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Coming Soon: VALENCE

Coming Soon: VALENCE

2019-12-1301:01

Welcome to New Candler, cultural epicenter of the United States. Visit Trudon Circle, an art mecca turned tourist trap where you can find musicals, massive neon billboards, street performers, and pickpockets. The bodega on 12th and Salt will sell you spells on the cheap if you know how to ask, but everyone knows they’re better quality on Root and Amsterdam. But if you’re a magic user — or, as pretty much everyone nowadays says, a muse — you’d better be wearing a Halo so your magic doesn’t make a ruckus or hurt anyone. In the city of New Candler, magic is scarce by design. A tech mogul wants to keep it that way. And a magic user wants freedom. VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners, coming January 11th, 2020. You can find more information at https://valencepod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. Credits: Our theme was made by Raul Vega, With guitar by Travis Reaves. The Halo ad was performed by Katie Youmans. This teaser was edited by Wil Williams, With additional sound design by Julia Schifini.
In New Candler, Liam Alden, a magic user (or "muse," if you're not pretentious), is given a choice that could change his life. If he takes it, it won't just be himself he's battling. It'll also be the most successful magic-inhibiting tech giant to date. VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners, coming January 11th, 2020. You can find more information, including transcripts, at valencepod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. Credits: Our theme was made by Raul Vega, With guitar by Travis Reaves. This trailer was edited by Wil Williams, With additional sound design by Julia Schifini. Performances by, in order of appearance: Josh Rubino as Liam Alden and Liam's Inner Voice, Katie Chin as Grace Chen, Ishani Kanetkar as Mahira Varma, Noami McMillan as Morgan Reilley, and Caleb Del Rio as Flynn Velasco.
1.1: Pros and Cons

1.1: Pros and Cons

2020-01-1127:191

Season 1, Episode 1: "Pros & Cons" Liam loses power but gains an intriguing offer. Wait, that sounds ominous. He literally loses power--as in, the utility in his apartment. If anything's ominous, it's the offer, really. VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. VALENCE is a Hug House Production. You can find more about Hug House, including our VALENCE making-of documentary, Scoring Magic, at hughouse.productions Credits: Our theme was made by Raul Vega, With guitar by Travis Reaves. This episode was written by Wil Williams, With editing and sound design by Julia Schifini. Performances by, in order of appearance: Josh Rubino as Liam Alden and Liam's Inner Voice, Caleb Del Rio as Flynn Velasco, Wil Williams as the utilities representative, Anne Baird as the voicemail, Katie Youmans as the Halo ad, Eileen Baird as Jarlette, the tourist, Gavin Gaddis as Jarles, the tourist, Katie Chin as Grace Chen, V Silverman as the LBQ barista, Jamieson Ridenhour as the Father, Gwyn Ridenhour as the Mother, Brynna Youmans as the Daughter, and Evelyn Regan as the Halo employee. Special thanks to: Casey Trujillo Rachel Rauch Collin Gifford Kasey Fracica Amanda Stewart Ryan Boelter Danielle Welch Michael Hudson Ross Papa Robert Anderson
1.2: Petrichor

1.2: Petrichor

2020-01-2525:282

Season 1, Episode 2: "Petrichor" Liam meets the team. It starts to rain in New Candler. VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. Content Warnings Depictions of panic attacks at 4:07 and 14:45 Depiction of fictional aggressive oppression at 15:00 Depiction of alcohol consumption and debatable alcoholism at 21:47 Credits: Our theme was made by Raul Vega, With guitar by Travis Reaves. This episode was written by Wil Williams, With editing and sound design by Julia Schifini. Performances by, in order of appearance: Josh Rubino as Liam Alden and Liam's Inner Voice, Whitney Johnson as the elevator voice, Katie Chin as Grace Chen, Ishani Kanetkar as Mahira Varma, Jordan Cobb as Sarah Harris, Jake Rocco as the cab driver, Ross Papa as the interviewer, Aiden Kinsella as Jordan Gardner, and Giancarlo Herrera as Luis Acebo. Special thanks to: Casey Trujillo Jordan Eagan Lindsay Holt Rachel Rauch Richard Kreutz-Landry Shelley Wermuth V Silverman
1.3: Razzle Dazzle

