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Blending supernatural horror with noir, the Sleep/Wake Cycle follows estranged twins Isaiah and Rosemary. Their mission, to fulfill a secret government agency's directive to bring the US back from the brink of madness. Born with strange abilities, the twins investigate the wellness of a republic ravaged by the Great Darkness of 1999 - with doomsday cults pervading society, horrific conspiracies spun more from truth than fiction, and a creeping feeling that hope itself has fled the land, the twins have their work cut out for them.



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The Sleep Wake Cycle Maeltopia

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    • 4.8 • 45 Ratings

Blending supernatural horror with noir, the Sleep/Wake Cycle follows estranged twins Isaiah and Rosemary. Their mission, to fulfill a secret government agency's directive to bring the US back from the brink of madness. Born with strange abilities, the twins investigate the wellness of a republic ravaged by the Great Darkness of 1999 - with doomsday cults pervading society, horrific conspiracies spun more from truth than fiction, and a creeping feeling that hope itself has fled the land, the twins have their work cut out for them.



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    The Sleep Wake Cycle | S3 | Ep. 1

    The Sleep Wake Cycle | S3 | Ep. 1

    Rosemary reaches New Victoria accompanied by her "companions" and rekindles her connection with the city. Meanwhile, Isaiah sails across the ocean in Carface, contemplating the nature of home and wondering if both he and Rosemary will endure its harrowing nature.
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    Credits:
    Written by Mark Anzalone
    Edited by Walker Kornfeld
    Sound mastering by Steven J. Anzalone
    --
    Isaiah Stroud voiced by Mark Anzalone
    Rosemary voiced by Kelly Bair
    Mr. Sugar voiced by Mark Anzalone
    Dollface voiced by Kelly Bair
    Coojiss voiced by Mark Anzalone
    Diana voiced by Kelly Bair
    Reporters voiced by Mark Anzalone
    --
    The Sleep Wake Cycle Theme by Steven J. Anzalone
    Intro and Outro music by Steven Anzalone
    Music by Odium
    Music and Sound effects are licensed from third party providers including Envato, Epidemic Sound, Artlist, Soundstripe, Melody Loops, Pond 5, Soundcrate, Music Vine, Youtube, Melodie, Slipstream, and Storyblocks
    Disclaimer:This show is written in a first-hand, first-person format from uncertain and inconsistent narrators. This show explores specific mental health conditions. Whilst there is consistent use of derogatory terms for those with specific conditions or neurodivergence including lunatic, maniac, crazy, psychosis etc., this show is written and produced by a team that live with some of the specific illnesses featured within, including Tourette’s syndrome, schizoaffective disorder, insomnia, obsessive compulsive disorder, hallucinations, delusions, anxiety and depressive conditions, among others. Our team also features an academic background in neurology and psychology that has been drawn on to aim for sensitivity and accuracy. The intent of the language and experiences within the Sleep/Wake Cycle, and the extended works of Maeltopia, are designed to explore these conditions and their related isolation and degradation as experienced first hand. The world of Maeltopia is one where the mentally unwell are the majority. Yet there are still outliers who are hunted out. 
     
    Content warnings: 
    Murderers 
    Audio Hallucinations 
    Visual Hallucinations 
    Fear of the Dark 
    Menacing Agencies
    Derogatory terms for Mental Illness
    Discussions of religion
    Body Horror

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    • 24 min
    The Sleep Wake Cycle | S3 | Ep. 2

    The Sleep Wake Cycle | S3 | Ep. 2

    Isaiah is given a tour of the New Victoria and then meets his sister and half siblings.
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    Credits:
    Written by Mark Anzalone
    Edited by Walker Kornfeld
    Sound mastering by Steven J. Anzalone
    --
    Isaiah Stroud voiced by Mark Anzalone
    Rosemary voiced by Kelly Bair
    Mr. Sugar voiced by Mark Anzalone
    Dollface voiced by Kelly Bair
    Gloomhest voiced by David Cummings
    --
    The Sleep Wake Cycle Theme by Steven J. Anzalone
    Intro and Outro music by Steven Anzalone
    Music and Sound effects are licensed from third party providers including Envato, Epidemic Sound, Artlist, Soundstripe, Melody Loops, Pond 5, Soundcrate, Music Vine, Youtube, Melodie, Slipstream, and Storyblocks
    Disclaimer:This show is written in a first-hand, first-person format from uncertain and inconsistent narrators. This show explores specific mental health conditions. Whilst there is consistent use of derogatory terms for those with specific conditions or neurodivergence including lunatic, maniac, crazy, psychosis etc., this show is written and produced by a team that live with some of the specific illnesses featured within, including Tourette’s syndrome, schizoaffective disorder, insomnia, obsessive compulsive disorder, hallucinations, delusions, anxiety and depressive conditions, among others. Our team also features an academic background in neurology and psychology that has been drawn on to aim for sensitivity and accuracy. The intent of the language and experiences within the Sleep/Wake Cycle, and the extended works of Maeltopia, are designed to explore these conditions and their related isolation and degradation as experienced first hand. The world of Maeltopia is one where the mentally unwell are the majority. Yet there are still outliers who are hunted out. 
     
