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The Host is a fictional late-night call-in show for the fringes of reality. Think Welcome to Night Vale meets Dr. Frasier Crane. We also take listener submissions! If you'd like to contribute, contact us at thehostpodsubmissions@gmail.com. The lines are open.

The Host Amy Carver

    • Comedy
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

The Host is a fictional late-night call-in show for the fringes of reality. Think Welcome to Night Vale meets Dr. Frasier Crane. We also take listener submissions! If you'd like to contribute, contact us at thehostpodsubmissions@gmail.com. The lines are open.

    Introducing: Sarah Someone

    Introducing: Sarah Someone

    Hi! This is Amy Carver, creator of The Host.

    I’m excited to introduce you to a new Host-adjacent project. It’s an audio play in 3 parts called Sarah Someone. It’s about a high school senior who wants everyone at Immaculate Conception – teachers included – to be as “good” as she is.

    It’s written by Katie Markovich, who wrote many things for The Host, including Rave On – the final call in season one episode two – and “All Are Welcome” – the entirety of Season Two Episode Four.

    Also, Sarah Someone was directed by Tony Werner, who wrote several calls for The Host but is probably best known as the voice of Devon. (Everybody knows Devon.)

    This episode is part one. If you like it, search “Sarah Someone” in your podcast browser for more.

    Thanks! I hope you like it.

    About Sarah Someone
    Sarah is a high school senior with big ambitions and an even bigger moral code. She wants everyone at Immaculate Conception—teachers included—to be as “good” as her. But what does it mean to be good, and at what cost?

    Starring:
    Erin Austin as Sarah;
    Robert Artz as Father Ed;
    Huntington Daly as Brian;
    Tanya Laine as Colleen;
    Kimberly Alexander as Hilary.

    Written by:
    Katie Markovich

    Directed by:
    Tony Werner

    Produced and Edited by:
    Amy Carver

    Podcast Artwork by:
    Jessica Lung

    Music:
    Sunday Service by Jon Algar
    Bright And Happy Classical Music Prelude G Flat Major by EarlessPierre

    Sound Effects:
    "Door, Church, Close, C.wav" by InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk) of Freesound.org
    "Vending Machine.wav" by cmusounddesign of Freesound.org
    "Sliding Foley.wav" by mrtunes of Freesound.org
    "Walking on gravel path Ver01.wav" by thewebbster of Freesound.org
    "postit.wav" by chenno of Freesound.org
    "Footsteps Boots_Linoleum.wav" by roman_gens of Freesound.org
    "tearing" by dobroide of Freesound.org
    "paper-rip" by cemagar of Freesound.org
    "fast running" by topschool of Freesound.org
    "school bell" by 13FPanska_Stranska_Michaela of Freesound.org

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    Becky

    Becky

    Episode Eight – Becky

    Episode Head: Amy Carver
    Written by: Katie Markovich & Amy Carver.
    Special Thanks to Lynnea Waters for edits and notes.


    Miranda Wynne is Becky.
    Jesse Abbott Chin is Jason.
    Susan Harmon is Sheila.
    Michael Farrow is Grant.
    Greg Hundemer is Matthew.
    Matt Rowan is Chaz.
    Rachel Ewing is Rex the Froggolian.


    Sarah Kenney is The Host.


    Music by Steve Metz.


    Created, produced, and edited by Amy Carver.

    • 32 min
    On the Run

    On the Run

    Episode Seven – On the Run

    Episode Head: Michelle Meyers


    00:00 Intro – written by Amy Carver, performed by Mitch Carver.


    03:00 “OnStar” – written by Katie Markovich, performed by Katie Markovich.


    06:07 “The Deal” – written by Heather Rose Walters, performed by Jordan Morris.


    13:13 “Stop, Police” – written by Amy Carver, performed by Lizze Gordon, Michael Farrow, and Mitch Carver.


    17:09 “DEAD2 ME” – written by Michelle Meywes, performed by Amy Carver.


    21:00 “OnStar” – written by Katie Markovich, performed by Katie Markovich.


    24:45 “Wrong Number” – written by Rachel Ewing, performed by Michael Farrow.


    27:29 “OnStar” – written by Katie Markovich, performed by Katie Markovich.


    33:15 “Stunt Ghosts” – written by April Brassard, performed by Sanjay Nambiar and Victoria Reynoso.


    39:16 “Mostly Running” – written by Amy Carver, performed by Michael Farrow and Miranda Wynne.


    Sarah Kenney is The Host.


    Music by Steve Metz.


    Created, edited, and produced by Amy Carver.

