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Kc Wayland

Producer of We're Alive, Editor & Producer of We're Alive, Bronzeville & Theater for the Mind & Host & Producer of The Drive Home with Kc and Bl…
Orange, California native Kc Wayland has carried within him a passion for the creative arts from a young age. As a teenager, he earned the Award of Excellence in Arts and Best Student Editor and graduated with top honors from Orange High School Media Arts program for Acting and Film Theory, earning the Principal’s Medallion. Upon graduating, he was awarded an academic scholarship to attend Chapman University’s School of Film and Television. In January of 2002, Wayland enlisted in the United States Army, taking a leave of absence from Chapman. He received two certifications in broadcast engineering and was awarded both Top Graduate and Distinguished Honor Graduate. He returned to Chapman in 2003, but was deployed to Iraq midway through his first semester. From 2003 to 2004, Wayland served with the 222nd Broadcast Operations Detachment in the heart of Baghdad. His service earned him a nomination for a Bronze Star for meritorious service. During his time overseas, Wayland filmed his personal experience that would later become the documentary “365 Boots on Ground.” Wayland returned to Chapman within a month of active combat. During this adjustment period back to civilian life, he focused his energy on completing “365 Boots on Ground.” The documentary would go on to earn several awards, including: Best Documentary at Chapman 2005, Best Student Documentary at the Bear Bear Film Festival, and Best Student Film at the Tiberon International Film Festival. He graduated from Chapman in 2008 as the Cheverton Graduate (valedictorian) of his class. While teaching film at Costa Mesa High School and Coastline ROP, he began writing what would later become “We’re Alive: A Story of Survival.” What started off as a means of coping with his military experience, “We’re Alive” evolved into a wildly successful and revolutionary zombie audio drama. Wayland acted as lead writer/editor/director/producer of “We’re Alive” on each of the 48 episodes from 2009 to 2014. The rise of “We’re Alive” coincided with the booming popularity of podcasts and zombie culture, standing out for its gritty urban realism and focus “Theater for the Mind” audio techniques. Its success earned the show a place within the Nerdist Podcast Network, garnering over 100 million downloads in the course of its run at the time of this publication. A sequel of sorts to “We’re Alive: A Story of Survival” entitled “We’re Alive: Lockdown” was successfully funded via Kickstarter in July of 2015, and was released April 2016. The next iteration of We're Alive, Goldrush, is currently in post-production. Following the success of “We’re Alive,” Wayland signed with the Paradigm Talent Agency in February of 2016.
Recent episodes featuring Kc Wayland
We're Alive: Goldrush - Chapter 10 - My best friend, the end
The denouement. The final Chapter. With the Atlas in the dust, the soldiers regroup to find their path again. Things have become clearer on the surface, and everyone can breathe for the first time. As our heroes attempt to ride off into the sunset towards home, the gold calls in the distance... Set 17 years after the main events of WE’RE ALIVE, GOLDRUSH is a recollection story that describes the efforts of the “soldiers” (Greg Muldoon, Anthony Robbins, Carl Thomas, and Samuel Puck) attempt a side mission to retrieve a suspected stash of gold bullion. Told from the perspective of an aging Gen. Puck, he confides this previously undisclosed tale to the only surviving relation of his former team, Alex Robbins, the son of Puck’s friend Anthony. Over the course of ten episodes, the show will not only relate past tales of heroics, horror, and humor, but also sets the stage for future characters. In Goldrush, fans will truly get to know these well-beloved characters characters on a much more emotionally satisfying level. Their humor and unique group dynamic certainly remain intact, and modeled after old Spaghetti Westerns, the story takes directions the series has not yet explored. Filled with action, battles with the undead, love triangles, conflicting loyalties, and of course gold, WE’RE ALIVE: GOLDRUSH stands out as a truly unique Theater for the Mind experience for both new and old listeners. SimpliSafe = Protect your home today at SimpliSafe.com/GOLDRUSH UpStart = Visit Upstart.com/ALIVE BetDSI = Go to BetDSI.com and use promo code ALIVE101
