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Latest - Episode 6 – Ostium File #73 (By Alex C Telander)

This episode of the SHORTS podcast contains themes, content and language that may not be suitable for some listeners – listener discretion is advised.

From the writer, creator, and producer of Ostium – Alex C Telander:

When you made the decision to become a patron of the Ostium Podcast, you were assigned a number, a door unique to you. There was a reason for that. It is possible that Ostium has not always been abandoned, not always population zero. Perhaps at one time there were people – from the future? The past? – who traveled through the doors of Ostium to different places in time and space to learn and educate and record their experiences. Perhaps these recordings are still in existence ...

Welcome to . . . The Ostium Files.

Thanks to the author: Alex C Telander.

To learn more about Ostium, please visit https://ostiumpodcast.com.

the SHORTS podcast is dedicated to showcasing varied authors across a range of genres, from around the world and is delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate with such great creative people. If you would like to be included, please contact the team on Discord; via email through our website; r/hailandwellmet on reddit; or @hailpodcast on twitter.

Special thanks to our wonderful patrons: Gio; Andrew; Ryan – and everyone else. Without you, we would not have the ability to have created this podcast. Check out our Patreon page where you can support the show.

Thanks to everyone else involved in this episode of the SHORTS podcast, including:

SFX used under the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/):

  • redjim: https://freesound.org/people/redjim/sounds/32584/

SFX used under the Creative Commons Attribution License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/):

  • DudeAwesome: https://freesound.org/people/DudeAwesome/sounds/386070/ (we highly suggest giving this sound a listen, it is super interesting)

Thank you for listening! ❤️

This episode of the SHORTS podcast contains themes, content and language that may not be suitable for some listeners – listener discretion is advised.

We’ve all got those memories we’d rather forget, and for the most part we do. We go about our daily lives in blissful forgetfulness, until we lay our head down on our pillow and night and BAM – everything you’ve done that you wish you hadn’t, everything you’ve seen that you wish could be unseen, everything you… you get the picture. Well, in this episode of the SHORTS podcast, inspired by the 90’s Scifi Sliders, Alice may have just figured out a way to do just that… or has she? Written by Hail and Well Met’s very own Tarran Merlo, Quantum brings to you a sci-fi themed “what if”?

Thanks to the author: Tarran Merlo.

This podcast is dedicated to showcasing varied authors across a range of genres, from around the world and is delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate with such great creative people. If you would like to be included, please contact the team at info@hailandwellmetpodcast.com; r/hailandwellmet on reddit; or @hailpodcast on twitter.

Special thanks to our wonderful patrons: Gio; Andrew; Ryan – and everyone else. Without you, we would not have the ability to have created this podcast. Check out our Patreon page where you can support the show.

Thanks to everyone else involved in this episode of the SHORTS podcast, including:

SFX used under the Creative Commons 0 License (but we wanted to name them anyway to say thanks):

SFX used under the Creative Commons Attribution License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/):

“Inspired” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).

Thank you for listening! <3

This episode of the SHORTS podcast contains themes, content and language that may not be suitable for some listeners – listener discretion is advised.

We all had one… that special toy we cherished as a child… for some reason or other we’d take them everywhere with us and we couldn’t imagine life without them! For Stephanie her doll, lovingly given by her grandmother one Christmas becomes her life-long companion. Written by Sadie Pasley, Dolly brings a tale of life lessons to the SHORTS podcast collection.

Thanks to the author: Sadie Pasley.

This podcast is dedicated to showcasing varied authors across a range of genres, from around the world and is delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate with such great creative people. If you would like to be included, please contact the team at info@hailandwellmetpodcast.com; r/hailandwellmet on reddit; or @hailpodcast on twitter.

Special thanks to our wonderful patrons: Gio; Andrew; Ryan – and everyone else. Without you, we would not have the ability to have created this podcast. Check out our Patreon page where you can support the show.

Thanks to everyone else involved in this episode of the SHORTS podcast, including:

  • The voice of “Narrator” and the “Doctor” performed by Mike Nye.
  • The voice of “Stephanie” performed by Bernadette Nye.
  • The voices of “Dad” performed by Tarran Merlo.
  • Kai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com) for the haunting piano accompaniment to this episode. All pieces are from his album “Irsen’s Tale”, which you can get for free at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Irsens_Tale.
  • Theme song created by Shawn Korkie (https://shawnkorkie.bandcamp.com).
  • Artwork by the amazing Keely (https://cutewitchirl.artstation.com/).
  • The generous people at FreeSound.com for a fantastic resource, with specific credits listed below.
  • The generous and talented Kevin MacLeod for all of his music, with specific credites listed below.

SFX used under the Creative Commons 0 License (but we wanted to name them anyway to say thanks):

SFX used under the Creative Commons Attribution License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/):

“Smooth Lovin” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).

Thank you for listening! <3

This episode of the SHORTS podcast contains themes, content and language that may not be suitable for some listeners – listener discretion is advised.

