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SPINES Podcast

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One day, Wren wakes up covered in blood, suffering from memory loss, and surrounded by the remnants of some strange cult ritual. SPINES is the story of her search for answers, and the deadly, powerful people she encounters along the way. SPINES is a production of ZoomDoom Stories. The first two seasons are complete. Season 3 is in progress.

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Episode 108 The Skull Man

Dec 20th, 201619:00

In the season finale, Wren learns the truth about her past, her relationship with Zachary, and why she doesn't remember any of it. Music Credits: Nick Jaina, “Expense Reports.” Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License. Chris Zabriskie,”Cylinder 4.” 2014. Creative Commons License. David Szesztay, “Surreal”. Atmospheric Electric Guitar. Needle Drop Co., 2016. Creative Commons License. Ars Sonor, “Moving On.” Samaritan, 2016. Creative Commons License. Nick Jaina, “Man Without a Head.” Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License.

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On March 20th, 2014, Ella McCray disappeared. There were six witnesses to her disappearance. Six conflicting accounts of what happened to her. Who is lying? Who is telling the truth? And what really happened to Ella? Episode 1 will be released December 15th, 2018.  You can support the show by visiting https://www.patreon.com/sixdisappearancespod or by subscribing and leaving a review at your favorite podcatcher. Find out more about the show and its cast at https://www.sixdisappearancespodcast.com/ This show is written by Jamie Killen. Sound design and original music by Jon Erik DeGuzman and Dog and Pony Studios.

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Mirrors Teaser

Aug 15th2:13

Mirrors is an upcoming new science fiction ghost story from ZoomDoom Stories. Subscribe now or visit https://mirrorspodcast.com to find out more.  NOTE: Due to unforeseen technical problems, we have been unable to submit Mirrors to iTunes for review. We hope to have this issue resolved soon, but until that time all Mirrors content will also go out on the SPINES RSS feed.  This trailer features the voices of Lucy Pearce, Sarah Hemmi, and Jamie Killen. Music is "The Cavern" by Sara Afonso, available at the Free Music Archive.  Our cover image is courtesy of the Wellcome Library and has been made available under Creative Commons License 4.0.

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SPINES is now available as a book! We've adapted the transcripts into readable chapters, and we've included two new stories previously released solely as patron-only bonus episodes! Buy now at Amazon (https://amzn.to/2uyUhaD), Kobo (https://bit.ly/2Ldrx1g), or any other website where you get your books. Or, better yet, support small businesses by ordering a copy to your local indie bookstore. Thanks for reading!   This trailer featured "Surreal" by David Szestay.

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Episode 308 2033

May 3rd23:48

In the series finale, Wren gets a surprise message from an old friend. This episode is brought to you by Chasing the Demon, a new novel from Paul Sating. Preorder now at http://a.co/fWrWbnj Music Credits: Music Credits: Nick Jaina, "Expense Reports." Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License. Chris Zabriskie,”Cylinder 4.” 2014. Creative Commons License. Nick Jaina, "Man Without a Head." Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License.

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A new dark fantasy novel by SPINES writer Jamie Killen, now available from Solstice Publishing. Read at http://a.co/7NyMbqL today! This trailer features the voices of Robert Chauncey, Matthew Armstrong, Michelle Dains, and Jamie Killen. Music: The Nightmare by Lee Rosevere, available at the Free Music Archive.

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The Mosaics are here. The Trumpet is on its way. Wren is running out of time. Music Credits: Nick Jaina, “Expense Reports.” Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015.Creative Commons License. David Szesztay, “Surreal”. Atmospheric Electric Guitar. Needle Drop Co., 2016. Creative Commons License.Nick Jaina, “Man Without a Head.” Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License

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Episode 306 The Trade

Mar 30th32:47

Shan has Iris. The Splinter has Wren. Now it's time to make a deal.  Music Credits: Nick Jaina, “Expense Reports.” Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License. Chris Zabriskie,”Cylinder 4.” 2014. Creative Commons License. Ars Sonor, “Moving On.” Samaritan, 2016. Creative Commons License. Nick Jaina, “Man Without a Head.” Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License.

