39 episodes

A creepy modern fantasy that begins as a murder mystery and slowly pulls back the curtain on a hidden world of dark action and adventure. Filled with shocking surprises and a mid-season twist that will leave you breathless. You may think you have it figured out, but nothing in the world of the Hidden People is as it seems.

The Hidden People Dayton Writers Movement

    • Drama
    • 4.4 • 302 Ratings

A creepy modern fantasy that begins as a murder mystery and slowly pulls back the curtain on a hidden world of dark action and adventure. Filled with shocking surprises and a mid-season twist that will leave you breathless. You may think you have it figured out, but nothing in the world of the Hidden People is as it seems.

    Customs

    Customs

    The Hidden People season 2 will resume on December 31, 2020. In the meantime, enjoy this standalone horror show co-created by Dayton Writers Movement.
    Customs
    How To Play the Elevator Game:
    Enter the elevator alone.
    Proceed to the fourth floor.3. Descend to the second floor.4. Proceed to the sixth floor.5. Return to the second floor.6. Ascend to the tenth floor.7. Return to the fifth floor.A young woman may enter the elevator here. Do not look at her or talk to her, whatever she does.8. Press the button for the first floor. – If the elevator descends to the first floor, exit immediately. Do not look back or speak.– If the elevator starts to go up, it’s going to the Other World.
     
    But what happens after you exit the elevator?
     
    Written by Chris Burnside
     
    Featuring:
    Lowri Ann Davies as Carys
    Hannah Preisinger as The Agent
    Joe Bence as The Guard
    April Sumner as The Elevator
     
    Initial dialogue edit by Rachel Pulliam
    Sound design by Fiona Thraille
    Music, mix and additional editing/SFX by Katharine Seaton
    Artwork by Megan Burnside
     
    Customs is a collaborative project with Dashing Onions, Dayton Writers Movement, Old Souls Audio and Wonky Salamander and was originally produced for 11th Hour Audio Productions.
     
    This is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to real people, places, or events is entirely coincidental.

    • 19 min
    Body Building

    Body Building

    DWM presents The Hidden People, season 2, episode 11
    "Body Building"
    Written by Chris Burnside
    Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside
     
    Mackenna and Cygnus come to blows. Can she stop the monster and save her friend?
    This is the midseason finale of season two of The Hidden People. We will be back soon for uninterrupted bi-weekly releases of the second half of season two. Please stay tuned.
     
    Special thanks to Lowri Ann Davies, Joe Bence, and Beth Smith for helping to bring a monster to life.
     
    Want full-length bonus episodes, sneak peeks, invites to (virtual) live episode premieres with cast and crew, and more? Join us at patreon.com/hiddenpeoplepodcast to support the show. Then take a moment to share your love for The Hidden People on whatever social media you prefer. If we can gain enough support, we can keep making more of the show.
     
    Check out hiddenpeoplepodcast.com for more info on the show.
     
    Connect with us:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hiddenpeoplepodcast/
    Twitter: @dwmpresents
    Instagram: dwmpresents
     
    The Hidden People is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to real persons, places, and/or events is purely coincidental.
     
    Copyright 2020 Dayton Writers Movement ltd. All rights reserved.
     
    This episode uses sound from AugustSandberg: https://freesound.org/people/AugustSandberg/

    • 31 min
    In Cygnus and in Health

    In Cygnus and in Health

    DWM presents The Hidden People, season 2, episode 10
    "In Cygnus and in Health"
    Written by Alexa Fett Fisher
    Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside
     
    Trapping Cygnus was only the first step in saving their friend. The hard part is what happens next. And there's a rule about a monster in a cage...
     
    Want full-length bonus episodes, sneak peeks, invites to (virtual) live episode premieres with cast and crew, and more? Join us at patreon.com/hiddenpeoplepodcast to support the show. Then take a moment to share your love for The Hidden People on whatever social media you prefer. If we can gain enough support, we can keep making more of the show.
     
    Check out hiddenpeoplepodcast.com for more info on the show.
     
    Connect with us:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hiddenpeoplepodcast/
    Twitter: @dwmpresents
    Instagram: dwmpresents
     
    The Hidden People is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to real persons, places, and/or events is purely coincidental.
     
    Copyright 2020 Dayton Writers Movement ltd. All rights reserved.

    • 35 min
    Esurience

    Esurience

    DWM presents The Hidden People, season 2, episode 9
    "Esurience"
    Written by Chris Burnside
    Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside
     
    Desperate to stop Cygnus and hopefully save their friend, Mackenna and the others work on a plan. Meanwhile, Mackenna and Shaylee must work to get past the awkward distrust in their relationship.
     
