Special Episode: Change of Mind

Written and Directed by Gabriel Urbina. Story by: Lillian Holman, Cecilia Lynn-Jacobs, Sarah Shachat, and Gabriel Urbina.

Thanks to the generosity of our recurring donors on Patreon and the support of our friends at Spoke - the social audio app - we've been able to produce a special flashback episode, set during Captain Lovelace's first mission on board the Hephaestus. This is a truly unique production - not just our longest episode to date (over two hours!) but also one of our most ambitious, most intimate, and most twisted outings to date. You can listen to Change of Mind through Spoke.

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

Captain Lovelace, commanding officer of the U.S.S. Hephaestus Station, is not having a great week. She's butting heads with Communications Officer Lambert, her pedantic second-in-command. Doctors Hui and Fourier, her astrophysicists, seem more interested in an upcoming stellar flare than in basic station safety. Her engineer, Fisher, is getting fed up with the constant bickering, and her chief science officer, Doctor Selberg, isn't exactly... dependable. But things really take a turn for the worse when her superiors at Command decide it's time to put her crew through a very special training exercise, one carefully tailored to get under their skin. Lovelace, Lambert, and the rest of the crew must come together if they hope to make it through the longest, strangest, and most dangerous day of their expedition so far. Plus, apoplectic fugue states, emotional decision-making, corporate acid trips, never-before-seen attractions, and work of real substance.

This episode features voice work by Beth Eyre, Ariel Estrada, Peter Coleman, and Mary Kate Wiles.

It also features Paradise Valley by Honey and the Sting. Listen to more of their work at their Bandcamp.

Episode 47: Into the Depths

Written by Gabriel Urbina and Directed by Gabriel Urbina and Mischa Stanton. 

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

The crew of the Hephaestus's day just got a whole lot worse. The funeral they were holding was interrupted by one of the deceased seemingly coming back to life, their station is being battered by radiation, and Hera has gone offline. And - oh yes - the alien contact event they've been hearing so much about has only just started. It's going to take everything the beleaguered team has to weather the storm, deal with the two enemy prisoners in their midst, and come to grips with what's happened to Captain Lovelace. Plus, a chain reaction, trash duty, cool dental plans, the sacred tradition of "Nose Goes," and why we get into trouble. 

This episode also features the voices of Kristen DiMercurio, Katie Speed, Reyn Beeler, and Zach Ehrlich. To listen to more of Mischa Stanton's work, check out ars Paradoxica and The Far Meridian

Mini Episode 14: One of Them

Written and Directed by Gabriel Urbina. 

Eiffel and Minkowski listen in on a tense discussion.

EPISODE 48: Theta Scenario

Written and Directed by Gabriel Urbina. 

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 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

Episode 49: Out of the Loop

Written by Sarah Shachat and Directed by Gabriel Urbina. 

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.

Episode 50: The Hiccups Method

Written by Zach Valenti and Directed by Gabriel Urbina. 

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.

Episode 51

Written and Directed by Gabriel Urbina. 

Available 7th, 2017.