Wolf 359

"    Wolf 359 " Podcast
Life's not easy for Doug Eiffel, the communications officer for the U.S.S. Hephaestus Research Station, currently on Day 448 of its orbit around red dwarf star Wolf 359. He's stuck on a scientific survey mission of indeterminate length, 7.8 light years from Earth. His only company on board the station are stern mission chief Minkowski, insane science officer Hilbert, and Hephaestus Station's sentient, often malfunctioning operating system Hera. He doesn't have much to do for his job other than monitoring static and intercepting the occasional decades-old radio broadcast from Earth, so he spends most of his time creating extensive audio logs about the ordinary, day-to-day happenings within the station. But the Hephaestus is an odd place, and life in extremely isolated, zero gravity conditions has a way of doing funny things to people's minds. Even the simplest of tasks can turn into a gargantuan struggle, and the most ordinary-seeming things have a way of turning into anything but that. Wolf 359 is a radio drama in the tradition of Golden Age of Radio shows. Take one part space-faring adventure, add one part character drama, and mix in one part absurdist sitcom, and you get Wolf 359. New episodes are released every two weeks. Get bonus content on Patreon

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Season: 1 Episode: 1
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Our premiere episode. When his instruments start picking up a weird signal from the depths of space, Communications Officer Eiffel begins to wonder if he's found evidence of alien life.

Season: 1 Episode: 2
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When Eiffel discovers that there’s only one tube of toothpaste remaining on board the Hephaestus, he realizes that a delicate situation is upon the crew. His solution? Steal the toothpaste, barricade the door to the comms room, and hope for the best.

Season: 1 Episode: 3
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The time arrives for another one of Dr. Hilbert’s infamous biannual physical and wellness checks, causing Eiffel and Minkowski to descend into a state of panic. With life and limb on the line, they each find creative ways to delay the inevitable.

Season: 1 Episode: 4
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Eiffel takes a quick trip to the exterior of the Hephaestus in pursuit of a cleaner reading of one of the mysterious space transmissions. Things seem to be going well – until an unexpected stellar flare leaves Eiffel stranded outside of the station.

Season: 1 Episode: 5
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A mysterious illness strikes Eiffel, quickly leaving him out of commission and bedridden. It falls on Dr. Hilbert’s medical expertise to find some way to get the Communications Officer back to full health.

Season: 1 Episode: 6
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The Hephaestus Mission reaches its 500th day since launch, and Eiffel is determined to make the most of the occasion. His celebration is cut short, however, when a power outage knocks out Hera and all of the station’s automated systems.

Season: 1 Episode: 7
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When Minkowski and Hera get into a fight, Eiffel decides to stay out of the way until the dust settles. But when the mutant plant stowaway gains control of Doctor Hilbert’s mind, it soon becomes clear that the crew has an emergency on their hands.

Season: 1
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Eiffel takes some time from his busy schedule to answer third graders' questions.

Season: 1 Episode: 8
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In accordance with protocol and the need to maintain crew morale, Minkowski insists on holding another of her infamous talent shows. Both Eiffel and Hilbert come up with schemes to weasel their way out of having to participate.

Season: 1 Episode: 9
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As the Hephaestus begins a hazardous passage through an ion wind cluster, Eiffel is surprised to discover a message from the mission higher-ups waiting for him in the Communications Room.

Season: 1 Episode: 10
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Eiffel decides that he wants to step up his game and play a more active role in documenting life on the Hephaestus. His newfound enthusiasm is soon tested when an unscheduled explosion puts a hole in one of the station’s walls.

Season: 1 Episode: 11
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In a set of short stories, we get to see what the Hephaestus crew does when they are by themselves.

Season: 1 Episode: 12
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Part one of two. It’s Christmas Day on the Hephaestus. While Minkowski does her best to approximate a traditional holiday dinner, Eiffel decides he’s going to try to smoke his last cigarette.

