Category: First Impressions

First Impressions: “Unplaced” a Haunting Audio Drama Discusses Isolation and Erasure

Unplaced is a new science fiction audio drama by Michelle Nickolaisen, writer of the Woldslip series. The plot centers around a woman who wakes up to find that nobody can see or hear her, and her determination to find out why. Here is the show's summary, taken from its website: Unplaced is an audio drama that tells the story ...

First Impressions: “Marsfall” Adds Exciting Structure to the Space Opera Genre

Marsfall is a new seralized audio drama by Amity Bros., a "Tricostal Production Company." Marsfall falls into the Space Opera genre and features the story of the first crew to live on Mars. Here is the show's abridged description, taken from the Marsfall website: In an era of environmental and geopolitical uncertainty, Sequoia Industries International stands as a ...

First Impressions: “Station to Station” A New and Unsettling Audio Drama Favorite

Station to Station is the newest seralized audio drama from Procyon, the network behind The Strange Case of Starship Iris and Under Pressure. Station to Station is a highly atmospheric podcast verging on the horror drama, but the show has decided for slow-burn suspense over up-front grisly details. From the Procyon website, here is Station to Station's description: When Dr Miranda Quan ...

First Impressions: “What’s the Frequency” Sets New Bar for Early Audio Drama Episodes

What's the Frequency is a new "psychedelic noir audio drama" by Greater Boston veteran, creator James Oliva. The show follows a large cast of characters in a fictionalized 1940s L.A. where the only radio broadcast still running is a serial written by a man who's recently gone missing. Taken from the show's website, here is a summary ...

First Impressions: Talking Cold War II Because “She’s In Russia”

She's In Russia is a nonfiction podcast hosted by Smith Freeman and Olivia Capozzalo, two friends discussing Russian-American politics. While Freeman is based in Boorklyn, Capozzalo is based in St. Petersburg, which both helps solidify the show's credibility and also demistify day-to-day life in Russia for American audiences. Instead of being akin to story-slash-journalism shows a ...

First Impressions: High-Energy, Surprising Storytelling in “The Gray Area”

Update: When this review was written, I was unaware of who Ed Champion was, and was not aware of his history or allegations made against him. The Gray Area is an independent audio drama by creator Edward Champion in which each episode is a different story entirely, a la Black Mirror, but it also hops between different ...

First Impressions: “Join the Party” Is the Best Crash Course in D&D and Roleplaying

Join the Party is a new Dungeons and Dragons podcast a la The Adventure Zone. The podcast currently has three main plot episodes released as well as several bonus episodes. The show centers on the adventures of Inara Harthorn, a mischievous elf rogue; Johnny B. Goodlight, a charismatic half-elf warlock; and TR8c, or "Tracey," a delightfully peppy robot barbarian. ...