54 episodes

The Orphans is a cinematic sci-fi audio drama about survival in a harsh universe: castaways on a hostile world, A.I.s with unprecedented emotions, strangers who share faces, love and loss in a far-flung future. Each season explores a new vantage point in an ever-expanding and inter-connected galaxy!

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    • 4.7 • 289 Ratings

The Orphans is a cinematic sci-fi audio drama about survival in a harsh universe: castaways on a hostile world, A.I.s with unprecedented emotions, strangers who share faces, love and loss in a far-flung future. Each season explores a new vantage point in an ever-expanding and inter-connected galaxy!

    Wild Tales :: The Alternates

    Wild Tales :: The Alternates

    ** Content Warning at Bottom of Show Notes**
    Wild Tales is here! This is the only subspace broadcast with the gumption to broadcast those stories The Collective and The Alliance won't tell you! Join charming hosts, Charles Pritchett and Baz Goodrich as they thrill, chill and delight!

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    To Support The Orphans go to: www.Patreon.com/LightandTragic or www.OrphansPod.com
    Transcripts available here: https://www.orphanspod.com/transcripts

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    The Alternates 
    Written by: Stepan Chernyshev
    Directed by Zachary Fortais-Gomm

    Starring:
    LC Girling as Olivia Platon
    Aimee Kember as Nora
    Declan Galpin as William
    Beth Eyre as Cordelia


    Wild Tales:
    Written and Directed by: Zachary Fortais-Gomm

    Starring:
    Alex Bird as Baz Goodrich
    Felix Trench as Charles Pritchett

    Executive Producer: James Barbarossa

    Music by: James Barbarossa 

    Content Warning:
    -Mild Implied Threat
    -Mild Discussion of Off-Screen Illness
    -Extreme duress
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    • 13 min
    Wild Tales :: Analysis

    Wild Tales :: Analysis

    ** Content Warning at Bottom of Show Notes**
    Wild Tales is here! This is the only subspace broadcast with the gumption to broadcast those stories The Collective and The Alliance won't tell you! Join charming hosts, Charles Pritchett and Baz Goodrich as they thrill, chill and delight!

    Find our affiliates here: www.fableandfolly.com/partners

    To Support The Orphans go to: www.Patreon.com/LightandTragic or www.OrphansPod.com
    Transcripts available here: https://www.orphanspod.com/transcripts

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    Analysis
    Written by: David Oríon
    Directed by James Barbarossa

    Starring:
    Shaun Mendum as Matthew Endel
    Declan Glapin as William Vries
    Alex Bird as Baz
    James Barbarossa as GeoFFRy


    Wild Tales:
    Written and Directed by: Zachary Fortais-Gomm

    Starring:
    Alex Bird as Baz Goodrich
    Felix Trench as Charles Pritchett

    Executive Producer: James Barbarossa

    Music by: James Barbarossa 

    Content Warning:
    -Implied Threat
    -Extreme Romantic Duress
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    • 11 min
    Wild Tales :: Brick by Brick

    Wild Tales :: Brick by Brick

    ** Content Warning at Bottom of Show Notes**
    The boys are getting in even more trouble– this time leaking Alliance documents! In this week's tale a decrepit GeoFFRy has a chance encounter with a rogue Alliance operative in search of supplied.

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    Transcripts available here: https://www.orphanspod.com/transcripts

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    Brick by Brick
    Written by: Hannah Martens
    Directed by James Barbarossa

    Starring:
    Brooke Parratt as Diana Diggs
    James Barbarossa as
    Declan Galpin as William Bran


    Wild Tales:
    Written and Directed by: Zachary Fortais-Gomm

    Starring:
    Alex Bird as Baz Goodrich
    Felix Trench as Charles Pritchett
    Pip Gladwin as Xavier Temuara
    James Barbarossa as GeoFFRy

    Executive Producer: James Barbarossa

    Music by: James Barbarossa 

    Content Warning:
    -Mild Implied Threat
    -Discussion of past trauma
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    • 20 min
    Wild Tales :: Where's My Pear

    Wild Tales :: Where's My Pear

    ** Content Warning at Bottom of Show Notes**
    After flying around the galaxy Richard Hart enjoys the simple things in life, and most especially some of the last Marigan pears. Unfortunately before Richard can indulge he finds his final pear missing and the culprit must be found.