    Want full-length bonus episodes, sneak peeks, invites to (virtual) live episode premieres with cast and crew, and more? Join us at patreon.com/hiddenpeoplepodcast to support the show. Then take a moment to share your love for The Hidden People on whatever social media you prefer. If we can gain enough support, we can keep making more of the show.
     
    Check out hiddenpeoplepodcast.com for more info on the show.
     
    Connect with us:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hiddenpeoplepodcast/
    Twitter: @dwmpresents
    Instagram: dwmpresents
     
    The Hidden People is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to real persons, places, and/or events is purely coincidental.
     
    Copyright 2020 Dayton Writers Movement ltd. All rights reserved.

    • 30 min
    Cyg X-1

    Cyg X-1

    DWM presents The Hidden People, season 2, episode 8
    "Cyg X-1"
    Written by Stephen Kallenberg
    Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside
     
    While Mackenna and the others research the monster to find out what they're dealing with, Alder Niamh takes advantage of Shaylee's contract.
     
    Want full-length bonus episodes, sneak peeks, invites to (virtual) live episode premieres with cast and crew, and more? Join us at patreon.com/hiddenpeoplepodcast to support the show. Then take a moment to share your love for The Hidden People on whatever social media you prefer. If we can gain enough support, we can keep making more of the show.
     
    Check out hiddenpeoplepodcast.com for more info on the show.
     
    Connect with us:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hiddenpeoplepodcast/
    Twitter: @dwmpresents
    Instagram: dwmpresents
     
    The Hidden People is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to real persons, places, and/or events is purely coincidental.
     
    Copyright 2020 Dayton Writers Movement ltd. All rights reserved.

    • 35 min
    Needy Things

    Needy Things

    DWM presents The Hidden People, season 2, episode 7
    "Needy Things"
    Written by Megan Burnside
    Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside
     
    Tracking the monster might not be difficult given its wake of destruction, but what will they do when they catch up to it?
     
    Want full-length bonus episodes, sneak peeks, invites to (virtual) live episode premieres with cast and crew, and more? Join us at patreon.com/hiddenpeoplepodcast to support the show. Then take a moment to share your love for The Hidden People on whatever social media you prefer. If we can gain enough support, we can keep making more of the show.
     
    Check out hiddenpeoplepodcast.com for more info on the show.
     
    Connect with us:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hiddenpeoplepodcast/
    Twitter: @dwmpresents
    Instagram: dwmpresents
     
    The Hidden People is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to real persons, places, and/or events is purely coincidental.
     
    Copyright 2020 Dayton Writers Movement ltd. All rights reserved.
     
    This episode and other episodes use sound from Freesound by meatleg. https://freesound.org/people/meatleg/sounds/93108/

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
302 Ratings

302 Ratings

Anadx98 ,

Great story, iffy execution

The first season was extremely good, the second season seems lazy unfortunately.
I’m really saddened by this because the first season was so good I was very excited for the second season, but it just wasn’t as good. THE FIRST THEME SONG WAS 100% BETTER! I loved the first theme song and they changed it to a very annoying tune.

KallenbergS1 ,

The Hidden People

An incredible production that starts with great character and plot development and launches into high gear by episode ten. It’s a must listen that mixes intricate plot lines with a royal thematic range. The episodes are wicked quick and leave you wanting more. This show definitely rewards your patience early on. Love it!

AudiTori ,

Slow to start--glad I stuck with it

If you're thinking of listening, here are some important (and unimportant) things to consider that I got out of listening to season one and some of season two.

Important things (small spoilers):
-The show is very slow to start. The first 9-10 episodes are just character building with strange events in the background. After episode 11, though, it's like a different show: magic, monsters, battles. It completely transforms from this slow, mystery show to a big action-fantasy thing. I wish it got to the exciting stuff sooner.
-If you're bored by the first two episodes, you could probably skip ahead to episode 9 and just go from there. This will give you a better idea of what the show really is--especially after 11. If you like it, go back and listen to the early ones you skipped to get to know the characters.
-Things in season two are even more fantasy, with alternate dimensions, body-switching, and bigger monsters. It reminds me of one of those ensemble superhero shows like Stranger Things (but with adults).
-There is a narrator. He isn't too annoying, like he doesn't just talk through all the movements, and he doesn't say much except in the first episode. If you refuse to listen to narrators at all, well, maybe skip this show.
-Contains adult language and quite a lot of violence. Nothing too sexual. Best for adults but suitable for teens.

Unimportant things:
-Almost every review complains about the theme songs. Each season has a different one. They're not great, but I've never looked for new music by listening to fiction podcasts. It's like saying a book has a great story but giving it a bad goodreads review because you don't like the color of the cover. Mostly I just skip over the song.

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