Cow Children
6: Monkeypuzzle!

6: Monkeypuzzle!

March 17, 2020

A convict is released from her dungeon cell on condition that she becomes a clown forever. This is the story of Monkeypuzzle the funny clown, and the tiny mouse who lives in her mouth and pilots her mind into perpetual jollity. 

 

Cast: Natalie Ashton Tidbit, Dylan Reid Miller, Ben Swithen, Ben Martin, Chelsea Hare and Philip J. Cook

cw: clowns, bear attack, death, murder (briefly), military, imprisonment, enslavement, mice

5: Horse! and Another Story

5: Horse! and Another Story

March 10, 2020

Professor Clayton's vendetta has burned across the desert, destroying everything it touches. But for her trusty horse, this present rage is just the latest life in a cycle without end.

Can the conflict ever end, or will Horse see the inside of a sausage factory before he ever sees peace in the West?

With Charlie Benjamin as Horse and Rose Garratt as Professor Clayton, and the voices of Stuart Dunlop, Rob Reed, Henry Lim and Tom King.

Words and editing by Ben Swithen.

cw: guns (non-fatal), drugs mention, meat, frank discussion of mortality.

4: King Kang Kong!

4: King Kang Kong!

March 3, 2020

Jean-Jaques Gaspard travels the endless West seeking an answer to an eternal question. Will he find the knowledgable person? Yes. What ensues encompasses all of recorded history, but threatens to destroy the future!

King Kang Kong is an uncommonly informative episode of Cow Children, a very loose Western anthology series of gender, friendship and happy nightmares.

content warnings: guns, gunshots, bombs, sex (vaguely described, positive), monarchy, the Bible, mortality

3: Volcano!

3: Volcano!

February 25, 2020

It's a Wild West, but not the Wild West. Today's threats are burning alive and burning dead. What horrors can grow from a humble volcano? Find out in this audio drama or come up with your own answer inside your head.

With the voices of Thom Williams, Moya O'Rourke, Laura Morley, Michael Friend, Amellia Watson and Rob Reed

cw: death, guns, fire, immortality, supernatural death by magma

2: The Stramineous Gift

2: The Stramineous Gift

February 25, 2020

In a town of the starving and doomed, a furry organ-grinder with no employable talents comes to terms with the loss of zir sole source of income. When all you have is your identity, is compromise too high a cost to stay alive?

Another desperate instalment of Cow Children, a series of stand-alone happy nightmares.

Cow Children: The Stramineous Gift, by Ben Swithen. Featuring the voices of Jazz Chatfield, Moya O'Rourke, Tony Kennick, Dylan Reid Miller, Stuart Bryant and Natalie Ashton

 

cw: death, furries, discussion of suicide, starvation, death and sex

P.S. Stramineous literally means 'of straw', and a stramineous gift is an outdated term for a gift of no real value. The episode neglects to explain either of these terms, but now you know. And knowledge is dangerous.

1: The Pancake Lovers

1: The Pancake Lovers

February 18, 2020

Pancake Day is nigh! Meg intends to win the pancake race, and therefore the right to marry her beloved Jane. However, Corvax has other plans.

The first exciting adventure of Cow Children, a pseudo-western anthology series looking at classic Western themes of despair, friendship, gender and catastrophe through a lively lens.

With the voices of Charlotte Perry, Jasmine Chong, Hannah Goudie-Hunter, Stuart Dunlop, Tim Packer and Ben Swithen.