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  • Announcement 2:25

    We've got exciting news!


    EARLY ACCESS to podcast episodes, behind-the-scenes bonus videos with the Maeltopia team and more await you on our Patreon!


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  • Bonus: The Skeleton Crew Part 2 (Halloween and Audio Fiction Week Special) 1:43:53

    In this Halloween and Acast Audio Fiction Week Special Presentation - our cast of Players find themselves assembled together as a seasoned Paranormal investigation team of quirky individuals, with dozens of successful paranormal investigations under their belts. They find their newest gig has summoned them to a distant and secluded gated community known as Black Willow. There, the entire population has recently suffered a paranormal experience so profound, they've pooled their funds together straight away to hire the best. Fascinated by the prospect of a mass haunting, The Skeleton Crew gears up and heads out, confident that this job is like any other.

     

    CW: Dread, Swearing, Copious Laughter

     

    This special presentation featured:

     

    Jon Ware - Writer and Creator of The Silt Verses and I am in Eskew as Rufus

    Muna Hussen - Writer and Producer of The Silt Verses as Amira

    Helen Gould - Voice Actor Extraordinaire and Host of Enthusigasm as Jack

    Mark Anzalone - Writer of Maeltopia and the Sleep/Wake Cycle as the Game Master

    Alex Newall - Director of The Magnus Archives, and Founder of Rusty Quill as Dr. Sinclair

    Cole Weavers - Creator and Narrator of The Town Whispers as Dodge

     

    To listen to any of these creators, and their wonderful work - follow the links above, or subscribe and listen, wherever you consume podcasts.

     

    Produced by Cole Weavers

    Cover Art by Vincent Wah

    Distributed by Callum Dougherty at the Rusty Quill Network

     

    With a very special thank you once again to all those involved.

     

    For more information please visit www.rustyquill.com



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  • Bonus: The Skeleton Crew Part 1 (Halloween and Audio Fiction Week Special) 1:31:16

    In this Halloween and Acast Audio Fiction Week Special Presentation - our cast of Players find themselves assembled together as a seasoned Paranormal investigation team of quirky individuals, with dozens of successful paranormal investigations under their belts. They find their newest gig has summoned them to a distant and secluded gated community known as Black Willow. There, the entire population has recently suffered a paranormal experience so profound, they've pooled their funds together straight away to hire the best. Fascinated by the prospect of a mass haunting, The Skeleton Crew gears up and heads out, confident that this job is like any other.

     

    CW: Dread, Swearing, Copious Laughter

     

    This special presentation featured:

     

    Jon Ware - Writer and Creator of The Silt Verses and I am in Eskew as Rufus

    Muna Hussen - Writer and Producer of The Silt Verses as Amira

    Helen Gould - Voice Actor Extraordinaire and Host of Enthusigasm as Jack

    Mark Anzalone - Writer of Maeltopia and the Sleep/Wake Cycle as the Game Master

    Alex Newall - Director of The Magnus Archives, and Founder of Rusty Quill as Dr. Sinclair

    Cole Weavers - Creator and Narrator of The Town Whispers as Dodge

     

    To listen to any of these creators, and their wonderful work - follow the links above, or subscribe and listen, wherever you consume podcasts.

     

    Produced by Cole Weavers

    Cover Art by Vincent Wah

    Distributed by Callum Dougherty at the Rusty Quill Network

     

    With a very special thank you once again to all those involved.

     

    For more information please visit www.rustyquill.com



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  • The Sleep Wake Cycle | Trailer 2 1:47

    An excerpt from one of the Esoterium's recon teams investigating a strange town and one of its residents.


    Written by: Mark Anzalone


    Voiced by: Steven Anzalone


    Music by: Steven Anzalone


    Artwork by: Guilluame Ducos


    Mastering by: Steven Anzalone



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  • The Sleep Wake Cycle | Trailer 3:38

    Welcome to the Sleep/Wake cycle, where nightmares defy waking.



    Credits:


    Written by: Mark Anzalone


    Voiced by: Mark Anzalone and Steven Anzalone


    Music by: Hampus Naeselius and Steven Anzalone


    Artwork by: Guilluame Ducos


    Mastering by: Steven Anzalone





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The Sleep Wake Cycle

Waking is no cure for dreaming.

The Sleep/Wake Cycle is an audio drama podcast blending supernatural horror with noir and dark Fantasy.

Born during the Night Plague of 1983, the Stroud twins have been reunited after a lifetime apart, their way forward lit by dimmest foxfire.

Forced into the service of secrets older than stone, they do the cold work of their unseen masters, a faceless cabal swelling deep within the guts of the risen government.

As Reclamation Agents, the preternatural twins are tasked with returning the country to its former glory, wresting order from the kings and queens below the world—horrors slipped from nightmare and madness.

Confronting the Strouds is a world forsaken of sanity, where coffins oft become cocoons, shadows rise against the sun, and reality is just the husk that dreams have left behind.

In addition to their gifts, the twins are affected by specific neurological conditions, including Tourette’s Syndrome / tic disorder and schizoaffective disorder, among others. Though these conditions do not define the characters, they are explored in ways that provide a more positive, accurate portrayal — one that helps battle the stigma, misinformation and harm caused by much of mainstream media’s historical treatment of such issues.

Lead writers Mark Anzalone and Steve Anzalone, who also lend their voices to Isaiah and other characters, have a lifetime of experience contending with the specific conditions portrayed, giving the show an authentic voice that conveys the diverse and often individual symptoms experienced by those with mental health disorders.

Additionally, Steven lends his academic expertise to the production through his master’s degree in psychology, his work in the field of behavioural neuroscience, and his position as an Institutional Review Board Specialist for the University of Harvard. Further discussions with others affected by mental health conditions, including Maeltopia’s lead writer and editor Walker Kornfeld, have been had during the creative process to ensure additional sensitivity.


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