Wolf 359

Life's not easy for Doug Eiffel, the communications officer for the U.S.S. Hephaestus Research Station, currently on Day 448 of its orbit around red dwarf star Wolf 359. He's stuck on a scientific survey mission of indeterminate length, 7.8 light years from Earth. His only company on board the station are stern mission chief Minkowski, insane science officer Hilbert, and Hephaestus Station's sentient, often malfunctioning operating system Hera. He doesn't have much to do for his job other than monitoring static and intercepting the occasional decades-old radio broadcast from Earth, so he spends most of his time creating extensive audio logs about the ordinary, day-to-day happenings within the station. But the Hephaestus is an odd place, and life in extremely isolated, zero gravity conditions has a way of doing funny things to people's minds. Even the simplest of tasks can turn into a gargantuan struggle, and the most ordinary-seeming things have a way of turning into anything but that. Wolf 359 is a radio drama in the tradition of Golden Age of Radio shows. Take one part space-faring adventure, add one part character drama, and mix in one part absurdist sitcom, and you get Wolf...




      episode 5: Shut Up and Listen

      Space Monkey Radio proudly presents U.F.Overview: a new series that offers in-depth analysis on the possibility of alien contact, and explores the complex realities of communicating with non-terrestrial beings. What do we know? How do we know it? When will we know that what we're trying to know is something we can know? Join our two intrepid co-hosts as they ponder these questions. Plus, archive recordings, hapless civilians, nine-dimensional formats, the world's suckiest pleasure cruise,...



      episode 55: Episode 50: The Hiccups Method

      It’s been a few weeks since the crew aborted repairs on the Urania, and they are no closer to figuring out how to satisfy the aliens' mysterious demands. If only they had someone on board who shared some sort of connection with these beings... But convincing Captain Lovelace to try and reach out to the alien presence for answers is only half the battle - they will have to really think outside the box in order to make contact. Plus, Borg network action, intergalactic twenty questions, O...



      Episode 49: Out of the Loop

      With the end of the Urania's repairs in sight, the crew is throwing all their energy into one final push. But as the finish line inches closer, Captain Lovelace begins to notice something strange. Work is mysteriously getting undone each morning, and certain events seem to be repeating themselves day in and day out. What is happening? And why does no one else seem to notice? Plus, hydraulic horsepower, horrific manipulation, highly unlikely events, the sledgehammer approach, and...



      Episode 48: Theta Scenario

      Please be advised this episode of Wolf 359 contains mentions of violence, death, and suicide. Listener discretion is advised.

      As Eiffel, Minkowski, Hera, and Lovelace try to decide how to allocate their limited resources, Kepler finally reveals some of Goddard Futuristics's most deeply held secrets. Before the crew can consider the existential implications of these revelations, however, they'll need to deal with their own growing fears, insecurities, and personal conflicts. Plus,...



      Mini Episode 14: One of Them

      Eiffel and Minkowski listen in on a tense discussion.



      Episode 47: Into the Depths

      Please be advised this episode of Wolf 359 contains violence. Listener discretion is advised.

      The crew of the Hephaestus's day just got a whole lot worse. The funeral they were holding was interrupted by one of the deceased seemingly coming back to life, their station is being battered by radiation, and Hera has gone offline. And - oh yes - the alien contact event they've been hearing so much about has only just started. It's going to take...



      Change of Mind

      Please be advised this episode of Wolf 359 contains violence. Listener discretion is advised.

      Captain Lovelace, commanding officer of the U.S.S. Hephaestus Station, is not having a great week. She's butting heads with Communications Officer Lambert, her pedantic second-in-command. Doctors Hui and Fourier, her astrophysicists, seem more interested in an upcoming stellar flare than in basic station safety. Her engineer, Fisher, is getting fed up with the constant bickering, and her c...




      You can now hear the first Wolf 359 Special, a flashback adventure set during Captain Lovelace's first mission on the Hephaestus! Over 2 hours of new content, available at hearspoke.com/wolf359



      A Special Update: Webby Award news, new Patreon milestone, and a new show

      Thank you to all who voted for Wolf 359 in the Webby Awards!

      Shoutout to our patrons who recently helped us hit the Lovelace Administration Special stretch goal! Check out all the stretch goals and rewards and support the show with a monthly donation at www.patreon.com/wolf359radio

      Check out the second show to come out of Kinda Evil Genius Productions! www.focused.af is the daily audio logs of Zach Valenti - co-producer and lead actor of Wolf 359. Please note: it's not an ...




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