About Us

Hail and Well Met is a non-profit podcast production collective aimed at delivering a variety of high-quality, multi-genre audio drama podcasts. Created in the most isolated major city on the world, Perth, Western Australia, Hail and Well Met continues to provide a number of podcasts including its inaugural D&D based Guild of Adventurers, its world-wide collaborative author showcase “the SHORTS podcast”, its upcoming musical collaboration with Elijah Gabriel and Vincent King “Unlucky Charm”, and its range of future audio drama podcasts still in the works.

Our podcasts are free (and always will be) and proudly without advertising or commercials.

Here are the selfless people that make these amazing shows a possibility!

Tarran Merlo

Creative Producer

Guild of Adventurers | the SHORTS podcast | Unlucky Charm

Tarran is a father of two (soon to be three) who has been an avid reader and writer since he was able to do both. Now given the medium of podcasts, he is the creative producer, writer, voice actor and occasional audio editor of "Hail and Well Met" a podcast production team aimed at great quality writing, coupled with great quality audio production.

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Michael Nye

Technical Producer

Guild of Adventurers | the SHORTS podcast | Unlucky Charm

Michael (Mike) Nye is an avid podcast listener and all-round good guy who is willing to do almost anything for anyone. In this case, Mike lends his valuable time to the detailed and well-crafted editing and creation of the Hail and Well Met podcast portfolio. He also lends his voice to a range of roles, most notably voices the Guild of Adventurers' Calgaar the Barbarian.

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Bernie Nye

Voice Actor

the SHORTS podcast | Unlucky Charm

Bernadette (Bernie) Nye is an impassioned creative soul whose skills range from working with water-colours, creative writing and now, voice acting as a part of the team at Hail and Well Met. Bernie voices a range of roles for the SHORTS podcast and is featured in the upcoming Unlucky Charm musical podcast.

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Keely

Artist

Guild of Adventurers | the SHORTS podcast
Unlucky Charm

Keely is a weird snail who lives with a small black cat and a mountain of fantasy novels. Her talents include napping, writing about witches, and murdering yeast.

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Cameron

Voice Actor

Guild of Adventurers

Cameron is a secretive and mysterious person who isn't too big on publicity and getting his face out there. He does play the enviable role of Arlen Du Lucain in Hail and Well Met's - Guild of Adventurers.

Rachel

Voice Actor

Guild of Adventurers

Rachel doesn't like to be the centre of attention, and who could blame her? If you shone a light on so much raw talent, you might cause an explosion! Nevertheless, Rachel lends her voice to the reoccurring role of Illiana Alvingham in Hail and Well Met's - Guild of Adventurers.

Callum Yardley

Voice Actor

Guild of Adventurers | Unlucky Charm

Callum Yardley is a widely talented actor who has been seen in a number of stage productions after training in London. Callum voices Tal Silver, the half-elf rogue, in Hail and Well Met's - Guild of Adventurers and has once again lent his talents to the upcoming Unlucky Charm.

Seth Merlo

Writer | Voice Actor

Guild of Adventurers | the SHORTS podcast

Dr. Seth Merlo earned his PHD in 2014, delved into the contemporary creative practice of transmedia storytelling. He has continued to present his passion for creativity in a various ways including the embodiment of Brannin Teine from Hail and Well Met's - Guild of Adventurers, as well as writing for, and voicing numerous roles in the SHORTS podcast.

Elijah Gabriel

Writer | Director

the SHORTS podcast | Unlucky Charm

Elijah has a B.S. in Statistics, but loves to write (huh? math and creative writing? Such a weird combination). He never leaves his computer. He’s what the other’s on the team would call a bit “overzealous” when it comes to writing. Nonetheless, he loves a good story and wants to let others experience his own. What is the team going to do with him?

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Vincent King

Director & Writer

Danson | the SHORTS podcast | Unlucky Charm

Vincent is a writer of novels and audio dramas. If it he isn't working or writing, he tends to enjoy time with his Fiancé, gaming, binge-watching and sleeping. Coming hot off of co/writing Unlucky Charm, he became the lead writer and director for Danson and two SHORTs podcast episodes. He also is the writer of the His Warriors trilogy and the Freebird series.

