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A fortnightly horror audio drama. Spirit Box Radio is a cosy horror fiction podcast about a radio show for enthusiasts of all things arcane. The show has recently been taken over by Sam Enfield, a former postboy with no experience in the arcane arts, following the disappearance of the previous host. Sam soon discovers there are more than ghosts haunting the show, and finds himself amidst a mystery which threatens everything he knows about the world beyond his tiny basement broadcast studio, and maybe even himself. With a whole host of supporting characters from knife-wielding lesbians and truth-knowing lawyers to angry bog-witches and hot-coded florists, the world of SBR is brought to life by a cast of majority LGBTQ+ actors from across the world. Spirit Box Radio started airing in November 2020. It now has almost 100 episodes and won the The People's Choice Podcast Awards Best Fiction Podcast of 2021, and a finalist in the 2021 Audio Verse Awards, at which it also won Best Guest Performance. Tune in, get spooky. Created by Eira Major for Hanging Sloth Studios. Transcripts available on the HSS website. Support this show on Ko-Fi or Patreon. Part of the Rusty Quill Network.
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Spirit Box Radio Hanging Sloth

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    • 4.7 • 57 Ratings

A fortnightly horror audio drama. Spirit Box Radio is a cosy horror fiction podcast about a radio show for enthusiasts of all things arcane. The show has recently been taken over by Sam Enfield, a former postboy with no experience in the arcane arts, following the disappearance of the previous host. Sam soon discovers there are more than ghosts haunting the show, and finds himself amidst a mystery which threatens everything he knows about the world beyond his tiny basement broadcast studio, and maybe even himself. With a whole host of supporting characters from knife-wielding lesbians and truth-knowing lawyers to angry bog-witches and hot-coded florists, the world of SBR is brought to life by a cast of majority LGBTQ+ actors from across the world. Spirit Box Radio started airing in November 2020. It now has almost 100 episodes and won the The People's Choice Podcast Awards Best Fiction Podcast of 2021, and a finalist in the 2021 Audio Verse Awards, at which it also won Best Guest Performance. Tune in, get spooky. Created by Eira Major for Hanging Sloth Studios. Transcripts available on the HSS website. Support this show on Ko-Fi or Patreon. Part of the Rusty Quill Network.
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    Trailer SBR S3

    Trailer SBR S3

    I’m going to tell you a story. It’s a story about people. It’s about you, it’s about me, it’s about everyone else. And it’s also about nobody at all. Once upon a time there was a little boy, and in all the important ways he was a kid like any other. Except he wasn’t.
    [SAM’S FINAL THEME PLAYS]
    He could make anyone do whatever he said.
    He could see the world for what it was, the shimmering threads that link everything together.
    He could even wake the dead.
    He was me, of course. Just a little boy, but also so much more, and so much less.
    I am Samael Apollo Enfield, Heir Apparent to the Blood Rose Crown and you will do as I bid!
    THE MAN: You want to sleep on the notion of ending the world?
    SAM: That’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to think about it.
    RECORDING MACHINE: Spirit Box Radio Season Three begins on the twenty ninth of December 2022. Tune in, get spooky.
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    • 1 min
    Welcome Back to Spirit Box Radio, the Final Season

    Welcome Back to Spirit Box Radio, the Final Season

    Transcript: https://hangingslothstudios.com/welcome-back-to-spirit-box-radio-the-final-season/
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    • 56 sec
    SBR 3.1: Darker

    SBR 3.1: Darker

    Hello, faithful listeners. Welcome back to Spirit Box Radio. It's been a while, and maybe broadcasting again isn't the best idea, but Sam wants to help people and he has the power to do just that, which means it's his responsibility. Right?
    Transcript: https://hangingslothstudios.com/sbr-3-1-darker/
    And here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-ojdYfbsgeKJgQm2tCc7wLe35YCT_Mo9ayUBP9ofjcc/edit?usp=sharing
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    This episode features a trailer for The Department of Variance of Somewhere Ohio, which you can learn about on their website, https://somewhereohio.com/.
    Follow us on twitter & tumblr @spiritboxradio, and follow the sloths @hangingsloths.
    Content Warnings:
    Background sounds and music
    Stereo audio (audio will sound different in right and left speakers/headphones)
    Static
    References to/implications of cannibalism
    Mentions of death and dying
    Emotional distress
    Descriptions of a person in supernatural life-threatening distress
    Child endangerment/neglect: mentions of and reference to
    Negative self-talk from a main character
    Manipulation, of a magical and mundane nature
    Loud sound effects
    Spirit Box Radio is a Hanging Sloth Studios podcast written, directed, edited and produced by Eira Major. This episode starred Jessie Jeffrey as Kitty, Will J Cummings as Oliver, Billy Bray as Scourge, and assorted cats as Revel, plus Eira Major as Sam Enfield.
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    • 30 min
    SBR 3.2: Eternal

