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Aural Traditions: Crosswired

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Simon Dougherty is a cyber offense expert with the NSA. He's also a cyborg. He just didn't know it. Until now.

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This is where the rubber meets the road. Marius and Simon head to Washington to confront the sinister forces seeking to control all. Agent Abrahms and Dr Hadoop race to prevent the launch of a transmission satellite created to signal an alien invasion. Time is running out. Crosswired – Episode 21 was written by Steven Cardinal and stars (in order of appearance): * Tara Holwegner as Abrahms * Chris Melton as Simon * Eric Johnson as Marius * Joshua Bates as Dr Hadoop * David Loar as Conway * Chelsey Rogers as Gretchen * Steven Cardinal as the Guard * Fiona Thraille as the Russian Admin * Rodney Lee Rogers as Nikolai Tatarov Additional music by Rite of Ruin Following the conclusion of the episode there is a brief message from us about upcoming productions. You can follow us on Twitter: @auraltradition1.

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Crosswired – Episode 20

Sep 15th, 20179:35

The consequences of Ms Aster’s rescue are still being felt, as Agent Abrahms tackles the issue of the encrypted message that Simon gave to her. Meanwhile, Gretchen, Bannister, and Jada make their way back to DC to try and recapture Simon before he loses his sanity. Crosswired – Episode 20 was written by Steven Cardinal and stars (in order of appearance): * Eric Johnson as Marius * Heather Hogan as Ms Aster * Tara Holwegner as Abrahms * Joshua Bates as Dr Hadoop * Chris Melton as Simon * Chelsey Rogers as Gretchen * Edie Allen as Dr Bannister * Mike Brown as Jackson * Nakeisha Daniel as Jada Crosswired is a continuing series, so please watch for future episodes. You can follow us on Twitter: @auraltradition1.

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Crosswired – Episode 18

Sep 3rd, 201712:14

Dr Hadoop is making his way to Kansas, hoping to find Simon. Boyle, Abrahms, and Marius, meanwhile, are working on a plan to sneak into Fort Meade to free Ms Aster, who is being held prisoner by Conway. Gretchen and Jada continue to make their way, on foot, back to civilization, hoping to regain contact with the rest of KANTO. Crosswired – Episode 18 was written by Steven Cardinal and stars (in order of appearance): * Marissa Rothfarb as the Newscaster * Joshua Bates as Dr Hadoop * Ryan Baldwin as Powell * Chris Melton as Simon * Tara Holwegner as Abrahms * Raul Ceballos as Boyle * Eric Johnson as Marius * Chelsey Rogers as Gretchen * Nakeisha Daniel as Jada * Mike Brown as Jackson * Edie Allen as Dr Bannister * David Loar as Conway * Rodney Lee Rogers as Tatarov * Ben Sigalis as the Agent Crosswired is a continuing series, so please watch for future episodes. You can follow us on Twitter: @auraltradition1.

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Crosswired – Episode 17

Aug 27th, 201712:18

Dr Hadoop uses his connections to try and find Simon. Meanwhile, Simon and Gretchen are holed up in an abandoned farmhouse in Kansas, trying to get word to KANTO leadership about the enemy they must face together. Crosswired – Episode 17 was written by Steven Cardinal and stars (in order of appearance): * Joshua Bates as Dr Hadoop * Ryan Baldwin as Powell * Nakeisha Daniel as Jada * Chelsey Rogers as Gretchen * Chris Melton as Simon * Mike Brown as Jackson * Eric Johnson as Marius * Tara Holwegner as Abrahms * Raul Ceballos as Boyle * Steven Cardinal as Sanders Crosswired is a continuing series, so please watch for future episodes. You can follow us on Twitter: @auraltradition1.

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Crosswired – Episode 16

Aug 18th, 201714:38

Dr Hadoop is desperately seeking help to figure out what he’s really been doing for the NSA and Mr Conway. Marius, meanwhile, is safely in the hands of Agents Boyle and Abrahms. Can they convince him to lead them to Simon? And somewhere in Kansas, Gretchen and Simon are still trying to reach the KANTO cell with their secret knowledge about Kazin. Crosswired – Episode 16 was written by Steven Cardinal and stars (in order of appearance): * Marissa Rothfarb as the Newscaster * Sharon Graci as the Employee * Andrea Rausch as Margery * Joshua Bates as Dr Hadoop * Raul Ceballos as Boyle * Tara Holwegner as Abrahms * Eric Johnson as Marius * Chelsey Rogers as Gretchen * Chris Melton as Simon * Nakeisha Daniel as Jada Crosswired is a continuing series, so please watch for future episodes. You can follow us on Twitter: @auraltradition1.

