Slumberland

77 EpisodesProduced by Tom Mansell

This audio drama invites your ears to visit Slumberland, a small island town in the US. Come along with Thomas Edward M, the freelance soundman. He's been hired to meet the locals and record their oral histories for the town's time capsule. The unfolding history of the town mixes folklore, paranorma… read more

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077 - Stele

April 30th, 2019

8:50

Thomas is guided into Slumberland's time capsule by Walter Fustmensch, who reveals the "stele" -- a stone covered in carved, coded writings.

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076 - Sinecure

March 27th, 2019

2:51

A mysterious man named Walter Fustmensch describes his simple daily routine on Slumberland Island.

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Written, recorded and performed by Tom Mansell.
Walter …

075 - Safety Orange

March 15th, 2019

30:56

A large metal sculpture of a mysterious woman's head -- this statue sits in a storage shed on Slumberland Island. How did it get there and where did …

074 - Supplemental 4: Singularly Fruitless

January 28th, 2019

7:39

Slumberland, written, recorded and performed by Tom Mansell.

Oblivia Newton-Baum performed by Julia C. Thorne.

Credit for the sounds and music in …

073 - Sea Evacuees

January 12th, 2019

27:37

Jeepers MacGeepers records his oral history session -- a tale of a boy fleeing war-torn Europe, and a certain pigeon carrying a coded message.


Original music by Tim Clark.


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072 - Syncytium Island Tales Part 2

October 31st, 2018

5:24

Thomas ends a very long day dutifully filing the last of his recent recordings. But before sleep can be had, a late-night visitor has a few words to …

071 - Song Cycle 2 - Shared Dream

October 30th, 2018

9:09

Jeepers MacGeepers plays another old tape recording of a CLOUD performance. For extra spice he also dishes on the synthesizer he found as a boy, as …

070 - Song Cycle 1 - Sunder

August 31st, 2018

9:39

Jeepers MacGeepers plays an old tape recording of a music performance. The CLOUD band was a trio -- young Jeepers and his pals Noah Dahl and Jennie …

069 - Suspension

August 8th, 2018

14:28

Stella Pierce is piloting her plane over Slumberland Island, searching for any clues related to the disappearance of Omar Evanston. Thomas and Jeepers listen to Stella's report over radio. Their meeting, atop the …

068 - Suckin' Air

June 29th, 2018

10:33

Thomas bravely records Doreen, Slumberland's crown curmudgeon. She tells a tale of trailers and old flames. 

 

Doreen performed by Alanna …

067 - Septic

April 27th, 2018

3:58

Thomas finds himself face-to-face with a certain pot-banging, foul-mouthed resident of Slumberland in the town's dumping grounds.

 

Doreen …

066 - Straight Poop

April 20th, 2018

13:38

Following the late-night episode with Max MacGillicutty, Thomas reflects back on earlier in the day, when he visited Slumberland's trash heap to …

065 - Special Occasion

March 28th, 2018

12:43

The antics of Thomas, Merlin, Dae'Yana, and Sir the robot lead to discovering a Zero Point Energy source -- whatever that means. But it's something very important to Maxima McGillicutty. So important, her eccentric …

064 - Side Gig

March 11th, 2018

7:54

The robot known as "Sir" makes some startling progress while doing maintenance on the Community Dome.

 

Dae'Yana Jung performed by Vicki Morgan. For more info write her at: vbmorgan90@gmail.com

Merlin Jebb performed …

063 - Sig and Stig

February 22nd, 2018

11:06

Thomas returns to Slumberland's substation, where the mysterious power source for the Community Dome is getting tuned-up by the reactivated robot named "Sir."

 

Dae'Yana Jung performed by Vicki Morgan. For more info …

062 - Solution

February 2nd, 2018

13:02

Bethesda Pierce reads from the journal of her grandmother, Phaedra 1.

