At The End Of The Line

"    At The End Of The Line " Podcast
Join Richard Oliver on a tour of Post-Apocalyptic England. A mix of travel reporting, advice, news and more


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The first episode sees Richard Oliver make the trip to England from France using the Continental Link Tunnel. They ignore the warnings on the seal they break to enter the tunnel. Letters from listeners about the equipment an apocalyptic travel needs, why the train has a Captain and what powers the train as well as news from around the apocalyptic world.

Also includes correspondence from listeners and news from the around the apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic world!

Episode 1 Transcript

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The train comes across a town known only as The Well, where the last day before the Apocalypse is re-enacted over and over again. 

Letters from listeners concerning the name of the train, how comfortable it is on board and the many different alternate realities and timelines that exist. 

Also a round-up of all the recent 'siren calls'.

Episode 2 Transcript

The train enters the sphere of influence of strange body possessing entities, are they ghosts or something even more unusual?

In regular segment "Who's On Board", Richard interviews Wade-Adler Company Social Media Consultant Elizabeth "Lizzie" Cooper. In the Letters section Richard listeners ask about where Richard is from in England and about the facilities on board the train.

In this episode Elizabeth "Lizzie" Cooper was played by Eva Charles.

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Episode 3 Transcript

Richard Oliver finds a small group of people of survivors who are completely surrounded by danger and devastation but seem completely unaware of it.

Also featuring our own take on Missed Connections personal ads - Hopeless Encounters and a review of some extreme societies that have been formed after the apocalypse.

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Episode 4 Transcript

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Has everyone on board the train fallen under the same malign influence that keeps them in happy ignorance of their terrible fate? Richard Oliver doesn't know or care and instead takes us on a tour of the train's basement.

Featuring correspondence from listeners on disaster capitalism, how to spot shapeshifters and advice on living in harmony with others on a submarine and also a section on alternate reality history. 

Episode 5 Transcript

The train finds a city full of monuments that were thought to be destroyed in the Apocalypse, Richard Oliver ventures off the train and finds something even more amazing.

Featuring correspondence from listeners on doomsday devices, in an age of impossible things how do we know what's real what isn't, and the population of the world. And an important announcement from the Central Government Authority.

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Episode 6 Transcript

The train finally finds a real city, with a large population, electricity and more! Only to find out the city's authorities are fighting a bitter war against a superhero who once fought for them.

Also featuring a roundup of notable births, deaths and marriages.

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Episode 7 Transcript

The train comes across a bizarre, over the top and vulgarly decorated complex home to some of the richest, and unhappiest, people in the world. 

Also featuring a section on how to be a well dressed gentleman in the post-apocalypse and a review of some other podcasts that are out there.

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Episode 8 Transcript

In a rare moment of peace the train stops...only to be attacked with a group of people with superpowers and a grudge against Richard Oliver.

Also featuring correspondence from listeners on what an eschatologist  is, what's the scariest monster and what does Richard miss most from before the apocalypse. And a recruiting advert for the Librarian Alliance.

Episode 9 Transcript

Upon finding the burnt out remains of the think tank that was set up to stop the Apocalypse people on the train start acting very oddly.

Correspondence on Apocalypse Industries, a listener asking if the sun has disappeared for everyone and a gift for Richard Oliver. Also a round-up of "cursed" video tapes, cassette tapes and similar.

Episode 10 Transcript

With the engine broken the train was stuck just as a vicious gang lead by a genius inventor arrive to make extreme demands.

Also featuring job adverts for various organisations and good news stories from across the apocalyptic world.

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Episode 11 Transcript

Richard Oliver finds a hospital with some non-traditional views on the dead, the living and those in between.

Also in this episode a look at the horrific English countryside and a profile on some of the more famous "Burners".

Episode 12 Transcript

The train finally heads to the capital, a place previously written off as not worth going to, but an urgent need to find the will of one of the founders of the Wade-Adler Company compels them to go.

Also featuring a profile of Sebastian Wade, co-founder of the Wade-Adler Company and information on some of the new post-apocalyptic religions.

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Special Episode - London Part 1 Transcript

The resolution to part one - what happens in London will have consequences for the future of England and Richard Oliver.

Also featuring stories on what during the final years of the London Underground and details on some of the sporting events that have flourished in the apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic world.

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Special Episode - London Part Two Transcript

The train leaves London and continues on it's journey through post-apocalyptic England, heading to the small town of Longshadow, famed for it's beautiful centuries old church. Oliver and Vasker set out to explore the town but when the buildings literally dissolve around them things get more complicated, encountering a group of people who takes their views on art and culture even more seriously than Vasker.

Also featuring minutes from the latest Dystopia Steering Group Meeting and an interview with the train's resident pathologist and coroner Dr. Milen Radev.

In this episode Dr. Milen Radev was played by A. R Olivieri, creator of the fantastic dystopian fantasy audiodrama 2298, go to www.soundcloud.com/2298pod to listen to the podcast.

Theme music is as always provided by the talented Chip Michael, for more of Chip's music go to www.soundcloud.com/chipmichael.

 

 

 

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Season 2 Episode 1 Part 1 Transcript

The conclusion to the previous episode on Richard Oliver's struggles with the sinister but very beautiful Honourable Society and trying to prove why he deserves to be saved and to be unsuccessful will mean death.

This episode also features Richard answering questions from listeners, with all the questions being about Richard himself, as well as an interview with train psychiatrist Dr. Bernadette Junker.

In this episode Dr. Bernadette Junker is played by Alma Spar.

