After the Finale: AMA with the Show's Cast and Crew!

Hello everyone!

To commemorate the end of the series, the cast and crew of Wolf 359 are going to host another big, public Ask Me (or Us, as the case might be) Anything live stream! Send us any questions you have - send us all the questions you have! - and we’ll answer them live and in full color. We’ll be live on Monday January 15th at 8:00 PM EST. (Exact start time may be subject to slight changes) Tune in at the video link below: 

Present to answer questions will be:

Zach Valenti - Doug Eiffel and Doctor Hilbert, Producer, Writer

Emma Sherr-Ziarko - Lieutenant Commander Minkowski

Michaela Swee - Hera and Doctor Pryce

Cecilia Lynn-Jacobs - Captain Lovelace

Scotty Shoemaker - Mr. Cutter

Zach Libresco - Colonel Kepler

Michelle Agresti - Doctor Maxwell

Sarah Shachat - Producer and Writer

Gabriel Urbina - Creator, Producer, and Writer

And - pending the whims of the scheduling gods - a few other surprise guest stars!

In the meantime, SEND US YOUR QUESTIONS! Please use this form to send us your questions or queries on anything you’d like to see the cast and crew discuss. Feel free to send us as many questions as you like - we’ll do our best to answer as many of them as we can!

Once again, that’s Monday January 15th at 8:00 PM EST! See you then!

Episode 61: Brave New World - Series Finale!

Here we go - the final episode of Wolf 359! Episode 61 - our series finale - is now live! Visit the Season 4 page to listen to Brave New World!

Please be advised this episode of Wolf 359 contains violence and the use of firearms. Listener discretion is advised.

Our finale episode. Faced with a choice between finally going home and stopping Pryce and Cutter's master plan, the crew of the Hephaestus heads towards their final confrontation with their enemies, their past selves, and each other. Plus, the Doug Eiffel Fastball Special, the lies we tell ourselves, another bad plan, cool stuff with robots, and one day more.

Tonight's episode was written and directed by Gabriel Urbina, from a story by Gabriel Urbina and Sarah Shachat. This episode also features the voice of Alan Rodi.

But wait, there's more! Visit the Wolf 359 Bandcamp for a few Christmas surprises! First of all, Volume 2 of the Wolf 359 Soundtrack! Featuring twenty-one new tracks hand-picked and remastered by Alan Rodi, our extraordinary series composer, it's just the thing for some late-night, post-finale listening. 

But wait, there's more! After you've listened to the final episode, check out Making the Final Episode, a short audio documentary covering the behind-the-scenes for Brave New World. Step into the studio, and spend some time with the cast and the crew as they record one last adventure on board the Hephaestus. 

Thank you all for all of the support, dedication, care, and love that you've given our little show over the past four years. Above all, thank you for listening, and for three and a half great years. 

Thank You. 

Mission Mishaps: Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas Eve and Happy Holidays to all of our very dear listeners! And to celebrate: the final entry in Mission Mishaps, the mini episode series we got to make because we reached our $4,000 goal on our Patreon campaign! Before our giant-sized series finale episode, visit our Season 4 page and listen to Happy Holidays! 

Mission Mishaps, entry eight. SI-5 surveillance log. Entry #CRT004. Maxwell and Jacobi try to talk their way out of a mandatory assignment. 

This mini episode was written by Michelle Agresti and directed by Gabriel Urbina. 

Stay tuned... our final episode is out tomorrow! 

Special Episode: Volte Face

Surprise!

Thanks to the amazing generosity of our supporters on Patreon, we're releasing one more giant-sized Special Episode before the finale! It's a little flashback adventure, covering the history of Goddard Futuristics and the pasts of some of the series's main antagonists. Thank you so much to everyone that supported us and made this possible - this is a story that we thought we would never get to tell on the main show. Thanks to you, now everyone can visit a completely new part of the Wolf 359 universe in our second Special Episode: Volte Face

Investigative reporter Andrea Nash is having a very good day. She's flown halfway around the world on a very special assignment: an exclusive interview with Marcus Cutter, the infamous Director of Communications for Goddard Futuristics. It's a shot at journalism greatness, and Nash intends to make the most of it. But as she gets closer and closer to unearthing the earth-shaking story she's after, her subject gets more and more defensive... and starts considering more radical means of eliminating the unwanted attention. Plus, terrors to work for, a big, honking private plane, the charms of analog recorders, things no monkey could ever manage, and the fiery intensity of a thousand burning suns. 