    Content warnings: 
    Murderers 
    Audio Hallucinations 
    Visual Hallucinations 
    Fear of the Dark 
    Menacing Agencies
    Derogatory terms for Mental Illness
    Discussions of religion
    Body Horror
    Reference to sexual assault

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    • 25 min
    The Sleep Wake Cycle | S3 | Ep. 3

    The Sleep Wake Cycle | S3 | Ep. 3

    Rosemary and Isaiah converse with their father, Gloomhest, who unveils startling revelations to them.
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    Credits:
    Written by Mark Anzalone
    Edited by Walker Kornfeld
    Sound mastering by Steven J. Anzalone
    --
    Isaiah Stroud voiced by Mark Anzalone
    Rosemary voiced by Kelly Bair
    Mr. Sugar voiced by Mark Anzalone
    Dollface voiced by Kelly Bair
    Gloomhest voiced by David Cummings
    --
    The Sleep Wake Cycle Theme by Steven J. Anzalone
    Intro and Outro music by Steven Anzalone
    Music and Sound effects are licensed from third party providers including Envato, Epidemic Sound, Artlist, Soundstripe, Melody Loops, Pond 5, Soundcrate, Music Vine, Youtube, Melodie, Slipstream, and Storyblocks
    Disclaimer:This show is written in a first-hand, first-person format from uncertain and inconsistent narrators. This show explores specific mental health conditions. Whilst there is consistent use of derogatory terms for those with specific conditions or neurodivergence including lunatic, maniac, crazy, psychosis etc., this show is written and produced by a team that live with some of the specific illnesses featured within, including Tourette’s syndrome, schizoaffective disorder, insomnia, obsessive compulsive disorder, hallucinations, delusions, anxiety and depressive conditions, among others. Our team also features an academic background in neurology and psychology that has been drawn on to aim for sensitivity and accuracy. The intent of the language and experiences within the Sleep/Wake Cycle, and the extended works of Maeltopia, are designed to explore these conditions and their related isolation and degradation as experienced first hand. The world of Maeltopia is one where the mentally unwell are the majority. Yet there are still outliers who are hunted out. 
     
    Content warnings: 
    Murderers 
    Audio Hallucinations 
    Visual Hallucinations 
    Fear of the Dark 
    Menacing Agencies
    Derogatory terms for Mental Illness
    Discussions of religion
    Body Horror

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    • 26 min
    The Sleep Wake Cycle | S3 | Ep. 4

    The Sleep Wake Cycle | S3 | Ep. 4

    Rosemary worries about her brother and Isaiah visits his mother's "grave."
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    Want unique art and animations to go along with your Maeltopia episodes? Check out our Youtube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmrdXEvkEPfQvCKT4pha4Q
    Be sure to like, comment, rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast platform! We appreciate your support!
    Credits:
    Written by Mark Anzalone
    Edited by Walker Kornfeld
    Sound mastering by Steven J. Anzalone
    --
    Isaiah Stroud voiced by Mark Anzalone
    Rosemary voiced by Kelly Bair
    Mr. Sugar voiced by Mark Anzalone
    Dollface voiced by Kelly Bair
    Red Head voiced by Mark Anzalone
    Tagus voiced by Mark Anzalone
    Coojiss voiced by Mark Anzalone
    --
    The Sleep Wake Cycle Theme by Steven J. Anzalone
    Intro and Outro music by Steven Anzalone
    Music and Sound effects are licensed from third party providers including Envato, Epidemic Sound, Artlist, Soundstripe, Melody Loops, Pond 5, Soundcrate, Music Vine, Youtube, Melodie, Slipstream, and Storyblocks
    Disclaimer:This show is written in a first-hand, first-person format from uncertain and inconsistent narrators. This show explores specific mental health conditions. Whilst there is consistent use of derogatory terms for those with specific conditions or neurodivergence including lunatic, maniac, crazy, psychosis etc., this show is written and produced by a team that live with some of the specific illnesses featured within, including Tourette’s syndrome, schizoaffective disorder, insomnia, obsessive compulsive disorder, hallucinations, delusions, anxiety and depressive conditions, among others. Our team also features an academic background in neurology and psychology that has been drawn on to aim for sensitivity and accuracy. The intent of the language and experiences within the Sleep/Wake Cycle, and the extended works of Maeltopia, are designed to explore these conditions and their related isolation and degradation as experienced first hand. The world of Maeltopia is one where the mentally unwell are the majority. Yet there are still outliers who are hunted out. 
     
