Launched: October 31, 2016
Episodes: 6 (ongoing)
Length: 25-45 mins.
Genre: Dark Fantasy | Sci-Fi | Mystery | Thriller
Darkest Night is a binaurally recorded audio drama centering around the Roth Lobdow Center for Advanced Research. Each chapter follows two scientists working for the center on top secret 'Project Cyclops'. Through Project Cyclops, we are able to relive a person's last waking moments and uncover the secrets of the dead. The Darkest Night is narrated by Lee Pace (The Hobbit Films, Guardians of the Galaxy, Pushing Daisies. Halt & Catch Fire, etc). The Darkest Night features acting performances from Denis O'Hare (American Horror Story), Missi Pyle (The Artist & Dodgeball), RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Ricky Dillon, KC Wayland (We're Alive), Johnny Ferro, Callie Schuttera, Miguel Lopez, and more. Darkest Night is written by Chris Bloodworth. Additional writing done by Jimmy Juliano. Darkest Night is produced by The Paragon Collective & NoSleep.
You guys, I'm getting addicted to podcasts! So it seems my life in fiction have organized itself somehow:
- Reading: Literary and Women's Fiction
- Audiobooks: Self-Help & Humorous Memoirs
- Podcast: Dark Supernatural &/or Sci-Fi Fantasy
DARKEST NIGHT is my latest discovery. I found it this week and finished the available episodes in less than 48 hours.
I also think I'm running on a theme because DARKEST NIGHT has that weird, creepy, thriller vibe going on for it. The story so far is centered on Project Cyclops and we have Katie Reed, the latest employee of Roth-Lodbow Center for Adcanced Research, and assistant to retiring seasoned researcher, Dr. John Kinsler, is taking us with her as she gets inducted into the center. Basically what Katie and Dr. Kinsler has been doing is view their subject's last memory before they died. I promise you, none of the deaths so far have been peaceful and the victims run from babies (yes! babies!!) to adults. So far, the installments are episodic but there's a faint overarching arc somewhere that connects all the subjects and the nature of Project Cyclops.
DARKEST NIGHT is a radio dramatization with an amazing cast of voice actors. And although Katie Reed is at the helm for now, she's at the edge of the fourth wall in that she raises questions the audience has about Project Cyclops. Like why are these deaths not reported to the authorities, or is the center involved in some conspiracy, etc. Interesting inquiries and I'm excited to learn the answers to it and so much more.
The first episode is bloody, gory, curious, and will definitely get you hooked! Given of course that you enjoy dark stories. I suggest you listen to the first 10 mins. before you make a decision.
I'm open to recs, if you're following a podcast, regardless of genre, leaves immense below and I'll be sure to check it out!