Episode 58: Quiet, Please

Here we go, the home stretch: the final four episodes of Wolf 359! Episode 58 is now live! Visit the Season 4 page to listen to Quiet, Please!

Please be advised this episode of Wolf 359 contains instances of violence and body horror. Listener discretion is advised.

Having freed themselves from Pryce's mind control, Eiffel, Minkowski, Hera, Lovelace, and Jacobi need to come up with a plan for how to escape from the Hephaestus. But their new scheme will force them to face a formidable challenge: getting through the Sol's security system, an obstacle unlike any they have ever faced before. Plus, nice blunt objects, partial intelligence, mischief specialists, traumatized breaking down, and the creepiest place in the star system.

Tonight's episode was written and directed by Gabriel Urbina. 

As always, an enormous thank you to everyone that's helped us get this final season of Wolf 359 made, especially everyone who's signed up for a recurring monthly donation on our Patreon campaign. And also, for anyone who might have missed it: Wolf 359 has a Bandcamp now! And Volume 1 of our soundtrack is now available for all your listening needs! It's a full set of twenty tracks, from across all four seasons, all remastered by Alan Rodi, our composer extraordinaire! Check it out! 

Stay tuned - we'll be back next week with a mini episode! 

Mission Mishaps: Lights Out

The final season continues with the fifth entry in Mission Mishaps, the mini episode series we get to make them because we reached our $4,000 goal on our Patreon campaign! Visit our Season 4 page to listen to Lights Out! 

Mission Mishaps, Entry Five. Hephaestus Log #WYL320. Day four hundred and eighty-seven. Eiffel reads scary stories and hears something in the dark.

This mini episode was written by Gabriel Urbina and directed by Zach Valenti. 

If you enjoy this mini episode and would like more short-form content from Wolf 359, please consider signing up for a recurring monthly donation on Patreon. The support we receive month to month is what made this episode possible. If we get to stay above $4,000 per month, we will have one of these every week when there isn't a full episode release. That's weekly Wolf 359 from now until the end of the year! 

Stay tuned... full episodes return at the start of next week! 

Episode 57: The Devil's Plaything

And we're back, for the second time this week! Season 4 of Wolf 359 continues, with the continuation of this season's big two-parter! Episode 57 is now live! Visit the Season 4 page to listen to The Devil's Plaything!

Please be advised this episode of Wolf 359 contains violence. Listener discretion is advised.

Part two of two. Newly released from Pryce's mental control, Eiffel works with Lovelace and Hera to try to save the rest of the crew. But as the situation becomes more and more volatile - and as their enemies get more and more suspicious - will the communications officer be able to retain his newfound freedom? Plus, commemorative plaques, security breaches, crossed wires, dexterous digits, and a fireworks show from the perspective of the fireworks. 

Tonight's episode was written by Sarah Shachat and directed by Gabriel Urbina. 

As always, a huge thank you to everyone that's helped us get this final season of Wolf 359 made, especially everyone who's signed up for a recurring monthly donation on our Patreon campaign. And also, some exciting news! As of today, Wolf 359 has a Bandcamp, and Volume 1 of our soundtrack is now available! It's twenty different tracks, from across all four seasons, all newly remastered by Alan Rodi, our composer extraordinaire! Check it out! 

Stay tuned - the final four episodes of Wolf 359 are coming up in no time! 

Episode 56: Idle Hands

Thank you for your patience - Season 4 of Wolf 359 continues today, with this season's big two-parter! Episode 56 is now live! Visit the Season 4 page to listen to Idle Hands!

Please be advised this episode of Wolf 359 contains disturbing content. Listener discretion is advised.

Part one of two. With the crew brainwashed into doing their bidding and Hera forced to comply with her creator's wishes, Pryce and Cutter seem to be in complete control of the Hephaestus. But when a a small flaw in their plan and an unexpected opportunity present themselves, will Lovelace be able to fight back against Command and their agents? Plus, small island nations, friendly faces, new recurring nightmares, ice cream scoopers, and slow, painful, entirely avoidable deaths. 

