Parasitecology

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June 18, 2019  

S01E10: Dark Lady

EPISODE #10 of Parasitecology! A visit to the Personeum corporation's fancy cafeteria helps Cher and Javier make progress on their research into the shady AlphaTrack (and also helps Cher understand the joy of Pizza Rib Pockets with Wang Jangler sauce), but what deadly secrets will the theft of Vance's badge and access to the executive database uncover? Something worse than murderbots?! Then our duo go into action mode to avoid autonomous ride sharing cars and get home. But who (or what) could be at Javier's apartment waiting for them? 

Parasitecology is a darkly comic SF audiodrama about a suicidal nerd and his alien parasite best friend. It comes out every other Tuesday until the finale of Season 1 or all at once if you're binging this in the future. Either way, enjoy!

Please note: While Parasitecology is a comedy, it incorporates the serious and, for us, highly personal topic of mental health, including dealing with anxiety, depression and suicide. If you or a loved one is at risk of self-harm, please: get help and call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

Parasitecology was created by Alan Gallauresi and Rob Trevino, who also created Interrupted Tales, a weekly podcast where one of them reads a vintage or pulp story while the other person constantly interrupts.  

All of their podcasts can be found at https://ohthehumanity.com.

Written and directed by Alan Gallauresi and Rob Trevino
Original music by Alan Gallauresi
Narration by Stacey Frost of Rough Giraffe (https://roughgiraffe.podbean.com/)
Role of Javier performed by Rob Trevino
Role of Cher performed by Alan Gallauresi

Full credits at http://parasitecology.com

June 4, 2019  

S01E09: Half-Breed

EPISODE #9 of Parasitecology! In the brief calm before the coming storm that is the final run of episodes in Season 1, Javier and Cher join forces to figure out just how deep in it they are. Javier learns about the pleasant sounding Cabal of Violence and the secret history of Earth, Cher's homeworld, and selective breeding and Cher learns about the excitement that is a day at work as Javier digs up information about what the Personeum Corporation may be up to. Plus, a quick trip to the club for some quiet soul searching and conversation. Hey, it seemed like a good idea at the time.

Parasitecology is a darkly comic SF audiodrama about a suicidal nerd and his alien parasite best friend. For informational brochures like "Are You a Nerd?" and "What to Expect When You're Not Expecting an Alien Symbiote" write to Consumer Information, Pueblo, CO.

Please note: While Parasitecology is a comedy, it incorporates the serious and, for us, highly personal topic of mental health, including dealing with anxiety, depression and suicide. If you or a loved one is at risk of self-harm, please: get help and call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

Parasitecology was created by Alan Gallauresi and Rob Trevino, who also created Interrupted Tales, a weekly podcast where one of them reads a vintage or pulp story while the other person constantly interrupts.  

All of their podcasts can be found at https://ohthehumanity.com.

Written and directed by Alan Gallauresi and Rob Trevino
Original music by Alan Gallauresi
Narration by Stacey Frost of Rough Giraffe (https://roughgiraffe.podbean.com/)
Role of Javier performed by Rob Trevino
Role of Cher performed by Alan Gallauresi

Full credits at http://parasitecology.com

May 21, 2019  

S01E08: Living in a House Divided

EPISODE #8 of Parasitecology! As Javier and Cher search for a smell-based means to avoid detection from murderbots and whatever else may come their way, cracks begin to form in the trust they've built up. A cloud of depression hangs over our heroes and something tells me that a visit to Javier's old work to pick up a paycheck may prove to be more dramatic than either expects. Can Javier and Cher survive the terror that is Huggy Jeff? Find out in this episode: "Living in a House Divided!"

Parasitecology is a darkly comic SF audiodrama about a suicidal nerd and his alien parasite best friend. Each episode is specially crafted by artisanal comedy writers and frozen immediately after picking to preserve flavor.

Please note: While Parasitecology is a comedy, it incorporates the serious and, for us, highly personal topic of mental health, including dealing with anxiety, depression and suicide. If you or a loved one is at risk of self-harm, please: get help and call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

Parasitecology was created by Alan Gallauresi and Rob Trevino, who also created Interrupted Tales, a weekly podcast where one of them reads a vintage or pulp story while the other person constantly interrupts.  

