Our Fair City is a post-apocalyptic/science fiction audio drama and was first published in 2011 after there Kickstarters campaign was a big success. Although you can describe it as a dark post-apocalyptic story it’s important to know when you start listening its more of a comedy then a serious audio drama. When I started listening I was not fully aware of this and I really had to get used to the style of humor in this audio drama.
Our Fair City begins in the not so distant future: the skies are stormy, and the landscape is a vast frozen tundra. Lightning rigs high above the city gather energy from thunderstorms, mad scientists walk the earth, and adorably monstrous Molepeople dig tunnels deep underground to expand the city’s habitable space. To explain the main plot of Our Fair City ain’t easy, mainly because there are a lot of characters in this show and especially in the beginning of the first season the plot lines are not as intertwined as later on in the story. Another thing that makes it hard to really get into the story in the beginning is that the episodes are rather short (about 8/10 minutes each). But please don’t make that stop you from trying it out because if you get trough the first part I promise you it will get better and better.
…it does not take itself too seriously…the writing is absolutely hilarious…some totally laugh out loud moments. It is funny, it is well recorded…it hearkens back to this earlier day of radio dramas…I listened to the entire series in about 3-4 days.
– The Sci Fi Diner Podcast
Another great thing when you discover a new audio drama is you like is when there are already multiple seasons. Especially when you start listing having a large amount of episodes ready will help understanding the story and different characters faster. And maybe even more important if you get hooked on this show you don’t have to wait for new episodes :D.. Yes, you guessed right, that happened to me. I was fortunate to finding this podcast just before I went on a 2 week vacation, and I must say I really enjoyed lying on the beach, a cold drink in my hand an listening to Our Fair City. Overall I can say this is a very good modern Audio Drama!
EPISODE 1, Lucky Thing You Showed Up
EPISODE 2, The Patch Job
EPISODE 3, Home
EPISODE 4, S.O.L.
EPISODE 5, The Best Little Whorehouse in Hartford
EPISODE 6, Ants on a Train!
EPISODE 6.5, The Science Fair
EPISODE 7, An Offer She Can’t Refuse
EPISODE 8, Discretion is the Better Part of Labor
EPISODE 9, The Business of Eavesdropping
EPISODE 10, What’s Love Got to Do With It?
EPISODE 11, Let’s Make a Deal
EPISODE 12, The Chase!
EPISODE 13, The Climax?!
EPILOGUE, The Wind from the West
EPISODE 1, In From the Cold
EPISODE 2, Chance Meetings
EPISODE 3, Mole Fight!
EPISODE 4, A Warm Welcome
EPISODE 5, Herbert West: Prince of Denmark
EPISODE 6, She’s Alive!
EPISODE 7, Matters of the Hart
EPISODE 8, A Night on the Town
EPISODE 9 The Gang’s All Faire
HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2011 Winter Gift Holiday Special
EPISODE 11 The Advice at Dr. Moro’s
EPISODE 12 There’s No Place That’s Home
EPISODE 13 Death at the Science Faire pt. I
EPISODE 14 Death at the Science Faire pt. II
EPISODE 15 Death at the Science Faire pt. III
EPISODE 16 Tunnel Collapse
EPISODE 17 “…Really Doing Science.”
EPISODE 18 Peril!
EPISODE 19 The Woken Apocalypse
EPISODE 1 Neal Henderson in the Wilderness
EPISODE 2 Fealty/Frailty
EPISODE 3 ButterClaws
EPISODE 4 Self-Help for Dummies
EPISODE 5 The Incidence of Accidents
EPISODE 6 Stormhawks at the Diner
EPISODE 7 The Final Task of Ol’ Silty
EPISODE 8 Family Matters
EPISODE 9 A Break for Coffee
EPISODE 10 In the Cage
EPISODE 11 Unseen/Undead
EPISODE 12 The Captain’s Pod
EPISODE 13 Fancy Talk
EPISODE 14 Chatting with Loamy and Lucky
EPISODE 15 A Lady, Bespoken
EPISODE 16 The Ghost Rig
EPISODE 17 Going Bananas
EPISODE 18 Storm, Fall
EPILOGUE Lost Power