Category: Interviews

“Power, Who Has It, and How It’s Exercised”: An Interview with CARAVAN’s Tau Zaman

Created by Tau Zaman of The Whisperforge, the new "weird west" audio fiction CARAVAN follows Samir (Sushant Adlakha), a queer man who falls into a strange canyon while camping with his best friend, Carlyle. What ensues when Samir enters the canyon is a world of demons, cowboys, banshees, ghostlike echoes of people, "unicorns," and other strange and delightful blends ...

To Be Human: An Interview with the Creators of “Marsfall”

In 2017, Amity Bros--a production company spearheaded by Erik Saras, Sam Boase-Miller, and Dan Lovley--brought listeners Marsfall, an audio fiction about colonists on Mars. The podcast features a large cast, and each episode is told from alternating POVs between the characters.  https://radiopublic.com/marsfall-G4baRo/ep/s1!c15a4 The podcast was groundbreaking. While it started off as something new, innovative, and exciting, ...

An Interview with Kevin MacLeod, Podcasting’s Favorite Composer

If you've ever listened to a podcast, you've probably heard Kevin MacLeod. Kevin MacLeod is one of the most prolific composers, having written over 2000+ songs, all of which are made with the Creative Commons License, all hosted on his website. This means that as long as he's credited, just about anyone can use them ...

Eli Barraza Talks Active Protagonists, Arnold Palmers, and Season 2 of “The Far Meridian”

In June 2017, The Whisperforge, a collective of audio dramas spearheaded by the creators of ars PARADOXICA, debuted its new work, The Far Meridian. The audio drama centers on Peri (full name "Hesperia," which she rarely uses), a lonesome woman in a whimsical world trying to find her brother. From its first episode, The Far Meridian felt different ...

“HORSE” Makes a Play in Sports Podcasting: An Interview on Basketball, Masculinity, and a Terrible Band

I do not think it comes as much of a surprise to hear that I do not know much about sports. While Friday Night Lights does own a sizeable chunk of my heart, I've never really given much thought or care to most sports media. Multitude's upcoming HORSE changes that completely. The NBA is now a 365-day league ...

Marit Higraff Talks Journalism, Storytelling, and “Death in Ice Valley”

Death in Ice Valley is a BBC true crime podcast about a mysterious body found in Bergen, Norway, known s the Isdal Woman, in the 1970s. The case has never properly been solved, but Death in Ice Valley aims to help solve the mystery of who she was by using modern technologies--as well as by connecting the ...

Gabriel Urbina on “Wolf 359,” Audio Dramas, And a Bit of “Controlled Chaos”

Gabriel Urbina is one of the most recognizable names in audio drama podcasting. His seminal Wolf 359, which finished its four-season run at the end of 2017, is widely considered one of the most acclaimed and well-loved pieces of modern audio drama. I was honored to have the opportunity to speak with Urbina on Wolf 359, the ...