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Archive 81 ​is a serial radio horror drama exploring the supernatural and gentrification in the big city through a found-­footage format. Set in the greater New York City area, the show’s time period alternates between the present day and the mid­-nineties. The show follows protagonist Dan, a solitary archivist who works at a remote facility where he has been tasked with cataloging hundreds of hours of old audio tape. Dan’s employer is the City of New York’s Housing Historical Society… or so he thinks. Many of the recorded tapes appear to consist of old interviews between a social worker named Melody Pendrass and the residents of a mysterious apartment tower block known as The Visser Building. It’s not clear what Melody’s looking for in her interviews, but the more tenants she talks to, the creepier things get. As Dan probes deeper into the tapes and the mysterious origins of the Visser building, Melody’s story starts to reveal unsettling facts about the archive, his employers, and even the nature of the physical world we live in.

Archive 81 ​is a serial radio horror drama exploring the supernatural and gentrification in the big city through a found-­footage format. Set in the greater New York City area, the show’s time period alternates between the present day and the mid­-nineties. The show follows protagonist Dan, a solitary archivist who works at a remote facility where he has been tasked with cataloging hundreds of hours of old audio tape. Dan’s employer is the City of New York’s Housing Historical Society… or so he thinks. Many of the recorded tapes appear to consist of old interviews between a social worker named Melody Pendrass and the residents of a mysterious apartment tower block known as The Visser Building. It’s not clear what Melody’s looking for in her interviews, but the more tenants she talks to, the creepier things get. As Dan probes deeper into the tapes and the mysterious origins of the Visser building, Melody’s story starts to reveal unsettling facts about the archive, his employers, and even the nature of the physical world we live in.
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Archive 81 ​is a serial radio horror drama exploring the supernatural and gentrification in the big city through a found-­footage format. Set in the greater New York City area, the show’s time period alternates between the present day and the mid­-nineties. The show follows protagonist Dan, a solitary archivist who works at a remote facility where he has been tasked with cataloging hundreds of hours of old audio tape. Dan’s employer is the City of New York’s Housing Historical Society… or so he thinks. Many of the recorded tapes appear to consist of old interviews between a social worker named Melody Pendrass and the residents of a mysterious apartment tower block known as The Visser Building. It’s not clear what Melody’s looking for in her interviews, but the more tenants she talks to, the creepier things get. As Dan probes deeper into the tapes and the mysterious origins of the Visser building, Melody’s story starts to reveal unsettling facts about the archive, his employers, and even the nature of the physical world we live in.

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Episodes

OUT OF UNIVERSE - Season 3 Q and A

10/17/2018
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Dan and Marc answer questions and talk about the future of Archive 81. Somehow, we get into a tangent about Simon and Garfunkel. Our next Archive 81-related thing will be a miniseries called "Left of the Dial." We reserve the right to change this. Goodbye for a little bit. But we'll be back Twitter: twitter.com/Archive81 Facebook: www.facebook.com/Archive81/ Website: archive81.com Email: archive81podcast@gmail.com Tumblr: archive81.tumblr.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/archive81 Merch:...

Duration:01:05:57

32 - Are we going to have a problem here?

10/5/2018
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This is the season 3 finale of Archive 81. Three things to know: First off, thank you. Thank you so much for listening to this season, for talking about it on Twitter, for making fanart, for supporting us on Patreon. We really couldn’t make this without you. Second, this is NOT the end of Archive 81. There will be more Archive 81. Third, in two weeks, we’ll be doing a special Season 3 Q&A episode of the podcast, where Dan and Marc will answer your questions, and talk a little bit about...

Duration:00:36:19

OUT OF UNIVERSE - A delayed episodes, a bonus conversation

10/3/2018
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Episode 10 of Season 3 will be released on Friday, October 5th. Until then, enjoy a conversation about audio drama with Elena Fernández-Collins. You can subscribe to her newsletter, Audio Dramatic, right here: https://mailchi.mp/b28bee73ba29/audiodramatic She's also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShoMarq We talked about a bunch of podcasts during our conversation. Here are some: The Shadows - https://www.cbc.ca/radio/podcasts/the-shadows/ Mabel - http://mabelpodcast.com/ Point Mystic -...

Duration:00:24:50

31 - Whatever is in the pond... kill it

9/19/2018
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Bzzzzzzzzzz. Bzzzz. BZZZZZZZZZ. Twitter: twitter.com/Archive81 Facebook: www.facebook.com/Archive81/ Website: archive81.com Email: archive81podcast@gmail.com Tumblr: archive81.tumblr.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/archive81 Merch: dead-signals.myshopify.com/collections/all Thanks to Audible for supporting our podcast. Get a free audiobook with a free 30 day trial at audible.com/DeadSignals or text DeadSignals to 500-500.

