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When an experiment in a time much like our own goes horribly awry, Dr. Sally Grissom finds herself stranded in the past and entrenched in the activities of a clandestine branch of the US government. Grissom and her team quickly learn that there's no safety net when toying with the fundamental logic … read more

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49 Episodes | 2015 - 2020

00: –teaser–

May 31st, 2015


ars PARADOXICA is a story about people searching for meaning in a universe that aggressively lacks one, and who occasionally find the next best thing in those around them.

It's also about the way power corrupts. When …

01: Hypothesis (remastered)

June 1st, 2015


Dr. Sally Grissom is stuck in the past. When a quirk of physics draws her into the middle of a top-secret military test on the deck of the USS Eldridge in 1943, Sally must convince Director Bill Donovan and his Office …

02: Blackout

June 1st, 2015


A power outage creates an unlikely friendship.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Daniel Manning. Directed & Produced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring: Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom, and …

03: Trinity, Act I

July 1st, 2015


Sally and her assistants Jack Wyatt and Esther Roberts have to present a working Timepiece to the top brass in a week’s time. The only problem? It’s really hard to present time travel in the flesh. To ease the pressure, …

03: Trinity, Act II

July 15th, 2015


Chet Whickman, head of ODAR security, is here to break up the party. Time is ticking down til Judgment Day, but their transport vehicles break down in the middle of the desert. Sally, Chet, Anthony and his wife Helen …

04: Bullet

August 1st, 2015


Quentin Barlowe dies mysteriously, and all fingers point to Sally Grissom. To prove her innocence, Sally works through the night to create the TAP, a window through time, so she can see what really happened. But when …

05: Midnight

October 1st, 2015


Sally is drunk, locked in a broom closet and the town is about to explode. But it’s hard to invest in the future of Polvo when projects are getting …

06: Exile

November 1st, 2015


Bill Donovan’s called in every favor he has to keep the lights on and the Timepiece up and running. Banished to the isolated mountain town of …

07: Distraction

December 1st, 2015


As work continues on a new iteration of ODAR’s time-bending technology, Jack Wyatt can’t shake the feeling that he might not be right for the job, …

08: Cage

January 1st, 2016


An accident finally leads to a practically-demonstrable use of the Timepiece: the CAGE, a bubble of time outside the universe. Chet isn’t too happy with Esther’s decision to spend 24 (relative) hours trapped inside it. …

09: Decay

February 1st, 2016


It’s Christmastime again, and the team is on the verge of a breakthrough. Anthony Partridge has been working nonstop to finish his latest invention, and though he’s made substantial gains, he may stand to lose even …

10: Consequence, Act I

March 1st, 2016


Anthony Partridge has stumbled across a box full of tapes in Bill Donovan’s office. Spoilers: Bill’s had the whole town wired for years, and he’s …

10: Consequence, Act II

March 15th, 2016


When Anthony seeks revenge on Bill Donovan for his crimes, he finds more than he’d bargained for: due to the effects of CAGE therapy, he’s a frail …

11: Blackroom

April 1st, 2016


As punishment for his crimes, Anthony Partridge is exiled to the Blackroom, ODAR’s communications hub situated at the anchor point. He’s not so sure he wants to be ODAR’s slave until the end of his days, but that all …

12: Asset

May 1st, 2016


Louis Gaines is a journalism professor in trouble for introducing taboo concepts to his students. David Marian is a chess prodigy with an anger streak. The two war buddies are recruited by a mysterious government …

13: Signal

June 1st, 2016


Sally and Esther fly out to the east coast. Sally has found a way to communicate with Anthony in the Blackroom, and needs to go to Philadelphia and commit a few crimes and put her life in mortal danger to make it …

14: Anchor

July 1st, 2016


**WARNING: This episode contains graphic depiction of gun violence. Listener discretion advised.

What’s an ODAR agent doing in the Philadelphia …

15: Butterfly

August 1st, 2016


**WARNING: This episode contains depictions of animal cruelty. Listener discretion advised. (No animals were harmed in the making of this episode.)

Still shaken since Sharma, Sally seeks a shrink. Meanwhile, …

16: Greenhouse

September 1st, 2016


Sally starts gardening and digs up something from her past. Esther falls back on old habits. Chet realizes he’s not here to make friends.

Created by …

17: Plasticity

October 1st, 2016


**WARNING: This episode contains depictions of manipulation & implied harm of children. Listener discretion advised.

Petra and Carmen have been …

18: Boundary

November 1st, 2016


Anthony’s poking at the limits of the Blackroom, and facing his inevitable lonely demise, conspires with Sally to look for a way out. But when Esther and ODAR get word of the team-up, their concern for their future …

19: Gumshoe

December 1st, 2016


Lou Gaines is on a mission to find his friend David Marian, and in the course of his search ropes in others who have fallen beside ODAR's wake.

