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ars PARADOXICA

58 EpisodesProduced by The WhisperforgeWebsite

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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58 Episodes | 2015 - 2019

00: –teaser–

May 31st, 2015

0:42

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

35:15

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

26:45

A power outage creates an unlikely friendship.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Daniel Manning, produced by Mischa Stanton. Featuring Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom and Robin Gabrielli as …

03: Trinity, Act I

July 1st, 2015

29:03

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

23:27

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

32:49

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

30:38

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

30:53

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

28:16

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

28:05

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

31:55

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

37:26

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

27:48

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

38:10

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

30:42

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

30:59

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

39:33

What’s an ODAR agent doing in the Philadelphia harbor? Nikhil Sharma is from a future dangerously close to Sally’s own, and he claims to have forgotten his orders. Claims. Happy to meet someone who gets all of her Back …

15: Butterfly

August 1st, 2016

39:04

Still shaken since Sharma, Sally seeks a shrink. Meanwhile, mild-mannered Maggie manipulates mice.

**WARNING: This episode contains depictions of …

16: Greenhouse

September 1st, 2016

30:38

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

39:03

Petra and Carmen have been recruited for a special training protocol within ODAR. Their mission: Grow up through history backwards, make no …

18: Boundary

November 1st, 2016

31:59

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

35:20

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

34:16

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

29:02

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

16:53

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

46:25

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

ars PARADOXICA is created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Tau Zaman, directed & produced …

ODAR & You!

May 1st, 2017

6:41

A training tape shown to new ODAR recruits.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Julian Mundy, directed & produced by …

The Far Meridian – Teaser

May 29th, 2017

1:13

The Far Meridian. A new audio drama podcast from the hivemind responsible for ars Paradoxica. Season 1 airs every other Monday, starting June 5th. Subscribe today: thefarmeridian.com

Created & written by Eli …

The Life & Times of Archimedes the Cat

June 1st, 2017

10:33

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 …

Introducing The Far Meridian

June 5th, 2017

8:20

The Far Meridian. A new audio drama podcast from the hivemind responsible for ars Paradoxica. Season 1 airs every other Monday, starting June 5th. Subscribe today: TheFarMeridian.com

Created & written by Eli …

Curses

July 1st, 2017

18:26

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.

Timeswimmers

August 8th, 2017

20:08

From ars PARADOXICA and Whisperforge Radio Stories on the Air Except It's the Internet Now, it's Timeswimmers!

Story by Daniel Manning & Tyler Pomponio, written by The Koch Brothers Mystery Show

A Gratuitous Sketch, In Regards to Season 3

September 1st, 2017

1:40

Surprising no one, Dan & Mischa can't announce news about Season 3 without cramming in a dumb bit.

Regular episodes of ars Paradoxica return …

23: Contact

October 25th, 2017

23:35

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

44:02

The trial of Esther Roberts.

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

Created by …

25: Absence

November 22nd, 2017

28:04

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

25:47

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

29:20

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

32:17

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

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

AK;NF: The future of ars Paradoxica

February 14th, 2018

2:31

An announcement about the end of the show. Yes, you heard right: Season 3 will be the last season. But also, the best.

29: Odyssey

February 14th, 2018

41:59

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

35:57

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

51:58

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

35:09

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

57:45

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

43:15

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

29:12

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 …

Introducing StarTripper!!

May 26th, 2018

6:18

 

StarTripper!!, the latest Product of the Whisperforge. Season 1 airs every other Saturday, starting June 2nd. Subscribe today wherever fine audio …

36: Release

June 6th, 2018

39:00

The final confrontation. An end, possibly a beginning.

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

Bonus: The Whisperforge Gets Locked Out

July 15th, 2018

9:35

At PodCon 2017, weary travelers Kristen and Dan just want to check into their hotel room. Deprived a clean bed and a warm shower, they search for food and pine about potentially-lost costumes.

The Far Meridian – Season 2 Teaser

August 20th, 2018

1:42

The Far Meridian returns August 27th.

Subscribe now wherever you get your podcasts, and follow on social media @TheFarMeridian!

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

August 29th, 2018

1:24:47

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 …

Introducing CARAVAN

January 25th, 2019

2:40

CARAVAN, A Weird-West Audio Adventure by Tau Zaman.

First two episodes available now!

Website: whisperforge.org/caravan Social media: @CaravanRadio

A Product of The Whisperforge whisperforge.org

Introducing Remarkable Providences

October 27th, 2019

2:53

Remarkable Providences is a new nonfiction series from The Whisperforge. It's an exploration of Puritans and pettiness, magic and misogyny, gospel and government, and, of course, the Salem Witch Trials.

Listen now!

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