Duration:00:36:09

30 - Lay a tarp upon the ground

9/5/2018
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Nicholas and Christine dive into their past and meet an old friend. The podcasts mentioned in this episode are: Station Blue - https://www.stationbluepodcast.com/ The Far Meridian - https://www.thefarmeridian.com/ The Big Loop - https://www.thebiglooppodcast.com/ Twitter: twitter.com/Archive81 Facebook: www.facebook.com/Archive81/ Website: archive81.com Email: archive81podcast@gmail.com Tumblr: archive81.tumblr.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/archive81 Merch:...

Duration:00:38:52

29 - A secret that will make the other think less of you

8/22/2018
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Nicholas goes on a magical adventure of his own. Thanks to Audible for supporting our podcast. Get a free audiobook with a free 30 day trial at audible.com/DeadSignals or text DeadSignals to 500-500. Twitter: twitter.com/Archive81 Facebook: www.facebook.com/Archive81/ Website: archive81.com Email: archive81podcast@gmail.com Tumblr: archive81.tumblr.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/archive81 Merch: dead-signals.myshopify.com/collections/all

Duration:00:41:00

28 - Exist in the place you are currently occupying

8/8/2018
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Christine eats some hard candy and has an experience. Go to HelloFresh.com/DeadSignals60 and use the code DeadSignals60 to get a total of $60 off, that's $20 off your first 3 boxes. Twitter: twitter.com/Archive81 Facebook: www.facebook.com/Archive81/ Website: archive81.com Email: archive81podcast@gmail.com Tumblr: archive81.tumblr.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/archive81 Merch: dead-signals.myshopify.com/collections/all

Duration:01:02:18

OUT OF UNIVERSE - Other Content To Fill Your Ears

8/1/2018
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Episode 6 of Season 3 will be released on Wednesday, August 8th. Until then, there are other fiction podcasts that can fill the void in your life. You should listen to The Deep Vault, which is a podcast that was created by the people that make Archive 81. It is about the beginning of the end of the world. http://www.deepvaultpodcast.com/ There are other podcasts not made by the people who make Archive 81. Here are some you should listen to: Kalila Stormfire's Economical Magick Services....

Duration:00:27:34

OUT OF UNIVERSE - Mid-Season Q&A

7/25/2018
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The sixth episode of the third season is delayed. It will be released on Wednesday August 8th. Until then, enjoy this Q&A with Marc Sollinger and Kristen DiMercurio. Twitter: twitter.com/Archive81 Facebook: www.facebook.com/Archive81/ Website: archive81.com Email: archive81podcast@gmail.com Tumblr: archive81.tumblr.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/archive81 Merch: dead-signals.myshopify.com/collections/all

Duration:01:01:40

27 - Mix the crushed lead with three drops of your own blood

7/11/2018
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Nicholas and Christine make a friend. Thanks Audible! Go to http://www.audible.com/deadsignals or text deadsignals to 500-500 to get started. Amazon Prime members can get Audible for $4.95/month for the first 3 months. Expires 7/31/18. Twitter: twitter.com/Archive81 Facebook: www.facebook.com/Archive81/ Website: archive81.com Email: archive81podcast@gmail.com Tumblr: archive81.tumblr.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/archive81 Merch: dead-signals.myshopify.com/collections/all

Duration:00:36:15

26 - And a knife both of you have used to cut meat

6/27/2018
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Nicholas and Christine make a sacrifice. Twitter: twitter.com/Archive81 Facebook: www.facebook.com/Archive81/ Website: archive81.com Email: archive81podcast@gmail.com Tumblr: archive81.tumblr.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/archive81 Merch: dead-signals.myshopify.com/collections/all This episode was brought to you by our Patrons. To support this show, go to www.patreon.com/archive81.

