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The Box Podcast

When Addison Gilmore found the old lockbox of journals filled with entries about bizarre and terrifying events, she thought she'd stumbled upon a unique mass participation fiction project. But as she shares those stories and digs into their contents, it becomes increasingly clear that these journals are more than they seem... and she's in over her head.

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Episode Three: The Bayou

The third entry from the journals tells of an incident that took place in the Louisiana bayou during the 1990's. The story is terrifying, but it's the scientific explanations included that really get Addison's attention. Including an interview with Dr. Regina Dewars of the International Foundation for the Study of Paranormal Phenomena and a weird voicemail from someone who claims to know something about what happened all those years ago in Camden, this episode is a long one... but worth it.Written, produced, and narrated by Lauren NelsonDr. Regina Dewars voiced by Rachel Wigginton LopezBrad Hammersmith voiced by Daniel LopezMusic:"Old Black Cat Blues" by Kokomo ArnoldHear more at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akN8qBMfROU"Horror Theme" and "Abandoned" by Peter B. HellandHear more at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIIzc3b8U0_vtVScDEyFGew"Judge and Jury" by Paul DinletirHear more at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akN8qBMfROULike what you're hearing? Support The Box Podcast at http://patreon.com/thebox

59mins

22 Aug 2016

Rank #1

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Episode Two: Camden

Addison shares a second entry from the journals, this time detailing a trip to the shores of Maine, where one operative found herself face to face with something no amount of experience could have prepared her to fight. Plus we get additional updates on what really might have happened in St. Louis all those years ago... even if it just leaves us more confused than we were at the start.Written, produced, and narrated by Lauren NelsonAnna Cunningham voiced by Ann Pierson D'AngeloMusic: "Unborn's Lullaby" by MyuuListen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3g2OE0cmIILike what you're hearing? Help support The Box Podcast with a small donation at http://patreon.com/thebox

28mins

6 Aug 2016

Rank #2

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Episode Sixteen: Admit

To believe, or not to believe? That is the question Addison seeks to answer as she interviews random folks, experts, a blast from the past, and, ultimately, herself. Written, produced, and narrated by Lauren NelsonFEATURINGDr. Stanley Stepanic - lecturer at the University of Virginia with expertise in Slavic Folklore and vampirismKitty Jost-Janusz - paranormal investigator, psychic medium, Reiki Master, and author of the award winning book "When the Dead Speak: The Art and Science of Paranormal Investigation"Learn more: kittyjanusz.com Erik Vanlier - Founder of Valley Investigators of the Paranormal and Golden State HauntsLearn more: http://www.valleyinvestigatorsoftheparanormal.com/Dr. Pamela Heath - paranormal expert with focus on parapsychology (ESP, mind-matter interaction, and the survival of bodily death) and author of "Handbook to the Afterlife" Learn more: http://nonfiction.pamelaheath.com/index.htmlALSO FEATURINGMembers of the WKU Forensics Team as the intervieweesAnn Pierson D'Angelo as Anna Cunningham

1hr 44mins

23 Oct 2016

Rank #3

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Episode 31: The Barn

Addison gets sent into the field for the first time, and no, she wasn't ready for what waited for her. BONUS! We meet Frank!Written, produced and narrated by Lauren NelsonFeaturing:James Austin as Cameron LewisJulie Hoverson as MariahAndrea Pikscher as GeorgiaDeana Travetti as MarshaJacob Hagloch as PeterAva Heugel as Ghost GirlAustin Beach as Drunk Frank

28mins

14 Jul 2017

Rank #4

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Episode Four: Stretch

It's been a really busy week! Addison gives updates on all of the entries so far: the bayou, Camden, and St. Louis. These updates offer a bit of a reality check, and open the door to an entry that, believe it or not, is more funny than fear-inducing.Written, produced, and narrated by Lauren NelsonArnold Durand voiced by William IgbokweBrad Hammersmith voiced by Daniel LopezMercy Parker voiced by Maggie WaidMusic:"Eye for One" from Video Trax TubeHear more at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg0xdpW_DSw"Quaaludes and Speed" by Mykee MorettiniHear more at: https://soundcloud.com/mykee2/quaaludes-and-speed-electro-pop-instrumental-80s-style"Impossible to Kill" by Sky ShaverHear more at: https://soundcloud.com/skyshavermusic/skyshaver-impossible-to-kill

1hr 6mins

22 Aug 2016

Rank #5

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Episode 28: The Fortress

After a heartbreaking turn of events, a newly emboldened Addison heads for the Fortress with Garrett, hell bent on finding answers.Written, produced, and narrated by Lauren NelsonFeaturing:Raf Esparza as GarrettJulie Hoverson as Mariah

31mins

1 Jun 2017

Rank #6

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Episode 30: Escalation

Addison begins her training with the Collective, only to have things kicked into overdrive on multiple levels.Written, produced, and narrated by Lauren NelsonFeaturing:James Austin as Cameron LewisJulie Hoverson as MariahPacific Obidiah as Cadet #1Bruce Richardson as Cody

21mins

9 Jul 2017

Rank #7

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Episode 27: Unseen

The Seer finally arrives, but things go according to no one's plans, leading to an impossible goodbye.Written, produced, and narrated by Lauren NelsonFeaturing:Ashley Litsey as JoPete Lutz as The SeerRaf Esparza as Garrett

35mins

27 May 2017

Rank #8

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Episode 29: Evaluations

Addison meets with the Council and starts her immersion into the Collective... which is a little more complicated than she'd realized.Written, produced, and narrated by Lauren Nelson with assistance from James AustinFeaturing:Michael McQuilken as Oliver O'LearyFiona Thraille as Mabel HarperCornelius Lee as Dominic DelbeneChristopher Holmes as HaroldRaf Esparza as Garrett JamesonJames Austin as Cameron LewisFor those interested in the Harry Potter scene referenced: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQMvX5Jcd4A