    • 42 min
    A Noise, A Motorcycle, and Ice Cream in Each Hand

    A Noise, A Motorcycle, and Ice Cream in Each Hand

    Episode Six – A Noise, A Motorcycle, and Ice Cream in Each Hand

    Episode Heads: Ashley Griggs & Tony Werner


    00:44 - Intro – written by Tony Werner


    04:57 – “Son of Adam” – written by Jamie Ferguson, performed by Jamie Ferguson, Ashley Griggs, and David John Seltzer.


    11:39 – “Planet Zorbulon” – written by Tony Werner, performed by Katie Markovich.


    13:38 – “The Banshee” – written by Rachel Ewing, performed by April Brassard.


    19:22 – “X-Jerks” – written by Tony Werner, performed by Ashley Griggs and Mitch Carver.


    22:17 – “To Beyond and Back” – written by Matt Rowan, performed by Alex Sercel.


    28:29 – “Rue the Day” – written by Ashley Griggs.


    32:37 – “The Last @#!&@$% Unicorn” – written by Jessy Lauren Smith, performed by Adrienne Matzen and Jamie Ferguson.


    39:40 – “Fruity Pebble Pancakes” – written by Ashley Griggs, performed by Hannah Martin.


    50:38 – “Kissing, Unmistakable Kissing” – written by Ashley Griggs & Tony Werner, performed by Mitch Carver and Miranda Wynne.


    Tony Werner is Devin. Matt Rowan is Chaz. Sarah Kenney is The Host.


    Music by Steve Metz.


    Created, edited, and produced by Amy Carver.

    • 58 min
    I (Don't) Want to Believe

    I (Don't) Want to Believe

    Episode Five – I (Don’t) Want to Believe

    Episode Head: Mitch Carver


    0:00 – Cold Open – written by Mitch Carver.


    01:35 – “Forty Billion” – written by Mitch Carver, performed by K. Cameron Lau.


    09:58 – “Racist Aliens” – written by Lucy Boone, performed by Kim Barrante, David John Seltzer, Amy Carver, Jamie Ferguson, and Rachel Ewing.


    18:43 – Ad, “Ultra-Mega Realty Group Johnson County” – written by Lucy Boone and Mitch Carver, performed by Hannah Martin.


    19:28 – “After the Slaughter” – written by April Brassard, performed by Sanjay Nambiar and Victoria Reynoso.


    26:50 – “Rick and Earl” – written by David John Seltzer, performed by David John Seltzer.


    31:04 – Ad, “Westside Funeral Services” – written by Mitch Carver.


    31:58 – Ad, “Morgan’s Organ Grinders” – written by Mitch Carver, performed by Mitch Carver.


    32: 45 – “Valley Girl” – written by Kim Barrante, performed by Lizze Gordon.


    34:51 – “You Are Worthless” – written by Michelle Meyers, performed by Kim Barrante.


    39:33 – “Total Abduction of the Heart” – written by Kim Barrante, performed by Tony Werner.


    51:59 – After Credits – written by Mitch Carver, performed by David John Seltzer.


    Matt Rowan is Chaz. Sarah Kenney is The Host.


    Music by Steve Metz.


    Created, produced, and edited by Amy Carver.

    • 53 min
    All Are Welcome

    All Are Welcome

    Episode Four - All Are Welcome

    Episode Head: Katie Markovich


    Written by: Katie Markovich


    Jesse Abbott Chin is Jason.
    Matt Rowan is Chaz.
    Mitch Carver is Evan the Desert Ranger.
    Amy Carver is Ranger Julie.
    Jamie Ferguson is Ranger Dale.
    Garret Guyot is Eli the Stock Boy.
    Vivian Lu is Amelia.
    Georgia Mckenzie is Pam.
    Susan Harmon is Sheila.
    Michael Farrow is Grant.
    Greg Hundemer is Matthew.
    Katie Markovich is Latisha DeMornay.


    Sarah Kenney is The Host.


    Music by Steve Metz.


    Created, produced, and edited by Amy Carver.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Liddojunior ,

Perfect listen while sectioning tissue

I enjoy the episodic nature of this “talk show”. The diversity in writers leads to “calls” feeling unique; this prevents that feeling of a “formula” throughout episodes.

There’ll be calls you’ll really enjoy and calls that won’t be too interested in. But it’ll be different for each listener. I have a couple favorite calls, “The profile” in season 2 and “Rave on” in season 1, that really stood out to me.

If you’re into short stories, this show throws in a supernatural twist you’ll be sure to enjoy.

greenlightnight ,

Weird and Wonderful

Supernatural, AND emotional.

walgefat ,

Must listen!!

First of all, I want a Brownie. Those creatures sound wonderful. Secondly, this podcast is amazing. I love the host, she’s patient yet assertive, and genuinely helpful. I like how the stories take unexpected turns, keeps me on my toes! Thank you—I can’t wait for more episodes!

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