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caption: Welcome to the void: A fictional podcast from RadioActive Youth Media.
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Welcome to the void: A fictional podcast from RadioActive Youth Media.
Credit: KUOW PHOTO/Ayesha Mohammed

Welcome to the void

The year is 1958. A string of disappearances leads intrepid junior reporter Mary Price out to investigate a mysterious, if dubiously credible, tip.

When her tape recorder is discovered years later, the story revealed shocks the world.

RadioActive's Marian Mohamed, Ayesha Mohammed and Simone St. Pierre Nelson bring a fictional tale of paranoia and isolation.

Warning: This podcast includes sudden loud noises, depictions of violence and betrayal. Listener discretion is advised.

The story, all names, characters and incidents portrayed in this production are fictitious. No identification with actual persons (living or deceased), places or products is intended or should be inferred.

Cast (in order of appearance):

NEWSCASTER, by Guy Nelson

MARY PRICE, by Marian Mohamed

JOSEPH RANCH, by Zaki Hamid

NANCY EDWARDS, by Ayesha Mohammed

FRANK EDWARDS, by Rob Springer

JACKIE EDWARDS, by Simone St. Pierre Nelson

This story was created in KUOW's RadioActive Intro to Journalism Workshop for 15- to 18-year-olds, with production support from Hannah Schoettmer. Edited by Mary Heisey.

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The RadioActive theme song is by Prod Riddiman, Fabian Hernandez and Inline Sound Design.