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A NEW KIND OF STUDIO

We are a next-generation studio that creates premium sci-fi, supernatural and fantasy audio content.  Shows that excel on their own merits while also serving as underlying IP for film, television and other 360 applications.

Robot Soldier

Host: Jake Flanagin
Producer: Jonathan Hirsch (Neon Hum)

GHOST STORIES

From Jonathan Hirsch and award-winning podcast studio Neon Hum (Bag Man, The Thing About Pam, This Land), this unscripted investigative series follows journalist Jake Flanagin and his producer Natalie Rinn as they take an immersive look at unresolved stories of supernatural, paranormal and other unexplained phenomena. Hirsch and Neon Hum produces. Jake Flanagin hosts.

SUPERNATURAL THRILLER

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Writer/Producer: Diane Hope

MYTH SEEKER

A sound-rich, in-depth exploration of the mysterious creatures of myths, legends, and lore. Dodging hoax evidence and dubious sightings, audio producer and scientist Diane Hope will search out eye-witnesses and experts across diverse disciplines to find the truth behind the legend.

SUPERNATURAL THRILLER

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Host/Producer: Stephanie Arnold
Producer: Ricki Stern

KNOWING

Near-death survivor Stephanie Arnold explores the science and myth behind the “sixth sense” of intuition through interviews with people who have had similar compelling experiences and experts studying these phenomena. Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ricki Stern (Reversing Roe, Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work) produces.

SUPERNATURAL THRILLER

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THE SLATE

Our goal is to produce 8-12 new podcasts each year. We currently have over two-dozen scripted and unscripted projects in various stages of development. Here's a sampling:

SCRIPTED

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Executive Producers/Cast: Minnie Driver, Jack Kilmer

Cast: Danny Huston, Saul Rubinek

Author/Writer/Executive Producer: Christopher Buehlman

Executive Producers: Mark Stern and Josh Maurer

Producer: Alixandre Witlin

Director: Dan Blank

Production Company: SALT Audio

THE LESSER DEAD

This unique, character-driven series is a mash-up of “Catcher In The Rye” meets “Saturday Night Fever” by way of Anne Rice. At once black comedy, horror story and time capsule, THE LESSER DEAD embeds you with a colony of vampires in wild-and-wooly 1978 Manhattan through our narrator Joey Peacock, an irreverent, eternally-young 19-year-old who quite literally never grew up. When a dangerous new predator enters their world, Joey’s unconventional family of vampires must come together before it’s too late.


WINNER OF 3 COMMUNICATOR AWARDS (2024)

- Features-Sound Design, Excellence 

- Features-Writing, Distinction 

- Features-Music, Excellence

SUPERNATURAL HORROR

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Writer/Producer: Declan Dineen
Producer: Michel Lafrance

THE CHRONICLES OF ASTRIMOS

IN POST PRODUCTION: Jaded, ambitious lawyer Martin Jennison’s life is turned upside-down when his grandmother bequeaths him an LP of a 1960’s sci-fi radio serial called “The Chronicles of Astrimos.” Playing it transports Martin into the vivid “technicolor” world of Astrimos and he soon realizes that the physical jeopardy in Astrimos is real and that his life literally depends on figuring out what’s happening to him and how to escape it before time runs out.

SCI-FI SPACE DRAMEDY

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Writers/Producers: Mike Mignola & Thomas Sniegoski
Producer: Pete Donaldson

GRIM DEATH AND BILL THE ELECTROCUTED CRIMINAL

IN POST PRODUCTION: Acclaimed artist/screenwriter Mike Mignola (Hellboy) and NYT Bestselling author Thomas Sniegoski adapt their off-beat, darkly-comedic novel about a man named Bentley who, in order to release his parents from purgatory, has agreed to work for Death, avenging those who have been killed before their time. Aiding him in his supernatural quest is Bentley’s acerbic butler Pym, head-strong journalist Gwen, and nearly-dead sidekick Bill. [Season 1 sets up the series franchise]

SUPERNATURAL DRAMA

Writers: Guy Busick & Ryan C. Murphy

THE DARK BENEATH

In this serialized “documentary” series journalist Matthew Crane’s investigation of a decades-old murder/suicide leads him into a shadowy world of conspiracy, prophecy, and dark supernatural forces. Think “The Jinx” meets “The Blair Witch Project”.

