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ars PARADOXICA

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Rank #32 in Science Fiction category

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When an experiment in a time much like our own goes horribly awry, Dr. Sally Grissom finds herself stranded in the past and entrenched in the activities of a clandestine branch of the US government. Grissom and her team quickly learn that there's no safety net when toying with the fundamental logic of the universe.

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When an experiment in a time much like our own goes horribly awry, Dr. Sally Grissom finds herself stranded in the past and entrenched in the activities of a clandestine branch of the US government. Grissom and her team quickly learn that there's no safety net when toying with the fundamental logic of the universe.

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Time travel and puzzles

By Geeknomad - Apr 30 2020
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First, let’s be clear, this is a time travel drama. I see a lot of comments along the lines of “it doesn’t sound like 1940s.” Because Sally ISN’T from 1940. Le sigh. She can have 2020 values in 1940 because she’s from some unknown point in our future - hence the bleeping. Also, the numbers and weather at the end are a CODE. Actually, they’re a whole series of codes. Look up Vigenere ciphers. The messages are fun, though I’m still stuck on Cyan. Podcasts and puzzling has a walkthrough of some of them. I liked the way they handled the changing time lines, from the black out of time hub to butterfly syndrome. I will, however, agree with some of the other comments - there are a LOT of voices that are hard to discern. Sally is obviously Sally, but many of the others blend together. In all, if you actually pay attention to the premise, this is a great show. I think I’ll go relisten to the whole thing, thanks COVID....

I really love Sally

By rosa manzo - Jul 08 2019
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That’s it, I like the characters. It’s a good story.

iTunes Ratings

1148 Ratings
Average Ratings
979
88
36
17
28

Time travel and puzzles

By Geeknomad - Apr 30 2020
Read more
First, let’s be clear, this is a time travel drama. I see a lot of comments along the lines of “it doesn’t sound like 1940s.” Because Sally ISN’T from 1940. Le sigh. She can have 2020 values in 1940 because she’s from some unknown point in our future - hence the bleeping. Also, the numbers and weather at the end are a CODE. Actually, they’re a whole series of codes. Look up Vigenere ciphers. The messages are fun, though I’m still stuck on Cyan. Podcasts and puzzling has a walkthrough of some of them. I liked the way they handled the changing time lines, from the black out of time hub to butterfly syndrome. I will, however, agree with some of the other comments - there are a LOT of voices that are hard to discern. Sally is obviously Sally, but many of the others blend together. In all, if you actually pay attention to the premise, this is a great show. I think I’ll go relisten to the whole thing, thanks COVID....

I really love Sally

By rosa manzo - Jul 08 2019
Read more
That’s it, I like the characters. It’s a good story.
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ars PARADOXICA

Latest release on Mar 20, 2020

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ars PARADOXICA is a story about people searching for meaning in a universe that aggressively lacks one, and who occasionally find the next best thing in those around them.

It's also about the way power corrupts. When you've got a Time Machine and the backing of the most powerful nation on Earth, you start to get the idea that you can always tilt the scales in your favor, but there is cost and consequence for every action.

Above all, it's about science, America, and the deeply human desire to fix our mistakes.

A product of the Whisperforge http://whisperforge.org 

May 31 2015

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01: Hypothesis (remastered)

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Dr. Sally Grissom is stuck in the past. When a quirk of physics draws her into the middle of a top-secret military test on the deck of the USS Eldridge in 1943, Sally must convince Director Bill Donovan and his Office of Developed Anomalous Resources that she isn’t a hostile force bent on espionage. But she may be just the answer Donovan has been looking for: an end to the Second World War, and control over the post-war world.

**Be advised: This episode contains the sounds of humans vomiting.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Daniel Manning. Produced by Mischa Stanton. 

Featuring Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom, Reyn Beeler as Chet Whickman, Rob Slotnick as Bill Donovan, Robin Gabrielli as Anthony Partridge, Katie Speed as Esther Roberts, and Zach Ehrlich as Jack Wyatt, with special thanks to Isabel Atkinson. Special thanks to Julian Mundy, Mark Rizzo & Dylan Winter.

Original music by Mischa Stanton and by Eno Freedman-Brodmann.

A Product of The Whisperforge: Sound & Story, Brought to Life

Jun 01 2015

28mins

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02: Blackout

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A power outage creates an unlikely friendship.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Daniel Manning, directed & produced by Mischa Stanton. Featuring Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom and Robin Gabrielli as Anthony Partridge, with special thanks to Isabel Atkinson.

Original music by Mischa Stanton and by Eno Freedman-Brodmann.

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Jun 01 2015

27mins

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03: Trinity, Act I

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Sally and her assistants Jack Wyatt and Esther Roberts have to present a working Timepiece to the top brass in a week’s time. The only problem? It’s really hard to present time travel in the flesh. To ease the pressure, Anthony Partridge suggests a weekend trip to the newest desert vacation spot: Las Vegas, NV. But sending Sally off in public is a dangerous prospect. Will Sally’s foreknowledge of card-counting techniques and the looming Trinity nuclear test land her in hot water?

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Daniel Manning, directed & produced by Mischa Stanton. Featuring Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom, Reyn Beeler as Chet Whickman, Rob Slotnick as Bill Donovan, Robin Gabrielli as Anthony Partridge, Susanna Kavee as Helen Partridge, Katie Speed as Esther Roberts, Zach Ehrlich as Jack Wyatt, and Lee Satterwhite as Quentin Barlowe, as well as Cameron Scott Nadler, Barry Stanton, and John French Williamson, with special thanks to Isabel Atkinson.

