Wrong Station

By The Wrong Station

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You are currently listening to the Wrong Station. Have a seat, stay a while. There's this story I've been dying to tell you. Maybe you'll find it interesting.

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39 - The Draugr
24:25

I remember even now, holding tight to my brother Thorsten’s arm as our grandmother described the Draugr’s corpse-blue flesh, his long fingernails, and how he crept away at night to gorge on the blood of children in their cradles. But as I say, such tales are no longer encouraged. The Christians say we have eternal life, and dislike the suggestion there is something unnatural about wanting to live forever.

May 27, 2019
38 - Grill Marks
22:28

The meat hissed as it slapped onto the grill, and the Pit Master pressed down with his chrome spatula, not hard enough to release the juices, but enough to sear the geometry of the cooking grate into the beef.

May 13, 2019
37 - The Rat Story
19:41

“It was big.”
“How big?”
“Big.”
I saw it a few nights after that. I was sitting in the kitchen, and I heard what I thought was the cat, coming down the hall. It wasn’t the cat. But it wasn’t much smaller, either.

Apr 29, 2019
36 - Trevann Head
22:46

Tradition has it they come out of the mountains once a year at Golowan Night, in midsummer, to visit the Town. They walk the streets; see what’s changed, and then they take one thing back with them.

Performed by Jonathan Shaboo.

Apr 15, 2019
35 - Espalier
23:29

From a central column, it branched upward; a disturbingly fleshy plant corralled into a rigid, diamond lattice. It had no leaves, which I thought strange; so few plants are ever out of season in a greenhouse.

Performed by Annelise Hawrylak.

Apr 01, 2019
34 - Velvet
24:19

Antlers are the fastest growing bone in the animal kingdom. In June and July, the antlers of a White-tailed deer can grow as fast as an inch a day. An inch. In order to grow so quickly, the bones need blood; lots of it, and so they’re covered in a thin, soft tissue filled with blood vessels. Velvet.

Mar 18, 2019
33 - Holotype
22:44

I am currently standing in the biomedical laboratories of the *REDACTED*—or simply the Institute, as I shall here on refer to it as—and am just outside of the main lab. In front of me is the holotype, species yet unnamed, currently thawing after being put on ice to best preserve its tissue.

Mar 04, 2019
32 - Northland Bus
14:33

Don’t worry though. I know I look a little intimidating to everyday people, but I promise there’s a reason for the way I look. I’m not gonna talk your ear off, either. I know most people hate having people next to them on the bus, but I’m usually able to change their minds.

But enough about me. Where are you going?

Performed by Joey Graff.

Feb 18, 2019
31 - The Fair Folk
29:02

The rest of her pregnancy was without complication. The town marvelled; many had been sure she would die. But she had picked up a strange habit. It was remarked on in town how she would leave her home in the evenings, and walk along water’s edge in the marsh, even until long after dark.

Performed by Tara Wink.

Feb 04, 2019
30 - Classic Car
21:52

See, what you oughta do is get yourself an older vehicle. Take the Chimera for example. That engine has been running smooth and clean for over 60 years. With a few replacement parts, of course. They just don’t make cars like this anymore.

Say, could you hand me that flathead over there? The missing leg makes walking to the tool bench a real pain.

Jan 21, 2019
29 - Keep the Crows at Bay
22:52

Open your eyes. Don’t fall asleep, you mustn’t fall asleep. You have to stay awake, or the crows will eat you. Some think that they go for the eyes first, but it’s always the tongue. They take your tongue so you cannot cry for help, then leave you to bleed. The eyes they save for last.

Performed by Thomas Gough.

Jan 07, 2019
Snips in Stockings
27:45

You've been so good this year that we decided to leave you an extra little something in your stocking. Just make sure to give it a few good whacks before reaching in, to make absolute sure that it's dead.

Performed by Anthony Botelho and Tara Wink.

Dec 25, 2018
28 - In the Dead of Night
25:21

Later, I found out it was the coldest that day had been in a hundred years. I’m convinced I nearly died on the road that afternoon. And there’d be times that night when I wasn’t sure I hadn’t, and that the cabin I’d arrived at wasn’t hell.

Dec 24, 2018
27 - Come and See
30:48

The letters swam, spilling into different words, which I read as they appeared.

“The crowning achievement of the Greatest and Best was Universal Discovery. Our voyagers found the outermost edge of the universe. Do you understand? The absolute end of everything. We found the answers we were looking for, and the answers you are looking for. We built this monument afterwards. Come and see.”

Performed by Amaka Umeh, and featuring Chris Vergara and Anthony Botelho.

