Believer: A Paranormal Mystery podcast

Believer: A Paranormal Mystery

Julie Saunders

Lara Campbell used to believe in the paranormal. Now she pretends to believe in it for money. But when her ex-partner goes missing near the Oregon Bigfoot Highway, she may have to re-evaluate everything she thought she knew. BELIEVER is a spooky fiction audio drama about ghosts, cryptids, demons, cosmic entities, and the fake psychic who doesn't believe they exist. New episodes every other Tuesday.

17 Episódios

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    1.08 - FINGERS

    23:34

    Lara gets some medical attention.   A transcript of this episode is available at this link on BelieverPodcast.com   CONTENT NOTES Car noises (including horns and sirens) Violence Medical abuse, equipment sounds Harm to wild animals Delusional behavior CAST Jake - Jason Markoff Lara - Julie Saunders Doctor Simmons - Samantha Simmonds Ronceros Mayor Terri Boone - Rosa Delgado Sheriff Tate - Regen Wilson Rose - Mara Hernandez Sodapop - Archie Written and directed by Julie Saunders   Sound designed by Chad Ellis and Julie Saunders   MUSIC “Julie’s Melody (Believer Theme),” by Aaron Ferenc "Born Sinister," by Christoffer Moe Ditlevsen “Reverse," by Silver Maple   Sound Effects from Adobe Stock, Epidemic Sound, Soundsnap, and Freesound.org   Check out Tunnels! Tunnels is a serialized audiodrama about the mysterious tunnels that can be found underneath a small town in Georgia. Their series finale is out now.   Remote recording was made possible by Zencastr! Zencastr records high-quality audio for multiple participants, on different tracks for easy editing. You can also record video and even do all of your editing within Zencastr itself. Use this referral link and add promo code “believer_aparanormalmystery” to get 30% off your subscription - and we’ll get paid too!   Do you like the background music we use on Believer? Nearly all of it comes from Epidemic Sound. If you want to check it out yourself, use our referral link and we’ll get a free month of music when you subscribe.
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    1.07 - The Herald

    25:52

    Things don’t go quite how Lara imagined. A transcript for this episode is available here. CONTENT NOTES Gaslighting/denial of reality Alcohol use Animal sounds CAST Rose - Mara Herndandez Camille - Sara Gorsky Lara - Julie Saunders Jake - Jason Markoff Sodapop - Archie Written, Directed, Sound Designed by Julie Saunders MUSIC “Julie’s Melody (Believer Theme),” by Aaron Ferenc “Piercing Silence,” by Ethan Sloan “Death at First Sight,” by Edward Karl Hanson “No One Knows But Me,” by Torii Wolf Sound Effects from Adobe Stock, Epidemic Sound, Soundsnap, and Freesound.org Remote recording was made possible by Zencastr! Zencastr records high-quality audio for multiple participants, on different tracks for easy editing. You can also record video and even do all of your editing within Zencastr itself. Use this referral link and add promo code “believer_aparanormalmystery” to get 30% off your subscription. Do you like the background music we use on Believer? Nearly all of it comes from Epidemic Sound. If you want to check it out yourself, use our referral link and we’ll get a free month of music when you subscribe.
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    1.06 - The Rules

    20:57

    Happy Halloween! This is our first episode back from hiatus, and we're very excited to be here.   Lara wakes up in the headquarters of Reverend Boone's cult - but will she be able to leave?   Featuring a special trailer for Elaine's Cooking For the Soul, a podcast featuring our very own Rosa Delgado as the host of a post-apocalyptic cooking show. Find them on social media @ElainesCooking or check them out on Spotify.   Transcript for this episode is available at BelieverPodcast.com.   CONTENT NOTES Cults Imprisonment Illness, sounds of medical equipment Hallucinations Loud noises, knocking sounds, dog sounds Written, Directed, and Produced by Julie Saunders. Sound Design by Julie Saunders and Chad Ellis.   CAST Sara Gorsky - Camille Julie Saunders - Lara Rosa Delgado - Terri Boone David Pinion - Reverend Boone Samantha Ronceros - Doctor Simmons Mara Hernandez - Rose Seth Ellsworth - Marcus/Juniper Archie - SodaPop MUSIC Aaron Ferenc - "Julie's Melody (Believer Theme)" Jay Varton - "Eye For Detail" Christian Andersen - "The Lure" Walt Adams - "Devil in a Can" Music tracks (besides Believer Theme) courtesy of Epidemic Sound.   Phone voice generated at: https://filmmusic.io/voiceovers  
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    BONUS: The Historical Natives | Coast Salish | Sasquatch

