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Rank #153 in Performing Arts category

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Horrifying Audio Theater: Hayward Sanitarium is an original episodic drama that played on National Public Radio's NPR Playhouse. The cult classic features the adventures centered around an old sanitarium that studies patients who claim to be supernatural and paranormal. A new, young psychiatrist starts work there and uncovers a mystery that takes him into the the most frightening and darkest places of all - the human mind.

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Horrifying Audio Theater: Hayward Sanitarium is an original episodic drama that played on National Public Radio's NPR Playhouse. The cult classic features the adventures centered around an old sanitarium that studies patients who claim to be supernatural and paranormal. A new, young psychiatrist starts work there and uncovers a mystery that takes him into the the most frightening and darkest places of all - the human mind.

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47 Ratings
Average Ratings
31
6
5
1
4

Finish what you started!

By Hopi232 - May 18 2019
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I’m left hanging in the wind. Having completed 10 episodes, the mystery finished. So sad!

Unfinished

By JimQkj - Jan 08 2019
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My gripe: this was too good to end so abruptly.

iTunes Ratings

47 Ratings
Average Ratings
31
6
5
1
4

Finish what you started!

By Hopi232 - May 18 2019
Read more
I’m left hanging in the wind. Having completed 10 episodes, the mystery finished. So sad!

Unfinished

By JimQkj - Jan 08 2019
Read more
My gripe: this was too good to end so abruptly.

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Hayward Sanitarium » Hayward Sanitarium Podcasts

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Horrifying Audio Theater: Hayward Sanitarium is an original episodic drama that played on National Public Radio's NPR Playhouse. The cult classic features the adventures centered around an old sanitarium that studies patients who claim to be supernatural and paranormal. A new, young psychiatrist starts work there and uncovers a mystery that takes him into the the most frightening and darkest places of all - the human mind.

Episode 3: The Tree

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It all started with a little boy. The last child of the Hayward line met a terrible fate, and his grief-stricken parents could never let go. The Hayward Foundation for research into the paranormal and supernatural was established with their vast fortune.

Twisted and turned, a gnarled and ancient tree haunts the poor, injured child.

Working late one night, Dr. Atwater learns the tragic and chilling story behind the sanitarium from the groundskeeper, Chester.

The building that is now the strange sanitarium was once the sprawling mansion of one wealthy family. The Haywards had a long and checkered history, building a considerable fortune on the seas in lucrative merchant shipping enterprises.

The last heir of a proud line, young James Atwater falls prey to a fever after climbing and falling from an ancient and gnarled tree . Just outside his bedroom where he’s recovering, the tree sways and brushes against the window. Maybe it is his imagination, maybe it is the laudanum the doctor has prescribed, or maybe the long, claw-like branches of the tree are really trying to get the helpless lad.

Sep 08 2012

28mins

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Episode 4: Razor

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Outside, at night, in a cemetery: Hayward Foundation sociologist Dr. Halley Brooks and her team of paranormal researchers investigate legends of a razor-wielding apparition. Sometimes, scholarship can be murder.

What lies beneath may also walk at night.

Years ago, there was a barber who lost his mind and turned his razor on young, unsuspecting ladies. As if the horror wasn’t enough then, his ghost is said to roam among the monuments to this day in an old cemetery in a dark woods well outside of town.

The legends might seem hokey, but the local folklore is so full of ghost stories and sightings that they draw the attention of promising young scientist Halley Brooks. She’s put together a team of young researchers for a field school project.

Using experimental and sophisticated tools, they’ve set out to monitor the site and record any disturbances. Could this be the site that establishes once and for all that the netherworld actually exists and spirits walk the earth?

Or could the graveyard welcome them into its grave confines… forever.

Sep 08 2012

28mins

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Episode 5: The Baby

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Justin Cardamon helps Dr. Atwater remodel his dream house, and the two men uncover a secret that reaches for them across the decades. 

A hidden spectre, buried from time and memory, is revealed in the basement of Atwater’s dream home.

Dr. Atwater is updating a picturesque old farmhouse, building his dream home from the inside out. The renovations have extended far longer, and into much deeper financial territory, than anyone expected.

But no one expected to find what the workers uncovered in the basement of the old house: the chilling discovery reveals a decades-old secret shame and a grisly past.

That secret haunts Atwater’s dream house and his dreams. But it may be more than his active imagination, and his imagination may be a truth to0 frightening to face.

Sep 09 2012

28mins

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Episode 10: Breakout

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The fate of Hayward Sanitarium, and of Dermott O’Brien, are in peril. Dr. Atwater and Justin Cardamon plot a rescue attempt, and the FBI arrives to pay a visit to Dr. Brooks.

The triskele symbolizes the mystery of the Fraternitas.

Whatever evil stalks the sanitarium may not matter for Dermott O’Brien. He’s scheduled for severe treatment following his violent escapade. Convinced that O’Brien isn’t really mad, Atwater and his faithful friend Cardamon hatch a desperate plot to free him.

