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The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program :: Episode 1 :: The Dark Bidding

Posted by NerdyShow on October 24, 2018

The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program is live tabletop roleplaying turned into a 1930s radio serial. A cinematic audio drama wrought with unknowable horror and black comedy.

Wealthy occultist, Estelle Thorpe’s latest auction win is an unusual one to say the least: a collection of sordid sundries that could unlock great secrets… or a Pandora’s Box of horror. To solve the paranormal mysteries she’s uncovered, Ms. Thorpe has assembled an unlikely crew of curiosity-seekers: Moses; mountain man turned renowned novelist, Cherry; a floozie who’s more than she seems, Oswald; a hobo king, Estelle’s cunning assistant Anjana, and Kenneth; a notorious gambler.

Will they be able to glean answers from the shadows looming over New England or will they succumb to the maddening call of the Terrible Secret of Lot X?

Want to learn more about this production and the cast and crew? Be sure to listen to the Series II Behind-the-Scenes Prologue.

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  1. Crawling Chaos
  2. Ebbing Shadows
  3. Dream of the Marvelous City
  4. Finis
  5. The Brass That Came to Sarnath
  6. See the Unseen (Estelle’s Theme)



Written & Performed by:
Luke Stram – The Keeper
Cap Blackard | boR | Nicky Holland | Joshua LaForge | John Sebastian LaValle

Cast (In Order of Appearance):
Cap Blackard as The Narrator/ The Announcer
Joshua LaForge as The Auctioneer
Luke Stram as The Strange Man
Cap Blackard as Estelle Thorpe
Doug Banks as The Policeman
Nicky Holland as Cherry Featherbottom
boR as Kenneth Rodger
Melody Perera as Anjana Ramakrishnan
Joshua LaForge as Moses Ruben Cubbenfield
John Sebastian LaValle as Oswald Sinclair

Musical Spotlight: H.P. Joelcraft by Julian Velard

Original Score: Ryan McQuinn and Mike McQuinn
Neon Dolphin

Sound Design: Colin Peterson

Editing: Colin Peterson & Cap Blackard

Story Editing: Cap Blackard


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