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Audio Drama Debut - Transcript - S01E06

All of the words I said out loud for S01E06 of Audio Drama Debut, my podcast showcasing new audio drama, fiction and RPG trailers.

SFX - Fountain pen writing, and then being capped.

Hello there. Please, please, don't come in. Orders from management - no one is allowed to come into the office, and apparently I'm not allowed to leave. No idea why, but management are sufficiently scary that I'm not planning to risk it.

Unfortunately, that rather means I can't offer you one of these delightful apple turnovers.Tell you what though, just stand very still. No, more still than that. Let's see, alley...oop! Oh. Sorry. Well, I hope that wasn't your favourite tie.

Here, let me also throw you a towel. It's just round here, somewhere, maybe. Damn, no sorry, can't find it. I can never remember where that is. I suppose you'll have to just try and lick it off.

All a bit annoying, quite frankly. Being stuck here for no good reason. Wait, there's a what? Well I've no idea what a boardgame has to do with me being stuck in here, but I'll take your word for it.

I suppose I'd best welcome you to the area near to the Library of Audio Fiction. You're very close to our collection of dramas, books, stories, actual plays and a few other things. I can probably offer you a few shows to listen to.

Given we're all alone, perhaps you might be interested in shows about people being isolated? There's this one about a woman who discovers that people can no longer see her, and she's slowly being forgotten by everyone she knows. Which doesn't help when she finds brain leeches only she can see. Or maybe this one about someone who awakens into an empty world, with everyone else vanished, and a creepy fog slowly infesting everything. Or this rather more cheerful offering about a woman on a five year solo mission to turn out the lights on a station at the ends of the solar system.

Heard them all? Good lord, you are keen. Well I'm afraid since we've all had to keep our distance from each other, I've not had any deliveries of newer shows. I did request them to be delivered, but thus far, no luck.

SFX - Brick being thrown through a window, which breaks

Huh. A brick. And look at that, it's got a message tied to it. "New shows incoming".

SFX - Second brick being thrown through a second window, which also breaks

What's this one say? "As per my last brick, please see attached new shows."

Handy.

Here we are then, four new shows you might want to listen to. I suppose I'd best turn the sound up a little, so you can hear them all the way over there.

The first one up is Crunchy Dragon Treats, a fantasy that follows brave adventurers as they chance and stumble their way through the world of Nestrana. A world where magic, mystery and... oh you know the rest.

[CLIP - Crunchy Dragon Treats]

Then speaking of loneliness, Seren features Seren, who is sent away from her home, on a mission to terraform a new planet, in this eight part series following her journey across the stars, as she deals with the reasons that led to her departure.

[CLIP - Seren]

Then if you're missing people, why not a simulated social experience, with this week's actual play podcast, Discount Dungeons, following the adventures of Anastasia, Atudak, Kuckaw, Skizzix, Stacie, and Zara.

[CLIP - Discount Dungeons]

And then finally Captivated, a comedy about a small-town morning radio show which attracts national attention when a wildly unprepared gunman takes the hosts hostage on the air.

[CLIP - Captivated]

Right, that's your lot for this week. Have a nice time listening to them, and remain indoors. And if you find any new shows that we don't have in the library yet, why not shout at our anti-social media team? Apparently they're something to do with twitter and something called @AudioDramaDebut.

Anyway, cheerio!