 

Bethesda Pierce performed by Sarah Rhea Werner. Find more of her work at:

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061 - Senescence

January 14th, 2018

6:48

Tasked by Oblivia to go collect more oral histories, Thomas meets yet another daughter of the Pierce clan. Bethesda is the eldest offspring and her …

060 - Shocks and Chakras

December 26th, 2017

22:20

Thomas is shocked. He's actually meeting Oblivia Newton-Baum. But there's no time for small talk. Oblivia holds a thick file of research she needs …

059 - Supplemental 3 - Santa Claus

December 13th, 2017

7:44

Hear an old recording of Alva Pierce reading the 1897 holiday classic "Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus."

 

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058 - Secondary

November 30th, 2017

5:58

Thomas meets a young town resident, Dae'Yana. The local poetry scene is up for discussion again.

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Written, recorded and performed by Tom Mansell.
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057 - Shower

November 10th, 2017

5:00

Day after day Thomas remembers something while he's taking a shower. But by the time he's done showering, he completely forgets it. Maybe a sound recorder can help.

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056 - Sir

October 24th, 2017

8:57

Someone -- or something -- has slept for decades in a closet inside the community dome. Along comes Thomas Edward M, ready to make a new friend.

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055 - Snail Mail

October 1st, 2017

7:37

Thomas gets a postcard: two women from Slumberland are starting new chapters in their lives. Chrysanthemum Jones communes with New England whales and Lex Pierce fixates on tattoos.

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054 - Supplemental 2: Snark

September 13th, 2017

11:21

Beckett Pierce rexamines the 1876 poem "The Hunting of the Snark" by Lewis Carroll. She wonders if some clues to explain Omar Evanston's …

053 - Secret Oral History

August 24th, 2017

17:06

The tale of Badamo Del Becha on the Slumberland beach in the 1930s gets told again. This time from the very singular perspective of Delfina Del Becha.

052 - Silent Stranger

August 7th, 2017

19:29

Hear the final events leading to the origin of the Sandy Specter legend. Alva Pierce Jr tells the tale concerning Badamo Del Becha, two of his men and their stormy encounter with young Coyote in the 1930s.

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051 - Séance Fiction

June 6th, 2017

21:29

Alva Two (Alva Pierce, Junior) arrives on the beach to pick up the Badamo Del Becha / Sandy Specter legend, where his old friend Davis left off the …

050 - Sandy Specter

April 26th, 2017

28:58

Davis X. Mackinaw relates tales of the town's ghost legend, a malevolent spirit known as the Sandy Specter.

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049 - Scouts

April 1st, 2017

20:59

Thomas arrives at an isolated corner of Slumberland Island where Davis X. Mackinaw sweeps the beach with a special kind of metal detector. Davis …

048 - Set Ups

March 17th, 2017

7:25

Thomas returns to the "Taos House" atop Slumberland's largest hill, where Jeepers MacGeepers holds his next instructions. A couple of other familiar …

047 - Shipwrecks

February 19th, 2017

22:48

Thomas gets sidetracked into meeting Maxima McGillicutty, heiress socialite and submersible pilot. Maxima's family has a long and strange history intertwined with Slumberland Island.

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046 - Shaman

January 28th, 2017

14:05

When last was heard about Oskar, he called to complain about a cursed wooden hand puppet that refused to let go of his arm. Now unconscious, and under house arrest, Oskar's friends enlist the help of Thomas Edward M.

045 - Sturgeon

January 8th, 2017

14:54

The Oral History session with town electrician Merlin Jebb. It's a fish tale partly told by song. Also includes a tour of Slumberland's substation. …

044 - Stink

December 23rd, 2016

5:41

Thomas prepares for his next oral history session. Before heading off he learns of a new situation concerning the shell phones in Slumberland. After …

043 - Sierra

December 11th, 2016

10:29

Jeepers plays Thomas a message left by a Slumberland woman named Sierra. An expert tracker, she goes off in search of Tango and the cassette tape he …

042 - Syncytium Island Tales, Part 1

November 29th, 2016

17:41

An old friend of Jeepers named Noah Dahl tells a rambling tale. It's everything he knows about the mysterious giant metal sculpture of a woman's …

041 - Subliminal

October 30th, 2016

8:12

Thomas Edward M's health exam turns into an unexpected mission to find a hidden record album.

