92 episodes

Life's not easy for Doug Eiffel, the communications officer for the U.S.S. Hephaestus Research Station, currently on Day 448 of its orbit around red dwarf star Wolf 359. He's stuck on a scientific survey mission of indeterminate length, 7.8 light years from Earth. His only company on board the station are stern mission chief Minkowski, insane science officer Hilbert, and Hephaestus Station's sentient, often malfunctioning operating system Hera. He doesn't have much to do for his job other than monitoring static and intercepting the occasional decades-old radio broadcast from Earth, so he spends most of his time creating extensive audio logs about the ordinary, day-to-day happenings within the station. But the Hephaestus is an odd place, and life in extremely isolated, zero gravity conditions has a way of doing funny things to people's minds. Even the simplest of tasks can turn into a gargantuan struggle, and the most ordinary-seeming things have a way of turning into anything but that. Wolf 359 is a radio drama in the tradition of Golden Age of Radio shows. Take one part space-faring adventure, add one part character drama, and mix in one part absurdist sitcom, and you get Wolf 359. New episodes are released every two weeks.

Wolf 359 Kinda Evil Genius Productions

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    • 4.9, 2.6K Ratings

Life's not easy for Doug Eiffel, the communications officer for the U.S.S. Hephaestus Research Station, currently on Day 448 of its orbit around red dwarf star Wolf 359. He's stuck on a scientific survey mission of indeterminate length, 7.8 light years from Earth. His only company on board the station are stern mission chief Minkowski, insane science officer Hilbert, and Hephaestus Station's sentient, often malfunctioning operating system Hera. He doesn't have much to do for his job other than monitoring static and intercepting the occasional decades-old radio broadcast from Earth, so he spends most of his time creating extensive audio logs about the ordinary, day-to-day happenings within the station. But the Hephaestus is an odd place, and life in extremely isolated, zero gravity conditions has a way of doing funny things to people's minds. Even the simplest of tasks can turn into a gargantuan struggle, and the most ordinary-seeming things have a way of turning into anything but that. Wolf 359 is a radio drama in the tradition of Golden Age of Radio shows. Take one part space-faring adventure, add one part character drama, and mix in one part absurdist sitcom, and you get Wolf 359. New episodes are released every two weeks.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
2.6K Ratings

2.6K Ratings

ShardsOfStars ,

Even better on the relisten.

I first started listening to Wolf 359 while I was working an accounting job in a room with no windows behind two locked doors. I felt such a sense of isolated solidarity with the crew of the Haphaestus back then.

Now, getting to binge while I relisten, I can pay close attention to the details of a whole story arc, and it is even more captivating. The sound engineering and stereo experience is such a gift to have played through my car speakers as I deliver goods through my city. I love these characters, good and bad. The writing still makes me giggle with glee. ☺️ Please listen if you have not already!

SniperHawk30 ,

Absolutely hilarious

10/10 the best podcast ever. It is a bit like The Office, except in outer space. Would recommend to everyone, especially listeners of Welcome to Nightvale.

K. A. Gray ,

Moved me to tears

An absolutely captivating story. One of my favorites. I don’t even have the words to properly express how amazing this was. The writers, the actors, the musicians, the sound designers, producers- thank you all so much. It’s now got a special place in my heart.

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