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This audio drama invites your ears to visit Slumberland, a small island town in the US. Come along with Thomas Edward M, the freelance soundman. He's been hired to meet the locals and record their oral histories for the town's time capsule. The unfolding history of the town mixes folklore, paranormal, mystery and humor.

Slumberland Slumberland Productions

    • Fiction
    • 4.7 • 28 Ratings

This audio drama invites your ears to visit Slumberland, a small island town in the US. Come along with Thomas Edward M, the freelance soundman. He's been hired to meet the locals and record their oral histories for the town's time capsule. The unfolding history of the town mixes folklore, paranormal, mystery and humor.

    Slippery Shanty - The Red Eye

    Slippery Shanty - The Red Eye

    You're invited down into the semi-secret underground bar located beneath the Supper Shack. An establishment full of local lore and adult beverages. The nominal proprietor is Captain Delmar Silverfish, but his current catatonic state prevents you from really getting to know the good captain, just yet. Something sinister could be involved, and it's up to Tomas Anonymous to sort it out with some help from Omar Evanston and Chip Woode.
    More about Slumberland at this link.
    Audio Tape Narrator performed by Catty Donnelly
    visit Catty's website!
    This Slumberland version of The Red Eye legend comes with apologies to Ben Edlund.
    This Slumberland version of the Devo song "Red Eye Express" comes with apologies to Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerry Casale. This new version's music was produced by Kevin J Drieburg
    Check out KJD's music and more here!
    Songs by Fields Ohio appear courtesy the creative commons license CC BY-SA 4.0
    Purchase Fields Ohio music at Bandcamp
    Winter Séance in Linden // Floating Down Iuka Ravine // Always Dreaming of Sandusky Bay //
    from the album "Our Paper Hearts Drift In Tunnels To Sleep In Little Boxes Under Ohia Seas"
    The sound design in this episode owes thanks to Freesound Project contributors: dymewiz, jhooper, roganmcdougald, sethlind, sethroph, epicwizard, klankbeeld, michaelvelo, genviou, nagwense, airblock, 14panska, kijjaz, juanfg, craigsmith, bojan_t95, nemodaedalus, kyles, samram21, maxman727, pogotron, morganjbryan, jeseid77.
    Thank YOU for listening to Slumberland!

    • 13 min
    Meh-Nah-Wha Escarpments vs Scorpions

    Meh-Nah-Wha Escarpments vs Scorpions

    In the town of Slumberland there's a semi-secret underground bar called the Slippery Shanty. An establishment full of local lore and adult beverages. The background music you hear is comes from a small wooden box with a speaker. The box sits on a high shelf and seems innocent enough but there's something mysterious about the box. Its owner, Tomas Anonymous, tells the story of how he found this box.
    More about Slumberland at this link.
    Songs by Fields Ohio appear courtesy the creative commons license CC BY-SA 4.0
    Purchase Fields Ohio music at Bandcamp
    Winter Séance in Linden // Our Summer of '04 // Midnight In Glen Echo Hollow //
    from the album "Our Paper Hearts Drift In Tunnels To Sleep In Little Boxes Under Ohia Seas"
    The sound design in this episode owes thanks to Freesound Project contributors: kangaroovindaloo, felixblume, klankbeeld, revolt2563, cell31, szczur_banshee, caquet, joozz, tosha73, and jink82.
    Thank YOU for listening to Slumberland!

