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ars PARADOXICA




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When an experiment in a time much like our own goes horribly awry, Dr. Sally Grissom finds herself stranded in the past and entrenched in the activities of a clandestine branch of the US government. Grissom and her team quickly learn that there's no safety net when toying with the fundamental logic of the universe.


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Marvel & Stitcher Present: MARVELS

Fri, 20 Mar 2020 00:13:48 +0000

MARVELS, based on the graphic novel by Kurt Busiek & Alex Ross. Written by Lauren Shippen. Directed by Paul Bae. Recording & sound design by Mischa Stanton.

Out now, wherever you listen.

 

Inside Ars Paradoxica 36C (feat. The Whisperforge et al)

Wed, 29 Aug 2018 09:00:00 +0000

We asked you to fill our question bucket to the brim, and YOU DELIVERED. The whole creative team behind your favorite Cold War time travel tragedy answers all of your deep, burning questions about Anthony, Mateo, and even Archie. 

Also, about one hour nineteen minutes in, Dan makes a historical claim about the origin of the bong as the Middle East. They misspoke, and should have said China. They regret this error.

 

36: Release

Wed, 06 Jun 2018 09:00:00 +0000

The final confrontation. An end, possibly a beginning.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Daniel Manning, Mischa Stanton, Eli Barraza & Tau Zaman (with story support from Julian Mundy & Danielle Shemaiah). Directed by Mischa Stanton & Danielle Shemaiah. Produced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring:
Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom,
Katie Speed as Esther Roberts,
Lia Peros as Petra Marquez,
Reyn Beeler as Chet Whickman,
Zach Ehrlich as Jack Wyatt,
Arjun Gpta as Nikhil Sharma,
and Bernardo Cubria as Mateo Morales,
as well as Dennis Connors,
with special thanks to Isabel Atkinson.

Production help from Brando Grugle. Special production on Season 3 by Daniel Manning. Special thanks to Sandor Weisz of the Mystery League. Original music by Mischa Stanton and by Eno Freedman-Brodmann.

 

35: Tangent

Wed, 23 May 2018 09:00:00 +0000

It’s 1943. Sally Grissom has accidentally invented time travel. But things don’t transpire exactly as we remember.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Daniel Manning, Mischa Stanton, & Eli Barraza (with story support from Julian Mundy, Danielle Shemaiah & Tau Zaman). Directed & Produced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring:
Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom,
Katie Speed as Esther Roberts,
Lia Peros as Petra Marquez,
and Zach Ehrlich as Jack Wyatt,
as well as Julian Mundy as Ivan Maraczek, Sammi Lappin as Miriam Roberts, Rob McCollum, Barry Stanton, Zach Valenti,
and Isabel Atkinson as Amelia.

Original music by Mischa Stanton and by Eno Freedman-Brodmann.

For my dad, Barry Stanton.

 

34: Path

Wed, 09 May 2018 10:27:42 +0000

After leaving Point-of-Exile, Sally runs into friends old and new. Petra plans a party.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Daniel Manning, Mischa Stanton, Eli Barraza & Tau Zaman (with story support from Danielle Shemaiah & Julian Mundy). Directed & pPoduced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring:
Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom,
Katie Speed as Esther Roberts,
Lia Peros as Petra Marquez,
L. Jeffrey Moore as Lou Gaines,
Zach Ehrlich as Jack Wyatt,
Lauren Shippen as Maggie Elbourne,
Arjun Gupta as Nikhil Sharma,
and Bernardo Cubrìa as Mateo Morales,
as well as Eric Silver, Michael Fisché, and Brandon Grugle,
with special thanks to Isabel Atkinson.

Original music by Mischa Stanton and by Eno Freedman-Brodmann.

 

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Wed, 09 May 2018 09:00:00 +0000

 

33: Home

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 09:00:00 +0000

Though they are glad to return to Point-of-Exile once more after a long mission, our heroes may not be the same people they were when they left. Some for the better, others… less.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Mischa Stanton & Danielle Shemaiah (with Daniel Manning, Eli Barraza, Julian Mundy & Tau Zaman). Directed & Produced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring:
Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom,
Katie Speed as Esther Roberts,
Lia Peros as Petra Marquez,
L. Jeffrey Moore as Lou Gaines,
Preston Allen as Bridget Chambers,
Reyn Beeler as Chet Whickman,
Arjun Gupta as Nikhil Sharma,
and Tina Huang as Tonya LeMartine,
as well as Rob Slotnick as Bill Donovan,
Susanna Kavee as Helen Partridge,
Bernardo Cubria as Mateo Morales,
Sammi Lappin as Miriam Roberts,
and Rina Cerame,
with special thanks to Isabel Atkinson.

Production help this week from Brandon Grugle. Original music by Mischa Stanton and by Eno Freedman-Brodmann. “When I’m Not Here,” written by Tau Zaman, arranged by Evan Cunningham, performed by Evan, Chris Tedesco on trumpet, and vocals by Susanna Kavee.

