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  • A Very Special Riffin’ on The Rift – Cam Banks & Cortex Prime 38:28
    What's in The Rift will be releasing a new episode next week. In the meantime, enjoy this interview with our system's creator - Cam Banks.   Join us as we discuss the Cortex Prime system with its creator Cam Banks. We'll cover philosophy of game design, the psychology involved in collaborative storytelling, the benefits and risks of "bleed" between player and character in RPGs, and first characters and what they mean for the world.   If you've ever wanted to peek behind the curtains of system design with a major player in the industry, this is your opportunity.   Cortex Prime is a product of Dire Wolf Digital, developed and produced by Cam Banks, and used by What's in The Rift.  

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  • Riffin’ on The Rift – Patty and the World of Jenny Thomas 33:47
    A VERY SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! Plus:   Join your host Josh Burgess and the cast as we dive behind the scenes of the What's in the Rift? podcast.   This week, we discuss the world of Jenny Thomas with her creator Patty Hamilton. Learn about a world in which Disney never grew to be the major multinational corporation it is today, and instead that void was filled by a company fueled by Dr. Seuss's works. We also go real hard into Samsara and the cycle of life and death in this one. It's fun, I swear!   Content warning: language; discussion of harm via fire and burning, discussion of disfigurement  

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  • Riffin’ on The Rift – Ryan and the World of Court Farrokh 32:02
    Join your host Josh Burgess and the cast as we dive behind the scenes of the What's in the Rift? podcast.   This week, we discuss the world of Court Farrokh with her creator Ryan Daylor. Learn about a world in which everyone sleeps more as they age, and the wild implications that has on socio-economic classes, child rearing, and authoritarian oversight. Plus, a VERY SPOOKY story courtesy of our guest.   Content warning: language; discussion of hostility towards transgendered individuals, age and death, and reproductive coercion  

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  • Riffin’ on The Rift – Joseph and the World of Toska Orange 30:35
    Join your host Josh Burgess and the cast as we dive behind the scenes of the What's in the Rift? podcast.   This week, we discuss the world of Toska Orange with his creator Joseph Rutledge. Learn about a world in which the culture is steeped in reverence for death, and we discuss the implications of a society forcing homogeneity at the expense of human lives.   Content warning: language; discussion of genocide, reservations, and squalor  

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  • Riffin’ on The Rift – Yolandie and the world of Blanche Boyet 27:40
    Wanna know more about the world of The Rift?   Well then you're in luck because we'll be running a second feed discussing the players at the table, the characters they inhabit, and the worlds from which those characters hail. This episode is shared on our main feed for awareness, but all future episodes will be available on a separate feed. Just search for Riffin' on The Rift on your favorite podcast provider.   Yolandie and the world of Blanche Boyet Join Yolandie and Josh as they discuss her background, her character Blanche, and the world that Yolandie had constructed for Blanche. We'll examine Blanche's character sheet, and discuss with the cast some of the implications of a world where their Christ figure was a verifiable, actual deity.      

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  • Trailer #2 3:21
    The second trailer for What's in The Rift, releasing October 1st, 2023.

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  • Trailer #1 1:30
    Join us October 1st.

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What’s In The Rift?

What’s In The Rift is a modern day sci-fi and horror podcast that combines actual play and audio drama.

Six individuals receive mysterious invitations to a website called The Rift, which promises answers to life’s most profound questions. Follow along as they dive deeper into the website’s cryptic posts and find themselves on a journey to Orlando, Florida, to uncover the true nature of The Rift and its connection to their own mysterious pasts.

What they discover is a hidden world of strange technology, disturbing experiments, and the crumbling edges of reality.

What’s In The Rift is a suspenseful and thought-provoking podcast that explores themes of philosophy, identity, and consciousness. With excellent audio editing and soundscapes setup to highlight the story whilst also complimenting the charisma of the players at the table.

If you’re a fan of sci-fi, horror, mystery or actual play podcasts, then What’s in the Rift is perfect for you.


Josh Burgess – Narrator
Joseph Rutledge – Toska Orange
Yolandie Hamilton – Blanche Boyet
Grayson Stamm – Bruce McKinney
Patty Hamilton – Jenny Thomas
Ryan Daylor – Jessica “Court” Farrokh
Summer Schlenker – Jackie McCloud

Also featuring:
Rae Witte – The Rift / Alana Rietzkopf
Saph the Something – Victoria Sutherland & various
Derrick Valen – Herman Foster
F Scott Graves – Jason Christ


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