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Episode 305 The Citadel

Mar 16th16:33

Footage recovered from a security camera in destroyed high-security facility. Subject: Codename Winry.  This episode stars Sabrina Cierra Robinson.  Music Credits: Nick Jaina, “Expense Reports.” Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015.Creative Commons License. David Szesztay, “Surreal”. Atmospheric Electric Guitar. Needle Drop Co., 2016. Creative Commons License.Nick Jaina, “Man Without a Head.” Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License.

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Episode 304 The Loch

Mar 2nd24:41

This time, it's not one Gifted Wren and Shan are looking for. This time, it's a whole village.  Music Credits: Nick Jaina, “Expense Reports.” Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License. Chris Zabriskie,”Cylinder 4.” 2014. Creative Commons License. Chris Zabriskie,”Cylinder 2.” 2014. Creative Commons License. Nick Jaina, “Man Without a Head.” Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License.

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Episode 303 Iris, Part II

Feb 16th22:01

Zachary reveals the rest of his secrets and uncovers a surprising truth about Shan. This episode features Danilo Battastini as Zachary. Music Credits: Nick Jaina, “Expense Reports.” Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License.  David Szesztay, “Surreal”. Atmospheric Electric Guitar. Needle Drop Co., 2016. Creative Commons License. Chris Zabriskie,”Cylinder 2.” 2014. Creative Commons License. Nick Jaina, “Man Without a Head.” Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License.

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Episode 302 Iris, Part I

Feb 2nd21:40

What happened to Zachary after he and Wren fled the attic? This episode features Danilo Battastini as Zachary.  Music Credits: Nick Jaina, “Expense Reports.” Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License. Chris Zabriskie,”Cylinder 4.” 2014. Creative Commons License. David Szesztay, “Surreal”. Atmospheric Electric Guitar. Needle Drop Co., 2016. Creative Commons License. Nick Jaina, “Man Without a Head.” Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License.

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Episode 301 Rite of Spring

Jan 19th29:48

Wren races to intercept a Gifted before the Splinter, but she encounters resistance from an unexpected source.  Music Credits: Nick Jaina, “Expense Reports.” Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License. Chris Zabriskie,”Cylinder 4.” 2014. Creative Commons License. Ars Sonor, “Moving On.” Samaritan, 2016. Creative Commons License. Nick Jaina, “Man Without a Head.” Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License.

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Episode 208 The Trumpet

Jul 14th, 201727:06

In the season finale, Wren and Shan uncover Iris's plan. The nature of the Trumpet is revealed. Music Credits: Nick Jaina, “Expense Reports.” Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License. David Szesztay, “Surreal”. Atmospheric Electric Guitar. Needle Drop Co., 2016. Creative Commons License. Ars Sonor, “Moving On.” Samaritan, 2016. Creative Commons License. Nick Jaina, “Man Without a Head.” Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License.

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Episode 207 This Is Shan

Jun 30th, 201720:30

Wren's gone missing, and this time it's up to Shan to save the day. We'd like to thank Alexandria Archives for supporting this episode. Visit Alexandriaarchives.com today to find out more. Music Credits: Nick Jaina, “Expense Reports.” Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License. Chris Zabriskie,”Cylinder 4.” 2014. Creative Commons License. David Szesztay, “Surreal”. Atmospheric Electric Guitar. Needle Drop Co., 2016. Creative Commons License. Nick Jaina, “Man Without a Head.” Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License.

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Episode 206 The Harvester

Jun 15th, 201717:53

The Splinter has a secret weapon: a Harvester. Music Credits: Nick Jaina, "Expense Reports." Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License. David Szesztay, “Surreal”. Atmospheric Electric Guitar. Needle Drop Co., 2016. Creative Commons License. Chris Zabriskie,”Cylinder 4.” 2014. Creative Commons License. Nick Jaina, "Man Without a Head." Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License.