 

32: Riposte

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 09:00:00 +0000

Petra, Lou and the 77s infiltrate the KTNK stronghold to rescue Sally. But while inside, they might find more than they bargained for. They may have to pay a dear price to retrieve her.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Eli Barraza & Danielle Shemaiah (with Daniel Manning, Mischa Stanton, Julian Mundy & Tau Zaman). Directed & Produced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring:
Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom,
Katie Speed as Esther Roberts,
Lia Peros as Petra,
L. Jeffrey Moore as Lou Gaines,
and Arjun Gupta as Nikhil Sharma,
as well as Ego Mikitas as Adler, Emma Sherr-Ziarko as Karla, Sheldon Brown as David Marian, Zach Libresco as 77 Agent Gordon, Danielle Shemaiah as 77 Agent Alec, Mischa Stanton, Pasha Sol, Karim Kronfli, Erin Bark, and Kessi Riliniki,
with special thanks to Isabel Atkinson.

Translation by Pasha Sol. Fight choreography by Danielle Shemaiah. Production help from Jeffrey Gardner. Original music by Mischa Stanton and by Eno Freedman-Brodmann.

 

31: Control

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:00:00 +0000

It's all hands on deck in Colorado. Sally Grissom's been kidnapped. An ocean away, she matches wits with somebody new.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Julian Mundy (with Daniel Manning, Mischa Stanton, Eli Barraza, Danielle Shemaiah, & Tau Zaman). Directed & Produced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring:
Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom,
Katie Speed as Esther Roberts,
Lia Peros as Petra,
L. Jeffrey Moore as Lou Gaines,
Preston Allen as Bridget Chambers,
and Tina Huang as Tonya LeMartine,
as well as Ego Mikitias as Adler, Richard Malmos as Ray Vico, Erin Bark as Archie, Zach Libresco as 77 Agent Gordon, Danielle Shemaiah as 77 Agent Alec, and Daniel Manning as Andy Thurston,
with special thanks to Isabel Atkinson.

Original music by Mischa Stanton and Eno Freedman-Brodmann. Additional music courtesy of the Free Music Archive.

 

30: Volunteer

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 10:00:00 +0000

Sally meets with someone outside her circle and makes a desperate bargain with the mysterious new ODAR Director.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Daniel Manning (with Mischa Stanton, Eli Barraza, Julian Mundy, Danielle Shemaiah, & Tau Zaman). Directed & Produced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring:
Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom,
Katie Speed as Esther Roberts,
and Tina Huang as Tonya LeMartine,
as well as K.McIntyre as Jeanette Everworth, Laura Faye Smith, and Pasha Sol,
with special thanks to Isabel Atkinson.

Original music by Mischa Stanton and Eno Freedman-Brodmann.

 

29: Odyssey

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:00:00 +0000

Sally pines for a friend. Esther struggles to catch up without her usual resources. Chet's on his way out. One last secret play before the new Director comes to town.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Tau Zaman (with Daniel Manning, Mischa Stanton, Eli Barraza, Julian Mundy & Danielle Shemaiah). Directed & Produced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring:
Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom,
Katie Speed as Esther Roberts,
Lia Peros as Petra,
Reyn Beeler as Chet Whickman,
Arjun Gupta as Nikhil Sharma,
and Tina Huang as Tonya LeMartine,
with special thanks to Isabel Atkinson.

Production help from Brandon Grugle. Original music by Mischa Stanton and by Eno Freedman-Brodmann.

 

28: Adversary

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 10:00:00 +0000

On the brink of disaster, our heroes are stretched to their limits.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Daniel Manning (with Mischa Stanton, Eli Barraza, Julian Mundy & Danielle Shemaiah & Tau Zaman). Directed & Produced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring:
Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom,
Katie Speed as Esther Roberts,
Lia Peros as Petra,
L. Jeffrey Moore as Lou Gaines,
Preston Allen as Bridget Chambers,
Reyn Beeler as Chet Whickman,
Dan Anderson as Hank Cornish,
and Robin Gabrielli as Anthony Partridge,
as well as Maxximillian Dafoe as Ida,
and Isabel Atkinson as Amelia.

Production help from Dennis Connors and Brandon Grugle. Original music by Mischa Stanton and by Eno Freedman-Brodmann.

 

27: Breach

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 10:00:00 +0000

Trapped in an ODAR lockdown with boiling tempers and a deadly enemy, Sally and crew struggle to find a way out. Meanwhile, Chet finds some downtime.

