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ars PARADOXICA

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When an experiment in a time much like our own goes horribly awry, Dr. Sally Grissom finds herself stranded in the past and entrenched in the activities of a clandestine branch of the US government. Grissom and her team quickly learn that there's no ...Show More
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18:26 | Jul 1st, 2017

Swearing's come a long way in 70 years, but Sally's getting impatient. She's ready for a new age in linguistic expression. **WARNING: This episode contains very, VERY strong language. Listener discretion advised. Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa St...Show More

20:08 | Aug 8th, 2017

From ars PARADOXICA and Whisperforge Radio Stories on the Air Except It's the Internet Now, it's Timeswimmers! Story by Daniel Manning & Tyler Pomponio, written by The Koch Brothers Mystery Show kochbrothersmysteryshow.com Rate T (Teen) for Cartoon M...Show More

57:45 | Apr 11th, 2018

Though they are glad to return to Point-of-Exile once more after a long mission, our heroes may not be the same people they were when they left. Some for the better, others… less. Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Mischa Stanton ...Show More

41:59 | Feb 14th, 2018

Sally pines for a friend. Esther struggles to catch up without her usual resources. Chet's on his way out. One last secret play before the new Director comes to town. Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Tau Zaman (with Daniel Manni...Show More

01:40 | Sep 1st, 2017

Surprising no one, Dan & Mischa can't announce news about Season 3 without cramming in a dumb bit. Regular episodes of ars Paradoxica return Wednesday, October 25th!

08:20 | Jun 5th, 2017

The Far Meridian. A new audio drama podcast from the hivemind responsible for ars Paradoxica. Season 1 airs every other Monday, starting June 5th. Subscribe today: TheFarMeridian.com Created & written by Eli Barraza, directed & produced by Mischa Sta...Show More

39:03 | Oct 1st, 2016

Petra and Carmen have been recruited for a special training protocol within ODAR. Their mission: Grow up through history backwards, make no connection with the world around them, in an attempt to Stave Off the deadly effects of Butterfly Syndrome. He...Show More

39:33 | Jul 1st, 2016

What’s an ODAR agent doing in the Philadelphia harbor? Nikhil Sharma is from a future dangerously close to Sally’s own, and he claims to have forgotten his orders. Claims. Happy to meet someone who gets all of her Back to the Future references, Sally...Show More

30:59 | Jun 1st, 2016

Sally and Esther fly out to the east coast. Sally has found a way to communicate with Anthony in the Blackroom, and needs to go to Philadelphia and commit a few crimes and put her life in mortal danger to make it happen– y’know, the usual. Meanwhile,...Show More
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28:15 | Jun 1st, 2015

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02:40 | Jan 25th

CARAVAN, A Weird-West Audio Adventure by Tau Zaman. First two episodes available now! Website: whisperforge.org/caravan Social media: @CaravanRadio A Product of The Whisperforge whisperforge.org

1:24:47 | Aug 29th, 2018

A story about the past, the future, and the choices we make that can change both forever

01:42 | Aug 20th, 2018

The Far Meridian returns August 27th. Subscribe now wherever you get your podcasts, and follow on social media @TheFarMeridian!

09:35 | Jul 15th, 2018

At PodCon 2017, weary travelers Kristen and Dan just want to check into their hotel room. Deprived a clean bed and a warm shower, they search for food and pine about potentially-lost costumes.

39:00 | Jun 6th, 2018

The final confrontation. An end, possibly a beginning. Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Daniel Manning, Mischa Stanton, Eli Barraza & Tau Zaman (with story support from Julian Mundy & Danielle Shemaiah). Directed by Mischa Stant...Show More

06:18 | May 26th, 2018

StarTripper!!, the latest Product of the Whisperforge. Season 1 airs every other Saturday, starting June 2nd. Subscribe today wherever fine audio products are offered. Subscirbe wherever you find podcasts! Follow on Twitter @StarTripperHQ, and usethe...Show More

29:12 | May 23rd, 2018

It’s 1943. Sally Grissom has accidentally invented time travel. But things don’t transpire exactly as we remember. Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Daniel Manning, Mischa Stanton, & Eli Barraza (with story support from Julian Mu...Show More

43:15 | May 9th, 2018

After leaving Point-of-Exile, Sally runs into friends old and new. Petra plans a party. Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Daniel Manning, Mischa Stanton, Eli Barraza & Tau Zaman (with story support from Danielle Shemaiah & Julian...Show More

35:09 | Mar 28th, 2018

Petra, Lou and the 77s infiltrate the KTNK stronghold to rescue Sally. But while inside, they might find more than they bargained for. They may have to pay a dear price to retrieve her. Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Eli Barra...Show More

