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ILLUSIONOID

Illusionoid/ Entertainment One (eOne)

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A bi-weekly improvised comedy podcast in the style of old-time radio shows like Inner Sanctum or X Minus One, Illusionoid is performed by Paul Bates (CTV's Dan For Mayor, Second City), Lee Smart (Comedy Network's 5th Quadrant, Second City) and Nug Na...Show More
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31:33 | Sep 5th, 2018

It’s our season finale and we’re going out with a big grin… so big that it compels you to do whatever you’re told! When this power is bestowed on a man, will he use it for good or evil… and has it been passed down to his son? Say cheese and greet you...Show More

40:49 | Aug 29th, 2018

Painful memories are a thing of the past thanks to a new erasing technique! But what happens when they remove the memories that are the foundation of who you are? And what if you are… a murderer? Swipe right for the best date you’ll ever have, free o...Show More

25:07 | Aug 22nd, 2018

A friendly prank leads to deadly warfare as a souped-up rocket goes out of control! Can these two antagonists remain friends, or will their rivalry lead us all to certain doom? It’s time to get all revved up for our latest audio adventure… APOCALYPSE...Show More

26:54 | Aug 15th, 2018

A trip to the doctor reveals a sinister parasite invading a man’s mind… but he’s seems fine with it! Can the doctor get rid of this mental intruder before he loses his chance at a normal life? Does he even want one? The diagnosis is adventure as we t...Show More

24:42 | Aug 8th, 2018

What’s to become of an android past its prime? When it has outlived its usefulness? When it has outlived its owners? Can Googlon and his new friend find a new life that is worth more than simple office supplies? Tune in and walk a mile in the metal s...Show More

19:46 | Aug 1st, 2018

It’s time for a field trip to a museum and the latest exhibit it one that will send you for a loop… through time! Can our heroes make it back to the future without ruining the present? Can they get the air conditioning to work? Find out as we bravely...Show More

18:44 | Jul 25th, 2018

Science has an announcement…. we’re all going to die in about 12 minutes. Is this a product of science gone wrong, or are there more personal problems behind this? Is this a huge cover-up for something even worse than the end of the world? Have your ...Show More

29:07 | Jul 18th, 2018

Alone on a deserted plain, a man wanders hoping to find a shred of humanity. But when it finds him… and another finds him… and they all find a shed… what does it all mean? Make sure to bring lots to drink on this journey into desolate madness as we p...Show More

22:09 | Jul 11th, 2018

A meeting of The Secret Society of Strange Old Men allows a glimpse into their private lives and the business of their wives… who dabble in their own eerie habits! Today’s agenda is… gardening! But what trouble will blossom from this cabal of cacklin...Show More

23:31 | Jul 4th, 2018

One man’s eye exam allows him visions of the future, but the certainty of that future is still a blur. Will this affect his marriage? Will it affect his order at Red Lobster? Will it affect all of humanity? Squint your ears toward our latest adventur...Show More

29:08 | Jun 27th, 2018

A captain and his crew set sail for trouble aboard out latest adventure. Will the captain find what he’s searching for? Will the crew discover they are being used? Will democratic voting ever stick in international waters? See what answers emerge as ...Show More

23:36 | Jun 20th, 2018

It’s Season Ten of Illusionoid and what better way too kick it off than with a dinner party? Everyone’s invited, even… The Monsters? Everyone better prepare for their arrival, as it’s not just a promotion at stake… it’s YOUR FUTURE!

39:31 | Nov 1st, 2017

When the suits at Carstairs Laboratories need entertainment for their corporate retreat, they turn towards magic! But the dark arts can lead to darker things, and this magician is a master of mystery. Will he be the act they need, … Continue reading ...Show More

26:51 | Oct 25th, 2017

Holiday baking can be hard… but when hidden memories rise to the surface it makes it even harder! Can a simple baker find the root of his childhood trauma? Will he be forever haunted by the pie not taken? Is … Continue reading →

19:50 | Oct 18th, 2017

You reap what you sow! Also, you are what you eat? If you are a bitter gardener, are you harvesting yourself? Can you open your heart to change? Can you learn to plant already-stewed food? Is Illusionoid what’s for dinner? … Continue reading →

25:31 | Oct 11th, 2017

In the future, the army needs scientists that know what they are doing. Sadly, Quinn and Randy are not those scientists. But will a freak accident show them the way to success through the sincerest form of flattery… imitation? And … Continue reading ...Show More

29:14 | Oct 4th, 2017

Space tourism will be the wave of the future for us! But when it’s already boring, will we go too far to make things interesting? Join Phalon as he travels to a remote planet to find a little excitement… and … Continue reading →

27:43 | Sep 27th, 2017

It’s the morning after, the taste of grain alcohol is in your mouth, you can’t remember anything, and you’ve woken up on the wrong side of the… PLANET? What happened? Does everyone have all of their body parts? Is Illusionoid … Continue reading →

39:27 | Sep 20th, 2017

It’s time for a Podcast Exchange! We guested on The Spooked Podcast (available HERE) and now they guest on ours! Recorded live at The Social Capital Theatre, it’s a tale of reflection as a father and son discover how perplexing a … Continue reading ...Show More

19:50 | Sep 13th, 2017

It’s the original Max Magus Mystery! Forget Doctor Strange, Max is the most mystic! When the forces of evil combine science and magic for their own diabolical means, there’s only one person that can thwart them… MAX MAGUS! With his Asian … Continue r...Show More

19:43 | Sep 6th, 2017

LIVE from the Ted Rogers Hot Docs Cinema, it’s CBC’s Podcast Playlist and their first-ever live show! We’re presenting the Illusionoid portion of it as an all-new episode for your earholes! Based on suggestions from the live audience, we embark … Co...Show More

24:09 | Aug 30th, 2017

Trapped between a rock and a hard place… facing a double bind… all options unpleasant… and Illusionoid behind them all? Join the crew of the USS Dilemma as they have to make the hardest (and sexiest?) choice of all! Plug … Continue reading →

23:26 | Aug 23rd, 2017

Science discovers an immense sausage in space that goes on forever! One scientist wants to study it and find his missing family… but mysterious agents want it for their own, devious designs. Who will succeed? Will boy meet grill? Is … Continue readi...Show More