We're Alive: Goldrush - Chapter 10 - My best friend, the end
The denouement. The final Chapter. With the Atlas in the dust, the soldiers regroup to find their path again. Things have become clearer on the surface, and everyone can breathe for the first time. As our heroes attempt to ride off into the sunset towards home, the gold calls in the distance... Set 17 years after the main events of WE’RE ALIVE, GOLDRUSH is a recollection story that describes the efforts of the “soldiers” (Greg Muldoon, Anthony Robbins, Carl Thomas, and Samuel Puck) attempt a side mission to retrieve a suspected stash of gold bullion. Told from the perspective of an aging Gen. Puck, he confides this previously undisclosed tale to the only surviving relation of his former team, Alex Robbins, the son of Puck’s friend Anthony. Over the course of ten episodes, the show will not only relate past tales of heroics, horror, and humor, but also sets the stage for future characters. In Goldrush, fans will truly get to know these well-beloved characters characters on a much more emotionally satisfying level. Their humor and unique group dynamic certainly remain intact, and modeled after old Spaghetti Westerns, the story takes directions the series has not yet explored. Filled with action, battles with the undead, love triangles, conflicting loyalties, and of course gold, WE’RE ALIVE: GOLDRUSH stands out as a truly unique Theater for the Mind experience for both new and old listeners. SimpliSafe = Protect your home today at SimpliSafe.com/GOLDRUSH UpStart = Visit Upstart.com/ALIVE BetDSI = Go to BetDSI.com and use promo code ALIVE101
We’re Alive: Behind the Mic
We go behind the series in this in-depth look behind the mics and talk to show creator, Kc Wayland, about Goldrush and what goes into making this level of “Theater for the Mind”. This audio-doc includes exclusive interviews with cast, crew, and fans of the series, commemorating Oct 30th - #AudioDramaDay . Audio-Doc by Tim Mulhern
We’re Alive: Behind the Mic
We go behind the series in this in-depth look behind the mics and talk to show creator, Kc Wayland, about Goldrush and what goes into making this level of “Theater for the Mind”. This audio-doc includes exclusive interviews with cast, crew, and fans of the series, commemorating Oct 30th - #AudioDramaDay . Audio-Doc by Tim Mulhern
We're Alive: Goldrush - Chapter 9 - El Chupacabra
The Atlas doesn’t feel much like home anymore. The world underground grows darker as a new terror has made its way beneath the surface. Legend has it that a green goat sucker named El Chupacabra will take your soul for an entire evening, only to return it safely the next day. Will the soldiers tempt fate by welcoming such an unholy beast? Set 17 years after the main events of WE’RE ALIVE, GOLDRUSH is a recollection story that describes the efforts of the “soldiers” (Greg Muldoon, Anthony Robbins, Carl Thomas, and Samuel Puck) attempt a side mission to retrieve a suspected stash of gold bullion. Told from the perspective of an aging Gen. Puck, he confides this previously undisclosed tale to the only surviving relation of his former team, Alex Robbins, the son of Puck’s friend Anthony. Over the course of ten episodes, the show will not only relate past tales of heroics, horror, and humor, but also sets the stage for future characters. In Goldrush, fans will truly get to know these well-beloved characters characters on a much more emotionally satisfying level. Their humor and unique group dynamic certainly remain intact, and modeled after old Spaghetti Westerns, the story takes directions the series has not yet explored. Filled with action, battles with the undead, love triangles, conflicting loyalties, and of course gold, WE’RE ALIVE: GOLDRUSH stands out as a truly unique Theater for the Mind experience for both new and old listeners. SimpliSafe = Protect your home today at SimpliSafe.com/GOLDRUSH UpStart = Visit Upstart.com/ALIVE BetDSI = Go to BetDSI.com and use promo code ALIVE101
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Birthdate
Jul 30th, 1982
Location
Orange, CA, USA
Episode Count
426
Podcast Count
14
Total Airtime
1 week, 1 day