THE THICKET is a fictional podcast, hosted by journalist Bryce Derrickson, which explores entertaining personalities and odd curiosities in and around the town of Robbinsville, N.C. Created by Owen Shiflett, Adam Lane, and Ryan Daniel Dobson
The Thicket - Ep6 - TIGER BY THE TAIL
In Episode 6, the season finale, Bryce gets what he's wanted all along.
Ryan Daniel Dobson
The Thicket - Ep5 - BLIND AS A BAT
Oops, the mic was still on. Episode 5 of THE THICKET explores things we miss; in life and here in Robbinsville, NC. High School Weekly News Program WOW-HIGH does a story about Laser Bats, Game Warden Ron tells Bryce about poaching and government regulation, and new details on Thomas Slant come to light.
The Thicket - Ep4 - EAT CROW
When zoos get political. THE THICKET Episode 4 explores the world of Politics and Apologies; two words that seem like they should come from the same etymological latin root... but don't. Radio DJ Robert Randolph finds out the Cherokee Nation holds stake in his radio station, Will Wintergreen (yes, that's his real name) digs up a political scandal, and Charles Sundrich shows off his Thunder Crows.
The Thicket - Ep3 - DOG AND PONY SHOW
THE THICKET gets its first interview with a real Zoo Master, uncovers some unsavory details about the aforementioned man, and listens in on a contentious School Board Meeting.
The Thicket - Ep2 - SMELLS LIKE A RAT
Bryce Derrickson dives into Robbinsville's very own murder mystery - the story of Leroy Jensen and the Horned Rat.
The Thicket - Ep1 - FISH OUT OF WATER
Journalist Bryce Derrickson is new to town and finds the local zoo industry very odd. His curiosity will eventually get the best of him. Also featuring Will Wintergreen and Intern Poppy.
Weird and Wonderful
I didn't realize it was fictional when I listened to the first episode, hilariously. But fiction or not, it's a great piece of storytelling.
I've only listened to the first episode but I'm excited to listen to more.
Smiling from ear to ear
Like most people, I listen to podcasts as part of my daily commute. So to have a podcast that blends incredible storytelling with fascinating characters has made my commute especially fun because I find myself smiling from ear to ear all the way to and from the office. The story feels immersive and grand, which only adds to my weekly anticipation for a new episode. I'm three episodes in and I can't wait for the rest of the story to release.