**WARNING: This episode contains graphic content and depictions of gun violence. Listener discretion advised.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Tau Zaman (with Daniel Manning, Mischa Stanton, Eli Barraza, Julian Mundy & Danielle Shemaiah). Directed & Produced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring:
Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom,
Lia Peros as Petra,
L. Jeffrey Moore as Lou Gaines,
Preston Allen as Bridget Chambers,
Reyn Beeler as Chet Whickman,
and Dan Anderson as Hank Cornish,
as well as Maxximillian Dafoe as Ida,
with special thanks to Isabel Atkinson.

Production help from Dennis Connors. Original music by Mischa Stanton and by Eno Freedman-Brodmann.

 

26: Grip

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 10:00:00 +0000

Tensions mount as the crew turns in on itself. Sally and Petra fly east to examine something broken. Petra finds a new confidant.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Eli Barraza (with Daniel Manning, Mischa Stanton, Julian Mundy, Danielle Shemaiah & Tau Zaman). Directed & Produced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring:
Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom,
Lia Peros as Petra,
L. Jeffrey Moore as Lou Gaines,
Preston Allen as Bridget Chambers,
and Reyn Beeler as Chet Whickman,
as well as Maxximillian Dafoe as Ida,
with special thanks to Isabel Atkinson.

Production help from Alexander Danner. Original music by Mischa Stanton and by Eno Freedman-Brodmann. Additional music used courtesy of the Free Music Archive.

 

25: Absence

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:00:00 +0000

The aftermath of the Roberts trial spurs ODAR’s inner circle to action. A hidden threat must be exposed, before all is lost.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Julian Mundy (with Daniel Manning, Mischa Stanton, Eli Barraza, Danielle Shemaiah & Tau Zaman). Directed & Produced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring:
Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom,
Lia Peros as Petra,
L. Jeffrey Moore as Lou Gaines,
Preston Allen as Bridget Chambers,
and Reyn Beeler as Chet Whickman,
as well as Maxximillian Dafoe,
with special thanks to Isabel Atkinson.

Original music by Mischa Stanton and by Eno Freedman-Brodmann. Additional music used courtesy of the Free Music Archive.

 

24: Dilemma

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 10:00:00 +0000

The trial of Esther Roberts.

**WARNING: This episode contains stressful interrogation and hateful speech. Listener discretion advised.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Danielle Shemaiah (with Daniel Manning, Mischa Stanton, Eli Barraza, Julian Mundy & Tau Zaman). Directed & Produced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring:
Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom,
Katie Speed as Esther Roberts,
Lia Peros as Petra,
L. Jeffrey Moore as Lou Gaines,
Preston Allen as Bridget Chambers,
Reyn Beeler as Chet Whickman,
and Dan Anderson as Hank Cornish,
as well as Alexander Danner, Donna Semel*, Dennis Connors, and Todd Faulkner as Allen Dulles,
with special thanks to Isabel Atkinson.

Original music by Mischa Stanton and by Eno Freedman-Brodmann.

 

23: Contact

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 09:00:00 +0000

A high-profile mission goes awry when ODAR is struck blind and their enemies begin to anticipate their every move.

**WARNING: This episode contains depictions of gun violence. Listener discretion advised.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Daniel Manning (with Mischa Stanton, Eli Barraza, Julian Mundy, Danielle Shemaiah & Tau Zaman). Directed & Produced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring:
Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom,
Katie Speed as Esther Roberts,
Lia Peros as Petra,
Reyn Beeler as Chet Whickman,
and Robin Gabrielli as Anthony Partridge,
as well as Isabel Atkinson, Malcolm Montgomery, Thomas Isao Morinaka, and Briggon Snow.

Translations by Mariya Yanusheva and Molly Phelps. Original music by Mischa Stanton and Eno Freedman-Brodmann.

BLUE | 26 26 21 06 25 13 26 20 15 11 02 17 14 22 11 07 15 02 08 25 | WEATHER IN TULSA: drought | TIME: 5400

 

Timeswimmers

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 09:00:00 +0000

Something... a little weird.

Story by Daniel Manning & Tyler Pomponio, written by The Koch Brothers Mystery Show kochbrothersmysteryshow.com. Directed & Produced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring:
Kristen DiMercurio as Dagmar Pumpernickel & The Mysterious Woman,
Lee Satterwhite as George W. Bush & Ethan,
Reyn Beeler as Xander Time,
Zach Ehrlich as Peanut the Time Dolphin & Ryan Lochte the Time Dolphin,
Alex Marshall-Brown as Harriet Tubman,
Katie Speed as Marie Curie,
L. Jeffrey Moore as Anorak,
and Dan Anderson as Time Shark Tommy.

Rate T (Teen) for Cartoon Mischief

 

Curses

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 09:00:00 +0000

Swearing's come a long way in 70 years, but Sally's getting impatient. She's ready for a new age in linguistic expression.