Dec 10, 2018
26 - The Attendant
25:09

I never thought a hospital could be so pleasant. It began to feel like a home and besides the healing, visits from friends, and watching some of the trashiest daytime TV you can imagine, it was a pretty uneventful winter for me.

Except for that one night of course.

Performed by Hugh Ritchie.

Nov 26, 2018
25 - War Comes Home
22:51

Not long after Thomas’ return, I started noticing strange things in and around the house. Noises at first, at night. Something like the sound of distant thunder. Boom… boom… boom… off in the distance, in the middle of the night. Oddly, at around the same time Thomas would leave bed.

Performed by Rachel Hart.

Nov 12, 2018
24 - Snip or Treat: An Analecticum of Halloween Shorts
47:33

The chill wind blows and carries the smell of pumpkin rot. Creatures and bones and things peer from every home. The doorbell rings in the dead of night on a dark street. Do you dare answer? It must be time for more snips, and it must be time for Halloween.

Featuring, in order of appearance, Anthony Botelho, Rachel Hart, Jacob Duarte Spiel, Alexander Saxton, Hugh Ritchie, Liz Der, Chris Vergara, Margaret Rose, and Jada Rifkin.

Oct 29, 2018
23 - A Long Slice of Ham
23:01

Now, that all sounds a bit dispassionate and business-minded when I listen to myself. This isn’t supposed to be a sales pitch. No… please don’t mistake me as being blase, this work really is my passion. As are the pigs.

Oct 22, 2018
22 - Farther Than Samarkand
25:37

The sun was right overhead. It was so hot I thought the plastic wheels of my travel bag would melt to the pavement. As I turned from the parking lot down the side of the highway, the fresh dose of codeine washed over me, like white surf on a sunlit beach. The pills made everything even brighter and hazier. I felt like I was floating on the thick humid air, floating down the road like a raft down a warm stream.

Performed by Liz Der.

 

 

Oct 15, 2018
21 - The Catcher
33:29

"It’s dangerous to face them alone. You must have others with you, others you trust, even if it puts them in danger." That's what Laudens told me when I first became the Catcher. It was the soundest of advice. And yet, sometimes we do not have the luxury of following sound advice.

Featuring Thomas Gough.

Oct 08, 2018
We're Taking Calls
07:47

Sit tight folks, We're Taking Calls. Followed by announcements for Season 3.

Featuring Alexander Saxton, Jada Rifkin, and Anthony Botelho.

Oct 01, 2018
20 - In Constantinople
27:59

She would stand in purple darkness, back pressed against one of the marble pillars supporting the window’s arch, and strain her ears to catch scraps of conversation as they drifted up through the purple leaves and white flowers of the citrus trees. In Constantinople, somebody was always listening.

Stay tuned for updates on Season 3.

Jan 29, 2018
19 - Bush Party
18:14

And then, some strange, lingering sense of wrongness resolved itself into a realization. The people at this party were strange. They were all slightly too long and slender in the limbs and body. They all moved the same way, with the same liquid nonchalance.

Featuring Alexander Saxton, Mirka Loiselle, and Louis-Alexandre Boulet.

Jan 22, 2018
18 - Cheveux de lin
27:04

But on one night – it was late in the fall, I think – a foreign sound leaked into my father’s left ear, the one with the hearing aid. He took out the device and shook it, a habit that seemed to help, like the way you might hit an old radio to get it back to its senses. But when he put it back in, the sound didn’t disappear; if anything, it became a little clearer.

Jan 15, 2018
17 - Dive Bar
18:43

She looked down at her drink, and tilted it to watch the fluid stick to the sides of the glass. She wrinkled her nose. He’d said it was “Bessenjenniver,” a specialty, and the bartender had poured her a thick shot in a yellowed tumbler, after unscrewing the cap and tearing open a crust of old sugar. For this, he had charged the absurd sum of 35 cents.

Featuring Frances Loiselle and Alexander Saxton

Jan 08, 2018
16 - Yet More Short Snips
34:27

Another collection of stories, tales of strange beasts and far-flung places. None of them a beginning or an ending, all of them short.

Featuring Arun Varma, Kevin Matthew Wong, and Rachel Hart.

Jan 01, 2018
15 - The Blasted Cove
32:46

Tell me, what draws you to that place? Were you raised here as child, wandering to the cliffs in your youth to throw rocks at the crumbling caves past the inlet? Did your elders tell you never to go near it, and you’ve just never shaken the childish want to disobey? Or have you passed by it in the middle of the night, and seen a dim pale light shining through the water and shining through the cracks in the rock face?

Featuring Louis-Alexandre Boulet.

