VALENCE

Hug House Productions

In the city of New Candler, magic is scarce by design. A tech mogul wants to keep it that way. And a magic user wants freedom. Welcome to New Candler, cultural epicenter of the United States. | VALENCE is a serial fiction podcast meant for adult audiences. See our website for transcripts and content warnings for each episode.

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Hug House presents Windfall, a sci-fi audio drama by Rogue Dialogue Productions. We couldn't recommend Windfall more, and we'd love for you to help them reach their crowdfunding goal for their second season. Listen in to the first episode of the podcast, "Bottom Feeder," here on our feed, and then go subscribe! Listen to Windfall: https://roguedialogue.com/listen Support the Season 2 IndieGogo: windfallpodcast.com/donate Wil's review of Windfall: https://wilwilliams.reviews/2019/12/27/windfall-soars-with-its-first-season/ Support VALENCE by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence

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Jul 17

26 min 17 sec

Season 2 Finale, Episode 12: "Harmony" So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. Noel leads the TEAm into the heart of Halo. Everyone learns more than they wish they must. VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. VALENCE is brought to you by Folxlore. You can find information on this queer horror podcast at https://www.tincanaudio.co.uk/folxlore. Content warnings: Depictions of gaslighting from 13:20 - 17:10 Credits: Our theme was made by Travis Reaves, With production by Raul Vega. Additional music provided by Loyalty Freak Music and Kai Engel. VALENCE was created by Wil Williams. VALENCE is edited and sound designed by Wil Williams. VALENCE is directed by Katie Youmans and Anne Baird. VALENCE is produced by Anne Baird. This episode was written by Wil Williams and Katie Youmans. Performances by, in order of appearance: -Caleb Del Rio as Flynn Velasco, -Jordan Cobb as Sarah Harris, -Josh Rubino as Liam and Liam's Inner Voices, -Ishani Kanetkar as Mahira Varma, -Katie Chin as Grace Chen, -John Westover as Nico Salvai, -Alex Welch as Noel Alden, -and the incomparable Naomi McMillan as Morgan Reilley. Support VALENCE by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence

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Jun 26

29 min 19 sec

Season 2, Episode 11: "Egress" It's almost time. As boundaries get pushed and hit, Liam has to do his least favorite thing: make a choice. VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. VALENCE is brought to you by Desperado, a podcast by Aeaea. You can find information on Desperado on their website: https://www.aeaea.co/desperado Content warnings: Discussions of suicidal ideation and familial trauma from 19:20 through the end of the episode. Credits: Our theme was made by Travis Reaves, With production by Raul Vega. Additional music provided by Loyalty Freak Music and Kai Engel. VALENCE was created by Wil Williams. VALENCE is edited and sound designed by Wil Williams. VALENCE is directed by Katie Youmans and Anne Baird. VALENCE is produced by Anne Baird. This episode was written by Wil Williams. Performances by, in order of appearance: Jordan Cobb as Sarah Harris, Caleb Del Rio as Flynn Velasco, Josh Rubino as Liam Alden and Liam's Inner Voice, John Westover as Nico Salvai, Maddison Dabbs-Petty as Elisha Dawes, Katie Chin as Grace Chen, Ishani Kanetkar as Mahira Varma, and Alex Welch as Noel Alden. Support VALENCE by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence

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Jun 26

28 min 50 sec

Season 2, Episode 10: "Kindling" Nobody's ever had a stressful family dinner before, right? With Nico back but Noel still on shaky ground, Liam isn't sure which way to go. Mahira listens, but she's got bigger things on her mind. VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. VALENCE is brought to you by Changing Hands Bookstore. You can use our link at bit.ly/hhchanginghands to support this podcast and indie bookstores. This episode, we recommend "Ella Chanted" by Gail Carson Levine. Content warnings: Depictions of a panic attack from 24:45 - 26:20 Credits: Our theme was made by Travis Reaves, With production by Raul Vega. Additional music provided by Loyalty Freak Music and Kai Engel. VALENCE was created by Wil Williams. VALENCE is edited and sound designed by Wil Williams. VALENCE is directed by Katie Youmans and Anne Baird. VALENCE is produced by Anne Baird. This episode was written by Katie Youmans. Other music: Quiet Music for Tiny Robots: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Quiet_Music_for_Tiny_Robots Performances by, in order of appearance: Josh Rubino as Liam and Liam's Inner Voices, Alex Welch as Noel Alden, Miracle Fonmanu as Zoe Kafoa, John Westover as Nico Salvai, Caleb Del Rio as Flynn Velasco, Jordan Cobb as Sarah Harris, Sable the cat as Soap, and Ishani Kanetkar as Mahira Varma. Support VALENCE by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence

