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New to DUST? Start with Season Three: CHRYSALIS, starring Corey Hawkins, Toni Collette, and more!DUST is the premier destination for immersive science fiction audio stories.Previous Seasons:Season Three, CHRYSALIS: When an AI awakens after the genocide of the human race by an unknown alien species, it sets off on a path of vengeance across the known universe...and beyond.Season Two, FLIGHT 008: Eleven of the biggest writers in science fiction, through eleven unique stories, follow one single thread: a non-stop flight from Tokyo to San Francisco that passes through a wrinkle in spacetime and lands in the year 2040.Season One, HORIZONS: An anthology of audio stories ranging from Philip K. Dick and Ray Bradbury to the new voices of today.

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In the near future, a self-proclaimed “music bounty hunter” travels through alternate universes in hopes of finding new, unheard albums to bring back and sell in his own timeline. But today is going to be different. He’s going to return with his own album and be the superstar he always knew he could be. This is Music Played on the Strings of Time, written by Kevin J. Anderson, performed by Haley Joel Osment, Patricia Heaton, Helen Sadler, Macklen Makhloghi, Rachel Retha Middleton, Stephen Michael, and Michael Strauss. Directed by Stephen Michael. Original Song "For Holly" by Albon. Music by Vanacore Music.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 24

33 min 25 sec

A test subject in an unconventional experiment begins to question if there is something more nefarious in the research at hand when her work begins to haunt her life outside of the lab. This is Behind the Hatch, written by Jamie Killen, performed by Patricia Heaton and Erin Moriarty. Directed by Stephen Michael. Edited by Matthew Smith. Sound design by Jack Goodman. Music by Vanacore Music.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 17

17 min 18 sec

A reporter profiling a bio-tech bigwig learns the secret project she’s been working on holds the key to ending all human suffering - sickness, natural disasters, climate change - but at what cost? This is Beyond the Tattered Veil of the Stars, written by Mercurio D. Rivera, performed by Gillian Jacobs, Asif Ali, Helen Sadler, and Justin Kirk. Directed by Stephen Michael. Edited by Matthew Smith. Sound design by Jack Goodman. Music by Vanacore Music.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Nov 10

36 min 45 sec

Three brand new episodes begin next week! With original stories from some of sci-fi's most prolific writers - brought to life by Hollywood's biggest names - DUST is back like never before.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 1

1 min

Years have passed. The war is over. Peace has struck a tenuous balance amid the Galaxy. However, there are still questions that linger - and perhaps the new delegation of Terrans that have arrived will hold the answers. Either way, Daoket recognizes that the political game has just become much more interesting.This episode is performed by Corey Hawkins, Haley Joel Osment, and Jaboukie Young-White.CHRYSALIS is written by SH Serrano, adapted by Stephen Michael and Macklen Makhloghi, and executive produced by Corey Hawkins.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2020

15 min 54 sec

This is where it ends. The event horizon; the final battle. The Terran is fueled by the fading memories that drive him to wipe his enemies from the cosmos. With the codes in his memory banks and his weapons powering up, a single familiar voice cries out amid the blackness: Daoket. This episode is performed by Corey Hawkins and Matthew Wolf.CHRYSALIS is written by SH Serrano, adapted by Stephen Michael and Macklen Makhloghi, and executive produced by Corey Hawkins.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2020

23 min 25 sec

The Xunvirian Empire has fallen. The Terran’s new army arrives at the doorstep of the Republic, threatening to end the lives of hundreds of millions. The only one who can stop it? Daoket.This episode is performed by Corey Hawkins, Toni Collette, Chris Diamantopoulos, Eric Satterberg, and Matthew Wolf.CHRYSALIS is written by SH Serrano, adapted by Stephen Michael and Macklen Makhloghi, and executive produced by Corey Hawkins.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2020

17 min 40 sec

Enraged by its losses, the Terran rebuilds, but this time without any of the safeguards he had put in place. Will he maintain his humanity? Or will he cross the line to a remorseless machine? A question that hardly matters if it can’t recreate its army before the enemy pinpoints its location...This episode is performed by Matthew Wolf and Amy Argyle.CHRYSALIS is written by SH Serrano, adapted by Stephen Michael and Macklen Makhloghi, and executive produced by Corey Hawkins.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2020

