The Once And Future Nerd - A Fantasy-Comedy Audio Drama
About This Show
When three high school students from modern-day Pennsylvania find themselves trapped in a world of wizards, elves, and feudal intrigue, they must learn to survive in their new surroundings, and undertake an epic quest to save the world from the encroaching forces of chaos. WARNING: This Audio Drama contains adult language, graphic descriptions of violence, and explicit discussions of sexuality. This is, of course, in the interest of historical realism. We hope you enjoy our story about wizards and elves.
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Audio Bonus Content #18 - Zach Valenti on Listening to Audience Feedback
2 days ago
Today's bonus content is an interview with the one and only Zach Valenti, star and co-producer of Wolf 359 (among many other things), who took on a cameo role as Merril in our last few episodes.
This conversation was originally broadcast in May as part of Zach's ongoing "Self Care Sunday" livestream project. You can watch video of the interview here (Christian starts at right around hour 2), and subscribe to the channel at zach.live.
Release of Chapter 3 is delayed slightly, for reasons explained at the head of the episode. We will announce release dates as soon as we can, and we're sorry for the delay!
Hit the break for a full transcript of Christian's statement.
Christian here. Got some more bonus content for you this week, and the reason for that is we're still waiting to see when we can release Chapter 3. You have our apologies for that.
I'm sure this has been a really rough week for a lot of us what with the events in Charlottesville. Speaking personally - though I'm definitely angered and saddened and frightened - as a straight white guy living in New York City, these things tend not to hit me as viscerally as they might hit some of you. So I try to use that position of relative safety to hunker down and do what I can to help. That includes but is by no means limited to hopefully getting this show out in time for anyone who counts on it as a little spot of fun in their week.
Unfortunately, in addition to everything else, Jess and I had a pet pass away this week, and being perfectly honest I wasn't really able to focus much on work. So in the interest of transparency, that's meant that editing is delayed on Chapter 3 and writing is delayed on Chapter 4. And I want to take just a moment to say for posterity that our rabbit Bebe was a sweet little spot of light and good in a world that too often lately feels dark and shitty. She was loved and will be very dearly missed.
I know it’s a small thing in light of what everyone else is certainly feeling this week, dearly beloved though Bebe was. So I'll just add this, because I've been thinking about it a lot: The first words spoken in The Once And Future Nerd are "Imagine, if you can, what life is like for a rabbit.