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Jun 12

29 min 3 sec

Season 2, Episode 9: "Tonic" Liam catches himself going through the motions. It's easy to let time skip when you're not tuned in. VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. This season of VALENCE is sponsored by our favorite VPN provider: ProtonVPN. VALENCE is full of precautionary tales about data privacy and keeping your personal information safe from data-collecting companies, and If you haven’t figured that out by now, you sure will soon. And there’s no easier way to protect your information and your magic than by using ProtonVPN. You can get started today with a free account, and help support this show and others, by signing up at https://hughouse.productions/protonvpn. Content warnings: Vague unreality throughout Credits: Our theme was made by Travis Reaves, With production by Raul Vega. Additional music provided by Loyalty Freak Music and Kai Engel. VALENCE was created by Wil Williams. VALENCE is edited and sound designed by Wil Williams. VALENCE is directed by Katie Youmans and Anne Baird. VALENCE is produced by Anne Baird. This episode was written by Wil Williams. Performances by, in order of appearance: -Josh Rubino as Liam and Liam's Inner Voices, -Tina Huang as Michelle Bernadino, -Emily VanDerWerff as Hope Alexander, -Anne Baird as the MavenMatch ad, -Caleb Del Rio as Flynn Velasco, -Jordan Cobb as Sarah Harris, -Alex Welch as Noel Alden, -Mike Schubert as Todd from Accounting -Ishani Kanetkar as Mahira Varma, -Katie Chin as Grace Chen, -Miracle Fonmanu as Zoe Kafoa, and -the return of John Westover as Nico Salvai. Support VALENCE by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence

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May 29

30 min 46 sec

Season 2, Episode 8: "Perennial" Tough times make for strange dreams. Liam and Mahira train, but Liam has trouble processing himself anymore. VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. VALENCE is brought to you by Changing Hands Bookstore. You can use our link at bit.ly/hhchanginghands to support this podcast and indie bookstores. This episode, we recommend their care packages. Content warnings: Fetishization PTSD flashbacks Familial trauma, unreality Credits: Our theme was made by Travis Reaves, With production by Raul Vega. Additional music provided by Loyalty Freak Music and Kai Engel. VALENCE was created by Wil Williams. VALENCE is edited and sound designed by Wil Williams. VALENCE is directed by Katie Youmans and Anne Baird. VALENCE is produced by Anne Baird. This episode was written by Katie Youmans and Wil Williams. Performances by, in order of appearance: Josh Rubino as Liam and Liam's Inner Voices, Reese Patterson as Novak, Izzy O'Connell as Cass, Ishani Kanetkar as Mahira Varma, Brynna Youmans as the Young Girl, David S. Dear as Richard Alden, Sarah Rachel Evins as N-414, Alex Welch as Noel Alden, Giancarlo Herrera as Luis Acebo, John Westover as Nico Salvai, Miracle Fonmanu as Zoe Kafoa, and Nadine Amami as Erica Alden. Support VALENCE by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence

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May 15

25 min 52 sec

Season 2, Episode 7: "Icarus" Liam's story isn't the only one that matters. (If it were up to Liam, he'd say his story doesn't matter at all.) For once, Liam listens to what others have to say. VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. This episode of VALENCE is brought to you by Someone Dies in This Elevator, a podcast that’s a part of Sound Escape Productions. It’s a spoiler-driven anthology, in which there is always an elevator, and someone always dies. But everything else is different. You can learn more about the show on Twitter at @SDITEpod. Content warnings: Discussions of familial death from 11:48 - 24:00 Discussions of medical testing and transphobia from 14:08 - 24:00 Credits: Our theme was made by Travis Reaves, With production by Raul Vega. Additional music provided by Loyalty Freak Music and Kai Engel. VALENCE was created by Wil Williams. VALENCE is edited and sound designed by Wil Williams. VALENCE is directed by Katie Youmans and Anne Baird. VALENCE is produced by Anne Baird. This episode was written by Katie Youmans and Wil Williams, and titled by Katie Chin, who also named the blog itself. Performances by, in order of appearance: Josh Rubino as Liam and Liam's Inner Voices, Jordan Cobb as Sarah Harris, Maddison Dabbs-Petty as Elisha Dawes, Katie Chin as Grace Chen, Caleb del Rio as Flynn Velasco, Ishani Kanetkar as Mahira Varma, Tag Natsuki as Blog Contributor 1 Emily VanDerWerff as Blog Contributor 2, Leslie Joyce as Blog Contributor 3, Miracle Fonmanu as Zoe Kafoa, and Tal Minear as Ash. Support VALENCE by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence

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May 1

33 min 19 sec

Season 2, Episode 6: "Constellation" It's time to get a little starry-eyed. Liam's head is in the clouds between obstacles at works, a potential breakthrough, and... a date. VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. VALENCE is brought to you by Proton VPN. You can use our link at hughouse.productions/protonvpn to support this podcast and keep your data safe. Content warnings: Depictions of in-scene misgendering, trans impostor syndrome, dysphoria, and transphobia throughout. (We're processing some stuff here in the Hug House Writers Room. That stuff is gender.) Credits: Our theme was made by Travis Reaves, With production by Raul Vega. Additional music provided by Loyalty Freak Music and Kai Engel. VALENCE was created by Wil Williams. VALENCE is edited and sound designed by Wil Williams. VALENCE is directed by Katie Youmans and Anne Baird. VALENCE is produced by Anne Baird. This episode was written by Katie Youmans and Wil Williams, with story consulting from Caleb Del Rio and Elena Fernández Collins. Performances by, in order of appearance: Josh Rubino as Liam Alden and Liam's Inner Voice, Alex Welch as Noel Alden, John Westover as Nico Salvai, Miracle Fonmanu as Zoe Kafoa, Elena Fernández Collins as Soledad Marquez, Caleb del Rio as Flynn Velasco, Richie Ammons as Halo Security Officer, Emma Laslett as Planetarium Employee, and Miranda Southwell as Planetarium Show Narrator Support VALENCE by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence Check out our podcast host, Pinecast. Start your own podcast for free with no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-f19d87 for 40% off for 4 months, and support VALENCE.

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Apr 17

31 min 5 sec

Season 2, Episode 5: "Jitters" Liam's nervous--but in, you know, new ways. Liam gets a new name. The boys go shopping. VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. VALENCE is brought to you by Changing Hands Bookstore. You can use our link at bit.ly/hhchanginghands to support this podcast and indie bookstores. This episode, we recommend "The Brilliant Death" by Amy Rose Capetta. Credits: Our theme was made by Travis Reaves, With production by Raul Vega. Additional music provided by Loyalty Freak Music and Kai Engel. VALENCE was created by Wil Williams. VALENCE is edited and sound designed by Wil Williams. VALENCE is directed by Katie Youmans and Anne Baird. VALENCE is produced by Anne Baird. This episode was written by Katie Youmans and Wil Williams, with story consulting from Caleb Del Rio. Performances by, in order of appearance: Josh Rubino as Liam Alden and Liam's Inner Voice, Miracle Fonmanu as Zoe Kafoa, Alex Welch as Noel Alden, Michael Schubert as Todd from Accounting, Richie Ammons as Halo Security Officer, Sarah Evins as Test Subject N-414, Jordan Cobb as Sarah Harris, Katie Chin as Grace Chen, Ishani Kanetkar as Mahira Varma, Caleb Del Rio as Flynn Velasco, Maddison Dabbs-Petty as Elisha Dawes, Rue Dickey as the Shopkeep, and Tal Minear as Ash Support VALENCE by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence Check out our podcast host, Pinecast. Start your own podcast for free with no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-f19d87 for 40% off for 4 months, and support VALENCE.

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Apr 3

29 min 32 sec

Season 2, Episode 4: "Eucalyptus" Liam starts something new, and everything is just a little too... clean. Liam asks about the past and avoids his present. And Noel makes a joke. VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. VALENCE is brought to you by Proton VPN. You can use our link at hughouse.productions/protonvpn to support this podcast and keep your data safe. Credits: Our theme was made by Travis Reaves, With production by Raul Vega. Additional music provided by Loyalty Freak Music and Kai Engel. VALENCE was created by Wil Williams. VALENCE is edited and sound designed by Wil Williams. VALENCE is directed by Katie Youmans and Anne Baird. VALENCE is produced by Anne Baird. This episode was written by Wil Williams. Performances by, in order of appearance: Josh Rubino as Liam Alden and Liam's Inner Voice, Giancarlo Herrera as Luis Acebo, Maddison Dabbs-Petty as Elisha Dawes, Katie Youmans as the Halo UI Voice, Alex Welch as Noel Alden, Caleb Del Rio as Flynn Velasco, Jordan Cobb as Sarah Harris, and Sable as Soap. Support VALENCE by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence Check out our podcast host, Pinecast. Start your own podcast for free with no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-f19d87 for 40% off for 4 months, and support VALENCE.

