Wolf 359

Sep 08 2020 25 mins 57.2k

Life's not easy for Doug Eiffel, the communications officer for the U.S.S. Hephaestus Research Station, currently on Day 448 of its orbit around red dwarf star Wolf 359. He's stuck on a scientific survey mission of indeterminate length, 7.8 light years from Earth. His only company on board the station are stern mission chief Minkowski, insane science officer Hilbert, and Hephaestus Station's sentient, often malfunctioning operating system Hera. He doesn't have much to do for his job other than monitoring static and intercepting the occasional decades-old radio broadcast from Earth, so he spends most of his time creating extensive audio logs about the ordinary, day-to-day happenings within the station. But the Hephaestus is an odd place, and life in extremely isolated, zero gravity conditions has a way of doing funny things to people's minds. Even the simplest of tasks can turn into a gargantuan struggle, and the most ordinary-seeming things have a way of turning into anything but that. Wolf 359 is a radio drama in the tradition of Golden Age of Radio shows. Take one part space-faring adventure, add one part character drama, and mix in one part absurdist sitcom, and you get Wolf 359. New episodes are released every two weeks.

4.9 • 19 Ratings

ben_2_k Sep 23 2020

Hook90 Aug 06 2020
Whoo boy! This started one way and ended another! I loved every minute of it and I will definitely be listening again!

bettercallsaul Jul 29 2020
My favorite audio drama podcast. Such a rich and deep story. Beautiful character development and a satisfying conclusion. Have listened through multiple times

Rapid decline Jul 27 2020
Took a few episodes to find it's way but then took off. Episode 40 has to be the best written episode so far and was done with real feeling. Thanks guys.

commonmistake Jul 07 2020
Iam Amazed how amazing this is

Dohle Carnett Jul 06 2020
Amazing story podcast that starts a bit slow and with too much nerdy humor but then turns into a more continuous approach. Some of the later episodes feel a bit like filler stuff but it's still amazing.

Kasper Jul 02 2020
Really good, starts out slow and fun, but quickly picks up the pace for some great excitement!

lwood the great Jun 14 2020
Deep space radio. I love it!

missvoidwitch Jun 01 2020
Haven't laughed and cried at the same time in a long while

lawlfactory May 28 2020
I have listened to this in it's entirety twice now. Starts off a bit slow and boring but I cried at the end both times when... *Holds back tears*.

Mario A. May 22 2020
Great audio drama to sit back and listen to

pink.pineapple May 19 2020
I like to call Wolf 359 "the podcast love of my life". Literally everything about this podcast is absolutely incredible. The story, the characters, the acting, the writing, the mutant plant monsters, the SOUNDTRACK. This is without a doubt my #1 favorite podcast

gvdwatt May 14 2020
Engaging story, stellar voice acting, seriously amazing sound engineering. I love this.

Jernik May 04 2020
Wolf 359 is excellent

SG May 02 2020
Fantastical audio drama!

A Trinidadian Apr 26 2020
excellent story for all ages

Sile Apr 16 2020
An incredible audio drama

Rhiannon Apr 16 2020
The earliest episodes are a little rough in terms of writing and acting, but compared to the fantastic quality of the rest of the 61 episodes, that's negligible. This is undoubtedly one of the best audio plays in podcasting.

MisfitMatrix Apr 13 2020
I've been listening to this podcast since the year it came out. To me, this podcast is home. I turn it on when I am troubled to hear my favorite zany crew as they fight space mutant plant monsters and the empty man, and grapple with what it means to be human. This podcast is be all end all for sci fi audio dramas. You will laugh, you will cry, and you will find a home amongst the stars.