The Cleansed: A Post-Apocalyptic Saga

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Reviews: 2

Bangor native
 Mar 3, 2019
One dimensional, overly repetitive, obnoxious... This comes across like a pre-pubescent tweens version of what the end of the world would be.

Ramon
 Sep 29, 2018
big thumbs down. generic characters, absolutely no substance.

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Equal parts "Mad Max" and "The Stand," this post apocalyptic saga is set in a world 15 years after the collapse of the world as we know it. A brother and sister grow up in rural Maine and unwittingly embark on a adventure to save the City from the religious zealots and ruthless military fight for control over the fallen world. An epic serialized audio drama adventure with 30+ actors, cinematic sound design and original music. Winner of Mark Time Award for sci-fi audio and finalist in Romania's Grand Prix Nova award. For more shows like this, visit Realm.fm.

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Introducing Hollow
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Introducing HOLLOW, a new scripted sci-fi horror podcast from Violet Hour Media, distributed by Realm. A mercenary embarks on a corporate mission to track down a rogue leader and encounters the darkness of space, the darkness of colonization, and ultimately, the darkness within herself. Episode 01 - Leave Battle hardened corporate mercenary, Amelia Wallenrod, travels to the prestigious Luna colonies and is briefed on her mission to recover an important scientist who has been taken hostage on Mars. A Violet Hour Media production. Hollow is airing now for free wherever you listen to podcasts. LISTENER WARNING: This program includes depictions of violence and other subject matter that may be upsetting for listeners. Please proceed with caution. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2022
The Collective
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Today we feature a new, standalone post-apocalyptic audioplay - The Collective, by Asata Radcliffe. A major Catastrophic Event, known as the C.E. has left less than 10,000 people on the planet. The actual population of the world is not known. A group of humans, known as The Collective, decide to not have children as a way of saving humanity from the inherent human legacy of barbarism. Nora Harlem, a 26 yr. old who survived the C.E., is carrying a secret, as she makes a harrowing trek to seek shelter in New Mexico, where she finds unlikely protectors. Produced over the pandemic with a dozen actors in three countries, The Collective is a lavish, immersive audio experience. Transcript and full cast/crew list at: https://dagazmedia.com/thecollective/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 12, 2021
Wholesale Solution
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A haunting original audioplay by Fred Greenhalgh and Jack Bowman. An interstellar traveler will stop at nothing to save his fiancée who is trapped on a troubled Europa Colony. But as realities start to mash into one another, the true underlying reality is more shocking than his mind can handle. A dark treatise on space colonialism, late-stage capitalism, and the repercussions of AI, Wholesale Solution is here to bend your mind in the most twisted of directions. Produced by Dagaz Media. Dialogue edit, Jack Bowman. Sound design, Tom Alexander. Cast members: Joe Bearor: Clay Ian Carlsen: Campbell Casey Turner: Tala Myra Diehl: Doctor William Dufris: Nurse RC Bray: The AI Originally appeared on The Drabblecast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 16, 2021
S3E10: Gog and Magog
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The Final Act. Paul's own faith is tested. The dead walk again. Heavens, earth, and sea cast judgement. The first crocus springs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 26, 2016
S3E9: Mark of the Beast
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All forces converge on the City of Corinth as Paul and Saul raise the stakes of their great war - from fight for control, to a challenge that risks complete annihilation. In the shadows, our heroes rush to stop cataclysm, guided by faith and driven by courage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 15, 2016
S3E8: Return of the Queen
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Paul's Believers rise in song as they begin the opening round of the Great Cleansing. Saul, duly impressed, begins his own preparations for the great battle. With time running out, Queenie, Lucian, and Maria visit the new Sewbie Refuge and find a lost soul. With faith restored, they are able to follow the course set out for them and stand in their places as the Final Act opens. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 10, 2016
S3E7: Life and Death
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With the Depot behind them, Luke and Marc must move onward. They are traveling by a vessel that seems near magical, but haunted by the events that have set them on their current course. Their paths will soon cross with Zeke, who is also haunted, and the party must slog through a wailing blizzard. Wheels are in motion for the great confrontation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 05, 2016
S3E6: Exodus
