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Lakeshore & Limbo

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Lakeshore & Limbo is an improvised occult-noir detective series podcast, told using tabletop roleplaying game rules.

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Snakes on the Astral Plane - Part 2

November 30th, 2020

31:51

Our Investigators try to help Rick confront his nightmare, as they move further into the Dreamscape.

Snakes on the Astral Plane - Part 1

November 23rd, 2020

37:52

After bringing Nef back from stone thanks to a potion from Ms. Marble. The investigators try to get a good night's sleep.

Who Framed Vincent Melody? - Part 4

November 16th, 2020

38:12

Abe, Sassy and Rick finally track down Edward Kelley/Vincent Melody and must expel the villain's mind without killing their friend.

Who Framed Vincent Melody? - Part 3

November 9th, 2020

0:36

Abe, Sassy and Rick use black market contacts to track down Vince/Edward... and finally confront the evil mastermind in the body of their old friend.

Who Framed Vincent Melody - Part 2

November 2nd, 2020

0:33

Having escaped from the death trap created by Vince/Edward, Abe and Sassy join Rick to meet his contact on the secret floor of the Chicago Library and unravel Edward Kelley’s sinister plot.

Who Framed Vincent Melody? - Part 1

October 26th, 2020

36:40

The evil Edward Kelley has inserted his mind into the body of Vincent Melody. As our story begins, the investigators have been caught in a deadly trap by their former friend, but they may receive help from an unlikely …

Feed drop - Queer Movie Night: Portrait of a Lady on Fire

October 19th, 2020

51:25

We’re gearing up for a big change in Lakeshore and Limbo, so we’re taking a week to prep! But in the meantime, please enjoy our own Tina as she guest stars on this great podcast, Queer Movie Night!

Turn of the Cards - Part 3

October 12th, 2020

36:40

Our investigators must find the man who looks like Vince before time runs out for Vince and all the other angels in America…

Turn of the Cards - Part 2

October 5th, 2020

33:52

Our investigators must play a deadly game of chance to learn the truth of what happened at the occult casino…

Turn of the Cards - Part 1

September 28th, 2020

40:00

Our investigators must venture into an occult casino to recover something John Dee lost. Something with horrible implications for Vince.

A Grey Area - Part 8 (With Jon Matteson)

September 21st, 2020

31:47

Our investigators must interrupt an evil ritual to save an angel. But can they get there in time? And can Agent Grey put on the performance of his life?

A Grey Area - Part 7 (With Jon Matteson)

September 14th, 2020

0:29

Our investigators, in search of the location of an evil ritual, must go to the one place they’re the most hated… the bank.

A Grey Area - Part 6 (With Jon Matteson)

September 7th, 2020

38:21

Our investigators, trying to stop The Feather Teeth from devouring another angel, have gone to Edward Kelly’s sanctum, in search of his old …

A Grey Area - Part 5 (With Jon Matteson)

August 31st, 2020

0:32

Also, James is on vacation so there’s no “last time” section at the beginning of this episode.

A Grey Area - Part 4 (With Jon Matteson)

August 24th, 2020

0:34

Our investigators are forced to dine and dash … right into the clutches of Chicago’s most powerful occultists.

Also, James is on vacation and he …

A Grey Area - Part 3 (With Jon Matteson)

August 17th, 2020

0:32

Our investigators descend into the belly of the beast - DIP HQ to meet their old foe… Edward Kelly.

A Grey Area - Part 2 (With Jon Matteson)

August 10th, 2020

0:32

Our investigators descend into the belly of the beast - DIP HQ to meet their old foe… Edward Kelly.

A Grey Area - Part 1 (With Jon Matteson)

August 3rd, 2020

0:38

Our investigators must team up with a DIP agent (Jon Matteson) in order to confront an even greater foe - Edward Kelly, and his evil organization The Feather Teeth.

Plight of the Navigator - Part 5

July 27th, 2020

0:51

In the thrilling conclusion to Plight of the Navigator, the investigators must solve the mystery of the ghost ship and figure out who to trust if …

Plight of the Navigator - Part 4

July 20th, 2020

0:33

Vince must take a leap of faith if he’s going to save Abe from hurtling out into the vacuum of space! But worse horrors await, within the mysterious alien ship itself…

Plight of the Navigator - Part 3

July 13th, 2020

0:33

The investigators must descend into the belly of the spaceship in order to restore the ship’s memory and save Nef. But when they enter the zero gravity room things get heavy… or whatever the opposite of that is.