37:51 | Aug 16th, 2017

Digging up the dirt means digging up trouble for a new transit system on Mercury! Can these robot miners get the tunnels dug in time for a major wedding, or will they unearth some major disaster? Discover what lies beneath … Continue reading →

24:02 | Jul 19th, 2017

A case of mistaken identity leads to the garden of evil as two men plant the crop that could spell the end of the Earth! Will they reap what they sow, or will humanity find its way through the thick … Continue reading →

20:58 | Jul 12th, 2017

Prisons of the future are impenetrable! Can one man, armed only with his skilled friends, save the woman he loves from such a fortress? And where is ILLUSIONOID’s evil tendril in all of this? It’s THE GREAT SPACE PRISON CAPER! … Continue reading →

23:17 | Jul 5th, 2017

Soon mathematics and donkeys will collide… so there are bound to a be a few problems. Especially with the amount of jackasses the future will produce. Can a few scholars find the solution to this perplexing problem? Will Illusionoid use … Continue re...Show More

24:38 | Jun 28th, 2017

Haunted houses are the worst! But never more so than on this terrifying night. Two young men stumble into a living labyrinth of supernatural activity. Does the key to Illusionoid’s creation lie in the world of magic or science… OR … Continue reading ...Show More

19:09 | Jun 21st, 2017

It’s an all-new unscripted audio adventure brought to you by Antica Productions! Dwight can’t find anyone else to play him at billiards! Will his desire to be the best be his ultimate downfall? Is Illusionoid racking us all up behind the … Continue r...Show More

24:07 | Jun 14th, 2017

We’re back for more unscripted adventure on the Antica Podcast Network! A trip to a rare book store leads to big trouble for Jeffrey! Follow one small man with huge problems as his life grows out of control! Magic, mystery, and … Continue reading →

22:46 | Jun 6th, 2017

It’s another episode of Illusionoind on the Antica Podcast Network! A paradox machine is/was/will be built. What secrets will it uncover… or has it uncovered… or will it once had uncovered? And where/when/why is Illusionoid the product of this infern...Show More

23:11 | May 31st, 2017

Antica Productions brings you Illusionoid! Act well your part; there all the HORROR lies! Is theatre art or artifice? Will this show be a success or a flop? Did Illusionoid write this nonsense? Two performers find out that opening night may … Continu...Show More

26:30 | May 24th, 2017

One suitcase. Three men. One owner. Inside: “The Ultimate”. Can Kevin 14 ensure the suitcase doesn’t fall into the wrong hands? Will mysterious forces prevent him from doing so? Will a wily woman be his downfall? Is Illusionoid behind it … Continue ...Show More

22:48 | May 17th, 2017

General Hardass is back in action! With his trusty right hand man, he takes his heli-carrier to a mysterious island where even more mysterious things are happening. One madman makes a mistake of MAMMOTH magnitudes! Is there no end to … Continue readi...Show More

27:45 | May 10th, 2017

Antica presents Illusionoid! The future holds many wondrous treasures but none so sporty as the Pants of Eternity. A secret society forces a young man to fetch the everlasting slacks for their own evil ends. Will mankind walk the path … Continue read...Show More

24:23 | May 3rd, 2017

ILLUSIONOID RETURNS ON THE ANTICA PODCAST NETWORK! And we kick off our 8th season with some teenage kicks! A millennial millionaire makes a visit to a tech company for possible investment opportunities… but does he become too invested in the … Contin...Show More

28:05 | Apr 12th, 2017

It’s the finale of our first season with Antica Productions! And we are celebrating with a tale of time-shifting terror! It’s the one millionth day of business for a photocopy shop! When The Man In The White Suit stops by … Continue reading →

30:58 | Apr 5th, 2017

It’s another live episode of Illusionoid, LIVE from Comedy Bar in Toronto! This time with special guest, star of Red Oaks and Blindspot, ENNIS ESMER! A routine dig under Pacific Mall leads to trouble for a couple of historians. With … Continue readi...Show More

26:54 | Mar 29th, 2017

Antica presents Illusionoid! Based on a title submitted by listener Jeremy Ricker of Mosheim, Tenessee, it’s a terrifying tale of travel through the stars! A mission of colonization begins and each person must play their role… but what if one person ...Show More

28:23 | Mar 22nd, 2017

It’s another Illusionoid episode brought to you by Antica Productions! When a political assassination involves mystical portals and REAL magic bullets, who can be called in investigate? Max Magus and his assistant Wong! Join our heroes as they sling ...Show More

33:45 | Mar 15th, 2017

Illusionoid returns to Comedy Bar for a live episode with special guest Alice Moran (Sunnyside, Too Much Information)! The lab is closed for another night and two scientists get up to no good after hours… but what could be a … Continue reading →

33:27 | Mar 8th, 2017

Antica Productions presents Illusionoid! When two deliverymen transport a deadly virus on a luxury space ship, what could possibly go wrong? Unless they cross paths with an ancient man with deadly plans of his own, of course. Can anyone survive … Con...Show More

34:41 | Mar 1st, 2017

Live from The Social Capital Theatre, it’s an all-new unscripted audio adventure from Illusionoid! A randomly selected title from a Twilight Zone compendium sends us heading for the exits with our special guest: You Gotta Eat Here host John Catucci! ...Show More

21:03 | Feb 22nd, 2017

Antica Productions brings you the latest season of ILLUSIONOID! When every way you turn faces certain doom, where else can you go? Three men meet at a crossroads… literally and LITERALLY… and must decide their fates. But who are they? Can … Continue...Show More

21:14 | Feb 15th, 2017

In the future, explorers from Earth will travel to Saturn… but to what end and why? What awaits them could mean the end of all mankind… and how does this connect to ILLUSIONOID? Find out in the 4th episode: “Whither … Continue reading →

34:06 | Feb 8th, 2017

Live from The Social Capital Theatre, it’s an all-new unscripted audio adventure from Illusionoid! A randomly selected title from a Twilight Zone compendium kicks us off into oblivion with our special guest star, Orphan Black‘s Kristian Bruun! When a...Show More

24:13 | Jan 30th, 2017

Research has always led to discovery, but one man’s obsession leads to disaster! Can a single professor take down an entire university with his maniacal ideas? Will finding his way back to the 3rd dimension make him feel whole again? … Continue read...Show More