    • 15 min
    Slippery Shanty - Fish Eye Serum

    Slippery Shanty - Fish Eye Serum

    Tonight at the Slippery Shanty, Buddy Friday Junior and Tomas Anonymous try to help their pal Captain Delmar Silverfish. The Captain's in bad shape due to drinking a mysterious concoction known as "Fish Eye Serum." Buddy tells tales of his high seas adventures with Captain Silverfish and the origins of the mysterious drink.
    More about Slumberland at this link.
    Michael Lanier performs the role of Buddy Friday Junior and also performs the original shanty "Royal Blue Vinegaroons"
    Please sing along using the lyrics included in these show notes!
    And please listen to Michael's other music on soundcloud.com/banjo-boy
    The drink recipe featured in this episode is courtesy of its author, Kaci Hansen "The Homicidal Homemaker."
    Please please PLEASE visit the blog, and also try out Kaci's recipes!
    Link to the Jelly Shot recipe!
    Songs by Fields Ohio appear courtesy the creative commons license CC BY-SA 4.0
    Purchase Fields Ohio music at Bandcamp
    Winter Séance in Linden // Floating Down Iuka Ravine // Always Dreaming of Sandusky Bay // Lift the Tides Off of Ashland
    from the album "Our Paper Hearts Drift In Tunnels To Sleep In Little Boxes Under Ohia Seas"
    Royal Blue Vinegaroons
    I'll tell you of a pirate crew
    Who famously were all insane
    Their sailing ship was made of anchors
    They had a most peculiar name
    Royal Blue Vinegaroons
    The first mate was a trained baboon
    They ate doubloons and drank spittoons
    Royal Blue Vinegaroons
    Them scalawags had hooks for hands
    And some had wooden pegs for legs
    Their captain had the worst prosthetic
    He used a starfish for his head
    Royal Blue Vinegaroons
    A goofy crew of true buffoons
    Their weapons were balloons and spoons
    Royal Blue Vinegaroons
    Royal Blue Vinegaroons
    If they return it won't be soon
    They got marooned upon the moon
    Royal Blue Vinegarooooons!
    The sound design in this episode owes thanks to Freesound Project contributors: barbamiz, julien-matthey, iwiploppenisse, slave2thelight, shorthopper, dzcozamanis, rivenile7 simosco, beansqueso31, bevibeldesign, tchild, mixtus, pflangian, inspectorj, stubb, straget, 14fpanska, solarphasing, juandamb, kiijaz, jentlemen, dersuperanton, amaud-coutancier, inchadney, kyles, nielsvdb, eyenorth, theresabtrits, phonosupf, bojan_t95, miksmusic, mincedbeats, owstu, h2p34, brunoboselli, newlocknew, strangehorizon, cmusounddesign, A43, twiggles.
    Thank YOU for listening to Slumberland!

    • 25 min
    The Acronymicon

    The Acronymicon

    What inspired Tomas Anonymous to create the metal cube sculpture titled "Coyote's Vox Box?" Tomas visits his sculpture in Slumberland's Memorial Garden while he tells this story, which involves a mysterious book known as The Acronymicon.
    More about Slumberland at this link.
    Songs by Fields Ohio appear courtesy the creative commons license CC BY-SA 4.0
    Purchase Fields Ohio music at Bandcamp
    Winter Séance in Linden // Down and Out On 9th and High //
    from the album "Our Paper Hearts Drift In Tunnels To Sleep In Little Boxes Under Ohia Seas"
    The sound design in this episode owes thanks to Freesound Project contributors: rutgemuller, aarongnp, rkeato, d-w, burnsie289, pagancow, sunboy, simpsi, hank_richard, mario1298, vumseplutten1709, mangiedog, abbahoot, dj-chronos, thebrendanbrown, sophiehall3535, hoerpspielwerkstatt-hef, inspectorj, marissrar, patobottos, waveplaysfx, australopithecusman, forthehorde68, 14gpanskavalachristoffer, jomse, emilzendera98, kyles, jovica, mike_leister, psychetorics, nox_sound, taure, nomiqbomi, kawgrim, messyacousticapocalypse666, sagetyrtle, rondomat, A43.
    Thank YOU for listening to Slumberland!