1.3: Razzle Dazzle

2020-02-0824:43

Season 1, Episode 3: "Razzle Dazzle" Liam and the team track their lead. But those tables get turned. VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. Content Warnings Depiction of marijuana use starting at 10:30, used sparingly through the remainder of the episode Credits: Our theme was made by Raul Vega, With guitar by Travis Reaves. This episode was written by Wil Williams, With editing and sound design by Julia Schifini. Performances by, in order of appearance: Josh Rubino as Liam Alden and Liam's Inner Voice, Ishani Kanetkar as Mahira Varma, Jordan Cobb as Sarah Harris, John Westover as Nico Salvai, Caleb Del Rio as Flynn Velasco, and Anne Baird as the voicemail. Special thanks to: Collin Gifford Kim Dauber Leah Bibby Mallory Vance Michael McKenzie Nick Douglas Travis Whitehead
1.4: Pinpoint

1.4: Pinpoint

2020-02-2231:06

Season 1, Episode 4: "Pinpoint" Liam and Nico hunt down a lead and find something unexpected. The day gets worse from there. VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. Content warnings: Depictions of in-universe oppressive speech from 17:10 - 20:40 Depictions of a panic attack and intrusive thoughts from 17:30 - 20:40 Discussions of suicidal ideation from 20:40 - 25:10 References to childhood abuse and struggles with mental health from 25:10 until the end of the episode Credits: Our theme was made by Raul Vega, With guitar by Travis Reaves. This episode was written by Wil Williams and Katie Youmans, With editing and sound design by Julia Schifini. Performances by, in order of appearance: Josh Rubino as Liam Alden and Liam's Inner Voice, Jordan Cobb as Sarah Harris, Ishani Kanetkar as Mahira Varma, John Westover as Nico Salvai, Alex Welch as Noel Alden, Caleb Del Rio as Flynn Velasco, Daphne Nitsuga as the journalist, Noami McMillan as Morgan Reilley, and Giancarlo Herrera as Luis Acebo. Special thanks to: Darcy Kennedy Fireside Folktales Jason Monteith Laura Penrod Marnie Warner Tom Baird Whitney Johnson
1.5: HAVEN

1.5: HAVEN

2020-03-0727:53

Season 1, Episode 5: "HAVEN" The team goes farming. No, wait. They investigate the server farm and find more than they anticipated. VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. Content warnings: Gunshot sound effect at 16:16 Credits: Our theme was made by Raul Vega, With guitar by Travis Reaves. This episode was written by Katie Youmans, With editing and sound design by Julia Schifini. Performances by, in order of appearance: Josh Rubino as Liam Alden and Liam's Inner Voice, Ishani Kanetkar as Mahira Varma, Jordan Cobb as Sarah Harris, Alex Welch as Noel Alden, John Westover as Nico Salvai, Cole Burkhardt as the security guard, and Giancarlo Herrera as Luis Acebo. Special thanks to: Alex Telander Colin Kelly Erin Callahan Kasey Fracica Madison Upton PJ Scott-Blankenship William Shankles Support VALENCE by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence
Bonus: "Luis's Guided Relaxation" Things are scary right now. And things are scary a lot of the time. Here at Hug House, we wanted to give you something to help calm you in times of worry. We hope you enjoy this bonus episode, a guided relaxation exercise from Luis. Take a walk on a calm beach. Thank your heart. Watch the tide take your worries away. Everything changes. Everything remains. VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. Content warnings: Depictions of the ocean and waves throughout Credits: Episode concept by the wonderful Katie Chin The music in this episode was "You, Yourself and the Main Character" by Komiku. This episode was written, edited, and sound designed by Wil Williams, and performed by Giancarlo Herrera as Luis Acebo. Support VALENCE by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence
1.6: Praxis