51:58 | Mar 14th, 2018

It's all hands on deck in Colorado. Sally Grissom's been kidnapped. An ocean away, she matches wits with somebody new. Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Julian Mundy (with Daniel Manning, Mischa Stanton, Eli Barraza, Danielle She...Show More

35:57 | Feb 28th, 2018

Sally meets with someone outside her circle and makes a desperate bargain with the mysterious new ODAR Director. Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Daniel Manning (with Mischa Stanton, Eli Barraza, Julian Mundy, Danielle Shemaiah,...Show More

02:31 | Feb 14th, 2018

An announcement about the end of the show. Yes, you heard right: Season 3 will be the last season. But also, the best.

32:17 | Jan 3rd, 2018

On the brink of disaster, our heroes are stretched to their limits. Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Daniel Manning (with Mischa Stanton, Eli Barraza, Julian Mundy & Danielle Shemaiah & Tau Zaman). Directed & produced by Mischa ...Show More

29:20 | Dec 20th, 2017

Trapped in an ODAR lockdown with boiling tempers and a deadly enemy, Sally and crew struggle to find a way out. Meanwhile, Chet finds some downtime. **WARNING: This episode contains graphic content and depictions of gun violence. Listener discretion ...Show More

25:47 | Dec 6th, 2017

Tensions mount as the crew turns in on itself. Sally and Petra fly east to examine something broken. Petra finds a new confidant. Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Eli Barraza (with Daniel Manning, Mischa Stanton, Julian Mundy, D...Show More

28:04 | Nov 22nd, 2017

The aftermath of the Roberts trial spurs ODAR’s inner circle to action. A hidden threat must be exposed, before all is lost. Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Julian Mundy (with Daniel Manning, Mischa Stanton, Eli Barraza, Daniel...Show More

44:02 | Nov 8th, 2017

The trial of Esther Roberts. **WARNING: This episode contains stressful interrogation and hateful speech. Listener discretion advised. Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Danielle Shemaiah (with Daniel Manning, Mischa Stanton, Eli ...Show More

23:35 | Oct 25th, 2017

A high-profile mission goes awry when ODAR is struck blind and their enemies begin to anticipate their every move. **WARNING: This episode contains depictions of gun violence. Listener discretion advised. Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. W...Show More

10:33 | Jun 1st, 2017

A day in the life of Sally's cat Archimedes. Follow the Cat About Town; surely he can't get into more trouble than his owner. Can he? Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Story by Daniel Manning, Danielle Shemaiah & Julian Mundy, written by Ju...Show More

01:13 | May 29th, 2017

The Far Meridian. A new audio drama podcast from the hivemind responsible for ars Paradoxica. Season 1 airs every other Monday, starting June 5th. Subscribe today: thefarmeridian.com Created & written by Eli Barraza, directed & produced by Mischa Sta...Show More

06:41 | May 1st, 2017

A training tape shown to new ODAR recruits. Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Julian Mundy, directed & produced by Mischa Stanton. Featuring John Wallis as the Narrator. Original music by Mischa Stanton and by Eno Freedman-Brodma...Show More

46:25 | Mar 15th, 2017

Chet draws a line in the sand; the Anchorites are trapped. But sand is easily washed away by a rising tide. ars PARADOXICA is created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Tau Zaman, directed & produced by Mischa Stanton. Featuring Kristen D...Show More

16:53 | Feb 15th, 2017

The last remaining record of Dr. Nikhil Sharma, friend to Sally Grissom and foe to ODAR. His presence in only three days of 1949 caused deviations to the timeline not even the Blackroom could predict. What led this rogue element to betray his allegia...Show More

29:02 | Feb 1st, 2017

The team has assembled, and it's time to take the fight to ODAR. Step 1: get Victor Lambert out of an ODAR prison facility, with a passcode from the desk of Director Chet Whickman himself. To pull this stunt off, they'll need help from an unlikely so...Show More

34:16 | Jan 1st, 2017

June Barlowe's done biding her time. She's out for vengeance for her late husband Quentin, and heaven help ODAR and anyone else who stands in her way–except for a face she never thought she'd see again... Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. W...Show More

35:20 | Dec 1st, 2016

Lou Gaines is on a mission to find his friend David Marian, and in the course of his search ropes in others who have fallen beside ODAR's wake. Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Julian Mundy, directed & produced by Mischa Stanton...Show More

31:59 | Nov 1st, 2016

Anthony’s poking at the limits of the Blackroom, and facing his inevitable lonely demise, conspires with Sally to look for a way out. But when Esther and ODAR get word of the team-up, their concern for their future brings them to conflict. Created by...Show More