23 min 30 sec

In the aftermath of the deadly battle, Daoket investigates the Terran’s claims that humanity was victim of genocide at the hands of the Xunvir Republic. What he discovers just may have the power to reshape the entire conflict.This episode is performed by Corey Hawkins and Lance Reddick.CHRYSALIS is written by SH Serrano, adapted by Stephen Michael and Macklen Makhloghi, and executive produced by Corey Hawkins.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2020

17 min 30 sec

Hull torn to shreds, system overloading, the Terran frantically grasps for some sort of escape plan. However, the only one he can think of will cost him almost everything.This episode is performed by Matthew Wolf.CHRYSALIS is written by SH Serrano, adapted by Stephen Michael and Macklen Makhloghi, and executive produced by Corey Hawkins.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2020

20 min 42 sec

The battle to end all battles. The only problem? The Terran never could have predicted the unification of the entire Republic. And even worse, he never could have anticipated the destructive power of their secret weapon.This episode is performed by Matthew Wolf and Eric Satterberg.CHRYSALIS is written by SH Serrano, adapted by Stephen Michael and Macklen Makhloghi, and executive produced by Corey Hawkins.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2020

29 min 52 sec

After the Grand Minister of the Galactic Federal Council promotes him, Daoket turns to uncovering the mystery of the mechanical monster that spared him. Perhaps the Terran isn’t a mindless killing machine after all. However, that might change if Daoket cannot stop the Council from using their secret weapon...This episode is performed by Corey Hawkins, Dominic Rains, Amy Argyle, and Jen Christopher.CHRYSALIS is written by SH Serrano, adapted by Stephen Michael and Macklen Makhloghi, and executive produced by Corey Hawkins.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2020

18 min 25 sec

After a resounding victory on the planet Yovit, the Terran finds himself in a moral quandary. Shall he choose between the safety of self-preservation, or something entirely more dangerous…This episode is performed by Corey Hawkins, Matthew Wolf, and Amy Argyle.CHRYSALIS is written by SH Serrano, adapted by Stephen Michael and Macklen Makhloghi, and executive produced by Corey Hawkins.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 2020

26 min 34 sec

Daoket and Nakstani arrive on the Xunvirian planet Yovit, the supposed next target of the mysterious enemy. But sooner than they could have ever expected, a terror arrives from above; a mechanical weapon the likes of which the galaxy has never seen. As the attack on Yovit begins, Daoket and Nakstani witness firsthand the Terran’s true capabilities. This episode is performed by Corey Hawkins, Toni Collette, and Jen Christopher.CHRYSALIS is written by SH Serrano, adapted by Stephen Michael and Macklen Makhloghi, and executive produced by Corey Hawkins.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 2020

22 min 45 sec

As he struggles to remember his previous life, Terran remains steadfast in his crusade of vengeance. Having mastered the alien technology from a captured enemy warship, the Terran prepares for his first full-fledged battle, knowing full well it could be his last. This episode is performed by Matthew Wolf. CHRYSALIS is written by SH Serrano, adapted by Stephen Michael and Macklen Makhloghi, and executive produced by Corey Hawkins.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 2020

17 min 33 sec

Half a galaxy away, the Xunvirian Empire is expressing a rare emotion for their species: fear. Tasked to work among them is Daoket, an assistant ambassador to the Galactic Federal Council, who uncovers a massive political cover-up and the reason for their fears: There is a new enemy among the stars. This episode is performed by Corey Hawkins, Toni Collette, and Shea Whigham. CHRYSALIS is written by SH Serrano, adapted by Stephen Michael and Macklen Makhloghi, and executive produced by Corey Hawkins.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 2020

19 min 10 sec

After successfully attacking the envoys of the Xunvir Republic, the AI realizes that his revenge will require more careful planning. Hiding among a sea of asteroids, he takes inventory of the new tools and weapons he has acquired, and how we will use them to bring total war to humanity’s enemies.This episode is performed by Corey Hawkins, Toni Collette, and Matthew Wolf. CHRYSALIS is written by SH Serrano, adapted by Stephen Michael and Macklen Makhloghi, and executive produced by Corey Hawkins.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 2020