Plight of the Navigator - Part 2

July 6th, 2020

0:38

The investigators must follow Nef to a derelict spaceship hovering in the vacuum of space. But when they arrive, what they find is the scene of a …

Plight of the Navigator - Part 1

June 29th, 2020

0:45

The investigators feel a massive crash, as something falls from the sky outside Melody Investigations, and they must get past a shadowy branch of the government to save one of their own…

Podcast Recommendations

June 22nd, 2020

0:02

We’d like to invite you to take the time you would have spent listening to our show today, and listen to an actual play podcast that features black …

A Little Danger - Part 3

June 15th, 2020

0:32

The investigators have been shrunk to the size of mice! After agreeing to join the war between the roaches and mice that live in their offices, they realize they’ve entered the fray at exactly the wrong moment… the …

A Little Danger - Part 2

June 8th, 2020

32:37

Hey Listeners,

After next week’s episode, we may go on a hiatus as our actors turn their attention towards home and support the calls for justice for black members of our community. We’d like to ask you to support these …

A Little Danger - Part 1

June 1st, 2020

29:58

The investigators receive a microscope in the mail. And boy does it let them see things up close… but not in the way they expected… it shrinks them. Was that clear? It shrinks their asses down to mouse size.

The Mask of the Mapache - Part 6

May 25th, 2020

29:37

The investigators, having been sucked into one of Vince’s old adventure movies, found a way to prove the identity of the Spanish duke’s son and to …

The Mask of the Mapache - Part 5

May 18th, 2020

29:37

The investigators, trapped in one of Vince’s old swashbuckling movies, freed the kidnapped son of a Spanish duke from the secret prison under a …

The Mask of the Mapache - Part 4

May 11th, 2020

36:26

While trapped in one of Vince’s old movies, the investigators must uncover the plot of the corrupt governor of a Spanish Californian colony, by …

The Mask of the Mapache - Part 3

May 4th, 2020

33:49

Trapped in one of Vince’s old movies, in Spanish California, the investigators must solve they mystery of a note found in the belly of an …

The Mask of the Mapache - Part 2

April 27th, 2020

32:51

The investigators are trapped in one of Vince’s old movies! Can they survive until the final bow, and solve the mystery of a note found in a dead …

The Mask of the Mapache - Part 1

April 20th, 2020

39:51

The investigators are settle in for a movie night! But it becomes a movie nightmare when they’re sucked into one of Vince’s old films.

A Watery Crib - Part 5 (With Bri Fitzpatrick)

April 13th, 2020

37:42

The investigators learn the Sea Seed is in one of two places. But can they deduce which one, and get there in time to save the mermaid civilization at the bottom of Lake Michigan?

A Watery Crib - Part 4 (With Bri Fitzpatrick)

April 6th, 2020

34:14

Down the investigators go, to the bottom of the Lake Michigan, but before they can hope to find any answers in its dark depths, they’ll need to …

A Watery Crib - Part 3 (With Bri Fitzpatrick)

March 30th, 2020

33:13

The investigators must find a way to the bottom of Lake Michigan to save their own city and the mermaids below. But first, they must survive the attack of two waterlogged corpses…

A Watery Crib - Part 2 (With Bri Fitzpatrick)

March 23rd, 2020

33:13

The investigators make their way to city hall with their new mermaid friend(?) in tow. But when they get there, it turns out that the victim isn’t the only dead body they need to worry about…

A Watery Crib - Part 1 (With Bri Fitzpatrick)

March 16th, 2020

39:08

The investigators head out to one of the water cribs that supplies Chicago with its drinking water. They’re there to investigate a murder, but what they find is a conspiracy that goes all the way to the bottom… of the …

Cold Comfort - Part 4

March 9th, 2020

31:35

The investigators descend into the bowls of the locked down police station in an attempt to keep a horrible alien creature from being loosed upon …

Cold Comfort - Part 3

March 2nd, 2020

34:19

The investigators must round up the escaped prisoners in the locked down police station before a mysterious creature escapes in one of their bodies.

Cold Comfort - Part 2

February 24th, 2020

35:27

The investigators are trapped in the police station with a thing that could be inside any of the prisoners, police.. or even one of them.

Writing, …

Cold Comfort - Part 1

February 17th, 2020

40:59

The investigators are snowed in at the police station, and must spend the night in the cells. Unfortunately, one of their neighbors has been …

Paws Off - Part 4

February 10th, 2020

49:19

The investigators uncover the horrible secrets at the deadly laboratory, and a figure from their past returns to haunt them…

Writing, narration and editing by James Harvey Freetly.
Vincent Melody played by C.J. Tuor.

Paws Off - Part 3

February 3rd, 2020

35:39

The investigators go to warn a would be victim of a horrible murderer... and end up victims of their own terrible rolls.