    25:31

    Happy Indigenous People's Day! Enjoy this preview episode from The Historical Natives, a horror-themed podcast about Native American history, culture, and folklore. Follow The Historical Natives and check out their full-length Sasquatch episode on November 30, 2021! BUT FIRST, Julie talks about Indigenous horror writers for like 5 minutes. [0.00 - 5:24] - Julie chat [5:25 - End] - The Historical Natives - Coast Salish - Sasquatch BOOKS RECOMMENDED: The Only Good Indians, by Stephen Graham Jones Into The Forest And All The Way Through, by Cynthia Pelayo Grass Dancer (from Tribal Scream) and Coyote Rage, by Owl Goingback Elatsoe, by Darcie Little Badger The Marrow Thieves, by Cherie Dimaline Taaqtumi: An Anthology of Arctic Horror Stories, by Aviaq Johnston, Richard Van Camp, Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley, Seaan Qitsualik-Tinsley, and Thomas Anguti Johnston MUSIC: Julie's preamble Taking Me High, Taking Me Low (Instrumental Version) - Gold Flow My Brother - Yi Nantiro Intro to Historical Natives Episode: Eerie Music Box 2 - Natalie000 Background: People: Daniel Birch - Indigo Shore DooDoo - Unknown Background: Being: Haunted Woods - Dark Music Radio Silence - Dark Music Background: Call to Action: Creepy Night - Astrofreq Story Intro: Samuel Francis Johnson - Creepy Ambient Outro of Episode: AQUI - Charles Michel
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    TEASER: Believer Returns!

    1:06

    NEW EPISODES premiere this Halloween. Watch this space or join the Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/believerpodcast. Voice acting and sound design for this teaser by Julie Saunders. Content Warnings: Human crying, breathing, distress sounds Animal cries and roars Sound effects from Adobe Stock, Epidemic Sound, and Soundsnap.  
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    Sun and Moon

    54:38

    A BELIEVER PREQUEL: Set approximately 4 years before the events of season one, Lara pairs with Rose for the very first time in order to deal with an entity that’s been split into two. Deep in the Oregon Caves, Lara diligently applies scientific methods that never seem to stick, while at the Corwin Lake House, Rose attempts direct contact and finds much more than she anticipated. Can they solve the mystery and survive the night - without hating each other?  The transcript for this episode is available here. Want to support the show? Visit the Believer merch store, check out our Patreon, or leave a review wherever you found this episode!   CONTENT NOTES Strong language Loud, high-pitched sounds Claustrophobia Occultism, Devils, and Demons Homophobia   CREDITS Voice Performers Mara Hernandez as Rose Boone John Gifford as Ranger Nick Julie Saunders as Lara Campbell Production Crew Written, directed, and produced by Julie Saunders Sound design by David Weaver and Julie Saunders “Believer Theme (Julie’s Melody)” composed by Aaron Ferenc Music from Epidemic Sound:  “Harlig Ar Jorden (Organ Version)” - Kurt Lyndon “Heal With Me” - Jay Varton “Praise the Fearful” - Christian Andersen “The Perfectionist” - Brightarm Orchestra SFX: Fingers drumming Car sounds: https://freesound.org/people/zimbot/sounds/203072/ Car trunk: https://freesound.org/people/jrssandoval/sounds/67148/ Phone unlock: https://freesound.org/people/thegoose09/sounds/125384/ Walkie-talkie: https://freesound.org/people/JustinBW/sounds/70107/ Card shuffle: https://freesound.org/people/empraetorius/sounds/201253/ Card flip: https://freesound.org/people/f4ngy/sounds/240776/ Blue Jay: https://freesound.org/people/inchadney/sounds/201626/ Birds: https://freesound.org/people/cognito%20perceptu/sounds/57907/ Rockslide: https://freesound.org/people/juskiddink/sounds/77931/ Bible verses read by Max McLean, from The Listener’s Bible.
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    The Tale of SodaPop: Part Three

    22:36

    The CONCLUSION of SodaPop's solo story. The darkness deepens, and the sun comes up. A transcript of this episode is available here. CONTENT NOTES (for entire three-part story) Live dog and cat sounds Harm to wild animals Mild harm to humans Abandonment Confusion / disorientation Dread Inexplicable pain Believer has merchandise! Check out the teepublic store here: https://www.teepublic.com/user/believer-podcast And a Patreon! Join for discounted merch, bonus material, and more at https://www.patreon.com/believerpodcast Nominate us for an Audioverse Award! More information available here: https://believerpodcast.com/fyc  CREDITS Voice performers Archie as “SodaPop” Lulu as “Barn cat” Julie Saunders as “Narrator” Production Crew Written, edited, and sound designed by Julie Saunders Cat wrangling by Seth Ellsworth “Believer Theme (Julie’s Melody)” composed by Aaron Ferenc Music from Epidemic Sound: “Old Country Serenade,” by These Old Bones “Campfire Tails,” by Brendon Moeller “Three Wishes,” by Rune Dale “In the Witness’s Eyes,” by Christian Andersen “Chapter 13,” by Nihoni “Worlds Apart,” by Rannar Sillard “Me and My Kite,” by Bonnie Grace “Closer Than Two of a Kind,” by Jaydan Talley (ending song)   CONNECT WITH US! Website: https://believerpodcast.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/believerpod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/believerpod/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/believerpod
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    The Tale of SodaPop: Part Two