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Battered and weakened from the collapse of their last chapel, the faith of Paul's Believers has been tested near to breaking. But the darkest hour will soon break, as the voice of the "Father" returns to Paul, leading them to recovering the great Babel Tower. Meanwhile, "Alpha Zeke" pushes the survivors of the Refuge south through the brutal badlands on a hike towards Corinth. Is there hope of rescue? And at what cost? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2016
S3E5: The Depot
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In their quest to find "Sanctuary," Lucian and Queenie find a door... And behind that door, lies answers. These answers may help them understand their broken world, but will it give them any way to fight against the demagogues lose on the land? Elsewhere, Luke, Maria, and Marc stare rapt as Abraham unlocks the power of the Orb. Can this Beforetimes power be harnessed by the likes of humans, or will it drown everyone under 500 feet of water? Sound designer Eric Mooney and composer Hubert Campbell outdo themselves for this pivotal moment in The Cleansed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 12, 2016
S3E4: Retribution
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All eyes are on the Refuge, as Kubrick's forces loom over the remaining fighters and Zeke swoops in behind. Blood and death are familiar enough for the survivors of The Breaking but today's carnage will change things forever. In the City, Paul and Saul return to their war of words, and Saul makes a confession to a close enemy. Wheels are in motion for the great Cleansing, coming soon to a City near you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 07, 2016
S3E3: The Sanctuary
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Lucian and Queenie clear the wreckage from atop their traincar deep in the Soup and set off into the tunnels, in desperate search for a place called "Sanctuary." Meanwhile, Shadow brings the party down from Valkyrie and into a place where secrets from the past will be uncovered. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 10, 2016
S3E2: The Tide
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Last seen at the end of Season 1, the Dwellers and the Refugers united to try and make preparations for the coming winter. But the coming of nature's icy wind is the least of the dangers these survivors will face. One of Saul's generals, Kubrick, has gone rogue and taken the Navy Destroyer the USS Damascus northward, to launch a land assault. His goal? To conquer the Refuge and take the northern territory for himself. It will take all the gumption, wit, and bravery of the unified Dwellers and Refugers to stop this menace from destroying the last threads of civilization in the north lands. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 11, 2015
S3E1: The Calling
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Borderton has fallen, and in the ashes Marc, Maria, Luke, and the scientist Abraham all struggle to survive. In this waking nightmare, Luke is plagued by haunting dreams - or are they visions? - of a past where powers of science were near their peak. Galvanized by a tragic event, the party prepares to escape this ravaged city, if they can make it past the raiding parties and outlaws that prowl the dark. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 07, 2015
Season 3 Series Recap (SPOILERS)
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Recap of The Cleansed Seasons 1 and 2. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 06, 2015
Season 3 Trailer
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The world as we knew it fell apart. Now, what’s left hangs in the balance. Three teens have found themselves the last ones standing in a struggle against two madmen intent on oblivion. But they have learned the world is more terrible than they can comprehend, and a horror beyond the grasp of man may be their only hope left. SEASON 3 IS AVAILABLE NOW!!! Download The Cleansed - Season 3 - Trailer The post Season 3 Trailer appeared first on The Cleansed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 06, 2015
S2E8: The Revelation, Part 2
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The trap has been sprung, and the party must confront forces human and demonic in the city of Borderton. Everything Maria, Marc, and Luke have learned will be tested, as will their mettle. The grand finale will leave none of this troubled city unscathed. Lucian returns to the Believers, his faith greatly shaken. With the eve of the Lord's wrath finally here, what revelations will become known? Season 2 concludes with firefights, earthquakes, and horrors from the skies. Part 2 of 2. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 15, 2013
S2E7: The Revelation, Part 1
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The trap has been sprung, and the party must confront forces human and demonic in the city of Borderton. Everything Maria, Marc, and Luke have learned will be tested, as will their mettle. The grand finale will leave none of this troubled city unscathed. Lucian returns to the Believers, his faith greatly shaken. With the eve of the Lord's wrath finally here, what revelations will become known? Season 2 concludes with firefights, earthquakes, and horrors from the skies. Part 1 of 2. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 15, 2013
S2E6: Den of Thieves
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Maria, Marc, and Luke have traversed the Atlantic in a sailboat guided by Sam and John, and now, on the skyline, is the burnt-out husk of Boston, now called "Borderton." The party is shocked to see what a modern city looks like in the age post-Breaking. But most shocking of all are the actions of the people still alive there... Meanwhile, Marc, Luke, and Maria stray from their parents to try and find the lost coydog, and are caught out as vulnerable as they ever have been. The road ahead lies across the ocean. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2013
