Believer: A Paranormal Mystery

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The CONCLUSION of SodaPop's solo story. The darkness deepens, and the sun comes up. A transcript of this episode is available here. CONTENT NOTES (for entire three-part story) Live dog and cat sounds Harm to wild animals Mild harm to humans Abandonment Confusion / disorientation Dread Inexplicable pain Believer has merchandise! Check out the teepublic store here: https://www.teepublic.com/user/believer-podcast And a Patreon! Join for discounted merch, bonus material, and more at https://www.patreon.com/believerpodcast Nominate us for an Audioverse Award! More information available here: https://believerpodcast.com/fyc  CREDITS Voice performers Archie as “SodaPop” Lulu as “Barn cat” Julie Saunders as “Narrator” Production Crew Written, edited, and sound designed by Julie Saunders Cat wrangling by Seth Ellsworth “Believer Theme (Julie’s Melody)” composed by Aaron Ferenc Music from Epidemic Sound: “Old Country Serenade,” by These Old Bones “Campfire Tails,” by Brendon Moeller “Three Wishes,” by Rune Dale “In the Witness’s Eyes,” by Christian Andersen “Chapter 13,” by Nihoni “Worlds Apart,” by Rannar Sillard “Me and My Kite,” by Bonnie Grace “Closer Than Two of a Kind,” by Jaydan Talley (ending song)   CONNECT WITH US! Website: https://believerpodcast.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/believerpod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/believerpod/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/believerpod
Part Two of SodaPop's solo adventure. In which there are many more bad squirrels. This is a single-narrator bonus story set after the events of episode 4 - and if you haven't listened to Part One yet, you should probably go back an episode. A transcript of this episode is available here. Believer has merchandise! Check out the teepublic store here: https://www.teepublic.com/user/believer-podcast And a Patreon! Join for discounted merch, bonus material, and more at https://www.patreon.com/believerpodcast Nominate us for an Audioverse Award! More information available here: https://believerpodcast.com/fyc  The complete version of this episode are available to Patreon supporters now! Otherwise, you’ll see part three on Tuesday.   CONTENT NOTES (for entire three-part story) Live dog and cat sounds Harm to wild animals Mild harm to humans Abandonment Confusion / disorientation Dread Inexplicable pain   CREDITS   Voice performers Archie as “SodaPop” Lulu as “Barn cat” Julie Saunders as “Narrator”   Production Crew Written, edited, and sound designed by Julie Saunders Cat wrangling by Seth Ellsworth “Believer Theme (Julie’s Melody)” composed by Aaron Ferenc   Music from Epidemic Sound “Endeavor,” by Jakob Ahlbom “Chapter 13,” by Nihoni “Lost Without You (Instrumental Version),” by Duty Division   CONNECT WITH US! Website: https://believerpodcast.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/believerpod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/believerpod/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/believerpod
Surprise! A bonus short story featuring SodaPop, World’s Greatest Dog. But first, announcements: Believer has merchandise! Check out the teepublic store here: https://www.teepublic.com/user/believer-podcast And a Patreon! Join for discounted merch, bonus material, and more at https://www.patreon.com/believerpodcast Nominate us for an Audioverse Award! More information available here: https://believerpodcast.com/fyc  Parts two and three of this episode are available to Patreon supporters now. Otherwise, you’ll see them on the next few Tuesdays. A transcript of this episode is available here. CONTENT NOTES (for entire three-part story) Live dog and cat sounds Harm to wild animals Mild harm to humans Abandonment Dread Inexplicable pain   CREDITS Voice performers Archie as “SodaPop” Lulu as “Barn cat” Julie Saunders as “Narrator” Production Crew Written, edited, and sound designed by Julie Saunders Cat wrangling by Seth Ellsworth “Believer Theme (Julie’s Melody)” composed by Aaron Ferenc Music from Epidemic Sound “Our Days of Bliss,” by Alice Spence “A Classic Noir,” by David Celeste “Campfire Tails,” by Brendon Moeller “Catch Me Later,” by Kikoru “Wandering Nomad,” by Cody Francis   CONNECT WITH US! Website: https://believerpodcast.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/believerpod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/believerpod/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/believerpod
