Cow Children
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

14: Bandagongo!

14: Bandagongo!

July 7, 2020

Bandagongo means disaster! Disaster for the whole planet! In the short term it could destroy all life on Earth. In the long term it could interrupt the love of two semi-retired cricket-commentators.

 

Cow Children: Bandagongo, by Ben Swithen. Starring Tom Hagley as Trevor and Ben Swithen as Scott. A story of plagiarism, apocalypse, and the romance of the increasingly elderly.

13: Person Sandchester Goes to Wachenfeld Kierkegaard

13: Person Sandchester Goes to Wachenfeld Kierkegaard

June 23, 2020

A railroad prospector named Person Sandchester finds a desolate station that harbours ancient horrors. A tale of railways, friendship, emptiness and evil demon spirits. 

A stand-alone audio adventure, starring Christ Mowat as Person, Rum Samuel as Olly, Moya O'Rourke as Synium and Dan Dudley as John Macklemurray.

 

cw: death by explosion, the spirit world, betrayal, loneliness, one f-bomb

12: The Forest of Sex

12: The Forest of Sex

June 9, 2020

What begins as merry old sex swiftly turns into a life of terrible adventure! Will Janet ever paint again, or will the combined forces of death, debt and despair end her art forever?

Cow Children: The Forest of Sex, by somebody. Starring Nicky Hindmarch as Janet and Michael J. Sargeson as Johnny.

 

cw: death, funeral, pregnancy, crying baby, debt, financial tragedy, sex (in vague terms)

11: I Am Robot

11: I Am Robot

May 26, 2020

Hector Brovnik wants to become a robot, because he cannot bear to live as himself. Can he escape the world of mortality before August the 24th? No.

 

A stand-alone audio drama by Ben Swithen.

 

cw: death, despair, execution, robots, family drama

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