All of their podcasts can be found at https://ohthehumanity.com.

Written and directed by Alan Gallauresi and Rob Trevino
Original music by Alan Gallauresi
Narration by Stacey Frost of Rough Giraffe (https://roughgiraffe.podbean.com/)
Role of Javier performed by Rob Trevino
Role of Cher performed by Alan Gallauresi

Full credits at http://parasitecology.com

May 7, 2019  

S01E07: If I Could Turn Back Time

EPISODE #7 of Parasitecology! Javier and Cher deal with the aftermath of the murderbot attack and Javier gets to experience life as Cher's former bearer. Deep fried foods and space prison escapes collide in a story that could only be called "If I Could Turn Back Time"!

Parasitecology is a darkly comic SF audiodrama about a suicidal nerd and his alien parasite best friend. Each episode is specially crafted by artisanal comedy writers and frozen immediately after picking to preserve flavor.

Please note: While Parasitecology is a comedy, it incorporates the serious and, for us, highly personal topic of mental health, including dealing with anxiety, depression and suicide. If you or a loved one is at risk of self-harm, please: get help and call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

Parasitecology was created by Alan Gallauresi and Rob Trevino, who also created Interrupted Tales, a weekly podcast where one of them reads a vintage or pulp story while the other person constantly interrupts.  

All of their podcasts can be found at https://ohthehumanity.com.

Written and directed by Alan Gallauresi and Rob Trevino
Original music by Alan Gallauresi
Narration by Stacey Frost of Rough Giraffe (https://roughgiraffe.podbean.com/)
Role of Javier performed by Rob Trevino
Role of Cher performed by Alan Gallauresi

Full credits at http://parasitecology.com

April 23, 2019  

S01E06: All I Really Want to Do

EPISODE #6 of Parasitecology! Javier and Cher make their way to a work happy hour, discuss many of Personeum's apps and businesses (including the mysterious Alpha Track), and Cher gets drunk. Real drunk. But will Cher be too drunk to help Javier fend off a murderbot! That's right, the murderbots have arrived and Javier's life will never be the same.

Parasitecology is a darkly comic SF audiodrama about a suicidal nerd and his alien parasite best friend. Each episode is also titled after something from Cher's musical catalogue. Why? Because it's Cher, duh.

Please note: While Parasitecology is a comedy, it incorporates the serious and, for us, highly personal topic of mental health, including dealing with anxiety, depression and suicide. If you or a loved one is at risk of self-harm, please: get help and call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

Parasitecology was created by Alan Gallauresi and Rob Trevino, who also created Interrupted Tales, a weekly podcast where one of them reads a vintage or pulp story while the other person constantly interrupts.  

All of their podcasts can be found at https://ohthehumanity.com.

Written and directed by Alan Gallauresi and Rob Trevino
Original music by Alan Gallauresi
Narration by Stacey Frost of Rough Giraffe (https://roughgiraffe.podbean.com/)
Role of Javier performed by Rob Trevino
Role of Cher performed by Alan Gallauresi

Full credits at http://parasitecology.com

April 9, 2019  

S01E05: I Feel Something in the Air

EPISODE #5 of Parasitecology! Bonding continues as Cher and Javier go on a hormonal spin around town so Cher can get a feel for its new ride. Plus: ice cream! And what evil lurks beyond the (quite possible) evil of an impending work outing?

Parasitecology is a darkly comic SF audiodrama about a suicidal nerd and his alien parasite best friend. Each episode is also titled after something from Cher's musical catalogue. Why? Because it's Cher, duh.

Please note: While Parasitecology is a comedy, it incorporates the serious and, for us, highly personal topic of mental health, including dealing with anxiety, depression and suicide. If you or a loved one is at risk of self-harm, please: get help and call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

Parasitecology was created by Alan Gallauresi and Rob Trevino, who also created Interrupted Tales, a weekly podcast where one of them reads a vintage or pulp story while the other person constantly interrupts.  

All of their podcasts can be found at https://ohthehumanity.com.