Duration:00:37:12

25 - Sacrifice three bunnies on the stump of an oak tree to stop moderate to severe throat irritation

6/13/2018
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Christine transports some illicit substances and listens to a podcast. Twitter: twitter.com/Archive81 Facebook: www.facebook.com/Archive81/ Website: archive81.com Email: archive81podcast@gmail.com Tumblr: archive81.tumblr.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/archive81 Merch: dead-signals.myshopify.com/collections/all Get a free audiobook with a free 30 day trial at audible.com/DeadSignals or text DeadSignals to 500-500

Duration:00:29:49

24 - Sleep on a pillow of swanfeathers

5/30/2018
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Nicholas and Christine listen to a tape loop. Nicholas and Christine listen to a tape loop. There will be a new episode of Archive 81 on Wednesday, June 13th. Twitter: twitter.com/Archive81 Facebook: www.facebook.com/Archive81/ Website: archive81.com Email: archive81podcast@gmail.com Tumblr: archive81.tumblr.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/archive81 Merch: dead-signals.myshopify.com/collections/all Go to hellofresh.com/deadsignals30 and use the code deadsignals30 to get $30 off your first week...

Duration:00:29:54

23 - Anoint his forehead with rabbit’s blood

5/16/2018
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Nicholas and Christine begin a ritual. There will be a new episode of Archive 81 on Wednesday, May 30th. Twitter: twitter.com/Archive81 Facebook: www.facebook.com/Archive81/ Website: archive81.com Email: archive81podcast@gmail.com Tumblr: archive81.tumblr.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/archive81 Merch: dead-signals.myshopify.com/collections/all Go to hellofresh.com/deadsignals30 and use the code deadsignals30 to get $30 off your first week of deliveries.

Duration:00:34:47

Trailer - Season 3

5/2/2018
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Season 3 begins May 16th. Twitter: twitter.com/Archive81 Facebook: www.facebook.com/Archive81/ Website: archive81.com Email: archive81podcast@gmail.com Tumblr: archive81.tumblr.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/archive81 Merch: dead-signals.myshopify.com/collections/all

Duration:00:01:15

OUT OF UNIVERSE - Bonus Q&A

6/21/2017
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Thanks for listening to the podcast! Here's a bonus episode that should give you a sense of our future plans. Plus, we answer a bunch of your questions, so that's fun. Once again, to reiterate, this is NOT the end of Archive 81. There will be more Archive 81. Dan and I just need a bit of time to regroup. Stay tuned to the podcast feed for more info. Twitter: twitter.com/Archive81 Facebook: www.facebook.com/Archive81/ Website: archive81.com Email: archive81podcast@gmail.com Tumblr:...

Duration:00:38:01

22 - The Golden Age, Part 2

6/21/2017
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In the conclusion of The Golden Age, a ritual is performed. Archive 81 will return. The story of Dan is not yet over. Stay tuned to your podcast feed for more information. Thanks to Audible for supporting our podcast. Get a free audiobook with a free 30 day trial at audible.com/deadsignals. Twitter: twitter.com/Archive81 Facebook: www.facebook.com/Archive81/ Website: archive81.com Email: archive81podcast@gmail.com Tumblr: archive81.tumblr.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/archive81 Merch:...

Duration:00:31:52

The Golden Age, Part 1

6/7/2017
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In the first episode of Archive 81: The Golden Age, a play is rehearsed. The second episode of The Golden Age will be released on Wednesday, June 21st. Thanks to Casper for supporting our channel. Save $50 on a mattress at http://www.casper.com/deadsignals code deadsignals. Twitter: twitter.com/Archive81 Facebook: www.facebook.com/Archive81/ Website: archive81.com Email: archive81podcast@gmail.com Tumblr: archive81.tumblr.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/archive81 Merch:...

Duration:00:27:44

OUT OF UNIVERSE - Season 2 Update

5/24/2017
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THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SUPPORTING ARCHIVE 81. WE APPRECIATE IT SO MUCH. The season may be over, but there will be more Archive 81 VERY SOON. On June 7th and June 21st, we'll be releasing "Archive 81: The Golden Age," a miniseries inspired by old radio. It should answer some questions you might have about what the heck happened to Mark. Twitter: twitter.com/Archive81 Facebook: www.facebook.com/Archive81/ Website: archive81.com Email: archive81podcast@gmail.com Tumblr: archive81.tumblr.com...

Duration:00:00:48

20 - Portal, Ending

5/24/2017
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It's the season finale. Stuff goes down. The season may be over, but there will be more Archive 81 VERY SOON. On June 7th and June 21st, we'll be releasing "Archive 81: The Golden Age," a miniseries inspired by old radio. It should answer some questions you might have about what the heck happened to Mark. Twitter: twitter.com/Archive81 Facebook: www.facebook.com/Archive81/ Website: archive81.com Email: archive81podcast@gmail.com Tumblr: archive81.tumblr.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/archive81...

Duration:00:35:55