    Content warnings: 
    Murderers 
    Audio Hallucinations 
    Visual Hallucinations 
    Fear of the Dark 
    Menacing Agencies
    Derogatory terms for Mental Illness
    Discussions of religion
    Body Horror
    Reference to sexual assault

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    • 28 min
    The Sleep Wake Cycle | S3 | Ep. 5

    The Sleep Wake Cycle | S3 | Ep. 5

    Rosemary gets to know Coojis better; Isaiah leaves New Victoria to get some intel. 
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    Want unique art and animations to go along with your Maeltopia episodes? Check out our Youtube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmrdXEvkEPfQvCKT4pha4Q
    Be sure to like, comment, rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast platform! We appreciate your support!
    Credits:
    Written by Mark Anzalone
    Edited by Walker Kornfeld
    Sound mastering by Steven J. Anzalone
    --
    Isaiah Stroud voiced by Mark Anzalone
    Rosemary voiced by Kelly Bair
    Mr. Sugar voiced by Mark Anzalone
    Dollface voiced by Kelly Bair
    Red Head voiced by Mark Anzalone
    Tagus voiced by Mark Anzalone
    Coojiss voiced by Mark Anzalone
    --
    The Sleep Wake Cycle Theme by Steven J. Anzalone
    Intro and Outro music by Steven Anzalone
    Music by Robert Slump and SoundTheLimit,
    Music and Sound effects are licensed from third party providers including Envato, Epidemic Sound, Artlist, Soundstripe, Melody Loops, Pond 5, Soundcrate, Music Vine, Youtube, Melodie, Slipstream, and Storyblocks
    Disclaimer:This show is written in a first-hand, first-person format from uncertain and inconsistent narrators. This show explores specific mental health conditions. Whilst there is consistent use of derogatory terms for those with specific conditions or neurodivergence including lunatic, maniac, crazy, psychosis etc., this show is written and produced by a team that live with some of the specific illnesses featured within, including Tourette’s syndrome, schizoaffective disorder, insomnia, obsessive compulsive disorder, hallucinations, delusions, anxiety and depressive conditions, among others. Our team also features an academic background in neurology and psychology that has been drawn on to aim for sensitivity and accuracy. The intent of the language and experiences within the Sleep/Wake Cycle, and the extended works of Maeltopia, are designed to explore these conditions and their related isolation and degradation as experienced first hand. The world of Maeltopia is one where the mentally unwell are the majority. Yet there are still outliers who are hunted out. 
     
    Content warnings: 
    Murderers 
    Audio Hallucinations 
    Visual Hallucinations 
    Fear of the Dark 
    Menacing Agencies
    Derogatory terms for Mental Illness
    Discussions of religion
    Body Horror
    Reference to sexual assault

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    • 24 min
    The Sleep Wake Cycle | S3 | Ep. 6

    The Sleep Wake Cycle | S3 | Ep. 6

    Rosemary and Coojiss travel through the deeper parts of New Victoria. 
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    Want to learn more about the world of Maeltopia? Check out our website!
    Want additional perks like extra lore, stories, art, and more? Check out our Patreon at: www.patreon.com/maeltopia
    Want unique art and animations to go along with your Maeltopia episodes? Check out our Youtube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmrdXEvkEPfQvCKT4pha4Q
    Be sure to like, comment, rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast platform! We appreciate your support!
    Credits:
    Written by Mark Anzalone
    Edited by Walker Kornfeld
    Sound mastering by Steven J. Anzalone
    --
    Rosemary voiced by Kelly Bair
    Coojiss voiced by Mark Anzalone
    --
    The Sleep Wake Cycle Theme by Steven J. Anzalone
    Intro and Outro music by Steven Anzalone
    Music by Odium
    Music and Sound effects are licensed from third party providers including Envato, Epidemic Sound, Artlist, Soundstripe, Melody Loops, Pond 5, Soundcrate, Music Vine, Youtube, Melodie, Slipstream, and Storyblocks
    Disclaimer:This show is written in a first-hand, first-person format from uncertain and inconsistent narrators. This show explores specific mental health conditions. Whilst there is consistent use of derogatory terms for those with specific conditions or neurodivergence including lunatic, maniac, crazy, psychosis etc., this show is written and produced by a team that live with some of the specific illnesses featured within, including Tourette’s syndrome, schizoaffective disorder, insomnia, obsessive compulsive disorder, hallucinations, delusions, anxiety and depressive conditions, among others. Our team also features an academic background in neurology and psychology that has been drawn on to aim for sensitivity and accuracy. The intent of the language and experiences within the Sleep/Wake Cycle, and the extended works of Maeltopia, are designed to explore these conditions and their related isolation and degradation as experienced first hand. The world of Maeltopia is one where the mentally unwell are the majority. Yet there are still outliers who are hunted out. 
     
    Content warnings: 
    Murderers 
    Audio Hallucinations 
    Visual Hallucinations 
    Fear of the Dark 
    Menacing Agencies
    Derogatory terms for Mental Illness
    Discussions of religion
    Body Horror
    Reference to sexual assault

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    • 25 min

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45 Ratings

45 Ratings

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A dark journey into the human psyche

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