Slumberland (Podcast)

A mysterious man named Walter Fustmensch describes his simple daily routine on Slumberland Island.

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Written, recorded and performed by Tom Mansell.
Walter Fustmensch performed by Jeff Priskorn.
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Direct download: Slumberland_076_Sinecure.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:24am EDT

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 Oblivia presents Thomas with a photo from the mid-1970s. The picture shows young Jeepers MacGeepers and two colleagues on Syncytium Island's beach in the South Pacific. (Featuring Julia C. Thorne)

5:25 A journal from the early 70s comes to life. San Francisco after the Summer of Love.

11:07 Jeepers describes his encounter with the intelligence officer Bailey. (Featuring Mark C. Holden)

15:15 Early 70s. Jeepers makes a phone call to Slumberland Island. Phaedra Two picks up the phone, and hires Jeepers for an expedition to Syncytium Island. (Featuring Erin King)

18:33 Back to Present Day, and the beach photo: Oblivia reveals more about Jeepers and his research team. (Featuring Julia C. Thorne)

20:01 Mid-1970s Flashback: a tape recording lets us hear Jeepers, Noah and Jennie as they explore Syncytium Island and discover the metal statue of the woman's head on the beach. (Featuring Dr. Michelle Booze as Jennie Weather)

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Direct download: Slumberland_075_Safety_Orange.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:42pm EDT

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!

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Direct download: Slumberland_074_Supplemental_4_Singularly_Fruitless.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:30pm EDT

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.


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Direct download: Slumberland_073_Sea_Evacuees.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:23am EDT

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.

 

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Direct download: Slumberland_072_Syncytium_Island_Tales_Part_2.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:40pm EDT

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.

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Direct download: Slumberland_071_Song_Cycle_2_Shared_Dream.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:41pm EDT

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.

 

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Direct download: Slumberland_070_Song_Cycle_1_Sunder.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:32pm EDT

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.

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Direct download: Slumberland_069_Suspension.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:55am EDT

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 

 
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Direct download: Slumberland_068_Suckin_Air.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:27am EDT

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.


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Direct download: Slumberland_067_Septic.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:37pm EDT

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


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Direct download: Slumberland_066_Straight_Poop.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT

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.


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Music: "Ake Uno" by Aaron Ximm.

Direct download: Slumberland_065_Special_Occasion.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:21pm EDT

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.

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Direct download: Slumberland_064_Side_Gig.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:20am EDT

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.

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Direct download: Slumberland_063_Sig_and_Stig.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:34pm EDT

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
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Direct download: Slumberland_062_Solution.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:01am EDT

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

 

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Direct download: Slumberland_061_Senescence.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

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

 

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Direct download: Slumberland_060_Shocks_and_Chakras.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:45pm EDT

Hear an old recording of Alva Pierce reading the 1897 holiday classic "Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus."

 

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Direct download: Slumberland_059_Supplemental_3_Santa_Claus.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:56pm EDT

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

 

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Direct download: Slumberland_058_Secondary.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:03am EDT

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.

 

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Direct download: Slumberland_057_Shower.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:47am EDT

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.

 

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Direct download: Slumberland_056_Sir.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:38am EDT

Thomas gets a postcard: two women from Slumberland are starting new chapters in their lives. Chrysanthemum Jones communes with New England whales and Lex Pierce fixates on tattoos.

 

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Direct download: Slumberland_055_Snail_Mail.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:11am EDT

Beckett Pierce re-examines the 1876 poem "The Hunting of the Snark" by Lewis Carroll. She wonders if some clues to explain Omar Evanston's disappearance may be found in the text.

"The Hunting of the Snark" written by Lewis Carroll."The Hunting of the Snark" written by Lewis Carroll.

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Direct download: Slumberland_054_Supplemental_2_Snark.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:54pm EDT

The tale of Badamo Del Becha on the Slumberland beach in the 1930s gets told again. This time from the very singular perspective of Delfina Del Becha.

 

Delfina Del Becha performed by Kim Kreuzwieser.