We’re giving away a Supportive Sasquatch coloring page to anyone who donates or volunteers with an organization that supports Black Trans Lives! Send proof of your contribution to the show on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, or email us at believerpod@gmail.com. We’ll send back a cool coloring book page -- and if you send it back to us once you complete it, it’ll be featured on Instagram.  BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE: If at least 50 people provide proof of a contribution, we’ll release a special outtakes episode into the main feed. This is something I was saving for a paywall later, so this is the best way to make it available for free. The transcript for this episode is available HERE.   National organizations: Trans Lifeline - Peer support services and crisis intervention for the trans community, by the trans community The Trevor Project - Crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ youth The Okra Project - Provides healthy, culturally-specific meals to Black Trans People The Marsha P. Johnson Institute - Advocating for Black Trans people Emergency Release Fund - Bail funds to keep Trans people out of jail Transgender Law Center - Focuses on changes to law and policy Lambda Legal - National Civil Rights organization for LGBTQ+ legal rights and advocacy Trans Women of Color Collective - various advocacy for Trans Women of Color, including the Black Trans Health Initiative   Portland, OR organizations:  Basic Rights Oregon - LGBTQ+ advocacy in Oregon, with a dedicated Racial Justice Program Black Resilience Fund - Portland-based organization providing direct financial and food assistance to the Black community Don't Shoot PDX - Provides legal clinics, resources, and support to the Black community in Portland   Art by Kathy Carlston, creator of Coloring OUTside the Lines with Inspirational LGBT People.  Images of LGBTQ icons like Laverne Cox, Freddie Mercury, and Harvey Milk alongside inspirational quotes and affirmations. Find more of Kathy’s work at http://www.kathycarlstonart.com/ The music for this episode was “Be Your Girlfriend (Instrumental Version),” by Lil’ Loca, courtesy of Epidemic Sound.
The inaugural episode of SQUATCH TALK, recorded in Jake Talbott’s living room. In this episode, Jake’s friend and prospective co-host, Abe Ramirez, brings Sasquatch questions and sightings from across the Oregon Bigfoot Highway. What is Bigfoot? Could he be an alien? A protector? Dare we say, a friend? Find out all this and more on SQUATCH TALK! The transcript for this episode is available here. See research notes and further reading at BelieverPodcast.com Due to recording delays from, well, everything, the main storyline of BELIEVER is going on hiatus. Please stay subscribed for bonus content (including spin-off and prequel episodes) as well as regular show recommendations and resources for self-care and activism. If you enjoyed Squatch Talk, you’ll love King Falls AM. CONTENT NOTES Strong language Harm to wild animals Dissociative behavior CAST Jake Talbott - Jason Markoff Abe Ramirez - Enrique Garnica Bill - Mark Fossen Ben - Zichi Calhoun Sheila - April Fossen Rose Boone - Mara Hernandez Dr. Penelope Simmons - Samantha Ronceros MUSIC “Julie’s Melody (Believer Theme),” by Aaron Ferenc “C-Four,” by Deskant “Obsessions (Instrumental Version), by Can’t Find Ollie
