About This Show
"My name is Thomas Edward M, freelance sound man. A mysterious client has hired me to record the oral history of an obscure island community in the Great Lakes region. This is Slumberland."
An episodic narrative told in "found audio" style...a mix of fiction, field recordings and happenstance! A man finds himself on an obscure island, hired to record a community's oral history. His personal audio notes present a series of odd events as they unfold.
Most Recent Episode
Slumberland episode 45 "Sturgeon"
The Oral History session with town electrician Merlin Jebb. It's a fish tale partly told by song. Also includes a tour of Slumberland's substation. There's an ever-present hum in the building that annoys a sound man like Thomas Edward M. Also a mysterious green glowing power source, left running by the island's long-vanished resident genius, Stig Gorgonsdottir. His brother Sigmund once visited Slumberland and helped build the Community Dome. "Siggy" also left behind some data tapes. Merlin Jebb and the song "The Ballad of Grandfather Sturgeon" performed by Thomas R. Mansell. For more info and to subscribe, visit tommansell.wix.com/slumberland