26 episodes

A psychedelic noir audio drama podcast set in 1940s Los Angeles. Recently radio broadcasts in the city have been reduced to static, leaving a popular radio serial as the only remaining show on the air. Even then the show finds itself continuously interrupted by a mysterious broadcast. A lone distorted voice reaching out for help. Follow Walter “Troubles” Mix and his partner Whitney as they search for a missing writer and navigate through a city quickly falling into madness. Could the mysterious voice be the culprit? Will anyone be able to stop the madness from spreading? And… What’s The Frequency?
What’s the Frequency is created and written by James Oliva.
Produced by Alexander Danner
With music composed by Kurt C. Nelson.

What's The Frequency‪?‬ James Oliva

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    • 4.4 • 135 Ratings

A psychedelic noir audio drama podcast set in 1940s Los Angeles. Recently radio broadcasts in the city have been reduced to static, leaving a popular radio serial as the only remaining show on the air. Even then the show finds itself continuously interrupted by a mysterious broadcast. A lone distorted voice reaching out for help. Follow Walter “Troubles” Mix and his partner Whitney as they search for a missing writer and navigate through a city quickly falling into madness. Could the mysterious voice be the culprit? Will anyone be able to stop the madness from spreading? And… What’s The Frequency?
What’s the Frequency is created and written by James Oliva.
Produced by Alexander Danner
With music composed by Kurt C. Nelson.

    Static

    Static

    What's the Frequency?What's the Frequency? What is the Frequency? I remember a voice. WHAT IS THE FREQUENCY? WHAT. IS. THE. FREQUENCY???? PLEASE CONSIDER SUPPORTING US VIA PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/wtfrequency

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    • 24 min
    Took a Powder

    Took a Powder

    You caught me in a bit of a distraction. I wasn't expecting you home so soon.

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    • 21 min
    Maribelle

    Maribelle

    I'm supposed to follow the rules. He's so hungry, but I'm supposed to follow the rules.

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    • 21 min
    You Read It

    You Read It

    Enfield No. 2s?! That's my brand!

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    • 31 min
    Ambernition

    Ambernition

    Of course you haven't.

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    • 25 min
    Books Containing Words

    Books Containing Words

    Go hide in the bathroom.

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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
135 Ratings

135 Ratings

Walaf Shan ,

Highly experimental

The plot of this show takes several episodes to appear, and I’m still not sure I’ve found it. It’s a lot of style - very interesting structure, carefully crafted sound and dialogue - so if you’re up for hours of weird with no clear story, give it a try!

ThisIsAWug ,

A Mostly Solid Stab at New Weird

I’m a huge, huge fan of New Weird, and this kind of thing is right up my alley. For anyone who’s considering listening and wants a sense of what to expect stylistically, think David Lynch’s Lost Highway. You have to be willing to put in some work, and if you’re not ready for it, I could easily see it being jarring and confusing. This is definitely not everyone’s cup of tea, but for the most part it was mine.

Why “for the most part”? There were two issues for me that brought my rating down: First, I think the voice acting and dialogue for some of the characters needed work. It wasn’t a huge deal, but was occasionally distracting. By itself, that might not have affected the rating, but more significantly, I went from feeling creeped out and anxious at the end of the penultimate episode (which is a good thing!) to feeling really pretty disappointed by almost the entire final episode. It was going so well, I didn’t expect the ending to fall flat for me like that.

If you’re into New Weird, surrealism, experimental art, and media that exists in that kind of space, I’d say it’s worth a listen. The ending might feel more satisfying to you than it did to me, and the rest of the episodes were pretty engaging.

Samples br549 ,

My All Time Favorite Podcast

I have lost track of the amount of times I have listened to this podcast, and every time i do I notice another little detail. It has practically become a yearly tradition for me lol. Great work all around to everyone involved in the making of this podcast. I’m eagerly awaiting a season 2.

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