**WARNING: This episode contains very, VERY strong language. Listener discretion advised.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Alexander Danner & Jeff Van Dreason, the creators of Greater Boston: GreaterBostonShow.com. Directed & Produced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring:
Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom,
Katie Speed as Esther Roberts,
Robin Gabrielli as Anthony Partridge,
Rob Slotnick as Bill Donovan,
and Lee Satterwhite as Quentin Barlowe.

Original music by Mischa Stanton and Eno Freedman-Brodmann.

 

The Life & Times of Archimedes the Cat

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 11:00:00 +0000

A day in the life of Sally's cat Archimedes. Follow the Cat About Town; surely he can't get into more trouble than his owner. Can he?

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Story by Daniel Manning, Danielle Shemaiah & Julian Mundy. Written by Julian Mundy. Directed & Produced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring:
Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom,
Reyn Beeler as Chet Whickman,
Katie Speed as Esther Roberts,
and Robin Gabrielli,
as well as Julian Mundy, Mischa Stanton,
and Erin Bark as Archimedes the Cat.

Original music by Mischa Stanton and Eno Freedman-Brodmann.

 

ODAR & You!

Mon, 01 May 2017 09:00:00 +0000

A training tape shown to new ODAR recruits.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Julian Mundy. Directed & Produced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring John Wallis as the Narrator.

Original music by Mischa Stanton and by Eno Freedman-Brodmann.

 

22: Dawn

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 11:00:00 +0000

Chet draws a line in the sand; the Anchorites are trapped. But sand is easily washed away by a rising tide.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Tau Zaman. Directed & Produced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring:
Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom,
Reyn Beeler as Chet Whickman,
Katie Speed as Esther Roberts,
Robin Gabrielli as Anthony Partridge,
L. Jeffrey Moore as Lou Gaines,
Preston Max Allen as Bridget Chambers,
Lia Peros as Petra,
Gabriela Milo as Carmen,
Arjun Gupta as Nikhil Sharma,
Bernardo Cubría as Mateo Morales,
Hannah Trobaugh as June Barlowe,
Lee Satterwhite as Ben Quigley,
Lauren Shippen as Maggie Elbourne,
Eric Rafael Ibarra as Victor Lambert,
and Susanna Kavee as Helen Partridge,
as well as Kathy Dorn, Mark Soloff, Todd Faulkner, and Tauheed Zaman*,
with special thanks to Isabel Atkinson.

Featuring the song "When I'm Not Here," written by Tau Zaman, arranged by Evan Cunningham, featuring Susanna Kavee as Helen Partridge. Additional original music by Mischa Stanton and Eno Freedman-Brodmann.

 

The Recorder of Dr. Nikhil Sharma

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:00:00 +0000

The last remaining record of Dr. Nikhil Sharma, friend to Sally Grissom and foe to ODAR. His presence in only three days of 1949 caused deviations to the timeline not even the Blackroom could predict. What led this rogue element to betray his allegiances and leave everything behind?

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Tau Zaman. Directed & Produced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring:
Arjun Gupta as Nikhil Sharma,
and Bernardo Cubría as Mateo Morales,
as well as Jade Johnson.

Fight choreography and production help from Danielle Shemaiah. Original music by Mischa Stanton and by Eno Freedman-Brodmann.

 

21: Jailbreak

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 12:00:00 +0000

The team has assembled, and it's time to take the fight to ODAR. Step 1: get Victor Lambert out of an ODAR prison facility, with a passcode from the desk of Director Chet Whickman himself. To pull this stunt off, they'll need help from an unlikely source.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Daniel Manning. Directed & Produced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring:
Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom,
Reyn Beeler as Chet Whickman,
Katie Speed as Esther Roberts,
Lia Peros as Petra,
L. Jeffrey Moore as Lou Gaines,
Lauren Shippen as Maggie Elbourne,
Preston Max Allen as Bridget Chambers,
Hannah Trobaugh as June Barlowe,
Lee Satterwhite as Ben Quigley,
and Eric Rafael Ibarra as Victor Lambert,
as well as Billy Finn, Julian Mundy, and Mischa Stanton,
with special thanks to Isabel Atkinson. 

Fight choreography by Danielle Shemaiah. Production help from Dan Powell. “Clair de Lune” composed by Claude Debussy. Original music by Mischa Stanton and by Eno Freedman-Brodmann.

 

20: Hitchhiker

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 12:00:00 +0000

June Barlowe's done biding her time. She's out for vengeance for her late husband Quentin, and heaven help ODAR and anyone else who stands in her way–except for a face she never thought she'd see again...

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Eli Barraza. Directed & Produced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring:
Hannah Trobaugh as June Barlowe,
Lee Satterwhite as Quentin Barlowe/Ben Quigley,
Susanna Kavee as Helen Partridge,
L. Jeffrey Moore as Lou Gaines,
Lia Peros as Petra,
and Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom,
as well as Lily Richards, Eli Barraza, Erin Bark, and Aze Gates*,
with special thanks to Isabel Atkinson.