27:25 | Jan 10th, 2017

Four friends find folly in the forecast of a fair fortune teller. But when one suddenly drops dead can the rest be far behind? Is the future written in stone, or will one warm pair of pants save the day? … Continue reading →

25:58 | Dec 27th, 2016

It’s a busy holiday, so please enjoy this festive BEST OF episode of Illusionoid! Future Christmases will be marred by the arrival of the Platypodians! Can a few human survivors make it a happy holiday amongst the atomic waste and … Continue reading...Show More

24:23 | Dec 14th, 2016

It’s time for sports! Two basketball players celebrate their recent retirement with a drink… but what’s in that drink tastes like DOOM! Will their first game back be sudden death for us all? And is Illusionoid the mixologist in this cocktail of … Co...Show More

20:46 | Nov 29th, 2016

Coming at you from the Guelph Comedy Festival it’s another live Illusionoid episode! With special guests Hayley Kellett, and The Templeton Philharmonic (Gwynne Phillips and Briana Templeton)! Join us as we take a tour of an old house with even … Con...Show More

30:05 | Nov 15th, 2016

Live from the Guelph Comedy Festival, it’s an all-new audio adventure that you can believe in! A precious artifact must be found, and it can only be found through the power of belief… and Uber? Find out what moist secrets … Continue reading →

25:59 | Nov 1st, 2016

The Sorcerer Stupendous returns! When archaeologists discover a deep chasm in the Earth and one goes missing, only the Premiere Prestidigitator can save the day! But what of the strange Maroon Rosetta Stone? And what’s all this about badgers? Can … ...Show More

20:42 | Oct 18th, 2016

HOT OFF THE PRESSES, IT’S FROZEN ADVENTURE! Live from Comedy Bar for Big City Improv Festival in Toronto, Illusionoid returns for more improvised audio mayhem based on audience suggestions!  Three men have just discovered something. Since the previou...Show More

22:55 | Oct 4th, 2016

Our first in-studio adventure of the season! Based on the title of a Twilight Zone episode, it’s high adventure in the skies! Two friends on a trans-continental flight find out their destination isn’t just delayed… it’s disappeared! Will they ever … ...Show More

31:26 | Sep 20th, 2016

We’re back! Live from The Social Capital Theatre in Toronto! First we’ll chat with special guest Ashley Botting about her work on Odd Squad and her upcoming tour with Second City’s Guide To The Symphony. THEN we create a title … Continue reading →

35:31 | Sep 6th, 2016

Season six begins! LIVE at The Social Capital Theatre it’s ILLUSIONOID with special guest star Ashley Botting! We go on an errand of evil in search of… coffee? Bring your own bags as we embark upon THE NIGHT JOURNEY! Subscribe & … Continue reading →

39:19 | Aug 24th, 2016

We’re back LIVE at The Social Capital with guests John Catucci and Krisitan Bruun! First, we’ll interview Kristian about his recent trip to San Diego Comic Con. Kristian tells us all about it… IN SONG?!? THEN, we do our own … Continue reading →

32:43 | Aug 10th, 2016

Another live show at The Social Capital with TWO amazing guests! We’ve got the host of Food Network Canada’s You Gotta Eat Here, John Catucci AND Oprhan Black‘s Donnie, Kristian Bruun! Then we flip open the ACKERMANTHOLOGY to get a … Continue readin...Show More

35:01 | Jul 27th, 2016

Illusionoid returns to The Social Capital! First, we’ll interview Lauren Shorser about cephalopod intelligence! Man, if they’re so smart why are they an appetizer?? We’ll learn all about these squishy squids and what makes them tick. Then, our specia...Show More

27:28 | Jul 13th, 2016

Live from The Social Capital Theatre in Toronto, Illusionoid strikes again! And while Paul’s away the boys will play… with TWO special guests! We’re joined by Dan Redican, member of the legendary Canadian comedy troupe The Frantics, and Sunnyside TV ...Show More

46:00 | Jun 29th, 2016

We’re back, live from The Social Capital Theatre in Toronto! First, we’ll interview Ammar Ijaz about being a human guinea pig! What goes through his brain when things are going through his brain? Then, using inspiration from that discussion, our … C...Show More

39:21 | Jun 15th, 2016

Another live show from The Social Capital Theatre in Toronto! First, our friend, improviser, and author Marcel St. Pierre reads from his new book “Vengeful Hank and Other Shortweird Stories“! Then we are joined by Pat Thornton (Hotbox, Sunnyside, Mat...Show More

31:13 | Jun 1st, 2016

It’s training day for the newest pledge of the Solar Knights! A routine mission to retrieve an orb and bring it back to it’s rightful place. But when someone within the sunny sentries isn’t what they seem the entire system … Continue reading →

48:37 | May 17th, 2016

Coming at you LIVE from The Social Capital Theatre in Toronto, it’s a brand-new unscripted audio adventure with Illusionoid! FIRST: we interview nanotechology student Dylan Glancy about a few small things… LITERALLY! Learn what’s being done to turn m...Show More

28:32 | May 3rd, 2016

Coming at you LIVE from The Social Capital Theatre in Toronto, it’s a brand-new unscripted audio adventure with Illusionoid! Based on a Twitter suggestion from fan and show-attendee Maddox Campbell comes a tale of terrible temporal tribulations! Heed...Show More

22:44 | Apr 20th, 2016

It’s portal-opening time! But when your feelings are connected to the portal you open, can anything good be found? Fear, trepidation, and sadness are bound to be connected to your encounter. And what of the people on the other side… … Continue readin...Show More

38:25 | Apr 6th, 2016

Live from The Social Capital Theatre in Toronto, it’s ILLUSIONOID! We interview author Kate Blair who has written a new book called Transferral! We’ll ask him what the hell that means! After that, we use a science textbook and a suggestion … Continu...Show More

31:34 | Mar 22nd, 2016

Recorded LIVE at The Social Capital Theatre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, it’s a brand new unscripted audio adventure! Henry’s son is “special”, but no one suspects just HOW special! A grand cosmic adventure awaits the whole family in HENRY AND … Con...Show More