20: Hitchhiker

January 1st, 2017


June Barlowe's done biding her time. She's out for vengeance for her late husband Quentin, and heaven help ODAR and anyone else who stands in her way–except for a face she never thought she'd see again...

Created by …

21: Jailbreak

February 1st, 2017


The team has assembled, and it's time to take the fight to ODAR. Step 1: get Victor Lambert out of an ODAR prison facility, with a passcode from the …

The Recorder of Dr. Nikhil Sharma

February 15th, 2017


The last remaining record of Dr. Nikhil Sharma, friend to Sally Grissom and foe to ODAR. His presence in only three days of 1949 caused deviations to …

22: Dawn

March 15th, 2017


Chet draws a line in the sand; the Anchorites are trapped. But sand is easily washed away by a rising tide.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Tau Zaman. Directed & Produced by Mischa Stanton.

ODAR & You!

May 1st, 2017


A training tape shown to new ODAR recruits.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Julian Mundy. Directed & Produced by …

The Life & Times of Archimedes the Cat

June 1st, 2017


A day in the life of Sally's cat Archimedes. Follow the Cat About Town; surely he can't get into more trouble than his owner. Can he?

Created by …


July 1st, 2017


Swearing's come a long way in 70 years, but Sally's getting impatient. She's ready for a new age in linguistic expression.

**WARNING: This episode contains very, VERY strong language. Listener discretion advised.


August 8th, 2017


Something... a little weird.

Story by Daniel Manning & Tyler Pomponio, written by The Koch Brothers Mystery Show Directed & Produced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring: Kristen DiMercurio …

23: Contact

October 25th, 2017


A high-profile mission goes awry when ODAR is struck blind and their enemies begin to anticipate their every move.

**WARNING: This episode contains …

24: Dilemma

November 8th, 2017


The trial of Esther Roberts.

**WARNING: This episode contains stressful interrogation and hateful speech. Listener discretion advised.

Created by …

25: Absence

November 22nd, 2017


The aftermath of the Roberts trial spurs ODAR’s inner circle to action. A hidden threat must be exposed, before all is lost.

Created by Daniel …

26: Grip

December 6th, 2017


Tensions mount as the crew turns in on itself. Sally and Petra fly east to examine something broken. Petra finds a new confidant.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Eli Barraza (with Daniel …

27: Breach

December 20th, 2017


Trapped in an ODAR lockdown with boiling tempers and a deadly enemy, Sally and crew struggle to find a way out. Meanwhile, Chet finds some downtime.

**WARNING: This episode contains graphic content and depictions of gun …

28: Adversary

January 3rd, 2018


On the brink of disaster, our heroes are stretched to their limits.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Daniel Manning (with …

29: Odyssey

February 14th, 2018


Sally pines for a friend. Esther struggles to catch up without her usual resources. Chet's on his way out. One last secret play before the new Director comes to town.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. …

30: Volunteer

February 28th, 2018


Sally meets with someone outside her circle and makes a desperate bargain with the mysterious new ODAR Director.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Daniel Manning (with Mischa Stanton, Eli …

31: Control

March 14th, 2018


It's all hands on deck in Colorado. Sally Grissom's been kidnapped. An ocean away, she matches wits with somebody new.

Created by Daniel Manning …

32: Riposte

March 28th, 2018


Petra, Lou and the 77s infiltrate the KTNK stronghold to rescue Sally. But while inside, they might find more than they bargained for. They may have …

33: Home

April 11th, 2018


Though they are glad to return to Point-of-Exile once more after a long mission, our heroes may not be the same people they were when they left. Some for the better, others… less.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa …

34: Path

May 9th, 2018


After leaving Point-of-Exile, Sally runs into friends old and new. Petra plans a party.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by …

35: Tangent

May 23rd, 2018


It’s 1943. Sally Grissom has accidentally invented time travel. But things don’t transpire exactly as we remember.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Daniel Manning, Mischa Stanton, & Eli …

36: Release

June 6th, 2018


The final confrontation. An end, possibly a beginning.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Daniel Manning, Mischa Stanton, Eli …

Inside Ars Paradoxica 36C (feat. The Whisperforge et al)

August 29th, 2018


We asked you to fill our question bucket to the brim, and YOU DELIVERED. The whole creative team behind your favorite Cold War time travel tragedy …

Marvel & Stitcher Present: MARVELS

March 20th, 2020


MARVELS, based on the graphic novel by Kurt Busiek & Alex Ross. Written by Lauren Shippen. Directed by Paul Bae. Recording & sound design by …

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