Wolf 359

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Life's not easy for Doug Eiffel, the communications officer for the U.S.S. Hephaestus Research Station, currently on Day 448 of its orbit around red dwarf star Wolf 359. He's stuck on a scientific survey mission of indeterminate length, 7.8 light years from Earth. His only company on board the station are stern mission chief Minkowski, insane science officer Hilbert, and Hephaestus Station's sentient, often malfunctioning operating system Hera. He doesn't have much to do for his job other than monitoring static and intercepting the occasional decades-old radio broadcast from Earth, so he spends most of his time creating extensive audio logs about the ordinary, day-to-day happenings within the station. But the Hephaestus is an odd place, and life in extremely isolated, zero gravity conditions has a way of doing funny things to people's minds. Even the simplest of tasks can turn into a gargantuan struggle, and the most ordinary-seeming things have a way of turning into anything but that. Wolf 359 is a radio drama in the tradition of Golden Age of Radio shows. Take one part space-faring adventure, add one part character drama, and mix in one part absurdist sitcom, and you get Wolf 359. New episodes are released every two weeks.
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The subject matter is not generally my style, but it's do well done, funny and smart, it's hard not to fall for the show.
A sci-fi adventure in deep space. Begins as a comedy, but quickly evolves into a heart-wrenching drama. Sublime.
Wolf 359 wasn't the first audio drama I listened to, but it was the first one that hooked me so entirely. I've listened to the series probably twice all the way through, and I know for a fact I'll listen a dozen more. There's not much to say about Wolf that others haven't said better. I'll love these characters until the day I die, the storyline is one of the most well laid out and satisfyingly resolved I've seen. Truly a star.
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Podcast Details

Created by
Gabriel Urbina
Podcast Status
Hiatus/Finished
Started
Aug 15th, 2014
Latest Episode
Nov 2nd, 2020
Release Period
2 per month
Episodes
101
Avg. Episode Length
25 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Serial
Language
English
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