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Episode 205 Profiles

Jun 2nd, 201725:47

Wren is sent to track down a new kind of Mosaic, but she's starting to wonder if Miranda can be trusted. We'd like to thank Alexandria Archives for supporting this episode. Visit Alexandriaarchives.com today to find out more. Music Credits: Nick Jaina, “Expense Reports.” Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License. Chris Zabriskie,”Cylinder 4.” 2014. Creative Commons License. Ars Sonor, “Moving On.” Samaritan, 2016. Creative Commons License. Nick Jaina, “Man Without a Head.” Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License.

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Episode 204 Rewritten

May 18th, 201728:01

How do you find someone whose history has been rewritten? Wren and Shan are about to find out. Music Credits: Nick Jaina, "Expense Reports." Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License. Chris Zabriskie,”Cylinder 4.” 2014. Creative Commons License. David Szesztay, “Surreal”. Atmospheric Electric Guitar. Needle Drop Co., 2016. Creative Commons License. Nick Jaina, "Man Without a Head." Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License.

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Episode 203 The Countdown

May 5th, 201728:11

Wren and Shan find themselves trapped in a town where a giant clock slowly ticks down to zero. What happens when their time is up? We'd like to thank Alexandria Archives for supporting this episode. Visit Alexandriaarchives.com to find out more. Music Credits: Nick Jaina, “Expense Reports.” Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License. Chris Zabriskie,”Cylinder 4.” 2014. Creative Commons License. David Szesztay, “Surreal”. Atmospheric Electric Guitar. Needle Drop Co., 2016. Creative Commons License. Chris Zabriskie,”Cylinder 2.” 2014. Creative Commons License. Nick Jaina, “Man Without a Head.” Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License.

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Episode 202 Holy Of Holies

Apr 21st, 201721:17

Wren travels to a Splinter compound in search of a new Mosaic. What lies in the Holy of Holies, the temple at the compound's center? Music Credits: Nick Jaina, "Expense Reports." Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License. David Szesztay, “Surreal”. Atmospheric Electric Guitar. Needle Drop Co., 2016. Creative Commons License. Chris Zabriskie,”Cylinder 4.” 2014. Creative Commons License. Nick Jaina, "Man Without a Head." Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License.

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Episode 201 Then And Now

Apr 7th, 201721:34

Wren launches a dangerous rescue mission for the Seekers, meeting a new Mosaic along the way. We'd like to thank Alexandria Archives for supporting this episode. Visit Alexandriaarchives.com to find out more. Music Credits: Nick Jaina, “Expense Reports.” Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License. Chris Zabriskie,”Cylinder 4.” 2014. Creative Commons License. Ars Sonor, “Moving On.” Samaritan, 2016. Creative Commons License. Nick Jaina, “Man Without a Head.” Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License.

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Episode 107 Queen Of The Cyborgs

Dec 8th, 201619:39

Wren tangles with some cyborgs and learns of a new enemy: the Splinter. Music Credits: Nick Jaina, “Expense Reports.” Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License. Chris Zabriskie,”Cylinder 4.” 2014. Creative Commons License. David Szesztay, “Surreal”. Atmospheric Electric Guitar. Needle Drop Co., 2016. Creative Commons License. Ars Sonor, “Moving On.” Samaritan, 2016. Creative Commons License. Nick Jaina, “Man Without a Head.” Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License.

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Wren visits an unusual strip club in an effort to track down Jose. In other news, an informant delivers some interesting clues about the Seekers. Music Credits: Nick Jaina, “Expense Reports.” Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License. Chris Zabriskie,”Cylinder 4.” 2014. Creative Commons License. Nick Jaina, “Man Without a Head.” Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License.

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Episode 105 Just Say No

Nov 17th, 201620:58

Wren investigates a series of disappearances among the city's teenagers, only to find that they are connected to another friend from the attic. Music Credits: Nick Jaina, “Expense Reports.” Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License. Chris Zabriskie,”Cylinder 4.” 2014. Creative Commons License. David Szesztay, “Surreal”. Atmospheric Electric Guitar. Needle Drop Co., 2016. Creative Commons License. Ars Sonor, “Moving On.” Samaritan, 2016. Creative Commons License. Nick Jaina, “Man Without a Head.” Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License.

