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We’re Alive

We’re Alive
Original title We're Alive
Genre Zombie, Full Cast Audio Drama
Original run 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Seasons 3
Studio Wayland Productions
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We’re Alive is a modern rendition of an old-school medium. Maintaining a style that is both retro and contemporary, the radio drama will give horror fans the campy, kitschy style they like, but it also provides a variety of characters and development to keep general audiences engaged . . .

Despite not being able to see the action, the excitement and intensity is still sustained through score and sound design. In some ways, the lack of visuals to accompany the audio creates more suspense. The narrator controls how much the audience knows, slowly teasing out information. Accompanying the drama are sparse moments of comedic relief . . . Expressing a keen awareness of the zombie subgenre, many of the jokes come from familiar scenarios and tropes of zombie stories.” –Examiner.com


Plot

On a quiet Wednesday morning in May, Army Reserve Soldier Michael Cross is settling into his world cultures class at Santa Roja college near Los Angeles, when he hears an explosion in the distance. He rushes out to discover on television that riots have broken out across the county. When the Army recalls them to active duty, Michael and fellow reservists Angel Tunudo and Saul Tink believe their job will be to put down the uprising and restore peace to the city.

But when heading to their base, what they find sends them reeling in shock and struggling for survival: these rioters aren’t looting or setting fires, they are ripping people apart. Armed with only what they can carry, the three set out to secure “The Tower,” an apartment building where they hope to rescue and shelter the survivors scattered amongst the remains of the concrete jungle.

Those who take refuge in “The Tower” find out that there is no real safe-haven, and every day brings a new threat. Who can survive in a world

Review

Excellent audio series with a fantastic engrossing feeling. Its things like this and the Seeing Ear Theatre from the late 90s early 00s that really remind me how so many people could have believed Orson Welles War of the Worlds broadcast. Unfortunately the age of quality audio storytelling outside of books on tapes seems to have passed.

Quality work such as that in we’re alive could well be a part of a new renaissance for the genre. The characters grow and change as the series progresses and the locations shift and alter as the story progresses. In spite of a near total absence of visual media to correspond with the picture We’re Alive has no problem painting vivid living (and unliving) worlds evoking a feeling in me very reminiscent of the Stand, except we don’t know what the big baddie is up to yet.

With over 100 episodes worth of content out, an active fan base, and a final season still to come this series is not to be passed up by anyone who loves good scifi, apocalypses, or zombies.

James Calfee

 

Synopsis

Warning contains possible spoilers.

Season 1

For Army Reserve soldier Michael Cross, the world as he knows it ends in an instant. One minute he’s in college, and the next rioters are roaming the highway around him, breaking into cars and literally tearing people apart. This is the day the dead walk. This is the world of We’re Alive.

We’re Alive: Season 1 features twelve chapters packing performances and sound effects that rival movies and prove that modern audio drama is undead and well. Join our survivors as they band together, struggle to fortify a safe haven known as the Tower, and discover that zombies are far from the worst thing in a postapocalyptic Los Angeles where the rules of human decency no longer apply. Little food. Little water. Little hope. Who is lucky enough to say ”We’re Alive”?

Season 2

Season Two of this action-packed Audio Drama plunges listeners back into a ravaged world of violence and terror. Who can survive in a world overrun by zombies? This Audio CD edition presents Season Two of the exciting award-winning Audio-Drama Serial We’re Alive by Kc Wayland and Shane Salk, and it is performed by a full cast.

The hope of a better life forces the survivors of the tower out into the dissolving world around them. The consequences of past battles leave them struggling not only with each other but the remaining fragments of humanity.

Season 3

The tower has fallen. Survivors are scattered, scrambling to find safety and each other. The rest of the world comes into view as the threats continue to evolve. Elements of strength and hope start to emerge – but at what cost?

We’re Alive: Season 3 features twelve chapters packing performances and sound effects that rival movies and prove that modern audio drama is undead and well. Join our survivors as they band together, struggle to fortify a safe haven, and discover that zombies are far from the worst thing in a postapocalyptic world where the rules of human decency no longer apply.


 

Season 1
Season 2
Season 3


 

Preview

On the We’re Alive website you can find all the episodes of ‘We’re Alive’. This is only a preview, to get you guys hooked.. Because I know you guys will 😀

Chapter 1 – It Begins: Part 1
Chapter 1 – It Begins: Part 1

Chapter 1 – It Begins: Part 2
Chapter 2 – It Begins: Part 2

Chapter 1 – It Begins: Part 3
Chapter 3 – It Begins: Part 3



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Original titleWe're Alive
GenreZombie, Full Cast Audio Drama
Original run2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Type Audio Drama/Podcast
Seasons3

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Free/Paid? Both a free version as a paid version
Episode length (free) ( minutes )20
Episode length (paid) ( minutes )60
StudioWayland Productions
Podcast WebsiteZombiepodcast
Available on ItunesItunes

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