There’s always been something mysterious about the ocean.
Everything from the areas too deep for us to explore to the strange creatures we are still discovering to ships that simply disappear, the ocean has long provided inspiration for myths and legends.
Which makes it the perfect backdrop for The Endless Ocean, a new fantasy podcast (although I personally would call it a fantasy/horror podcast).
The Endless Ocean follows the story of Max Landau, a scribe aboard The Alabaster Queen as it sails into an unexplored, haunted, and dangerous ocean. The crew is a motley bunch (including a cannibal for a chef and a drunk for the captain), so Max definitely needs to keep his wits about him.
It’s all very haunting and dark—from the score to the sound effects to the narrator as he tells his story. There’s a hypnotic quality as you listen, almost like you’re trapped in a dream and unable to awaken. You have no control and are instead buffeted along helplessly, like the ocean itself has taken control of your ship and is steering you where it wants you to go.
It definitely has a different flavor than other fiction podcasts, as you feel the despair and emptiness in the story as it unfolds. If you enjoy eerie, haunted, fiction stories, I recommend giving The Endless Ocean a listen.
July 2021 Issue