Theme music is as always provided by the talented Chip Michael, for more of Chip's music go to www.soundcloud.com/chipmichael.

 Audio and editing assistance in making the whole episode sound better from Victoria Dubendorf.

 

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Season 2 Episode 1 Part 2 Transcript

A radio transmission send Richard Oliver and a team made up of bureaucrats and soldiers to investigate a small settlement but an unusual welcome has everyone on guard. Also featuring a section on apocalyptic life hacks and an interview with neo-cryptozoologist Dr. Yana Klemenko. 

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In this episode Dr. Yana Klemenko is played by Emily Wang.

Theme music is as always provided by the talented Chip Michael, for more of Chip's music go to www.soundcloud.com/chipmichael.

Audio and editing assistance in making the whole episode sound better from Victoria Dubendorf.


In this episode Richard Oliver and the team from the train learn about their future in the town where they have been captured by mysterious figures who can walk through solid objects as if they weren't there. Also featuring a segment on weapons designed in the post-apocalypse and an interview with Johanna Von Straid, the train's cartographer. 

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In this episode Johanna Von Straid was played by Justy Gee, creator of the Starless podcast which I highly recommend.

Theme music is as always provided by the talented Chip Michael, for more of Chip's music go to www.soundcloud.com/chipmichael.

Audio and editing assistance in making the whole episode sound better from Victoria Dubendorf.


Richard Oliver, Zofia and Annette Vasker's team of cultural treasure-seekers head to the remains of the world famous Lockton University to see what if anything can be salvaged. Also featuring a section on crowd-sourcing in the post-apocalypse and an interview with the train's sole prisoner, former warlord Arabella Turner

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In this episode Arabella Turner was played by Victoria Dubendorf, creator of the Athena podcast which I highly recommend.

Theme music is as always provided by the talented Chip Michael, for more of Chip's music go to www.soundcloud.com/chipmichael.

Audio and editing assistance in making the whole episode sound better from Victoria Dubendorf.


The concluding part to Plot Part 1, after investigating the ruins of the once prestigious Lockton University Zofia becomes the saviour of an extremist English Literature professor putting Richard Oliver’s life in danger.

Also featuring correspondence from listeners and an interview with Mason Veitch.

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In this episode Mason Veitch was played by Zane Sexton, creator of the Shadowy Slicker podcast which I highly recommend.

Theme music is as always provided by the talented Chip Michael, for more of Chip's music go to www.soundcloud.com/chipmichael.

This episode was produced and edited by Holly Ritchie

"Local Forecast - Elevator" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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This podcast uses these sounds from freesound:

Lots of Morse Code by Buss1000 (https://freesound.org/people/Buss1000/sounds/204968/)

Steam Whistle.mp3 by Bidone (https://freesound.org/people/Bidone/sounds/71778/)

modem_dial.wav by 0ktober (https://freesound.org/people/0ktober/sounds/188828/)

  


A special minisode that was created for International Podcast Month and was originally released on the I Am Hear podcast feed.

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This special episode goes back to my first podcast, the Thirteen Colonies by Zeppelin, fr a number of reasons I was unable to release this episode after it was recorded and have had to wait for many years to finally get permission.

Theme music is as always provided by the talented Chip Michael, for more of Chip's music go to www.soundcloud.com/chipmichael.


The train encounters Quicksand, a form of mind control they are tasked with destroying, finding the source of the Quicksand in a new town Richard and Zofia head out to explore the town only to encounter more Quicksand and those affected by it.

Also featuring correspondence from listeners and an interview with historian Natasha Klein on alternate timelines in reference to the development of North America.

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In this episode Natasha Klein was played by Lena Scott.

Theme music is as always provided by the talented Chip Michael, for more of Chip's music go to www.soundcloud.com/chipmichael.

This episode was produced and edited by Holly Ritchie

"Local Forecast - Elevator" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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"Hard Boiled" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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This podcast uses these sounds from freesound:

Lots of Morse Code by Buss1000 (https://freesound.org/people/Buss1000/sounds/204968/)

Steam Whistle.mp3 by Bidone (https://freesound.org/people/Bidone/sounds/71778/)

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With most of the crew and passengers of the train under the influence of Quicksand those not infected try to work out what to do next. Richard and Zofia find out what was really going on in the town but that does not help them at all.

Also featuring a section on Births, Deaths and Marriages and an interview with Dr Grace Young, a world-class engineer who worked on the famous Stevenson System.

In this episode Dr Grace Young was played by Cat Moy

Theme music is as always provided by the talented Chip Michael, for more of Chip's music go to www.soundcloud.com/chipmichael.

This episode was produced and edited by Holly Ritchie

"Wagner Bridal Chorus" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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"Music for Funeral Home - Part 11" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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"Music Box Theme" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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"Poppers and Prosecco" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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This podcast uses these sounds from freesound:

Cassette Noise When Got in by Erikeah (https://freesound.org/people/erikeah/sounds/395247/download/395247__erikeah__cassette-noise-when-got-in.mp3)

 


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With the train under the new management of the Wade-Adler Company it’s journey is based around how to exploit the apocalypse for money. In an effort to find a weather control weapon Richard Oliver a Company team head out to a remote installation surrounded by the most extreme weather in the country.

Also featuring an interview with PhD student Paige Morgan who before the apocalypse started was studying the problem of over-population and various unrelated critical stories about the Wade-Adler Company.

In this episode Paige Morgan was played by Alicia Atkins

Theme music is as always provided by the talented Chip Michael, for more of Chip's music go to www.soundcloud.com/chipmichael.

This episode was produced and edited by Holly Ritchie


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