SteamHeart - Episode 11: Armor

June 29, 2017
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James and Abigail get kitted out with new toys. 

Abigail Grey performed by Sharon Shaw
James Penrose, Thomas Arlington, Toshiro Yagyu and Bud Hillerich performed by Alex Shaw
Annie Oakley and Harry Arlington performed by Laureta Sela
Frank Butler and Samuel Tudor performed by Spencer Leeb
Truth Arlington performed by Theo Leigh

The New Century Jingle is Make Your Decision by Dan Philipson of Shockwave Sound. Eastminster and Ossuary composed and performed by Kevin MacLeod of Incompetech.com. Many soundscapes by Tabletop Audio

A huge thank you to our special fifteen dollar sponsors this month: Dan Mayer, Stephen Lowe, Paschal Dooley, Jamas Enright, Joe Crow, Chris Finik, Toby Jungius, Dave Hickman, Aaron LaCluyze, Timothy Green, Mark Lucksch, David Garcia Abril, Ben Hayes, Staffan Gardigne, Ciaran Dachtler and Lorraine Chisholm

And this week is the start of a new special prize draw to have a character in New Century named after you. Remember last time it was Iain the jailor in the Tower of London, in The Princess Thieves, named after Iain Hopwood. All Iain had to do was leave a review of New Century either the podcast on iTunes or one of the books on Amazon and his name got put in the hat. I’m going to give this eight weeks, that’s two months, including the time I’m going to be on vacation, so for all of July and August 2017 if you leave a review your name will go in the hat. The winner at the end will be immortalised in fiction, just like Iain, so get reviewing. Doesn’t have to be particularly wordy, just say why these audiodramas and books are worth people’s time.  

SteamHeart - Episode 10: Return of the Hunter

June 22, 2017
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Something emerges from a portal between two worlds.

The New Century Jingle is Make Your Decision by Dan Philipson of Shockwave Sound. Sardana, Creeping to Ship, Tempting Secrets, Volatile Reaction, Thunder Dreams and Ossuary composed and performed by Kevin MacLeod of Incompetech.com And Agent in Shanghai by 1M1 Music of Shockwave Sound. Many soundscapes by Tabletop Audio

Our special sponsors for this month were: Dan Mayer, Stephen Lowe, Paschal Dooley, Jamas Enright, Joe Crow, Chris Finik, Toby Jungius, Dave Hickman, Aaron LaCluyze, Timothy Green, Mark Lucksch, David Garcia Abril, Ben Hayes, Staffan Gardigne, Ciaran Dachtler and Lorraine Chisholm

Over time we’ve noticed a shocking lack of New Century fan art and we’d like to remedy that. So it’s not going to be a one to one thing, because we don’t want to feel like we’re bribing people or paying them to do fan art, that passion for this material should come from you, but we do want to offer prizes as rewards for effort.
So if you come up with some art and we like it we might send an audiobook of your choice in your direction, or the eBooks, or if you have all that stuff already, maybe something more rare and special, entirely dependent on how much we like the art.

You can do characters that have already been drawn, those that haven’t yet, new costumes, landscapes, vehicles, crossovers with other universes and our personal favourite possibility, shipping fan art… keep it a few notches above straight up hentai if you please. Or at the very least send that filth to us privately.
Any art that we love we’ll put on the Facebook page or even the Patreon.

Get drawing and tweet us at @NewCenturyShaw

SteamHeart - Episode 09: The Shadow in the South

June 15, 2017
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Thomas points out a major obstacle in their plan.

Abigail Grey performed by Sharon Shaw
Thomas Arlington and James Penrose, performed by Alex Shaw
Sarah Arlington performed by Maureen Foley
Annie Oakley and Harry Arlington performed by Laureta Sela
Frank Butler performed by Spencer Leeb
Truth Arlington performed by Theo Leigh
Jeremy Pines performed by Matt Wardle
Donald McTavish performed by Derrick Ritchie

The New Century Jingle is Make Your Decision by Dan Philipson of Shockwave Sound, Evening Fall, All This and Ossuary composed and performed by Kevin MacLeod of Incompetech.com and Agent in Shanghai by 1M1 Music of Shockwave Sound. Many soundscapes by Tabletop Audio

Our special sponsors for this month were: Dan Mayer, Stephen Lowe, Paschal Dooley, Jamas Enright, Joe Crow, Chris Finik, Toby Jungius, Dave Hickman, Aaron LaCluyze, Timothy Green, Mark Lucksch, David Garcia Abril, Ben Hayes, Staffan Gardigne, Ciaran Dachtler and Lorraine Chisholm

If you’re enjoying SteamHeart, your homework this week is to take a friend aside and play them some New Century. Decide which story they will best respond to and just go for it. Show them why it's a world worth exploring.

Next week we re-join a pair of travellers that many have missed.

SteamHeart - Episode 08: The Starlit Eyes

June 8, 2017
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The council of war begins.