Season: 1 Episode: 13
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Part two of two. The repercussions of the crew's discovery and Dr. Hilbert's actions continue to disrupt the station's Christmas plans.

Season: 2 Episode: 1
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Unsure of who or what to trust after the events at Christmas, Eiffel and Minkowski make contact with Mr. Cutter, their liaison to Goddard Futuristics and the mission's direct supervisor.

Season: 2 Episode: 2
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Still rattled by their recent discoveries, Eiffel and Minkowski try to force Hilbert to reveal what he knows about the Hephaestus's mysteries and the details of his secret mission.

Season: 2 Episode: 3
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Still dealing with the fallout from Hera's deactivation, the crew struggles to keep the rapidly deteriorating Hephaestus functional.

Season: 2 Episode: 4
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After weeks in a state of emergency, Eiffel, Minkowski, and Hera are faced with an unexpected challenge: staving off boredom during an uneventful night on the Hephaestus.

Season: 2 Episode: 5
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An unscheduled emergency air vent leaves Eiffel and Minkowski stranded in the station's hidden laboratory.

Season: 2 Episode: 6
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Tensions run high when the crew revisits the issue of how to handle Doctor Hilbert's continued presence on board the Hephaestus.

Season: 2 Episode: 7
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Against Minkowski's better judgment, Eiffel decides to use Hilbert's mechanical skills to repair a faulty system in the station's optical network.

Season: 2 Episode: 8
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Following the Plant Monster's reappearance, Minkowski makes it her mission to eliminate the mutant stowaway once and for all.

Season: 2 Episode: 9
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The crew is shocked by the sudden reappearance of Captain Lovelace. At first relieved to have another ally on board the Hephaestus, Eiffel, Minkowski, and Hera soon grow suspicious of the station's former commanding officer.

Season: 2
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From the Goddard Futuristics Archives, File #A7NB566. Communications Officer Log on Day 1 of the Hephaestus Project.

Season: 2 Episode: 10
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Ten days after the reappearance of Captain Lovelace, the crew works around the clock to get the various systems on her shuttle up and running.

Season: 2 Episode: 11
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Now armed with a plan, the crew begins putting their elaborate deception in motion.

Season: 2
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Captain Lovelace goes forwards and backwards in time.

Season: 2 Episode: 12
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Forced to work together, Eiffel and Hilbert try to find some middle ground as they adjust the Hephaestus' systems.

Season: 2 Episode: 13
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With Eiffel in critical condition, Minkowski, Hilbert, and Lovelace are forced to put their differences on hold.

Season: 2 Episode: 14
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Part one of two. The Hephaestus is thrust into a maelstrom in the wake of Wolf 359's sudden, violent change.

Season: 2 Episode: 15
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Part two of two. Faced with a new obstacle, the crew struggles to navigate all of Wolf 359’s sudden changes.

Season: 3 Episode: 1
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Pan-Pan. (noun) An international radio distress signal, used to signify a state of urgency on board a craft.

Season: 3 Episode: 2
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Mayday. (noun) An international radio distress signal, used to signify a state of emergency on board a craft.

Season: 3 Episode: 3
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Sécurité. (noun) An international radio signal, used to convey messages concerning safety of navigation or important warnings.

Season: 3
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An important message prompts additional resources to be uncovered for the Hephaestus Mission.

Season: 3
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Recorded Live at the Alchemical Theatre Laboratory in New York City ! It's been a rough few months for Communications Officer Eiffel, but he's about to face his biggest challenge yet.

Season: 3 Episode: 4
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As the SI-5 tightens its grip on the Hephaestus, Colonel Kepler decides to run a comprehensive job review.

Season: 3 Episode: 5
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Seeking to prevent another unforeseen Decima outbreak, Eiffel and Hilbert run tests to determine the status of the virus inside the Communication Officer's body.

Season: 3 Episode: 6
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When the Urania's radio picks up and loses the first deep space signal in months, Colonel Kepler puts everyone on high alert.

Season: 3
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Jacobi reflects on his relationship with Colonel Kepler.

