13 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

    • Drama
    • 4.9 • 352 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.

    New Year's Special: Saved

    New Year's Special: Saved

    Be Advised: The following episode contains depictions of fantasy violence and drinking. Listener discretion is advised.

    A member of the mysterious Order of the Blackstar spends New Year’s Eve wandering through Paris and wondering how to spend a day off.

    Starring Beth Eyre as the Narrator. 

    Written and Directed by Sarah Shachat. 

    Script Editing by David K. Barnes.

    Sound Design by Zach Valenti.

    Original Music by Alan Rodi. Featuring Magic, written by Sam Long and performed by Sour Flour.

    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!

    Today's episode is also brought to you by Loot Crate, the original fan-powered subscription box. Use promo code "UNSEEN" to get 15% off your first order! 

    This episode also features the voice of Felix Trench. 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 50 min
    Christmas Special: Chimes at Midnight

    Christmas Special: Chimes at Midnight

    Be Advised: The following episode contains discussions and depictions of gaslighting, as well as tense, menacing situations and fantasy violence. Listener discretion is advised.

    A woman struggles with loneliness and isolation while working as the caretaker for a magical castle at the North Pole - as well as protecting it from the mysterious forces who are trying to penetrate its defenses.

    Starring Mary Kates Wiles as Katherine Cavalier.

    Written and Directed by Gabriel Urbina. 

    Script Editing by David K. Barnes.

    Sound Design by Zach Valenti.

    Original Music by Alan Rodi. Featuring The Carol of the Bells, composed by Mykola Leontovych, arranged and performed by Alan Rodi.

    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.

    • 55 min
    Episode 10: Blink

    Episode 10: Blink

    Be Advised: The following episode contains discussions of fantasy violence and abusive relationships. Listener discretion is advised. 

    A young student receives a lesson in forbidden magic from an unconventional expert.

    Starring Julia Morizawa. 

    Written by Sarah Shachat. 

    Directed by Gabriel Urbina.  

    Script Editing by David K. Barnes.

    Original Music by Alan Rodi. Additional music featured in this episode: Algún Dia by Esteban Maxera Cuarteto. 

    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 Lootcrate. Use the code UNSEEN for 15% off your first order.

    Today's episode is also brought to you by Stellar Firmer, produced by our friends at Rusty Quill. Search for Stellar Firma wherever you listen to your podcasts or visit www.rustyquill.com or www.stellarfirma.com for more information.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 42 min
    Episode 9: The Last Days of Ragtime

    Episode 9: The Last Days of Ragtime

    Be Advised: The following episode contains discussions of murder and physical violence, as well as depictions of the fantasy violence, gambling, and drinking. Listener discretion is advised.

    A fae illusionist desperately looks for a way to get out of Paris before his past mistakes catch up to him.

    Starring Tom Crowley as Robin Fend.

    Written by Gabriel Urbina. 

    Directed by Zach Valenti. 

    Script Editing by David K. Barnes.

    Original Music by Alan Rodi. Additional music featured in this episode: Paw Prints by Bob Hart; Freerolling by T. Bless and the Professionals; Downtown Boogie by Wesley Thomas; Algún Dia by Esteban Maxera Cuarteto; Airone, Un Mese Fa, A Special Day, and Stuttgart by Jazz Art Quartet.

    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 Hit the Bricks, a musical audio drama set in the world of the Oz books by L. Frank Baum 100 years after Dorothy's adventures. Tune in today and fall in love with their characters and with a new, enchanting version of Oz. 

    Today's episode is also brought to you by The Magnus Archives, Europe's premier horror podcast, produced by our friends at Rusty Quill. Make your statement. Face your fear. 

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    • 34 min
    Episode 8: Disasterpiece

    Episode 8: Disasterpiece

    Be Advised: The following episode contains discussions of death and grieving. Listener discretion is advised.

    A woman who has been struggling with her magical abilities in the wake of an unexpected tragedy writes a letter to her goddaughter.

    Starring Cecilia Lynn-Jacobs as Jennifer Morgan.

    Written by Sarah Shachat. 

    Directed by Zach Valenti. 

    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.

    • 47 min
    Episode 7: We Ourselves

    Episode 7: We Ourselves

    Be Advised: The following episode contains depictions of fantasy violence and strained family relationships. Listener discretion is advised.

    An experienced magician who specializes in buying, selling, and trading memories faces an unusual problem when an exceptional piece of merchandise falls into his lap.

    Starring Karim Kronfli as Nicholas Carrick

    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 Dispatches from the Multiverse, an improvised sci-fi comedy podcast about alternate realities, parallel dimensions, and a quantum bagel toaster. It is also brought to you by Stellar Firma, a weekly science fiction comedy podcast from our friends at Rusty Quill.

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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
352 Ratings

352 Ratings

Davegins ,

Are You Listening Closely?

Amazing show! The cast and crew are simply magical. Quite a few Wooden Overcoats alumni.

the shadow's footprints ,

Great magic system, great storytelling

I like how the magic system works, and the characters they have chosen to spotlight. Will it be better than wolf-359? Only time will tell!

mbourgon ,

Fantastic urban fantasy stories

The following to Wolf 359 (amazing long form sci-fi podcast) does not disappoint. Great stories, great sound design, great acting

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