The Goblet Wire
A surreal MicroFiction Podcast. "A role playing game hums within a global network of power lines, fiber optic cables and obsolete satellites. Players who gain access to this mysterious phenomenon create a projection and are guided by the Dictator to realms not yet known to the conscious mind."
Elena Fernández Collins • Simplecast Blog • Oct 14, 2022
"The Goblet Wire delivers dread and wonder in concentrated doses, like suddenly injecting a dose of adrenaline or falling onto the grass to stare dizzily at the stars. A surreal microfiction about a role-playing game that feels extremely unreal."
Reet Arora • Ri Reviews • Sep 25, 2022
"It feels like the game is building towards something...The sound design and the pacing is top-notch, and the twists and turns that the game takes its players through are thrilling to witness. The surrealist vibes of this podcast make it a perfect accompaniment to your commute, although I can’t guarantee you won’t jump out of your skin if someone taps your shoulder. "
Wil Williams • Apollo Podcasts • Aug 18, 2022
"Justin Hellstrom’s knack for audio surrealism plays perfectly off of Ester Ellis’s ambitious risks in the audio space...Even while switching writers every few episodes, The Goblet Wire remains perfectly cohesive. It is a work of audio fiction that is truly greater than the sum of its parts."
Robin • Sky Full of Pods • Jul 17, 2022
"...the impression here is of a very different game to Fisher of Snakes', where their life itself seemed to be at stake, which I found very intriguing. After a highly emotional episode, which was beautifully written and performed, everything is turned upside down aboard Chaika’s ship. The final line in the episode changes everything we - and Chaika - thought we knew about Earth, and raises so many questions at the end of what is this season’s penultimate episode."
Tal Minear • Podplane • Jun 28, 2022
"It's a surrealist, experimental audio drama with fascinating writing and intriguing sound design. I love how the language of The Goblet Wire flows, the vivid visuals it builds in my brain, and the alluring sound design that lends a layer of texture on top."