The Oyster

Nov 21 2020 27 mins 1.2k

In a not so distant future, due to overwhelming carbon emissions, The Earth is on the brink of becoming uninhabitable. These conditions are made far more horrifying because the available housing shelters (that can produce sustainable air quality) will only be able to house 80% of the world’s total population. To try and save the human race, every person has a government-mandated microchip implanted in their brains to attempt to facilitate the migration of a portion of the population to an underground shelter. In order to decide who gets to be protected and who must stay above ground, the government implements a value scale they have determined based on “usefulness” to future society. If you are valued at a 50 or above, you will be chosen to enter the bunker, and, if not, you must stay above ground and face the end of days. “Neuron” (which acts as both a prestigious brain implant and also a software company) is folded into a sanctioned branch of the government called, “The Ministry of Experience.” Their job now is to develop technologies and software that can replicate the human experience above ground. But what is far more pressing is The Ministry must find a way to reduce the use of resources, or they will run out of all survivable assets before being able to relocate to “Eden” - the one place above ground that might be salvageable in a few years time. Whether Eden will be ready in time remains to be seen, but its existence is literally the last hope for the human race surviving. In a drastic effort to cut emissions and resource usage, “The Oyster” is created. The Oyster is Nirvana - A state absent from the mind while being filled with complete pleasure and bliss. What, then, happens when reality begins to fade and The Oyster is all that remains? The Oyster stars Logan Browning (Dear White People and the Perfection), Mamoudou Athie (Jurassic World), Carla Gugino (Haunting of Hill House), Keith David (Greenleaf), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Constance Zimmer (House of Cards, UnReal), Andrew Santino (Dave) and more. Created by Alex Aldea and Adrienne Schaffler

2.7 • 7 Ratings

Tollund Nov 23 2020
Extraordinarily depressing and dark. Complete lack of understanding of the engineering challenges of making an underground bunker. Needs better trigger warnings.

rvalko Nov 13 2020
"Overwhelming carbon emissions.." $100.00 says there's an evil Trump like character.

Anon Nov 15 2020
Angry race baiting nonsense

mike h Nov 13 2020
Angry screaming in first few minutes

RedIsSus Nov 20 2020
This is a great podcast ended up hearing a preview on the creepy podcast Network. After the first episode I went ahead and subscribed can't wait to listen to more. If you're reading all those one-star reviews you can tell what kind of education these people have and the fact most of them are trolls. give it a try you'll like it. and if any of you racist trolls are reading this and mad go tell your sister wife I'm sure she'll care you and inbred hick

lamiddleton Nov 15 2020
Great sound design. A dog is killed "on screen" in the second episode with no warning.

alterennui Nov 13 2020
If audio dramas starting with a family argument about an impending crises is something that you absolutely cannot abide, then this podcast is not for you. For everyone else this is, so far, a great podcast with a creative plot. Love it