24mins

9 Jul 2017

Rank #9

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Episode 18: Playing with Fire

We find out what happened when Addison left the motel, while she finds out more about herself and what comes next. Written, produced, and narrated by Lauren NelsonFeaturing:Blake Kelley as GarrettSarah Golding as Rosemary

34mins

14 Feb 2017

Rank #10

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Episode 26: Overload

WARNING: CONTAINS SENSITIVE MATERIALAddison thought it was just the flu. Addison was wrong. Written, produced, and narrated by Lauren NelsonFeaturing:Ashley Litsey as JoKelly Lootz as JessieChintarmanya Vivian as Pseudo-Berta

25mins

25 Apr 2017

Rank #11

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Episode 22: The Seep

Jo sets out to highlight how dangerous a seep can become, giving Addison an entry involving someone you'd never expect. Written, produced, and narrated by Lauren Nelson

40mins

16 Apr 2017

Rank #12

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Episode Nine: Nothing Makes Sense

Addison gets hints about the origin of the box, finds out that some of her previous updates are darker than they first appeared, learns more about the mysterious operatives, and reveals a few things she's been keeping secret. Written, produced, and narrated by Lauren Nelson with contributions from Mark SladeSam Green, Jr. voiced by Amoja SumlerLuna voiced by Brandi NelsonMusic:"Letting Go" by Roy ToddListen to more at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTK3FCHYrJYLike what you're hearing? Help support The Box Podcast with a small donation at patreon.com/thebox

1hr

11 Sep 2016

Rank #13

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Episode Thirteen: Cleveland -- Part One

Addison introduces us to a case she's been researching for some time now... a case that would be terrifying in its own right, but is made all the more horrifying by a reveal at the end.Written, narrated, and produced by Lauren NelsonAgent Karev voiced by Ben HaistDr. Schwartz voiced by Sarah GoldingMusic:"Hard Time Killing Floor Blues" by Skip JamesListen to more at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orDprwmKmac https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orDprwmKmac

1hr

6 Oct 2016

Rank #14

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Episode 20: Clairton

We're back to the journals! This time, an abandoned road in Pennsylvania is harboring some very dark secrets. But at least Addison has contact with the outside world again. Sort of.Written, produced, and narrated by Lauren NelsonFeaturing:Ashley Litsey as JoAlisha Tungare as ValerieCory Frievogel as Baxter

35mins

6 Mar 2017

Rank #15

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Episode Twelve: Anya

Addison shares an entry originally written in Russian all the way back in 1795 with ties to an eccentric literary figure. After interviewing Slavic folklore expert Dr. Jessica Lincoln, she might have finally found justification for the mass-participation fiction theory about the journals. Or did she?Written, produced, and narrated by Lauren NelsonDr. Jessica Lincoln voiced by Dr. Jessica FurgersonMusic:Selections from Derek and Brian Fiechter's Russian and Slavic Folk Music and Gothic music collections.Listen to more at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlD84j7DcJU and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYU6dPE84h8Like what you're hearing? Help support The Box Podcast with a small donation at patreon.com/thebox

48mins

25 Sep 2016

Rank #16

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Episode 21: This One's For The Girls

WARNING: this episode contains disturbing content and may not be suitable for all listeners, particularly young children or their parents.After suffering a concussion delayed its release, Addison finally offers up an episode in honor of International Women's Day and Women's History Month, the battles fought in the past, the battles still to come, and women everywhere today.Written, produced, and narrated by Lauren Nelson"I Can't Keep Quiet" by MILCK was used with permission from the artist. The rendition featured can be viewed on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/1cc_neVdjb4To find out how you can get involved with the #Icantkeepquiet movement, click here: https://www.icantkeepquiet.org/getinvolved/To donate to the ACLU, click here: https://www.aclu.org/issues/womens-rightsTo donate to Planned Parenthood, click here: https://secure.ppaction.org/site/Donation2?23936.donation=form1&df_id=23936To donate to Thorn, click here: https://www.wearethorn.org/donate/To learn how to join the movement around the Women's March, click here: https://www.womensmarch.com/

35mins

23 Mar 2017

Rank #17

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Episode Seventeen: Catch Ya on the Flip Side

Things go sideways in more ways than one, changing Addison's life forever. Written, produced, and narrated by Lauren NelsonFeaturing:Jacob Hagloch as Garrett JamesonJustin Adams as Officer KearnyAlso Featuring:Alan Mygatt TauberHeather Mygatt TauberMax HaasTabatha LynnLauren HaglochSean Lanham

47mins

31 Oct 2016

Rank #18

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Episode 19: History Lessons

Addison gets to meet the Historian, and learns more than ever before about Central.Written, produced, and narrated by Lauren NelsonFeaturing:Raf Esparza as GarrettAshley Litsey as Jo

39mins

1 Mar 2017

Rank #19

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Episode Five: Bridget

SURPRISE! Addison is releasing two episodes this week, splitting the new journal entry and research from all of the updates. In this entry, we learn a little more about how the operatives find and interact with sensitives, but in the case of four year old Bridget, things definitely do not go according to plan. Plus, Addison interviews two experts in abnormal child psychology.Written, produced, and narrated by Lauren NelsonDr. Evelyn Meyers voiced by Jamaka YoungDr. Jennifer Hugh voiced by Tatiana BurtonMusic:Creepy Doll Music selections from Derek and Brandon FiechterHear more at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VKYzTu2v3kRavensbrook, also from Derek and Brandon FiechterHear more at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9D8fAC6CoULike what you're hearing? Help support The Box Podcast with a small donation at patreon.com/thebox

44mins

26 Aug 2016

Rank #20