Original music by Mischa Stanton and by Eno Freedman-Brodmann.

 

19: Gumshoe

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:00:00 +0000

Lou Gaines is on a mission to find his friend David Marian, and in the course of his search ropes in others who have fallen beside ODAR's wake.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Julian Mundy. Directed & Produced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring:
L. Jeffrey Moore as Lou Gaines,
Hannah Trobaugh as June Barlowe,
Preston Max Allen as Bridget Chambers,
Lauren Shippen as Maggie Elbourne,
Lia Peros as Petra,
and Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom,
as well as James Oliva, Brock Bivens, and Erin Bark,
with special thanks to Isabel Atkinson. 

Original music by Mischa Stanton and by Eno Freedman-Brodmann. This episode also featured music by Jazz Street Trio.

 

18: Boundary

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 11:00:00 +0000

Anthony’s poking at the limits of the Blackroom, and facing his inevitable lonely demise, conspires with Sally to look for a way out. But when Esther and ODAR get word of the team-up, their concern for their future brings them to conflict.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written, Directed & Produced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring:
Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom,
Reyn Beeler as Chet Whickman,
Katie Speed as Esther Roberts,
Robin Gabrielli as Anthony Partridge,
Richard Penner as Dr. Fitzgerald,
and Alexander Cole as David Marian,
with special thanks to Isabel Atkinson. 

Original music by Mischa Stanton and by Eno Freedman-Brodmann.

 

17: Plasticity

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 11:00:00 +0000

**WARNING: This episode contains depictions of manipulation & implied harm of children. Listener discretion advised.

Petra and Carmen have been recruited for a special training protocol within ODAR. Their mission: Grow up through history backwards, make no connection with the world around them, in an attempt to Stave Off the deadly effects of Butterfly Syndrome. Helped along by their chaperone Van, their peers, and a mysterious guide who offers lemon drops with a side of dissenting opinions on the way things ought to be, can the girls become proper ODAR agents before their last connection to anything in the world–each other–falls apart?

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Eli Barraza. Directed & produced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring:
Elyse Cain & Lia Peros as Petra,
Ai-Chan & Gabriela Milo as Carmen,
Ian McQuown as Van,
Katie Speed as Esther Roberts,
and Arjun Gupta as Nikhil Sharma,
as well as Richard Malmos, Katie Hume, On Shiu, Bonnie Williams, David Gallic, Billy Finn, and Erin Bark,
with special thanks to Isabel Atkinson. 

Production help from Danielle Shemaiah, Ryan Estrada, and David Rheinstrom. Thanks to Mykki and her kids at the Khan Lab School. Original music by Mischa Stanton and by Eno Freedman-Brodmann.

 

The Intrusion

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 11:00:00 +0000

A visitor appears. [http://thebrightsessions.com]

 

16: Greenhouse

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 07:24:35 +0000

Sally starts gardening and digs up something from her past. Esther falls back on old habits. Chet realizes he’s not here to make friends.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Danielle Shemaiah. Directed & Produced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring:
Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom,
Reyn Beeler as Chet Whickman,
Katie Speed as Esther Roberts,
and Richard Penner as Dr. Fitzgerald,
as well as Fionna Thraille, Heather Auden, Thea Rodgers, Austin Beach, and Jean DiMercurio as Sally's mom,
with special thanks to Isabel Atkinson.

Original music by Mischa Stanton and Eno Freedman-Brodmann.

 

15: Butterfly

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 07:01:00 +0000

**WARNING: This episode contains depictions of animal cruelty. Listener discretion advised. (No animals were harmed in the making of this episode.)

Still shaken since Sharma, Sally seeks a shrink. Meanwhile, mild-mannered Maggie manipulates mice.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Directed & Produced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring:
Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom,
Katie Speed as Esther Roberts,
Dan Anderson as Hank Cornish,
Lauren Shippen as Maggie Elbourne,
and Richard Penner as Dr. Fitzgerald,
with special thanks to Isabel Atkinson.

Production help from Danielle Shemaiah and Andy Goddard. Original music by Mischa Stanton and by Eno Freedman-Brodmann.

 

14: Anchor

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:00:00 +0000

**WARNING: This episode contains graphic depiction of gun violence. Listener discretion advised.

What’s an ODAR agent doing in the Philadelphia harbor? Nikhil Sharma is from a future dangerously close to Sally’s own, and he claims to have forgotten his orders. Claims. Happy to meet someone who gets all of her Back to the Future references, Sally ditches Esther to road trip back to Point-of-Exile with Nikhil. What awaits them at their destination?

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Tau Zaman. Directed & Produced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring:
Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom,
Reyn Beeler as Chet Whickman,
Katie Speed as Esther Roberts,
Robin Gabrielli as Anthony Partridge,
and Arjun Gupta as Nikhil Sharma,
as well as Conrad Miszuk,
with special thanks to Isabel Atkinson. 

