Cute penguins aside, there’s something inherently creepy about Antarctica.
I suspect it’s the feeling of getting a pretty decent glimpse of what being in outer space might be like.
Sure, there’s oxygen down there, but that’s about it. As a species, survival is tough without a lot of help.
Which is why the mere description of Station Blue, a psychological thriller podcast set in Antarctica, is enough to send shivers down your spine.
Station Blue is about a man, Matthew, who is caretaking one of the research stations alone for a few weeks until the scientists arrive.
Except, is he alone? Or is he slowly going insane?
I love psychological thrillers, so this was right up my alley. I will say, it’s slow to develop (a lot of psychological thrillers are), so give it through Episode 2 before deciding whether to continue listening or not.
Also, it does take a little bit to get use to the style. There is a “narrator,” which is the voice in Matthew’s head, as well as Matthew’s dialogue.
Overall, if you love creepy psychological thrillers that keep you unsure of what’s ‘real’ and what isn’t, you may want to add Station Blue to your listening list. It kept me on the edge of my seat and excited for the next episode.
October 2020 Issue