Tonight's episode was written by Sarah Shachat and directed by Gabriel Urbina. This episode's music features Gnossienne 1 by Erik Satie.

As always, a huge thank you to everyone that's helped us get this final season of Wolf 359 made, especially everyone who's signed up for a recurring monthly donation on our Patreon campaign. And an even bigger, very special, "thank you," is due this time: so many people have signed up to support the show that we reached one of our stretch goals and are going to be producing a full version of Pryce and Carter's Deep Space Survival Procedure and Protocol Manual! This is an unbelievable achievement, and we feel so blessed to get to do this thanks to all your help! Keep an eye out for more details on that side project very soon! 

Stay tuned - part two is right around the corner... 

Mission Mishaps: The Veldt

The final season continues with the fourth entry in Mission Mishaps, the mini episode series we get to make them because we reached our $4,000 goal on our Patreon campaign! Visit our Season 4 page to listen to The Veldt! 

Mission Mishaps, entry four. Hephaestus Log #NOL858. Day four hundred and eleven. Eiffel ventures into the greenhouse.

This mini episode was written by Sarah Shachat and directed by Gabriel Urbina. 

If you enjoy this mini episode and would like more short-form content from Wolf 359, please consider signing up for a recurring monthly donation on Patreon. The support we receive month to month is what made this episode possible. If we get to stay above $4,000 per month, we will have one of these every week when there isn't a full episode release. That's weekly Wolf 359 from now until the end of the year! 

Stay tuned... two full episodes will be out next week! 

Further Delays - Zach Family Emergency, Explained

Hey everyone! Zach Valenti here.

I'm writing to inform you that we're further behind schedule than we intended to be and have another revision to make to the release schedule (see below).

After 89 years around the sun, my grandmother passed away last Tuesday. She'd been in the palliative care ward for a little over a week before that with a prognosis of 72 hours. It was a miracle she lasted along as she did and even more of a miracle I got to be by her side as she passed, holding her hand, telling her how much love she brought to the world. She asked me to send you all her very best and let you know that she had a brush with audio drama acting in her youth. Wolf 359 was a dream come true for her, lived vicariously through me, and everyone reading this is a huge part of that.

Suffice it to say, however, it's been more challenging than usual to produce our Mission Mishaps episodes in light of this (not to mention while producing the finale, editing the next full episode, writing more mini episodes, drafting the Goddard Special, gearing up for Pryce & Carter's DSSPPM, and handling our respective freelance jobs). For anyone feeling upset about this change of schedule and in desperate need of yelling at someone, please direct your frustration at me for being an extra-hard level of Minesweeper when it comes to scheduling right now. For the fastest response time, I recommend Twitter (http://twitter.com/zachvalenti). I repeat, be upset with me and me only. Any criticism aimed at Gabriel or Sarah will lose you 20 Karma points. You know who you are. They're busy trying to land Wolf 359 on the storytelling tarmac and we're coming in hot, so please send only compassion and words of encouragement their way (http://twitter.com/GabrielUrbinaTM & https://twitter.com/sarahshachat).

The Newly Revised Schedule:

Mission Mishaps 4: Friday Oct 27th

Episode 56: Tuesday Oct 31st

Episode 57: Friday Nov 3rd

Mission Mishaps 5: next Tuesday

Episode 58: Next Monday

 

Further Update - Season 4 Release Schedule

Hello again, everyone!

Unfortunately, a bit of bad news. Due to some unforeseen and wholly unavoidable circumstances, we have had to push back the recording session for this week's Mission Mishaps. We apologize for the late notice on this. 

The fourth Mission Mishaps will be released next Monday, and Episode 56 will be released at the end of next week. The full schedule for the immediate future is: 

Monday October 23rd: Mission Mishaps, Entry Four. 

Friday October 27th: Episode 56, Idle Hands. (Part One of Two)

Tuesday October 31st: Episode 57, The Devil's Plaything. (Part Two of Two)

Tuesday November 7th: Mission Mishaps, Entry Five. 