Production help from Danielle Shemaiah. Original music by Mischa Stanton and by Eno Freedman-Brodmann. Additional music by the US Army Blues via the Free Music Archive.

 

13: Signal

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 13:00:00 +0000

Sally and Esther fly out to the east coast. Sally has found a way to communicate with Anthony in the Blackroom, and needs to go to Philadelphia and commit a few crimes and put her life in mortal danger to make it happen– y’know, the usual. Meanwhile, Esther says she’s going to New York for boring supply line reasons, but instead meets with someone from her past.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Daniel Manning. Directed & Produced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring:
Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom,
Katie Speed as Esther Roberts,
Robin Gabrielli as Anthony Partridge,
and Preston Max Allen as Bridget Chambers,
as well as Zak Stevens, Amanda Bailey, and Brock Bivens,
with special thanks to Isabel Atkinson. 

Original music by Mischa Stanton and by Eno Freedman-Brodmann.

 

12: Asset

Sun, 01 May 2016 09:00:00 +0000

Louis Gaines is a journalism professor in trouble for introducing taboo concepts to his students. David Marian is a chess prodigy with an anger streak. The two war buddies are recruited by a mysterious government agency. Is it ODAR? Of course it is. But will their new employer mean the end of their friendship?

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Julian Mundy. Directed & Produced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring:
L. Jeffrey Moore as Lou Gaines,
Alexander Cole as David Marian,
Dan Anderson as Hank Cornish,
and Robin Gabrielli as Anthony Partridge,
as well as Richard Malmos and AC Slamet,
with special thanks to Isabel Atkinson.

Production help from Julian Mundy.

This episode features the song "Man at the Clock" by Paolo Pavan Pasqualino Ubaldini via the Free Music Archive, as well as original music by Mischa Stanton and Eno Freedman-Brodmann.

 

11: Blackroom

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 13:00:00 +0000

As punishment for his crimes, Anthony Partridge is exiled to the Blackroom, ODAR’s communications hub situated at the anchor point. He’s not so sure he wants to be ODAR’s slave until the end of his days, but that all changes when he’s the only one who can get Sally Grissom the care she needs. Sally’s fallen into a coma after a meeting with her future self, and ODAR’s off and running without her. What world will Sally find waiting for her outside the hospital?

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Daniel Manning. Directed & Produced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring:
Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom,
Reyn Beeler as Chet Whickman,
Katie Speed as Esther Roberts,
and Robin Gabrielli as Anthony Partridge,
as well as Brock Bivens, Lia Peros, and Austin Beach,
with special thanks to Isabel Atkinson. 

Original music by Mischa Stanton and Eno Freedman-Brodmann.

 

10: Consequence, Act II

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 13:00:00 +0000

When Anthony seeks revenge on Bill Donovan for his crimes, he finds more than he’d bargained for: due to the effects of CAGE therapy, he’s a frail old man, confined to a bed, but otherwise healthy. But that won’t be enough to stop Anthony Partridge when he’s got an axe to grind. Meanwhile, Sally gets a visit from her future self, and if you though one Sally was a lot to handle… Oh man. Just you wait.

**WARNING: This episode contains graphic depictions of violence. Listener discretion advised.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Daniel Manning. Directed & Produced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring:
Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom,
Reyn Beeler as Chet Whickman,
Rob Slotnick as Bill Donovan,
Robin Gabrielli as Anthony Partridge,
Katie Speed as Esther Roberts,
Zach Ehrlich as Jack Wyatt,
Charlotte Mary Wen as Penny Wise,
and Dan Anderson as Hank Cornish,
with special thanks to Isabel Atkinson.

Original music by Mischa Stanton and by Eno Freedman-Brodmann.

 

10: Consequence, Act I

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 14:00:00 +0000

Anthony Partridge has stumbled across a box full of tapes in Bill Donovan’s office. Spoilers: Bill’s had the whole town wired for years, and he’s recorded EVERYTHING. And that’s not all–he’s been blackmailing politicians, he manipulated Helen, and he’s bending the fabric of spacetime to keep himself in power. He doesn’t stop for breath, even when his health starts to fail. Is there anything Bill Donovan won’t do?

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written, Directed & Produced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring:
Rob Slotnick as Bill Donovan,
Reyn Beeler as Chet Whickman,
Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom,
Robin Gabrielli as Anthony Partridge,
Susanna Kavee as Helen Partridge,
Charlotte Mary Wen as Penny Wise,
Dan Anderson as Hank Cornish,
Isabel Atkinson as Amelia Arnault,
Julian Mundy as Ivan Maraczek,
Eric Rafael Ibarra as Victor Lambert,
and Pete Lutz as J. Edgar Hoover,
as well as Amanda Bailey.

Original music by Mischa Stanton and by Eno Freedman-Brodmann.

