Alternative Stories and Fake Realities

"    Alternative Stories and Fake Realities " Podcast
Alternative Stories and Fake Realities is a podcast designed to promote new and original audio drama, poetry and writing from across the English speaking world. Working with themes we will produce high quality content aimed at providing new perspectives on existing stories and ideas as we bring fresh and original writing into the world. We will use actors and writers from the United Kingdom and North America to offer a trans-Atlantic feel to our work. Content will be added when ready rather than on a strict week-by-week or month-by-month basis. Please check out our website

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This introductory sound files provides an overview of what Alternative Stories is all about and describes and previews some of our upcoming productions.

This introduction is voiced by Kelli Winkler and features the voices of Tiffany Clare, Catharine Daddario and Jackie Jorgenson.


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A modern retelling of the story of King Midas

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A modern retelling of the story of Daphne and Apollo

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in the audio drama "Porcelain" a young singer songwriter struggles with anxiety and her own identity as she tries to make her way in the world of music.

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The goddess Hera has transformed Galanthis, played by Catharine Daddario, into a cat.

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A short episode about Circe, goddess of magic in the classical mythology

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Two cousins reunited after many years unearth a dark family secret that threatens to destroy their relationship.

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Jenna is part of a group of warriors sent to slay the gorgon Medusa. As she grapples with her own terror at encountering the monster she begins to feel empathy for her adversary. But will empathy be enough to save her and her companions?

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A showcase edition of the podcast supporting our Audio Verse Awards nomination

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Sarah, played by Abby Hilden is a young woman leaving a relationship and contemplating an uncertain future.

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In our first poetry special edition of the podcast we feature the work of three poets: Will Burns, Chelsie Buckner and Julie Stevens.

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In the second of our series of Farewell Monologues we take a look at bereavement through the eyes of our regular presenter, Kelli Winkler.

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In this latest edition of our Farewell Monologue series of short episodes Chelsie Buckner, the poet known as Poems and Peonies performs her verse story, Mojave.

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In this edition poet Cheyenne Bramwell presents her long form poem Fading Fires which she performs herself. In the style of an epic poem, this work imagines a civilization, reeling from war and hardship and learning to live at peace once more.

Season: 1 Episode: 15
Alison Daniels is given a wind-up musical box to look after overnight. But what secrets does the box hold and why does it keep playing of its own accord? Our ghostly short story A Musical Box is read by Abigail Reno.

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Eva is a writer struggling to come to terms with the mixed emotions associated with finishing the novel which has dominated her life for over a year.

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The year is 2029 and the effects of climate change are taking hold all around the globe. In one small coastal community in eastern England waves of migrants are coming ashore to escape the wars and famine the climate crisis are causing in their own countries. This is the story of three women whose lives are affected by the crisis. This is the first of four parts.

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Journalist Rachel Woods continues her investigation into the migrant crisis unfolding in a remote part of Eastern England. Meanwhile Millie meets Awira, a migrant trying to evade the British authorities.

Season: 1 Episode: 19
Journalist Rachel Woods' investigation into the ongoing migrant crisis continues with help from Millie. Meanwhile, Kurdish migrant Awira and her friends are starting to feel the net tighten around them. What can Rachel and Millie do to help?

Season: 1 Episode: 20
A storm is gathering as Rachel and David head out to sea with the mysterious Davies. Millie and Laura are trying to find Rachel while Awira's fate lies in the balance.

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In this edition of the podcast we adapt extracts from Mary J Oliver's memoir / travelogue / poetry collection about her father, Jim Neat, a hobo in depression era Canada.

Season: 1 Episode: 22
It's not all fun and parties when you have to spend Christmas away from your friends and family. For our Christmas edition we meet some of the members of the Out of Towners Club as they plan for Christmas in New York City.

Season: 2 Episode: 1
A look back on our content in 2019, a preview of 2020 and an invitation to writers to join the podcast

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Wayfaring Stranger contemplates the end of everything through a simple folk tune passed down through the generations of one family.

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Like Tying a Shoelace by Sonia Rosa Ciocca is a short drama looking at the options we have in our lives and how our futures could be different based on the choices we make.

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A young woman embarks on a journey of self discovery and finds herself becoming involved with a group of artists, musicians and poets in New York's East Village

Season: 2 Episode: 5
This edition we feature 9 poems from Peter Finch's new collection "The Machineries of Joy"

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