Written and directed by Alan Gallauresi and Rob Trevino
Original music by Alan Gallauresi
Narration by Stacey Frost of Rough Giraffe (https://roughgiraffe.podbean.com/)
Role of Javier performed by Rob Trevino
Role of Cher performed by Alan Gallauresi

Full credits at http://parasitecology.com

March 26, 2019  

S01E04: I Hate to Sleep Alone

EPISODE #4 of Parasitecology! Returning home with far too much food and pine needles, Cher shares with Javier details of his home world and biology as they fire up the FryDaddy. Plus, is this the episode Javier sees real proof of Cher's journey (and existence)?! It just might be. Bonds are made, histories are shared, and- wait. What's that ominous buzzing noise I hear?

Parasitecology is a darkly comic SF audiodrama about a suicidal nerd and his alien parasite best friend. Each episode is also titled after something from Cher's musical catalogue. Why? Because it's Cher, duh.

Please note: While Parasitecology is a comedy, it incorporates the serious and, for us, highly personal topic of mental health, including dealing with anxiety, depression and suicide. If you or a loved one is at risk of self-harm, please: get help and call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

Parasitecology was created by Alan Gallauresi and Rob Trevino, who also created Interrupted Tales, a weekly podcast where one of them reads a vintage or pulp story while the other person constantly interrupts.  

All of their podcasts can be found at https://ohthehumanity.com.

Written and directed by Alan Gallauresi and Rob Trevino
Original music by Alan Gallauresi
Narration by Stacey Frost of Rough Giraffe (https://roughgiraffe.podbean.com/)
Role of Javier performed by Rob Trevino
Role of Cher performed by Alan Gallauresi

Full credits at http://parasitecology.com

March 12, 2019  

S01E03: I Found Someone

EPISODE #3 of Parasitecology! Cher and Javier venture out into the world for food and other essentials! Once they figure out the minor details of getting dressed, smiling, and deciding what goes down easier on an empty stomach, toothpaste or mouthwash, that is.

Parasitecology is a darkly comic SF audiodrama about a suicidal nerd and his alien parasite best friend, which you probably know because this is episode 3 and it would be really weird for you to start here, but, hey: We don't know you. So keep being cool and shine on, you crazy diamond.

 

Please note: While Parasitecology is a comedy, it incorporates the serious and, for us, highly personal topic of mental health, including dealing with anxiety, depression and suicide. If you or a loved one is at risk of self-harm, please: get help and call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

Parasitecology was created by Alan Gallauresi and Rob Trevino, who also created Interrupted Tales, a weekly podcast where one of them reads a vintage or pulp story while the other person constantly interrupts.  

All of their podcasts can be found at https://ohthehumanity.com.

Written and directed by Alan Gallauresi and Rob Trevino
Original music by Alan Gallauresi
Narration by Stacey Frost of Rough Giraffe (https://roughgiraffe.podbean.com/)
Role of Javier performed by Rob Trevino
Role of Cher performed by Alan Gallauresi

Full credits at http://parasitecology.com

February 26, 2019  

S01E02: Alive Again

EPISODE #2 of Parasitecology!  Cher makes Javier an offer and we learn the difference between those who bought Bitcoins early and those who bought Dogecoins late.  Reminiscing about the Matrix.  Plus our first ad!  Yeah, we were surprised too, but I think you're going to love the product!

Parasitecology is a darkly comic SF audiodrama about a suicidal nerd and his alien parasite best friend, which kind of spoils the episode to be honest, but -- come on, everybody knows the first episode is like the sweaty effort I put into the elliptical bike in my basement: all setup.  

Please note: While Parasitecology is a comedy, it incorporates the serious and, for us, highly personal topic of mental health, including dealing with anxiety, depression and suicide. If you or a loved one is at risk of self-harm, please: get help and call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

Parasitecology was created by Alan Gallauresi and Rob Trevino, who also created Interrupted Tales, a weekly podcast where one of them reads a vintage or pulp story while the other person constantly interrupts.  

All of their podcasts can be found at https://ohthehumanity.com.

