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An anthology of original audio dramas in the vein of classic series like THE TWILIGHT ZONE and OUTER LIMITS. Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror - It's All In Your Head.
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Omega Station Ep2 by Joe Fisher
Part 2. When Earth is paralyzed by a deadly pandemic, four space stations at opposite ends of the solar system are left to fend for themselves. Separated by billions of kilometers, they must use their wits and what little resources they have to try and keep each other alive, knowing they may end up being all that's left of humanity.
Jul 29, 2020
Omega Station Ep1 by Joe Fisher
When Earth is paralyzed by a deadly pandemic, four space stations at opposite ends of the solar system are left to fend for themselves. Separated by billions of kilometers, they must use their wits and what little resources they have to try and keep each other alive, knowing they may end up being all that's left of humanity.
Apr 14, 2020
Out There by Nigel Auchterlounie
Meet Alyssa and Kirby two strangers rudely awoken from hypersleep on a transport ship from Earth. But awoken by what? And where is the rest of the crew? And who does a girl have to punch to get a drink around here? Climb aboard Earbud Theaters production of Out There for the ultimate intergalactic adrenaline rush!
Mar 17, 2020
Rescues Ep3 by Sam French
Our sneak peek from the folks at KidPod Theater continues with Rescues Part Three! In this episode we finally meet The Raging Petunias as well as a very, very bad person.
Mar 12, 2020
Rescues Ep2 by Sam French
Our sneak peek from the folks at KidPod Theater continues with Rescues Part Two! In this episode we learn more about the extraordinary creature and also get its name.
Mar 3, 2020
Rescues Ep1 by Sam French
We are proud to offer a sneak peek at one of the new shows over on KidPod Theater. These folks take the creative world building we do at Earbud but put it in a family friendly zone. We think you'll really dig it.
Dec 16, 2019
Molly Moth Saves Christmas
Here is a little present from our friends over at KidPod Theater! A holiday special that is totally fun and appropriate for the whole family. What if you were the only moth in a school full of butterflies? That's exactly the situation for Molly Moth. She stands out like a grey thumb, the other kids make fun of her, but Molly has a secret she's about to share with the whole school. It inolves Christmas, a well-known reindeer, and how being a moth just might save the most fun holiday ever!
Jul 30, 2019
Pete The Creature
Every respectable supervillain hopes to get their children accepted into Nightcloak Academy - the elite private prep school for the teaching of evil. That's where young Mala Pandora and Evel Firelake have become best friends. They're aiming to win the blue ribbon at this year's Science Fair with a little something that just came out of their 3D meat printer - a "primordial goo blob" they call Pete. But when snotty classmate Patmos Mire swears his invention will be the big winner, the competition could get ugly. Writer Nicholas Thurkettle, director Christine Weatherup, and an enormous cast welcome you to the Science Fair for a tale of friendship, cute hats, and life at a school where detention is served in The Cave of Madness. It's PETE THE CREATURE!
Jun 21, 2019
The street in this city is the one that every big city seems to have - illicit, dirty, and catering to a certain kind of human. Except those who congregate here are not human. Not exactly. Take a stroll down Changeling Boulevard, find out how the world has changed, and find out why they call this the Boulevard of Broken Wings..."
Oct 16, 2018
Tales from the Dead of Night
Earbud Theater presents its first ever horror anthology! Tales from the Dead of Night features three twisted tales of terror from the warped mind of Jared Rivet. Join your host Nocturna for a journey into the desperate, the depraved, and the deadly! Turn out the lights, put on those headphones, and see if you can withstand Tales from the Dead of Night!
1 hr 7 min
Aug 8, 2018
This city morgue sees more unidentified John and Jane Doe corpses per capita than anywhere else. What could be drawing all these lost souls to come to one place? Is it the same force that is luring in the new interim coroner, Dr. Emerald Morgan, whose job it will be to tend to all those anonymous dead? Writer Kristin O. Bobst and director Amanda Zarr are here to make the incision and reveal to you the strange, surprising secret of The Unclaimed.
