Podcasts can often come across as intimidating. Personally, I know that I am not ever going to be the person that can sit and listen to someone like Diane Rehm on The Diane Rehm Show. It’s nothing against Mrs. Rehm, but I just get this fidgety feeling in the pit of my stomach like I don’t belong in the world of listeners that she’s attracted. That title is held for my girlfriend who absolutely adores Diane.
Thankfully, there are podcasts out there for people like me and like-minded folks. Recently, I’ve been reading far too many articles on what podcasts I should try out and listen to and finally, after giving about a dozen a shot, I finally struck gold.
Alice Isn’t Dead.
Performed by Jasika Nicole. Written by Joseph Fink. This is a story of love, mystery, the supernatural, the sane, and the insane. The story is told through a truck drivers’ CB Radio as she travels the country in search of her lost wife. Along the way, weird things start to happen as the veil of the real world slowly gives way to that of the surreal and the supernatural.
I will warn you all, this is not something that you can just start with any episode. You absolutely must start with the first episode and allow the world of Alice Isn’t Dead to wash over you and carry you into a place you need to be. Maybe you don’t need to be there, maybe it’s been your lifelong goal to end up there, on the road, searching.
Jasika Nicole is a fantastic performer and gives the main character so much life that after the first few episodes I found myself hurting for her as she searched for Alice. You can hear every exasperated sigh, every frightened gasp of air, and every little chuckle she shares with herself in the cab of her truck. Joseph Fink deserves just as much credit with his flourished writing and attention to detail during every adventure our driver finds herself on. The entire time I spent listening, I couldn’t help but think back to when a cousin of my father used to come back from his long trips as a truck driver and tell us stories of the strange people he’d met along the way and interesting places he’d visited.
The show always begins with a riddle during each episode and I highly recommend making sure you listen to every second to make sure you receive the answer. From creepy, supernatural diner patron following her every move to towns on fire she can’t seem to leave behind and secrets kept from lovers, this story is absolutely one to listen to before 2017 starts to talk too much control of our lives. If you enjoy it enough, you’ll then be able to join your fellow fans in looking forward to Part 2 coming out this year.
For those interested in finding the podcast, be sure to check it out here: http://www.nightvalepresents.com/aliceisntdead
And if you’d like, I suggest using PocketCasts and it’s plethora of podcasts, radio shows, and stories similar to Alice Isn’t Dead.
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