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Written, recorded and performed by Tom Mansell.
Delfina Del Becha …

040 - Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

October 22nd, 2016

7:38

Thomas is still recovering from recent strange events. Jeepers meets with him to apologize and also to give an explanation of "what is happening in …

039 - Supplemental 1

September 30th, 2016

7:47

A pause in the events unfolding in Slumberland town. A reading of the short story by Ambrose Bierce, "The Difficulty of Crossing a Field."

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038 - Spoiler Alert

August 14th, 2016

7:42

A sudden reappearance by an old friend -- a REALLY old friend -- who spills the beans about Thomas's true purpose for being on Slumberland Island.

037 - Submission

July 20th, 2016

10:11

Skip at the Zip Sip Hooray Cafe records a story.

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Written, recorded and performed by Tom Mansell.
This episode contains a real FOUND note provided by FOUND …

036 - Site Visit

July 8th, 2016

24:49

Thomas finds the oral history session with Phaedra Pierce takes a very unexpected turn thanks to: 1) a prophetic journal kept by (a different) …

035 - Squeezebox

June 1st, 2016

3:25

A mysterious young woman leaves a recorded message in the sound booth built by Thomas Edward M.

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Written, recorded and performed by Tom Mansell.
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034 - Stomps and Haunts

May 16th, 2016

33:12

Thomas records a session with Chrysanthemum Jones -- she reveals details behind the histories of three men she knew while growing up on Slumberland …

033 - Surveillance

March 26th, 2016

4:28

Thomas receives an odd shell phone call and has a close encounter at Oskar's house.

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032 - Statuesque

March 18th, 2016

7:18

Thomas and Rupert Nevins drive to a Quonset hut to pick up the wooden pieces for assembling the do-it-yourself recording sound booth. Also inside the Quonset hut, is something that catches Thomas's attention.

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031 - Sleeping Man

February 20th, 2016

5:45

Thomas wakes up in an unfamiliar place, with a familiar face.

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Written, recorded and performed by Tom Mansell.
Sleeping Man performed by Josh Valdés.

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030 - Subterranean

February 6th, 2016

4:47

Helena Pierce leaves Thomas on his own to explore a hallway in Underland, the underground level of the town. The sparsely-lit hallway reveals a few curiosities.

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029 - Sisterhood

January 23rd, 2016

17:50

A recording session with another Pierce sister -- this time it's Helena -- and she talks about the large community gardens behind the Pierce family's home. Helena tells a story that reveals what lies beneath the …

028 - Shell Phone

January 2nd, 2016

8:59

Before heading to bed Thomas finds himself having an unexpected conversation and learns more about Bonzo and his shell phone project on Slumberland Island.

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027 - Shock Puppet

December 28th, 2015

12:45

Thomas receives an update from his client, Oskar, who's been struggling with the cursed hand puppet stuck on his arm.

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026 - Sound's Bad

December 19th, 2015

18:18

Thomas Edward M visits Mr. Sound and helps the secretive health food expert explore the what happened to his missing cassette tape.

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025 - Skeptical Seeker

October 25th, 2015

15:42

Thomas Edward M's next scheduled interview introduces him to Beckett Pierce, a young woman who's been curious about her hometown's long legacy of …

024 - Something Besides a Man

September 6th, 2015

14:43

Thomas receives an anonymous phone message, with a link to a sound file. Somewhere in New England, two girls have found a cassette tape with a familiar voice on it, saying "Chicken…Tinkerbell…Phantom…"

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023 - Seeing Things

August 8th, 2015

28:07

Thomas arrives at the large and very old house set atop the biggest hill in Slumberland. Once meant to be a sanitarium, it's now the residence of …

022 - Sawing Logs

July 11th, 2015

11:16

Thomas Edward M sets out across the Slumberland Island on his borrowed golf cart. Reaching first oral history appointment is his goal, but strong …

021 - Sounds Good

June 15th, 2015

8:36

Thomas wakes up to another unexpected visitor -- a woman wearing a big smile -- and has perhaps the strangest conversation of his life.

