“What came before us?”
By asking this simple question, Dr. Lo Swell has become a household name across Perma. People gather every week at their local listening center to hear his voice introduce a new story reading from the Wreesome Island Survivals, the ancient archive discovered on the desolate island of Emptee Sla.
“The Wreesome Island Survivals” is an audio fiction podcast and radio show that explores a possible landscape following the demise of our own. The show speaks to listeners as though they are members of this future world, Perma.
Episode 8, Cycle 3: "The Deer Problem"
A new cycle begins as Drs. Swell and Werto introduce a new reading from the Survivals, that of Ian Vrole. They are joined in this episode by a special guest, Wondry Fee, Perma's Almost Minder.
Episode 7, Cycle 2: "Put Me In, Coach"
In this final episode of Cycle 2: "Put Me In, Coach," Bea Winna, abandoned in the desolate Anada Fields as winter sets in, finds her way to Wreesome Island with help from an unlikely friend.
Ep. 6, Cycle 2: "Put Me In, Coach"
Enclosed in the Wreesomer "story box," Bea Winna's interview with the Blurry Prebyr continues and we learn why she was cast out by Coach: she was the last to give birth on the Team. The Blurry Presbyr speaks to Bea through a metallic tube that takes his voice onto the enclosed platform where the Teller–in this case, Bea–stands. She can't see her interviewer, but tells her story in the hope that it will convince whoever he is to allow her to stay on the island.
Episode 5, Cycle 2: "Put Me In, Coach"
Drs. Swell and Werto introduce a reading from the Survivals that tells the story of Bea Winna. Her tale about life, and ultimate failure, as a "cheerlie" under the instructive watch of Coach offers a look into one "micro" during High Imperma. A micro is one of the diverse micro-cultures that flourished following the close of Ole-perma. Bea's narrative continues over the next two episodes.
Episode 4, Cycle 2: "Put Me In, Coach"
In this first episode of Cycle 2, Drs. Swell and Werto receive a special, though last minute, visit from Loria Mushda, Occupant of Oversee House. She brings with her a letter written by a little girl who lives in a distant settlement in Perma. Dr. Swell answers the girl's question about what happened to the people of Ole-perma ("Did they eat themselves all up?") with the story of the Fat Fool Annollo.
Episode 3, Cycle 1: "Preliminaries"
Aribee Urth joins Dr. Lo Swell once again to continue with her story of the day when she and her crew discovered the Wreesome Island ruins. Aribee noticed something strange about the names the original observies chose for two of the islands that were uncovered by Ice 4, Tukpa and Emptee Sla.