1.6: Praxis

2020-03-2126:012

Season 1, Episode 6: "Praxis" Liam asks the questions that need to be asked. The team makes a plan that needs to be made. And Flynn finds out about a symphony that . . . needs to have cannons. VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. Content warnings: Depiction of a hangover (and debatable alcoholism) from 1:00 - 1:34 Credits: Our theme was made by Raul Vega, With guitar by Travis Reaves. This episode was written by Wil Williams, With editing and sound design by Julia Schifini. Performances by, in order of appearance: Giancarlo Herrera as Luis Acebo, Josh Rubino as Liam Alden and Liam's Inner Voice, Katie Chin as Grace Chen, Jordan Cobb as Sarah Harris, Ishani Kanetkar as Mahira Varma, Caleb Del Rio as Flynn Velasco, John Westover as Nico Salvai, and Elena Fernández Collins as Soleded Marquez. Special thanks to: Amanda Stewart David Rheinstrom Erin M Speckley Jeff Chaney Jordan Stillman Nate Harrison Sara Ghaleb Support VALENCE by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence
Season 1, Episode 7: "Cost Benefit Analysis" Who benefits when Halo, Inc. throws a benefit? The rich. Well, and those who crash the benefit to steal hors d'oeuvres. And information. Information doesn't benefit. It's stolen. VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. Content warnings: Depictions of alcohol and food throughout Depictions of a panic attack from 9:18 - 10:30 Depictions of violence from 28:00 - the end of the episode Credits: Our theme was made by Raul Vega, With guitar by Travis Reaves. This episode was written by Wil Williams and Katie Youmans with story consultation by [AJ Goldman] (https://twitter.com/goldenretreevee), With editing and sound design by Julia Schifini. Performances by, in order of appearance: Josh Rubino as Liam Alden and Liam's Inner Voice, John Westover as Nico Salvai, Ishani Kanetkar as Mahira Varma, Jordan Cobb as Sarah Harris, Caleb Del Rio as Flynn Velasco, Giancarlo Herrera as Luis Acebo, Christopher Wilson as Philip Plummer, David Rheinstrom as the attendee, Alex Welch as Noel Alden, Noami McMillan as Morgan Reilley, and Julia Schifini as Hailee. Special thanks to: Danielle Welch Evelyn Regan Jeff Van Dreason Leslie Joyce Phoebe Seiders Ryan Boelter Support VALENCE by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence
VALENCE is on hiatus--but not for long. Why not dive into the behind-the-scenes of the podcast on this, the day of our Hug House's birth? VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. Support VALENCE by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence
We may still be on hiatus, but we've got some exciting things for you to check out. Namely: new merch, and some neato articles! The VALENCE website: https://valencepod.com New merch store: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/hug-house-productions VALENCE recommended reading: https://hughouse.productions/valence/valence-recommended-reading/ Rina Nkulu's "Immaterial Girls:" https://reallifemag.com/immaterial-girls/ Our theme was made by Raul Vega, with guitar by Travis Reaves.Support VALENCE by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence
1.8: Ghosts

1.8: Ghosts

2020-05-3024:14

Season 1, Episode 8: "Ghosts" It's time to confront the past and the present if the goal is a better future. The team clashes around important decisions. Liam gets several rude awakenings. And then, things change forever. VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. This episode of VALENCE is brought to you by Hit the Bricks. You can find Hit the Bricks right here on your podcatcher, or at https://hitthebricks.com/. Content warnings: It's another rough one, pals Discussions of the prison industrial complex/imprisonment throughout Discussions of inhumane medical/scientific testing throughout Discussions of abuse from 13:13--that wasn't intentional, oh my god--to the end of the episode Depiction of a panic attack from 19:15 to the end of the episode Discussions of death from 19:15 to the end of the episode Credits: Our theme was made by Raul Vega, With guitar by Travis Reaves. This episode was written by Wil Williams and Katie Youmans, With editing and sound design by Julia Schifini. Performances by, in order of appearance: Josh Rubino as Liam Alden and Liam's Inner Voice, Caleb Del Rio as Flynn Velasco, John Westover as Nico Salvai, Ishani Kanetkar as Mahira Varma, and Giancarlo Herrera as Luis Acebo, Jordan Cobb as Sarah Harris, and David S. Dear as Richard Alden. Special thanks to: Christopher Magilton Gabrielle Watts Jennifer Sugden Michael Hudson Rebecca Sentance Robert Anderson Support VALENCE by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence
#PodcastBlackout

#PodcastBlackout

2020-06-1303:00

Hug House Productions is participating in #PodcastBlackout. If you are not Black, we hope you are taking time to educate yourselves and donate to causes in defense of Black lives like we are. Check out Berry’s directory of podcasts by podcasters of color at PodcastsInColor.com. You can find a list to all of the shows mentioned in the episode, as well as a full transcript, on our website. Places to Donate: Black Lives Matter National Bail Fund Network American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Dion Johnson GoFundMe Breonna Taylor GoFundMe George Floyd GoFundMe Homeless Black Trans Women Fund Black Trans Protestors Emergency Fund Support VALENCE by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence
1.9: Scatter