Join Rebecca and Steven, a happy couple – except when THESE nights happen! Steven, oblivious to the frustrations of his partner faces the wrath of an embarrassed and not-to-be-messed-with Rebecca… Written by the award-winning Allan West, The Ride Home brings a humorous tale to the SHORTS podcast collection, so chuckle along all the way to the end!

Thanks to the author: Allan West. This podcast is dedicated to showcasing varied authors across a range of genres, from around the world and is delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate with such great creative people. If you would like to be included, please contact the team at info@hailandwellmetpodcast.com; r/hailandwellmet on reddit; or @hailpodcast on twitter.

Special thanks to our wonderful patrons: Gio; Andrew; Ryan – and everyone else. Without you, we would not have the ability to have created this podcast. Check out our Patreon page where you can support the show.

Thanks to everyone else involved in this episode of the SHORTS podcast, including:

SFX used under the Free To Use Sounds Standard License (https://freetousesounds.com/about/the-license-agreement/):

SFX used under the Creative Commons 0 License (but we wanted to name them anyway to say thanks):

SFX used under the Creative Commons Attribution License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/):

SFX used under the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/):

DTMF tones generated on audiocheck.net.

Free audio plugins used with thanks, from the amazing people at:

  • Versilian Studios / bigcat instruments
  • Tokyo Down Records
  • iZotope

Thank you for listening! <3

This episode of the SHORTS podcast contains themes and content that may not be suitable for some listeners – listener discretion is advised.

When Jackie and Marcus are left in a disease ridden dystopian U.S., they need to face the reality of their situation and figure out how to survive. Do they dare risk trying to leave, do they try to wait-it-out, or do they try to help find a cure to the Hollow Fever? Written by Elijah Gabriel, Hollow Fever is a thrilling tale sure to keep you guessing to the very end!

Thanks to the author: Elijah Gabriel. This podcast is dedicated to showcasing varied authors across a range of genres, from around the world and is delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate with such great creative people. If you would like to be included, please contact the team at info@hailandwellmetpodcast.com; r/hailandwellmet on reddit; or @hailpodcast on twitter.

Special thanks to our wonderful patrons: Gio; Andrew; Ryan – and everyone else. Without you, we would not have the ability to have created this podcast. Check out our Patreon page where you can support the show.

Thanks to everyone else involved in this episode of the SHORTS podcast, including:

  • The voice of “Miranda” performed by Amy Merlo.
  • The voice of “Jackie” performed by Bernadette Nye.
  • The voices of “Marcus” and “Jalen” performed by Tarran Merlo.
  • The voices of “Albert” and “Vincent” performed by Mike Nye.
  • Theme song created by Shawn Korkie (https://shawnkorkie.bandcamp.com).
  • Artwork by the amazing Keely (https://cutewitchirl.artstation.com/).
  • The generous people at FreeSound.com for a fantastic resource, with specific credits listed below.
  • Libby and Marcel at Free To Use Sounds for their hard work and generosity at providing an amazing resource.
  • The talented and generous Kevin MacLeod at Incompetech.com for his music.

“Heartbreaking” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).

“Night of Chaos” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).

SFX used under the Free To Use Sounds Standard License (https://freetousesounds.com/about/the-license-agreement/):

SFX used under the Creative Commons 0 License (but we wanted to name them anyway to say thanks):

SFX used under the Creative Commons Attribution License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/):

SFX used under the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/):

Free audio plugins used with thanks, from the amazing people at:

  • vladg/sound
  • Tokyo Down Records
  • iZotope

Thank you for listening! <3

This episode of the SHORTS podcast contains themes and content that may not be suitable for some listeners – listener discretion is advised.

With a creepy, chilling tale, the team at Hail and Well Met present the first episode of the SHORTS podcast titled The Guilt Will Haunt You. Written by reddit user a-lot-like-violence, The Guilt Will Haunt You follows the inner monologue of Sam, having just murdered his girlfriend and having to deal with the consequences of his action. Listen along to find out how this inaugural Halloween episode of the SHORTS podcast unfolds.

Thanks to the author: a-lot-like-violence. This podcast is dedicated to showcasing varied authors across a range of genres, from around the world and is delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate with such great creative people. If you would like to be included, please contact the team at info@hailandwellmetpodcast.com; r/hailandwellmet on reddit; or @hailpodcast on twitter.

Special thanks to our wonderful patrons: Gio; Andrew; Ryan – and everyone else. Without you, we would not have the ability to have created this podcast. Check out our Patreon page where you can support the show.

Thanks to everyone else involved in this episode of the SHORTS podcast, including:
– The voice of “Sam” performed by Tarran Merlo.
– The voices of “Amy”, “Becka” and “Grace” performed by Bernadette Nye.
– The voices of “Grace’s Father” and “Police” performed by Mike Nye.
– Theme song created by Shawn Korkie (https://shawnkorkie.bandcamp.com).
– Artwork by the amazing Keely (https://cutewitchirl.artstation.com/).

