Ostium Podcast

An Arts, Science Fiction and Thriller podcast
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I've listened to 2 episodes so far and while it's an interesting concept the narrator is bland and rambles extensively sometimes reiterating his point or a description 2 or 3 times. He just goes on and on. They need to stop describing every little thing they do and every little thing they come across. It's got potential but needs some serious polishing.
For a mostly single narrator driven podcast, Ostium is a compelling and enjoyable audio drama! As a huge fan and player of the Myst games back in the mid 1990's, which the podcast creator mentions as a dorect inspiration, this podcast has a similar mystery quest and isolation adventure feel. Really enjoying this podcast so far!!
The first three seasons of this podcast were a great marathon listen of mystery and intrigue. I'm looking forward to the next season after the crossovers are done.
Whats behind the doors? I loved this show from it's inception, stumbing randomaly across it in my podcast feed. Sadly lost track of it for a year after some phone problems, but glad when I rediscovered it and could devour all the new episodes. I also am left wondering what will come next. Keep up the good work!
Marathoning Seasons 1, 2, and 3 was an intense experience for me filled with so many feelings, unexpected twists and turns, and a story that instantly managed to grab my right from the first episode.
Just when you think you know what's going on, there's a new twist. When explaining it to others, I say, "if you were a fan of Lost, then you'll like Ostium." It's a story that has you expecting it to go somewhere, and then shows you a completely new and unexected perspective. The style appeals to my own internal dialog way of telling a story. This is as much about "what" is going on as it is "why." At least if you let it be.
This fiction podcast is often mentioned in the same breath as Limetown and Black Tapes. Indeed it is an example of the conspiracy/horror story so popular amongst fiction podcasts. The male protagonist is deliberately an "everyman". He works a mind-numbing office job, has no appreciable social or family life, and finds himself addicted to an odd online game. He hops onto a mystery glitch in the game; this is attributed to the ineffable siren call of the eponymous town, but he doesn’t seem to have much to lose. Unbelievably, the writers of Ostium chose to go with the narrative of a chosen/special one for the male protagonist, whose first reaction to meeting a badass woman is "Does she like me?". Why are we still entertaining such stereotypes? The town has "some special connection" with him - exact nature unknown, naturally, but certainly he has few emotional stakes in risking his - and her - life exploring the town. What was ultimately the most frustrating for me was her validation with the "maybe he's not like other guys" stance. I would rather listen to her perspective: her motivation may be clichéd, but at least I can understand its importance to this character. As you can tell, I bounced hard off this podcast. There is better, my friends. There is better.
I really love this podcast. The story follows Jake who discovers a weird town while playing the game Geoguessr. He travels to the town and finds a strange place with many doors that open to other places and times. The story is so well written and the voice actors are just superb.
What's behind the doors? This show is wonderful and you are not sure if it's purely metaphoric for Jacks mind, or if it really is "just" a weird town. Great voice acting and really well written. This show has multiple story lines, which make it multi dimensional and I look forward to follow the story.
Awesome, so good it's one of the few I support on Patreon. Looking forward to next seasons!
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Podcast Details

Created by
Alex C. Telander
Podcast Status
Dec 3rd, 2016
Latest Episode
Feb 21st, 2021
Release Period
2 per month
Avg. Episode Length
29 minutes

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