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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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@archive81

Language:

English


Episodes

OUT OF UNIVERSE: News and 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


Season 2, Episode 10: 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:...

Duration: 00:35:55


Season 2, Episode 9: Escape, Birth

5/10/2017
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A window is shattered, a song is sung, and a thing is brought into this world. There will be a new episode of Archive 81 on Wednesday, May 24th. Support the show and 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: dead-signals.myshopify.com/collections/all

Duration: 00:29:22


Season 2, Episode 8: Collection, Composition

4/26/2017
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A museum is explored, a collection is unearthed, and a being is awakened. There will be a new episode of Archive 81 on Wednesday, May 10th. Support the show by going to BlueApron.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: dead-signals.myshopify.com/collections/all

Duration: 00:34:08


Season 2, Episode 7: Reflection, Retaliation

4/12/2017
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Dan listens to wisps, certain organizations have no concept of mercy, and fingers are surprisingly important. There will be a new episode on Wednesday April 26th. Support the show by going to BlueApron.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: dead-signals.myshopify.com/collections/all”

Duration: 00:30:07


Season 2, Episode 5: Aurora, Cello

3/15/2017
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A river is crossed, a cello is played, and there is fire in the sky. The next episode will be released on Wednesday, March 29th We are sponsored by Blue Apron. Check out this week’s menu and get your first three meals free, with free shipping, by going to BlueApron.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: 00:43:15


Season 2, Episode 4: Water, Leviathans

3/1/2017
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Dan meets a new boss. A fisherman tells a story. And a song is sung. The next episode will be released on Wednesday, March 15th We are sponsored by Blue Apron. Check out this week’s menu and get your first three meals free, with free shipping, by going to BlueApron.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: 00:36:42


Season 2, Episode 3: Song, Doorway

2/15/2017
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Dan interacts with a fan of the podcast. Food is left uneaten. And Chad is a jerk. The next episode will be released on Wednesday, March 1st. We are sponsored by Atom Tickets, an app that makes going to the movies easier. Try it out and get $5 off your first order with code DEADSIGNALS. Twitter: https://twitter.com/Archive81 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Archive81/ Website: archive81.com Email: archive81podcast@gmail.com Tumblr: archive81.tumblr.com Patreon:...

Duration: 00:33:36


Season 2, Episode 2: Fly, Honeypot

2/1/2017
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There is chatter on the coms. Real Life Reimagined has far too many interns. And Dan acts as a guide. Twitter: https://twitter.com/Archive81 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Archive81/ Website: archive81.com Email: archive81podcast@gmail.com Tumblr: archive81.tumblr.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/archive81 We now have merchandise. Cover up your terrible body with Archive 81 merch. https://dead-signals.myshopify.com/collections/all

Duration: 00:41:47


Season 2, Episode 1: Body, Recorder

1/18/2017
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Season 2 begins. Terrible things happen to Dan. Twitter: https://twitter.com/Archive81 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Archive81/ Website: archive81.com Email: archive81podcast@gmail.com Tumblr: archive81.tumblr.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/archive81 We now have merchandise. Adorn your naked flesh with Archive 81 merch. https://dead-signals.myshopify.com/collections/all

Duration: 00:38:37


Season 2: Teaser

11/16/2016
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Season 2 begins on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017. Here are some ways you can stay connected: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Archive81 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Archive81/ Website: archive81.com Email: archive81podcast@gmail.com Tumblr: archive81.tumblr.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/archive81 We now have merchandise. Adorn your naked flesh with Archive 81 merch. https://dead-signals.myshopify.com/collections/all

Duration: 00:02:09


Update: The Future of Archive 81 (OUT OF UNIVERSE)

8/10/2016
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Episode 10 has just been released and with that, the first season of Archive 81 is over. First of all... thank you. Thank you all so much for listening, for the kind words and reviews, and for emailing us your conspiracy theories about the Visser building. It all means a lot to us and we couldn’t have crafted this weird and wonderful tale without you. Right now, we're hard at on Season 2 of Archive 81, which will come out towards the end of the year. But to tide you over until then, we...

Duration: 00:02:39


Episode 4: A Collection of Disparate Strangeness

5/18/2016
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Carlos Rolando finds more than he bargained for during his meditations. Dan encounters a strange new friend. And the collection of Ms. Cassandra Wall is made available for viewing. Please consider rating and reviewing this show on iTunes. Twitter: https://twitter.com/Archive81 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Archive81/ Website: archive81.com Email: archive81podcast@gmail.com

Duration: 01:55:17