Friends of the Void
By Mat Hudson
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Friends of the Void is a storytelling podcast stuck inside of a mystery written and produced by Mat Hudson. Stories featured by other various talents. Who are the Friends of the Void? They are listening, so should you.
||Clean206 - GHOSTS OF POISON-FRIENDS PAST - PART TWO||Written by, produced by & starring Mat Hudson Music by JERED Featuring the song FIRE by Maple Nightingale||7/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSEASON TWO BONUS #001||Normal episodes will return July 12th 2017 Song by JERED||6/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean205 - Ghosts of Poison-Friends Past - Part One||Written by, produced by & starring Mat Hudson Music by JERED Featuring the song FIRE by Maple Nightingale||6/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean204 - The Poison Smile||Written by, produced by & starring Mat Hudson Music by JERED Featuring the song FIRE by Maple Nightingale||6/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean203 - Fear & Poison in Wherever||Starring Van Peltekian & Mat Hudson Written by, produced by Mat Hudson Music by JERED Featuring the song FIRE by Maple Nightingale||6/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean202 - On Wings of Poison||Written by, produced by & starring Mat Hudson Featuring Cabryna Harkness Music by JERED Featuring the song FIRE by Maple Nightingale||5/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean201 - Poison Summer||Starring Zane Barrett, Cabryna Harkness & Mat Hudson Featuring Chloe Richardson & Julie Goeman Written and Produced by Mat Hudson Music by JERED Featuring the song FIRE by Maple Nightingale Story wizard Kelsey Richards.||5/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanseason_02_teaser||coming soon... music by Jered||1/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean110 -- Season Finale||Emily Beszhak, Rose Hudson & Sara Holodnick guest star. Want to leave a message for Elliott? Call -- (805) 500-8643 Today's episode is finally here! Season One Finale in all its weird glory. Season 2 starts in 2017. Intro and outro music by Mitchell Biggs.||12/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTales from the Void -- Hazel Part 3 -- Brought to you by Charles||This is part Three of Hazel a book from 1987 by Marigold Richards. Brought to you by Charles the child-demon living inside of Elliott from the main broadcast. Music by Jered.||11/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTales from the Void -- Hazel Part 2 -- Brought to you by Charles the child-demon living inside of Elliott from the main broadcast.||This is part two of Hazel a book from 1987 by Marigold Richards. Brought to you by Charles the child-demon living inside of Elliott from the main broadcast. If you missed part one just give a listen to Friends of the Void -- 009 -- The Endling. Music by Jered.||11/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean109 -- The Endling||Friends of the Void is a podcast by Mat Hudson. Episode 009 features the first chapter of the book Hazel by Mat Hudson. Extra music by Jered. In today's episode Elliott, Kat and Dan explore deeper into Marigold's laboratory still in hopes of exorcising a demon from Elliott. Can the crew again help the flesh-man become unpossessed? Intro and outro music by Mitchell Biggs. Parts of this episode were heavily inspired by a recent video titled "Talking With Attenborough" by the YouTube Channel VSAUCE||11/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean108 -- Digital Exorcism||Emily Beszhak & Sara Holodnick guest star. Episode 008 features two stories "Patched Up" by Shell "Patched Up" by Shell Phillhower & "Crawl Space" by Van Peltekian Friends of the Void is a podcast by Mat Hudson. In today's episode Elliott, Kat and Dan explore Marigold's Menagerie in hopes of exorcising a demon from Elliott. Can the crew help the flesh-man become unpossessed? Intro and outro music by Mitchell Biggs.||11/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean107 -- Flesh Man Possessed||Friends of the Void is a podcast by Mat Hudson. In today's episode Elliott explores the depths of the ocean while learning some new information about his situation. Can the crew make it to the abandoned research lab at the ocean floor? Intro and outro music by Mitchell Biggs.||10/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTime Travel Delay||Do to an unforeseen Time Travel mistake Episode 007 was uploaded into the future. Our servers won't let us undo this just yet. We will see you tomorrow morning.||10/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
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||Clean106 -- Escape, Again||Friends of the Void is a podcast by Mat Hudson. Emily Beszhak and Sydney Drever guest star. Intro and outro music by Mitchell Biggs.||10/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean105 -- Move Quickly the Storm is Coming||Friends of the Void is a podcast by Mat Hudson. Emily Beszhak guest stars featuring a story written by Mat Hudson called Move Quickly the Storm is Coming. Intro and outro music by Mitchell Biggs. Additional music by Jered Snodgrass.||10/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Short Break For Friends of the Void||Friends of the Void will return weekly starting Saturday September 24th. www.friendsofthevoid.com||9/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean104 -- Four in the Morning||In this episode Emily Beszhak guest stars featuring a story written by Mat Hudson called Four in the Morning. Friends of the Void is a story podcast by Mat Hudson. Music by Mitchell Biggs.||9/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean103 -- C+ Needs Work||Friends of the Void is a story podcast by Mat Hudson. This episode features a story written by Mat Hudson called C+ Needs Work. Music by Mitchell Biggs.||8/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean102 -- Hell & Summer||Friends of the Void is a story podcast by Mat Hudson. This episode features two stories written by Chelsea Lohr called Hell & Summer. Music by Mitchell Biggs.||8/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean101 -- Move Quickly the Door is Closing||Friends of the Void is a story podcast by Mat Hudson. This is the first episode, featuring a story written by Mat Hudson called Move Quickly the Door is Closing. Music by Mitchell Biggs.||8/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
I thought I might give the fist episode a try. Nope. I'm in full binge mode. Love the mix of comedy, biography(?), and serious creepiness.
Wish the voice acting were as good as the production
The production quality seems good so far, but unless you don't mind actors that sound like they're pinching their noses and trying to imitate Dickie Bennett from the TV show Justified, you'll find it pretty hard to listen to. The main character makes you wonder if he's mentally handicapped or not with the noises he makes, which initially sound like realistic moan-rumble-gurgle-squeals of trepidation, but over the course of just two episodes is simply annoying.
Each episode features a short story unrelated to the actual plot. They're either weird or absurdly funny. Again, the voice work during these stories makes it hard to listen to. It's like they're trying to talk in a library with a quiet rule that's also being pumped full of sleeping gas. The story seems interesting, the sound design is good, I just wish the acting was better.
Throw me back!
This is a breath of fresh retro air in today’s over saturated world of digital media. I can close my eyes and just escape. Entering a world (void) that pulls at every emotion while never abandoning this sense of raw innocence. Every detail seems thoughtful and intentional. Dark and suspenseful, curious and beautifully produced, this IS the beginning of something great!!