28:57 | Mar 8th, 2016

A lab assistant’s day starts just like everyone else’s… with coffee! But when the local coffee shop becomes the testing ground for his big experiment, no amount of caffeine can save him! It’s a frothy new adventure with science, espresso, … Continue ...Show More

36:44 | Feb 23rd, 2016

Live from The Social Capital Theatre in Toronto, it’s ILLUSIONOID! We interview Kenway Yu who is a lawyer and has a degree in the History and Philosophy of Science! We’ll ask him what the hell that means! After that, we … Continue reading →

27:55 | Feb 9th, 2016

Live from The Social Capital Theatre in Toronto, it’s ILLUSIONOID! And our special guest is Canadian comedy newsman and all-around awesome guy Gavin Crawford! We pull out an old sci-fi magazine and get a random title to start the madness! … Continue...Show More

30:02 | Jan 26th, 2016

A meeting has been called and the search begins for a legendary lost continent. Many questions must be answered… Does it exist? Can anyone actually see it? How did you get the little map on that tablet thingy? Will Illusionoid … Continue reading →

26:46 | Jan 12th, 2016

Time travel is here… or will be… or has been? A man comes to the past in search of a precious artifact… A FILM! Will he get what he needs to save the planet or will he be thwarted by himself… … Continue reading →

50:24 | Dec 29th, 2015

It’s the second live episode with special guest star Colin Mochrie! But before that, we interview University of Toronto astrophysicist Elliot Meyer! He answers questions about how the color of a planet can tell us what it’s made of, how … Continue re...Show More

25:21 | Dec 15th, 2015

A trio of old friends meet in Northwest Africa to remember old times… but can they? And should they? And to whom do these memories belong? Illusionoid? A reunion turns to retribution as these men discover what price must be paid … Continue reading →

28:13 | Nov 30th, 2015

Recorded LIVE at The Social Capital Theatre in Toronto, it’s our latest adventure! Joined by special guest star Colin Mochrie! When two buddies on a road trip run out of gas, a trip to the gas station is a trip … Continue reading →

29:57 | Nov 17th, 2015

Tissue sales have flatlined! How will the world’s most prominent tissue company bounce back? Maybe infuse a little DNA into their product? What could go wrong? When one man controls all the tissues, will making a movie appease him? Will … Continue r...Show More

26:37 | Nov 2nd, 2015

It’s sacrifice time! When a death cult has dwindling membership, a new way must be tried… recruiting! Can three prospective sacrifices find replacements before midnight? Will the Star God be pleased? Is Illusionoid putting itself on a pedestal or wil...Show More

27:51 | Oct 21st, 2015

When two men try to cover up a murder the results can be messy. But when a third man enters the fray it’s time to confess their crime… whether he likes it or not! Hear the tale of a boxing … Continue reading →

22:27 | Oct 6th, 2015

Science can be messy… but can a mess be science? And what if that mess becomes sentient? It’s a total disaster as a single mistake leads to one giant problem that threatens to destroy a city! Take out the papers … Continue reading →

26:48 | Sep 22nd, 2015

Based on a title submitted by listener Jeremy Ricker of Mossheim, Tenessee, it’s a terrifying tale of travel through the stars! A mission of colonization begins and each person must play their role… but what if one person refuses to … Continue readi...Show More

28:50 | Sep 8th, 2015

Season FIVE of Illusionoid kicks off with a party! It’s the one millionth day of business for a photocopy shop! When The Man In The White Suit stops by to ask for a single copy of his strange paper, none … Continue reading →

20:28 | Aug 24th, 2015

A returning Professor Carstairs is at it again! This time he’s harnessing the power of the light spectrum and condensing it! Can this power bring about a bright future, or will it darken the doors of all who fall under … Continue reading →

27:21 | Aug 11th, 2015

A vision to create the perfect vacuum leads to creating artificial intelligence! Is this appliance too smart for it’s own good? Can it be taught to clean up after itself as well as humanity? Is this the housekeeper for Illusionoid? … Continue readin...Show More

26:33 | Jul 28th, 2015

It’s the morning after, the taste of grain alcohol is in your mouth, you can’t remember anything, and you’ve woken up on the wrong side of the… PLANET? What happened? Does everyone have all of their body parts? Is Illusionoid … Continue reading →

25:28 | Jul 15th, 2015

Space is a dirty place and someone’s got to clean it up. But when a crewman looks to have his problems swept away, is The Sweeper the person for the job? Are things even filthier than they seem? Does Illusionoid … Continue reading →

23:25 | Jun 30th, 2015

Professor Carstairs has his assistant Jeff stick around for a routine patient checkup, but what happens next is anything but routine. What exactly is wrong with Mr. Philstein? How does that even show up on an x-ray? Is Illusionoid the … Continue read...Show More

24:39 | Jun 17th, 2015

It’s another live unscripted audio adventure, recorded at The Social Capital Theatre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. A regular night at a seaside diner goes horribly awry, and the empty eatery fills up with danger much too fast. Has the owner … Continue...Show More

26:17 | Jun 2nd, 2015

When a political assassination involves mystical portals and REAL magic bullets, who can be called in investigate? Max Magus and his assistant Wong! Join our heroes as they sling mud and other substances as they try to find a killer … Continue readi...Show More

26:31 | May 19th, 2015

In a post-apocalyptic world where chaos reigns supreme, two men travel to find the one thing that this barren world values… lavender. Can they trust the only woman they find in the desert? Should they ride in this kangaroo’s pouch? … Continue readin...Show More

30:23 | May 6th, 2015

We’re going on an adventure… tour! Can two palaeontologists find more than just bones in a deep dark cave? Hidden deep within this tourist trap are secrets, spirits, and demons! Will they prevent this dastardly demon from conquering the world? … Con...Show More

34:24 | Apr 21st, 2015

Atom bombs are missing, guards are in trouble, General Hardass has been called, and babies are being woken up! But will the bombs be found in time? Will an insane madman with a grudge destroy us all? Is Illusionoid a … Continue reading →

32:10 | Apr 7th, 2015

When two deliverymen transport a deadly virus on a luxury space ship, what could possibly go wrong? Unless they cross paths with an ancient man with deadly plans of his own, of course. Can anyone survive the collision of these … Continue reading →