Season: 3 Episode: 7
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When a technical glitch gives Minkowski, Lovelace, Hera, Jacobi, and Maxwell a chance to peak behind the curtain, they soon discover they might be in over their heads.

Season: 3 Episode: 8
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An accident leaves Dr. Maxwell in imminent danger and the entire station in a state of emergency.

Season: 3 Episode: 9
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When the Hephaestus is hit by an unexpected series of stellar flares and the strongest musical transmission to date, the crew might finally be able to get some hard data on the origin of the deep space signals.

Season: 3
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Air Force Lieutenant Renée Minkowski considers an unusual opportunity.

Season: 3
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Doctor Dmitri Volodin gets a visit from a man who wants to know more about his experimental research.

Season: 3
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Doctor Alana Maxwell tries to solve an irritating problem.

Season: 3
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Air Force Captain Isabel Lovelace faces an unexpected test.

Season: 3
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Daniel Jacobi celebrates an anniversary.

Season: 3
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Unit 214 is given a second chance to prove her value as a company asset.

Season: 3
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Communications Specialist Douglas Eiffel considers consequences and responsibilities.

Season: 3
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Captain Warren Kepler undergoes an evaluation.

Season: 3 Episode: 10
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Preparations are underway to deal with the next contact anomaly from Wolf 359. But the old crew of the Hephaestus is still unsure what preparations they should make to deal with Colonel Kepler and his team, and the divide in strategies is only getting sha

Season: 3 Episode: 11
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After a technical mishap causes Jacobi's latest experimental gizmo to discharge within the Urania, a furious Colonel Kepler assembles everyone who was involved, hell bent on determining which of his underlings is at fault.

Season: 3 Episode: 12
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While most of the crew tries to enjoy a rare moment of downtime, Doctor Maxwell discovers some previously undetected flaws in the station's systems.

Season: 3 Episode: 13
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With Hera out of commission, Doctor Maxwell attempts a difficult reconstructive procedure on the unresponsive autopilot program.

Season: 3 Episode: 14
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In order to better study the properties of an incoming solar storm, Eiffel, Lovelace, Jacobi, and Maxwell are assigned to collect data on board a small experimental module.

Season: 3 Episode: 15
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With just over a day left before the long-anticipated alien contact event, the crew works to get the Hephaestus ready for anything that might happen.

Season: 3 Episode: 16
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Part one of two. Still reeling from recent revelations, the crew plans to neutralize Colonel Kepler and the SI-5.

Season: 3 Episode: 17
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Part two of two. The crew desperately tries to salvage their mutiny and escape the wrath of the SI-5.

Season: 3 Episode: 18
As Eiffel, Minkowski, and Hera reel from the results of their mutiny, it soon becomes clear that even worse dangers might be right around the corner.

Season: 4
Lovelace, Lambert, and the rest of the original Hephaestus crew must come together if they hope to make it through the longest, strangest, and most dangerous day of their expedition so far.

Season: 4 Episode: 1
The crew of the Hephaestus's day just got a whole lot worse. It's going to take everything the team has to weather the stellar flare, deal with the two enemy prisoners in their midst, and come to grips with what's happened to Captain Lovelace.

Season: 4
Eiffel and Minkowski listen in on a tense discussion.

Season: 4 Episode: 2
As Eiffel, Minkowski, Hera, and Lovelace try to decide how to allocate their limited resources, Kepler finally reveals some of Goddard Futuristics's most deeply held secrets.

Season: 4 Episode: 3
With the end of the Urania's repairs in sight, the crew is throwing all their energy into one final push. But as the finish line inches closer, Captain Lovelace begins to notice something strange.

Season: 4 Episode: 4
It’s been a few weeks since the crew aborted repairs on the Urania, and they are no closer to figuring out how to satisfy the aliens' mysterious demands. If only they had someone on board who shared some sort of connection with these beings...

