Episode 85: CHEMO: The Condemned by J.M. Perkins


In a prequel to CHEMO: The Town Of Golden Woods, there’s been a riot at the prison, but it’s not like any riot you’ve ever seen before. It’s Agent Joseph’s first mission with CHEMO and his team of rookies will be tested to its limits.

Also Big and Rish talk about different kinds of zombies, experiences with the military, and we get the return of one of your favorite features of yesteryear. Don’t miss it! Outtakes

Don’t forget that the October Scary Story Event is going on now. You really ought to get started.

Special thanks to Bryan Lincoln for producing this week’s episode, and to Lizanne Herd, Nicole Suddeth, Ray Saltrelli, Bryan Lincoln and Buchis and Ghomis of the A.I.E. Raid Wrapup podcast for lending their voices to today’s story.

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Related Links:
CHEMO: The Town Of Golden Woods by J.M. Perkins
J.M. Perkins’s Site
Bryan Lincoln’s Fullcast Podcast
Lizanne Herd’s Big Purple Couch
Ray Saltrelli’s Site
The A.I.E. Raid Wrapup Podcast
Some sound effects were provided by freesound.org.
Music was Black Paradise, Ambiental, and GefühlKlavier by Mister M.
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16 Responses to “Episode 85: CHEMO: The Condemned by J.M. Perkins”

  1. First and foremost, you guys did an amazing job reading and voice acting for the story. If I wasn’t trying to engender an image as a badass science fiction writer I would mention that all the nice things you had to say made me blush a little bit. Moreover, Bryan did a superb job producing this: the claustrophobic soundscape he made fit perfectly with visions of blood stained prison hallways.
    Yeah, I hear you could argue that these aren’t actually zombies. But I figure everyone who isn’t a geek like me would simplify them as such (read: the agents). Simon Pegg (of Shaun of the Dead fame) actually had a really good article about why the differences matter http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2008/nov/04/television-simon-pegg-dead-set
    Anyway thanks again for all your hard work. I would love for you to do more CHEMO stories, I’ll be sure to send you some shortly.

  2. Btw, the Walking Dead is the greatest zombie story in any media, with Shaun of the Dead being a close second. I also very much dug 28 Days Later and I play entirely too much Left 4 Dead. Yeah, I <3 zombies whether they are actual undead or sprinting infected.
    I hope the Walking Dead show lives up to the comic.

  3. Glad you liked the production, J.M. It was by far the most challenging sound effect effort I’ve encountered so far. It was fun, though, and I think Big did an amazing job on the narration.

  4. Ray Saltrelli Says:

    I’m a pretty big zombie fan and really excited about The Walking Dead premier in a couple weeks so it was a real treat to play Agent Cuthbert. Back pats all around, guys. Great job! I’m definitlely going to circle back and listen to the first CHEMO story.

  5. Nicole Suddeth Says:

    Thanks to Bryan for giving me the chance to continue my role as Julia. Also, thank you to J.M for allowing me to kick zombie ass! I love me some zombie slaughter, and would love nothing more than to leave work and play some Dead Rising.

    Is everyone out there ready for the apocalypse?

  6. hahaha, love the intro, and I agree, great production value.

    Love the story btw, is this a serialized fiction series or just a series of short stories? Its like 1984 plus world war z…
    sooo much bloood and puke lol

    • @Grant Big fan of world war z and 1984 (as you know =D) so thank you for the compliment.
      CHEMO is a novel organized in 22ish chapters. The chapters alternate between mission chapters (‘The Condemned’ and ‘Golden Woods’ for example) and exposition chapters, where Joseph talks about the logistics, ideology, funding, armament et al of CHEMO. I’m trying to make all the mission chapters function as individual short stories, but every chapter develops the story and the characters.

  7. Awesome episode! I loved the story and the performances. Bryan you did such a great job with the production. I want to go back and listen to that Fullcast episode again to get the behind the scenes stuff.

    I hope you find some more great people like Bryan to produce a Dunesteef. You even had me thinking I might like to give it a try. Who knows? Stranger things have happened….

    In response to the hate mail: We have a new kitten and I’m a cat person all the way, we also have a pair of fancy rats as pets. I’m not anti dog, but I don’t want one. My dog feelings become more negative when they bark at me, lunge at me, or try to chase me when i’m out running. If that makes me a sociopath, so be it!

    Great episode, guys! I’m looking forward to some of the upcoming ones that I’ve been fortunate enough to get a glimpse of here and there…

  8. A normal person would just let a poorly written sentence lie. Doesn’t it call much more attention to the situation to come here and post how I wished I’d’ve done it?

    But I’m gonna! This is what I should have said in the earlier post:

    “My dog feelings become more negative when dogs bark at me, lunge at me, or try to chase me when i’m out running. If that makes me a sociopath, so be it!

  9. Loved the story, everyone. That goes to the author and the readers and the producer. This one was aces.
    In fact, the last four or five Dunesteef’s have been exceptional story choices and productions. You guys may actually be my favourite podcast right now. My usual listening lineup includes Drabblecast, Pseudopod, EscapePod, WNYC’s RadioLab, Galactic WaterCooler and many more. So keep up the good work. If I had a job, I’d so donate money to you right now.

    • Dude, it’s really nice of you to say that. Maybe we could throw a bonus episode at you this week or something as thanks.

      And what, exactly, is Galactic WaterCooler? Cool name.

      • GWC isn’t story-based like many of my other choices, it’s a conversation among three sci-fi (& fantasy) geeks that are a lot of fun to listen to and are backed by a really great friendly community online. Check out more at galacticwatercooler.com

  10. Hi!
    I’m Mister M, the french music artist you linked. You used my musics to surround your stories, and I wanted to thank you for using it.
    Umm I must say I would have liked you noticed me when doing this. Just because I love looking at why my musics are used for. =)
    I remember you the link where you can pick up, listen and download all of my musics:
    http://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/mister.m

    Thank you again. I’m happy to see my musics travel worlwide and I entirely support its usage here in your website, especially for bloody Ghouls or Thriller novel or for bloody events like Halloween.

    Mister M

    • Thanks for the comment Mister M. I really like your stuff, and we’ve been using it all month. Check out episode 84 and episode 86 to hear more. I’m very glad to see you approve.

  11. Rose Spinoza Says:

    Heh. To me, It’s funny that a criticism letter concering the cat thing was brought up in this episode. This story was the first I’ve listened to ever since I sorta “rage quit” this podcast for awhile because of that. Heh…

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