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Pause for Dramatic Effect
Kyle M. Bondo, Gagglepod
Pause for Dramatic Effect is an audio drama about a US Marine Corps veteran challenged by survivor's guilt, dark forces, and ancient magic.
Jul 30, 2020
Bonus: PAUSE Needs Your VOTE
Hey, You! Yes, YOU! There are 24-hours LEFT to VOTE for PAUSE for Dramatic Effect! ... PAUSE for Dramatic Effect by Gagglepod Studios has been nominated for a Podcast Award in the category of Storyteller - Drama! Created by US Navy veteran Kyle Bondo as a 30-Day challenge, PAUSE is about a US Marine that stumbles upon a ring in an empty parking lot that forces him to confront a secret he didn’t know he was keeping. ... Now you can help PAUSE win! Please VOTE FOR PAUSE by July 31st @ 9PM EST by going to podcastawards.com or clicking the link in our bio. Then VOTE for PAUSE in the People's Choice AND Storyteller - Drama categories! ... THANK YOU for your VOTE and for helping PAUSE for Dramatic Effect win The People's Choice Podcast Award for Storyteller - Drama -- and join us in November 2020 for Season 2! ... For more tales of woe, visit pausefordramaticeffect.com!
Dec 10, 2019
Bonus: Gratitude Between the Pauses
Bonus Episode #12 (Season One Wrap-Up) - Writer and director Kyle M. Bondo talks about receiving feedback from his audience, how constructive criticism improved his final production, and why showing gratitude to those that helped realize your vision was essential in creating Pause for Dramatic Effect.
Dec 10, 2019
Bonus: Lessons Between the Pauses
Bonus Episode #11 - Writer and director Kyle M. Bondo talks about his 5 lessons learned gained by putting himself through the NaPodPoMo 2019 Laboratory to create Pause for Dramatic Effect. (Read the full blog post at http://gagglepod.com/process/the-5-lessons-learned-from-napodpomo-2019/)
Dec 10, 2019
Chapter 17 - Jackknife
Chapter 17 (Epilogue) - Where in the Season 1 finale we learn the fate of Thomas Black and how he will live out the next 2,000+ years in a jar.
Dec 9, 2019
Chapter 16 - Telltale
Chapter 16 - Where Douglas Dire finally has the courage to come home to see if he can repair his relationship with his wife Blair.
Dec 8, 2019
Chapter 15 - Shipwreck
Chapter 15 - Where after his defeat by Douglas Dire, Thomas Black is sent back to the Guild to answer for his crimes.
Dec 5, 2019
Chapter 14 - Groundhog
Chapter 14 - Where Douglas Dire finally gets a chance to show Thomas Black who helped him get the upper hand.
Dec 4, 2019
Chapter 13 - Wormhole
Chapter 13 - Where Zababa finally makes his way to the treasure only to discover that the vault contains more than he expected.
Nov 28, 2019
Chapter 12 - Strongroom (Minisode)
Chapter 12 Minisode - Where the narrator Thomas Black loses Douglas Dire but manages to catch up with someone more sinister.
Nov 27, 2019
Bonus: Philosophy Between the Pauses
Bonus Episode #10 - Writer and director Kyle M. Bondo talks about his philosophy behind his story telling and audio drama journey during the making of Pause for Dramatic Effect.
Nov 26, 2019
Chapter 11 - Dreamtime (Minisode)
Chapter 11 Minisode - Where the narrator Thomas Black is reunited with Douglas Dire only to discover things have changed.
Nov 25, 2019
Bonus: Music Between the Pauses
Bonus Episode #9 - Writer and director Kyle M. Bondo talks about the reasons for music and how he used music to create mood and tone during the production of Pause for Dramatic Effect.
Nov 24, 2019
Bonus: Quality Between the Pauses
Bonus Episode #8 - Writer and director Kyle M. Bondo talks about what quality means for a deadline driven and solo actor production like Pause for Dramatic Effect.
Nov 23, 2019
Chapter 10 - Witch Hunt
Chapter 10 - Where the narrator Thomas Black has to face Guild of Watchers inquisitors to explain how he lost both Douglas Dire and Zababa during his mission.
