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When a relic from his past is rediscovered, folklore professor Jeremy Bradshaw puts his life on hold to solve the mystery. Along the way, he’s helped by people who challenge everything he believes in, and ultimately tries to answer the question: can the past be rewritten? A supernatural thriller for your ears, starring Misha Collins, Melissa Ponzio, and Alan Tudyk. Created by Aaron Mahnke and written by Lauren Shippen.

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Our Editor's Take

Southeast Massachusetts has been a renowned paranormal event zone for decades. It is home to the Bridgewater Triangle. The Bridgewater podcast is an audio drama based on this legendary phenomenon. For many years, there have been reports of UFO and Bigfoot sightings in the triangle. Stories about hauntings, glowing balls of light, and Pukwudgies have circulated in the area for years. Many people have sworn they've seen unexplainable phenomena in the forests.

The Bridgewater podcast creates a fictionalized version of Bridgewater. It follows Jeremy Bradshaw's quest for the truth about his uncle's death. Fans of the paranormal may find the podcast engaging. Its goal is to thrill, scare, and encourage listeners to question everything.

Aaron Mahnke created Bridgewater and hosts the show. Well-known for another podcast, Lore, which has had 415 million listens, Mahnke's writing on Bridgewater is captivating. Lauren Shippen cowrote Bridgewater. Shippen created the podcast The Bright Sessions. She also created its two spinoffs, The AM Archives andThe College Tapes.

The production quality of the podcast is also commendable. Audiences might feel the fear, shock, and terror of the characters in Bridgewater. Misha Collins plays Jeremy, the main character. Nathan Fillion voices Thomas Bradshaw on early show episodes. Other cast members include Melissa Ponzio, Deadpool's Karan Soni, and Wil Wheaton. In season two, Alan Tudyk replaces fellow Firefly star Fillion.

Bridgewater's stellar cast gives an engaging performance on the podcast. The storyline, voice acting, and sound effects combine to make an immersive experience. Birds cawing, strange howling, and the rustling of dry leaves are some sound effects on the show. The fictional podcast allows listeners to use their imagination. Listeners might feel they are on a quest with Jeremy, Anne, and the other characters on the show. New episodes come out once a week.

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