Written and directed by Alan Gallauresi and Rob Trevino
Original music by Alan Gallauresi
Narration by Stacey Frost of Rough Giraffe (https://roughgiraffe.podbean.com/)
Role of Javier performed by Rob Trevino
Role of Cher performed by Alan Gallauresi

Full credits at http://parasitecology.com

February 26, 2019  

S01E01: The Beat Goes On

FINALLY, Parasitecology has arrived!  In this episode, our protagonist Javier awakens to a new reality and meets his future best friend, Cher Gandhi Statham under -- let's say, grave -- circumstances.  Memories get explored, various nodules and capillaries get squeezed.  It's like a therapy and yearly health checkup all in one!

Parasitecology is a darkly comic SF audiodrama about a suicidal nerd and his alien parasite best friend, which kind of spoils the episode to be honest, but -- come on, everybody knows the first episode is like the sweaty effort I put into the elliptical bike in my basement: all setup.  

Please note: While Parasitecology is a comedy, it incorporates the serious and, for us, highly personal topic of mental health, including dealing with anxiety, depression and suicide. If you or a loved one is at risk of self-harm, please: get help and call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

Parasitecology was created by Alan Gallauresi and Rob Trevino, who also created Interrupted Tales, a weekly podcast where one of them reads a vintage or pulp story while the other person constantly interrupts.  

All of their podcasts can be found at https://ohthehumanity.com.

Written and directed by Alan Gallauresi and Rob Trevino
Original music by Alan Gallauresi
Narration by Stacey Frost of Rough Giraffe (https://roughgiraffe.podbean.com/)
Role of Javier performed by Rob Trevino
Role of Cher performed by Alan Gallauresi
Role of Mia performed by Kristen DiMercurio (https://www.fiverr.com/kdimerc).

Scriptwriting done in WriterDuet (https://writerduet.com/)
Remote recording done in Cast (https://tryca.st/)
Foley sounds by Soundsnap (https://www.soundsnap.com/)
Sound clip editing done in Audacity (https://www.audacityteam.org/)
Music production and scoring done in Ableton Live (https://www.ableton.com/en/live/)
Additional Ableton Live instruments by Puremagnetik (https://puremagnetik.com/) and Afro DJ Mac (https://www.afrodjmac.com/)
Episode editing and mixing done in Reaper (https://www.reaper.fm/)
Hosted by Podbean

Podcast art contains elements from artists Alashi and
Alexandra Petruk, licensed via iStockPhoto. "Ad" promo sites icons by Freepik from FlatIcon (http://www.flaticon.com/)

Additional musical compositions:
S01E01: Skyhawk Beach by Blue Wave Theory at Free Music Archive (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Wave_Theory/Surf_Music_Month_Challenge/Skyhawk_Beach_fade_in). Licensed under CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/)

S01E03: Elevator Ride to Hell (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpz21UFG0Ko) by Adam Monroe, via credit (http://adammonroemusic.com/#)

S01E07: Fighting the Avanc by Darren Curtis at Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/desperate-measurez/fighting-the-avanc-arthurian-legend-soundtrack), via credit (https://www.darrencurtismusic.com/)

S01E09: Big Plans (Remix) by Kellee Maize at Free Music Archive (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kellee_Maize/Aligned_Archetype/20__Kellee_Maize__Big_Plans_Remix__Aligned_Archetype__FrostWirecom). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

S01E09: STFU (Vocal Version) by JAM Studio (https://www.premiumbeat.com/royalty-free-tracks/stfu). Licensed by Premium Beat.

S01E10: Fanfare for Space Kevin MacLeod at Incompetech.com (https://incompetech.com/wordpress/2013/04/not-quite-strauss/) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

S01E11: Dun Dun Dun by Simon Lacelle at Freesound (https://freesound.org/people/Simon_Lacelle/sounds/45654/). Licensed via attribution here under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

S01E12: Low-Fi Hero by the Zombie Dandies (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/The_Zombie_Dandies/Lo-Fi_Heroes/The_Zombie_Dandies_-_Lo-Fi_Heroes_-_03_Lo-Fi_Hero). Licensed via attribution here under Creative Commons: By Attribution (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

S01E13: The Entertainer by Scott Joplin at Mutopia Project (https://www.mutopiaproject.org/cgibin/piece-info.cgi?id=263). Public Domain.

TTS voice of Godfrey from https://ttsmp3.com/ (British English / Brian voice)

Special thanks to our families and friends who put up with this idiotic idea.