As much as they’ve tried to keep things quiet, the security problems can’t escape the notice of the FBI, especially when violent criminals escape and staff are dying. The conditions at Hayward Sanitarium are definitely out of control.

Sep 09 2012

25mins

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Episode 9: The Arrest

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Maria begins to create hell for Dr. Atwater. He and Cardamon visit Robert in the County Jail, where a chill is cast over their futures.

Evil’s reach is long.

It can stretch into the seemingly safest places. It chills the bones and sends shivers up our spines. We feel its presence with shudders and quakes.

And we know the cost of the lives it takes.

Robert is arrested for his crimes. And all appears to be getting better. But when Atwater and Cardamon try to find out what the orderly knows about the rest of the mystery, something that can’t be explained rationally intervenes.

The skeptic in Dr. Atwater is fading fast. How did Maria escape her cell? And what new horrors are in store now that the “Vermont Vampire” is again on the loose?

Things are really getting out of control at the Sanitarium, or they are slipping deeper into a darker control. And there may be no escape from it.

Sep 09 2012

30mins

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Episode 10: Breakout

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The fate of Hayward Sanitarium, and of Dermott O’Brien, are in peril. Dr. Atwater and Justin Cardamon plot a rescue attempt, and the FBI arrives to pay a visit to Dr. Brooks.

The triskele symbolizes the mystery of the Fraternitas.

Whatever evil stalks the sanitarium may not matter for Dermott O’Brien. He’s scheduled for severe treatment following his violent escapade. Convinced that O’Brien isn’t really mad, Atwater and his faithful friend Cardamon hatch a desperate plot to free him.

As much as they’ve tried to keep things quiet, the security problems can’t escape the notice of the FBI, especially when violent criminals escape and staff are dying. The conditions at Hayward Sanitarium are definitely out of control.

Sep 09 2012

25mins

Play

Episode 9: The Arrest

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Maria begins to create hell for Dr. Atwater. He and Cardamon visit Robert in the County Jail, where a chill is cast over their futures.

Evil’s reach is long.

It can stretch into the seemingly safest places. It chills the bones and sends shivers up our spines. We feel its presence with shudders and quakes.

And we know the cost of the lives it takes.

Robert is arrested for his crimes. And all appears to be getting better. But when Atwater and Cardamon try to find out what the orderly knows about the rest of the mystery, something that can’t be explained rationally intervenes.

The skeptic in Dr. Atwater is fading fast. How did Maria escape her cell? And what new horrors are in store now that the “Vermont Vampire” is again on the loose?

Things are really getting out of control at the Sanitarium, or they are slipping deeper into a darker control. And there may be no escape from it.

Sep 09 2012

30mins

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Episode 8: Exposure

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Atwater and Cardamon go hunting for clues in Dr. Chandler’s office, and Maria escapes from the sanitarium, vowing revenge on Dr. Atwater.

Some bats in the belfry can be more of problem than others.

Things go from bad to worse for Dr. Richard Atwater, and now he’s gotten his best friend in the world into the deadly mystery with all of its unforeseen consequences.

Dr. Chandler seems to have practicing much more than psychiatric medicine at the sanitarium judging from the discoveries revealed as Atwater and Cardamon search his office.

As they bury the dead and send the spirits off, there’s terrifying news. Maria Cacador has somehow disappeared from her cell at the Sanitarium’s maximum security level and is nowhere to be found.

Sep 09 2012

27mins

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Episode 7: The Cliff

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Dermott O’Brien tries to escape the Sanitarium, taking a nurse hostage in a frightening episode. And Dr. Chandler becomes a victim of a brutal “accident.”

You really should try to drive more safely, Dr. Chandler. These dark roads can be deadly

The tension at the sanitarium can almost be cut with a knife. Ever closer to the edge of collapse, Dermott O’Brien tries a desperate act. Why can’t everyone see what he sees so clearly? Hopefully Dr. Atwater can gain his trust and talk some sense before someone gets hurt.

The winding, dark roads on the cliffs by the sea can be very dangerous under any conditions, and Dr. Chandler finds that they can be downright deadly.

For every clue discovered, the mystery at Hayward Sanitarium only deepens. Much like the roads on those cliffs, this dark and winding path seems only to lead to frightening and fateful places.

Sep 09 2012

27mins

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Episode 6: Housewarming

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Dr. Atwater plays host to the sanitarium staff for a holiday dinner, but is one of the guests a killer? And who is the “secret admirer” who is stalking Halley Brooks. The plot thickens.

On a dark night, a housewarming for Dr. Atwater may reveal even more puzzles to the mystery he’s living through.

What could be more congenial than a dinner with respected coworkers as the holiday season starts? It has been a whirlwind fall as Dr. Atwater has settled into his new life at the sanitarium, but his adventures may have only just begun.

