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The Orphans

53 EpisodesProduced by The Light and Tragic CompanyWebsite

The Orphans is a cinematic sci-fi audio drama about survival in a harsh universe: castaways on a hostile world, A.I.s with unprecedented emotions, strangers who share faces, love and loss in a far-flung future. Each season explores a new vantage point in an ever-expanding and inter-connected galaxy!

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An Orphans' Yule Carol

*Content Warnings and Mental Health Services at the bottom of the show notes*


A live holiday special recorded at London Podcast Festival Presents Audio Drama!

Yule comes to the Facility and everyone's favorite synthetic psychopath, GeoFFRy, is haunted by three spirits.

This episode is dedicated to our generous and loving friend, Justin Niezrecki. Rest in Peace.

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Written & Directed by Zachary Fortais-Gomm 


James Barbarossa as GeoFFRy

Beth Eyre as Cordelia

Music by: James Barbarossa

Executive Producers: Ella Watts & James Barbarossa

Content Warnings:

  • Discussion of Recent Real-Life Tragedy (Self Harm, Mental Health, Suicide)
  • Violent Threat
  • Knives
  • Zombies

Mental Health Resources:

If you need help, please seek it.

If you're in the US, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline on 1-800-273-8255, they also have Deaf and HOH options on 1-800-799-4889.

If you don't feel able to talk, they have an online chat service:

If you're in the US and LGBTQ+ you can call the Trevor Project on 1-866-488-7386, or text TREVOR to 1-202-304-1200 from Mon-Fri 3pm-10pm ET.

They also have online chat, here:

If you're a Trans person in the US or Canada, you can contact the Trans Lifeline on 1-877-330-6366

If you're in Canada and you need help, you can call Crisis Services Canada on 1-833-456-4566, you can also text them by texting CONNECT or PARLER to 686-868

If you're in Canada and under 20 you can contact the Kids Help Phone on 1-800-668-6868 or you can chat to them online here:

If you're in the British Isles, you can call The Samaritans on 116 123. You can text Shout 24/7 on 85258.

If you're under 19 you can call Childline on 08001111. If you're under 35 you can call Papyrus on 08000684141 or text them on 07860039967

If you're in France and you're a young person you can call Fil sante jeunes on 0800 235 236.

Whatever age you are, you can call Suicide Ecoute on 0145394000 - and you prefer email or online chat, you can do so through SOS Amitie, here:

If you need help and your area is not listed here, please reach out to us via our socials and we will help you find a hotline in your area.

If you are in crisis and need help, please seek it. You are not alone. People want to help. People want to listen. Reach out.

If you are safe and able, we'd like to ask that you consider donating to The Trevor Project.!/donation/checkout

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