Monday November 13th: Episode 58, Quiet, Please

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we try to balance unexpected twists and turns with production on our finale episode. And, of course, thank you also for listening. 

Mission Mishaps: You Want, I Solve

The final season continues with the third entry in Mission Mishaps, our mini episode series! We get to make them because we reached our $4,000 goal on our Patreon campaign! Visit our Season 4 page to listen to You Want, I Solve! 

Mission Mishaps, Entry Three. Hephaestus Log #WME389. Day three-hundred and seventy-two. Eiffel encounters a stowaway.

This mini episode was written by Zach Valenti and directed by Gabriel Urbina. 

If you enjoy this mini episode and would like more short-form content from Wolf 359, please consider signing up for a recurring monthly donation on Patreon. The support we receive month to month is what made this episode possible. If we get enough support to stay above $4,000 per month, we will have one of these every week when there isn't a full episode release. That's weekly Wolf 359 from now until the end of the year! 

Stay tuned... another Mission Mishaps mini episode will be out at the start of next week! 

Updated Season 4 Release Schedule

Hey everyone! As we barrel into the second half of our fourth season and the cast and crew dive into the full production for the final chapters, we wanted to give you slight update for the release dates of upcoming episodes.

Wednesday October 11th: Mission Mishaps, Entry Three.

Tuesday October 17th: Mission Mishaps, Entry Four. 

Monday October 23rd: Episode 56, Idle Hands. (Part One of Two)

Monday October 30th: Episode 57, The Devil's Plaything. (Part Two of Two)

Tuesday November 7th: Mission Mishaps, Entry Five. 

Monday November 13th: Episode 58, Quiet, Please

From there onwards, the season will continue on its regular schedule, with new full episodes released on Mondays and Mission Mishaps Mini Episodes released on Tuesdays. 

We're making these tiny adjustments for two reasons: first, as we get the hang of weekly Wolf 359, we are discovering the limits of what our (already sleep-deprived) post-production team can accomplish. Moving our Mission Mishaps releases to Tuesdays rather than Mondays will help to alleviate the editing and mixing pressure, while still allowing for weekly helpings of Wolf 359

Secondly, after much careful deliberation, the creative team has decided that it will be better for Episodes 56 and 57, which together tell a single, massive story, to only be released one week apart. This slight reshuffle of our October releases allows us to minimize the gap between these episodes.

Thank you for your patience, and for listening to the show! We think you are going to really enjoy the final twelve weeks of Wolf 359!

Episode 55: A Place For Everything

IMPORTANT: Please be advised this episode of Wolf 359 contains disturbing content, threats of violence, and firearms. Listener discretion is advised.

We're starting the sprint towards the end! Episode 55 is now live! Visit the Season 4 page to listen to A Place For Everything!

Following Eiffel's sudden disappearance, Minkowski and the crew work overtime to try to locate their missing Communications Officer. But when they instead make contact with Command agents en route to the station, the team must make some very difficult decisions about how to handle this new threat. Plus, hands-on work, very slim chances, the kill squad, participation awards, and the image of God.

Tonight's episode was written and directed by Gabriel Urbina. 

As always, a huge thank you to everyone that's helped us get this final season of Wolf 359 made, especially everyone who's signed up for a recurring monthly donation on our Patreon campaign. Thanks to all of your generous donations we're going to continue releasing mini episodes every Monday there isn't a new full-length episode for the month of October! If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our first two Mission Mishaps Mini Episodes!

Stay tuned - another Mission Mishaps mini episode will be up next week, and the next full episode is coming soon! 

Mission Mishaps: The Space You're In

The final season continues with the second entry in Mission Mishaps, our mini episode series! We get to make them because we reached our $4,000 goal on our Patreon campaign! Visit our Season 4 page to listen to The Space You're In! 

Mission Mishaps, Entry Two. Hephaestus Mission Log #KWE824. Day 202. Eiffel tries to avoid his daily chores around the station. 

This mini episode was written and directed by Sarah Shachat. 

