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33 EpisodesProduced by Hug House ProductionsWebsite

In the city of New Candler, magic is scarce by design. A tech mogul wants to keep it that way. And a magic user wants freedom. Welcome to New Candler, cultural epicenter of the United States. | VALENCE is a serial fiction podcast meant for adult audiences. See our website for transcripts and content… read more

33 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

Presenting "Windfall"

July 17th, 2021


Hug House presents Windfall, a sci-fi audio drama by Rogue Dialogue Productions. We couldn't recommend Windfall more, and we'd love for you to help …

2.12: Harmony

June 26th, 2021

Season 2 Finale, Episode 12: "Harmony"

So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. Noel leads the TEAm into the heart of Halo. Everyone learns …

2.11: Egress

June 26th, 2021

Season 2, Episode 11: "Egress"

It's almost time. As boundaries get pushed and hit, Liam has to do his least favorite thing: make a choice.


2.10: Kindling

June 12th, 2021

Season 2, Episode 10: "Kindling"

Nobody's ever had a stressful family dinner before, right? With Nico back but Noel still on shaky ground, Liam isn't …

2.9: Tonic

May 29th, 2021

Season 2, Episode 9: "Tonic"

Liam catches himself going through the motions. It's easy to let time skip when you're not tuned in.

VALENCE is a …

2.8: Perennial

May 15th, 2021

Season 2, Episode 8: "Perennial"

Tough times make for strange dreams. Liam and Mahira train, but Liam has trouble processing himself anymore.


2.7: Icarus

May 1st, 2021

Season 2, Episode 7: "Icarus"

Liam's story isn't the only one that matters. (If it were up to Liam, he'd say his story doesn't matter at all.) For once, Liam listens to what others have to say.

VALENCE is a serialized …

2.6: Constellation

April 17th, 2021

Season 2, Episode 6: "Constellation"

It's time to get a little starry-eyed. Liam's head is in the clouds between obstacles at works, a potential breakthrough, and... a date.

VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant …

2.5: Jitters

April 3rd, 2021

Season 2, Episode 5: "Jitters"

Liam's nervous--but in, you know, new ways. Liam gets a new name. The boys go shopping.

VALENCE is a serialized …

2.4: Eucalyptus

March 20th, 2021

Season 2, Episode 4: "Eucalyptus"

Liam starts something new, and everything is just a little too... clean. Liam asks about the past and avoids his present. And Noel makes a joke.

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2.3: Spring Cleaning

March 6th, 2021

Season 2, Episode 3: "Spring Cleaning"

Out with the old and in with the new. Liam changes things and makes a new friend, but is it enough to distract …

2.2: Somnolence

February 20th, 2021

Season 2, Episode2: "Somnolence"

Some connections are forged, and some are shattered. Liam picks through the fallout to figure out his next steps.

2.1: Axis

February 6th, 2021

Season 2, Episode 1: "Axis"

It's been a minute. The news cycle churns. Relationships change. And Liam goes outside.

VALENCE is a serialized fiction …

Trailer Drop: Scoring Magic Season 2

December 28th, 2020


Scoring Magic is a Hug House documentary about the making of VALENCE, our serialized fiction podcast. Join us for our second season, dropping January 2nd, 20201, to hear about what it's been like creating during 2020.

Season 2 Trailer and Crowdfunding!

September 1st, 2020


It's time for our Season 2 IndieGogo crowdfunding--and the trailer for our second season! Our crowdfunding campaign lasts until September 30th, 2020, so make sure to support while you can. We have some pretty tempting …

1.12: Monsoon

August 1st, 2020

Season 1, Episode 12 (Season 1 Finale): "Monsoon"

A storm of sorts breaks as the TEAm breaks into Reilley's facility. Also, a bunch of other things …

1.11: Covalent Bonds

July 18th, 2020

Season 1, Episode 11: "Covalent Bonds"

The TEAm plans. But things don't always go according to plan. Why get comfortable with a situation instead of expecting the unexpected?

VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast …

1.10: Recalibrate

July 4th, 2020

Season 1, Episode 10: "Recalibrate"

The team shifts focus. It's time for everyone to reset their mindset.

VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast …

1.9: Scatter

June 20th, 2020

Season 1, Episode 9: "Scatter"

The team pays respects.

VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more …


June 13th, 2020


Hug House Productions is participating in #PodcastBlackout. If you are not Black, we hope you are taking time to educate yourselves and donate to …

1.8: Ghosts

May 30th, 2020

Season 1, Episode 8: "Ghosts"

It's time to confront the past and the present if the goal is a better future. The team clashes around important decisions. Liam gets several rude awakenings. And then, things change …

New Merch and Recommended Reads

May 18th, 2020


We may still be on hiatus, but we've got some exciting things for you to check out. Namely: new merch, and some neato articles!

  • The VALENCE website:

Mid-Season Hiatus Announcement

April 25th, 2020


VALENCE is on hiatus--but not for long. Why not dive into the behind-the-scenes of the podcast on this, the day of our Hug House's birth?


1.7: Cost Benefit Analysis

April 4th, 2020

Season 1, Episode 7: "Cost Benefit Analysis"

Who benefits when Halo, Inc. throws a benefit? The rich. Well, and those who crash the benefit to steal hors d'oeuvres. And information. Information doesn't benefit. It's …

1.6: Praxis

March 21st, 2020

Season 1, Episode 6: "Praxis"

Liam asks the questions that need to be asked. The team makes a plan that needs to be made. And Flynn finds out about a symphony that . . . needs to have cannons.

VALENCE is a serialized …

Bonus: Luis's Guided Relaxation

March 16th, 2020

Bonus: "Luis's Guided Relaxation"

Things are scary right now. And things are scary a lot of the time. Here at Hug House, we wanted to give you something to help calm you in times of worry. We hope you enjoy this bonus …

1.5: HAVEN

March 7th, 2020

Season 1, Episode 5: "HAVEN"

The team goes farming. No, wait. They investigate the server farm and find more than they anticipated.

VALENCE is a …

1.4: Pinpoint

February 22nd, 2020

Season 1, Episode 4: "Pinpoint"

Liam and Nico hunt down a lead and find something unexpected. The day gets worse from there.

VALENCE is a serialized …

1.3: Razzle Dazzle

February 8th, 2020

Season 1, Episode 3: "Razzle Dazzle"

Liam and the team track their lead. But those tables get turned.

VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant …

1.2: Petrichor

January 25th, 2020

Season 1, Episode 2: "Petrichor"

Liam meets the team. It starts to rain in New Candler.

VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult …

1.1: Pros and Cons

January 11th, 2020

Season 1, Episode 1: "Pros & Cons"

Liam loses power but gains an intriguing offer. Wait, that sounds ominous. He literally loses power--as in, the utility in his apartment. If anything's ominous, it's the offer, …

VALENCE Trailer: "You know who you are."

January 4th, 2020


In New Candler, Liam Alden, a magic user (or "muse," if you're not pretentious), is given a choice that could change his life. If he takes it, it …

Coming Soon: VALENCE

December 13th, 2019


Welcome to New Candler, cultural epicenter of the United States. Visit Trudon Circle, an art mecca turned tourist trap where you can find musicals, …

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