Season One of Parasitecology is nearly upon us! It's been a long road getting from there (not having a darkly comic SF audiodrama podcast about a suicidal nerd and his alien parasite best friend) to here (a metaphysical state where we, indisputably, have a darkly comic SF audiodrama podcast about a suicidal nerd and his alien parasite best friend). Where is Bryan Adams when you need him? The answer is, of course, Canada.
Parasitecology is a darkly comic SF audiodrama about a suicidal nerd and his alien parasite best friend, which you should know by now because we said it three times in 60 seconds.
It was created by Alan Gallauresi and Rob Trevino, who also created Interrupted Tales, a podcast where one of them reads a vintage or pulp story while the other person constantly interrupts.
All of their podcasts can be found at https://ohthehumanity.com.
Written and directed by Alan Gallauresi and Rob Trevino Original music by Alan Gallauresi Narration by Stacey Frost of Rough Giraffe (https://roughgiraffe.podbean.com/) Role of Javier performed by Rob Trevino Role of Cher performed by Alan Gallauresi Role of Mia performed by Kristen DiMercurio (https://www.fiverr.com/kdimerc).
Scriptwriting done in WriterDuet (https://writerduet.com/) Remote recording done in Cast (https://tryca.st/) Foley sounds by Soundsnap (https://www.soundsnap.com/) Sound clip editing done in Audacity (https://www.audacityteam.org/) Music production and scoring done in Ableton Live (https://www.ableton.com/en/live/) Additional Ableton Live instruments by Puremagnetik (https://puremagnetik.com/) and Afro DJ Mac (https://www.afrodjmac.com/) Episode editing and mixing done in Reaper (https://www.reaper.fm/) Hosted by Podbean
Podcast art contains elements from artists Alashi and Alexandra Petruk, licensed via iStockPhoto. "Ad" promo sites icons by Freepik from FlatIcon (http://www.flaticon.com/)
Additional musical compositions: S01E01: Skyhawk Beach by Blue Wave Theory at Free Music Archive (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Wave_Theory/Surf_Music_Month_Challenge/Skyhawk_Beach_fade_in). Licensed under CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/)
S01E03: Elevator Ride to Hell (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpz21UFG0Ko) by Adam Monroe, via credit (http://adammonroemusic.com/#)
S01E07: Fighting the Avanc by Darren Curtis at Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/desperate-measurez/fighting-the-avanc-arthurian-legend-soundtrack), via credit (https://www.darrencurtismusic.com/)
S01E09: Big Plans (Remix) by Kellee Maize at Free Music Archive (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kellee_Maize/Aligned_Archetype/20__Kellee_Maize__Big_Plans_Remix__Aligned_Archetype__FrostWirecom). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
S01E09: STFU (Vocal Version) by JAM Studio (https://www.premiumbeat.com/royalty-free-tracks/stfu). Licensed by Premium Beat.
S01E10: Fanfare for Space Kevin MacLeod at Incompetech.com (https://incompetech.com/wordpress/2013/04/not-quite-strauss/) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
S01E13: The Entertainer by Scott Joplin at Mutopia Project (https://www.mutopiaproject.org/cgibin/piece-info.cgi?id=263). Public Domain.
TTS voice of Godfrey from https://ttsmp3.com/ (British English / Brian voice)
Special thanks to our families and friends who put up with this idiotic idea.
Please note: While Parasitecology is a comedy, it incorporates the serious and, for us, highly personal topic of mental health, including dealing with anxiety, depression and suicide. If you or a loved one is at risk of self-harm, please: get help and call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.