If you enjoy this mini episode and would like more short-form content from Wolf 359, please consider signing up for a recurring monthly donation on Patreon. The support we receive month to month is what made this episode possible. If we get enough support to stay above $4,000 per month, we will have one of these every week when there isn't a full episode release. That's weekly Wolf 359 from now until the end of the year! 

Stay tuned... Episode 55: A Place For Everything will be out at the start of next week! 

Episode 54: The Watchtower

We're halfway through our fourth and final season! Episode 54 is now live! Visit the Season 4 page to listen to The Watchtower!

Slowly floating towards Wolf 359, untethered and separated from everyone else on the crew, Officer Eiffel tries a radical approach to solving the aliens' riddle. However, it's only a matter of time before he realizes the situation might be more complicated, more unpredictable, and more dangerous than he ever imagined. Plus, a place where the sidewalk ends, very necessary drama, the immortal words of Marvin Gaye, a momentary road bump, and the express train to Grand Central.

This episode's music features Sonata Pathétique by Ludwig Van Beethoven. This interpretation of the piece comes courtesy of Musopen. Tonight's episode was written and directed by Gabriel Urbina. 

As always, a big, big, big thank you to everyone that's helped us cover the production costs of the series, especially everyone who's signed up for a recurring monthly donation on our Patreon campaign. Thanks to all of your generous donations, we've reached one of our stretch goals for the season: as long as we stay above $4,000 per month, we're going to be releasing mini episodes every Monday there isn't a new full-length episode of Wolf 359! If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our first Mission Mishaps Mini Episode: A Little Night Music!

Stay tuned - another Mission Mishaps mini episode will be up next week, and the next full episode will be up the week after that! 

Mission Mishaps: A Little Night Music

The final season continues with the first entry in Mission Mishaps, our new mini episode series! These are something very special - we get to make them because we reached our $4,000 goal on our Patreon campaign! Visit our Season 4 page to listen to A Little Night Music! 

Mission Mishaps, Entry One. Hephaestus Formal Complaint #ARB062. Day 510. Eiffel tries to boost the crew's morale with a bit of sonic artistry appreciation. 

This mini episode was written and directed by Gabriel Urbina. Its music features Fur Elise by Ludwig Van Beethoven. It also featured Fantasy in C by Franz Shubert and The William Tell Overture by Gioachino Rossini. Both of these pieces come courtesy of Musopen. It also features Canon in D Major, composed by Johann Pachelbel and performed by Kevin MacLeod.  

If you enjoy this mini episode and would like more short-form content from Wolf 359, please consider signing up for a recurring monthly donation on Patreon. The support we receive month to month is what made this episode possible. If we get enough support to stay above $4,000 per month, we will have one of these every week when there isn't a full episode release. That's weekly Wolf 359 from now until the end of the year! 

Stay tuned... Episode 54: The Watchtower will be out in less than a week! 

Episode 53: Dirty Work

We're almost halfway through our fourth season! Episode 53 is now live! Visit the Season 4 page to listen to Dirty Work!

Please be advised, this episode of Wolf 359 contains discussions of violence and death. Listener discretion is advised.

When Eiffel picks up signs of a transmission from deep space just hours before Hera's scheduled to go through an internal reset, the crew is divided on whether he should attempt to pursue it or not. But with only the autopilot for backup and an unexpected threat waiting in the wings, they soon discover they're more vulnerable than any of them realize. Plus, above average chimpanzees, horrifying threats of bodily mutilation, Plan C, rules of project management, and elaborate pranks to teach important lessons. 

This episode's music features The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi, performed by John Harrison. This interpretation of the piece comes courtesy of Musopen. Tonight's episode was written by Emma Sherr-Ziarko and directed by Gabriel Urbina. 