Season: 4 Episode: 5
Space Monkey Radio proudly presents U.F.Overview: a new series that offers in-depth analysis on the possibility of alien contact, and explores the complex realities of communicating with non-terrestrial beings.

Season: 4 Episode: 6
Quarantined in Hilbert's old lab while Hera fixes a dangerous gas leak, the crew and their prisoners resort to increasingly desperate means to stave off boredom.

Season: 4 Episode: 7
When Eiffel picks up signs of a transmission from deep space just hours before Hera's scheduled to go through an internal reset, the crew is divided on whether he should attempt to pursue it or not.

Season: 4
Mission Mishaps, Entry One. Hephaestus Formal Complaint #ARB062. Day 510. Eiffel tries to boost the crew's morale with a bit of sonic artistry appreciation.

Season: 4 Episode: 8
Slowly floating towards Wolf 359, untethered and separated from everyone else on the crew, Officer Eiffel tries a radical approach to solving the aliens' riddle.

Season: 4
Mission Mishaps, Entry Two. Hephaestus Mission Log #KWE824. Day 202. Eiffel tries to avoid his daily chores around the station.

Season: 4 Episode: 9
When Minkowski and the crew make contact with Command agents en route to the Hephaestus, the team must make some very difficult decisions about how to handle this new threat.

Season: 4
Mission Mishaps, entry three. Hephaestus Log #WME389. Day three-hundred and seventy-two. Eiffel encounters a stowaway.

Season: 4
Mission Mishaps, entry four. Hephaestus Log #NOL858. Day 411.

Season: 4 Episode: 10
Part one of two. With the crew brainwashed into doing their bidding and Hera forced to comply with her creator's wishes, Pryce and Cutter seem to be in complete control of the Hephaestus.

Season: 4 Episode: 11
Part two of two. Newly released from Pryce's mental control, Eiffel works with Lovelace and Hera to try to save the rest of the crew.

Season: 4
Mission Mishaps, Entry Five. Hephaestus Log #WYL320. Day four hundred and eighty-seven. Eiffel reads scary stories and hears something in the dark.

Season: 4 Episode: 12
Having freed themselves from Pryce's mind control, Eiffel, Minkowski, Hera, Lovelace, and Jacobi need to come up with a plan for how to escape from the Hephaestus.

Season: 4
Mission Mishaps, Entry Six. Hephaestus Log #TRK536. Day 553. Eiffel takes the lead on cooking dinner for the crew's second Thanksgiving on the Hephaestus.

Season: 4 Episode: 13
Trapped with Kepler and Pryce on board a jettisoned pod from the Sol, Eiffel and Minkowski must find a way to avoid all manner of imminent death. Before too long, a delicate truce has been struck, as both sides try to find a way out of their predicament.

Season: 4
Mission Mishaps, Entry Seven. SI-5 Surveillance Log. Entry #FRD916. Kepler and Jacobi try to keep themselves entertained during a stakeout.

Season: 4 Episode: 14
With the wayward pod successfully recovered but Doctor Pryce still in the hands of the rebellious crew, Cutter must find a way to defuse an explosive hostage situation.

Season: 4
Investigative reporter Andrea Nash is having a very good day. She's flown halfway around the world on a very special assignment: an exclusive interview with Marcus Cutter, the infamous Director of Communications for Goddard Futuristics.

Season: 4
Mission Mishaps, entry eight. SI-5 surveillance log. Entry #CRT004. Maxwell and Jacobi try to talk their way out of a mandatory assignment.

Season: 4
Before you dive into our finale episode, one last quick announcement from the show's producers. Thank you to everyone for three and a half amazing years!

Season: 4 Episode: 15
Our finale episode. Faced with a choice between finally going home and stopping Pryce and Cutter's master plan, the crew of the Hephaestus heads towards their final confrontation with their enemies, their past selves, and each other.

Join Zach for a whirlwind update on the cast and crew's latest activities.

