7 episodes

UNSEEN is the new urban fantasy audio fiction podcast by Long Story Short Productions. The premise behind it is simple: in a world where magic is real but invisible to almost everyone, for the few magical beings that exist every day is a struggle just to be seen.

Season one of UNSEEN will feature ten different stories of identity, connection, and personhood (and, of course, magic) in the modern world. Some of them will be thrilling adventures. Others may be sad and melancholic. Some may be creepy and unsettling. Each of them will feature a single performer, guiding the audience through a new, original modern fantasy landscape.

Every week, a new story. A new voice. A new glimpse into the world of magic.

Unseen Long Story Short Productions

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    • 4.9 • 270 Ratings

UNSEEN is the new urban fantasy audio fiction podcast by Long Story Short Productions. The premise behind it is simple: in a world where magic is real but invisible to almost everyone, for the few magical beings that exist every day is a struggle just to be seen.

Season one of UNSEEN will feature ten different stories of identity, connection, and personhood (and, of course, magic) in the modern world. Some of them will be thrilling adventures. Others may be sad and melancholic. Some may be creepy and unsettling. Each of them will feature a single performer, guiding the audience through a new, original modern fantasy landscape.

Every week, a new story. A new voice. A new glimpse into the world of magic.

    Episode 6: The Fire in the Sky

    Episode 6: The Fire in the Sky

    Be Advised: The following episode contains discussions of death and a depiction of fantasy violence. Listener discretion is advised.

    An imperious magical aristocrat shares an old fairy tale and a lesson with a young man who has come to ask for her help.

    Starring Emma Sherr-Ziarko as the Narrator. 

    Written by Gabriel Urbina and Directed by Sarah Shachat. 

    Script Editing by David K. Barnes.

    Original Music by Alan Rodi.

    Sound Design by Zach Valenti.

    Produced by Sarah Shachat, Zach Valenti, and Gabriel Urbina, along with Angel Acevedo, Jenn Schneider, and Amy Tanguay. 

    A transcript for this episode is available here. Visit our website for additional information on our show, the team behind UNSEEN, and more episodes. Ad sales by Multitude. 

    Today's episode is brought to you by BetterHELP, the world's largest online counseling service. As a special offer for UNSEEN listeners, you can get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/unseen. 

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    • 33 min
    Episode 5: Are You Watching Closely?

    Episode 5: Are You Watching Closely?

    Be Advised: The following episode contains discussions of death and emotionally abusive parent-child relationships, as well as an instance of body horror. Listener discretion is advised.

    The son of a famous painter who used magic to enhance his artworks ponders the legacy of his father's last painting.

    Starring Zach Valenti as Larry Holt. 

    Written and Directed by Gabriel Urbina. 

    Script Editing by David K. Barnes.

    Original Music by Alan Rodi.

    Sound Design by Zach Valenti.

    Produced by Sarah Shachat, Zach Valenti, and Gabriel Urbina, along with Angel Acevedo, Jenn Schneider, and Amy Tanguay. 

    A transcript for this episode is available here. Visit our website for additional information on our show, the team behind UNSEEN, and more episodes. Ad sales by Multitude. 

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    • 43 min
    Episode 4: A Day of Sunshine and Rain

    Episode 4: A Day of Sunshine and Rain

    Be Advised: This episode contains discussions of murder and physical violence, as well as depictions of a house burning to the ground and death due to fire. It also contains passing mention, though no depiction, of suicide. Listener discretion is advised.

    In a long, rambling voicemail message to his superior, Edmond LaValle, an agent for a powerful peace-keeping agency in the Unseen World, recounts the events of one day in the life of a magical detective.

    Starring Felix Trench as Edmond LaValle.

    Written by Gabriel Urbina and Directed by Sarah Shachat.

    Script Editing by David K. Barnes.

    Original Music by Alan Rodi.

    Sound Design by Zach Valenti.

