Hell Gate City
Hell Gate City
Dec 12, 2020
Ep. 01: Pilot
Play • 23 min

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Series Description

In this rollicking sci-fi comedy podcast, a radio host stuck in a dystopian cyberpunk version of NYC live-streams his nightmares for ratings. All hell breaks loose. (Warning: contains provocative ideas intended for audiences who've reached puberty.)

In This Episode – Pilot
Kirby's back, hosting a regular unencrypted episode of Hell Gate City Companion, a community radio show for the denizens of Neo Amsterdam, aka Hell Gate City. But what appears to be an audio drama offered in the style of a local public broadcast roils beneath the surface with an as-yet unidentified menace—also, emotionally needy demon-possessed swords.

Check out our featured partner show Nowhere, On Air.

In Detail

What begins as a local radio show for everyone's favorite megalopolis morphs and turns like a nightmare.

As host Kirby Bevins plumbs his unconscious mind using the Cyber Lucidity dream-streamer in a bid for ratings, he encounters something sinister.

The truth he uncovers upends his and his partner Lonni's lives, threatening their existence. And the governing authorities feel it’s not 'radio-friendly.' Will he pick up the thread and follow it into the unknown, or stick with the program?


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Screaming Panda presents Hell Gate City, created, written, and performed by Kevin Berrey, who composed the music and produced the sound design; online at kevinplease.com and on socials @berrey

This episode also features:

Licensed under CC0 1.0

“Pouring coffee.wav” https://freesound.org/people/Rico_Casazza/sounds/538932/ by Rico_Casazza  https://soundcloud.com/ricocasazza

“Women’s Shoes 3” https://freesound.org/people/OwlStorm/sounds/151207/ by Ashe Kirk / Owlish Arts https://freesound.org/people/OwlStorm/

“SwordClash.wav” https://freesound.org/s/518992/ by Amaiguri

“Swords Clash - High Quality #2” https://freesound.org/s/364530/ By Christopherderp https://freesound.org/people/Christopherderp/

Licensed under CC BY 3.0

“office-door-open-close” https://freesound.org/people/harri/sounds/9389/ by harri bionic https://freesound.org/people/harri/

“swords_fight_1.wav” https://freesound.org/people/leechlights/sounds/180026/ by leechlights

“Sword sheath v1” https://freesound.org/people/apolloaiello/sounds/328158/ by apolloaiello https://freesound.org/people/apolloaiello/

“Metal_Hit_02.wav” https://freesound.org/people/dheming/sounds/197398/ by Derek Heming of Hedron Soundworks dheming at freesound https://freesound.org/people/dheming/

For more information, visit hellgatecity.com

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