30:38 | Sep 1st, 2016

Sally starts gardening and digs up something from her past. Esther falls back on old habits. Chet realizes he’s not here to make friends. Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Danielle Shemaiah, directed & produced by Mischa Stanton....Show More

39:04 | Aug 1st, 2016

Still shaken since Sharma, Sally seeks a shrink. Meanwhile, mild-mannered Maggie manipulates mice. **WARNING: This episode contains depictions of animal cruelty. Listener discretion advised. (No animals were harmed in the making of this episode.) Cre...Show More

30:42 | May 1st, 2016

Louis Gaines is a journalism professor in trouble for introducing taboo concepts to his students. David Marian is a chess prodigy with an anger streak. The two war buddies are recruited by a mysterious government agency. Is it ODAR? Of course it is. ...Show More

38:10 | Apr 1st, 2016

As punishment for his crimes, Anthony Partridge is exiled to the Blackroom, ODAR’s communications hub situated at the anchor point. He’s not so sure he wants to be ODAR’s slave until the end of his days, but that all changes when he’s the only one wh...Show More

27:48 | Mar 15th, 2016

When Anthony seeks revenge on Bill Donovan for his crimes, he finds more than he’d bargained for: due to the effects of CAGE therapy, he’s a frail old man, confined to a bed, but otherwise healthy. But that won’t be enough to stop Anthony Partridge w...Show More

37:26 | Mar 1st, 2016

Anthony Partridge has stumbled across a box full of tapes in Bill Donovan’s office. Spoilers: Bill’s had the whole town wired for years, and he’s recorded EVERYTHING. And that’s not all–he’s been blackmailing politicians, he manipulated Helen, and he...Show More

31:55 | Feb 1st, 2016

It’s Christmastime again, and the team is on the verge of a breakthrough. Anthony Partridge has been working nonstop to finish his latest invention, and though he’s made substantial gains, he may stand to lose even more. Jack Wyatt is done with the w...Show More

28:05 | Jan 1st, 2016

An accident finally leads to a practically-demonstrable use of the Timepiece: the CAGE, a bubble of time outside the universe. Chet isn’t too happy with Esther’s decision to spend 24 (relative) hours trapped inside it. But when he is trapped inside w...Show More

28:16 | Dec 1st, 2015

As work continues on a new iteration of ODAR’s time-bending technology, Jack Wyatt can’t shake the feeling that he might not be right for the job, and Esther is left picking up the pieces. Meanwhile, Anthony Partridge is investigating a new face in t...Show More

30:53 | Nov 1st, 2015

Bill Donovan’s called in every favor he has to keep the lights on and the Timepiece up and running. Banished to the isolated mountain town of Point-of-Exile, Colorado, and with so many failures under their belt, can Sally, Esther, Jack, Chet, Anthony...Show More

30:38 | Oct 1st, 2015

Sally is drunk, locked in a broom closet and the town is about to explode. But it’s hard to invest in the future of Polvo when projects are getting cut left and right, and Intelligence Agent Hank Cornish is closing up the town for good. Can Sally and...Show More

32:49 | Aug 1st, 2015

Quentin Barlowe dies mysteriously, and all fingers point to Sally Grissom. To prove her innocence, Sally works through the night to create the TAP, a window through time, so she can see what really happened. But when she’s confronted by the widow Jun...Show More

23:27 | Jul 15th, 2015

Chet Whickman, head of ODAR security, is here to break up the party. Time is ticking down til Judgment Day, but their transport vehicles break down in the middle of the desert. Sally, Chet, Anthony and his wife Helen witness the dawn of a new age of ...Show More

29:03 | Jul 1st, 2015

Sally and her assistants Jack Wyatt and Esther Roberts have to present a working Timepiece to the top brass in a week’s time. The only problem? It’s really hard to present time travel in the flesh. To ease the pressure, Anthony Partridge suggests a w...Show More

26:45 | Jun 1st, 2015

A power outage creates an unlikely friendship. Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Daniel Manning, produced by Mischa Stanton. Featuring Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom and Robin Gabrielli as Anthony Partridge, with special tha...Show More

35:15 | Jun 1st, 2015

Dr. Sally Grissom is stuck in the past. When a quirk of physics draws her into the middle of a top-secret military test on the deck of the USS Eldridge in 1943, Sally must convince Director Bill Donovan and his Office of Developed Anomalous Resources...Show More

00:42 | May 31st, 2015

ars PARADOXICA is a story about people searching for meaning in a universe that aggressively lacks one, and who occasionally find the next best thing in those around them. It's also about the way power corrupts. When you've got a Time Machine and the...Show More