    • 17 min
    Slippery Shanty - Big Two-Hearted Recycler

    Slippery Shanty - Big Two-Hearted Recycler

    The Slippery Shanty underground bar features a Shelf of Honor. On that shelf you'll find impressive objects like a one hundred year old bottle of bourbon. The shelf used to display Slumberland's Poetry Trophy, which is a man-fish statue with a curious history.
    This episode's alternate title:
    "Hem & Howie"
    (American Authors Series, Volume 1)
    More about Slumberland at this link.
    Songs by Fields Ohio appear courtesy the creative commons license CC BY-SA 4.0
    Purchase Fields Ohio music at Bandcamp
    Winter Séance in Linden // Floating Down Iuka Ravine // Waltz Ohia // Lake Eerie Wolves // Always Dreaming of Sandusky Bay
    from the album "Our Paper Hearts Drift In Tunnels To Sleep In Little Boxes Under Ohia Seas"
    The sound design in this episode owes thanks to Freesound Project contributors: avakas, ahill86, victorcenusa, sithjawa, nlm, littlerobotsoundfactory, robinhood76, klankbeeld, eipeiknip, qpiee, farbin, kinoton, kev_durr, brianobush, devern, grd-music, jovica, bojan_t95, lydmakeren, tosha73, s-light, salilnair, audio_dread, drdufus, sinead_owi, somatik7, sagetyrtle, janneleimola, ambient-x, samram21, f3bbbo, glen_dorner, pogotron, tom_kaszuba, morganjbryan, jim-bretherick, universfield, jeseid77, A43, williew705.
    Thank YOU for listening to Slumberland!

    • 20 min
    M'thuddhazulak Machine

    M'thuddhazulak Machine

    Tonight the Slippery Shanty is closed for a special reason. The box that plays mysterious music might be more important than Tomas imagined. An archivist from Ohio named Beckey Mountweazel has arrived in Slumberland to expertly examine the box.
    More about Slumberland at this link.
    Beckey Mountweazel performed by Kelsey Painter. Hire Kelsey for your voice project at fiverr
    Songs by Fields Ohio appear courtesy the creative commons license CC BY-SA 4.0
    Purchase Fields Ohio music at Bandcamp
    Winter Séance in Linden // Interstate 70 Rain Chants // Hope Song for the Rust Belt // Paper Hearts in Youngstown
    from the album "Our Paper Hearts Drift In Tunnels To Sleep In Little Boxes Under Ohia Seas"
    The sound design in this episode owes thanks to Freesound Project contributors: noisecollector, ftpalad, keithpeter, echocinematics, incarnadine, duckduckpony, reitanna, ekfink, liamg, klankbeeld, nicola_ariutti, eipeiknip, amholma, dcelliott, rafaelpicoli, y3w_tree, soundholder, franciscopcoutinho, fission9, clusman, ahriik, anebulafont, triqystudio, xtyl33, joker313, benconcan, juskiddink.
    Thank YOU for listening to Slumberland!

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Elle.24Chl ,

A novel and magical podcast

I am throughly enjoying this unique and compelling story and manner of storytelling. It’s unlike anything else I have listened to thus far, and it is the perfect combination of soothing yet addictive. The characters are so alive and the narrator a perfect companion. I can see myself listening to this over and over.

Kailbill ,

Neat to start but weird direction

The whole show is weird, entertaining, and has a neat premise. However, once you get to around the 100th episode to so, it gets… odd. Not sure I follow how or why it goes that direction… seems like the story ended and they weren’t sure where to go, so they did the Bed Bug episodes. Maybe I’m missing something in another episode that explains it or perhaps this was just a creative outlet, but it seemed slightly out of place to me.
I came here because of the Ostium crossover and plan to relisten to this one.

RiffTheJet ,

Satire & Surrealism

Reminds me of some of the more bizarre and surreal Monty Python sketches - a darker, stranger Burnistoun or Portlandia. The episodes are short and sweet chapters in the life of a sight-seer on an island gone mad where doorways to alternate realities and what’s possible and isn’t have been thrown open...

...And so we’re all taken on the most fascinating tour of the place, everywhere on the island (and everywhere has a strange, wondrous story to tell).

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