This episode was written and directed by Sarah Shachat, from a story by Sarah Shachat and Gabriel Urbina. It features voice work by Clemence Kim and David Rheinstrom. 

Stay tuned - in just four more days... the Wolf 359 Finale

Episode 60: Terms and Conditions

It's the final stretch - the last two episodes of Wolf 359! Episode 60 is now live! Visit the Season 4 page to listen to Terms and Conditions!

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

With the wayward pod successfully recovered but Doctor Pryce still in the hands of the rebellious crew, Cutter must find a way to defuse an explosive hostage situation. Will the uneasy truces formed during the state of emergency last long enough for both sides to reach a diplomatic compromise? Or will Cutter and his operatives resort to more... extreme measures in an attempt to give the conflict a more permanent solution? Plus, a homecoming of sorts, supportive company culture, rashness, impulsivity, and a hell of a sunset. 

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

As always, an enormous thank you from everyone in the cast and crew to everyone that's helped us make the fourth and final season of Wolf 359, especially everyone who's signed up for a recurring monthly donation on our Patreon campaignAnd, on top of that, thank you to everyone who's helped other people discover the show before it takes its final bow. Whether you're leaving a review on our iTunes page or simply mentioning it in passing to a friend, every bit makes a huge difference. So really, from all of us on the team: Thank You!

Stay tuned - Christmas, and the final episode of Wolf 359 are right around the corner! 

Mission Mishaps: No Complaints

The final season continues with the seventh entry in Mission Mishaps, the mini episode series we get to make because we reached our $4,000 goal on our Patreon campaign! Visit our Season 4 page to listen to No Complaints! 

Mission Mishaps, Entry Seven. SI-5 Surveillance Log. Entry #FRD916. Kepler and Jacobi try to keep themselves entertained during a stakeout.

This mini episode was written and directed by Zach Libresco and Noah Masur. 

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!

Stay tuned... our second to last full episode is out next week! 

Episode 59: Crash and Burn

And so it begins: the final three episodes of Wolf 359! Episode 59 is now live! Visit the Season 4 page to listen to Crash and Burn!

Trapped with Kepler and Pryce on board a jettisoned pod from the Sol, Eiffel and Minkowski must find a way to avoid all manner of imminent death. Before too long, a delicate truce has been struck, as both sides try to find a way out of their predicament. But how long can a fragile ceasefire last in such a volatile situation? And will their respective allies on the Hephaestus come to the rescue... or throw yet another monkey-wrench into the proceedings? Plus, signature looks, Chinny-Chin-Chins, limited vocabularies, very motivational singing, and the "Life Ruiner of the Year" competition!

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

As always, a huge, heartfelt thank you to everyone that's helped us get the fourth and final season of Wolf 359 made, especially everyone who's signed up for a recurring monthly donation on our Patreon campaign.

And also, just in case you haven't seen: Wolf 359 has a Bandcamp now! And Volume 1 of our soundtrack is now available! 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 - more Mission Mishaps will be out next week. Then the week after that... Episode 60: Terms and Conditions! 

Episode 59 - Out This Wednesday

Hey everyone! Quick update on the release date for the next full episode of Wolf 359. While editing the episode, we've run into a few technical issues, and will need to do a bit more recording. Due to this and Thanksgiving travel for our cast and crew, the episode will be released on Wednesday November 29th, not Monday November 27th. 

Thank you all for your patience and understanding. We think you're really going to enjoy Crash and Burn!

- Gabriel

Mission Mishaps: Cold Turkey

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! And what better way to celebrate than with a special, turkey-filled, holiday-themed entry in Mission Mishaps, the mini episode series we get to make because we reached the $4,000 goal on our Patreon campaign! Visit our Season 4 page to listen to Cold Turkey! 

Mission Mishaps, Entry Six. Hephaestus Log #TRK536. Day five hundred and fifty-three. Eiffel takes the lead on cooking dinner for the crew's second Thanksgiving on the Hephaestus. 

This mini episode was written by Scotty Shoemaker and directed by Gabriel Urbina and Emma Sherr-Ziarko. 

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. We are always amazed by and appreciative of the support we get from our listeners, but never more so than on Thanksgiving week. Thank you so much to everyone who's made this season - and these mini episodes - possible. From bottoms of the hearts of everyone in the cast and crew: thank you, thank you, thank you!

Stay tuned... the final three episodes of Wolf 359 begin next week! 

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 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 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 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 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!