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Zero Hours is an anthology series from Long Story Short Productions, where every story is a different take on the end of the world - or at least something that feels like the end of the world. Each episode is organized around a kind of apocalypse, whether the cataclysm is planetary or personal, and each episode is also set in succeeding centuries, with 99-year intervals separating them. Zero Hours begins in the past, catches up to the present, and eventually overtakes it. Some installments are darkly comedic, others grimly contemplative, and others still thrillingly contentious. But they all explore the same question: how do we keep going when the world is crashing down around us?Stories From The End(s) of the World...

Zero Hours Long Story Short Productions

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    • 4.7 • 428 Ratings

Zero Hours is an anthology series from Long Story Short Productions, where every story is a different take on the end of the world - or at least something that feels like the end of the world. Each episode is organized around a kind of apocalypse, whether the cataclysm is planetary or personal, and each episode is also set in succeeding centuries, with 99-year intervals separating them. Zero Hours begins in the past, catches up to the present, and eventually overtakes it. Some installments are darkly comedic, others grimly contemplative, and others still thrillingly contentious. But they all explore the same question: how do we keep going when the world is crashing down around us?Stories From The End(s) of the World...

    Unseen: A New Series from the Creators of Zero Hours

    Unseen: A New Series from the Creators of Zero Hours

    Hello Dear Listeners! 

    We are returning to this apocalyptic feed for a very special, very exciting announcement! The creators of Zero Hours have just released a brand-new audio fiction fantasy series called Unseen. 

    The premise behind the show is simple: in a world where magic is real but invisible to almost everyone, the few magical beings that do exist struggle, every day, just to be seen.

    We're very proud of this new series, and so we wanted share the first episode with all of you. We hope you enjoy "Never-Ending Circles," written and directed by Gabriel Urbina, and starring Dottie James! 

    And if you do enjoy this first installment, and you can check out the rest of Unseen at www.Unseen.Show.

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    • 42 min
    Special Announcement: Original Soundtrack & Merch Available Now

    Special Announcement: Original Soundtrack & Merch Available Now

    A special announcement from the creators of Zero Hours!

    Thank you all so much for making the launch of our little show such a success. It’s been just under a month since the premiere of "Zero Hours," and we’ve been blown away by the reaction to these seven stories about the end(s) of the world. 

    Now, if you loved these stories and want to get a little more "Zero Hours" content in your life - good news! We’ve got a couple of new things just for you. 

    First of all, we just launched a Bandcamp for the official Zero Hours score! It features all of composer extraordinaire Alan Rodi’s original music for the show, now available for your listening pleasure. And, if you want to own your very own copy of the files and support Alan, you can do both of those things at once for a low, low price. Check that out at zerohours.bandcamp.com.

    But wait, there’s more! What if you want some Zero Hours swag that you can take with you into the real world? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered: we have an official Zero Hours store for all your merch needs. It has shirts, tote bags, mugs, and posters, all featuring gorgeous original art by the amazing Mikaela Buckley. So if you’re looking to treat yourself to an early Thanksgiving present, you should check that out at zerohourspodcast.com/merch.

    Thank you all so much for tuning in, and for helping us spread the word about these seven stories about the end(s) of the world.

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    • 2 min
    A Matter Of Time

    A Matter Of Time

    Episode 7: 2316. In the wake of the death of the last human being and with the imminent destruction of the Earth upon them, two mysterious beings consider both the dying world and their unique relationship with one another - as well as the question of, "What comes next?"

    Written and Directed by Gabriel Urbina.

    Be advised: this episode contains a depiction of a natural disaster and discussions of death.

    Zero Hours is brought to you by Outliers: Stories From The Edge of History. Listen to Season 1 now at rustyquill.com/outliers.

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    • 43 min
    The Sky Is Falling

    The Sky Is Falling

    Episode 6: 2217. In a floating city above the clouds, a young researcher must convince a figure of authority to end his current research project, even though it may hold the solution to an imminent crisis.

    Written by Zach Valenti and Gabriel Urbina. Story by Zach Valenti. Directed by Sarah Shachat.

    Be advised: this episode contains mentions of body horror and human experimentation.   

    Zero Hours is brought to you by Outliers: Stories From The Edge of History. Listen to Season 1 now at rustyquill.com/outliers.

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    • 40 min
    You'll Know When

    You'll Know When

    Episode 5: 2118. A couple weighs the pros and cons of a “miracle drug” that could enhance their ability to love... at the risk of discovering that they may not be compatible after all. 

    Written by Sarah Shachat. Directed by Zach Valenti. 

    Be advised: this episode contains explicit language. 

    Zero Hours is brought to you by Outliers: Stories From The Edge of History. Listen to Season 1 now at rustyquill.com/outliers.

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    • 34 min
    What Happens When The Beat Drops

    What Happens When The Beat Drops

    Episode 4: 2019. In present-day Palo Alto, a negotiator must talk down a young man who is taking drastic and dangerous measures to fix what he sees as the soon-to-be-irreparable trouble with the world.  

    Written and Directed by Gabriel Urbina.

    Be advised: this episode contains explicit language, a tense, menacing situation, and discussions of hate groups, online harassment, and persecution.

    Zero Hours is brought to you by Outliers: Stories From The Edge of History. Listen to Season 1 now at rustyquill.com/outliers.

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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
428 Ratings

428 Ratings

ya boi was taken ,

Absolutely Stunning

Everything you could ever want from a podcast; its fantastical, hauntingly realistic, and beautifully portrays the best and worst of mankind. This podcast has believable characters throughout, all of which are easy to relate to. The last episode beautifully ties up the first season and brought genuine tears to my eyes. I cannot reccomend it enough.

Richard KL ,

Bold, Imaginative, Apocalyptic

This show was everything I wanted out of something like Black Mirror or the Twilight Zone. The stories all felt powerful, intriguing, and bold. The production value is fantastic, and pretty much everything about the show is done extremely well.

Love it!

Ahdawnis ,

Love stories like this

I’m obsessed with dystopian futures and apocalyptic stories. I loved this pod!

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