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Deep Space Survival: An Interview with Wolf 359’s Zach Valenti ’12 and Gabriel Urbina ’13

“[W]e just don’t talk about what Doug would do for a slice of pineapple and ham anymore. Not since Apple told us it violated the iTunes Store’s terms of service…”

How do you create a sci-fi world without high-budget planet explosions, lens flares for days, or whitewashing cybernetic humans? Simple – record podcasts in the form of a space crew’s audio logs. In its third season, the award-winning, all-Wes alum-produced Wolf 359 chronicles the merits of floating around in the middle of nowhere. In space, no one may hear you scream, but communications officer Doug Eiffel and the rest of the USS Hephaestus beg to differ.

Here, Gabriel Urbina ‘13 (Head Writer and Executive Producer) and Zach Valenti ‘12 (Lead Actor and Executive Producer) talk about sunless basements, WesRave, plant monsters, and who they’d rather be stuck with aboard the USS Hephaestus. Read the full interview after the jump.

Procrastination Destination: Welcome to Night Vale

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A sci-fi podcast created by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, Welcome To Night Vale takes the form of a current-events radio show. Each episode centers around one specific event that’s happening throughout each 30-minute show, and your charismatic host is Cecil Palmer, the voice of Night Vale (played by Cecil Baldwin). Sounds good, right?

Fink has said that WTNV should be “hard to describe to your friends,” and oh, how it is. Essentially, WTNV is a show about weird shit that happens in a small town in the desert that is the American southwest. It’s, you know, just like every other town — pervaded by the corporate megalomania of a company called StrexCorp, monitored by a vague and nameless government agency, and full of people who think this is completely normal.

Like, totally! The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives In Your Home can definitely run for mayor against a literal five-headed dragon. Totally normal. Station management at Night Vale Radio is just a vague rumbling from behind a door. The weather is just a song. Following every subplot in WTNV is a conspiracy theorist’s dream come true. My guess is that if you’re into Twin Peaks, you’d probably be into this too.

Student Forum Interest Meeting: Radio Storytelling

Rebecca Seidel ’15 and Aviva Hirsch ’16 invite you to an interest meeting for their student forum:

Calling all podcast enthusiasts, future radio producers, writers, listeners, storytellers, soundscapers, and people in general:
We are having an interest meeting tomorrow for our student forum, Radio Storytelling: Crafting a Narrative Through Sound. The forum will be part seminar and part workshop, and it will give you a chance to listen to, talk about, and produce your own radio stories. For more info about what we’ll be doing and how you can enroll, come to Allbritton 004 tomorrow at 2PM!

Date: Saturday, January 25 – tomorrow!
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Place: Allbritton 004 (next to Espwesso)

Lunchtime with Mark and Scott: Summerfields — Third Week Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary! It’s the third week anniversary for Lunchtime with Mark and Scott! And to celebrate such an important and historic milestone, our lunchers are celebrating with a fancy trip to Summerfields! With such fantastic preceding episodes in Wesleyan’s top-rated lunch-based foodcore podcast, the series is going strong. Check out this week’s episode!

Lunchtime with Mark and Scott is an ambitious podcast about two college students eating lunch.

Lunchtime with Mark and Scott: Episode 3- Summerfields by Lunchtime w/ Mark + Scott

Here comes the sun

Mary Lauran Hall ’10 writes:

This semester, I’ve been hosting a Beatles radio show on our own WESU, 88.1 FM Middletown. For some craaazy reason, though, a lot of people are resistant to the idea of being up at 3 AM on Sunday night to listen to the show. To ensure that the Middletown and Wesleyan communities still get their healthy dose of the Fab Four, I’ve turned my show into a podcast. There are already five episodes up on the site, and a new one will appear every week!

Go check it out at beatlemania.mypodcast.com.