EPISODE 108, “Whiteout”
Alliances shift and an escape attempt is made.
EPISODE 107, “Animals”
Madeleine’s new regime tightens its stranglehold. Simon is forced to play a role.
EPISODE 106, “The Trial”
Madeleine serves as judge and jury in a trial. Simon makes a deal. Izzy carries out a daring plan.
EPISODE 105, “Normal”
The Itani family tries to enjoy Halloween. While Berlin tries to find peace, Lincoln returns to town.
EPISODE 104, “Safe Space”
Simon learns that the blackout might cross state and national lines. Lincoln goes to the dark side.
EPISODE 103, “Slow Boil”
Madeleine makes a play for power. Hunter meets a hermit who knows more than he should.
EPISODE 102, “Dead Air”
Hunter’s camping trip takes a dangerous turn. Simon offers a reassuring voice to the community.
EPISODE 101, “Pilot”
Local radio DJ Simon Itani survives a run-in with a shadowy gunman as a mysterious blackout rocks his isolated community.
“Like everyone else, I’m tethered to technology, and I often think about the effect it’s having on the wiring of our brains and our real-world communities. I also wonder what would happen if all of the gadgets that we’ve become so dependent on were to suddenly become inaccessible.
There’s been so much reporting lately about just how vulnerable the nation’s power grid is that the premise of Blackout seemed very grounded to me. The idea of the grid going down suddenly and society subsequently descending into some form of upheaval is a hyper-realistic scenario. It could happen today, and we’re totally unprepared to deal with the long-term repercussions of a cataclysmic attack on the power grid.
My favorite part about creating and producing Blackout has been the opportunity to work with so many insanely talented people, all of whom are trying to figure out the relatively new form of storytelling that is a scripted podcast. From the other writers to our sound design and music team to the cast and production crew, everyone has bought in fully to the concept and has been unafraid to take chances and challenge our audience. I’m extremely grateful for that.”
-Scott Conroy, writer and creator of BLACKOUT