Music: Rgrdlzz, Lostfrevr, Rlxnt, Prcsse by Ars Sonor. Creative Commons: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
 

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Direct download: Slumberland_053_Secret_Oral_History_128.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:55pm EDT

Hear the final events leading to the origin of the Sandy Specter legend. Alva Pierce Jr tells the tale concerning Badamo Del Becha, two of his men and their stormy encounter with young Coyote in the 1930s.

 

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Direct download: Slumberland_052_Silent_Stranger.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:27pm EDT

Alva Pierce Junior arrives on the beach to pick up the Badamo Del Becha / Sandy Specter legend, where his old friend Davis left off the tale. The fates of Bryce and Carlsbad, the missing Suffer Ink bottles and more about Badamo's history are all revealed.

 

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Direct download: Slumberland_051_Seance_Fiction.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:01am EDT

Davis X. Mackinaw relates tales of the town's ghost legend, a malevolent spirt known as the Sandy Specter.

 

Davis X. Mackinaw performed by Josh McDaniel. Phaedra Pierce performed by Katherine Goffeney. Helena Pierce performed by Allison Hetter. Oblivia Newton-Baum performed by Debra Harrison-Lowe.

 

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Direct download: Slumberland_050_Sandy_Specter.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:57am EDT

Thomas arrives at an isolated corner of Slumberland Island where Davis X. Mackinaw sweeps the beach with a special kind of metal detector. Davis records stories from when he was a boy and he and his friends were members of the Slumberland Scouts. 

Davis X. Mackinaw performed by Josh McDaniel. Phaedra Pierce performed by Katherine Goffeney.

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Direct download: Slumberland_049_Scouts.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:02pm EDT

Thomas returns to the "Taos House" atop Slumberland's largest hill, where Jeepers MacGeepers holds his next instructions. A couple of other voices also put in return appearances.

 

Doreen performed by Jamie Sweigart.

 

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Direct download: Slumberland_048_Set_Ups.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:12am EDT

Thomas gets sidetracked into meeting Maxima McGillicutty, heiress socialite and submersible pilot. Maxima's family has a long and strange history intertwined with Slumberland Island.

 

Maxima performed by Theresa Carranza.

 

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Direct download: Slumberland_047_Shipwrecks.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:03pm EDT

When last was heard about Oskar, he called to complain about a cursed wooden hand puppet that refused to let go of his arm. Now unconscious, and under house arrest, Oskar's friends enlist the help of Thomas Edward M.

Veronika Newton-Baum performed by performed by Debra Harrison-Lowe. Philippo performed by David Leavitt. The Shaman performed by Dick Chrisman.

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Direct download: Slumberland_046_Shaman.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:18am EDT

The Oral History session with town electrician Merlin Jebb. It's a fish tale partly told by song. Also includes a tour of Slumberland's substation. There's an ever-present hum in the building that annoys a sound man like Thomas Edward M. Also a mysterious green glowing power source, left running by the island's long-vanished resident genius, Stig Gorgonsdottir. His brother Sigmund once visited Slumberland and helped build the Community Dome. "Siggy" also left behind some data tapes.

 

Merlin Jebb and the song "The Ballad of Grandfather Sturgeon" performed by Thomas R. Mansell.

 

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Direct download: Slumberland_045_Sturgeon.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:37pm EDT

Thomas prepares for his next oral history session. Before heading off he learns of a new situation concerning the shell phones in Slumberland. After that, he bumps into Doreen. She's a colorfully off-color local with a keen sense of smell.

 

Roger performed by Josh McDaniel. Doreen performed by Jamie Sweigart.

 

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Direct download: Slumberland_044_Stink.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:29pm EDT

Jeepers plays Thomas a message left by a Slumberland woman named Sierra. An expert tracker, she goes off in search of Tango and the cassette tape he stole from Mr. Sound. What Sierra finds is both unexpected and unsettling.