    14:00

    Part Two of SodaPop's solo adventure. In which there are many more bad squirrels. This is a single-narrator bonus story set after the events of episode 4 - and if you haven't listened to Part One yet, you should probably go back an episode. A transcript of this episode is available here. Believer has merchandise! Check out the teepublic store here: https://www.teepublic.com/user/believer-podcast And a Patreon! Join for discounted merch, bonus material, and more at https://www.patreon.com/believerpodcast Nominate us for an Audioverse Award! More information available here: https://believerpodcast.com/fyc  The complete version of this episode are available to Patreon supporters now! Otherwise, you’ll see part three on Tuesday.   CONTENT NOTES (for entire three-part story) Live dog and cat sounds Harm to wild animals Mild harm to humans Abandonment Confusion / disorientation Dread Inexplicable pain   CREDITS   Voice performers Archie as “SodaPop” Lulu as “Barn cat” Julie Saunders as “Narrator”   Production Crew Written, edited, and sound designed by Julie Saunders Cat wrangling by Seth Ellsworth “Believer Theme (Julie’s Melody)” composed by Aaron Ferenc   Music from Epidemic Sound “Endeavor,” by Jakob Ahlbom “Chapter 13,” by Nihoni “Lost Without You (Instrumental Version),” by Duty Division   CONNECT WITH US! Website: https://believerpodcast.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/believerpod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/believerpod/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/believerpod
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    The Tale of SodaPop: Part One

    15:10

    Surprise! A bonus short story featuring SodaPop, World’s Greatest Dog. But first, announcements: Believer has merchandise! Check out the teepublic store here: https://www.teepublic.com/user/believer-podcast And a Patreon! Join for discounted merch, bonus material, and more at https://www.patreon.com/believerpodcast Nominate us for an Audioverse Award! More information available here: https://believerpodcast.com/fyc  Parts two and three of this episode are available to Patreon supporters now. Otherwise, you’ll see them on the next few Tuesdays. A transcript of this episode is available here. CONTENT NOTES (for entire three-part story) Live dog and cat sounds Harm to wild animals Mild harm to humans Abandonment Dread Inexplicable pain   CREDITS Voice performers Archie as “SodaPop” Lulu as “Barn cat” Julie Saunders as “Narrator” Production Crew Written, edited, and sound designed by Julie Saunders Cat wrangling by Seth Ellsworth “Believer Theme (Julie’s Melody)” composed by Aaron Ferenc Music from Epidemic Sound “Our Days of Bliss,” by Alice Spence “A Classic Noir,” by David Celeste “Campfire Tails,” by Brendon Moeller “Catch Me Later,” by Kikoru “Wandering Nomad,” by Cody Francis   CONNECT WITH US! Website: https://believerpodcast.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/believerpod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/believerpod/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/believerpod
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    1.05 - Squatch Talk

    13:53

    The inaugural episode of SQUATCH TALK, recorded in Jake Talbott’s living room. In this episode, Jake’s friend and prospective co-host, Abe Ramirez, brings Sasquatch questions and sightings from across the Oregon Bigfoot Highway. What is Bigfoot? Could he be an alien? A protector? Dare we say, a friend? Find out all this and more on SQUATCH TALK! The transcript for this episode is available here. See research notes and further reading at BelieverPodcast.com Due to recording delays from, well, everything, the main storyline of BELIEVER is going on hiatus. Please stay subscribed for bonus content (including spin-off and prequel episodes) as well as regular show recommendations and resources for self-care and activism. If you enjoyed Squatch Talk, you’ll love King Falls AM. CONTENT NOTES Strong language Harm to wild animals Dissociative behavior CAST Jake Talbott - Jason Markoff Abe Ramirez - Enrique Garnica Bill - Mark Fossen Ben - Zichi Calhoun Sheila - April Fossen Rose Boone - Mara Hernandez Dr. Penelope Simmons - Samantha Ronceros MUSIC “Julie’s Melody (Believer Theme),” by Aaron Ferenc “C-Four,” by Deskant “Obsessions (Instrumental Version), by Can’t Find Ollie

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