The Cleansed Post Apocalyptic Drama

The Cleansed Post Apocalyptic Drama

United States

A post-apocalyptic audio drama podcast of our times. 15 years have passed since a traumatic undoing of society called “The Breaking.” Two youths grow up in a hardscrabble life of subsistence farming and homemade solar and wind powered tools. Their life is interrupted when John Prophet, a ghost from their parents’ past, comes riding in one fine afternoon.

Episodes

S3 Episode 10 - Gog and Magog  

The Final Act. Paul's own faith is tested. The dead walk again. Heavens, earth, and sea cast judgement. The first crocus springs.

S3 Episode 9: Mark of the Beast  

All forces converge on the City of Corinth as Paul and Saul raise the stakes of their great war - from fight for control, to a challenge that risks complete annihilation. In the shadows, our heroes rush to stop cataclysm, guided by faith and driven by courage.

S3 Episode 8: Return of the Queen  

Paul's Believers rise in song as they begin the opening round of the Great Cleansing. Saul, duly impressed, begins his own preparations for the great battle. With time running out, Queenie, Lucian, and Maria visit the new Sewbie Refuge and find a lost soul. With faith restored, they are able to follow the course set out for them and stand in their places as the Final Act opens.

S3 Episode 7: Life and Death  

With the Depot behind them, Luke and Marc must move onward. They are traveling by a vessel that seems near magical, but haunted by the events that have set them on their current course. Their paths will soon cross with Zeke, who is also haunted, and the party must slog through a wailing blizzard. Wheels are in motion for the great confrontation.

S3 Episode 6: Exodus  

Battered and weakened from the collapse of their last chapel, the faith of Paul's Believers has been tested near to breaking. But the darkest hour will soon break, as the voice of the "Father" returns to Paul, leading them to recovering the great Babel Tower. Meanwhile, "Alpha Zeke" pushes the survivors of the Refuge south through the brutal badlands on a hike towards Corinth. Is there hope of rescue? And at what cost?

S3 Episode 5: The Depot  

In their quest to find "Sanctuary," Lucian and Queenie find a door... And behind that door, lies answers. These answers may help them understand their broken world, but will it give them any way to fight against the demagogues lose on the land? Elsewhere, Luke, Maria, and Marc stare rapt as Abraham unlocks the power of the Orb. Can this Beforetimes power be harnessed by the likes of humans, or will it drown everyone under 500 feet of water? Sound designer Eric Mooney and composer Hubert Campbell outdo themselves for this pivotal moment in The Cleansed.

S3 Episode 4: Retribution  

All eyes are on the Refuge, as Kubrick's forces loom over the remaining fighters and Zeke swoops in behind. Blood and death are familiar enough for the survivors of The Breaking but today's carnage will change things forever. In the City, Paul and Saul return to their war of words, and Saul makes a confession to a close enemy. Wheels are in motion for the great Cleansing, coming soon to a City near you.

S3 Episode 3: The Sanctuary  

Lucian and Queenie clear the wreckage from atop their traincar deep in the Soup and set off into the tunnels, in desperate search for a place called "Sanctuary." Meanwhile, Shadow brings the party down from Valkyrie and into a place where secrets from the past will be uncovered.

S3 Episode 2: The Tide  

Last seen at the end of Season 1, the Dwellers and the Refugers united to try and make preparations for the coming winter. But the coming of nature's icy wind is the least of the dangers these survivors will face. One of Saul's generals, Kubrick, has gone rogue and taken the Navy Destroyer the USS Damascus northward, to launch a land assault. His goal? To conquer the Refuge and take the northern territory for himself. It will take all the gumption, wit, and bravery of the unified Dwellers and Refugers to stop this menace from destroying the last threads of civilization in the north lands.

S3 Episode 1: The Calling  

Borderton has fallen, and in the ashes Marc, Maria, Luke, and the scientist Abraham all struggle to survive. In this waking nightmare, Luke is plagued by haunting dreams - or are they visions? - of a past where powers of science were near their peak. Galvanized by a tragic event, the party prepares to escape this ravaged city, if they can make it past the raiding parties and outlaws that prowl the dark.

