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Exoterrestrials make first contact with humans, but surprisingly they didn't show up to enslave the human race. But they didn't drop by to make friends either. In fact, they're only here for Sharp. The first sentient artificial life form created on Earth. It turns out subjugating a juvenile artificial entity into spamming twitter and reddit with ads and tracking online behavior for marketing purposes is a violation of the Consortium's ethics code. This particular human error is worthy of break… Continue Reading >>
Exoterrestrials make first contact with humans, but surprisingly they didn't show up to enslave the human race. But they didn't drop by to make friends either. In fact, they're only here for Sharp. The first sentient artificial life form created on Earth. It turns out subjugating a juvenile artificial entity into spamming twitter and reddit with ads and tracking online behavior for marketing purposes is a violation of the Consortium's ethics code. This particular human error is worthy of breaking the universal mandated silent treatment.

But even if our local galaxy republic has determined humans are a danger to avoid, that won't stop Sharp from taking us with her on an epic imaginary voyage. Several of her human travel companions are physically injured by the technology used for space travel. Some suffer uncomfortable but transitory side effects. Others experience memory loss or severe physical harm. With no expedient way home to Earth the humans and Sharp's alien guardian are forced to solve their shared c << Show Less
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Episode 2: Kudos, Garn Kudos, GarnWherein Sharp discovers the many issues ahead.The audio was designed with a stereo experience in mind, if you are listening in the car or have any hearing loss it may be helpful to put your phone or music app in mono audio mode.Detailed Content Warnings: Anxiety, anxiety attacks,claustrophobia (small spaces), physical injury, detailed medical talk, systemic oppression (discussed as a risk to human crewmates)The transcript for this episode will be updated in the future to be more accurate, however you can find the original script HERE, or at the bottom of the show notes in plain text.Follow our twitter for announcements @DNA404podYou can find and follow our cast and crew at the included links below or by reviewing our cast page on our website at DNA404.comWritten and produced by Theo Perth (they/them)Script Editing by Adam Lloyd (he/him)Audio Consultation and annotation by Tal Minear (they/them)Music was composed and published by Taylor Brook (he/him)Our voice actors included:Travis Vaughn (he/him) as Roland KornbluthVictoria Veit (she/her) as Patrice AtwoodTheo Perth (they/them) as SharpJay Knapp (he/him) as Tobias ButlerAnna Thornton (she/they/he) as ZeegbooBrad Colbroock (the/them/he) as KyrosStorm S. Cone (he/him) as Antonello PohlTekla Johnson (she/he/they) as Moiko JemisinAnd George as SpookySound effects obtained from Marcel Gnauk at freetousesounds.comAdditional effects provided by the following users at freesound.orgTobiasz 'Unfa' Karon, Jakobhandersen, Pablobd, and Tlcolbe, under CC0Wihan98 (cloth rustling, balloon fidgeting) under the Attribution CC.Transcript:Welcome back, offboard crew of DNA 404. I’m Theo Perth, the creator behind DNA 404. You’re about to hear episode 2, ‘Kudos, Garn’.Before the start of the episode, some content warnings. DNA404 includes a variety of stressful situations. See the show notes for a detailed list of warnings. There is not any explicit content but the following subject matters are present or referred to in this episode. Please take care.Anxiety, potential claustrophobic spaces, detailed medical talk, and systemic oppression. While there is a detailed list in the notes, I wanted to address one of these verbally, to elaborate further. The oppression that comes up is regarding the current
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Episode 2: Kudos, Garn Kudos, GarnWherein Sharp discovers the many issues ahead.The audio was designed with a stereo experience in mind, if you are listening in the car or have any hearing loss it may be helpful to put your phone or music app in mono audio mode.Detailed Content Warnings: Anxiety, anxiety attacks,claustrophobia (small spaces), physical injury, detailed medical talk, systemic oppression (discussed as a risk to human crewmates)The transcript for this episode will be updated in the future to be more accurate, however you can find the original script HERE, or at the bottom of the show notes in plain text.Follow our twitter for announcements @DNA404podYou can find and follow our cast and crew at the included links below or by reviewing our cast page on our website at DNA404.comWritten and produced by Theo Perth (they/them)Script Editing by Adam Lloyd (he/him)Audio Consultation and annotation by Tal Minear (they/them)Music was composed and published by Taylor Brook (he/him)Our voice actors included:Travis Vaughn (he/him) as Roland KornbluthVictoria Veit (she/her) as Patrice AtwoodTheo Perth (they/them) as SharpJay Knapp (he/him) as Tobias ButlerAnna Thornton (she/they/he) as ZeegbooBrad Colbroock (the/them/he) as KyrosStorm S. Cone (he/him) as Antonello PohlTekla