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Mar 20

24 min 55 sec

Season 2, Episode 3: "Spring Cleaning" Out with the old and in with the new. Liam changes things and makes a new friend, but is it enough to distract him from the rest of his life? (No. Obviously.) VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. Don't miss out on... The Soap Cut. VALENCE is brought to you by Changing Hands Bookstore. You can use our link at bit.ly/hhchanginghands to support this podcast and indie bookstores. This episode, Katie recommends the Mirror Visitor Quartet, starting with "A Winter's Promise," by Christelle Dabos. Content warnings: Depictions of familial trauma throughout Discussions of oppression and imprisonment starting at 28:30 Credits: Our theme was made by Travis Reaves, With production by Raul Vega. Additional music provided by Loyalty Freak Music and Kai Engel. VALENCE was created by Wil Williams. VALENCE is edited and sound designed by Wil Williams. VALENCE is directed by Katie Youmans and Anne Baird. VALENCE is produced by Anne Baird. This episode was written by Wil William Performances by, in order of appearance: Josh Rubino as Liam Alden and Liam's Inner Voice, Caleb Del Rio as Flynn Velasco, Julie Cleburn as the hairdresser, Vyn Vox as the tattoo artist, Bennett Medi as the florist, Mads Upton as the shelter employee, Sable as Soap, Jordan Cobb as Sarah Harris, Ishani Kanetkar as Mahira Varma, Miracle Fonmanu as Zoe Kafoa, Katie Chin as Grace Chen, Alex Welch as Noel Alden, and Maddison Dabbs-Petty as Elisha Dawes. (and yes, I call this episode "spreaning" in my head.) Support VALENCE by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence

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Mar 6

34 min 16 sec

Season 2, Episode2: "Somnolence" Some connections are forged, and some are shattered. Liam picks through the fallout to figure out his next steps. VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. VALENCE is brought to you by Proton VPN. VPNs are a great way to encrypt and protect your data (and your magic) from being accessed by other parties. That's why here at Hug House, we use VPNs. VALENCE is just as much a story about data privacy as our other themes, and we want to make sure you're keeping yourself protected. If you'd like to support Hug House and make Sarah proud, we'd appreciate it if you could use our affiliate link. You can find it at https://hughouse.productions/protonvpn Content warnings: Familial trauma throughout Discussions of a past bomb threat at 5:30 Discussions of blood, injuries, and death from 22:15 Credits: Our theme was made by Travis Reaves, with production by Raul Vega. Additional music provided by Loyalty Freak Music and Kai Engel. VALENCE was created by Wil Williams. VALENCE is edited and sound designed by Wil Williams. VALENCE is directed by Katie Youmans and Anne Baird. VALENCE is produced by Anne Baird. Performances by, in order of appearance: Josh Rubino as Liam Alden and Liam's Inner Voices, Katie Chin as Grace Chen, Alex Welch as Noel Alden, Caleb Del Rio as Flynn Velasco, Jordan Cobb as Sarah Harris, David S. Dear as Richard Alden, and John Westover as Nico Salvai. Support VALENCE by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence

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Feb 20

30 min 9 sec

Season 2, Episode 1: "Axis" It's been a minute. The news cycle churns. Relationships change. And Liam goes outside. VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. VALENCE is brought to you by Changing Hands Bookstore. You can use our link at bit.ly/hhchanginghands to support this podcast and indie bookstores. This episode, we recommend "Oval" by Elvia Welk. Credits: Our theme was made by Travis Reaves, With production by Raul Vega. Additional music provided by Loyalty Freak Music and Kai Engel. VALENCE was created by Wil Williams. VALENCE is edited and sound designed by Wil Williams. VALENCE is directed by Katie Youmans and Anne Baird. VALENCE is produced by Anne Baird. This episode was written by Wil William Performances by, in order of appearance: Josh Rubino as Liam Alden and Liam's Inner Voices, John Westover as Nico Salvai, Katie Youmans as the Halo Ad, Caleb Del Rio as Flynn Velasco, Maddison Dabbs-Petty as Elisha Dawes, Jordan Cobb as Sarah Harris, Ishani Kanetkar as Mahira Varma, and Elena Fernández Collins as Soledad Márquez. Support VALENCE by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence

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Feb 6

33 min 49 sec

Scoring Magic is a Hug House documentary about the making of VALENCE, our serialized fiction podcast. Join us for our second season, dropping January 2nd, 20201, to hear about what it's been like creating during 2020. Support VALENCE by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence

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Dec 2020

1 min 17 sec

It's time for our Season 2 IndieGogo crowdfunding--and the trailer for our second season! Our crowdfunding campaign lasts until September 30th, 2020, so make sure to support while you can. We have some pretty tempting rewards we promise you won't want to miss. You can find our crowdfunding campaign at bit.ly/VALENCEs2. Support VALENCE by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence

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Sep 2020

5 min 56 sec

Season 1, Episode 12 (Season 1 Finale): "Monsoon" A storm of sorts breaks as the TEAm breaks into Reilley's facility. Also, a bunch of other things break. VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. Content warnings: Depictions of magical violence throughout Discussions of familial death from 32:00 - 33:00 Credits: Our theme was made by Raul Vega, With guitar by Travis Reaves. This episode was written by Wil Williams and Katie Youmans, With editing and sound design by Julia Schifini. Performances by, in order of appearance: Jordan Cobb as Sarah Harris, Josh Rubino as Liam Alden and Liam's Inner Voice, Ishani Kanetkar as Mahira Varma, John Westover as Nico Salvai, Dallas Wheatley as the security guard, Julia Schifini as Hailee (aka "Blondie"), Alex Welch as Noel Alden, Madison Dabbs-Petty as Elisha Dawes, Caleb Del Rio as Flynn Velasco, Elena Fernández Collins as Soledad Marquez, and Katie Chin as Grace Chen. Special thanks to: You. Thank you. Support VALENCE by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence

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Aug 2020

36 min 15 sec

Season 1, Episode 11: "Covalent Bonds" The TEAm plans. But things don't always go according to plan. Why get comfortable with a situation instead of expecting the unexpected? VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. Credits: Our theme was made by Raul Vega, With guitar by Travis Reaves. This episode was written by Katie Youmans, With editing and sound design by Julia Schifini. Performances by, in order of appearance: Josh Rubino as Liam Alden and Liam's Inner Voice, Katie Chin as Grace Chen, Jordan Cobb as Sarah Harris, Ishani Kanetkar as Mahira Varma, and John Westover as Nico Salvai, Special thanks to: Bob Raymonda dr.t.love Josh Timlen Karilyn Rust Kat Schwartz Michaela Voorhees Support VALENCE by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence

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Jul 2020

23 min 23 sec

Season 1, Episode 10: "Recalibrate" The team shifts focus. It's time for everyone to reset their mindset. VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. This episode of VALENCE is brought to you by Unwell. You can find Unwell right here on your podcatcher, or at https://www.unwellpodcast.com/. Credits: Our theme was made by Raul Vega, With guitar by Travis Reaves. This episode was written by Katie Youmans and Wil Williams, With editing and sound design by Julia Schifini. Performances by, in order of appearance: Jordan Cobb as Sarah Harris, Josh Rubino as Liam Alden and Liam's Inner Voice, Ishani Kanetkar as Mahira Varma, Katie Chin as Grace Chen, Tal Minear as the Firecreek barista, and Caleb Del Rio as Flynn Velasco. Shoutout to the real Firecreek Coffee in Flagstaff, Arizona. They didn't pay us or anything. I just really love it and miss it. Special thanks to: Andrea Klassen Fox Cooper Ian Flower Jimmy Chann Keegan Knoll Liam Belson Support VALENCE by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence

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Jul 2020

25 min 44 sec

Season 1, Episode 9: "Scatter" The team pays respects. VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. This episode of VALENCE is brought to you by Less is Morgue. You can find Less is Morgue right here on your podcatcher, or at https://lessismorgue.com/. Content warnings: Depictions of grief and mourning throughout Depictions of alcoholism from the beginning of the episode - 10:18 Discussions of struggles with mental health throughout Credits: Our theme was made by Raul Vega, With guitar by Travis Reaves. This episode was written by Katie Youmans, With editing and sound design by Julia Schifini. Performances by, in order of appearance: Josh Rubino as Liam Alden and Liam's Inner Voice, Caleb Del Rio as Flynn Velasco, Jordan Cobb as Sarah Harris, Ishani Kanetkar as Mahira Varma, Elena Fernández Collins as Soledad Marquez, Leslie Gideon, Cole Burkhardt, Tal Minear, Erin Kyan, Leslie Joyce, Dick Joyce, and the attendees of the PRX Podcast Garage Exhibitor Party at Podtales 2019. Sorry, Podtales pals. Special thanks to: Adriana Alarcon Alice Tobin Alyna Gorman Damien Valencia-Hidenfelter Miranda Milovich Sebastian Chong Support VALENCE by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence

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Jun 2020

35 min 27 sec

Hug House Productions is participating in #PodcastBlackout. If you are not Black, we hope you are taking time to educate yourselves and donate to causes in defense of Black lives like we are. Check out Berry’s directory of podcasts by podcasters of color at PodcastsInColor.com. You can find a list to all of the shows mentioned in the episode, as well as a full transcript, on our website. Places to Donate: Black Lives Matter National Bail Fund Network American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Dion Johnson GoFundMe Breonna Taylor GoFundMe George Floyd GoFundMe Homeless Black Trans Women Fund Black Trans Protestors Emergency Fund Support VALENCE by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence

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Jun 2020

3 min

Season 1, Episode 8: "Ghosts" It's time to confront the past and the present if the goal is a better future. The team clashes around important decisions. Liam gets several rude awakenings. And then, things change forever. VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. This episode of VALENCE is brought to you by Hit the Bricks. You can find Hit the Bricks right here on your podcatcher, or at https://hitthebricks.com/. Content warnings: It's another rough one, pals Discussions of the prison industrial complex/imprisonment throughout Discussions of inhumane medical/scientific testing throughout Discussions of abuse from 13:13--that wasn't intentional, oh my god--to the end of the episode Depiction of a panic attack from 19:15 to the end of the episode Discussions of death from 19:15 to the end of the episode Credits: Our theme was made by Raul Vega, With guitar by Travis Reaves. This episode was written by Wil Williams and Katie Youmans, With editing and sound design by Julia Schifini. Performances by, in order of appearance: Josh Rubino as Liam Alden and Liam's Inner Voice, Caleb Del Rio as Flynn Velasco, John Westover as Nico Salvai, Ishani Kanetkar as Mahira Varma, and Giancarlo Herrera as Luis Acebo, Jordan Cobb as Sarah Harris, and David S. Dear as Richard Alden. Special thanks to: Christopher Magilton Gabrielle Watts Jennifer Sugden Michael Hudson Rebecca Sentance Robert Anderson Support VALENCE by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence

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May 2020

24 min 14 sec

We may still be on hiatus, but we've got some exciting things for you to check out. Namely: new merch, and some neato articles! The VALENCE website: https://valencepod.com New merch store: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/hug-house-productions VALENCE recommended reading: https://hughouse.productions/valence/valence-recommended-reading/ Rina Nkulu's "Immaterial Girls:" https://reallifemag.com/immaterial-girls/ Our theme was made by Raul Vega, with guitar by Travis Reaves. Support VALENCE by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence

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May 2020

7 min 14 sec

VALENCE is on hiatus--but not for long. Why not dive into the behind-the-scenes of the podcast on this, the day of our Hug House's birth? VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. Support VALENCE by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence

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Apr 2020

18 min 4 sec

Season 1, Episode 7: "Cost Benefit Analysis" Who benefits when Halo, Inc. throws a benefit? The rich. Well, and those who crash the benefit to steal hors d'oeuvres. And information. Information doesn't benefit. It's stolen. VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. Content warnings: Depictions of alcohol and food throughout Depictions of a panic attack from 9:18 - 10:30 Depictions of violence from 28:00 - the end of the episode Credits: Our theme was made by Raul Vega, With guitar by Travis Reaves. This episode was written by Wil Williams and Katie Youmans with story consultation by [AJ Goldman] (https://twitter.com/goldenretreevee), With editing and sound design by Julia Schifini. Performances by, in order of appearance: Josh Rubino as Liam Alden and Liam's Inner Voice, John Westover as Nico Salvai, Ishani Kanetkar as Mahira Varma, Jordan Cobb as Sarah Harris, Caleb Del Rio as Flynn Velasco, Giancarlo Herrera as Luis Acebo, Christopher Wilson as Philip Plummer, David Rheinstrom as the attendee, Alex Welch as Noel Alden, Noami McMillan as Morgan Reilley, and Julia Schifini as Hailee. Special thanks to: Danielle Welch Evelyn Regan Jeff Van Dreason Leslie Joyce Phoebe Seiders Ryan Boelter Support VALENCE by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence

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Apr 2020

29 min 57 sec

Season 1, Episode 6: "Praxis" Liam asks the questions that need to be asked. The team makes a plan that needs to be made. And Flynn finds out about a symphony that . . . needs to have cannons. VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. Content warnings: Depiction of a hangover (and debatable alcoholism) from 1:00 - 1:34 Credits: Our theme was made by Raul Vega, With guitar by Travis Reaves. This episode was written by Wil Williams, With editing and sound design by Julia Schifini. Performances by, in order of appearance: Giancarlo Herrera as Luis Acebo, Josh Rubino as Liam Alden and Liam's Inner Voice, Katie Chin as Grace Chen, Jordan Cobb as Sarah Harris, Ishani Kanetkar as Mahira Varma, Caleb Del Rio as Flynn Velasco, John Westover as Nico Salvai, and Elena Fernández Collins as Soleded Marquez. Special thanks to: Amanda Stewart David Rheinstrom Erin M Speckley Jeff Chaney Jordan Stillman Nate Harrison Sara Ghaleb Support VALENCE by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence

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Mar 2020

26 min 1 sec

Bonus: "Luis's Guided Relaxation" Things are scary right now. And things are scary a lot of the time. Here at Hug House, we wanted to give you something to help calm you in times of worry. We hope you enjoy this bonus episode, a guided relaxation exercise from Luis. Take a walk on a calm beach. Thank your heart. Watch the tide take your worries away. Everything changes. Everything remains. VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. Content warnings: Depictions of the ocean and waves throughout Credits: Episode concept by the wonderful Katie Chin The music in this episode was "You, Yourself and the Main Character" by Komiku. This episode was written, edited, and sound designed by Wil Williams, and performed by Giancarlo Herrera as Luis Acebo. Support VALENCE by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence

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Mar 2020

5 min 20 sec

Season 1, Episode 5: "HAVEN" The team goes farming. No, wait. They investigate the server farm and find more than they anticipated. VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. Content warnings: Gunshot sound effect at 16:16 Credits: Our theme was made by Raul Vega, With guitar by Travis Reaves. This episode was written by Katie Youmans, With editing and sound design by Julia Schifini. Performances by, in order of appearance: Josh Rubino as Liam Alden and Liam's Inner Voice, Ishani Kanetkar as Mahira Varma, Jordan Cobb as Sarah Harris, Alex Welch as Noel Alden, John Westover as Nico Salvai, Cole Burkhardt as the security guard, and Giancarlo Herrera as Luis Acebo. Special thanks to: Alex Telander Colin Kelly Erin Callahan Kasey Fracica Madison Upton PJ Scott-Blankenship William Shankles Support VALENCE by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence

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Mar 2020

27 min 53 sec

Season 1, Episode 4: "Pinpoint" Liam and Nico hunt down a lead and find something unexpected. The day gets worse from there. VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. Content warnings: Depictions of in-universe oppressive speech from 17:10 - 20:40 Depictions of a panic attack and intrusive thoughts from 17:30 - 20:40 Discussions of suicidal ideation from 20:40 - 25:10 References to childhood abuse and struggles with mental health from 25:10 until the end of the episode Credits: Our theme was made by Raul Vega, With guitar by Travis Reaves. This episode was written by Wil Williams and Katie Youmans, With editing and sound design by Julia Schifini. Performances by, in order of appearance: Josh Rubino as Liam Alden and Liam's Inner Voice, Jordan Cobb as Sarah Harris, Ishani Kanetkar as Mahira Varma, John Westover as Nico Salvai, Alex Welch as Noel Alden, Caleb Del Rio as Flynn Velasco, Daphne Nitsuga as the journalist, Noami McMillan as Morgan Reilley, and Giancarlo Herrera as Luis Acebo. Special thanks to: Darcy Kennedy Fireside Folktales Jason Monteith Laura Penrod Marnie Warner Tom Baird Whitney Johnson

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Feb 2020

31 min 6 sec

Season 1, Episode 3: "Razzle Dazzle" Liam and the team track their lead. But those tables get turned. VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. Content Warnings Depiction of marijuana use starting at 10:30, used sparingly through the remainder of the episode Credits: Our theme was made by Raul Vega, With guitar by Travis Reaves. This episode was written by Wil Williams, With editing and sound design by Julia Schifini. Performances by, in order of appearance: Josh Rubino as Liam Alden and Liam's Inner Voice, Ishani Kanetkar as Mahira Varma, Jordan Cobb as Sarah Harris, John Westover as Nico Salvai, Caleb Del Rio as Flynn Velasco, and Anne Baird as the voicemail. Special thanks to: Collin Gifford Kim Dauber Leah Bibby Mallory Vance Michael McKenzie Nick Douglas Travis Whitehead