 

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Direct download: Slumberland_043_Sierra.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:22am EDT

An old friend of Jeepers named Noah Dahl tells a rambling tale. It's everything he knows about the mysterious giant metal sculpture of a woman's head, now locked away on Slumberland Island. Noah connects the dots between a fake Statue of Liberty, bat droppings and a cargo cult.

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Direct download: Slumberland_042_Syncytium_Island_Tales_Part_1.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:12am EDT

Thomas Edward M's health exam turns into an unexpected mission to find a hidden record album.

 

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Direct download: Slumberland_041_Subliminal.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:47pm EDT

Thomas is still recovering from recent strange events. Jeepers meets with him to apologize and also to give an explanation of "what is happening in our island community" and how Thomas may be part of events much larger than just the Oral History Project.

 

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Direct download: Slumberland_040_Self-Fulfilling_Prophecy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:15pm EDT

A pause in the events unfolding in Slumberland town. A reading of the short story by Ambrose Bierce, "The Difficulty of Crossing a Field."

 

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Direct download: Slumberland_039_Supplemental.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:58pm EDT

A sudden reappearance by an old friend -- a REALLY old friend -- who spills the beans about Thomas's true purpose for being on Slumberland Island.

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Direct download: Slumberland_038_Spoiler_Alert.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:56pm EDT

In Slumberland's cafe, owner Skip awaits his oral history session with Thomas. The cafe's walls are covered with vintage photos and an anonymous note that Skip found.

 

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Direct download: Slumberland_037_Submission_128.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:36pm EDT

Thomas finds the oral history session with Phaedra Pierce takes a very unexpected turn thanks to: 1) a prophetic journal kept by (a different) Phaedra Pierce, and 2) a time capsule within a time capsule.

Phaedra One performed by Katherine Goffeney. Phaedra Two performed by Lana Jerome.

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Direct download: Slumberland_036_Site_Visit.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:53am EDT

A mysterious young woman leaves a recorded message in the sound booth built by Thomas Edward M.

Mystery Girl performed by Tessa Loates.

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Direct download: Slumberland_035_Squeezebox.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:32pm EDT

Thomas records a session with Chrysanthemum Jones -- she reveals details behind the histories of three men she knew while growing up on Slumberland Island: 1) Uncle Omar, the astronaut werewolf. 2) Stig Gorgonsdottir, genius school teacher, and 3) Magic Elvis.

 

Chrysanthemum Jones performed by Elsie Escobar.

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Direct download: Slumberland_034_Stomps_and_Haunts.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Thomas receives an odd shell phone call and has a close encounter at Oskar's house.

Shell Phone Voice performed by Katherine Goffeney.

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Direct download: Slumberland_033_Surveillance.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:29pm EDT

Thomas and Rupert Nevins drive to a Quonset hut to pick up the wooden pieces for assembling the do-it-yourself recording sound booth. Also inside the Quonset hut, is something that catches Thomas's attention.

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Direct download: Slumberland_032_Statuesque.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:19pm EDT

Thomas wakes up in an unfamiliar place, with a familiar face.

Sleeping Man performed by Josh Valdés.

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Direct download: Slumberland_031_Sleeping_Man.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:31am EDT

Helena Pierce leaves Thomas on his own to explore a hallway in Underland, the underground level of the town. The sparsely-lit hallway reveals a few curiosities.

 

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Direct download: Slumberland_030_Subterranean.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:08am EDT

A recording session with another Pierce sister -- this time it's Helena -- and she talks about the large community gardens behind the Pierce family's home. Helena tells a story that reveals what lies beneath the the gardens, as well.

 

Helena Pierce performed by Allison Hetter.

 

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Direct download: Slumberland_029_Sisterhood.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:19pm EDT

Before heading to bed Thomas finds himself having an unexpected conversation and learns more about Bonzo and his shell phone project on Slumberland Island.

 

Delfina Del Becha performed by Kim Kreuzwieser. Bonzo performed by Dante Passmore.

 

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Direct download: Slumberland_028_Shell_Phone.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:24pm EDT

Thomas receives an update from his client, Oskar, who's been struggling with the cursed hand puppet stuck on his arm.