21:58 | Mar 24th, 2015

Trapped between a rock and a hard place… facing a double bind… all options unpleasant… and Illusionoid behind them all? Join the crew of the USS Dilemma as they have to make the hardest (and sexiest?) choice of all! Plug … Continue reading →

25:13 | Mar 11th, 2015

Some water leaking? Pipes knocking? Possible gas leak? Call Allan, the Sensite! He’s the best electrical-plumber-furnace guy around! But when a single dad and his kids discover their leak is more than they imagined, Allan has an existential crisis in...Show More

26:08 | Feb 25th, 2015

Doom takes many forms… but what about ANY form? One scientist has created a duplication technique using simple string, and it becomes whatever it touches! Once it touches the wrong hands it spirals out of control and into a world … Continue reading ...Show More

22:35 | Feb 9th, 2015

All Bradley wanted was to pick up his son at choir practice… but staying late at work for one fateful flick of a switch creates a sticky situation of the robo-tilian kind! Professor Carstairs rears his evil head again as … Continue reading →

20:15 | Jan 29th, 2015

It’s a blast into the past of the future, as we revisit a favorite episode from Season One of Illusionoid! One man’s research into mysterious soil samples leads to the discovery of a sinister plot from beneath the earth… and … Continue reading →

32:18 | Jan 15th, 2015

An archeological turns up a rare treasure… What secrets does it hold? What power? What is locked away behind it’s clasp? Could it be Illusionoid… or something worse? Recorded live at the Bad Dog Comedy Theatre in Toronto, with guests … Continue read...Show More

24:18 | Dec 30th, 2014

Last Illusionoid of the year and we’re cleaning out our closets for a live episode recorded in August! Joined by Paul Constable, Roger Bainbridge, and Becky Johnson, it’s a time-twisting adventure with the Secret Society of Strange Men! Prophecies ab...Show More

24:55 | Dec 17th, 2014

Holiday baking can be hard… but when hidden memories rise to the surface it makes it even harder! Can a simple baker find the root of his childhood trauma? Will he be forever haunted by the pie not taken? Is … Continue reading →

32:51 | Dec 2nd, 2014

Illusionoid invades The Second City! Recorded live at Second City Toronto it’s out latest audio adventure! An expedition across space is waylaid by one man’s search for a legendary artifact. Is this a futile quest, or will an ancient power … Continu...Show More

30:57 | Nov 18th, 2014

It’s time for another Max Magus adventure… all over again?! As Max and his trusty assistant Wong make an entry into his memory journal, one adventure seems to have slipped both of their minds! Will revisiting this lost weekend bring … Continue readin...Show More

28:13 | Nov 3rd, 2014

Recorded LIVE at The Bad Dog Comedy Theatre in Toronto on October 30th, 2014… it’s a DEVIL’S NIGHT tale of terror from Illusionoid! Joined by special guests Christy Bruce and Kris Siddiqi with live music and sound effects from Chris … Continue readi...Show More

32:18 | Oct 21st, 2014

It’s another live Illusionoid adventure, hot off the presses from this week’s Big City Improv Festival in Toronto! And we’re joined by special guests Marty Adams (Hemlock Grove) and Kayla Lorette (The Sufferettes)!! Based on audience suggestions of “...Show More

22:57 | Oct 8th, 2014

It’s poetry night at the local coffee house, and a curious outsider arrives to see what it’s all about. Not only does he find out, he finds a hidden talent that will change his life forever, and possibly change to … Continue reading →

27:16 | Sep 22nd, 2014

LIVE from the Bad Dog Comedy Theatre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada it’s the latest episode of Illusionoid… with a HUGE guest star lineup! When Lee’s away the boys will STILL play! With Canadian Tire Guy Paul Constable, Canadian Comedy Award … Continue...Show More

17:41 | Sep 10th, 2014

It’s the fourth season of Illusionoid! We’re kicking it off old-school with a studio session from the vaults… Two nano-enhanced soldiers are called into action when the forces of Earth decide to invade the moon! But without their nano-enhancements, c...Show More

19:32 | Aug 25th, 2014

Part two of our huge adventure recorded opening week of the new Bad Dog Comedy Theatre! Joined by Chris New on keys, Matt Horgan of Dad’s Garage Theatre in Atlanta, Kristen Schier of the Philly Improv Theatre in Philadelphia, Tas … Continue reading ...Show More

29:48 | Aug 16th, 2014

It’s a huge week as The Bad Dog Theatre Company launches their new home in Toronto, and you can’t launch anything around here without ILLUSIONOID! Hot off the presses, recorded LIVE August 15, 2014, it’s an all-star international cast for … Continue...Show More

29:43 | Jul 23rd, 2014

It’s our super-special San Diego Comic-Con episode! Set against a sweeping canvas of rural America during the First Galactic War, witness the remarkable friendship between a young man named Abner and his triceratops. Will the trials and tribulations ...Show More

24:05 | Jul 14th, 2014

To honor the Bad Dog Theatre’s recent successful run of “Toronto, I Love You” at the Toronto Fringe Festival, we’re sharing the most recent teaming of Bad Dog and Illusionoid LIVE at Comedy Bar! When two honeymooners get stranded on … Continue readi...Show More

23:49 | Jun 30th, 2014

Recorded LIVE at Comedy Bar in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on June 4th, 2014, it’s Illusionoid with The Bad Dog Theatre Repertory Players! How does moving a simple table into an innocent breakfast nook result in dimensional portal hopping? Only Illusion...Show More

21:07 | Jun 17th, 2014

Pirates are the worst, but space pirates are even worse… especially when they are down on their luck. A stranger suggests a trip to the legendary Three Moons. What of the bad luck that befalls all who travel there? Can … Continue reading →

23:41 | Jun 3rd, 2014

Recorded LIVE at Comedy Bar in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on April 9th, 2014, it’s Illusionoid with The Bad Dog Theatre Repertory Players! When a planet’s rule is determined by mining quartz all the power lies in the hands of the … Continue reading →

27:53 | May 21st, 2014

First day at the new job? Nervous? Want to impress the boss and maybe get that big promotion… to COLOSSUS? A level 7 employee gets a new assignment that takes him into the depths of a military and scientific conspiracy. … Continue reading →