Abigail Grey performed by Sharon Shaw
Thomas Arlington and James Penrose, performed by Alex Shaw
Sarah Arlington performed by Maureen Foley
Annie Oakley and Harry Arlington performed by Laureta Sela
Frank Butler performed by Spencer Leeb
Truth Arlington performed by Theo Leigh
Jeremy Pines performed by Matt Wardle
Donald McTavish performed by Derrick Ritchie

The New Century Jingle is Make Your Decision by Dan Philipson of Shockwave Sound. Prospector Theme, Thunder Dreams and Ossuary composed and performed by Kevin MacLeod of Incompetech.com Many soundscapes by Tabletop Audio

Our special sponsors for this month were: Dan Mayer, Stephen Lowe, Paschal Dooley, Jamas Enright, Joe Crow, Chris Finik, Toby Jungius, Dave Hickman, Aaron LaCluyze, Timothy Green, Mark Lucksch, David Garcia Abril, Ben Hayes, Staffan Gardigne, Ciaran Dachtler and Lorraine Chisholm
If you love New Century then please do jump onto iTunes and rate us, every single one of those helps to improve our reach and bring in new listeners.

Next week the council of war kicks into a higher gear.

SteamHeart - Episode 07: The Subtle Engineer

June 1, 2017
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Penrose and Grey pitch up at National Intelligence Headquarters in Washington.

Annie Oakley and Harry Arlington performed by Laureta Sela
Frank Butler performed by Spencer Leeb
Abigail Grey performed by Sharon Shaw
James Penrose, Nikola Tesla, and Captain Harris performed by Alex Shaw
Thomas Edison performed by Matt Wardle
Chester performed by Dan Mayer
Virgil performed by Lorin Grieve

The New Century Jingle is Make Your Decision by Dan Philipson of Shockwave Sound. Frozen Star and Ossuary composed and performed by Kevin MacLeod of Incompetech.com and the SteamHeart theme was Where the West Begins by By Ferenc Hegedus of Shockwave Sound. Many soundscapes by Tabletop Audio

Our special sponsors for this month were: Dan Mayer, Stephen Lowe, Paschal Dooley, Jamas Enright, Joe Crow, Chris Finik, Nick Grugin, Toby Jungius, Dave Hickman, Aaron LaCluyze, Timothy Green, Mark Lucksch, David Garcia Abril, Ben Hayes, Staffan Gardigne, Ciaran Dachtler and Lorraine Chisholm

The first five audiobooks from the New Century Multiverse are available on Bandcamp. That’s The Cartographer’s Handbook, Secret Rooms, Tiger’s Eye, Arlington and The Princess Thieves. And if you pick them all up you get a 30% discount. So if you feel like catching up, that’s where to go, for over thirty hours of some of the best alternate history, sci-fi and fantasy audio drama out there.

SteamHeart - Episode 06: The Doctor’s Bottle

May 25, 2017
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Abigail, James and Lucy confront the solitary Doctor Potts.

Doctor Potts and Frank Butler performed by Spencer Leeb
Annie Oakley performed by Laureta Sela
Abigail Grey and Cadet Tylor performed by Sharon Shaw
Lucy Weatherfield and Cadet Trent performed by Theo Leigh
Cadet Maddocks performed by Lyra Shaw
James Penrose and Cadet Bailey performed by Alex Shaw

The New Century Jingle is Make Your Decision by Dan Philipson of Shockwave Sound. Creeping to Ship, Unanswered Questions, Dirt Rhodes, Pepper’s Theme and Ossuary composed and performed by Kevin MacLeod of Incompetech.com Many soundscapes by Tabletop Audio

Our special sponsors for this month were: Dan Mayer, Stephen Lowe, Paschal Dooley, Jamas Enright, Joe Crow, Chris Finik, Nick Grugin, Toby Jungius, Dave Hickman, Aaron LaCluyze, Timothy Green, Mark Lucksch, David Garcia Abril, Ben Hayes, Staffan Gardigne, Ciaran Dachtler and Lorraine Chisholm

Next week, back in Washington, 1883 James and Abigail meet some old acquaintances and some new.  

SteamHeart - Episode 05: The Optimistic Mathematician

May 18, 2017
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Abigail makes two new friends. 

Abigail Grey and Katherine Holloway performed by Sharon Shaw
Lucy Weatherfield performed by Theo Leigh
Joanna Grey performed by Lyra Shaw
James Penrose performed by Alex Shaw

The New Century Jingle is Make Your Decision by Dan Philipson of Shockwave Sound. Immersed, Smoking Gun, Clean Soul, Light Thought and Ossuary composed and performed by Kevin MacLeod of Incompetech.com Many soundscapes by Tabletop Audio

Our special sponsors for this month were: Dan Mayer, Stephen Lowe, Paschal Dooley, Jamas Enright, Joe Crow, Chris Finik, Nick Grugin, Toby Jungius, Dave Hickman, Aaron LaCluyze, Timothy Green, Mark Lucksch, David Garcia Abril, Ben Hayes, Staffan Gardigne, Ciaran Dachtler and Lorraine Chisholm

The first five audiobooks from the New Century Multiverse are available on Bandcamp. That’s The Cartographer’s Handbook, Secret Rooms, Tiger’s Eye, Arlington and The Princess Thieves. And if you pick them all up you get a 30% discount. So if you feel like catching up, that’s where to go, for over thirty hours of some of the best alternate history, sci-fi and fantasy audio drama out there.

