Since I learned how to use my headphones and I need to kill more than one hour every day when I’m on a bus, I started exploring things. I was listening to Lore on Deezer, but the app doesn’t really want to save the progress if I had to stop somewhere in the middle of a 40-minute-long episode. What else then? Apparently, podcast series on Shudder!
I have no idea why I picked that one, but I did. And it was good!
Congeria is a genre-bending audio drama that tells a new, original story every season. In Season One, we join private detective Jenny Walker as she searches for a missing girl named Claire. The backdrop is a noirish take of New York in the 21st century. Her search puts her in the crosshairs of a mysterious scientist, a ruthless hitman, and a charismatic cult leader. With an ensemble cast and original score, Congeria will pull you into a world of the weird and unnerving.
Behind the Congeria are people from The NoSleep Podcast. I’m familiar with the name and concept behind it, but I was never listening to that (yet!).
Yes, it is a little cringy, obviously, it is. Jenny’s screams and weird noises, evil laughter of Glenn – yeah, sure. But the story is really entertaining. And what’s really important to me, it made me think. About immortality and stuff… but that’s another story.
10 episodes and a few minisodes, that tells the stories behind the plot – how our characters met and something like that. It’s really fun. Is this really scary? Probably not, but the tension and the story are there. The final episode doesn’t surprise, but I don’t mind.
Sadly, Congeria was canceled and season 2 will never be a thing. But creators haven’t stopped making stories. Fine by me! It’s not like I really liked Jenny. 👀
PS. What the hell is Shudder?
Well. It’s another VOD subscription. Mainly focused on horrors. Movies and TV series and apparently podcasts as well. They have some original content and a lot of classics and new movies that somehow fit in the genre! What’s amazing about Shudder – they have collections, based on themes. You can find almost everything there, for every type of horror fan.
Anyway. I love Shudder for multiple reasons, while one of the top ones is that they have Darknet! That Darknet. The sub is quite cheap, the content is not endless, but it’s enough to keep you entertained for a while. The sad part is that it’s only available in a few countries, but Ireland, US, UK, and Canada are on the list.