Lara investigates the twisted, apocalyptic sermons of Reverend Mitchell Boone. Things get...weird. If this is your first time listening, go back to episode 1.01 - Charity and start there. The transcript for this episode is available at BelieverPodcast.com. This week’s podcast recommendation is Crypto Z, a brand new show from Euphonie Media. CONTENT NOTES Apocalyptic Christian rhetoric, including scripture and hymn quotations Mild language Dog whiny noises Cult content and behavior Hallucinations and visual/auditory distortions Respiratory distress Sleepwalking CAST Rev. Mitchell Boone - David Pinion Sheriff Tate - Regen Wilson Dr. Penelope Simmons - Samantha Ronceros Camille Simmons - Sara Gorsky Lara Campbell - Julie Saunders SodaPop - Archie Cult Chanters - the Saunders, Parshall, and Meeks families CREW Written, Directed, Sound Designed by Julie Saunders Theme song composed by Aaron Ferenc Emotional support provided by Seth Ellsworth MUSIC “Julie’s Melody (Believer Theme),” by Aaron Ferenc “We Will Be All,” by Julie Saunders “Eternal Moment,” by Farrell Wooten “Psalm 1001,” by Isobel O’Connor “Lo How a Rose E’er Blooming,” Traditional “The Perfectionist,” by Brightarm Orchestra SFX Camera sound: https://freesound.org/people/pooky1/sounds/431588/ Adobe Stock Audio Fiction Hub
We find out more about the night the sky fell down on Charity - and learn some of Lara and Rose's backstory. If this is your first time listening, go back to Episode 1: "Charity," and start there. For bios, transcripts, and more information, visit BelieverPodcast.com CONTENT NOTES Grief; familial loss; grating, high-pitched noises. CREDITS CAST Rose Boone - Mara Hernandez The Boys - Eliseo Velasquez, John Gifford, Enrique Garnica Lara Campbell - Julie Saunders Jake Talbott - Jason Markoff Mayor Terri Boone - Rosa Delgado Camille Simmons - Sara Gorsky Dr. Penelope Simmons - Samantha Ronceros Sodapop, World's Greatest Dog - Basil Archimedes Hornberger (Archie) CREW Composer - Aaron Ferenc Written, Directed, Produced, Edited by Julie Saunders MUSIC "Julie's Melody," by Aaron Ferenc "Retrouvailles," by Ooyy "Under My Oak Tree," by Johannes Bornlof "Obsessions (Instrumental Version)", by Can't Find Ollie Music not composed by Aaron Ferenc was found on Epidemic Sound. SFX Supplemental dog sounds: https://freesound.org/people/ivolipa/sounds/260248/ https://freesound.org/people/170084/sounds/408200/ https://freesound.org/people/15GPanskaBokstefflova_Nicola/sounds/461521/ https://freesound.org/people/jinxycat49/sounds/490164/ https://freesound.org/people/giddster/sounds/435368/ All other ambient and sound effects from Adobe Stock.
Just a quick drop-in to let you know that episode 3 is running late. Also, recommendations for other shows and a real-life Pet Sematary experience. Story comes at the end due to content (animal harm). SHOWS FOR THE MEANTIME: Elaine's Cooking for the Soul, featuring Rosa Delgado (who plays Mayor Terri Boone) Listen Rinse Repeat, 20-second stories to wash your hands to Broads You Should Know, cohosted by Sara Gorsky (who plays Camille) Unwell, a Midwestern Gothic Mystery Call of the Void, a cosmic sci-fi set in New Orleans Cryptids, a sci-fi mystery that does not go where you think it will MUSIC (from Epidemic Sound): As She Drifts Away, by Clarence Reed True Grit, by Christoffer Moe Ditlevsen Be well! Bye now!
Lara goes on a Squatch Walk, which leads to an...unusual discovery. Sodapop proves much more helpful than local law enforcement. If this is your first time listening, go back to Episode 1: "Charity," and start there. For bios, transcripts, and more information, visit BelieverPodcast.com CONTENT NOTES Wild animal death, illness, hospitalization, discussions of public health, gaslighting. CREDITS CAST Dr. Penelope Simmons - Samantha Ronceros Lara Campbell - Julie Saunders Jake Talbott - Jason Markoff Guy Who Can't Find Keys - Brett Saunders Camille Simmons - Sara Gorsky Mayor Terri Boone - Rosa Delgado Sheriff Tate - Regen Wilson Rose Boone - Mara Hernandez Sodapop, World's Greatest Dog - Basil Archimedes Hornberger (Archie) MUSIC Intro: “Julie’s Melody,” by Aaron Ferenc Thought music: “Altostratus,” by Franz Gordon Outro music: “All More,” by Lax Superlative SFX Dog in leaves: https://freesound.org/people/cognito%20perceptu/sounds/83156/ Dog running: https://freesound.org/people/acclivity/sounds/74518/ Snap: https://freesound.org/people/Snapper4298/sounds/177495/ Bell: https://freesound.org/people/skirton101/sounds/494565/ Panting: https://freesound.org/people/keweldog/sounds/181767/ Dog yawn: https://freesound.org/people/jinxycat49/sounds/490164/ Dog shake: https://freesound.org/people/giddster/sounds/435368/ All others from Adobe Stock Next episode is due March 31st. In the meantime, listen to Under the Shroud, a supernatural noir audio drama about a half-demon taxi driver for Baltimore's underworld.
