Y2K Audio Drama

A weekly Audio Drama, Drama and Fiction podcast
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This is an extremely well-written and moving podcast. The friendship unfurls throughout the show, and takes the listener along with the characters as they communicate and develop. What really stands out is the complete authenticity of the characters . Inbuilt into the structure is the twenty year gap between the voicemails and the present day, and it feels very truthful. Friendships are not often examined in audio drama, and yet are so much a part of life, and long-distance ones more-so now, too, with technology, so there is a lot to possibly resonate with for listeners. It's great quality, and I do think it needs extra points for being a weekly podcast, too. Real credit is due to Karin Heimdahl and all the Y2K team for creating such an epic, character-driven story. It's a huge achievement, and a very special show.
A simple premise, taken to places you don't expect. The first season took me through so many emotions. Humor, fear, compassion, concern, love, anger and rage - all wrapped up with hope. The characters are well thought out the actors do such a great job, you'll loose yourself in the story.
This podcast is INCREDIBLE. The acting makes me forget this isn't real most of the time and the writing is amazing too! Despite the serious topic this show talks about a lot of the time, it's actually become a real comfort show for me and I cannot believe season 1 is ending, soon. After so many weeks of listening to the episodes as they come out it'll feel like I lost something. But that's how life is and luckily this podcast will always be there for a relisten! And don't get me started on the characters. I LOVE all the characters. I don't think I've ever been this involved in characters relationships in a podcast but here I am, rooting for everyone (except Claire and Jonno) to become the happiest they've ever been (and for J+R to get together again lol). Speaking of, I've also never really yelled at a podcast before, but Jonno brings out the worst in me I guess. The most accurate way for me to describe the feeling I get when I listen to Y2K is ... it's the same as watching Mamma Mia? It also makes me seriously crave more similar podcasts. One last thing: I really appreciated the detailed content warnings <3
This show has ripped out my heart, made me smile, and got me wondering about my biological father for the first time in 15 years. There's so much to unpack here. The characters are so well written that I forget sometimes that this is fiction. Kat and Jess have an incredible relationship that makes me grateful for my best friends. I love to hate Johnno (seriously, I rarely feel such rage toward a fictional character). Claire brings a little tear to my eye. I felt pride along with Jess when Bri sang. And Olivia ties it all together just perfectly. Karin Heimdahl has created something special here. When I stumbled across the show on Twitter, I expected some sort of "the world is ending" drama... not real life that can move you to tears at its sheer beauty.
Y2K Audio DramaOh wow. Thank you so much for this beautiful and thoughtful review. Sending hugs across all the oceans!
I'll admit it, I wasn't intending to listed to allll of this podcast, I just popped on to see how the fabulous Kirsty Woolven sounds in other dramas, as I always like to hear more of the people I've worked with. But one episode led to another, and now here I am looking forward to Episode 21. But this isn't a biased review any more. And here's why... Y2k is great idea. It's very easy to get into and it allows the listener to be aware of the whole canvas from the outset. As the drama progressively evolves, the listener is expertly led through the story in a way that ensures you are never felt out-of-the-loop. No info-dumps, no uncertainty within the scenes. If the “narrator,” Olivia understands the situation, then so will the listener. And likewise, if Olivia is unsure as to what's going on, then the listener is right there with her. Inspired writing choices. Y2k purports to be a heavy drama, but I find it very light and approachable. Certainly the overall conceptualisation is rooted in reality, but aside from strong expletives (not signposted as triggers for some reason) the topics in the play are performed in a way that does not make difficult listening. And that's a huge plus for this. It gives the whole thing a charm that would have been destroyed if a “gritty” approach had been employed. I truly hope it continues in this style. The villain is a wholly dislikable individual with an almost moustache-twirling presence that, although not pantomime, is an extreme character, performed 100% full-on slime-ball. Initially jarring, but he certainly stands out and there's no denying, it works in the play. The other leads are perfectly cast and very, VERY listenable. There are loads of avenues Y2k could have taken, some better, some far worse, but as it is, it's well worth a listen. I'm gonna stick with it... because I'm hooked! And I'm recommending it right here.
A clever and deceptively simple story unfolds here. Very, very good!
Y2K Audio DramaThank you so much brilliant Beccy <3
This is a beautifully written and acted show. I love the characters, the 'friendship is a love story' ethos, and I love the slowly unfolding (and surprisingly tense!) mystery of who Olivia's mom is, and what their relationship is now that she's an adult. The opening theme song is also super catchy!
Y2K Audio DramaThank you so much Molly! We can reveal that you *will* find out who Olivia's mum is :) And Jake Haws created the catchy tune - he has his own music podcast you can check out for more of his stuff. (A…
Karin is an amazing writer, and this show is just so well done. The voice acting is amazing and I really just can't get enough of this. You need to check it out!
Y2K Audio DramaThank you so much! Such an honour to be reviewed by you - and now we can finally reply!
Great production values, writing and acting.
Y2K Audio DramaThank you so much Robert, so happy you are listening!
This story really pulls you in and makes you care for Kat and Jess in a way that you'd never imagine.
Y2K Audio DramaThanks Vincent! Your support means so much!
If you like Love and Luck, and you should, you'll love this story. Told through voicemails, it chronicles life in the year 2000 between long distant friends, and does it incredible well. I'm always happy to see a new episode in my feed!
Y2K Audio DramaThank you so much Mel! You were the first to make the comparison with Love and Luck, which is such an incredible honour <3
Y2K is the story of a long-distance friendship told through old style voicemails. Because how else could two people in 2000 communicate? ... Okay, carrier pigeon is the only nonviable option on the list you might have generated. But Y2K seems to remind those who listen that there is something to be said about connecting through the sound of the voices we love. It says some other things too, but given that the show is still running... I make my remarks brief to return to this review later.
Y2K Audio DramaThanks so much MJ! So happy you are listening <3
I love the theme of friendship being explored in the Y2K era. Both are vastly underexplored realms, and this podcast does a brilliant job in bringing these themes and these people to life!
Y2K Audio DramaThank you so much! So happy you appreciate the themes - we are all about the importance of friendship.
I am grooving on @Y2Kpod I really like the trickle-trickle world-building of this lovely new show. We are just cracking the surface & with each new episode, my need to know grows exponentially! Great writing, strong acting, solid premise. Get in now so you can take the journey with us!
Y2K Audio DramaThank you so much wonderful Eddie <3
Really intriguing and beautifully written podcast. A story revealed slowly through voicemail messages from around the world. This is going to be fun to follow throughout 2020.
Y2K Audio DramaThank you so much Chris! Your support truly means the world.
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Podcast Details

Created by
Karin Heimdahl
Podcast Status
Jun 24th, 2019
Latest Episode
Mar 26th, 2021
Release Period
Avg. Episode Length
28 minutes
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