Admit it: you’ve daydreamed a ton about what your life would be like if you had superpowers. In your daydreams, there’s no downside. But in real life?
The realistic impact of superpowers is the focus of the series you’ll hear here: The Phone Booth.
The premise is deceptively simple: what would happen if the bulk of humanity woke up one day with superhuman abilities?
The consequences are complex — full of drama, mystery, and the struggles of humans and humanity. Podcaster Joe Pollard travels the world, interviewing these people who went to sleep ordinary, and woke up as something else.
This intriguing series is produced by Fools Gallery, and both written and produced by founder Keenan Ellis. A Los Angeles scriptwriter (he wrote several episodes of the animated series WonderGrove, for example, and worked on Brain Games), Ellis has a love for stories that compel you to read “just one more chapter,” and set out to create that feeling for listeners with The Phone Booth. He totally succeeds; every new interview leads us to delights of happy realizations, and horrors we hadn’t quite considered in a world where nearly everyone has a superpower they didn’t ask for. The series may be about superhumans on the surface, but underneath it reveals what it means to be human.
We’ll start at the very beginning with the prologue, move on to episode one (“Sunshine Girl”), and end with episode two (“h2o” – with a word of warning: this story contains strong descriptions that may alarm those involved in past trauma; listener discretion is advised).
Get ready for a different kind of superhero story.
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