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Kyle Gould

Musical Director | Voice Actor | Singer

Unlucky Charm

Kyle is your stressed out Musical Director and also performs the role of Donald in Unlucky Charm. Kyle is a singer, improv actor, community theater actor, podcaster, voice actor, twitch streamer and gamer. Having performed now in 5 Gilbert and Sullivan Operettas and 6 other pantomimes and plays with Morpheus Theatre, Kyle worked really hard to put a little Gilbert and Sullivan into the show. Kyle also produces the weekly podcast Tavern Tales as well as the bi-weekly Tavern Tales Junior Dungeons and Dragons Actual Play games since 2017. Unlucky Charm is Kyle’s first opportunity to Musically Direct, which he has found both challenging and rewarding. Kyle would like to thank Eli, Arizona, Josh and Mike for their hard work on this production in order to bring it into being.

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Johan Danno

Voice Actor | Singer | Songwriter

Unlucky Charm

Johan Danno is a singer-songwriter based out of South Florida that performs and writes conscious acoustic, soul-folk rock reggae. Selling everything and buying a one-way ticket to Australia in 2010, his short diversion of climbing the corporate ladder was cut short after saving a friends life through his music, which in turn saved his. Swapping his tie for a guitar strap, he performs regularly across Florida with his band while writing music telling the journey of travelling the distance from our head to our heart.

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Stefanie Howerton

Voice Actor | Singer | Writer

Unlucky Charm

A singer, voice actor, and writer hailing from Nashville, TN, Stefanie Howerton is honored to join the Unlucky Charm team as a voice actor in the role of Mrs. Sandra Crowe. A classically trained singer, Stefanie received her Bachelors of Music in Operatic Performance from Belmont University under the tutelage of Dr. Jennifer Coleman and also studied musical theatre in New York City at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Her love for the performing arts has been a constant driving factor since she was young, and she has played such roles as Elphaba in Wicked, The Baker's Wife in Into the Woods, and Blanche Dubois in Previn's A Streetcar Named Desire. As a recent convert into the exciting world of voice acting, Stefanie has found a deep love for audiodramas and the project and cast members she has met, and the excitement for what's to come is palpable.

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Michael A. Zekas

Voice Actor | Singer

Unlucky Charm

Jersey Boy-turned-Texan Michael A. Zekas is a Dallas-based voice actor and is excited to join the cast as Aaron Bazil. Other works of his include Nobunaga's Ambition Taishi as Oda Nobunaga, SMITE as Susano Primal Storm, Ai no Kusabi as Katze, and the upcoming Red Star Azimuth as Col. Serghei Ionescu. When not acting, you can find him hunting for good cafes, cooking up new recipes, and trying to sneak in one more round of Mario Kart.

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Jacob Patrick

Voice Actor | Singer

Unlucky Charm

Jacob is a music teacher who works to inspire young minds to see connections between all disciplines. A lover of the stage, voice acting has been a natural transition and a fun way to spend some spare moments. Jacob also writes and produces music under the name Leo Luck. He is honored to be in his first production with Hail and Well Met.

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Lindsay Zana

Voice Actor | Singer

Unlucky Charm

Lindsay is an actor/singer/VO Artist with an affinity for Shakespeare, dogs and Dungeons & Dragons. You can currently hear her as the missing starlet Julie Capsom on Arden, as the Amnesiac Orc Baldy in the actual play podcast Crit Squad, and as Monica in The Archivist. In addition to voice acting, Lindsay also does a bit of dialogue editing as well as sound design for a few other shows. She is a self-proclaimed nerd, lover of musical theatre and is always up for new adventures in the audio drama world. She's got some new projects in the works, so keep an ear out!

