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This audio drama invites your ears to visit Slumberland, a small island town in the US. Come along with Thomas Edward M, the freelance soundman. He's been hired to meet the locals and record their oral histories for the town's time capsule. The unfolding history of the town mixes folklore, paranormal, mystery and humor.

This audio drama invites your ears to visit Slumberland, a small island town in the US. Come along with Thomas Edward M, the freelance soundman. He's been hired to meet the locals and record their oral histories for the town's time capsule. The unfolding history of the town mixes folklore, paranormal, mystery and humor.
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This audio drama invites your ears to visit Slumberland, a small island town in the US. Come along with Thomas Edward M, the freelance soundman. He's been hired to meet the locals and record their oral histories for the town's time capsule. The unfolding history of the town mixes folklore, paranormal, mystery and humor.

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586-322-7516


Episodes

075 - Safety Orange

3/15/2019
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A large metal sculpture of a mysterious woman's head -- this statue sits in a storage shed on Slumberland Island. How did it get there and where did it come from? These questions are explored by Oblivia Newton-Baum. Credits: Written, recorded and performed by Tom Mansell. Oblivia Newton Baum performed by Julia C. Thorne. Bailey performed by Mark C. Holden. Phaedra Two performed by Erin King. Jennie Weather performed by Dr. Michelle Booze. A handy guide to this episode's scenes: 00:30...

Duration:00:30:55

074 - Supplemental 4: Singularly Fruitless

1/28/2019
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Slumberland, written, recorded and performed by Tom Mansell. Oblivia Newton-Baum performed by Julia C. Thorne. Credit for the sounds and music in this episode goes to the many wonderful people who contribute their recordings to Freesound dot org. And thank you for listening to Slumberland! For more info and to subscribe, visit tommansell.wixsite.com/slumberland Contact: slumberlandpodcast@outlook.com

Duration:00:07:38

073 - Sea Evacuees

1/12/2019
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Jeepers MacGeepers records his oral history session -- a tale of a boy fleeing war-torn Europe, and a certain pigeon carrying a coded message. Original music by Tim Clark. For more info and to subscribe, visit tommansell.wixsite.com/slumberland Contact: slumberlandpodcast@outlook.com The sound design in this episode owes thanks to Freesound Project contributors: hugobeaumont, laurent, robinhood76, typonnegatywny, cheeseheadburger, gerardcatala, pawsound, blaukreuz, abcopen,...

Duration:00:27:36

072 - Syncytium Island Tales Part 2

10/30/2018
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Thomas ends a very long day dutifully filing the last of his recent recordings. But before sleep can be had, a late-night visitor has a few words to share. Delfina Del Becha performed by Kim Kreuzwieser. For more info and to subscribe, visit tommansell.wixsite.com/slumberland This episode included work by Freesound Project contributors: duckduckpony, jaklocke, amaud-coutancier, jay6waza, dcsfx, bennychico11, maj061785 and Jovica. Thank you for listening.

Duration:00:05:23

071 - Song Cycle 2 - "Shared Dream"

10/30/2018
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Jeepers MacGeepers plays another old tape recording of a CLOUD performance. For extra spice he also dishes on the synthesizer he found as a boy, as well as a Pacific Island "shared dream" ceremony. For more info and to subscribe, visit tommansell.wixsite.com/slumberland The sound design in this episode owes thanks to Freesound Project contributors: pushkin, survivalbag, gurek, mboscolo, lex777, dee151, sandemotions, benjaminharveydesign, arnaud-coutancier, thisisminime, johnaudiotech,...

Duration:00:09:08

070 - Song Cycle 1 - "Sunder"

8/30/2018
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Jeepers MacGeepers plays an old tape recording of a music performance. The CLOUD band was a trio -- young Jeepers and his pals Noah Dahl and Jennie Weather. For more info and to subscribe, visit tommansell.wixsite.com/slumberland The sound design in this episode owes thanks to Freesound Project contributors: sandermotions and Jovica.

Duration:00:09:38

069 - Suspension

8/8/2018
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Stella Pierce is piloting her plane over Slumberland Island, searching for any clues related to the disappearance of Omar Evanston. Thomas and Jeepers listen to Stella's report over radio. Their meeting, atop the town's tallest hill, leaves them roasting in the summer sun. Dae'Yana Jung performed by Vicki Morgan. Stella Pierce performed by Katherine Goffeney. Shelly Ruxpin performed by Kim Kreuzwieser. The sound design in this episode owes thanks to Freesound Project contributors:...

Duration:00:14:27

068 - Suckin' Air

6/29/2018
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Thomas bravely records Doreen, Slumberland's crown curmudgeon. She tells a tale of trailers and old flames. Doreen performed by Alanna Elling. For more information, write her at allanaelling@gmail.com For more info and to subscribe, visit tommansell.wixsite.com/slumberland The sound design in this episode owes thanks to Freesound Project contributors: klangfabrik, ecfike, robinhood76, abouch, thaighaudio, captainvince, jmheffries2, lebaston100, nikhill-Kumar, panetronik,...

