July 24, 2016
This show showed up in my podcast feed and I had no idea what this was. I thought it was some new form of meditative podcast. The show is based off telling a story that is hidden inside some sort of mediation audio. When I first started listening to it, I was confused for the first few minutes. But, as I listened, there was something different going on. The lead vocal performance is stunning. I felt like I was transformed into another world. The vocalist manages to raise her voice at certain moments. It makes me uncomfortable and tense as hell, but the same time, the narrative feels like this is some sort of a manipulation.
Was I listening to some subliminal messages hidden within the music? Who is this person talking? Why is she telling me these things?
Within the wires is a podcast by the Welcome to Night Vale crew. I haven’t listened to many fiction podcasts, but this was one of those has made me a convert.
I spend most of my time listening to nonfiction podcasts, but this was something special. This was a true audio journey as I listened and tried to solve the puzzle and figure out the journey that we were going on.
As I wait for the next episodes, I am glad that I found this, as this was a truly inspirational piece of audio. I can’t remember the last piece of fiction that has moved me and inspired me so much. I have so many questions and I can’t wait to go on this journey.
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