Writing, narration and …

Paws Off - Part 2

January 27th, 2020

40:05

The investigators are on the hunt for a missing zoo animal and a brutal murderer. What they find is a way to get themselves on a government agency’s radar…

Paws Off - Part 1

January 20th, 2020

36:26

A gentle giant is missing, and it’s up to our investigators to find a brutal murderer before the horrible crimes are pinned on him. Unless he did it. Then. Well. We don’t know. Honestly, Samson brought over a bottle of …

Paper Chase - Part 4 (With Molly Jones)

January 13th, 2020

40:38

The horrible origin of The Paper Girl’s curse is revealed, but is it too late for the investigators to save Abe and his granddaughter Jess (Molly …

Paper Chase - Part 3 (With Molly Jones)

January 6th, 2020

33:37

A mysterious manor, filled with images of snakes. A creepy old butler, and a deep sense that the investigators aren’t welcome here. Can they survive …

Paper Chase - Part 2 (With Molly Jones)

December 30th, 2019

33:59

Abe continues to try and save his granddaughter, Jess and himself from the curse of The Paper Girl. Meanwhile, Vince and Sassy are back on their …

Paper Chase - Part 1 (With Molly Jones)

December 23rd, 2019

41:14

Abe has finally located a spellbook which might restore his granddaughter, Jessica (Molly Jones) to youth. But as with EVERYTHING Abe does, it turns …

Find the Lady - Part 3

December 16th, 2019

44:03

Can the investigators find the coffin before the vampire awakens and is let loose upon Chicago? Will Vince ever get the necropunks to respect him? Why does he want it so bad? He doesn’t even like them! It’s driving him …

Find the Lady - Part 2

December 9th, 2019

35:46

The investigators search for the missing vampire, but the hunter’s have now become the hunted… by another hunter… who is also hunting.

Writing, narration and editing by James Harvey Freetly.
Vincent Melody played by C.J. …

Find the Lady - Part 1

December 2nd, 2019

43:01

A mysterious container ship has just pulled into Chicago, and a creepy man seems to have misplaced a box from that ship. A box that’s about six feet …

An Actor's Secret - Part 5

November 25th, 2019

45:45

How has Drake Lewdly survived death twice, and what horrible secrets lie in the caverns beneath the stage of the Bard’s theater? Has Vince finally walked into a trap he can’t escaped, and dragged his friends in with him?

An Actor's Secret - Part 4

November 18th, 2019

36:23

Can Vince save both his old lovers from a very imminent, very real on stage death without revealing his powers to the whole crowd? Can the …

A Necropunks Intermission - Medieval Crimes - Part 4

November 11th, 2019

33:52

There’s an evil sorceress at the top of the tower, tearing a hole in reality. There are evil knights keeping our heroes from getting to the top of …

A Necropunks Intermission - Medieval Crimes - Part 3

November 4th, 2019

31:37

The Necropunks need to get their hands on a magic sword before an evil sorceress does. The only thing standing in their way is a gigantic blood thirsty knight… and, well, you know. The fact that they’re Necropunks.

A Necropunks Intermission - Medieval Crimes - Part 2

October 28th, 2019

35:17

The Necropunks storm the castle! And boy do they make a mess of it. My WORD do they just Necropunk the whole thing up. This whole situation has come …

A Necropunks Intermission - Medieval Crimes - Part 1

October 21st, 2019

34:12

In our main story, we’re getting closer to learning the truth about Vince. But first, we’re going to see what happens when the Necropunks don’t have our investigators around to save them. Mostly raid the artifact room …

An Actor's Secret - Part 3

October 14th, 2019

32:57

As our investigators search for the phantom causing all the accidents around the Bard’s Theater on Navy Pier, Sassy is in the wrong dressing room at …

An Actor's Secret - Part 2

October 7th, 2019

35:44

There’s something strange going on at The Bard’s Theater on Navy Pier, and it’s not just the fact that Vince keeps meeting his old jilted lovers…

An Actor's Secret - Part 1

September 30th, 2019

39:16

An old… acquaintance of Vince’s, who thought he was dead, stops by the office. But that’s not the only thing making her look like she’s seen a ghost…

The Man Who Lived Too Much - Part 4

September 23rd, 2019

36:30

Abe and an undead occultist are surrounded by Hellhounds, while Sassy and Vince are trapped in an underground reservoir full of explosive gas fumes. …

Intermission - Vince's Date

September 16th, 2019

23:04

James is on vacation this week, so we’re pulling out the bonus episode!!! … so, no. It’s not really a bonus, if you think about it. But we do get to …

The Man Who Lived Too Much - Part 3

September 9th, 2019

1:05:05

Abe and Sassy get behind the wheel of the magically enhanced hearse to race The Bloodly Mile, and win the car that might lead them to Ryan Crow and the forgetting bottle. Meanwhile, Vince and Aster do some snooping and …