34:17 | May 5th, 2014

Recorded LIVE at Comedy Bar in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on April 9th, 2014, it’s Illusionoid with The Bad Dog Theatre Repertory Players! A crack squad attempts to find a lost expedition, but who knew that travelling so far through the … Continue rea...Show More

26:10 | Apr 22nd, 2014

Time travel is always a mess. Warnings of “don’t do this” lead to questions of, “What if I already did that before I got here?” Maybe you already did that before you left for the past, in the future! What … Continue reading →

25:51 | Apr 7th, 2014

Recorded LIVE at Comedy Bar in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on March 5th, 2014… it’s (2/3rd of) Illusionoid with the Bad Dog Theatre Repertory Players! A strange woman wants to find out what’s going on with her fridge… and her husband! Jack Diamond … Co...Show More

29:37 | Mar 25th, 2014

From a suggestion by listener Mark Haldane in Glasgow, Scotland, it’s our latest unscripted sci-fi adventure! The future holds many strange and wonderful things… like Bellini Tuesday Subs! Two travelers want some food, but what they get is something ...Show More

21:30 | Mar 11th, 2014

Recorded LIVE at Comedy Bar in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on March 5th, 2014… it’s (2/3rd of) Illusionoid with the Bad Dog Theatre Repertory Players! Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night, stays these couriers from the swift … Continue ...Show More

28:27 | Feb 25th, 2014

One man’s obsession forces him to recruit his students to fulfill his destiny. But a field trip to a nexus of realities should be worth extra credit and not risk certain doom! Can this group of explorers bring answers back … Continue reading →

19:02 | Feb 13th, 2014

When every way you turn faces certain doom, where else can you go? Three men meet at a crossroads… literally and LITERALLY… and must decide their fates. But who are they? Can they coexist? Where does that elevator go to? … Continue reading →

26:31 | Jan 29th, 2014

Gather round and hear a tale… a tale of one man’s quest for immortality… a tale of ambition… a tale of that tale being told… and of mountains and gods and murder. Will reaching this heights of Mount Olympus prove … Continue reading →

17:14 | Jan 16th, 2014

From a suggestion by Christopher N. Corradini on our Facebook page comes our latest unscripted adventure! Two scientists compete for a contract to build the greatest laser ever! But one of them has gained his laser parts through nefarious means! … Co...Show More

25:08 | Jan 2nd, 2014

All aboard the Sunsnake: the most advanced starship in the fleet! Two men, fresh out of the academy, get the chance of a lifetime to become crewmen on the Sunsnake. But all is not as it seems… What powers this … Continue reading →

25:03 | Dec 17th, 2013

It’s Xmas Eve at the lab and Prof. Carstairs is too obsessed to care about the season! His lowly assistant Melman is forced to stay to clean test tubes instead of going home to his loved ones… but does Carstairs … Continue reading →

23:48 | Dec 4th, 2013

Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale… a tale of a fateful trip… that started from this tropic port aboard this tiny ship.  Stranded at sea, three men search for a way home… but what they find may … Continue reading →

35:10 | Nov 19th, 2013

LIVE from the Big City Improv Festival in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, it’s ILLUSIONOID! We take a look at one of the biggest problems plaguing mankind: TRAFFIC! A scientist thinks he created a solution to clogged streets but finds his gruesome … Conti...Show More

26:21 | Nov 6th, 2013

What a scandal! An elected official wrapped up in a drug scandal with video evidence condemning him to public scrutiny! Police involvement! And no one can rid him from office! …we’re talking about the future, here… what are you talking … Continue rea...Show More

23:08 | Oct 21st, 2013

General Hardass is back in action! With his trusty right hand man, he takes his heli-carrier to a mysterious island where even more mysterious things are happening. One madman makes a mistake of MAMMOTH magnitudes! Is there no end to … Continue readi...Show More

15:04 | Oct 9th, 2013

The cliffhanger is resolved! LIVE from the San Francisco Improv Festival on September 18th, 2013 at the Eureka Theatre in San Francisco! When we left our hero we had just found out that the evil planet destroyer Asteron was his … Continue reading →

22:48 | Sep 25th, 2013

Illusionoid was chosen to perform at the prestigious San Francisco Improv Festival that took place just last week! And here’s the show! Recorded LIVE on September 18th, 2013 at the Eureka Theatre in San Francisco! When the evil Asteron threatens … Co...Show More

25:20 | Sep 3rd, 2013

The future holds such scary threats, but none threaten our children as much as SCHOOL. One institution of higher learning has a real problem on it’s hands: disappearing children! Can one boy with eerie powers solve this shadowy puzzle before … Contin...Show More

37:19 | Aug 27th, 2013

SEASON THREE OF ILLUSIONOID BEGINS! And what better way than with a LIVE episode, from the first-ever Toronto Podcast Festival! Recorded August 21st, 2013 at Toronto’s world-famous Rivoli, Illusionoid is joined by frequent guest-star, podcaster, acto...Show More

22:40 | Aug 15th, 2013

FOREST OF THE SUGAR WITCH What kind of a season is 27 episodes? Well, we started with a 2-parter so… ANYWAY, it the season 2 finale of Illusionoid! And what a doozy it is! Two buddies duck out of a … Continue reading →

20:47 | Jul 31st, 2013

A routine mission to a new planet leads to complications of the medical kind for two young Space Corps cadets!  What’s eating away at Munn? Can Jerry help? Will The Captain court marshall them both? Is Illusionoid to blame? Dig … Continue reading →

27:53 | Jul 17th, 2013

In the twilight of one’s life, thoughts turn to preparation for the future. What will it hold for your loved ones after you are no loner with them? One man’s trip to the funeral parlor unearths more than just a … Continue reading →

32:54 | Jul 4th, 2013

A secret council of the world’s eldest elders makes decisions for the universe in a small chamber on the far side of the galaxy… and they need a vacation. Sounds like it’s time for a trip to the beach! But … Continue reading →

30:09 | Jun 19th, 2013

Mankind has always created problems for itself, but none more threatening than mutants! In the future, mutants and humans are at war and nothing will ease the tension. One man dares to draw the line and cross over to investigate … Continue reading →

20:32 | Jun 5th, 2013

When two co-workers decide to investigate strange happenings on-the-job what they uncover is total insanity. Time travel, murder, CONTRACTS! The stuff your nightmares are made of!! At this job, once you punch in you may never punch out! And Illusiono...Show More