20 min 21 sec

An Artificial Intelligence awakens on Earth to find the planet decimated by a malevolent alien race. With all life eradicated, the AI builds itself a body built for the stars...and for revenge.This episode is performed by Matthew Wolf. CHRYSALIS is written by SH Serrano, adapted by Stephen Michael and Macklen Makhloghi, and executive produced by Corey Hawkins.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 2020

18 min 21 sec

Introducing CHRYSALIS: an epic 14-episode saga of retribution on a galactic scale.When an AI awakens after the genocide of the human race by an unknown alien species, it sets off on a path of vengeance across the known universe...and beyond. Starring and Executive Produced by Corey Hawkins, with performances by Toni Collette, Lance Reddick, Shea Whigham, and more, CHRYSALIS is a sci-fi experience unlike any other.Stay tuned. Vengeance will be ours.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 2020

1 min 2 sec

When it comes to negotiating with aggressive alien empires, humans have learned a few lessons: know the enemy, stack the deck, and have a very comprehensive insurance policy. This is Insurance, written by Michael Carabott, performed by Chris Diamantopoulos, Dominic Rains, Dan Lawson, and Robert Fleet.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 2020

21 min 38 sec

A group of alien explorers stumble upon a derelict human spaceship in the far reaches of space, revealing heartbreaking truths of their species’ entire history. This is Hard Choices, written by Michael Carabott, performed by Athena Karkanis, Treva Etienne, Erin Ebers, Jaret Sacrey, Maralyn Facey, and Robert Fleet.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 2020

43 min 22 sec

In a distant alien world, intelligent life yearns to know that they are not alone in the universe. But what if they aren’t the only ones reaching to the stars? This is Through the Eye of the Needle, written by Michael Carabott, performed by Lance Reddick.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 2020

16 min 22 sec

Brand new episodes return next week! Three standalone stories from our ongoing anthology "Horizons" available starting next week.Additionally, DUST’s official third season of the podcast, Chrysalis, will release this summer - starring Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, The Walking Dead)For bonus episodes, latest news, exclusive content, and much more, sign up for the DUST newsletter at watchdust.com/listenFor weekly short films, Subscribe to DUST on YouTube.com/WatchDUST  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 2020

1 min 24 sec

Enjoy this second special release of season two's FLIGHT 008, written by Kevin J. Anderson.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 2020

24 min 53 sec

Enjoy this special release of season two's FLIGHT 008, written by Kathleen Ann Goonan,. This never-released episode examines the future through global literacy and is performed by the incredible Rosalind Ayres.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 2020

31 min 55 sec

When Yumiko’s return trip from her mother’s funeral lands her 20 years in the future, she finds that in a sense, she is the one who’s been buried. But perhaps, if she’s lucky, she can find a way to unearth herself and reconnect with her long-lost daughter. Last is written by William Shunn and performed by Sarah Drew.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 2020

23 min 51 sec

Wracked by the guilt of abandoning her terminally-ill son, a teenage mother returns home only to find out that the trip took longer than expected. Twenty years longer. Homecoming is written by Sheila Finch and performed by Martin Jarvis.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 2020

22 min 7 sec

Technology and art may seem at odds, but in this stunningly beautiful portrait, Nebula-award winning author Chen Qiufan shows us a future made vivid through shared artistic experience. Oblivion is a Crease Left by Memory is written by Chen Qiufan, translated by Ken Liu, and performed by Greg Watanabe.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apr 2020

22 min 33 sec

Flung 20 years into the future, a desperate inventor must find a way to come to terms with his new reality, or the same fate as his innovations. Collapse is written by Nancy Kress and performed by Alfred Molina.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apr 2020

28 min 12 sec

When a young woman returns from her gap year in Tokyo, she finds herself in a future in which A.I.-enabled eyewear facilitates your every need. Gap Year is written by Justina Robson and performed by Moira Quirk.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apr 2020