Duration:00:10:32

067 - Septic

4/26/2018
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Thomas finds himself face-to-face with a certain pot-banging, foul-mouthed resident of Slumberland in the town's dumping grounds. Doreen performed by Alanna Elling. For more info and to subscribe, visit tommansell.wixsite.com/slumberland The sound design in this episode owes thanks to Freesound Project contributors: abouch, thaighaudio, jmjeffries2, coltures, and Jovica.

Duration:00:03:57

066 - Straight Poop

4/19/2018
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Following the late-night episode with Max MacGillicutty, Thomas reflects back on earlier in the day, when he visited Slumberland's trash heap to find his smashed rental car, plus some surprises. Dae'Yana Jung performed by Vicki Morgan. For more info write her at: vbmorgan90@gmail.com For more info and to subscribe, visit tommansell.wixsite.com/slumberland The sound design in this episode owes thanks to Freesound Project contributors: timbre, ramicio, qubodup, lemudcrab, abouch,...

Duration:00:13:37

065 - Special Occasion

3/27/2018
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The antics of Thomas, Merlin, Dae'Yana, and Sir the robot lead to discovering a Zero Point Energy source -- whatever that means. But it's something very important to Maxima McGillicutty. So important, her eccentric father has arrived in Slumberland with special request for Thomas's help. Special thanks to Jock Blaney, who performed Max McGillicutty. To experience more of Jock's astounding voice talent, visit 2nu2.com and jockblaney.com. For more info and to subscribe, visit...

Duration:00:12:42

064 - Side Gig

3/11/2018
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The robot known as "Sir" makes some startling progress while doing maintenance on the Community Dome. Dae'Yana Jung performed by Vicki Morgan. For more info write her at: vbmorgan90@gmail.com Merlin Jebb performed by Thomas R. Mansell. For more info and to subscribe, visit tommansell.wixsite.com/slumberland The sound design in this episode owes thanks to Freesound Project contributors: Alienistcog, pagancow, kastenfrosch, bewagne, system-fm, kwahmah-02, thearxx08, silentstrikez,...

Duration:00:07:53

063 - Sig and Stig

2/21/2018
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Thomas returns to Slumberland's substation, where the mysterious power source for the Community Dome is getting tuned-up by the reactivated robot named "Sir." Dae'Yana Jung performed by Vicki Morgan. For more info write her at: vbmorgan90@gmail.com Merlin Jebb performed by Thomas R. Mansell. For more info and to subscribe, visit tommansell.wixsite.com/slumberland The sound design in this episode owes thanks to Freesound Project contributors: Sempoo, swelk, pagancow, kastenfrosch,...

Duration:00:11:04

062 - Solution

2/2/2018
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Bethesda Pierce reads from the journal of her grandmother, Phaedra 1. Bethesda Pierce performed by Sarah Rhea Werner. Find more of her work at: www.girlinspacepodcast.com www.sarahwerner.com For more info and to subscribe, visit tommansell.wixsite.com/slumberland The sound design in this episode owes thanks to Freesound Project contributors: Daxter31, ragamuffin, adough1, daboy291, cameronmusic, touchassembly, ripper351, blouhond, martinimeniscus, dasebr, timbre, robinhood76,...

Duration:00:13:01

061 - Senescence

1/14/2018
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Tasked by Oblivia to go collect more oral histories, Thomas meets yet another daughter of the Pierce clan. Bethesda is the eldest offspring and her personality is like a fountain of youthful energy. Bethesda Pierce performed by Sarah Rhea Werner. Find more of her work at: www.girlinspacepodcast.com www.sarahwerner.com For more info and to subscribe, visit tommansell.wixsite.com/slumberland

Duration:00:06:47

060 - Shocks and Chakras

12/26/2017
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Thomas is shocked. He's actually meeting Oblivia Newton-Baum. But there's no time for small talk. Oblivia holds a thick file of research she needs to contribute to the Oral History Project, even if it means spilling some details from her own troubled past. Oblivia Newton-Baum performed by Nancy Penvose. For more info write her at: penvosen@gmail.com For more info and to subscribe, visit tommansell.wixsite.com/slumberland

Duration:00:22:19

059 - Supplemental 3 - Santa Claus

12/12/2017
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Hear an old recording of Alva Pierce reading the 1897 holiday classic "Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus." For more info and to subscribe, visit tommansell.wixsite.com/slumberland

Duration:00:07:43

058 - Secondary

11/30/2017
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Thomas meets a young town resident, Dae'Yana. The local poetry scene is up for discussion again. Dae'Yana Jung performed by Vicki Morgan. For more info write her at: vbmorgan90@gmail.com For more info and to subscribe, visit tommansell.wixsite.com/slumberland

Duration:00:05:57

057 - Shower

11/10/2017
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Day after day Thomas remembers something while he's taking a shower. But by the time he's done showering, he completely forgets it. Maybe a sound recorder can help. For more info and to subscribe, visit tommansell.wixsite.com/slumberland

Duration:00:04:59

056 - Sir

10/24/2017
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Someone -- or something -- has slept for decades in a closet inside the community dome. Along comes Thomas Edward M, ready to make a new friend. For more info and to subscribe, visit tommansell.wixsite.com/slumberland

Duration:00:08:56