Jul 10, 2018
Deputy Carly Jenson messed up big time, and now here she is, stuck on a fishing boat at nightfall, bored out of her mind as divers troll the bottom of a dying lake for evidence of a petty small-town crime. Carly's not winning any commendations. Until the divers report in, that is. They found something at the bottom of the lake. Something that sholdn't be there. Something they can't explain. Something that will turn Carly Jenson's boring night into a horrifying ordeal of chaos and sheer terror.
Jun 5, 2018
LIVE! From The Zombie Apocalypse
Zevo is possibly the last surviving human on planet earth, which is now ravaged by the Undead. He has thoughts, he has stories to tell of breakfast burritos, lifeguards, and the Three Little Pigs. He has a collection of old 78s, a shotgun, and a radio transmitter. Tune in ladies and gentlefolk, we are Live! From the Zombie Apocalypse!
May 3, 2018
The end of a passionate two-week getaway has brought Clint and Lihua to one of the most remote spots on Earth. As they contemplate the fate of their relationship we realize there's more going on here than we think. The truth is that Clint and Lihua are awaiting a verdict half a world away the will impact their future - as well as everyone on Planet Earth! Please enjoy Family Line.
Apr 3, 2018
Stranger in the Storm
You shouldn't pick up hitchhikers. But Philip has got a lot on his mind as he drives through this relentless night storm, so he opens his door to a woman on the roadside. She calls herself a collector, and she carries a little, clinking bag. But what is she collecting on a night like this? Will Philip make it to his destination, or does he even know where this dark road is leading him? One thing's for sure - picking up The Stranger in the Storm is going to change everything. Listen in on Nicholas Thurkettle and Jill Cary martin, supported by the audio wizardry of Craig Good and the hypnotic music of J. Van Auken.
Mar 6, 2018
Enter The Dark
It's Damon's birthday today! And his friends have decided not to go with some boring standard gift. The good friends they are, they're going to give Damon the best gift of all - an experience. Something he'll never forget. One thing is guaranteed, none of them will ever see anything like this again. Earbud Theater invites you to 'Enter The Dark!'
Mar 4, 2018
Welcome to Earbud Theater's first roundtable. In this non-episode you can hang with some of the creatives, hear what we have in store for your in 2018, and find out what everyone is up to outside of the Earbud lair. Featuring Jared Rivet, Nicholas Thurkettle, Jeff Dixon, and Casey Wolfe
Dec 5, 2017
Christmas Eve Pt 2
And now the conclusion of our horrifying holiday thriller! It's Christmas time at the offices of BB and H Insurance, and you are cordially invited to attend their annual holiday party. The festivities promise to include plenty of fun, games, and even a little romance. But there's one gues who definitely wasn't on the list... an axe wielding maniac known only as the Herald Angel Killer!
Nov 21, 2017
It's Christmas time at the offices of BB and H Insurance, and you are cordially invited to attend their annual holiday party. The festivities promise to include plenty of fun, games, and even a little romance. But there's one gues who definitely wasn't on the list... an axe wielding maniac known only as the Herald Angel Killer!
Oct 24, 2017
After The Haunting Ep 5
All is lost! Despite her valiant attempts, Bumper has been unable to stop The Faceless and its horrible minions from laying siege to her town of Wellbrook. Now, the evil is here, and it's spreading fast. Agains all odds, Bumper confronts the ultiamate terror for one final showdown - with some unexpected help along the way. Buckle up for the thrilling conclusion of After The Haunting!
Oct 17, 2017
After The Haunting Ep 4
The mystery of what happened to the Gallows house is revealed and it's worse than anyone could have guessed. Now Tony, Bumper, and Professor Watkins are on a race against time to save the people of Wellbrook from the arrival of an unspeakable evil. But how do they stop this ancient mechanism that's been set in motion? And how do they do that while helping the people in immediate danger? True evil stalks the night in the 4th and most shocking episode of After The Haunting.
Oct 10, 2017
After The Haunting Ep 3
The horrific occurrences in the town of Wellbrook are spiraling out of control. The citizens that remain are terrorized and Tony and Bumper are no closer to understanding what's behind it all. Until, that is, one piece of evidence brings them to a person who might have all the answers. The truth might not be comforting, and it might not reveal a solution, but one thing is certain - something very, very bad has arrived in the town of Wellbrook.
