Liam Listens #6: “What’s the Frequency” and “The Six Disappearances of Ella McCray”

Hi! Gosh, it’s another Audio Fiction Sunday! This week I listened to the Director’s Commentary on Episode 12 of What’s the Frequency and Episode 7 of The Six Disappearances of Ella McCray!

What’s the Frequency: “39.17 MHz Extended Director’s Commentary with Wil Williams”

“39.17 MHz” is the pinnacle of an already-brilliant audio fiction. The culmination of all the plot threads set in motion from the very beginning of the show come to an explosive conclusion. The discussion had between James Oliva (the director), Alexander Danner (sound designer and voice of Krog), and Wil Williams of is a really fascinating, insightful discussion about gender commentary throughout the show, trends in audio fiction, period pieces, and inspirations for the show. It’s such a brilliant, enlightening discussion, and if you’re a creator I highly recommend the episode, even if you haven’t listened to What’s the Frequency. Listen to the show as well also, obviously! It’s such a good show!

The Six Disappearances of Ella McCray: Episode 7

In this terrifying new installment of the gripping audio fiction The Six Disappearances of Ella McCray, we learn just what’s going on in the head of Travis Reese, Ella’s temperamental fiance. Travis has been communicating with a sinister voice that feeds into his fears that someone had betrayed the group and murdered Ella. The voice drives Travis into creating worse and worse atrocities, culminating in the murder of the landscaper George. This was the most sinister and ominous episode of the show yet, and delving into Travis’s psyche was a terrifying journey. I’m also looking forward to learning more about the voice that Travis has been communicating with. My suspicion is that it’s some sort of side-effect of the vision that was visited on the six of them the day of Ella’s disappearance. I’m thrilled to continue on with this show, and I can’t wait to learn about what happens next! Special love to Alex Elespuru’s performance as Travis in this episode, he was genuinely scary to listen to!

Happy Audio Fiction Sunday, by the way!

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