TALON STRADLEY'S

PODCASTING
PORTFOLIO

Narrative Non-Fiction

 

Playplace

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Release Date: April 15th, 2022

Description: Follows a small community of users as they participate in Reddit's r/place, a social experiment where over 6 million users fight for their space on a digital canvas.

Number of episodes: 3

Typical Episode length: 12 minutes

Other Notes: I pitched this story to WBUR's Endless Thread who had me on as a guest to discuss my experience.

Clip Description: The first 5 minutes of episode one. Introduces  the concepts of r/Place, and the Playdate console.

Playplace - Episode 1 Sample
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Episode Art

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Merchandise

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Patreon Rewards

Animated trailer for Instagram

Soapboxers

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Release Date: September 21st, 2021

Description: Follows one of the top speech and debate teams in the country as they rebuild their program in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Number of episodes: 11

Typical Episode length: 25 minutes

Other Notes: This show was released in realtime as I was collecting tape. Its crowdfunding campaign was chosen as a Project We Love by the Kickstarter staff.

Clip Description: An 8-minute edit that takes elements from the whole series to summarize the journey of the season. Made for the NPR Student Podcast Challenge.

Soapboxers - Contest Submission
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Instagram Teasers

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Weekly Memes

Kickstarter Campaign Video

Public Radio

 

The Whole Way Through

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Release Date: March 13th, 2019

Description: After listening to the entirety of a local musician's album, I Interview the artist about everything that went into its creation.

Number of episodes: 7

Typical Episode length: 60 minutes

Other Notes: This show was produced in conjunction with KLBP, a new low powered local radio station in Long Beach, CA.

Clip Description: A few minutes from our first episode interviewing Don't Ask What Kind Of Music about the conception of their first album, Twenty Something Teen.

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Fiction

Newton's Dark Room Presents

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Release Date: January 23rd, 2018

Description: The fictional escapades of an artist collective living together on an island. Features desert cat gods, pinball playing devils, and lots of Roombas.

Number of episodes: 24

Typical Episode length: 10 minutes

Other Notes: Winner of Best Spoken Word Production and Best Writing for a Spoken Word Production at the 2019 Audio Verse Awards.

Clip Description: The first 5 minutes of season two when the collective finds Baby New Year on their front door step.

Newton's Dark Room Presents - S2E1 Sample
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Physical Patreon Rewards

Main Street Mythology

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Release Date: May 2nd, 2019

Description: Through the myths of gods and heroes, Main Street Mythology explores things like how they tamed cars, painted highways on the earth, and found love on an island of garbage.

Number of episodes: 5

Typical Episode length: 25 minutes

Other Notes: Reviewed by The Audiophile and The Podcast Dragon.

Clip Description: The legend of Cale, a young goddess who invents streetlights.

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Fan Art

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Commissioned Character Art

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Music Feature Instagram Post

Educational

 

Cochlea

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Release Date: December 9th, 2019

Description: A creative exploration of the fundamentals, physics, and science of sound.

Number of episodes: 4

Typical Episode length: 10 minutes

Other Notes: Created as a study guide to support my Audio Engineer coursework at Cal State Dominguez Hills.

Clip Description: The first episode of Cochlea explaining the concepts of compression and rarefaction.

Cochlea - What Is Sound: Compression and Rarefaction
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