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Crosswired – Omnibus Episodes 16-21

Oct 1st, 20171:25:25

By audience request, Aural Traditions presents an Omnibus edition of Crosswired. This release contains episodes 16 through 21. There is no new content. Crosswired is a cyber-thriller that follows Simon, an NSA agent, who discovers he’s a cyborg. He must find out who made him and why before his enemies can destroy him. Crosswired was written by Steven Cardinal and starred * Chris Melton * Chelsey Rogers * Tara Holwegner * Raul Ceballos * Joshua Bates * Eric Johnson * David Loar * Jay Harper * Heather Jane Hogan * Edie Allen * Nakeisha Daniel * Laila Auld * Kathleen O’Shaughnessy * Rodney Lee Rogers * Seth Zimmerman * Amanda Daniels * Marissa Rothfarb * Noah Rouse * Andrea Rausch * Sharon Graci * Susie Hallatt * Greg Tompkins * Michael Whaley * Maddie Casto * Pete Lutz * Chad Estel * Robert Chauncey * Ben Sigalis * Ryan Baldwin * Mike Brown * Simon Vaderklint * Fiona Thraille

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By audience request, Aural Traditions presents an Omnibus edition of Crosswired. This release contains episodes 11 through 15. There is no new content. Crosswired is a cyber-thriller that follows Simon, an NSA agent, who discovers he’s a cyborg. He must find out who made him and why before his enemies can destroy him. Crosswired was written by Steven Cardinal and starred * Chris Melton * Chelsey Rogers * Tara Holwegner * Raul Ceballos * Joshua Bates * Eric Johnson * David Loar * Jay Harper * Heather Jane Hogan * Edie Allen * Nakeisha Daniel * Laila Auld * Kathleen O’Shaughnessy * Rodney Lee Rogers * Seth Zimmerman * Amanda Daniels * Marissa Rothfarb * Noah Rouse * Andrea Rausch * Sharon Graci * Susie Hallatt * Greg Tompkins * Michael Whaley * Maddie Casto * Pete Lutz * Chad Estel * Robert Chauncey * Ben Sigalis * Ryan Baldwin * Mike Brown * Simon Vaderklint * Fiona Thraille

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By audience request, Aural Traditions presents an Omnibus edition of Crosswired. This release contains episodes 6 through 10. There is no new content. Crosswired is a cyber-thriller that follows Simon, an NSA agent, who discovers he’s a cyborg. He must find out who made him and why before his enemies can destroy him. Crosswired was written by Steven Cardinal and starred * Chris Melton * Chelsey Rogers * Tara Holwegner * Raul Ceballos * Joshua Bates * Eric Johnson * David Loar * Jay Harper * Heather Jane Hogan * Edie Allen * Nakeisha Daniel * Laila Auld * Kathleen O’Shaughnessy * Rodney Lee Rogers * Seth Zimmerman * Amanda Daniels * Marissa Rothfarb * Noah Rouse * Andrea Rausch * Sharon Graci * Susie Hallatt * Greg Tompkins * Michael Whaley * Maddie Casto * Pete Lutz * Chad Estel * Robert Chauncey * Ben Sigalis * Ryan Baldwin * Mike Brown * Simon Vaderklint * Fiona Thraille

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By audience request, Aural Traditions presents an Omnibus edition of Crosswired. This release contains episodes 1 through 5. There is no new content. Crosswired is a cyber-thriller that follows Simon, an NSA agent, who discovers he’s a cyborg. He must find out who made him and why before his enemies can destroy him. Crosswired was written by Steven Cardinal and starred * Chris Melton * Chelsey Rogers * Tara Holwegner * Raul Ceballos * Joshua Bates * Eric Johnson * David Loar * Jay Harper * Heather Jane Hogan * Edie Allen * Nakeisha Daniel * Laila Auld * Kathleen O’Shaughnessy * Rodney Lee Rogers * Seth Zimmerman * Amanda Daniels * Marissa Rothfarb * Noah Rouse * Andrea Rausch * Sharon Graci * Susie Hallatt * Greg Tompkins * Michael Whaley * Maddie Casto * Pete Lutz * Chad Estel * Robert Chauncey * Ben Sigalis * Ryan Baldwin * Mike Brown * Simon Vaderklint * Fiona Thraille