Nov 22, 2019
Bonus: Gear Between the Pauses
Bonus Episode #7 - Writer and director Kyle M. Bondo talks about the audio gear used to create Pause for Dramatic Effect.
Nov 21, 2019
Bonus: Sounds Between the Pauses
Bonus Episode #6 - Writer and director Kyle M. Bondo talks about sound development, foley work, music, and how he needed to get creative when developing audio effects for Pause for Dramatic Effect.
Nov 20, 2019
Bonus: Actors Between the Pauses
Bonus Episode #5 - Writer and director Kyle M. Bondo talks about working with amateur actors and how he turn them into Pause for Dramatic Effect characters.
Nov 19, 2019
Bonus: Mistakes Between the Pauses
Bonus Episode #4 - Writer and director Kyle M. Bondo talks about the mistakes made behind the scenes during the making of Pause for Dramatic Effect and describes how he recovered from them.
Nov 18, 2019
Chapter 9 - Swing
Chapter 9 - Where Douglas Dire finally figures out what Zababa is after and forms a plan that could free him from the monster's mystical grip.
Nov 17, 2019
Chapter 8 - Frail
Chapter 8 - Douglas Dire fights to resist the Shadow Man's power by remembering the mystery Captain Savage had uncovered before he had left Iraq.
Nov 16, 2019
Bonus: Process Between the Pauses
Bonus Episode #3 - Writer and director Kyle M. Bondo talks about the process behind Pause for Dramatic Effect and describes how he records and edits raw audio during post-production.
Nov 15, 2019
Chapter 7 - Enchanted
Chapter 7 - Douglas Dire comes face-to-face with his darkest fear as he begins to learn how the Shadow Man is connected to the ring.
Nov 13, 2019
Chapter 6 - Husky
Chapter 6 - As Douglas Dire struggles to maintain his grip on reality he continues to recall how he first met the Shadow Man in Iraq.
Nov 11, 2019
Bonus: Voices Between the Pauses
Bonus Episode #2 - Writer and director Kyle M. Bondo talks about the voices behind Pause for Dramatic Effect and describes how he creates the voices of different characters.
Nov 10, 2019
Chapter 5 - Build
Chapter 5 - Where Douglas Dire confronts the Shadow Man and discovers if he is real or only a creation of his own mind.
Nov 9, 2019
S1 - False Awakenings (Trailer)
Not all nightmares happen when you sleep! Meet Gunnery Sergeant (GySgt) Douglas Dire who survived Operation Vigilant Resolve and the First Battle of Fallujah in 2004. However, memories of his fallen friends and brother-in-arms are not the only things he brought back with him from Iraq. Can Gunny Dire survive a past that has come back to haunt him? Pause for Dramatic Effect (Season 1 - False Awakenings) is an audio drama about a US Marine Corps veteran challenged by survivor's guilt, dark forces, and ancient magic. For more tales of woe visit Gagglepod.com!
Nov 9, 2019
Chapter 4 - Freeze
Chapter 4 - Where Douglas Dire finally gets a glimpse of his watcher only to have the sighting resurrect a memory he thought he had buried back in Iraq 15 years ago.
Nov 7, 2019
Bonus: Ideas Between the Pauses
Bonus Episode #1 - Writer and director Kyle M. Bondo talks about the making of Pause for Dramatic Effect and describes how he came up with the idea for this audio drama in the first place.
Nov 4, 2019
Chapter 3 - Bait
Chapter 3 - Where Douglas Dire discovers he is being watched but cannot understand what the strange sounds have to do with his watcher.
Nov 3, 2019
Chapter 2 - Mindless
Chapter 2 - Where Douglas Dire struggles with his post-military trauma and starts to hear strange sounds.
Nov 1, 2019
Chapter 1 - Ring
Chapter 1 - Where we meet our main character and his chance discovery of a very interesting ring.
Oct 23, 2019
Chapter 0 - Prophecy
Chapter 0 - Where we learn about our narrator and his probationary status within the Guild of Watchers.