S2E5: The Soup
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Saul and Zeke return to the Soup looking for a nuclear warhead, which they can disassemble and use to power the electric needs of the Citadel. But what Saul stashed away is no longer there... He goes into a mad fury, and descends upon the Sewbies who are scrambling to survive deep down in the Soup. An epic battle is about to fought, a melee which sets the stage for the great conflict that is to come. Who will survive and who will be cleansed? Meanwhile, Marc, Luke, and Maria stray from their parents to try and find the lost coydog, and are caught out as vulnerable as they ever have been. The road ahead lies across the ocean. With special guest star, Maine humorist Tim Sample. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2013
S2E4: The Light
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Far from the streets of Corinth, the Fort Point Light stands sentinel over the relentless crash of waves on the shore and man's comings and goings on the ocean. The lighthouse keeper, Cutler, is as gray and craggy as his ward, but after 15 years of solitude, 6 strangers appear one day heralding a changing wind. A foul air blows from the south, and only with the help of the lighthouse keeper can our heroes go further. With special guest star, Maine humorist Tim Sample. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2013
S2E3: The Dark
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Saul descends upon the people of Corinth like the wolf he is. Spooked by the growing audacity and strength of Paul's Believers, Saul struggles to regain control using the most powerful weapon of all: fear. Caught in the middle of this madness are Lucian and Amos, who are on a mission from Paul to save lost souls in the slag pits (metal recovery mines where Lucian used to work). They're forced to run into the shadows, where Lucian has a crisis of faith. Upriver, Maria and John contemplate the journey ahead of them, and Luke has more rifle training. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2013
S2E2: The River
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A war of words erupts between Saul and Paul - one on blaring television screens, and another through wind-up radios. As the sides clash for control over the minds of the people of Corinth, each hatches an idea to thwart the other once and for all. Meanwhile, John's party prepares for a dangerous descent of a raging river. Interpersonal conflict is squelched under the roar of nature. Six people descend in canoes, and only four stay in. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2013
S2E1: The Hunters
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The Dweller compound has survived an attack and our heroes are headed south along a treacherous river. Luke is stricken with mind-freezing nightmares and learning to hunt. John fears the challenges of the raging river and Maria tries to befriend a wild creature, but Sam has other ideas. Meanwhile, in the City, things are heating up in the battles between the Believers and Saul's force, the Wolves. Lucian and Amos launch a strike that goes awry, and learn about yet new forces that enter the battle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 06, 2013
Season 2 Series Recap (SPOILERS)
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Recap of The Cleansed: Season 1 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 06, 2013
S1E8: The Revolt
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The stage has been set for an incredible battle. John Prophet is locked up, awaiting his fate at the hands of the Dwellers' justice. Their "BOL" in rural Maine seems far, far away from the troubles afflicting old New York, but this feeling of safety is about to be annihilated. Because in an open field, as a band plays fiddle and Marc and Luke watch the stars, a darker shape looms on the horizon... And in the City, two forces rise up in mighty conflagration. The stakes are raised and the battle for the soul of the City is underway. Angels and devils appear in the streets and fire rains from the sky. When the smoke clears, there are victors and losers, and a long road yet ahead for Maria, Luke, and Marc. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 06, 2012
S1E7: The Dwellers
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With horrors behind them and uncertainty ahead of them, Luke and Maria must come to terms -- the road without each other is too frightening. Meanwhile, they have a new friend, one of the Dwellers who shows them beneath the surface of a world that has existed nearby to them their whole lives that they've never seen. While the youths bond, Prophet is dragged before the Dwellers and Refuge alike to confront his actions. Prophet makes one last plea, telling the story of his battles with the Republic and the dangers that confront everyone and makes a poignant case: do these angered tribes unite against a common enemy, or destroy the man who has wronged so many to get this far? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2012
S1E6: The Crossing