34:02 | May 22nd, 2013

What would you say to cover your ass at work? What lie would you tell to get the boss off your back? In space, no one can hear your excuses… or your screams. One man’s white lie turns into a … Continue reading →

26:41 | May 9th, 2013

THE SUITCASE OF CRANIO                               from THE PULP-O-MIZER! One suitcase. Three men. One owner. Inside: “The Ultimate”. Can Kevin 14 ensure the suitcase doesn’t fall into the wrong hands? Will mysterious forces prevent him from doing ...Show More

23:24 | Apr 23rd, 2013

Speak to me. Breathe. Answer the questions right and you might ace this interview. But when your new job takes you on the run, time is not on your side. One man’s life is on the line as his bosses … Continue reading →

13:34 | Apr 10th, 2013

With our new friends at Pod Almighty helping us get the word out about Illusionoid, we though we’d dip into the archives for a time-traveling trip down memory lane. Lee picks a favorite to re-introduce to our new listeners! Can … Continue reading →

34:42 | Mar 27th, 2013

Well you bags are packed and you’re ready to go… FOREVER? A small group of strangers on a train bound for Rigel 7 are about to discover the true meaning of fear as a dark tunnel leads to darker places. … Continue reading →

22:26 | Mar 12th, 2013

Sartre said, “Hell is other people.” Try living with those people! Sebastian has a tedious life in a terrible apartment. When his roommate orders a new fridge, Sebastian’s mundane existence is turned upside down! Can one ordinary icebox lead to … Con...Show More

22:19 | Feb 26th, 2013

Research has always led to discovery, but one man’s obsession leads to disaster! Can a single professor take down an entire university with his maniacal ideas? Will finding his way back to the 3rd dimension make him feel whole again? … Continue readi...Show More

23:29 | Feb 12th, 2013

Pulp-O-Mizer cover for “The Hunt For Count Ruthenium” Recorded LIVE at Revel Theatre’s Barn Burner show at Unit 102 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Feb. 10, 2013, it’s another unscripted adventure from Illusionoid! From the audience suggestions of “C...Show More

23:19 | Jan 30th, 2013

A trip to a rare book store leads to big trouble for Jeffrey! Follow one small man with huge problems as his life grows out of control! Magic, mystery, and massive mayhem make a mighty mess! Will Jeffrey make it … Continue reading →

26:29 | Jan 15th, 2013

The future is full of possibilities… and the possibility of an asteroid hitting the Earth is even more likely in the future! A crack team is sent to investigate the asteroid to see if they can divert it from its … Continue reading →

21:12 | Jan 1st, 2013

Happy new year!! We’re closer to the future now than we were a day ago! Pleasure is plentiful on Pleasuria, but the planet is also packed with peril! All Rick wants is his shore leave and some action, but a … Continue reading →

05:58 | Dec 19th, 2012

As the holiday is upon us, many of us are swamped with preparations for family and feasts… Including The Last Man In The Universe! Join us for a telling of the traditional Japanese Christmas story… THE CHRISTMAS NINJAS! A special … Continue reading →

20:09 | Dec 6th, 2012

The future is dark and full of terrors… and none more so than being torn from your peaceful life and thrown into the jungle prisons of Excitement Dome! Can three prisoners and one mouse save themselves from a fight to … Continue reading →

25:07 | Nov 21st, 2012

Ever have a bad first day at a new job? Jason is about to have one. He’s a new doctor at a hospital and it’s about to give him the biggest headache he’s ever had. Can this “cranal” specialist make … Continue reading →

24:20 | Nov 6th, 2012

It’s the latest episode of your favorite improvised, sci-fi show in the style of old time radio! This week, learn the secrets of a man who is mostly a man but may be a mutant! Can the military harness his … Continue reading →

23:47 | Oct 23rd, 2012

This past week saw the  BIG CITY IMPROV FESTIVAL hit Toronto, Ontario, Canada and ILLUSIONOID was a part of it! This live show was recorded October 20th, 2012 at Comedy Bar. Fenton is a detective with an uncanny ability to … Continue reading →

26:46 | Oct 9th, 2012

An expedition into the Earth’s core digs up a mystery for a family of inquisitive scientists and their native companion. An ancient civilization is discovered… but are they friendly… or foe-ly? Are there sunny skies ahead for humanity? Or do … Contin...Show More

27:54 | Sep 25th, 2012

In a future without milk, how will mankind survive? Where will our milk come from? Where did it go? A far-off planet holds the key to our race’s survival, but we need the right men to bring back the white … Continue reading →

51:50 | Sep 10th, 2012

It’s a special ultra-length episode! Recorded live at Comedy Bar in Toronto, Ontario, Canada for FanExpo and The Canadian Comedy Awards with a special introduction by Comedy Bar owner Gary Rideout Jr. & Bret “The Hitman” Hart! No, really!! It’s … Con...Show More

20:20 | Aug 28th, 2012

Failing to capture a Sasquatch has long plagued man, but one man just wants to capture it’s song… and make money! To do this, he’s hired the one man who knows more about tracking Sasquatch than anyone else: Joey Febeebles. … Continue reading →

22:05 | Aug 14th, 2012

It’s the second half of our live episode with Colin Mochrie… and it’s coming off of a cliffhanger? Will our intrepid crew survive the mermaid army and the King of the Narwhals? Will The Trouble Brothers save the day? Will … Continue reading →

31:53 | Jul 30th, 2012

SEASON TWO IS UPON US! Recorded live at Comedy Bar on June 30th with special guest COLIN MOCHRIE! It’s underwater adventure time, and from the audience suggestions of “narwhal”, “mermaid”, and “Gulf of Mexico” comes the craziest thing we’ve done … Co...Show More

21:28 | Jul 17th, 2012

It’s the culmination of the impossible! A full year of Illusionoid! And episode 26 is not just filler… it’s THE filler! Science discovers an immense sausage in space that goes on forever! One scientist wants to study it and find … Continue reading →

17:02 | Jul 3rd, 2012

Hatred and unrest know no bounds in the future, thanks to Illusionoid, but before it came to destroy us all there were societal clans that spread evil everywhere. This is a tale of just one of them. Can three friends … Continue reading →