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Today’s episode is dedicated to anyone whose dignity and security are threatened by this week’s political fuckery. To all of our listeners who are Black, Latinx, Muslim, queer, trans, immigrants, disabled, or members of any other group that has been devalued by He Who Shall Not Be Named: we stand with you. The America we want to live in is an America that celebrates all the awesomeness you bring to this world. This week, anyone thinking about donating to our Patreon fund should instead consider donating to the ACLU at https://action.aclu.org/donate-aclu?redirect=donate/join-renew-give. They’re going to have their hands full for a while. Keep fighting the good fight, ZoomDoom Stories And now for today’s episode, in which Wren reveals everything she remembers about the attic. Music Credits: Nick Jaina, “Expense Reports.” Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License. Chris Zabriskie,”Cylinder 4.” 2014. Creative Commons License. David Szesztay, “Surreal”. Atmospheric Electric Guitar. Needle Drop Co., 2016. Creative Commons License. Ars Sonor, “Moving On.” Samaritan, 2016. Creative Commons License. Chris Zabriskie,”Cylinder 2.” 2014. Creative Commons License. Nick Jaina, “Man Without a Head.” Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License.

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Wren consults a fortune-telling sinkhole about her future, only to make some surprising discoveries about her mystery guy instead. Music Credits: Nick Jaina, “Expense Reports.” Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License. Chris Zabriskie,”Cylinder 4.” 2014. Creative Commons License. David Szesztay, “Surreal”. Atmospheric Electric Guitar. Needle Drop Co., 2016. Creative Commons License. Nick Jaina, “Man Without a Head.” Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License.

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Episode 102 The Always Storm

Oct 28th, 201622:06

Wren gets a tip about a group that might be responsible for what happened in the attic. But before she can pursue that, she has to deal with the creatures hiding in a series of violent dust storms sweeping across the city. Music Credits: Nick Jaina, “Expense Reports.” Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License. Chris Zabriskie,”Cylinder 4.” 2014. Creative Commons License. David Szesztay, “Surreal”. Atmospheric Electric Guitar. Needle Drop Co., 2016. Creative Commons License. Nick Jaina, “Man Without a Head.” Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License.

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Episode 101 Grove, Mosaic, Trumpet

Oct 21st, 201622:20

Two months ago, Wren woke up in an attic, covered in blood, suffering from memory loss, and surrounded by the remnants of a mysterious cult ritual. Today she meets Carson, the first of eight other survivors from the attic. Wren hopes Carson can help piece together her fragmented past, but he has other plans. Music Credits: Nick Jaina, "Expense Reports." Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License. David Szesztay, “Surreal”. Atmospheric Electric Guitar. Needle Drop Co., 2016. Creative Commons License. Nick Jaina, "Man Without a Head." Primary Perception Instrumentals. Needle Drop Co., 2015. Creative Commons License.

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SPINES Teaser 3

Oct 12th, 20160:50

The third and final teaser for SPINES. The first episode will be released October 21st. Music Credits: David Szesztay, “Surreal”. Atmospheric Electric Guitar. Needle Drop Co., 2016. Creative Commons License.

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SPINES Teaser 2

Sep 29th, 20161:06

The second teaser for SPINES Podcast. SPINES is a serialized audio drama from ZoomDoom Stories. The first episode will be released October 21st, 2016. Music Credits: Chris Zabriskie,"Cylinder 4." 2014. Creative Commons License.

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SPINES Teaser 1

Sep 20th, 20161:06

Enjoy the first teaser for SPINES, a new serialized dark fiction podcast from ZoomDoom Stories. The first episode will be available October 21st, 2016. Music Credits: David Szesztay, “Surreal”. Atmospheric Electric Guitar. Needle Drop Co., 2016. Creative Commons License.

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