Cow Children
Frog Consequences

Frog Consequences

January 19, 2021

It's the Children's Chess Championship! Time for Davie Bandero to prove he's more than just muscle. Time for Fennel to learn the difference between friends and enemies. Choose wrong, and it's frog consequences!

 

A stand-alone audio adventure set in the endless and infinite West. This is part of a linked series of tales known as Cow Children. The characters of Fennel and Ross previously appeared in 'Baseball Boy: The Musical' and 'The Laird of MacGuyver', but you don't need to know that really.

cw: unjust imprisonment, mild swearing, puberty, non-binarism, bees

The Good Man Joseph and the Horrible Myrrh

The Good Man Joseph and the Horrible Myrrh

December 22, 2020

It's Nativity o'clock! Joseph gets an unexpected chance at fatherhood. But how can you parent a Christ?

Unlike most nativities, in which Jesus doesn't do anything, this Biblical adventure keeps rolling to give us the full Joseph story!

Starring Eliah Ward as Joseph and Hannah Goudie-Hunter as Mary, with Fey Sunflower as Jesus of Nazareth.

cw: babies, singing, Christmas, crying, crucifixion, death, mild swearing, and a happy ending

 

The Jilts

The Jilts

December 1, 2020

Two jilted brides take a trip to the brewery at Lemlie Corn. But the brewery is dark, violent, as tall as the sky - and haunted by a goose with a golden beak!

A stand-alone audio adventure in the wide and infinite and (on this occasion) very tall land of The West.

The Jilts, by Ben Swithen, starring Charlotte Creasey as Daisy and Josie Hypatia Grounds as Karen, with Tom King as Bluejack at Marielle Evans as Goosinder.

cw: skeletons!

Beach Children: the Beach Boys story

Beach Children: the Beach Boys story

November 3, 2020

The audio adventures of Mike Love's Beach Boys! Can the band prosper in the face of bad dads, literal murderers, master manipulators and an enemy within? Actually no!

An audio biopic of Mike Love, Brian Wilson and the glorious others, with Dylan Reid Miller, Ben Swithen, Jonathan Higgs, Beepsalt, Candy Anderson and several several more!

cw: death, murder, anger, blackmail, drowning, assassination, terrorism, Charles Manson, family deaths, Donald Trump

Sinbad Tries His Best

Sinbad Tries His Best

October 13, 2020

Sinbad's loneliness is punctured by invaders, intruders, monsters, manslaughter and guns! Will a new puppet bring calm to the cursèd city, or bring destruction to life as we know it?

Sinbad Tries His Best, an audio play by Ben Swithen, with Tristan Lánstad as Sinbad, and the voices of Agnes Henson, Spleeny Dotson, Tom King, Steve Allen, Little Jeremey and Natalie Ashton

The Gelato Havers

The Gelato Havers

September 29, 2020

The Gelato Havers are coming for Don Gelato! But the Don renounced gelato and turned to iced cream long ago. Can she stop the rustlers? No.

With Sandra Baker Donnelly as Donatello, Ben Swithen as Remy, Chris Mowat as Dabney and Sean Morley as Gantry #9

 

cw: death, guns, romance

The Laird of MacGyver

The Laird of MacGyver

September 15, 2020

Fennel is the Laird of MacGyver! An ancient artefact has declared it! But what is a laird, what evils lurk in the chimneys, and whatever became of Lady Roxanne?

 

A stand-alone audio-adventure set in mysterious North of the dangerous West. With Ben Swithen as Fennel, Deanna MF Midnight as Lal Tarrant, Tim Packer as MacTeon the Hunter, Natalie Ashton as Diana Corsair and Hannah Goudie-Hunter as Mrs Mandelenian.

Skunk Boy and Lothario

Skunk Boy and Lothario

August 11, 2020

Franklin Marter is on the case, and he needs the help of the malodorous Skunk Boy. Can the lothario and the human skunk find the missing admiral? No. But their error will lead them on an even deeper scheme.

 

Skunk Boy and Lothario by Ben Swithen. With Steve Allen as Franklin Marter, Fey Sunflower as Skunk Boy, Tom Burgess as Dichael Box, Emily Howse-Long as Auntie and Jasmine Chong as Laura Llal.

 

cw: guns, bombs, scorpions, explosions

Interlude 1

Interlude 1

August 4, 2020

To tide the world over until episode 16 (Skunkboy and Lothario) here is a Cow Children interlude, including short story 'The Boat', and a run-down of the 15 episodes to date.

15: All the Days of the West

15: All the Days of the West

July 21, 2020

Emma Gygenhallendorf has a magical hat, containing all the days of the West. But she never wanted magical powers; she wanted the skill of a stage magician, not a world-conquering sorceress. And now she wants a friend.

 

With Ava Liversidge, Harlan Bryant, Dylan Reid Miller and Stuart Bryant

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