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Danielle Sandler

Voice Actor

Unlucky Charm

A native Washingtonian, hailing from Silver Spring, Maryland, Danielle is ecstatic to be working on another wonderful podcast. She has always had a passion for film and acting from a young age. Throughout high school, she was always acting in numerous productions and performances. She has a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Media and Film from Towson University. She has also been in numerous films, some of which are premiering in theaters, on Netflix, and Amazon Prime, and provided her voice talents to projects including an upcoming Walt Disney Pictures approved documentary about the Parent Trap. She has also freelanced on several film projects of her own. In her free time, Danielle loves geeking out and going to cons, collecting comic books, boxing, and working out. Check her out in her upcoming flicks, "Voorhees" and "Volkov."

If you are interested in hiring Danielle for film, TV, or voiceovers, please reach out to any of the contact methods listed below.

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Arizona Jonson

Lyricist

Unlucky Charm

Arizona is no stranger to the arts, although she’s still getting acquainted with audio drama. This is her first lyrical/music credit for a podcast, but she co-wrote the first season of Dining in the Void. She currently voices Tala on Dining in the Void and Emilia on The Glass Appeal. Arizona is producing, directing, writing, and composing for Mary and Mary in Time, a time travel podcast set to release in mid-2019.

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Kirsty Woolven

Voice Actor

Unlucky Charm

Kirsty began dancing from the age of 7 in ballet and tap which over the years has expanded into love for all things creative; singing, painting, knitting – you name it, she’s probably tried it (or wants to)! After performing in the yearly musical at school and university, she carries on her love for the performing arts through community theatre, singing in Esperanto and as a voice over artist.

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Tara Santora

Voice Actor

Unlucky Charm

Tara Santora is a journalist and voice actor based in New York. They can be found in Hometown, in The Insomnia Project as Helen, and in Dining in the Void as Alaria Spiro. In their free time, Tara writes queer YA fiction and enjoys rock climbing.

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Itsoya Abebe

Voice Actor

Unlucky Charm

My name is Itsoya Abebe. I am a voice talent and podcaster located in Atlanta, Georgia. I love games, anime, and cartoons. I am always looking to work in voice acting.

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Andy Vineberg

Voice Actor

Unlucky Charm

Andy Vineberg is a Baltimore, MD resident that has been seen in several films, TV shows, and most known for portraying “The Winner” in the Indy world of pro wrestling. He travels all over the U.S. East Coast providing live entertainment for many wrestling companies in those areas. He is also the proud father of a wonderful son. Andy is extremely excited to lend his voice in Unlucky Charm and work with this amazing cast of voices.

Maria Micklasavage

Voice Actor

Unlucky Charm

Maria is a Voice Over Actor as well as a Transcriptionist who appreciates working from home. She enjoys exercising such as biking, walking, yoga and loves spending time with her family.

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Miriam Groot

Voice Actor | Singer

Unlucky Charm

Miriam is a writer, vocalist, and new mother to a very noisy baby. She spends most of her time reading, hanging out with shelter animals and her cats, and aspires to being a published author in a pre-mortem timeline.

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Michelle Kane

Voice Actor

Unlucky Charm

Michelle is a mom of one human child and one canine child. She enjoys reading, attempting to play musical instruments and telling stories. She recently began doing voice acting and absolutely loves it.

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Augie Peterson

Voice Actor

Unlucky Charm

Augie Peterson is primarily an author of horror, but she also spends her time reviewing bad horror movies and hosting her podcast, The Short Stories of Augie Peterson. She lives on the east coast of the U.S. with her husband and small zoo of pets. In her free time, she likes to crochet, take walks in inclement weather, and drink coffee...a lot of coffee.

Author of Night Vision: A Collection of Short Horror Stories - buy it here

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Listen to my podcast here

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Nikki Atkins

Voice Actor | Singer

Unlucky Charm

Nikki Atkins is a fisheries scientist by day, but in her free time loves to knit, sew, build crazy things, dance hula, write a book every November, and act. She's almost always involved in a local theatre production, and when she's feeling especially bonkers is acting, costuming, prop constructing and building set all at the same time. She's enjoying branching out into voice acting - nobody asks you to construct a period-accurate Elizabethan gown or a giant monster out of chicken wire and zip ties in an audio only format. Currently she's singing the role of Sierra in Unlucky Charm, and will soon be appearing in the second season of Dining In The Void.

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