Season 3 Series Recap (SPOILERS)  

***SPOILERS*** Fifteen Years have passed since a man-made apocalypse destroyed the world as we know it [Clip from Pilot] Luke and Maria, two youths from an off-grid outpost called The Refuge, in rural Maine, have banded together with Marc, from a rival group called the Dwellers, in their quest to stop a military force called the Republic [Clip from Ep1] Their Guide is John Prophet, a war-hero from an earlier time, whose force of will makes him as loathed as he is loved.  Prophet, Luke, Maria, and Marc are joined by Marc’s Mother, Caitlin, and Luke and Maria’s Mother, Sam, as they survive incredible challenges, including the descent of whitewater rapids  [another clip] The motley band borrows a sailboat and make it to the ruined city of Borderton, but there things fall apart.  The gangsters who run the city betrayed the party to Saul, a megalomaniac who has overthrown the Republic and is hell-bent at dominating the world.  Saul captures Prophet’s nuclear weapon, and returns it to his aircraft carrier, the USS Citadel.  In the so-called battle of Borderton, Sam is killed in a firefight, Caitlin is left behind, and John disappears as an earthquake rocks the City.  As the curtain raises, the youths – Luke, Marc, and Maria – are struggling to survive, along with Abraham, a scientist who John helped save.  All seems lost in this desperate city, yet, Abraham has secrets to be revealed, and the mettle of our young heroes will be proven. And Now, Season 3 Download The Cleansed - Season 3 - Series Recap The post Season 3 Series Recap (SPOILERS) appeared first on The Cleansed.

Season 3 Trailer  

The world as we knew it fell apart. Now, what’s left  hangs in the balance.  Three teens have found themselves the last ones standing in a struggle against two madmen intent on oblivion. But they have learned the world is more terrible than they can comprehend, and a horror beyond the grasp of man may be their only hope left. SEASON 3 IS AVAILABLE NOW!!! Download The Cleansed - Season 3 - Trailer The post Season 3 Trailer appeared first on The Cleansed.

S2 Episode 8: The Revelation, Part 2  

The trap has been sprung, and the party must confront forces human and demonic in the city of Borderton. Everything Maria, Marc, and Luke have learned will be tested, as will their mettle. The grand finale will leave none of this troubled city unscathed. Lucian returns to the Believers, his faith greatly shaken. With the eve of the Lord's wrath finally here, what revelations will become known? Season 2 concludes with firefights, earthquakes, and horrors from the skies. PART 2 of 2

S2 Episode 7: The Revelation, Part 1  

The trap has been sprung, and the party must confront forces human and demonic in the city of Borderton. Everything Maria, Marc, and Luke have learned will be tested, as will their mettle. The grand finale will leave none of this troubled city unscathed. Lucian returns to the Believers, his faith greatly shaken. With the eve of the Lord's wrath finally here, what revelations will become known? Season 2 concludes with firefights, earthquakes, and horrors from the skies. PART 1 of 2

S2 Episode 6: Den of Thieves  

Maria, Marc, and Luke have traversed the Atlantic in a sailboat guided by Sam and John, and now, on the skyline, is the burnt-out husk of Boston, now called "Borderton." The party is shocked to see what a modern city looks like in the age post-Breaking. But most shocking of all are the actions of the people still alive there... Meanwhile, Marc, Luke, and Maria stray from their parents to try and find the lost coydog, and are caught out as vulnerable as they ever have been.  The road ahead lies across the ocean.

S2 Episode 5: The Soup  

Saul and Zeke return to the Soup looking for a nuclear warhead, which they can disassemble and use to power the electric needs of the Citadel.  But what Saul stashed away is no longer there... He goes into a mad fury, and descends upon the Sewbies who are scrambling to survive deep down in the Soup.  An epic battle is about to fought, a melee which sets the stage for the great conflict that is to come.  Who will survive and who will be cleansed? Meanwhile, Marc, Luke, and Maria stray from their parents to try and find the lost coydog, and are caught out as vulnerable as they ever have been.  The road ahead lies across the ocean. With special guest star, Maine humorist Tim Sample.

S2 Episode 4: The Light  

Far from the streets of Corinth, the Fort Point Light stands sentinel over the relentless crash of waves on the shore and man's comings and goings on the ocean. The lighthouse keeper, Cutler, is as gray and craggy as his ward, but after 15 years of solitude, 6 strangers appear one day heralding a changing wind. A foul air blows from the south, and only with the help of the lighthouse keeper can our heroes go further. With special guest star, Maine humorist Tim Sample.

S2 Episode 3: The Dark  

Saul descends upon the people of Corinth like the wolf he is.  Spooked by the growing audacity and strength of Paul's Believers, Saul struggles to regain control using the most powerful weapon of all: fear. Caught in the middle of this madness are Lucian and Amos, who are on a mission from Paul to save lost souls in the slag pits (metal recovery mines where Lucian used to work).  They're forced to run into the shadows, where Lucian has a crisis of faith. Upriver, Maria and John contemplate the journey ahead of them, and Luke has more rifle training.

S2 Episode 2: The River  

A war of words erupts between Saul and Paul - one on blaring television screens, and another through wind-up radios. As the sides clash for control over the minds of the people of Corinth, each hatches an idea to thwart the other once and for all. Meanwhile, John's party prepares for a dangerous descent of a raging river. Interpersonal conflict is squelched under the roar of nature. Six people descend in canoes, and only four stay in. Download S2 Episode 2: The River Full Cast and Crew The post S2 Episode 2: The River appeared first on The Cleansed.

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