 

09: Decay

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 14:00:00 +0000

It’s Christmastime again, and the team is on the verge of a breakthrough. Anthony Partridge has been working nonstop to finish his latest invention, and though he’s made substantial gains, he may stand to lose even more. Jack Wyatt is done with the whole ODAR game and wants to take his girlfriend Penny with him, but Esther’s just stuck one foot further in and might need his help. And Sally, all alone on Christmas, finds solace—and the answers she’s been looking for—in her new 20th-century family. But with Bill Donovan in dire straits and Anthony Partridge left all alone, who knows what discoveries yet lay hidden?

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Julian Mundy. Directed & Produced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring:
Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom,
Reyn Beeler as Chet Whickman,
Rob Slotnick as Bill Donovan,
Robin Gabrielli as Anthony Partridge,
Susanna Kavee as Helen Partridge,
Katie Speed as Esther Roberts,
Zach Ehrlich as Jack Wyatt,
and Dan Anderson as Hank Cornish,
as well as Billy Finn,
with special thanks to Isabel Atkinson.

Original music by Mischa Stanton and by Eno Freedman-Brodmann.

 

08: Cage

Fri, 01 Jan 2016 09:56:29 +0000

An accident finally leads to a practically-demonstrable use of the Timepiece: the CAGE, a bubble of time outside the universe. Chet isn’t too happy with Esther’s decision to spend 24 (relative) hours trapped inside it. But when he is trapped inside with her, it gives these two time to talk about the only thing they have in common: ODAR, and its potential future without Bill Donovan.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Daniel Manning. Directed & Produced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring:
Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom,
Reyn Beeler as Chet Whickman,
Robin Gabrielli as Anthony Partridge,
Katie Speed as Esther Roberts,
and Zach Ehrlich as Jack Wyatt,
with special thanks to Isabel Atkinson.

Original music by Mischa Stanton and by Eno Freedman-Brodmann.

 

07: Distraction

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 22:46:51 +0000

As work continues on a new iteration of ODAR’s time-bending technology, Jack Wyatt can’t shake the feeling that he might not be right for the job, and Esther is left picking up the pieces. Meanwhile, Anthony Partridge is investigating a new face in town: Agent Hank Cornish. But is it really worth all the fuss? Or is he just using this—and his research into Bill Donovan’s declining health—as an excuse to avoid supporting Helen in her cabaret debut?

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Daniel Manning. Directed & Produced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring:
Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom,
Reyn Beeler as Chet Whickman,
Robin Gabrielli as Anthony Partridge,
Susanna Kavee as Helen Partridge,
Katie Speed as Esther Roberts,
Zach Ehrlich as Jack Wyatt,
and Charlotte Mary Wen as Penny Wise,
as well as Zak Stevens and Erin Bark,
with special thanks to Isabel Atkinson.

This episode features the song "A Nightingale Sang in Barkley Square," performed by Susanna Kavee as Helen Partridge, and original music by Mischa Stanton and by Eno Freedman-Brodmann.

 

06: Exile

Sun, 01 Nov 2015 14:00:00 +0000

Bill Donovan’s called in every favor he has to keep the lights on and the Timepiece up and running. Banished to the isolated mountain town of Point-of-Exile, Colorado, and with so many failures under their belt, can Sally, Esther, Jack, Chet, Anthony and Helen find reasons to continue on? And will Bill Donovan live long enough to see them finally succeed?

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Daniel Manning. Directed & Produced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring:
Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom,
Reyn Beeler as Chet Whickman,
Rob Slotnick as Bill Donovan,
Robin Gabrielli as Anthony Partridge,
Susanna Kavee as Helen Partridge,
Katie Speed as Esther Roberts,
Zach Ehrlich as Jack Wyatt,
and Charlotte Mary Wen as Penny Wise,
with special thanks to Isabel Atkinson.

Original music by Mischa Stanton and by Eno Freedman-Brodmann.

 

05: Midnight

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 13:00:00 +0000

Sally is drunk, locked in a broom closet and the town is about to explode. But it’s hard to invest in the future of Polvo when projects are getting cut left and right, and Intelligence Agent Hank Cornish is closing up the town for good. Can Sally and Jack pull off one last miracle? And how can Bill Donovan use that miracle to his advantage?

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Daniel Manning. Directed & produced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring:
Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom,
Rob Slotnick as Bill Donovan,
Robin Gabrielli as Anthony Partridge,
Susanna Kavee as Helen Partridge,
Katie Speed as Esther Roberts,
Zach Ehrlich as Jack Wyatt,
Dan Anderson as Hank Cornish,
Eric Rafael Ibarra as Victor Lambert,
Julian Mundy as Ivan Maraczek,
and Hannah Trobaugh as June Barlowe,
with special thanks to Isabel Atkinson.

Original music by Mischa Stanton and by Eno Freedman-Brodmann.