Season: 4 Episode: 16
It's been one year since the release of our finale episode! To commemorate the occasion, we are finally releasing the full version of Pryce and Carter's Deep Space Survival Procedure and Protocol Manual, as well as three new mini episodes. Happy Holidays!

Season: 4 Episode: 17
Communications Officer Eiffel explores the far reaches of the Hephaestus, and goes on a journey like no other.

Season: 4 Episode: 18
Forced to deal with the unique challenge of figuring out how to put on a space suit, Communications Officer Eiffel does his best to break it down into small, manageable steps.

Season: 4 Episode: 19
Faced with yet another affront to his dignity, Communications Officer Eiffel expresses his frustrations the only way he knows how - through the miracle of radio.

Hello Dear Listeners!  We're re-activating the Wolf 359 feed for a very special announcement from the man of a thousand voices himself, Zach Valenti. The creative team behind Wolf 359 has just released a brand-new audio drama...

Happy Holidays from all of us at Wolf 359 HQ! Thrilled to announce two big merch updates, just in time for the holidays: our Official Logo T-Shirt is now live, along with digital downloads of all the bonus material we created for our patrons on our...

A Teaser Trailer for a New Show from the Creative Team Behind Wolf 359

The Kickstarter for Gabriel, Zach, and Sarah's new audio fiction adventure is in the final stretch!

Listen to the first episode of UNSEEN, the new audio fiction podcast from the makers of Wolf 359, Zero Hours, and Time:Bombs.

Hello Dear Listeners! 


It’s Doug Eiffel.. also known Executive Producer and actor Zach Valenti here with a brief announcement.


Wolf 359 has been finished for… oh man, almost four years now. When Gabriel and I first set out to make the show in early 2014, we were fresh out of film school and excited to tell big, ambitious stories… but without the means to do so in film or TV. But having grown up on a steady diet of radio plays and full-cast audiobooks, and seeing the success of modern audio fiction podcasts, we decided to try our hands at making movies for your ears.


Several years and credit cards later, we were shocked by the groundswell of support of you, our amazing listeners. By the time we published the finale, the monthly Patreon funds completely reimbursed all our debt and allowed us to make more of the show than we ever dreamed of while paying everyone involved in the series a modest sum for their hard work.

All the while, we’ve kept Wolf 359 completely ad free. While it took a long, long time for ads to even be an option, we felt it was important to keep the listening experience as uninterrupted as possible while we were actively publishing.


Four years later, though, we see an opportunity to turn the modest sum we’ve been able to pay the people that made this series into a meaningful sum. We’ve never stopped looking for ways for all the talented humans responsible for Wolf 359 to share in its success. And with the series being downloaded more than ever, we feel that now is the time to run the great advertising experiment.


And so, beginning on Wednesday, October 6th, you’ll start to hear a minute or two of advertisements before the start and after the end of most episodes of Wolf 359. Some episodes may even contain mid-roll where we find an appropriate space for an ad break.


We want to let you know this change is coming, and that the version of the feed you have now, much like the Hephaestus itself, is about to go through an overhaul. We also want you to know that we’re running this experiment for one reason only: to get money into the hands of the amazing artists who worked on this show, both for their contributions to the series, and so they can all go make more amazing art in podcasting and beyond.


If that’s exciting to you, we’ll be running a listener survey sometime in the next month and would really love your participation. It should only take about 5 minutes and will go a long way towards making this experiment a success. If you want to be notified when the survey is ready, just enter your email at www.wolf359.fm/survey and we'll drop you a line when it's hot off the press.


And if you would like to help us do that and listen to the show without hearing any ads, well, the good news is: you can! Or… you will be able to real soon. We’re working with Patreon to bring back our old creator page, where for just $1 a month, you will have access to an ad-free feed of Wolf 359. Keep an eye on this feed, as well as our Twitter page @Wolf359Radio for news on that front.


Alright! That’s all for now. As ever, thank you so much for listening.


https://www.wolf359.fm/news/2021/10/5/the-great-advertising-experiment

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