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Crosswired – Episode 19

Sep 8th, 201714:07

Simon and Dr Hadoop need the codes for the satellite, but they’re still in the possession of Hadoop’s assistant, Ellen Daniels. Lack of medical attention is taking a toll on Simon, though, raising concerns for both KANTO and the NSA. Can Simon uncover the Conway’s purpose before he suffers a breakdown? Will Agents Boyle and Abrahms succeed in rescuing Ms Aster from Conway’s clutches? Crosswired – Episode 19 was written by Steven Cardinal and stars (in order of appearance): * Laila Auld as Ellen Daniels * Simon Väderklint as the Gate Agent * Joshua Bates as Dr Hadoop * Chris Melton as Simon * Chelsey Rogers as Gretchen * Raul Ceballos as Boyle * Eric Johnson as Marius * Edie Allen as Dr Bannister * Nakeisha Daniel as Jada * Tara Holwegner as Abrahms * David Loar as Conway * Ben Sigalis as the Agent * Heather Hogan as Ms Aster Crosswired is a continuing series, so please watch for future episodes. You can follow us on Twitter: @auraltradition1.

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Crosswired – Episode 15

Aug 11th, 201711:36

Simon and Gretchen have headed west to find KANTO, but Simon’s activities with the NSA weigh heavily upon them both. Meanwhile, having gotten out of a speeding ticket, Agents Boyle and Abrahms race to free Marius from his captors. Crosswired – Episode 15 was written by Steven Cardinal and stars (in order of appearance): * Chelsey Rogers as Gretchen * Chris Melton as Simon * Tara Holwegner as Abrahms * Raul Ceballos as Boyle * Robert Chauncey as the Guard * Eric Johnson as Marius Crosswired is a continuing series, so please watch for future episodes. You can follow us on Twitter: @auraltradition1.

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Crosswired – Episode 14

Aug 5th, 201713:08

Dr Hadoop and his assistant, Ellen Daniels, wrestle with the reality of the secret project they’ve been working on and the danger it puts them in. Meanwhile, Simon and Gretchen have escaped those who hunted them and must take their secret knowledge back to KANTO. And Agents Boyle and Abrahms race to recover Marius from his captors before it’s too late. Crosswired – Episode 14 was written by Steven Cardinal and stars (in order of appearance): * Joshua Bates as Dr Hadoop * Laila Auld as Ellen Daniels * Chelsey Rogers as Gretchen * Chris Melton as Simon * Tara Holwegner as Abrahms * Raul Ceballos as Boyle * Chad Estel as the Police Officer Crosswired is a continuing series, so please watch for future episodes. You can follow us on Twitter: @auraltradition1.

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Crosswired – Episode 13

Jul 21st, 201710:47

Simon and Gretchen have escaped and now hold the horrifying answer to the question of who the enemy is. Boyle and Abrahms, meanwhile, are faced with a decision: continue to chase Simon or rescue Marius and the information he holds from his captors. We also return to the lab of Dr Hadoop, as he tries to complete the top secret satellite he’s been developing for Mr Conway and, presumably, the NSA. Crosswired – Episode 13 was written by Steven Cardinal and stars (in order of appearance): * Nakeisha Daniel as the Newscaster * Tara Holwegner as Abrahms * Raul Ceballos as Boyle * Heather Jane Hogan as Ms Aster * Joshua Bates as Dr Hadoop * Laila Auld as Ellen Daniels * David Loar as Conway * Pete Lutz as the Guard Crosswired is a continuing series, so please watch for future episodes. You can follow us on Twitter: @auraltradition1.