Oct 3, 2017
After The Haunting Ep 2
Rather than face the dismal dead-end of his future, Tony Itch has decided to devote his time to solving a mystery better left unsolfed - what caused the impossible disappearance of the Gallows House? Recruiting his high-school friend Analucia "Bumper" Mendez, the two discover that many of the fellow townsfolk have begun experiencing events and visions of things decidedly supernatural. After The Haunting - the real terror begins. Join us for part two of Earbud Theater's five part epic!
Sep 26, 2017
After The Haunting
We begin at the end with the house on the street that everyone pretends not to notice. The kids say it's haunted, the adults try their best not to use that word. But just last week something happened that no one could ignore - and it seemed to bring everything to a dramatic end. We begin with a return. Former resident Tony Itch, a young man with a secret of his own, has come back to Wellbrook. Tony and everyone else is about to learn that After The Haunting - the real terror begins...
Jul 21, 2017
The Mektalos Caper by Nicholas Thurkettle
The human race sure got lucky the day Mektalos Superior arrived. Not only did the giant alien robot fail in his mission to annihilate and conquer us, but his collapsed remains now house one of the most popular tourist attractions on the planet. See real scientists researching his innards! Visit the solemn memorial to the small town his 700-foot-tall body crushed! Get a penny stamped at the penny-stamp-y thing in the gift shop! Or, if you’re like husband-and-wife thieves Robbie and Maria Isaac – slip away from your tour group and try to pull off the heist of the millennium! It’s a tricky job; but they’ve got someone on the inside ready to help. Join Alyssa Elder, Donathan Walters, Patrick Peterson, Ashley Nelson, Victoria Martinez, Deva Marie Gregory, Nicholas Thurkettle, Barney Crow, and one very special (and very tall) guest star on a treasure hunt literally inside a robot world – The Mektalos Caper.
Jun 14, 2017
Trails by Jared Rivet
TJ's got a new girlfriend, Shannon. Shannon is beautiful, smart, athletic, and - well - a lot younger than him. So to impress her, he's found something he knows she'll love - an amazing hike to a remote site that is rumored to contain something truly stunning at the end of it. And it does. Unfortunately for TJ and Shannon, these trails ... are a little treacherous. Clarke Wolfe, Morgan Peter Brown, Tracy Clifton, and Zena Grey bring Earbud Theater's latest podplay to life. Lace up your hiking boots, get your water, put on your backpack and get ready to hit the TRAILS.
May 8, 2017
Zero's Hour by Eric Del Carlo
It is the not too distant future. Great strides in technology and social progress have come and gone - though not without their moments of controversy. Take for example the latest tech in homicide investigation. Now, law enforcement has access to witnesses they never used to - the victims. Yes, science has bestowed the power to resurrect victims of homicide (when deemed appropriate or necessary) for a limited amount of time in hopes they can answer the question of who murdered them. People mask their discomfort and unease by nicknaming the "temporary beings" ZEROS. And the amount of time? Exactly one hour. Come now and join Detective Emile Meckleberg and the freshly born/resurrected Alfeo Jurado - the investigation does indeed have profound revelations. But not what you might expect. It's time. The countdown is on. It's ZERO'S HOUR.
Apr 9, 2017
Cushing Von Heffernan by Nicholas Thurkettle
If you've got an injury the medical textbooks can't explain, the person you need is the one who studies all the forbidden textbooks - the famous Professor Cushing Von Heffernan! As brilliant as he is unnecessarily jerky, he lives for the challenge of new and novel wounds and illnesses from the realm of the supernatural. With his partner and closest friend, the 230-year-old Maranda Grosz, and their eager teenage sidekick Rickey, The Professor takes on the puzzling case of a Miss Lonelyhearts with an unusual mark on her arm, and a seductive vampire who swears he never bites without consent. Matthew Henerson, Tosca Minotto, Morgan Lauff, Victoria Martinez, MacLeod Andrews, and Nicholas Thurkettle invite you into the drawing room for a demonstration of the Professor's unsurpassed genius and completely awful manners, in Cushing Von Heffernan: Bite Investigator!
Apr 8, 2017
TEASER Cushing Von Heffernan OUTTAKE
Yes. Season Five of Earbud Theater begins with a tease. Hey, it cracked us up!
