Coming Soon: May 22nd, 2022!

Press

SPECTRE is an upcoming serial narrative, scifi, indie audio drama podcast premiering on May 22nd, 2022 created by Stef Howerton. As a performer and avid writer, Stef has been involved in multiple audio drama podcasts as a voice actor, but in 2019 she decided it was time for her to step up and create a show of her own. Thus SPECTRE was born. Spanning the genres of mystery, science fiction, and thriller with its character-driven story, SPECTRE seeks to keep its listeners guessing until the very last episode. The series tagline - “Amnesia. Telekinesis. Piracy. What’s next?” - serves to intrigue listeners by informing them of some, but most assuredly not all, of the challenges that the characters might face throughout the run of the series.

Inspired by fantastic shows such as Girl in Space and Marsfall, SPECTRE weaves a tale of unfettered exploration of the wild, uncharted expanses of space, throwing the crew onboard into dangerous, life-threatening situations while also solving a larger, overarching problem with military overstep and unchecked technological growth. It is a story of survival in the harshest of elements, found family, and remembering who you are in times of greatest trial.


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THE TEAM

Stef Howerton: Creator, Writer, and Showrunner

A native Nashvillian, Stef Howerton (She/Her) has devoted much of her life to the pursuit of artistic creation. With studies in New York for Musical Theatre and a Bachelors in Opera from Belmont University, the arts are home to her, a respite from the sometimes harsh realities of the world. She has played The Baker's Wife in Into the Woods, Madame de la Grande Bouche in Beauty and the Beast, and she also has voiced roles in Apollyon and Boom by Observer Pictures and plays DV1 Vicki Allen and Dr. Monroe in Boston Harbor Horror by Asylum 94. When not creating or performing, Stef is likely working as an Enterprise IT Project Manager, cuddling with her pups (Cupcake and Nelson), playing Mass Effect on her Xbox, or consuming films at a rate that some might deem unhealthy. In addition to creating and running SPECTRE, Stef also voices Rho.

 

Brad Colbroock: Sound Designer

Brad Colbroock (They/Them/He) is a sound designer and foley artist currently located in Southern California. You can find their work on shows like Crime Scene Arcanum, The Way We Haunt Now, Sector Ø, and many others. Brad is also the co-founder of Parazonium Podcasts as well as the Audio Drama Shadow Network and enjoys telling weird stories on headphones. Find out more or send them a microphone at bradcolbroock.com.
Tim Rosko: Composer

Tim Rosko (He/Him) is a composer, singer, and voice-over artist based in Los Angeles, CA. Tim creates exciting music and immersive audio designs for everything from engaging video games to innovative virtual reality experiences and can even be heard as the voice of Mo the Monster. Tim is also the creator and co-host of the podcast 50 Bad Songs which can be found on Spotify and Apple Music. For more information, you are welcome to visit his website.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Email: contact.spectrepod@gmail.com
Website: spectrepod.com
Twitter / Instagram: @spectrepod

HOW TO LISTEN

Once launched, you can listen to SPECTRE on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Amazon Music, YouTube, Google Podcasts, Radio Public, and Audible (and most other platforms/apps).

 

SCHEDULE

The first episode of SPECTRE is currently scheduled to launch on May 22nd, 2022 and will release every two weeks during the 10-episode season. The launch details for season 2 are pending.

 

WHAT FOLKS ARE SAYING ABOUT SPECTRE

This is an intricately crafted and masterfully sound-designed audio drama, with an original score that draws you in and wonderful characters that will play with your heart and keep you on the edge of your seat. The crew of the ship is endearing enough that you can't help but root for the scoundrels even when they're neck-deep in trouble - and there's no way to see what's coming. SPECTRE is fun, exciting, and perfect for fans of Firefly, The Expanse, or science fiction in general!

- Tal Minear, Actor & Audio Drama Producer

 

The captivating soundscape of Spectre really drew me in. I felt like I was really with the characters and along for the ride, even as I was still getting my footing of the story and characters. The intrigue of finding out Rho's story along with her is refreshing, and I can't wait to listen to more. My most burning question: WHO IS GRAPE?!

- Emme Dewitt, Author

 

SPECTRE launches you right into frantic action, addicting intrigue, and a strong desire for more. Stef Howerton's excellent writing and immersive performance as Rho sucks you right in, and with the seamless accompaniment of Tim Rosko's composition and Brad Colbroock's magical sound design, Spectre feels like a blockbuster film for audiophiles.

- Mike Gagne, Producer, Boston Harbor Horror Presents

 

SPECTRE’s incredible evolution of the story within the first episode coupled with acting that created an immersive experience had me craving for more.

- Samantha Lafferty