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020 - Storytime

March 6th, 2015

17:51

It's time to relax and enjoy a peculiar yet familiar fairy tale, told by Mrs. Mielardeaux (Oskar's mom.) Thomas makes her unexpected acquaintance at …

019 - Sister City

January 11th, 2015

17:51

Thomas receives a visit from a man named Jeepers MacGeepers. He's Slumberland Township Supervisor. Also visiting is Oblivia Newton-Baum, who will …

018 - Skink Whisperer

December 1st, 2014

10:25

Before leaving the Slumberland Community Dome, Thomas has a conversation with a local named Jenny Fishman. She is a professional Skink Whisperer.

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017 - Charon

November 23rd, 2014

19:46

Putting oral history progress on hold, Thomas responds to a call for computer tech support at Slumberland's community dome. The dome's many features …

016 - Secret Life

October 26th, 2014

11:58

Thomas sets up the home recording studio, in anticipation of starting work on the town's oral history project. But first, there is more to learn about Oskar's exotic plant. A lot more.

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015 - Shroomi Poetry

August 1st, 2014

15:47

Thomas goes to retrieve his car and meets a young resident of Slumberland. They piece together more information regarding the being known as "Shroomi."

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014 - Sound Recorder

July 11th, 2014

4:56

Thomas reviews his recordings from the last couple of days on Slumberland and is surprised by what he finds.

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Written, recorded and performed by Tom Mansell.

013 - Siren Song

June 8th, 2014

13:25

In this episode, the storm continues to pound Slumberland. Thomas listens to stories about Mr. Sound and the mysterious ice cream truck.

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012 - Superstorm

June 1st, 2014

12:24

Thomas Edward M and Omar Evanston hunker down to ride out the major thunderstorm bearing down on Slumberland Island.

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011 - Skype Message

April 22nd, 2014

6:03

The mysterious client, Oskar Mielardeaux, attempts to explain his thoughts on the oral history project, his own misadventures, and his needy house plant.

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010 - Supermoon

April 19th, 2014

14:12

Previously, the mysterious building on Slumberland Island known as The Dome seemed to have a bad effect on Thomas, causing him to black out. In this episode Thomas revives and finds himself in another new situation. …

009 - Side Effects

March 23rd, 2014

9:31

Up to now Slumberland Island has seemed deserted, but local teen Lex told Thomas that he should find everyone at a building known as "The Dome". …

008 - See a Monster

March 10th, 2014

9:29

Thomas meets a young woman named Lex. She's a Slumberland native with a story to tell about her unusual claim to fame. Apparently, for more than 100 years the little lake in Slumberland Island has produced a mysterious …

007 - Seventy-Six

March 2nd, 2014

5:15

A recording made on Slumberland Island in July 1976 is heard again. Magic Elvis, time capsules and the "manamojojuju" have something to say to us.

006 - Service Provider

February 17th, 2014

6:56

Curious about his talking seashell and hoping to find anyone to speak to, Thomas drives over to Slumberland Island's lighthouse.

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005 - Sketchy At Best

February 1st, 2014

8:03

Thomas visits the Memorial Gardens, where the history of Slumberland Island begins to emerge.

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Written, recorded and performed by Tom Mansell.
Tango performed …

004 - Strange Acoustics

January 26th, 2014

7:12

Thomas experiences his first overnight in Slumberland. It is not without incident.

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Written, recorded and performed by Tom Mansell.

The sound design in this …

003 - Spy's Cream Truck

December 31st, 2013

4:14

Thomas encounters an enigmatic ice cream truck roaming the block of his new temporary home on Slumberland Island.

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002 - Somniloquy

December 31st, 2013

4:18

Thomas arrives at the bungalow where he'll stay while working on Slumberland Island. He experiences another unusual welcome.

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Sleeping Man performed by Josh …

001 - Seashell

December 31st, 2013

4:53

The first episode has Thomas arriving on Slumberland Island. He has an unusual welcome.

About the show
This audio drama invites your ears to visit Slumberland, a small island town in the US. Come along with Thomas …

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