 

Oskar Mielardeaux performed by Spencer Suboski.

 

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Direct download: Slumberland_027_Shock_Puppet.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:11pm EDT

Thomas Edward M visits Mr. Sound and helps the secretive health food expert figure out what happened to his missing cassette tape.

 

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Direct download: Slumberland_026_Sounds_Bad.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:20pm EDT

Thomas Edward M's next scheduled interview introduces him to Beckett Pierce, a young woman who's been curious about her hometown's long legacy of residents randomly disappearing into thin air.

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Direct download: Slumberland_025_Skeptical_Seeker.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:05pm EDT

Thomas receives an anonymous phone message, with a link to a sound file. Somewhere in New England, two girls have found a cassette tape with a familiar voice on it, saying "Chicken…Tinkerbell…Phantom…"

Nikki Utrecht performed by Vicki Morgan. Julep Sound performed by Linnae Caurdy.

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Direct download: Slumberland_024_Something_Besides_a_Man.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:08am EDT

Thomas arrives at the large and very old house set atop the biggest hill in Slumberland. Once meant to be a sanitarium, it's now the residence of "Taos Woman", a reclusive artist and one of Slumberland's original townsfolk. Taos Woman is pleased to chronicle pieces of local lore for the sound recorder.

Taos Woman performed by Sarah Nuxoll.

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Direct download: Slumberland_023_Seeing_Things.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:51am EDT

Thomas Edward M sets out across the Slumberland Island on his borrowed golf cart. Reaching first oral history appointment is his goal, but strong winds are making it difficult to reach a large, old house that sits atop a hill. Vintage photographs are blowing through the woods.

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Direct download: Slumberland_022_Sawing_Logs.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:43am EDT

Thomas wakes up to another unexpected visitor -- a woman wearing a big smile -- and has perhaps the strangest conversation of his life.

Delfina Del Becha is performed by Kim Kreuzwieser.

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Direct download: Slumberland_021_Sounds_Good.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:58pm EDT

It's time to relax and enjoy a peculiar yet familiar fairy tale, told by Mrs. Mielardeaux (Oskar's mom.) Thomas makes her unexpected acquaintance at Oskar's house, as  the search continues to find Lancelot (Wencil's missing cat).

Mrs. Mielardeaux is performed with aplomb by Annette Thoin.

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Direct download: Slumberland_020_Storytime.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:22pm EDT

Thomas receives a visit from a man named Jeepers MacGeepers. He's Slumberland Township Supervisor. Also visiting is Oblivia Newton-Baum, who will manage the interview scheduling for the oral history project.

WARNING! This episode may make you yawn!

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Direct download: Slumberland_019_Sister_City.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:34pm EDT

Before leaving the Slumberland Community Dome, Thomas has a conversation with a local named Jenny Fishman. She is a professional Skink Whisperer.

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Direct download: Slumberland_018_Skink_Whisperer.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:25am EDT

Putting oral history progress on hold, Thomas responds to a call for computer tech support at Slumberland's community dome. The dome's many features and purposes begin to reveal themselves.

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Direct download: Slumberland_017_Charon.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:09pm EDT

Thomas sets up the home recording studio, in anticipation of starting work on the town's oral history project. But first, there is more to learn about Oskar's exotic plant. A lot more.

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Written, recorded and performed by Tom Mansell.
Shell phone voice performed by Tamara Wendt.
Lancelot the Cat performed by himself.

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Direct download: Slumberland_016_Secret_Life.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:34pm EDT

Thomas goes to retrieve his car and meets a young resident of Slumberland. They piece together more information regarding the being known as "Shroomi."

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Written, recorded and performed by Tom Mansell.
Wencil Pierce performed by Sarah Suboski.

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Direct download: Slumberland_015_Shroomi_Poetry.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:20pm EDT

Thomas reviews his recordings from the last couple of days on Slumberland and is surprised by what he finds.