    SBR 3.2: Eternal

    Sam responds to criticisms of the way he's dealt with the crown situation, offers help to a friend, revisits an old letter, and receives a package they didn't want.
    Transcript: https://hangingslothstudios.com/sbr-3-2-eternal/
    Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1c4uZloOlap7FYfKGrY49t7QFrV5NDOWtQqvd84QZ6zk/edit?usp=sharing
    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/hangingslothstudios
    Follow us on twitter & tumblr @spiritboxradio, and follow the sloths @hangingsloths.
    Content Warnings:
    StaticMentions of deathMentions of child neglectDiscussions of memory lossReferences to cannibalismSounds of distress (heavy breathing, speaking quickly)Mentions of minor injuries with blood
    Spirit Box Radio is a Hanging Sloth Studios podcast written, directed, edited and produced by Eira Major. This episode starred Reba Yeo as Arlo, Will J Cummings as Oliver, plus Eira Major as Sam Enfield.
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    • 29 min
    SBR 3.3: Anything

    SBR 3.3: Anything

    Sam continues to search for the witches in Salem, with the help of the cats and... Scourge?
    Transcript: https://hangingslothstudios.com/sbr-3-3-anything/
    Or: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LOxLbl0DZIgO7Si6FdCd6LxN-6lShonAOqtmllWCGis/edit?usp=sharing
    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/hangingslothstudios
    Follow us on twitter & tumblr @spiritboxradio, and follow the sloths @hangingsloths.
    Content Warnings:
    StaticMentions of deathMentions of memory lossReferences to cannibalismSounds of distress (heavy breathing, speaking quickly)High pitched sound effectsDistorted wheezingCrying/sobbing
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    • 24 min
    SBR 3.4: Truisms

    SBR 3.4: Truisms

    Sam isn't going to talk about The Thing That Happened. Nope. No way. Instead, here's a letter about something probably unrelated, defintely has nothing to do with any of what happened last week for sure, and Sam is 100% totally fine about everything, no need for concern.
    Transcript: https://hangingslothstudios.com/sbr-3-4-truisms/
    Or: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Gaeb7EQnnEqd_Cb7abA8VN3EBwU3LYVdETlogjqyZMA/edit?usp=sharing
    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/hangingslothstudios
    Follow us on twitter & tumblr @spiritboxradio, and follow the sloths @hangingsloths.
    Content Warnings: 
    Discussions of deathImplied dismembermentDescriptions of mold/decay and foul waterEmotional distress
    Spirit Box Radio is a Hanging Sloth Studios podcast written, directed, edited and produced by Eira Major. This episode starred Daisy J Major as Beth, Brandon Fields as Julius Hughes, Will J Cummings as Oliver, plus Eira Major as Sam Enfield. If you enjoy the show and want early access and bonus content, you can help us by supporting us on Patreon at patreon.com/hangingslothstudios. Spirit Box Radio is recorded in front of a dead studio audience.
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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

Nikola Orsanov ,

AMAZING

How on earth is this not more popular!! SPREAD THE WORD THIS IS THE BEST PODCAST EVER PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD

Cbailey12 ,

A Spectacularly Spooky Time!

Having just finished season 1, I cannot overstate my love for this show. It’s a well balanced mix of wholesome attempts at spooky radio from a ray of sunshine of a narrator and explorations of heavier, complex themes. The buildup to the overarching plot is very well done and intriguing- I love the place season 1 left off, and I’m incredibly excited to see where we go from here. Sam is a delight to listen to, and I love the other characters we’ve been introduced to so far (Rhytidia my beloved). The audio editing is wonderful, a well crafted balance between ambient sounds and music that perfectly fits the spooky vibes. Overall, I definitely recommend giving this show a listen!

Yes,You.,.,.,.,...... ,

Wow, just wow

I just finished the finale. I’m still crying. This show is so amazing.

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