Dec 2, 2016
Monday for the Sweepers by Nicholas Thurkettle
Raff and Knaack have a job. They clock in, gripe about their bosses, work their shift, then knock off for a beer. Pretty lucky for them in an economy of haves and have-nots. Their job takes them all sorts of places – today it’s got them wandering around in the woods, looking for something. But thanks to some equipment the bosses haven’t kept functioning properly, what they’re going to find is far more profound and strange than you expect when you’re paid by the hour. Listen in as Barney Crow, Lise Hart, Marisa Costa, and the one and only MacLeod Andrews discover that the arc of a life can be all in a day’s work, in Nicholas Thurkettle’s Monday for the Sweepers.
Oct 13, 2016
Are You Sleeping? by Jared Rivet
Jessica, Grace, and Tina - best friends since forever - take a spontaneous trip to Vegas. Everything is fun and games until secrets and betrayals are outed. To say any more about this story would give away too much about what turns into a very long night of sheer terror. Put on your headphones and turn out the lights for this one, if you dare. And pleasant dreams.
Sep 27, 2016
Renaissance Man by Aaron Woolfolk
Struggling artist Don Whitley has some interesting news for fiancee Jill Wallace. Up until now, she has known him as a musician struggling to pay rent and keep his old beater car running. But today he's going to introduce a new side of his life, one Jill's never known about, starting with his house located at an address that's quite out of this world.
Mar 31, 2016
Boney McGee by Nicholas Thurkettle
The Colemans are your average suburban family - two kids, money's a bit tight but they got a good bargain on a house in a lovely little neighborhood. Their older daughter, Cece, is going through one of those teenage phases - wearing dark clothes, writing poems. She thinks all the boys at school are too immature, too shallow, until she meets...well, we won't say he's deep, since he was only under a few inches of dirt. Ashley J. Woods, Jill Cary Martin, Paul Jasser, Deva Gregory, Paige Hiskey, and Nicholas Thurkettle invite you to enjoy a truly Earbud love story - Boney McGee.
Mar 10, 2016
On The Line by Jared Rivet
Something has gone rotten with Dawn and Rachel's friendship. Sure people change and everyone has secrets - but this time it's different. On this particular night Dawn seeks Rachel's company to finally have it out when a seemingly innocent mistake hurtles the two down a highway of terror. From the demented mind of Jared Rivet, On The Line is a tale that is at once insidious and a high-octane thrill ride.
Dec 7, 2015
Scary Ride by Nicholas Thurkettle
Alex and Darwin aren’t having much fun. Even though they are surrounded by cotton candy, flashing lights, and carnival thrills, they are grappling with the monster they were never warned about as children – DEPRESSING INERTIA. This young couple has come here to ride some rollercoasters, maybe shake up their routine; little do they know that the rickety old spook house they’re standing in line for has something more than pop-up creatures waiting inside for people just like them…So turn over your tickets, lower the safety bar, and dare to enter the Scary Ride.
Jul 14, 2015
There's Something Going On With Sam by Aaron Woolfolk
For eight years Frieda and her son Rodney have shared their home with a friendly and playful ghost. It has protected them, entertained their guests, and become part of their family. But when the ghost suddenly turns nasty and vicious, Frieda turns to paranormal expert Jake to help her get answers. What they discover reveals troubling implications for the ages-old relationship between the living and the dead. Written and directed by Aaron Woolfolk, Earbud Theater in association with Young Lion Productions presents, There's Something Going On With Sam.
Jun 26, 2015
911 by Craig Good
On the misty Northern California coast there is a ghost county. Meeker County, it's called. All the buildings still stand mostly intact except for a few bashed in doors. No action has been taken to restore it or any other Meeker County town and if you ask someone from the surrounding area about it, they clam up. However, contributor Craig Good knew about this story, brought it to our attention and - in this chilling episode - relates his version of a story he heard about Meeker County, the town of Boone and a very bad night that took place not too long ago and not too far away. Find someone to hold on to as you experience... 911.
Mar 31, 2015
SUPER BAD DAY by Casey Wolfe
They know and they don't know. Four people wake up in pitch black darkness. They are strangers to each other except for the common experience each has just had with the worst case scenario: death, destruction, terror and chaos that is, unfortunately, no nightmare. The only common bond these people share is the experience of a bad day - that they know. What they don't know is that for the stranger among them, today has been a Super Bad Day...
