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Hug House Productions launches fiction podcast Valence

PRESS RELEASE — January 7, 2020

Mesa AZ, USA—Podcast collective Hug House Productions will debut its first fiction podcast, VALENCE, on Saturday, January 11th 2020, at 5:00AM PST.

VALENCE is a full cast, fully designed urban fantasy fiction podcast. Written by Wil Williams and Katie Youmans, VALENCE features veteran sound designer Julia Schifini and a cast of both veteran (Josh Rubino, Caleb Del Rio, Jordan Cobb, Ishani Kanetkar, Giancarlo Herrera, Alex Welch, David S. Dear) and newcomer (John Westover, Katie Chin, Elena Fernández Collins, Naomi McMillan) actors in the audio fiction space. The first season’s summary is as follows:

After being recruited by a new government agency, a depressive magic user must stop the unethical practices of his estranged family and the country’s most successful “medical” tech startup.

Liam Alden thinks his only purpose in life is to evade his monstrous family for as long as he can--until he gets recruited by a new government agency to help put a stop to them and the company they helped found. Halo, Inc. creates bracelets that stop the wearer’s ability to use magic, and because of how much magic is feared, Halo, Inc. has become the country’s most successful startup.

Working with a hacker, a break-in specialist, and a baffling and confusing criminal informant, Liam has to uncover the unethical practices of Halo, Inc. to help shut them down--all while working through the PTSD and fear of magic instilled by his family. While the investigation gets more dire, Liam slowly learns to accept his magic, himself, and the feeling of what having a family can be, regardless of blood.

You can listen to the teaser and trailer now. You can find the Hug House website here and the VALENCE website here.

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