As always, an enormous, heartfelt thank you to everyone that's helped us cover the production costs of the series and to get the show made, especially everyone who's signed up for a recurring monthly donation on our Patreon campaign. Thanks to all of your generous donations, we've just reached one of our stretch goals for the season: as long as we stay above $4,000 per month, we're going to be releasing mini episodes every Monday there isn't a new full-length episode of Wolf 359, starting with a guaranteed mini episode next Monday, September 11th! The amount of generous support that we get from our listeners every month is beyond belief, but this is really beyond words. If you haven't done so already, there's still time to sign up for a monthly donation - help us make more Wolf 359 and get some great rewards while you're at it! 

Stay tuned - the next episode of Wolf 359 will be here before you know it...  

Episode 52: Constructive Criticism

Once again, the time has come! Episode 52 is now live! Visit the Season 4 page to listen to Constructive Criticism

Following the fiasco that was his latest attempt at radio journalism, Officer Eiffel has retreated away from the crew, working long hours mostly by himself. Things take a turn for the worse, however, when a dangerous gas is accidentally released throughout the station. Quarantined in Hilbert's old lab while Hera works to undo the environmental damage, the crew and their prisoners resort to increasingly desperate means to fight off boredom, slow-simmering resentments, and Eiffel's growing insecurities about his place on the Hephaestus. Plus, tragic accidents, slight malfunctions, Franken-Nouveau decor, interjection-y glory, and a complete lack of moral compass.

This episode’s music features The Cello Sonata by Claude Debussy. This interpretation of the piece comes courtesy of Musopen. It was written by Sarah Shachat and directed by Gabriel Urbina. 

As always, a big, big thank you to everyone that's donated to help with the production of the show, especially everyone who's signed up for a recurring monthly donation on our Patreon campaign. Thanks to all of your generous donations, we've just reached one of our stretch goals for the season: we're going to be producing a another giant-sized Special Episode, this time covering the history and inner workings of Goddard Futuristics! The amount of generous support that we get from our listeners week after week absolutely blows us away, never more so than at times like this. If you haven't done so already, there's still time to sign up for a monthly donation - help us make more Wolf 359 while we still can, and get some fabulous rewards while you're at it! 

Stay tuned - we're coming up on the halfway mark for Season 4 very, very quickly...  

Three Years of Wolf 359, Change of Mind Re-Released, and New Behind-the-Scenes Extras!

It's Wolf 359's birthday! Three years ago, to this day, we released Succulent Rat-Killing Tar, Little Revolución, and Discomforts, Pains, and Irregularities! Oh, back then we had no idea how much of our lives would get taken over by this crazy little show, or how many lives this series would touch in just three short years! Looking back on where we started is a really flabbergasting experience - both because of everything we've done since then and because of all the attention, support, encouragement, affection, and love that we've gotten from our listeners! 

So what are we doing to celebrate? Glad you asked! First of all, we've just re-released our first giant-sized Special Episode: Change of Mind! Originally only available through our friends at Spoke, the feature-length flashback adventure is now available for download through our website and through your favorite podcasting apps! Whether it's your first time listening or you want to relive your time with Lambert, Fourier, Hui, Fisher, Selberg, and Lovelace, there's no better time to revisit Change of Mind! 

And, after you're done listening to the Special, head on over to our Extras page for a new behind-the-scenes bonus feature: a full-length audio commentary for Change of Mind! Writer-Director Gabriel Urbina goes through every scene of the episode, sharing thoughts on the writing of the scripts, stories from the making-of, and general trivia tidbits on the making of a giant-sized episode.

Doing an audio commentary for a podcast is kind of an experiment for us, so let us know what you think! If you like it and want to hear more of these in the future, let us know! 

Thank to all of our listeners for three unbelievable years of Wolf 359. A very special thank you to everyone that's supported us on our Patreon campaign for making Change of Mind possible, and to the amazing folks at Spoke for taking the plunge and going on this adventure with us. We're looking forward to sharing a few more adventures with you before the end of the series in December! 

