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The Van

12 EpisodesProduced by Whale BusWebsite

Kids gifted with strange powers have grown up under the thumb of the vicious and intelligent driver of the van Novia-Scotia. Seventeen year old Cola’s life in the van is shaken up when her older “sister” Rosaline has disappeared and she realizes Nova will stop at nothing to find her. What will happe… read more

12 Episodes | 2018 - 2021

S2E1 - Dead Fires

September 10th, 2021

30:39
Episode Notes

Transcript here

Content Warnings: General mentions of eating disorder behaviors and treatment General mentions of child neglect

Mention of self harm from 21:05-22:20 Siren sounds from 9:45-10:05

Written …

Season 2 Update

May 14th, 2021

0:41
Episode Notes

Transcript: Hey all! Em here, the creator of the Van. It’s been a while, I know. There’s been a pandemic, health problems, grad school …

S1E8 - Archipelagic

May 14th, 2019

26:34

Cw: Please be warned- this episode is a bit more emotionally intense than our previous episodes, just in tone. Content warnings are listed below.

2:45- Eating disordered behaviors 2:58- Mention of child death 6:38- …

S1E7 - Rose Red

April 24th, 2019

26:22

Cw: Eating disordered behaviors 17:30-18:30 panic attack

Everyone arrives in San Francisco and a new player is introduced.

Transcript here

S1E6 - Beautiful Dreamer Serenade

March 12th, 2019

29:24
Episode Notes

cw: Discussion of child abuse 4:40-5:00 Discussion of eating disordered behaviors 18:15- 18:50

The crew at the cabin set out on the road again and Junebug tries to figure out who's on her side.

S1E5 - Dusting

February 16th, 2019

24:54
Episode Notes

CW: Child Abuse 00:25-1:00

The kids struggle to figure out what to do next, while Nova, Junebug, and Solomon are hot on their tail. …

Weather for Those on the Road

January 26th, 2019

3:49
Episode Notes

Rosaline broadcasts her radio station in order to reach the kids in the van.

Written, performed, and edited by Emma Mantoani

S1E4 - January

December 12th, 2018

25:05
Episode Notes

CW: Eating disordered behaviors mentioned 4:50-5:03

Nova is close to finding Rosaline so the kids have to figure out a way to get to …

S1E3 - They Shut Me Up in Prose

November 13th, 2018

19:26

When the van gets stopped on the side of the road, a mysterious stranger offers to help

Transcript here

Starring: Leslie Gideon, Jeff Ebner, Julia …

S1E2 - If I Was a Superhero

October 8th, 2018

23:12

Nova drags Cola along to pick up another kid for the van while Junebug and Scotch try to keep busy.

Transcript here

CW: Abuse mention

Starring: …

S1E1 - The Rabbit Catcher

September 10th, 2018

18:06

Cola and the other kids in the van perform a job at a gas station. Everyone is looking for Rosaline, but where is she and who is going to find her …

Introducing...The Van

August 25th, 2018

1:21

The Van is a radio drama about family, poetry, and a rather menacing van in the desert. Launching September 10th. From the fine folks at Whale Bus.

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