Next week, our heroes are put to the test. 

SteamHeart - Episode 04: The Old House

May 11, 2017
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The Children of Clearwater reach Weirwood Manor and try to adjust to their new life.

Abigail Grey and Katherine Holloway performed by Sharon Shaw
Susan Hendrickson performed by Maureen Foley
Doris Cooper performed by Laureta Sela
Joanna Grey performed by Lyra Shaw
Blonde Girl performed by Theo Leigh

The New Century Jingle is Make Your Decision by Dan Philipson of Shockwave Sound. Silent Winter performed by Running Wolf. One Wild West performed by Edward Blakeley of Shockwave Sound. Stoic Morning, Immersed, Drums of the Deep and Ossuary composed and performed by Kevin MacLeod of Incompetech.com Many soundscapes by Tabletop Audio

Our special sponsors for this month were
Dan Mayer, Stephen Lowe, Paschal Dooley, Jamas Enright, Joe Crow, Chris Finik, Nick Grugin, Toby Jungius, Dave Hickman, Aaron LaCluyze, Timothy Green, Mark Lucksch, David Garcia Abril, Ben Hayes, Staffan Gardigne, Ciaran Dachtler and Lorraine Chisholm

The first five audiobooks from the New Century Multiverse are available on Bandcamp. That’s The Cartographer’s Handbook, Secret Rooms, Tiger’s Eye, Arlington and The Princess Thieves. And if you pick them all up you get a 30% discount. So if you feel like catching up, that’s where to go, for over thirty hours of some of the best alternate history, sci-fi and fantasy audio drama out there.

Next week, a new friend

SteamHeart - Episode 03: The Lonely Boy

May 4, 2017
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Journey back ten years to when James Penrose was a child, first entering America. We meet his father, his mother and we take a ride on the White Star Line's first liner 'Oceanic'.

James Penrose and Vincent Penrose performed by Alex Shaw
Estelle Penrose performed by Laureta Sela
Katherine Holloway performed by Sharon Shaw
Street Urchin performed by Theo Leigh

The New Century Jingle is Make Your Decision by Dan Philipson of Shockwave Sound. Tocata and Fugue in D Minor by Johan Sebastian Bach arranged here by Kevin MacLeod of Incompetech.com who composed and performed Celtic Impulse, Long Road Ahead, Stormfront, Classic Horror and Ossuary. Many soundscapes by Tabletop Audio

Our special sponsors for this month were
Dan Mayer, Paschal Dooley, Jamas Enright, Joe Crow, Chris Finik, Nick Grugin, Toby Jungius, Dave Hickman, Aaron LaCluyze, Timothy Green, Mark Lucksch, David Garcia Abril, Ben Hayes, Staffan Gardigne, Ciaran Dachtler and Lorraine Chisholm

The first five audiobooks from the New Century Multiverse are available on Bandcamp. That’s The Cartographer’s Handbook, Secret Rooms, Tiger’s Eye, Arlington and The Princess Thieves. And if you pick them all up you get a 30% discount. So if you feel like catching up, that’s where to go, for over thirty hours of some of the best alternate history, sci-fi and fantasy audio drama out there.

Next week we return to Abigail as she reaches Weirwood and meets some people who will become very important to her.  

Steamheart - Episode 02: The Children of Clearwater

April 27, 2017
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We travel back to when Abigail Grey was 13 years old, and the Wendigo plague first hit West Virginia. The idea of the children being sent off to a place of safety of course stems from the second world war, but so many of the books and stories that influenced me in my childhood have that same world-changing event on a personal scale. Here we finally get to meet Abigail's parents and find out what she was like as a girl.

Abigail Grey performed by Sharon Shaw
Tommy Sweeney performed by Matt Wardle
Pearl Grey performed by Maureen Foley
Hector Grey performed by Alex Shaw
Merle performed by Spencer Leeb
Various townspeople performed by Laureta Sela, Theo Leigh, Alex Shaw and Matt Wardle
Special appearance by Andrew Jupin and Eric Szyszka of the We Hate Movies podcast.

Incidentally if you’re not listening to these guys talk about movies yet you owe it to yourself to do so.

The New Century Jingle is Make Your Decision by Dan Philipson of Shockwave Sound, Evening Melodrama, Cold Sober, Stoic Morning and Ossuary by Kevin MacLeod of Incompetech.com. Many soundscapes by Tabletop Audio

Our special sponsors for this month were: Dan Mayer, Paschal Dooley, Jamas Enright, Joe Crow, Chris Finik, Nick Grugin, Toby Jungius, Dave Hickman, Aaron LaCluyze, Timothy Green, Mark Lucksch, David Garcia Abril, Ben Hayes, Staffan Gardigne, Ciaran Dachtler and Lorraine Chisholm