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    Where's My Pear
    Written by: Abby Cole
    Directed by Zachary Fortais-Gomm

    Starring:
    Gavin Richards as Richard Hart
    Brooke Parratt as Diana Strange
    Jack Goldbourne as Axel

    Wild Tales:
    Written and Directed by: Zachary Fortais-Gomm
    Starring:
    Alex Bird as Baz Goodrich
    Felix Trench as Charles Pritchett
    James Barbarossa as GeoFFRy

    Executive Producer: James Barbarossa

    Music by: James Barbarossa 

    Content Warning:
    -Mild Implied Threat
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    • 7 min
    Wild Tales :: The Switch

    Wild Tales :: The Switch

    ** Content Warning at Bottom of Show Notes**
    In the depths of The Collective, life isn't all that it was promised. Go in depth into the everyday lives of natural-borns and the clones who work steadfast by their side.

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    Transcripts available here: https://www.orphanspod.com/transcripts

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    The Switch
    Written by: Draco Aleksander
    Directed by James Barbarossa

    Starring:
    Beth Eyre as Cordelia Foster & Cordelia Barker
    David Ault as Jackson
    David Pellow as Bailey


    Wild Tales:
    Written and Directed by: Zachary Fortais-Gomm

    Starring:
    Alex Bird as Baz Goodrich
    Felix Trench as Charles Pritchett
    James Barbarossa as GeoFFRy

    Executive Producer: James Barbarossa

    Music by: James Barbarossa 

    Content Warning:
    -Social Pressure
    -Oppression
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    • 10 min
    Wild Tales :: Five Kathryns

    Wild Tales :: Five Kathryns

    ** Content Warning at Bottom of Show Notes**
    The grand finale to Wild Tales! Pulled from the depths of Richard Hart's case files. Richard investigates the death at a care home on Gawn and the five Kathryns who care for its residents.

    Find our affiliates here: www.fableandfolly.com/partners

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    Transcripts available here: https://www.orphanspod.com/transcripts

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    Five Kathryns
    Written by: Teresa Perrin
    Directed by Zachary Fortais-Gomm

    Starring:
    Gavin Richards as Richard Hart
    Katrina Allen as Kathryn Croft, Kathryn Pierce, Kathryn Soto & Kathryn McBride
    James Barbarossa as GeoFFRy


    Wild Tales:
    Written and Directed by: Zachary Fortais-Gomm

    Starring:
    Alex Bird as Baz Goodrich
    Felix Trench as Charles Pritchett
    Pip Gladwin as Xavier Temuara

    Executive Producer: James Barbarossa

    Music by: James Barbarossa 

    Content Warning:
    -Discussion of Sexual Assault
    -Intense Medical Situations
    -Extreme duress
    -Electrification
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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
289 Ratings

289 Ratings

Woozy woowoo ,

One of my top 5 favorite shows

If u like action, suspense, syfy ect… then give this a try, I am so glad I found it and listened, acting, writing and sound effects are great, I am only a few shows and felt the need to comment. GIVE IT A LISTEN, u won’t b disappointed

~ Violet ~ ,

Lots of heart

It’s a SciFi clone story exploring individualism via characters who show us their whole heart. Likability, charm. That’s what draws me in.

It’s also a slow burn mystery, where resolutions feel perpetually postponed. And lots of very bad things happen. Who is getting the worst of it? Why? There are pretty direct and depressing parallels to reality. Sometimes it hard to get your bearings between scenes.

The sound design is interesting and appropriate to the story, with great musical elements. But it is also very hard to find a good way to listen. There are lots of painful volume shifts and piercing harsh noises, with voices altered in ways that make your ears tire very fast. That’s all relevant to the plot & setting, but it’s difficult to experience. Earphones are out because of the volume shifts, but even on speakers the harsh sounds become too painful, so you have to be ready to mute/adjust in an instant. Luckily, episodes are pretty short, so working through each one in spare moments is possible. It’s just a bit hard to listen clear through in one sitting.

Me x 7 ,

Seasons 1-3 are great

However season 4 and 5 exists only to provide snippets into the story and to collect ad revenue. Beware, commercials and asking for patrons make up a good amount of those “episodes”. I am giving 4 over my gut of 3 stars as it is a good story but falls flat, hopefully it will return to add to the world.

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