Episode 10-3: Well, Bye

It’s our season finale! What does that mean? It means I’ve decided to call it that, to make it seem even more dramatic! But seriously, this episode does have a bit of a season finale flavour to it. Andy, Heather and Ross must finally decide where their true loyalties lie, as the Wizard (remember him, from adventure one?) reveals to them the true character of Mrs Molefield. But can anything actually surprise them about her any more? Can a battle be truly dramatic unless you’re flying through a swirly void on a crumbling platform? In all the chaos, will we remember to address what was going on with Mrs Molefield’s shop door bell? And why is Starbucks the best?

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Finally: very happy holidays to you all! See you next year for season two, whatever that ends up meaning. 🙂

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Episode 10-2: The Jingle Jangle Lipstick Gang

In today’s installment, intrepid fudge-buyers Andy, Heather and Ross finally go somewhere other than Dullston-on-Sea. But where in the world(s) is it? And who are these four eerily wholesome children (plus dog) who seem obsessed with bringing smugglers to justice? We’re getting ahead of ourselves – before any of that, they still have to cringe their way through an encounter with an under-the-weather Imp, and completely ruin the day of an old friend (who none of them have technically met before and who they don’t acknowledge as anything other than a stranger). Enjoy the frivolity while you can, because the next episode is where things get serious!

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Episode 10-1: Poem for a Rainy Day

We celebrate our tenth adventure by… staying in Dullston-on-Sea?! What’s going on? Well, you’ll have to listen to find out the details, but it involves Heather, Ross and newcomer Andy interpreting poetry, doing maths in a fudge shop, irritating an ice cream man, and breaking and entering at least twice. Plus a drunk guy asks them the most pointless and rambling riddle that’s ever been on this podcast. Come for all that, stick around for the next episode when more adventurous stuff actually happens! Promise!

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Episode 9-3: Remember Who You Are

In the concluding part of our space station rescue mission, our heroes Euan, James, Ross and Scott have five minutes (give or take a few for dramatic effect) to find Stuart and get out before a reckless neon-haired space witch opens fire on them. Armed with their weapons, plus some new knowledge of how to talk to the station’s computer, they set out on a space walk to try to steal back Stuart from Dr Opticon’s lab. But is there anything left of their friend to save?

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Episode 9-2: The Armoury

It hits the fan in the second part of our space station rescue mission! Having already used a wrench to great, if morally dubious effect, our heroes search for a secret cache of weapons to continue their rampage. Along the way, James displays almost sociopathic multitasking skills, Euan shows some sporadic commitment to the whole pirate thing, Ross wets himself and Scott delivers a sick burn to an ex-cereal maker.

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Episode 9-1: Zip Truffle Alfa-Bravo

Finally, our long-awaited rescue mission is go! With a little help from Mrs Molefield, our heroes Euan, James, Ross and new boy Scott set off on a high-stakes (no pun intended) quest to infiltrate a space station operated by the shadowy organisation known as SEBASTIAN, and recover their vampire friend Stuart. In this first part, they learn how to talk to computers, make – and possibly lose – a new friend, and unnecessarily complicate matters with a wrench. We’re in spaaaaaace!

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Episode 8-3: The Centre of the Labyrinth

Just in time for the new year (and I mean JUST in time), our heroes’ adventure in the Labyrinth of a Billion Bones finally concludes. But the minotaur is not all they have to worry about. I mean, it’s a big part of it, don’t get me wrong. It’s not as if it’s just going to let them stroll in there and start pulling its hair out. But there are also riddles to be pondered, enchanted weapons to be mastered, one last secret code to be agonised over, and a sinister presence closing in around the Rainy Day Adventure Club like thick, heavily foreshadowed fog. This is where it all ends. And by “it all”, I mean adventure 8. We’ll do more. But let’s allow ourselves to enjoy this moment of drama, shall we?

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We will return in 2017 with … well, hopefully more than two adventures! Our heroes’ next, absurdly daring mission is already being planned, so do check back to see how they get on! (Or use one of the links above so you don’t have to keep checking this clunky old website like a silly hairy caveperson.)

Episode 8-2: Sidestep Right

Armed with only a mirror, a rag and a pair of magical handcuffs, Gavin, Stuart, Val and Mark continue their descent into the Labyrinth of a Billion Bones. First they must grapple with a snake-haired monster who can’t remember whether she is Medusa or not, and decide which one of her stone victims is most worthy to be freed. Then, if they can work out the incantation to open another of those pesky puzzle doors, perhaps they’ll discover what nameless horror lurks in the darkness below. Well, actually, he does have a name, but it’s a spoiler and it’s not very scary, so let’s just stick with nameless horror for the time being, shall we?

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On the next episode… well, there’s a very exciting and dramatic “next episode” tease at the end of this episode, and I can’t really do it justice here with just a few lines of plain text. Big stuff happens, I dunno. Listen to the thing!

Episode 8-1: Minotaur Hair Casserole

In today’s episode, adventure veterans Gavin and Stuart are joined by fresh-faced newcomers Val and Mark. Just as well Mrs Molefield’s given them an easy task this time: all they have to do is venture deep into the Labyrinth of a Billion Bones, face the mythological beasts that roam its corridors, avoid falling into the deadly traps that lie around every corner, and find their way to the centre of the maze where the Minotaur awaits. Yawn! Still, I’m sure they’ll find a way to overcomplicate things…

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And make sure to check back next week, when our heroes will delve deeper into this delightfully devious dungeon!

Episode 7-3: On Cuttlefish Island

Washed up on the shore of Cuttlefish Island, four bedraggled figures reluctantly regain consciousness. Hooray, it’s Euan, Heather, James and Ross! And miraculously they’ve managed to hold onto their audio treasure map. And so, without pausing to mourn the loss of their ship and crewmates, they set about retrieving what they came for: a petal of the legendary silverbloom plant. Now, if they can just work out which way is west, they’ll be laughing.

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Our next adventure will commence in a few weeks’ time!