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Feb 2020

24 min 43 sec

Season 1, Episode 2: "Petrichor" Liam meets the team. It starts to rain in New Candler. VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. Content Warnings Depictions of panic attacks at 4:07 and 14:45 Depiction of fictional aggressive oppression at 15:00 Depiction of alcohol consumption and debatable alcoholism at 21:47 Credits: Our theme was made by Raul Vega, With guitar by Travis Reaves. This episode was written by Wil Williams, With editing and sound design by Julia Schifini. Performances by, in order of appearance: Josh Rubino as Liam Alden and Liam's Inner Voice, Whitney Johnson as the elevator voice, Katie Chin as Grace Chen, Ishani Kanetkar as Mahira Varma, Jordan Cobb as Sarah Harris, Jake Rocco as the cab driver, Ross Papa as the interviewer, Aiden Kinsella as Jordan Gardner, and Giancarlo Herrera as Luis Acebo. Special thanks to: Casey Trujillo Jordan Eagan Lindsay Holt Rachel Rauch Richard Kreutz-Landry Shelley Wermuth V Silverman

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Jan 2020

25 min 28 sec

Season 1, Episode 1: "Pros & Cons" Liam loses power but gains an intriguing offer. Wait, that sounds ominous. He literally loses power--as in, the utility in his apartment. If anything's ominous, it's the offer, really. VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. VALENCE is a Hug House Production. You can find more about Hug House, including our VALENCE making-of documentary, Scoring Magic, at hughouse.productions Credits: Our theme was made by Raul Vega, With guitar by Travis Reaves. This episode was written by Wil Williams, With editing and sound design by Julia Schifini. Performances by, in order of appearance: Josh Rubino as Liam Alden and Liam's Inner Voice, Caleb Del Rio as Flynn Velasco, Wil Williams as the utilities representative, Anne Baird as the voicemail, Katie Youmans as the Halo ad, Eileen Baird as Jarlette, the tourist, Gavin Gaddis as Jarles, the tourist, Katie Chin as Grace Chen, V Silverman as the LBQ barista, Jamieson Ridenhour as the Father, Gwyn Ridenhour as the Mother, Brynna Youmans as the Daughter, and Evelyn Regan as the Halo employee. Special thanks to: Casey Trujillo Rachel Rauch Collin Gifford Kasey Fracica Amanda Stewart Ryan Boelter Danielle Welch Michael Hudson Ross Papa Robert Anderson

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Jan 2020

27 min 19 sec

In New Candler, Liam Alden, a magic user (or "muse," if you're not pretentious), is given a choice that could change his life. If he takes it, it won't just be himself he's battling. It'll also be the most successful magic-inhibiting tech giant to date. VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners, coming January 11th, 2020. You can find more information, including transcripts, at valencepod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. Credits: Our theme was made by Raul Vega, With guitar by Travis Reaves. This trailer was edited by Wil Williams, With additional sound design by Julia Schifini. Performances by, in order of appearance: Josh Rubino as Liam Alden and Liam's Inner Voice, Katie Chin as Grace Chen, Ishani Kanetkar as Mahira Varma, Noami McMillan as Morgan Reilley, and Caleb Del Rio as Flynn Velasco.

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Jan 2020

59 sec

Welcome to New Candler, cultural epicenter of the United States. Visit Trudon Circle, an art mecca turned tourist trap where you can find musicals, massive neon billboards, street performers, and pickpockets. The bodega on 12th and Salt will sell you spells on the cheap if you know how to ask, but everyone knows they’re better quality on Root and Amsterdam. But if you’re a magic user — or, as pretty much everyone nowadays says, a muse — you’d better be wearing a Halo so your magic doesn’t make a ruckus or hurt anyone. In the city of New Candler, magic is scarce by design. A tech mogul wants to keep it that way. And a magic user wants freedom. VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners, coming January 11th, 2020. You can find more information at https://valencepod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more. Credits: Our theme was made by Raul Vega, With guitar by Travis Reaves. The Halo ad was performed by Katie Youmans. This teaser was edited by Wil Williams, With additional sound design by Julia Schifini.

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Dec 2019

1 min 1 sec