Do you hear that, readers? It’s the sound of our next review – the creator of which will seem familiar from hit audio drama The Others and podcast Cryptid Creatures. Jesse Haynes’ latest venture, the Mazie Meadows Morning Show, is a new podcast done in the form of a small-town radio show.
This is no ordinary small town, however; Mazie Meadows is home to some very interesting denizens. There’s Charlie, the host of the Mazie Meadows Morning Show, his brand-new co-host Nick, Uncle Rick, owner of Uncle Rick’s House of Chub and frequent caller, and Leroy, owner of a goat farm known as the Triple G. Of course, that’s just a few of the human inhabitants…
The first episode begins with Charlie’s former co-host, Frank Arlo, retiring. This sets up the main storyline as well as revealing that Charlie is getting a new co-host named Nick, who is introduced in episode 2. I can’t talk about too much detail without giving away any spoilers, but I will say that while I love all of Jesse’s podcasts, I really think that Mazie Meadows will be my favorite. The show, while being a paranormal mystery, is hilarious. It’s pretty family-friendly; there’s some jokes in episodes 1 & 2 that will go over the younger listeners’ heads while entertaining the adult listeners, but there’s nothing too risqué. The entire cast is funny, but Uncle Rick & Leroy especially crack me up with gems like this quote from episode 1:
And this one from episode 2:
The dynamic between Charlie & Nick is great; Charlie is adorably awkward when confronted with having to give up solo hosting duties and Nick just fits in so seamlessly despite being new to the area. The mystery gets set up nicely in the first episode and makes you eager to get to the next to find out more. The show is well-written – Jesse can write sci-fi, humor, drama, horror, and mystery & make them all so different yet so right. The voice actors all do a phenomenal job with their characters – their line delivery is perfect. I sincerely hope that we’re able to continue going to Mazie Meadows for a long time.
Final rating: 5 Meadowian Sporks
You can find the Mazie Meadows Morning Show online at https://www.maziemeadowsmorningshow.com/, follow both the show & Charlie on Twitter at @MazieMeadowsMS & @CharlieMMMS, and subscribe via either iTunes or Android. The show is set up on a bi-monthly schedule – episodes will be released on the 1st & 15th of every month. In between, however, there will be new blog posts, which can be found at https://www.maziemeadowsmorningshow.com/blog/ on the 8th & 24th of every month.
For more information on Jesse Haynes, check out his website at http://www.jessehaynesauthor.com.