Feb 12, 2015
THE CREAKY STAIRS by Jared Rivet
Every neighborhood has one. A spooky place where kids dare each other to go - maybe it's a boarded-up house, where I grew up it was an abandoned funeral home (really), for Tommy and Danny it's an abandoned tenement building across the street. And oh do the rumors grow - the rumors about the old lady who used to live there and how everyone hated her. About how mean she was. About the horrific way she died...and even rumors of a curse. If you're a kid you either stay far, far away or - if you're like Tommy and Danny - you can't help but find out for yourself lest you be branded a chicken. Tommy and Danny are about to take the journey you never could, in the middle of the night the two are going to find out what's inside that building...and what's at the top of The Creaky Stairs...
Jan 19, 2015
THE 2038 STATE OF THE UNION by Nicholas Thurkettle
America has endured! And will continue to endure! Well, there was the Great Sundering, but we got over that. We’ve also had economic disagreements. And Centurian invasions. But the President is optimistic, and he’s here to tell you that freedom is still the best, and all those rumors about him are absolutely false. You know the rumors we mean. Wink wink…nudge nudge…robot robot…golden-voiced Earbud newcomer Gene Godwin takes the Oath of Future Office, lays out his agenda, and winds all our stems in The 2038 State of the Union.
Jan 4, 2015
BUBBLES by Nicholas Thurkettle
You're sitting on a porch. A gentle breeze is blowing. A friendly neighbor talks your ear off about this neighborhood you've just moved into. It's a sweet place. They bake fresh pies here, and children still go to play in the park. There's also that government lab...ever since they started up, there have been some side effects in town that you oughtta know about. The magnificent John Walcutt spins us a little yarn about coffee, the Universe, time, and his dear ol' Dad in Bubbles.
Dec 13, 2014
THIS MONSTROUS LIFE by Casey Wolfe
From WZMB, Monroeville, it's This Monstrous Life with your host Ira Slash. The intrepid reporters of This Monstrous Life travel far and wide to investigate the peculiar human oddity known as 'The Holiday Season.' From the North Pole to a parallel dimension, Ira, Sara Disembowel and Jonathan Moldstein put their reporting (and killing) skills to use as only they know how. See what they unearthed right here on This Monstrous Life.
Oct 27, 2014
THE SOUNDS BELOW by Nicholas Thurkettle
Christopher Addis walked away from the accident that took the life of his brother Paul; but he wasn’t unscathed. Plagued by panic attacks that neither a supportive girlfriend nor a probing therapist can relieve, Chris will go anywhere for answers, do anything to be free of them. This makes him a prime customer for a strange little shop he finds down a darkened street, one that promises to take all his fears away...MacLeod Andrews, Jill Cary Martin, Christine Weatherup, Nicholas Thurkettle, and Jackson Tobiska urge you to hold onto your souls and listen to The Sounds Below.
Oct 15, 2014
OVER HALLOWEEN by Casey Wolfe
Erika Lebeaux is not a big fan of Halloween. It has conjured up some pretty bad memories for her pretty much her whole life. So, it comes as a bit of a curiosity that she would be interviewing the man who made the film that's pretty much the definitive icon of the holiday. A man who is an infamously tough interview who, in success, seems to have created his own monster. A man who is totally, definitively and completely... Over Halloween. Daheli Hall and Jared Rivet star in Earbud Theater's latest foray into the dark and depraved - Over Halloween.
Sep 4, 2014
ESCAPE! (THE END OF HUMANITY SONG) by Nicholas Thurkettle
Garland and Perla are brother and sister, two very different people with only one overlapping skill set - they both have blackbelts in sibling rivalry. The wedge that kept them apart for years can be traced back to one individual - their father. How appropriate, then, that the two are mysteriously reunited when they're summoned to a lawyer's office to hear their father's final request - and it's a doozy. Starring Jim Van Over, Tosca Minotto and Matthew Henerson, with Austin Rogers and Jill Cary Martin - please enjoy Earbud Theater's presentation of Escape! (The End of Humanity Song).