SUPERNATURAL THRILLER

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Writer/Producer: Mac Rogers
Producer: Mike Sword
Producer: Kevin Fox
Producer: SETI Institute
Producer: BOOM Integrated

THE DYING IMMORTAL

In an unprecedented collaboration with the SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) Institute, award-winning podcast creator Mac Rogers (The Message, Life After, Steal The Stars) writes a grounded, thought-provoking sci-fi story about mankind’s first encounter with an alien life form.

SCI-FI ACTION THRILLER

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Writer/Producer: Sarah Navin
Producer: Audity, Jessica Bustillos

DARKER FURTHER DOWN

Based on the web comic, feeling trapped in your life takes on new meaning in this wry serialized character-drama about two young women trying to navigate love, loss, and young adulthood while also grappling with the paranormal weirdness of their small town.

SUPERNATURAL DRAMEDY

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Writer/Producers: Ben Acker & Ben Blacker

IN THE BLOOD

In this taut supernatural thriller, a newlywed meets her husband’s insular New England family and discovers a generations-old secret that threatens both her life the life of her unborn child. Written and produced by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker (Supernatural, Thrilling Adventure Hour).

SUPERNATURAL DRAMA

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Writers/Producers: Taylor Zabloski

KEEP HUMAN

Podcast creator and storyteller Taylor Zabloski (The Dog is Dead, Illiterate) writes and produces this anthology series which takes notable advances in science and technology and spins them into the near future.

SCI-FI ANTHOLOGY DRAMA

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Writer/Producer: Neal Baer & Ricardo Perez Gonzalez
Writers: Daniella De Jesús, Chastity Dotson

FLIPPED

A talented young Latinx gymnast recovering from an injury is treated with a controversial gene therapy that gives her unexpected superhuman abilities. Written & Executive Produced by Neal Baer (ER, Law & Order: SVU, Designated Survivor) and Ricardo Pérez González (Designated Survivor).

SCI-FI ACTION/DRAMA

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Producer/Cast: Kate Mara
Writer: Brian Miller
Producers: Project X Entertainment

NECROPOLIS

After a personal tragedy fractures her family, a military vet Sarah Bishop (Kate Mara) takes a job as a sheriff’s deputy in a small Northern California town and begins to experience a growing series of terrifying hauntings that threaten her children’s lives and her sanity.

SUPERNATURAL CHARACTER DRAMA

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Writer/Producer: Christopher Nuzzi

THE ECHOES

An investigation of a strange murder leads a police detective down a dark path of ancient secrets, powerful unexplained phenomena and dark conspiracies in a small town at the end of Long Island. This science fiction character drama is written and produced by Christopher Nuzzi (Desperate Housewives, Bates Motel).

SCI-FI CHARACTER DRAMA

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Writer/Producer: Nick Hawthorne

FIRST CONTACT

When a strange sphere is uncovered in the arctic and begins transmitting an alien signal, linguist Zineb “Z” Laraki is recruited to help decipher what the message is saying and what it means for the fate of humanity.

ALIEN INVASION SCI-FI

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Writer/Producer: Jonni Remmler

DEEP SIGNAL

Lana and Alex, a sister/brother "repo team," travel to a distant asteroid to retrieve an abandoned mining ship, only to find most of its crew viciously killed and the survivors hiding a terrifying secret involving the asteroid they had been mining.

SCI-FI SPACE THRILLER

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Producer/Cast: Alison Pill

Writer/Producer: Cassie Keet

Producer: Powderkeg/Paul Feig

THE DOCTOR IS IN

A med student-turned-veterinarian in Chicago runs an underground clinic for supernatural creatures and finds herself unexpectantly at the center of a brewing war between vampires, werewolves, and the humans who hunt them.

SUPERNATURAL HORROR

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Writer/Producer: Collin Armstrong
Producers: Stockholm Syndrome

PANOPTICON

An analyst evaluating life inside a “smart” high rise comes to suspect that the artificial intelligence powering the building has become self-aware and may be plotting against not just the tenants, but all of humanity.