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Spoiler Alert – This special episode recaps the first 12 episodes. If you have not yet listened to the first 12, you may wish to start with Episode 1. Simon Dougherty is a cyber offensive specialist working for the NSA. He’s also a diabetic, receiving treatment from Dr Clement Garvin at a nearby medical facility. When an attack on the facility by the terrorist group KANTO leaves him injured, he discovers his life has been a lie. Instead of bone and blood, he finds his body is composed of metal and electronics. He confronts Dr Garvin, who had to have known this. Simon senses, however, that Garvin now means to destroy him. He murders Garvin and goes on the run with his girlfriend, Gretchen Williams, in tow. Their destination? MIT and the man who taught Simon so much: Dr Hadoop. On their way to Cambridge, Simon and Gretchen stop in Rhode Island to visit Simon’s mother and to get some answers. Instead, they find a woman suffering from mental instability. Simon’s special senses kick in, alerting him to danger. They flee the house just as Mrs Dougherty blows the house up, killing her. As helicopters rush onto the scene, Simon and Gretchen again flee. Arriving in Cambridge, Simon and Gretchen meet with Dr Hadoop, a specialist in Artificial Intelligence. Simon reveals his nature, leaving the good doctor in disbelief. This technology goes far beyond what mankind is capable of. The sudden trigger of a fire alarm forces the three to seek cover. Hadoop leads them to a top secret lab in which he’s developing some kind of satellite for the government. They tap into some security cameras to reveal a team armed with microwave weapons is searching for them. Once the threat has passed, Hadoop takes them to see a friend who may be able to shine more light on Simon’s nature. That evening, they arrive at the back door of Dr Natalia Warkovsky, director of biological and computational learning. Despite friction between her and Gretchen, they learn the cyborg technology may be alien and that the neural network that integrates Simon’s organic brain with his android body is likely responsible for his heightened senses and ability to detect danger and even read people’s emotional states. The entire group is captured when Simon’s boss, Mr Kazin, arrives with a team of NSA field agents. Back at the NSA, Director of Tailored Access Operations, Ms Aster, listens in on a recording retrieved from Simon. It is clear that Simon has been used to infiltrate the Agency and exfiltrate data to KANTO. Meanwhile, Chet, a forensics expert, tries to determine exactly how Simon is put together. Before he can get very far, however, an armed Gretchen breaks into the forensics room and rescues Simon. As they flee Fort Meade, she reveals she is actually a KANTO operative and she was rescued as she was being brought in. She uses a device to disable Simon’s body and they flee south. With Simon’s nature revealed and his escape at the hands of KANTO, Mr Conway, a senior leader within IAD (Information Assurance Directorate) grills Kazin over his failure to capture Simon. Kazin is granted the opportunity to redeem himself and go after the cyborg. Chet is brought before Director Aster and reveals what he learned from Simon before he escaped – that he may have been designed by aliens. Ms Aster instructs special agent Roger Boyle to go after Simon, suggesting that there may be some within the agency with a hidden agenda. Mr Conway, the sponsor of Hadoop’s satellite project meets with the doctor and offers additional resources to ensure the project is completed on time. Agents Boyle and Abrahms begin trying to find Simon, starting with Valerie, Dr Garvin’s admin and the last person known to have seen Simon. She provides them with the name of another doctor who worked on Simon’s case – Dr Bannister. Drs Hadoop and Warkovsky take the Acela train ba...

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Crosswired – Episode 12

Jul 8th, 201714:50

Simon and Gretchen go underground, trying to avoid the hunting party led by NSA Agents Kazin and Brown. Boyle and Abrahms, meanwhile, are trying to tap into the El Coco comm channel to gather intel on the hunt. * Nakeisha Daniel as the Newscaster * Steven Cardinal as Agent Brown * Jay Harper as Kazin * Chelsey Rogers as Gretchen * Chris Melton as Simon * Tara Holwegner as Abrahms * Raul Ceballos as Boyle * David Loar as Conway Crosswired, written by Steven Cardinal, is a continuing series, so please watch for future episodes.

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Crosswired – Episode 11

Jul 2nd, 201714:26

As Kazin arrives upon the scene of the foiled ambush, Boyle and Abrahms try to make sense of the situation. Meanwhile, Gretchen and Simon flee into the mountains, seeking refuge. * Steven Cardinal as Agent Brown * Jay Harper as Kazin * Eric Johnson as Marius * Tara Holwegner as Abrahms * Raul Ceballos as Boyle * David Loar as Conway * Chelsey Rogers as Gretchen * Chris Melton as Simon Crosswired, written by Steven Cardinal, is a continuing series, so please watch for future episodes.

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Crosswired – Episode 10

May 13th, 201712:09

In the middle of Hurricane Norris, Marius is determined to move his captive Simon to a safer location. Can those who follow them keep up? * Chelsey Rogers as Gretchen * Eric Johnson as Marius * Steven Cardinal as Agent Brown * Jay Harper as Kazin * Edie Allen as Dr Bannister * Tara Holwegner as Abrahms * Raul Ceballos as Boyle * Chris Melton as Simon Crosswired is a continuing series, so please watch for future episodes. Episode 10 completes our first season of Crosswired.

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Crosswired – Episode 9

May 7th, 201710:34

Hurricane Norris continues to rage as Boyle and Abrahms track Dr Bannister to KANTO, hoping she’ll lead them to Simon. Crosswired – Episode 9 was written by Steven Cardinal and stars (in order of appearance): * Chris Melton as Simon * Tara Holwegner as Abrahms * Raul Ceballos as Boyle * Edie Allen as Dr Bannister * Chelsey Rogers as Gretchen * Eric Johnson as Marius * Steven Cardinal as Agent Brown * Jay Harper as Kazin Crosswired is a continuing series, so please watch for future episodes.

