Uncanny Robot: AI Meets Old Time Radio Drama

Uncanny Productions

Humorous and surreal short stories and audio dramas read and performed by humans. || Multi Dimension Independent Film Festival "Best Podcast Stories" Winner Our stories aren't nonsensical gibberish as some might assume. We combine our storytelling skills with AI-conceived concepts to create tales with a story arc, fully-developed characters and satisfying endings. We feature human voice actors, not computer generated voices. Written and performed by Bram Stoker Award Finalist and Clarion West 2015 Graduate Thersa Matsuura and audio engineer Rich Pav. read less

Tanuki Buttons: An Audio Drama from Uncanny Japan
Sep 17 2022
Tanuki Buttons: An Audio Drama from Uncanny Japan
Have you ever seen those dogs on Instagram that communicate by pushing buttons that play recordings of words? In April 2021, Terrie tamed a wild tanuki, brought it home and taught it to communicate. Then the shit hit the fan. Our end trailer is from Hell Gate City. It's a rollicking sci-fi comedy podcast with a macabre underbelly and satirical takes about dystopian current events. Listen here: http://hellgatecity.com Uncanny Robot is Bram Stoker Finalist and Clarion West 2015 graduate Thersa Matsuura and audio editor/sound designer Rich Pav. Our other shows are Uncanny Japan and The Soothing Stories Podcast. Check out Terrie's books including The Carp-Faced Boy on Amazon. Our website has trigger warnings and transcripts for every episode. If you'd like to help support the show, please visit Patreon. Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/B0B7AO84P Join our subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/uncannyrobotpodcast Website: https://www.uncannyrobotpodcast.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/UncannyRobot Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thersamatsuura Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uncannyrobotpodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgdzFk8yoR1pQp2HpHArrgA Discord: https://discord.gg/XdMZTzmyUb Credits Researched, written, directed, & produced: Thersa Matsuura Mixed, edited, & sound engineered: Rich Pav Voice of Terrie and Richard: Terrie and Richard Voice of tanuki buttons: Julyan Ray Sniffles, snorts, and chomps of tanuki: Alan Smithee Foley: Richard and Terrie That one line about Caligula: Joe Robson Intro and outro music by Julyan Ray Matsuura. Atmospheres #9 – Outskirts Of Town by Brian Holtz Music Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7668-atmospheres-9-outskirts-of-town License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Mourning Background by MusicLFiles Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7660-mourning-background License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Freedom by Alexander Nakarada Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4881-freedom License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Divertimento K131 by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3663-divertimento-k131 License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Peek-A-Boo by Brian Holtz Music Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7123-peek-a-boo License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license The Expanse by Alexander Nakarada Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4846-the-expanse License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Dawn Of The Apocalypse by Rafael Krux Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5627-dawn-of-the-apocalypse- License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license 5 Am by Denis Sivtsev Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5959-5-am License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
A Computer Voice Interviews Terrie and Rich
May 6 2022
A Computer Voice Interviews Terrie and Rich
We spent all last month filling in the world's longest and most detailed application for a multi-week accelerator training program designed to "help mid-career podcasters 'level up' with a renewed focus on business development, audience growth, optionality, video strategies, and long-term sustainability." Hey, that's exactly what we need! They said they're looking for "applicants that have already been producing media and podcasts for at least 3 years. Specifically, creators looking to take a current podcast past creative development and into business strategy." That's us! Applicants "must be able to demonstrate success and enthusiasm with current or past podcast(s) either through audience retention and growth, conceptual rigor, diversification of podcast offerings, revenue and/ or partnerships" That's us too! Also, applicants "must be willing to pause production during the program," "represent a range of geographies, backgrounds, views, voices, and styles," have "baseline technical and editorial skills," and be "interested in making their podcast sustainable through teamwork, openness to iteration and change, and pursuing revenue and audience growth." That's four more yeses! We figured we'd be a shoe-in for the program. ...we weren't. The rejection email arrived yesterday. But we did spend weeks creating a bitchin' Hollywood blockbuster cinematic audio trailer for our Asteroid Arnie episode and a mock interview episode to answer their questions: 1. Explain to us what this podcast, brand, and/or creative project would look like in its most fully realized form. 2. What are the key accomplishments and milestones you are striving to reach? 3. If you had unlimited resources and support, where would you take it? The way we figure, they're both pretty darn good pieces of audio we spent a long time making, so why let them go to waste? Enjoy! [Promo] A Happy Bureaucracy: Dark humor abounds as a tax agent tries to tame a post-apocalyptic hellscape. https://pod.link/1606645977 Uncanny Robot is Bram Stoker Finalist and Clarion West 2015 graduate Thersa Matsuura and audio editor/sound designer Rich Pav. Our other shows are Uncanny Japan and The Soothing Stories Podcast. Check out Terrie's books including The Carp-Faced Boy on Amazon. Our website has trigger warnings and transcripts for every episode. If you'd like to help support the show, please visit Patreon. Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/B0B7AO84P Join our subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/uncannyrobotpodcast Website: https://www.uncannyrobotpodcast.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/UncannyRobot Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thersamatsuura Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uncannyrobotpodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgdzFk8yoR1pQp2HpHArrgA Discord: https://discord.gg/XdMZTzmyUb
Elvis Lives / Mr. Mojo Rising
Feb 4 2022
Elvis Lives / Mr. Mojo Rising
Elvis and Jim Morrison have been alive all this time. Uncanny Robot is Bram Stoker Finalist and Clarion West 2015 graduate Thersa Matsuura and audio editor/sound designer Rich Pav. Our other shows are Uncanny Japan and The Soothing Stories Podcast. Check out Terrie's books including The Carp-Faced Boy on Amazon. Our website has trigger warnings and transcripts for every episode. If you'd like to help support the show, please visit Patreon. Buy Me a Coffee (one-time contribution): https://buymeacoffee.com/uncannyjapan (Yes, it's for Uncanny Japan; it all ends up in the same place.) Join our subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/uncannyrobotpodcast Website: https://www.uncannyrobotpodcast.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/UncannyRobot Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thersamatsuura Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uncannyrobotpodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgdzFk8yoR1pQp2HpHArrgA Discord: https://discord.gg/XdMZTzmyUb Music Credits Happy Whistling Ukulele by Rafael Krux Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5453-happy-whistling-ukulele- License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Little Trolls by Frank Schröter Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8104-little-trolls License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Play along as we teach you how to generate your own AI story: https://6b.eleuther.ai/ The prompt: Once upon a time there were three bears: a momma bear, a papa bear and a baby bear. They lived in a little cottage in a big forest. One day, papa bear was standing in front of the bathroom mirror and noticed that he had the first ever grey strand of fur on the top of his head.