Jersey City, NJ – New podcast production house Lengthy Tangent launches debut audio fiction production, Peculiar Radio, a serialized comedy-drama about a small town public radio station, and the people at its heart.
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 93.3 WSCP-FM The Scoop rules the airwaves in the city of Peculiar Springs… until 15 seconds of dead air threatens their livelihoods, their community standing, and the station itself. Follow the crew as they bumble in the footsteps of their station founder on a ride that takes them to the most peculiar corners of the Springs. There’s bills to pay, though listenership is down, and the deed to the station is nowhere to be found. They have to grease the wheels of politics, though they skewered them on air. And they have to do all this before the end of the month. Cryptic clues, caffeine and raccoons; old-timey radio shows, geriatrics chasing UFOs. Join Bardo, Mallory, Mack, and Tamryn as they try to make sense of it all, following a trail throughout their fair city to save the station… and themselves.
Peculiar Radio is the first podcast from newly launched production house and educational incubator Lengthy Tangent, a company built on showcasing emerging talent in the podcast space. Lengthy Tangent partners early-career audio fiction creators, from voice actors to directors to sound engineers, with professionals already working in those fields to train and collaborate on high-quality original audio programming. The collective currently has over 35 members, in 15 states and 5 countries, all working together remotely.
Speaking on the series premiere, Executive Producer Alyssa Esteban stated, “After two and a half years of development, we are absolutely thrilled to bring ‘Peculiar Radio’ to podcast feeds this August! As you listen to the first season, you’ll discover a strong community spirit in both the story and the behind-the-scenes production. In February 2021, we founded what would become Lengthy Tangent on the belief that education, experience, and opportunity could be at the forefront of professional production. We imagined that hands-on learning could launch not just new passions, but new careers in audio. I’m excited for you to hear what the cast and crew has created. Listeners will love Season 1 of Peculiar Radio for its memorable cast of characters, comedic highs, dramatic notes, cosmosas, cats, and more. We can’t wait to welcome you to the Springs!”
Episode 1, “Dead Air,” will premiere on podcatchers and at lengthytangent.com on August 21st, with subsequent episodes releasing bi-weekly. In addition, bonus episodes are being released daily in the lead-up to the first episode’s premiere. The first three episodes are:
- EPISODE 1 “Dead Air” (August 21st, 2023)
Gus takes a tumble. Bardo rises and shines. Mallory gets laid.
- EPISODE 2 “Sisyphus” (September 4th, 2023)
Mallory’s gone to the dogs. Mack’s formed a plan. Tamryn’s got a text.
- EPISODE 3 “A Turkey, A Sparrow, and a Sacrificial Lamb” (September 18th, 2023)
Mallory wobbles on wheels. Mack waxes nostalgic. Tamryn plays Bad Cop.
Peculiar Radio is created by J.K. Robbins, Executive Produced by Alyssa Esteban, and Produced by Lindsay Fawn, Tyler Hyrchuk, and Merete Mohs.
About Lengthy Tangent
Lengthy Tangent, LLC. is the educational incubator for emerging talent in independent audio production. By providing hands-on opportunities in the end-to-end audio production process, Lengthy Tangent equips its members with experience in in-demand fields such as producing, writing, casting, acting, directing, audio engineering, composing, marketing, business development, and more.
Find out more at www.lengthytangent.com