It's been a while, but this time it wasn't our fault! The original Cosmic Call had a break in broadcasting at this point, and we thought it would be best to recreate that break to put you in the mindset of the original audience. Yaretta's working on growing back her legs, and Burt's working on figuring out how to live with the crushing oppressive guilt of his recent heinous sins. Stories include the geyser eruption on planet Allinon, and a belated Solis Day message.
We're back from an impromptu break! Sorry about that. anyway uh, Yaretta gave Burt a credit last episode, and I guess now he's the richest being in the cosmos? And uh... things just keep spiraling from there.
Burt finally becomes cognizant of the... unfortunate subtext that the show has taken on, and I for one couldn't be happier about it. Hopefully this show is a little cleaner from here on out! Stories include the visiting ambassador to Miniterra, the UFO reported in the Octavia System, the release of Glevaela Haboona's new self-help book, and the discovery of rare crystals in the Sheol System.
It's apparently another slow news week in space, as Burt and Yaretta take this week to delve a bit more into Yaretta's past, at least as much as her drug-induced memory loss allows them to. Stories this week include the war between the Birb and the Allamat, and the Vrinrar Holiness Shacren's demand for donations of bread.
Uh... boy. Not gonna lie, this episode made me uncomfortable enough while I was editing it that I don't really want to relisten to it to write this summary. I think they read a story about some kind of firebug or something? Uh.... yeah. Just, maybe uh, skip this one.
Getting back to Cosmic Call proper, Burt's still real hung up about his relationship with Jeremy. Yaretta tries to give him some advice, but... you can imagine how that goes. I guess they're gonna start taking questions from other aliens and stuff next episode, so that's cool! Stories this week include the discovery of the Xin system, the meteor impact on Koinatt station, the proposed public works project between planets Photoria and Papua. and the tragedy that occurred at the farewell concert of Supercluster.
It's starting to come to our attention that there might be some misconceptions about Cosmic Call. You guys get that this is like, a real show, right? Like, we've released some 9 hours of actual, literal space aliens, and somehow we're not world famous yet. We find that... odd. So, Ashley and I, Luke, decided we should sit down and give a little behind-the-scenes look at how Cosmic Call is made. The show will return to its regular format next week, featuring the LITERAL, ACTUAL ALIENS.
The monthly requisition shipment has arrived at the Tartarus! Yaretta finally has a heat lamp, Burt has some new toner, and... there are some other packages that have arrived too. Stories this week include the exploits of Bounty Hunter Ba Lee, the discovery and loss of the planet Rognar, the hot new beverage Sweet Enigma, and the political news from planet Evolet.
Burt and Yaretta are becoming closer, but that doesn't mean that everything's perfect. In fact, there's some problems that have been simmering for a while. Stories this week include the ongoing debate about the Ag'ylt climate crisis, the international incident caused by Councillor Blecklon's love of sports, the revolution against Great Leader Duls in the Coyopa system, and the discovery of the Verdigris plant on planet Utekra.
Recovering from the nastiness of last week, Burt and Yaretta try and get the show back on track, and Yaretta finally reveals a little bit of her past as an actor! Stories in this episode include the overfishing controversy on Keziah, the O3 Mine test launch on Marsell, and the success of the new hit film Love on Lyca.
Y'know, when I agreed to take this editing contract I was not expecting these episodes to constantly be so scary. I mean beyond the vague existential horror of learning that we're not alone in the universe, y'know? Anyway, this week Burt, Yaretta and Jeremy deal with that... thing in their break room evolving to sap their intelligence. Stories this week include the disappearing ships near the planet Blackrock, the annual Mudhole 600 rock-climbing race, and the bizarre infrastructure project on the planet Kryox.
Also, I've been informed that I'm legally obligated to say that the "break room creature" can not affect you just by being heard on these recordings. Which uh... is good for me, I guess.
Y'know, maybe this is just me being terracentric, but as I cut these episodes together I can't help but feel a little concerned about the fact that Burt keeps getting smarter. Are rogue AIs a thing out in the galaxy? Maybe that's a dumb nonsense superstition that we've come up with as humans. Anyway in this episode Burt gets a crush on a robot maid, and while we unfortunately don't have any documentation on what she looks like it makes me giggle to imagine that she's Rosie from The Jetsons so I'm going with that. This week's stories include the Xenon mining boom in the Gold Rush system, the spontaneously achieved sentience of a Cybernetic Caretaker unit, an update on Galactic Force Wrestling, and the rescue of two missing tourists on the planet Sijin.
Apparently, Yaretta was still reeling from the psychological horror she underwent last episode, and was unable to participate in a new episode. So instead, Burt ran an archived episode. NASA's archives have all the episodes from this uh... "era" of the show, but we decided not to publish them, for reasons that I think will probably be apparent. (To break kayfabe for a moment. Ashley's having some computer problems, and was unable to record anything this week. Hopefully it'll be fixed by next week! Sorry everybody).
Um... huh. Stories covered this week include the planetary naming conflict in the Cordia System and the newest conquests of the memetic mindworm Drozalari.
On this second episode of Cosmic Call, we find that Yaretta's lack of sunlight has reached a critical tipping point. Luckily, Burt has a solution in mind that will keep her alive while she waits for a requisitioned sunlamp. Unfortunately, his solution means the two will have to stay in close proximity for over a month, and even Burt's patience proves to have some limits. Stories this week include the successful darchlox mining expedition on Suiko, the successful debris-field clearing around planet Aman, the colony established by the survivors of the shipwrecked Eruchal cruise ship, and a profile on pop superstar Ikkult.Read More
Welcome to the first full episode of Cosmic Call! We're so excited to be chosen as the official venue for the release of these shocking broadcasts of a radio show from an extraterrestrial culture! In this first episode, Burt the Printer works to make Yaretta feel more at home, but she seems like she's not adapting well to life on the Tartarus Station. Stories this week include the arrest of Council Member Erurer Nulal, a sports profile on Re-zon player Tarke, a weather update for Dlahmurgan the Living Planet, the heist committed at the Ophyus Art Museum, the Galactic Space Time protests on Bellafoss, and the discovery of the planet Trashoul.Read More
Audio Entropy is proud to announce a brand new show, Cosmic Call! This is an improv comedy show produced by Luke Varner and Ashley Minor. This is something really different from our normal offerings and we're real excited to branch out and try something new, and we hope you'll come along on that journey with us! This first episode is a short pilot introducing you to the main cast, Yaretta, the beautiful plant woman movie star, and BRTRX1ZT7U, the sentient industrial printer. Together, they host a talk show that's broadcast to the farthest reaches of outer space! Well, they try to anyway. Well, okay, they largely fail to. But BRT's trying his best and that's what's important!Read More