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Rage burns in David's blood, as hot and incendiary as the coals which lit the crops of The Refuge into a blaze that may leave his people hungry as the brutal winter comes on. As David and his buddy Chris careen on the biodiesel powered ATV "Moby," Sam, John and the youths land on shore nearby, and realize that a terrible and preventable tragedy is coming on. In the Republic, Lucian still searches desperately for Amos, and is asked to attend a secret meeting where Paul's full plans are revealed. Saul shows his true colors as well, and they are black, black, black. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2012
S1E5: The Believers
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In the wake of the nightmare that was Tully's barn, Sam appears ready to go to battle. But there is no battle left, and no chance to help but to mop up the mess. Marc, a wounded young warrior from the Dwellers, tries to keep his lips tight about his homeland and his plight, but it's clear there are few options left but to plow forward, whatever the cost. Amos and Lucian escape the fire and conflagration with Paul, a strange man who bears witness to a coming holy war. Paul leads them to the home of his people - the Believers - who welcome them with open arms. Arms maybe a little too open. Zeke, awkwardly moving into a new role, tells a secret to Richard that sets unimaginable wheels into motion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 07, 2012
S1E4: The Hermit
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Having made her decision to continue on the journey, Maria follows John's direction and steers their canoe downriver. But evils lay before them in this torn land. In a bleak homely homestead in the woods, amidst stacks of rusted up junk cars and a hodge-podge hydro-mill, Maria and John encounter a monster - one that walks on two legs. Can they survive a horror of this hopeless age? Meanwhile, in the Republic, Lucian finds himself out of hope and alone in the sewers. All seems lost, until a man emerges from the deep, promising him a life of redemption if he only pledges fealty to God in heaven. Little does Lucian know that this wandering preacher is looking for something, too... And what they're looking for has the power to upset the equilibrium of their fair city and usher in the ultimate battle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2012
S1E3: The Road
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Dawn is a dim glow on the horizon of the Refuge when savage cries echo from the horizon. Moments later, the chalky rain-starved land turns into an inferno that David and his motley survivors must stop at all costs. Further down the river, Prophet collapses into a heap and Luke runs off looking for help. As Prophet flits in and out of consciousness, he pushes Maria to make a decision that will change the path of everything to come. In the Republic, the fanfare of C-Day is over and Lucian, ever the loyal worker, heads back down for another day at the slag pits... But something's not right. Saul plays a dangerous game, charming the Republic's High Council and eeking secrets from the young boy Zeke. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2012
S1E2: The Christening
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Far from the safety of the Refuge lies the City of Corinth, a broken place that once called itself New York. From the ashes, John Prophet emerged, uniting disparate groups and pushing out rival gangs. The city lay in - well, not quite peace - but a state of sanctity for some years, before a new force entered: The Republic. But on this day, no one decries the Republic. These soldiers, with their guns and ships, are turning on electricity and promising freedom. There is music, parades, fireworks. No one sees the looming shadow behind them. No one sees that behind their promises of good will, lies an iron fist. While dark shadows grow behind the wake of a parade, Luke and Maria find themselves headed down an uncertain path, while all is not quiet outside the gates of the Refuge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2012
S1E1: The Refuge
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Fifteen years have passed since the "Battle of Bangor," the brutal assault on a small Maine city that set off the shattering of Northern New England during The Breaking. Since then, David and Sam have lead a ragged group of refugees and set up home at an abandoned airforce based dubbed "The Refuge." And far south, John Prophet has continued his battle for freedom. But John Prophet's luck has about run out. Even as he attempts one more daring action, enemy soldiers crowd down around him. He is forced to make a difficult decision in a train station. And then, he sets his feet northward, and comes crashing in like a lightning storm to the bucolic life David and Sam have forged in The Refuge. Maria and Luke have grown up knowing only the austerity of The Refuge. What will they make of this mysterious stranger and the storm of danger that surrounds him? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2012
Prologue - The Breaking
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Some time in the not so distant future, the world as we know it is starting to unravel. The United States is mired in unwinnable wars, gas is scarce and the transportation system grinds to a halt. Homegrown terrorists take out the electric grid. Food is strictly rationed and distributed by the military. As citizens grow increasingly angry with the government, martial law is called in to maintain peace. And then things really start to get bad. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2012