MTO S2E5 – “Roger, Nessa, Ashwini”

Season 2, Episode 5 - "Roger, Nessa, Ashwini"

It has come out that the asteroid warning was a fake; Roger discusses how it came about and considers possible consequences. Nessa extends an olive branch to Michell, including some very personal details from her past. Ashwini is caught up in a whirlwind of distraction until Tumnus pulls zir out.

Recommended S1 Episodes for context: S1E8 – “Thirteen”; S1E9 – “Twelve”

Please note that this episode includes discussions of physical and mental abuse.

Roger Bragado-Fischer (he/him) – performed by Leeman Kessler (he/him)
Nessa Cheong (she/they) – performed by Elissa Park (she/her)
Ashwini Ray (ze/zir) – performed by Tau Zaman (they/them/their)
Tumnus (they) – performed by Jen Ponton (she/her)
Special Guest Appearances by Shannon Perry and Richard Nadolny (of Oz-9!)

Written / Produced / Edited by D.J. Sylvis (he/they)

Theme music is “Star” by the band Ramp – The blissfunk track for this episode was composed by Lavender, who makes music under A Rose is a Rose and can be found on Bandcamp under that name! (You may hear more of that in the future!) Cover art created by Peter Chiykowski –

Referred to in my notes before the credits: PodTales, coming to Cambridge, MA on October 20th; WiFiSciFi – coming to Seattle in April 2020 with an IndieGoGo campaign running now!

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