Tales from the Aletheian Society is a serialised comedy-horror audio drama about the misadventures of a society of Victorian occultists.
Doctor Cadwallader doesn’t want much out of life - just a civilised environment in which to enjoy his many and varied vices and continue his half-baked investigations into the occult. Instead, he’s been given the unenviable task of reopening the Aletheian Society’s least desirable Chapter House. With only an assortment of hapless aristocrats and incomprehensible provincials to aid him, he finds himself drawn into a murky conspiracy of vicious street gangs, cursed artefacts, inhuman monstrosities and a powerful load of haggis.
Can the bickering team of misfits unravel the legacy of Hunter House in time to save Glasgow? What is living under the stairs? And what really happened to Cadwallader in Bhutan?
What’s the connection between a missing train, Bonnie Prince Charlie and a cholera epidemic in Edinburgh? The Aletheian Society don’t know, but Miss Cadwallader — Hieronymus’s elderly maiden aunt — is determined to find out.
Dragged to the perilous lands of the east, the Society find themselves plunged into a murky conspiracy that threatens the peaceful future of the United Kingdom — to say nothing of their own lives…
Format and Schedule
Each season consists of six half hour episodes, released weekly on Fridays at noon BST (UTC +1) over a 5 week period. Season 1 was released between 25th May and 29th June 2018. We are presently preparing Season 2 with plans to launch later in 2018.
Scripts are uploaded to our website at the end of the season, with the complete season one and season two scripts already available. Tales from the Aletheian Society is recorded in stereo, and some listeners who are hard-of-hearing may prefer to set their devices to mono for best results.
Download or Subscribe
You can download episodes directly from our website, as well as subscribing to our mailing list to hear when new content is available. Alternatively you can find us on iTunes, Stitcher and Pocket Casts.
Most episodes contain actual or implied violence, frequent mild swearing and reference to dark occult themes. Specific content warnings are posted for episodes containing additional potentially upsetting content.
We have a current 5 star rating on iTunes and on our Facebook page and a rapidly growing audience primarily from the UK, US, Canada and Europe. Our initial listening figures were around 200 individuals for episode one, growing to 1,000 weekly listeners by the end of the first season.
About the Creators
Jude Reid and Christopher Edwards have a long history of creating exciting worlds together. They have written and organised a series of highly successful LARP events, including Project Ragnarok and Incarceration. Their decades of running table-top sessions have taken their players on countless new and interesting adventures filled with inspiring, despicable and captivating characters. The Aletheian Society is their newest joint venture, and their first audiodrama.
Audio Engineer and Composer
Stoo Goff is a writer, musician and programmer hailing from Norwich and now living in Glasgow. When not buried beneath a mountain of programming code or torturing guitars he can be found creating strange new lands and conjuring dreams from nothing.
He is heavily influenced by a number of writers and musicians, including: Tom Waits, Ursula Le Guin, Trent Reznor, Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer, Gene Wolfe, Frank Miller and a host of Finnish Folk Metal.