE HEFFER as Lucia
    AJ STEIN as Daniel
    BRAD FORENZA as Kenneth
    TOMASZ GEZA as Defensive Employee
    ELENA OUSPENSKAIA, MARC MARTIN-MARTINEZ, ANGELICA GOMEZ, DINANDA KLAASSEN, EDWARD FURS, SEEYALI SIINGH, SID JARVIS as Safe Society Members
    LANGSTON FISHBURNE as W
    and
    CHRIS SHIMOJIMA as various, morphed by AI

    From One Ocean Productions (Alberto and the Concrete Jungle https://rebrand.ly/humum4v). Written, directed, edited, and sound designed by Chris Shimojima (https://chrisshimojima.com).
    Re-recording mixer and additional sound design Charlie Braham (https://www.charlie-braham.com)
    Original music Felix Lindsell-Hales (https://www.felixlindsell-hales.com)
    Co-producer William 'Gubi' Chiriboga (https://gubicreative.com)

    If you're liking Safe Society, please leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/3xchzpM), or other platforms, and subscribe now for future episodes.

    For the AI visual trailer and more details, visit https://safesociety.world

    Full credits are on the site and IMDb (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt28515315)

    All episodes will be available for free, but Apollo+ subscribers (https://www.apollopods.com) get uninterrupted access to the entire show right now, early access.

    Sign up for The Shimojima Scrapbook newsletter (https://shimojimascrapbook.beehiiv.com)

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    • 18 min
    Episode 4

    Episode 4

    M tries to keep his growing OCD on the down-low. B, now working at Rooting4U, urges him out of hiding. Safe Society Member W (he/him/his, black) pulls the strings.

    CONTENT WARNINGS
    Mild language, moments of unsettling and intense sound design, allusions to neurosis and demonic possession

    In order of appearance
    MARLAIN ANGELIDES as Narrator
    ZACK SEGEL as M
    ERIC MARQ as B
    EMMANUEL KERRY as Yann
    PHOEBE HEFFER as Lucia
    AJ STEIN as Daniel
    JASMINE ASHANTI as Sofia
    LANGSTON FISHBURNE as W
    DAVID SMILOW as Charles
    and
    CHRIS SHIMOJIMA as various, morphed by AI

    From One Ocean Productions (Alberto and the Concrete Jungle https://rebrand.ly/humum4v). Written, directed, edited, and sound designed by Chris Shimojima (https://chrisshimojima.com).
    Re-recording mixer and additional sound design Charlie Braham (https://www.charlie-braham.com)
    Original music Felix Lindsell-Hales (https://www.felixlindsell-hales.com)
    Co-producer William 'Gubi' Chiriboga (https://gubicreative.com)

    If you're liking Safe Society, please leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/3xchzpM), or other platforms, and subscribe now for future episodes.

    For the AI visual trailer and more details, visit https://safesociety.world

    Full credits are on the site and IMDb (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt28515315)

    All episodes will be available for free, but Apollo+ subscribers (https://www.apollopods.com) get uninterrupted access to the entire show right now, early access.

    Sign up for The Shimojima Scrapbook newsletter (https://shimojimascrapbook.beehiiv.com)

    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/safe-society-world/donations

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    • 18 min
    Episode 5

    Episode 5

    M is influenced by W. Whites are banished. Boosters are administered. A growing mob is possessed. Dissenting voices are "silenced."

    CONTENT WARNINGS
    Moments of unsettling and sudden loud sound design, sudden death and suffering, allusions to injections, neurosis, body horror, blood, disturbing creatures, brainwashing, and cult rituals

    In order of appearance
    MARLAIN ANGELIDES as Narrator
    ZACK SEGEL as M
    LANGSTON FISHBURNE as W
    DINANDA KLAASSEN as Safe Society Member
    ERIC MARQ as B
    JEREMIAH LOISEAU as Security
    RODNEY ROLDAN as Employee
    MIDORI NAKAMURA as News Anchor
    CAMILA PEREZ SANTIAGO as South American migrant
    AJ STEIN as Daniel
    BOBBY ALLAN as Nikolai
    RICK DUMONT as Follower Rick
    JASMINE ASHANTI as Sofia
    EMMANUEL KERRY as Yann
    TAMU FAVORITE as Hospital Nurse
    and
    CHRIS SHIMOJIMA as various, morphed by AI

    From One Ocean Productions (Alberto and the Concrete Jungle https://rebrand.ly/humum4v). Written, directed, edited, and sound designed by Chris Shimojima (https://chrisshimojima.com).
    Re-recording mixer and additional sound design Charlie Braham (https://www.charlie-braham.com)
    Original music Felix Lindsell-Hales (https://www.felixlindsell-hales.com)
    Co-producer William 'Gubi' Chiriboga (https://gubicreative.com)

    If you're liking Safe Society, please leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/3xchzpM), or other platforms, and subscribe now for future episodes.

