Episode 20 – Once More with Feeling

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Jake doesn’t know what’s happened, where he is, or what this is all for. And then he does recognize himself, and realizes this is where everything comes to a climax. This is the second wave of the storm, much worse than the first. 

Written and produced by Alex C. Telander

Jake played by Chris Fletcher.

Monica played by Georgia Mckenzie.

Music composed by Chris Fletcher. 

Sounds effects are courtesy of the incredible people at Freesound.org.

For a transcript of this episode, please visit our website.

Reviews are the lifeblood of podcasts. Reviews are one way people discover new podcasts. Reviews are how people learn what a podcast is about, what they might like about the podcast. Five-star reviews get podcasts highlighted and featured and mentioned on podcast apps.

So you can show your love for Ostium by supporting us on Patreon, or you could write us a five-star review on iTunes or whatever podcast app you use. This is a really big deal for Ostium, so much so that we’re doing a special giveaway for it.

What’s up for grabs? Well, I’m glad you asked. We’re giving away a paperback copy of the Ostium book: Population Zero. But what’s even more special about it is it’s signed by Team Ostium. You’ve got autographs from Chris Fletcher, the voice of Jake; Georgia Mckenzie, the voice of Monica; Sara Warren, our incredible artist; and Alex C. Telander, who writes all the episodes and is writing these words right now. Yeah. I know. Pretty special, huh?

This giveaway will run from the release of Episode 18 through the release of Episode 20 up to just before midnight Pacific Time on Saturday, June 2nd. So two weeks after Season 2 is complete. What do you need to do to be entered? Just leave us a review on iTunes or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Shoot an email to ostiumpodcast@gmail.com to let us know and you’re entered. A winner will be randomly drawn and announced on Sunday, June 3rd and the book will be mailed to that person. Simple as that. So . . . Time to get reviewing!

And if you need some inspiration, here are a few recent entries:

From Rumorian: I’m listening to a lot of audiodramas and this is one of my favorites. The premise is fascinating and every episode is fun to listen to. Apparently they have already planned out the whole series and I can’t wait to find out where it’s all heading.

And from Tug35919: I just started listening to Ostium, and I’m taken by the plot so far. I’m really excited to find out where the story will go. Much more catching up to do!

This week’s podcast recommendation is The Box: When Addison Gilmore found the old lockbox of journals filled with entries about bizarre and terrifying events, she thought she’d stumbled upon a unique mass participation fiction project. But as she shares those stories and digs into their contents, it becomes increasingly clear that these journals are more than they seem… and she’s in over her head.

The Box is just a wonderful podcast that draws the reader in right from the start with its fascinating protagonist, and keeps them hooked as the interesting and complex world is revealed. Thirty-one episodes have been released and while the show has been on hiatus for some time, I recently heard the show will be coming back eventually, so get caught up now!

And . . . That’s a wrap for season two. A huge thank you to all our listeners who’ve kept listening since season one, and an equally sized thank you to our new listeners. We sadly did not reach any of our support goals, but our hiatus will be much shorter this time, with season 3 beginning on September 2nd. The next two seasons will be a little different than the first two as we follow the story arc of our characters, but this is an ongoing story and sometimes it won’t be always clear why something is happening, but remember: everything in Ostium happens for a reason. You just have to be patient. And then I’ve got some really big surprises for season five that I’ve hinted at a few times on social media. So be sure to follow us on Twitter with the handle @ostiumpodcast. And you can follow me personally via @bookbanter.

So what can you expect during this shorter hiatus: you will get the five mini episodes of Enigmatic Mysteries of the Unknown that were released for a patrons during Season 2. And at the end of those I’ll put together a special long episode with all ten installments of EMU, so you can get the complete story in one chunk. Trust me, it’s going to be important for future seasons. And after that I hope to put together each season into one super long episode so new listeners can choose to go with the “big gulp” version to catch up. I’ll also be remastering the sound for season one so it’ll have a clearer, more even sound for you listeners.

As for our supporters on Patreon and our website, you will continue to get a new Ostium File every two weeks and I’ll be putting up the outtakes from season 2 bit by bit as well. Remember, you can become a supporter of Ostium for just $2 a month and get access to all this great bonus content.

Well, I think I’ve talked your ears off for long enough and stalled enough so that this episode crosses over the hour mark. So for now, it’s goodbye from me, sayonara to Ostium Season 2, and here’s to lots more interesting Ostium happenings in the very near future.

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