Dec 04, 2017
14 - The Quiet Quarter
28:10

I was mesmerized by the building, looking up and up at its titanic height. Near this end, it had a tower which soared to a height nearly double that of the bell tower at St. Mark’s. At the peak of the spire was a golden weather vane. Unlike St. Mark’s, the figure on that weather vane was not an angel.

Featuring Mirka Loiselle, Arun Varma, and Rachel Hart.

Nov 27, 2017
13 - On Black Lake
15:24

You know, I’ve seen the video. There was a good six months where she watched it almost every day, desperately searching for a clue, any kind of hint. All for nothing, obviously. I think we all knew that, the neighbours. But we’d sit with her while she did it, so she wouldn’t have to be alone.

Performed by Sarah Marchand, and featuring Kevin Matthew Wong and Frances Loiselle.

Nov 20, 2017
12 - These Old Trees
22:22

You see, the people who lived here choose to do so for a very specific reason. In spite of the fact that, until their being here, no humans who had ever set foot in this place wanted any part of it.

Nov 13, 2017
11 - Bad Road
17:38

My old man turned to me, and he said, Jimmy, it’s a bad stretch of road along here. If you can avoid it, never drive it after dark. It’s a bad stretch, and bad strange things happen to folks along here after dark.

Nov 06, 2017
Incoming Transmission
07:32

There's something Wrong with the signal.

Oct 02, 2017
10 - 'Come on out'
20:03

Now I’d been in that camp fer 'bout six months, an' Jack’d been there fer 'bout four, an' it was me'n'im together what found the Frenchman, floatin’ facedown in that swamp. An' we thought for sure that he was dead. But he wasn't.

Stay tuned for announcements on our second season.

Mar 16, 2017
09 - Punch for Punch
17:14

I’ve never felt at home with my wife’s family, and neither has Alison for that matter. But this time I had this special, sick feeling. There was something about this dinner, and the awful people at it, that felt like a disaster waiting to happen.

Featuring, in order of appearance, Emma Burns, Hannah Wilkinson, Alexander Saxton, and Rachel Hart.

Mar 09, 2017
08 - The Family Business
22:53

I must say that I was surprised when I received your call. Not many people are very interested in learning the fine details of my work, given the nature of it. Yet here you are, the Brabant River Funeral Home.

Mar 02, 2017
07 - Outward Bound
21:18

I went through sort of a rough patch when I was younger, and one summer I ended up in one of those outdoor education programs so I wouldn't have to redo a year. I thought I'd be okay when they left me alone on one of those little islands. But I wasn't okay, and I wasn't alone. Featuring Eric Synnott.

Feb 23, 2017
06 - Short Snips
29:04

Not every story has an end, or a beginning. Every day we glean half-stories, based on half-memories of half-facts. Catharsis is a rare treat for those who hear these tales, and for those who experience them.

Featuring, in order of appearance, Emma Burns, Chai Valladares, Alexander Saxton, Ilan Tzitrin, and Rachel Hart.

Feb 16, 2017
05 - Property Values
13:04

It had been empty for as long as anyone could remember, and even in my brightest early memories of the neighborhood I grew up in, the house at the end of the lane is stands apart with its darkened windows. Featuring Hannah Wilkinson.

Feb 09, 2017
04 - The Hum
15:56

Things have been pretty good since the war ended. Energy is a lot cheaper, and that drives down the price on pretty much everything else. Everything seems perfect, though there was a while when I wasn’t sleeping all too well. Let me tell you about it, about that hum.

Feb 02, 2017
03 - A Walk in the Park
19:38

She was walking home on one of the snowiest nights of the year, she tells me. She kind of loses track of time, and eventually comes to this park. A place she'd never heard of, and one she was never able to find again. That big park, with that little house right in the middle of it.

Jan 26, 2017
02 - In the Dead of Winter
23:05

I used to be a sawyer, you know? Sawmill man. This weather tonight makes me think of the last place that I ever worked. The terrible cold and the awful feeling you'd get at night. Like you were being watched by something, just beyond the trees.

Featuring Chai Valladares and Eric Synnott.

Jan 19, 2017
01 - Family Photos
29:41

I guess you wanna hear that story, huh? It all happened a short while after my father died, years ago. I never knew much about his side of the family, but maybe it was better that way. Maybe it would have been better if I'd never found those photos.

Jan 12, 2017
00 - The Snowman
10:14

In a small town in the middle of winter an old man sits on his porch, watching the snowman. He never takes his eyes off of it, but why?

The Wrong Station is a radio horror series in the tradition of Quiet Please and Lights Out, created by Alexander Saxton and Anthony Botelho.

Dec 23, 2016