ADRENALINE is a collection of Realm’s most riveting thrillers, introduced by host Neil Hellegers.
Every month, a new audio series will bring you to the edge of your seat — and keep you there. With episodes dropping twice a week, you’ll never be without something to keep the adrenaline flowing.
Whether you’re uncovering the secret of disappearing ships in the Bermuda Triangle, or in the race of your life against time and your evil doppelgänger, you may want to watch your back, as things are not always as they seem. The suspense and excitement of ADRENALINE will show that fight or flight are not the only options in the face of danger. Sometimes you just need to keep listening…
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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Greetings From Salton Sea E1 - Tibia
Kellan tells Dr. Lubich about what triggered his breakdown and recalls his strange encounter with the Coroner’s Clerk upon his return to his hometown of Salton Sea after some bones are identified as belonging to Kellan’s long lost twin brother.
Greetings From Salton Sea E2 - Bones
Kellan, reeling emotionally, pays a visit to the Salton Sea police department to talk to the lead detective in his brother’s case, Detective Helen Dove, before he ventures out onto the toxic beach to meet with local eccentric, Lifeguard Lenny.
Greetings From Salton Sea E3 - Fugue
Kellan meets charming and flirtatious Jill on a trolley tour of Salton Sea before Frank—a local Private Eye and lunatic force of nature—breaks into his motel room to whisk Kellan away before the place blows up.
Greetings From Salton Sea E4 - Memory Lane
Kellan reluctantly joins forces with Frank to get to the bottom of his twin brother’s disappearance twenty years ago; Kellan recalls his intimate-but-innocent encounter with Jill in his motel bathroom.
Greetings From Salton Sea E5 - Bicycle
With Dr. Lubich’s help, Kellan probes his fragmented memory of the events surrounding his twin’s disappearance; Kellan returns to the police department to brace Detective Dove about some unsettling details regarding the fateful night his brother vanished.
Greetings From Salton Sea E6 - Metronome
Kellan and Frank clash over how to proceed in both the investigation of the long-ago disappearnce of Kellan’s brother and the recent murder of a female tourist when it becomes clear that both homicides are connected; Kellan visits the Coroner’s office when more bones turn up.
Greetings From Salton Sea E7 - Homecoming
When Kellan’s brain-addled father goes missing, he tracks him down at an abandoned house and tries to provoke a discussion about the veracity of his childhood memories; Kellan and Dr. Lubich discuss the peculiar nature of hallucinations.
Greetings From Salton Sea E8 - Brothers
Frank, tired of pussy-footing around, shackles Kellan to a radiator in his office in order to force Kellan’s suppressed memories to the surface before he reveals the disturbing details of a series of abductions around the time Kellan’s brother vanished.