11 episodes

When an oil executive goes missing aboard the deep-sea Atlas Station, the company sends agent Synøve Pan down for answers — and she’s just the woman to get them. Welcome to the Second Oil Age: a sci-fi podcast that transports listeners to a post–energy-crisis world in which humanity’s thirst for oil is satisfied through a bargain with a mysterious deep-sea species. Binge the entire season now!

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    • Science Fiction
    • 4.6, 152 Ratings

When an oil executive goes missing aboard the deep-sea Atlas Station, the company sends agent Synøve Pan down for answers — and she’s just the woman to get them. Welcome to the Second Oil Age: a sci-fi podcast that transports listeners to a post–energy-crisis world in which humanity’s thirst for oil is satisfied through a bargain with a mysterious deep-sea species. Binge the entire season now!

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
152 Ratings

152 Ratings

Alexmonster36 ,

Immersive and Subversive !!!

The Second Oil Age is the most inventive example of science fiction I’ve experienced in ages. It’s author, Robert Lamb, and his cast of expertly directed voice actors, implemented a variety of story telling devices that I have not seen before. Layers of well measured sound add to the experience of the story without distracting from it.
While what was revealed of the immediate over arching plot was presented with the blunt immediacy of a 30,000 yr old wood carving, the multiple modalities used to build the world this story occurs within, conflate the boundaries between the context of it as a fictional story, and parallels to it within the present day global economic paradigm.
At first it may seem like a simple entertaining action sci-fi mystery, but The Second Oil Age provokes introspection in a manner unlike any sci-fi story I’ve previously encountered.
Waiting for season 2 has already become painful, and I hope it is recorded and released soon!
Robert Lamb has earned Carte Blanche, and should be fully supported to publish this work in it’s entirety as he deems to be appropriate.

ApertureAwesome ,

Good, but not Great

I love the world of this podcast, stuff like Atlas Station and the in-universe ads that play in between segments of the story are very interesting. But...the story itself is kind of lacking. The main character isn’t really developed, she’s fairly distant and doesn’t really react to anything going on with any emotion. It’s an interesting story, maybe, but dull at the same time, moving kind of quickly and not spending enough time on what it’s really like to live in Atlas Station, or to be one of the Tritons. Not terrible, but not great. Still worth listening to, I guess.

Laurentremo ,

Fantastic

I can’t praise this podcast enough. It is enthralling and so well written. Totally captivating. Voice acting is very well done too!

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