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Crosswired – Episode 8

Apr 28th, 201712:17

Boyle and Abrahms are trying to pick up Simon’s trail in the middle of Hurricane Norris, hunting for answers. Simon, meanwhile, is seeking answers of his own… from the woman who betrayed him. Crosswired – Episode 8 was written by Steven Cardinal and stars (in order of appearance): * Pete Lutz** as the Newscaster * Raul Ceballos as Boyle * Edie Allen as Dr Bannister * Tara Holwegner as Abrahms * Chelsey Rogers as Gretchen * Chris Melton as Simon Crosswired is a continuing series, so please watch for future episodes. ** Be sure to visit Pete’s Pulp-Pourri Theatre with the Narada Radio Company. They can be found on iTunes, Google Play Music, and Stitcher, as well.

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Crosswired – Episode 7

Apr 23rd, 201711:19

The NSA’s investigation continues as they search for Simon. Meanwhile, Drs Hadoop and Warkovsky retreat to Cambridge ahead of Hurricane Norris. Crosswired – Episode 7 was written by Steven Cardinal and stars (in order of appearance): * David Loar as Conway * Heather Jane Hogan as Aster * Raul Ceballos as Boyle * Amanda Daniels as Valerie * Joshua Bates as Dr Hadoop * Kathleen O’Shaughnessy as Dr Warkovsky Crosswired is a continuing series, so please watch for future episodes.

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Crosswired – Episode 6

Apr 21st, 201710:32

With Simon and Gretchen on the run again, the NSA is in turmoil. Agents are scheming against agents and KANTO? They’re beginning to turn up the heat. Crosswired – Episode 6 was written by Steven Cardinal and stars (in order of appearance): * David Loar as Conway * Jay Harper as Kazin * Raul Ceballos as Boyle * C. Michael Whaley as Chet * Heather Jane Hogan as Aster * Joshua Bates as Dr Hadoop * Maddie Casto as the Newscaster Crosswired is a continuing series, so please watch for future episodes.

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Crosswired – Episode 5

Apr 5th, 20178:54

The running has ended and Simon has been captured, but by whom? Is he due to be deactivated or destroyed? Crosswired – Episode 5 was written by Steven Cardinal and stars (in order of appearance): * Chris Melton as Simon * Steven Cardinal as Faraday * Greg Tompkins as Younts * Heather Jane Hogan as Aster * C. Michael Whaley as Chet * Chelsey Rogers as Gretchen * Marissa Rothfarb as the Newscaster Crosswired is a continuing series, so please watch for future episodes.

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Crosswired – Episode 4

Mar 26th, 201710:39

Barely keeping ahead of those who hunt him, Simon and Gretchen accompany Dr Hadoop in search of answers. Can Dr Warkovsky, MIT’s director of biological and computational learning, provide them? Crosswired – Episode 4 was written by Steven Cardinal and stars (in order of appearance): * Chris Melton as Simon * Amanda Daniels as the Newscaster * Chelsey Rogers as Gretchen * Joshua Bates as Dr Hadoop * Kathleen O’Shaughnessy as Dr Warkovsky Crosswired is a continuing series, so please watch for future episodes.

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Crosswired – Episode 3

Mar 11th, 201712:08

After an explosive meeting with his mother, Simon flees north to meet his old mentor at MIT, Dr Hadoop. Will he get any answers? Crosswired – Episode 3 was written by Steven Cardinal and stars (in order of appearance): * Chris Melton as Simon * Chelsey Rogers as Gretchen * Joshua Bates as Dr Hadoop * Greg Tompkins as Peters * Michael Whaley as Brewer Crosswired is a continuing series, so please watch for future episodes.

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Crosswired – Episode 2

Feb 25th, 201712:46

On the run after killing his doctor, Simon joins forces with the only person he trusts as they go to seek answers to who he is. Crosswired – Episode 2 was written by Steven Cardinal and stars (in order of appearance): * Chris Melton as Simon * Chelsey Rogers as Gretchen * Susie Hallatt as Maureen Crosswired is a continuing series, so please watch for future episodes.

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Crosswired – Episode 1

Feb 23rd, 201710:14

When Simon Dougherty, a cybersecurity expert, discovers his very being is a lie, he races to find the truth before his enemies close in. Crosswired – Episode 1 was written by Steven Cardinal and stars (in order of appearance): * Chris Melton as Simon * Seth Zimmerman as Dr Garvin * Jay Harper as Mr Kazin * Amanda Daniels as Valerie * Marissa Rothfarb as the Newscaster * Noah Rouse as the Waiter Crosswired is a continuing series, so please watch for future episodes.

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