SCI-FI CONSPIRACY DRAMA

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Producer: David Markowitz

MURDER HOUSE

This mash-up of horror and satire takes aim at the Social Media phenomenon of "content houses." The grieving sister of an online influencer invites some of those involved in her sister's death to come to their house in a remote corner of Idaho.

SUPERNATURAL HORROR

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Host: Jake Flanagin
Producer: Jonathan Hirsch (Neon Hum)

GHOST STORIES

From Jonathan Hirsch and award-winning podcast studio Neon Hum (Bag Man, The Thing About Pam, This Land), this unscripted investigative series follows journalist Jake Flanagin and his producer Natalie Rinn as they take an immersive look at unresolved stories of supernatural, paranormal and other unexplained phenomena. Hirsch and Neon Hum produces. Jake Flanagin hosts.

UNSCRIPTED SUPERNATURAL INVESTIGATION

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Producer: PRX Productions

TALES OF THE UNKNOWN

This series features compelling first-person stories about encounters with the unknown and unexplainable. These creepy real-life experiences are told without reenactments or extraneous effects, and are guaranteed to keep you up at night!

PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION

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Host/Producers: Tatiana King & Benhameen

THIS IS KINDA F'D UP

From Tatiana King and BenHaMeen, the creative minds behind the award-winning ForAllNerds media collective, comes a weekly talk show that takes a deep dive into genre and pop content, creators, and culture. THIS IS KINDA F’D UP will explore the ways in which media and entertainment creates tropes and patterns in storytelling, and how we can move forward into the future with a clearer focus on diversity, inclusion, equity and representation. Tatiana King and BenHaMeen produce and host.

UNSCRIPTED WEEKLY TALK SHOW

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Writer/Producer: Diane Hope

MYTH SEEKER

A sound-rich, in-depth exploration of the mysterious creatures of myths, legends, and lore. Dodging hoax evidence and dubious sightings, audio producer and scientist Diane Hope will search out eye-witnesses and experts across diverse disciplines to find the truth behind the legend.

SUPERNATURAL INVESTIGATIVE

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Producer: PRX Productions

HUNTING THE UNKNOWN

This unscripted investigative series takes an immersive look at unresolved stories of the supernatural and paranormal. Episodes will use detailed accounts and witness testimony of specific unexplained encounters as a starting point for investigators as they attempt to understand and explain any extraordinary phenomena they’re confronting.

SUPERNATURAL INVESTIGATION

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Producer: PRX Productions

ESCAPE POD

This ongoing discussion show will obsess over the latest in genre media and will feature regular hosts, panelists, and special guests who give their unique perspectives, recommendations and hot takes on what you should be paying attention to or avoiding in film, TV, and books.

WEEKLY PANEL SHOW

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Host/Producer: Stephanie Arnold
Producer: Ricki Stern

KNOWING

Near-death survivor Stephanie Arnold explores the science and myth behind the “sixth sense” of intuition through interviews with people who have had similar compelling experiences and experts studying these phenomena. Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ricki Stern (Reversing Roe, Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work) produces.

UNSCRIPTED WEEKLY INTERVIEW

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Producer: PRX Productions

I BECAME A GHOSTHUNTER

Our host is ready for a career change. Their new line of work? Ghost Hunting. Join them as they document their journey from interested to investigator, learning the tools and techniques required, with help from expert hunters. The final step? They put their knowledge to the test, embarking on their very own Ghost Hunt.

PARANORMAL PROCESS

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Producer: PRX Productions

GEEK GASM

Lifting the hood on some of the iconic scenes, props, characters, and unforgettable moments from celebrated works of speculative fiction, special guests from across the media landscape will join hosts for a weekly roundtable fueled by a shared love and obsession of all things related to the world of speculative fiction.

WEEKLY INTERVIEW

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NONFICTION

Writers: Guy Busick & Ryan C. Murphy

THE DARK BENEATH

In this serialized “documentary” series journalist Matthew Crane’s investigation of a decades-old murder/suicide leads him into a shadowy world of conspiracy, prophecy, and dark supernatural forces. Think “The Jinx” meets “The Blair Witch Project”.

