What is Page?
Page is a storytelling podcast designed to connect listeners to new and unique voices in the fiction world.
Page takes original short fiction from emerging authors and produces them as audio narratives, complete with narration, voice acting, music, and sound effects.
So…an audio drama?
Sure! Audio drama. Radio play. Audiobook. Call it what you want. We’ll just call it Page.
The audio drama format is not new, of course, and we certainly hope to invoke the fireplace and armchair feeling of early 20th century radio shows combined with the comfort and convenience of entertainment at any time.
But we want to push the boundaries of both audio storytelling and traditional narration. Page is a hybrid production that includes all of the sensory effects of the former alongside the rich narration and deep storytelling of the latter. The result is an audio experience that we think you will fall in love with.
Who will enjoy Page?
Humans, mostly. As a species, we are powered by story. We speak and think and make sense of the messiness of life through stories. Each one of us has a story. Is a story.
At its heart, Page is about telling stories.
Each month, we will release a new short story in its entirety. The podcast will highlight different genres, voices, and perspectives so that there will be something for everyone. Longer stories will be broken up into smaller installments, perfect for a commute or a long walk. Feel free to listen episodically, though we imagine you’ll want to binge as much of the story as you can in one sitting.
What is Page’s mission?
When we first conceived of Page, we imagined it as a platform to connect authors to their fans and to give voice to stories that have not found a permanent home. This has, and will be, the driving force behind our storytelling.
The publishing industry can be difficult to navigate, and we understand the frustration of creating a story that doesn’t seem to fit within traditional publication outlets. That is why we are seeking stories that break the mold and lend themselves to a different kind of medium. Many authors who are working on larger projects struggle with building a platform and fanbase, particularly if they haven’t been widely published. Page is a way to share samples of an author’s work and encourage conversations about them.
Who are you behind that mask?
We’re people just like you. We live and work in Indianapolis, IN, which gives us plenty of reason to want to escape into other people’s imagination.
In all seriousness, we are normal people who want to help authors generate interest in their work by lending our talents to their projects. All members of The Basement Cast work in industries outside of publication and performance, but those worlds have been and continue to be a crucial part of our lives. In short, we are a hodgepodge of former theater nerds who grew up (more or less) and want an excuse to hang out and talk in funny voices (as if DnD weren’t a sufficient excuse).
When and where can I listen?
The first Wednesday of each month will feature a new story, released in full. On the third Wednesday of the month, you can look forward to Page: Epilogue, which will include author interviews, discussions of the story with the cast, outtakes, and a wealth of new content.
Page is available for download through iTunes and all other podcast platforms. You can also listen to all episodes on our website: thebasementcast.com/pagepodcast
How can I get involved?
Listen. Rate. Share, share, share.
Follow us on social media for updates, new episodes, blog posts, and pictures of my dog.
Word of mouth is crucial to get these stories into as many ears as possible. The more you share Page with your friends and encourage them to do the same, the more our community will grow. We want our authors to feel supported in their writing and empowered to keep creating. Your engagement will make that happen.
And, of course, please let us know what you think of the show. Send us an email at email@example.com or start a conversation on social media.
We look forward to hearing your story.