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Written, recorded and performed by Tom Mansell.

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Direct download: Slumberland_014_Sound_Recorder.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:43pm EDT

In this episode, the storm continues to pound Slumberland. Thomas listens to stories about Mr. Sound and the mysterious ice cream truck.

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Written, recorded and performed by Tom Mansell.
Chrystanthemum Jones performed by Elsie Escobar.
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Direct download: Slumberland_013_Siren_Song.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:59pm EDT

Thomas Edward M and Omar Evanston hunker down to ride out the major thunderstorm bearing down on Slumberland Island.

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Written, recorded and performed by Tom Mansell.

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Direct download: Slumberland_012_Superstorm.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:46pm EDT

The mysterious client, Oskar Mielardeaux, attempts to explain his thoughts on the oral history project, his own misadventures, and his needy house plant.

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Written, recorded and performed by Tom Mansell.
Oskar Mielardeaux performed by MikoChiko.

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Direct download: Slumberland_011_Skype_Message.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:30pm EDT

Previously, the mysterious building on Slumberland Island known as The Dome seemed to have a bad effect on Thomas, causing him to black out. In this episode Thomas revives and finds himself in another new situation. Peculiarity ensues.

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Written, recorded and performed by Tom Mansell.

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Direct download: Slumberland_010_Supermoon.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:42pm EDT

Up to now Slumberland Island has seemed deserted, but local teen Lex told Thomas that he should find everyone at a building known as "The Dome". Thomas arrives at the Dome.

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Written, recorded and performed by Tom Mansell.
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Direct download: Slumberland_009_Side_Effects.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:15pm EDT

Thomas meets a young woman named Lex. She's a Slumberland native with a story to tell about her unusual claim to fame. Apparently, for more than 100 years the little lake in Slumberland Island has produced a mysterious and very rude sound, known locally as THE BLURP.

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Written, recorded and performed by Tom Mansell.
Lexi Pierce performed by Jacquie Floyd.
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Direct download: Slumberland_008_See_a_Monster.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:16am EDT

A recording made on Slumberland Island in July 1976 is heard again. Magic Elvis, time capsules and the "manamojojuju" have something to say to us.

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Written, recorded and performed by Tom Mansell.

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Direct download: Slumberland_007_Seventy-Six.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:26am EDT

Curious about his talking seashell and hoping to find anyone to speak to, Thomas drives over to Slumberland Island's lighthouse.

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Written, recorded and performed by Tom Mansell.
Bonzo performed by Dante Passmore.

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Direct download: Slumberland_006_Service_Provider.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:51pm EDT

Thomas visits the Memorial Gardens, where the history of Slumberland Island begins to emerge.

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Written, recorded and performed by Tom Mansell.
Tango performed by David Blackburn.

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Direct download: Slumberland_005_Sketchy_At_Best.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:30am EDT

Thomas experiences his first overnight in Slumberland. It is not without incident.

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Written, recorded and performed by Tom Mansell.

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Direct download: Slumberland__004_Strange_Acoustics.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:49pm EDT

Thomas encounters an enigmatic ice cream truck roaming the block of his new temporary home on Slumberland Island.

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Ice Cream Truck voice by Erica Griffin-Shaler. Written, recorded and performed by Tom Mansell.

Ambient pads by Jovica from Freesound Project

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Direct download: Slumberland_003_Spys_Cream_Truck.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:24am EDT

Thomas arrives at the bungalow where he'll stay while working on Slumberland Island. He experiences another unusual welcome.

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Sleeping Man performed by Josh Valdés. Written, recorded and performed by Tom Mansell.

Ambient pads by Jovica from Freesound Project

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Direct download: Slumberland_002_Somniloquy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:22am EDT

The first episode has Thomas arriving on Slumberland Island. He has an unusual welcome.

About the show
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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Written, recorded and performed by Tom Mansell.

Ferry Boat sounds by Cajo and ambient pads by Jovica, both from Freesound Project

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Direct download: Slumberland_001_Seashell.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:12am EDT

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