19 episodes

The mystery of Leonard Allen, host of the 1950's horror radio show "After Dark", who is taken out of retirement by a mysterious cult to finish the show over pirate radio broadcast from a New England lighthouse. Two shows in one - the main story in a modern setting and an episode of the original "After Dark". Written by a Lambda Literary Award finalist and produced by The Post-Meridian Radio Players.

The Mask of Inanna The Post-Meridian Radio Players

    • Performing Arts
    • 4.7 • 16 Ratings

The mystery of Leonard Allen, host of the 1950's horror radio show "After Dark", who is taken out of retirement by a mysterious cult to finish the show over pirate radio broadcast from a New England lighthouse. Two shows in one - the main story in a modern setting and an episode of the original "After Dark". Written by a Lambda Literary Award finalist and produced by The Post-Meridian Radio Players.

    The Mask of Inanna – Season 2, Episode 4, Part 2 – Apocalypse

    The Mask of Inanna – Season 2, Episode 4, Part 2 – Apocalypse

    THIS IS PART 2. Please listen to Part 1 first.

    In Part 2 of this final episode, Leonard Allen and David Lewis collide in an apocalyptic showdown.

    This episode's "After Dark" tale: "The Golden Rescue of Sinbad".

    Size: ~74 MB \ Running Time: 01:20:35



    Alternative download link: here

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    The Mask of Inanna – Season 2, Episode 4, Part 1 – Apocalypse

    The Mask of Inanna – Season 2, Episode 4, Part 1 – Apocalypse

    In Part 1 of this final episode, Leonard Allen turns against his benefactors to deliver the final show, while horrific events conspire to stop him. (Part 2 is available here.)

    Size: ~53 MB \ Running Time: 00:58:17



    Alternative download link: here

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    Trailer for Season 2, Episode 4 – Apocalypse

    Trailer for Season 2, Episode 4 – Apocalypse

    Next time on The Mask of Inanna, Season 2, Episode 4, the end is here, and who will survive Inanna's Apocalypse?

    Size: ~3MB \ Running Time: 2:58

    This two-hour episode is scheduled for release on/near Sunday, January 29, 2012.

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    The Mask of Inanna – Season 2, Episode 3 – The Black Velvet Ribbon

    The Mask of Inanna – Season 2, Episode 3 – The Black Velvet Ribbon

    In which Bob Stroud returns in this special Halloween episode.

    This episode's "After Dark" tale: "The Shivers on Highway 61".

    Size: ~70 MB \ Running Time: 1:16:13



    Alternative download link: here

    • 1 min
    Trailer for Season 2, Episode 3 – The Black Velvet Ribbon

    Trailer for Season 2, Episode 3 – The Black Velvet Ribbon

    Next time on The Mask of Inanna, Season 2, Episode 3, Bob Stroud returns, baby! And he's bringing the horror show with him.

    Size: ~2MB \ Running Time: 2:32

    This episode is scheduled for release on/near Sunday, October 16, 2011.

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    The Mask of Inanna – Season 2, Episode 2 – Smoking Monkey

    The Mask of Inanna – Season 2, Episode 2 – Smoking Monkey

    In which Leonard Allen quits the show.

    This episode's "After Dark" tale: Why would there be one? Leonard Allen quits the show!

    Size: ~71.4 MB \ Running Time: 1:17:57



    Alternative download link: here

    Also, check out the soundtrack to our friend Unreliable Narrator's new cyberpunk musical, "2010: Our Hideous Future"! Available via iTunes or Amazon! More information here!

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

KYinMA ,

Couldn’t stop listening

I know this is an older production at this point, but I found this just recently and LOVED it. I was researching the Sumerian goddess Inanna, and this popped into the search results. The story is well paced, with terrific acting, and an absorbing script. There’s a lot of detail involved, as well as a show-within-a-show, so I’d sometimes listen to episodes over again to make sure I got everything. If you like mysteries, sharp humor, old time radio, or the X Files, I bet you’d like this show.

Lord Gro ,

Still My Favorite Serial Podcast

Humor, occult and homage to golden-age radio in perfect balance.

~ Violet ~ ,

A Meta Slog, and ...

This was a bit of a slog. The old radio sounds were so painfully sharp and the old stories were SO dull. The sound mixing for those parts (and some of the other parts) was super claustrophobic and cliched and dated. But also more professional sounding than many audio dramas. The use of individual actors for multiple voices interferes with parsing the characters and dialog. But the newer story line was full of interesting characters working through interesting and difficult choices. Each one felt refreshingly human, and had turns at carrying the conflict. Which was so super cool. It’s such a contrast and really sets up a fantastic example of what modern audio fiction can be if we’re willing to leave behind the past. There’s a great monologue at about 48 minutes into S1E1 that so perfectly describes the troublesome aspects of old time radio ported into fiction podcast listening. The awareness and writing there is so good. I don’t often wish a story would “speed up” to be more legible, but often wished this one would get out of its own way ... shorter episodes would have been super welcome. I’m giving it a 4 star experience based entirely in the newer plot line and some brilliant writing for that. Loses one star for the older plot line ... same writer, so that’s interesting! Wish it were more inclusive. There were some cringy orientation jokes, hard to tell which way they were actually slanted, and I’d have given it an extra star if they had been played out with openly LGBT+ characters instead of left dangling. A lot to like and think about here!

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