21:02 | Jun 18th, 2012

Recorded live at Comedy Bar in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on April 14, 2012. From the audience suggestions of “Sealand”, “cube” and “fluorescent” comes our 24th astonishing tale… and it’s the return of the master mimic IDENTICAL QUINN!  The sovereign n...Show More

22:40 | Jun 5th, 2012

Soon mathematics and donkeys will collide… so there are bound to a be a few problems. Especially with the amount of jackasses the future will produce. Can a few scholars find the solution to this perplexing problem? Will Illusionoid use … Continue re...Show More

21:48 | May 21st, 2012

Recorded live at Comedy Bar in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on April 14, 2012. From the audience suggestions of “telekinesis” and “coal shoveling” comes our 22nd fable from the future. One lazy coal miner digs up trouble for all mankind as … Continue rea...Show More

23:00 | May 9th, 2012

A case of mistaken identity leads to the garden of evil as two men plant the crop that could spell the end of the Earth! Will they reap what they sow, or will humanity find its way through the thick … Continue reading →

23:15 | Apr 24th, 2012

It’s our Emerald Episode! When a weekend vacation goes horribly wrong, can three friends find freedom from tunnels of terror? Who will survive? What is that noise? Will there be hot chicks? Where are those margaritas? Can you believe we’re … Continue...Show More

24:15 | Apr 11th, 2012

In the future, the army needs scientists that know what they are doing. Sadly, Quinn and Randy are not those scientists. But will a freak accident show them the way to success through the sincerest form of flattery… imitation? And … Continue reading ...Show More

22:43 | Mar 27th, 2012

The Secret Society of Strange Old Men returns! A game of cards becomes much more than for which they ever bargained. A paradox machine is/was/will be built. What secrets do they uncover… or have they uncovered… or will they once … Continue reading →

26:43 | Mar 12th, 2012

Recorded LIVE at Comedy Bar in Toronto on October 23rd, 2011! We went to the audience for our title suggestion and were not disappointed! When a supernatural mystery rears it’s head only one man can solve the case… MAX MAGUS! … Continue reading →

20:06 | Feb 29th, 2012

One man’s research into mysterious soil samples leads to the discovery of a sinister plot from beneath the earth… and perhaps his own legacy. Might mastery of moles mean much more mayhem for mankind? May mole mind manipulation make more … Continue re...Show More

21:27 | Feb 13th, 2012

Our Valentine’s Day episode! Meeting that special someone is hard enough but in the future it’s even harder! Blind dates are legally necessary! Online dating allows one man to meet the woman of his dreams, but allows that woman a … Continue reading →

18:49 | Jan 31st, 2012

When the forces of evil combine science and magic for their own diabolical means, there’s only one person that can thwart them… MAX MAGUS! With his Asian assistant Wong at his side, can Max Magus stop the nefarious Professor Carstairs … Continue read...Show More

23:35 | Jan 17th, 2012

Recorded LIVE at Comedy Bar in Toronto on October 23rd, 2011! We went to the audience for our title suggestion and were not disappointed! In the future, a hard day’s work will be rewarded with an ice-cold beer… but that … Continue reading →

27:12 | Jan 2nd, 2012

The future holds many wondrous treasures but none so sporty as the Pants of Eternity. A secret society forces a young man to fetch the everlasting slacks for their own evil ends. Will mankind walk the path of the well-tailored? … Continue reading →

25:22 | Dec 19th, 2011

Future Christmases will be marred by the arrival of the Platypodians! Can a few human survivors make it a happy holiday amongst the atomic waste and laser fire? Special guest star Sean Cullen (Last Comic Standing, The Producers, The Sean … Continue r...Show More

20:33 | Dec 5th, 2011

Prisons of the future are impenetrable! Can one man, armed only with his skilled friends, save the woman he loves from such a fortress? And where is ILLUSIONOID’s evil tendril in all of this? It’s THE GREAT SPACE PRISON CAPER!

17:05 | Nov 21st, 2011

The future brings the inevitable joining of man and machine, but it also brings forth war between man and cybernetic man!  What will become of humanity? And what role does ILLUSIONOID play in this conflict?  From a title suggested by … Continue readi...Show More

17:18 | Nov 7th, 2011

Finally, Professor Carstairs appears to present his latest creation: The Lucifer Device! But his closest competitor is ready to pounce on any mistake he may make. Certain doom through unchecked science is at hand… but is this Lucifer Device a … Conti...Show More

23:22 | Oct 25th, 2011

Haunted houses are the worst! But never more so than on this terrifying night. Two young men stumble into a living labyrinth of supernatural activity. Does the key to Illusionoid’s creation lie in the world of magic or science… OR … Continue reading ...Show More

19:34 | Oct 11th, 2011

The search for gold leads humanity to Mars, but what they find there is much more rare… and much more dangerous! Will our lust for gold bring about our demise… and bring us one step closer to the creation of … Continue reading →

13:56 | Sep 28th, 2011

It’s another urgent message from the future for the past! The Last Man In The Universe warns of corporate sponsorship and the annihilation of the universe! But who wants to destroy us? Who casts the deciding vote? And will Illusionoid … Continue read...Show More

20:13 | Sep 13th, 2011

Warm up your Time Radios for another transmission from The Last Man In The Universe.  In the future, explorers from Earth will travel to Saturn… but to what end and why? What awaits them could mean the end of all … Continue reading →

12:47 | Sep 1st, 2011

It’s time for the third transmission of the last man in the universe. (Really, he should have a name…) In the future, farms will be exactly as they are now. But what we farm could bring devastation to time itself… … Continue reading →

20:39 | Aug 15th, 2011

It’s time for the second episode of Illusionoid! What message will the lone survivor send from the future to us now? Wait no longer! Please enjoy SPACE COURT!

15:43 | Aug 15th, 2011

We’ve added a fancy new introduction to the podcast, making it the show we want to make. Please download and enjoy the full-scale galactic nonsense that is BURY THE MOON… DELUXE!

15:43 | Jul 20th, 2011

Here’s the secret project we’ve been working on for a while. Paul Bates, Lees Smart and Nug Nahrgang are Illusionoid. After winning the Globehead tournament at the Bad Dog Theatre, they decided that improvising together was fun… especially when the …...Show More