40 min 31 sec

In the future, Kenji finds that tracking down loved ones is significantly harder when every door, elevator, and kiosk mocks his every effort. Morning Glory is written by Charles Yu, and performed by SungWon Cho, Deborah Ann Woll, Andre Sogliuzzo, Moira Quirk, Suzy Nakamura, and Helen Sadler.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apr 2020

16 min 53 sec

Evelyn always assumed her partner would be the one whose life would disappear, one early-onset Alzheimer's memory at a time. But that was before Evelyn jumped decades into the future... Dido's Lament is written by Aidan J.S. Menuge and performed by Sarah Drew.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Apr 2020

24 min 35 sec

After disappearing for twenty years, Malcolm returns home and quickly discovers his life has changed in ways he could have never expected. Iterations is written by Daniel H. Wilson and performed by Dan Stevens, Calista Flockhart, and Helen Sadler.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Mar 2020

23 min 51 sec

Senator Oscar Diaz's checkered past comes back to haunt him when an old friend–thought to be dead–suddenly returns and threatens to topple his empire. Treatment Option is written by James L. Cambias, narrated by Keith David, and performed by Reid Scott, Danny Trejo, Suzy Nakamura, Moira Quirk, and Andre Sogliuzzo.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Mar 2020

20 min 51 sec

DUST is proud to announce a special second season, FLIGHT 008, made in partnership with XPRIZE.Eleven of the biggest writers in science fiction, through eleven unique stories, follow a single thread: a non-stop flight from Tokyo to San Francisco that passes through a wrinkle in space-time and lands in the year 2040.With performances by Dan Stevens, Danny Trejo, Calista Flockhart, Alfred Molina, Reid Scott, and Keith David, FLIGHT 008 is an audio experience unlike any other.Season two premieres March 25th.The future has arrived.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Mar 2020

1 min 24 sec

Dismissed as primitive and ridiculed by her own allies, a single human ship is all that stands between those allies and oblivion. Just One Ship is written by Alexander Bruce, performed by Aaron Cavette.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 2019

15 min 54 sec

What happens when the machines we create begin thinking for themselves? Will they see us as their creators...or as oppressors? A Ghost in the Machine is written by Ed Bartlett, narrated by Sabra May, and performed by Natalie Pelletier, Amy Argyle, Matthew Wolf, Tara Novic, George Aivaliotis and Paddy Wilkins.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 2019

15 min 48 sec

When a budding sculptor undergoes a procedure that allows him to focus on his dreams, he quickly learns that success may not be what he wanted it to be. The Motivation Cure is written by RK Nickel, performed by Matthew Wolf, Devon Sorvari, and Hugo Armstrong.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Nov 2019

28 min 3 sec

From Philip K. Dick, visionary behind Blade Runner, Minority Report, and Total Recall, comes his first published story: Beyond Lies the Wub. When a space crew purchases a creature on an alien planet for food, they quickly come to discover that the "wub" is more than meets the eye. This episode is performed by Moira Quirk.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2019

23 min 22 sec

A very special Halloween two-part episode featuring the creepy tales Sanctity by Alan O’Doherty and Targeted Adverts by Phoebe A. Xavier. In Sanctity, the perils of artificial intelligence might be found not in rebellion, but in absolute obedience. Targeted Adverts follows Madoc, who, while attempting to evade an overly persistent advertisement, accidentally turns his world upside down. Both stories are performed by Matthew Wolf.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Oct 2019

14 min 48 sec

When an inventor’s creation accidentally kills all of the world’s top scientists, he is sentenced to live out the rest of his life within his very invention. This is Pendulum, written by visionary storyteller Ray Bradbury, co-written with Henry Hasse, performed by Devon Sorvari.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2019

14 min 35 sec

When a genetically-enhanced assassin is sent on a mission to hunt down terrorists on a faraway planet, she is forced to confront facts about herself that she’d rather keep buried—deep, deep down. This is Genborn, written by RK Nickel, performed by Moira Quirk and Andre Sogliuzzo.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Oct 2019

42 min 32 sec

Welcome to DUST: Horizons, an anthology of immersive science fiction audio dramas ranging from classic tales by pioneers of the genre to thought-provoking stories from the emerging voices of today.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2019

58 sec