    For the AI visual trailer and more details, visit https://safesociety.world

    Full credits are on the site and IMDb (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt28515315)

    All episodes will be available for free, but Apollo+ subscribers (https://www.apollopods.com) get uninterrupted access to the entire show right now, early access.

    Sign up for The Shimojima Scrapbook newsletter (https://shimojimascrapbook.beehiiv.com)

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    • 24 min
    Episode 6

    Episode 6

    Safe Society is emboldened to take larger-scale actions to keep the world in crisis. M brainwashes his daughter Lucia. Society crumbles. B's friend Yann (he/him/his) is silenced. "Journey to Tomorrow" ends, but our story continues...

    CONTENT WARNINGS
    Moderate language, moments of unsettling sound design and voices, sudden violence, death, and suffering, allusions to neurosis, brainwashing, and cult rituals

    In order of appearance
    MARLAIN ANGELIDES as Narrator
    ANDREA GALATÀ as Safe Society Member Andrea
    LIL RHEE as Senator Liu, a Safe Society Member
    ROSELIN LOPEZ, LIAM CAVANAGH, ADONIS GUZMAN, ROUDLERSON PIERRE as Ticking Teens
    PHOEBE HEFFER as Lucia
    AJ STEIN as Daniel
    MATTHEW RINI as Critic
    QUASHEEM D. HERRING as Rioter
    ZACK SEGEL as M
    JORIS STUYCK as Max Engel
    MIKE DIGIACINTO as M's Friend
    RAJIV SHAH as The Watcher
    ERIC MARQ as B
    EMMANUEL KERRY as Yann
    and
    CHRIS SHIMOJIMA as various, morphed by AI

    From One Ocean Productions (Alberto and the Concrete Jungle https://rebrand.ly/humum4v). Written, directed, edited, and sound designed by Chris Shimojima (https://chrisshimojima.com).
    Re-recording mixer and additional sound design Charlie Braham (https://www.charlie-braham.com)
    Original music Felix Lindsell-Hales (https://www.felixlindsell-hales.com)
    Co-producer William 'Gubi' Chiriboga (https://gubicreative.com)

    If you're liking Safe Society, please leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/3xchzpM), or other platforms, and subscribe now for future episodes.

    For the AI visual trailer and more details, visit https://safesociety.world

    Full credits are on the site and IMDb (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt28515315)

    All episodes will be available for free, but Apollo+ subscribers (https://www.apollopods.com) get uninterrupted access to the entire show right now, early access.

    Sign up for The Shimojima Scrapbook newsletter (https://shimojimascrapbook.beehiiv.com)

    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/safe-society-world/donations

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    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Gr|ever ,

Nothing like I’ve heard before

Safe Society turns our polarized reality on its head with a unique, enjoyable satire/horror mash-up on pandemic, woke culture. Each episode delivers a compelling story segment that keeps you wanting for more. Strongly recommend.

Bombur the Wise ,

This is genius!

I’ve binged all of the episodes now, since you can subscribe elsewhere for that, and I’m listening for the second time. This is REALLY good! I’d say this is 1984 meets Black Mirror with a splash of satire. Bravo to the creator.

This series plays on humankind’s nonsense during the pandemic and ‘woke’ culture but it does it in a really respectful but hilarious way. As humans we often take things too far. I just feel bad for poor Daniel and Lucia being thrust into this dystopian world! I can’t wait to hear more from this writer. Loved it!!!

Bodacious BAF ,

Engaging and provocative!

Chris Shimojima brings listeners an engaging, provocative, and well-produced audio drama that is equal parts humorous, topical, and tragic. Great writing and a talented cast of voice actors give the piece its color and life. Congrats to all.

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