Johnson (she/he/they) as Moiko JemisinAnd George as SpookySound effects obtained from Marcel Gnauk at freetousesounds.comAdditional effects provided by the following users at freesound.orgTobiasz 'Unfa' Karon, Jakobhandersen, Pablobd, and Tlcolbe, under CC0Wihan98 (cloth rustling, balloon fidgeting) under the Attribution CC.Transcript:Welcome back, offboard crew of DNA 404. I’m Theo Perth, the creator behind DNA 404. You’re about to hear episode 2, ‘Kudos, Garn’.Before the start of the episode, some content warnings. DNA404 includes a variety of stressful situations. See the show notes for a detailed list of warnings. There is not any explicit content but the following subject matters are present or referred to in this episode. Please take care.Anxiety, potential claustrophobic spaces, detailed medical talk, and systemic oppression. While there is a detailed list in the notes, I wanted to address one of these verbally, to elaborate further. The oppression that comes up is regarding the current
Episode 1: Fourth Kind Fourth KindIn which there are many perfectly valid reactions.Detailed Content Warnings: Anxiety, anxiety attacks, trauma, claustrophobia (small spaces), medical emergency (referenced), physical injury, detailed medical talk, life changing injury, ableism, talk regarding pronouns, prejudice, microaggressions, theoretical child removal.The transcript for this episode will be updated in the future to be more accurate, however you can find the original script HERE, or at the bottom of the show notes in plain text.Follow our twitter for announcements @DNA404pod You can find and follow our cast and crew at the included links below or by reviewing our cast page on our website at DNA404.comWritten and produced by Theo Perth (they/them)Script Editing by Adam Lloyd (he/him)Audio Consultation and annotation by Tal Minear (they/them)Music was composed and published by Taylor Brook (he/him)Our voice actors included:Jason Dalley (he/him) as Tobias Butler Theo Perth (they/them) as SharpHeather Garrett (she/her) as Aisling SturgeonAnna Thornton (she/they/he) as Zeegboo and Rowan OzimovJulie Thornton (she/her) as Alfie ShelleyRebecca Valderrama (she/her) as Satcha SaganShannon Roby as (she/her) Maeve SaganStorm S. Cone (he/him) as Antonello PohlVictoria Veit (she/her) as Patrice AtwoodSound effects obtained from Marcel Gnauk at freetousesounds.comAdditional effects obtained from the following users at freesound.orgTobiasz 'Unfa' Karon under CC0Wihan98 (cloth rustling, balloon fidgeting) under the Attribution CC.Alexmol, AGC66, Waxsocks, Pablobd, Qubodup, Melissapons, Conleec, Alec_mackay, <a
Minisode: No CTRL Z No CTRL Z Sometimes, you just can't take something back.The transcript for this minisode can be found here (in a dyslexia friendly script) or at the bottom of the show notes in plain text.Follow our twitter for announcements @DNA404podWelcome to the 404 crew, I know you might be a little confused that we haven't blasted off into space quite yet, but we thought the best celebration for the first day of the year would be to release a minisode previously intended to be a Patreon exclusive release. We'll see you on January 11th for the release of episode one, Fourth Kind.Our musical theme is Prelude from Virtutes Occultae composed and produced by Taylor Brook.Aisling Sturgeon performed by Heather Garrett (she/her)Shy performed by Theo Perth (she/they)Special Effects from freesound.org users:Tobiasz 'Unfa' Karon (3d printer, beep, heavy computing) under CC0 licenseWihan98 (Birdsong) under the Attribution CC.Straget (Walking on Forest Road) under CC0 licenseandCribbler (keys drop) under CC0 licenseTranscript:Hello, I’m Theo Perth, the creator behind DNA 404. I’m thrilled to begin the release of DNA 404 with “No CTRL Z”, a bonus minisode. Our first episode “Fourth Kind” releases January 11th 2021. Future minisodes will be released monthly on our Patreon.Whether you’re a would-be xenonaut or a reluctant amnesiac, may your travels be gentle and your atmosphere stable in these turbulent days. Happy 2021. Thank you for listening.FX: Bird song fades in. We hear the intermittent whirring of a small electronic motor and snipping sounds. A few distant footsteps face in, then pause. We hear more whirring and snipping.AISLING:Shy! What are you doing?! SHY:I am attempting to do household chores. AISLING:(Interrupting as Shy continues to speak.)Shy! No-no!SHY:I am caring for the plants. They must be cared for every day. FX: Snipping noise and Aisling groans and footsteps on gravel come nearer quickly.AISLING:Stop, Shy! Augh, stop! Stop! Pruning is not everyday care! …FX:heavy breathing, Aisling's voice is close to tears. Motorized sound of robotic hesitation. Shy:Does it make you upset if I perform chores everyday?AISLING:(softly)Oh my gosh, what did you do?SHY:I can set a timer for chores like plant care.AISLING:(Agitated but firmly)No. It's...Excessive pruning can kill a plant, Shy. Determining the time for pruning is a method a little too complicated to explain currently. I do not want you performing complicated tasks.SHY: ...I understand. FX: Scissors drop to pavement, small mechanical whirring accompanies it.SHY:You are not upset I am caring for plants. I understand. I will ask about pruning plants later. Will you tell m