The End of Time and Other Bothers is a game-changer of an actual play podcast, set in the fantasy world of Alba Salix but with no need to listen to Alba Salix first.
When one is fortunate enough to attend a banquet, one is given to certain expectations. The meal is to be rich and delicious, well-balanced so that each course does not erase the tastes of the other, but instead enhances them. An amuse-bouche inflames the palate without satiating it, a lighter soup or salad leads into a heavy, meaty main course. And of course, there’s the promise of dessert at the end, one final sweet treat to send you home full and content.
“A rising tide lifts all ships.”
I have heard this phrase hundreds of times since I have become involved in the audio drama community. It is repeated as we celebrate successes, as we strategize, as we mentor others. But what does it mean and why is the idea behind it so important to so many audio drama creators?
Returning December 21st, Marsfall’s complex imagining of a group of human colonizers on Mars is rife with conspiracies, well-executed action, and classic science-fiction discussions of ethics and artificial intelligence in ways that don’t alienate their audience.
Love and Luck wrapped up its first season to critical acclaim for its warm, tender, and victorious queer romance across 48 episodes. As we listen to Kane and Jason fall in love over voicemail, we go on a journey with them of finding and building a space for the queer community, a space many listeners didn’t have, or maybe still don’t.