SUPERNATURAL THRILLER

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Writer/Producer: Neal Baer & Ricardo Perez Gonzalez
Writers: Daniella De Jesús, Chastity Dotson

FLIPPED

A talented young Latinx gymnast recovering from an injury is treated with a controversial gene therapy that gives her unexpected superhuman abilities. Written & Executive Produced by Neal Baer (ER, Law & Order: SVU, Designated Survivor) and Ricardo Pérez González (Designated Survivor).

SCI-FI ACTION/DRAMA

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Writer/Producer: Jonni Remmler

DEEP SIGNAL

Lana and Alex, a sister/brother "repo team," travel to a distant asteroid to retrieve an abandoned mining ship, only to find most of its crew viciously killed and the survivors hiding a terrifying secret involving the asteroid they had been mining.

SCI-FI SPACE THRILLER

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The Slate
Nonfiction
Extending the Experience

EXTENDING THE EXPERIENCE

Although our podcasts will be available everywhere, because our shows invite exploration and discussion, additional content and experiences will be found on our proprietary digital hub for those wanting to dive deeper

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PRESS

The Lesser Dead Wins 3 Communicator Awards (2024)
- Features-Sound Design, Excellence 2024
- Features-Writing, Distinction 2024
- Features-Music, Excellence 2024

Communicator Awards

THE LESSER DEAD's Jack Kilmer On Playing A Vampire In '70s New York

FANGORIA

Best podcasts of the week

THE GUARDIAN

Kate Mara to Star in Supernatural Thriller Podcast ‘Necropolis’

VARIETY

Echoverse Moves Into Unscripted Podcasts with PRX

DEADLINE

Why Veteran Syfy Exec Mark Stern Pivoted From TV to Podcasts

THE WRAP

Minnie Driver To Star In Scripted Supernatural Podcast ‘The Lesser Dead’ From Echoverse

DEADLINE

Echoverse Podcast Studio Announces Ambitious & Celeb-Studded New Podcast Slate

RAIN NEWS

Whalerock Industries Launches Echoverse Podcasting Studio Headed by Mark Stern

DEADLINE

Supernatural Podcast Studio Opens

PODCAST BUSINESS JOURNAL

Whalerock Industries announces sci-fi, supernatural and fantasy podcasting studio

PODNEWS

The Lesser Dead Review: A Proper Horror Drama Podcast at Last!

Bleeding Cool

Minnie Driver On The Lesser Dead & Making Her Dramatic Podcast Debut

SCREEN RANT

Echoverse President Mark Stern discusses the power of Genre audio at Podcast Movement 2023

WATCH THE VIDEO

Podcast Dramas Morph to TV shows in Hollywood Reappraisal

ABC NEWS

Jack Quaid To Star In Scripted Podcast Series ‘Grim Death & Bill The Electrocuted Criminal’

DEADLINE

Alison Pill To Star In Scripted Podcast ‘The Doctor Is In’ From Powderkeg For Echoverse

DEADLINE

Mike Mignola, Neal Baer & Amber Benson Prep Scripted Podcasts As Echoverse Sets Debut Slate

DEADLINE

Mark Stern of Echoverse on SFFaudio Podcast - December 7, 2020

SFFaudio

Former Syfy President Sees Audio As His New Frontier

INSIDE RADIO

Echoverse podcast network launches with Whalerock funding and plans to extend into TV/Film

RAIN NEWS

Whalerock Launches Genre Audio Fiction Production House Echoverse

THE POD REPORT

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About Us

ABOUT US

A Powerful and Unique Mix of Skills
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A-List Talent Connections

Relationships with prominent talent who will enhance the profile of our projects

Website & App Developers

An experienced team of website and app developers who can build and dynamically adjust our content distribution across multiple platforms

Multi-Platform IP Creators

Extensive experience creating and exploiting IP across a multitude of media brands and franchises in partnership with the world's most impactful companies, celebrities and networks

Experienced Content Developers

Decades of experience in the development and execution of first-class scripted content

Production & Post-Production Expertise

Experience with some of the best Below-The-Line talent, setting the bar for production and post-production quality in this new medium

Digital Marketers

A best-in-breed content marketing team with proven strategies that reach beyond data to engage and motivate new audiences

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Mark Stern

With over 25 years of experience in the television industry, Mark Stern has served on all sides of the development, production and distribution process as a writer, producer, executive producer and president of a network and two television studios.