Episode 51: Shut Up And Listen

The next chapter of Season 4 is here! Episode 51 is now live! Visit the Season 4 page to listen to Shut Up and Listen

Space Monkey Radio proudly presents U.F.Overview: a new series that offers in-depth analysis on the possibility of alien contact, and explores the complex realities of communicating with non-terrestrial beings. What do we know? How do we know it? When will we know that what we're trying to know is something we can know? Join our two intrepid co-hosts as they ponder these questions. Plus, archive recordings, hapless civilians, nine-dimensional formats, the world's suckiest pleasure cruise, and the forefront of evil in thirty-two different star systems.

Tonight's episode was written and directed by Gabriel Urbina.

As always, a huge, special thank you to everyone that's donated to help cover the production costs of the show, especially everyone who's signed up for a recurring monthly donation on our Patreon campaign. Additionally, a big shout to to everyone who's left a review on our iTunes page, and helped to introduce the show to new listeners. All the new episodes - and everything else we're doing this final season - is only possible thanks to your help, dedication, and generosity. 

Stay tuned - more new episodes are right around the corner... 

Episode 50: The Hiccups Method

Season 4 continues! Episode 50 is now live! Visit the Season 4 page to listen to The Hiccups Method

It’s been a few weeks since the crew aborted repairs on the Urania, and they are no closer to figuring out how to satisfy the aliens' mysterious demands. If only they had someone on board who shared some sort of connection with these beings... But convincing Captain Lovelace to try and reach out to the alien presence for answers is only half the battle - they will have to really think outside the box in order to make contact. Plus, Borg network action, intergalactic twenty questions, Ouija boards, the Avatar State, and purely academic curiosity.

Tonight's episode was written by Zach Valenti and directed by Gabriel Urbina.

As always, an enormous thank you and shout out to everyone who's helped us to make the show, especially everyone who's signed up for a recurring monthly donation on our Patreon campaign and to everyone who's left a review on our iTunes page. Everything we're doing for this final season is only possible thanks to your support and your generosity. 

Stay tuned - new episodes are coming every two weeks for the rest of the year... 
 

Episode 49: Out of the Loop

Season 4 continues tonight! Episode 49 is now live! Visit the Season 4 page to listen to Out of the Loop

With the end of the Urania's repairs in sight, the crew is throwing all their energy into one final push. But as the finish line inches closer, Captain Lovelace begins to notice something strange. Work is mysteriously getting undone each morning, and certain events seem to be repeating themselves day in and day out. What is happening? And why does no one else seem to notice? Plus, hydraulic horsepower, horrific manipulation, highly unlikely events, the sledgehammer approach, and Hephaestus Crisis Dog Years.

Tonight's episode was written by Sarah Shachat and directed by Gabriel Urbina.

As always, a very big thank you to everyone who has contributed to the show. A super special shout out to everyone who's signed up for a recurring monthly donation on our Patreon campaign and to everyone who's left a review on our iTunes page. These new episodes are possible thanks to your support and your generosity. 

Stay tuned - things are just getting started... 

Episode 48: Theta Scenario

Season 4 - and our outrageous run of unbelievable guest stars - continues tonight! Episode 48 is now live! Visit the Season 4 page to listen to Theta Scenario

Please be advised this episode of Wolf 359 contains mentions of violence, death, and suicide. Listener discretion is advised.

As Eiffel, Minkowski, Hera, and Lovelace try to decide how to allocate their limited resources, Kepler finally reveals some of Goddard Futuristics's most deeply held secrets. Before the crew can consider the existential implications of these revelations, however, they'll need to deal with their own growing fears, insecurities, and personal conflicts. Plus, snake-filled pits, educated guesses, paradigm shifts, impractical human emotions, and the remainder of our musical program.

Tonight's episode was written and directed by Gabriel Urbina. It features Julia Morizawa in the role of Commander Zhang. It also features The Waltz of the Flowers, by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. This interpretation of the piece comes courtesy of Musopen

As always, thank you to everyone who has contributed to the making of this show, and to our fourth and final season. Many, special thanks to everyone who's left a review on our iTunes page and to everyone who's signed up for a recurring monthly donation on our Patreon campaign. These new episodes are possible thanks to your support and your generosity. 

Stay tuned - thirteen more episodes of Wolf 359 are just around the corner!