At a career crossroads in Slumberland, Thomas reflects on his early days as a freelance sound man. In New York City, seeking a mentor, young Thomas tracks down famed radio journalist Silas Tranzam. Thomas becomes his intern and begins a short but memorable stint assisting the brilliant but unconventional Tranzam. This trip down memory lane dredges up a shocking memory from Thomas's past, thanks to a sound recording recovered by Tranzam's niece, Lima.

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Written, recorded and performed by Tom Mansell.

Silas Tranzam performed by Catty Donnelly.
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Dr. Heller Del Becha performed by Falk Werner
Sparrow performed by Erica Griffin

The sound design in this episode owes thanks to Freesound Project contributors: tigersound, glaneur-de-sons, freqman, bassmatiker, redjim, mrwolf14, engreitz, lewk, snakemarney, xxqmanxx, burnsie289, unfa, symphoid, oddworld, morosopher, crater-rf, jason130178, laft2k, soundslikejoe, harrietniamh, caquet, ximian, splicesound, lwdickens, magedu, adam-n, bastard-fish, studenttanita, nakhas, widds, inspectorj, mixxythepixxy, vickyleao1, piggimon, danielbalcells, ivolipa, silentsrikez, alexbuk, reconsider59, aryanotstark, biawinter, nomfundo-k, grd-music, flood-mix, 14fvaltrovat, mariadrrs, blouhond, wlabarron, kyles, ittou, passerkirbius, gaelanw, petebarry, aviziv, profispiesser, and Jovica.

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