Prior to Echoverse, Stern founded IM Global Television, a full-service studio with a slate of over 40 high-quality projects with talent like Jenji Kohan, M. Night Shyamalan, Noah Hawley, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, David Goyer, Norman Lear, Michael Bay, Phil Rosenthal, Adam Shankman, Eliza Dushku and Forest Whitaker.  The company’s series JETT, starring Carla Gugino, aired on Cinemax in 2019.

Stern served as President of Original Content at Syfy from 2002-2013, during which he vaulted the network into the top-5 and was responsible for critically-acclaimed, highly-rated original programming such as BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, WAREHOUSE 13, EUREKA, BEING HUMAN and GHOST HUNTERS among many others. Collectively they have garnered over 200 award nominations and 42 awards, including 40 Emmy nominations.  During his tenure at NBC/Universal, Stern also helped launch and was co-head of Universal Cable Productions.

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Nick Garland

Nick Garland has developed a diverse portfolio of work from all corners of the entertainment industry. From film and TV writing to audio/music production and building technology for new media, Nick is focused on using steady, methodical iteration to get the most out of any project. If unlocking creative potential is an excavation, Nick has spent over a decade in the dirt, always willing to lend his shovel to those who want to make great work.

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Madison Engle

Madison interned at FilmNation Entertainment where she dipped her toes into development and acquisitions before spending two years at Buchwald Talent Agency, learning the ins and outs of pitching talent and dealmaking. She also previously worked as a Fiction Editor for Colonnades Literary Magazine. Madison graduated from Elon University with a BA in Cinema and TV Arts with a minor in creative writing and is inspired by content that makes people feels less alone.

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Sophie recently graduated from Chapman University with a major in Television Writing and Production and a minor in Film Music. Prior to her time in Orange, she was born in St. Louis, and lived in Boulder, Evanston, Kansas City, and now Los Angeles. She is passionate about the ways speculative fiction uses storytelling to bring people together through a balance of grounded empathy and exploratory escapism.Some of her favorite speculative movies include Cloverfield, Nope, Close Encounters, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. 

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Travis Reilly

Travis’ passion for storytelling has over the years manifested itself in a broad spectrum of ways, including filmmaking, production, film & TV writing, script development, news reporting, and even brand messaging. The approaches may differ, but the goal remains the same: communicating sharp but evocative notions and connecting audiences with stories that matter to them.

OUR PROCESS

  • We foster a supportive, collaborative, creator-friendly environment with a diversity of voices and perspectives.

  • Our shows are emotionally engaging and thought-provoking, with propulsive storytelling that won't let you go.

  • Our main characters are ordinary people in extraordinary situations. From their intimate and personal perspective, we enter expansive worlds and concepts that stimulate the imagination.

  • Our execution is best-in-class. We bring together top-tier talent from all disciplines to create immersive audio experiences that transport the listener.

Ultimately, it doesn't matter if you have an amazing audio drama if no one knows about it. We deploy multiple approaches to make sure that our shows cut through the clutter: From packaging the right talent, to tapping our in-house digital marketing team, to finding the best distribution platform for maximum exposure.

Innovative Marketing & Distribution

We provide a home for talent: giving them creative autonomy, a way to get a stalled passion-project made, a streamlined development and production process, and real upside in success. We match the talent from film, television and podcasting to create best-in-class productions.

Talent Friendly Support

Superlative sound design and music composition are essential elements to any great audio drama. We work with the best post-production talent to create, record and mix layered, nuanced sound that vitally enhances the drama, and helps build scope and production-value.

State-of-the-Art Production & Post

Bringing decades of scripted development experience, we work with a  mix of new and experienced writers to create content from both original concepts and existing materials.

Because we are self-funded and don't rely on outside buyers, our greenlight process is simple and straightforward

An Efficient Development Process

BUILDING BEST-IN-CLASS AUDIO DRAMA

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The Process
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