Jul 11, 2014
BEA LITTLE by Casey Wolfe
Beatrice Little is married to the rich and powerful John Little. You've heard of them, right? You've seen them at all the fancy events smiling for the cameras, rubbing shoulders with leaders and celebrities. John and Bea, smiling and happy. But if you look closely, you can see that Bea's smile is usually strained hinting at a not-so-happy life behind closed doors. And if you look even closer at the couple, especially over the past few weeks, you just might notice something different about John, something not quite right, something... off. This is where we'll pick up our story. Starring Melissa Graver as Bea and Sean Keller as John with Nicholas Thurkettle as Emerson and Branon Coluccio as Lewison - please enjoy Earbud Theater's presentation of Bea Little.
Jun 20, 2014
HABITAT by Nicholas Thurkettle
Directed by Matt Enlow and starring Christine Weatherup and Nicholas Thurkettle, Habitat tells the story of Danna, a young astronaut who is the only crewmember left alive after her interstellar ship crashes. Alone and scared Danna wakes up to find... Well, we're not going to tell you. It's not Eyeball Theater, you just have to listen to it. We especially don't want to ruin the part about the toilet paper.
Sep 6, 2013
CARL by Liz Bartucci
It's night, it's Valentine's day and we are on a dark highway in the middle of nowhere (or is it everywhere?). Join Jeff Cannata as Aaron and Conrad Allan as our title character CARL as they hit the road on a journey that is, shall we say, "Golden."
Jan 24, 2013
ALWAYS IN SEASON by Jonathan Dees
When Peter and Debbie embark on a weekend excursion into the deep woods, they learn that no matter what time of year it is - fear is Always in Season! ALWAYS IN SEASON was written by Jonathan Dees and performed by Jeff Cannata, Sabrina Stoll and Matthew Henerson.
Nov 15, 2012
BENEATH THE BASEMENT by Doug TenNapel
There's no better debunker than Dr. Fullbright. You've probably seen his website where he offers anyone $100,000 for proof of a spiritual entity. He and his trusty cameraman Neville Dylan have never encountered a case that can't be promptly dismissed as a hoax, a delusion or utter malarky. But a visit to one Natalie Jessup just might put the real deal right in their cynical laps. Starring Mike Duffy, Lindsay Zana, Sabrina Stoll and Matthew Henerson, please enjoy Doug TenNapel's "Beneath The Basement."
Oct 11, 2012
CLANG! by Casey Wolfe
As any parent knows, balancing work and family can be difficult to say the least. For Gern and Betty Steadfast the two are about to slam together with a great... big... CLANG! Earbud is proud to present the acting talents of Stephen Tobolowsky, Meeghan Holoway, Sean Keller, Alex Wagner and Lindsay Zana in what is our most ambitious (and fun) podplay to date. Enjoy!
Jul 11, 2012
NEIL GAIMAN'S SHOGGOTH'S OLD PECULIAR
Young American Ben Lassiter is touring the British coastline when he's forced to take refuge from the rain at a pub in the town of... Innsmouth. Here he meets the peculiar Seth and Wilf who have something to teach Ben about life, Lovecraft, death and unspeakable horror. Adapted by Casey Wolfe and performed by Jake Borelli, Simon Verlaque, Rees Pugh and Joanne McCallin, please sit back and enjoy a pint of Shoggoth's Old Peculiar.
Jul 4, 2012
ETHAN BURROWS FINAL BROADCAST by ???
Ethan Burrows was (is?) a radio personality who spent the hours from midnight until four in the morning debunking the supernatural and demeaning true believers. Until the day came when proof showed up on his doorstep. Thanks to Adam Lamb, Rees Pugh and Sean Keller for pointing me in the direction of this bit of "found audio."
Jun 27, 2012
AULD ACQUAINTANCE by Eric Del Carlo
Performed by Sean Galuszka, Kelly Daly and Meeghan Holoway, this story takes place in your not too distant future at a New Year's Eve party so profound you couldn't possibly forget it. Could you? Please enjoy this moving and heartfelt story.
Jun 20, 2012
SHIFT by Casey Wolfe
Performed by Matthew Henerson and Allison Karman, SHIFT is a wicked and chilling tale about Dr. Katherine Block, a budding psychiatrist and single mother who is about to learn that one of her patients exhibits a most fascinating and peculiar trait...the ability to "shift." Listen if you dare...