***OUT OF UNIVERSE*** The next episode of Believer comes out next week, but in the meantime, Julie is here to read an excerpt from Fred Beck's classic memoir, I FOUGHT THE APEMEN OF MT. SAINT HELENS, WA. You'll never guess what it's about. The full text of Beck's book can be found on BigfootEncounters.com. A transcript of this episode is available here. CONTENT NOTE This episode contains gunshot sounds. ADDITIONAL CREDITSMusic for this episode all came from Epidemic Sound: Desert Hideout by Christoffer Moe Ditlevsen Diffusion Echo by Ethan Sloan Partners in Crime by Christoffer Moe Ditlevsen SFX for chest thumps from Freesound. All other SFX and ambient sound from Adobe Stock.
Fake psychic Lara Campbell travels to Charity, Oregon to check on her ex-girlfriend, Rose. This is the first episode of the season, and the best place to start listening. REMASTERED as of October 13, 2020! The transcript for this episode is available here. For episode notes, cast and crew information, or to support the show, please visit BelieverPodcast.com. CONTENT NOTES This episode contains discussions of child death, grief, and manipulation. There are also loud knocking sounds, squishy noises, and dog whining/barking (which may cause dogs to react if played over speakers). CREDITS Cast (in order of appearance): Lara Campbell - Julie Saunders Rose Boone - Mara Hernandez Deborah Lee - Jenna Saunders Rev. Mitchell Boone - David Pinion Kathy Petersen - Laura Baggett Sodapop, World's Greatest Dog - Archie Jake Talbott - Jason Markoff Mayor Terri Boone - Rosa Delgado Written, Directed, and Produced by Julie Saunders Remastered and sound designed by David Weaver Theme song composed by Aaron Ferenc Sound Credits: Dog sniffing: https://freesound.org/people/ivolipa/sounds/260248/ More dog sounds: https://freesound.org/people/170084/sounds/408200/ Dog running: https://freesound.org/people/15GPanskaBokstefflova_Nicola/sounds/461521/ Dog yawn: https://freesound.org/people/jinxycat49/sounds/490164/ Dog shake: https://freesound.org/people/giddster/sounds/435368/ Clock: https://freesound.org/people/straget/sounds/405423/ Mitchell’s machines: https://freesound.org/people/nofeedbak/sounds/21869/ EKG alarm: https://freesound.org/people/guitarguy1985/sounds/65401/ Misc: Audio Drama Network Hub Misc: Adobe Stock Lara's phone's voice was generated at https://filmmusic.io/voiceovers The ending song was "Lucky Charm," by Mimi Oleson, courtesy of Epidemic Sound. This episode was sponsored by Saunders & Associates LLC
Lara Campbell used to believe in ghosts - though she will pretend to believe in them for money. When her ex-girlfriend goes missing in a strange town in Oregon, though, she might just have to rethink everything she thought she knew. Believer is a scripted fiction podcast about ghosts, cryptids, cosmic entities, and the one woman who denies them all. Season one premieres on March 3, 2020. For more information, go to BelieverPodcast.com. The transcript for this trailer is available here. CREDITS Lara: Julie Saunders Rose: Mara Hernandez  Jake: Jason Markoff Camille: Sara Gorsky Mayor Terri Boone: Rosa Delgado Reverend Mitchell Boone: David Pinion Sodapop the Dog: Basil Archimedes Hornberger Cult chanting courtesy of the Saunders and Parshall families. Theme song by Aaron Ferenc. Sound effects: Elk bugle: https://freesound.org/s/250191/ All other sfx for this episode from Adobe Stock. Music from https://filmmusic.io"Industrial Music Box" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Season one sponsor: Saunders & Associates LLC
Lara checks her voicemail. The first episode of BELIEVER premieres in March 2020. For more information, see www.believerpodcast.com or follow @believerpod on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. CAST Lara: Julie Saunders (@ohmissjulie) Rose: Mara Hernandez (@its_marahernandez) Music from https://filmmusic.io"Spacial Winds" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Sound effects from Adobe Stock and Freesound:  https://freesound.org/s/348078/ https://freesound.org/s/320726/ https://freesound.org/s/250191/
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Created by
Julie Saunders
Podcast Status
Finished
Started
Feb 3rd, 2020
Latest Episode
Jun 10th, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
13
Avg. Episode Length
12 minutes
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