That And How It All Happened

MEDIA PETROS presents... That And How It All Happened - (6-part limited series podcast): A 3-hour "sound art & storytelling" audio drama podcast, as told in 30-minute chapters, over the course of six weeks. Each weekly chapter tells its own story, and is part of the larger 180-minute narrative. Inspired by the old-time experimental radio series Columbia Workshop (1936-1943), informed by the multi-layered storytelling techniques of modern filmmakers; combining spoken word, sound art and music, all used as narrative devices in this neo-surrealist tale. It's a listener immersive tale, in which the listener is addressed directly (as "You") by various characters who "break the fourth wall" from time to time throughout. That And... audio drama features a mix of public domain-sourced spoken word and "sound" material in telling its story, PD sources include Internet Archive, LibriVox Audiobooks, and Freesound (dot org); plus original shortwave radio frequencies-sweep recordings made for this project. Public-domain literary material used herein includes (edited excerpts from) audio-readings of late 19th- to mid-20th Century pulp Science Fiction short stories (by Edwin Abbott Abbott, Mark Clifton, William Doede, R. A. Lafferty, H.G. Wells) and scientific / instructional texts (Lilli Lehmann trans. Richard Aldrich, Arabella Buckley, Jean-Henri Fabre, James Clerk Maxwell), in addition to dramatic material from OTR series Columbia Workshop. Synopsis: "The Swimmer swims shoreward. Traveler X travels quite unexpectedly. In the city, the wall of the time cracks. Meanwhile, across an aerial ocean flowing all 'round the globe, a lively trembling of the sonorous object meets the inconceivable speed of light. Now, back to our podcast studio announcers." RECURRING CHARACTERS include: The Swimmer - chapters 1, 5 (cameo @ riverside), & 6. Traveler X - chpts 2, 3 (cameo @ city square), & 5. The Shortwave Conversationalists - chpts 1, 3, & 6. Point/Counterpoint Studio Announcers, in a music vs. noise debate, each appearing consecutively - in chpts 4 & 5.

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Episodes

Monday Jul 12, 2021

THAT AND HOW IT ALL HAPPENED - Chapter 6: Shoreline The conversation turns fleeting among the Shortwave Conversationalists; The Swimmer swims ever shoreward, reaching a once distant shore. - ** High-quality (FLAC version) of all episodes (including links to public domain sourced materials used therein) available from: mediapetros.bandcamp.com

Monday Jul 05, 2021

THAT AND HOW IT ALL HAPPENED - Chapter 5: A Careful Ear The Studio Announcer implores listeners to respect the noise, because all music starts from that. Traveler X remembers to count, and counts to remember. The Swimmer ponders waves and river currents, under an aerial ocean flowing all ’round the globe.  "...and you may take your pick of what comes out of all this tuning." *High-quality FLAC version of all episodes available @ mediapetros.bandcamp.com  

Monday Jun 28, 2021

THAT AND HOW IT ALL HAPPENED - Chapter 4: Measure the Time "One, two, three, and so on. What do you say?" The Studio Announcer speaks of silence and of music that's particularly disturbed by noise, while a lively trembling of the sonorous object meets the inconceivable speed of light. Beyond the precipice, everything is hidden and hazy with distance. Also, the podcast experiences brief technical difficulties, offering a rare behind-the-scenes listen as it's fixed.  

Monday Jun 21, 2021

THAT AND HOW IT ALL HAPPENED - Chapter 3: Circling From In Outward In the city, the wall of the time cracks, within a closed cycle of past, present, future, and past. It is here an enormous crowd gathers to hear Traveler X speak. And yet, when the wall of the time cracks, isn't this old dead city beautiful? Meanwhile, the Shortwave Conversationalists discuss finer points of a more rural life. *High-quality FLAC version of this episode available @ mediapetros.bandcamp.com

Monday Jun 14, 2021

THAT AND HOW IT ALL HAPPENED - Chapter 2: Only Time Enough In a strident fast and living city, Traveler X travels quite unexpectedly, when she steps out of time altogether!  "...but time has left blanks. I cannot discover the name of the thing that goes in one of those blanks, can you?" High-quality (FLAC version) of this episode (including links to public domain sourced materials used herein) available via Media Petros @ mediapetros.bandcamp.com

Monday Jun 07, 2021

THAT AND HOW IT ALL HAPPENED - Chapter 1: How Free the Gulls Are "There's your voice, and there you are..." The Swimmer swims shoreward, but does the Swimmer swim alone? The Shortwave Conversationalists converse despite some technical difficulties, while the cow chews color slips all night long.  High-quality (FLAC version) of this episode (including links to public domain sourced materials used herein) avail. via Media Petros bandcamp @ bit.ly/3g1ymB8

Sunday May 16, 2021

Official Teaser/Trailer for 6-part Limited Series audio drama podcast "That And How It All Happened", ft. brief appearances by recurring characters Traveler X, Shortwave Conversationalists, and The Swimmer.

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