Mercury's Wake

Welcome to Vegas and a very long weekend, that is to say, welcome to the fictional metaverse of Mercury’s Wake where the paranormal, alien encounters, parallel universes, quantum jumping, and karmic destiny can’t hold a candle to the gamble of real life – a podcast that has a stickiness of a comedic-sci-fi soap opera on steroids, telling the before-and-after of an unforeseen tragedy.


episode 5: Room Service

Episode 5

The end of Day 1, or is it the end?

We follow Bozzy on a less-than-ordinary night of room service.  Rushing in to work, Bozzy is greeted by Danny, the kitchen manager, who tasks Bozzy with a number of deliveries, the least of which are a delivery to a sexy woman in room 1612 and a mafioso with a yen for cannolis and Pernod.

Bozzy delivers to room 1612 where he is, sure enough, greeted by a naked woman. Candida Maxima is a stripper with huge ambition and on the rise. After a long conversation, Candida gives Bozzy a copy of JOHN K in which Bozzy discovers a pair of tickets to closing night of Weirdo Cool’s Wild Ride at the Vegas Pompeii.

Off to his next delivery, Bozzy is greeted by gruff barks when he arrives at the Marcus Aurelius Villa where he meets Rhea Quackenheimer.

Bozzy shares his understanding of gambling and a little bit about himself, but he’s running late on his delivery to a mafioso!

When Bozzy knocks on the mafioso’s hotel suite door. No answer. Bemused and concerned, Bozzy enters the suite. It's alarmingly empty.

Cautiously, Bozzy walks onto the terrace and discovers a man standing on the other side of the terrace railing. He rushes to stop the guy from jumping...


  • Bozzy – Jonathan Medina
  • Danny – Robin Buck
  • Tidget – Benno Ressa
  • Candida – SVlahos
  • Rhea – Julia Fulton
  • Sadie – Dawn Cantwell
  • Imani – Gwyn Mackenzie
  • The Invisible – Daniel Morin

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