SFX used under the Creative Commons Attribution License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/):
* Lasdimot: https://freesound.org/people/Lasdimot/sounds/405515/
* ckvoiceover: https://freesound.org/people/ckvoiceover/sounds/401336/
* CTCollab: https://freesound.org/people/CTCollab/sounds/223626/
* BarkersPinhead: https://freesound.org/people/BarkersPinhead/sounds/274666/
* sjturia: https://freesound.org/people/sjturia/sounds/370918/
* cmusounddesign: https://freesound.org/people/cmusounddesign/sounds/85201/
* avakas: https://freesound.org/people/avakas/sounds/172359/
* KLarpen: https://freesound.org/people/KLarpen/sounds/85158/
* Omar Alvarado: https://freesound.org/people/Omar%20Alvarado/sounds/251538/
* CGEffex: https://freesound.org/people/CGEffex/sounds/96213/
* ceberation: https://freesound.org/people/ceberation/sounds/235519/
* JavierZumer: https://freesound.org/people/JavierZumer/sounds/165188/
* xserra: https://freesound.org/people/xserra/sounds/78445/
* grghson: https://freesound.org/people/grghson/sounds/255806/
* Iberian_Runa: https://freesound.org/people/Iberian_Runa/sounds/217542/

SFX used under the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/):
* Jandre160108: https://freesound.org/people/Jandre160108/sounds/365857/
* MorneDelport: https://freesound.org/people/MorneDelport/sounds/326407/
* millonlazaruspillay: https://freesound.org/people/millonlazaruspillay/sounds/366242/
* Timbre: https://freesound.org/people/Timbre/sounds/349155/
* ScottHurly: https://freesound.org/people/ScottHurly/sounds/366563/
* Wesselorg: https://freesound.org/people/Wesselorg/sounds/408432/
* Project_Trident: https://freesound.org/people/Project_Trident/sounds/140299/
* harri: https://freesound.org/people/harri/sounds/16800/
* Robinhood76: https://freesound.org/people/Robinhood76/sounds/317458/

Used under the Creative Commons 0 License (but we wanted to name them anyway to say thanks):
* carminooch: https://freesound.org/people/carminooch/sounds/105265/
* Adam_N: https://freesound.org/people/Adam_N/sounds/152388/
* thegoose09: https://freesound.org/people/thegoose09/sounds/125384/
* semccab: https://freesound.org/people/semccab/sounds/154371/
* ChemiCatz: https://freesound.org/people/ChemiCatz/sounds/267903/
* Kinoton: https://freesound.org/people/Kinoton/sounds/397685/
* SimonJeffery13: https://freesound.org/people/simonjeffery13/sounds/349848/
* stephenbist: https://freesound.org/people/stephenbist/sounds/434781/, https://freesound.org/people/stephenbist/sounds/434782/, https://freesound.org/people/stephenbist/sounds/434783/
* vintage2005: https://freesound.org/people/vintage2005/sounds/438988/
* SpliceSound: https://freesound.org/people/SpliceSound/sounds/369840/
* bacruz666: https://freesound.org/people/bacruz666/sounds/341908/
* Kinoton: https://freesound.org/people/Kinoton/sounds/397685/
* adcbicycle: https://freesound.org/people/adcbicycle/sounds/14120/
* crcavol: https://freesound.org/people/crcavol/sounds/154673/
* Ali_6868: https://freesound.org/people/Ali_6868/sounds/384361/
* LamaMakesMusic: https://freesound.org/people/LamaMakesMusic/sounds/403569/
* BraveFrog: https://freesound.org/people/BraveFrog/sounds/347237/
* carroll27: https://freesound.org/people/carroll27/sounds/151886/
* DanielsonIII: https://freesound.org/people/DanielsonIII/sounds/68400/
* altfuture: https://freesound.org/people/altfuture/sounds/174638/
* martian: https://freesound.org/people/martian/sounds/338854/
* uEffects: https://freesound.org/people/uEffects/sounds/208792/
* fotoshop: https://freesound.org/people/fotoshop/sounds/93346/
* Agaxly: https://freesound.org/people/Agaxly/sounds/213005/
* snardin42: https://freesound.org/people/snardin42/sounds/73200/
* conleec: https://freesound.org/people/conleec/sounds/159743/, https://freesound.org/people/conleec/sounds/159754/

Free audio plugins used with thanks, from the amazing people at:
* vladg/sound
* Tokyo Down Records
* iZotope

Thank you for listening! <3

 

Hail and Well Met proudly present their second podcast after the success of Season 1 of “Guild of Adventurers” – a collection of short stories, written by different authors, across a range of genres from around the world. With the first episode to be released this Halloween, our teaser provides small taste of the creepy and down right terrifying story of what’s to come.

Special thanks to those authors who have submitted stories thus far, we look forward to releasing those over the coming months, these include:
– Alex C Telander author of the Ostium podcast
– Allan West
– A Lot Like Violence (reddit)
– Elijah Gabriel author of The Glass Appeal podcast
– Sadie Pasley
– Seth Merlo
And many more!

If you have a story you’ve always dreamed of having turned into an audio drama, contact the team on reddit r/hailandwellmet, twitter @hailpodcast, or email info@hailandwellmetpodcast.com

 

Get in touch with the Hail and Well Met team!