Original music by Mischa Stanton and by Eno Freedman-Brodmann. This episode features the songs “Stardust,” performed by the US Army Blues, and “Til The End of Time,” performed by Susanna Kavee as Helen Partridge.

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Jul 01 2015

29mins

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03: Trinity, Act II

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Chet Whickman, head of ODAR security, is here to break up the party. Time is ticking down til Judgment Day, but their transport vehicles break down in the middle of the desert. Sally, Chet, Anthony and his wife Helen witness the dawn of a new age of military science, and some of them realize that they may not come away from ODAR with their hands clean.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Daniel Manning, directed & produced by Mischa Stanton. Featuring Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom, Reyn Beeler as Chet Whickman, Rob Slotnick as Bill Donovan, Robin Gabrielli as Anthony Partridge, Susanna Kavee as Helen Partridge, Katie Speed as Esther Roberts, Zach Ehrlich as Jack Wyatt, and Lee Satterwhite as Quentin Barlowe, with special thanks to Isabel Atkinson.

Original music by Mischa Stanton and by Eno Freedman-Brodmann.

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Jul 15 2015

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04: Bullet

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Quentin Barlowe dies mysteriously, and all fingers point to Sally Grissom. To prove her innocence, Sally works through the night to create the TAP, a window through time, so she can see what really happened. But when she’s confronted by the widow June Barlowe, Sally may wish she had left well enough alone.

**WARNING: This episode contains depictions of gun violence. Listener discretion advised.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Daniel Manning, directed & produced by Mischa Stanton. Featuring Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom, Reyn Beeler as Chet Whickman, Robin Gabrielli as Anthony Partridge, Katie Speed as Esther Roberts, Lee Satterwhite as Quentin Barlowe, and Hannah Trobaugh as June Barlowe, as well as Geoff Pictor, with special thanks to Isabel Atkinson.

Original music by Mischa Stanton and by Eno Freedman-Brodmann.

A Product of The Whisperforge: Sound & Story, Brought to Life

Aug 01 2015

33mins

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Not An Episode of ars Paradoxica

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Something else instead!

Sep 01 2015

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05: Midnight

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Sally is drunk, locked in a broom closet and the town is about to explode. But it’s hard to invest in the future of Polvo when projects are getting cut left and right, and Intelligence Agent Hank Cornish is closing up the town for good. Can Sally and Jack pull off one last miracle? And how can Bill Donovan use that miracle to his advantage?

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Daniel Manning, directed & produced by Mischa Stanton. Featuring Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom, Rob Slotnick as Bill Donovan, Robin Gabrielli as Anthony Partridge, Susanna Kavee as Helen Partridge, Katie Speed as Esther Roberts, Zach Ehrlich as Jack Wyatt, Dan Anderson as Hank Cornish, Eric Rafael Ibarra as Victor Lambert, Julian Mundy as Ivan Maraczek, and Hannah Trobaugh as June Barlowe, with special thanks to Isabel Atkinson.

Original music by Mischa Stanton and by Eno Freedman-Brodmann.

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Oct 01 2015

31mins

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06: Exile

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Bill Donovan’s called in every favor he has to keep the lights on and the Timepiece up and running. Banished to the isolated mountain town of Point-of-Exile, Colorado, and with so many failures under their belt, can Sally, Esther, Jack, Chet, Anthony and Helen find reasons to continue on? And will Bill Donovan live long enough to see them finally succeed?

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Daniel Manning, directed & produced by Mischa Stanton. Featuring Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom, Reyn Beeler as Chet Whickman, Rob Slotnick as Bill Donovan, Robin Gabrielli as Anthony Partridge, Susanna Kavee as Helen Partridge, Katie Speed as Esther Roberts, Zach Ehrlich as Jack Wyatt, and Charlotte Mary Wen as Penny Wise, with special thanks to Isabel Atkinson.

Original music by Mischa Stanton and by Eno Freedman-Brodmann.

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Nov 01 2015

31mins

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07: Distraction

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As work continues on a new iteration of ODAR’s time-bending technology, Jack Wyatt can’t shake the feeling that he might not be right for the job, and Esther is left picking up the pieces. Meanwhile, Anthony Partridge is investigating a new face in town: Agent Hank Cornish. But is it really worth all the fuss? Or is he just using this—and his research into Bill Donovan’s declining health—as an excuse to avoid supporting Helen in her cabaret debut?

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Daniel Manning, directed & produced by Mischa Stanton. Featuring Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom, Reyn Beeler as Chet Whickman, Robin Gabrielli as Anthony Partridge, Susanna Kavee as Helen Partridge, Katie Speed as Esther Roberts, Zach Ehrlich as Jack Wyatt, and Charlotte Mary Wen as Penny Wise, as well as Zak Stevens and Erin Bark, with special thanks to Isabel Atkinson. This episode features the song "A Nightingale Sang in Barkley Square," performed by Susanna Kavee as Helen Partridge.

Original music by Mischa Stanton and by Eno Freedman-Brodmann.

A Product of The Whisperforge: Sound & Story, Brought to Life 

Dec 01 2015

28mins

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