The Man Who Lived Too Much - Part 2

September 2nd, 2019

45:24

In their search for Ryan Crow, the investigators and their new dead friend (who they hate) take a trip to the underbelly of Chicago’s street racing …

The Man Who Lived Too Much - Part 1

August 26th, 2019

46:18

Oh, look. Abe’s actions finally have CONSEQUENCES, as a foe that the investigators left for dead shows up at the door to Melody investigations. I mean, they were right. He was dead, but that’s just the beginning of his …

Under Wraps - Part 5

August 19th, 2019

0:39

Vince steps into the dream world to have a conversation with a girl who has been dead for several thousand years. And Abe makes a fatal slip of the wrist.

Writing, narration and editing by James Harvey Freetly.
Vincent …

Under Wraps - Part 4

August 12th, 2019

0:39

The investigators are still deep within the bowels of the museum, and in the dark friends can look like enemies, and enemies can look like friends as …

Under Wraps - Part 3

August 5th, 2019

0:41

When last we saw our investigators, they were stuck in a tomb hallway full of traps! I’m not saying they survive, but if they do, they might …

Under Wraps - Part 2

July 29th, 2019

0:47

The investigators make it in to the museum, only to find that there have already been a death and a disappearance. They also find out just how accurate this temple exhibit is.

Then… A NEW SEGMENT!!! Tina is off working …

Under Wraps - Part 1

July 22nd, 2019

0:45

In the intro we catch you up on everything you need to know to jump in here!

Abe has his long awaited showdown with The Coachman. Then our investigators are troubled by a dream, and wake to a worried graduate student, …

Hardened Criminals - Part 4

July 15th, 2019

1:05

In the thrilling conclusion to our case, the greatest thieves in the world continue to drop like stones as our investigators race against the clock to find the missing magical photo, and the mastermind behind it all…

Hardened Criminals - Part 3

July 8th, 2019

0:42

Sassy has connived her way into the princess suite, but the Red Lotus hotel’s room service may be more than she bargained for. Then, our investigators are awoken by a scream in the night…

Hardened Criminals - Part 2

July 1st, 2019

48:46

Having infiltrated a dinner for the world’s greatest artifact thieves, our investigators are in the lion’s den… and dinner is served! Abe and Sassy are going to have to come up with a three star dinner, and Vince is …

Hardened Criminals - Part 1

June 24th, 2019

58:03

In the intro we catch you up, so if you’re new, you can jump in right here, or listen to our previous episodes!Then, our investigators receive a visit from a mysterious figure known only as “The Coachman.” Then, a new …

The Name Game - Part 4

June 17th, 2019

59:58

It’s a special one hour arc finale. Our investigators rush to meet the mastermind behind the mysterious second baby, only to find themselves on his home turf. Abe makes his gamble with John Dee, and loses more than just …

The Name Game - Part 3

June 10th, 2019

41:20

Abe steals a leaf from Sassy’s book and, well, steals. But he couldn’t have picked a worse place or person to steal from. Vince cracks the case, just …

The Name Game - Part 2

June 3rd, 2019

44:00

With two “borrowed” babies, and impending arrest hanging over their heads, our investigators set out to find the parents, only to run into two unfriendly acquaintances…

Writing, narration and production by James Harvey …

The Name Game - Part 1

May 27th, 2019

47:09

In the intro we catch you up on everything, so if you’re new, you can jump right in here, or listen to our previous episodes!

Then, the detectives head back at the hospital, when a nurse discovers a pair of twins where …

Wolves at the Door - Part 5

May 20th, 2019

35:18

In the final installment of “Wolves at the Door,” our investigators are under the gun to save an innocent life, literally. Can they save the would be …

Wolves at the Door - Part 4

May 13th, 2019

37:44

Our investigators make the best preparations they can for a high stakes midnight showdown, including seeking advice from an ancient occultist, long …

Wolves at the Door - Part 3

May 7th, 2019

40:26

Vince makes a dangerous promise to a powerful player in Chicago's occult underground. Then, in order to find the amulet, our investigators make a …

Wolves at the Door - Part 2

May 7th, 2019

41:00

Sassy learns a terrible secret from one of the new clients. Then, our detectives set off to investigate the last known location of the amulet, only …

Wolves at the Door - Part 1

May 6th, 2019

41:00

Our occult detectives receive an unwelcome parcel from an old friend. They’ve hardly had time to recover when a couple of new clients show up with …

Lakeshore & Limbo - Trailer

April 27th, 2019

The sun sets over the second city. Graves yawn and shadows stretch as the night comes awake. And you’re on a strange corner of Chicago, where mysteries gather. At Lakeshore & Limbo.

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