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Adrenaline: Greetings From Salton Sea

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This month, we are featuring a story called Greetings From Salton Sea, a mind-bending, brain-twisting journey from the writer of the #1 Podcast OUTLIERS.

Travel into the depths of traumatized memory and the underbelly of a dying California desert town where all the odd-ball inhabitants have something disturbing to hide. When a boy’s shinbone is discovered in Kellan Rucker’s hometown of Salton Sea, Kellan returns to claim what he believes are the remains of his twin brother who vanished nearly twenty years ago when the boys were twelve. The grim discovery triggers Kellan; he loses his battle to stay sober as he struggles to maintain his tenuous hold on reality while he navigates the bizarre environs of the toxic-lake town and its funhouse of eccentric characters to uncover the truth about what really happened to his twin all those years ago.

Adrenaline: Greetings From Salton Sea is a Realm production, created by Cassandra Wells & Charley Randazzo, written by Cassandra Wells. Listen Away.

Created by Cassandra Wells & Charley Randazzo

Executive Producers: Cassandra Wells & Daniel Kaemon

Written by Cassandra Wells

Directed by Charley Randazzo

Post-Production Producer: Daniel Kaemon

Sound Design & Sound Editing by Charley Randazzo


Daniel Kaemon as Kellan Rucker

Mark Irvingsen as Frank

Time Winters as Dr. Lubich and Vernon Rucker

Marta Cross as Jill

Tracy Winters as Detective Helen Dove and Alice Rucker

Tom Beyer as Lifeguard Lenny and Orderly Rob

Jeff Blumberg as Coroner’s Clerk

Jaxon Gwillim as Detective Langford

Harry Gwillim as Young Boy and Young Boy’s Brother

Charley Randazzo as Trolley Tour Guide

Hosted by Neil Hellegers.



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Introducing Adrenaline: The Signal

A sci-fi spy thriller from the writer of the #1 Podcast OUTLIERS. In 1961, at the height of the Cold War, an enigmatic CIA operative investigates the source of a mysterious shortwave signal—generated either by Russian double agents/spies and their handlers or originating from extraterrestrial aliens/UFOs, or both—and systematically tracks the source in order to disrupt the possible activation of a thermonuclear “dead man’s switch.” At the same time, a plucky young woman fights to rescue her younger brother—who has the ability to see alien “insect people”—from the clutches of ill intentioned “government doctors,” while a dogged radio host in Dayton, Ohio uses his UFO-focused show to expose ongoing government-sanctioned conspiracies to hide the fact that extraterrestrial aliens not only exist, but are already living amongst us. The Signal is a Realm production, written by Cassandra Wells. Listen Away.

Jul 6, 20232m

The Signal E1 - 1961

Swan, an enigmatic spook from a mysterious intelligence agency, pays a visit to Colonel Sobek at his Air Force base office—which is the beating heart of the U.S. government’s secret UFO project—to probe for Classified information.

Jul 6, 202323m

The Signal E2 - Fellow Travelers

Becky, a gutsy Kansas farm girl, unable to stop her young brother’s abduction by government men, goes in pursuit while Swan plays potentially lethal mind games with his newly assigned driver, Phillips, a WWII army vet and sniper.

Jul 13, 202322m

The Signal E3 - Shortwave

Dayton, Ohio radio talk show host Evan Bell—of UFOs Tonight—interviews an astrophysicist regarding the origin of the bizarre recorded signals being broadcast around the globe; Swan’s crafty handler, Rosemary, attempts to turn Colonel Sobek into an agency asset.

Jul 20, 202329m

The Signal E4 - Dead Hand

Swan interrogates a nearly-senile Russian defector about the legendary “dead man’s switch”; Becky finagles her way into a government-run psychiatric hospital where Timmy is being held.

Jul 27, 202325m

The Signal E5 - Ward Six

Becky wheedles information on Timmy’s whereabouts out of the ward Matron while, at the same hospital, Swan interrogates Dr. Foley about the type of patients being secretly lobotomized; Becky attempts to hijack Swan’s car.

Aug 3, 202328m

The Signal E6 - Duck and Cover

Swan abducts Timmy, leaving Becky and Phillips by the side of the road; Evan Bell interviews historian Norman Thorne on UFO phenomena throughout history.

Aug 10, 202325m

The Signal E7 - Cat and Mouse

Rosemary and Colonel Sobek combine spycraft and eroticism during a liaison at a highwayside motel; Phillips opens up to Becky; Swan quizzes Timmy on “insect people”.

Aug 17, 202324m

The Signal E8 - Grey Wolf

Evan Bell brings historian Norman Thorne back as his guest on UFOs Tonight to debate alien abductions with Dr. Elsa Braunschweiger; Swan, Phillips, Becky and Timmy encounter a UFO on a deserted road.

Aug 24, 202321m

The Signal E9 - Swan

Swan, Becky, Phillips and Timmy head to Lebanon, Kansas in an attempt to locate the source of the signal; Swan meets with Rosemary to discuss the evidence they’ve both uncovered regarding embedded extraterrestrial aliens and the truth about the origin of UFOs.

Aug 31, 202327m

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