    Produced by Sarah Shachat, Zach Valenti, and Gabriel Urbina, along with Angel Acevedo, Jenn Schneider, and Amy Tanguay. 

    A transcript for this episode is available here. Visit our website for additional information on our show, the team behind UNSEEN, and more episodes. Ad sales by Multitude. 

    Today's episode is brought to you by BetterHELP, the world's largest online counseling service. As a special offer for UNSEEN listeners, you can get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/unseen. 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 42 min
    Episode 3: The Secret Ingredient

    Episode 3: The Secret Ingredient

    When a young fae woman falls in love with a fellow server at the bar she works at, she has to figure out how to reveal her feelings to the woman... and how to help her crush see her for who, and what, she really is.

    Starring Eli Barraza as Olive Hamby.

    Featuring the voice of Andy Goddard. 

    Written and Directed by Sarah Shachat.

    Script Editing by David K. Barnes.

    Original Music by Alan Rodi.

    Sound Design by Zach Valenti.

    Produced by Sarah Shachat, Zach Valenti, and Gabriel Urbina, along with Angel Acevedo, Jenn Schneider, and Amy Tanguay. 

    A transcript for this episode is available here. Visit our website for additional information on our show, the team behind UNSEEN, and more episodes. Ad sales by Multitude. 

    Today's episode is brought to you by Shaker & Spoon, a subscription cocktail service that helps you learn how to make hand-crafted cocktails right at home. As a special offer for UNSEEN listeners, visit shakerandspoon.com/unseen to get $20 off your first box!

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    • 48 min
    Episode 2: Into the Dark

    Episode 2: Into the Dark

    A young professor at a prestigious magic university greets his new students - and gives them a taste of what it takes to master the forgotten art of magic.

    Starring Julian Silver as Anthony Greerson.

    Written by Sarah Shachat and Directed by Gabriel Urbina.

    Script Editing by David K. Barnes.

    Original Music by Alan Rodi.

    Sound Design by Zach Valenti.

    Produced by Sarah Shachat, Zach Valenti, and Gabriel Urbina, along with Angel Acevedo, Jenn Schneider, and Amy Tanguay. 

    A transcript for this episode is available here. Visit our website for additional information on our show, the team behind UNSEEN, and more episodes. Ad sales by Multitude. 

    Today's episode is brought to you by BetterHELP, the world's largest online counseling service. As a special offer for UNSEEN listeners, you can get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/unseen. 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 36 min
    Episode 1: Never-Ending Circles

    Episode 1: Never-Ending Circles

    A young woman in London notices a mysterious shop in Covent Garden, one no one else seems to be able to see. She gets a job there, but discovers that nothing - not even magic - can magically fix what’s wrong with your life.

    Starring Dottie James as Harry Winter.

    Written and Directed by Gabriel Urbina.

    Script Editing by David K. Barnes.

    Original Music by Alan Rodi.

    Sound Design by Zach Valenti.

    Produced by Sarah Shachat, Zach Valenti, and Gabriel Urbina, along with Angel Acevedo, Jenn Schneider, and Amy Tanguay. 

    A transcript for this episode is available here. Visit our website for additional information on our show, the team behind UNSEEN, and more episodes. Ad sales by Multitude. 

    Today's episode is brought to you by BetterHELP, the world's largest online counseling service. As a special offer for UNSEEN listeners, you can get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/unseen. 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
270 Ratings

270 Ratings

Reid Coates ,

Recommended!

Excellent concept coupled with excellent execution. Episode two is quite amazing if I do say so myself!

Notorious-RBG ,

Beautifully done

Fantastic writing coupled with fantastic production. This isn’t a podcast; it’s art.

sccoots ,

Fun, escapist, and substantive at the same time

Excellent storytelling, six episodes in and I look forward to each one. Still waiting to see if it can live up to Urbina's Wolf 359, but as that was one of my favorite podcasts ever, that's not too much of a criticism.

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