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Pause for Dramatic Effect

32 EpisodesProduced by Kyle M. Bondo, GagglepodWebsite

Pause for Dramatic Effect is an audio drama about a US Marine Corps veteran challenged by survivor's guilt, dark forces, and ancient magic.

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Chapter 17 - Jackknife

December 10th, 2019

8:06

Chapter 17 (Epilogue) - Where in the Season 1 finale we learn the fate of Thomas Black and how he will live out the next 2,000+ years in a jar.

Chapter 16 - Telltale

December 10th, 2019

5:48

Chapter 16 - Where Douglas Dire finally has the courage to come home to see if he can repair his relationship with his wife Blair.

Chapter 15 - Shipwreck

December 8th, 2019

6:54

Chapter 15 - Where after his defeat by Douglas Dire, Thomas Black is sent back to the Guild to answer for his crimes.

Chapter 14 - Groundhog

December 5th, 2019

10:24

Chapter 14 - Where Douglas Dire finally gets a chance to show Thomas Black who helped him get the upper hand.

Chapter 13 - Wormhole

December 5th, 2019

6:24

Chapter 13 - Where Zababa finally makes his way to the treasure only to discover that the vault contains more than he expected.

Bonus: PAUSE Needs Your VOTE

July 31st, 2020

1:37

Hey, You! Yes, YOU! There are 24-hours LEFT to VOTE for PAUSE for Dramatic Effect!...PAUSE for Dramatic Effect by Gagglepod Studios has been nominated for a Podcast Award in the category of Storyteller - Drama! Created …

Chapter 12 - Strongroom (Minisode)

November 28th, 2019

3:00

Chapter 12 Minisode - Where the narrator Thomas Black loses Douglas Dire but manages to catch up with someone more sinister.

Bonus: Gratitude Between the Pauses

December 10th, 2019

13:21

Bonus Episode #12 (Season One Wrap-Up) - Writer and director Kyle M. Bondo talks about receiving feedback from his audience, how constructive criticism improved his final production, and why showing gratitude to those …

Bonus: Lessons Between the Pauses

December 10th, 2019

11:23

Bonus Episode #11 - Writer and director Kyle M. Bondo talks about his 5 lessons learned gained by putting himself through the NaPodPoMo 2019 …

Chapter 11 - Dreamtime (Minisode)

November 26th, 2019

3:00

Chapter 11 Minisode - Where the narrator Thomas Black is reunited with Douglas Dire only to discover things have changed.

Bonus: Philosophy Between the Pauses

November 27th, 2019

8:39

Bonus Episode #10 - Writer and director Kyle M. Bondo talks about his philosophy behind his story telling and audio drama journey during the making of Pause for Dramatic Effect.

Chapter 10 - Witch Hunt

November 24th, 2019

9:22

Chapter 10 - Where the narrator Thomas Black has to face Guild of Watchers inquisitors to explain how he lost both Douglas Dire and Zababa during his mission.

Bonus: Music Between the Pauses

November 25th, 2019

9:42

Bonus Episode #9 - Writer and director Kyle M. Bondo talks about the reasons for music and how he used music to create mood and tone during the production of Pause for Dramatic Effect.

Chapter 9 - Swing

November 18th, 2019

9:25

Chapter 9 - Where Douglas Dire finally figures out what Zababa is after and forms a plan that could free him from the monster's mystical grip.

Chapter 8 - Frail

November 18th, 2019

7:43

Chapter 8 - Douglas Dire fights to resist the Shadow Man's power by remembering the mystery Captain Savage had uncovered before he had left Iraq.

Bonus: Quality Between the Pauses

November 25th, 2019

9:05

Bonus Episode #8 - Writer and director Kyle M. Bondo talks about what quality means for a deadline driven and solo actor production like Pause for …

Chapter 7 - Enchanted

November 15th, 2019

6:44

Chapter 7 - Douglas Dire comes face-to-face with his darkest fear as he begins to learn how the Shadow Man is connected to the ring.

Bonus: Gear Between the Pauses

November 22nd, 2019

6:24

Bonus Episode #7 - Writer and director Kyle M. Bondo talks about the audio gear used to create Pause for Dramatic Effect.

Chapter 6 - Husky

November 13th, 2019

6:30

Chapter 6 - As Douglas Dire struggles to maintain his grip on reality he continues to recall how he first met the Shadow Man in Iraq.

Bonus: Sounds Between the Pauses

November 21st, 2019

9:24

Bonus Episode #6 - Writer and director Kyle M. Bondo talks about sound development, foley work, music, and how he needed to get creative when …

Chapter 5 - Build

November 11th, 2019

5:40

Chapter 5 - Where Douglas Dire confronts the Shadow Man and discovers if he is real or only a creation of his own mind.

Bonus: Actors Between the Pauses

November 20th, 2019

5:53

Bonus Episode #5 - Writer and director Kyle M. Bondo talks about working with amateur actors and how he turn them into Pause for Dramatic Effect characters.

Chapter 4 - Freeze

November 9th, 2019

6:43

Chapter 4 - Where Douglas Dire finally gets a glimpse of his watcher only to have the sighting resurrect a memory he thought he had buried back in Iraq 15 years ago.

Bonus: Mistakes Between the Pauses

November 19th, 2019

7:00

Bonus Episode #4 - Writer and director Kyle M. Bondo talks about the mistakes made behind the scenes during the making of Pause for Dramatic Effect and describes how he recovered from them.

Bonus: Process Between the Pauses

November 16th, 2019

6:46

Bonus Episode #3 - Writer and director Kyle M. Bondo talks about the process behind Pause for Dramatic Effect and describes how he records and edits raw audio during post-production.

Chapter 3 - Bait

November 5th, 2019

5:15

Chapter 3 - Where Douglas Dire discovers he is being watched but cannot understand what the strange sounds have to do with his watcher.

Bonus: Voices Between the Pauses

November 11th, 2019

11:11

Bonus Episode #2 - Writer and director Kyle M. Bondo talks about the voices behind Pause for Dramatic Effect and describes how he creates the voices of different characters.

Chapter 2 - Mindless

November 4th, 2019

5:30

Chapter 2 - Where Douglas Dire struggles with his post-military trauma and starts to hear strange sounds.

Chapter 1 - Ring

November 1st, 2019

5:18

Chapter 1 - Where we meet our main character and his chance discovery of a very interesting ring.

Bonus: Ideas Between the Pauses

November 8th, 2019

4:21

Bonus Episode #1 - Writer and director Kyle M. Bondo talks about the making of Pause for Dramatic Effect and describes how he came up with the idea for this audio drama in the first place.

Chapter 0 - Prophecy

October 24th, 2019

1:26

Chapter 0 - Where we learn about our narrator and his probationary status within the Guild of Watchers.

S1 - False Awakenings (Trailer)

November 9th, 2019

1:00

Not all nightmares happen when you sleep! Meet Gunnery Sergeant (GySgt) Douglas Dire who survived Operation Vigilant Resolve and the First Battle of …

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