 

Not An Episode of ars Paradoxica

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:00:00 +0000

Something else instead!

 

04: Bullet

Sat, 01 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000

Quentin Barlowe dies mysteriously, and all fingers point to Sally Grissom. To prove her innocence, Sally works through the night to create the TAP, a window through time, so she can see what really happened. But when she’s confronted by the widow June Barlowe, Sally may wish she had left well enough alone.

**WARNING: This episode contains depictions of gun violence. Listener discretion advised.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Daniel Manning. Directed & Produced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring:
Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom,
Reyn Beeler as Chet Whickman,
Robin Gabrielli as Anthony Partridge,
Katie Speed as Esther Roberts,
Lee Satterwhite as Quentin Barlowe,
and Hannah Trobaugh as June Barlowe,
as well as Geoff Pictor,
with special thanks to Isabel Atkinson.

Original music by Mischa Stanton and by Eno Freedman-Brodmann.

 

03: Trinity, Act II

Wed, 15 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000

Chet Whickman, head of ODAR security, is here to break up the party. Time is ticking down til Judgment Day, but their transport vehicles break down in the middle of the desert. Sally, Chet, Anthony and his wife Helen witness the dawn of a new age of military science, and some of them realize that they may not come away from ODAR with their hands clean.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Daniel Manning. Directed & Produced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring:
Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom,
Reyn Beeler as Chet Whickman,
Rob Slotnick as Bill Donovan,
Robin Gabrielli as Anthony Partridge,
Susanna Kavee as Helen Partridge,
Katie Speed as Esther Roberts,
Zach Ehrlich as Jack Wyatt,
and Lee Satterwhite as Quentin Barlowe,
with special thanks to Isabel Atkinson.

Original music by Mischa Stanton and by Eno Freedman-Brodmann.

 

03: Trinity, Act I

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000

Sally and her assistants Jack Wyatt and Esther Roberts have to present a working Timepiece to the top brass in a week’s time. The only problem? It’s really hard to present time travel in the flesh. To ease the pressure, Anthony Partridge suggests a weekend trip to the newest desert vacation spot: Las Vegas, NV. But sending Sally off in public is a dangerous prospect. Will Sally’s foreknowledge of card-counting techniques and the looming Trinity nuclear test land her in hot water?

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Daniel Manning. Directed & Produced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring:
Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom,
Reyn Beeler as Chet Whickman,
Rob Slotnick as Bill Donovan,
Robin Gabrielli as Anthony Partridge,
Susanna Kavee as Helen Partridge,
Katie Speed as Esther Roberts,
Zach Ehrlich as Jack Wyatt,
and Lee Satterwhite as Quentin Barlowe,
as well as Cameron Scott Nadler, Barry Stanton, and John French Williamson,
with special thanks to Isabel Atkinson.

Original music by Mischa Stanton and by Eno Freedman-Brodmann. This episode features the songs “Stardust,” performed by the US Army Blues, and “Til The End of Time,” performed by Susanna Kavee as Helen Partridge.

 

02: Blackout

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 13:01:00 +0000

A power outage creates an unlikely friendship.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Daniel Manning. Directed & Produced by Mischa Stanton.

Featuring:
Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom,
and Robin Gabrielli as Anthony Partridge,
with special thanks to Isabel Atkinson.

Original music by Mischa Stanton and by Eno Freedman-Brodmann.

 

01: Hypothesis (remastered)

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 09:00:00 +0000

Dr. Sally Grissom is stuck in the past. When a quirk of physics draws her into the middle of a top-secret military test on the deck of the USS Eldridge in 1943, Sally must convince Director Bill Donovan and his Office of Developed Anomalous Resources that she isn’t a hostile force bent on espionage. But she may be just the answer Donovan has been looking for: an end to the Second World War, and control over the post-war world.

**Be advised: This episode contains the sounds of humans vomiting.

Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Daniel Manning. Directed & Produced by Mischa Stanton. 

Featuring:
Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom,
Reyn Beeler as Chet Whickman,
Rob Slotnick as Bill Donovan,
Robin Gabrielli as Anthony Partridge,
Katie Speed as Esther Roberts,
and Zach Ehrlich as Jack Wyatt,
with special thanks to Isabel Atkinson.

Special thanks to Julian Mundy, Mark Rizzo & Dylan Winter.

Original music by Mischa Stanton and by Eno Freedman-Brodmann.

 

00: –teaser–

Sun, 31 May 2015 06:59:00 +0000

ars PARADOXICA is a story about people searching for meaning in a universe that aggressively lacks one, and who occasionally find the next best thing in those around them.

It's also about the way power corrupts. When you've got a Time Machine and the backing of the most powerful nation on Earth, you start to get the idea that you can always tilt the scales in your favor, but there is cost and consequence for every action.

Above all, it's about science, America, and the deeply human desire to fix our mistakes.

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