While Atwater may have tried to escape the daemons haunting his past, the life he dreamed about may be the worst nightmare imaginable.

Sep 09 2012

28mins

Play

Episode 5: The Baby

Podcast cover
Read more

Justin Cardamon helps Dr. Atwater remodel his dream house, and the two men uncover a secret that reaches for them across the decades. 

A hidden spectre, buried from time and memory, is revealed in the basement of Atwater’s dream home.

Dr. Atwater is updating a picturesque old farmhouse, building his dream home from the inside out. The renovations have extended far longer, and into much deeper financial territory, than anyone expected.

But no one expected to find what the workers uncovered in the basement of the old house: the chilling discovery reveals a decades-old secret shame and a grisly past.

That secret haunts Atwater’s dream house and his dreams. But it may be more than his active imagination, and his imagination may be a truth to0 frightening to face.

Sep 09 2012

28mins

Play

Episode 4: Razor

Podcast cover
Read more

Outside, at night, in a cemetery: Hayward Foundation sociologist Dr. Halley Brooks and her team of paranormal researchers investigate legends of a razor-wielding apparition. Sometimes, scholarship can be murder.

What lies beneath may also walk at night.

Years ago, there was a barber who lost his mind and turned his razor on young, unsuspecting ladies. As if the horror wasn’t enough then, his ghost is said to roam among the monuments to this day in an old cemetery in a dark woods well outside of town.

The legends might seem hokey, but the local folklore is so full of ghost stories and sightings that they draw the attention of promising young scientist Halley Brooks. She’s put together a team of young researchers for a field school project.

Using experimental and sophisticated tools, they’ve set out to monitor the site and record any disturbances. Could this be the site that establishes once and for all that the netherworld actually exists and spirits walk the earth?

Or could the graveyard welcome them into its grave confines… forever.

Sep 08 2012

28mins

Play

Episode 3: The Tree

Podcast cover
Read more

It all started with a little boy. The last child of the Hayward line met a terrible fate, and his grief-stricken parents could never let go. The Hayward Foundation for research into the paranormal and supernatural was established with their vast fortune.

Twisted and turned, a gnarled and ancient tree haunts the poor, injured child.

Working late one night, Dr. Atwater learns the tragic and chilling story behind the sanitarium from the groundskeeper, Chester.

The building that is now the strange sanitarium was once the sprawling mansion of one wealthy family. The Haywards had a long and checkered history, building a considerable fortune on the seas in lucrative merchant shipping enterprises.

The last heir of a proud line, young James Atwater falls prey to a fever after climbing and falling from an ancient and gnarled tree . Just outside his bedroom where he’s recovering, the tree sways and brushes against the window. Maybe it is his imagination, maybe it is the laudanum the doctor has prescribed, or maybe the long, claw-like branches of the tree are really trying to get the helpless lad.

Sep 08 2012

28mins

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Episode 2: Thirst

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As if his first case isn’t strange enough, one of his new colleagues calls Dr. Atwater in to consult with a puzzling patient who believes she is undead. Her delusions are so vivid, so complete and so deadly, but they couldn’t possibly be real, could they?

One of the most dangerous patients in the Sanitarium’s history, Maria Cacador is a notorious serial killer.

Christened by the tabloids as “The Vermont Vampire,” the curious case of Maria Cacador is one of the most notorious among the patients of Hayward Sanitarium. Her charms conceal a cunning mass murderer. The authorities who prosecuted her case believed her victims numbered many more than could be proven in court.

Deep in the Sanitarium’s maximum security wing, she lives out the life the undead, shunning food and drink and maintaining nocturnal habits. Unable to break through, it is hoped that Dr. Atwater’s specialty in exploring the subconscious and dream states through hypnosis will finally produce some success in her treatment.

But he might unlock a deeper and darker truth than he is prepared to accept.

Sep 08 2012

28mins

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Episode 1: The Head

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Dr. Richard Atwater is starting a new life, hoping to leave the shadow of tragedy behind him. But the quaint little town he’s moved to has a dark shadow hanging over it, and that shadow extends from the old sanitarium where he’s going to be working.

The Hayward Foundation explores the supernatural world, seeking to document it and its existence.

The Hayward Sanitarium is a historic – and very unique – place. All the patients have a connection to the supernatural and paranormal. Some are victims, but more are convinced the daemons they’re afflicted with are not just figurative, but quite real. Some have incredibly violent pasts, some are actually killers.

The small staff of doctors, nurses and orderlies explore their delusions as part of the Hayward Foundation’s global mission to document, study and understand society’s relationship with the supernatural… searching for proof that it actually exists.

Dermott O’Brien uncovered a horrible evil in an old church, or that’s what he believes.

Dr. Atwater meets his first patient, who turns out to be a former field researcher working on a Hayward Foundation project. His last assignment went wrong… horribly wrong.

Sep 07 2012

22mins

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