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Episode 43 - The Bridge

18 minutes

It's an alternate 2016, and Watchtower 10 sits in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, keeping lonely watch over the Transcontinental Bridge. Each watchtower sits hundreds of feet away from the Bridge, broadcasting regular traffic reports to ensure that proper safety precautions are taken. These lighthouses (for cars) are filled with a carefully selected (and very capable) crew.

Watchtower 10's necessary personnel happen to be: a generalist DJ who spends her free time relaying folklore from abandoned parts of the Bridge, her supervisor (who's only there because he lost a bet), an unfailingly optimistic Bridge Travel Agent, and a groundskeeper who has a thing for romantic comedies.

Unbeknownst to the general public (but totally knownst to each watchtower's crew), these stations also hold a secret that could potentially destroy the world...or save it.

The Bridge is a fictional serialized fantasy podcast about the monsters we fear, the monsters we can become, and the stories we leave behind.

I can’t remember how I stumbled upon this amazing show, but as soon as I read the premise, I was already hooked. And then once I started listening I was even more drawn in by the interesting characters, the explored history and mythology of the world, as well as its complete unpredictability. I never know what’s going to happen next, but I know I very much want to know. If you haven’t listened to this show, do yourself a favor, and subscribe now.

This episode was written by Alex C. Telander.

The part of Jake is performed by Chris Fletcher.

The part of Etta is performed by Alex Brown.

Sound design was done by Hail and Well Met Podcasts. Check out more of their great work at

The music used in this episode was composed and performed by the inimitable Sarah Fairchild.

The Bridge theme song was composed by the equally fantastic Jake Hull.

The Ostium theme song was composed by Chris Fletcher.

Also used in this episode was Hot Swing by Kevin Macleod under a Creative Commons license.

For a link to a transcript of this episode please follow this link:

Please join us for a Discord chat session about this episode, Ostium Season 5, and whatever else we feel like talking about on February 8th at 8PM Pacific Time, 11PM Eastern. You can find a link to the Ostium Network Discord in the show notes.

We’re also running a special promotion right now where if you leave us a review for any of our shows - Ostium, Circe, or Manifestations - you can be entered to win a podcast t-shirt of your choice from TeePublic. All you need to do is leave a review on iTunes or Podchaser or anywhere that lets you leave a podcast review, and then either take a picture or sent me the link at We’ll be doing a drawing at the end of every month for all new reviews for that month, and one lucky winner will get a Teepublic t-shirt of their choice. Remember, if you’re the only one who enters this month, then you automatically win! And there will be one lucky winner every month for the rest of 2020.

The next episode will release in two weeks, and we’ll find out where Monica is headed to next.

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