48 episodes

When Addison Gilmore found the old lockbox of journals filled with entries about bizarre and terrifying events, she thought she'd stumbled upon a unique mass participation fiction project. But as she shares those stories and digs into their contents, it becomes increasingly clear that these journals are more than they seem... and she's in over her head.

The Box Podcast The Box Podcast

    • Arts
    • 4.2, 533 Ratings

When Addison Gilmore found the old lockbox of journals filled with entries about bizarre and terrifying events, she thought she'd stumbled upon a unique mass participation fiction project. But as she shares those stories and digs into their contents, it becomes increasingly clear that these journals are more than they seem... and she's in over her head.

    Episode 41: Apparition

    Episode 41: Apparition

    Addison can't come to the mic right now, which is kind of a problem, because we've got some questions.

    Written, narrated, and produced by Lauren Nelson

    Featuring:
    Rebecca Schoot as Quinn K

    Support the show at www.patreon.com/thebox

    • 28 min
    Episode 40: Bloodbath

    Episode 40: Bloodbath

    Regnant appears to be hell bent on weaponizing sensitivities, no matter the consequences. With a face off seemingly inescapable, Addison decides to get serious about war preparations of her own.

    Written, narrated, and produced by Lauren Nelson

    Featuring:
    Austin Beach as Drunk Frank
    Matt Leong as Terry
    Amanda Holder as Erica
    Owen McCuen as Graham
    Stephanie Rodriguez as Dr. Eleanor Signa

    Support the show at http://www.patreon.com/thebox

    • 50 min
    Episode 39: The Orphanage

    Episode 39: The Orphanage

    Jay's files show Regnant isn't as strong as they think they are, while a reveal from Addison's past shows us she's stronger than we might have realized.

    CONTENT WARNING: This material may be triggering to survivors of domestic abuse or sexual assault. It might not be suitable for younger listeners. Contact the show directly for a brief synopsis if you feel uncomfortable listening to stay kept up with the story.

    Written, narrated, and produced by Lauren Nelson

    Featuring:
    Austin Beach as Drunk Frank
    Matt Leong as Terry
    Amanda Holder as Erica
    Owen McCuen as Graham

    Support the show at www.patreon.com/thebox

    • 43 min
    Episode 38: Teeth

    Episode 38: Teeth

    We're back in journal mode, and the first entry tackled has a certain je ne sais quoi that may send a chill down your spine. Plus, Addison talks to experts on a topic that keeps coming up: ley lines. You'll have to decide for yourself what you think about it.

    Featuring:

    Matt Stannard as Deputy Garrison

    Dr. Jerry Gin as himself
    For more information on Dr. Gin and FMBR, visit https://fmbr.org/

    Dr. Matthew Johnson as himself
    For more information on Dr. Johnson's publications and research, visit https://www.anthropology.northwestern.edu/people/faculty/johnson.html

    Hemant Mehta as himself
    For more information on Hemant, The Friendly Atheist, and his numerous publications, visit https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/

    If you'd like to support the show, visit patreon.com/thebox to make a small donation.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 37: Recalculating Route

    Episode 37: Recalculating Route

    Reeling from Frank's news, Addison learns a lot more about Jay. His parting "gift", though, opens the door to a lot more chaos.

    Written, narrated, and produced by Lauren Nelson

    Featuring:
    Carly Nichols as Rashida
    Austin Beach as Drunk Frank
    Matt Leong as Terry
    Amanda Holder as Erica
    Owen McCuen as Graham

    Support the show at https://www.patreon.com/thebox

    • 35 min
    Episode 36: Day One

    Episode 36: Day One

    Addison is getting used to her new digs (and Drunk Frank rides again!) but a curve ball throws everything into question.

    Written, produced, and narrated by Lauren Nelson

    Featuring:
    Carly Nichols as Rashida
    Tanja Milojevic as Nadia
    Austin Beach as Drunk Frank
    Matt Leong as Terry
    Amanda Holder as Erica
    Owen McCuen as Graham

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
533 Ratings

533 Ratings

mama bear in the usa ,

I’m hooked!

I just discovered this podcast, and I was hooked from episode 1. I’m just finishing up the first season and each episode gets better and better. The host/author has an impressive way of telling her stories. Such a creative mind! I hope you think about writing a novel in the future. You have intriguing ideas.

And as for episode 11 ... I’m listening in 2020 and sadly we are still facing systemic racism. Some of the angry comments just prove that we have a long way to go to stamp out hatred. I’m glad you made that episode. If it makes some listeners uncomfortable, then Good!

ElleTenebrus ,

Love love love this podcast

I’ve been reading the reviews and dear god some of the reviewers absolutely THRASH her for being “too political” and left leaning...can’t help but feel these people just want a female podcaster to fit a very specific box and can’t be tainted by assertive female voices, politics or god forbid social justice work. These reviewers sound exactly like the middle aged straight white men getting all pissy about politics mixing with NFL games. What privilege you must have to feel so enraged about feeling UNCOMFORTABLE.

I was immediately hooked by the spooky stories. The sound effects made it feel like I was there, albeit a little kitschy at times. It’s hard to tell if this is fiction or if it’s actually happening, which I find even more entertaining. And if it is fiction, then people giving her grief about being self-centered or “mean” to interviewees is overkill. AND, most people have skepticism around paranormal activity. This is what I read from her tone and conversation with her guests. I don’t see it as disrespectful or rude.

I highly recommend this podcast if you can handle “politics” and enjoy a good thrill ride. If you can’t, don’t bother. The Box doesn’t need your sexist commentary (yes, I’m talking to you women commenters, too. You’re just as guilty 🙄). If you’re looking for a simpering, placating female podcaster, look elsewhere.

Squash26345 ,

Great Podcast

The Box is an excellent, creative, and creepy masterpiece of a show. The writer is clearly very talented and weaves an incredible arc storyline that keeps you fully engaged. Do I have complaints about the main character? Sure, she’s got some flaws including being inconsiderate to her callers and being a bit self-centered in the beginning. It takes a while for her to grow but she’s getting there and the anthology of ghost/cryptid stories make up for it entirely.

And all you people complaining about sjw this and that should go make your own podcasts. If you don’t think the personal is political then you clearly have too much privilege to even attempt differentiating.

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