1.9: Scatter

2020-06-2035:27

Season 1, Episode 9: "Scatter" The team pays respects. VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. This episode of VALENCE is brought to you by Less is Morgue. You can find Less is Morgue right here on your podcatcher, or at https://lessismorgue.com/. Content warnings: Depictions of grief and mourning throughout Depictions of alcoholism from the beginning of the episode - 10:18 Discussions of struggles with mental health throughout Credits: Our theme was made by Raul Vega, With guitar by Travis Reaves. This episode was written by Katie Youmans, With editing and sound design by Julia Schifini. Performances by, in order of appearance: Josh Rubino as Liam Alden and Liam's Inner Voice, Caleb Del Rio as Flynn Velasco, Jordan Cobb as Sarah Harris, Ishani Kanetkar as Mahira Varma, Elena Fernández Collins as Soledad Marquez, Leslie Gideon, Cole Burkhardt, Tal Minear, Erin Kyan, Leslie Joyce, Dick Joyce, and the attendees of the PRX Podcast Garage Exhibitor Party at Podtales 2019. Sorry, Podtales pals. Special thanks to: Adriana Alarcon Alice Tobin Alyna Gorman Damien Valencia-Hidenfelter Miranda Milovich Sebastian Chong Support VALENCE by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence
1.10: Recalibrate

1.10: Recalibrate

2020-07-0425:44

Season 1, Episode 10: "Recalibrate" The team shifts focus. It's time for everyone to reset their mindset. VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. This episode of VALENCE is brought to you by Unwell. You can find Unwell right here on your podcatcher, or at https://www.unwellpodcast.com/. Credits: Our theme was made by Raul Vega, With guitar by Travis Reaves. This episode was written by Katie Youmans and Wil Williams, With editing and sound design by Julia Schifini. Performances by, in order of appearance: Jordan Cobb as Sarah Harris, Josh Rubino as Liam Alden and Liam's Inner Voice, Ishani Kanetkar as Mahira Varma, Katie Chin as Grace Chen, Tal Minear as the Firecreek barista, and Caleb Del Rio as Flynn Velasco. Shoutout to the real Firecreek Coffee in Flagstaff, Arizona. They didn't pay us or anything. I just really love it and miss it. Special thanks to: Andrea Klassen Fox Cooper Ian Flower Jimmy Chann Keegan Knoll Liam Belson Support VALENCE by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence
1.11: Covalent Bonds

1.11: Covalent Bonds

2020-07-1823:23

Season 1, Episode 11: "Covalent Bonds" The TEAm plans. But things don't always go according to plan. Why get comfortable with a situation instead of expecting the unexpected? VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. Credits: Our theme was made by Raul Vega, With guitar by Travis Reaves. This episode was written by Katie Youmans, With editing and sound design by Julia Schifini. Performances by, in order of appearance: Josh Rubino as Liam Alden and Liam's Inner Voice, Katie Chin as Grace Chen, Jordan Cobb as Sarah Harris, Ishani Kanetkar as Mahira Varma, and John Westover as Nico Salvai, Special thanks to: Bob Raymonda dr.t.love Josh Timlen Karilyn Rust Kat Schwartz Michaela Voorhees Support VALENCE by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence
1.12: Monsoon

1.12: Monsoon

2020-08-0136:15

Season 1, Episode 12 (Season 1 Finale): "Monsoon" A storm of sorts breaks as the TEAm breaks into Reilley's facility. Also, a bunch of other things break. VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. Content warnings: Depictions of magical violence throughout Discussions of familial death from 32:00 - 33:00 Credits: Our theme was made by Raul Vega, With guitar by Travis Reaves. This episode was written by Wil Williams and Katie Youmans, With editing and sound design by Julia Schifini. Performances by, in order of appearance: Jordan Cobb as Sarah Harris, Josh Rubino as Liam Alden and Liam's Inner Voice, Ishani Kanetkar as Mahira Varma, John Westover as Nico Salvai, Dallas Wheatley as the security guard, Julia Schifini as Hailee (aka "Blondie"), Alex Welch as Noel Alden, Madison Dabbs-Petty as Elisha Dawes, Caleb Del Rio as Flynn Velasco, Elena Fernández Collins as Soledad Marquez, and Katie Chin as Grace Chen. Special thanks to: You. Thank you. Support VALENCE by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence
It's time for our Season 2 IndieGogo crowdfunding--and the trailer for our second season! Our crowdfunding campaign lasts until September 30th, 2020, so make sure to support while you can. We have some pretty tempting rewards we promise you won't want to miss. You can find our crowdfunding campaign at bit.ly/VALENCEs2. Support VALENCE by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence
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